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S. Korea urges North to free missionary facing life term

S. Korea urges North to free missionary facing life term

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

South Korea urged North Korea Sunday to release a Seoul missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and operating an underground church, calling his [...]
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Taiwan unveils new guava variety

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

Taiwan has unveiled a newly developed guava strain that has better quality during summer time, a local breeder said Monday. The “Kaohsiung 2,” nicknamed [...]
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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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N. Korea rents out waters near disputed western sea border to China

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea has signed a contract with Chinese fishermen allowing them to fish in waters near the disputed western sea border, including South Korea’s waters, a Seoul [...]
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Why is N Korea offering to investigate the fate of abducted Japanese?

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

The abduction of more than a dozen Japanese citizens by North Korean spies during the cold war has moved closer to a possible resolution after Pyongyang agreed to reopen its [...]
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US sends long-range drones to monitor N Korean nuclear activity and Chinese navy

US sends long-range drones to monitor N Korean nuclear activity and Chinese navy

02-Jun-2014 Intellasia | National Post | 6:00 AM

The US Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor [...]
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House moves to tighten N. Korea sanctions. Will that strengthen US policy?

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

Just weeks after President Obama said it might be time for sanctions “with more bite” on North Korea, the House of Representatives is moving to impose tough new [...]
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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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