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FM says US, Korea could differ on troop dispatch to Strait of Hormuz

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday that Seoul has so far made no decision on the US request to send troops to the Strait of Hormuz, adding that [...]
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N Korean mother ‘faces prison for saving her children from a house fire instead of portrait of Kim Jong-il’

N Korean mother ‘faces prison for saving her children from a house fire instead of portrait of Kim Jong-il’

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | DailyMail | 6:02 AM

A North Korean mother has been threatened with jail after saving her two children from a house fire but allowing portraits of North Korea’s leaders to burn. The woman [...]
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Pompeo to meet Japan, Korea on N Korea tensions

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet top officials from Japan and South Korea, officials said Thursday, weeks after North Korea defiantly threatened a new weapon. The [...]
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W10 million: Korean court orders Japan’s Mitsubishi to compensate forced labour victim

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A South Korean victim of wartime forced labour in Japan again won a compensation lawsuit against a Japanese company Thursday. The Seoul Central District Court ordered [...]
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A stable N Korea welcomes economic growth

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Despite sanctions, North Korea’s economy shows signs of virility, with no social unrest or anti-regime activity The earliest news to emerge from North Korea in 2020 [...]
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N Korean nuclear threat is here

N Korean nuclear threat is here

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Kim Jong Un has done a good job keeping the United States guessing about his next nuclear provocation. North Korea had threatened that it would pursue a more hardline [...]
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Hormuz mission tests S. Korea-US alliance

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The US request for Korea to join a naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz has emerged as a new test of the two countries alliance on top of other issues, such as [...]
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Riot Games Korea chief passes away

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Park Jun-kyu, country head of Riot Games Korea, passed away Thursday. He was 44. Riot Games Korea said that Park was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2019 and that his [...]
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Amid trade row with Japan, Korea gains Dupont investment to make chip materials

11-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea said on Thursday DuPont will invest $28 million in the country to produce advanced photoresists and other materials by 2021, a move that will help reduce its [...]
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Koreans spend on reading habits

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Many Koreans are willing to spend money to achieve their New Year’s goal to read more books. Around 12.25 percent of Koreans said that their top New Year’s goal [...]
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Samsung sets up anti-corruption panel as chief faces trials

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s Samsung Group, whose leader faces trials over a bribery scandal involving former president Park Geun-hye, has appointed external experts to a new [...]
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Guilty verdict overturned in S. Korea #MeToo case

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A former prosecutor who was tried following groping allegations that fuelled South Korea’s #MeToo movement walked free on Thursday after his conviction was quashed by [...]
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S. Korea reports suspected case of mysterious pneumonia

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Korea on Wednesday reported a suspected case of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness that has been spreading in China, the public health and safety agency said. According to [...]
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Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia

Korea reports 1st possible case of viral pneumonia

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland [...]
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S. Korea replaces senior prosecutors leading investigations into high-profile scandals

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The Justice Ministry on Wednesday replaced senior prosecutors in charge of investigations into two major scandals involving presidential officials. Among those affected are [...]
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