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What’s the economic impact of the MERS outbreak in Korea?

20-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Pandemics and outbreaks, such as South Korea’s present struggle with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), are horrifying things. But in the past – though this [...]
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N Korea Disbands Army Unit Over Security Concerns to Regime Leader Kim

N Korea Disbands Army Unit Over Security Concerns to Regime Leader Kim

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 7:14 AM

North Korea has disbanded an elite anti-aircraft artillery unit tasked with guarding statues of the nation’s founder Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il based on [...]
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S. Korea sends 5 N. Korean fishermen back home

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

South Korea sent home five North Korean fishermen Thursday who were rescued while drifting on a vessel in waters off its east coast, the Unification Ministry said. On [...]
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S. Korea to return rescued N. Korea fishermen

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

South Korea will send home five North Korean fishermen who were rescued as their boat drifted in its waters off the east coast, officials said Wednesday. The North Koreans [...]
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Moody’s says MERS outbreak credit negative for Korea

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

Moody’s Investors Service said on Thursday the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea is a credit negative for the country as the virus has [...]
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Korean lawmakers approve Hwang Kyo-ahn as prime minister

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Approval of President Park Geun-hye’s choice for the country’s number two political office ends months of upheaval marked by corruption scandals South [...]
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Korea’s MERS toll rises to 23 with three more deaths

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

South Korea reported three more deaths from the MERS virus on Thursday, bringing the number of fatalities to 23 and amplifying fears that authorities do not have the outbreak [...]
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Quarantine Area: Korean patients tested by MERS lockdown

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

Hwang Jeong-rye went to hospital in Seoul on June 9 for a back problem and has been stuck there ever since – locked in along with 78 others as South Korea scrambles to [...]
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MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?

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

As South Korea scrambles to control an outbreak of the killer MERS virus, its fearful citizens have donned surgical masks en masse – but the jury is out on whether they [...]
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S. Korean FM’s Visit to Japan Raises Hopes of Thaw in Bilateral Ties

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

South Korea’s foreign minister is making a rare trip to Japan, raising hopes of a possible thaw in bilateral ties. Yun Byung-se will visit Tokyo Sunday to attend a [...]
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US soldier found dead near base in Korea

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An American soldier has died during a navigation training exercise in South Korea, the US military said Thursday. Korean citizens found the body of Spc. Michael William [...]
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Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

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

North Korea’s food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist [...]
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MERS a ‘wake-up call’ says WHO as S. Korea reports 20th death

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

The MERS outbreak in South Korea is a “wake-up call”, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, saying that a lack of knowledge and substandard controls in [...]
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N. Korea says it has been hit by worst drought in 100 years

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

North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture during its main planting season. The official Korean Central [...]
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Korean car makers score strongly in US quality study

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

South Korean auto brands Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp took top marks in a US survey of new vehicle quality, besting Japanese rivals whose scores fell below the [...]
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