EXPLANATION: What aid are North Korean weapons to Russia?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea apparently plans to sell millions of missiles and artillery shells — many of them probably from his old stash — to his Cold War ally Russia. Russia has called a US intelligence report on the purchase plan ‘fake’. But US officials say it shows Russia’s desperation over the … Read more

US: Russia to buy missiles and artillery shells from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry is purchasing millions of missiles and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing battle in Ukraineaccording to a recently downgraded finding from U.S. intelligence. A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence agency’s determination, said on Monday that Russia’s turning to the isolated … Read more

Artist Ai Weiwei warns against overconfidence in ‘difficult’ times

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei warns of hubris in what he calls “such a difficult time” with his first glass sculpture, created on the Venetian island of Murano, with the ominous subtitle: “Memento Mori” , Latin for “Remember that you must die.” Russian bombs fall on Ukraine. China is exerting … Read more

Apple suppliers Foxconn, Luxshare look to base in Vietnam: Report | Business and Economy

According to the report, vendors are in talks to produce the Apple Watch and MacBook for the first time in the Southeast Asian country. Apple’s suppliers are in talks to manufacture the Apple Watch and MacBook for the first time in Vietnam, Nikkei Asia reports, citing people familiar with the matter. China’s Luxshare Precision Industry … Read more

EXPLANATION: Why US Lawmakers’ Trips to Taiwan Continue to Irritate China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for US congressmen during their August recess this year as US lawmakers make it a point to claim US support for the self-governed island despite objections from China. The payout photos from this week’s five-member conference visitlike that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi less … Read more

Members of US Congress meet Taiwanese leader amid anger in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation of members of the United States Congress on Monday in a further sign of support among US lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese media reported that the delegation arrived for the talks, but details of the … Read more

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit from US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of impending military exercises around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its control. The five-member delegation, led by Democratic Senator … Read more

Internet of Things: Industrial IoT spend in discrete manufacturing reaches $89 billion in Asia-Pacific

According to a new report, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) spending in Asia-Pacific’s discrete manufacturing sector is likely to reach $89 billion by 2025. Discreet manufacturing is the production of various items such as cars, furniture, toys, smartphones and airplanes, among others. According to an IDC report, manufacturing is the most common target of infrastructure … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on New York college stage

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institute and begin to punch or stab Rushdie … Read more

New Langya virus infects dozens in eastern China: Study | health news

The Langya virus, which can cause fever, fatigue and nausea, is found in 35 people in eastern China, researchers say. Scientists in Asia have identified a new virus that can cause severe fever and is believed to have been transmitted to humans from animals in eastern China. Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 people … Read more