Archive for September 15th, 2018

In Korea, opposition to Yemeni refugees is a cry for help

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Earlier this year, 550 Yemeni asylum seekers landed on the resort island of Jeju, putting many South Koreans in the unfamiliar position of being forced to accept outsiders [...]
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S. Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

S. Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine on Friday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North. The $700 million, 3,000-tonne [...]
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Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The rival Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders’ summit in [...]
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Washington approves plane, missile sale to Korea

Washington approves plane, missile sale to Korea

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday approved a new arms sale to South Korea worth $2.6 billion, with denuclearisation talks stalled between Washington and the North. Six Poseidon [...]
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US-led command approves Korean border crossings into N Korea

US-led command approves Korean border crossings into N Korea

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

The US-led United Nations Command on Thursday approved planned border crossings for South Koreans and material to build a new communication building and to open a new liaison [...]
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US sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds for N Korea

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North [...]
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US approves $2.6B sale of missiles and surveillance planes to Korea

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six P-8A patrol aircraft to South Korea for an estimated cost of $2.1 billion and 64 Patriot Advanced Capability missiles [...]
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Hopes rise as two Koreas open de facto joint embassy on North’s side of border

Hopes rise as two Koreas open de facto joint embassy on North’s side of border

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea opened a liaison office on the North’s side of their heavily militarised border on Friday, setting up a permanent channel of communication as part [...]
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Korea makes case against EU safeguard tariffs on imported steel

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

South Korea made its case against the European Union’s provisional safeguard duties on imported steel, and asked for exemptions for its products, the Ministry of Trade, [...]
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Chairs placed in glass, diagrams of footsteps: Kim Jong Un’s visits memorialised in N Korea

Chairs placed in glass, diagrams of footsteps: Kim Jong Un’s visits memorialised in N Korea

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At the Kim Jong Suk cosmetics factory in Pyongyang, a North Korean tour guide dressed in traditional costume gestured to a wall of photos framed in brass and red velvet. [...]
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N Korea says US accusation of hacking a ‘smear campaign’

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea said on Friday US accusations that it was responsible for cyber attacks in 2014 and 2017 were a “smear campaign” and the man sanctioned by Washington [...]
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US anger at Russia changes to UN N Korea report

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Several paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow’s urging, sparking US anger on [...]
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US ‘looking at situation’ on China’s Muslim crackdown: official

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States is looking more closely at a crackdown by China on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, a senior US economic official said on Thursday, as Washington [...]
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Chinese tourists apologise after being publicly shamed for leaving Airbnb rental looking like a tip

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Three Chinese tourists have issued an apology after they were publicly shamed by mainland media for leaving an Airbnb rental in Japan in a filthy condition. Photos of the [...]
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Venezuela’s Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is travelling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to [...]
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