Here are today’s top stories.
Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been produced. But they failed to welcome its findings.
If the economy has the same job growth over the final two years of Trump’s first term as it did over the first two years, history suggests Trump would be favored to win reelection by a few points.
A prominent Chinese pastor and legal scholar is one of 100 Christians detained by authorities after he was reportedly arrested on allegations of “inciting subversion of state power.”
With the last surviving perpetrators of Nazi war crimes now well into old age, Germany is racing against time to bring them to justice.
Eliza Dushku reportedly received a confidential settlement of $9.5 million from CBS after she accused one of her co-stars of harassment.
A group of companies including Germany’s BMW, Porsche and Siemens say they have developed technology that could help make super-fast charging a reality.
A Brooklyn woman whose racist, profanity-laced tirade on the New York subway was captured on video this week has been charged with felony assault charges after she struck a fellow straphanger, authorities said.
A 552-carat yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada — the largest ever found in North America.
Theresa May has attacked one of her predecessors – accusing Tony Blair of “undermining” the Brexit talks by calling for another referendum. She called his comments an “insult to the office he once held” and said MPs could not “abdicate responsibility” to deliver Brexit by holding a new poll.
President Donald Trump’s choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as “a terrible human being”, it has emerged. A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in a debate shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
Police have checked in on Pete Davidson after the comedian posted a worrying message on Instagram. Fans raised concerns about the 25-year-old following a now-deleted post in which he’s widely reported as saying he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore”.
Nasa’s Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days – Juno performs a science-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole.
Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery – the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”.
Barack Obama reminded people that Saturday was the last day to sign up for Obamacare, and declared that a Texas federal judge’s ruling striking down the law making the insurance possible will “likely” not prevail. Saturday is “the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019.
Most people know President Donald Trump is linked in one way or another to various investigations, whether it’s the special counsel’s Russia probe or the ongoing case against his charitable foundation. But to see it all in one place is another thing entirely.
Pete Davidson worried friends and fans when he deleted his Instagram account on Saturday shortly after he praised Kanye West for speaking out about mental health and shared an alarming personal message. Davidson posted a screenshot of a note saying that he does not “want to be on this earth anymore” and is not sure “how much longer” he could be.
Sounds like President Donald Trump didn’t enjoy this weekend’s episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The president on Sunday blasted NBC and its iconic sketch comedy show as “spin machines.” He questioned the legality of what he called “unfair news coverage” on certain TV networks ― a baseless claim that appeared to fly in the face of First Amendment protections.
And we thought the last “Avengers” trailer was better when every character was Deadpool. Istanbul-based digital animator Saruhan Saral has outdone himself with a new take on the recently released ” Avengers: Endgame” trailer. In Saral’s latest video, voice actor Mishka Thebaud brings to life the Merc with a Mouth.
Because 2018 continues to be a mad libs soup of WTF, HBO recently released a trailer for its upcoming Brexit movie with Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the controversial Leave campaign leader, Dominic Cummings. It’s two minutes of “lol wut?” and people are taking the premium cable channel to task for it on Twitter.
Twitter released its biannual Transparency Report on Thursday outlining current trends in government information requests, content removal requests, and other privacy matters regarding the network. This year’s report marks the thirteenth time in the company’s history that Twitter has expounded on its privacy practices in such tremendous detail.
What if Donald Trump had run for president in 2016… and lost? It’s a dream that at least 51.7 percent of the country thinks about frequently, based on Trump’s most recent approval numbers. Not living in the darkest possible timeline sure would be nice.
Google published its ” Year in Search 2018″ report on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, the global results are topped by the biggest sporting event of the year, the World Cup. Sports, elections, catastrophes and celebrities typically dominate these lists, and the year behind us was no different.