News South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula 2018-02-22T23:40:06.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step toward being Uber competitor 2018-02-22T23:15:37.000000000-05:00 YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms. Australian deputy prime minister resigns from Cabinet, remains in parliament 2018-02-22T22:57:40.000000000-05:00 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary. U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre 2018-02-22T22:54:08.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. GM to propose wage freeze, no bonuses for South Korean workers this year 2018-02-22T22:48:01.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year as well a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit, in an effort to cut costs, showed an internal letter seen by Reuters on Friday. Regulator in China seizes control of Anbang as chairman prosecuted 2018-02-22T22:22:17.000000000-05:00 BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd [ANBANG.UL], one of China's biggest insurance conglomerates, in a dramatic move that underscores Beijing's intent to crackdown on financial risk. Trump administration to target North Korea with new sanctions on Friday 2018-02-22T22:03:07.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said. China insurance regulator takes control of Anbang Insurance Group, chairman prosecuted 2018-02-22T21:50:46.000000000-05:00 BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest insurance conglomerates, has been taken over by the country's insurance regulator for one year, and its chairman has been prosecuted for economic crimes. Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner 2018-02-22T21:30:57.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according... Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced 2018-02-22T21:21:22.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.