Here's the news you missed over the weekend...
Missed the news this weekend due to the heatwave? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered.
Here are some news stories you probably should have heard about to help you survive the dreaded Monday morning ‘water cooler chat’ at the office.
Kylie Minogue’s emotional Glastonbury set
Kylie Minogue took to Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Sunday to perform in the afternoon legends slot, 14 years after she was forced to cancel a headline slot due to her cancer diagnosis.
‘In 2005 I was meant to be here but circumstances meant that I did not make it,’ she announced in the emotional set. ‘I wished things were different – but life is what it is. We’re all here in this moment.’
Her historic set, including ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, ‘Especially For You’ and ‘Kids’ is rumoured to have broken viewing records.
Donald Trump’s historic North Korea visit
Donald Trump made history this weekend as he became the first sitting US president to visit North Korea, meeting leader Kim Jong-un in the demilitarised zone, separating the two Koreas. The leaders talked for just under an hour, agreeing to restart talks about North Korea’s nuclear program.
‘I just want to say this is my honour. I wasn’t really expecting it,’ Trump explained to broadcasters. ‘We were in Japan for the G20 and I said, “hey. I’m over here. I want to call up Chairman Kim,” and we got to meet and stepping across that line was a great honour. A lot of progress has been made. A lot of friendships have been made. And this has been, in particular, a great friendship.’
Meghan Markle’s surprise London appearance
Meghan Markle stepped out of maternity leave early over the weekend to attend a baseball game in London as part of the capital’s three-day American-themed festival. Joined by Prince Harry, Meghan watched the Major League Baseball match between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, with the Duchess of Sussex even meeting a distant relative, the Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who she reportedly invited over for dinner.
Before the match, the royal couple were given personalised Yankees and Red Sox babygrows for baby Archie.
Taylor Swift’s controversial back catalogue sale
Braun’s Ithaca Holdings announced over the weekend that it had acquired Big Machine Label Group, with the sale meaning that Taylor Swift’s music catalogue and masters (previously owned by Big Machine and not Taylor) had been sold to music manager Scooter Braun, someone she has accused of bullying and manipulating her in the past.
‘When I left my masters in [Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta’s] hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them,’ Taylor wrote in an emotional Tumblr post in response to the news. ‘Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter.’
‘This is my worse case scenario…My musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.’
#WeStandWithTaylor is now trending online.