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Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons? Authors of UN report claim North Korea stole $2bn through cyberattacks and used it to bolster its weapons programmes.

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Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons? Authors of UN report claim North Korea stole $2bn through cyberattacks and used it to bolster its weapons programmes.

A panel that monitors United Nations sanctions on North Korea presented a report to the UN’s Security Council detailing how the country used up to $2bn to continue building its nuclear programmes [Alexander Khitrov/Reuters] North Korea has generated an estimated $2bn for its weapons of mass destruction programmes using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal from […]

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North Korea launches two ballistic missiles, South Korea says By Dagyum Ji and Leo Byrne

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North Korea launches two ballistic missiles, South Korea says By Dagyum Ji and Leo Byrne

North Korea launches two ballistic missiles, South Korea says Two SRBMs launched from DPRK’s South Hwanghae at 05:24 and 05:36 local time  Correction at 1700 KST: A previous version of this article said the missile had been launched from the DPRK’s east coast. It has been amended to correct that. North Korea is believed to […]

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Pentagon Chief: US will prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion in Syria

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Pentagon Chief: US will prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion in Syria

Mark Esper said on Tuesday that any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable.” (File photo: Reuters) US defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable” and the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between Washington and Ankara simmer. On Sunday, President Tayyip Erdogan […]

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North Korea fires missiles as US-S. Korea drill begins By Kim Yoo-chul

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North Korea fires missiles as US-S. Korea drill begins By Kim Yoo-chul

In this Aug. 2 file photo, people at Seoul Station stand by a TV screen showing footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a news program. North Korea on Tuesday continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea while lashing out at the United States and […]

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Xinhua Headlines: Protesters cause mayhem as HKSAR chief executive warns of “very dangerous situation

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Xinhua Headlines: Protesters cause mayhem as HKSAR chief executive warns of “very dangerous situation

Chief Executive of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam says that a spate of extremely violent incidents have been pushing Hong Kong to a very dangerous situation. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai) HONG KONG, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — Hong Kong’s transport network was partially paralyzed on Monday as protesters brought fresh chaos. Metro commuters […]

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Israel fears a visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib While officially welcoming them, the Israeli authorities are trying to block the two congresswomen from entering Israel.

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Israel fears a visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib  While officially welcoming them, the Israeli authorities are trying to block the two congresswomen from entering Israel.

Rep Ilhan Omar speaks about Trump administration policies towards Muslim immigrants at a news conference outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 10, 2019 [File: Jim Bourg/Reuters] On July 16, Somali-American Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, together with Representatives John Lewis and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, introduced bill HR-496 which is meant to affirm Americans’ “right to participate in […]

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Inter-Korean “peace economy” could help South weather dispute with Japan: Moon Comments come in response to an escalating trade row with Tokyo

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Inter-Korean “peace economy” could help South weather dispute with Japan: Moon Comments come in response to an escalating trade row with Tokyo

  South Korea could mitigate the impact of an ongoing dispute with Japan by establishing a “peace economy” based on inter-Korean economic cooperation, President Moon Jae-in said on Monday. Speaking at a meeting with chief aides, Moon stressed the importance of economic cooperation between Seoul and Pyongyang as a means to overcome difficulties caused by […]

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9 killed, 16 injured in shooting in Dayton, Ohio, police says

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9 killed, 16 injured in shooting in Dayton, Ohio, police says

Evidence markers rest on the street at the scene of a mass shooting Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Nine people were killed in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday, the police said, adding that the shooter is deceased. “The shooter is deceased. There are nine others also deceased. At least 16 others […]

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El Paso shooting: 20 killed, 26 wounded in Texas Walmart attack Police probing possibility shooting near US-Mexico border was a hate crime after anti-immigrant screed posted online.

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El Paso shooting: 20 killed, 26 wounded in Texas Walmart attack Police probing possibility shooting near US-Mexico border was a hate crime after anti-immigrant screed posted online.

A witness told Fox that she had seen one man open fire wearing what appeared to be combat fatigues [Jorge Salgado/Reuters] A man armed with an assault rifle has opened fire at a packed shopping area in El Paso, in the US state of Texas, killing at least 20 people and wounding 26 others, officials said. Authorities […]

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Venezuela ‘ready for battle’ if Trump imposes blockade – Maduro

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©  Reuters / Manaure Quintero Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his country was “prepared for battle” if the US imposes a quarantine, and said his envoy to the UN would denounce the “illegal” threat before the Security Council. “We are all prepared for battle if anyone tries to impose a quarantine or blockade on Venezuela,” Maduro said, […]

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