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  • Tesla and Toyota Are Considering Jointly Developing a Small Electric SUV Platform

    03/30/2021 10:18:18 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Torque News ^ | March 29, 2021 | Armen Hareyan
    Choi Won-seok reports in the Korean Ghosun Libo news publication that according to an official from the Japanese automotive industry Toyota and Tesla have been reviewing the partnership since last year and are approaching the final stage.Here are some of the highlights of Toyota Tesla partnership. When the partnership with Toyota is established, Tesla will be able to launch a compact SUV EV at low cost using the Toyota platform.The Ghosun IIbo is the biggest newspaper in SK. A Tesla source Sawyer Merritt, tweets that he has been told "the reporter of the story is also highly regarded. We'll see...
  • Recall alert: Kia recalls 380K vehicles for fire risk, tells people to park outside

    03/14/2021 9:14:36 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 37 replies
    Fox 23 Television ^ | March 9, 2021 | Natalie Drier
    Kia says if you have one of the company’s 380,000 recalled vehicles, you should park it outside. That’s because of a potential engine compartment fire risk. Some Sportage SUVs made between 2017 and 2021, as well as Cadenza sedans from 2017 through 2019, can have a short circuit in the hydraulic electronic brake control unit. Excessive current can increase fire risk, The Associated Press reported.
  • Coronavirus: North Korea warnings over 'yellow dust coming from China'

    10/23/2020 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 23, 2020
    North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that "yellow dust" which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be virtually empty on Thursday following the warning. The secretive state claims to be coronavirus-free but has been on high alert since January with strict border closures and restrictions on movement. There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19. However, they are not the only country to suggest a link. The BBC's Disinformation Team notes Turkmenistan also alleged virus-laden dust was the reason...
  • Iran To Import North Korean missiles In 25-Year Military Deal With China

    10/22/2020 7:13:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 10/22/2020 | Simon Watkins
    Following the end on the 18th of October of the 13-year United Nations’ embargo on Iran buying or selling weapons, the roll-out of the military component of the 25-year deal between China and Iran will begin in November, as exclusively revealed by Oil Price.com. After a series of meetings in China on the 9th and 10th of October between Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, and his China counterpart, Wang Yi, this military component may now also feature the deployment in Iran of North Korean weaponry and technology, in exchange for oil, according to sources very close to the Iranian government...
  • Obama: Trump Doesn’t Have ‘Patience,’ ‘Focus’ to Change U.S. Foreign Policy

    10/15/2020 9:16:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15 2020 | PAM KEY
    Former President Barack Obama said in an interview with on the “Pod Save America” podcast on Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn’t “have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of U.S. foreign policy.” Tommy Vietor asked, “You spent countless hours with Vice President Biden talking about national security. What did you learn about how he thinks about diplomacy and counterterrorism and the use of military force that others would not have seen?”
  • Top Maxine Waters Staffer Lobbied For Chinese Communist Party Military

    10/12/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2020 | NATALIE WINTERS
    DANA THOMPSON, A FORMER LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF COUNSEL TO REP. MAXINE WATERS, REGISTERED AS A LOBBYIST ON BEHALF A HOST OF CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY-LINKED ENTITIES, THE NATIONAL PULSE CAN REVEAL. Thompson, who also served as Chief of Staff for Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, was a former Principal at lobbying behemoth Podesta Group before co-founding Fulcrum Public Affairs, the “only 100% Black and Latinx-owned government relations firm in Washington, DC.” While at the Podesta Group, the project of Democratic heavyweights John and Tony Podesta, Thompson registered to lobby on behalf of three Chinese Communist Party-linked entities: a controversial telecommunications...
  • ‘I have failed' - Kim Jong Un shows tearful side in confronting North Korea's hardships

    10/12/2020 5:11:11 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 12, 2020 | Josh Smith
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his "man of the people" persona to tackle his country's deepening crises. Though the young leader has consolidated his rule over the isolated nation with ruthless purges, North Korea watchers say he has also sought to portray himself as a more traditional political leader than his eccentric father, Kim Jong Il.
  • John Bolton: Trump Is a ‘Useful Idiot’ to Many Foreign Dictators

    09/15/2020 6:48:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/14/2020 | Pam Key
    Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Situation Room” that President Donald Trump has been a “useful idiot” in his dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and North Korean Kim Jong-un. Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked, “Lieutenant Colonel Vindman also told The Atlantic magazine President Trump is in his words, Vladimir Putin is a useful idiot. Do you agree with that characterization?
  • How Trump has made America better than it was four years ago

    10/07/2020 2:49:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 10/6/2020 | Hugh Hewitt
    Trump has reduced the U.S. military footprint abroad, choosing to punch hard while pulling back. The Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in the Middle East has been destroyed. Syria and Iran are on notice. The two biggest terrorist leaders alive when Trump took office, the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, are now dead. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have recently signed major diplomatic agreements with Israel, a breakthrough engineered by the Trump administration and the first such pact between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors in 25 years. The president has focused the...
  • Kim Jong Un apologizes in letter to Seoul for shooting of South Korean official

    09/25/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/25/2020 | Jake Kwon
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologized for the death of a South Korean government worker who was shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing a maritime border between the two countries. In a letter sent to South Korea's Blue House Friday morning, North Korea said units responded to a call that an unidentified male was found floating on an object in the sea. The letter claims about 10 rounds were fired at the man after he did not comply with a soldier's demand to identify himself and subsequent warning shots. North Korea says only a pool of...
  • Exclusive: Leaked meeting notes show Boris Johnson said Trump was 'making America great again'

    09/06/2020 5:37:38 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 12 replies
    Boris Johnson privately told US diplomats that Donald Trump was “making America great again”, according to a cache of official notes taken during high-level UK-US meetings whose details have leaked to The Telegraph. The Prime Minister is quoted telling the US ambassador to Britain in August 2017, when he was foreign secretary, that Mr Trump was doing “fantastic stuff” on foreign policy issues like China, Syria and North Korea. Other records show Mr Johnson claimed the US president was becoming “increasingly popular” in Britain in 2017 and spoke warmly about how under his leadership America was “back and engaged in...
  • North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime

    09/03/2020 10:41:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NyPost.com ^ | 9/3/20 | By Ebony Bowden
    North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park did not know of the concepts of love or friendship. Everyone was a “comrade” and feelings of adoration were reserved for the rogue regime’s supreme leader alone. Her parents never told her they loved her. It was part of everyday life to see people dying of starvation on the streets and with no electricity, Park’s life was ensconced in total darkness and freezing cold. Park is just one of several hundred North Korean defectors who have escaped to the United States after she and...
  • Kim Yo Jong could be even worse for North Korea than Kim Jong Un, experts say

    08/24/2020 2:00:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 24, 2020 | Bruce Golding
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister could be the Hermit Kingdom’s most brutal leader if she succeeds him, experts told The Post on Monday. Kim Yo Jong, 32, appeared poised to take the reins of power amid a claim that her older brother has been in a coma for months and his recent public appearances have been staged. “I haven’t seen any evidence, any indication of how she might rule, but my speculation — given the reputation and history of the family — is that she would rule with an iron fist,” retired US Army Col. David Maxwell said.
  • Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control

    08/23/2020 4:23:57 PM PDT · by AU72 · 207 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 23, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma, a former South Korean official is claiming on the heels of reports that the northern leader has ceded over some of his power to his younger sister. Chang Song-min, a former aide to late-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, has alleged that the Hermit Kindom’s honcho has become seriously ill amid speculation about his limited public appearances this year, the Mirror reported. “I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” he told South Korean media. The former aide added that the leader’s younger sister,...
  • UAE Company Admits to North Korean Sanctions Violations and Defrauding the U.S. Goverment, Agrees to Pay $665,000

    07/17/2020 6:29:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 16, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    First-Ever Corporate Enforcement Action by DOJ of North Korean Sanctions            WASHINGTON – Essentra FZE Company Limited (“Essentra FZE”), a global supplier of cigarette products that is incorporated in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), has agreed to pay a $665,112 fine and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and defrauding the United States in connection with evading sanctions on North Korea.  Today’s public filing against Essentra FZE is the first ever DOJ corporate enforcement action for violations of these regulations. ...
  • UAE launches Arab world's first nuclear plant

    08/02/2020 1:03:33 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    nhk ^ | 8/2/2020 | nhk
    The United Arab Emirates has become the first country among oil-producing Arab Gulf states to open a nuclear power plant. The UAE's state news agency reported on Saturday that the first unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi had started operations. A South Korean-led consortium won the bid to build the plant in 2009, after competing with rivals from Japan and the United States. The plant will consist of four nuclear reactors. Thermal power generation using natural gas has been a main energy source in the UAE. This is the first time an Arab Gulf nation that...
  • UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion

    08/01/2020 3:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s “freedom.” But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women. On July 28, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report detailing “human rights violations against women detained” in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report centered on interviews with more than 100 women “who were subjected to forced repatriation and subsequent detention” from 2009 to 2019. They later escaped – to reveal chilling...
  • Mitt Romney Takes Veiled Swipe at Trump: ‘Cozy’ with Putin, Kim Jong-un

    07/23/2020 5:11:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) took a shot at President Donald Trump Tuesday, lobbing a veiled accusation that the president has gotten “cozy” with dictators such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “I have no idea what’s going to happen with my party. I represent a very small slice of my party. The party has taken a different course. My party was very strong anti-dictators, anti-authoritarian leaders, anti people like Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin, and now the party seems to be more comfortable with people like that,” Romney stated during a webcast hosted by the Center for Strategic and International...
  • Report: CIA Conducted Cyber Attacks Against Iran, Russia After Secret Trump Order In 2018

    07/16/2020 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2020 | Siladitya Ray
    The Central Intelligence Agency conducted offensive cyber operations against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Russia’s intelligence agency FSB and other targets after President Donald Trump issued a secret order in 2018 giving the agency broad power to undertake such actions, Yahoo News reported, citing former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The secret authorization — issued sometime in 2018 — offered the U.S. spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its target, without the White House’s approval, the report said. The order effectively undid many of the restrictions that had previously been placed on...
  • As UN panel examines 'systemic racism' in US, some countries say America is an unfair playing field

    06/17/2020 9:03:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2020 | Frank Miles
    As the top human rights body of the United Nations seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism in response to the recent killings of African Americans by police, some countries are wondering if there is a double standard at play for America rather than the ways other countries are targeted for human rights violations because of dehumanizing their people. A draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The text calls for a...