The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday July 3)

July 3, 2018

Here are some of the biggest stories today.

Merkel on the brink as key minister signals intention to resign

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was battling to save her coalition Monday after Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced his intention to resign over a controversial migration policy, according to German media reports.

Lopez Obrador scores landslide victory as Mexico votes for change

Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared victory in Mexico’s presidential election, as preliminary results showed he had secured a landslide win.

North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say

North Korea appears to be finalizing the expansion of a key ballistic missile manufacturing site, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by researchers in the United States.

Philippines mayor shot dead by sniper, police chief says

A controversial Philippines mayor who gained notoriety for parading people arrested on drug offenses was shot and killed by a sniper at a flag-raising ceremony at Tanauan City Hall Monday morning.

Canada hits $13 billion of US goods with new tariffs

The Canadian government confirmed Sunday that it has imposed tariffs on US exports worth 16.6 billion Canadian dollars ($12.5 billion). More than 40 US steel products attract tariffs of 25%. A tax of 10% has been levied on over 80 other American items including toffee, maple syrup, coffee beans and strawberry jam.

Five lynched in India after WhatsApp child kidnap rumors

A mob in India lynched five people after rumors spread by WhatsApp messages prompted suspicion that they were child abductors.

LeBron James to join Lakers for $154 million over 4 years

Basketball superstar LeBron James has signed a four-year, $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers, his agency, Klutch Sports Group, announced Sunday night.

Tesco and Carrefour join forces to keep prices down

Tesco and Carrefour said on Monday they are planning a long-term, strategic alliance covering their relationship with global suppliers and joint purchasing of own brand products. In a joint statement, the companies said they were hoping to improve the quality and choice of products available to their customers “at even lower prices thereby enhancing their competitiveness.”

Chris Froome: Anti-doping case against four-time Tour de France winner dropped

Chris Froome’s anti-doping case has been dropped by cycling’s world governing body, the UCI. The four-time Tour de France winner, 33, was under investigation after more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol was found in his urine.

Ten found hanged in Delhi house

Eleven members of the same family have been found dead in a house in India’s capital, Delhi – 10 of them hanging from the ceiling, police say. At least two of the dead were children. A 77-year-old woman was the only one found lying on the floor.

Artificial ovary fertility hope

Scientists have taken early steps towards developing an artificial ovary that could lead to improved fertility preservation treatments. The technique is aimed at helping women at risk of becoming infertile, such as those who receive chemotherapy. The Danish scientists removed parts of the ovary and altered them so they could potentially be transplanted later when the woman wants to conceive.

‘Dead’ woman found alive in morgue fridge

A South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge. The woman was taken to Carletonville morgue, in Gauteng province, having been declared dead by paramedics following a road accident. Ambulance company Distress Alert said she had shown “no form of life”, South Africa’s TimesLive website reports.

Tesco says Carrefour tie-up will cut prices

Tesco says it is planning a “strategic alliance” with French retail giant Carrefour, as the two try to use their joint buying power to cut costs and offer lower prices to customers. The two plan a “strategic relationship” when dealing with global suppliers, and the tie-up will also mean sharing their own-brand products.

The man who created a $2bn ice cream firm in his kitchen

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Justin Woolverton, the founder and chief executive of ice cream brand Halo Top. Just a few years ago Justin Woolverton was pleading with US supermarkets to keep his reduced calorie ice cream tubs in their freezer cabinets.

Trump Rips Harley-Davidson For Overseas Operation – Just Like His Own

Donald Trump is continuing to hammer Harley-Davidson over the motorcycle company’s plans to relocate some production overseas to dodge European tariffs triggered by the president’s trade war. What Trump isn’t mentioning is that the president and his family own businesses abroad and that most Trump products are produced in foreign factories.

Kaley Cuoco Marries Equestrian Karl Cook In Romantic Ceremony

Actress Kaley Cuoco and fiance Karl Cook, a professional equestrian, tied the knot on Saturday in a romantic ceremony held in Southern California. Cuoco, who became engaged to Cook in November, posted photos from the wedding to Instagram on Sunday with the caption “Legally KCSQUARED.”

North Korea Mulls Ways To ‘Conceal’ Nuclear Weapons From U.S.: Reports

North Korea has no intention of giving up its entire nuclear stockpile and is instead mulling ways to “conceal” its weapons from the United States, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. The latest U.S.

LeBron James Is A Los Angeles Laker

The NBA superstar is signing a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agency, Klutch Sports, announced Sunday. James agreed to a four-year contract with the team worth $154 million, Klutch said. This will bring his second stint with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to an end and tip the league’s power balance even further toward its Western Conference.

Ariana Grande Gets Tattoo To Honor Fiancé’s Father

Pop star Ariana Grande is sporting a new tattoo that reportedly pays tribute to the father of her fiancé, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson. Scott Davidson was a firefighter for New York City who died in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

61 Facebook app developers still had access to users’ friends data after 2015

Facebook said that apps’ data-scraping days ended in 2015. But that wasn’t the end of the story. In 2015, Facebook says it changed the policy that allowed app developers – such as the Cambridge Analytica-affiliated researcher Aleksandr Kogan – access to the data of app users’ friends.

‘Spider-Man’ who rescued toddler dangling from balcony joins fire service

Real-life “Spider-Man” Mamoudou Gassama, who rescued a toddler dangling from a balcony, has started his new role with the Paris Fire Brigade. The 22-year-old undocumented Malian migrant was awarded with French citizenship and a meeting with President Emanuel Macron after his heroic efforts in May.

Adam Sandler and his mustache photobombed someone’s wedding pictures

Who doesn’t love it when the wedding shoot they’ve spent thousands on is suddenly interrupted by a dude wearing a T-shirt and shorts? It’s a lot more exciting when said dude turns out to be Hollywood celeb Adam Sandler.

Canada Day Twitter sure is filled with apologies from people in the U.S.

This is such a perfectly 2018 thing to happen on the internet. July 1 is Canada Day, the Canadian equivalent of Independence Day in the United States (basically). And because Canada’s neighbor to the south has become an out-of-control tire fire of political and social unrest, folks in the U.S.

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ destroyed major Apple Music and Spotify streaming records

It’s been a big week for Drake. First the artist confirmed on multiple tracks off his album Scorpion that he is indeed a father. Now, one day after the new album’s Friday launch, we’ve also learned that Scorpion broke a big streaming record: It earned the most streams on its very first day, on both Spotify and Apple Music.

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