S Korea restarts propaganda broadcasts across border

S Korea restarts propaganda broadcasts across border

Saturday, 20 July 2024 | AP | seoul

South Korea said Friday it has restarted blasting propaganda broadcasts into North Korea to retaliate against the North’s latest round of trash-carrying balloon launches, a resumption of Cold War-style tactics that are raising animosities between the rivals. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it used frontline...

UK airports, trains, London Stock Exchange impacted

Saturday, 20 July 2024 | PTI | london

The UK’s airports and trains experienced delays, with the London Stock Exchange and the National Health Service among the other organisations in the country dealing with the fallout of a global IT outage on Friday that has grounded planes and caused chaos around the world. The outage, related to an...

Setback for TikTok

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | London

() TikTok owner ByteDance can’t avoid the bloc’s crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court said Wednesday in a decision that found the video sharing platform falls under a new law that also covers Apple, Google and Microsoft.  The EU’s General Court rejected ByteDance’s legal challenge against being classed as...

Kin of those killed in MH17 tragedy mark 10th anniversary

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | melbourne

Relatives of passengers killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine gathered with officials at Australia’s Parliament House on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed 298 lives. One of those relatives, Paul Guard, mostly blames the conflict raging in eastern Ukraine a decade...

Russia, Ukraine swap 95 prisoners of war each

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | KYIV

Ukraine and Russia exchanged 95 prisoners of war each, officials in both countries said Wednesday, three weeks after their last swap and as part of what have been occasional agreements to send captured troops home. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Russian Defence Ministry reported the exchange. The POW swap was the...

Floods could sweep N Korean landmines across border, warns South Korea

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | seoul

North Korean landmines could be swept into South Korea by flooding, South Korea’s military warned Wednesday, after the North has recently placed tens of thousands of additional deadly explosives along the rivals’ heavily fortified border. North Korea’s minelaying is part of construction at the border that’s been going on since April,...

Islamic State attacks on track to double in Iraq and Syria: US

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | baghdad

The US Central Command said Wednesday that the Islamic State group is trying “to reconstitute” as the number of attacks in Syria and Iraq is on track to double those of the previous year. IS has claimed 153 attacks in both countries in the first six months of 2024, CENTCOM said...

UK’s new govt announces legislation for ‘national renewal’

Thursday, 18 July 2024 | AP | LONDON

Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilising the UK’s public finances and spurring economic growth were at the center of Prime Minister...

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