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N Korea lists Russia first among countries friendly with regime

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea prioritised Russia in a statement issued on Friday that listed the heads of state who were reportedly presented with holiday cards from Kim Jong Un. [...]
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N Korea fires security chief over ‘corruption and abuse of power’

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sacked his spy chief following accusations of abuse of power, corruption and torture, a South Korean news agency has said. Yonhap reported [...]
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Trump Reviews Policy on N Korea Amid Talk of Regime Change

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

With the White House reviewing its policy on North Korea, discussions are taking place among former US officials and experts on whether regime change is a viable option for [...]
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China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in Korea

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it hoped the government-funded Confucius Institute could continue to play a role in South Korea after the government there [...]
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Korea court to declare Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

Korea court to declare Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping – once the country’s largest shipping company and the world’s seventh biggest – is expected to be declared [...]
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N Korea ranked ‘worst of the worst’ for political freedom, civil liberties

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jurist.org | 6:00 AM

Freedom House [advocacy website], an “independent watchdog organisation,” released its 2017 Freedom in the World report [PDF], listing North Korea as one of the [...]
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US warns N Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used

US warns N Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear [...]
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US, Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year, South says

US, Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year, South says

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

US and South Korean defense chiefs have agreed to deploy a US missile defense system in South Korea this year to counter the threat from North Korea, South Korea’s [...]
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Prosecutors in standoff at Korea president’s office

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors investigating a massive corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye attempted to raid the presidential Blue House on Friday, [...]
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N. Korea spy head dismissed: S. Korea

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has sacked his spy chief for abuse of power and executed several officials of the state security agency, South Korea’s [...]
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Korea’s presidential Blue House blocks search amid graft probe

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s special prosecutor officials withdrew from the presidential Blue House on Friday after it blocked them from searching offices there in the latest [...]
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N. Korea nuclear attack would trigger ‘overwhelming response’: Mattis

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an “effective and overwhelming” response, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Friday as he sought to reassure [...]
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Korea prosecutor may ask acting president to allow Blue House search

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean special prosecutor’s office said on Friday it may ask the acting president to intervene to allow a search of the presidential Blue House offices as part of [...]
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Mattis warns NKorea against any attack on US or its allies

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In an explicit warning to North Korea, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday said any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies would be met [...]
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Kim Jong Un fires N Korea spy chief

Kim Jong Un fires N Korea spy chief

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Regime’s top security official dismissed over alleged human rights abuses North Korea has sacked its top security official after claims the national intelligence agency [...]
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