The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday November 20)

November 20, 2020

A look at some of today’s top headlines.

Analysis: World braced for more bombshells from furious Donald Trump after election defeat

Both allies and enemies alike of Donald Trump are bracing themselves this week for foreign policy bombshells dropped by a furious US President lashing out over his election defeat.

Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence Lekki toll gate investigation is inaccurate

A senior Nigerian minister lashed out against CNN Thursday, saying the network should be sanctioned over its investigation, which uncovered evidence that the Nigerian army and police opened fire on unarmed protestors on October 20.

Joe Biden fires an early warning shot at Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren’s fingerprints are all over the Biden transition, much to Wall Street’s dismay.

Analysis: Obama’s insights on Merkel, Putin and other leaders in his new book

Part one of Barack Obama’s presidential memoir: “A Promised Land,” published on Tuesday reveals an introspective narrator who runs a self-critical eye over his 2008 campaign and the first few years of his administration. The 44th President is generous to allied leaders but also delivers sharp character sketches of those with whom he shared the world stage.

Scientists create diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Diamonds might be forever, but that doesn’t mean they have to take eons to form.

Mitt Romney says consequences of lame duck period are ‘potentially more severe’ than delayed transition

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is warning that the consequences of actions taken by President Donald Trump during the lame duck period of his term are “potentially more severe” than those caused by the delayed presidential transition.

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, dies at 28

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday, authorities confirmed to CNN.

Footballer finds his missing passport after social media appeal

Everyone knows the feeling.

Nurse who watched her father fight Covid in her own ICU wants people to know the virus is real

One nurse is sounding the alarm over why people should still care about the ongoing pandemic after her own father ended up in the intensive care unit with Covid-19.

Wall Street’s $8 trillion man: Markets are ‘tired’ of Trump chaos

The post-election celebration on Wall Street isn’t just about relief over a divided government. It’s also being driven by hopes of calmer leadership after four years of chaos in Washington.

Pompeo makes unprecedented visit to Israeli settlement in West Bank

More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war. Most of the international community considers the settlements illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.

Guardiola signs two-year Man City deal

Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year deal that will see him remain as Manchester City manager until the summer of 2023. The 49-year-old has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups since joining in 2016.

Ethiopia army accuses WHO boss Dr Tedros of supporting Tigray leaders

“We don’t expect him to stand on the side of Ethiopians and condemn these people. He has been doing everything to support them, he has campaigned for neighbouring countries to condemn the war,” said Gen Berhanu.

Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?

Are you the type of person who always says thank-you? Well, if it’s by email, you should stop, according to UK officials looking at ways to save the environment. The Financial Times reports that we may all soon be encouraged to send one fewer email a day, cutting out “useless” one-line messages – such as “thanks”.

Sony PlayStation 5 delivery delays spark row over who is to blame

Customers who pre-ordered a PlayStation 5 from UK retailer Game may not receive it on launch day, partly because of huge demand – and also the size of the console. In an email to customers, Game blamed courier firm Yodel, which has strenuously denied it is at fault.

Pompeo Becomes First Top U.S. Diplomat To Visit An Israeli Settlement

JERUSALEM (AP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel” in a major policy shift.

Trump’s Lawyer Slammed Him As An ‘Idiot’ In Unearthed Facebook Posts, Interviews

Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to Donald Trump, has been appearing on TV to staunchly defend the defeated president’s desperate attempts to steal the 2020 election. But in a series of Facebook posts and radio interviews from 2015 and early 2016 that CNN’s “KFile” unearthed this week, the lawyer described Trump as an “idiot” and a “bully” who ” cannot handle criticism.”

Biden Approaches 80 Million Votes In Historic Victory

President-elect Joe Biden ‘s winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records. Biden has already set a record for the highest number of votes for a winning presidential candidate, and President Donald Trump has also notched a high-water mark of the most votes for a losing candidate.

Trump’s Effort To Steal The Election Is Comically Stupid – And Extremely Dangerous

Donald Trump is no stranger to comically stupid scandals. He was impeached for an open attempt to illegally leverage congressionally approved military aid so a newly elected Ukrainian president would investigate rival Joe Biden and announce it on television. ” Stupid Watergate,” HBO’s John Oliver called it.

We read Obama’s memoir so you don’t have to. But it’s a historic page-turner.

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. A hefty new presidential memoir hits stores this week. Given that neither his predecessor nor successor are renowned as writers, you’d probably guess the author was Barack Obama even if you hadn’t seen the news his book generated.

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey’s contrasting aesthetics have become a Twitter meme

Congress grilled Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey at a on Tuesday, questioning the respective CEOs of Facebook and Twitter on their moderation practices amidst the U.S. election. Held in order to investigate ( pretty much debunked) allegations of anti-conservative bias, it wasn’t the first Congressional hearing on big tech companies and it won’t be the last.

Facebook moderators blast Zuckerberg, claim he’s risking their lives for profits

Mark Zuckerberg’s drive for profits might end with their deaths. So argue the more than 200 content moderators who published an open letter Wednesday accusing the Facebook CEO of hypocrisy and a wanton disregard for their health during a raging pandemic.

BuzzFeed’s branded sex toy AirVibe doesn’t live up to the buzz

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. This month, BuzzFeed and Bellesa, the combination porn site and sex toy shop, announced their collaboration on a sex toy: the BuzzFeed AirVibe .

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will debut on HBO Max (and in theaters) Christmas Day

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Has Warner Bros. got a holiday present for you. The studio will release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

YouTube can now make money off your videos even if you can’t

No video is safe from advertising on YouTube now. On Wednesday, the platform an update to its Terms of Service. The big takeaway: The Google-owned mammoth will begin to show advertising on videos that aren’t part of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP).

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