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Another large-scale cyberattack underway: experts

PARIS, (AFP) -- Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday.The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware worm exploited but, rather...

Updated : 2017.05.17 21:40

Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

SOCHI, (AFP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of the exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump, but his aide later suggested he had meant a written transcript."If the US administration finds it poss...

Updated : 2017.05.17 21:30

10 Korean kindergartners killed in bus crash in China

Ten South Korean kindergartners were killed in a traffic accident in China on Tuesday, after a bus they were in caught fire, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said. The accident took place at around 9 a.m. in...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:23

IYF holds event for Korean miners and nurses dispatched to Germany

(IYF)The International Youth Fellowship held an appreciation event for Korean miners and nurses dispatched to Germany at the Jahrhunderthalle Kasino Hall in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday. Over 300 former...

Updated : 2017.05.09 10:28

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

CHICAGO (AP) -- A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.Amos Yee, 18, has bee...

Updated : 2017.03.25 15:27

Two months in, Trump suffers string of defeats

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge as Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of major setbacks to have hit his two-month-old presidency.Travel bansJust one...

Updated : 2017.03.25 12:04

US picks up fresh signs of digging at N. Korea nuclear test site: CNN

The United States has picked up fresh signs of digging and activity at North Korea's nuclear test site, CNN reported Thursday, citing unidentified intelligence and defense officials.The report adds to...

Updated : 2017.03.17 09:38

Trump nominates senior Boeing executive for deputy defense secretary

US President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated a senior Boeing Company official to be deputy secretary of defense, putting an engineer-turned-defense industry executive in the No. 2 position at the P...

Updated : 2017.03.17 09:30

Trump likely to use secondary boycott to press China over NK nukes: think tank

The Donald Trump administration may go ahead with imposing secondary sanctions on Chinese companies and build up US military power to increase pressure on the Asian rival in a bid to rein in an increa...

Updated : 2017.03.16 12:07

2 S. Koreans arrested in China for helping NK defectors

Two South Korean pastors have been arrested by Chinese police for providing protection for North Korean defectors in China, a group of anti-North Korea activists here said Wednesday.One pastor was arr...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:46

Malaysia confirms Kim Jong-nam's identity with child's DNA sample: report

Malaysia has confirmed the identity of the slain half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using a DNA sample from one of his children, foreign media reported Wednesday.Investigators "confirmed ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:45

US urges N. Korea to release detained American college student

The State Department on Tuesday urged North Korea to free an American college student detained in the communist nation for more than a year. The University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, was arre...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:38

US shouldn't rush to relist N. Korea as terror sponsor: ex-State Department official

The United States should not rush to re-designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism because the move could deteriorate the already-high tensions on the Korean Peninsula to spin out of contro...

Updated : 2017.03.15 09:36

Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam’s body has been embalmed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Tuesday that the body of Kim Jong-nam, who was killed last month, has been embalmed to better preserve it, and that ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:16

UN rapporteur urges cooperation in probe into Kim Jong-nam's murder

The UN special rapporteur for North Korea's human rights situation has called for all parties concerned to cooperate in the ongoing probe into the murder of Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:57