Archive for December 3rd, 2016

Korean police question Pirates’ Kang over DUI crash

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Police in South Korea are investigating Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for allegedly crashing a luxury car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then [...] » More

The Uncertain State of Korea

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Marketplace | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors in South Korea are investigating a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-Hye. Allegedly, President Park’s friend asked major companies, namely [...] » More

S. Korea opposition to file impeachment motion

S. Korea opposition to file impeachment motion

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s three opposition parties said they would file an impeachment motion Friday against beleaguered President Park Geun-Hye, and push for a national assembly [...] » More

Step By Step: What It Would Take to Impeach Korea’s President

Step By Step: What It Would Take to Impeach Korea’s President

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s lawmakers have given President Park Geun-hye an ultimatum: Resign or be impeached. In a national address this week, Park offered to step down over an [...] » More

Birthplace of S. Korea president’s father ‘hit by arson’

Birthplace of S. Korea president’s father ‘hit by arson’

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The birthplace of the father of South Korea’s scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye was damaged in an arson attack Thursday, police said, with the suspect allegedly [...] » More

N Korean Volcano Provides Rare Chance For Scientific Collaboration

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

In 2011, when North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died, the state news agency reported that Mount Paektu took on a supernatural glow, and that at its summit, Heaven Lake shook [...] » More

Latest coal export restrictions by UN add teeth to N Korea sanctions

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A North Korean flag is pictured at its embassy in Beijing January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon The UN Security Council has imposed restrictions on North Korea’s [...] » More

Approval rating of Korea’s Park remains at record low fourpct – poll

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean opposition parties said on Friday they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye next week, while her own party [...] » More

Women find their voice as S. Korea’s first female president falls from grace

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

The presidential scandal’s bizarre details have provided fertile ground for misogynistic beliefs in a nation where gender inequality is deeply entrenched. But women are [...] » More

UN decapitates N Korea’s statue export business

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export – its huge [...] » More

Central bank pushes Korea toward coinless society

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank said it will carry out a test project in the first half of next year to reduce the use of coins. The Bank of Korea said it will select [...] » More

Korea political crisis could derail US priorities in the region

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

The pro-US foreign policy of South Korean President Park Geun Hye is at risk now that she appears to be on her way out over a growing corruption scandal. Park, whose approval [...] » More

Korea to kill the coin in path towards ‘cashless society’

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Hand over your coins. That is the message being sent by the central bank in South Korea as one of the world’s most technologically advanced and integrated nations eyes [...] » More

Foreign Companies Face New Clampdown for Getting Money out of China

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Until this week, big companies could ‘sweep’ $50 million out of China; now, cap is equivalent of $5 million Multinational companies are suddenly finding [...] » More

Did Pope Francis Just Validate China’s Godless Communist Regime?

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Federalist | 6:00 AM

According to reports, the Vatican and Communist China have reached an agreement that would end six decades of diplomatic gridlock. While details of the agreement [...] » More