The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday April 27)

April 27, 2018

Below are links to some of the biggest stories in the world today.

Macron thinks Trump will pull out of Iran deal

Trump has repeatedly threatened to ditch the landmark agreement, which obliges Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the suspension of economic sanctions. Trump has long criticized the deal as being too soft on Iran, but has signed several waivers to continue the suspension of the sanctions during his time in office.

Kim Jong Un to cross line at DMZ: Here’s what will happen

On Friday morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be greeted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides the two countries — the first time leaders of the two countries have met since 2007.

After the hugs and kisses, Macron rips Trumpism

France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump skipped through Tuesday kissing, hugging, holding hands and rubbing each others’ shoulders. On Wednesday, before a joint session of of Congress, the charismatic French leader turned around and repudiated the US President’s political philosophy and worldview.

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.

Comey on Trump’s assertion that releasing memos was illegal: ‘He’s just making stuff up’

“I don’t, but that won’t surprise you,” he said when asked whether there’s any credence to Trump’s claim that Comey releasing the memos broke the law. “I don’t,” Comey added. “In fact, I think he’s just making stuff up.”

Mark Zuckerberg faces Wall Street for first time since data scandal

Facebook is set to report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The Facebook CEO will then field questions on a conference call with analysts. Much is at stake. GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives in a research note Friday called this Facebook earnings report a “pivotal barometer” for investors.

Meghan Markle exits ‘Suits’ with a wedding

In the season finale of USA Network’s “Suits,” the future bride of Prince Harry made her final appearance as attorney Rachel Crane in a send-off that doubled as a preview of her wedding to be. Of course, Rachel and longtime love interest Mike (Patrick J. Adams) weren’t married at St.

James Comey Is ‘Embarrassed And Ashamed’ Of The Republican Party

Former FBI Director James Comey said at a televised town hall Wednesday that he is “embarrassed and ashamed” of the Republican Party for abandoning the values he once took pride in. “I was attracted by the notion that character matters and values matter most of all, that that’s where you start in evaluating a person, an entity, a country: What are their values.

Attorney Arguing For Trump Travel Ban Calls Islam ‘A Great Country’

Supporters of President Donald Trump’s travel ban are probably hoping Solicitor General Noel Francisco is a better attorney than he is a geographer. On Wednesday, during his closing arguments had adopted a more moderate stance since his campaign by deciding to ban travelers from some Muslim-majority nations rather than to the U.S.

What Life Looks Like For A Toddler Growing Up In A Mexican Women’s Prison

CHIHUAHUA CITY, Mexico ― Melissa is 18 months old, and she lives in the Aquiles Serdán female state prison in Chihuahua City, Mexico. The chubby toddler hides behind her mother’s legs when strangers address her, but she is at ease surrounded by the inmates.

LeBron James Nails Incredible 3-Point Buzzer-Beater To Seal Game 5 For Cleveland

LeBron James delivered another incredible moment on Wednesday night, leading his Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Indiana Pacers with a three-point buzzer-beater in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The shot, launched with just 1.5 seconds left on the clock, broke a tie in Game 5, giving the Cavs a 98-95 win and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Colbert Mocks ‘Kellyanne Kanye’ For His Bizarre Pro-Trump Tweetstorm

Stephen Colbert tried to decipher the latest tweets by Kanye West, who has fired off a series of messages in support of President Donald Trump. “I think Kanye’s lobbying for a job as Trump’s new communications director,” Colbert cracked Wednesday night. “He could just change his name to Kellyanne Kanye.”

Woman Posts Hilarious Review Of Eyeliner That ‘Didn’t Budge’ Despite Car Accident

If you’re in the market for a new eyeliner, Shelby Pagan has a five-star review you’re going to want to read. The 25-year-old registered nurse from Boston posted a hilarious ― and incredibly honest ― review of Kat Von D’s Tattoo eyeliner that stayed perfectly in place even after Pagan was involved in a car accident in Honolulu last June.

US wife kills husband’s lover and herself

An ex-political candidate was shot dead by her lover’s wife in a suburban Philadelphia home before the attacker turned the gun on herself, police say. Jennair Gerardot, 48, broke into the house of Meredith Chapman, 33, and ambushed her as she returned home on Monday evening.

Macron attacks nationalism in US speech

French President Emmanuel Macron has used his rare speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism. Mr Macron said such policies were a threat to global prosperity. He said the US had invented multilateralism and now needed to reinvent it to create a new 21st Century world order.

Telescope spots galactic ‘mega-merger’

Scientists have detected a cosmic “pileup” of galaxies in the early Universe. Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision course, set to form one massive galaxy. This will in turn serve as the core for a galaxy cluster, one of the most massive objects in the Universe.

Trump thanks Kanye West for tweet

Rapper Kanye West is already under fire after his recent return to Twitter for tweeting his support for US President Donald Trump. West, 40, posted a series of pro-Trump tweets, including a photo of himself wearing one of the president’s red “Make American Great Again” hats.

Kim to meet Moon at Korea border for summit

Kim Jong-un will on Friday become the first North Korean leader since the war to cross the military demarcation line that divides the Korean peninsula. He will be meeting South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the first such diplomacy in more than a decade.

French tycoon placed under investigation

French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has been placed under formal investigation by a French judge in a corruption probe. A Bolloré Group subsidiary allegedly undercharged for work helping two African presidents win power in return for lucrative contracts. In a statement, the company said he would now have the chance to address these “unfounded accusations”.

Snapchat is testing 6-second unskippable ads

Snap’s chase for ad dollars will see the company trying to get you to watch something called, wait for it, “Commercials.” The six-second unskippable ads will be tested on the TV-like Snapchat Shows, and not on personal stories or Discover editions, reports Digiday.

Twitter basically melted down with all of this Kanye West/Donald Trump drama

Kanye West has taken a metaphorical sledgehammer and destroyed the internet, once again. The rapper and designer is back on Twitter (in time to promote his new album out this June, interestingly enough) but his somewhat deep and relatively mild thoughts about time and conciseness took dark turn this week.

Bad Lip Reading made a truly great video of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook interrogation

Bad Lip Reading has made a video about Mark Zuckerberg’s recent Facebook interrogation, and it’s everything we could’ve hoped for and more. In the fake rendition of Zuckerberg speaking, he immediately interrupts the procession by asking his mom for his Frodo ring (which is pretty smart if he needs to make a quick getaway), then begins loudly slurping water as the interrogation begins.

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