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Reports: China’s Huawei Secretly Helped North Korea Build Wireless Network

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2019 visitors walk at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. - Germany launches the auction on March 19, 2019 for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network while a transatlantic dispute rages about security concerns surrounding Chinese equipment maker …

A report published by the Washington Post on Monday charged China’s telecom giant Huawei with secretly helping North Korea create and maintain its wireless network, possibly in violation of U.S. bans on the delivery of sensitive electronic equipment to the isolated Communist regime in Pyongyang. Another report from Czech Republic media accused the company of secretly harvesting personal information about its Czech customers.


Pakistani PM: Afghan Taliban ‘Should Become a Part of the Political Process’

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday suggested that the Taliban should play a role in Afghanistan’s political process after a peace agreement is reached, a move that could allow the narco-jihadi group to return to office in Kabul after U.S. forces removed its regime from power in late 2001 for harboring the 9/11 perpetrator al-Qaeda.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: China’s Huawei Secretly Helped North Korea Build Wireless Network

A report published by the Washington Post on Monday charged China’s telecom giant Huawei with secretly helping North Korea create and maintain its wireless network, possibly in violation of U.S. bans on the delivery of sensitive electronic equipment to the isolated Communist regime in Pyongyang. Another report from Czech Republic media accused the company of secretly harvesting personal information about its Czech customers.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2019 visitors walk at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. - Germany launches the auction on March 19, 2019 for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network while a transatlantic dispute rages about security concerns surrounding Chinese equipment maker …

U.N. Sanctions Cut North Korea’s Trade Volume in Half

A report published Friday by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), an organization funded by the government of South Korea, showed that North Korea’s trade volume was cut in half during 2018, evidently as a result of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

This photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows boats and ships at Rajin harbour in North Korea's northeastern city of Rason, near the borders of both China and Russia. - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russia's leader Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in the eastern Russian port …