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S. Korea holds significant stakes in South China Sea issue: Burns

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea has significant stakes in ensuring freedom of navigation and global commons around the world, including disputed waters in the South China Sea, a former top [...]
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Korea reports one new MERS case, no further fatalities

Korea reports one new MERS case, no further fatalities

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Saturday said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus. A [...]
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After MERS, Korea Authorises Prison for Quarantine Scofflaws

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

Stung by the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, South Korea has passed a law authorising prison terms of up to two years for people who defy quarantine orders or [...]
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US Should Talk to N Korea’s Kim Jong-un

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Seoul. The main agenda item: what to do about North Korea. As usual, no one knows what is going on in Pyongyang. Its internal [...]
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N. Korea threatens ‘tougher’ actions against US human rights report

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s foreign ministry said Saturday it will take “tougher countermeasures” against the United States for an annual report in which the communist [...]
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S Korean court rejects damages claims by S Korean A-bomb survivors

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

The plaintiffs had filed the lawsuit in August 2013 on behalf of about 2,600 members of an association formed to promote their rights. “The government seems to be [...]
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Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments

29-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Algemeiner | 6:00 AM

The Anti-Defamation League may have indicated that more than half of South Koreans harbor antisemitic views, but a Korean Jew writing for Quartz said these views are actually [...]
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MERS death toll rises to 31 in Korea outbreak, one new case

MERS death toll rises to 31 in Korea outbreak, one new case

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two more patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus have died, South Korea’s health ministry said on Friday bringing the total fatality to 31. The [...]
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UN rights chief calls opening of office to monitor issues in DPR Korea a ‘breakthrough’

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, today called the opening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, of an office to work on human rights [...]
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UN Rebukes N Korea After Threats Over Human Rights Office

UN Rebukes N Korea After Threats Over Human Rights Office

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Thursday responded to North Korea’s threats against the Seoul-based UN office mandated to investigate abuses in [...]
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In N Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor

In N Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea. Officially, it’s called “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month” and – more so than usual [...]
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Korean man who was China’s only MERS case recovers

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean man who became China’s only case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has fully recovered and is being released from a Chinese hospital on Friday, [...]
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Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection [...]
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Samsung Electro-Mechanics says to exit hard disk drive motor business

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co Ltd said on Friday it will exit the hard disk drive motor business and sell assets related to the operations in order to [...]
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Kim Jong-un proudly tours N Korea’s new airport while his nation’s people face food shortages

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Mirror | 6:00 AM

The leader visited shops and restaurants selling chocolate and beer whole almost a third of children under five in his country are stunted by malnutrition Kim Jong-un has [...]
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