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US toughens stance as N. Korea talks stumble

US toughens stance as N. Korea talks stumble

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

With US-South Korean military drills back on the table and the cancelation of a top-level summit in Pyongyang, Washington is toughening its stance as it negotiates with North [...]
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US military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

US military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defense secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in [...]
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Japan and N Korea held secret meeting as Shinzo Abe ‘loses trust’ in Donald Trump

Japan and N Korea held secret meeting as Shinzo Abe ‘loses trust’ in Donald Trump

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Japan held a “secret” meeting with North Korea in Vietnam in July without informing the United States, according to media reports. Talks were reportedly held [...]
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US military hints could resume major exercises on Korean peninsula

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defense secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in [...]
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Korea’s Moon Jae-in will not attend Russian forum, Seoul says

Korea’s Moon Jae-in will not attend Russian forum, Seoul says

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has declined to attend the Russia-hosted Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, as a potential third summit with Kim Jong Un could take [...]
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Thousands of couples marry in mass ceremony in Korea

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

TWENTY-FIVE years after her parents were married, Iasmin Lumibao travelled from Macau to South Korea to follow in their footsteps and marry alongside thousands of others in a [...]
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Japan says N Korea still poses a dire threat to its security

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan said on Tuesday North Korea still posed a dire threat to its security despite a halt to ballistic missile tests and a pledge by leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearise the [...]
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Pompeo visit scrapped after belligerent letter from N Korea: report

Pompeo visit scrapped after belligerent letter from N Korea: report

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea last weekend was cancelled after he received what US officials deemed to be a belligerent letter from [...]
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Seoul may delay N. Korea office plans

Seoul may delay N. Korea office plans

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea said Monday it may delay the imminent opening of a liaison office in North Korea, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang was abruptly [...]
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The US is now ‘worse off’ on N Korea than it was before the Trump-Kim summit, expert says

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | ReutersCNBC | 6:00 AM

* The United States is currently at a weaker position with North Korea than before US President Donald Trump met with the leader of the rogue nation, an expert told CNBC on [...]
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Korea working-age population falls for the first time

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Channel Newsasia | 6:00 AM

The number of people of working age in Asia’s fourth-largest economy fell for the first time ever last year, South Korea’s official statistics agency said Monday [...]
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Japan says N Korean threat remains despite summit pledge

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan needs to bolster its missile defenses and its alliance with the United States, its government stressed Tuesday in an annual defense review that judged North Korea to [...]
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NKorea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: Japan

NKorea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: Japan

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

North Korea still poses a “serious and imminent threat”, Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on the Korean [...]
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Trump called off Pompeo’s N Korea visit after belligerent letter report

Trump called off Pompeo’s N Korea visit after belligerent letter report

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump called off a visit to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the latter received a belligerent letter from a senior North Korean [...]
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Ostrich skin and Neo-Viagra? A shopping guide to N Korea

28-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Ostrich skin ready for tailoring, huge flat-screen TVs, “Neo-Viagra” and a cure for cancer? North Korea’s official shopper’s guide is glossy and full [...]
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