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Korea Proposes Resuming Reunions of War-Divided Families

Korea Proposes Resuming Reunions of War-Divided Families

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s president proposed Monday that the two Koreas improve their tense relations by resuming the reunions of families separated since the Korean War, a [...]
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A cautionary tale of dogs, imposters and N Korea

A cautionary tale of dogs, imposters and N Korea

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

An anonymous blogger is a tenuous enough source for a news story. But an imposter posing as that anonymous blogger?! Perhaps not since “Curveball” – the now [...]
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MORRISSEY: Kim Jong-un using attention-seeking Rodman for regime legitimacy

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Suntimes | 6:00 AM

A good amount of dumb people populate the planet. That might sound harsh, but it’s an evolutionary truth: Not everyone can be smart, in the same way that not everyone [...]
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Samsung Electronics Q4 guidance widely misses street estimates

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said October-December operating profit fell 18 percent to 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion) from the prior quarter’s record earnings, missing [...]
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China plans new privately financed banks

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Up to five private banks will be created in China this year as it looks to open up the financial sector and raise competition in the industry. The banks will be allowed to [...]
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Desolation of smog: Tackling China’s air quality crisis

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country’s notoriously polluted air. Apocalyptic scenes of dense smog have recently [...]
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N Korean Leader Kim Jong Un’s Aunt May Be Dead: Report

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Less than a month after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his uncle Jang Song Thaek, reports are now circulating that his aunt, Jang’s wife, has died. Chosun [...]
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N Korea fumes over Kim’s rejected peace gesture

N Korea fumes over Kim’s rejected peace gesture

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea slammed South Korea on Sunday for dismissing a peace overture by leader Kim Jong-Un, accusing Seoul of “pouring cold water” on its attempt to mend [...]
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Korea: Rail Workers, Repression and Resistance

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Truth-out.org | 6:00 AM

The mainstream media struggle to understand Korea. Throughout December, global news coverage focussed on the latest purge in North Korea, a former basketball star’s [...]
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N Korea Execution by dog? Probably not

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Concordmonitor | 6:00 AM

Yesterday’s viral internet story claims that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed last month by stripping him naked and feeding him to 120 hungry [...]
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Park proposes new family reunions with N Korea

Park proposes new family reunions with N Korea

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday proposed fresh reunions of families separated by the Korean War after a previous bid was cancelled by Pyongyang, and promised [...]
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Korea asks for reunions of war-torn families to resume

Korea asks for reunions of war-torn families to resume

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s president called on Monday for resuming reunions of families separated by war, expressing her hopes that the humanitarian programme would improve strained [...]
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Swedish surprise at seeing snow cannon used in N Korea

Swedish surprise at seeing snow cannon used in N Korea

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

When North Korea’s state media this week issued pictures of leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a new ski field he ordered built, one firm in Sweden couldn’t believe what [...]
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Was Kim Jong-un’s uncle fed to the dogs? That’s not really the point

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

It’s one of the viral rumours of the start of 2014: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is said to have executed his uncle by having him stripped and thrown to a pack of [...]
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Inside the Tale of N Korea Execution by Ravenous Dog

Inside the Tale of N Korea Execution by Ravenous Dog

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

There is no end to shocking stories from North Korea, many involving the myriad cruelties of the brutal police state as reported by defectors. But the latest tale – a [...]
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