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Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:16 AM

A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female aide several times, [...]
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Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:15 AM

People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women”, a euphemism for girls and [...]
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S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:13 AM

South Korea Tuesday temporarily banned from the streets all recalled BMW cars that have not yet passed safety checks following a spate of engine fires. BMW Korea last month [...]
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N Korea Suspends Foreign Visits to Pyongyang Ahead of State Anniversary

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | RFA | 7:13 AM

North Korean authorities have canceled all visits by foreign tourists and businesspeople to the capital Pyongyang in advance of the September 9 anniversary of the founding of [...]
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‘Korea will support India in defence industry… highly interested in defence corridor plans in TN and UP’

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 7:13 AM

The first steps towards an active defence cooperation mechanism between Korea and India are currently being taken. As part of this effort, Korean defence minister Song [...]
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N. Korea suspends tour visas ahead of anniversary

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:13 AM

North Korea has stopped processing tourist visas for foreigners ahead of a high profile anniversary next month, according to a China-based tour operator. The measure follows [...]
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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 7:13 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang next month to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. It will be the first time in more [...]
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‘When can we meet?’: Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

‘When can we meet?’: Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. [...]
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North, Korea begin talks before possible Pyongyang summit

North, Korea begin talks before possible Pyongyang summit

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North and South Korea agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks on Monday, the [...]
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South, N Korea start talks meant to set up summit

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | VTV News | 6:02 AM

The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys [...]
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North, Korea start talks aimed at setting up third leaders’ summit

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | The Globeandmail | 6:02 AM

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, [...]
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‘Korea will support India in defence industry… highly interested in defence corridor plans in TN and UP’

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Blogs | 6:02 AM

The first steps towards an active defence cooperation mechanism between Korea and India are currently being taken. As part of this effort, Korean defence minister Song [...]
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Samsung may suspend operations at China mobile phone plant: report

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering suspending operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China due to slumping sales and rising labour costs, the [...]
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Is Korea Equity Market Weakness A Precursor To Weakness In US Markets?

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Seeking Alpha | 6:02 AM

About a year ago I provided an update on the Korea Stock Exchange Index (KOSPI) and the fact it can serve as a leading indicator to US equity market performance. As noted in [...]
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S. Korean woman given rare jail term for spycam crime

S. Korean woman given rare jail term for spycam crime

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP news | 6:02 AM

A South Korean court on Monday slapped a woman with a rare jail term for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that sparked controversy over double standards. [...]
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