Archive for December 12th, 2016

Korea Embarks on Period of Uncertainty With Leader’s Impeachment

Korea Embarks on Period of Uncertainty With Leader’s Impeachment

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NYtimes | 6:00 AM

For her nearly four years in office, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea cooperated closely with the United States, particularly when it came to dealing with her volatile [...]
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Korea’s political crisis will be ripe opportunity for Pyongyang and Beijing

Korea’s political crisis will be ripe opportunity for Pyongyang and Beijing

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The South Korean national assembly’s decision on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye came as no great surprise. Since October, a political scandal involving [...]
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Korean President impeached

Korean President impeached

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s parliament has endorsed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye with overwhelming support of opposition lawmakers and defiant members of [...]
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Korea’s Park Impeached as Voters Vent Anger Over Corruption

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

Undone by an influence-peddling scandal, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye was impeached by parliament on Friday amid a wave of anger that could overturn the [...]
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Asia Pacific|Korea Embarks on Period of Uncertainty With Leader’s Impeachment

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NYtimes | 6:00 AM

For her nearly four years in office, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea cooperated closely with the United States, particularly when it came to dealing with her volatile [...]
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Downfall of S. Korea’s ‘princess’ Park

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

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye enjoyed stellar popularity for most of her life as a conservative icon — until an influence-peddling scandal turned her into a [...]
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S. Korea’s unexpected, unelected new leader

S. Korea’s unexpected, unelected new leader

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

Hwang Kyo-Ahn, a former prosecutor who has never held elected office, found himself elevated to de-facto leader of South Korea on Friday, and supreme commander of a military [...]
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(News Focus) Impeachment poses challenges to US-Korea relations: experts

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

The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye poses challenges to the country’s relations with the United States as it came at a time when the allies need to [...]
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Korea Political Crisis Intensifies Pressure on Chaebol

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

President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment raises the prospect of fresh restrictions on South Korea’s largest conglomerates. A new government could usher in measures [...]
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UN council meets on N Korea human rights despite China opposition

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

The United Nations Security Council discussed on Friday what a senior UN official described as “appalling human rights violations” in North Korea, despite a [...]
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N Korea denies responsibility for cyberattacks on Korea military

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

North Korea is taking a stand against accusations the country has been launching cyberattacks against South Korea’s defense ministry. Pyongyang’s propaganda [...]
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N Korea slams accusations of Korea military hack as ‘childish’ distraction plot

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBtimes | 6:00 AM

North Korean media has slammed accusations by Seoul that it was involved in a cyberattack against South Korea’s military cyber command, calling the claims a [...]
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Kim Jong Un visits N Korea shoe factory, holds hands with workers

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

Kim Jong Un’s ongoing visits to North Korea civilian sites continued this week with a tour of a state-run shoe factory in Wonsan, a port city on the eastern coast of [...]
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Official warns N. Korea could launch nuke, but not likely control it

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CBS news | 6:00 AM

North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior US military official said Thursday, adding that while the US believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on [...]
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Korea’s chaos isn’t great news for N Korea

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The South Korean legislature voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday, a move that has raised fears of instability in East Asia. The impeachment vote, which passed [...]
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