The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday July 4)

July 4, 2017

Here are the biggest stories in the world today.

Ruto: Why Uhuru and I Left Kalonzo’s House in a Hurry After Meeting With Jimmy Wanjigi

Deputy President William Ruto was on Sunday night hosted by Citizen TV’s Hussein Mohamed on Sunday Live. It was a highly anticipated interview coming at a time of intense political activity, and just a week after both sides launched their manifestos. To start the interview, Hussein dived right into the corruption debate.

VIDEO: Larry Madowo Bows Out of the Trend.. Watch Final Monologue

Larry Madowo hosted his last ‘ The Trend ‘ show this Friday. He had announced his intentions a week prior, and made good on his promise after hosting a star studded edition. He gave a final monologue explaining how he ended up the show by accident.

Trump, Putin meet at last

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been circling one another, intrigued yet at a distance, ever since the former real estate tycoon launched his convention-busting White House bid. This week they will come face-to-face in one of the most keenly awaited meetings between two heads of state in years, one that is rich with political, geostrategic and personal storylines.

WhatsApp messages from Raqqa: ‘Mama, save me’

For Maha, a young Syrian widow trapped in ISIS’ de facto capital, WhatsApp provides a lifeline to her mother who escaped.

Emmanuel Macron assassination plot foiled by police

Spokeswoman Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre told CNN a 23-year-old suspect had been arrested. Investigators said the man planned to attack Macron on July 14, during an parade on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, where President Trump is set to be a guest of honor, according to public service radio broadcaster, France Info.

Qatar delivers response to demands from Saudi-led bloc

This is the latest development in the rift between Qatar and four Arab states. Envoys worked steadily this weekend to tackle the crisis, a surprising rupture that began last month and spawned diplomatic tensions throughout the region.

Chris Christie’s sunbathing pics clinch it: He’s stopped caring

Less than 48 hours later, photos from NJ Advance Media showed Christie sunning himself with his family on Island Beach State Park — the only people on the beach because, well, the governor had closed it. This photo really sums it up.

Dave Mcclure apologizes for mistreating women in tech: ‘I’m a creep. I’m sorry’

“I made advances toward multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate,” Dave McClure, the cofounder of accelerator and investment firm 500 Startups,wrote in a post he titled “I’m a creep. I’m sorry.” A day earlier, “Shark Tank” star and venture capitalist Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter and Uber, admitted that he has contributed to tech’s sexist culture.

Emmanuel Macron to end France’s state of emergency

Speaking in the opulent setting of the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, Macron told newly-elected members of the Assembly and Senate that France that he wanted to “re-establish the freedoms of the French people.” “These freedoms are the precondition of the existence of a strong democracy,” he said.

Germany: Fatal bus crash in Bavaria

Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for the German government, said Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed her great dismay at the incident. The collision occurred at 7 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) on the A9 road from the east of the country toward Nuremberg.

Indigenous art lights up Sydney Opera House

The seven-minute animation titled "Badu Gili" -- which means "water light" in the indigenous Gadigal language -- will dance its way across the building's signature sails every evening. Drawing on a range of Aboriginal artistic traditions, from rock painting to Melanesian patterns, the animation was created by acclaimed artists representing indigenous groups from across Australia.

5 movies we're looking forward to in 2017

We've already filled you in on Enjoy. the films we've loved so far in 2017, and below, we've highlighted just a few that you should start to get excited about for the back half of the year. Obviously we're not going to make a "most anticipated" list without getting some Star Wars in there.

Guy who takes up both armrests on plane has the audacity to complain about his neighbour's size

Let's get this straight. Texting mean things about someone when they're sitting next to you and within eyeshot of your phone is a despicable thing to do. One woman flying to Los Angeles witnessed her neighbour texting mean things about her size, despite the fact he was actually taking up more room than her.

Dude uses Google Autocomplete to help him fill out resumé, will definitely never get a job

Writing your CV is one of life's necessary - but highly time-consuming - evils. And, many of us take all the help we can get. London-based author Aaron Gillies decided to let Google Autocomplete give him a hand in updating his CV. The results were both brutally honest and hilariously weird.

Trump apparently thinks he can make a 'sneak' UK visit, British protesters beg to differ

Trump called, Britain responded. Reports that the U.S. president is planning a "snap visit" to the UK in the next two weeks have protesters smelling blood and readying on social media for all-out demonstrations. If you recall, Trump postponed his visit, which was due to take place over the summer, over fears that it could be disrupted by mass street protests.

Obama gets the grand tour of Indonesia's royal palace

Obama is definitely having the best vacation ever. The former U.S. president got a tour of Indonesia's Bogor Palace, from Indonesian President Joko Widodo himself. The duo is seen on video whizzing around all 28 hectares of the palace on a golf cart and enjoying the company of a dozen or so deers that live on the palace's garden compounds.

Merkel's Party No Longer Describing U.S. As A 'Friend'

In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States. Four years ago, the joint program of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), referred to the United States as Germany's "most important friend" outside of Europe.

Trump Launches The 'War On Christmas' In July

President Donald Trump caused the name of a holiday to trend on social media over the weekend ― just not the one most Americans are about to celebrate. Speaking at an event to honor veterans and celebrate faith just days ahead of Independence Day, Trump brought up Christmas.

The 'Men In Black' That Almost Was

Barry Sonnenfeld is recent Hollywood history in human form. An hour on the phone with him is worth three decades of anecdotes about bad casting decisions, tiffs with bullheaded studio executives, celebrity egos and success that's never guaranteed from one project to the next.

Most Americans Think Washington Is Less Civil Under Trump

A solid majority of Americans think the level of civility in Washington has declined since the 2016 election, according to a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll. Seventy percent of Americans believe that civil discourse between Democrats and Republicans has worsened since last November, the poll shows.

In World First, MDMA Will Be Used To Treat Alcohol Addiction In Clinical Trial

Scientists in the United Kingdom are preparing to conduct the world's first clinical trial looking into the potential therapeutic effects that MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy, could have on people grappling with alcohol addiction.

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