The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday March 27)

March 27, 2019

A look at today’s top headlines.

May clings to power as UK Parliament seizes control of Brexit

Theresa May has suffered many rebellions and humiliations over the last few months, but on Monday night she sustained what could be the blow that finishes off her premiership — when she finally lost control of Brexit to Parliament.

Airbus lands a massive deal with China as Boeing battles its 737 Max crisis

As Boeing struggles with the 737 Max crisis, its big rival Airbus has announced a huge order from China.

India’s Rahul Gandhi takes on the Modi juggernaut

He is the heir apparent to India’s most powerful political dynasty. But over the next few months, Rahul Gandhi will face an uphill battle in the country’s general election campaign.

Trump savors his sudden winning streak

At this rate, even Donald Trump is going to get tired of so much winning.

Disgraced former Hong Kong politician jailed for 3 years for bribing African leaders at the UN

Disgraced former Hong Kong politician made $3 million in bribes on behalf of the energy giant that funded his think tank at the United Nations.

Trump administration now says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down

The Trump administration on Monday said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal.

Uber is buying its Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion

Uber is buying Careem, the biggest ride-hailing app in the Middle East.

Controversial mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor announces his retirement

The Irish mixed martial arts star announces his exit from the sport on social media, after a turbulent 12 months.

Europe is on the brink of changing the internet again

A pitched battle over copyright law in Europe is coming to a head.

Pentagon authorises $1bn for border wall

The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn (£758m) to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign. Democrats have protested against the move.

Conor McGregor: Ex-UFC champion announces retirement

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has retired from mixed martial arts. The Irish fighter, 30, announced his decision on social media on Tuesday. “I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” he said.

Rich German family firm reveals Nazi slave past

A German industrial dynasty with big stakes in various international brands has admitted brutality towards slave labourers during the Nazi reign. A partner in JAB Holding, Peter Harf, said the Reimann family was shocked by links to Nazi abuses, discovered by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in archives.

Dr Dre removes university boast post

Dr Dre has removed a post about his daughter getting into a US university ‘all on her own’ following criticism over his donation to the institution. The Instagram post was an apparent dig at celebrities, including actress Felicity Huffman, who have been charged in an alleged US college cheating scam.

BA plane lands in Edinburgh by mistake

A British Airways flight destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the “welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was made. The flight is now making its way from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf, BA says.

Tottenham: A glimpse inside Spurs’ new £1bn state-of-the-art stadium

It has cost £1bn. It has arrived more than six months late. But even the sun joined Mauricio Pochettino and 30,000 fans in coming out at their new stadium to ‘Welcome Spurs Home’. Fittingly, J’Neil Bennett, brought up in Camden, six miles away, scored the first goal.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is reportedly over 3 hours long and our butts are already sore

Prepare your butts! Avengers: Endgame is gonna be one long-ass movie. As revealed by AMC (and seemingly confirmed by Fandango), the final installment of the Avengers franchise will clock in at 3 hours and 2 minutes, making it the longest film in Marvel Cinematic Universe history.

‘Egg boy’ believes what he did ‘united people,’ even if he admits it was wrong

It’s the crack of an egg that was heard around the world. Australian 17-year-old Will Connolly, known as “egg boy” for cracking an egg over the head of an Islamophobic senator, has finally spoken – and he wasn’t apologetic.

‘Game of Thrones’ had a safe word for Kit Harington during Battle of the Bastards shoot

Sometimes it feels like fans need a safe word just to watch their favorites on Game of Thrones. So it only makes sense that the actors get a safe word for actually shooting those harrowing scenes too.

Apple TV isn’t taking a shot at Netflix just yet – it’s going after Amazon

Apple announcements are usually a big event, but the first of 2019 was a bit more celebrity-laden than usual. Jennifer Anniston , Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, and even Oprah all gathered at the Steve Jobs Theatre today to promote Apple’s new upcoming streaming video subscription service, Apple TV+ .

Oprah made Tim Cook cry

She brought the crowd to their feet and a tear to Tim Cook’s eye. Continuing, and perhaps the logical extension of years of “One more thing…” surprise announcements at Apple events, Oprah Winfrey capped off Monday’s entertainment focused-lineup. The veteran entertainer will launch a show focusing on optimism, community-building, and inclusivity.

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