Connect with us
https://tickernews.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/AmEx-Thought-Leaders.jpg

News

U.S. and South Korea issue joint warning to North Korea

Published

on

At the Pentagon, American and South Korean officials warn DPRK about recent nuclear threats

The U.S. and South Korea issued a joint warning to North Korea that any use of nuclear weapons would result in the end of Kim Jong Un’s regime.

U.S. Secretary of State Lloyd Austin III and his counterpart the South Korean Defense Minister Jong-Sup Lee met for the 54th Security Consultative Meeting.

On Thursday, at the Pentagon both officials held a joint press conference.

“Secretary Austin and I affirm that any nuclear attack by DPRK including the use of tactical nuclear weapons is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance,” Lee said. “This is a strong warning against the DPRK.

Just one day prior, North Korea fired an unprecedented 20 missiles in a single day on Wednesday amid joint air force exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.

Additionally, Kim’s regime has also made veiled threats about nuclear weapons in recent days.

“The United States remains fully committed to the defensive of the ROK and our extended deterrence commitment is firm, and it includes a full range of our nuclear and conventional and missile defense capabilities,” said Austin.

South Korean media reported that officials believe the North’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) failed in flight, however, they did not elaborate.

Meanwhile, North Korea’s two short-range ballistic missiles fell into the sea to its east.

The U.S. and South Korea’s joint air force exercise, dubbed ‘Operation Vigilant Storm’ was scheduled to end Friday but following North Korea’s launches—it will now extend into the weekend.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

Continue Reading

News

Big tech caught in political drama

Published

on

Nine Google employees were escorted out of company offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California, following a sit-in protest against a cloud contract with Israel’s government.

The protest in Sunnyvale targeted Thomas Kurian’s office, CEO of Google’s cloud division, while in New York, it occupied a common area on the tenth floor.

Videos showed Google security staff and local police involved in the removal. Four workers in New York and five in Sunnyvale were reportedly detained, but details of any charges remain unverified.

 

The protest aimed to pressure Google to drop a $1.2 billion cloud computing contract known as Project Nimbus, citing concerns about its involvement with the Israel Defense Forces.

The protesters included software engineers and activists from groups opposing tech contracts with Israel. This incident reflects ongoing activism within tech companies regarding political issues, such as Israel’s actions in Gaza.

Continue Reading

News

Antitrust concerns arise for streaming sports venture

Published

on

U.S. lawmakers Jerry Nadler and Joaquin Castro expressed competition concerns regarding the planned sports streaming joint venture involving Walt Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros Discovery.

They addressed these concerns in a letter to the CEOs of the media companies, questioning the impact on access, competition, and choice in the sports streaming market.

Voicing apprehension about potential consumer price hikes and unfair licensing terms for sports leagues and distributors, they requested responses by April 30, urging the companies to also send their replies to the Department of Justice.

Despite the companies’ announcement in February of launching a joint sports streaming service in the autumn to attract younger viewers, the deal faces DOJ scrutiny and an antitrust lawsuit from FuboTV. While Disney and Warner Bros remained silent on the matter, Fox declined to comment.

The joint venture encompasses a broad range of professional and collegiate sports rights, including NFL, NBA, MLB, FIFA World Cup, and college competitions, offering non-exclusive access to sports networks such as ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and TNT via a new streaming app.

Continue Reading

News

Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

Published

on

The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

Continue Reading
Live Watch Ticker News Live
Advertisement

Trending Now

Copyright © 2024 The Ticker Company