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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.
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.
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.’
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.’
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.”
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.