The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday May 25)

May 25, 2018

These are the stories making global headlines today.

North Korea warns of nuclear showdown, calls Pence ‘political dummy’

Choe Son Hui, a vice-minister in the North Korean Foreign Ministry, said if the US continued on its current path, she would suggest to North Korea’s leadership that they reconsider the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

China, Germany to stay in Iran nuclear deal as Khamenei lists demands

In comments likely to frustrate the White House, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said their countries will stand by the existing nuclear accord with Iran, even as the US has withdrawn and expects its European allies to follow suit.

China ‘disinvited’ from major US military exercise over South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman said in a statement that “China’s behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise,” and it has “disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise.”

Australian grandmother sentenced to death by hanging for drug smuggling

A three-judge panel unanimously threw out the previous ruling in 54-year-old Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto’s case, her lawyers told CNN. “An appeal will be filed in the Federal Court — the final appeal,” lawyer Muhamed Shafee said, who added his client was “a strong person.”

Barcelona legend Iniesta heads to ‘new home’ in Japan

On Wednesday, the 34-year-old Iniesta posted a photo on Twitter of him shaking hands with Hiroshi Mikitani, the billionaire chief executive of Rakuten and chairman of Vissel Kobe, aboard Mikitani’s private jet. “Heading to my new home, with my friend (Mikitani),” Iniesta wrote in Spanish and English.

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about Europe’s new data law

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across the European Union on May 2 5, introducing much tougher rules on data privacy. Here is what you need to know: What is it? GDPR is the European Union’s new data privacy law.

Elon Musk wants to rate journalists. He’d call his site ‘Pravda’

Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, accused the media of being dishonest and floated the possibility of building a service to rate the credibility of specific journalists and news outlets, in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

GDPR: Europe’s new data law explained

A new EU law that changes how companies use our personal information kicks in on 25 May.

Luther King daughter attacks ex-Trump aide

The daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King has debunked a claim that the civil rights icon would have been “proud of” Donald Trump. Steve Bannon – formerly President Donald Trump’s top strategist – told the BBC Mr King would have approved of the US president’s economic policies.

Drug-trafficking gran sentenced to death

An Australian woman has been sentenced to death by a Malaysian court after being found guilty of drug trafficking. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, was arrested at a Kuala Lumpur airport in 2014 after she was found carrying 1.1kg (2.4lbs) of crystal methamphetamine.

Trump launches US car import probe

President Donald Trump has ordered a national security probe into vehicle imports, which could bring new tariffs. Mr Trump said the US car industry was “critical to our strength as a nation” and ordered the Department of Commerce to investigate. The probe rests on 1960s legislation which lets the president restrict imports if they threaten national security.

North Korea Threatens Again To Call Off Trump Summit, Warns Of ‘Nuclear Showdown’

North Korea has escalated its war of words with the U.S., repeating a threat on Thursday to call off the planned June 12 summit with President Donald Trump and warning that a “nuclear showdown” could instead be on the table.

Jake Tapper Shreds Trump With A Long List Of His Conspiracy Theories

CNN anchor Jake Tapper has had enough of President Donald Trump’s wild conspiracy theories. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Lead,” Tapper dissected Trump’s latest unsubstantiated “SPYGATE” claim that the FBI conducted surveillance on his 2016 election campaign for ” political purposes.”

Opinion | When Speaking Spanish Is Considered Probable Cause

Social media blazed yet again last week when a video circulated of a New York City attorney threatening to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after he heard workers speaking Spanish to a customer in a local restaurant. “This man is a racist!” the collective internet decried. ” He should be disbarred.”

Stephen King Reveals Why Trump Blocked Him On Twitter

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled it was unconstitutional for Donald Trump to block people on Twitter, which the president has done to many critics, including horror novelist Stephen King. Later that night, King told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert why he was blocked.

Colbert Exposes The Biggest Flaw In Trump’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Stephen Colbert tried to decipher President Donald Trump’s recent tweets claiming the Obama administration may have placed a spy in his 2016 campaign. “Follow Trump down the rabbit hole here,” the “Late Show” host said on Wednesday night as he attempted to unpack the conspiracy theory.


Marvel Stadium. It’s a thing.

It’s not just people naming their kids after Marvel characters. Australia’s about to have an entire sports venue named for the brand. Currently named Etihad Stadium, the Docklands venue located in Melbourne, Victoria, will be rebranded and renamed as Marvel Stadium starting on Sept. 1.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and more coming to Netflix in June

After Infinity War and Solo, fans of sprawling Disney franchises are in for a bit of a dry spell for the month of June – luckily, Netflix is here to help. The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok will join the streaming platform’s movie library this month, along with new seasons of GLOW and Luke Cage, the finale of Sense8, and much, much more.

A lot of people are actually naming their kids after Marvel characters

Marvel is dominating pop culture right now – this year, Black Panther topped box offices for five weeks straight, and Avengers: Infinity War only took 11 days to officially break $1 billion after its release. We’re only halfway through 2018. That’s just the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news fight seriously

Facebook really, really wants you to know that it’s serious about fighting fake news. The social network today announced a series of efforts meant to change public perception of fake news on the platform, including a new “Inside Feed” website, a documentary-style short film, and a new ad campaign to help educate the public on how to identify fake news.

In unhinged Twitter rant, Elon Musk says he’s creating a site for rating ‘truth’

Rockets, cars, tunnels, brain-linking computers, candy, and… the definitive arbiter of truth? In an unhinged Twitter rant Wednesday afternoon, Grimes’s boyfriend Elon Musk proudly announced to his fanboys the world that he intends to create a website dedicated to rating individual journalists and news organization based on their supposed truthfulness.

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