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For God and country: S. Korea grants Christian convert asylum

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When hundreds of Yemenis arrived in South Korea seeking asylum after fleeing their war-torn country, opponents decried their Muslim religion and none of their applications [...]
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Korea apologises over vagrants’ detention, forced work

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s top public prosecutor apologised Tuesday over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at [...]
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Pentagon Scales Back Joint US, Korean Military Exercises

Pentagon Scales Back Joint US, Korean Military Exercises

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The exercises, which simulate fending off an attack from the North, are a sticking point for North Korea. The Pentagon is planning to scale back annual military exercises in [...]
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French Senate official arrested for ‘NKorea spying’: sources

French Senate official arrested for ‘NKorea spying’: sources

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Intelligence agencies have arrested a senior French civil servant on suspicion of spying for North Korea, a judicial source in Paris said. Benoit Quennedey, the president of [...]
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Will the All-New Hyundai Accent from India be Just as ‘Spicy’ as Korea’s?

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:00 AM

Hyundai Malaysia just gave the public a refreshing preview of the 2019 Hyundai Accent. And judging from where it’s manufactured, we might as well say [...]
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France detains civil servant suspected of spying for N Korea

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

French security services have detained a civil servant suspected of having tried to pass sensitive government information to a North Korean spy, a judicial source said on [...]
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Korea’s SK Innovation to build its first US EV battery plant

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Monday it will spend 1.14 trillion won (US$1.01 billion) to build its first electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States [...]
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Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalise medical marijuana

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Mjbiz Daily | 6:00 AM

South Korea became the first country in East Asia to legalise medical cannabis, marking a significant milestone in the global industry and a potential turning point in how [...]
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N Korea’s top diplomat to visit Vietnam

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho is to visit Vietnam for four days this week, according to a Vietnamese news service. VN Express reported Monday Ri’s state visit [...]
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Korea’s Largest Dog Slaughterhouse Has Shut Down

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Tendaily | 6:00 AM

Korea’s largest dog slaughterhouse in the province of Taepyeong-dong has been shut down by authorities. Made up of six separate complexes, the city council of Seongnam [...]
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Open for business: N Korean economists tell finance forum attracting foreign capital is priority

Open for business: N Korean economists tell finance forum attracting foreign capital is priority

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The presence of four government officials from North Korea at an economic conference in Guangzhou last week was the latest sign the isolated nation is beginning to open up as [...]
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International marriages rise in Korea first time in 6 years

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Government data showed today, the number of international marriages between a South Korean national and a foreigner inched up last year, ending six consecutive years of [...]
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North and Korea make historic joint bid to recognise traditional wrestling

North and Korea make historic joint bid to recognise traditional wrestling

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Two nations combine forces to list ssireum, a type of traditional wrestling, with the UN for the first time, in further sign of rapprochement North and South Korea have for [...]
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Chinese vessel caught illegally fishing in Korea

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s coast guard said it captured a Chinese fishing boat that was illegally fishing near the waters off a South Korea’s northernmost island. The Korea [...]
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N Korea still working at main nuclear site: UN watchdog

N Korea still working at main nuclear site: UN watchdog

26-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea appears to be still expanding operations at its main nuclear site, the United Nations atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday (November 22). The statement by the [...]
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