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N Korea Tests Rocket Launcher With Range Beyond Seoul, South Says

N Korea Tests Rocket Launcher With Range Beyond Seoul, South Says

06-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Tuesday tested a new multiple-rocket launcher with a range long enough to strike major American and South Korean military bases south of Seoul, South Korean [...] » More

Korea’s first female president intimidated? Yeah, right

06-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

What kind of politician is slashed in the face with a knife, and upon waking up in hospital the first thing they ask about is the election campaign? Answer: Park Geun-hye, [...] » More

United Nations sanctions experts probe Dennis Rodman’s N Korea trips

06-Mar-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

United Nations sanctions experts are investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman over gifts he brought to North Korea during visits to the reclusive state. The UN [...] » More

The N Korean defectors who want to return home

06-Mar-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

In the past two decades thousands of North Koreans have fled their homeland, seeking refuge in the South. So why are some now deciding to return? Kim Hyung-deok met his wife [...] » More

Tyco’s ADT deal puts spotlight on resurgent Korea M&A market

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

The volume of M&A activity in South Korea has posted its strongest start to the year since 2008, rising 18 percent to date and dominated by a spate of private equity [...] » More

China helps N Korea despite human rights violations

06-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Daily-Cardinal | 6:00 AM

On February 19th, the United Nations provided a report on inhumane atrocities taking place in North Korea. According to the report, Kim Jong-un’s regime is conducting [...] » More

Australia automatically recognises full adoptions from Taiwan, Korea and Ethopia

Australia automatically recognises full adoptions from Taiwan, Korea and Ethopia

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia has automatically recognises full adoptions from Taiwan, South Korea and Ethiopia, prime minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday. The changes – which will [...] » More

N Korea fires Scud missiles as US-Korea hold drills

N Korea fires Scud missiles as US-Korea hold drills

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea fired short-range Scud missiles off its east coast for the second time in a week, drawing condemnation from Washington and Seoul as the allies held joint military [...] » More

Japan, N Korea Red Cross officials meet

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese and North Korean Red Cross officials met in China on Monday in what Japan hopes will be a step toward talks on the return of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North [...] » More

Seoul: NKorea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills

Seoul: NKorea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday in the second such launch in less than a week, amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and [...] » More

John Short arrives in Beijing after expulsion from N Korea

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Australian missionary John Short broke down in tears as he arrived in Beijing on Monday after being expelled from North Korea for allegedly spreading Christianity. The [...] » More

Carlyle to Buy Tyco Korea Unit for $1.93 Billion

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

Carlyle (CG) Group LP agreed to buy Tyco International Ltd (TYC)’s fire and security business in South Korea for $1.93 billion, the country’s largest [...] » More

US urges N Korea to exercise restraint after rocket launches

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

The US State Department urged North Korea on Monday to exercise restraint and to avoid provocative actions following reports that it launched two short-range missiles. [...] » More

Echoes of Pyongyang as Korea jails politician for ‘subversive’ plot

Echoes of Pyongyang as Korea jails politician for ‘subversive’ plot

05-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

According to the court that sentenced him to 12 years in prison, Lee Seok-ki is a dangerous subversive, guilty of plotting an armed rebellion in support of his [...] » More

Japan mission leaves for talks with N Korea

04-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Dailytimes | 6:00 AM

Japanese government and Red Cross officials left on Sunday for talks in China with their North Korean counterparts in a rare meeting that might help improve frosty relations. [...] » More