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Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AP | 7:26 AM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday softened America’s stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it “unrealistic” to expect the [...]
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Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

Kim vows to make N. Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:26 AM

Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the “world’s strongest nuclear power,” state media reported Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign [...]
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US ready for N Korea talks ‘without preconditions’

US ready for N Korea talks ‘without preconditions’

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:21 AM

TheUnited Statesis ready to begin talks onNorth Korea’s nuclear disarmament without prior conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. “We’re [...]
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Tillerson says US ready to talk to N Korea; Japan wants pressure

Tillerson says US ready to talk to N Korea; Japan wants pressure

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:19 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks withNorth Koreawithout pre-conditions, backing away from a key US demand thatPyongyangmust first accept that [...]
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Kim vows to ‘win victory in the showdown’ with US

Kim vows to ‘win victory in the showdown’ with US

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:15 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to “win victory in the showdown” against the US with his rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal, state media said Wednesday, [...]
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Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 7:14 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-In began his first state visit toChinaon Wednesday to soothe relations strained by theUSdeployment of an anti-missile system that has [...]
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N Korea would not commit to peace talks but ‘door ajar’: UN envoy

N Korea would not commit to peace talks but ‘door ajar’: UN envoy

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:11 AM

United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that senior North Korean officials did not offer any type of commitment to talks during his visit [...]
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UN sanctions affecting aid in N Korea: rights chief

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN rights chief told the Security Council on Monday that tough sanctions imposed on North Korea are complicating the delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and [...]
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N Korea Threat Sparks Record Arm Sales in Korea

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Seoul is investing heavily in its domestic arms industry in response to the threat from Pyongyang, a recent study finds. South Korea has become a major arms exporter as Seoul [...]
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Why N Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s nuclear test in September didn’t just generate diplomatic shockwaves but also a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks have continued ever since, and [...]
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Korea has reportedly banned bitcoin futures

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

South Korean officials have reportedly banned local finance firms from handling bitcoin futures, one of the hottest new financial products to launch in years. Business Korea [...]
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US Army deserter who spent decades in N Korea dies at 77

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials [...]
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Six N. Korea crew members to be deported: Japan

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Six of 10 North Korean “fishermen” rescued from a tiny wooden boat drifting off northern Japan will be deported back to their country, an immigration official [...]
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Korea’s Moon, China’s Xi to talk N Korea, trade in Beijing summit

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Curbing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a [...]
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US soldier who deserted to N Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77. One of the Cold [...]
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