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  • President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said. But there were no new U.S. sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday, leading...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korea- related sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea, "Trump tweeted from his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago. There were no new U.S. sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday and Trump was apparently...

  • Out of 94 cases of cyberattacks reported as financial crimes since 2007, the attackers behind 23 of them were believed t6o be state-sponsored, the majority coming from countries like Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, the report found. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Japan's central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda earlier this year said cyberattacks...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korea sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department just a day earlier and the White House said he was doing so because he "likes" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and did not consider them necessary. Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North...

  • US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

    Trump's sudden reversal marks a departure from his administration, which argued Thursday that the measures were necessary to enforce sanctions on North Korea.

  • Gold bars at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria.

    Gold edged higher on Friday as weak economic data from the euro zone exacerbated fears of a global slowdown, weighing on risk sentiment and putting bullion on track for its best week in nearly two months.

  • *Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,308.26 per ounce as of 0119 GMT, after touching its highest since Feb. 28 at $1,320.22 in the previous session. *The dollar largely held onto the previous session's gains in early Asian trade on Friday, while sterling edged up on news that Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal at a slightly later date.

  • OSLO, March 20- Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, has made some progress in restoring operations but is not yet back to normal after a ransomware cyber attack, the company said on Wednesday. After the attack began late on Monday, the company had to shut several plants that transform aluminium ingots into components for car makers,...

  • SEOUL, March 20- The breakdown at last month's U.S.- North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae- in with little room to maneuver and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the impasse, three sources familiar with the issue said. The weeks since the Hanoi summit have revealed how difficult it may now be for Moon to play his...

  • SEOUL, March 20- The breakdown at last month's U.S.- North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae- in with little room to manoeuvre and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the impasse, three sources familiar with the issue said. The weeks since the Hanoi summit have revealed how difficult it may now be for Moon to play his...

  • OSLO, March 19- Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminum, battled on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminum prices higher. The company shut several metal extrusion plants, which transform aluminum ingots into components for car makers, builders and other industries, while its...

  • The company shut several metal extrusion plants, which transform aluminium ingots into components for car makers, builders and other industries, while its giant smelters in countries including Norway, Qatar and Brazil were being operated manually. News of the attack pushed aluminium prices up 1.2 percent to a three-month high of $1,944 a tonne in early trade...

  • Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,304.81 per ounce by 1031 GMT. U.S. gold futures gained 0.2 percent to $1,305. "With lack of any other news, the inspiration is coming from a softer dollar," Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen said.

  • It's not 'surprising' that North Korea is lashing out: Control Risks

    Dane Chamorro of Control Risks discusses U.S.-North Korea relations. He says "hostile rhetoric" is part of North Korea's playbook.

  • Drew Binsky, a travel video maker, in Kerela, India.

    Drew Binsky convinced his parents to accept his non-traditional career path as a travel video maker.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference at the State Department March 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to continue his moratorium on nuclear and missile testing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

  • LONDON, March 15- Global stocks rose on Friday after a report that U.S.- China trade talks were making progress and a vote by UK lawmakers to delay Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 index outperformed, boosted by growing expectations Britain will not leave the EU on March 29 without a deal. S&P 500 futures also gained, indicating...

  • LONDON, March 15- Global stocks rose on Friday after a report that U.S.- China trade talks were making progress and a vote by UK lawmakers to delay the British exit from the European Union. S&P 500 futures also gained, indicating stocks would open higher on Wall Street. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with U.S.

  • *China shares lead EM equity gains. *Russia's rouble rises on higher oil prices and tax payments. March 15- Emerging market currencies and stocks rose on Friday, on track to end the week higher as investor sentiment lifted on reports that Beijing and Washington had made more progress in their trade talks.