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Chinese authorities say Didi bears ‘unshirkable responsibility’ for passenger’s death

More BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s police and transport ministry said on Sunday the country’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing had “unshirkable responsibility” for a ride-sharing passenger being raped and killed by a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou. The company met with both ministries in Beijing and the nearby port city of Tianjin and ordered to carry out a ...

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Mike Pompeo’s cancelled visit affects North Korea liaison office plans

South Korea said on Monday the abrupt cancellation of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea is having an “effect” on a controversial inter-Korean liaison office it planned to open by this month. US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his top diplomat’s planned trip to North Korea on Friday, publicly acknowledging for the first time that ...

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Afghan national security adviser quits. Resignations of 3 other officials rejected

(CNN)Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignation of his national security adviser but refused the resignations of three other security officials as the country battles the Taliban. “Today the ministers of defense, interior affairs and the director of the national directorate of security presented their resignations to the president. The President did not accept their resignations and asked them to ...

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Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

Banks are getting better at spotting money laundering that uses property and fake corporations, said Rob Horton, from BAE’s Applied Intelligence division that helps financial firms spot fraud. This is not straightforward work, he explained, because the crooks worked hard to obscure their ownership of the bogus firms. But, he said, detailed long-term…

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