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South Korea readies ban on cryptocurrency trading after police & tax authorities raid exchanges

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 03:58 South Korea’s justice minister has announced legislation is in the works to ban cryptocurrency trading after police and tax authorities reportedly raided the country’s biggest exchanges in a tax evasion probe. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,” Park ...

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Korea talks: ‘When US is sidelined, local players find peaceful solutions’

Korean talks might be yet another example of a situation where once the US and its foreign policy are put to one side, peaceful solutions can be found by local players. That’s according to security analyst Charles Shoebridge. North Korea and South Korea on Tuesday held their first official talks in more than two years. The negotiations took place in ...

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Korea talks: ‘When US is sidelined, local players find peaceful solutions’

Korean talks might be yet another example of a situation where once the US and its foreign policy are put to one side, peaceful solutions can be found by local players. That’s according to security analyst Charles Shoebridge. North Korea and South Korea on Tuesday held their first official talks in more than two years. The negotiations took place in ...

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Pranksters assure Guam governor Ukrainian missiles they ‘sold’ to N. Korea are too faulty to fly

Russian pranksters called the governor of Guam posing as the Ukrainian PM and “admitted” Kiev had supplied Pyongyang with missile technology. They “reassured” him, however, that the rockets were too defective to pose a threat. A well-known Russian comedy duo, Vovan and Lexus (Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov), have struck again, this time appearing to trick the Guam governor into ...

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North Korea agrees to send delegation to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

North Korea will send a national delegation to next month’s PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea following Tuesday’s high-level talks between the two countries. The delegation will comprise athletes, officials and journalists who will attend the Winter Games, held from February 9 to 25. The talks, which took place in the border village of Panmunjeom, marked a significant breakthrough in ...

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North & South Korea agree to reopen military hotline at landmark talks

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 09:10 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 10:02 North and South Korea have agreed to reopen their military hotline, a South Korean government official told reporters. Much-anticipated intra-Korean talks, the first in two years, have been under way. Normal communications between the two Koreas, via the hotline, are expected to resume on Wednesday. Pyongyang had carried out ...

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Is someone in North Korea mining Monero cryptocurrency using hacked computers?

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 22:38 A US cybersecurity firm claims it has found evidence of hacked computers sending coins to a North Korean university after being infected with cryptocurrency mining malware. But government-linked hackers are not behind the attacks. According to a report by the American cybersecurity firm AlienVault, the software hides itself among legitimate files and programs, and ...

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North Korea accepts offer of talks on Jan. 9 – Seoul

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 01:47 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 01:58 North Korea has accepted Seoul’s offer to hold talks next Tuesday to discuss Pyongyang’s participation in the Winter Olympics and other matters of mutual interest, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said, Yonhap reports. On Friday, Pyongyang sent a statement to Seoul accepting the offer made on Tuesday to ...

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Trump promises no military drills with S. Korea during Winter Olympics

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 15:28 Seoul and Washington have agreed to not hold any joint military exercises in the region during the PyeongChang Olympic Games in February, Reuters reports citing South Korea’s presidential office. In a phone call, the presidents of the two countries have discussed the recent talks between the South and the North, with US President Donald ...

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Trump promises no military drills with S. Korea during Winter Olympics

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 15:28 Seoul and Washington have agreed to not hold any joint military exercises in the region during the PyeongChang Olympic Games in February, Reuters reports citing South Korea’s presidential office. In a phone call, the presidents of the two countries have discussed the recent talks between the South and the North, with US President Donald ...

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