Archive for December 8th, 2016

South Korea central bank sees knock to exports if China shipments to US is reduced

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

South Korea’s central bank on Wednesday said any reduction in China’s exports to the United States would hamper shipments from Asia’s fourth-largest economy [...]
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Yet another Korean ‘comfort woman’ dies

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Another South Korean woman who was coerced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II has died, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Gender [...]
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South Korea corruption: Choi ordered to appear before hearing

South Korea corruption: Choi ordered to appear before hearing

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The woman accused of being behind a massive corruption scandal in South Korea has been ordered to appear before a parliamentary hearing. Choi Soon-sil has been charged over [...]
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Probe demands testimony from woman at heart of S. Korea scandal

Probe demands testimony from woman at heart of S. Korea scandal

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

South Korea’s central bank on Wednesday said any reduction in China’s exports to the United States would hamper shipments from Asia’s fourth-largest economy [...]
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Korea Impeachment Push Advances as Park ‘Ready’ for Vote

Korea Impeachment Push Advances as Park ‘Ready’ for Vote

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

South Korea’s opposition pressed forward with plans for impeachment proceedings against Park Geun-hye on Friday, as an ally of the president said she was [...]
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South Korea to slap Volkswagen with record fine, pursue execs over emissions ads

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

South Korea said it will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at Volkswagen AG’s South Korean unit and fine the company a record 37.3 [...]
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South Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue executives over emissions ads

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

South Korea said it will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) South Korean unit and fine the company a [...]
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Bird flu virus spreading in South Korea from farm to wildlife

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Cases of bird flu are growing in South Korea where at least six farms have reported the presence of the H5N6 virus. Another cluster of infections was confirmed near a chicken [...]
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North Korean experts explain what Kim Jong Un wants

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A top US general here warned that North Korea could stage a provocation within two months to test the incoming US administration or take advantage of political instability in [...]
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S. Korea set for talks with US, China, Russia on N. Korea sanctions: top diplomat

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea is scheduled to hold a series of high-level bilateral talks with the United States, China and Russia this month to discuss follow-up actions to the latest [...]
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South Korea’s Leader Offers to Quit in April, but It’s Unlikely to Be Enough

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s embattled president, Park Geun-hye, has offered to step down in April, leaders of her party said on Tuesday after meeting with her. But the offer was [...]
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South Korea’s Park would leave economy mired in challenges

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South [...]
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Why a presidential scandal is boosting free speech in South Korea

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

The level of protest and criticism of President Park is a major shift for a country that the UN Human Rights Committee warned last year was using criminal defamation laws to [...]
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Korea’s Park digs in, as tycoons deny seeking favours

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

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, engulfed in an influence peddling scandal, said if she was impeached she would wait for a court to uphold the decision, a party official [...]
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What N. Korea thinks about Park Geun-hye scandal

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

While South Korea is in “presidential shock” that has caused massive rallies nationwide for weeks demanding President Park Geun-hye’s resignation, the [...]
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