The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday June 14)

June 14, 2018

Here are the biggest stories on the web today.

Trump’s pledge to stop ‘provocative’ military exercises provokes alarm and confusion

The declaration — one that goes to the heart of the security of US allies and the United States’ western defense perimeter — raised concerns that Trump had made a significant concession at his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without getting anything solid in return, particularly as he raised the prospect of pulling troops out of South Korea altogether.

Saudi-coalition backed forces launch attack on Yemen port

Saudi-led coalition-backed forces launched attacks on the city’s airport and other neighborhoods in the south-eastern part of the city, with air force and navy support, Yemeni National Army General Mohsen Al Khosrof told CNN. Last week, the UN said that, in a worst-case scenario, as many as 250,000 people could be killed in an offensive against Hodeidah.

Macedonia reaches name change deal with Greece

If you’re planning to (CNN) – travel to Macedonia to see its beautiful scenery and historic destinations, it might be good to check the exact name of the country before you leave. That is because the Balkan nation will hold a popular vote in a referendum later this year to officially change its name to the Northern Republic of Macedonia.

ZTE stock to resume trading after deal with US to lift ban

ZTE, which makes smartphones and other telecommunications equipment, said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange late Tuesday that it has asked for its shares to start trading again Wednesday morning. The stock has been suspended for the past eight weeks after the US Commerce Department blocked American firms from selling parts or providing services to ZTE.

Navarro sorry after saying there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Trudeau

“In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message,” Navarro said at the Wall Street Journal’s annual CFO Network conference. “I own that. That was my mistake, those were my words.” Asked if he was apologizing for the comments, Navarro said, “yeah, absolutely.”

‘Exhausted’ migrants rescued from ship begin four-day journey to Spain

According to aid organization SOS Méditerranée, 250 people were transferred to the Italian Navy’s Orione and a further 274 to the Coast Guard’s Dattilo ship Tuesday. The Aquarius — which had been stranded between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily since Sunday — now has just 106 survivors on board.

Angelina Jolie required to give Brad Pitt more access to their kids

According to a court order obtained by CNN and issued last week, Jolie is required to tell their children that the “court has determined that not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” that they are “safe with their father,” and that having a healthy relationship with both parents is “critical.”

Tesla cuts 9% of staff

“Tesla has grown and evolved rapidly over the past several years, which has resulted in some duplication of roles and some job functions,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in an email to employees on Tuesday. “While they made sense in the past [they] are difficult to justify today.”

N Korean media celebrates Trump-Kim summit

North Korea has celebrated the Trump-Kim summit as a great win for the country, with state media reporting that the US intends to lift sanctions. The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions.

Dancing FBI agent charged after shooting

An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while dancing in a Denver nightclub has been charged with second-degree assault. The agent, named by police as Chase Bishop, was performing a backflip in a nightclub when his gun fell out of his pocket and shot a bystander in the leg.

Ten-year-old handbag sells for £162,500

A second-hand Hermes Birkin bag has sold for £162,500 ($217,144) in London, a new European record for the most expensive handbag sold at auction. The 2008 Himalaya Birkin, with an 18-carat white gold diamond encrusted lock, exceeded its list price of £100,000 – £150,000 on Tuesday.

US jogger throws away homeless man’s possessions

Video of a jogger disposing of a homeless man’s belongings in Oakland, California, has been widely shared online. In the video, a shirtless man is seen rifling through a homeless man’s possessions and throwing them away as onlookers remonstrate with him. Uploaded to Facebook on Saturday, the footage has been viewed more than a quarter of a million times.

Ivanka ‘Chinese proverb’ baffles internet

Internet users are saying Ivanka Trump would be wise to double check online quotes after she shared an apparently fake “Chinese proverb”. The daughter of the US president tweeted on Monday: “‘Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.’ – Chinese Proverb”.

Nike suspends football boots supply to Iran

Sportswear giant Nike says it has withdrawn its supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the World Cup because of new US sanctions. The decision has frustrated Iranian players and head coach Carlos Queiroz, who asked Fifa to “help” his players. Last month, President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Is Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

Embedded in the lava still spewing some 130 feet into the air from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are green crystals. Called olivine, these minerals can turn Hawaiian beaches green, and it appears some of the green gems are raining down upon homes near the eruption or popping up near lava flows.

Kim Kardashian could be our best hope for getting a Twitter edit function

Two weeks after meeting Trump to discuss prison reform, Kim Kardashian West is back fighting the good fight, this time trying to fix Twitter. In a tweet on Tuesday, Kardashian said she had a “very good convo” with CEO Jack Dorsey about the oft-requested feature at Kanye West’s birthday on the weekend.

La Liga spies on fútbol fans through its app

The unthinkable has happened: an app maker is actually admitting it’s secretly listening to us! The official streaming app of Spain’s La Liga soccer division has been listening to its users, according to Spanish newspaper El Diario .

Netflix extends agreement to keep Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ on its service

As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.

Trump fires back at Robert De Niro over Tonys slam and it’s pretty bad

It seemed like only earlier today that President Donald Trump was in a mellower, more conciliatory tone, having wrapped up his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Well, that’s all over now because Trump is back to doing what Trump does best: lashing out at celebrities online, particularly those who criticized him.

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