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Funeral of mayor of Korean capital held amid allegations of sexual abuse

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Friends, family and colleagues attended the small funeral Monday for the longtime mayor of Seoul, one of the country’s most prominent elected officials, who leaves a [...]
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Kim Yo Jong becomes full member of N. Korea’s politburo

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | DailyNK | 6:02 AM

Kim Yo Jong recently became a full member of North Korea’s politburo, which suggests that she continues to solidify her position as the country’s “No. [...]
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Seoul mayor’s funeral held despite objections

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run [...]
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S. Korea to require foreigners arriving from high-risk nations to submit proof of negative virus test

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea will require foreigners arriving from high-risk nations to submit a certificate showing they tested negative for the new coronavirus from Monday, as the nation [...]
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S. Korea’s unemployment allowances hit fresh monthly high of $917 mn in June

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PulseNews | 6:02 AM

South Korea doled out yet another monthly-high unemployment allowance in June as jobless number surged amid deepening recession from undying virus spread. According to data [...]
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Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in Egypt

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Their accounts are similar. The girls and women describe meeting the young man a former student at Egypt’s most elite university in person and online, followed by [...]
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One in three Korean COVID-19 patients improve with remdesivir

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

One in three South Korean patients seriously ill with COVID-19 showed an improvement in their condition after being given Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral remdesivir, [...]
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COVID-19 shocks on wane in Seoul’s office leasing market

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The prime office market in Seoul has recently showed signs of normalisation, as uncertainties due to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak have been on the wane in [...]
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How the dramatic death of Seoul’s mayor left a country divided

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

He was South Korea’s second-most powerful official and a potential presidential contender. Now, the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has left the country divided. On [...]
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N Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

N Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea denounced Britain on Saturday for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and [...]
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Seoul mayor’s apparent suicide sends shock waves through Korea

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

Before being found dead in the hills of Seoul early Friday, the city’s mayor, Park Won-soon, left a crumpled note saying sorry. “I send my apologies to everyone. [...]
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S. Korea reports 35 new virus cases, number down for 4th straight day

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 35 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, the fourth consecutive day that the number has declined. The new cases raised South Korea’s total [...]
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Japan, US vow cooperation on N Korea as nuclear talks snubbed

Japan, US vow cooperation on N Korea as nuclear talks snubbed

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan and the United States on Friday confirmed their cooperation on North Korea as the reclusive state rebuffs calls to resume denuclearisation negotiations, while [...]
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Seoul mayor left note saying ‘sorry’ as Korea mourns

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has caused an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions [...]
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In Korea, no more Gangnam style for some as top officials sell apartments amid property price furore

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As Seoul property prices soar, there’s a new apartment on sale this month: for the best part of an estimated $1 million, you could buy a piece of future Gangnam glitz [...]
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