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  • North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

    TORONTO (Reuters) -- Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging

    October 17, 2017 09:37 am JST
  • North Koreans in China feel the sting of sanctions

    DANDONG/BEIJING -- Flows of people and money between China and North Korea are slowing, as Beijing attempts to tame its rogue neighbor with banking controls and other restrictions.Nowhere is the shift more apparent than in Dandong, a border city in

    October 17, 2017 09:31 am JST
  • Aso, Pence condemn North Korea's nuke, missile development

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday condemned North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, with Aso saying the North is posing a "grave and imminent thre

    October 17, 2017 08:52 am JST
  • Japan agrees to streamline tests for some US auto exports: statement

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Japan agreed to streamline noise and emissions testing procedures for certain U.S. auto exports during Monday's bilateral economic talks that were focused on trade, the two governments said in a statement.Japan also agreed to

    October 17, 2017 06:26 am JST
  • North Korea warns states: Don't join any US action and you're safe

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.The caution was contained in a cop

    October 17, 2017 04:27 am JST
  • Russia steps up as go-between on North Korea

    MOSCOW -- Russia has been setting up a number of high-profile meetings with North Korean officials, positioning itself as an intermediary for negotiations with the isolated state in a bid to improve Moscow's strained relations with the U.S.Valentina

    October 17, 2017 02:02 am JST
  • US, South Korea begin 5-day exercise amid threat from North

    SEOUL -- U.S. and South Korean naval forces started a joint military exercise on Monday.The five-day exercise, lasting until Oct. 20, is meant to keep North Korea in check, and will be conducted in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea off the coast o

    October 16, 2017 02:58 pm JST
  • Tillerson: North Korea diplomacy continues until 1st 'bomb drops'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis "will continue until the first bomb drops."That statement comes despite President Donald Trump's tweets a couple of we

    October 16, 2017 10:47 am JST
  • With war plan hack, North Korea finds the trump card

    SEOUL/TOKYO -- Straight out of the text book of asymmetric warfare, North Korea's thousand-plus hackers have allegedly succeeded in breaching the South Korean defense ministry's data center, stealing 235 gigabytes of military secrets.It is equivalen

    October 14, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Anthony Couse

    Green office blocks secure better tenants

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines last month when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office deal in Asia Pacific this year. In 2016, Asia Square Tower 1 was acquired by Qatar

    October 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • G-7 vows to apply 'maximum economic pressure' on North Korea

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Group of Seven finance chiefs on Thursday pledged to apply "maximum economic pressure" on North Korea over the "grave" threat posed by its missile and nuclear weapons development, a senior Japanese official said.The G-7 finance

    October 13, 2017 01:49 pm JST
  • China's Sept imports from North Korea down 37.9%, drop for 7th straight month

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's imports from North Korea fell 37.9 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the 7th consecutive month of decline, the customs office said on Friday.China-U.S. ties have been strained by President Donald Trump's

    October 13, 2017 12:59 pm JST
  • North Korea says Trump has 'lit the wick of war' - Russia's TASS agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has "lit the wick of war" with North Korea and his country will be made to pay with "a hail of fire", a Russian news agency quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying on Wednesday.Tensions between

    October 12, 2017 08:01 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • North Korea says Trump has 'lit the wick of war' -- Russia's TASS agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has "lit the wick of war" with North Korea and his country will be made to pay with "a hail of fire," a Russian news agency quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying on Wednesday.Tensions between

    October 12, 2017 02:24 am JST
  • US dials up show of force around Korean Peninsula

    SEOUL -- The U.S. is deploying more military hardware around the Korean Peninsula, including bombers and submarines, in a show of force intended to deter North Korea from further provocations.Two B-1 bombers based in the American territory of Guam p

    October 12, 2017 12:07 am JST
  • US warship sails near islands Beijing claims in South China Sea: US officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, three U.S. officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North

    October 11, 2017 10:44 am JST
  • US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- The U.S. military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, South Korea's military said.The two B-1B b

    October 11, 2017 10:40 am JST
  • Kim Jong Un puts economic gurus in top leadership posts

    SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has promoted economic experts and his sister to key posts in the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, revamping the rogue state's diplomatic and economic leadership as the party celebrated its 72nd anniversary on

    October 11, 2017 07:09 am JST
  • North Korea marks party anniversary, as Trump slams U.S. policy

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- North Korea on Tuesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, as Japanese, U.S., and South Korean authorities remained on alert for possible provocations from Pyongyang, including the launch of an intercontin

    October 10, 2017 03:42 pm JST