Here are some of today’s biggest headlines.

NATO summit: Leaders gather in London for anniversary meeting – CNNPolitics

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN Updated 4:46 a.m. ET, December 3, 2019 NATO meeting kicks off: NATO leaders — including US President Donald Trump — are gathering in London to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. Delicate timing: Meeting comes just over a week before the UK election, with Trump’s unpredictability causing jitters among Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.

Republican report fuels Trump’s Ukraine fantasy

A new report aimed at defending Donald Trump against Democratic claims of abuse of power represented a remarkable demonstration of the President’s greatest political achievement — the transformation of the Republican Party in his image.

Donald Trump is the man no one in Britain wants to dance with

Donald Trump is a very unpopular man in the UK. Which is unfortunate, given he’s here for the next couple of days for a meeting of NATO leaders.

Keeping up with China: US Navy orders $22 billion worth of submarines

The US Navy on Monday awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat its most expensive shipbuilding contract ever, more than $22.2 billion to for nine of the world’s most advanced submarines.

Russia turns on the gas on mega pipeline to China

Russia switched on an enormous gas pipeline to China worth billions of dollars Monday, affirming increasingly close economic and political ties between the two countries.

The plague probably didn’t wipe out the Roman Empire, new study suggests

Plague is often depicted as shifting the course of human history, but scholars say an outbreak that has been blamed for the demise of the Roman Empire likely didn’t kill half the world’s population in just a few years.

A teaser of the new James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ has been released

His name’s Bond. James Bond. And he’s finally back.

That smart TV you just bought may be spying on you, FBI warns

Those Black Friday and Cyber Monday super sales are not only a boon for your bank account, but may also reap serious rewards for cyber criminals intent on causing harm, according to the FBI.

‘Free, Melania’ offers new details about the life of a private first lady

First lady Melania Trump, like those before her, has battled the vast juxtaposition between public perception and private citizen. And she remains, three years into her tenure, one of the most mysterious, quiet and press wary first ladies — warm at times, stone-faced at others.

Trump’s Latest Impeachment Legal Strategy: Ignore It Entirely

WASHINGTON ― As the House gears up to consider formal articles of impeachment, President Donald Trump appears to have shifted to a new strategy: pretending it’s not even happening. “The whole thing is a hoax,” Trump said Monday in answer to a question about why he would not be sending a representative to the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing on Wednesday.

Melania Trump’s White House Christmas Decor Compared To A Scene In ‘The Shining’

First lady Melania Trump unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and critics already have a lot to say about them. Last year, her ” blood red trees” caused a stir on social media. In 2017, her stark hallway of leafless sticks prompted comparisons to “The Blair Witch Project.”

Twitter Implodes Over Billie Eilish, Age 17, Not Knowing Who Van Halen Is

In Monday’s edition of the bizarre realm of 2019, a conversation about Billie Eilish not knowing who Van Halen is, and whether people should care about that, dominated the discourse on Twitter. During a recent appearance on ” Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the 17-year-old singer was grilled by the host on 1980s pop culture ― specifically, 1984, the year that Kimmel himself was 17.

Twitter Users Slam Trump For Misrepresenting Ukrainian President’s Comments

President Donald Trump attempted to claim on Monday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had announced that Trump had done nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine. And, boy, was the pushback hard and fierce. In an interview in Time magazine published Monday, Zelensky lamented that Trump’s promotion of an unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 U.S.

Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year for 2019 is ‘existential’, and same

Dictionary.com announced its 2019 Word of the Year today, and it is a big mood. The website has chosen the word “existential”, as in “existential crisis” or “existential dread” – two things the vast majority of us are likely intimately familiar with regardless of whether we’ve ever used either phrase before.

The ‘Black Widow’ teaser is here and it’s 2 minutes of extreme intensity

The Avengers saga may have ended, but the Marvel hype train continues to chug merrily along. Next stop is the Black Widow standalone movie, the teaser trailer for which dropped early Tuesday morning.

Apple unveils the most popular iPhone apps of 2019

Brace yourselves. The “best of” everything end-of-year lists are here. With 2019 coming to a close, Apple released its list for this year’s most downloaded iPhone apps. And … it’s not very different from last year. Taking the number one spot for the second year in a row is YouTube.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s sad effort to defend a secret dinner with Trump

Mark Zuckerberg is many things, but an eloquent and reasoned defender of secret meetings with the world’s most powerful is not one of them. The most awkward man in tech for some reason recently decided to sit for an interview with CBS’s morning news co-host Gayle King to discuss, along with his wife Priscilla Chan, the duo’s Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

Trevor Noah and Ninja power through to victory in a tense ‘Fortnite’ game

Trevor Noah may not understand Fortnite, but that doesn’t stop him from winning his first game. Then again, he does have Ninja on his team. In the clip above, The Daily Show host partners up with professional streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins for a round of squads – and although it comes down to the wire, they just about manage to scrape the victory.

Programmer arrested by U.S. authorities after North Korea cryptocurrency talk

Programmer Virgil Griffith, known for his project WikiScanner as well as his recent work for the Ethereum Foundation, has been arrested for “assisting North Korea in evading sanctions,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced Friday. Griffith was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, the announcement said.