The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday July 3)

July 3, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Hong Kong government building a ‘big crime scene’ after night of violent protests

A senior Hong Kong official has described the city’s legislative council as a “big crime scene,” just hours after hundreds of masked, mainly young protesters stormed the building, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

The hugely inappropriate weekend of Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump’s two eldest children had quite the weekend.

OPEC, aiming to boost oil prices, extends production cuts until March 2020

OPEC announced on Monday it will restrict the supply of oil for another nine months in a bid to support prices pressured by weakening economic growth and skyrocketing American production.

The United States is threatening new tariffs on EU goods worth $4 billion

The United States is intensifying its trade fight with the European Union over aircraft subsidies, proposing new tariffs on EU goods worth $4 billion.

Report of cruel and lewd posts from Customs and Border Protection agents in a Facebook group sparks investigation

US Customs and Border Protection officials say they are investigating “disturbing social media activity” after a published report of a closed Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that reportedly features jokes about migrant deaths, derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers and a lewd meme involving at least one of them.

The ‘world’s most famous helipad’ at 20

Editor’s Note – CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) – Dubai in 1993 was a world away from the global capital of today.

Spotify will no longer let artists upload their own music

After a brief experiment, Spotify will no longer let artists upload their music directly to its platform.

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran

US sanctions have forced a leading purchaser of Iranian crude exports to buy more oil from Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Swift v Braun: Personal or strictly business?

Taylor Swift has accused music mogul Scooter Braun of “bullying” after he bought most of the US pop star’s life’s work, thanks to his acquisition of her former record label Big Machine for $300m (£237m). What is behind the dispute, and how do deals like this work?

Wilfried Zaha: Arsenal submit opening bid for Crystal Palace forward

Arsenal have submitted an opening bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. No players have been offered as part of the bid, which is a reported £40m and will be rejected by Palace. The 26-year-old is keen to leave the club this summer and favours a move to Arsenal, but Palace value the Ivory Coast international at up to £80m.

Body of ‘aeroplane stowaway’ found in garden

A suspected stowaway who is believed to have fallen from the landing gear of a flight into Heathrow Airport has been found dead in a London garden. The body – believed to be that of a man – was found in Clapham just before 15:40 BST on Sunday.

Kim Kardashian drops Kimono brand name

Kim Kardashian West is to change the brand name for her latest fashion line following accusations of cultural appropriation. Some Japanese people on social media complained that the trademarked brand, Kimono Intimates – a play on her name – disrespected traditional clothing.

This iPhone game could help heart surgeons save lives

Sam Glassenberg is no doctor, but he was happy to perform a colonoscopy before a crowd of hundreds in Los Angeles this June. “This polyp is attached to a blood vessel, so if you try to remove it, it bleeds,” he explained. Blood gushed while the crowd winced and moaned.

Aziz Ansari returns to standup with upcoming Netflix special

Aziz Ansari is dropping a surprise standup special with Spike Jonze on Netflix. Though the special’s immediacy is surprising, Ansari has spent months returning to performing and touring standup, after a 2018 hiatus instigated by accusations of sexual misconduct.

‘Bond 25’ filming kicks off in London with some very serious photos of Daniel Craig

The road to Bond 25 continues. It’s been a solid four years since 007 last made a Spectre-cal of himself (sorry), but Daniel Craig is now firmly back behind the wheel and ready to cause some global chaos once again.

Here’s more proof the next iPhone will have a huge camera bump

This year’s iPhone will likely have a triple rear camera, located inside a hefty, square bump on the phone’s back. We’ve seen rumors, mock-ups, and case renders indicating the new design, and now, the reliable /LEAKS claims to have CAD images of all three iPhone models coming out this year.

‘Jumanji’ levels up with Dannys DeVito and Glover in the first sequel trailer

It’s game on once again for Jumanji. The successful 2017 reboot shifted the focus from a magical board game to a magical video game, and now Jumanji: The Next Level is bringing the same gang back for another adventure. This one’s more of a remix, though.

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