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Japan-Korea ties frosty after 50 years

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

On June 22, Japan and South Korea celebrated the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of diplomatic relations. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Korean President Park [...]
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Korea reports one MERS death, no new cases

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

South Korea has reported one death from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the number of fatalities to 33. The number infected with the virus remained [...]
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EconomyKorean industrial output sags, even before Mers

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Even before South Korea’s economy began to suffer from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, industrial output was lagging. Industrial production fell 1.3 [...]
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N Korea clamps down on domestic drug addicts

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Once a haven for narcotics, supply in the DPRK is dropping – and the hunt for crystal meth and other drugs is now sending users on the road, Daily NK reports A [...]
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Second hearing in Lone Star lawsuit resumes this week

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

The second hearing in a multibillion-dollar international lawsuit filed by the US private equity firm Lone Star against the Korean government resumes in Washington today. The [...]
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Watchdog Warns of N. Korea Money Laundering

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

An international money laundering watchdog says member states should pay “special attention” to financial transactions with North Korea. The Paris-based Financial [...]
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Korean sexual slavery victim urges Obama to guide Abe onto right path

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery on Monday urged Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to own up to the atrocity while at the same time [...]
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September summit with Korea eyed before three-way talks: official

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye could hold a meeting as early as September, deputy Foreign minister Shinsuke Sugiyama indicated in a speech [...]
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Thousands march in Seoul for S. Korea’s gay pride parade

Thousands march in Seoul for S. Korea’s gay pride parade

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

Thousands marched through central Seoul Sunday in what organisers described as South Korea’s biggest annual gay pride parade, with many celebrating the US Supreme [...]
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Defense minister to warn N. Korea on battle anniversary

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

Defense minister Han Min-koo said Sunday he will attend a ceremony this week to commemorate those who were killed in an inter-Korean naval clash 13 years ago. The ceremony [...]
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Thousands march in Seoul for S. Korea’s gay pride parade

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

Thousands marched through central Seoul Sunday in what organisers described as South Korea’s biggest annual gay pride parade, with many celebrating the US Supreme [...]
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Gay Pride In Korea Faces Christian Rage As Seen At Gay Rally In Seoul

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

Gay pride faced Christian outrage in central Seoul in a showdown that dramatised the conflict between Korea’s deeply conservative values and the country’s [...]
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Asiana faces new class action suit from passengers in 2013 plane crash – lawyer

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

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Inc is facing a new class action suit from passengers on a plane that crashed in San Francisco in 2013 that seeks a combined $30 million [...]
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Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

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

South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak [...]
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S. Korean, US nuclear envoys to discuss N. Korea

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

The US special envoy for North Korea policy will meet with his South Korean counterpart Monday for talks on North Korea and its nuclear weapons programme, officials said. [...]
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