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Japan, Korea stay divided on history

19-May-2014 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea ended their talks in Tokyo on Thursday apparently without any progress in narrowing their differences over the issues of former Korean forced labourers [...]
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S. Korea president apologises to ferry disaster relatives

S. Korea president apologises to ferry disaster relatives

19-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Park Geun-Hye made a direct apology Friday to relatives of the victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster and vowed to reform the country’s safety [...]
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The Ghosts of Korea’s Killers

19-May-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Kang Min-cheol was a mass murderer, killing nearly two dozen people in an attempt to blow up South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan and his delegation, including cabinet [...]
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What is China’s strategy for N Korea?

19-May-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Since North Korea’s third nuclear test on February 12, 2013, and subsequent escalating tensions and recent threats by Pyongyang to conduct a fourth nuclear test, [...]
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N Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

19-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country’s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in [...]
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Japan, S. Korea hold talks, eye comfort women, labour conscript issues

17-May-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

Senior officials from Japan and South Korea met Thursday in Tokyo to discuss matters of mutual interest as part of efforts to improve bilateral relations strained over [...]
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Second round of ‘comfort women’ talks between Korea and Japan start in Tokyo

17-May-2014 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

Senior diplomats from Korea and Japan are in their second round of talks this Thursday afternoon on Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement. Seoul’s foreign ministry [...]
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Samsung says Galaxy S5 smartphone enjoys brisk sales

17-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sales of Samsung Electronics’ new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone are outpacing that of its predecessor, the company’s co-chief executive said, suggesting it may be [...]
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New N Korean warships seen in satellite images

New N Korean warships seen in satellite images

17-May-2014 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Recent satellite images show two new North Korean frigates, the largest surface combat ships the nation’s navy has constructed in a quarter-century, a North [...]
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15 crew members indicted over Korean ferry disaster

17-May-2014 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges Thursday, alleging they were negligent and failed to protect more [...]
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N Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test and the Future of Six Party Talks

17-May-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

At her joint press conference with President Barack Obama last month in Seoul, South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated against the backdrop of apparent preparations by [...]
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New N Korea warships raise sanctions doubts

New N Korea warships raise sanctions doubts

17-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships – the largest it has constructed in 25 years and an important “wake-up call” on the [...]
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N. Korea says will continue nuke weapons programme

16-May-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 6:00 AM

North Korea said Wednesday that it will continue to expand its nuclear weapons programme to boost its “self-defense deterrent” and fend off a nuclear threat from [...]
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US, Korean health experts team up to contain N Korean pandemic risk

16-May-2014 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s inflammatory rhetoric and atomic weapons testing aren’t the only concerns for US officials, as an even bigger threat than nuclear Armageddon may be [...]
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Korean crew member says ‘we were ordered’ to leave sinking ferry

16-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A member of crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week said on Thursday he and his colleagues were “under command” to abandon ship. The Sewol, weighing [...]
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