Current News Assignment 4: Global News

Story 1: Pope Francis denies Donald Trump’s Christianity.

According to ABC News, Pope Francis was recently asked to comment on Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border, to which he responded by saying, “a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” The Pope made these remarks while finishing a trip to Mexico, at which he held a Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump responded to these comments by saying, “for a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.”

Story 2: Apple refuses to comply with the FBI over iPhone security.

The FBI has requested that Apple install a “back door” to their iPhones according to BBC.com . Apple is refusing, saying that it does not want to compromise it’s security, and make the company’s phones potentially accessible to hackers through this. Reactions and opinions are split about this issue, and the situation is currently being taken to the courts.

Story 3: Tesla Model S kiddie cars arriving in May.

CNN.com reports that the car company Tesla has begun taking pre-orders for a Model S children’s car. The prices begin at $499, and include working headlights, a trunk and the ability to reach a top speed of 6 mph. The cars include lithium ion batteries, which are said to last longer and charge faster than any other kiddie car on the market.

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