Beijing has called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities to avoid a “head-on collision” with the US and South Korea. In exchange, Washington and Seoul should halt drills, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. “To defuse the looming crisis on the (Korean) peninsula, China proposes that as a first step, the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea] may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the halt of the large-scale US-ROK [Republic of Korea, or South Korea] exercises,” the Chinese official said at a press conference. “The two sides are...Read More
Author: Jane Philips
Samsung Electronics Co. is planning a major investment to expand its U.S. production facilities, according to people familiar with the matter, with at least five states in discussions. The initial capital investment is expected to be around $300 million, several of the people said, with Samsung shifting some production of oven ranges to the U.S. from Mexico. The move could generate around 500 jobs, those people said. Talks are continuing and no final decisions have been made, with a start date for oven-range production still undetermined, the people said, so the details may change. In subsequent years, Samsung could eventually ramp...Read More
Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the human race. The world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before they have a chance to escalate. “Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he told The Times. “It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear...Read More
WikiLeaks’ data dump on Tuesday accounted for less than one percent of ‘Vault 7’, a collection of leaked CIA documents which revealed the extent of its hacking capabilities, the whistleblowing organization has claimed on Twitter. WikiLeaks has released less than 1% of its #Vault7 series in its part one publication yesterday ‘Year Zero’. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 8, 2017 ‘Year Zero’, comprising 8,761 documents and files, was released unexpectedly by WikiLeaks. The organization had initially announced that it was part of a larger series, known as ‘Vault 7.’ However, it did not give further information on when more...Read More
A terrorist attack in Germany may occur “any moment,” as the number of Islamists on the loose keeps growing, the head of the German domestic intelligence service has warned. “Islamist terrorist attacks in Germany may occur any time,” Hans-Georg Maassen, the president of the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said in a statement on Wednesday. The official warned that “the potential of violence-oriented Islamists in Germany is growing steadily and will continue to increase.” Maassen highlighted the “unchanged high level of hazards for Germany and its interests from Islamist terrorism.” According to the official, the number of...Read More
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