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Mattis, in Korea, Tries to Reassure an Ally

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

On his first mission to reassure an important American ally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met on Thursday with top South Korean officials, who agreed to push ahead with the [...]
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N Korea fires head of prison camp system

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has fired one of his top lieutenants, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry. As minister of State Security, Kim Won Hong [...]
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N Korean defector sees ‘crack in elite’ in report of minister’s dismissal

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has dismissed its minister of state security, a key aide to the reclusive state’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on Friday, in what a [...]
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Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that none other than North Korea needs to worry about the planned deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. [...]
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N Korea could test an intercontinental missile this year

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Popsci | 6:00 AM

In 1957, the Soviet Union tested the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. Its harmless payload, the beeping satellite Sputnik, flared bright across the [...]
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US warns N Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear [...]
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Korea seeks Sidewinder and Maverick missiles from US

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Possible purchases of Sidewinder and Maverick missiles by South Korea from the United States have been approved by the US State Department. The two separate deals, reported [...]
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Donald Trump Channels the Left in Korea: Engage the North and Bring US Troops Home

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s political convulsions seem likely to deliver a new president sooner rather than later. Elections are scheduled for December, but if the Constitutional [...]
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US approves GBP 110million missile sale to Korea as they gear up for TOTAL WAR with Kim

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Dailystar | 6:00 AM

A Pentagon statement revealed the US State Department is selling 60 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and 89 AGM-65G-2 Maverick Missiles to South Korea for GBP 110million. The [...]
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Kim Jong-un terrifies CHILDREN with creepy visit to orphanage in N Korea

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Dailystar | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s tubby tyrant was pictured with his usual gang of retainers as he paid a visit to the Pyongyang Orphans’ Primary School. Kim is pictured strutting [...]
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Samsung Electronics to launch web payments service for Android phones in Korea

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

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc’s Android mobile operating [...]
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Ban Ki-moon’s exit may boost PM’s chances

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s exit from the presidential race is likely to place acting President and prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as the strongest [...]
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N Korea rated ‘worst of the worst’ for violations of rights, liberties

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea received a “worst of the worst” rating for its lack of political rights and civil liberties from a US-based think tank in Washington, D.C. According [...]
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Mattis departs for S. Korea on first overseas trip aimed at reaffirming alliance

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis departed for South Korea on Wednesday in his highly symbolic first overseas trip designed to underscore the US security commitment to the [...]
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Bitcoin Price Surpasses $1000 in China and Korea, Again

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Cointelegraph | 6:00 AM

Bitcoin price surpassed the $1,000 margin in major Chinese and South Korean Bitcoin exchanges including Huobi and Korbit on February 1, after the celebration of the God of [...]
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