US, UK, Europe, Japan will be in recession over next 12 months: Nomura

Thomas Calomiris, a third generation produce vendor, weighs an onion at Eastern Market as the US struggles with rising inflation May 20, 2022, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Many of the world’s leading economies will fall into a recession within the next 12 months as central banks move to aggressively … Read more

North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO

North Korea has criticized an agreement between the United States, South Korea and Japan to strengthen military cooperation – claiming it is part of a US plan to create a military alliance like NATO in the region. North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency … Read more

South Korea would expect U.S. to intervene if China invades Taiwan, official says

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea would expect the US to respond militarily to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, according to a South Korean official. Why it matters: China’s threats to bring the self-governing island under its control, by force if necessary, present perhaps the most likely scenario for war with the US As a … Read more

How to find a hidden spy camera in hotel rooms and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than … Read more

Recession, currencies, oil, Russian debt

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Monday as investors assess inflation and recession fears. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 2.13%, with the Hang Seng Tech index up 3.46%. Alibaba’s shares in the Chinese city rose 4.13% while Meituan was up 4.09%. Mainland Chinese markets also gained. The Shanghai Composite climbed … Read more

N. Korea’s talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to its frontline army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a suggestion the country may want to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border . The discussion comes as South Korea officials said North Korea … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak: South Korea, Singapore confirm first cases

singapore CNN — Singapore has reported the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Southeast Asia during this year’s outbreak – while another confirmed case has been found in South Korea. The case in Singapore involves a British man who was in the city-state between June 15 and 17. He tested positive for monkeypox on Monday … Read more

US, S. Korea fly 20 fighter jets amid N. Korea tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States flew fighter jets in formation over South Korea’s western sea Tuesday in a show of force amid signs that a North Korean nuclear test explosion could be imminent. The flight came as US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman traveled to Deputy Seoul for discussions … Read more

US warns of ‘forceful’ response if N Korea tests nuclear weapon | Weapons News

Warning comes amid growing concern that Pyongyang is preparing for its first nuclear weapons test since 2017. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said there would be a “forceful” response from the United States, South Korea and the world if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. “Any nuclear test would be … Read more

South Korea, US launch eight missiles in response to North Korea

Seven were fired by South Korea and one by the US, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, which said they demonstrated that “even if North Korea provokes with missiles from multiple locations, (South Korea and the US have) the ability and readiness to immediately strike with precision.” North Korea fired eight short-range … Read more