Trump willing to engage with N. Korea: S.Korean envoy

SEOUL — US President Donald Trump told South Korea’s presidential envoy that he was willing to make peace through engagement with North Korea if conditions are right, South Korean media reported on Thursday. “Though we’re now at the stage of pressure and sanctions, he said he has a willingness to make peace through the so-called … Read More

PHL, China ink 3 new agreements

BEIJING — As part of its renewed friendship and deeper bilateral ties, President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jin Ping witnessed the signing of three agreements following an expanded bilateral meeting between the two leaders. The signing of the agreements was held at the Great Hall of the People on Monday (May 15). The … Read More

Global cyber attack affects 200,000 victims — Europol chief

LONDON — Friday’s global cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries and regions, Europol chief Rob Wainwright said Sunday. “Many of those victims will be businesses, including large corporations. The global reach is unprecedented,” he said in an interview with Britain’s ITV. Wainwright said he was concerned that the numbers of those … Read More

More crippling ransomware hacks ‘to be expected’

MOSCOW — In the future, hackers are going to use more viruses like the one that was released on the internet last month, which has infected thousands of computers across the world, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne told Radio Sputnik. On Friday, computer systems across the world were attacked by … Read More

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. “We’ve seen increasing attacks from allies, adversaries, primarily nation-states, but also non-nation-state actors, and sitting by and doing nothing is no longer an option,” Trump’s homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said at a … Read More

Death toll rises to 35 in Iran coal mine explosion

TEHRAN — At least 35 miners were killed in a coal mine explosion in the northern Iranian province of Golestan on Wednesday, Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying Thursday. The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time (0815 GMT) in Zemestan Yourt mine near … Read More

Cambodia ready to host World Economic Forum on ASEAN

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia is ready to host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, which is scheduled from May 10 to May 12 in Phnom Penh, government officials said Wednesday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun will be … Read More