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US missile defense system in Korea operational, official says

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

A US antimissile defense system recently installed in South Korea is now operational, a US official said Monday, in the latest sign of an enhanced US response to threats from [...]
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Korea’s military ‘sodomy law’ should go

03-May-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An alleged crackdown by the South Korean army on gay male service members, which came to light in April, is striking fear into gay soldiers and potential conscripts. Earlier [...]
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Trump would be ‘honored’ to meet N Korea’s Kim, if conditions right

Trump would be ‘honored’ to meet N Korea’s Kim, if conditions right

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Dailystar | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he would not rule out meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he would be “honored to do it,” despite weeks of [...]
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N Korea would have to clear many conditions before Trump meeting possible – White House

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea would need to clear many conditions before a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be contemplated, the White House [...]
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Trump: US troops in Korea ‘not safe’ from North’s threat

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Washington Examiner | 6:00 AM

President Trump said the roughly 28,000 US troops stationed in South Korea are probably not safe from the threat of the North, according to a transcript of an unaired Fox [...]
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N. Korea warns of nuclear test ‘at any time’

03-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location” set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in [...]
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S. Korea media warn of ‘Trump risk’ to alliance

03-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean media on Monday warned of a “Trump risk” threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul amid high tensions over the North’s weapons [...]
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CIA chief in Korea for ‘internal meeting’: US embassy

CIA chief in Korea for ‘internal meeting’: US embassy

03-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

CIA director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea Monday for an “internal meeting”, the US embassy in Seoul confirmed, following reports of an unannounced visit as [...]
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Trump Says He’d Meet With Kim Jong Un Under Right Circumstances

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme if the circumstances were right. [...]
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Ahn Invokes France’s Macron in Bid for Korean Presidency

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean software tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo, who once led opinion polls in the presidential race, is finding his centrist approach and platform of championing markets drowned [...]
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Trump Follows Instincts, Not Establishment, With Overtures to Kim and Duterte

Trump Follows Instincts, Not Establishment, With Overtures to Kim and Duterte

03-May-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

President Trump continued his outreach to rogue leaders on Monday, declaring he would meet North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, provided the circumstances were right, [...]
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Trump says N Korea’s Kim is ‘a pretty smart cookie’

Trump says N Korea’s Kim is ‘a pretty smart cookie’

02-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview that [...]
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US aircraft carrier starts drill with Korean navy

02-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Saturday kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy, officials said, as tensions rose over North Korea’s latest [...]
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US Looks at Sanctions, Military Action to Counter N Korea

US Looks at Sanctions, Military Action to Counter N Korea

02-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The US is considering a range of options, from expanded economic sanctions to military operations, as it reaches out to allies in confronting North Korea’s latest [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’

02-May-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

USS Carl Vinson strike group carries out exercises with South Korean navy as North’s media warns ‘stop running wild’. South Korea and the United States [...]
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