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Korea Lowers Interest Rates, Increases Uncertainty

19-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

With Western economies unable raise their sluggish growth figures and Beijing committed to rebalancing, South Korea’s export-oriented economy faces significant [...]
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S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

19-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Tribune | 6:00 AM

They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during [...]
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China, S. Korea blast Japan’s war shrine visits

18-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to visits by three Japanese Cabinet ministers to a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted war criminals, [...]
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Pope’s English on display for first time in SKorea

Pope’s English on display for first time in SKorea

18-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis usually refuses to speak anything other than Italian or his native Spanish in public, apparently uncomfortable with his abilities even when reading from a [...]
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N Korea Claims Rockets Were Unrelated to Pope’s Trip

18-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

South Korea – North Korea said Friday that the rockets it launched the previous day had not been meant to coincide with the start of Pope Francis’ five-day visit [...]
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Pope Francis poses for ‘selfie’ in Korea

18-Aug-2014 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis has posed for a ‘selfie’ photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea. The meeting took place on the first full day of the Pope’s [...]
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A Look Ahead at Pope’s Day Saturday in Korea

18-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABCnews | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis celebrates one of the key Masses of his five-day visit to South Korea on Saturday, beatifying 124 Korean martyrs. Here are details of the day ahead. – [...]
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Japan imposes asset freeze on N Korean shipping firm

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

Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang [...]
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Pontiff Voices Hope for Korean Peace and Grief for Ferry Victims

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis, arriving in South Korea on Thursday, expressed hope for reconciliation on the divided Korean Peninsula and offered consolation to the relatives of the scores of [...]
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Pope Francis makes big impression with small car in Korea

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | EPA | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis’s choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but [...]
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Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject “inhuman” economic systems that [...]
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Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

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

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in [...]
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Pope warns of ‘cancer’ of despair in Korea sermon

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis warned of the “cancer” of despair that afflicts outwardly affluent societies and called on South Korean Catholics to reject “inhuman economic [...]
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N. Korea suggests missile tests for anniversary, not Pope

N. Korea suggests missile tests for anniversary, not Pope

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Friday ridiculed suggestions that it had sought to upstage the visit of the “so-called pope” to South Korea by firing a series of short-range [...]
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Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual ‘cancer’

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

Pope Francis on Friday commemorated the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April, and called on South Koreans, among Asia’s richest people, to beware of [...]
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