As usual, here are links to the biggest stories in the world, as collected from select sources on the web.
Trump Jr. tweeted the exchange shortly after The Atlantic first reported on the correspondence, writing: “Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic!”
The three carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz, and their multi-ship strike groups are finishing up four days of exercises in the waters between South Korea and Japan on Tuesday. It is the first time three of the 100,000-ton behemoths have sailed together in the Western Pacific together in a decade.
In an interview with Time magazine published Monday, Roslyn Corrigan said she was 16 years old when Bush, then 79, touched her inappropriately at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the CIA, where her father had gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush.
WWF Indonesia said 10 whales were stranded on Monday, seven of whom were returned to the water thanks to the efforts of the navy and locals. Three whales died on the beach, and in a heartbreaking development for the rescuers, one of the animals that had been saved came back and was stranded again, this time fatally.
A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot rashly launch a nuclear strike, according to multiple sources.
Since the outbreak began in August, 165 people have died and more than 2,000 have become infected with plague as of Wednesday. Of those infections, 77% were clinically diagnosed as pneumonic — or pulmonary — plague, a form of the infection that can spread from person to person.
Two photographers, Rich Allela and Kureng Dapel, show us how in a series of images in a project titled “African Queen.” They recreated the life of a female Kenyan icon Mnyazi wa Menza, who was popularly known among her people as Mekatilili wa Menza.
Ok “notch”-haters of the world, you win: Apple has approved an app to get rid of the dreaded notch on the iPhone X. Spotted by The Verge , Axiem Systems’ ” Notch Remover” app will transform the notch – that pesky rounded black cutout at the top of the iPhone X screen – into a more palatable straight bar that runs across the top of the device.
Before the election, few Americans had heard of “fake news.” Now, they’re all too aware: of the Russia-linked Facebook accounts that reached 126 million people, the deranged PizzaGate conspiracy, and the teens in Macedonia spreading lies to make an easy buck. If you thought this was just an American problem, you’re wrong.
China has reached a supercomputing milestone. The country now has more machines on a list of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers than the U.S. China has 202 systems on the Top500’s supercomputer list, with the U.S. comparatively having only 143. The U.S.
Comedian Marc Maron spend the first 20 minutes of his latest podcast episode talking about Louis C.K. and the troubling gender dynamics of Hollywood and comedy. On Thursday. C.K.
The company that owns Moscow-based media outlet RT just registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice. T&R Productions, LLC filed paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering as an agent for a Russian government entity, according to the DOJ.
After billions of dollars in cost overruns and delays, NASA is planning to launch one of the most important weather satellites ever early Tuesday morning. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, satellite – which will be invaluable for improving forecasting, detecting lost sailors, aiding firefighters, and other applications – is expected to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:47 a.m.
Depending on where you live, you may encounter deer from time to time. For the most part, they seem to storm off quite quickly, but that’s not the case here. This deer seems to be persistent in sticking around and for one specific reason only.
Thousands of Iranians have spent a second night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures after a devastating earthquake hit the west of the country. The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah, where hundreds of homes were destroyed.
A UK doctor says he escaped a shark by punching it in the face after the animal injured him in Australia. Charlie Fry, 25, was at a beach north of Sydney on Monday when the shark “jumped out of the water and hit him in the right shoulder”, police said.
Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making. The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, researchers said. Some of the jars bore images of grape clusters and a man dancing.
The successful completion of a Brexit trade deal will help counter the threat posed by Russia to European security, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She cited the use of disinformation and cyber warfare and Russia’s alleged meddling in elections as proof of its aim to “undermine free societies”.
A TV producer has said she was groped by a government official during a visit to 10 Downing Street. Daisy Goodwin, who created the ITV series Victoria, told the Radio Times the man put his hand on her breast after a meeting to discuss a proposed TV show when David Cameron was PM.
Zimbabwe’s army chief has warned those responsible for “purging” the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in. The rare intervention comes just a week after President Robert Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. General Constantino Chiwenga, who appeared at a news conference with another 90 senior army officers, did not refer to anyone by name.
A North Korean who defected at the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone was shot at least five times and is in a critical condition, South Korea says. The soldier crossed to the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the village of Panmunjom on Monday.
President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., communicated with WikiLeaks over Twitter direct message during the 2016 presidential race, according to a report in The Atlantic published Monday. According to messages obtained by The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe, Trump Jr. messaged with the WikiLeaks account between September 2016 and July 2017.
A Texas prosecutor identified as the woman heard in an audio clip berating an Uber driver has been fired, The Dallas Morning News reports. Driver Shaun Platt, 26, picked up Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner, 32, at a bar in Old East Dallas on Friday.
Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky issued an apology Monday for his role keeping the disgraced comedian’s sexual misconduct under wraps. Becky’s lengthy statement comes days after a New York Times report that Louis C.K., one of Becky’s longtime clients, sexually harassed women by masturbating in front of them.
A woman who says she was fired from her job after being photographed giving the finger to President Donald Trump ‘s motorcade is receiving an unexpected severance pay, thanks to thousands of online supporters. A GoFundMe page set up for Juli Briskman had raised more than $60,500 as of Monday afternoon.
So what exactly did we make Taylor Swift do? Sell albums, of course. The singer dropped her new record, “Reputation,” on Friday to much fanfare, and early sales numbers have begun to trickle in. We won’t know one-week total sales numbers for a couple of days, but “Reputation” is already set to become the best-selling album of 2017, according to Variety.