A look at the top headlines as we end the week.
Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020
After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race.
Sri Lanka suicide bomber was previously arrested and released
One of the Sri Lanka suicide bombers was previously arrested by police and then released, a senior Sri Lankan government spokesman told CNN Thursday.
Tesla lost $702 million last quarter, snapping its profit streak
Tesla’s profit streak is over. Big time.
Walmart’s $9 billion deal to sell its UK supermarkets is dead
British regulators have derailed a blockbuster merger between Walmart-owned Asda and Sainsbury’s.
US Navy introducing guidelines for pilots to report UFO sightings
Navy pilots who think they may have seen unidentified flying objects will now have a detailed means of reporting unexplainable events so the military can keep track of what may, or may not, be happening.
Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un hold first summit
What we’re covering here What we’re covering here Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are holding their first-ever meeting today in the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok The summit comes two months after talks between US President Donald Trump and Kim in Hanoi ended abruptly without an agreement Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time shortly after 2 p.m.
Fan Bingbing is back
Chinese superstar actress Fan Bingbing is back in the spotlight for the first time in almost a year, after she abruptly dropped out of sight in the wake of a massive tax evasion scandal.
More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year
Each year, more than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the first of two doses of measles vaccine, causing outbreaks around the planet.
New Zealand and France urge Facebook and Google to do more to kick out terrorists
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are taking tech CEOs to task over terrorist content that has been posted on their platforms.
How fake news from Sudan’s regime backfired
The BBC has uncovered evidence that Sudan’s security services tried to undermine popular protests by rounding up students, torturing them until they admitted to violent intent, and spreading false confession videos on Facebook and state TV. But the plot backfired, and now the students can tell their story. “You are dirty!
Sudan generals bow to quit demands
Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations – one of the key demands of the protest movement. The three were seen as staunch Islamists and allies of the deposed President, Omar al-Bashir. It follows talks between the military council and protest leaders.
Kim and Putin set for summit meeting
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are set for a summit meeting. They are due to meet on Russky island near the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east on Thursday morning. Russia says they will discuss the Korean peninsula’s “nuclear problem” but Mr Kim is also said to be seeking support after talks with the US failed.
Mo Farah & Haile Gebrselassie in dispute over alleged theft
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are involved in a dispute over an alleged theft at a hotel belonging to the Ethiopian athletics great in Addis Ababa. The Briton said he had money, a watch and two phones taken from his room, and that Gebrselassie did not help him.
How I became Cardi B’s pianist
Pianist Chloe Flower tells Outlook’s Nawal Al-Maghafi how she went from playing Bach to performing with Cardi B, with a little help from Liberace’s piano. It was the last day of the competition. And I met the first prize winner. She was Asian, she was my age.
Nissan’s ex-boss Ghosn granted $4.5m bail
A Tokyo court has granted former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn bail set at 500 million yen ($4.5m; £3.5m), paving the way for his release from custody. He faces four charges in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct. It will be the second time Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, has been released on bail.
We Photoshopped an alternate cast of Avengers who almost got the roles
Avengers stans know the end is near, which means it’s time to go back to the beginning. The very beginning. In honor of the highly anticipated film, Avengers: Endgame , Marvel fans are reminiscing over just how much our heroes have grown since their first appearances on-screen.
Elon Musk banks on his self-driving taxi service as Tesla burns through cash
Tesla’s robo-taxis are needed more than ever. The company lost $702 million in the first three months of the year and the EV maker doesn’t expect to be profitable again until the second half of the year, according to first quarter earnings results reported Wednesday. Revenue was lower than expected at $4.5 billion.
A dark-web market implodes, and users expect the worst
Another one bites the dust. Probably. The dark-web marketplace Wallstreet Market has for some time now been an online place to buy drugs, stolen data sets, and other illicit goods and services with cryptocurrency. Now, with the market supposedly down “for maintenance,” users are crying exit scam and accusing those who ran the site of making off with their funds.
NSA recommends White House end spying program leaked by Snowden
The NSA spying program could soon come to an end – if the White House listens to the NSA’s recommendation. According to the Wall Street Journal , the National Security Agency is recommending that the White House abandon the agency’s metadata surveillance program, which was first brought to light by the leaks released by former contractor Edward Snowden in 2013.