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Dawn delivery in Korea takes retail industry by storm

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

In recent years, South Korea’s door-to-door delivery service has evolved to allow customers to expect their parcels the very next day, or within two to three days at [...]
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South Korea steps up on the Korean Peninsula

South Korea steps up on the Korean Peninsula

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:30 AM

Under President Moon Jae-in’s administration, South Korea is proactively drawing North Korea out of diplomatic isolation and onto the path of international engagement. From [...]
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Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested Thursday that he’ll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with North Korea. The [...]
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Japan-Korea ties chill further over forced labour issue

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Tokyo accuses Seoul of trying to pass the buck with Japan firms facing compensation rulings Japan slammed South Korea yesterday for trying to pass the buck on the issue of [...]
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France to join N Korea surveillance at sea

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

France will Friday (January 11) agree to join Japanese navy patrols off North Korea in a fresh sign of efforts to deepen ties and military links between Tokyo and Paris, [...]
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N Korea’s harsh human rights record could undermine US nuclear deal, UN official says

N Korea’s harsh human rights record could undermine US nuclear deal, UN official says

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

As momentum builds for another summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the harsh reality of North Korean human rights issues threatens to [...]
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UN expert: N Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Tribtown | 6:00 AM

A UN rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearisation must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told [...]
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US to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to N Korea

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

Aid groups welcome the move, but it’s not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations. he US State Department has decided to ease some of its most stringent [...]
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Founder of Korean pornography site jailed amid voyeurism epidemic

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The co-founder of South Korea’s biggest pornography website has been jailed for four years over the distribution of obscene material, as the country attempts to tackle [...]
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Thaw in Korean ties brings relief for students of South’s school in DMZ

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

North Korea had been a source of fear for 11-year-old South Korean Sin Jae-hyeok as long as he could remember, until the moment he handed flowers to its leader, Kim Jong Un, [...]
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Aid groups hopeful US will ease N Korea restrictions

Aid groups hopeful US will ease N Korea restrictions

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

Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Washington and the [...]
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‘The whole country is a prison’: No sign of better rights in N KoreaUN

‘The whole country is a prison’: No sign of better rights in N KoreaUN

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

Despite more than a year of international engagement and promises of economic reform by North Korea’s leaders, the human rights situation in the isolated country [...]
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Xi makes his day: Kim boosted by China talks, say analysts

Xi makes his day: Kim boosted by China talks, say analysts

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came away from his fourth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping with his hand strengthened in nuclear talks with the US, analysts say, [...]
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Don’t shift blame over wartime labour ruling, Tokyo tells Korea

Don’t shift blame over wartime labour ruling, Tokyo tells Korea

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

Remarks by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the issue of forced wartime labour were “extremely regrettable”, Japan’s top government spokesman said on [...]
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Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested Thursday that he’ll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with North Korea. The [...]
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