Archive for July 29th, 2017

N Korea Just Unveiled a New BeerAnd It’s Minty

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea has suddenly canceled a popular monthlong beer festival, but people won’t be going thirsty in a country where brews are cheap and carry the ruling [...]
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Top Fund That Beat Korean Stocks Still Sees Room to Grow

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sanjiv Duggal’s approach to picking South Korean stocks was the key to his fund beating benchmarks in the past year. And despite the Kospi index hitting an all-time [...]
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Korea’s LG Electronics books second quarter profit held back by mobiles

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

LG Electronics Inc on Thursday said continued losses in its mobile unit limited growth in second-quarter profit to 13.6 percent, as the firm prepares to release a handset in [...]
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S. Korea former presidential aide jailed over artist blacklist

S. Korea former presidential aide jailed over artist blacklist

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top aide close to South Korea’s disgraced former president was sentenced to three years Thursday for blacklisting nearly 10,000 artists seen as critical of Park [...]
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Tears in rain: N Korea marks ‘Victory Day’

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In heavy rain, North Koreans put down their umbrellas to bow before the mausoleum of founder Kim Il Sung and his son on Thursday as the country marked the end of the Korean [...]
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N Korea celebrates victory on Korean War armistice day, America’s forgotten war’

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

After the war in the Korean Peninsula erupted on June 25, 1950, it took two years, 17 days and 158 meetings to stipulate an armistice to end the confrontation. It all started [...]
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Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the half brother of North Korea’s leader said Friday he has doubts about the chemists’ report that showed [...]
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N Korea ‘may fire new test missile’ to mark Victory Day war anniversary, US fears

N Korea ‘may fire new test missile’ to mark Victory Day war anniversary, US fears

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korea already believes it has the capacity to hit Alaska US officials have said they fear North Korea may test fire another missile, using the 64th anniversary of the [...]
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Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader in Malaysia will go on trial in October, a judge said Friday. [...]
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eMarketer Predicts KakaoTalk Users Will Reach 31 Million in Korea

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Emarketer | 6:00 AM

A new forecast from eMarketer projects KakaoTalk users in South Korea will reach 31.2 million this year, and grow to 34.1 million by 2021. In addition, 92.3 percent of mobile [...]
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Kim Jong Nam: The plot to murder N Korea’s exiled son

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Two women from humble backgrounds in Indonesia and Vietnam are the only people charged in the world’s most high-profile murder mystery. Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong [...]
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N Korea Commences Large Scale Bitcoin Mining Operation

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bitcoin | 6:00 AM

Information recently surfaced that someone in North Korea has started mining bitcoin. According to Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, on May 17 North Korea [...]
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Korea’s economy expands 2.7pct in 2Q

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | News Observer | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Korea said Thursday that South Korea’s economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual pace during the April-June quarter as gains in capital expenditures and consumer [...]
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Korea president adopts meat farm rescue dog

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in has made good on one of his election promises by adopting a dog from an animal sanctuary. An announcement from the Cheong Wa Dae [...]
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Shelter dog gets exciting new life as Korea’s ‘First Dog’

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday welcomed a rescue dog to his official Blue House residence, delivering on a campaign promise to boost awareness of the [...]
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