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January 11, 2018 3:01 PM Digital currencies tumble after South Korea considers trading ban

A hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, South Korea’s justice minister said Thursday that the country plans to ban crypto currency trading, but the presidential office said later that a ban is under review, though no policy changes have been made. The value of numerous forms of digital currency is tumbling after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin 9

January 9, 2018 12:40 PM North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks

Delegations from both sides gathered at border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday The two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and "actively co-operate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Senior officials of the rival Koreas gathered at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday for their 16

January 8, 2018 5:44 PM China says Iranian oil tanker still burning, at risk of exploding after collision

HONG KONG—Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, around 14

January 7, 2018 2:48 PM Crew of 32 missing after oil tanker and freighter collide off China coast

The oil tanker caught fire after the collision off China’s east coast, leaving the ship’s entire crew missing. BEIJING—An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast, leaving the tanker’s entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched 13

January 6, 2018 6:20 PM Trump says he’s open to speaking with Kim Jong Un as North Korea, South Korea prepare for talks

North and South Korea have agreed to discuss co-operation on the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, as well as other issues, in rare talks set to begin Tuesday. Trump calls that “a big start.” THURMONT, MD.—U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Rocket Man” and is hoping some good can come from upcoming 10

January 1, 2018 1:30 AM Kim Jong-un says 'the entire United States within range of our nuclear weapons'

'A nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat,' says North Korean leader North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Monday that the U.S. will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons. "The entire United States is within 26

December 9, 2017 10:55 PM UN, North Korea officials agree situation is 'most tense and dangerous' in the world

The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where he met with officials including North Korean 14

December 8, 2017 11:57 AM Canada's Vathje, Greszczyszyn reach skeleton podium

1st career World Cup medal for Greszczyszyn Canada's Elisabeth Vathje captured her second medal of the skeleton World Cup season on Friday, scoring a silver medal in Winterberg, Germany. Vathje's two-run combined time of one minute, 56.10 seconds was bested only by Germany's Jacqueline Loelling, who finished 0.24 ahead of the Calgary native. "It feels 12

December 4, 2017 7:29 AM More bodies believed to be North Korean wash up on Japan coast

TOKYO - Three more bodies and a dilapidated wooden boat have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx that has sharply increased this year. Winds and water currents push dozens of boats onto Japan's northern coasts annually, mostly rickety North Korean boats that lack the sturdiness and equipment to return home. The Coast Guard said a Japanese 23

November 25, 2017 8:51 PM Dave Greszczyszyn falls out of podium position in men's skeleton

The Canadian was sitting in 3rd place after the 1st run After entering the second and final run in podium position, Canadian Dave Greszczyszyn couldn't replicate his amazing start and ended up placing seventh at the skeleton World Cup event from Whistler, B.C. on Saturday. Greszczyszyn's first run of 52.57 seconds was good enough for third place, but his second 19