2019-01-30

Headlines:

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

EU leaders say No, non and nein to Brexit deal changes – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders across the European Union offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal so Prime Minister Theresa May can win the backing of her Parliament. In London, May acknowl…

Boeing speeds 787 line to prepare for output of 14 jets a month – (Reuters)
Boeing Co has started boosting 787 Dreamliner production to 14 jets a month from 12, Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday, putting the U.S. planemaker within reach of a key target designed to boost cash and lower costs.

EU rejects calls to reopen Brexit deal – (BBC News)
The EU’s chief negotiator says the backstop will not be renegotiated, despite the UK’s request.

Turkey frees US consulate staff convicted of terror charge – (Al Jazeera English)
Interpreter Ulucay was one of two US diplomatic mission employees imprisoned in Turkey.

Vale, miners’ shares climb on post-disaster plan to shut dams – (Reuters)
Vale SA’s shares recovered some extensive recent losses on Wednesday that were triggered by a deadly tailing dam collapse, after the world’s largest iron ore producer announced a plan to sacrifice production for safety.

The Latest: Juncker: Orderly Brexit still possible – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):5 p.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that he still believes an orderly exit for Britain from the European Union is possible and that EU officials “will work day and ni…

Bankrupted by deadly wildfires, PG&E vows to keep the lights on – (Reuters)
Utility owner PG&E Corp filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in anticipation of liabilities from California wildfires, including a catastrophic 2018 blaze that killed 86 people.

Swedish EU minister says Brexit deal non-negotiable – (Reuters)
Britain’s agreement on leaving the European Union is non-negotiable, Sweden’s EU minister said on Wednesday, underlining the problems UK Prime Minister Theresa May will have extracting concessions from Brussels in the coming weeks.

Fed set to hold rates steady as it navigates data blind spots – (Reuters)
In the six weeks since a confident U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates in response to a “strong” U.S. economy, consumer confidence dropped, wholesale prices weakened, financial markets wobbled and home sales fell.

Flights canceled, offices close amid frigid Midwest weather – (Associated Press)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,500 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold ev…

Factbox: Brexit – What happens next? – (Reuters)
Britain’s parliament has demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal that the other members of the European Union say they will not reopen.

EU’s Juncker tells Britain’s May: Brexit deal won’t be renegotiated – (Reuters)
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that the bloc’s Brexit divorce deal with London cannot be renegotiated.

Tonnes of chicken nuggets recalled in US – (BBC News)
Tyson Foods has been forced to recall chicken nuggets after customers discovered pieces of soft blue rubber inside.

Waste unleashed from Brazil dam on its way to a larger river – (Associated Press)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A torrent of mining waste unleashed by a dam breach that killed at least 84 people in southeastern Brazil is now heading down a small river with high concentrations of iron oxide, threatening to contaminate a much larger river that provi…

Trump calls U.S. intelligence chiefs ‘passive and naive’ on Iran – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called top U.S. intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony.

Go back to school, Trump tells US spies – (BBC News)
The blistering attack comes after a US intelligence report said Iran was not making nuclear weapons.

Trump Organization to use E-Verify for worker status checks – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees’ documentation.A lawyer for a dozen…

AP analysis: Few minority NFL coaches in top offensive jobs – (Associated Press)
After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear.Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for their own version of prodigy Sean McVay, the…

Venezuela’s Maduro says Trump out to kill him, Russia seeks talks – (Reuters)
Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ordering his assassination while his main global backer Russia called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff deepening geopolitical splits.

Venezuela opposition urges walkouts to pressure Maduro – (Associated Press)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela on Wednesday, just a day after the embattled socialist administration barred Guaido from leaving the country w…

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From various sources

Rivlin to Malta’s President: Israelis, Palestinians to stay in this land – (The Jerusalem Post)
Knowing that Malta has a relatively long and close relationship with the Palestinians, Rivlin asked President Preca several times to impress upon the Palestinians that Israel is here to stay.

New York Jewish resident ‘brutally’ beaten by assailants in Brooklyn – (The Jerusalem Post)
This is not the first time New York Jews have been subjected to antisemitic attacks, there have been a slew of these attacks in recent years.

Trump calls U.S. intelligence heads ‘extremely passive and naive’ on Iran – (The Jerusalem Post)
The U.S. intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of agreement, even though Tehran threatened to reverse some commitments.

Ethiopian protesters close highway, chant: Violent cops belong in prison – (The Jerusalem Post)
Yehuda Biagda, 24, was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month after Biagda rushed at him with a knife.

Apple’s ‘bad news’ wasn’t as bad as expected. Here’s what Wall Street is saying about the iPhone giant’s earnings. – (Business Insider)
Apple’s ‘bad news’ wasn’t as bad as expected. Here’s what Wall Street is saying about the iPhone giant’s earnings.

Apple’s ‘bad news’ wasn’t as bad as expected. Here’s what Wall Street is saying about the iPhone giant’s earnings. – (Business Insider (UK))
Apple’s ‘bad news’ wasn’t as bad as expected. Here’s what Wall Street is saying about the iPhone giant’s earnings.

Why Roger Stone’s indictment could be bad news for Donald Trump Jr. – (Vice News)
This is what Roger Stone’s indictment really could mean.

How Hungary’s Orban is winning support by out-socializing the socialists – (Vice News)
“Social policy and family policy are important in terms of legitimizing the illiberal road Orban is building for us in Hungary.”

Move on Maduro revives memories of US regional interventions – (Financial Times)
Analysts say hints of military action bluffs to raise pressure on Venezuelan regime

Ottawa setting up new team to warn Canadians of potential election interference | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Canadian government is setting up an internal team to sound the alarm if it senses the upcoming federal election is being undermined.

Ingraham: Kamala’s big con – (Fox News)
California Sen. Kamala Harris pushes to end private health insurance, faces blowback on ‘Medicare for All’ platform.

Bored Midwesterners are throwing boiling water into the frigid wind during the polar vortex – (Mashable)
It’s the coldest new trend sweeping the Midwest.

Lyft will sue to block NYC’s driver pay equity law – (The Verge)
Lyft filed a lawsuit against the city of New York on Wednesday to block the implementation of a new law requiring a minimum pay for drivers, according to a source. The law, which passed last December and would go into effect February 1st, would mandate the wa…

Heavy snow to hit UK again after coldest night – everything you need to know – (Mirror)
The Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings for ice and snow again as the January freeze continues

Kraft on Josh Gordon’s suspension: ‘It makes us sad’ – (NFL News)
Patriots brass spoke in past tense Tuesday when referring to receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says May will not get what she wants – (Daily Mail)
As the wrangling intensified, Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a stinging rebuke to calls from the PM to rework the insurance policy – saying it ‘cannot be removed’ from the divorce package.

Netanyahu can be beaten by Gantz-Ya’alon political bond, polls find – (The Jerusalem Post)
Gantz party rises to 19 seats after deal with Ya’alon

EU leaders say No, non and nein to Brexit deal changes – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders across the European Union offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal so Prime Minister Theresa May can win the backing of her Parliament. In London, May acknowl…

May and Corbyn clash at PMQs HOURS before Brexit talks – (Daily Mail)
Theresa May and the Labour leader brutally laid into each other in a particularly bad-tempered session – with each accusing the other of scuppering the chances of a deal with the EU.

Black ice menace on the roads as workers wake to -3C lows – (Daily Mail)
Manchester Airport was closed until lunchtime as workers desperately tried to clear the runway of snow, while National Rail warned some train routes may need to run to an amended timetable.

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All about Trump

Trump calls U.S. intelligence heads ‘extremely passive and naive’ on Iran – (The Jerusalem Post)
The U.S. intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of agreement, even though Tehran threatened to reverse some commitments.

Why Roger Stone’s indictment could be bad news for Donald Trump Jr. – (Vice News)
This is what Roger Stone’s indictment really could mean.

Jussie Smollett told Chicago police his assailants called out ‘MAGA’ during apparent hate crime – (Entertainment Weekly)
The ‘Empire’ actor — who was the victim of an apparent hate crime early Tuesday — told police his assailants yelled racially charged and homophobic slurs and President Donald Trump‘s slogan, ‘MAGA.’

Don Jr. and Eric Trump are going to try really hard not to hire undocumented workers again – (Vice News)
The Trump Organization will now begin widely using a long-available government resource to prevent staffing undocumented immigrants.

‘Naive’: President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea – (USA Today)
President Trump takes to Twitter to defend his foreign policy on Iran, North Korea, and other issues.

Trump accuses US intelligence of being ‘naive’ about Iran – (Financial Times)
Clash comes after security agency heads contradict president on nuclear threats

George Papadopoulos joins pro-Trump pot company after stint in prison for lying in Mueller probe – (CNBC)
Papadopoulos brings the company “access, primarily,” CEO Steele Smith said. “And he’s a conservative Republican, like me.”

Trump speaks with Venezuelan opposition leader – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday spoke with Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition figure the U.S. has recognized as the country’s leader.

3. Trump blasts U.S. intel chiefs on Iran assessment – (Axios)
“The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive…”

Trump calls U.S. intelligence chiefs ‘passive and naive’ on Iran – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called top U.S. intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony.

Analyst: Trump treats Putin as a shadow adviser – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Samantha Vinograd discusses the relationship between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after a report stated that the pair sat down at G20 without US note-takers.

Go back to school, Trump tells US spies – (Google News (UK))
The blistering attack comes after a US intelligence report said Iran was not making nuclear weapons.

Go back to school, Trump tells US spies – (BBC News)
The blistering attack comes after a US intelligence report said Iran was not making nuclear weapons.

Trump Organization to use E-Verify for worker status checks – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees’ documentation.A lawyer for a dozen…

Venezuela’s Maduro says Trump out to kill him, Russia seeks talks – (Reuters)
Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ordering his assassination while his main global backer Russia called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff deepening geopolitical splits.

Trump chastises intel chiefs after they contradict him on Iran and claims of foreign policy success – (CNN)
President Donald Trump chastised his own intelligence officials Wednesday morning for being soft on Iran a day after they contradicted numerous administration claims of foreign policy success.

Trump blasts intel chiefs as ‘passive and naive’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday blasted top intelligence leaders for being “wrong” about their new assessment on Iran’s nuclear developments.

Analyst: Trump treats Putin as a shadow national security adviser – (Google News)
CNN’s Samantha Vinograd discusses the relationship between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after a report stated that the pair s…

Chris Christie says Kushner’s father committed ‘one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes’ – (CNN)
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he prosecuted more than a decade ago when he was a US attorney was committed by the father of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner.

Trump ‘would throw you under the bus’ – (Google News (Australia))
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appeared on The Late Show in the US

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