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By Jennifer Rigby LONDON - Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades,...

Futures Slide, Oil Tumbles After Dismal Chinese Data

Futures Slide, Oil Tumbles After Dismal Chinese Data US equity futures stocks were mixed and commodities from oil to iron ore tumbled as the latest round of terrible data from China...

Russia urged to withdraw forces from Ukrainian nuclear power plant; Putin turns to North Korea for friendship

U.S., U.K., EU and other countries urge Russia to withdraw its troops from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. Both sides have accused each other of shelling the facility. Russian President...

South Korea offers North 'audacious' economic benefits for denuclearization

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered “audacious” economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while...

S Korea offers North economic benefits for denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered “audacious” economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh...

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations

SEOUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the two countries will "expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts,"...

Biden arrives in South Carolina for beach vacation

By Jarrett Renshaw KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Finally over his coronavirus infection, President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday to spend most of the next week on Kiawah Island, an...

Ukraine war diverts attention from hunger, pope says in Somalia appeal

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis said on Sunday that the war in Ukraine had distracted attention from the problem of world hunger and called for urgent food aid to stave off looming...

At least 40 killed in Egyptian church fire, security sources say

CAIRO -At least 35 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza on Sunday, two security sources told Reuters. An electrical fire broke out as 5,000...

Scotland's police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

LONDON - Scotland's police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an "online threat" made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman...

U.S. Vice President Harris to attend Abe's state funeral

- U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will attend former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral on Sept. 27, Nikkei Asia reported https://s.nikkei.com/3QIM37n on Sunday. Harris is also...

North Korea criticises U.N. chief's support for the North's denuclearisation

SEOUL - North Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday criticised the United Nations Secretary-General's recent comment on his supports for the North's complete denuclearisation, calling the recent...

Russia Says It May Sever US Relations If Declared Terrorism Sponsor

Russia Says It May Sever US Relations If Declared Terrorism Sponsor A Russian diplomat warned that if his country is declared a state sponsor of terrorism, it could not only harm...

Dutch detain suspected developer of crypto mixer Tornado Cash

Dutch authorities say they have arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be a developer for the crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. U.S. sanctions announced on Monday followed allegations that...

Shanghai extends weekly COVID-19 testing requirement until end of September

SHENZHEN, China - China's most populous city Shanghai has extended its weekly COVID-19 test requirement and extended free testing until the end of September in a bid to keep the virus in check,...

Dutch authorities arrest a Tornado Cash developer suspected of involvement in concealing money laundering, two days...

The software developer arrested this week over suspected of involvement in the Tornado Cash crypto mixing service is Alexey Pertsev, his wife has told The Block today, confirming earlier...

N.Korea lifts mask mandate, distancing rules after declaring COVID victory

By Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL - North Korea has dropped a face mask mandate and other social distancing rules as leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 this week, state media said on...

Dutch detain suspected developer of crypto mixer Tornado Cash

Dutch authorities say they have arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be a developer for the crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. U.S. sanctions announced on Monday followed allegations that...

dYdX Blocks Accounts Associated with Tornado Cash in Compliance with OFAC Sanctions

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UN chief affirms support for denuclearized North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday proclaimed unwavering U.N. commitment to a fully denuclearized North Korea, even as a divided Security Council...

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Declares 'Victory' Over Covid

North Korea's Kim Claims 'Victory' Over Covid

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday.

Kim Jong Un Was 'Seriously Ill' With COVID, Blames S.Korea For Sending Tainted Objects Across Border

Kim Jong Un Was 'Seriously Ill' With COVID, Blames S.Korea For Sending Tainted Objects Across Border In a rare public admission, North Korea's government has confirmed that dictator...

A Defense Sector Tailwind Helped By US-China Tensions Isn't Immune To Supply Chain Hangups

A Defense Sector Tailwind Helped By US-China Tensions Isn't Immune To Supply Chain Hangups "It's all a god damn fake, man. It's like Lenin said: you look for the person who will...

A $540m Crypto Scam Using RenBridge Has Come To Light

RenBridge, a decentralized application that offers cross-chain services, has been used for a $540m crypto scam. Recent media reports, backed by the research released by London-based Elliptic,...

North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 and his sister indicated that he too caught the virus, while vowing "deadly retaliation" against South Korea, which the North...

North Korea Declares Victory Over Covid, Hints Kim Jong Un Was Infected

State media didn’t explicitly say that Mr. Kim, the 38-year-old dictator, had contracted the virus. But the North Korean leader had recently fallen “seriously ill with a high fever,” his sister...

Futures Storm Higher As Nasdaq Bull Markets Sparks FOMO Chase

Futures Storm Higher As Nasdaq Bull Markets Sparks FOMO Chase US equity futures extended their post-CPI miss gains (for reasons laid out last night by Goldman's trading desk which...

Kim Jong Un's sister said he was 'seriously unwell' during the COVID outbreak that ravaged North Korea

Kim Yo Jong said Kim Jong Un was very unwell with a "high fever." North Korea often refers to COVID-19 as a "fever."

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