The 10 most important things in the world right now

A Mexican soccer fan poses during the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Photo:Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday.

1. New York’s attorney general is suing US President Donald Trump and his children. The suit alleges the Donald J. Trump Foundation followed “a pattern of persistent illegal conduct” for more than a decade.

2. The US Department of Justice released a 568-page report on James Comey and the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The report concludes that FBI officials may have wanted to hurt Trump’s chances of winning the election.

3. A North Korean official gave a written message from Kim Jong Un to Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Putin has also invited Kim to visit Russia in September.

4. US telecom giant AT&T closed a massive $US85 billion deal for media company Time Warner. The deal was originally opposed by Trump, who is a frequent critic of Time Warner’s CNN coverage.

5. An Italian politician who spent 27 years hiding from the mafia has revealed her face. Piera Aiello ran for office anonymously earlier this year, gaining her the name “the faceless candidate.”

6. North Korea’s most famous news reporter resurfaced to deliver news on the Trump-Kim summit. Ri Chun Hee has garnered attention for her passionate delivery of news about North Korea’s missile launches.

7. A UAE warship was reportedly struck by Houthi missiles in Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition’s assault on Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the largest battle in the country’s three-year war, is still raging.

8. Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon is getting into cryptocurrency. Bannon said he took a significant position in bitcoin and is considering creating a new cryptocurrency called “deplorable coin.”

9. China’s ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing announced its Australian launch. The $US50 billion company will launch in Melbourne on June 25.

10.A Chinese moon satellite returned stunning photos of the Earth. The images were taken using an on-board camera funded by a Saudi Arabian prince.

And finally…

World Cup Power Ranking: Where every team stands heading into Russia 2018.

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