2019-01-19

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well with North Korea” and he plan a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. “We’ve agreed to …

Scuffles break out as ‘yellow vests’ march in Paris in latest protest – (Reuters)
Scuffles broke out on Saturday as around 7,000 “yellow vest” demonstrators marched through Paris in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown: source – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.

Trump says deal ‘could very well happen’ with China – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there has been progress toward a trade deal with China, but denied that he was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports.

Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledgi…

U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie – (Reuters)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news c…

Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a statement disputing a BuzzFeed News report that Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal.

Thai monks killed in temple shooting – (BBC News)
Two Buddhist monks are fatally shot “at close range” inside a temple in southern Thailand.

Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack – (Associated Press)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the pr…

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.

Women to march in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year – (Reuters)
Women will march in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing – (Associated Press)
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday …

‘Don’t cry’: Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next – (Associated Press)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net.…

Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India’s Modi – (Al Jazeera English)
India’s major opposition parties come together in a show of strength with an eye on general elections due by May.

Trump says U.S. ‘made a lot of progress’ with North Korea – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had a very good meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made “a lot of progress.”

Laquan McDonald’s family laments sentence for white officer – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling t…

Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed…

George W Bush delivers pizza amid shutdown – (BBC News)
The former president gives pizza to his Secret Service staff who are unpaid during the shutdown.

Sudan protests one month on: ‘This time it’s different’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Despite killings, tear gas, arrests and beatings, demonstrators step out and demand end to President Bashir’s rule.

We have responsibility to get an orderly Brexit, says Merkel – (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do all she could to make sure Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement and, striking a conciliatory tone, she felt a responsibility to get an orderly solution.

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From various sources

Rivlin to visit France this week – (The Jerusalem Post)
While in Paris, Rivlin will have the opportunity to familiarize himself with the brave exploits of diplomats, some of whom were subsequently ostracized at home.

Thieves rip into St. John’s bank with front-end loader, arrests made | CBC News – (CBC News)
Thieves used a front-end loader early Saturday morning to rip away part of the wall of a St. John’s bank.

Mother of Humboldt Broncos crash victim pleads for mandatory semi driver training | CBC News – (CBC News)
Carol and Lyle Brons say nothing can bring back their daughter, Dayna, who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but that there is something politicians can do for others.

Blizzard conditions, freezing rain expected Sunday for Maritimes | CBC News – (CBC News)
An extreme cold warning continues today in New Brunswick as Atlantic Canada prepares for Sunday’s severe winter storm.

The Young Women’s March Rally begins in downtown Chicago – (Fox News)

House Dems add $1 billion in border spending to reopen government – (The Hill)
House Democrats will offer $1 billion in funding for border security measures as a compromise measure in a bill to reopen the government this week, a Democratic source told CNN.

Government shutdown: the latest – (Axios)
Daily shutdown tracker

Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well with North Korea” and he plan a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. “We’ve agreed to …

‘The cold is here to stay’ Met Office warns as temperatures plunge below -9°C – (Metro)
‘It will remain cold and possibly very cold for a time’, Met Office’s chief meteorologist said.

How Much Do You Love Eggs? – (Buzzfeed)
Are you a real egg lover or some kind of fraud?

WATCH: Newborn found in bin might get a new lease on life – (News24)
An abandoned KwaZulu-Natal newborn found in the trash might soon have a new place to call home. Watch.

Scuffles break out as ‘yellow vests’ march in Paris in latest protest – (Reuters)
Scuffles broke out on Saturday as around 7,000 “yellow vest” demonstrators marched through Paris in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Former U.S. figure skating champion dies unexpectedly after being suspended from sport – (USA Today)
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion who was suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and U.S. Figure Skating, has died.

Watch the raid that led to El Chapo’s capture – (Vice News)
Chapo’s mistress said he escaped naked through a tunnel. He was arrested days later.

‘Hockey Night in Canada’: 5 Storylines – (NHL News)
Two of the NHL’s top four scorers will oppose each other when the Edmonton Oilers host the Calgary Flames in the second game of a “Hockey Night in Canada” doubleheader on Saturday at Rogers Place (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY, NHL.TV).

Heavy snow slams Midwest, disrupting hundreds of flights, as storm sweeps East – (USA Today)
Forecasters warn of near-blizzard conditions in some areas, with up to 6 inches of snow in New York City.

Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown: source – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.

Smerconish: Everyone’s BS alarm should’ve been blinking red – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Michael Smerconish questions coverage of BuzzFeed’s report after Robert Mueller says the characterization of documents and testimony regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are “not accurate.”

Trump accuses Pelosi of being ‘controlled by the radical left,’ hours before White House statement on shutdown – (Fox News)
President Trump on aturday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being controlled by the far-left, hours before he is due to make an “important” White House announcement on the partial government shutdown and border security.

Pels’ Davis injures finger, to miss 1-2 weeks – (ESPN)
The Pelicans’ Anthony Davis suffered a sprained left index finger in Friday’s game vs. Portland and is expected to miss one to two weeks, the team said.

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All about Trump

Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well with North Korea” and he plan a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. “We’ve agreed to …

Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown: source – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.

Trump accuses Pelosi of being ‘controlled by the radical left,’ hours before White House statement on shutdown – (Fox News)
President Trump on aturday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being controlled by the far-left, hours before he is due to make an “important” White House announcement on the partial government shutdown and border security.

Trump says deal ‘could very well happen’ with China – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there has been progress toward a trade deal with China, but denied that he was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports.

Dems lash out at Trump for recalling furloughed workers – (The Hill)
Democrats are becoming increasingly angered by the Trump administration’s decision to call back furloughed federal workers, without pay, while the shutdown persists.

Could 1st tangible signs of shutdown progress be emerging? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledgi…

U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie – (Reuters)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news c…

Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a statement disputing a BuzzFeed News report that Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal.

Trump explains the toughest thing he’s had to do as President – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Dover Air Force base.

Donald Trump thanks Robert Mueller for disputing Buzzfeed report that claims president directed Cohen to lie – (USA Today)
Trump blasts BuzzFeed News report and the media in general over a Michael Cohen story.

Mueller’s BuzzFeed statement is a reckoning for journalism in the age of Trump – (Axios)
If true, the BuzzFeed report would pose an existential risk to the presidency.

Exclusive: Trump expected to propose DACA-TPS immigration compromise – (Axios)
Officials say Jared Kushner and Mike Pence have led the crafting of this deal.

Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack – (Associated Press)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the pr…

House Democrats to propose $1 billion for border security without money for wall – (CNN)
House Democrats are pushing forward with legislation to beef up security at the borders without funding for the wall demanded by President Donald Trump, a move bound to intensify the standoff over a partial government shutdown heading into its fifth week.

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.

Women to march in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year – (Reuters)
Women will march in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Trump expected to propose DACA-TPS immigration compromise in Saturday speech – (Axios)
Officials say Jared Kushner and Mike Pence have led the crafting of this deal.

Donald Trump prepares ‘major announcement’ on shutdown talks, border crisis – (USA Today)
President addresses the shutdown and border security at 3 p.m., eastern time.

Mueller Disputes Report That Trump Instructed Cohen to Lie to Congress – (Fortune)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the rare step of denying a media report about his Russia investigation, rejecting a story by BuzzFeed

Trump to make new offer to Democrats as government shutdown drags on – (Google News)
In a rare Saturday address, the president is not expected to declare a national emergency at the southern border, according to two people familiar with White House planning.

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