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UN panel condemns N Korea abuses, Pyongyang cites US ‘plot’

UN panel condemns N Korea abuses, Pyongyang cites US ‘plot’

21-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A United Nations general Assembly committee on Thursday condemned what it said were rampant and planned human rights abuses in North Korea, but Pyongyang denounced the [...]
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N Korea offers talks with South

N Korea offers talks with South

21-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold rare talks next week, aimed at setting up a high-level dialogue that might provide the foundation for a sustainable improvement in [...]
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S. Korea’s elderly ‘most financially vulnerable’

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The elderly in South Korea are the most financially vulnerable, with those in their 60s and above facing the highest household debt burden among 15 advanced nations, [...]
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If N Korea isn’t communist, then what is it?

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Lowyinterpreter | 6:00 AM

Last month in this space I argued that North Korea is not really a communist state, at least not as we normally understand Marxist-Leninist states in the 20th century. For [...]
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S. Korea calls on N. Korea to come to dialogue table

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea repeated its call for North Korea Thursday to come forward for dialogue as the North blamed the South for an absence of high-level inter-Korean talks following [...]
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Korea to commemorate 5 yrs after North’s shelling of border island

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea will commemorate next week the fifth anniversary of the deadly shelling of a South Korean frontline island by North Korea, the veterans affairs ministry said [...]
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N Korea Launches First National TB Survey

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea is conducting its first-ever nationwide tuberculosis survey, in an effort to find out how prevalent the disease is in the country, Unicef said Wednesday. Andrew [...]
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Korean elderly carry highest debt burden

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 6:00 AM

Elderly Koreans aged 60 or older carry the highest household debt-to-income ratio in the world, which means the US Fed’s expected rate hike next month could turn their [...]
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S. Korea to develop unmanned sensors for DMZ surveillance

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

The South Korean military has signed a contract to develop unmanned surveillance sensors aimed at strengthening surveillance capabilities in the DMZ and the surrounding area. [...]
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Contrary to reports, UN’s Ban Ki-moon will not visit N Korea next week

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Prior to his career at the UN, Ban served in the South Korea’s ministry of foreign affairs. He joined the department in 1970, rising to Foreign minister in 2004. Last [...]
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Ban Ki-moon not visiting N Korea to meet reclusive leader Kim Jong-Un, UN says

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has no plans to visit North Korea in the coming days, the United Nations says, dispelling reports that he would meet with the nation’s [...]
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N Korea set to face UN censure over human rights

N Korea set to face UN censure over human rights

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea could face its strongest condemnation to date of its human rights record when the United Nations votes Thursday on a draft resolution deploring widespread abuses [...]
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Meeting between Ban and N Korea’s Kim Jong-Un not happening, says UN

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has no plans to visit North Korea in the coming days, the United Nations said yesterday, dispelling reports that he would meet with the nation’s [...]
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N Korea executed women for Korean TV show, source says

20-Nov-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea has executed three women for distributing a South Korean television drama, according to a source in the country. The three women, all housewives, were found [...]
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N Korea calls UN rights resolution ‘vicious slander’

N Korea calls UN rights resolution ‘vicious slander’

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Tuesday rejected as “vicious slander” a UN draft resolution condemning widespread rights violations in the reclusive country and urged co-authors [...]
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