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Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide says
Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order
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Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees
Weeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.
Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photos
Iraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America’s Roads
Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week
Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. Arkansas, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has put three inmates to death since April 20. It planned to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at its Cummins Unit prison.
After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone
It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms. All of the components and details that leak never quite seem to accurately portray the finished product, and this was exactly the case with Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Months of leaks and rumors left precious few surprises when Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship phones last month, yet we were all still completely blown away.
If you've read my in-depth Galaxy S8 review, then you know just how impressed I am with these new phones. And if you bought one yourself over the weekend, you've now experienced firsthand what the future of smartphone design feels like. But as incredible as Samsung's new design is, and as impressive as its hardware has become, I still can't call the Galaxy S8 the world's best smartphone.
As I explained in my review, the Galaxy S8 is vastly superior to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of hardware design. Vastly. Samsung's curved edges on the front and back combined with incredibly narrow bezels result in a design that really looks and feels like the future of smartphones. As I also explained in a separate article, going back to my iPhone 7 Plus after using the Galaxy S8 feels like going back to an old tube TV after having used a flat-screen TV.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 looks better than the iPhone. It feels better than the iPhone. The display is much, much better than the screens on Apple's iPhones. But overall, it's still not the better device.
Now, I'm not suggesting that the Galaxy S8's beauty is only skin deep. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are by far the smoothest and most powerful Android phones the world has ever seen. What's more, Samsung's latest version of TouchWiz (now called Samsung Experience) is its best yet, and Samsung's own Android apps have improved as well on Android 7.0 Nougat. But still, Nougat is no iOS and the Galaxy S8 is no iPhone.
Now that I've been using the Galaxy S8+ for nearly two weeks, I can safely say Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is still the best smartphone on the planet. While the Galaxy S8+ beats (nay, destroys) the iPhone 7 Plus where design and display quality are concerned, the phone's meaningful advantages end there, for the most part.
Here are five key areas where the iPhone 7 Plus still has the edge:
Many people are tied to Android and Google's ecosystem, which is perfectly fine. For these people, the Galaxy S8 is as good as it gets. Google's services are the best in the world, and they're free. While most Google products are available on iOS these days, they'll never be as deeply integrated on the iPhone as they are on Android phones. But if you want the best overall user experience from top to bottom, there's only one place to turn. Samsung's Galaxy S8 is impressive, but the reigning king hasn't yet been dethroned.
France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'
French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun, in which 31 children were among the dead, showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that it was produced by Syrian laboratories. "There is no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced," Ayrault told journalists after the report was presented at a meeting of French defence chiefs.
US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.
Now I Get It: Donald Trump’s Russian riddle
The story of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion by associates of Donald Trump, have produced a series of revelations that have dominated the headlines and television coverage of the Trump White House. Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff takes a closer look at this puzzling story as President Trump reaches 100 days in office.
Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops
Mad frenzy grips the Korean Peninsula: In fight against North Korea, THAAD installed, but protests break out in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea announced on Wednesday that the process of installing some of the key parts of the contentious U.S. missile defense system, has been completed. The anno
U.S. demonstrates nuclear capabilities: Unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile launched from California to target in Pacific Ocean
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bid to demonstrate its national nuclear capabilities, the U.S. launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday.The missile lifted off
Huge live-fire drill with 400 artillery pieces mark North Korean military anniversary, as South fears ‘strategic provocation’
SEOUL, South Korea - Amidst threats and constant saber-rattling between U.S. and North Korea, Pyongyang on Tuesday celebrated the anniversary of the country's military with a large-scale artill
Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks team on new album
PanARMENIAN.Net - Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks appears on Lana Del Reys new album, NME reveals citing reports. Del Reys new album Lust For Life is expected to be released soon, although an o
Japan PM to visit Russia, UK amid North Korean tension
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects aimed at a possible breakthrough in their deca
Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index
Bulgaria is ranked lower in the World Press Freedom Index 2017 than any other European Union member, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report on the index, quoted by BGNES. This is due to
Which nations have nuclear weapons and how many: Business Insider
PanARMENIAN.Net - Russia and the United States are the two foremost nuclear superpowers, according to an infographic, provided by Business Insider. Relations between the U.S. and Russia has reached a
Is war coming to North Korea'
The United States and North Korea are hurling threats at one another. In Japan, the sale of bomb shelters is booming. And in South Korea, a country that has seen this all before and is typically nonpl
Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will go on sale in June: report
PanARMENIAN.Net - Last month, Samsung confirmed it would be selling refurbished Note 7 devices, and its become known when the phones will go on sale. According to a report from ET News (via SamMobile
South Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments
Seoul - South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality, something his supporters s
Louvre Museum to Bring Ancient Civilizations to Tehran
The director of Irans Museums and Historical Properties Office, Mohammad-Reza Kargar, declared that Louvre Museum, located in the French capital of Paris, plans to put its antiquities and artefacts o
Russia, China Criticize U.S. Over South Korea Deployment
Russia and China are criticizing Washington after the U.S. military started moving parts of a missile-defense system to a deployment site in South Korea amid tension with the North. Speaking at a sec
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