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‘Cuddled in Kim Jong Un’s arms’: N Koreans envisage unification ahead of summit

‘Cuddled in Kim Jong Un’s arms’: N Koreans envisage unification ahead of summit

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sixteen-year-old Ri Jin Ryong, a member of North Korea’s paramilitary Worker-Peasant Red Guards militia, says he has one message for South Koreans if the two countries [...]
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Washington set to replace US military commander in S. Korea

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Washington is set to replace the commander of US forces in South Korea amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula, even as denuclearisation of the North stalls. The US [...]
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Korea’s Iranian crude oil imports plunge 86.5pct on year in Aug

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran plunged 86.5 percent in August from a year earlier due to pending re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran, according to [...]
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Korean border railway station represents staging post on journey to peace

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

“We want to be back on track.” A sign on the platform at the dead-end railway station, near the southern side of the heavily fortified border between the two [...]
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Pompeo accuses Russia of actively working to undermine N Korea sanctions

Pompeo accuses Russia of actively working to undermine N Korea sanctions

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia on Friday of actively working to undermine international sanctions on North Korea and said the enforcement of the steps was [...]
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N Korea claims hacker responsible for WannaCry outbreak does not exist

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The country insists the indictment of the hacker is nothing more than a smear campaign. A North Korean hacker allegedly responsible for debilitating cyberattacks against Sony [...]
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US says denuclearisation talks ongoing with NKorea

US says denuclearisation talks ongoing with NKorea

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Talks with North Korea are ongoing over the country’s potential denuclearisation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, despite the appearance that discussions [...]
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Sending aid to N Korea often means inadvertently helping Kim Jong Um. But there are still ways to help.

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Diversion is a common problem in autocratic regimes. Still, we can’t ignore the sheer volume of need in such nations. North Korea often tries to hide from the world the [...]
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Moon faces toughest challenge yet in 3rd summit with Kim

Moon faces toughest challenge yet in 3rd summit with Kim

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The first inter-Korean summit of 2018, a sunny spectacle in late April, reduced war fears on the peninsula. The second, an emergency one in May, helped ensure a historic [...]
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Koreas open first liaison office ahead of third summit between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in

Koreas open first liaison office ahead of third summit between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea opened their first liaison office near their tense border Friday in a bid to facilitate better communication ahead of an eagerly awaited summit between [...]
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Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks

Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:20 AM

South Korea has high hopes that the upcoming inter-Korea summit will achieve a decisive breakthrough in the stalled nuclear talks, when their leaders sit down to discuss [...]
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At summit, Korea’s Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ between Kim, Trump

At summit, Korea’s Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ between Kim, Trump

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Next week’s inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between [...]
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US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of N Korea sanctions

US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of N Korea sanctions

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Moscow on Thursday of seeking to cover up breaches of UN sanctions on North Korea by Russians after it pushed for [...]
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US imposes N Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North [...]
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US anger at Russia changes to UN N Korea report

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Several paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow’s urging, sparking US anger on [...]
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