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Facebook Messenger is bringing Spotify and Apple Music directly to chats


This is by far not the limit of what is possible and you can also do things like collaborate on creating shopping lists, ordering food, splitting payments, sharing music and so on. Facebook is also introducing Messenger Codes. For a handful of beta testers in California, M can complete tasks like "book me dinner for two tonight at a nice Italian place" or "find me the cheapest flight to Norway". Read More »

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally

Military action by the United States against North Korea's efforts to advance its nuclear weapons program can't be ruled out, Rep. Chris Stewart said Monday, warning "we would rain hell down" if those weapons are ever deployed. In South Korea, most people seem to be taking everything in stride. Tensions on the Korean peninsula, going back decades, tend to rise and fall. Media captionThe BBC's John Sudworth asks North Korea's vice-foreign minister what message he has for Donald Trump. Read More »

Trump calls for reform of temporary worker visa programme


The US government follows a lottery system for awarding 65,000 H-1B visas every year and distributes randomly another 20,000 visas to graduate student workers. In some cases, companies must make a good faith effort to hire a USA worker before turning to an H-1B worker, but there are many exceptions to this requirement. Read More »

USA 'ready to help bring' Syria conflict to end: Haley

The country's top two diplomats have admitted that there is little trust between them. The result: not only no warm up in relations between the two superpowers, but, as Tillerson put it, "a low level of trust between our countries", a relation that "the world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have". Read More »

Muslim sisters should get justice: Modi


He said our Muslim sisters should also get justice. The roadshow, which began from the airport around 7.25 PM and ended at 9.25 PM at the Circuit House, was a mega outreach by Modi in the election year after the BJP chose to project him as the face of 2017 state Assembly polls, which will be a battle of prestige for the Prime Minister in his home state. Read More »

Jackpot: Edmonton couple wins $336995 in record Oilers 50/50


The Sharks were 26-3-1 when leading after the first period this season. "We've got to be able to maintain a pace throughout the game". Some who couldn't get tickets lined up to buy $80 tickets that got them onto the Rogers Place concourse, but they'd have to watch the game on television screens. Read More »

What to expect from the upcoming Facebook F8 Developer Conference?

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a philanthropic investment vehicle, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced in late 2015 after the birth of their daughter. For instance, the last Facebook F8 conference related to the bot platform that enables chatbots to work seamlessly with Messenger . If you don't have Oculus (most people don't) you can use it in a Messenger video call. Read More »

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers


Microsoft said it has already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday's high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers should be protected if they've kept their software up-to-date. Files released by "Shadow Brokers" also suggest the NSA exploited weaknesses in Microsoft Windows products. Belgium-based SWIFT on Friday downplayed the risk of attacks employing the code released by hackers and said it had no evidence that the main SWIFT ... Read More »

North Korea Threatens Another Missile Test


Han said an "all-out war" would result if the USA took military action. Mr Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of the "iron-clad" alliance with the US. In a report by CNN , defense officials revealed that the failed missiles test occurred in Sinpo, a port area in the eastern North Korea. United States officials say tougher sanctions could include an oil embargo , a global ban on North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks ... Read More »

Here are the winners of the 2017 Boston Marathon

When you do that in practice on a daily basis, you learn to handle a lot of things and that mentality that "I might be dying", 'I feel that I am at my limit or at my max.' But you somehow find a way to keep pushing and keep thriving in those hard circumstances. Read More »

Lavrov cautions United States on NKorea moves


Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit Monday to the demilitarized zone, or DMZ on the border of North and South Korea to deliver what Fox News is calling a "fiery message". North Korea's United Nations ambassador condemned the USA naval buildup in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, plus the U.S. missile attacks on Syria. Read More »

Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads


While Republican lawmakers have criticized the gas tax hike, Cannella defended his "yes" vote. "To that end, as much as I appreciated the many benefits of SB 1 - including improving our roads, creating jobs and continuing to invest in local communities - I could not support the proposal unless I was confident that we could continue to protect air quality in the Inland Empire and across California". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 prototype with dual rear cameras photographed

The new Galaxy phones feature Bixby-context reading virtual assistant-along with Samsung Pay. Samsung had unveiled two variants of its flagship smartphones at the time of its launch in March this year. The S8's got arguably the most handsome screen ever put into a phone, packed into a sleek, elegant glass and metal design that's the result of years of refinement. Read More »

Police urge man who posted video of murder to turn self in

Stephens , 37, is accused of fatally shooting a 74-year-old man Sunday - in what police say is a "heinous" and "senseless" crime that Stephens recorded and posted on Facebook . "We don't know where he's at", Wiliams said at a news conference this morning. CLEVELAND- A representative at Facebook released a timeline of events in Sunday's murder in Cleveland, as well as announced a review for reporting harmful content. Read More »

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war


The North Korean officials' comments came hours after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that the "era of strategic patience" with the North Korean government was over. Sinpo is on the country's east coast and is 182 miles from Seoul, South Korea. "And I think in the fullness of time, China should realize it's not a bad thing for the have alliances with these two countries". Read More »

Trump welcomes 21000 to his first Easter Egg Roll

White House officials have since pushed back against these reports, implying that their relocation to the White House has been moving along as scheduled. "You see what's happening". As a result, most Obama-hosted events and parties were star-studded affairs that drew big crowds. The annual event began in 1878 under President Rutherford B. Read More »

No 'reliable information' on Chechen gay killings, Moscow says


Novaya Gazeta said authorities beat the men and tortured them with electric shocks. "This information has to get verified". Much of the abuse is reported to have taken place at an unofficial detention centre close to the city of Argun. We will persecute you for tarnishing the honor of the Chechen nation, this nasty thing that you said. Even with many eyewitness and survivor reports showing homophobia rampant and all but legally condoned in the region, Chechnya is so closed to journalists ... Read More »

Reince Priebus tries to broker peace between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner

Outlets have been reporting since the inauguration that an internal turf war has been raging between nationalists led by Stephen Bannon and globalist leaning moderates led by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. She recently joined the White House staff in an official capacity as assistant to the president. The president's son-in-law and senior adviser last month volunteered to be interviewed about his Russian contacts by lawmakers investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election ... Read More »

Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon blames Russian Federation for Syrian deaths

Rouhani said that "neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from". The UN Security Council appeared divided during an emergency session on Friday where the USA warned it is ready to hit Syria again after missile strikes that infuriated Russian Federation and fuelled calls for a push to end the six-year war. Read More »

Boris Johnson 'dismayed' by Russia's UN Syria veto


It was the latest sharp split between the U.S. and Russian Federation over the incident, which has deepened antagonism between the two countries in the wake of the attack. The vote came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the escalating tensions in Syria. Read More »

Second Leaked Image of Samsung Galaxy S8+ Prototype Reveals Dual Rear Camera

But, the dynamics surely have changed with this smartphone as the Galaxy S8 has a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio and we have no info on how Samsung plans to make the outer casing/design rugged. Design documents for the iPhone 8 show a device with a curved-edge screen and narrow bezels at the top and bottom, similar to the "Infinity Display" being introduced with the S8. Read More »

USA slams N Korea's latest missile test as 'provocation'


Mr Pence will be tasked with explaining USA policy in meetings with leaders in South Korea and Japan during the trip, which will also include stops in Indonesia and Australia. Key ministers of Abe's National Security Council met to analyze the latest development in North Korea and discuss Japanese responses, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, without elaborating. Read More »

Merkel urges 'respectful dialogue' in Turkey after referendum

Decrying a "crusader mentality", Erdogan told a crowd of his supporters that the global monitors should "know their place", according to Reuters . He said observers were not allowed to watch the proceedings for at least one-and-a-half hours until the party's complaint was accepted. Read More »

Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'


Defying worldwide pressure, the North on Sunday tried to test-fire another missile in an attempt that failed , but which fuelled fears that it may be preparing for its sixth atomic weapons test. "We need to see some kind of demonstrable change in North Korean behavior", Thornton said. The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to the early activation of a defence system created to shoot down North Korean missiles, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. Read More »

Boris Johnson calls off Russian Federation visit

But instead of regime change, what we should focus on is humanitarian relief ... Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, seemed to take a more patient stance with regard to Assad, saying on Saturday that the administration's first priority is the defeat of ISIL, also known as ISIS. Read More »

Mark Hamill Wants To Play George Lucas In A Biopic

Despite the late actress' brother Todd Fisher's suggestion that Carrie would be a part of the franchise's ninth installment, Kennedy told ABC News on Friday, April 14, that the beloved star's last appearance as Princess Leia will be in The Last Jedi. Read More »

Pence tells CNN US will Drop 'Failed Policy'


He said North Korea's measures to bolster its nuclear forces are self-defensive "to cope with the USA vicious nuclear threat and blackmail", and he said his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S". Pence's comments directly contradict Trump's earlier statements about the strikes in Syria and Afghanistan. "The Aegis system is created to counter threats posed by the types of ballistic missiles in Pyongyang's inventory and can "plug in" to the missile defense ... Read More »

'Greek Freak,' Bucks - and Jazz, Bulls - look for 2-0 leads

One is not going to be enough, not with the Bucks having the seemingly bottomless pit of scoring they can call on in Giannis Antetokounmpo . Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks came into this series as major underdogs but you wouldn't have known that by the way they dominated the Raptors in the second half in Game 1. Read More »

Kenyans Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Win Boston Marathon Titles


Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Hasay attended Oregon University. It was fantastic, especially the little girls who were there with their moms. Evans, who completed his 52nd marathon overall, said he wanted to show that Boston is back to normal. Semple died in 1988. "I just didn't want to miss it", He explained. Read More »

Simeone expects 'pure' football test in Leicester return

Twelth-placed Leicester next host Atletico hoping to overcome a one-goal deficit from the first leg of their European quarter-final, but when asked if they had become distracted after going two up, Shakespeare responded: "No". Atletico dominated from the start, with midfielder Koke slamming a long-range strike against the post in the fourth minute. "It's something that we definitely learned (from the first leg)". Read More »

Ex-S. Korean president Park, Lotte chief indicted on corruption charges


Lotte's chief Shin is also on a separate graft trial involving family members charged with embezzlement and breach of trust. The sprawling corruption scandal implicated the leadership of Samsung, the nation's largest conglomerate, and other big businesses, rekindling public furor over decades-old ties between government and big businesses in one of Asia's most vibrant democracies. Read More »

South Asian Christians react to Egypt explosions


It was not immediately clear when the arrests took place. Last December, an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 30 people at Cairo's Coptic Cathedral. Christians in Koum el-Loufy were attacked by Muslims after they tried to pray in an abandoned home on Thursday, after which a mob set fire to four homes nearby, according to police officials. Read More »

United Airlines doctor dragged off flight begins legal action


United Airlines is doubling down on its apology after a Kentucky doctor was violently dragged from a plane on Sunday. "That is such sanitized, say nothing, take no responsibility corporate B.S. In images now seen worldwide, a passenger was forcefully removed and bloodied in the process - the entire event captured on video by passengers and posted on social media. Read More »