The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday March 29)

March 29, 2019

These are today’s top stories.

No matter what trade deal is struck, the US and China are worlds apart. Huawei is the proof

Top negotiators from the US and China will meet yet again in Beijing on Thursday and Friday, in the latest attempt by the world’s two largest economies to hammer out a trade deal.

Europe goes its own way on 5G and Huawei

The European Union says it has developed a strategy to keep its 5G networks secure. It does not include a blanket ban on Huawei equipment.

India conducted successful anti-satellite missile operation, Prime Minister says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has successfully conducted an anti-satellite missile test that put the country in a league of global “space powers.”

Facebook bans white nationalism two weeks after New Zealand attack

Facebook announced Wednesday that it would ban all “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism” on Facebook and Instagram.

Greenland’s most critical glacier is suddenly gaining ice, but that might not be a good thing

Greenland’s largest and most critical glacier, Jakobshavn, is gaining ice, according to NASA researchers. While this finding is surprising and temporarily good news for the glacier, the reason for the ice accumulation might spell disaster in the long run.

Why did prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett?

Police said investigators had more than enough evidence to convict actor Jussie Smollett but in an unexpected turn of events, prosecutors decided to drop all charges against him.

Owner of $64M French chateau ordered to demolish it

Written by Jack Guy Samuel Quashie-Idun, CNN France is famed for the historic chateaus that dot its countryside, but when one man built his very own Renaissance-style mansion in a beautiful corner of the south coast, he caused something of a stir.

Egypt uncovers ancient temple-building port

An ancient port used to transport stones for the construction of temples and obelisks has been discovered in Egypt, according to the country’s (CNN) – Ministry of Antiquities. In a Facebook post Tuesday, the ministry said the main port, used to transport stone along the Nile River from the quarries of Gebel el-Silsila, was uncovered during an archaeological expedition excavating the ruins of Kom Ombo near Aswan.

Merchant ship ‘hijacked by migrants’ off Libya

Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya’s coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, reports say. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after being told they would be taken back to Libya. Malta’s military said the ship would not be allowed into its waters.

Austria considers disbanding far-right group

Austria’s government has said it may disband a far-right group that received a donation from the main suspect in the New Zealand mosque attacks. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government was investigating whether the Identitarian Movement Austria (IBÖ) was a “terrorist organisation”. Prosecutors confirmed that the group’s leader, Martin Sellner, received about €1,500 (£1,290) from Brenton Tarrant.

Lucas Hernandez: Bayern Munich sign Atletico Madrid’s World Cup-winning defender

Bayern Munich have signed Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez on a five-year deal worth a club record 80m euros (£68m). The 23-year-old, who won the 2018 World Cup with France, will join the Bundesliga leaders on 1 July. During his medical at Bayern, doctors discovered Hernandez had damaged a ligament in his right knee and he subsequently had surgery on Wednesday.

Africa Live: Museveni to take historic train ride in Kenya

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s plan to take a train journey of about 480km (298 miles) from Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi, is of huge significance. It is seen as a major endorsement in the push for Kenya and Uganda to build a seamless Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) through Kenya’s western border to Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Child rapper ‘too young to perform’

A Ugandan child rapper has been told to put down his microphone because he is too young to perform. Youth minister Florence Nakiwala told the BBC that the country’s labour laws state that no-one under 18 should work.

Tesla’s new return policy off to confusing start because of Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweets are causing a stir yet again – but this time it’s about the electric car company exec’s guidance on car returns clashing with what’s on the company website. Tesla’s return policy lays out a seven-day return window for any cars delivered.

‘Game of Thrones’ announces behind-the-scenes doc to air week after finale

Those tight-lipped Game of Thrones creators are finally ready to spill their secrets. Announced today by HBO, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is an upcoming documentary that aims to givefans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Season 8, producedby the people behind it – and the rest of the monumentally successful series.

Microsoft takes a stand against corporate April Fool’s jokes

April Fool’s Day is a collectively sanctioned excuse to lie to people once every year. Tech companies, in particular, love making goofy announcements on the first day of April to celebrate, but one major industry player will sit out the annual tradition in 2019.

McDonald’s to customize its drive-throughs with AI

Going on a late night McDonald’s food run may be a lot different in the future. McDonald’s has purchased Dynamic Yield Ltd., an Israeli artificial intelligence company. McDonald’s said it plans to use Dynamic Yield’s technology to change the drive-through experience. As long as they don’t mess with our McGriddles it should be cool though.

Where to stream every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ahead of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. As we’ve heard time and time and time again, Avengers: Endgame is supposed to be the culmination of over a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe world-building, paying off the 21 films that came before it.

U.S. orders Chinese owners to sell Grindr dating app

Grindr is about to come under new ownership, but not by choice. The United States agency that reviews foreign investments in US companies, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has told Grindr’s Chinese owners, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, that it must divest its ownership of Grindr, according to Reuters.

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