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S. Korea repeals anti-cheating law

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court threw out a decades-old law banning adultery on Thursday, reflecting a growing importance of personal choice over marital order in a [...]
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Samsung Elec to freeze salaries in Korea for first time since 2009

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will freeze its South Korean employees’ wages in 2015 for the first time in six years, after the world’s top smartphone [...]
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Korea plans cash-for-prisoners exchange with North

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

More than 1,000 South Koreans – including soldiers from the 1950-53 war – still being held in North Korea South Korea’s new prime minister has announced [...]
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Korea’s Household Debt Balloons on Cheap Credit

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Koreans are on a borrowing binge. Cheap credit is fuelling rapid growth in household debt, which clocked its biggest quarterly gain on record at the end of 2014, [...]
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US, Korea to start military drills amid tension with North

US, Korea to start military drills amid tension with North

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States will begin eight weeks of joint military drills starting March 2, military officials said on Tuesday, an annual exercise that typically [...]
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Tensions set to rise on Korean peninsula as annual war games near

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

On the Korean peninsula, the jittery season is drawing near. Joint military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States each spring will start next week. The [...]
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Viber could be banned in Korea over patent suit

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Next Web | 6:00 AM

Mobile messaging services could be in trouble in South Korea, after Viber’s recent loss of a patent lawsuit to local mobile operator SK Telecom led to a ban on its iOS [...]
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Kim Jong-un aunt is still alive, says Korean intelligence

Kim Jong-un aunt is still alive, says Korean intelligence

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Once-influential aunt of North Korean leader who has been missing from public view for months not dead, says South Korean spy agency The once powerful aunt of North Korean [...]
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Gunman kills 3 in S. Korea’s Sejong City, later found dead

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A gunman shot and killed three people Wednesday in and around a South Korean convenience store that he then set on fire before fleeing, police said. He was later found dead [...]
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N Korea May Get 100 Nuclear Bombs, Researcher Says

N Korea May Get 100 Nuclear Bombs, Researcher Says

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea may have as many as 100 nuclear arms in five years and become capable of mounting them on a range of road-mobile missiles, a US researcher said. Joel Wit, who [...]
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Cables describe British attempt to recruit N Korean spy

25-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Leaked intelligence document shows MI6 asked South Africa for help in recruiting a North Korean informant. Leaked intelligence documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s [...]
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Japan-Korea Territorial Dispute: Economic Relations Likely To Suffer Over Takeshima/Dokdo Islets

25-Feb-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea has upped the ante in a territorial dispute with Japan over a couple of islands in the East China Sea known by Koreans as Dokdo, and by the Japanese as Takeshima. [...]
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N Korea flexes military muscles ahead of US-Korean joint exercises

N Korea flexes military muscles ahead of US-Korean joint exercises

25-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korea has flexed its military muscles near the South Korean border ahead of joint exercises by the US and South Korea. The DPRK’s military forces performed live [...]
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Korea’s Lotte proposes purchase of Italy’s World Duty Free: report

25-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Lotte Group has submitted a proposal to acquire a controlling stake in Italy’s World Duty Free SpA (WDF.MI) in a deal estimated at 3 trillion to 4 [...]
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Bids submitted for Korea fighter jet deal

25-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said it had received two bids on Tuesday for a multi billion dollar fighter jet contract, with foreign makers Airbus and Lockheed Martin each partnering with a [...]
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