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

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

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

Iran, U.S. prisoner swap mediated by regional state, Nournews reports

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A regional country has mediated between Iran and the United States for the “simultaneous release of prisoners”, Nournews said on Saturday, shortly after Tehran cleared a man Iranian-American businessman to get out of jail for just one time. one week leave. “In recent weeks, intensive talks, with the mediation of … Read more

Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, overseas gaming assets for growth

HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Tencent is resetting its mergers and acquisitions strategy to focus more on buying majority stakes mainly in overseas gaming companies as the tech giant eyes global expansion to compensate for slowing growth in China, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Tencent Holding Ltd (0700.HK) has been investing … Read more

U.S. issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of parts of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and businesses, including those in the military complex. -Russian industrialist and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the largest annexation in Europe since … Read more

S.Korea, U.S., Japan to stage anti-submarine drills amid N.Korea tension

SEOUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The naval forces of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their major trilateral anti-submarine drills on Friday for the first time in five years, amid tension around the recent series of North Korean missile tests. The drills will take place in international waters off the east coast … Read more

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets Chinese firms

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on companies it accused of involvement in Iran’s petrochemical and oil trade, including five based in China, putting pressure on Tehran as seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Washington has increasingly targeted Chinese companies for exporting Iranian petrochemicals as prospects for … Read more

U.S. VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions

YOKOSUKA, Japan, September 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday condemned China’s “worrying” actions in the Pacific while pledging to deepen “unofficial ties” with Taiwan, days later. that the American administration promised that its forces would defend the island. Harris made his remarks from the deck of the destroyer USS Howard during … Read more