The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday May 20)

May 20, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Trump’s hardline advisers are weakening his position

“The President has made his position eminently clear, and in the next weeks and months, we shall see what we shall see,” said John Bolton.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale: A poisoned chalice?

The world is set to look like a very different place for millions of people on Monday, May 20.

Who gets Venezuela’s oil? Follow its debt

Venezuela’s two biggest creditors, China and Russia, are keeping an eye on what they’re owed.

Netherlands wins Eurovision as the UK drops to the bottom

The Netherlands triumphed at a controversial Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking home the title in a kitsch competition that found itself dancing around an uncomfortably political spotlight.

Harry and Meghan share behind-the-scenes pictures of wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared behind-the-scenes images from their big day at Windsor Castle as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany has said he will leave Manchester City, just one day after Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford.

Confessions of a private jet flight attendant

(CNN) – For many, the thought of catching a plane is far from luxurious: from spending countless hours lining up at security, to wrestling arm rests with other passengers as you face a crammed long-haul flight in economy.

Germany to return 500-year-old monument to Namibia

Germany is set to return a 15th Century artifact it took from Namibia known as the Stone Cross.

Blast injures tourists near Giza pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza, security sources say. Most of those hurt are said to be foreigners, possibly South Africans, and suffered injuries of medium to minor seriousness.

Bodies of ‘twins’ found in Kenya river

Kenya’s authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital, Nairobi. This is the eighth such discovery in recent months. Officials believe the bodies are being dumped in the city’s rivers as a result of abortions, which are illegal in most cases in Kenya.

US supercomputer maker Cray Inc sold

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Inc, maker of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Cray Inc’s machines are capable of processing trillions of calculations per second and have been used by the UK’s Met Office and GCHQ. Shares in Cray jumped by 18% after announcing the $1.3bn (£1bn) deal.

China threatens US over Huawei sanctions

China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take action. The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively blocked Huawei products from being used in US networks.

Why can’t some people remember their dreams?

I am standing outside my childhood primary school, near the front gates and the teachers’ car park. It is a bright sunny day and I am surrounded by my classmates. There must be more than a hundred of us.

I, Jeff Bezos, am a big boy with a big truck. VROOOOM!

I, Jeff Bezos, super rich adult man and definite Big Boy, like trucks! And construction equipment! And moving dirt! VROOOOOOM! BEEP BEEP! But you already know this! I told you so! When, yesterday, I hopped into a large front loader (can you believe they let me do this stuff?!)

Lady Gaga performed private Apple concert as a tribute to Steve Jobs

Did you catch the Lady Gaga concert that took place on May 17? Unless you work out of Apple Park, the tech giant’s massive spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, you probably didn’t attend. The singer and actress performed a special private concert for Apple employees on Friday to help formally open the campus as well as pay tribute to Steve Jobs, according MacRumors.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is so buff he didn’t realize somebody dropkicked him

For a 71-year-old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still pretty damn built. While attending a jump rope competition in Johannesburg, South Africa, the former body pro bodybuilder, actor, and governor of California was dropkicked in the back by an unidentified attacker while he was in the middle of filming a video for his Snapchat account.

Gmail has been tracking your purchases for years

Google knows what you bought, and when you bought it. This fact is made painfully clear by the Google purchases page – a detailed list, pulled from your Gmail inbox, of everything you’ve purchased over the years that came with a confirmation email. The level of detail is staggering.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ has met its uneventful end. Finally.

I can’t believe The Big Bang Theory is over. Like, actually over. It was such a constant that a part of me assumed I’d begrudgingly watch it till I was on my deathbed.

Samsung has reportedly fixed the Galaxy Fold’s two biggest flaws

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might be ready to rise again. According to Yonhap News (via CNET), the Korean electronics giant has reportedly solved the problems that led to review units breaking ahead of the $2,000 foldable phone’s launch in April.

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ video is green screen perfection

This is One Good Thing , a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Are they trying to break the internet? Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber released a humorously shoddy green screen video for their joint single, “I Don’t Care” on Friday.

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