Archive for February 2nd, 2019

Hit drama reveals SKY-high pressure of Korean school system

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A smash-hit South Korean TV series is giving Lee Min-joo flashbacks of the punishing work schedule she endured at an elite Seoul high school as she competed for a place at a [...]
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US seeks full account of N Korea weapons, offers ties

US seeks full account of N Korea weapons, offers ties

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US negotiator called Thursday on North Korea to provide a detailed account of its weapons to seal a peace deal, saying President Donald Trump was ready to offer a future [...]
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US lifts UN freeze on N Korea aid

US lifts UN freeze on N Korea aid

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

The United States is moving quickly to lift a freeze at the United Nations on humanitarian aid to North Korea, just weeks before a planned second US-North Korean summit, [...]
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US envoy calls for full list of N Korean weapons programmes

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US special envoy for North Korea laid out an extensive list of demands for North Korean denuclearisation on Thursday that is likely to anger Pyongyang, even as President [...]
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UPDATE 2-Korea January exports fall for 2nd month as China woes dim outlook

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Exports -5.8 percent y/y (Reuters poll -7.0 percent) * Imports -1.7 percent y/y (Reuters poll -5.3 percent) * Trade surplus hits lowest since February 2014 (Adds breakdown, [...]
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Senior N Korean official banished to labour camp, accused of ‘breaching doctrine’ on US talks: report

Senior N Korean official banished to labour camp, accused of ‘breaching doctrine’ on US talks: report

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

A senior North Korean official was reportedly banished to a labour camp in the Hermit Kingdom after Kim Jong Un accused him of “breaching doctrine” in a proposal [...]
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Korea To Combine World’s 2 Biggest Shipbuilders In $2 Billion Deal

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

The combination of two of the giant shipbuilders Hyundai and Daewoo will ease competition at a time when shipbuilding sector recovers from a global economic downturn. Heavy [...]
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Top US envoy on N Korea: ‘We are not going to invade N Korea’

Top US envoy on N Korea: ‘We are not going to invade N Korea’

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The State Department’s top envoy on North Korea said Thursday that the US is not looking to invade that nation and seemed to strongly signal that the US would be [...]
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US envoy raises prospect of US compromise in N Korea talks

US envoy raises prospect of US compromise in N Korea talks

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Washington is willing to discuss “many actions” to improve ties and entice Pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons, the US special envoy for North Korea said on [...]
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Mourners honour one of last S. Korean WWII ‘comfort women’

Mourners honour one of last S. Korean WWII ‘comfort women’

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Kim Bok-dong, who became a figurehead for the suffering endured by South Korean “comfort women” sexually enslaved by occupying Japanese forces in the Second World [...]
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Koreans march with coffin in ‘comfort women’ protest at Japan embassy

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean protesters marched alongside the coffin of a ‘comfort women’ campaigner to the Japanese embassy on Friday in a protest over Japan’s use of [...]
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US envoy will meet with N Korean counterpart in Seoul February 3

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Seoul on February 3, where he will meet with his North Korean counterpart, the State Department said [...]
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F-35s train in air-combat ‘beast mode’ in the Pacific after China deploys ‘carrier-killer’ missiles

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

US Marine Corps F-35B pilots aboard the USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship, took off with externally stored missiles in the Philippine Sea, which suggests they trained for [...]
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Erik Prince’s FSG inks Xinjiang training deal

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong-listed security firm run by a former US Navy SEAL has signed a deal with authorities in China to build a training centre in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have [...]
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China says Washington trade talks were ‘frank’ and made ‘important progress’

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China said on Friday it had made “important progress” towards settling trade disputes with the United States after the countries wrapped up what it called [...]
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