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N Korea purges vice FM after UK-based diplomat defects – reports

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

North Korea has expelled its vice foreign minister from Pyongyang to a rural farming area after holding him responsible for the recent defection of the country’s deputy [...]
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US expert calls for grand bargain with China on N. Korea

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The United States should seek a grand bargain with China that commits Beijing to use its leverage over North Korea to end its nuclear programme in exchange for American [...]
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China rebuffs Korea over sinking of coast guard vessel

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Wednesday South Korea’s coast guard should not have been operating in part of the sea where one of Seoul’s patrol boats sank last week during an [...]
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China again asks S. Korea to handle illegal fishing issue reasonably

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday asked South Korea to stay calm in dealing with Chinese boats illegally fishing in the neighbouring country’s waters a day [...]
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N Korea plagued by serious levels of hunger, think tank says

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

More than 40 percent of North Korea’s population is at high risk for malnutrition, according to a think tank. The International Food Policy Research Institute in [...]
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Samsung’s Crisis Creates Ripples Across Korea

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones, the inability to fix them – Samsung is a company in crisis. That’s pretty clear. But in its home country, [...]
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N Korea slams US, Korea for naval exercises

N Korea slams US, Korea for naval exercises

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang blamed Seoul for the presence of the USS Ronald Reagan near its borders. North Korea denounced joint US-South Korea naval exercises, calling the drills a [...]
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‘Grave Circumstance’: Seoul, Washington to Huddle After N Korea Missile Test

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

Next week in Washington DC, US and South Korean officials will meet to discuss appropriate reactions to North Korea’s continued missile and nuclear weapons tests. [...]
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Guns Missing After Floods Have N. Korea’s Dictator Terrified Of Assassination

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Dailycaller | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will not visit the regions devastated by the August floods because he reportedly getting assassinated. Forty days passed since severe floods [...]
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Businesses welcome S. Korea TPP news

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | The Japan News | 6:00 AM

The South Korean trade minister’s announcement that the country will soon decide to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade pact has been [...]
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What does N Korea want from Trudeau?

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Ipolitics | 6:00 AM

Negotiating the release of Toronto pastor Hyeon Soo Lim from a North Korean prison will require some diplomatic horse-trading – but as the regime continues to defy [...]
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Korean shipbuilders eyed for LNG carriers deal worth $3.8 billion

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A little-known investment company said it intends to order up to 20 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, probably from South Korean shipbuilders. The contracts would be [...]
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Bank of Korea Decision-Day Guide: Three Briefings to Watch

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

With the Bank of Korea widely forecast to hold its key interest rate at a record-low 1.25 percent on Thursday, investors will focus on three briefings during the day for [...]
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Three Koreans found shot dead in Philippines amid string of killings

Three Koreans found shot dead in Philippines amid string of killings

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The bodies of three South Koreans with gunshot wounds to the head have been found in the Philippines, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on Thursday, the latest in [...]
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Tide Turns on Rate Cuts in Korea

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean lawmakers have done an about-face on interest rates. With benchmark borrowing costs at a record low and households piling on debt, they’re cautioning the [...]
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