The South Korean firm also promoted the head of its network equipment business, which analysts said got a lift from a US campaign to convince allies to bar Huawei from their networks.
The warning comes after independent UN experts said in August that North Korea generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programmes using cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that US President Donald Trump’s recent letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a good sign that underscores his commitment to negotiations, as well.
Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that a trailer home was lifted off its foundation and carried several hundred feet.
Kim also said North Korea was no longer obligated to maintain a self-imposed suspension on the testing of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, which President Donald Trump has touted as a major diplomatic accomplishment.
US was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to "take a different course" and stressing that the US wanted "peace not confrontation" with the North.
The New Year address is expected to touch upon a wide range of issues, from foreign affairs and military development to the economy and education.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who said the North would pursue a “new path” if Washington persists with sanctions and pressure, is expected to announce major policy changes during his New Year’s address.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key meeting of top ruling party officials, ahead of a year-end deadline for Washington to shift its stance on stalled nuclear talks.
The appeal was made by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down a deal signed by the two Asian countries to settle claims over the abuse.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Moon Jae-in and Chinese leaders pledged to deepen cooperation at a trilateral summit in China's southwest city of Chengdu.
Lee Sang-hoon and about 25 other defendants were charged with sabotaging union activities at Samsung Electronics' repair unit.
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