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N Korea UN Envoy to Hold Rare News Conference

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s envoy to the United Nations plans to hold a rare news conference at 11 a.m. local time in New York on Friday, according to UN schedules. The subject of [...]
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N Korean web sites go dark after Anonymous hack

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Freebeacon | 6:00 AM

Websites in North Korea were shut down early on Thursday after the anarchist group Anonymous reported stealing secret data from the reclusive communist state on [...]
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S. Korea raises bar on conditions to resume nuclear talks with N. Korea

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Thursday raised the bar on conditions for resuming stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, saying Pyongyang must show its sincerity through more pledges than [...]
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Ethiopian FM calls for more S. Korea investment

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

Ethiopian Foreign minister Tedros Adhanom on Friday called on South Korean companies to boost capital investment, describing his country’s fast-growing economy as a [...]
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Korea Tries to Curb Parents’ Education Spending

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Housewife Ahn Jee Eun began looking for a job to supplement her husband’s income after the cost of sending their twin 3-year-old daughters to preschool pushed the [...]
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The Weird Science of N Korea

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

No matter whose finger is in charge of pushing the big red button, nuclear bombs are scary things. But put them in the hands of leaders who appear to believe in unicorns and [...]
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Prosecutors raid Korea’s nuclear operator as probe widens into fabricated test results

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Macleans | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s sole nuclear power plant operator said Thursday that investigators raided its offices, a sign that a probe into faulty nuclear plant cables is widening. [...]
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Park calls for ‘common sense’ in relations with N Korea

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Thursday she will stick to principles in dealing with North Korea in order to transform relations with the communist nation in a way [...]
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Tokyo court says Samsung infringed on Apple ‘bounce-back’ patent

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed on rival Apple Inc’s patent for a “bounce-back” feature on earlier models of its [...]
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StanChart Sells Record Structured Notes in Asia on Korea Issues

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Standard Chartered Plc’s Asia units have sold a record amount of structured notes in 2013, led by issuance in South Korea. The bank’s South Korea, Singapore and [...]
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N. Korea, maritime rows top agenda for new Asia envoy

N. Korea, maritime rows top agenda for new Asia envoy

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The nominee to be the top US diplomat to Asia vowed Thursday to work for a “verifiable denuclearisation” of North Korea and to help cool tempers over maritime [...]
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US seeks Japan, Korea meeting to improve ties

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States is trying to arrange three-way talks with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea to boost cooperation after strife between the two US allies, an [...]
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UN chief says Korea talks should focus on denuclearisation

UN chief says Korea talks should focus on denuclearisation

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that talks regarding the Korean peninsula should be first and foremost about ending North Korea’s nuclear programme. [...]
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Korean shipper STX Pan Ocean seeks protection from US creditors

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The bulk shipper STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd filed for protection under US bankruptcy law on Thursday to shield its assets from creditors in the United States, less than two weeks [...]
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Samsung: Is the smartphone-maker in deep water?

22-Jun-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Samsung showed off a smorgasbord of new smartphones, tablets and cameras at its latest press event on Thursday. Among the highlights: a water-resistant version of its [...]
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