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N Korea ‘Turned Chinese Trucks into Missile Launchers’

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

North Korea converted Chinese trucks into massive mobile platforms for launching KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles it paraded in 2012, independent researchers claimed [...]
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US pleads for ‘good neighbourliness’ in Asia

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States called Tuesday for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three to overcome historical animosity. [...]
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Chinese on N Korea border unaware of conditions in secretive dictatorship

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

They enter China legally via the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge or sneak into the country by swimming across the Yalu River under cover of darkness. The legal migrants come to [...]
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North, Korea meet for talks on family reunions

North, Korea meet for talks on family reunions

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea were set to hold talks Wednesday on resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War – an emotive issue that Pyongyang has been accused [...]
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Japan unease over US alliance adds fuel to Abe’s security shift

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In public, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government lists a more assertive China and a volatile North Korea as its top security concerns. Behind the scenes, [...]
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S Korea-Japan sea dispute poised to hit Virginia classrooms

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

School textbooks have long been a symbolic bone of contention between Seoul and Tokyo, as they argue over how history should record Japan’s 35-year occupation of Korea. [...]
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N Korea calls Japanese PM ‘Asian Hitler’

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph.co.uk | 6:00 AM

North Korea repeatedly harangues Japan over its failure to atone for its 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula North Korea has denounced Japanese prime minister Shinzo [...]
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10 S. Koreans nabbed for illegal gambling in Philippines

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested Tuesday 10 South Korean nationals suspected to be involved in an illegal online gambling operation in the [...]
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A Tiny Glimmer From N Korea

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea recently reversed itself and accepted South Korea’s proposal to hold long-overdue family reunions between citizens of the two countries. If these meetings [...]
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Inside N Korea’s Western-funded university

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

In the heart of North Korea’s dictatorship, a university – largely paid for by the West – is attempting to open the minds of the state’s future elite. [...]
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N Korea May Be Able to Build Own Missile Launchers

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Nationaljournal | 6:00 AM

North Korea appears to have developed some domestic capability to build mobile missile launchers, according to independent researchers. “North Korea has a partially [...]
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S Korea lawyers seek 20-year jail term for treason case politician

S Korea lawyers seek 20-year jail term for treason case politician

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

As soon as the first shots rang out across the inter-Korean border, prosecutors say, Lee Seok-ki would have set in motion a plan to undermine South Korea’s defences by [...]
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S. Korea Crackdown on Underground Economy Stokes Angst

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean (KOGDPQOQ) bar owner Jeong Young Soo doused his body with paint thinner and set himself aflame, his final protest against a government crackdown to collect more [...]
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Meanwhile in N Korea …

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Commentarymagazine | 6:00 AM

The 2014 “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community” presented by national intelligence director James Clapper to the Senate Select Committee [...]
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Korea completing sea cleanup 164,000 litres oil leak: Coast Guard

Korea completing sea cleanup 164,000 litres oil leak: Coast Guard

05-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Teams of workers, aided by ships and aircraft, will complete on Monday the sea cleanup of 164,000 litres of oil that leaked off South Korea’s southern coast, the coast [...]
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