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Korea students gain weight ‘to dodge military service’

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Twelve inventive South Korean college students deliberately made themselves overweight to dodge mandatory military service, a branch of the armed forces in Seoul said Tuesday [...]
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Korean War remains identified as US troops, Mattis says

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

Some Korean War remains obtained from North Korea have been identified as US service members, Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed Tuesday. “We have identified a [...]
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New joint liaison office will ‘advance inter-Korean relations’

New joint liaison office will ‘advance inter-Korean relations’

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

North and South Korea will open a joint liaison office this week to improve cross-border communications and exchanges, Seoul said Wednesday. The office is a significant move [...]
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Korea on MERS alert, struggles to search for 50 foreigners possibly exposed to virus

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

South Korean health authorities are still trying to track down about 50 foreigners who could have come in contact with a recently confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome [...]
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Korea jobless rate hits highest since global financial crisis, adds to president’s woes

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

South Korea’s unemployment rate hit an eight-year high in August as mandatory minimum wages rose, adding to economic policy frustrations and political challenges for [...]
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Putin says N Korea doing a lot but Washington not responding

Putin says N Korea doing a lot but Washington not responding

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that North Korea was taking a lot of steps towards denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, but that Washington was not [...]
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US says special envoy’s Asia trip shows progress toward revival of N Korea denuclearisation talks

US says special envoy’s Asia trip shows progress toward revival of N Korea denuclearisation talks

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

Trying to demonstrate that talks to denuclearise the Korean peninsula are continuing, the US State Department briefed reporters on Tuesday on the travels of the newly [...]
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MP Tan Wu Meng praises N Koreans’ ‘diligence and discipline’ after visit to DPRK

13-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have impressed Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tan Wu Meng for their [...]
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Japan’s Abe says he wants to meet N Korean leader Kim

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wanted to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but there had been no discussions to arrange any summit. Speaking in [...]
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Chinese tycoon banned from Korea after sexually assaulting two Korean employees on private jet

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

A Chinese tycoon remains barred from ever again entering South Korea after a Seoul court rejected his plea to have the ban overturned on Sunday, ruling that Korea is better [...]
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Mass rally wraps up N Korea’s 70th anniversary events

Mass rally wraps up N Korea’s 70th anniversary events

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

Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country’s 70th anniversary, an elaborate [...]
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Kim’s missing missiles may mark a turning point

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Rarely does anything good come out of North Korea. But this weekend we were rewarded with an exception: During its 70th anniversary celebrations, the regime decided to hold [...]
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Trump open to meeting N Korea’s Kim again despite lack of denuclearisation progress

Trump open to meeting N Korea’s Kim again despite lack of denuclearisation progress

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

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that President Donald Trump is open to another meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un despite national security [...]
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First two US troops from N Korean remains identified

First two US troops from N Korean remains identified

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

The US military has identified the first two American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over in July, the agency [...]
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Trump received Kim Jong Un letter seeking 2nd meet: WHouse

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

US President Donald Trump has received a “very positive” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in [...]
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