Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) greets U.S. President Barack Obama on May 26, 2011. When the Italian-born, France-raised Bruni began dating then-President Sarkozy in late 2007, the media predictably lost its marbles. The following April, a mere two months after they wed, a nude photograph of Brunitaken by a French fashion photographer in 1993was sold at auction for $91,000, causing a tabloid stir. A similar event occurred last …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

Image: bloomberg/Getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York Times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing service used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick and served as the senior vice president of …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images Series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern Georgia. Theyve charged her with …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF Land of the free home of the…buffering… brave. U.S. mobile speeds lag behind those found in other developed countries, according to a new report from internet network Akamai. The good news, however, is that U.S. broadband internet speeds continue to improve, up 22 percent compared to the same time last year. That growth puts the country into the top 10 fastest average speeds at 18.7 megabits per second. Akamai published the findings in its …

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10 students are no longer welcome at Harvard after sharing offensive memes

June 6, 2017

Harvard University students walk through the campus.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images If you’re hoping to attend a university after graduating high school, you might wanna seriously think before you meme. Moreover, if you thought life within the ostensible privacy of secured Facebook pages has no bearing on the future of one’s educationlet alone one at the place Mark Zuckerberg created Facebookyou definitely want to take a step back from the keyboard. Harvard recently rescinded the …

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Trump Twitter bot puts the president’s tweets in their proper context

June 5, 2017

Image:  Bryan Thomas/Getty Images The often flippant, emotional stream of tweets from President Trump never ceases to amaze, particularly since it is, for all intents and purposes, filled with official messages from the White House. Now, thanks to one clever Twitter user, we can view those often bombastic, poorly worded, and downright trivial tweets in their proper context: official White House statements. SEE ALSO: The Office of Government Ethics is now trolling Trump on Twitter On …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… keys to Number 10? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May is not making headlines in Russia But ahead of Britain’s election, the Russian media hasn’t come down on one side or the other. Indeed, there hasn’t been much coverage at all of the campaign. So why not? “In Russia we don’t see Great Britain as a fully independent country,” says political analyst Sergei Markov, who is close to the Kremlin. “We see it as part of America: a …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or Line of Duty. If Plaid …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… agencies or other investigators and did not actively recruit or manage any informants. Johnson also said those inmates were not informants but were sources of information. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Mystery Of The Log, And Its Abrupt Termination, Continues Central to the hearings are questions surrounding the abrupt termination of the Special handling log a of notes that Special Handling deputies inside the jail secretly maintained from 2008 to 2013 to …

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Luxury brands are allowing China’s millennials to buy directly through WeChat

June 1, 2017

… deal. The app started out as a messenger before adding a Facebook-style timeline feature, allowing people to blast their lives to friends. Today, you’d find WeChat’s in-app wallet commonly used for transferring money to friends, as well as paying merchants of all sizes, from roadside stalls to big retail stores. This payment is often done by scanning a simple QR code. Image: LightRocket via Getty Images But will that spending translate to big ticket items from luxury brands? …

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Airbnb removes tone-deaf teepee ad after Native American activist backlash

June 1, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Airbnb is in hot water over its clumsy treatment of Native American culture. The housing rental service hastily scrubbed an ad from its social media profiles on Tuesday after Native American scholars and activists slammed it for racial insensitivity. The post featured a listing for an “off-the-grid” teepee, where visitors are promised a “true Sioux style” experience. @NativeApprops @Airbnb Companies only show parts of Indigenous …

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Liam Gallagher: ‘I love you Manchester…’ – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright PA Gallagher once said that he would never go solo, as he was not an idiot (shall we say, as we can’t bring you the actual naughty word here). But things change, and eight new solo tracks from forthcoming album As You Were, like Wall of Glass – which was partially leaked last week – were greeted with warm cheers and applause. The most rapturous noises of the night were, of course, reserved for the epic Oasis songs that helped the snarling singer make …

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President Trump finally calls Portland attacks \

May 30, 2017

Image: olivier douliery/Getty Images On Friday, two men, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, were brutally murdered while trying to confront someone hurling anti-Muslim epithets on a commuter train in Portland. The two have been widely hailed as heroes, but not by President Donald Trump until Monday. Trump broke his silence with a tweet from the @POTUS handle. Forgive us if this doesn’t seem to have come from Trump himself. The Twitter account of Vice President Mike Pence …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Scotland, it will strengthen the country’s hand when it comes to opposing cuts, defending our place in Europe and on choosing our future as a nation.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May says the focus should be on securing the best possible Brexit deal The SNP will seek to protect the triple lock on pensions, stop cuts to the winter fuel allowance and deliver extra investment for the NHS, for social security and other vital public services. Ms Sturgeon has …

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 29, 2017

Image: christopher gordon/us navy/Getty Images Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow This time, Trump …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… provide somewhere more comfortable for passengers to rest. BA said Heathrow was still expected to be congested on Monday and urged travellers not to go to the airport unless they had a confirmed booking for a flight that was operating. It said passengers could get a full refund or rebook to travel up to the end of November but recommend they use its website. Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of bags remain at Heathrow Airport, but BA has advised passengers not to return to collect …

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Burger King pisses off the king of Belgium with ad

Image: Getty Images The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country’s royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Burger King is hiring gamers to sell you food during online matches and I give up A spokesperson for the family told the network that the company isn’t allowed to use the …

May 28, 2017
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Donald Trump had a Make America Great time during the NATO summit

… another foreign leader in his latest big boy diplomacy move No awkward small talk here. Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Side eye is a sign of affection in Europe. Image: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/AFP/Getty Images Here Trump shows off his pearly whites with a smile. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock This is fine. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Admiring one’s own shoes is essential for establishing diplomatic relationships. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Here Trump is very pleased that he …

May 26, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

… (@AnnieMcCarren) May 24, 2017 Clearly, no one misses Barack Obama like his holiness. Getty Images The Pope himself got a laugh out of the meeting though, at Trumps expense. WATCH: Among the highlights of Trump’s visit with Pope Francis is this lighthearted exchange with the first lady pic.twitter.com/OtkuY0CoRj TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 24, 2017 Ah, the ol what are you feeding him line. Classic. All jokes aside though and these arejust jokes it looks like the meeting between the …

May 25, 2017
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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/Getty images Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes. The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find President Trump. SEE …

May 21, 2017
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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

… tour so we were happy to facilitate.” But are the audience happy with the restrictions, and the potential delays at security? Image copyright Reuters / Getty Image caption Alicia Keys and Dave Chappelle have previously enlisted the help of Yondr Collins says: “I’m very torn, because on one hand I feel like it’s something of an infringement of your civil liberties, but I appreciate that sounds far-fetched because they’re not taking their phone off you, you …

May 21, 2017
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