Feb 10 2018  Lameez Omarjee, Tehillah Niselow Cape Town – After a five-day sitting the People’s Tribunal has recommended that economic crimes such as the arms deal of 1999, non-compliance with United Nations (UN) sanctions during apartheid and state capture be investigated. The tribunal was organised by civil society groups including the Centre For Applied…

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South Korean intelligence says N. Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist – sources

Reuters Staff SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s intelligence agency told lawmakers North Korean hackers could have been behind the $530 million theft of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The people, who had knowledge of parliament’s intelligence committee proceedings, told Reuters the National…

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Russia calls for ‘political wisdom’ in talks on UN Security Council reform

February 02, 6:32 Moscow opposes “any ideas that infringe on exclusive powers of current permanent members, including the right to veto” UN Security Council session © Spencer Platt/Getty Images UN, February 2. /TASS/. Countries should demonstrate political wisdom and try to bring their positions closer in negotiations on reforming the UN Security Council, Russia’s UN envoy…

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News Analysis – Concerns persist over whether inter-Korean exchanges violate UN sanctions

South Korean government has continued to insist that all events will accord with international law   A 12-member South Korean preliminary review team led by Lee Joo-tae (fifth from left), the director-general for inter-Korean exchange and cooperation at the Unification Ministry, meets with their North Korean counterparts to review the Masikryong Ski Resort during a…

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