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  • A North Korean military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) is seen in this handout photo made available April 26, 2017.

    "We are going to continue to work the issue," Mattis told a Pentagon news conference.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 19- North Korea's deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago and has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations. North Korea is also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 19- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said on Friday that linking Pyongyang with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack is "ridiculous." "Relating to the cyber attack, linking to the DPRK it is ridiculous," North Korea's Deputy U.N. Kim In Ryong told a news conference.

  • ENVOY SAYS LINKING PYONGYANG TO GLOBAL CYBER ATTACK IS "RIDICULOUS".

  • Bitcoin's price hit another all-time high

    Bitcoin hits $1,900 to reach record high with market cap up $4 billion this week alone.

  • *Broadcom working with Silver Lake, Bain with SK Hynix- sources. TOKYO, May 19- Suitors including private equity firms KKR& Co LP, Bain Capital and U.S. chip maker Broadcom Ltd are lining up for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, sources familiar with matter said ahead of a deadline for second-round offers on Friday. Broadcom, which has teamed up with private...

  • But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it. Despite bits and pieces of evidence that suggest a possible North Korea link, experts warn there is nothing conclusive yet— and a lot of reasons to be dubious. Within days of the attack, respected cybersecurity firms Symantec and Kaspersky Labs hinted at a North Korea link.

  • TOKYO, May 19- U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital LP plans to bid around 1.5 trillion yen for a majority stake in Toshiba Corp's chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said. The bid will be made in partnership with South Korea's SK Hynix Inc but the chip maker will not take a leading role due to anti-trust concerns, the people said, declining to be identified as...

  • SEOUL, April 12- No matter who is elected as South Korea's new leader next month it is clear that coal and nuclear power generation will likely be scaled back, with most of the candidates laying out plans on Wednesday to address public concerns over pollution and safety. The two leading candidates, liberal front-runner Moon Jae- In and centrist Ahn Cheol- soo, both...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's new president named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator, as the new administration took a step Wednesday toward reining in big businesses. Kim Sang- jo, an economist who has advocated for shareholder rights and reforming chaebol, the family-controlled big businesses that...

  • President Donald Trump sought an end to an FBI probe into his former security adviser. *Spot gold had climbed 0.5 percent to $1,242.92 per ounce by 0059 GMT, after earlier touching its strongest since May 3 at $1,244.70. *Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser...

  • *Attacks slow to a trickle, some seen in Canada. *Researchers probe links to North Korea. WASHINGTON, May 16- Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code.

  • Two law enforcement officials say U.S. investigators suspect North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. Code used in the "WannaCry" attack is similar to that used in prior attacks linked to North...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Choi is one of a number of researchers around the world who have suggested a...

  • Researchers see "WannaCry" links to North Korea. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON May 16- Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. A researcher from South...

  • KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,476.65 and Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,811.81. On Monday, the DAX and FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent while the CAC-40 gained 0.2 percent. Benchmarks in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore declined.

  • SEOUL, May 16- South Korea's anti-trust regulator fined Deutsche Bank AG and BNP Paribas a total of 176 million won after it found that their branches had colluded during currency forwards auctions. South Korea's Fair Trade Commission said on Tuesday that the two banks had made illegal profits from 2011 April through 2014 November by colluding on prices of...

  • The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    Iran is continuing to help North Korea with weapons technology as Pyongyang's new missile test emboldens the hermit regime.

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ LG Display Co. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $548 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. LG Display shares have decreased slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: LG Display, Earnings Report.