Archive for December 22nd, 2016

UPDATE 2-Korea seeks arrest of daughter of Park’s friend at centre of scandal

UPDATE 2-Korea seeks arrest of daughter of Park’s friend at centre of scandal

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

South Korea on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a daughter of the woman at the centre of President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal and investigators raided the [...]
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Korea diplomat repatriated after Chile sexual harassment scandal

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

A South Korean diplomat described as a “national disgrace” by his fellow citizens has been summoned back to his home country after a video caught him sexually [...]
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Diplomat labelled ‘human scum’ by N Korea vows to expose ‘gruesome’ regime

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

A HIGH RANKING North Korean diplomat, Thae Yong-Ho, has vowed to devote himself to exposing the cruelties of the Pyongyang regime and encouraging others to escape. He [...]
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N Korea ‘developing more sophisticated aerial drones’, warns South as tensions simmer

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korea is developing bigger drones with advanced capabilities, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap, citing government sources. “The North is building [...]
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Satellite image suggests Kim Jong-un’s NUCLEAR submarine is ready to launch

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Soviet-inspired death ships could enable Kim to target the US or even Europe The aerial images show the mobile weapon of mass destruction which would [...]
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‘South Koran diplomat also raped 12-year-old girl in Chile’

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

A South Korean diplomat in Chile accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls was summoned home, Tuesday, to face questioning by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to [...]
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Korea restarts 1400- MW nuclear reactor

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

A nuclear reactor that was shut down in August was restarted Tuesday and began producing a full-scale power supply, according to South Korea’s nuclear power agency. [...]
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N Korea commends workers, soldiers loyal to Kim Jong Un regime

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

North Korea held a national commendation ceremony to recognise citizens who played a part in supporting the regime, according to state media. Pyongyang’s Workers’ [...]
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UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Signals Willingness to Seek Korea Presidency

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

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday gave the strongest signal yet that he’s willing to run for president in his native South Korea. Ban said [...]
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US, Korea agree to strengthen deterrence on peninsula

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

The newly created Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group met for the first time, according to Seoul. The United States and South Korea agreed Tuesday to [...]
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Eggs in short supply as Korea battles worst bird flu outbreak

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

Moon Hong-nam, a pastry chef in Seoul, needs at least 15,000 eggs a day to bake cakes, but after South Korea’s worst outbreak of bird flu and a surge in the prices of [...]
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Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment

Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment

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

South Korea’s Constitutional Court will Thursday start hearings into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, with her ruling conservative party [...]
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Korea court issues arrest warrant for daughter of President Park’s friend

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

A South Korean court has issued an arrest warrant for Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of President Park Geun-hye’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is in custody and on trial in [...]
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How N Korean seafood ends up in countries that ban it

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

The brightly coloured packages advertising “Walleye Pollock” at the West Market in Yanji, a Chinese city near the border with North Korea, say the fish came from [...]
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US tightens sanctions against N Korea’s UN diplomats

US tightens sanctions against N Korea’s UN diplomats

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

The US Treasury Department tightened sanctions against North Korean diplomats to the United Nations, requiring banks to get special permission before granting them accounts, [...]
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