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Tourism in N Korea: right or wrong? Defectors make their case

03-May-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

While debate about the appropriateness of tourism in North Korea has swirled for many years, it has become increasingly prominent of late. Increasing tourist numbers have [...]
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Korean unification now!

03-May-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

North Korea has been an international headache and human rights disaster for two decades. Deals negotiated in 1994 and 2005 to contain the nuclear problem ultimately [...]
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Obama Sends Confidant To Korea

03-May-2014 Intellasia | Thedailybeast | 6:00 AM

President Obama will name Mark Lippert, an advisor and friend dating back to his time in the Senate, as the next US Ambassador to South Korea, two senior administration [...]
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Will Kim Jong-un’s sister become N Korea’s most powerful woman?

Will Kim Jong-un’s sister become N Korea’s most powerful woman?

03-May-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Debate continues over the likely political role awaiting Kim Yo-jong after her first public appearance at the Supreme People’s Assembly elections in March. Some are now [...]
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Taiwan beats Japan, Korea in per capita spending

02-May-2014 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Spending per capita and average individual consumption was higher in Taiwan than in Japan and South Korea in 2011 once differences in price levels were accounted for, a World [...]
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S Korea ferry disaster probe highlights widespread corruption

02-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Investigations into the South Korea ferry disaster revealed on Wednesday that the Sewol ferry owner had ignored repeated warnings over serious stability problems. These [...]
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Death toll from Korean ferry disaster hits 212

Death toll from Korean ferry disaster hits 212

02-May-2014 Intellasia | Global News | 6:00 AM

An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the ship shouldn’t carry too much cargo because it [...]
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Guilt Overwhelms Families of Missing of Sunken Korea Ship

02-May-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Bang Ki Sam holds his wife’s hand every morning as they walk around the harbor where bodies are brought ashore from a South Korean ferry that sank two weeks ago with [...]
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Grieving Parents Jeer Korea’s President at Ferry Memorial

02-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Angry family members shouted at South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and dismissed her apology about the ferry disaster on Tuesday after she visited a memorial set up [...]
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US Monitors Live-fire N Korean Artillery Drill

US Monitors Live-fire N Korean Artillery Drill

02-May-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The United States is “closely monitoring the situation” as North Korea begins live-fire artillery exercises near its disputed western sea boundary with South [...]
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Korea Ferry Owners Ignored Warning About Stability Problems, Off-Duty Captain Says

02-May-2014 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the ship shouldn’t carry too much cargo because it [...]
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Korean ferry disaster: Regular captain’s previous warnings of stability problems ignored

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

The confirmed death toll from the accident stood at 210, with 92 unaccounted for, the coastguard said, with divers pushing deeper into the submerged vessel’s interior [...]
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More activity seen at N Korea nuke test site

More activity seen at N Korea nuke test site

02-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US researchers detect increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site but remain unsure when an underground explosion might happen. South Korea said last week, as [...]
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China, Russia to hold joint naval drill in politically sensitive East China Sea

02-May-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

China and Russia will stage a naval drill in the sensitive East China Sea at the end of this month, a move analysts say could be aimed at showing their displeasure over [...]
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Korea Looks for Answers After a Tragedy

02-May-2014 Intellasia | New Yorker | 6:00 AM

On the foggy evening of April 15th, four hundred and seventy-six passengers, most of them high-school students, boarded the ferry MV Sewol in Incheon, South Korea’s [...]
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