Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington
International News / U.S. News

Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says the most powerful missile that North Korea tested this week missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles), which would put Washington within reach. The Defense Ministry says Friday further reviews are needed to determine whether the intercontinental ballistic missile’s warhead … Continue reading

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans
International News / U.S. News

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership, according to South Korean media reports. The United States, meanwhile, staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression … Continue reading

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
Asia / Business / Europe / International News / Technology

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. … Continue reading

South Korean president’s party suffers election setback
Asia / Politics

South Korean president’s party suffers election setback

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean voters handed President Park Geun-hye a stunning political setback by denying her conservative party a majority in the next National Assembly, poll results showed Thursday, Apr 14. The outcome, which came as a surprise to many, will likely threaten Park’s plans to push ahead with controversial economic reforms, including plans … Continue reading

Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms
Business / International News / U.S. News

Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday, extending a sell-off in world markets after Europe’s central bank unveiled plans to stimulate the continent’s ailing economy that fell short of investor expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 1.9 percent to 19,556.50 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 1,975.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading

Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout
Business / International News / U.S. News

Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks slid Friday following sharp losses on Wall Street as a slump in commodities markets deterred investors from riskier assets and expectations grew that the U.S. would soon move to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.8 percent to 19,534.97 while South Korea’s Kospi shed … Continue reading