Archive for December 29th, 2016

Former N Korean diplomat reveals country’s ‘prime time’ plans for nuclear development in 2017

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is planning a “prime time” nuclear weapons push in 2017 to take advantage of leadership transitions in South Korea and the United [...]
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Analysis: What Will Trump Do About N Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump was elected on a platform of politics not as usual. So it is fitting he inherits a world in flux. Post-World War II rules are dying, old alliances are shifting [...]
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N Korea ‘racing ahead’ on nuclear plan, defector says

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

(CNN)Political uncertainty in the United States and in South Korea could give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “an apt time” to develop nuclear weapons “at [...]
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N Korean diplomat has ‘no regrets’ over defection

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

A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea has told the BBC that he has no regrets. Thae Yong-ho was Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to London [...]
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N Korea warns US, Korea over extended nuclear deterrence

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

- North Korea accused the United States and South Korea of increasing the threat of nuclear war after the two sides agreed to strengthen the regular deployment of US [...]
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Korea Ruling Party Split Could Provide Opening for UN Chief Ban

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A South Korean ruling party faction said on Tuesday it would form a new party, and key members said they hoped outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon would join it to [...]
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Korea pension fund chief detained by special prosecutor

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

South Korean prosecutors put the chair of the world’s third-largest pension fund under emergency arrest on Wednesday in a widening influence-peddling scandal that has [...]
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Report: N Korean women working on tomato farm in Poland

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

North Korean women workers are being deployed as forced labourers at a tomato farm in Poland, according to a South Korean television network. The workers reportedly work 70 [...]
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N Korea is Learning How to Develop Nukes in Japan, Activist Claims

N Korea is Learning How to Develop Nukes in Japan, Activist Claims

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

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. Designed by a veteran of science [...]
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Giant Avatar-style robot takes first steps in Korea

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

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. Designed by a veteran of science [...]
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Defector Says N Korea Is Bullish on 2017 for Nuclear Programme

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

A senior North Korean official who defected to the South told reporters on Tuesday that the North viewed 2017 as the best time to advance its nuclear programme because it [...]
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China lays out plans to put probe on moon’s far side in 2018 – and on Mars in 2020

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Geekwire | 6:00 AM

China’s latest white paper on space exploration confirms the country’s plans to send a rover to the moon’s far side in 2018 and put a rover on Mars in 2020. [...]
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China’s aircraft carrier prowling Pacific, sending a message

China’s aircraft carrier prowling Pacific, sending a message

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

China’s lone aircraft carrier is prowling the Pacific as the country seeks to assert its military might and build up its naval warfare capabilities. The Liaoning [...]
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China’s Aircraft Carrier: The Ultimate Weapon or Paper Tiger?

China’s Aircraft Carrier: The Ultimate Weapon or Paper Tiger?

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

A recent op-ed in the Chinese state-run Global Times confirms what military analysts have been saying for years: China wants to turn its one aircraft carrier into a much [...]
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China’s First Aircraft Carrier Goes Out to Sea

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Popularmechanics | 6:00 AM

China’s first aircraft carrier conducted its first seagoing voyage, travelling from northern China to southern China and transiting several hotspots along the way. The [...]
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