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defense secretary james mattis criticizes north korea on first foreign trip


osan air base, south korea -- in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, james mattis is criticizing north korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with japan and south korea. mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane thursday en route to seoul from washington. mattis says he needs to speak with his japanese and south korean counterparts during this trip about what new defensive steps might be needed to deal with north korea’s nuclear and missile threats. the new pentagon chief says his seoul meetings will include discussion of deploying the u.s. missile defense system known as thaad. it’s no accident that mattis picked south korea for his first foreign trip as the north has continued to test nuclear weapons. north korea’s continued nuclear pus






report: former un chief ban won't run for s.korea presidency


seoul, south korea — a news report says former un secretary-general ban ki-moon has declared that he won't run for south korea's presidency.south korea's yonhap news agency says ban made the announcement during an unscheduled press conference wednesday. ban reportedly said he was disappointed by the actions of the country's political establishment but didn't elaborate.ban had generated sizable interest in his home country after a decade in charge of the united nations and was seen as testing the political waters before announcing his candidacy.but his approval rating had been falling in opinion surveys on who should succeed impeached president park geun-hye.






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


osan air base, south korea — in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis is criticizing north korea for provocative acts that require new consultations with japan and south korea.mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane thursday en route to seoul from washington.mattis says he needs to speak with his japanese and south korean counterparts during this trip about what new defensive steps might be needed to deal with north korea's nuclear and missile threats.the new pentagon chief says his seoul meetings will include discussion of deploying the u.s. missile defense system known as thaad.






seoul says north korea has fired its security chief


seoul, south korea — north korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency, according to rival south korea's government on friday.jeong joon hee, spokesman for the unification ministry, said the sacking of kim won hong, who had been seen as close to leader kim jong un, might cause instability in the country's leadership by causing more fear into the ruling elite. north korea has not said anything about kim wong hong, and jeong did not say how the south's government obtained the information.there's a possibility that kim won hong will face stronger punishment as the investigation into his actions is ongoing, said jeong.south korea has a spotty record of tracking developments in north korea as information abou






south korea president's office to block search of residence


seoul, south korea — south korea's presidential office says it won't allow prosecutors to search the president's residence as part of an investigation of the m ive corruption scandal that toppled president park geun-hye from power.prosecutors are pushing to question park and search blue house for information around the scandal that led to her impeachment in december. the constitutional court is holding a trial to decide whether to formally unseat her.park has said she's willing to be questioned. but her office opposes any search and says a law blocks most searches in areas with state secrets.the office of special prosecutors on thursday said it still wants to search the blue house but didn't elaborate.






seoul says north korea has fired its security chief


seoul, south korea (ap) — north korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency, according to rival south korea’s government on friday.jeong joon hee, spokesman for the unification ministry, said the sacking of kim won hong, who had been seen as close to leader kim jong un, might cause instability in the country’s leadership by causing more fear into the ruling elite. north korea has not said anything about kim wong hong, and jeong did not say how the south’s government obtained the information.there’s a possibility that kim won hong will face stronger punishment as the investigation into his actions is ongoing, said jeong.south korea has a spotty record of tracking developments in north korea as information






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


seoul, south korea — in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis on thursday criticized north korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with south korean and japanese officials about whether the current strategy for getting the north to curtail or eliminate its nuclear and missile programs is adequate.mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane en route to osan air base from washington. in the brief interview, he said he would be discussing the plan to install a new u.s. missile defense system, called thaad, in south korea as a means of deterring the north's ballistic missile threats against south korean and japan.north korea also has said it is nearly ready to test-launch a ballistic missile of intercontinental range, meaning it could theore






ban ki-moon drops out of south korean presidential race


seoul—former united nations secretary-general ban ki-moon abruptly dropped his plans to pursue the presidency of south korea, leaving the country’s ruling conservatives without a clear candidate to replace impeached president park geun-hye.mr. ban’s exit on wednesday paves the way for the ascension of rival moon jae-in, a candidate who has called for closer ties with north korea, the renegotiation of a u.s.-backed missile defense...






ban ki-moon drops out of south korean presidential race


seoul—former united nations secretary-general ban ki-moon abruptly dropped his plans to pursue the presidency of south korea, leaving the country’s ruling conservatives without a clear candidate to succeed impeached president park geun-hye.mr. ban’s exit on wednesday paves the way for the ascension of rival moon jae-in, a candidate who has called for closer ties with north korea, the rethinking of a u.s.-backed missile-defense...






yonhap news agency says former un secretary general ban ki-moon says he won’t ru


share storythe ociated pressseoul, south korea (ap) — yonhap news agency says former un secretary general ban ki-moon says he won’t run for south korea’s presidency.the ociated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






kim jong un may order mid-range missile launch


north korea’s kim jong un will most likely order the launch of a musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (irbm) instead of a long-range one, south korean military officials said monday. the news comes hours after u.s. president donald trump and south korean acting president hwang kyo-ahn vowed to strengthen their defenses to combat north korea’s nuclear threat.…






us warns north korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used


u.s. president donald trump’s defense secretary warned north korea on friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons, as he re ured seoul of steadfast u.s. support at the end of a two-day visit.“any attack on the united states, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming,” defense secretary jim mattis said, speaking at south korea’s defense ministry.(reporting by phil stewart; editing by richard pullin)






mattis criticizes nkorea ahead of talks with japan, skorea


seoul, south korea — in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis on thursday criticized north korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with south korean and japanese officials about whether the current strategy for getting the north to curtail or eliminate its nuclear and missile programs is adequate.mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane en route to osan air base from washington. in the brief interview, he said he would be discussing the plan to install a new u.s. missile defense system, called thaad, in south korea as a means of deterring the north's ballistic missile threats against south korean and japan.north korea also has said it is nearly ready to test-launch a ballistic missile of intercontinental range, meaning it could theore






mattis warns nkorea against any attack on us or its allies


seoul, south korea — in an explicit warning to north korea, u.s. defense secretary jim mattis on friday said any use of nuclear weapons by the north on the united states or its allies would be met with what he called an "effective and overwhelming" response.u.s. defense secretaries have long offered urances to south korea and japan that its nuclear "umbrella" will protect them, but mattis's statement was perhaps more pointed than most. he made the remarks during an appearance with his south korean counterpart, defense minister han min koo."north korea continues to launch missiles, develop its nuclear weapons program, and engage in threatening rhetoric and behavior," mattis said with han standing at his side and u.s. and south korean flags at their backs."we stand with our peace-loving repu






former un chief ban won’t run for south korea presidency


seoul, south korea (ap) — former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political reform were badly damaged by political slander and “fake news” that targeted him.politics in south korea have been upended by a m ive scandal that prompted millions to take to the streets in protest, the impeachment of the country’s conservative president, pa






mattis warns north korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use


image copyrightapimage caption mr mattis has been holding talks with his south korean counterpart, han min-koo the us defence secretary james mattis has said any use of nuclear weapons by north korea would be met with an "effective and overwhelming" response. mr mattis is in south korea, where he has been uring seoul it has america's continuing support. north korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests and aggressive statements continue to alarm and anger the region. the us has a considerable military presence in south korea and japan, as part of a post-war defence deal.president donald trump has previously said he wants both countries to pay more towards maintaining that presence.image copyrightapimage caption south korean and us soldiers regularly train together in the country mr mattis h






south korea president's office to block search of compound


seoul, south korea — prosecutors will not be allowed to search south korea's presidential compound as part of their investigation of the m ive corruption scandal that toppled president park geun-hye from power, the president's office said thursday.prosecutors are pushing to question park and search the blue house for information around the scandal that led to her impeachment in december. the constitutional court is holding a trial to decide whether to formally unseat her.park has said she's willing to be questioned. but her office opposes any search and says a law blocks searches in areas with state secrets unless such prevention gravely undermines national interests.jung youn-kuk, a blue house spokesman, said its opposition to searches remains unchanged, disputing a media report that it d






us defence chief mattis visiting south korea and japan


image copyrightreutersimage caption mr mattis flew in to osan air base south of seoul us defence secretary james mattis is in south korea on the first foreign trip by a senior official in the trump administration.mr mattis is expected to use the visit to re ure seoul of continuing us commitment to security deals in the face of threats from north korea.while paigning, donald trump accused south korea and japan of not paying enough for us military support.he also suggested they could be allowed to arm themselves with nuclear weapons.both japan and south korea rejected this idea.on the paign trail, mr trump also said he was willing to talk to north korean leader kim jong-un, contradicting longstanding us, south korean and japanese policy.image copyrightreutersimage caption north korea has bee






us defence chief mattis visiting south korea and japan


image copyrightreutersimage caption mr mattis flew in to osan air base south of seoul us defence secretary james mattis is in south korea on the first foreign trip by a senior official in the trump administration.mr mattis is expected to use the visit to re ure seoul of continuing us commitment to security deals in the face of threats from north korea.while paigning, donald trump accused south korea and japan of not paying enough for us military support.he also suggested they could be allowed to arm themselves with nuclear weapons.both japan and south korea rejected this idea.on the paign trail, mr trump also said he was willing to talk to north korean leader kim jong-un, contradicting longstanding us, south korean and japanese policy.image copyrightreutersimage caption north korea has bee






us defence chief mattis visiting south korea and japan


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption as a soldier gen mattis earned the nickname "warrior monk" because he never married or had children us defence secretary james mattis is in south korea on the first foreign trip by a senior official in the trump administration.mr mattis is expected to use the visit to re ure seoul of continuing us commitment to security deals in the face of threats from north korea.while paigning, donald trump accused south korea and japan of not paying enough for us military support.he also suggested they could be allowed to arm themselves with nuclear weapons.both japan and south korea rejected this idea.on the paign trail, mr trump also said he was willing to talk to north korean leader kim jong-un, contradicting longstanding us, south korean and japanese policy.






south korea president’s office to block search of residence


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former un chief ban won't run for south korea presidency


seoul, south korea — former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won't run for south korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached president park geun-hye and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics.the withdrawal of ban, who had been considered the only major conservative contender, boosts liberal moon jae-in, who has enjoyed a comfortable lead in opinion surveys since park was impeached in december.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he had wanted to use his 10 years of experience as u.n. chief to resolve a national crisis and achieve unity. but he said his "pure patriotism" and pushes for a political reform were badly damaged by political slandering and by "various fake new






samsung political scandal south korea: news, latest, lee jae-yong


why it matters to you a south korean political scandal has seen samsung executives face accu ions of corruption, and even arrest warrantssamsung group is embroiled in a political scandal that has dominated headlines in south korea recently. it’s one of several major conglomerates accused of making donations to non-profit foundations in exchange for political favors, which in samsung’s case may have smoothed the path for a controversial merger, which was approved in july 2015.after prosecutors raided samsung’s corporate offices in seoul, south korea, at the end of november 2016, company executives have repeatedly appeared before a parliamentary committee, while links to bribery and corruption are investigated by a special prosecutorial team. eventually, samsung head lee jae-yong was questi






ban ki-moon rules out run for south korea presidency | south korea news


former un chief ban ki-moon, once considered to be a prospective presidential candidate in his home country south korea, has ruled out a run for the job, saying he was "disappointed at the selfish ways" of some politicians.ban told reporters on wednesday at parliament, after meeting conservative party leaders, that he had been subject to "malign slander akin to character ination" in the media and had given up his "patriotic" plan to lead political change.it would be "pointless to find a common path with them," he said. ban arrives in south korea and hints at presidency bidwhile ban never officially confirmed his intention to run, he hinted in several interviews that he wanted to work towards unifying the country that has been divided over a corruption scandal surrounding president park geu






samsung political scandal south korea: news, latest, lee jae-yong


why it matters to you a south korean political scandal has seen samsung executives face accu ions of corruption, and even arrest warrantssamsung group is embroiled in a political scandal that has dominated headlines in south korea recently. it’s one of several major conglomerates accused of making donations to nonprofit foundations in exchange for political favors, which in samsung’s case may have smoothed the path for a controversial merger that was approved in july 2015.after prosecutors raided samsung’s corporate offices in seoul, south korea, at the end of november 2016, company executives have repeatedly appeared before a parliamentary committee, while links to bribery and corruption are being investigated by a special prosecutorial team. eventually, samsung head lee jae-yong was que






samsung political scandal south korea: news, latest, lee jae-yong


why it matters to you a south korean political scandal has seen samsung executives face accu ions of corruption, and even arrest warrantssamsung group is embroiled in a political scandal that has dominated headlines in south korea recently. it’s one of several major conglomerates accused of making donations to non-profit foundations in exchange for political favors, which in samsung’s case may have smoothed the path for a controversial merger that was approved in july 2015.after prosecutors raided samsung’s corporate offices in seoul, south korea, at the end of november 2016, company executives have repeatedly appeared before a parliamentary committee, while links to bribery and corruption are being investigated by a special prosecutorial team. eventually, samsung head lee jae-yong was qu






north korea at the top of the agenda as defense secretary mattis heads to seoul


seoul – plans to deploy an american anti-missile battery to south korea and the growing north korean threat will be at the top of james mattis' agenda this week when the new defense secretary visits south korea and japan on his first foreign trip.mattis, a retired marine corps general nicknamed "mad dog," will meet with han min-koo, the south korean defense minister, in seoul on thursday before heading to tokyo. han is expected to reiterate south korea's commitment to hosting the terminal high altitude area defense system, or thaad.but with china exacting economic revenge on south korea over its decision to host the missile battery and the south korean government in crisis, some in seoul now have jitters about the plan.moon jae-in, the progressive candidate currently running at the top of






defense secretary james mattis criticizes north korea on first foreign trip


cbs/apfebruary 1, 2017, 11:49 pmlast updated feb 2, 2017 9:03 am estseoul, south korea -- in his first public remarks abroad as u.s. defense secretary, jim mattis on thursday criticized north korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with south korean and japanese officials about whether the current strategy for getting the north to curtail or eliminate its nuclear and missile programs is adequate.mattis spoke to reporters aboard his military plane en route to osan air base from washington. in the brief interview, he said he would be discussing the plan to install a new u.s. missile defense system, called thaad, in south korea as a means of deterring the north’s ballistic missile threats against south korean and japan.north korea also has said it is nearly ready to test-launch a






​kakao navi use hits 12m during korean new year


navigation app kakao navi was used 12 million times over five days during the lunar new year holidays in south korea, kakao has said.kakao said it calculated usage from january 26, the day before the holiday period began, to january 31. usage was highest for january 28, the first day of the korean lunar calendar, 30 percent higher than the days before and after.it was the highest use in a given time on its record, the company said, adding that it only counted figures for when the app actively began its guide, excluding searches and destination research.gas stations and marts were the most popular destinations, followed by shopping malls and transportation stations. starfield hanam shopping mall was the number one destination, while incheon international airport was ranked fourth, kakao sai






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon leaves a conference room after holding a news conference to declare the renunciation of his presidential ambitions at the national embly in seoul, south korea, feb. 1, 2017.(p o: yonhap, epa)seoul, south korea - former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political reform were badly damaged by po






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon leaves a conference room after holding a news conference to declare the renunciation of his presidential ambitions at the national embly in seoul, south korea, feb. 1, 2017.(p o: yonhap, epa)seoul, south korea - former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political reform were badly damaged by po






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon leaves a conference room after holding a news conference to declare the renunciation of his presidential ambitions at the national embly in seoul, south korea, feb. 1, 2017.(p o: yonhap, epa)seoul, south korea - former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political reform were badly damaged by po






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief's asia trip


tokyo — north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis' first foray abroad.when mattis calls on south korea and japan from wednesday he will be visiting washington's two staunchest allies in asia. both host tens of thousands of american troops and both will be looking for re urances the new administration in the u.s. is not going to drop the ball on north korea.north korea, racing ever closer to having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the u.s. mainland, is without doubt already one of the biggest security challenges on new president donald trump's plate. lately, pyongyang has been taking a wait-and-see stance toward washington, hoping trump might be willing to roll back america's "hostile policies."don't expect that to last long.i






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon leaves a conference room after holding a news conference to declare the renunciation of his presidential ambitions at the national embly in seoul, south korea, feb. 1, 2017.(p o: yonhap, epa)seoul, south korea - former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political reform were badly damaged by po






new pentagon chief seeks to re ure nervous asian allies


washington — by visiting japan and south korea on his first official overseas trip, defense secretary jim mattis is seeking to reinforce key alliances after president donald trump's paign-trail complaints that defense treaties disa ntaged the united states.the visits also reflect the urgency of concerns on both sides of the pacific about north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. mattis, a retired four-star marine general, inherited a north korea problem that has grown more worrisome as the communist nation's leader, kim jong un, claims progress toward fielding a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the united states. former secretary of state john kerry said in early january the u.s. may need "more forceful ways" of dealing with north korea if it develop






former u.n. chief ban won’t run for s. korea presidency


former u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon leaves a conference room after holding a news conference to declare the renunciation of his presidential ambitions at the national embly in seoul, south korea, feb. 1, 2017.(p o: yonhap, epa) 5 connectlinkedinemailmoreseoul, south korea - former un secretary-general ban ki-moon said wednesday that he won’t run for south korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country’s political establishment. he said, without elaborating, that he tried to dedicate himself to resolving a national crisis and achieving unity but his “pure patriotism” and push for political refo






samsung pay: news, features, support


mobile payments have come a long way since apple made a huge push into the space with apple pay in 2014. google introduced android pay last year, and samsung has joined the fray with its own mobile payment system called samsung pay. here’s what you need to know about it.more:everything we know about the samsung galaxy s8samsung pay minisamsung has announced samsung pay mini, a slimmed-down version of samsung pay designed to work on other android phones, and not just those made by samsung. samsung pay mini will initially be available in south korea, where the app will be ready to over the coming few months.what’s the difference? samsung pay mini is only for online payments. offline payments, that’s those used in stores, will require ownership of a samsung phone and the full samsung pay app.






samsung pay: news, features, support


mobile payments have come a long way since apple made a huge push into the space with apple pay in 2014. google introduced android pay last year, and samsung has joined the fray with its own mobile payment system called samsung pay. here’s what you need to know about samsung pay.more:everything we know about the samsung galaxy s8samsung pay minisamsung has announced samsung pay mini, a slimmed-down version of samsung pay designed to work on other android phones, and not just those made by samsung. samsung pay mini will initially be available in south korea, where the app will be ready to over the coming few months.what’s the difference? samsung pay mini is only for online payments. offline payments, that’s those used in stores, will require ownership of a samsung phone and the full samsung






wang wins qatar masters after three-man playoff


doha, qatar — south korea's jeunghun wang rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the qatar masters after a three-way playoff on sunday, clinching his third title on the european tour.the 21-year-old wang, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, s a 1-under 71 and was joined in the playoff by south africa's jaco van zyl (68) and sweden's joakim lagergren (66). the trio finished on a 16-under 272 total.on the first playoff hole — the par-5 no. 18 — van zyl three-putted for par and lagergren also could only make a par after finding the fairway bunker.wang was named rookie of the year on the european tour last season.






samsung pay: news, features, support


mobile payments have come a long way since apple made a huge push into the space with apple pay in 2014. google introduced android pay last year, and samsung has joined the fray with its own mobile payment system called samsung pay. here’s what you need to know about it.more:everything we know about the samsung galaxy s8samsung pay minisamsung has announced samsung pay mini, a slimmed-down version of samsung pay designed to work on other android phones, and not just those made by samsung. samsung pay mini will initially be available in south korea, where the app will be ready to over the coming few months.what’s the difference? samsung pay mini is only for online payments. offline payments, that’s those used in stores, will require ownership of a samsung phone and the full samsung pay app.






new pentagon chief seeks to re ure nervous asian allies


washington (ap) — by visiting japan and south korea on his first official overseas trip, defense secretary jim mattis is seeking to reinforce key alliances after president donald trump’s paign-trail complaints that defense treaties disa ntaged the united states.the visits also reflect the urgency of concerns on both sides of the pacific about north korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. mattis, a retired four-star marine general, inherited a north korea problem that has grown more worrisome as the communist nation’s leader, kim jong un, claims progress toward fielding a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the united states. former secretary of state john kerry said in early january the u.s. may need “more forceful ways” of dealing with north korea if it de






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief’s asia trip


tokyo (ap) — north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis’ first foray abroad.when mattis calls on south korea and japan from wednesday he will be visiting washington’s two staunchest allies in asia. both host tens of thousands of american troops and both will be looking for re urances the new administration in the u.s. is not going to drop the ball on north korea.north korea, racing ever closer to having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the u.s. mainland, is without doubt already one of the biggest security challenges on new president donald trump’s plate. lately, pyongyang has been taking a wait-and-see stance toward washington, hoping trump might be willing to roll back america’s “hostile policies.”don’t expect that to last l






samsung galaxy tab s3 will finally be unveiled at mwc, report claims


with the big galaxy s8 unveiling clearly not happening at mwc next month, what will samsung show to eager reporters in barcelona? well, it's going to be the galaxy tab s3, according to a new report out of south korea. samsung's event at mwc will be all about the new premium tablet, which has been leaking quite a few times lately.the tab s3 was initially thought to be coming in 2016, but in the end what we got last year were minor spec refreshes of the tab s2 duo from 2015 (without any name change). the actual tab s3 is thus almost ready to finally become official.some previously outed benchmark listings had it coming with a 9.6-inch 2,048x1,536 touchscreen, the qualcomm snapdragon 820 chipset, 4gb of ram, 32gb of storage, a 13 mp rear era, and a 5 mp selfie snapper. it will come in two ite






pokémon go on apple watch vs. pokémon go plus: which should you wear?


as a location-based game, pokémon go is perfect for when you’re on your commute, walking to a store, or just out and about. however, there’s one big h le to the experience: the need to have the app open and on your screen to track distance, ding nearby pokéstops, and try to catch pokémon. that makes it difficult to play when you are, for example, holding the hand of a small child, carrying bags, or just simply trying to watch where you’re walking. the pokémon go plus, released in september, helps with a lot of that. it’s a tiny wearable device, worn around the wrist or clipped onto clothes, that buzzes and lights up any time you’re near a pokémon or pokéstop, and can automatically snag items or try to catch the creature with a press of a on. it’ll also track all of your distance when act