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N Korean purges suggest Kim’s hold on dictatorship is under strain

23-May-2015 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Murderous purges by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un have raised fresh doubts about the stability of his leadership, Foreign minister Julie Bishop says. The alleged [...]
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N Korea’s Takeaway From The Iran Nuclear Talks

23-May-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In defense of the Iran nuclear talks, Obama administration officials have made a number of unlikely claims, including the repeated proposition that under the current Tehran [...]
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Japan Takes Food Spat With Korea to WTO

23-May-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan brought a complaint against South Korea on Thursday at the World Trade Organisation over import restrictions on Japanese food that Tokyo says violate international [...]
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S. Korea Remembers Uprising That Started Its Democracy

23-May-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Thirty-five years ago this week in South Korea, protesters in the city of Gwangju staged a violent uprising against the country’s then military government, an act [...]
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FTSE flat but Tesco higher on Korea sale hopes

23-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Leading shares are fairly directionless in early trading – not helped by a number of companies going ex-dividend – but Tesco has moved higher on hopes of a sale [...]
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N. Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads

N. Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats on Wednesday, boasting of its ability to deliver miniaturised warheads on high-precision long range rockets – a claim denied [...]
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Peace activists hit roadblock ahead of DMZ crossing

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel peace laureates said Wednesday they may have to change plans to cross Korea’s Demilitarised Zone because [...]
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Samsung Heir Who Can’t Take Chair’s Title Reshapes Chaebol

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Lee Jae Yong is putting his stamp on Samsung Group even without the title of chair. With family patriarch Lee Kun Hee recuperating from a heart attack a year ago, his only [...]
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N Korea says it has technology to make mini-nuclear weapons

N Korea says it has technology to make mini-nuclear weapons

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea claimed Wednesday that it has been able to make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile – a development that, if verified, would mark a major [...]
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N Korea: Lobster-rage Kim Jong-un ‘purged military brass over rice rations cut’

22-May-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Any dictator needs to keep its military content to sleep soundly at night and Kim Jong-un seems to be no exception. Reports from the bordering South Korea have in fact [...]
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Korea Rules Stall DMZ Peace March

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Antiwar | 6:00 AM

A peace march through the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) is up in the air tonight, with questions about the South Korean government giving them permission on the site of the [...]
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S Korean president names justice minister as new PM

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Presstv | 6:00 AM

The South Korean president has named the current justice minister as the new prime minister after the former premier resigned over an alleged bribery scandal. Park Geun-Hye [...]
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Gloria Steinem’s N Korea Peace Walk Draws Ire Despite Lack of Any Better Ideas

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Remember, the status quo sure ain’t working There’s a lot written about North Korea: reports on the country’s nuclear programme, speculation about its [...]
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Korea’s Park names new PM after scandal strikes again

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated her justice minister as prime minister after the incumbent stood down amid scandal: her sixth choice for the job since taking [...]
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N. Korea years away from submarine missiles, US says

21-May-2015 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

North Korea is “many years” away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine but that capability could eventually pose a threat to US allies [...]
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