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April 26, 2018 | Via Politico

Macron Delivers Rebuking Speech to US Congress

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech to US Congress on Wednesday showing a stark contrast from his friendly behavior with President Trump on Tuesday, rebuking him on several major issues. Macron praised the Obama-era Paris climate change agreement and Iran nuclear deal, suggesting the US rejoin the climate agreement and preserve the Iran deal.

April 26, 2018 | Via CNN

‘Golden State Killer’ Identified and Arrested After Decades

The ‘Golden State Killer’ that raped dozens of women, killing at least 12, more than 40 years ago was arrested and charged with capital murder after DNA evidence was discovered in recent days. The killer has been identified as 72-year old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer. DeAngelo will be arraigned on Friday.

April 26, 2018 | Via Reuters

Facebook Profit Hits All-Time High Despite Privacy Scandal

Despite experiencing a major crisis and investigation into its privacy policies, Facebook’s net profit has reached an all-time high of $4.9 billion. The company’s first quarter saw a 63% increase in profit and 49% increase in revenue resulting from mobile advertising growth. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is ‘off to a strong start in 2018.’

April 26, 2018 | Via The Guardian

Turkish Court Sentences 14 Journalists to Prison in Press Freedom Case

A Turkish court delivered prison sentences to 14 journalists of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet for helping ‘terrorist’ organizations. The journalists were arrested for a case exploring the suppression of press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The journalists say the sentences were given not only to them ‘but to Turkey and to press freedom in Turkey.’

April 26, 2018 | Via Fox News

Gmail Gets a Major Overhaul

Google announced Gmail’s biggest makeover yet on Wednesday with a focus on productivity. The updated version of Gmail includes new tools and features such as disappearing messages and simple design changes. There are also new security features such as Confidential mode and expanded AI capabilities. The new and improved Gmail is available to most users by going to the settings cog at the top of the inbox and choosing “try new Gmail.”

April 26, 2018 | Via BBC

Chinese Geologists Say North Korea Nuclear Site May Be Unusable

A study by Chinese geologists found that the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear testing site collapsed under the stress of explosions, leaving it unsafe for testing and necessitating monitoring for leaking radiation, possibly casting new light on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sincerity in announcing the end of his country’s nuclear testing program.

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