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

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 programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to … Read more

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official’s Seoul visit

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official's Seoul visit

SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged a joint air power demonstration on Tuesday during a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who said there would be a strong and clear response if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. The demonstration, which involved 20 warplanes … Read more

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction enters high gear

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction enters high gear

Chinese space station expected to be built by end-2022 Shenzhou-14 astronauts to oversee arrival of final two modules Space station to mark permanent Chinese inhabitation in space BEIJING, June 5 (Reuters) – China sent three astronauts on Sunday on a six-month long mission to oversee a pivotal period of construction of its space station, whose … Read more

Twenty victims found after Nepal air crash, hopes fade for two missing

Twenty victims found after Nepal air crash, hopes fade for two missing

KATHMANDU, May 30 (Reuters) – Hopes were fading in Nepal on Monday of finding any survivors among the 22 people aboard a small plane that crashed into a Himalayan mountainside a day earlier, officials said, with just two people still to be accounted for. Two Germans, four Indians and 16 Nepalis were aboard the De … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift measures’ against COVID outbreak

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country’s first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns that … Read more

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers … Read more