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 ...

Trump approves sanctions over Russia-Europe gas pipeline

World Dec 21, 2019

Trump approves sanctions over Russia-Europe gas pipeline

President Donald Trump on Friday signed off on U.S. sanctions against companies building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany that Congress fears will give the Kremlin dangerous leverage over European allies. The sanctions, which are opposed by the European Union, were included in a ...

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada: founder

Business / Tech Dec 4, 2019

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada: founder

Chinese tech giant Huawei, facing U.S. criminal charges and economic sanctions, is planning to relocate its telecommunications research from the United States to Canada, founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview published Tuesday. Speaking with the Globe and Mail newspaper at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, ...

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 ...