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Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

Added: 24.02.2018 22:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.

Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

Added: 24.02.2018 7:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang's use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.

Singapore bank lets Apple customers voice their transactions

Added: 24.02.2018 4:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

OCBC Bank has turned on voice-based commands for mobile customers with access to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, allowing them to check their bank accounts or make e-payments.

From: www.zdnet.com

Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

Added: 24.02.2018 0:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.

UN Security Council delays Syria ceasefire vote until Saturday

Added: 23.02.2018 20:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 24, 2018 9:03 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - The UN Security Council delayed a vote on demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to Saturday (Feb 24) at noon (1am on Feb 25 Singapore time) after hours of negotiations failed to yield agreement with Russia, diplomats said.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

Added: 23.02.2018 13:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed.

From: feeds.foxbusiness.com

As 'Black Panther' hits screens in Africa, 'the hero is all of us'

Added: 23.02.2018 7:53 | 0 views | 0 comments


On a recent afternoon in a Johannesburg movie theater, the audience laughed appreciatively. Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the “Black Panther” universe, after all, Wakanda is secretly the world’s most advanced civilization, a gilded city-state that looks like Star Wars met Singapore in the center of Timbuktu.

From: www.yahoo.com

Getting Our Hands Dirty Is Our Not-So-Secret Sauce: David M. Brear of 11:FS

Added: 23.02.2018 1:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

After an outstanding maiden year, 11:FS boasts a handful of project partnerships in London, New York and Singapore, a research platform, and a media business, all from a bootstrapped startup operating out of Starbucks.

From: www.forbes.com

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