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EU Blacklists North Korea’s Defense Minister, Chinese Firms for First Time in New Sanctions Over Russia's War in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has agreed to ban exports to three Chinese companies and blacklist North Korea's Defense Minister in new sanctions for the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


North Korea's Kim Jong Un Receives Car From Russia's Vladimir Putin in Another Sign of Warming Ties Between the 2 Countries

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has reportedly received a car from Russia's President Vladimir Putin as a personal gift...

US Is Considering Slapping Sanctions on Chinese Companies Helping Russia Fuel Its War in Ukraine

The United States (US) is reportedly considering imposing sanctions on Chinese companies suspected of helping Russia in its war in Ukraine...

North Korea Is Making Efforts to Increase Koryo Medicine Production Despite Significant Risk

North Korea is making efforts to expand its Koryo medicine production...


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China's Foreign Minister Urges the US to Lift Sanctions on Chinese Companies
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States to lift sanctions on Chinese companies and individuals and emphasized that efforts to decouple from China would ultimately hurt the US.
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Does the Philippines need a whole-of-nation approach in the tourism industry? The country's Tourism Secretary says yes.
North Korea Is Ready to Boost Bilateral Ties With Japan, Which Just Lost Its Spot as World's Third-Largest Economy
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, expressed openness to improve her country's relations with Japan.
Microsoft Catches Hackers From Russia, China, North Korea, Iran Using OpenAI Tools to Improve Their Cyberattacks
Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that state-backed hackers from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran have been using tools provided by its partner OpenAI to enhance their hacking techniques and deceive
Joe Biden Keeps Donald Trump's China Tariffs Despite Clashing on Many Policy Issues: Here's Why
President Joe Biden has retained the tariffs on imports from China that were imposed during the administration of former President Donald Trump.
North Korea Junks All Economic Cooperation Deals With South Korea as Kim Jong Un Claims Legal Right to Destroy South
North Korea has junked all deals with South Korea on promoting economic cooperation as the ties between the neighboring countries continue to deteriorate.
Singapore's Biggest Bank DBS Cuts Ceo’s Variable Pay by 30% Due to Multiple Digital Service Disruptions
DBS, the largest bank in Singapore, reported record earnings for the year 2023 but cut the variable pay of its CEO and other top executives.
Taiwan Chip Giant TSMC to Build Second Japan Factory, With Sony and Toyota Also Investing in the Venture
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has announced its plan to establish a second manufacturing plant in Japan, with support from tech giant Sony and carmaker Toyota.
Top US Treasury Officials to Visit China to Discuss Economic Issues That Put the Two Superpowers at Odds
A team of five officials from the US Treasury Department is heading to China this week for economic talks.
Philippines' Meralco Sees an Increase in Electricity Bills This February
Electricity consumers in the Philippines may face another increase this February, according to Meralco.
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