News Headlines - 10 May 2019

North Korea launches two short-range missiles, at same time as U.S. ICBM test - The Washington Post

North Korea launched two short-range missiles Thursday in its second such test in under a week, part of a calibrated escalation of pressure on Washington that coincided almost exactly with a U.S. test of an intercontinental ballistic missile... North Korea’s possible endgame remains difficult to decipher. Since Hanoi, there has been little apparent movement to restart talks on a potential deal to dismantle the North’s nuclear program in exchange for international development opportunities and the lifting of international sanctions.

Samsung Confirms Sudden Galaxy Fold Smartphone Cancellation

Today the company has announced it is going to start automatically cancelling orders for the once revolutionary Galaxy Fold. Now plagued with reliability problems, Samsung is looking to pull the world’s first commercial screen folding smartphone and the company has provided no date when the phone might go back on sale.
This is a dramatic fall from grace... The only people who will still get a Galaxy Fold are those who have already ordered the $2,000 device and who tell Samsung specifically that they still want to receive it.

JAL and Malaysia Airlines aim to form 'joint venture' - Nikkei Asian Review

Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines are entering a flight-sharing and marketing tie-up, as the Japanese carrier takes another step to expand its Asian alliances since it was freed from government restrictions in 2017.
The restrictions were imposed after the airline in 2010 was bailed out under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law. The tie-up with Malaysia Airlines is expected to strengthen its network of international flights.
The carriers are calling their collaboration a "joint venture." In the aviation industry, the wording carries specific meaning -- tie-ups that allow partners to share income like a single company as well as adjust flight and fare schedules.
The joint venture allows for more than code-sharing operations and enables passengers to more easily make connections.

Japan health ministry orders Ono Pharmaceutical to add warning to Opdivo cancer drug after death | The Japan Times

The health ministry said Thursday that a patient taking the cancer drug Opdivo has died and that it has ordered the manufacturer to add a warning on the package insert about a serious side effect.
The patient was among 11 who experienced pituitary disorders after being treated with Opdivo, which is made by Ono Pharmaceutical Co.

Two children killed after car ploughs into crowd of kindergarteners in Japan | South China Morning Post

A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, police said.
Police said the car veered onto the pavement after making “contact” with another larger vehicle that was turning at a junction in Otsu City.
The accident killed a girl and a boy, both two years old, a police spokesman said.







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