Trump says he ‘never mentioned’ Israel during meeting with Russians in which he allegedly discussed Israeli intelligence

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he “never mentioned” Israel in a meeting earlier this month with Russian diplomats during which he reportedly revealed highly classified intelligence. During a press conference following Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, a reporter asked Trump about the reports of him sharing sensitive Israeli… Continue reading Trump says he ‘never mentioned’ Israel during meeting with Russians in which he allegedly discussed Israeli intelligence

Billy Bush breaks silence on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Trump tape: ‘I wish I had changed the topic’

Billy Bush, former host of NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and cohost of the “Today” show, has broken his silence about the infamous 2005 tape of an “Access Hollywood” segment in which Bush and Donald Trump made derogatory comments about women. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bush said watching the footage left him “totally and completely gutted.”… Continue reading Billy Bush breaks silence on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Trump tape: ‘I wish I had changed the topic’

Wilbur Ross: ‘There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere’ in Saudi Arabia

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Monday that “there was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time” he was in Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump last weekend.  The CNBC anchor pointed out that that could be because protesting isn’t allowed in Saudi Arabia. “In theory, that could… Continue reading Wilbur Ross: ‘There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere’ in Saudi Arabia

Facebook’s leaked moderation rules show the company desperately needs to be more transparent (FB)

Facebook thinks that the message “to snap a b—h’s neck make sure to apply all your pressure to the middle of her throat” can be permissible. Likewise, it won’t take down video livestreams of people self-harming. Images of animal abuse? Also okay. We know all this because The Guardian has got its hands on the… Continue reading Facebook’s leaked moderation rules show the company desperately needs to be more transparent (FB)

Someone bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins in 2010 — today they’re worth $20 million

On May 22, 2010, a developer bought two pizzas for 10,000 units of a then-little-known digital currency called Bitcoin. Today, those 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than $20 million (£15.4 million). Bitcoin is going absolutely nuclear now. Its price is tearing upwards, with each bitcoin currently worth $2,128 (£1,638) — a little shy of all-time-high… Continue reading Someone bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins in 2010 — today they’re worth $20 million

A woman who bought a diamond ring for £10 at a car boot sale is about to sell it at Sotheby’s for £350,000

Thirty years ago, a woman in Isleworth, west London, bought an “exceptionally sized” ring she assumed was costume jewellery for £10 ($13) at a car boot sale. Now, after decades of wearing the ring daily, she’s about to get £350,000 ($455,000) for it at a Sotheby’s auction in July, if it sells for its expected… Continue reading A woman who bought a diamond ring for £10 at a car boot sale is about to sell it at Sotheby’s for £350,000