North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris visit

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris visit

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un addresses the Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s parliament, which passed a law officially enshrining its nuclear weapons policies, in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2022 in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ). KCNA via Reuters Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

New North Korea law outlines nuclear weapons use, including preemptive strikes

A North Korean flag flutters at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong- Ji/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) – … Read more

Unification Church ex-members in Japan rail at politicians who embraced it

TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) – When Sun Myung Moon, the Korean founder of the Unification Church, needed money for his extensive spiritual and business ventures, he would look to Japan, according to some former members. “Senior officials would tell us he needed hundreds of millions of dollars and that Japan had to pay,” said Masaki … Read more

Column: US hits the EV accelerator to cut Chinese metals ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change”, according to President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill into law later on Tuesday. Around $369 billion of federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, boosting domestic capacity … Read more

Exclusive: Russian weapons in Ukraine powered by hundreds of Western parts, report says

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – More than 450 foreign-made components have been found in Russian weapons recovered in Ukraine, evidence that Moscow acquired critical technology from companies in the United States, Europe and Asia in the years before the invasion, according to a new report by the Royal United Services Institute defense think tank. Since … Read more

China fires missiles in largest ever drills in waters off Taiwan

Chinese military exercises include firing of missiles Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites have been hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday as it launched unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by US House … Read more

Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by the police as the suspect who approached Abe and … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programs. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more