Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Thursday.
1. US President Donald Trump said he was “very strong” against Russian President Vladimir Putin and would hold him responsible for election meddling. Trump also said he “did great” at the controversial news conference with Putin on Monday.
2. Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused Prime Minister Theresa May of seeking “Brexit in name only.”Johnson called on May to change her approach or risk betraying the Brexit vote.
3. The Thai soccer team made their first public appearance after being rescued from a cave. The team recounted how they survived for 10 days without food or water, and said those who lived furthest away were chosen to leave the cave first.
4. FBI Director Christopher Wray said China’s espionage is active in all 50 US states. Wray described China as “the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country.”
5. China forced a Pacific airline to close down because of diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Palau Pacific Airlines said its sales plummeted since China began fining tour companies for planning trips to Taiwan allies Palau and the Vatican last year.
6. Google was fined a record $US5 billion by the EU for abusing the dominance of its Android system. Google is accused of forcing smartphone makers to preinstall its services on Android, and says it will appeal the decision.
7. The Trump administration deported parents without their children – and lawyers worry they could never find them. The Trump administration must reunite thousands of immigrant children separated from their parents before a court-ordered July 26 deadline.
8. The new US Embassy in Jerusalem will cost nearly 100 times more than what Trump said. Trump previously boasted the site would cost between “$US200,000 to $US300,000,” but a $US21.2 million contract has been awarded for upgrades.
9. Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook won’t ban Holocaust deniers because it wants to give people “a voice.” Zuckerberg also defended the presence of conspiracy theorist sites like Infowars on his social network.
10. NASA’s $US1 billion Jupiter probe just beamed back mesmerising new photos. A team of researchers also announced the discovery of 12 Jovian moons, bringing Jupiter’s total up to 79.
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