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N Korean defector jailed for sending 130 tonnes of rice plus cash as a ‘loyalty gift’ to Pyongyang

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A North Korean defector to the South was on Friday sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for sending 130 tonnes of rice to her homeland as a “loyalty gift”. [...]
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Vietnam ‘willing’ to host Trump-Kim summit: report

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One of [...]
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N Korea envoy in US for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump

N Korea envoy in US for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A North Korean envoy arrived in Washington on Thursday for expected talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a [...]
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S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean protesters dressed as colonial-era Japanese soldiers. Relations between the two countries have long been overshadowed by historical issues including Koreans [...]
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Second US-N Korea summit the focus of talks

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

High-level talks aimed at finalising a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, US officials [...]
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Korea says mystery hackers cracked advanced weapons servers

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Register | 6:00 AM

The South Korea Ministry of National Defense says 10 of its internal PCs have been compromised by North Korea unknown hackers. Korea’s Dong-A Ilbo reports that the [...]
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US, N Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

US, N Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President [...]
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Brothers in arms: S. Korea debates military service exemptions

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Despite generating almost $4 billion a year for the South Korean economy, the seven floppy-haired members of K-pop boyband BTS will still have to perform nearly two years of [...]
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Top N Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalise a new [...]
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N Korea in back-door bid to split Canada from US-led efforts to push denuclearisation

N Korea in back-door bid to split Canada from US-led efforts to push denuclearisation

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:28 AM

North Korea has mounted a back-door bid to peel Canada away from United States-led efforts to apply “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang through sanctions until it [...]
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N Korean top envoy expected in US, as Korea no longer calls Pyongyang an ‘enemy’

N Korean top envoy expected in US, as Korea no longer calls Pyongyang an ‘enemy’

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:27 AM

Kim Jong-un’s top negotiator is expected to travel to Washington this week in a potential sign that the momentum for a second summit between the North Korean leader and [...]
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Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports

Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:23 AM

A top North Korean official arrived in Beijing Thursday, reports said, en route to Washington for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President [...]
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Korea’s Kakao Mobility offers olive branch to taxi drivers protesting car-sharing

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Kakao Mobility on Tuesday (January 15) said it would re-enter talks over its proposed car-sharing service with an open mind, and would even consider [...]
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Pompeo’s N Korean counterpart booked on flight to US: Yonhap

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Three North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with the United States, are booked on a flight to Washington, Yonhap news agency reported on [...]
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Korea No Longer Lists N Korea as an ‘Enemy’ in Its New Defense Report

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

North Korea is no longer South Korea’s “enemy,” though Pyongyang’s nuclear programme still poses a security threat, according to Seoul’s [...]
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