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Inoki to wrestle with politics via N Korea ‘sports diplomacy’ event

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Former pro wrestler Antonio Inoki hopes his vision of “sports diplomacy” can repair Japan’s fraught relationship with North Korea as he prepares to host an [...]
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Korean Steel and the Trans-Pacific Tariff War

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

In July, the US Department of Commerce placed anti-dumping duties on steel tubes imported from South Korea, adding 15.75 percent on the price of steel products from Hyundai, [...]
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Korea’s Biggest Fund manager Sees One More BOK Rate Cut: Economy

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank is likely to cut borrowing costs for the second time this year to help revive the economy, according to Samsung Asset Management Co. The [...]
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US, Korea Differ On Air Defense Amid N Korea Missile Tests, US ‘Pivot,’ Focus On Iraq/ISIS

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

US and South Korean strategists face disagreement on key aspects of defense of the South against what a top US defense official called “destabilising behavior from [...]
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Japan lawmaker wrestles with N. Korea ‘sport diplomacy’

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese wrestler-turned-politician hopes his vision of “sports diplomacy” can repair his country’s fraught relationship with North Korea, as he prepares [...]
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Old US arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean-born man whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge’s [...]
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Affinity, CVC may bid for Korea’s KT Rental in near $800m sale – sources

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Private equity firms Affinity Equity Partners and CVC Capital Partners are among potential bidders for South Korea’s No. 1 car rental company, KT Rental, in a sale [...]
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Trade Commission Confirms Tariffs on Steel From Korea

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The International Trade Commission on Friday confirmed the imposition of tariffs on imports of steel pipe and tube from South Korea and five other countries. The ITC ruling [...]
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N Korea May Soon Have More Powerful Rocket

N Korea May Soon Have More Powerful Rocket

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

Satellite images indicate that North Korea is likely to have the ability to launch a longer-range rocket that can carry a heavier payload by the end of this year, according [...]
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Should the US retrench from Korea? Part 2: No

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Lowyinterpreter | 6:00 AM

A couple of days ago I laid out the arguments for a US withdrawal from South Korea. Today, I lay out the arguments for staying. This topic is rarely discussed. In the US, the [...]
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Korea’s Limited Options for Engaging Pyongyang

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

From the Sunshine Policy to the $3000 per capita GDP proposal, Seoul once had no limits on assisting North Korea. Today, Park Geun-hye is the first president facing an aid [...]
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Some Korean Ferry Mourners Ready to Move On

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

A man whose 17-year-old child was killed in the April sinking of a South Korean ferry, the country’s worst maritime accident in decades, said he is ready to move on, [...]
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Ex-prosecutor admits to lewd acts

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Koreajoongangdaily | 6:00 AM

Kim Soo-chang, the former chief of the Jeju District Prosecutors’ Office, admitted to committing lewd acts in public yesterday despite having previously denied those [...]
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USITC approves antidumping duties on Korean steel pipe products

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The US trade watchdog on Friday endorsed antidumping duties on steel pipe imports from South Korea and five other countries, a decision expected to deal a blow to the Korean [...]
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Ice Bucket Challenge drenching Korea

25-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

K-pop idol Suzy, “Roaring Currents” actor Choi Min-sik and comedian Yoo Jae-suk are among the many Korean celebrities who have had buckets of ice water poured [...]
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