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North Korean technicians cross into South for Olympics prep

North Korean technicians cross into South for Olympics prep

He will also meet Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, who is among leaders who are questioning what will unfold in the region after the games come to an end. Ahead of this week's start of the PyeongChang 2018 games, the Olympic Channel will debut its original documentary series, Far From Home , chronicling the stories behind some of the most unlikely athletes at the Winter Games.


Maldives leader claims supreme court order was part of coup plot

Maldives leader claims supreme court order was part of coup plot

In a statement issued after the state of emergency was announced on state television, Yameen said "though certain rights will be restricted, general movements, services and businesses will not be affected". The charges for the two men include bribing lawmakers and plotting to overthrow the government. Nasheed has been living in London after the United Kingdom granted him asylum in 2016.


China Set to Block and Ban Cryptocurrency Exchanges Including Foreign Platforms

China Set to Block and Ban Cryptocurrency Exchanges Including Foreign Platforms

Apart from regulatory moves around the world of cryptocurrency, the latest development in the crypto market is the decision by major USA banks to ban the use of their credit cards for cryptocurrency purchases. On Monday, the state-media agency Xinhua said the state will look to heighten measures on domestic investors participating in overseas transactions of ICOs and virtual currency in an effort to stop what it deems "the high risks" from the sector.


U.S. rules out post-Brexit membership of EU customs Union

U.S. rules out post-Brexit membership of EU customs Union

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier meets his British opposite number, Brexit Secretary David Davis , in London. Mr Davis earlier stressed a "time-limited" transition period after 2019 would "lead to us being outside the customs union and indeed the single market in the longer term".


Hacker suspect Lauri Love wins United States extradition appeal

Hacker suspect Lauri Love wins United States extradition appeal

Supporters cheered and clapped as the decision was announced, while Mr Love hugged his mother, Sirkka-Liisa Love , and his father wept. Love said he hopes it will provide a strong precedent. The judges said the Crown Prosecution Service "must now bend its endeavors to his prosecution, with the assistance to be expected from the authorities in the United States, recognizing the gravity of the allegations in this case, and the harm done to the victims".



Dow Jones stock index hit by record plunge

The point drop was the biggest in a single day in the stock market index's history. A tough day on Wall Street as the nation watched stocks plummet Monday afternoon. Karl Petrick is an Associate Professor of Economics at Western New England University. The Nasdaq has tumbled 7.2% from its all-time high. Monday's stock market plunge puts President Donald Trump , who has bragged about the stock market repeatedly on Twitter since his election, in a hard position.