Brekky Wrap: Trump Ridicules NATO And Elon Musk Thai On Submarine Rejection
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed Germany is "captive to Russia" and "totally controlled" by the eastern nation at the NATO summit in Brussels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel refuted the claims, saying that the east of Germany was actually controlled by Russia during the Cold War and that she was proud to say Germany is now one united countries that makes its own policies. Both leaders said they enjoyed the meeting which included discussions regarding trade, migration and military expenditure.
"We have a very, very good relationship with the Chancellor. We have a tremendous relationship with Germany," Trump said.
Trump also took aim at other NATO nations, calling for them to increase their spending on defence to four percent of GDP.
The first video of the Wild Boars soccer team since their rescue from a cave system in Thailand has emerged. The boys appear to be in good health as they sit in hospital and smile and wave at the camera. The boys' family members are also seen waving behind glass windows. The boys are still unable to make physical contact with their families as they have been placed in quarantine following their rescue. Doctors are still monitoring them for infection. While medical officials say each of the 13 are in good health, most of them have lost at least two kilos.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk has questioned the authority of the man who turned down his offer of a mini-submarine to help rescue some of the trapped boys. While Chiang Rai provincial Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn was key to the mission that saved the boys, Musk claimed it is inaccurate to call him the "rescue chief". Musk also tweeted email correspondence between him and one of the lead divers in Thailand that encouraged him to continue work on the submarine.
Facebook has copped a $900,000 fine from a UK watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw the data of thousands of Australian and international users compromised. The fine is the maximum possible for the offence, as Facebook was found to have failed to safeguard the user's information and failed to be transparent about how the information was used by third parties.
Three Australians, including two pilots are among those injured in a fatal plane crash in South Africa. The Convair-340 crashed into a dairy farm during a test flight in Pretoria on Tuesday. A factory worker and a South African crewman were killed in the crash, while the Australians and the remaining 18 injured people were transported to hospital. Both Australian pilots were taken to Johannesburg hospital with serious injuries.
Queensland were successful in denying NSW their first white wash in 18 years in the State of Origin series. Queensland defeated NSW 18-12 providing a fitting farewell for stand-in skipper and full back Billy Slater. Regardless of the Maroon's victory it was NSW that claimed the series, ending a period of Queensland dominance -- they have won 11 of the last 12 series.
South Africa's Kevin Anderson has caused a major upset at tennis tournament Wimbledon, defeating defending champion Roger Federer in a five-set epic. Federer gained an early advantage winning the first two sets and even wasted a match point in the third. Anderson fought back against the eight-time Wimbledon champion to win the match 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Anderson will play John Isner for a place in Sunday’s final.
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been named the world's youngest-self made millionaire by Forbes Magazine. She's the wealthiest of the Kardashian Klan with an empire worth a cool $900 million USD and she's not even a legal adult. Kyile turns 21 in August.
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