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Expanding Starbucks Threatens Local Brands in Korea

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A recent piece in Quartz reveals that Seoul has more Starbucks outlets than any other city in the world. According to the article, the coffeehouse chain has 284 outlets in [...]
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Korea, US, China seeking conditions to resuming 6-party talks

03-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

“Starting with last week’s South Korea-China foreign ministers’ meeting, we’ve been discussing the conditions to resuming denuclearisation talks with [...]
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Man is stuck in Korea after his kid doodled all over his passport

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Sploid | 6:00 AM

A Chinese man and his four-year-old son are apparently stuck in South Korea because his son used his old man’s passport as a drawing book. Seriously. While on vacation, [...]
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N. Korea sentences S. Korean ‘spy’ to hard labour for life

N. Korea sentences S. Korean ‘spy’ to hard labour for life

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea convicted a South Korean man of espionage and sentenced him to hard labour for life, saying he had confessed to attempting to set up an underground church, [...]
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N. Korea kidnap probe an attempt to divide foes

N. Korea kidnap probe an attempt to divide foes

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s surprise pledge to probe Cold War kidnappings of Japanese nationals is an attempt to divide its foes that could benefit its nuclear and missile programmes [...]
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Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ galloping to YouTube record

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ galloping to YouTube record

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean pop phenomenon Psy is on pace to gallop into the record books this weekend with his “Gangnam Style” mega hit set to smash through the two billion [...]
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Risky game

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

SHIGERU AND SAKIE YOKOTA keep two framed pictures of their daughter Megumi in their small Kawasaki apartment, near Tokyo. One shows the 12-year-old Megumi posing in school [...]
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N. Korea Won’t Cause a Nuclear Domino in Asia (But China Might)

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

On Thursday the Wall Street Journal published excerpts from an interview it conducted with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. One article from the interview discusses the [...]
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N Korea unveils new mushroom sports drink

N Korea unveils new mushroom sports drink

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

North Korean scientists have developed a new sports drink made from mushrooms to enhance athletic prowess, according to state media. In a report detailing “new [...]
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Korea ferry search diver dies

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

A diver has died during efforts to cut a new access hole into a submerged ferry that sank last month with the loss of about 300 lives, the South Korean coastguard said. The [...]
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2nd Diver Dies in Search of Korean Ferry

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A diver has died during the search for people still missing inside a sunken South Korean ferry. It’s the second such death among divers mobilised since the ferry sank [...]
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Koreans React to Second Diver’s Death in Sewol Search Mission

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Korea Bizwire | 6:00 AM

A civilian diver died today (May 30) in the operation to retrieve still missing bodies – 16 of them as of today – from the Sewol ferry which sank on April 16. The [...]
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Is US Military Using Drones to Spy on N Korea & China?

Is US Military Using Drones to Spy on N Korea & China?

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | LiveScience.com | 6:00 AM

The US military may soon begin using long-range surveillance drones to spy on North Korea and China. Over the past week, the US Air Force stationed two unarmed Global Hawk [...]
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Korea: Wagering on Unification

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

According to Yonhap News Agency, even as other trusts face selling sprees from investors seeking to take advantage of the recent rallies in the stock market, capital is [...]
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US’s Campbell sees evolution in world’s view of ‘one Korea’

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Korea Joongang Daily | 6:00 AM

Kurt Campbell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs from 2009 to 2013, said that more pressure can be exerted on North Korean to denuclearise [...]
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