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  • SEOUL, South Korea— Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. "Just by getting people to listen to the ideas that they don't like, basically, develops their immune systems," Tang said in an...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

  • Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.

    North Korea has reportedly detained a U.S. citizen as tensions rise between the two countries, according to several reports.

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) March 15, 2009 in the Indian Ocean

    North Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier in a "single strike" as a show of military might

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks toward the north from an observation post inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 17, 2017.

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence nears end of Asia tour with pledge to honor refugee deal with Australia.

  • Vice President Mike Pence told Indonesian President Joko Widodo that more steps were needed to resolve the dispute between mining company Freeport McMoRan Inc and the Indonesian government, a White House foreign policy adviser said on Friday. Amid rising tensions around the world's second-biggest copper mine, Pence briefly raised the issue during a...

  • SEOUL, April 21- Netmarble Games Corp, South Korea's largest mobile games maker, has raised $2.3 billion in the country's second-biggest share sale, just weeks after one of its domestic-only titles sold so well it was named the world's best-selling mobile game. South Korea is the fourth-largest games market after China, the United States and Japan, with annual...

  • Soldiers hold their weapons as they ride on a tank during the parade at Kim Il-Sung square.

    South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea.

  • CNBC: S8 One Handed

    Samsung's newest smartphone, the Galaxy S8, hit shelves Friday, and analysts told CNBC they're impressed by the tech.

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 24,093.32 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.6 percent to 5,855.90. Benchmarks in New Zealand, Taiwan and Southeast Asia also advanced.

  • Citing concerns about national security, Trump on Thursday launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the U.S. market, raising the possibility of new tariffs. In Japan, shares in Nippon Steel rose 1.3 percent, after five weeks of steady losses, partly on speculation that any action by the U.S. would mostly target China which is...

  • SEOUL, April 21- South Korea's government and steel industry should consider all measures including filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization in response to "deepening U.S. trade protectionism", an industry source told Reuters on Friday. President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into...

  • Citing concerns about national security, Trump on Thursday launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the U.S. market, raising the possibility of new tariffs. In Japan, shares in Nippon Steel rose 1.5 percent, after five weeks of steady losses, partly on speculation any action by the U.S. would mostly target China which is easily...

  • As Samsung gets ready for the international launch of the Galaxy S8, Bob O'Donnell at Technalysis Research describes the phone's unique specs.

  • Those findings come as the semi-annual gathering of finance officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Group of 20 major economies kicks off in Washington, where the case against protectionist trade policies is expected to be a major theme. "For the first time in five years, all the major economies seem to be growing in sync," noted Ajay...