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Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Politifact | 7:10 AM

Was the United States on the verge of war against North Korea during the presidency of Barack Obama? Donald Trump has said he thinks so. “If I had not been elected [...]
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State media warns officials against defeatism amid ‘crucial moment’ for N. Korea

State media warns officials against defeatism amid ‘crucial moment’ for N. Korea

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

North Korea stands at a “historical turning point,” the country’s highest-circulation newspaper said on Monday, warning party officials against [...]
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Pakistan awaits the fate of N Korea if India successfully lobbies at FATF

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Today | 6:00 AM

India’s security agencies have prepared a dossier nailing the culpability of Pakistan in the Pulwama terror strike, which will be presented to the terror financing [...]
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Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N Korea

Exclusive: US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N Korea

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The US and North Korea are seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards building formal diplomatic relations, two sources with knowledge of [...]
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N Korea’s mass labour-hungry ‘socialist utopa’ threatened by a growing market economy

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

In January, thousands of North Korean students travelled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building [...]
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New deal to boost trade volume between Korea, Turkey

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Hurriyet Dailynews | 6:00 AM

The South Korean ambassador to Turkey said on February 18 a deal signed last August will boost trade volume between the two countries. “We expect more investments and [...]
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N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The North Korean special representative for the US arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, apparently en route to Vietnam to meet his Washington counterpart ahead of a second summit [...]
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Memorial speaks to N Korea’s ties to summit host Vietnam

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North [...]
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US blocks N Korea efforts to improve civil aviation: report

US blocks N Korea efforts to improve civil aviation: report

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The US has reportedly blocked an effort by North Korea to allow commercial air travel within its airspace at a United Nations agency. Several sources close to the effort told [...]
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N Korea’s ‘socialist utopia’ needs mass labour. A growing market economy threatens that

N Korea’s ‘socialist utopia’ needs mass labour. A growing market economy threatens that

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In January, thousands of North Korean students travelled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building [...]
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S. Korea parliament speaker compares Japan to ‘brazen thief’

S. Korea parliament speaker compares Japan to ‘brazen thief’

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The South Korean National Assembly speaker has added fuel to a simmering controversy over his call for the Japanese emperor to apologise to Korean women forced into [...]
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Exclusive: US blocks N Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit  sources

Exclusive: US blocks N Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit sources

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuter | 6:00 AM

The United States has blocked efforts by a UN agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign [...]
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Will US-led offensive against Huawei present dilemma for Korea?

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

With the United States continuing to warn its European allies against deploying equipment from China’s Huawei, debate is taking place over the 5G race among South [...]
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Korea to spend 2.93t won to develop bio tech in 2019

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

South Korea will spend 2.93 trillion won ($2.61 billion) this year to develop new bio technology, as part of efforts to become the leading industrial hub, the government said [...]
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Trump’s N Korea summit will be a success if this happensand it’s not what you think

Trump’s N Korea summit will be a success if this happensand it’s not what you think

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The date is set. The city is picked. And the hotel rooms are currently being booked. On February 27 and 28, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will [...]
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