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Stink bomb diplomacy? North Korea sends balloons packed with used toilet paper to South Korea

Feb 04, 2016

Stink bomb diplomacy? North Korea sends balloons packed with used toilet paper to South Korea

North Korea decided that to escalate the propaganda war with South Korea, it needs to send floating balloons full of used toilet paper across the border. #World #US #South Korea #North Korea #WeirdNews #Pyongyang #Balloons #Toilet paper #Shareworthy
North Korea's mobile missile launcher seen moving - Japan's NHK | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

North Korea's mobile missile launcher seen moving - Japan's NHK | Reuters

TOKYO North Korea's mobile missile launcher, carrying a ballistic missile, has been seen moving near the east coast and activity has also been seen at a long-range rocket launch pad on the west coast, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday. International pressure has grown on North Korea to call off a planned rocket launch, seen by some governments as another missile test, since Pyongyang told U.N #India #Business #Japan #France #South Korea #Latin America #article
Pressure mounts on North Korea to abandon rocket launch | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016

Pressure mounts on North Korea to abandon rocket launch | Reuters

SEOUL/TOKYO International pressure grew on North Korea to call off a planned rocket launch, seen by some governments as another missile test, while Japan put its military on alert to shoot down any rocket that threatens its territory. North Korea notified United Nations agencies on Tuesday of its plan to launch what it called an "earth observation satellite" some time between Feb. 8 and 25 #United States #Business #Brazil #South Korea #markets #Latin America
Anger, sanctions threats greet North Korea rocket launch plans

Feb 03, 2016

Anger, sanctions threats greet North Korea rocket launch plans

South Korea and Japan on Wednesday echoed US warnings that North Korea would pay a heavy price if it pushes ahead with a planned rocket launch just weeks after conducting its fourth nuclear test. #Japan #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Shinzo Abe
U.S. Senate panel approves measure to broaden North Korea sanctions | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

U.S. Senate panel approves measure to broaden North Korea sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday that would broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, human rights record and cyber activities, the latest bid by U.S. #United States #India #Japan #Middle East #South Korea #United Kingdom #author
Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Pentagon chief announces measures to improve quality of life for military | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including a doubling of maternity leave for most personnel to 12 weeks #India #Afghanistan #science #Europe #South Korea #United Kingdom #military
Dutch suggest EU send migrants straight back to Turkey as more arrive without case for asylum | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Dutch suggest EU send migrants straight back to Turkey as more arrive without case for asylum | Reuters

BRUSSELS/THE HAGUE The Netherlands floated an idea on Thursday to ferry migrants reaching Greece straight back to Turkey to stop a relentless influx into the European Union as EU officials cited a rise in the numbers of those who would not qualify for asylum. #India #Middle East #South Korea #markets #events
Not Top Gun yet - China struggles with warplane engine technology | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

Not Top Gun yet - China struggles with warplane engine technology | Reuters

SINGAPORE China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said. The country's engine technology lags that of United Technologies unit ( UTX.N ) Pratt & Whitney, General Electric ( GE.N ) and Rolls-Royce ( RR.L ), said Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. China's Defence Ministry, in a brief statement to Reuters, said there was a "definite gap" between Chinese military technology and some developed countries, adding Beijing would continue to strengthen its armed forces #Japan #Russia #Europe #South Korea #markets #United Kingdom
More airlines ease policies for bookings to Zika-hit areas | Reuters

Jan 29, 2016

More airlines ease policies for bookings to Zika-hit areas | Reuters

Lufthansa ( LHAG.DE ), British Airways ( ICAG.L ) and JetBlue ( JBLU.O ) on Thursday became the latest international carriers to offer rebookings or refunds for tickets to areas affected by the Zika virus, as the World Health Organization expressed concern about the swift spread of the mosquito-borne disease. The virus, which has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, has provoked concern among travellers holding tickets to affected destinations. The virus is present in more than 20 countries and territories in the Americas, including Mexico, Puerto Rico and Caribbean countries that are popular with U.S. #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #South Korea #markets #author #article