Archive for July, 2019

‘S. Korea is an inseparable neighbour,’ says Japanese historian

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Donga | 6:02 AM

“It is a measure that regards South Korea as an enemy. It should immediately be withdrawn,” said Haruki Wada, emeritus professor at Tokyo University during an [...]
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Korean Grace Road Church cult founder Shin Ok-ju gets six years in jail for torturing followers in Fiji

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A South Korean doomsday cult leader has been sentenced to six years in prison for detaining her followers in Fiji and subjecting them to violence and barbaric rituals. Shin [...]
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Wall Street Journal Corrects ‘Bombshell’ Report on N Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | DailySignal | 6:02 AM

The Wall Street Journal quietly added a massive correction to a story that, if accurate, would have had significant implications for nuclear talks between President Donald [...]
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Korea to send naval unit to Strait of Hormuz: newspaper

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea plans to join a US-led maritime force in the Middle East by sending a naval unit, which includes a destroyer, to help guard oil tankers sailing through the Strait [...]
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US sanctions N Korean over ties to WMD programme

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The United States on Monday sanctioned a Vietnam-based North Korean on suspicion of supporting North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programme in violation of UN [...]
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Pompeo hopes for N Korea talks soon, no leaders’ summit planned

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (July 29) he hoped working-level talks to revive denuclearisation talks with North Korea could occur “very soon” [...]
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US’ Pompeo hopes for N Korea talks soon, no leaders’ summit planned

US’ Pompeo hopes for N Korea talks soon, no leaders’ summit planned

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped working-level talks to revive denuclearisation talks with North Korea could occur “very soon” but [...]
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Japan-Korea trade spat to intensify with new export limits

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Antagonisms between South Korea and Japan are already at the boiling point. They’re bound to deepen with Tokyo’s plan to expand controls over exports of sensitive [...]
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Fox News Poll: Six in ten say Iran, N Korea pose a threat to US safety

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

As tensions heat up with Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons, a majority of registered voters thinks the rogue nations pose a risk to the country’s safety. Sixty [...]
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Trump shrugs at N Korean missile tests, evidence of growing threat

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | MSNBC | 6:02 AM

For the better part of the year, Donald Trump has insisted, in multiple forums, that North Korea hasn’t engaged in any recent missile testing, despite multiple examples [...]
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Korea strongly warns against ‘whitelist’ action

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan’s potential removal of Korea from its list of trusted trade partners is fast emerging as another flashpoint in already tense bilateral relations. During a session [...]
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N Koreans to return home after sailing to Korea

N Koreans to return home after sailing to Korea

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AP-Reuters | 6:02 AM

Three North Koreans who sailed into South Korean waters with a white flag said the journey was a mistake. Relations between the two countries remains cool after North Korea [...]
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China blames HK violence on Western forces, defends police

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | NBC | 6:02 AM

China blamed Western forces and defended police conduct in remarks Monday about Hong Kong after the city endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and [...]
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China-US trade talks to restart after G20 tariff truce

China-US trade talks to restart after G20 tariff truce

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US and Chinese negotiators meet in Shanghai on Tuesday to resurrect trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, with both sides downplaying expectations [...]
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HK protests ramp up as China arrests dozens and slams Western support of ‘violent crimes’

31-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CBS | 6:02 AM

China’s central government condemned ongoing protests in Hong Kong on Monday, following another weekend of unrest. Protesters clashed with riot police on Saturday and [...]
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