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Jang Jin-sung: ‘If anyone thinks N Korea is opening up, they are mistaken’

09-May-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Jang Jin-Sung was 28 years-old when he first met Kim Jong-il. That rare audience with North Korea’s late Supreme Leader in 1999 should have been the proudest day of his [...]
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Head of sunken ferry’s owner in S. Korea detained

Head of sunken ferry’s owner in S. Korea detained

09-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors on Thursday detained the head of the company that owns the ferry that sank last month over an allegation of cargo overloading. Authorities believe [...]
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Korea says crashed drones proved to come from North

Korea says crashed drones proved to come from North

09-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Defence Ministry said Thursday that a joint analysis with US experts of three crashed drones recovered in recent months proved they had all been flown [...]
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Prosecutor: CEO arrested, charged in Korea ferry disaster

09-May-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The head of the company that operated a passenger ferry that sank off South Korea last month killing more than 260 people was arrested Thursday, a senior prosecutor in the [...]
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N Korea slams US on gun violence: ‘Like a malignant tumor hard to cure’

09-May-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

If there’s any nation accustomed to bad press, it’s North Korea. Reporters have recently alleged that Kim Jong Un executed a top deputy with a flamethrower, that [...]
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Chinese contingency plan if N Korean regime collapses leaked

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Chinese contingency plans of action following the hypothetical collapse of North Korea’s Communist regime have reportedly been leaked to the Japanese media, offering an [...]
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Korea warns defiant North that nuclear-weapons programme could threaten regime’s survival

08-May-2014 Intellasia | The Vancouver Sun | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s foreign minister warned North Korea on Tuesday that the cost of keeping and testing nuclear weapons will be so high it could threaten the survival of Kim [...]
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China denies making preparations for collapse of N Korea regime

China denies making preparations for collapse of N Korea regime

08-May-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China has angrily dismissed reports that it has drawn up contingency plans for the collapse of the regime in North Korea, including measures to contain an influx of refugees [...]
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Defectors: what we miss most about life in N Korea

08-May-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Although many defectors feel they had no choice but to leave North Korea, it’s important to remember that the DPRK was once the place they called home – in some [...]
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Even N Korea Has Tourist Traps – Here’s What They Look Like

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

For everyone dreaming of a chance to visit the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea, it is becoming easier than ever due to the North Korea Travel App. This app will feature [...]
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4 Employed by Operator of Doomed Korean Ferry Are Arrested

08-May-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Four officials with the operator of the doomed South Korean ferry have been arrested on charges of overloading the ship with cargo, a senior prosecutor said on Tuesday, as [...]
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This 74-Year-Old Is The Only US Soldier To Defect To N Korea And Return To America

This 74-Year-Old Is The Only US Soldier To Defect To N Korea And Return To America

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

We recently wrote about Japanese citizens mysteriously abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and ’80s and forced to teach North Korean spies how to act Japanese. [...]
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Korea warns N Korea that cost of keeping nuclear weapons could threaten its survival

Korea warns N Korea that cost of keeping nuclear weapons could threaten its survival

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s foreign minister is warning North Korea that the cost of keeping and testing nuclear weapons will be so high that it could threaten the survival of Kim [...]
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Korea looks to wrap up ferry recovery effort

08-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Recovery teams should try to wrap up their search for bodies from South Korea’s ferry disaster by the weekend, prime minister Chung Hong-Won said Wednesday, three weeks [...]
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S Korea pension head rejects governance fears

08-May-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

With a portfolio of more than $400bn that already includes 6.4 per cent of the Seoul stock market, the domestic clout of South Korea’s National Pension Service is [...]
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