The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday June 13)

June 13, 2018

Here are the stories making headlines today.

President Trump meets Kim Jong Un: Live updates

President Trump just told reporters that he and Kim Jong Un were off to “a signing” after their working lunch. Trump made the remark during a brief stroll around the Capella Hotel with Kim. The President also said the talks had gone “better than anybody could have expected.”

Trump’s North Korean gamble ends with ‘special bond’ with Kim

“We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond. So, people are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy,” Trump said at the conclusion of the landmark summit during a formal ceremony.

READ: Full text of Trump-Kim signed statement

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner detail vast wealth: Real estate, fashion and investments

Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, reported assets of at least $174 million at the end of 2017, according to a person familiar with the couple’s financial disclosure documents. His holdings could reach more than $710 million. CNNMoney’s own calculations confirm those numbers.

World Cup 2018: Hand-held devices to provide in-game analysis to coaches

But now it’s a game increasingly played out using technology, with the World Cup in Russia set to showcase new ways to help coaches with hand-held devices, while on the pitch officials will be aided by video assistant referees (VAR).

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela, nearly 30 years after eradication

The diagnosis comes as Venezuela, with an estimated population of 31.3 million, experiences political and economic turmoil, resulting in a humanitarian and health care crisis. Poliomyelitis, known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease that invades the brain and spinal cord and causes permanent paralysis in a small proportion of patients, according to the World Health Organization.

Inside the diamond capital of the world

(CNN) – With its flat-fronted 1960s buildings and plain color scheme, Hoveniersstraat might be dismissed as one of the most drab streets in the pretty baroque Belgian city of Antwerp. In fact, it’s one of the most fascinating, and there are several high security clues that give the game away.

Inside NASA’s new golden space telescope

The mirror powering NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2020, will be the largest one ever sent to space — and it’s coated in pure gold.

Trump: Kim talks ‘honest and direct’

US President Donald Trump says his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “honest, direct and productive”. Mr Trump said he would halt “war games” while Mr Kim had promised to destroy a missile testing site.

Olympic skier’s baby daughter drowns

The 19-month-old daughter of former US Olympic skier Bode Miller has died after falling into a swimming pool. Emmy Miller was found unconscious at a neighbour’s home in Orange County, southern California, and doctors were unable to revive her. In a statement posted on Instagram, Mr Miller said he and his family were “beyond devastated”.

A diplomatic menu: What Trump and Kim ate

For a man who likes well-done steaks with a side of tomato ketchup, it was quite a complicated menu. “Green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus”; “Oiseon – Korean stuffed cucumber”; “Daegu jorim – soy-braised cod fish with radish, Asian vegetables”.

Ariana Grande ‘gets engaged’

Ariana Grande has appeared to confirm reports that she’s engaged. The singer has been replying to fans tweeting her about a potential wedding to comedian Pete Davidson. “I hope he knows he is marrying us as well,” one fan tweeted. “HAHAHAHAHAHH HES BEEN BRIEFED,” the 24-year-old replied.

Scientists shocked by ancient tree deaths

A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances. International scientists have discovered that most of the oldest and largest African baobabs have died over the past 12 years. They suspect the demise may be linked to climate change, although they have no direct evidence of this.

Trump and Kim: Summit day

It will be the first time a sitting US president has met a North Korean leader.

Not everyone is so hot about this free USB fan handed to journalists at Trump-Kim summit

While the world’s eyes watch Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, journalists have seemingly been treated rather well while covering the event. But caution has been advised over one tiny freebie. Not only have the 3,000 journalists been well-fed during the summit, they’ve also received a goody bag.

Students lose their damn minds over Donald Glover’s surprise performance of ‘This Is America’

Chance the Rapper brought out Donald Glover as a surprise guest at his latest Open Mike event in Chicago, and it went off. Glover, aka Childish Gambino, performed his politically charged single “This Is America” at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium on Monday for a crowd of high schoolers, who understandably lost their damn minds.

Coinbase is adding Ethereum Classic to its exchange

New cryptocurrencies get added to crypto-exchanges all the time, but when Coinbase adds one, it’s news. Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has only supported four coins so far: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. The addition of Ethereum Classic or ETC, announced on Tuesday, will happen “over the next few months,” Coinbase told Mashable.

Charlie Chaplin was the original Distracted Boyfriend meme

Was the Distracted Boyfriend meme actually born in 1922? No. But check this out. There’s an image going around Reddit right now that looks remarkably like the famously disloyal man – and it’s from the 96-year-old short film Pay Day, which stars Charlie Chaplin.

Thousands of naked women ran into the sea in the world’s largest ever skinny dip

While you were sunning your buns in the garden this weekend, thousands of women rocked up naked on a beach in Ireland to break the record for the world’s largest skinny dip.

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