The Trump administration said Thursday that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over his nuclear weapons program and would consider holding talks, if Pyongyang pursues “the right agenda.”
U.S. President Donald Trump raised new doubts in South Korea about two pillars of bilateral ties by saying he wants to renegotiate a free-trade deal and have Seoul pay for an American missile-defense system intended to shield the country against any North Korean attack.
When stocks rose after last year’s election, DryShips left the market far behind, with its shares rallying 1,500% for no apparent reason. The rally quickly unwound, but the run-up appears to have made possible a flurry of financial maneuvers that may earn the company’s founder a huge windfall.
The PGA Tour said it has been unable to get any Chinese tournaments approved for its upcoming season. The impasse comes after a falling-out between the PGA Tour and its Chinese partners, and amounts to another bogey for golf in China.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said steps were needed to secure gas supplies for manufacturers and households that were being drained to feed massive export facilities run by global energy companies on the east coast.
After a frenzied 2015, funding for startups in China was expected to enter what industry insiders called “deep winter”—but the venture-capital industry is instead suffering a different headache: too much money, too few prospects.
The proliferation of connected devices and big data is handing new clout to chip makers. The result is an unprecedented semiconductor boom, as a flood of demand pushes up prices and gives an advantage to firms that can secure huge quantities of the must-have components.