35 Burst results for "Dprk"
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"dprk" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Some military has said to eat was forced to scramble fighter jets off to two Chinese and Sikhs Russian warplanes in its air defense zone. John Nielsen write is carry a foundation fellow at chatham House and an associate professor at the university of Cambridge. John, welcome to the program. How much do we know at this stage? What exactly happened? We don't know a great deal. We do know that both Chinese and Russian jets appear to have entered into South Korea's air defense identification zone. They do not appear to have entered into South Korea's airspace. And that's a really important distinction. So they haven't violated if you like the territorial sovereignty of South Korea. But no doubt the Koreans are legitimately concerned about the proximity of a combined Chinese Russian air intrusion and it raises interesting questions I suppose why might they be minded to do this at this stage? Is this a warning shot across the bows if you like? We've seen closer coordination recently between Washington and Seoul earlier this last month in November we saw joint air exercises some 240 aircraft combined aircraft of South Korea and the United States working together to enhance their security in the face of the threat from the DPRK and of course we've seen wider trilateral coordination between soil Washington and Tokyo, particularly in anti submarine warfare exercises. It may be the case that what the Chinese and Russians are trying to do is to send a signal to South Korea and the United States to moderate their own military cooperation. And it's something that the Chinese have been highlighting in trying to I think unconvincingly legitimize the military militarily more provocative actions from North Korea, claiming that it's the joint U.S. South Korean exercise exercise that explain why Pyongyang has been more assertive with its missile tests. An argument which of course Seoul and Washington both reject. Now there's also a question of that air defense zone Beijing and Moscow don't recognize it. Why is that? Because they themselves want to extend their security reach. Air defense information zones have long been a source of controversy. This isn't the first time that China and Russia have sought to challenge this. And of course, it's in a part of the world in northeast Asia where there are real security disagreements over territory. Less about airspace more about actual territory on the ground in the case of this part of the world, China, of course, has claims over the so called Sankara islands that are contests between Japan and the PRC. And Russia, of course, occupies some critical territories to the north attributed to Japan, the so called northern territories that are have been held by Russia since the end of World War II in which the Japanese are seeking to regain those territories. So there are a lot of areas where there are territorial and strategic differences. And this is a way if you like on the part of both Moscow and Beijing of asserting their own willingness to intrude into space that they feel a strategically important to them. Does this incident trivial anything new to us about the relationship beat away in China and Russia? It obviously highlights, I think, increased coordination. Even though Beijing and Moscow of course have their real differences, particularly over the war in Ukraine. There are, I think, common interest on the part of the Chinese and Russians to demonstrate their military coordination cooperation. And particularly in this part of the world, Russia in a way by aligning more closely with China can demonstrate that it's not isolated
CoinDesk Podcast Network
"dprk" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network
"It is Saturday, November 12th, and that means it's time for the weekly recap. Before we get into that, if you are enjoying the breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation. Come join us on the breakers Discord. You can find the link in the show notes or go to bit LY slash breakdown pod. All right guys, so again, sorry to disappoint, but as of recording, this is Wednesday, November 9th. I still don't know anything. I still can't say anything. So obviously it's quite clear what the big story of the week is. But at the moment, I must continue to remain quiet on that particular story. That said, there were a few other important stories, things that would be covered this week normally as the title for an entire show. And so I wanted to use the weekly recap to do a couple of those stories. First, one of the most significant tipping points in the regulatory discussion this year happened when the office of foreign asset control or ofac sanctioned tornado cash. Tornado cash is a mixing service that adds privacy to crypto transactions by making it difficult to see inputs and outputs. The sanctions brought up some serious questions. In fact, I would argue that they were one of the most galvanizing actions the government has ever taken against crypto. One of the big questions was did ofac actually have the authority to sanction a smart contract. This was completely new territory and caught a lot of people off guard. We've seen sanctions in the past, but they've always been for individuals, but not for entire protocols or smart contracts. Another question was even if effect did have that authority. Is it technically feasible in the case of digital asset addresses are of course public, meaning that people could be sent tainted assets against their desires? That is in fact exactly what happened in the hours after the sanctions were announced. Last week, I had David Hoffman from bankless on the show to discuss the lawsuit that he coin center and others were party to against the treasury. The lawsuit was focused on the compliance requirements now placed upon him for life because he was dusted with tornado cash related eth as a prominent public figure. Anyway, this is obviously been a situation that people are watching closely, and this week we got some updates. The Department of the Treasury who runs and who is responsible for maintaining the sanctions list has delisted and re designated tornado cash. This is perhaps in response to legal challenges, but it also could be a measure to turn up rhetoric regarding North Korea. The first sanctions happened in August and again the big issue was that the quote unquote designated person being sanctioned appeared to be the actual smart contract that governs the operation of tornado cash rather than a person or organization as required theoretically by sanctions legislation. In what appears to be a step to rectify the situation, the treasury has clarified that the organization being sanctioned is the tornado cash organization. The treasury goes on to describe the organizational structure consisting of tornado cash's founders and developers, as well as the Dow formed around the service. However, they were also explicit in saying that none of the founders developers are members of the Dow were sanctioned as individuals, which is definitely dancing in some strange gray areas. The legal issue now turns to whether or not the smart contracts deployed by tornado cash developers can properly be classified as their property. Sanctions only prevent U.S. citizens from participating in dealings with a sanctioned person's property or interest in a property. The TC smart contracts are immutable once deployed, but the treasury still seems to be framing the situation as one where the TC organization is providing ongoing services which can be withdrawn. As mentioned before, coin center is currently conducting a lawsuit against the treasury, which seeks to dismiss the sanctions against tornado cash. Coin centers head of research Peter van Walt tweeted today repealed the tornado cash designation that coin center is challenging in court, and then replaced it with a new one. Nothing they've announced changes our strategy in the lawsuit. There's also a new FAQ about the entity being sanctioned, which creates more questions than answers. These developments underscored the arbitrary and capricious nature of treasury's actions and their continued misunderstanding of the technology. Now, from the treasury's note in discussing the implications of the sanctions, they seem to imply that the current censorship of Ethereum blocks by U.S. based validators is required to avoid penalty, and noted that quote, any foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant transaction or provides significant financial services for any of the individuals or entities designated today, could be subject to U.S. correspondent or payable through account sanctions. The announcement also leaned heavily into discussions of TC by North Korean state sponsored hackers Lazarus group, stating quote, tornado cash, an entity that provides virtual currency mixing services, obfuscated the movement of over $455 million stolen in March 2022 by the O fact designated DPRK controlled Lazarus group in the largest virtual currency heist date. They also explicitly reference the connection with North Korea's nuclear program. Quote, this action is part of the United States ongoing efforts to limit the DPRK's ability to advance its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles program that threaten regional stability and follows numerous recent DPRK ballistic missile launches. Now, one of the critiques of this entire saga has been that the treasury appears to be making rules for crypto technology that it doesn't sufficiently understand. For example, this round of sanctions appears to include an Ethereum testnet address in its list of prohibited wallet addresses. Michael lulin a blockchain security specialist who sits on the board of the Texas blockchain council tweeted, if you check out the tornado cash contracts list, you'll notice a match on gourley. So opak is now sanctioning a deposit TC address on a testnet because the DPRK is trying to launder fake USD C tokens, seems like they just copy pasted the TC docs without understanding any of them. Not looking good for their case. Even if I believe that the US Treasury had the legal authority to do what they're doing, which I don't, I would still be absolutely infuriated with the level of incompetence with which they have gone about it.
AP News Radio
N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South
"North Korea has launched more ballistic missiles into the sea as the United States sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea as tensions rise in the region South Korean authorities have confirmed four North Korean short-range missiles flew about 80 miles towards their western sea the north has tested more than 30 missiles in one week alone including a recent intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation alerts in Japan the Norse recent barrage of missiles has met with strong condemnation from South Korea's permanent representative to the United Nations There should have been no excuses for the DPRK's recent unlawful provocation The United States ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield blamed Russia and China for protecting North Korea You don't get to abandon Security Council responsibilities because the DPRK might sell you weapons to
"dprk" Discussed on WTOP
"On your Saturday morning midnight hour once again, here's Frankie. Perfect remedy for a team in turmoil, I guess there's a Washington Wizards nets who have had so much going on off of the basketball court D.C. and just run out of town with an easy win. 42 points, in fact, one 28, 86 nets beat up on the wizards. Kevin Durant, 28, 11 and 9, Brooklyn gets his first road win of the season. And this is a game they were playing without suspended guard Kyrie Irving, who, by the way, Nike announces their suspending its relationship with Irving effective immediately and will no longer launch his new Kyrie 8s. This comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding his social media post about a book and movie containing anti semitic ideas. Commanders get a visit from Minnesota on Sunday, but some key players ruled out because of injury yet again, wide receiver Johan Dodson, running back JD mckissick, linebacker's Cole holcomb, among others, ruled out for the Vikings and Kirk Cousins who come in at 6 and one, commanders four and four, Taylor heinecke with that great comeback victory against the colts. He gets a start at quarterback again for the commanders. High school football on a Friday night in big time programs going at it, dematha gets by good counsel 28 14. Again, the wizards lose big time to the Brooklyn Nets, Frank Han ran WTO fee sports. Frankie, as always, 1246 on double D.C.. Stories were following for you this midnight hour on TLP 5 people locally have been found dead this week at a home in Charles county. This discovery was made in la Plata on wildflower drive around four Friday afternoon. The county sheriff's deputy county sheriff's department that would be says this morning. They all appear to be adults. We'll let you know when we get more information. Leaders in Maryland are criticizing The White House this morning for changing the scoring system used to pick a site for the FBI's new headquarters. That change now prioritizes proximity to facilities like the bureau's training academy in Virginia, leaders say it undermines the Biden administration's commitment to equity. Stay with WTO P for more on these developing stories in just minutes. North Korea's latest missile launches this week have been denounced by the United Nations, U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield, spoke about her concerns about the ramping up of the DPRK's missile testing system. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms. All 13 recent DPRK ballistic missile launches since October 27th. But the DPRK latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the 7th ICBM this year is particularly concerning. As is the unprecedented impact of a ballistic missile just about 50 kilometers or 30 miles from the republic of Korea's shoreline. North Korea has long been banned from conducting nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Not any morning, November 5th, time now on double TOP is 1248. Good morning. I'm thinking about all the 8s, Ian Crawford with this in the WTO traffic
"dprk" Discussed on WTOP
"Moving people and innovation forward. How did the wizards do Frank Henry? I'm not well, they got blasted by the Brooklyn Nets one 28 86 worst home loss in franchise history. Happened tonight, so yeah, wrong side of history, Kevin Durant at 28 points, 11 assists, 9 boards to lead Brooklyn to the victory as west on cell junior, the head coach of the wizards, none too pleased. It's flat out beat us to beat us, okay? This could happen some nights. Shots aren't gonna fall. Great players will make great place. But our approach, repetitiveness wasn't there. No, it wasn't, and the wizards are now four and 5 on the season. That's a lot of turmoil going on. They just fired their head coach. They suspended guard Kyrie Irving for at least 5 games now, Nike announces they are suspending its relationship with Irving. He is now going to be the relationship, in fact, is effective immediately. And Nike will no longer launch his new Kyrie 8s as comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding Irving's social media posts about a book and movie containing anti semitic ideas. Dave butts will help anchor the Washington football's offensive line in the 1980s has died at the age of 72, played 16 years in the NFL number 65 was a two time Super Bowl champion with Washington commanders, by the way, hosting Minnesota Sunday at one. A couple notables not playing because of injury for D.C., wide receiver John Dodson and linebacker Cole, holcomb. Big high school football matchup on this Friday night, some of the top programs in the area, the math up knocking off good counsel 28 14. Frank had ran WTO sports. The top stories were following for you tonight on WTO a deadly double shooting happened this morning at a giant in prince George's county, killed a security guard and a woman accused of shoplifting. Happened around ten 30 at the east over shopping center. That's an oxen hill. Leaders in Maryland criticizing The White House for changing the scoring system used to pick a site for the FBI's new headquarters. That change now prioritizes proximity to facilities like the bureau's training academy in Virginia. Leaders say it undermines the Biden administration's commitment to equity. Stay with WTO for more on these stories coming up in just minutes. North Korea's latest missile launches have been denounced by the United Nations, U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield spoke about her concerns about the ramping up of the DPRK's missile testing. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms. All 13 recent DPRK ballistic missile launches since October 27. But the DPRK latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the 7th ICBM this year is particularly concerning. As is the unprecedented impact of a ballistic missile just about 50 kilometers or 30 miles from the republic of Korea's shoreline. That was UN U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield. 9 48. Traffic
"dprk" Discussed on WTOP
"Judge today ordered the man accused of attacking House speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, to stay in jail without bail until his trial. San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins described the scene as police arrived at the couple's home one week ago. With respect to the facts of what took place in that foyer of the home at the time of the incident, we've made the facts clear that we're going to release at this point, which are in our motion to detain, which is that mister Pelosi opened the door. They were both holding a hammer and the police observed mister de pat pull that hammer away and then strike mister Pelosi. That is the most that we're going to say at this point. Jenkins says David to pap is facing state charges of attempted murder residential burglary assault, elder abuse and threatening a public official, he is also facing federal charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. Federal agents have identified the man they think posted a broad outline threat against synagogues in New Jersey, the law enforcement official says that agents do not believe he was planning to carry out a specific plot, he told agency had been bullied in the past and harbored anger toward Jewish people. His name has not been released. The official could not discuss the tales of the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. They apparently the apparently averted threat, at least temporarily relieved Jewish communities already unnerved amid increasing anti semitism. What we've been hearing from hospitals around our region recently is being echoed by the CDC. Across the nation, the CDC is seeing a surge in respiratory illnesses. In the southeast of the United States, nearly 20% of respiratory specimens are testing positive for influenza virus. Doctor Jose Romero says the CDC has already confirmed two pediatric deaths from flu this year. The strains that are circulating are especially hard on kids in the elderly, in fact, so many people are ending up in the emergency rooms that it's putting a strain on already fatigued hospitals. Sabrina qubit for CBS News Atlanta. Daylight saving time is out, standard time is in this weekend. Are you ready? It means a change for most of the United States, standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. It'll last until March 12th, so the clock goes back an hour, darkness will arrive earlier in the evening, but it will be lighter earlier in the morning. Of course, some are already there. Hawaii, American Samoa Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent. The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March, but the house hasn't acted on it. Ben Thomas, Washington. North Korea's latest missile launches have been denounced by the United Nations. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield spoke about her concerns about the ramping up of the DPRK's missile testing. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms, all 13 recent DPRK ballistic missile launches since October 27th. But the DPRK latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the 7th ICBM this year is particularly concerning. As is the unprecedented impact of a ballistic missile just about 50 kilometers or 30 miles from the republic of Korea's shoreline. North Korea has long been banned from conducting nuclear tests and ballistic
Bloomberg Radio New York
"dprk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Recently, the most recent from Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn on nets. Now Irving did hold a news availability today. The fact that this is penned me against the Jewish community and I'm here answering questions of whether or not I'm sorry or not. Something I didn't create and it was something I shared and I'm telling everybody I'm taking responsibility, then that's where I sit. But where he sits apparently is not enough for the Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, they are suspending him for at least 5 games without pay, saying they are dismayed by his failure unequivocally to say that he has no anti semitic beliefs. They say that he is not fit to be part of the organization at this point. So at least 5 games. South Korea and the U.S. are warning that if Kim Jong-un uses nuclear weapons, it'll be the end of his regime. The response from the United States to Kim's missile launch barrage is something well, it won't make him very happy. Listen. On the Peninsula, we're returning to large scale exercises. To strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight, if necessary. And secretary Lloyd Austin in defense when consultation with South Korea extending the exercise period of vigilant storm. We are focused on making sure that they don't choose to employ a nuclear weapon or choose to attack South Korea. Austin says it is highly unfortunate that the DPRK has chosen this path and warns him against going down the path toward nuclear weapons. U.S. officials are able to meet with WNBA star Brittany griner in Russia for the first time in about three months. White House spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre. We are told she's doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Yeah, but grinder is serving time in Russia on drug charges and no hint
Bloomberg Radio New York
"dprk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And the FBI and New Jersey state and New York City are responding to threats against the Jewish community. It baxters got more. It. Yeah, exactly right, Paul. FBI says it's received information of a broad threat to New Jersey synagogues saying it is taking proactive measures now. Governor Phil Murphy says it is a credible threat. He says he's been in touch with multiple law enforcement agencies to make sure that all houses of worship are protected and now New York police department to say it says that it is paying close attention, says it has no specific threat in NYC, but is gathering information from the New Jersey officials. These kinds of threats occur at times after anti semitic posts like we've seen recently from Kyrie Irving and earlier Kanye West. South Korea and the U.S. are warning that if Kim Jong-un uses nuclear weapons, it will be the end of his regime. Now the response from the United States to Kim Jong-un's UN missile barrage is something that will not make him very, very happy. On the Peninsula, we're returning to large scale exercises. To strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight if necessary. Defense secretary U.S. Lloyd Austin and consultation with South Korea extending the exercise period of vigilant storm. We are focused on making sure that they don't choose to employ a nuclear weapon or choose to attack South Korea. Austin says it's a highly unfortunate, the DPRK has chosen this path and Warren's Kim against going down that path toward nuclear weapons. U.S. officials were able to meet with WNBA star Brittany griner in Russia for the first time in about three months today. White House spokesman karine Jean Pierre. We are told she is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Griner is a serving jail time in Russia on drug charges.
"dprk" Discussed on AP News
" The U.S. and South Korea are jointly warning North Korea that use of any kind of nuclear weapon against Seoul or other regional allies will result in the end of Kim Jong-un's regime. I'm Ben Thomas with the latest. Our commitment to and defending the ROK is our client. We strongly condemn the DPRK's irresponsible and reckless activities. As we said before, these kinds of activities are destabilizing to the region. Defense secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart at The Pentagon after North Korea launched more than two dozen missiles in response to the U.S. South Korean military exercises. The purpose of those exercises says Austin to strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight if necessary. Through a translator, South Korean defense minister Lee Jong-suk says the U.S. and South Korea are united and resolute in their stance toward North Korea. Any nuclear attack by the DPRK including the use of tactical nuclear weapons is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance. This is a strong warning against the DPRK. But Lee also says the allies would like to see tension with North Korea ease. Along with the efforts of the alliance to deter and respond to DPRK nuclear threats, secretary Austin and I pledge to encourage DPRK to choose the nuclearization and the path for a brighter future. We also pledge to continue our cooperation to achieve a complete denuclearization of North Korea. Pentagon acknowledges the large scale of the U.S. South Korean exercises dumped vigilant storm. It involves more than 1600 U.S. and South Korean flights involving some 240 war planes. You've also seen us and Austin notes move a carrier into port there recently and I think that's a pretty strong signal as well. Ben Thomas, Washington
AP News Radio
US, South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear weapons use
"The U.S. and South Korea are jointly warning North Korea that use of any kind of nuclear weapon against Seoul or other regional allies will result in the end of Kim Jong-un's regime I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Our commitment to and defending the ROK is our client We strongly condemn the DPRK's irresponsible and reckless activities As we said before these kinds of activities are destabilizing to the region Defense secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart at The Pentagon after North Korea launched more than two dozen missiles in response to the U.S. South Korean military exercises The purpose of those exercises says Austin to strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight if necessary Through a translator South Korean defense minister Lee Jong-suk says the U.S. and South Korea are united and resolute in their stance toward North Korea Any nuclear attack by the DPRK including the use of tactical nuclear weapons is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance This is a strong warning against the DPRK But Lee also says the allies would like to see tension with North Korea ease Along with the efforts of the alliance to deter and respond to DPRK nuclear threats secretary Austin and I pledge to encourage DPRK to choose the nuclearization and the path for a brighter future We also pledge to continue our cooperation to achieve a complete denuclearization of North Korea Pentagon acknowledges the large scale of the U.S. South Korean exercises dumped vigilant storm It involves more than 1600 U.S. and South Korean flights involving some 240 war planes You've also seen us and Austin notes move a carrier into port there recently and I think that's a pretty strong signal as well Ben Thomas Washington
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"dprk" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"You in Dallas. 7 13 here in London, 1513 if you're listening in Tokyo. Now just how ironclad is the U.S. commitment to protecting its allies, South Korea and Japan. Senior figures from all three countries meet today to discuss their response to the continued noisy saber rattling from North Korea. I'm joined now by John Nelson Wright, who's associate professor in Japanese politics at Cambridge University and a career foundation fellow at chatham House Heller jug. Good morning. Good to have you with us. So tell us who has met today and what do we know about what's being said? Well, we've had meetings between essentially the three deputy foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Wendy Sherman, of course, is in Tokyo to talk to her Japanese and South Korean counterparts. The purpose of the meeting is to send a very clear signal that the U.S. and its two principal northeast Asian allies. Shoulders are shoulder and dealing with what is expected to be potentially a 70 for your test. From the DPRK ahead of the midterm elections in the United States. And of course it comes on the back of a series of missile tests. 27 tests over the course of the year range of cruise missile tests, ballistic missile tests, more recently by North Korea, the expectation is that Kim Jong-un is seeking to use these provocations. To keep the United States on the back foot. And therefore, it's very important given the vulnerabilities of both Japan and South Korea in the face of North Korea's increasing military capabilities to demonstrate that the alliances, the two alliances are as solid as possible. And the most welcome development of course is the improvement in dialog between soul and Tokyo. And this is, I think, symbolically impractically an opportunity to reinforce that message. United with a common enemy, what do we think will be achieved by this? I mean, you mentioned a very important dialog between South Korea and Japan, but in terms of the way that the United States and South Korea and Japan can operate together in the face of a threat from North Korea. What can actually be decided? Well, I mean, we've seen both trilateral joint exercises and also current exercises going on between South Korea and the United States. All of this, I think, is an attempt to send a signal to Kim Jong-un that the alliance remained militarily strong. And that there will be a proportionate response if the north does anything it would be considered to be even more provocative. And nuclear test, of course, would not be new. It would be the 7th nuclear test from the DPRK. And the traditional route, of course, is to use the United Nations and the sanctions regime, problem there, of course, is that we've seen a reluctance recently by both China and Russia to impose further pain on the DPRK. And therefore, the only recourse that the United States has, but it's a significant one is to strengthen military cooperation to ensure that the north doesn't do
Bloomberg Radio New York
"dprk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"World of national news, Nathan Hager. Long stretch of rough days is ahead for millions of floridians, Paul hundreds of them are trapped in their homes more than two and a half million are without power. What was hurricane Ian has left a trail of destruction, fema administrator deanne criswell has been just a catastrophic storm and it's left significant damage in its path and we know that there are hundreds of thousands of people that have been impacted by this and my heart really goes out to all of them. Fema's deanne criswell spoke with ABC News at least one storm related death has been confirmed in Florida governor Ron DeSantis disputing reports the casualties could be in the hundreds. None of that is confirmed. I think what that is is there were 9-1-1 calls for people saying, hey, the water is rising in my home. I'm going to go up in the attic, but I'm really worried. Of course, those folks are now going to be going to be checked on. And now the Carolinas are getting ready for their turn. The national hurricane center just issued a hurricane warning for the entire South Carolina coast ahead of Ian's second landfall sometime tomorrow. North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles today after vice president Kamala Harris raptor trip through Asia with a stop at the demilitarized zone. The United States. And the world seek a stable and peaceful Korean Peninsula. Where the DPRK is no longer a threat. Vice president Harris says the U.S. and South Korea are committed to complete denuclearization of the north, President Biden's pledging more than $810 million to Pacific island nations. He's hosting leaders from the region at The White House for the first time. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries
CoinDesk Podcast Network
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"I think in some ways, the best way to think about it is a preview of the fall. Now, one disclosure before I get into that, like I said yesterday, I'm actually traveling right now, so I recorded this a few days in advance. So if some crazy thing happened on Thursday or Friday, you'll know why it wasn't in the show. But from a macro perspective, easily the most significant event was the CPI print. This week we got July's inflation numbers and they actually surprised the downside. Economists had expected 8.7% headline year over year inflation and instead we got 8.5%. Month over month, headline inflation was 0% and core inflation was a much less than expected 0.3%. Now, of course, what matters is not just the number but the trend. The numbers were widely seen as confirmation of the peak inflation thesis, which of course feeds into the peak hawkishness from the fed thesis. This is what had been rallying stocks going back to the last FOMC meeting. Effectively, if the market believes that peak inflation and peak fed tightening are behind us, then everything from here on out gets a bit more rosy. In the wake of the print, Bloomberg declared Wall Street defies CPI skeptics with risk on rally. Quote, traders went risk on Wednesday with the S&P 500 set for its highest since May. A surge in the NASDAQ 100 drove the tech heavy gauge nearly 20% above its June bottom. The CBOE volatility index slumped below 20, a level last seen in April. The greenback slid the most since the onset of the pandemic. Funny enough, by our technical definitions, this means that NASDAQ is basically back in a bull market. Now another funny thing about this is that Wall Street could actually be creating more future problems for itself by being too bullish. In other words, Wall Street getting overly bullish and pouring money back into stocks could have ripple effects. First, it could signal to the fed that they need to keep tightening because expectations of a pivot are too high. Second, it could halt a general tightening of conditions that is slowing down the real economy. This is radically oversimplifying, but if stock prices rocket back in the other direction, layoffs and other types of real economy activity that lag market prices might halt. Meaning that the fed's tightening can't actually work its way all the way through, meaning that the fed feels like it has to keep its foot on the brake for longer. The fed certainly is messaging that there is more tightening to come. Again, from Bloomberg. Officials have said that they want to see months of evidence that prices are cooling, especially in the core gauge. The U.S. Central Bank will probably continue raising rates into next year to bring down unacceptably high inflation. Chicago fed president Charles Evans noted. His Minneapolis counterpart Neil kashkari said, quote, the idea that we're going to start cutting rates early next year when inflation is very likely going to be well in excess, I just think it's unrealistic. One observation that I had watching all of this on Wednesday is the incredibly increased politicization of the debate. If you were a Democrat you were talking about 0% inflation, IE the month over month number, if you are a Republican you are talking about 8.5%. This, I think, is a preview of the ratcheting up of the politics of this discussion leading into the midterms in November. Still, in crypto, this macro event was not the biggest event not by a long shot. That honor goes to the Treasury Department sanctioning of tornado cash. Tornado cash is a mixing service that obfuscates transactions in such a way as to preserve more transactional privacy. On Monday, treasury's office of foreign assets control or opac sanction tornado, claiming that it has been used to launder more than $7 billion worth of virtual currency since it launched. Ovac is particularly concerned with $455 million that was stolen by the Lazarus group, which is a North Korean state sponsored hacking group. In the wake of the sanctions Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote, we will continue to aggressively pursue actions against currency mixers laundering virtual currency for criminals. Today, US Treasury sanctioned virtual currency mixer tornado cash, which is a U.S. sanctioned DPRK state sponsored hacking group used by the DPRK to launder money. Now in the crypto industry pointed out to secretary blinken that even his Treasury Department was not actually seemingly accusing tornado cash of being a hacking group itself, that tweet was deleted and replaced by one that said the tornado cache had been used to launder money for a U.S. sanctioned DPRK state sponsored cyber hacking group. Still, the quote unquote mistake was fairly revealing. The immediate response from the crypto industry was that this was overreach and represented something fundamentally new. This was much the point of coin centers response. They pointed out that in the past, these sort of sanctions have been used to identify specific people involved in illicit activities. Crypto addresses that have been sanctioned are connected to individuals, but ultimately the addresses are incidental. What matters is the people behind them. This, on the other hand, is an attack on a type of technology, which by its nature is neutral. In a follow-up speech, Peter van wattenberg from coin center expanded on some of these themes. Quote, banning software publication is banning speech, bending otherwise legal transactions made to maintain one's own privacy and engage in anonymous speech for political purposes is also unconstitutional under the money of speech doctrines. Even laws that unreasonably chill speech are constitutionally suspect and can be challenged even before enforcement. End quote. Now shortly after the announcement of the sanctions, the code repositories for the project were deleted from GitHub and tornado cash cofounder Roman semenov was suspended alongside two other contributors. He tweeted, my GitHub account was just suspended. Is writing an open-source code a legal now? In an emailed statement to Bloomberg, GitHub said that trade laws require them to quote restrict users and customers identified as specially designated nationals, sds, or other denied or blocked parties, or that may be using GitHub on behalf of blocked parties. We examine government sanctions thoroughly to be certain that users and customers are not impacted beyond what is required by law. However, the obvious issue here is that semi is not on the SDN list. Only the tornado cash smart contract addresses are. Adding a person to the STN has a very, very high bar. So is semen off now to be considered on the list or not. It's providing him specifically with any goods or services a violation of sanctions, or is it specifically the code that's being sanctioned? Deleting code from GitHub opens a couple of really concerning issues. Under current case law set during the fight over PGP encrypted communication tools in the 90s, code is considered speech in American citizens or constitutionally entitled to write or execute whichever code they choose. Now the obvious retort to that is that Microsoft who owns GitHub is a private company and can do whatever they want. However, in this case, GitHub responded that they are specifically doing this to comply with sanctions. IE a government instruction which they read is requiring them to delete repositories. Discuss this as well. Quote, several developers who have worked on software associated with the tornado cache protocol have had their GitHub accounts shut down. Now, if that's a business decision of GitHub, the First Amendment isn't necessarily relevant. But I don't think that's just a pure business decision of GitHub. I think basically we're looking right at the chilling effect of an unconstitutional restriction on speech and the collateral consequences which is that people stop publishing interesting ideas. Matthew green a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins, who has been involved in various crypto privacy projects, writes, using sanctioned power to take code off of public source code distribution sites feels like a pretty blatant attack on the First Amendment. Also a pretty stupid attack. It's literally a decentralized version control system. 30 years of hard legal work to establish First Amendment protections around software distribution blown up in a day by GitHub and Microsoft. In times like these, security of your assets should be your number one priority. If you want to offset risk as much as possible and still stay in crypto, you need a trusted partner by your side. Nexo is a security first company that
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"Global news. NATO on high alert for the first time since the Cold War Ed Baxter has the details from San Francisco edge. Yeah, Juliet 300,000 troops on high alert, the final strategic release says that China, Russia, Russia is a most direct threat, but Bloomberg's Jody Schneider reports China is involved as well. We did hear for the first time China mentioned in this strategic communique, the strategic outlook as NATO calls it saying that it was there were systemic challenges from China. This had been a hotly debated inclusion countries were talking about this for months because some countries, including Germany, which has very strong economic ties with China, did not necessarily want that language added. But it was, meanwhile, South Korean president Yun soko says through a translator North Korea has to be discussed. The DPRK's nuclear and missile threats to continue to evolve and the global landscape is facing increased uncertainties. Thereby rendering our trilateral partnership all the more significant. And U.S. president Joe Biden agrees for sure. I tried out a cooperation in my view as a central to achieving our shared objective Including a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Now that trilateral is U.S. Japan, South Korea, but then he says that NATO support as well. China's president Xi Jinping will be in Hong Kong today for the celebration for 25 years since the handover. This is first venture outside the mainland and 839, no 893 days. He will come across today for the celebration skip back across the borders stay overnight in Shenzhen before coming back for a swearing in for John Lee tomorrow. Meanwhile, president Xi has declared COVID zero the most economic and effective policy for China. This during a symbolic visit to Wuhan. He said that China would rather endure some temporary impact on economic development than let the virus hurt people's safety and health. In the January 6th congressional committee has subpoenaed former White House counsel pat cipollone, vice chair Liz Cheney says the committee has evidence of mister cipollone, repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about Trump activities and the days of the preceded up to January 6th and on the date. She says, while the select committee appreciates mister cipollone's earlier informal engagement with our investigation, the committee needs to hear from him on the record. As other former White House counsels have done in other congressional investigations. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. All right, did he thank you? Let's get to global
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WHO believes COVID getting worse, not better in North Korea
"The World Health Organization says it assumes the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea is getting worse not better despite the country's recent claims that COVID-19 is slowing there I'm Ben Thomas with the latest The total number of fevered persons you know people suspected with COVID-19 is over 3.7 million Those numbers from the WHO's Maria van kerkhove but health emergencies chief doctor Michael Ryan says it is very very difficult to provide a proper analysis to the world when we don't have access to the necessary data Adding we really would appeal for a more open approach so we can come to the assistance of the people of DPRK The WHO has previously voiced concerns about COVID-19's impact in North Korea where the population is believed to be largely unvaccinated and whose fragile health systems could struggle to deal with the surge of cases Ryan says we have offered assistance on multiple occasions We have offered vaccines on three separate occasions We continue to offer vaccines We continue to offer supplies I'm Ben Thomas
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US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea
"Secretary of state John speaking can met with his south Korean and Japanese counterparts to discuss North Korea Lincoln met with Japanese foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and south Korean foreign minister Chung Yeung to discuss the threat posed by the nuclear armed north off to Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests all three leaders condemned the recent missile launches and in a joint statement urged North Korea to engage in dialogue Blinken assured North Korea that the US means it no harm we have no hostile intent toward the DPRK we remain open to dialogue without preconditions if Pyongyang chooses that path North Korea has a long history of using publications such as missile or nuclear tests to seek international concessions the
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"Dozens of police surrounding his car a man with a Trump 2024 and mandate freedom sign on his car left without resistance but other stayed Ontario's prime minister has issued a state of emergency allowing fines and jail time against anyone blocking roads and bridges That was Associated Press correspondent Julie Walker reporting Frederick county in Maryland is dropping its indoor mask mandate effective immediately The county made the announcement Saturday saying its COVID case rate has fallen below 20 per 100,000 residents That was the threshold that the board of health set for removing the mask requirement Residents are still encouraged to take steps to reduce the spread of the virus Now this change does not impact schools U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Hawaii To discuss the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs We continue to work to find ways to hold the DPRK accountable as we did by imposing sanctions on 8 DPRK linked individuals and entities last month Defense leaders from three countries last week said North Korea's recent missile test were destabilizing to regional security Some experts say North Korea is attempting to use the tests to boost its weapons arsenal in when relief from economic sanctions The Biden administration has offered North Korea open ended talks but has shown no willingness to ease sanctions without meaningful cuts to the country's nuclear program It's 1234 Hi it's Rita Kessler Coper has really been a life changer for me I've not only lost weight but kept it off and people really notice how much happier I am and healthier Yeah I needed to change the way I eat but the real key to my success with coper is the support I get That support having to be accountable for my actions is what keeps me going Now others in my life want to join me on my journey How great is that Because sometimes things are better when you do them together Someone to keep you on track when you just want to give up someone you can motivate to change their life as well Best of all when you sign up with someone else co pair will combine your programs so you can get the very best price Go ahead grab your best friend your other half maybe even your favorite coworker And invite them to join you on your way to being your best.
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"Moment Good evening I'm Michelle bash Matt small is our producer coming up we'll update you on the growing tensions over Russian troops at the Ukraine border Hashtag today for Tommy asked to pass on kindness to honor Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin's son I'm Valerie bong It's 1130 Ukraine's president is trying to tamp down talk of war CBS News is Christina ruffini is at The White House as the U.S. and allies in Europe are engaged in some high stakes diplomacy Biden administration officials say their rhetoric reflects reality So there is no sign yet of any kind of deescalation On the contrary he's moved more forces since we've been encouraging him to deescalate Over the weekend the State Department posted guidance on land routes out of Ukraine for any Americans needing to leave That cut includes a clip of CBS News face the nation moderator Margaret Brennan interviewing under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland Russia has been massing troops on the Ukrainian border Ukrainian border in recent weeks Now senators from both sides of the aisle are said to be closing in on a deal for sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine Republican senator Jim risch of Idaho Now if you have two things on almost any problem you can resolve it Number one if you have parties on each side wanting to reach the same objective and number two both sides are working in good faith If you have both of those there's no reason you can't get to the finish line So you will get there We think so Also appearing today on CNN the chairman of the Senate's foreign relations committee senator bob Menendez raised the prospect of imposing some punishments preemptively These are sanctions beyond any that we have ever levied before Right And I think that that sends a very clear message Now while Republicans have been pressing for immediate actions on Russia sanctions that is The White House says they should not be imposed unless Russia actually invades Ukraine Pentagon press secretary John Kirby weighs in on Fox News Sunday I think we've been very clear with mister Putin about the economic consequences that could come his way into the way the Russian people should he further incur and invade inside Ukraine And one of the things about sanctions is once you trip that then the deterrent effect is lost The U.S. is slated to take up the issue at a UN Security Council meeting The U.S. is reacting to the latest North Korean missile launch I'm Tom 40 North Korea's latest missile launch has neighbors spook though the U.S. Military does not view it as an imminent threat Jeffrey Lewis with middlebury institute of international studies The thing that really stands out is how high the missile flew more than 2000 kilometers into space which is well above for example the International Space Station And how long that took about 30 minutes That is a sign that this was an extremely long-range missile In fact it was North Korea's longest range missile test since 2017 Tom 40 CBS News Washington The U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield tells ABC's this week that The White House is open to diplomatic discussions but North Korea also known as the DPRK has not responded We've offered this over and over to the DPRK and they've not accepted it But we're absolutely open to a diplomatic engagement without preconditions Our goal is to in the threatening actions that the DPRK is taking against their neighbors 1134 The following is a paid.
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US urges NKorea to stop missile tests and return to talks
"A senior US diplomats has asked North Korea to stop the missile tests and get back to tools they call it the DPRK to seize these publications and other destabilizing activities and instead engage in dialogue from him the U. S. family on north Korea's state called a meeting with south Korean officials to discuss north Korea's recent missile tests meanwhile nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang remains told that we have made clear that the United States however is no hostile intent because of the fact that the comments come less than a week off to North Korea find a need to develop ballistic missile from a submarine and its fifth round of weapons tests in recent weeks I'm
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"Uh, have more Aquilino say pretty clearly last night that nothing's going to change about our commitment to the defense of Japan and South Korea. Those commitments are ironclad. Do you think good. These easier than fire nation of Security Council related extensions against North Korea? Yeah, going to differ on that right now. I mean, we're where these reports and I'm not position to, uh, to confirm the reports with any great specificity at this time. But again, I would just say just highlights again the threat that the DPRK continues to pose to the region and to its neighbors. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby More from The New York Times article. A series of resolutions from the United Nations Security Council banned North Korea from developing or testing ballistic missiles. But not cruise missiles. This is Washington today. CNBC reporting that House Democrats on Monday outlined a bevy of tax hikes on corporations and wealthy people to fund and investment in the social safety net and climate policy that could reach $3.5 Trillion. The plan calls for top corporate and individual tax rates of 26.5% and 39.6%, respectively, according to a summary released by the tax Writing Ways and Means Committee. Proposal includes a 3% surcharge, an individual income above $5 million and a capital gains tax of 25%. Reaction from the White House. The deputy press secretary, Karine Jean Pierre, spoke with reporters on Air Force One because they ministrations.
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"With South Korea? Uh, and any communication all from North Korea in response to successive statements and enquiries for some engagement. Any reaction to what we saw last night, Okay. Annual ceremonies, which was a very different kind of parade, and, uh Obviously the focus on Covid and the extraordinary Kim Jong UN diet. Well, I don't have a specific reaction to what we've seen overnight, of course, aware of the military parade that the DPRK stage on September 9th when it comes to United States. Our goal continues to be the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We are prepared, prepared to engage in diplomacy. That's for instead objective special representative some campus some Ken was recently insult where he met with his counterparts there, and we have made the point that we believe diplomacy presents an opportunity to make Progress towards that goal. The complete the authorization of the Korean Peninsula. We have made clear to the DPRK that we do not have any hostile intent towards the regime. We have made clear to them that we are prepared to me to engage in principle negotiations anytime anywhere in place. I don't have an update for you when it comes to any North Korea. North Korean. Keep your response. To those offers, but the offer certainly stands. State Department spokesman Ned Price.
Biden Meets With South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House
"House yesterday with South Korea's President Moon Jae and talk mostly about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. We both are deeply concerned about the situation. Our two nations also share willingness to engage diplomatically with the DPRK to take pragmatic steps that will reduce tensions as we move toward our ultimate goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. White House's shaved
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"Be a thing of the past. As part of the reopening plans to state well in both social distancing mandates and reduced capacity limits imposed on businesses, Dr Mark Galli says on that date, the state will follow the CDC recommendations on masks being used in crowded locations. But if more than 5000 people gather indoors, like a convention or concert, people will need to be vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative test for covert 19. President Biden says the U. S and South Korea are expanding their global partnership. Biden said the two countries will work hard to make sure North Korea is free of nuclear weapons. Nations also share willingness to engage diplomatically but the DPRK to take pragmatic steps that will reduce tensions, the president said. Both countries are deeply concerned about North Korea. Biden also said the U. S and South Korea will work together to advance cyber security capabilities. Biden made his remarks during a joint news conference with the White House and the South Korean president, moon traffic and weather together. Let's check with Dana Harris and this time around, sponsored by the Roseville autumn, all eastbound cap pulled in having to operate with a hit and run out there, and CHP is showing a lot of backup right now associated with that, In fact, as you can heading out, the Midtown area is gonna be very slow. Eastbound Cap city and you go from Fulton out to what evidence may be coming out of the woodland areas slow and go just before the bypass all the way to airport Boulevard after that starts breaking up anywhere near downtown North and south out. I've five East West about 50 and also eastbound Cab city. It is running very slow at the moment Get Memorial Day savings all month long at the Roseville autumn, all with 17 award winning dealer's 20 brands and nearly 7000 new and factory certified pre owned vehicles to choose from all on sale. The Roseville autumn all driven to be the best traffic on the tens, every 10 minutes mornings and afternoons from the cap trust Traffic Center data has news 93.1 kpk mostly sunny, breezy and seasonably cool this afternoon high 73 to 77 Partly cloudy tonight Low 47 to 51 Partly sunny tomorrow high 70 70 81 On Sunday..
UN Security Council condemns violence in Myanmar
"Finally the united nations security council has strongly condemned the violence against peaceful protesters in myanmar and voiced deep concern movement restrictions amid ongoing protests at military takeover last month in a statement issued on wednesday night. The fifteen member body also reiterated at school for the immediate release of all those detained arbitrarily the council also expressed the need to uphold democratic institutions and processes and also refrain from violence while also urging humanitarian access to all those in need as the situation had the potential to make matters worse in raccoon state and other regions according to the un figures separate from the political strife that has resulted from the first february military takeover. About one million are in need of support and protection across myanmar
Frances ANSII warns of a longrunning Sandworm campaign
"French authorities specifically the information security agency. Ansi said yesterday that they determined a russian threat. Actor has been active against french targets from two thousand seventeen to twenty twenty ansi. Didn't flatly say which group was responsible but it did note. According to reuters that similar tactics techniques and procedures had been seen in use by sand worm also known as voodoo bear and operation belonging to russia's gru military intelligence service and see has also made a detailed technical report available. The attackers dropped back doors as web shells in their targets. The operation appears to have been another software supply chain attack with the attackers working their way in through century on products used for it monitoring and see didn't say how many victims there had been but the agency indicated that most of them were it service firms especially web hosting providers the similarity in targeting in approach to the so laura gate campaign in the us is obvious. Centurions customer profile is similar to that of solar wins the paris based firm lists more than six hundred customers worldwide including local and regional government agencies. There's no informed official conjecture about the goals of the campaign that exploited century on yet but wired quotes industry. Expert says observing that. Sandra has a track record of disruption and destruction and hasn't confined itself to simple data theft century on hadn't as of this morning posted any statement about the incident to its website wired says century on emailed it to say that it was too soon to say whether the campaign represented an ongoing threat or whether it had been stopped by the patches and upgrades century on regularly issues. Voodoo bear of them as fancy. Bears daughter is known for going after industrial control systems especially those associated with power generation and distribution. It's most well known. Tool is the black energy malware kit. The threat actor is widely believed to have been responsible for both two thousand eight distributed denial of service attacks against georgia and twenty fifteen action against a portion of ukraine's power grid to return to salora gate the investigation and mop-up of the very large and presumably very damaging cyber espionage campaign against us targets continues. Cbs sixty minutes this weekend. Featured the solar winds compromise and highlighted both the scope of the attack and the effort that went into conducting it microsoft president. Brad smith said quote. I think from a software engineering perspective. It's probably fair to say that this is the largest and most sophisticated attack. The world has ever seen quote. He added that microsoft believed at least a thousand engineers were involved in mounting the attack. How microsoft arrived at that figure is unclear. And while it's probably better to read a thousand as a lot and not as a rigorously supportable quantification of the human capital. Russian intelligence applied to the task. It is in any case. Allot a member of south. Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee told reuters that he'd been briefed on an attempt by north korean operators to breach pfizer and steal information on the company's covid nineteen vaccine development. Hey take king said that. The republic of north korea's national intelligence service briefed him on the attempted espionage and that the apparent motive was financial. Pyongyang is looking more to its criminal. Revenue stream not to public health in the dprk last week bloomberg renewed its reporting on an alleged chinese hardware back door allegedly found on super micro products. The report was greeted with more skepticism than such reports usually are since the earliest versions of the story published. Initially in two thousand eighteen generally went unconfirmed by organizations that would have been in a position to confirm them super micro issued a statement about the bloomberg story which says in part quote bloomberg story is a mismatch of disparate. An inaccurate allegations that date back many years. It draws far-fetched conclusions that once again. Don't withstand scrutiny. In fact the national security agency told bloomberg again last month that it stands by its two thousand eighteen comments and the agency said a bloomberg's new claims that it cannot confirm that this incident or the subsequent response actions described ever occurred despite bloomberg's allegations about supposed cyber or national security investigations that date back more than ten years super micro has never been contacted by the us government or by any of our partners or customers about these alleged investigations and quote to round out the familiar four of bad girl. Nation-states researchers at security firm anomaly report a static kitten citing. the threat. Group believed to be run by. Tehran has been targeting government agencies in the united arab emirates. Fishing them with the goal of installing screen connect remote access tools and the systems used by. Its emirati targets. The fish bait is usually an israeli themed geopolitical loor the emails masquerade is communications from kuwait's foreign ministry and the fish hook itself is similar to those used previously in operation quicksand. There's not much new to report about the oldsmar. Florida water utility sabotage attempt local authorities in oldsmar have grown increasingly tight lipped about the attack on the town's water system with the pinellas county sheriff discouraging any municipal officials from discussing what is as they say and ongoing investigation. Detectives are on the case they say. And the sheriff wants the public to understand that it was never in any danger.
Presidential authorization for US Cyber Command action
"US President Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post published late Friday that he had authorized a US cyber command response to Russian interference in the two thousand eighteen midterm elections. The Post had reported on the cyber operation in February two, thousand, nineteen, sourcing the story to unnamed US officials, but this is the first time the president has claimed direct involvement. The attack knocked the Internet research agency off line in a demonstration intended. It was said at the time to show the Russian government that cyber operations particularly influence operations would not be cost-free. The New York Times, says the two thousand eighteen operation was intended as both deterrent and a realistic test of US capabilities against an actual adversary.
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U.S.'s North Korea Envoy to Visit Japan, South Korea Next Week
"The state department's point person on North Korea is heading back to the region as the trump administration looks to resume working level talks and John Michele Kelemen reports according to the state department's special envoys Steven B. again will be in Japan and South Korea starting Monday the brief statement makes no mention of talks with North Korea it says only that begin will be meeting with Japanese and south Korean officials to quote further strengthen coordination on the final fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK president trump said recently that he received another letter from north Korean leader Kim Jong un who vowed to stop testing missiles as soon as US south Korean military exercises and secretary of state Mike Pompeii has raised hopes that working level talks will
News in Brief 21 June 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations, there will program or WFP confirmed on Friday that it has started a partial suspension of aid to areas of Yemen, controlled by Hootie opposition. Forces spokesperson Irv Eva, who SEL told journalists in Geneva that the agency took the decision after efforts failed to prevent food aid being diverted from those who need it most, as in many areas, some individual seeks to fit from paying on divinity Habil and diverting food away from where it is most needed debris has been seeking the support of the Sanaa-based authorities to introduce biometric 'cause she's stationed system that will prevent diversion and protect the many families we serve, and storing food, which those who need it most. Unfortunately, we are yet to reach agreement. They development means that aid will be cut to the capital Saana, which is. Told by hoochies affecting eight hundred fifty thousand people although missed of a hustle insisted that the agency will maintain nutrition programs for malnourished children pregnant, and nursing mothers in total WFP estimates that nine out of twelve million food, insecure people in Yemen, are in areas controlled by who tease who have been fighting a coalition of international forces backing the government of president at Brabham Mansour Hady for more than four years. According to latest UN figures nearly ten million people are severely food, insecure and do not know whether next meal will come from to the Central African Republic now where WFP has called for help from the international community to stave off severe and acute food shortages after years of ongoing conflict, and mass displacement nearly half the country's people. More than one point eight million are unsure how they are going to feed themselves of that number more than four hundred sixty thousand are expected to face. Emergency food insecurity during the lean season which lasts from may until August among the areas? Worst affected are those hosting hundreds of thousands of people displaced by violence and insecurity. These include Kaga, Bandra, oboe and Zambia, along with three prefecture's and Bomo haute Kotto and oat Emba MU where security conditions remain volatile despite a peace agreement signed in February amid reports of regular attacks by armed groups who did not sign the deal on major supply routes and around major cities. WFP says it needs more than thirty three million dollars to help eight hundred thousand people every month until the end of the year. And finally to DPRK or North Korea where you n appointed independent rights expert, Thomas, or here container has appealed to the state to ease people suffering, speaking at the end of a five day mission, to Seoul in South Korea mister Kintana expressed regret that he did not see any sign of improvement. In the human rights situation of people in DPRK before urging profound legal and institutional reforms citing various sources in new report, the expert spoke of public executions carried out by gunfire after trials between twenty thirteen and twenty seventeen victims faced charges, including murder, and drug dealing. He said in his report while also noting that people continue to live in fear of being sent to political prison camps for watching South Korean soap operas in a statement to the press, Mr Clinton, urged the government of the DPRK to be open about the political camps, which called Quanli. So at the same time, he called on the government of China not to repatriate North Korean escapees asking them to give the primary consideration to what will happen to the escapees if repatriated to North Korea. Daniel Johnson, UN news.
UN food agency welcomes South Koreas aid donation to help northern neighbour
"This is an academy with you news. South Korea's donation of fifty thousand tonnes of rice in four point five million dollars to help its struggling northern neighbour will support up to two million people hit by drought and successive poor harvests the world with program or WFP said, on Wednesday in an interview with you. And uses Daniel Johnson WFP's spokesperson LV Roussel describes on more than ten million people in mainly rural areas in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK face chronic food shortages, these means that some families only eat eggs in other pertain a handful of times, a year, he says, last month, the World Food Program, and if you conducted an assessment in the country, and we realized that more than ten million people in North Korea are in need of urgent food systems. That's why the report was confirmed today by the hippie bleak of sort Koha support of fifty thousand mic. Tons of wise approach four point five million. It's an important step to help WSB to scale up the support that we give in the country for the moment, and you're going to have to scan because you say you need three hundred thousand metric tons of Thurs your six there. If you like, and you need almost three hundred million dollars, who is going to dip into their coffers for this one, we need more than two thousand make tons of food. That's value of two hundred seventy five million dollar. That's why today, so we called additional donors to support the humanitarian operation of the World Food Program in North Korea. Can I just interrupt? How you going to satisfy the needs of donors? He might wish to provide some sort of guarantee about how this aid is distributed at always in the country, for all food, assistance petition in VPI, not do buddy, be will require that is Tom that for access and also money to hang system. I'm place before we take the Hispano ability of disputing any food. That's what we do. What we do today. Today. We are supporting seven hundred seven thousand people. We mentioned one we systems, and we already required that access that monitoring, if we scale up to additional people, for example, here we've the support of South Korea, we will support an additional one point five two million children pigment in nursing mother, we obviously request the same access, and the same possibility for independent monitoring. In fact, you have pretty good access from what I can see Iraq says at least thirty five to forty counties in DVR career so accesses, perhaps, not much of an issue. It's really other things. Like the fact that there's a lack of fertilizer, there's a lack of spare parts for machinery, how does WFAN defeo convince the authorities these kinds of things are important by both organizations. If you NWFP lifted that need the need fertilizer, the need of material in the summary of the report in the hookah mundane. Of the report last month. It's something very important to give better result and the politician in the country, then we have listed all theory of her condition to the report and the easy access for those kind of Matahito product, I one of them and maybe you could just explain where the situation is worst. I'm imagining, it's not in the Big Apple sentences in the rural regions, and children, particularly out hit in the countryside is in the part of the country. Why because of usually those part of the country, very dependent of the Hodgson of the artist. And our was the worst in ten years. We have food deficit of one thirty six million metric tons in the country. And like you say, especially women and young children are the most vulnerable in those agents. And we will, of course Twi to focus to those agents for the support to the one point five to two million people that we will reach thanks to the certain coherent, governments terms of what people actually eating what kind of detail can you give me, I see that the rice. Harvest failed in north and south highway, the rice bowl provinces of the country. What are we hoping might happen with the wheat and barley crops, or the momentum with the DIVY tweet diversity is is very low? People are getting rice, maize and potatoes. Everyday ex only a few days a year. I mean, I don't even speak about meat fish then that's very bad diet. We diversity that some things that maybe difficult for most of the people are listening to us note, not to understand. We need to try to work on that to make sure that pertain that they receive and the type of food that they receive is better than today, especially for kids and for pregnant women.
News in Brief 6 March 2019
"The this is the news in brief from the United Nations u n rights chief Michelle Basch has expressed concern about the Philippines war on illegal drugs. Saying that up to twenty seven thousand people have likely been killed in the campaign since mid twenty sixteen addressing the Human Rights Council. The High Commissioner highlighted that the policy promoted by president Rodrigo duty should not be more of a threat to people's lives than the drugs. They were using miss Bachelet's comments came as she highlighted concerns. Over rights around the world, including in Europe, where my Gration from North Africa had led to two hundred and twenty six deaths in the first two months of the year alone on US bound migration. Misbash? Let also noted that thousands more migrant children have been separated from their families than had been previously reported. According to a recent US government report in more positive developments. The High Commissioner hailed reforms in Ethiopia where gender parity has been achieved in government, and in Tunisia, where a woman was elected mayor of the capital. It'll last year to North Korea now known officially as the Democratic People's Republic of career DPRK where you and aid workers say that three point eight million people need life, saving assistance, according to the humanitarian country team, an estimated eleven million people lack sufficient nutritious food, clean drinking water or access to basic services such as health and sanitation women children the elderly and people with disabilities. Particularly vulnerable and are prioritized in the UN's newly published twenty nine thousand nine humanitarian needs plan. Help is urgently needed after it was found that overall food production in two thousand eighteen was the lowest it's been in a decade and more than nine percent down on twenty seventeen levels. And finally to the Western Sahara, a territory bordered by Morocco Mauritania and ALgeria which has been a source of conflict since nineteen seventy almost forty nine years later the situation remains volatile. But u n envoy host kosher said that on Wednesday talks will be held later this month in Switzerland. After discussions last December, bilateral meetings have already been held to prepare for the talks between Morocco the Frente Polisario ALgeria and Mauritania which have been welcomed by the UN Security Council. The United Nations peace mission known as Minoso the United Nations mission for the referendum in Western Sahara, was deployed in nineteen Ninety-one to oversee a ceasefire Daniel Johnson UN news.
News om Brief 11 January 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the human rights situation in North Korea remains extremely serious and this along with denuclearization represents a critical test for two thousand nineteen a senior u n appointed rights expert said on Friday Thomas, Quintana was speaking in his capacity as u n special rapporteur on human rights in the country, which is formerly known as the Democratic People's Republic of career DPRK his press conference was held in the South Korean capital Seoul, as he has been denied access to its northern neighbour of those who left recently that I interviewed Unity's mission every accounts of ordinary people being subject to best blow labor and serious human rights violations such such as force evictions in the name of development stories were told to me of people including children been subject to long our fourth labor where they were forced to. Without remuneration, one person concluded the whole country is a prison, Mr. Quintana said that personal testimonies he received confirmed the existence of political prison camps containing thousands of people accused of committing crimes against the state fair about being sent to these camps was very real and deeply embedded in the consciousness of the ordinary North Korean people. According to the special reporter, his report will be delivered to the Human Rights Council in Geneva at its next regular session, beginning in late February northeast Syria is seeing increasing number of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat isolate extremists in debt as governor at the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday spokesperson, Andrea Maharidge warned that clashes and airstrikes in hygiene have forced tens of thousands of people to flee northwards in search of safety over the past six months, more than twenty five thousand people have been displaced in that part of the country. In the five weeks alone eight thousand plus so we have seen an increase especially with the esscalation that has occurred in the course of December those at risk include women children and the elderly and many families who have reached the safety of the Al refugee camp in northeast Syria. Have risked their lives to do. So the dangerous and difficult journey and conditions inside the end Clave are reported to have led to the deaths of six babies under twelve months old most died after arriving at al-hol too weak to survive, according to UNHCR, the UN agency estimates that two thousand people remain in the conflict affected area of Jin where people reporting creasing Lee, desperate conditions in Iceland held areas. And finally, the recent reported decline in the number of cases of deadly Ebola virus infections in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC should be treated with caution. You and medical experts said on Friday, the World Health Organization or WHO statement comes as. The agency and partners continue to respond to the outbreak which is happening in an area. That's home to some one hundred non state armed groups. According to the latest update from the thirties. The fall in infection numbers is in the city of Benny the former epicenter of the disease. But these trends must be interpreted cautiously WHO said noting that recent violence had halted their work for a time and delay detection of people at risk of contracting. The deadly Ebola virus today to three hundred eighty three people have died in the latest outbreak. Which is Diaz sees ninth in the last forty years and two hundred and twenty two have recovered Daniel Johnson U N news.
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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Kicks Off New Year With Address And A Warning To U.S.
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from e-verify, delivering the technology to help employers verify work eligibility for new employees evolving to support the needs of your workforce at either five dot gov slash go. Let's go higher sitting in a leather chair and wood paneled room North Korea's leader kicked off the new year with an address to his nation and a warning to the US Kim Jong Hoon said he's willing to meet with President Trump a second time but threatened that if international sanctions against North Korea continue they'll have no choice, but to take a new path NPR's Anthony Kuhn joins us now from Seoul to talk about. What this could mean an Anthony since President Trump met Kim Jong UN in Singapore for that historic summit last year in June the nuclear issue has been somewhat stalled. So can you tell us what new information you heard in Kim speech, actually, most of the speech was not about the nuclear issues for a domestic audience news about the economy, but he did repeat his pledge. To denuclearize and mend fences with the US. Now, let's hear when of the more optimistic. Upbeat parts of his speech, you only to millions or to handle has is our party republics unchanging position on my unwavering will he said to establish a new relationship between the K and the US that meets the demands of the new century and to establish a permanent stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula and move towards completing nuclearization by DPRK, he meant the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which is it's formal name analysts point out that there was actually something significant in elsewhere in the speech, he said that North Korea would stop building Tomek bombs basically cap his country's nuclear program. But as you mentioned, there was also this warning that if the US tries to sanction North Korea into submission or just runs out their patients, then all bets are off in. There could be a return to confrontation. You mentioned a warning did Kim provide any specific. Fix of what he wants from President Trump. I think it's pretty clear that he mostly just wants the meeting at this point. And we know this because North Korea has refused to engage in working level talks with the US, particularly Mike Pompeo and US special on voi- Steve begin have basically been shutout so analysts believe that North Korea is betting everything on a second summit with Trump where they will try to manipulate him into making more concessions and the North Korea's point has been pretty consistent in past months. They say look since the summit we have dismantled some of our nuclear and missile testing facilities. And now we expect the US to reciprocate by providing security guarantees in easing. Sanctions the US wants to to start off as a first move by providing an inventory of all its nuclear assets. But North Korea refuses to do that. What about the relationship with South Korea of the two leaders met? I think about three times in the past year did Kim Jong say anything about South Korean speech. Yes, he talked about continuing the line relations with South Korea. Now at times, the US's seem nervous that this sort of inter-korean reproche mos- getting out too far ahead of the nuclear issue. But lately, they seem to have had a change of heart. They seem to have decided that it doesn't really cost them anything at this point. There's only so far they can go with those sanctions still in place, and they hope that this will just improve the atmosphere and maybe make talks a little bit easier. And that is why the US gave its blessing to last week's groundbreaking on a project to connect railways between the two Koreas and the US says it will try to ensure that the sanctions that are in place. Do not prevent US aid groups from delivering humanitarian assistance to the north. It's intr-. I understand Kim talked about an end to US-South Korean joint military exercises. And at the same time the US and South Korea failed to meet a deadline to remove funding agreement for US forces in South Korea. Right. So there's this little dispute going on between the US and South Korea. How does that affect this conversation? Well, these the two sides were supposed to come up with a new agreement before the old one expired last night, but the US reportedly want South Korea to increase its contribution by fifty percent in Seoul says no the Trump administration wants all US allies to pay more in it's focusing on South Korea. I the South Koreans are also somewhat unnerved by the resignation of Defense Secretary, Mattis applause. He was a consistent advocate for the for the alliance. It's not clear that the US congress would allow any sort of pull out of US troops. But any sign that the US commitment to the defense of South Korea is wavering has. All very concerned. That's NPR's. Anthony Kuhn in Seoul. Thank
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"That started in cuba in two thousand sixteen have expanded to other countries president donald trump's cutting short his first presidential trip to canada this weekend as trade and foreign policy disputes continue with the leaders of the group of seven wealthy democracies late thurs today the white house announced he would be leaving the summit saturday morning after a session on women's empowerment president trump goes in with tariffs imposed on metals canada and other us allies are retaliating with tariffs on us exports president trump will send his top diplomat to south korea and china debrief other asian nations after the president meets with north korea's leader the state department says secretary of state mike pompeo will accompany trump to that summit in singapore on june twelfth and then fly to seoul the next day throughout the entire process the united states has been unified with japan and south korea in response to the threats from north korea i will be traveling with my excuse me i will be traveling to meet with my japanese and south korean counterparts after the summit to continue to coordinate with them a will also stop in beijing following the singapore summit provide them with update and underscore the importance of fully implementing all sanctions that are imposed on north korea president trump recognizes north korea's desire for security and is prepared to ensure a dprk free of its weapons of mass destruction is also a secure north korea president trump has made it clear that if kim jong denuclearize is is a brighter path for north korea and its people we envision a strong connected secure and prosperous north korea korea that is integrated into the community of nations we think that the people of the united states and north korea can create a future defined by friendship and collaboration and not by mistrust and fear we believe the chairman kim genuine shares this positive vision for the future and we are committed to find a path forward and.
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"A top north korean officials proposed summit offers a historic opening for president trump and chairman kim to boldly lead the united states in the dprk into a new era of peace prosperity and security a letter written by kim jong un will be hand delivered to president trump tomorrow police organizations from across the country donate to a now thirty five thousand dollar reward fund following yesterday's shooting death of tennessee sheriff's deputy dickson county sheriff jeff bledsoe says tips about stephen wiggins suspect are being investigated we treat each one like it's valid in it's real we are on that heightened sense of alert we're trading it as if that threat is there and that he's there three people have been found dead in and around a massachusetts home of a man charged with kidnapping sexually assaulting and torturing a woman woman told police she was held captive four months by stewart welded there's no word yet on the identities of the peoples whose bodies were found today i'm tim maguire there was a bit of chaos in detroit during a rain delay between the tigers and angels a canada goose settled in right center field at comerica park on wednesday night the grounds crew set up to fireworks and another member tried to chase it off the bird tried to escape but crashed into an led board on the third deck and fell to levels into the stands after several moments veterinarian who was attending the game wrapped the stunned goose in a blanket and took it to the con course where it was released outside the stadium it's not such a sunny day on sesame street sesame workshop sued the producers of the upcoming melissa mccarthy movie the happy time murders which uses the tagline no sesame all street it argued the public would be confused and think the movie was supported by sesame street but a us district judge ruled distributor s t x productions can continue to use the tagline because it didn't demonstrate that movie goers were confused or that sponsors or parents were complaining now the movie features muppet like puppets longterm mortgage rates have fallen mortgage by freddie mac says the.