The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday May 15)

May 15, 2017

Here are some of the hottest stories on the internet today.

Uhuru To Address Trump, Merkel, Macron etc. at The G7 Summit… Only African President

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been invited to address the G7 summit later this month. The exclusive summit of the world’s most powerful countries is set to take place on May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Sicily, in Italy.

Man Seeks Equity Bank Support To Sue Safaricom for “Stealing” Mpesa 1 Tap Idea

Safaricom has been accused countless times for ‘stealing ideas’. The thing is, for a corporation as large as Safaricom, generating Sh200 billion in revenue a year, there’s no shortage of ideas. These can be both inhouse or outsourced. But incidents of people claiming their ideas were stolen ne

PHOTOS – Kenyans Take Up the Wailing Wall Challenge After Raila Visits Jerusalem

Kenyans on social media never disappoint. The ever creative and mischievous netizens have now come up with a new challenge -#thewailingwallchallenge. It comes after Raila’s headline-making visit to Israel where gave an address on democracy in Africa. On Wednesday, the NASA flagbearer visited a

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

Macron has shaken up French politics with his meteoric rise to the presidency, winning his campaign as an independent, with the backing of a fledgling political party he founded less than a year ago. At 39, he becomes the youngest president in France’s history, and the youngest leader since Napoleon.

Ransomware: Attack hits 150 countries as Europol warns of ‘escalating’ threat

The head of the European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol, speaking on British TV on Sunday, said Friday’s attack was “unprecedented” in its reach, with more than 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. “At the moment, we’re in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up,” Europol director Rob Wainwright told ITV’s Peston on Sunday program.

Trump on Russia allegations: ‘There is no collusion’

“Everybody’s convinced: They say there is no collusion,” Trump said. “There is no collusion. We had nothing to do with Russia.” But the President said it is “very important” to him that the question of Russian meddling in the election is resolved.

The hero who accidentally stopped the cyberattack from spreading

The 22-year-old researcher, who goes by the name MalwareTech, has become an internet hero for their efforts to stem the spread of the WannaCry ransomware. MalwareTech, who is based in the U.K., did not disclose their identity or gender to CNN. MalwareTech published a blog post early Saturday morning detailing how they stopped the spread of this ransomware.

China’s new world order: Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

The Belt and Road Forum is China’s answer to Davos or the G20, centered around the colossal One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative, which takes its inspiration from the ancient Silk Road trading route. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized OBOR’s international credentials in the face of criticism that the project will be dominated by Beijing.

Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings

“We obviously didn’t record private meetings,” the former official said. “The Obama White House didn’t secretly record private meetings” The White House press office had a stenographer in meetings with journalists in order to have an independent transcript of the interviews, a common practice, the former official said.

Warned he would die by age 10, he just graduated college

The healthy, beautiful boy was born in 1988,weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces. He was perfect, Mark said. At the age of 3, he could throw a baseball so hard that his mom, Jeanne, made a “no ball in the house” rule. Every night, Ryan would watch baseball games with his family on TV, cheering on Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan.

‘Donald Trump’ on ‘SNL’ admits things are going to get way, way worse

Alec Baldwin is back on Saturday Night Live for what may be one of his last appearances as President Donald Trump. And he used the opportunity to fess up to pretty much all the suspicions about the administration that we’ve had over the first 100-ish days.

The latest ransomware attack is the type that could kill someone

The ransomware attacks spreading across at least 99 countries on Friday are the type of attack that could one day kill someone.

A thirsty internet descends upon the South Korean president’s hot bodyguard

As we know, the internet loves hot people. And the latest hot person to capture its attention is South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s new bodyguard. To be fair, he is very handsome. Also, since he is a bodyguard, he is never photographed smiling, which makes him seem mysterious. Cool!

Trump finally tweets (and promptly deletes) a unifying message

President Donald Trump is all about togetherness this weekend. POTUS woke up, skipped his usual vicious Saturday morning tweetstorm, and instead, waited until the afternoon to tweet a simple, yet powerfully unifying two letters in the form of the word: “We.”

J.K. Rowling sends heartfelt tweet to fans after rare ‘Harry Potter’ prequel is stolen

J.K. Rowling never refrains from public appeals for a good cause as her tireless Twitter activity shows. But this time, it’s really personal. A rare Harry Potter prequel, penned personally by the author over two sides of an A5 postcard, has been stolen during a burglary in Birmingham, central England, according to police.

After Ransomware Attack, Businesses Brace For Monday

Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.

Harvard Constitutional Scholar Calls For Trump Impeachment Probe Over Comey Firing

A top Harvard constitutional law professor i s calling for an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, branding the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey as an “obvious effort to interfere with a probe involving national security.”

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, South Korea Military Says

Northfired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea’s military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

South Korea Has A New President, But His Hot Bodyguard Is Stealing The Show

After a year-long scandal surrounding South Korea’s former president, the country finally swore in their new leader, Moon Jae-in, this week. Moon represents a turning point for the country whose government was embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal. And that’s all well and good, but there’s someone in the new president’s camp who is causing a different type of scandal.

Trump Boasted About Helping 1 American Return From Egypt. He’s Ignoring The Rest.

WASHINGTON ― Four weeks after loudly celebrating its own role in bringing home an imprisoned American aid worker from Egypt, the Trump White House has taken no steps to engage the families of three other detained Americans. Seventeen-year-old Ahmed Hassan of Pomona, New Jersey, has been held in overcrowded Egyptian facilities with adults since December.

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