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U.N. political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

U.N. political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

World
SEOULl, South Korea, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations political chief met with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk during a rare four-day trip to Pyongyang.U.N. Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in the North Korean capital Tuesday, a week after Pyongyang conducted its new intercontinental ballistic missile test.The North's Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday the two officials had "exchanged views on areas of common interest regarding U.N. agencies in cooperating with North Korea."Before the meeting took place, the North Korean official expressed his hope that the discussion would be "full of sincerity," Kyodo News reported.During his stay, Feltman is also expected to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who extended the invitation to Pyo...
Marines use freeze-dried plasma to save foreign ally

Marines use freeze-dried plasma to save foreign ally

Business
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Freeze-dried plasma has been used for the first time by U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command troops to help save a life.The plasma was used in battlefield trauma care in the Central Command area of operations when an allied soldier received life-threatening injuries, the Marines said."I think it reassures Raiders that when they're in harm's way, they have a life-saving product in the medical bags of their very capable corpsmen," U.S. Navy Lt. Eric Green, a force health protection officer, said in a press release.Green is a study coordinator with MARSOC Health Services Support. He said freeze-dried plasma is a dehydrated version of plasma that replaces the clotting factors lost in blood.Normal plasma is normally frozen and thawed over a period of five days, preventi...
Foreign hackers penetrating UK infrastructure

Foreign hackers penetrating UK infrastructure

Technology
Foreign hackers have penetrated the UK's critical national infrastructure, including parts of the national grid, a leaked document has revealed.The document, produced by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), says the intelligence and security agencies believe attackers have compromised organisations connected to the UK grid.The eight-page file - excerpts of which were published by Vice Motherboard - was created as part of the data-sharing efforts between government and industry spearheaded by the NCSC, a part of GCHQ.It warns that the agency has detected signs of foreign interference within the energy sector."The NCSC is aware of connections from multiple UK IP addresses to infrastructure associated with advanced state-sponsored hostile threat actors, who are known to target the ...
Trump to be sued over foreign payments by attorneys general

Trump to be sued over foreign payments by attorneys general

World
Officials in Maryland and Washington DC are expected to sue Donald Trump for accepting payments from foreign governments via his business empire.The lawsuit cites the US constitution's emoluments clause, which says no federal official should receive a gift or a fee from a foreign government.The legal action alleges "unprecedented constitutional violations" by the US president, the Washington Post reports.It would be the first such lawsuit filed by government entities.A non-governmental organisation, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, lodged a similar legal action in January.At that time, Mr Trump told a reporter in the Oval Office the case was "totally without merit". He has not yet commented on the latest move.Another legal headache - Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BBC Ne...