Top News Today: Carl Icahn Dumps Apple Stock, ISIS From UK Are Women And More
Carl Icahn says he’s done with Apple. The billionaire investor has just revealed that he and his company “no longer have a position in Apple” and it’s all because of China. During CNBC‘s “Power Lunch,” Icahn admitted worrying a bit about “China’s attitude.” He also believes that the Chinese government can “come in and make it very difficult for Apple to sell there.” Nonetheless, it seems Icahn is not completely done with Apple. He said that if China “was basically steadied,” he would buy a stake in Apple again.
About one in three extremists who join ISIS from the UK are women. According to Europol Director Rob Wainwright, there is “increasing number” of women who are being radicalized. Moreover, the role of women who come to Syria and Iraq has drastically changed. “For the first time we are seeing reports of them being trained for battlefield experience,” Wainwright remarked. According to a report from the Daily Star, there are also a number of reports on social media indicating that the Islamic State has already created all-women fighting units.
Donald Trump launches ‘woman card’ attack on Hillary Clinton. Just days after doing a primary sweep, leading Republican presidential candidate Trump wasted no time going in the offensive against Democratic frontrunner Clinton. During an interview with TODAY, Trump remarked, “The primary thing that she has going is that she’s a woman and she’s playing that card like I have never seen anybody play it before.” Moreover, he also said that without the “woman’s card,” Clinton “would not even be a viable person who could even run for a city council position”
Vice President Joe Biden pays a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. The U.S. Vice President has touched down in Iraq and was greeted by Ambassador Jones and Lieutenant General MacFarland. During the visit, he expressed his thanks to both military and embassy personnel. At the same time, Biden also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Saleem al-Jabouri.
North Korea fires missile and fails for the second time. After a failed attempt on Thursday, North Korea has fired a second Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile in Wonson, Kangwon Province. According to South Korea’s military, however, the second launch also ended in a failure. According to a report from the Yonhap News Agency, Pyongyang also launched the same type of missile in the same area, but it reportedly crashed just seconds later.
Prepare to celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day on April 29. Try this easy recipe from Little Griddle.
‘Tomb Raider’ reboot casts new Lara Croft. Alicia Vikander has just been tapped to play Lara Croft for the upcoming “Tomb Raider” film. According to a report from Deadline, the reboot will focus on a young Lara Croft who is still “fighting to survive her first adventure.”
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