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Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons programme

Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons programme

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twelve countries seeking to abolish nuclear weapons on Saturday denounced North Korea’s atomic programme at the close of a meeting in Hiroshima, saying it endangered [...] » More

Korea’s state health insurer sues Philip Morris, BAT for smoking damages

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s state health insurer said on Monday it was seeking an initial 53.7 billion won ($51.9 million) from three tobacco companies, including the local units of [...] » More

Micromax eyes stake in Korea’s Pantech – sources

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s No.2 smartphone marker Micromax Informatics Ltd has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korean peer Pantech Co Ltd as part of its drive to expand [...] » More

Five Korea firms win combined $7.2 billion in Kuwait refinery orders

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two [...] » More

Signals From N Korea

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

North Korea signaled to Japan early this month that it is prepared to reinvestigate the festering issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and [...] » More

Map of Global Shipping Highlights N Korea’s Isolation

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reason | 6:00 AM

Many readers will be familiar with photos of the Korean peninsula at night showing the stark differences between the economies of the capitalist south and the isolated, [...] » More

US, China to hold talks on N Korea next week

US, China to hold talks on N Korea next week

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Thehill | 6:00 AM

The United States and China will hold talks next week to discuss North Korea’s nuclear threats, the State Department announced Friday. The meetings come about two weeks [...] » More

Korea’s artistic treasures – and their links to China and Japan

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

In what are sometimes referred to as the “ceramic wars”, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese warrior-general, launched two invasions of the Korean peninsula in the [...] » More

Japan and Korea can work together to wash away the pains of the past

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Ogata Sadako is a former president of Japan International Cooperation Agency and was the United Nations high commissioner for refugees from 1991 to 2001. Han Sung-Joo was [...] » More

Samsung’s cancer-stricken workers are focus of fresh debate in Korea

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:00 AM

Workers in Samsung semiconductor plants who have developed cancer are fighting their former employer – and their government – for compensation. Their fight has [...] » More

Samsung adds $600 in freebies to new Galaxy S5

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Sfgate | 6:00 AM

Number of the day $600 That’s how much Samsung is giving in freebies to buyers of its new Galaxy S5 smartphone. The Korean tech giant is offering PayPal vouchers, a [...] » More

Samsung’s lawyers try to put a human face on Android

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | PC world | 6:00 AM

Samsung’s lawyers tried to put a human face on Google’s Android development efforts as they opened their defense Friday against Apple’s patent infringement [...] » More

N Korea condemns US-S Korea military drills

N Korea condemns US-S Korea military drills

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang’s recent launches. “The US [...] » More

N Korea welcomes foreigners to annual marathon for first time

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

North Korea has opened its annual marathon to amateur runners for the first time, with about 200 entrants from around the world expected to take part in the Pyongyang race on [...] » More

UK rebukes N Korea for misrepresenting election observers

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FC) on Wednesday condemned North Korean state media for its “capacity to misrepresent events” over recent coverage of [...] » More