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China and Korea inch closer to trade agreement

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

China and Korea are on track to seal a free trade deal in the first half of this year, following the signing of a draft version on Wednesday. The two countries have now [...]
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Chinese Wealth Transforms Korea’s Jeju Island

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

When Kim Ho-san opened an apparel store on South Korea’s southernmost resort island of Jeju in 2012, she was well-positioned to benefit from a rising flow of Chinese [...]
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Korea gets tough on chaebol wrongdoing

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

The prison sentence handed this month to the daughter of Korean Air’s chair for an onboard tantrum over the serving of macadamia nuts reflected the courts’ [...]
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S. Korea, Czech Republic upgrade ties to strategic partnership

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the Czech Republic agreed Thursday to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership to deepen cooperation in political, economic and other issues. [...]
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N. Korea’s possible nuke test forecast to be more powerful: Seoul

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea has continued high-explosive detonation tests and its possible nuclear test is forecast to be much more powerful both in scale and yield than previous ones, [...]
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N Korea renames ships to evade UN sanctions

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has managed to evade UN sanctions targeting a key shipping company by renaming and reflagging vessels which continue to operate, a UN report said Wednesday. A [...]
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Exclusive – Sanctioned N Korea shipping firm still active, renamed ships: UN panel

Exclusive – Sanctioned N Korea shipping firm still active, renamed ships: UN panel

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A UN-blacklisted North Korean shipping company has renamed most of its vessels in a bid to disguise their origin and continues its illicit shipments in violation of United [...]
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Korea legalises adultery

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed [...]
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S. Korea repeals anti-cheating law

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Constitutional Court threw out a decades-old law banning adultery on Thursday, reflecting a growing importance of personal choice over marital order in a [...]
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Samsung Elec to freeze salaries in Korea for first time since 2009

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will freeze its South Korean employees’ wages in 2015 for the first time in six years, after the world’s top smartphone [...]
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Korea plans cash-for-prisoners exchange with North

27-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

More than 1,000 South Koreans – including soldiers from the 1950-53 war – still being held in North Korea South Korea’s new prime minister has announced [...]
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Viber could be banned in Korea over patent suit

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Next Web | 6:00 AM

Mobile messaging services could be in trouble in South Korea, after Viber’s recent loss of a patent lawsuit to local mobile operator SK Telecom led to a ban on its iOS [...]
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Kim Jong-un aunt is still alive, says Korean intelligence

Kim Jong-un aunt is still alive, says Korean intelligence

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Once-influential aunt of North Korean leader who has been missing from public view for months not dead, says South Korean spy agency The once powerful aunt of North Korean [...]
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Gunman kills 3 in S. Korea’s Sejong City, later found dead

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A gunman shot and killed three people Wednesday in and around a South Korean convenience store that he then set on fire before fleeing, police said. He was later found dead [...]
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N Korea May Get 100 Nuclear Bombs, Researcher Says

N Korea May Get 100 Nuclear Bombs, Researcher Says

26-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea may have as many as 100 nuclear arms in five years and become capable of mounting them on a range of road-mobile missiles, a US researcher said. Joel Wit, who [...]
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