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UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]

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‘Blessed are the meek’? Documentary slams Korean megachurch pastors

The documentary 'Quo Vadis' is directed by Kim Jae-Hwan.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The growth of megachurches worldwide is a phenomenon in which thousands of individual churches or parishes each claim more than 2,000 members. The Full Gospel Church in Yeoeuido is the world’s largest, with […]

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Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused on Beijing during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference to vow that the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong […]

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Hard Drive: The U.S. government’s shrinking commitment to protect its own citizens

Mary and Rick Todd (center) with their son Shane (back right) and his brothers John, (back left), Dylan, (front right), Chet and his wife Corynne (front left). / Facebook

Special to WorldTribune.com Conclusion: [See three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III] By Dr. Christina Villegas As we have commemorate this week the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend […]

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N. Korean military document finds relaxed discipline, increased illegal cultural influence from South

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — A secret North Korean military document contains reports of troops leaving their barracks without permission, commandeering trains to forage for food and other evidence of sharply relaxed military disciplines under Kim […]

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South Korea’s champion-class baseball fans

South Korean fans are all in.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com American baseball fans, maybe U.S. major league baseball in general, have some lessons to learn from the way that diehard Koreans cheer on their teams. At the final game of the Korea Series, […]

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Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties seen as focus of APEC mini-summit

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could take a serious drubbing at the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing. While geopolitical contention […]

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U.S. intelligence reports signs of division within Beijing leadership

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon Signs of a serious division within the ruling Communist Party of China are emerging over a crackdown on corruption led by current leader Xi Jinping, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report […]

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Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power

President Ma Ying-jeou at the presidential palace in Taipei.  / Lam Yik Fei / N.Y. Times

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. U.S. strategic planners correctly assumed at the Cold War’s end that, absent a breakthrough technology or doctrine, it would take decades for the People’s Republic of China […]

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N. Korea said to be building new gulag to hide prisoners increasingly in global spotlight

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea is building a new concentration camp in a remote northeastern area in an apparent bid to relocate political prisoners now being eyed by spy satellites. The prisoners have been […]

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