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Harassment cases blighting Asian Games countdown

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors [...]
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N Korea wrote a 53,558-word report on its human rights record. The conclusion? It’s pretty good.

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

When a bombshell United Nations report on North Korean human rights abuses came out in February and concluded that the country was committing human rights violations [...]
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N Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea’s team was officially welcomed [...]
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Korea to Increase Spending in Effort to Boost Growth

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government said Thursday it would increase spending next year by running a wider fiscal deficit in a stimulus effort to boost anemic growth in Asia’s [...]
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Delivery by Drone in Korea Soon?

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Korea has one of the world’s highest concentrations of smartphones and widespread high speed Wi-Fi so it’s no surprise that Koreans are increasingly [...]
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N Korea: We have the ‘most advantageous human rights system’

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea has “the world’s most advantageous human rights system,” the country declared in a lengthy report released on Saturday. Its political system [...]
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Torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost [...]
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Iran looks to boost Asia ties as N Korea FM visits

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday he wants to boost diplomatic relations with Asian countries, as North Korea’s foreign minister visited Tehran, the [...]
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German chancellor wins Korea peace prize

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Angela Merkel was awarded the 2014 Seoul Peace Prize on Wednesday for acknowledging Germany’s wartime crimes and voicing the sort of contrition South Korea has [...]
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S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said [...]
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Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen trying to swim across the river border into North Korea – reportedly to meet leader Kim Jong-Un – the South’s [...]
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Korea Won Gains Most in Three Weeks on Fed Bets, China Stimulus

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s won rose the most in three weeks as demand for emerging-market assets increased on bets the Federal Reserve will signal it will keep interest rates low [...]
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What’s Wrong With Korea’s Liberals?

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

August 18 marked the five-year anniversary of the death of Kim Dae-jung, eighth president of South Korea and one of the key leaders in the country’s struggle for [...]
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S. Korea raps N. Korea for rejecting talks on Kaesong

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea voiced strong regret Tuesday over North Korea’s refusal to talk about the future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex on the pretext of propaganda leaflets. [...]
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EXCLUSIVE – Korea’s Park says door open for talks with North

18-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the [...]
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