December 6, 2019

Inyoung You, South Korean woman charged in US college boyfriend’s suicide, sent him 47,000 text messages in two months before his death

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AP From South China Morning Post US prosecutors said Inyoung You verbally, physically and psychologically abused Alexander Urtula during their 18-month relationship She has returned to South Korea and prosecutors are exploring options for her to come back to the US A former Boston College student who had “complete and total control” over her boyfriend […]

Hyundai will sell a car that can be unlocked with a fingerprint

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By Saqib Shah From engadget Hyundai has unveiled a new car system that lets drivers unlock and start a vehicle using their fingerprints. The tech is built in to the door handle and ignition button of the new 2019 Santa Fe SUV, showcased at an auto show in China last week. Multiple owners will be able to register […]

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

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From BBC North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State […]

Samsung’s newest phone can’t connect to the internet

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By Daniel Cooper from engadget If you’re worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren’t great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whatever low-end Nokia candybar is available for $30 on the aisle end at the mall. Samsung […]

Under pressure, Kim Jong Un agrees to talk to the US about denuclearizing, peace

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By Alex Lockie North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly ready to talk to the US about abandoning his country’s nuclear arms and pursuing peace with South Korea. Denuclearization has been the major roadblock in peace on the Korean Peninsula for decades, but now Kim seems willing. North Korea reportedly said it would not […]

Samsung’s chairman suspected of evading $368 million worth of taxes

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By Ju-min Park, Joyce Lee, Reuters From Business Insider Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee is suspected of tax evasion. South Korean police alleged Lee used bank accounts containing around $368 million under someone else’s name. SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police named Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee as a suspect over allegations that he used […]

New Crypto Exchange promises dividends to investors

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From COINTELEGRAPH Earlier this January, the global cryptocurrency market exceeded $700 bln, reaching an all-time high in the valuation of all cryptocurrencies combined. Market capitalization amplifies an asset’s value by that asset’s overall amount in circulation. The spike occurred as a result of the increase in the value of more than 1,400 cryptocurrencies in use. […]

South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea soldier flees across border

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From WN South Korea’s military fired warning shots at North Korean border guards that were searching for a soldier who defected early on Thursday morning, according to BBC News. The North Korean soldier fled the reclusive country and crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time. South Korea’s military said the soldier […]

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

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From BBC Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine failure may have caused the crash. The Navy did not say what kind of aircraft was involved, […]

U of T’s endowment, pension funds have investments in two offshore tax havens

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By ROBERT CRIBB From The Star The pension fund holds shares in WLR IV Loans AIV Feeder (Cayman), Ltd., part of a web of offshore companies traced to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who founded a coal company implicated in the deaths of a dozen miners and an investment company fined $2.3 million (U.S.) […]