Netanyahu takes over as defense minister, claims times too difficult for early election

Assuming the position of Defense Minister after several high-profile resignations, Israeli Pime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, for the sake of national security, warned remaining ministers against pushing for an early election. While Netanyahu is known for cleverly playing the security card in the past, there’s no guarantee that it will be enough to hold his […]

A huge question looms over Trump after the CIA reportedly concludes the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The CIA has reportedly concluded with high confidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month, directly contradicting Riyadh’s denials that the crown prince was involved. President Donald Trump was briefed on the agency’s findings Saturday. The development raises a critical […]

‘Shrek Retold’ Trailer: The Fairytale Gets an Acid Trip Remake By Over 200 Animators and Filmmakers

Not too long ago, we learned that the DreamWorks Animation hit Shrek would be getting some kind of reboot from Illumination Entertainment. But before that happens, a huge group of filmmakers and animators have collaborated to remake the entire original movie from scratch. Shrek Retold is a reimagining of the original Shrek with over 200 […]

Game developer apologizes, restructures firm after outcry over imaginary anti-gay Chechen vampires

The developer of ‘Vampires: The Masquerade’ tabletop game will be restructured after complaints about the game’s bizarre plot, in which vampires in Chechnya use the persecution of gay people to cover up their own existence. The board game features bloodsuckers, who torture and feed on gay people, and wasn’t long in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya […]

Children In Need 2018: Fans left ‘howling’ over audience member’s live blunder

Children In Need 2018 was working like a well-oiled machine this year – until Tess Daly’s announcement. As the show continued to celebrate the carers who helped the organisation raise money for the children. Tess even took some time out to personally thank one carer in the audience. But after that, she decided to thank […]

A top NFL prospect and his University of Houston coach got into a bizarre sideline confrontation over a coat

CBS Sports Network Ed Oliver and Major Applewhite had to be separated after the coach told his injured player he was not allowed to wear a heavy coat. The coats were reserved for players who were participating in the game. Oliver, one of the top prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, was sitting out his fourth […]

A ‘hole’ for your ‘owl’: Two Serbian cities mock each other over sexed-up statues

An unfortunately-shaped statue of an owl in the Serbian city of Kikinda has provoked ridicule both internationally and at home, with a nearby city, which also has an ambiguously shaped statue, offering some “fraternization.” Kikinda is famous for the owls that nest there in the fall, and decided to celebrate the feathery citizens with a […]

US senators seek to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder

A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. A group of senators on the Foreign Relations Committee, led by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) […]

‘Get it right!’ Israeli consulate spars with US journalist over Gaza headlines

An American journalist who pointed out the extensive edits the New York Times made to its article about the Israeli bombing of Gaza found himself in a heated Twitter argument with the Israeli consulate. A Twitter account “Editing The Gray Lady,” which tracks edits to the Times, revealed on Monday how the US paper of […]

Live: Theresa May faces leadership challenge as multiple ministers quit over her Brexit deal

Getty This is Business Insider’s politics live-blog charting the latest developments as May’s Brexit deal continues to unravel. Refresh the page for updates. LONDON — Theresa May suffered a huge blow to her authority on Thursday as multiple ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work & Pensions Secretary Esther McVey resigned in protest at […]