Archive for December 10th, 2016

Report: N Korea may be building more runways for Kim Jong Un

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

North Korea may be building an eighth runway for Kim Jong Un’s personal use, according to a US researcher. Curtis Melvin of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins [...]
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N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

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

North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North’s South Pyongan Province, a US-based broadcaster said Thursday. Curtis [...]
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In Korea, parents are increasingly saying, ‘we hope for a girl’

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | PRI | 6:00 AM

In South Korea, there’s a new saying: “To have two daughters wins you a gold medal.” But this wasn’t the case a single generation ago, when couples [...]
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Japan’s military won’t meddle in Korean Peninsula conflict: Japan official

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

Japan’s military will not enter South Korean territory even in the event of a conflict breaking out unless it receives a request for assistance from Seoul, a Japanese [...]
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N. Korea appoints Ri Son-gwon as head of inter-Korean affairs agency

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

North Korea’s reported appointment of military officer Ri Son-gwon as the head of its state-level committee handling inter-Korean affairs was confirmed on Friday. The [...]
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Korean President Faces Possible Last Day in Power

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

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew [...]
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Here’s How Korea’s Impeachment Vote Will Affect Markets

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

Here’s what investors have to say about the likely impact on South Korean markets as President Park Geun-hye faces an impeachment vote this afternoon: Markets snapshot: [...]
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US-Korea relations ‘strong,’ ‘deep,’ ‘solid’: State Department

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

The US relationship with South Korea is “strong,” “deep” and “solid” despite the leadership crisis in Seoul, the State Department said [...]
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S. Korea lawmakers cast votes on impeachment motion

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

South Korean lawmakers began voting Friday on an impeachment motion to strip President Park Geun-Hye of her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that has [...]
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Puppies, lip balm and drama at S. Korea scandal hearing

Puppies, lip balm and drama at S. Korea scandal hearing

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

A televised hearing into a massive political scandal has turned into a daily drama fix for millions of South Koreans, riveted by its moveable cast of pampered tycoons, [...]
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Koreans are showing the world how protests can work

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

An older Korean neighbour down the street from me here in Washington told me recently that when Americans ask her about the scandal engulfing South Korean President Park [...]
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Korea’s President Awaits Her Fate, Dejected, Sleepless and Alone

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

As the protests against her have grown larger, louder and closer, and her career, reputation and presidency march inexorably toward an impeachment vote on Friday, President [...]
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Brexit, Trump Tide of Populism Swamps Korea President Park

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

The wave of populism that fueled Brexit, the rise of Donald Trump and the fall of Italian leader Matteo Renzi has reached South Korea, where street protesters see [...]
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Korea lawmakers set impeachment vote in motion

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

South Korea’s parliament on Thursday introduced an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-Hye, ahead of a vote seeking her ouster over a corruption scandal that [...]
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N Korea capable of launching nuke, does not master targeting: US official

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

North Korea has developed the capability to pair a nuclear warhead with a missile and launch it, but has not mastered bringing the weapon back from space and onto a target, a [...]
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