Here are today’s top stories.
US Cyber Command launched a retaliatory cyberstrike last week against an Iranian spy group, according to a US official and a former US intelligence official familiar with the matter.
Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shep Smith challenged President Donald Trump’s comments about when and why he decided to call off a strike against Iran.
Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, was facing mounting calls Sunday to fully explain an incident in which police attended an alleged altercation at the London home he shares with his girlfriend.
The White House is proposing a $50 billion package designed to boost the Palestinian economy, presenting a vision of regional prosperity that remains contingent on an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, administration officials said.
Ethiopia’s army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, has been attacked, the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a national television address early Sunday.
A man was arrested Friday after the camera was found in the women’s toilets at Pinewood Studios, where the next James Bond film is being filmed.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a “personal letter” from US President Donald Trump, according to North Korean state news agency KCNA.
President Donald Trump on Saturday responded to allegations of sexual assault after magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleged he had attacked her at a New York luxury department store in the late 1990s.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says the country’s defence chief of staff has been shot following unrest in the northern Amhara region. Appearing on TV dressed in military fatigues, Mr Abiy also said several officials had been killed in an attack in the Amhara regional capital Bahir Dar.
Three suspected al-Shabab militants have been killed after they attacked a police camp in Kenya’s eastern County of Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, police say. Other fighters were repulsed by security officers, a statement said. At least eight Kenyan police officers were killed in an al-Shabab bomb attack last week in north-eastern Wajir County.
Istanbul residents are returning to the polls to elect a mayor after an opposition candidate’s surprise victory in March was annulled. Ekrem Imamoglu won by 13,000 votes, prompting allegations of irregularities from Turkey’s ruling AK party. Mr Imamoglu has vowed to “battle for democracy” and polls he is likely to beat former prime minister Binali Yildirim for a second time.
Fifa has “major decisions to make” on video assistant referees after the Women’s World Cup, says England manager Phil Neville. After dominating the group stages, VAR controversy continued to take centre stage in Germany’s last-16 victory over Nigeria and Norway’s penalty shootout win against Australia on Saturday.
Big companies are scrambling to grab a share of the $150bn (£119bn) global cannabis market, eyeing products as diverse as beer and dog treats. That’s according to a report by Standard & Poor’s which predicts further expansion as legal cannabis becomes acceptable.
Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad for a messaging app that was only publicly released in 2014 and has never turned a profit.
Attention power users: Netflix is testing a new feature that’ll allow you to watch videos without disrupting your work. According to Engadget, the streaming video service is testing a “pop-out player” that shrinks the video player into a smaller window. Basically, it’s picture-in-picture mode on desktop.
Think nobody’s going to notice if you don’t scan that gallon of milk at the self-checkout register? Think again. According to Business Insider, Walmart’s using new cameras with computer vision to aid in catching thieves at over 1,000 of its stores.
Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ’em all out. Liar, liar, feed’s on fire! It’s safe to say that in 2019 we’re all trying to be on our best Instagram game.
Why not play a game while sitting and waiting for your electric vehicle to charge up? No, not on your phone. That’d be too easy. Instead, you can now use the very car you’re sitting in – well, if it’s a Tesla.
One of Facebook’s most prominent critics is now sounding the alarm about the social network’s cryptocurrency plans. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who made waves earlier this year when he called for the breakup of the company, is describing Facebook’s crypto plans as “frightening” and warning that the endeavor could make the social media giant even more powerful.
Instagram is finally addressing a huge problem on its platform: hacked accounts. The company says it is making a series of changes that will make it easier for people to regain access to a hacked account.