Internet Explorer’s final resting place: as a ‘world-class joke’ in South Korea | News

Internet Explorer’s final resting place: as a ‘world-class joke’ in South Korea |  News

For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft’s decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology. To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 won ($330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s “e” logo and the English epitaph: “He was … Read more

North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel, report says

North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel, report says

CNN — North Korea appears to be expanding work at its nuclear test site to include a second tunnel, a US-based think tank said on Thursday, as South Korean and US officials say North Korea might conduct a nuclear test any day. Preparation work at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility’s Tunnel No. 3 was apparently … Read more

Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Shangri-La Dialogue: US and Chinese defense ministers begin meeting in Singapore

Singapore CNN — US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe held their first face-to-face meeting on Friday at a major defense summit in Singapore. The meeting at the Shangri-la Dialogue took place during Austin’s fourth trip to the Indo-Pacific region after a formal request from China’s military leadership. … Read more

Why the Philippine election could be a win for China

Why the Philippine election could be a win for China

hong kong CNN — Speaking in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People during his first state visit to China in 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte heralded a bold new era in his country’s foreign policy: “America has lost now,” he said. “I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow.” While Duterte later clarified that he was … Read more

Warren Buffett-backed BYD shrugs off China’s lockdowns

Warren Buffett-backed BYD shrugs off China’s lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — BYD, the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese electric vehicle maker, had a bumper month in the world’s largest car market, despite strict Covid lockdowns that have disrupted production and sales for many of its major rivals. The company reported Tuesday that its sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids soared 313% in … Read more