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N Korea praises leader but whereabouts unclear

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wasn’t on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling [...]
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Kim Jong Un Skips Mausoleum Visit With His Whereabouts a Mystery

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un missed an annual visit to a family mausoleum for the first time since he took power in 2011, as North Korea’s southern neighbour damped speculation his five [...]
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Japan protests Korea’s indictment of Japanese reporter

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan lodged a stern protest with South Korea on Thursday over the indictment of a Japanese journalist for defamation of the South Korean president, but said the door for [...]
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UN draft urges ICC referral for N Korea, but Pyongyang fights back

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A draft resolution urges the UN general Assembly recommend the referral of North Korea to The Hague for crimes against humanity, prompting Pyongyang to take the unusual step [...]
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Crucial attendance test for ‘missing’ Kim Jong-Un

Crucial attendance test for ‘missing’ Kim Jong-Un

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary Friday with no early sign that “missing” leader Kim Jong-Un might finally resurface after more [...]
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N Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury – source

N Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury – source

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but has hurt his leg, a source with access to the secretive North’s leadership said, playing down [...]
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Kim Jong-un has not been seen for 37 days and the internet is about to explode

Kim Jong-un has not been seen for 37 days and the internet is about to explode

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Washington: Have you heard? Kim Jong-un is missing. Which can only mean one thing: He has been overthrown! His little sister, Kim Yo-jong, now runs the show in the most [...]
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Rubber Slump Helps Korea’s First Tiremaker Extend Profit Growth

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Nexen Tire Corp. (002350), the South Korean tiremaker that’s expanded revenue every year since the turn of the century, plans to further increase its profitability by [...]
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Republic of Korea: UN rights experts urges adoption of anti-discrimination law

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Republic of Korea to enact a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, saying it is essential for the government [...]
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Korea Urged To Adopt Anti-discrimination Law

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rtt News | 6:00 AM

An independent United Nations human rights expert on Thursday urged South Korea, formally known as the Republic of Korea, to enact a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, [...]
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China’s Huace Acquires Stake in Korea’s Next Entertainment World

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China’s love for South Korean pop culture is prompting Zhejiang Huace Film & TV, one of the country’s largest production studios ran by Chinese billionaire Fu [...]
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Japan says Korea’s indictment of Japanese reporter ‘extremely regrettable’

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The indictment of a Japanese journalist in South Korea for defamation of its president was “extremely regrettable”, Japan said on Thursday, but added that the [...]
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Korean town to put nuclear plan to vote

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Fighting plans to build a nuclear power plant, a South Korean fishing village is holding a referendum Thursday, even though the government has warned the vote is illegal. A [...]
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For Kim-watchers, N Korean anniversary on Friday is pivotal

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been out of sight for over a month and if he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his [...]
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In Kim Jong-un’s Absence, Rumours About Him Swirl in N Korea

In Kim Jong-un’s Absence, Rumours About Him Swirl in N Korea

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

In most countries, footage showing the leader with a limp might have generated some curiosity. But in tightly controlled North Korea, those images – coupled with the [...]
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