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Beyond the Politics of the US – Korea 123 Agreement

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Carnegieendowment | 6:00 AM

South Korean and US negotiators appear to be close to reaching an accord on a text to replace the so-called 123 agreement that governs bilateral nuclear commerce between the [...]
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N Korea goes on unexpected charm offensive in a bid to avoid human rights probe by holding first UN talks in 10 years

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

North Korea held talks with a UN human rights investigator for first the first time in ten years, in a charm offensive designed to nullify attempts to prosecute its leaders [...]
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Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

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

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to [...]
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Samsung Elec sees higher handset average sale price in fourth quarter

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

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it expects average selling prices for handsets to increase in the fourth quarter due to a rise in high-end smartphone sales. [...]
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Japan, N Korea in 2nd Day of Abduction Talks

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

North Korean and Japanese officials ended two days of talks Wednesday with Japan repeating its request to focus and speed up the investigation over the fates of Japanese [...]
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Korea September output lackluster, could hobble economic recovery

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

South Korea’s industrial output was almost flat in September, and was well short of market expectations, suggesting that weak factory activity could undermine a [...]
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SAT scores delayed in China, Korea amid fraud allegations

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

SAT examination results are being withheld in China and South Korea amid concerns that some students had illegally obtained test materials, the College Board and Educational [...]
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Samsung Electronics third-quarter operating profit down 60.1pct on year

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

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said third-quarter profit fell 60.1 percent from a year earlier to the lowest in more than three years, as earnings for the mobile division [...]
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N Korea executes 10 officials for watching Korean soap operas

N Korea executes 10 officials for watching Korean soap operas

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Ten officials of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party have been executed for charges including watching foreign soap operas, South Korea’s intelligence [...]
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N. Korea rejects S. Korea’s offer of talks this week

N. Korea rejects S. Korea’s offer of talks this week

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Wednesday spurned South Korea’s offer of high-level talks this week, as the two sides remain at loggerheads over the spread of propaganda leaflets via [...]
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Korea Inc targets ‘golden singles’ amid consumer slump

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

As South Korea’s population rapidly ages, makers of consumer goods from washing machines to packaged foods and pet products are increasingly targeting people like Lee [...]
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UN Investigator, N Korea Meet Again on Visit

UN Investigator, N Korea Meet Again on Visit

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

A UN human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North’s demand that a UN effort [...]
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N Korea Offers UN Visit, But Motives Questioned

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

North Korea says it is prepared to allow what would be an unprecedented visit to the country by United Nations human rights officials, but many analysts are questioning the [...]
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Japan-DPRK talks on kidnapping issue end with no details revealed

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Closed-door talks between Japan and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the kidnapping of Japanese nationals during the 1970s and 1980s ended Wednesday [...]
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Victim’s body found 6 months after S. Korea ferry sinks

Victim’s body found 6 months after S. Korea ferry sinks

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

The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said. The government [...]
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