"I'm good at escaping," says Grace Jo, a slender 25-year-old who managed to flee North Korea and its authoritarian regime not just once but three times, though most of her family was not so lucky. Such was Jo's fate the first time she fled North Korea, when she was about seven years old. "We walked on unpaved roads, and we crossed many mountains until we reached the Tumen River" which separates North Korea from China.
Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him to become Novak Djokovic's new coach after he had originally turned down the job. The 47-year-old Agassi will work with Djokovic at the forthcoming French Open where the Serbian star is the defending champion. "Novak called me about three weeks ago and I said no at the start," Agassi, the 1999 Roland Garros champion, told French television programme Tout le Sport.
President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported. "The Germans are bad, very bad," he said during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Council head Donald Tusk and other senior officals in Brussels, the news magazine's online edition said. Juncker then intervened, according to the same source, to defend Germany by saying that free trade benefits everyone.
A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday. The victim, a lieutenant, was found dead in her single-room apartment on Wednesday, where a message was found reading: "Tomorrow, I won't be in this world any longer." "The lieutenant appeared to have committed suicide," a military spokesman told AFP. Military police have arrested a navy captain as a suspect.
* PREVIOUS TRADING SESSION MOVES: * SSEC +1.4 pct, CSI300 +1.8 pct, HSI +0.8 pct * HK- Shanghai Connect daily quota used 8.3 pct, HK- Shenzhen Connect daily quota used 4.6pct * Shanghai, Shenzhen-HK connects closed during May 25-30 for holiday * CNY official close 6.8705 per dollar * FTSE China A50 +2.6 pct, BNY Mellon ADR China Select Index +0.6 pct SHANGHAI, May 26 (Reuters) - Following is a list of recent corporate and policyannouncements, as well as other news that might affect Chinese financial markets. ...
By Neil Jerome Morales DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists fighting the Philippine army in Mindanao island, the Manila's solicitor-general said on Friday, in a rare admission that outsiders were collaborating with domestic Islamist groups. Malaysians and Indonesians were among six killed on Thursday in battles that have raged for three days in Marawi City, where the army has been trying to flush out rebels of the Islamic State-linked Maute group. The Philippines has deployed attack helicopters and special forces to drive gunmen out of the besieged southern city of 200,000 people, with 11 soldiers and 31 militants killed.