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Korean President Faces Possible Last Day in Power

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew [...]
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N. Korea appoints Ri Son-gwon as head of inter-Korean affairs agency

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s reported appointment of military officer Ri Son-gwon as the head of its state-level committee handling inter-Korean affairs was confirmed on Friday. The [...]
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Japan’s military won’t meddle in Korean Peninsula conflict: Japan official

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Japan’s military will not enter South Korean territory even in the event of a conflict breaking out unless it receives a request for assistance from Seoul, a Japanese [...]
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In Korea, parents are increasingly saying, ‘we hope for a girl’

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | PRI | 6:00 AM

In South Korea, there’s a new saying: “To have two daughters wins you a gold medal.” But this wasn’t the case a single generation ago, when couples [...]
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N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North’s South Pyongan Province, a US-based broadcaster said Thursday. Curtis [...]
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Report: N Korea may be building more runways for Kim Jong Un

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea may be building an eighth runway for Kim Jong Un’s personal use, according to a US researcher. Curtis Melvin of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins [...]
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N Korea nuclear scare: Kim regime joins warhead to missile

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Daily Star | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong-un has conducted several nuclear and missile tests this year, outraging the international community. Officials in South Korea and the US said the last hurdle was [...]
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N Korea removes buildings near ‘bridge to nowhere’

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

North Korea is slowly removing building infrastructure near the stalled Yalu River bridge project between Dandong and Sinuiju, satellite imagery shows. Originally several [...]
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Korea Sees its First Blockchain Consortium

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Cryptocoinsnews | 6:00 AM

A group of 21 financial investment companies and five blockchain technology firms have signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) to develop distributed ledger solutions as a [...]
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Korea’s Kia to start assembling cars in Pakistan: local partner

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest 12 billion rupees ($115 million) to set up [...]
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South Korea’s President Park faces historic impeachment vote

South Korea’s President Park faces historic impeachment vote

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:02 PM

South Korean lawmakers began voting on Friday on whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the [...]
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Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:16 AM

South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed [...]
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Impeachment Looms for Korean President Park

Impeachment Looms for Korean President Park

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

If two-thirds of the National Assembly votes to impeach embattled leader on Friday, she would hand over power to the prime minister South Korean President Park Geun-hye is [...]
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Aides to Korean ‘Rasputin’ testify to her power

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Friends and associates of the woman at the heart of a corruption scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye told a hearing Wednesday her influence extended to [...]
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Korea Set to Take Final Step to Impeach President

Korea Set to Take Final Step to Impeach President

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s parliament was expected to introduce a motion Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over influence-peddling allegations, the last procedural step [...]
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