North Korea mass-producing mobile missile launchers, sources say

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2019

North Korea mass-producing mobile missile launchers, sources say

Around February last year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the mass production of vehicles used for transporting and launching missiles including intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kyodo News has learned. To cover the expense of acquiring parts for around 70 so-called transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs, from ...

U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite cease-fire

World / Politics Oct 18, 2019

U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite cease-fire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day cease-fire. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen announced legislation that would ...

Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Business Aug 22, 2019

Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6 percent on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by the Trump administration's tightening of U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island. Data from the Statistics Office had already ...