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Why invading N Korea would be insane

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Theweek | 6:00 AM

The North Korean regime is the closet thing to Nazi Germany still in existence. Toppling it would free an enslaved people. There is perhaps no government on Earth that more [...]
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S. Korea, US launch joint military division

S. Korea, US launch joint military division

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States have officially launched a combined staff of their wartime joint division to be tasked with military operations in case of war, military [...]
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N Korea’s hackers seek theft, retribution against targets

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | tweaktown | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong-un became “supreme leader” of North Korea at a young age, and has shown political instability since his reign began in 2011. The North Korean government, [...]
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N Korea begins brainwashing children in cult of the Kims as early as kindergarten

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

When Jeon Geum-ju was a girl in Hoeryong, a depressing mining town at the very northern reaches of North Korea, she used to sing at school about the country’s supreme [...]
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Beijing Moves to Halt Crime Spilling Out of N Korea

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A jump in violent crime in Chinese towns near the border with North Korea has prompted the authorities in China to organise civilian militias to help secure the largely [...]
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China pollution: Beijing smog hits hazardous levels

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Pollution has soared to hazardous levels in Beijing, reaching 20 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization. Since Saturday visibility has been low and many [...]
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China enlists citizens to patrol border with N Korea – state media

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is sending civilian militias to help secure the border it shares with North Korea, state media said, in the wake of two reported killings of Chinese citizens by North [...]
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Abe, Park hope to repair Japan-Korea ties on 50th anniversary

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye have indirectly sent each other messages expressing hope for repairing strained bilateral relations this [...]
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Pyongyang is booming, but in N Korea all is not what it seems

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

A bus passenger plays with her mobile phone. A well-dressed couple, sitting hand in hand, peruse a western menu. Fleets of glossy taxis sweep past new apartment blocks. Pink [...]
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Time to Test N Korea’s Intentions

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea thrust itself back into the international limelight with its recent hacking of Sony Pictures. As always, however, the gravest danger from North Korea is the [...]
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N Korea calls US-Korea exercises ‘open challenge’

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States this week are “an open challenge” to North Korea’s demand to ease tension on the divided [...]
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Nitrogen leak at LG Display factory kills 2, sickens 4

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul. LG Display Co. said in a statement that the victims, [...]
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Korean Commandos Prep for War While Their Leaders Extend Olive Branches

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Winter drills on either side of the demilitarised zone underscore the fragility of a potential thaw between North Korea and South Korea after Kim Jong Un raised the [...]
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Bank of Korea Cuts 2015 Inflation, Economic Growth Forecasts

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank cut its forecasts for consumer prices and economic expansion this year following a policy meeting at which it kept the benchmark interest [...]
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Bank of Korea Cuts 2015 Outlook for Korean Economy

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank Thursday cut its forecasts for economic growth this year, citing a weaker-than-expected fourth quarter. Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol [...]
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