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Singaporean company guilty of transferring money for N Korea

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Singapore sent a stern warning Monday to companies doing business for North Korea, with a court handing down guilty verdicts to a local shipping agent accused of transferring [...]
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S. Korea-US alliance kept firm despite series of challenges

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States kept their alliance firm and solid throughout this year as they wisely took care of a series of sensitive issues that, if mishandled, could [...]
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K-Pop band sent home from LA airport reportedly lacked work visa

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Members of a K-pop girl band detained at the Los Angeles airport and sent back to South Korea lacked the proper work visas, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The agency [...]
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S. Korea to beef up anti-terrorism posture against N. Korea

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

“Our military will maintain a firm readiness posture in order to contain and respond resolutely to North Korea’s various provocations, including its nuclear [...]
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S. Korea anticipates DPRK’s response to follow-up dialogue offer

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Unification Ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs said Monday that it is anticipating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s [...]
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Korea banks to strengthen guidelines on loans to slow debt growth

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

December 14 South Korean banks will tighten guidelines next year when screening applicants for loans, the country’s top financial regulator said on Monday, stepping up [...]
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S. Korea software mogul quits main opposition party

S. Korea software mogul quits main opposition party

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A popular South Korean software mogul who ran for president in 2012 said Sunday he was quitting the main opposition party in a major blow to the embattled left-leaning [...]
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Failure of inter-Korea talks highlights longstanding mistrust

Failure of inter-Korea talks highlights longstanding mistrust

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The mutual recriminations after the failure of North and South Korea’s latest talks underline the depth of distrust and animosity that have plagued cross-border [...]
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N Korea slams US over UN meeting on human rights ‘racket’

N Korea slams US over UN meeting on human rights ‘racket’

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Saturday blasted the United States for organising a meeting of the UN Security Council on alleged human rights abuses in the reclusive Asian country that has [...]
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Korea’s Leader Pushes to Make Firing Easier

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Economists say ‘jobs for life’ culture in South Korea discourages businesses from hiring permanent employees The prospect of fresh street protests here this week [...]
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Korea unveils ambitious green car push

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

South Korea unveiled on Tuesday an ambitious plan to dramatically increase the production of environmentally friendly cars by 2020, as part of global efforts to cut carbon [...]
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Korea talks end with few results

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Philly | 6:00 AM

Two days of high-level talks between North and South Korea ended Saturday with no breakthroughs, South Korean officials said, leaving mixed signals about reconciliation [...]
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N Korea blames South after no headway at talks

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Their two-day vice-ministerial talks held at a joint industrial part in the North Korean border town of Gaeseong failed to produce any breakthroughs Saturday, with both sides [...]
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Seoul says no plan for new round of inter-Korea talks

Seoul says no plan for new round of inter-Korea talks

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Monday it had no plans to propose a fresh dialogue with North Korea after rare high-level talks over the weekend fizzled out with no agreement. The deputy [...]
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Two Koreas agree to extend high-level talks to ease tensions

Two Koreas agree to extend high-level talks to ease tensions

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 7:28 AM

The puddle under the slide at the Tam Hung Kindergarten is inky black. A security guard says the staff has to sweep coal dust off the playground every morning. Parents whose [...]
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