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As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

WASHINGTON: When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction. It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda… Read More »

Cyber security firm – more evidence North Korea linked to Bangladesh heist

REUTERS: Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s US$ 81 million (64.87 million pounds) cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Russian-based Kaspersky released a 58-page… Read More »

North Korean murder suspects sent home with body of victim

KUALA LUMPUR: Two, possibly three, North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country’s leader were believed to have accompanied the coffin of the victim on a flight from Kuala Lumpur after Malaysia agreed to a swap deal with the reclusive state. Photographs obtained by Reuters from Japan’s Kyodo… Read More »

North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

SEOUL: North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches… Read More »

First planned North Korea-US contact in Trump administration cancelled: WSJ

SEOUL: Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were cancelled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The talks, between senior North Korean foreign ministry envoy Choe Son Hui and… Read More »

North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

TOKYO: North Korea will send a team to next year’s Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea, the country’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said. Pyeongchang will stage Asia’s first Winter Games outside Japan next year, kicking off an Olympic cycle that reflects the continent’s growing influence on sport with Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer… Read More »

US behind Japan '100%' after North Korea missile launch: Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, United States: President Donald Trump on Saturday assured Japan it has the full support of the United States following a North Korean ballistic missile launch. “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said in a… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

US slaps sanctions on seven North Koreans, two DPRK entities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it had added seven North Koreans and and two North Korean government entities to its sanctions list. The department said in a statement its Office of Foreign Assets Control added the six men and one woman, all officials of the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of… Read More »