South Korean train crosses demilitarized zone into North Korea for first time in a decade

November 30, 2018@9:39 AM TFP Editor 0

North Korea sends US mixed messages State media declares the rogue regime has tested a ‘newly developed ultramodern’ weapon and has released a U.S. citizen detained a month ago; reaction from Republican Congressman-elect Michael Waltz. A South Korea train rolled past the demilitarized zone into North Korea on Friday, marking the first time it’s been done in more than a decade. Aboard was a team of rail experts from the South that will be inspecting ways for the North to modernize its rail network in [Read More]

Is China Spying On Tesla?

November 30, 2018@9:37 AM TFP Editor 0

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via Oilprice.com, Tesla and other electric vehicle (EV) companies in China send as many as 61 real-time data points, typically without the drivers’ knowledge, to monitoring centers backed by the Chinese government, The Associated Press reports, raising questions whether the huge amount of data that China requires from automakers to transmit may be used for surveillance. Tesla and more than 200 other carmakers – including Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Nissan, and Mitsubishi – send location information and details about battery [Read More]

Ukraine bars Russian men from entry as tensions flare

November 30, 2018@9:31 AM TFP Editor 0

Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Friday barred Russian men aged 16-60 from entry as tensions mounted between the two countries over Moscow’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships last week. The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships and 24 sailors off Moscow-annexed Crimea. The incident was the most dangerous in years between the ex-Soviet neighbours — who are locked in conflict over Russian-backed separatist regions — and has raised fears of [Read More]