The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday June 12)

June 12, 2018

A look at some of the biggest headlines today.

History beckons for Trump and Kim

Their summit in Singapore on Tuesday — which will begin with a one-on-one meeting, alongside translators — represents an opening awaited for 70 years but that was unthinkable just months ago as they traded insults that sparked fears of a slide into nuclear war.

Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk in Singapore

At around 6:00 p.m. (6:00 a.m. ET) motorcycles and police vehicles were seen gathering outside the St. Regis Hotel, where the leader is staying during the highly-anticipated summit.

‘Fool Trade’: Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with many of the leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum.

Afghan interpreters given right to live in UK

Under the proposed changes to the existing government relocation scheme, former interpreters who were made redundant and served in Helmand province from 2006 onwards can resettle in Britain with their wives and children. Previously they had to have served in Helmand in 2012, and for at least a year.

The end of net neutrality is here

The controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections is officially set to take effect on Monday, despite ongoing efforts from members of Congress, state officials, tech companies and advocacy groups to save the rules.

Spain offers to take in migrant ship after Italy turns it away

The Aquarius, which is carrying more than 600 migrants who were pulled out of the sea by rescuers over the weekend, was left stranded in the Mediterranean after Matteo Salvini, Italy’s hardline interior minister and leader of the anti-immigration League party, refused to allow it to dock on Sunday.

Robert De Niro’s Trump comments at Tony Awards go viral

The venerable actor ended up getting bleeped Sunday night at the Tony Awards when he dropped some f-bombs about President Donald Trump while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen. “First, I wanna say, ‘f**k Trump,'” De Niro said.

US airman missing for 35 years found living in California

Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. disappeared in July of 1983 after returning from duty in Europe. He was last seen in New Mexico withdrawing $28,500 from his bank account at 19 different branch locations, the Air Force said in a statement.

Where’s Kim Jong Un staying during the summit?

Though this week’s (CNN) – historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will take place at the luxurious Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island, it looks like Kim prefers to stay somewhere a little closer to the action downtown.

How this World Cup will see politics and football mix like never before

Vladimir Putin arrived in Zurich in December 2010 with a smile on his face, a spring in his step and a speech in his pocket. Just hours earlier, Russia had been named as hosts of the World Cup for the first time.

Scientists have finally figured out what’s happening when we feel hangry

As the stomach rumbles become increasingly regular, your fuse shortens: the concept of being ‘hangry’ – angry due to hunger – is all too real for many of us. Scientific researchers have now studied how hunger manifests as an emotion and found that we interpret ambiguous images and scenarios as negatives when we’re hungry.

Muhammad Ali’s family tells Trump thanks, but no pardon needed as conviction was overturned 50 years ago

An attorney for Muhammad Ali has challenged President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he may pardon the late boxer, pointing out that Ali’s conviction was overturned nearly 50 years ago. Mr Trump told reporters on Friday the was “very seriously” considering pardoning the heavyweight champ, who was convicted in 1967 of failing to report for military service after being drafted into the Vietnam War.

World Cup child trafficking bid foiled

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Russia. Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for allegedly facilitating their travel, the government agency fighting trafficking says. The victims were found while trying to board a plane from Lagos to Moscow.

US actor Jackson Odell dies aged 20

Actor and musician Jackson Odell, best known for his role in US TV series The Goldbergs, has died at the age of 20. He was found unresponsive at a sober living facility in California on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner. The cause of his death is being investigated.

Two more dead in India WhatsApp lynchings

India police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men were visiting a village in north-eastern Assam state when they were beaten to death by a large mob.

Who are Kim Jong-un’s running bodyguards?

The world once again got a glimpse of Kim Jong-un’s suited running bodyguards as they escorted his motorcade in Singapore. But they’re more than just a piece of spectacle, because when it comes to the leader’s security, North Korea leaves absolutely nothing to chance. Analyst Michael Madden explains more about this mysterious group of men.

Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers

I am a bar-hopping, 20-something Uber customer – and this patent application that the ride-sharing company just applied for sounds mortifying. Uber has applied for a patent for a system that can “predict a user state.” That is, a new artificial intelligence product from Uber could figure out if you’re drunk, and just how far gone you are from your “normal state.”

Reddit went down briefly and no one knew what to do with themselves

If you’ve been trying – and failing – to use Reddit then you’re not alone. The self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” went down for many users for about an hour on Monday. It’s not clear what caused the issue, which began around 9:23 a.m. PDT, according to a report on Reddit’s status page.

Here are the 2 words that got Robert De Niro bleeped out at the Tonys

Awards show speeches come in all different shapes and sizes. Whether you’re presenting one or receiving one, it’s the perfect platform to deliver a message. To say something you really want to say. Well, on Sunday at the Tony Awards, Robert De Niro clearly had something he badly wanted to get off his chest.

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