Trump asks world leaders to call him on his cell: report – The Hill (blog)

Trump asks world leaders to call him on his cell: report – The Hill (blog)

President Trump reportedly asked world leaders to contact him directly on his cellphone, raising questions about security, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The request, which poses a risk of having the conversations of the U.S. president intercepted, breaks with diplomatic protocol. Trump urged Canadian and Mexican leaders to call his cellphone, former and current U.S. officials with […]

Can Andy Murray start playing like the world No. 1 again? – ESPN

Can Andy Murray start playing like the world No. 1 again? – ESPN

PARIS — It seems like everyone has an opinion on Andy Murray. As the world No. 1 began his French Open campaign here Tuesday with a four-set win against Andrey Kuznetsov, numerous voices have been itching to explain what exactly has happened to the man who stormed to the top of the world rankings last […]

Blondie On World Cafe – NPR

Blondie On World Cafe – NPR

Blondie performs live at WXPN’s Non-COMM 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. Rachel Del Sordo /WXPN hide caption toggle caption Rachel Del Sordo /WXPN Blondie performs live at WXPN’s Non-COMM 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. Rachel Del Sordo /WXPN “Heart of Glass” “Long Time” “Heatwave” (via YouTube) “Rapture” Deborah Harry, “Bugeye” (Studio version from Def Dumb & Blonde) […]

World War II vet gets high school diploma after 71 Years – CNN

Mockerman, 89, received an honorary diploma from the school and participated in its graduation ceremony, fulfilling his lifelong dream of earning a high school degree — 71 years later than expected. Sattler soon learned Mockerman had forged his birth certificate and left high school early in order to join the Navy during World War II. […]

There's No Escaping the Brutal World, Even at Cannes – Vanity Fair

There's No Escaping the Brutal World, Even at Cannes – Vanity Fair

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday, with Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s biting social satire The Square winning the Palme d’Or. It was an interesting choice from the Pedro Almodóvar-led jury, a rare comedy win and something of a welcome rebuke to a darkness that consumed much of the competition lineup. (Though, there is […]

Japan's inventors lead world in number of patent filings – Financial Times

Japan's inventors lead world in number of patent filings – Financial Times

Japan remains an innovation powerhouse, according to a geographical analysis of patenting that shows Tokyo-Yokohama is much the largest such cluster in world The study comes from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo), based in Geneva, which analysed the addresses of inventors named in all 950,000 international patent applications published between 2011 and 2015 under […]

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit

Media captionDonald Trump attends his first G7 summit Leaders from the group of leading industrial nations, the G7, have called on internet giants to crack down on extremist content. They warned internet service providers and social media companies to “substantially increase” their efforts. But the summit in Taormina, Sicily, failed to agree on climate change. […]

Wonder Woman women-only screenings in Texas spark row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot pictured at the film’s Hollywood premiere A cinema chain in Austin, Texas, has caused uproar after scheduling women-only screenings of Wonder Woman. The big-budget superhero film, which stars Gal Gadot, is set for US release on 2 June. And on 6 June, the Alamo […]

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