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North Korea is likely culprit behind $100 million crypto heist, researchers say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker. Budrul Chukrut | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to the theft of around......

North Korea denounces U.S. ‘aggression’ as it marks war anniversary

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SEOUL, June 25 (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday condemned “aggression moves” by Washington and Seoul, vowing to take revenge as it marked the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War at a time of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula. Amid concerns North Korea could be preparing......

North Korea faces infectious disease outbreak amid COVID battle

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SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) – North Korea reported an outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic in a farming region on Thursday, putting further strain on the isolated country as it battles chronic food shortages and a wave of COVID-19 infections. Leader Kim Jong Un sent medicines to the western port......

Biden adviser Sullivan raised concerns with China over North Korea

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National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan answers questions while Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre looks on, during the daily media briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser Jake......

Asia markets tumble; Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong drop about 3% and dollar-yen touches 135

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia tumbled on Monday, as major markets in the region saw sharp losses and the dollar-yen hovered around the 135 level. South Korea’s Kospi fell 3.3%, led by tech shares like Samsung Electronics which declined 2.51%......

South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

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Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik, U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, South Korea Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup, Netherlands Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe and Laos’ Major General Chanthong Sonetaath chat before the ministerial working lunch during......

South Korea, U.S., Japan condemn N.Korea missile tests, urge talks

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North Korean missile tests ‘serious, unlawful’, allies say U.S., S.Korea, Japan to boost defence cooperation Experts and officials say North preparing a nuclear test North urged to accept help with COVID SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) – North Korea’s missile tests are “serious, unlawful” provocations, senior officials from South Korea, the......

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards sea, says South Korea

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A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea’s propaganda village of Gijungdong, in this picture taken from the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim......

Amid criticism, North Korea takes over as U.N. disarmament president

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Members of the Security Council attend a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register North Korea says committed to peace and disarmament Member states send lower-level reps but no walk-out Body has not......

South Korea is betting on the metaverse — and it could provide a blueprint for others

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An attendant with the Meta Oculus Quest 2 headset on a virtual reality tour during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March, 2022. South Korea is betting on the metaverse as the next big thing, but there are still......

US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on Wednesday included one that flew an unusual trajectory, according to the officials. The missile had a flight path that two officials described as a “double arc” with the missile ascending and......

North Korea launches ICBM after Biden summits with Asia allies

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Three missiles launched from near Pyongyang, South Korea says Apparent tests came after Biden held summits in Seoul, Tokyo U.S., S.Korea test-fire missiles in response New S.Korea president vows harder line on N.Korea weapons tests SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) – North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought......

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