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Japan to send officials to N Korea for update on abductee investigation

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan eased some sanctions on North Korea in July in return for the North reopening its probe into the status of the abduction victims and had expected an initial report by [...]
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NZ, Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Business Desk | 6:00 AM

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week. Officials concluded the ninth round [...]
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McAuliffe on trade mission to Japan, China, Korea

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | News Advance | 6:00 AM

Would you buy a Virginia soybean from this man? How about some more poultry, or pork? Or a bottle of the commonwealth’s finest Cabernet franc? These and other questions [...]
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Korea Must End the ‘Rampant Abuse’ of Migrant Farm Workers, Says Amnesty

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s farming industry is rife with exploitation of migrant labour, according to a report by Amnesty International released Monday, which alleges violence, [...]
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Gunfire erupts between two sides of Korea for second time in 10 days

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Daily | 6:00 AM

No injuries or property damage were reported from 10 minutes of shooting on Sunday. The first exchange of gunfire occurred when North Korea shot at balloons carrying [...]
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Korea warns it may cancel BAE systems contract to upgrade F-16 jets

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said it could cancel a planned $1 billion-plus deal for BAE Systems Plc to upgrade its F-16 fighter jets and seek a new different contractor if talks with the [...]
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Korea: Wired for communication, tied to Australia

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The West Australian | 6:00 AM

A wet and dreary day in Seoul but it fails to dampen our mood. It is the first full day of our exchange so naturally we are excited. Monday is the most formal day for our [...]
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Korea struggling to pass Australia free trade bills before G20

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

South Korea has reaffirmed that next month’s meeting of G20 leaders in Brisbane is a critical opportunity to finalise its free trade agreement with Australia. One of [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned Monday of an “unpredictable” retaliatory strike against South Korea following a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military [...]
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S. Korea builds Cameroon’s first mechanised farming district

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea has completed building Cameroon’s first mechanised rice farming district that is expected to help modernise the African state’s overall agriculture [...]
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Inside the Fascinating Lives of N Korean Defectors

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Mother Jones | 6:00 AM

Jae stands nervously in front of the crowd of South Korean high schoolers. “Do North Korean students often date each other?” one student wants to know. Jae, a [...]
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N Korea responds to Leon Panetta’s memoirs by saying it will beef up nuclear programme

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Despite some signs of a fresh openness in Pyongyang after the return of the absent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a recently published memoir is bringing all of the [...]
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Gunfire Exchanged on Korean Boundary

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

South and North Korean troops exchanged gunfire across their tense border on Sunday, even as the South reaffirmed its desire to hold high-level talks with the North. Ten [...]
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2 Koreans missing in Thai boat collision

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two tourists from South Korea are missing after a boat carrying them and about two dozen others collided with a fishing vessel near Thailand’s southern resort of Phuket [...]
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Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Boston Herald | 6:00 AM

Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. [...]
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