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It’s lights out for N Korea: NASA shares remarkable photograph from space

26-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

North Koreans are literally being kept in the dark, a stunning new image taken from space shows. While South Korea appears to be bathed in light in the nighttime image, [...]
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Korea, Australia sign $4.5b currency swap deal

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea and Australia signed Sunday a currency swap deal worth $4.5 billion, Seoul’s central bank said, in a move to boost trades and help curb currency swings. The [...]
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Korea-watchers fear backlash from North over US drills

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The US and South Korea are set to begin another round of controversial military drills near the Korean peninsula. Such large-scale exercises have been held annually since [...]
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N Korean dissidents seek Silicon Valley’s help

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Mercurynews | 6:00 AM

In this age of smartphones and the Internet, it’s hard to believe that the best ways to send pro-democracy messages into North Korea involve dropping paper leaflets [...]
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N Korea: Where the Internet has just 5500 sites

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thespec | 6:00 AM

It’s late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea’s Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in [...]
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Far from Sochi, N Koreans hone skiing skills

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

For North Korean skiers, Sochi was a distant dream. The country didn’t send a single athlete to the Winter Olympics and has never won a downhill medal. But as the rest [...]
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Foreign Factories in N Korea’s Kaesong Complex – Great Idea or Pie in the Sky?

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In the realm of believe-it-not, the Kaesong Industrial Complex just above the line between North and South Korea is beginning to appear as perhaps the best hope for the [...]
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US-Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war-divided Koreans

US-Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war-divided Koreans

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A year ago, North Korea vowed nuclear attacks to retaliate for US-South Korean war games. But the start Monday of this year’s joint military drills comes as Pyongyang [...]
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In second round of reunions, N. Koreans seek their relatives from the South

In second round of reunions, N. Koreans seek their relatives from the South

25-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Hankyoreh | 6:00 AM

Many participants in tearful reunions had been forcibly drafted to the N. Korean army during the Korean War By Park Byong-su, senior staff writer and press pool “My [...]
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Yuna Kim wants to be remembered as a skater

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Yuna Kim knows what she wants as her legacy. The 2010 Olympic figure skating champion and this year’s silver medalist retired after the free skate at the Sochi Games. [...]
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Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge 60-year divide

Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge 60-year divide

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Around 80 elderly South Koreans on Friday met privately with North Korean relatives they haven’t seen for 60 years, on the second day of a highly-charged reunion for [...]
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Korea Gives Aid to North Amid Family Reunions

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Friday approved a shipment of $988,000 worth of medicine and powdered milk for North Korea and promised more humanitarian aid as the two Koreas continued the [...]
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Analysts say China holds key on UN N Korea Report

Analysts say China holds key on UN N Korea Report

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Monday’s United Nations report on North Korea’s crimes against humanity is not for the faint of heart. It contains gruesome details of systematic extermination, [...]
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The strategic N Korean mineral China covets

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

As investors and economists worry about global spillover effects on commodities by a slowing Chinese economy, one key resource is bubbling under the radar – stockpiles [...]
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Expert: UN unlikely to sanction Cuba for N Korea weapons

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Miamiherald | 6:00 AM

Cuba almost certainly will not be sanctioned for violating the United Nations weapons embargo on North Korea, but individuals or enterprises from the island or the Asian [...]
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