The 10 most important things in the world right now

Sydney copped a soaking today, with the city recording 50.6 millimeters in just 90 minutes. Photo by Sandy Lanceley/ @sandylanceley via Twitter.

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.

1. US president Donald Trump wasn’t “fully briefed” on the details of an executive action giving his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, more power. He then lashed out – on Twitter, of course – at The New York Times for reporting on the story, saying it is “making up stories & sources!”

2. Bizarre descriptions of the Trump White House are circulating, including one claiming the president watches cable news in his bathrobe, upstairs and alone, at night. That led Sean Spicer to deny he had one and thus a flood of images on Twitterof a considerably younger Trump in bathrobes.

3. The target of the US military raid in Yemen is still alive, and released an audio recording mocking Trump.

4. Trump will be barred from speaking in the UK Parliament. House of Commons speaker John Bercow intends to block the US president from making a customary address at Westminster Hall when he visits later in the year.

5. Trump will play golf with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe in Florida. The president, who is due to welcome Abe at the White House on Friday, told Westwood One Sports Radio that playing golf was a better way to get to know someone than having lunch.

6. Tesla and SpaceX joined 97 other companies in opposing Trump’s immigration ban. The amicus brief, a legal document signed by parties that have a strong interest in a case but are not a part of the litigation, has support from major tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

7. National Front leader Marine Le Pen has a very good chance of winning the French election. It possibility of a hard right wing win comes amid a poll finding that 33% of French people think that opening their country’s economy to foreign companies and the international market is a threat.

8. An estimated 10,000 finance jobs could move from London to Paris thanks to Brexit, with the figure rising as many as 30,000 moving if jobs indirectly related to financial services are included in the count.

9. British tourists will have to pay mobile phone roaming charges when travelling in the EU despite the European commission announcing last week that from June, “consumers will be able to call, send SMS or surf on their mobile at the same price they pay at home” when travelling in the EU.

10. Iraq is using the bodies of dead ISIS fighters to wage a psychological war in Mosul. The corpses of Islamic State militants have been lying in the main street of the city for two weeks but the Iraqi army has no intention of burying them – defying Islamic tradition and the honour of a swift burial – in the hope it will deter sympathisers.

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