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UN may push for special tribunal for N. Korea: source

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 6:00 AM

The United Nations may seek to establish a special court to try North Korean leaders responsible for atrocities against people there, a diplomatic source in New York said [...]
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Korea Exchange Seeks Cut of $3 Billion Illegal Gold Trade

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s equity exchange started offering physical gold trades for the first time today, as the government seeks to curb as much as $3 billion of black-market [...]
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Korea’s 30 minute scramble for Australian lamb

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Korean consumers have purchased 1.5 tonnes of Australian lamb in just 35 minutes after an advertisement was placed on Korean television. Packs of Australian lamb were shown [...]
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N Korea tests rockets as US and Seoul carry out military drills

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

North Korea has launched a number of short-range rockets for a second day according to South Korea. As many as 16 were fired into the sea on Sunday to add to the 30 launched [...]
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Korea-bound Malaysia Airlines Airbus diverted due to electrical fault

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 271 people from Malaysia to South Korea on Monday was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Hong Kong after a technical fault involving [...]
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Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Six people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island on Monday, with efforts underway to rescue its missing captain, the coastguard [...]
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Korea boosts air defences with about $6.8 billion budget for F-35s

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea expects to pay around 7.34 trillion won ($6.79 billion) for 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday, as [...]
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Korea announces plan to buy Northrop Grumman Global Hawks

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea intends to buy Northrop Grumman Corp’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to monitor North Korea, the country’s arms acquisition agency said on Monday. The [...]
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Hyundai Motor targets 228,000 new Sonata sales this year

25-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor aims to sell 228,000 new Sonata sedans globally this year, betting on the key model to regain market share and reverse a profit fall. The [...]
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N Korea test-fires 30 missiles into sea

N Korea test-fires 30 missiles into sea

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches despite calls from [...]
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Curvy edifice in Seoul begs $450 million question

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A curvy futuristic $450 million building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the South Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on [...]
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No imminent nuclear, missile tests in N. Korea: US think-tank

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Recent satellite images of North Korea’s nuclear and rocket test sites do not point to any imminent tests, a US think-tank said Friday, despite last week’s threat [...]
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Korea to file complaint over judging in Kim defeat

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Chicagotribune | 6:00 AM

A month after the much-debated victory by Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova over South Korea’s Yuna Kim in the women’s figure skating final at the Sochi Olympics, [...]
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Crisis in Korea as younger generation abandons kimchi

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Its unmistakable smell permeates Seoul subway carriages during the rush hour, and aficionados claim it is the healthiest food on the planet. Once valued as a source of [...]
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Korea to Award Tanker, Fighter Contracts by End of Year

24-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Defensenews | 6:00 AM

The Republic of Korea Air Force expects to make a selection and sign a contract on its new tanker before the end of the year, according to one of the service’s top [...]
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