A look at the biggest stories today.
What happens next in US-China trade war?
The trade war between the United States and China just got a lot bigger after both sides announced their broadest waves of tariffs yet.
North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’
The two Koreas said they were taking a step closer to peace by signing a joint military agreement that removes the threat of conflict on the Peninsula.
Kavanaugh’s accuser made her move — now Republicans have to choose
Republican leaders are preparing a controversial push to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court after a frenetic night of legal and political maneuvering in Washington that could reverberate for years to come.
Save the Children warns 5 million children at risk of famine in Yemen
British charity Save the Children has warned that 5 million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition carries out a major offensive on a strategic port in the country.
Celia Barquín: New details in slaying of European golf champion
A homeless man suspected of killing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena appeared in court Tuesday morning, and a judge set a $5 million cash-only bond.
‘Fort Trump’? Polish President urges US to consider opening base
Polish President Andrzej Duda urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday during a joint news conference to deploy more US troops and military equipment to Poland, even suggesting the US establish a permanent military base and name it “Fort Trump.”
Low testosterone, or ‘male menopause,’ no longer just for older men
Andropause can affect younger men due to factors such as nutrition, genetics health conditions and medications.
Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds
Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.
N Korea to shut down missile site – Moon
Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of North Korea’s main missile testing and launch sites, says South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a “leap forward” towards military peace on the peninsula.
Sony unveils mini PlayStation console
Sony has announced a miniature version of the first PlayStation console, which originally launched in 1994. The mini version will come with 20 retro titles, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. The PlayStation Classic is around half the size of the original and is due to launch on 3 December.
Bieber busks outside Buckingham Palace
Justin Bieber surprised fans by serenading partner Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace in London. The pop star performed acoustic versions of Cold Water, his 2016 collaboration with Major Lazer and MO, and Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit Fast Car. Baldwin watched with fans and proudly filmed on her phone.
‘I can fix a top match for $68,000’
Whistle-blowers tell the BBC how bribery impacts on all levels of football in Algeria.
Korea summit puts diplomacy back on track
The year of dramatic inter-Korean diplomacy continues apace. On Wednesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surprised the world with a set of summit outcomes that exceeded expectations, writes North Korea analyst Ankit Panda. Symbolically, both leaders conveyed a sense that their rapprochement was destined to continue.
US couple suspected of mass drug rapes
A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be “hundreds” more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women they met at a bar and a restaurant in 2016.
Airline spells own name wrong on plane
An airline has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company’s name was spelled incorrectly on it. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as “Cathay Paciic” on the side of the jet. Eagle-eyed travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the airline.
Donald Trump Slams Jeff Sessions: ‘I Have No Attorney General’
President Donald Trump has issued a new line of attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling The Hill, “I don’t have an Attorney General.” “It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an interview published Wednesday. “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.”
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be startled to death by a loud noise.
Late-Night TV Hosts Had Trump’s Penis On Their Minds
President Donald Trump’s genitalia was a common theme for late-night TV hosts on Tuesday. Former porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, went into graphic detail about his penis in excerpts from her upcoming tell-all book, Full Disclosure.
Leaks suggest Samsung is launching phones with 3 or even 4 rear cameras
Samsung appears to be joining the more-than-two-rear-cameras-on-a-smartphone game. Dutch site GalaxyClub.nl posted a purportedly leaked image of the company’s upcoming A7 smartphone, which has a triple rear camera. Besides the actual leaked photo of the device, the outlet also posted a series of quite convincing press renders, which show the phone in black and blue.
Watch Meghan Markle audibly gasp at the sight of her wedding dress
If you’ve ever wondered how Meghan Markle reacted when she first saw her – frankly stunning – wedding dress, then wonder no more. She audibly gasped in delight at the dress. Which is pretty much what we’d be doing too, to be fair.
A Tesla competitor just got $1 billion boost from Saudi Arabia
A hotshot electric vehicle company in Silicon Valley just got a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. No, not Tesla. We’re talking about its eventual competitor, Lucid Motors, which is based right next door to Tesla’s Fremont headquarters in Newark, California.
Donald Trump exempts Apple products from tariffs on Chinese imports
Well well well, looks like Tim Cook’s glad-handing has paid off. The Trump administration has now imposed a 10 percent import tariff on a total of more than $500 billion of goods made in China, set to increase to 25 percent in 2019. The tariffs will go into effect on September 24.
Now Tesla could face criminal charges for Musk’s ‘taking Tesla private’ tweet
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweet from more than a month ago keeps biting him in the… well you know. When Musk mused on Twitter on Aug. 7 about “taking tesla private at $420” it sent everyone into a tizzy. And then there were the real consequences like a U.S.
Venezuela’s president dines at Salt Bae’s restaurant while millions in his country are starving
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was recently seen enjoying a lavish meal at the restaurant of Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, aka Salt Bae, and it did not go over well.