N.Korea backs Russia’s proclaimed annexations, criticises U.S. ‘double standards’

SEOUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) – North Korea supports Russia’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the United States of applying “a double standard of gangster type” by interfering in the affairs of other countries. State media KCNA reported on a US-led UN Security Council resolution condemning the proclaimed … Read more

U.S. to curb more tech exports to keep chips from China military -sources

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce new measures this week preventing Chinese companies from accessing high-performance computing technology, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The measures would be aimed at cutting off China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology, the sources said. The New York Times was … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court turns away dispute between Ukraine and Russian oil company

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an offer by the Ukrainian government to avoid paying a $173 million judgment dollars to Russian oil and gas company Tatneft (TATN.MM) as ordered by a Paris-based arbitration panel. Judges reject Ukraine’s appeal against a lower US … Read more

Indonesia to probe soccer stampede; police use of tear gas in focus

Human rights commission questions use of tear gas Thirty-two children among 125 killed in stampede Funerals are held for the dead in the town of Malang MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia set up an independent team on Monday to investigate a stampede at a football stadium that killed 125 people, including 32 children, … Read more

JD.com’s billionaire founder settles rape lawsuit two days before planned US trial

Editor’s note: A version of this story appears in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. CNN — A Chinese billionaire and a former University of Minnesota student who accused him of rape have reached … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

Opinion: The complex US-Pakistan relationship

Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is a CNN national security analyst, vice president of New America, and professor of practice at Arizona State University. Bergen is the author of “The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden”. He has made more than a dozen reporting trips to Pakistan since 1983. The opinions expressed in this commentary … Read more

Blinken to woo Latin America’s new leftist leaders, reassert U.S. commitment

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Latin America on Monday to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the region and meet with three new leftist leaders, as the hemisphere’s neglect leaves China make economic breakthroughs. During his week-long trip to Colombia, Chile and Peru, the top US diplomat will also attend … Read more

Chinese hacking group targeting US agencies and companies has surged its activity, analysis finds

Washington CNN — An elite Chinese hacking group with ties to agents indicted by a US grand jury in 2020 has stepped up its activities this year, targeting sensitive data held by companies and government agencies in the US and dozens of countries around the world. other countries, according to an expert from consulting giant … Read more

U.S. defense secretary sees no imminent invasion of Taiwan by China

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday he saw no imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan, but said China was trying to establish a “new normal” with its military activities around the island. A visit to Taiwan in early August by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China, … Read more