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‘ I was sentenced to hard labour in N Korea ‘ : US woman’s ordeal in communist state as madman dictator FINALLY tones down the war rhetoric

06-May-2013 Intellasia | Dailymail.co.uk | 6:00 AM

As North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un appears to finally be toning down the warlike rhetoric that has kept the region on edge for the past months, a U.S journalist has told [...]
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S. Korea to extradite US paedophile suspect

S. Korea to extradite US paedophile suspect

04-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea will extradite an American man arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children in the United States, after an eight-year international manhunt, police said. [...]
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US urges N Korea to free American jailed for 15 years

US urges N Korea to free American jailed for 15 years

04-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday called for the “immediate release” of a Korean-American tour operator sentenced in North Korea to 15 years of hard labour for [...]
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Australia smashes Korean spy ring: report

04-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean spy ring has been uncovered in Australia trying to cultivate public servants to obtain trade secrets, a report said Thursday, but officials insisted relations [...]
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N Korea moving towards nuclear goal: Pentagon

N Korea moving towards nuclear goal: Pentagon

04-May-2013 Intellasia | Cbsnews | 6:00 AM

North Korea “will move closer” to its announced goal of being able to strike the US with a nuclear-armed missile if it keeps investing in tests of nuclear and [...]
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N Korean state news: American sentenced to 15 years hard labour

N Korean state news: American sentenced to 15 years hard labour

03-May-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An American man detained in North Korea since last November has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour, North Korean state news reported Thursday. A story on the KCNA [...]
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S. Korean toddler gets first windpipe transplant

03-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An international team of surgeons has successfully given a South Korean-Canadian toddler a life-saving windpipe transplant made from plastic fibers and some of her own stem [...]
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N Korea could start nuclear reactor soon: study

N Korea could start nuclear reactor soon: study

03-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea could be ready within weeks to start operating a light-water reactor that has triggered growing concern amid the regime’s vows to build more nuclear [...]
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China’s emotional ties to N Korea run deep in border city

China’s emotional ties to N Korea run deep in border city

03-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Peering at graphic pictures of supposed US biological warfare efforts during the 1950-53 Korean War, Zhang Ping tugs on the sleeve of a visiting foreign reporter to complain [...]
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N Korean Amusement Park To Feature Big Ben and Eiffel Tower

N Korean Amusement Park To Feature Big Ben and Eiffel Tower

02-May-2013 Intellasia | Newsfeed | 6:00 AM

North Korea is planning on building a replica of Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower in a miniature theme park scheduled to open in the capital later this year. Last year, North [...]
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S. Korea sees progress on workers’ return from North

02-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Wednesday it was edging towards a deal with North Korea to ensure the return of the remaining workers at a joint industrial zone that has become a casualty [...]
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China steps up customs checks, but N Korea trade robust

02-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has stepped up checks on shipments to and from North Korea almost two months after agreeing to new UN sanctions that demand greater scrutiny of trade, but the flow of [...]
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Trapped in Korea, veteran spies still believe in the North

Trapped in Korea, veteran spies still believe in the North

01-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Park Hee-sung, a 78-year-old North Korean former agent who has been held in the enemy South for close to half a century, remains staunchly loyal to his homeland, the ruling [...]
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Talks to Settle Wages Keep Last Lights on at Joint Korean Complex

Talks to Settle Wages Keep Last Lights on at Joint Korean Complex

01-May-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

All the remaining South Korean factory managers in an industrial park in North Korea returned home early Tuesday, as political tensions drove the two Koreas to sever their [...]
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For Korea, no respect, no Kaesong

01-May-2013 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

It’s time for South Korea to face facts: The Kaesong experiment has failed. The ideologically motivated joint business venture with North Korea known as the Kaesong [...]
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