Archive for October 5th, 2017

Pentagon ‘fully’ backs Tillerson on N Korea: Mattis

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Tuesday his department “supports fully” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s effort to find a diplomatic solution to the North [...]
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Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday played down an apparent split between the US president and his top diplomat over outreach to North Korea, saying America’s [...]
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N Korea’s leader needs to realise can’t survive with nukes: Dunford

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The international community’s sanctions need to be strong enough to convince North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un that he cannot survive in power unless he gives up [...]
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Pentagon chief says US admin backs Tillerson’s N Korea effort

Pentagon chief says US admin backs Tillerson’s N Korea effort

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tried to clear up doubts about the US administration’s North Korea strategy Tuesday, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s effort [...]
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World Bank warns of ‘serious economic consequences’ if N Korea dispute escalates

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Possible armed conflict cited as downside risk to Asian growth The World Bank has taken the unusual step of warning that geopolitical tensions could jeopardise what is [...]
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N Korea Accuses US of Imposing ‘Economic Blockade’

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s UN ambassador accused the United States on Tuesday of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the [...]
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The US Is Set to Push Seoul on Trade Amid Korea Tensions

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Trump administration officials are set to push South Korea to buy more American cars and agricultural products even as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula. The two [...]
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N Korea tension sidelines South’s Unification Ministry

N Korea tension sidelines South’s Unification Ministry

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Every day, South Korea’s Unification Ministry sends officials to the border village of Panmunjom to call North Korea at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more than 18 months, the [...]
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Kim Jong-Nam suffered extensive organ damage, trial hears

Kim Jong-Nam suffered extensive organ damage, trial hears

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The half-brother of North Korea’s leader suffered extensive organ damage after being attacked with a nerve agent, a pathologist said Tuesday, as more chilling details [...]
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N Korea accuses Michael Fallon of behaving ‘pig-headedly’ and ‘dancing to the tune of the US’

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

North Korea has accused Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, of behaving “pig-headedly” in his opposition to the North’s nuclear weapons programme and [...]
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Masks and gloves worn in court as VX-tainted evidence shown

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian judge and court officials wore face masks and surgical gloves in court Wednesday as samples were admitted as evidence of where VX nerve agent was found on the [...]
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Dark nights in power-starved N Korea

Dark nights in power-starved N Korea

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At the turbine hall at North Korea’s Wonsan Number 5 hydropower station, a placard mounted on a wall proclaims: “Prosperous and Powerful Nation”. But when [...]
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N Korea Said to be ‘Aggressively’ Jamming BBC Korean Language Service

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Arrl.org | 6:00 AM

The BBC’s Korean-language service, launched on September 25, is being “aggressively targeted” by North Korean jamming, according to a report in The [...]
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Korea cracks down on dirty air

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nature | 6:00 AM

Despite huge clean-up effort, scientists say country’s pollution problem could get worse over next five years. In a major attempt to clean its increasingly dirty air, [...]
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Post-mortem: VX poison killed brother of N Korean leader

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian government pathologist testified Tuesday at the trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader that the banned VX [...]
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