Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
All eyes on Trump for landmark address to Congress
Donald Trump will have a chance to breathe new momentum into his month-old presidency in an address to Congress Tuesday night, but he will need to strike the right tone -- far from his score-settling tweets at foes of all stripes. For his maiden address to the American body politic -- the House of Representatives and Senate but also his own cabinet and the assembled Supreme Court justices -- the Republican leader will lay out his legislative priorities in a setting a far cry from the charged-up rallies of which he is so fond. After the dark pitch of Trump's inauguration speech on January 20, the virulence of his attacks on the media and his disconcerting first solo press conference earlier this month, the tenor of the president's speech to millions of Americans will be closely watched.
Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage
By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.
Why did a Fox News program host a Swedish national security commentator who is unknown in Sweden?
On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration was making her country dangerous. On the other side was a man named Nils Bildt, who was identified onscreen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor."
Nokia 3310 hands-on: not the retro featurephone you?re looking for
On Sunday afternoon, Nokia's new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year?s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global?s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, it looks less like Nokia's big comeback, and more like a phone that just plain sucks. Yes, it?s true, there?s a new Nokia 3310 in town, one that?s so special to HMD Global that it was unveiled only at the end of an otherwise great press conference that showed us a brand new, bold version of Nokia. Nokia?s ?one more thing? moment on Sunday was, for better or worse, a great albeit unoriginal marketing trick. What better way to fire up the dormant Nokia fans out there than by reviving an iconic phone that became the go-to device for instant communications for millions of people around the world? The first phone that I ever used, at the insistence of my parents, was a Nokia 3310. I?ve probably used it for a couple of years before passing it along to my family. The device exists to this day, and it probably still works. But would I buy or use the new Nokia 3310? I can?t see that happening in a million years. The new handset has a cleaner design, a bigger display, more colors (Dark Blue, Grey, Warm Red, Yellow), better battery life (22-hour talk-time and one-month standby), and what feels like a smaller footprint. At the same time, it feels light and cheap (it?ll actually cost ?49 when it launches globally later this year), the kind of phone you?d buy only if you absolutely had to have a cellular phone at hand. Don?t get me wrong, the new Nokia 3310 is probably the kind of phones that millions of people will touch for the first time, well before buying a smartphone. But the minute I tried to press the screen to make a certain thing happen ? in this case, I was looking to activate a good old game of Snake ? I realized that for me and everyone like them, there?s no going back. The smartphone is the way forward. Sure, the screen might disappear in the future, just as voice assistants and other types of reality (think virtual and alternative) get more advanced. And the smartphone of the future might get as small as the Nokia 3310. But for the time being, the Nokia 3310 is really not the phone you should consider buying as your primary talk/text device. No matter how old you are, and no matter how much you may appreciate Nokia and its creations, do yourself a favor and buy anything else for the emerging company. It?s got three amazing ?pure? Android handsets waiting for you to discover them, including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, that will offer you the modern app-filled phone experience that actually makes your life better. The Nokia 3310 (2017 edition) is just the marketing trick that will get you to discover the exciting new Nokia. And, as you can see, it works. I've just told you the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 are phones you shouldn't miss out on this year if budget is a huge factor.
Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo
People of Al-Bab in Syria tell of last days under IS
Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - In the days before the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo's family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. "Each time they (IS) found a family in a basement, they'd chase them out so they could take their place," the veiled and abaya-wearing Umm Abdo told AFP. At Umm Abdo's side, her three other children appeared to have regained some of their composure.
Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Murdering 15-Month-Old Baby Gets 60 Years in Prison
Pakistan airline says investigating report of overloaded flight
By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan International Airlines said on Monday that it was investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had traveled on an international flight, adding it launched disciplinary measures against the crew. "It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight," Danyal Gillani. PIA is committed to ensure the safety of the passengers and cannot allow any incident to happen which compromises safety," Gillani said.
President Trump on Obamacare repeal: 'Nobody knew health care could be so complicated'
Speaking before the National Governors Association at the White House on Monday, President Trump said his administration had come up with an alternative to Obamacare and made the claim that "nobody knew health care could be so complicated."