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Star’s suicide highlights dark side of the K-pop dream

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Known for its ultra-competitive, pressure-cooker society, South Korea has one of the world’s highest suicide rates. And this week the even higher stresses in the [...]
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Will sanctions kill N Korea’s quiet consumer revolution?

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Pizza parlors and coffee shops may not be the first things you think of when it comes to North Korea, but big changes are taking place inside the secretive nation. Under Kim [...]
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Korea’s Bank Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors Against ‘Irrational Exuberance’

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank chief on Wednesday warned of ‘irrational exuberance’ in trading of virtual coins, which have risen dramatically in value this [...]
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Kim’s rejection of father’s pledge sparked nuke crisis: ex-China diplomat

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Beijing will never accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power, China’s former head of Korean peninsula affairs Yang Xiyu says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to blame for [...]
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President Moon rides KTX with citizens in effort to promote PyeongChang Olympics

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

“You might have expected a nice meal in Cheong Wa Dae when you won the event to have dinner with the president. Are you disappointed?” “Not at all. Please [...]
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Kim Jong-un is testing new warheads loaded with ANTHRAX

Kim Jong-un is testing new warheads loaded with ANTHRAX

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles, it has been [...]
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Moon says Korea, US could review postponing military drills before Olympics

Moon says Korea, US could review postponing military drills before Olympics

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States may consider postponing their joint military exercise as part of efforts to reduce tension and invite North Korea to the Winter Olympic [...]
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Will Olympics lessen tensions between North and Korea or put them on road to war?

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

The 2018 Olympics could be a turning point in relations between North and South Korea. What no one can predict, though, is whether the Winter Games will set the relationship [...]
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N Korea cyber attacks like ‘WannaCry’ are increasingly ploys for money, analysts say

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

North Korea has trained thousands of hackers to pose a weaponised cyber threat to its neighbours and the world, but lately it’s been using them to make money. The White [...]
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Kim Jong Un expands his war on Christmas with new ban

Kim Jong Un expands his war on Christmas with new ban

22-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AOL | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has upped the ante in his war on Christmas with a new rule that prohibits any “gatherings that involve alcohol and singing.” South [...]
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Starbucks Customer Demands Asian Student Stop Speaking Korean

21-Dec-2017 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

A woman was thrown out of a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, earlier this month after she berated two Asian customers with racist insults. The patron verbally attacked [...]
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US defence officials release video on how to survive a Kim Jong-un nuke strike

US defence officials release video on how to survive a Kim Jong-un nuke strike

21-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:00 AM

FRIGHTENED US defence officials have released two survival videos advising Guam residents on what they should do in the event of an attack. Guam Homeland Security and Civil [...]
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WH: Kim Jong Un behind massive WannaCry malware attack

21-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the release of WannaCry, the malware attack that spread rapidly [...]
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N Korea tensions: South urges US to delay military drills ahead of Olympics

21-Dec-2017 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

South Korea is pushing the US to postpone joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics as an olive branch to North Korea, a move the administration is [...]
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Chinese Warplanes Enter Korea’s Disputed Air Defense Zone

21-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

On Monday, Seoul sent jets after Chinese warplanes that entered disputed airspace, in a sign of unresolved tensions just days after the two countries met to reset troubled [...]
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