Here are the stories making headlines today.
Voters are now 100 days away from delivering their verdict on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, and while the political landscape could shift dramatically in three months, right now, the wind is at Democrats’ backs.
Russia plans to show off its naval might on Sunday, sending 40 warships through waters near St. Petersburg in a display that promises to be strong on optics but one that may mask key weaknesses.
For the first time in a generation, there will be a glaring omission on the ballot form when Zimbabweans go to the polls on Monday.
Demi Lovato remains in the hospital following an apparent drug overdose at her home on Tuesday.
Julian Assange’s possibly imminent departure from the Ecuadorian embassy begs the question: what will happen to the WIkiLeak’s founder when he does walk out?
Callas, France – The gate opened slowly, offering a glimpse of overgrown gardens, weathered statues of naked mythical figures and a large white house with pale green shutters. We tried to soak it in quickly, not knowing whether the gate would snap shut as it had once before.
Fresh from winning the Premier League and breaking all manner of records in the process, Manchester City is giving football fans unprecedented insight into its title-winning season.
Threesomes, bondage and trying new positions or having sex in new locations were the most popular fantasies among those researched for a new book.
Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has given a surprise press conference on the eve of the nation’s elections. Mr Mugabe said he would not support his successor in the Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after being forced from office by the “party I founded”. “I cannot vote for those who tormented me,” he said.
Zara Tindall has spoken about suffering two miscarriages before having her second child. The Queen’s granddaughter had announced in 2016 that a pregnancy announced the previous month had ended in a miscarriage. Now she has told the Sunday Times she later suffered another miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her daughter Lena, who was born in June.
Croatians in the south of the country are steaming over a tunnel that has cost taxpayers 280m kuna (£33m; $44m) and “leads to nowhere”.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are said to have been dating for around two months, and now he’s popped the question, according to reports. A source told People that the musician proposed to the Quantico actress in London last week. Neither Jonas or Chopra have confirmed the reports, but that didn’t stop fans from congratulating them (and commiserating each other).
A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 10 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central Indonesian island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around the world and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali.
President Donald Trump on Sunday embraced shutting down the federal government if Democrats do not agree to fund his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as other hardline immigration-related provisions. I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!
CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported. The Cairo Criminal Court referred the sentences to the Grand Mufti – the country’s top theological authority – for his non-binding opinion as is the norm in capital cases.
Typos continue to come thick and fast for President Donald Trump’s administration. In yet another ” covfefe”-style moment, the White House’s official Twitter account was widely mocked Friday for failing to spell “United States” correctly. Instead, it tweeted a quote from Trump containing the phrase: “United Sates.” Oops!
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday.
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Arguably, Tom Cruise running his goddamn ass off is the glue that holds the Mission: Impossible franchise together. And now, we have math to prove it.
Taylor Swift is trying to do her part to ease the grief of a Massachusetts town mourning a recently fallen police officer. The Patriot Ledger reported that the pop star donated hundreds of complimentary tickets to Weymouth, Mass. for her Foxborough concert on Thursday, which is part of her Reputation Tour.
It’s been said many times before that what looks cool in the comics doesn’t always translate on film. Here today with an object lesson in that idea is Netflix’s latest teaser for Iron Fist Season 2, which also confirms ( again) that the Marvel series will return on Sept. 7.