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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday. 1. Former FBI director James Comey’s private memos have been released to Congress. Among the claims: US President Donald Trump wants to put journalists in jail for leaks, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin reportedly told Trump that Russia has the world’s most beautiful hookers. 2. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be making…

Facebook doubled its European lobbying spend to $3 billion to handle crises like fake news and terrorism (FB)

Filings show Facebook shelled out a record amount on its European lobbying operations in 2017, doubling spend to $3 billion. The company faced multiple crises last year, including the spread of fake news, terrorist content, and election interference. European officials have called on Mark Zuckerberg and other senior Facebook execs to appear before the European Parliament to explain the Cambridge…

The CEO of a $67 billion bank is watching these 4 industry drivers to avoid ending up like ‘Blockbuster or Kodak’

Lloyds CEO Antonio Horta Osorio gave a speech on “The Bank of the Future” on Thursday. He said he sees four main drivers over change over the next few years: customer expectations, tech, competition, and regulation. If banks don’t pay attention to these trends, they risk becoming the next Blockbuster or Kodak, he said. LONDON — The CEO of one…

China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water

One city in China has built bollards that spray jaywalkers with water, and tell pedestrians that “Crossing is dangerous.” The system also uses facial recognition technology to capture and shame wayward walkers. Facial recognition technology is being used more frequently to target jaywalkers because of a high number of road fatalities and traffic jams. But in an increasingly strict China,…

Here are the biggest revelations from Comey’s memos

Former FBI director James Comey’s memos are out. Shortly after the Justice Department sent copies of former FBI director James Comey’s memos to Congress at the request of a group of House Republicans, news organizations got ahold of the 15-page, partially redacted documents. The memos, which detail private conversations Comey had with Donald Trump before and after he took office,…

North Korea Is Ready To Denuclearize, Says South’s President Moon

Watch Video South Korean President Moon Jae-in said North Korea is willing to denuclearize without concessions from the U.S. If Kim Jong-un confirms his willingness to denuclearize without conditions, it would be a major step toward ending hostilities on the Korean Peninsula. Previous Northern leaders demanded the U.S. remove its 28,500 troops from South Korea. Kim Jong-un himself made that…

Trump went into extraordinary detail on his pitch to put reporters in jail over leaks

President Donald Trump said he believes reporters who write about leaks should spend “a couple days in jail.” The remark was noted in newly released, partially redacted memos former FBI director James Comey wrote after his early interactions with Trump in 2017. The memos were sent to Congress on Thursday, following a request from the Republican chairmen of several House…