The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday June 3)

June 3, 2019

As we start the new month, these are the top headlines today.

China won’t be bullied by US, defense minister says

China’s defense minister on Sunday issued a stern rebuke to the United States amid the ongoing trade war and tension over the South China Sea and Taiwan, saying his country would “not let others prey on or divide us.”

Trump tells UK he ‘wouldn’t pay’ $50 billion Brexit divorce bill

Less than 24 hours before Donald Trump arrives in the UK on his first state visit to the country, the US President has sent the British political establishment into a spin — telling the UK it should “walk away” from Brexit talks if the European Union does not give it what it wants.

Rescuers ‘hopeful’ of finding eight climbers missing in Himalayas

Rescuers say they are still “hopeful” of finding alive eight climbers who have been missing on a notoriously difficult to climb mountain in the Indian Himalayas for a week.

Protester grabs Kamala Harris’ microphone on stage during MoveOn forum

An animal rights protester jumped onto a stage and grabbed a microphone from Sen. Kamala Harris at MoveOn’s Big Ideas Forum in San Francisco Saturday afternoon.

Andy Ruiz Jr. becomes the heavyweight world champion after stunning TKO upset

Andy Ruiz Jr. knocked Anthony Joshua down twice in the third round and two more times in the seventh round.

Cruise ship rams tourist boat in busy Venice canal, four hurt

A cruise ship crashed into a Venice dock on Sunday, hitting a moored tourist boat and sending onlookers running for safety in what one witness said resembled a “scene from a disaster movie.”

Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League final

Tottenham had prepared intensely for three weeks for the biggest game in the club’s history, analyzed every minute detail and every possible outcome.

Story behind this incredible Concorde photo

(CNN) – On November 26, 2003, supersonic airplane Concorde made its last flight, returning to the airfield near Bristol, in southwest England, where it’s remained since. As this marvel of modern engineering soared over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, a landmark of Victorian engineering based on a design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it created a poignant moment witnessed by cheering crowds.

Anthony Joshua sensationally beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden

Andy Ruiz Jr produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to rip Anthony Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him and tear up the division’s proposed plot lines.

China defends Tiananmen crackdown in rare comments

China has defended the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in a rare public acknowledgement of events. Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told a regional forum that stopping the “turbulence” was the “correct” policy. In spring 1989, students and workers occupied Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in a massive pro-democracy protest.

Boeing 737 Max: Regulators seek harmony

EU transport officials say they will work with other regulators on approving new software for the Boeing 737 Max. But they say they reserve the right to take their own decision on when to return the jet to service. It was grounded globally in March after two crashes led to concerns over its new anti-stall MCAS sotfware.

US ends special trade treatment for India

The US will end preferential trade status for India next week, President Donald Trump has confirmed amid a deepening row over protectionism. India had been the largest beneficiary of a scheme that allows some goods to enter the US duty-free. However that status will end on Wednesday, Mr Trump said.

Napster turns 20: How it changed the music industry

On 1 June 1999, a piece of computer software was released that changed the way we listen to music forever. Napster didn’t exactly sound like something that would cause consternation in the boardrooms of record companies.

Zuckerberg ‘survives’ Facebook leadership vote

An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company’s chairman has failed. At the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday, shareholders had the opportunity to vote on Mr Zuckerberg’s leadership. Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook’s chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.

‘Good Omens’ welcomes you into literary adaption heaven

Rich with enchanting visual descriptions and dialogue that practically begs to be read aloud, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens is one book that belongs on-screen. So, it seems only fitting that Amazon, a long ago bookstore, be the company to finally pull it off – releasing all six parts of its impeccable Good Omens miniseries to subscribers on Friday.

Taylor Swift just took a powerful stand in the fight for LGBTQ equality

The Equality Act has a potent patron. On Saturday, Taylor Swift posted an image of a letter to her 118 million follower Instagram account asking a veteran Tennessee lawmaker, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, to help pass the Equality Act.

IKEA lets you decorate your living room like ‘Friends,’ ‘Simpsons’ sets

Get an Ektorp armchair, Lack side table, Aina throw pillow, and Solvinden string lights and you’re set for your Stranger Things living room design. Throw in some alphabet paint on the wallpaper and you’re basically in Hawkins, Indiana. The Swedish furniture superstore IKEA scoured its vast inventory to re-create sets from three iconic TV shows: Friends, The Simpsons, and Stranger Things.

Google AR search now pulls animals off the screen and into your room

Is that a panda in your living room? Yes, yes it is. Google mobile search for different animals on smartphones now brings up the option to view them as augmented reality images that you can place into your surroundings, whether that’s your backyard, on the couch next to your brother watching TV, or in the middle of the kitchen.

Redditor claims MacBook Pro exploded during ‘normal use’

Exploding gadgets aren’t necessarily a new phenomenon, but a video that caught the attention of Reddit and Twitter users this week showed just how terrifying it can be. A MacBook Pro belonging to a musician who goes by White Panda apparently exploded earlier this week, and we now know the intimate details thanks to a popular Reddit post and a Twitter thread.

Facebook shareholders try and fail to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power

Calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s power to be reined in continue to grow louder – not that it matters. That much was clear during Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, where Zuckerberg faced numerous calls for his power to be checked.

Here are the cities where you can get mobile 5G service from major carriers in the U.S.

Mobile 5G is coming to the United States, whether you’re ready for it or not. In fact, for some of us, it’s already here. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the business, mobile 5G service is still hard to come by for many people in the States.

Lyft’s self-driving car service in Vegas passes 50,000 rides

Lyft’s self-driving cars have been picking up passengers around Las Vegas for the past year. This week the autonomous ride service hit 50,000 rides. The cars are requested through the Lyft app as usual, but are clearly noted as autonomous vehicles.

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