Archive for December 21st, 2016

Korean court to hold first impeachment hearing on Thursday

Korean court to hold first impeachment hearing on Thursday

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

South Korea’s Constitutional Court will hold its first hearing in the impeachment case of President Park Geun-hye on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday. The [...]
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Fifth anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s death passing uneventfully in N Korea

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Hani.co.kr/ | 6:00 AM

South Korea and US had been on alert for possibility North Korea would carry out some strategic military action The fifth anniversary of North Korean leader Kim [...]
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N Korean seismic event of May 2010 likely was earthquake, not nuclear test

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Phys.org | 6:00 AM

A tiny seismic event that occurred in North Korea on 12 May 2010 appears to have bene an earthquake rather than a small underground nuclear explosion, according to a new [...]
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Absolut sparks controversy in Korea by using protest imagery in new ad

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

Absolut vodka is known for its advertisements that feature everyt things in the shape of its bottles but a new South Korean ad has irked political protesters and has some [...]
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N Korea diplomat defector says he was disenchanted with Kim regime

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

North Korea’s former deputy ambassador to Britain said on Monday he defected to South Korea after becoming disenchanted with the North’s regime under Kim Jong Un, [...]
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NK leader’s repressive rule made top diplomat defects to S. Korea: Seoul

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

Thae Yong-ho, the former No. 2 North Korean diplomat in London, decided to seek a new life in South Korea due to his growing disillusionment with the repressive regime, a [...]
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Why the N Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, consider the world he has left us. In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s regime – backed by Iran and Russia – is [...]
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Lawmaker: Ex-N. Korea diplomat fled due to ‘reign of terror’

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

A high-profile North Korean defector has told South Korean lawmakers that he decided to flee because of disillusionment with what he describes as a “tyrannical reign of [...]
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N Korean defector vows to expose ‘gruesome’ reality: report

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

Top-ranking North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-Ho, whose recent defection gifted a major propaganda coup to the South, vowed Monday to devote himself to exposing the cruelties [...]
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China ends diplomatic freeze with Norway after Nobel row

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

Norway and China announced Monday the resumption of diplomatic relations, six years after Beijing froze ties with Oslo over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese [...]
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China to hand back US probe within 24 hours: US official

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

China has charged 10 people over a power plant collapse that killed 74 last month, state media reported Monday, after first detaining 13 in the immediate aftermath of the [...]
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Norway, China normalise ties after Nobel Peace Prize row

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

Norway and China on Monday normalised diplomatic and political ties, frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Foreign [...]
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China rejects Trump claim it stole US drone

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

China on Monday rejected US President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that it had “stolen” an American research drone, as state media said his diplomatic [...]
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China set for slower growth, tighter policy in 2017 as government targets asset bubbles

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

China’s economic growth is expected to cool in 2017 as its top leaders flag tighter monetary policy and further curbs to clamp down on asset price bubbles, especially [...]
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China’s moves to cool home-price spike kick in, but issues linger

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

China’s home prices rose at a slower pace in November as government lending curbs took out some heat in major cities, but a supply shortage in some places and sizable [...]
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