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S. Korea Speaks Out Against Japan Textbook Phrasing of Island Dispute

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

South Korea has denounced a move by Japan to approve new middle school textbooks referring to a disputed set of islands in the Sea of Japan by the Japanese name only. The [...]
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US researchers: Hundreds of NKorea missiles threaten Asia

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea already has hundreds of ballistic missiles that can target its neighbours in Northeast Asia but will need foreign technology to upgrade its arsenal [...]
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‘The Interview’ DVDs balloon-launched into N Korea

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean activist said Wednesday he had launched thousands of copies of Hollywood film “The Interview” into North Korea by balloon, ignoring dire threats of [...]
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S. Korea approves N. Koreans’ cross-border trip for pre-Universiade meeting

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government has approved a cross-border trip by North Korean sports officials for a preparatory meeting ahead of an international collegiate athletic [...]
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Korea Economic Sentiment Yet to Fully Recover From Ferry Sinking

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As South Korea approaches the one-year anniversary of the Sewol ferry sinking, the economy has yet to fully recover from the slump in sentiment caused by the outpouring of [...]
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US says China, Korea should let currencies rise

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The US Treasury said Thursday that the Chinese and South Korean governments should stop intervening in markets to protect their undervalued currencies and let them rise. The [...]
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China urges creation of conditions to resume Korea nuclear talks

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:05 PM

All parties involved in talks about North Korea’s nuclear programme need to meet each other half way and address each other’s concerns to create conditions to [...]
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Samsung shows signs of emerging from earnings slump

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 11:05 PM

Samsung’s quarterly operating earnings fell 31 percent from a year earlier but the drop wasn’t as big as expected in a sign the smartphone and computer chip giant [...]
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S. Korea seeks to be safe nation on ferry disaster anniversary

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 11:05 PM

In the year following the deadly ferry sinking that claimed more than 300 lives, South Korea has striven to fix the social ills behind man-made disasters without any tangible [...]
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S. Korea Watching for Possible N Korea Missile Launch

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 11:05 PM

South Korea said its military remains vigilant against a possible missile launch by North Korea following media reports that Pyongyang might launch a ballistic missile before [...]
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N Korea claims 9 young defectors are safe, enrolling in colleges

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 11:05 PM

North Korea denied rumours that nine young defectors forcibly repatriated from Laos in 2013 were executed or imprisoned, claiming that some of the teens had enrolled in North [...]
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Korea bans Thai airlines over safety concerns

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Phuketgazette | 11:05 PM

South Korea has started banning charter flights from Thailand over safety concerns after Thai negotiators from the Civil Aviation Department failed to convince officials to [...]
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Korea leader considers salvaging sunken ferry

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 11:05 PM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye promised Monday to consider raising the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives, in response to an [...]
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Korea businesspeople travel to North’s Kaesong joint industrial zone over wage row

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 11:05 PM

A group of South Korean businesspeople travelled to the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea on Tuesday to address a damaging wage dispute hanging over their [...]
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Samsung Profit Beats Estimates With Demand Rising for Its Chips and Displays

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:05 PM

Samsung Electronics Co. posted profit that beat analysts’ estimates as rising demand for memory chips and displays more than offset a slump in smartphones. Operating [...]
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