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Moody’s upgrades S. Korea’s rating to all-time high of Aa2

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Global rating agency Moody’s upgraded South Korea’s sovereign credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3, the highest-ever rating the fourth largest Asian economy has received [...]
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S. Korea’s growing problem of elderly poor

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Every morning, be it rain, shine or snow, 81-year-old Im Kwi Ho would travel for an hour on the subway from his home in the western city of Gimpo to Jongmyo Park in central [...]
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Korea Slouching Towards Governance by Intimidation

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Town Hall | 6:00 AM

Judge Robert Bork wrote a book titled “Slouching Towards Gomorrah” as a way to argue that Western culture was experiencing a decline. The same can be argued about [...]
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Disputing Korean Narrative on ‘Comfort Women,’ a Professor Draws Fierce Backlash

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

WHEN she published her book about Korean “comfort women” in 2013, Park Yu-ha wrote that she felt “a bit fearful” of how it might be received. After [...]
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Jolly Pumpkin parent company partners with new brewery in Korea

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | MLive | 6:00 AM

Northern United Brewing Company (NUBC), the MIchigan-based umbrella company that encompasses the Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak Brewing brands, has partnered with a South [...]
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US military carried out anthrax & bubonic plague tests in S. Korea – probe

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

The US military has conducted 16 clandestine tests with samples of anthrax and one experiment with bubonic plague since 2009, a joint US-South Korean investigation has [...]
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Report: Defector uses Skype for video calls to family in N Korea

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korean defectors in the South can now use video chat applications to communicate with their relatives in the North, and China-based brokers play an important [...]
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Hiroshima hibakusha area in Korea to get A-bomb museum

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Construction will begin next year of a museum in South Korea dedicated to showing the horror of the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui [...]
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Japanese reporter cleared of defaming S Korea’s Park Geun-hye

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A Japanese journalist has been found not guilty of defaming South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye. In a report in Japan’s Sankei Shimbun, Tatsuya Kato repeated [...]
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Iran, N Korea come under fire at UN over human rights

Iran, N Korea come under fire at UN over human rights

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN general Assembly criticised Iran and condemned North Korea over human rights violations in resolutions adopted by the 193-nation body. A total of 119 countries voted [...]
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United Nations condemns human rights abuses in Iran, N Korea

United Nations condemns human rights abuses in Iran, N Korea

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

Resolution on Iran, drafted by Canada, criticised Tehran for cracking down on activists, journalists and dissidents and for its increased use of death The 193-member United [...]
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Korea’s history wars are not only happening in the North

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

The South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s recent move to replace, by early 2017, privately published middle and high school history textbooks with a single, [...]
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To Fix China, Look to Korea

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Earlier this week, markets made clear how little they think of China’s attempts to revamp the giant, state-owned companies that dominate its economy. After the [...]
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S. Korea, China set up coast guards’ hotline

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and China have agreed to set up a hotline between their coast guards to help them swiftly cope with maritime accidents and prevent illegal fishing, Seoul [...]
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Court Acquits Journalist Accused of Defaming Korean President

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A Seoul court found a Japanese reporter not guilty on Thursday of defaming President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, whose government has been accused of using legal channels [...]
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