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Canada, church say they hope N Korea will release pastor soon

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

The Canadian government and one of the country’s largest churches said on Thursday they hope the sentencing of a pastor to a life of hard labour in North Korea will at [...]
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N Korea’s Biggest Political Prison Camp Gets Bigger

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The prison population at North Korea’s biggest political prison camp seems to have increased, according to two organisations that released a joint report this week. The [...]
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Korea signs biochemical rule deal with US

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

South Korea and the United States have tightened guidelines regulating the shipment of biochemical samples to South Korea. In a meeting under the Status of Forces Agreement [...]
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N Korea warns US of grave consequences over fresh sanctions

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

North Korea has warned the United States of “unimaginable consequences” from its “hostile” policy toward the nuclear armed state, and urged the US to [...]
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S. Korea to keep pushing for improved ties with North: minister

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

South Korea will continue efforts to improve ties with North Korea despite last week’s failed talks, Seoul’s point man on Pyongyang said Thursday. The two-day [...]
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Ascendas sets up third office fund in S. Korea

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

Business park developer Ascendas has folded a recently purchased office building in downtown Seoul into a new office fund in South Korea – its third in the country. The [...]
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Canada ‘dismayed’ at N. Korea life sentence for Canadian pastor

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

Canada voiced consternation on Wednesday after a Canadian pastor was sentenced in North Korea to life in jail with hard labour. South Korean-born Hyeon Soo Lim is the latest [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘unimaginable consequences’ over sanctions

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

North Korea has warned the United States of “unimaginable consequences” from its “hostile” policy toward the nuclear armed state, urging Washington to [...]
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Kim Jong-un sentences pastor to hard labour for life over ‘religious plot’ to overthrow his regime

Kim Jong-un sentences pastor to hard labour for life over ‘religious plot’ to overthrow his regime

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Mmirror | 6:00 AM

The North Korean dictator paraded South Korea-born Canadian missionary Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, on state TV where he was forced to ‘confess’ A pastor has been jailed [...]
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Coal still king for Japan and Korea

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Less than a week since signing the global climate deal in Paris, Japan and South Korea are pressing ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants, casting [...]
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S. Korea must be led by private sector to maintain long-term growth

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

South Korea’s economy must firmly be led by the private sector if it wants to achieve sustainable growth, a public committee dedicated to formulating the [...]
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N Korea’s Failed Diplomacy

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Daily Signal | 6:00 AM

Twin events over the weekend dashed tremulous predictions that North Korea was seeking to improve strained relations with South Korea and China. Pyongyang’s decisions [...]
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Korea wonders what North is up to

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Neurope | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s decision to pull out of cross-border inter-Korean talks has got South Korea worried. North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un also cancelled shows in [...]
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N. Korea criticises S. Korea for failed talks

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

North Korea in a Tuesday statement strongly criticised South Korea for the breakdown of talks over the weekend. The statement from the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) blamed [...]
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UN Chief Hopes for Agreement to Visit N Korea Soon

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he’s in discussions with North Korean officials about visiting the country and hopes they’ll be able to agree on a [...]
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