News Worms
News Worms

European Union stops natural gas sales to North Korea

European Union stops natural gas sales to North Korea

This comes after US President Donald Trump last night discussed a "range of options" with his national security team to respond to North Korea's recent nuclear tests.

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defenses and also to display the alliance between the United States and South Korea.

The European Union on Tuesday extended sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, banning the import of textiles from the pariah state and limiting sales of crude oil. -South Korean wartime "decapitation strike" plans against the North Korean leadership.

Yonhap said South Korean defense officials said in May that North Korea may have hacked a crucial South Korean military online network but didn't say what was stolen.

"In addition, member states will not provide new work authorizations to North Korean nationals to enter and work in their territory as they are suspected of generating revenue which is used to support the country's illegal nuclear and ballistic missile programs", the European Union said in a statement.

During Tuesday's drills, the US bombers, which flew from the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, staged simulated air-to-ground missile striking drills off the peninsula's east coast before flying across the country accompanied by the two South Korean fighters.

The United States, meanwhile, staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression by flying two B-1B supersonic bombers Tuesday night from an air base in the USA territory of Guam to the South for drills with South Korean fighter jets.

At the end of last month, North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said that the U.S. had "declared war" on the authoritarian state and was "right" to shoot down American planes.

The drills were conducted not long after Lee broke the news about the alleged cyberattacks to reporters.

Among the classified plans allegedly stolen from the South were said to be blueprints for targeted attacks by Seoul and Washington to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if a crisis breaks out or appears imminent. Given that set of circumstances, the Kim regime would likely chose to use its nuclear weapons. He revealed that around 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.


editors' picks

October 11, 2017
Race review reveals gaping inequality in the UK
Only 54 percent of White British youngsters and 13 percent of White Gypsy and Roma children meet the same target. These issues are now out in the open", she told a private meeting to launch the report, according to her office.

October 11, 2017
Slow iPhone? Apple's iOS updates aren't to blame
Every update in software is built with the latest hardware in mind, and it may be that this slows down an older phone. Hopefully, these benchmark results will finally put to rest the allegation that Apple is slowing down your iPhone.

October 11, 2017
IPhone 8 likely to hit S. Korea on November 3
Now a report says that the Cupertino brand may equip 2018 iPad Pro models with the facial recognition technology too. However, the iPhone X isn't out yet and Apple hasn't yet received feedback from users on the new security feature.

October 11, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg 'visits' hurricane-hit Puerto Rico in VR promo
Facebook Spaces - Facebook's new virtual reality platform - was showcased a year ago at the Oculus Connect Conference. The company is taking help of artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to determine areas to provide aid.

October 11, 2017
Snapchat Introduces Context Cards
The Context Cards displayed vary depending on the type of venue and the details available about the location. Snap says it aims to always show you the most relevant information.

October 11, 2017
Iceland Qualified For The FIFA World Cup With A Thunderous Viking Clap
Trinidad & Tobago, which has a population of 1.3 million, was the previous smallest country to reach a World Cup back in 2006.

October 11, 2017
Spanish gov't to take measures if Catalonia region unilaterally declares independence
Thomas says that the "powerful" show of support for unity means that a declaration of independence may not be well received. It said its priority was to protect "clients, shareholders and employees" given the current political and social situation.

October 11, 2017
Bangladesh PM says government will continue to help Rohingya
Border guard boats have rescued 13 Rohingya and the rest are missing, Jalil said, adding many may have swum to the Rakhine coast. The conflict has resulted in more than 1,000 Rohingya deaths, dozens of houses burned and countless women being raped.

October 11, 2017
Firefighters battle fast-moving Anaheim Hills brush fire
Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California forcing evacuations as homes burnt. Fire officials said they expect about 1,000 firefighters to be on the lines by Tuesday morning.

October 27, 2016
World Series Stakes are Now at an All-Time High, Thanks to the Cubs and Indians World Series
Francona, who bagged the job, soon took them to their first championship victory in 86 years, then repeated the same in 2007. Additionally, six Stanley Cups were bagged by the Blackhawks here and the Bears had won the Super Bowl championship in 1985.