On this Wednesday, these are the stories making headlines.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Riyadh where he is expected to meet with the Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia has been pumping its oil riches into a global portfolio of investments spanning technology giants and startups, American infrastructure, French hotels and steelmakers.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will face EU leaders Wednesday in a make-or-break summit, as European Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK is barreling towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit.
Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday. He was an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who influenced many aspects of modern life – from technology and science to sports and music.
A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump, facing a crowded field of potential 2020 presidential challengers, is wasting no time on his re-election efforts and has amassed a big campaign war chest.
Australia is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Every Republican President walks into a bar. That could be a joke, but it’s also a painting that currently hangs at the White House.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet King Salman, amid controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Pompeo will then visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun their first overseas tour as news of Meghan’s pregnancy made headlines across the globe. The royal couple arrived in Sydney and were given the first of many gifts for their baby.
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has said a censored search app in China could serve over “99% of queries,” in rare public comments about the controversial proposal. Mr Pichai told a conference in San Francisco the plan was in the “very early” stages and may not progress.
Hate crimes are offences motivated by prejudice against someone’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. But should other so-called “protected characteristics” be included as well? Last month, it was announced that a review by the Law Commission would look at whether offences driven by misogyny – dislike, contempt or ingrained prejudice against women – should be treated as hate crimes.
Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US that has drawn criticism internationally. Mr Morrison said Australia remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A British student has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said. The UAE government said on Monday that Matthew Hedges was accused of “spying for and on behalf of a foreign state”. Mr Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May in Dubai and has reportedly been held in solitary confinement for five months.
A man in Toronto made a big splash Friday night when he dived naked into an aquarium shark tank. Now police are looking for him in connection with a possible indecent exposure charge, as well as a violent assault earlier in the evening, the CBC reports.
SYDNEY, Australia ― Prince Harry was reunited with his favorite Australian fan on Tuesday, 98-year-old war widow Daphne Dunne. It’s the third encounter the Duke of Sussex has had with Dunne, who waited patiently in her wheelchair with fellow royal watchers outside the Sydney Opera House.
The simple act of boarding the Marine One helicopter to start the trip taking President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, to Florida for a firsthand look at the damage caused by Hurricane Michael brought a storm of criticism on Twitter on Monday.
Stephen Colbert finally had a chance to “interview” President Donald Trump on Monday. Sort of. The “Late Show” host mashed up footage of himself asking questions with answers from Trump’s “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday night. The result?
Google+ may soon be coming to an end, but stories from behind the scenes are just beginning to surface. Over the span of a week, Morgan Knutson, a former Google+ UI designer, posted several tweets sharing his version of what it was like work for the search giant’s failed social media project.
The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal. That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco Monday.
Fendi has created a scarf that bares an uncanny resemblance to female genitalia-and I’m not gonna lie, it’s a lot. The pink scarf’s various folds and fur trim are probably – no, definitely – what makes it look like a vagina. Well, vulva if we’re being technical.
Fellow watchers on the wall, we must now add one more beloved Game of Thrones character to the endless list of potential and devastating deaths in the upcoming final season. And while just about every character should be on that list, the Emmy-award winning Peter Dinklage just added fuel to the fire in support of Tyrion Lannister not making the much shorter list of survivors from the battles to come.