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15 November 2018 4:53 PM Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government's cyber security strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic 14

14 November 2018 4:58 PM North Korean delegation visits South to attend history forum

A five-member North Korean delegation is visiting South Korea to attend an academic forum on Japan's wartime actions. The delegation's arrival Wednesday comes as the two Koreas continue reconciliation efforts despite stalemated US-led nuclear diplomacy. They are among 300 people from nine countries who are to take part in Friday's forum near Seoul 20

12 November 2018 3:50 PM Running on Empty? Kim Jong Un's struggle to fuel his economy

Twenty-plus years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il almost bargained nuclear weapons away for a pair of nuclear reactors, his son Kim Jong Un still has a nation plagued by chronic blackouts. That is the North's Achilles heel as Kim turns his attention from developing its nuclear weapons arsenal to building its economy. If stalled nuclear talks with Washington 24

08 November 2018 6:42 AM Nuclear meds can cure cancer, and it's nothing to be scared of

This according to the CEO of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), Phumzile Tshelane. Speaking at a press conference in Rosebank on Wednesday, Tshelane said nuclear technology not only helps with quicker diagnosis of cancer, but can be used in treatment as well. "Firstly, the undergraduate degree programme [for doctors] doesn't include 33

04 November 2018 7:17 AM Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime 37

15 October 2018 4:02 PM Egyptian president arrives in Russia

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. Egyptian officials say the visit will enhance economic and trade ties and include discussions to advance the construction of the nuclear plant Russia is building on Egypt's Mediterranean coast. The Kremlin says Russian President 28

03 October 2018 9:14 AM Finance Minister met Guptas, refused Russia nuke deal

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said he met repeatedly with members of the Gupta family, who have been implicated in a corruption scandal related to former President Jacob Zuma and separately, was twice pressured to sign a multi-billion Russian nuclear-power deal by former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Nene made his comments in a statement accompanying 29

02 October 2018 8:17 AM Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20

A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament on Monday the estimates on the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60. He was responding 48

07 September 2018 11:01 AM South Korea's Moon wants 'irrevocable' progress on nuke diplomacy

South Korea's president says he's pushing for "irrevocable" progress on efforts to denuclearise North Korea by the end of this year. President Moon Jae-in made the comments in an interview with Indonesian newspaper Kompas published on Friday. Moon sent a group of top officials to Pyongyang this week to help resolve a stalemate over nuclear diplomacy 73

24 August 2018 12:42 PM Mcebisi Jonas' full statement to state capture commission: 'They would kill me'

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas delivered several bombshells on Friday while he was guiding Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo through the chronology of events of state capture as he experienced it. He told the commission that one of the Gupta brothers threatened to kill him should any details of the infamous meeting between him, Jonas, Duduzane 29