2019-02-03

Headlines:

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

El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffi…

Israel begins construction of new Gaza barrier – (Al Jazeera English)
Six-metre tall fence will prevent Palestinians from infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip, prime minister says.

The Latest: Atlanta ready to show off its sunny side – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is ready to show off its sunny side — and its new stadium — to the world.The city also is ready to cast aside 19-year-old memories of the ice storm that put a deep freeze on its last Super Bowl.Despite some rain in the morning, temperat…

Venezuela crisis resonates loudly in battleground Florida – (Associated Press)
As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clings to power, many of the loudest American voices urging on the Trump administration in its campaign to push Maduro out are concentrated in one place: Florida.Florida has a large number of anti-Maduro Venezuelans and …

Analysis: Trump’s State of Union comes amid political peril – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown that exposed …

US ‘mobilises’ aid for Venezuela – (BBC News)
The US is sending humanitarian aid following a request from self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó.

Brexit: Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail SUV in the UK – (Al Jazeera English)
Change of heart comes days after Britain’s car-makers issued a stark assessment about Brexit’s impact on the industry.

Gov. Northam says he wasn’t in racist photo, won’t resign – (Associated Press)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Efforts by Virginia’s governor have so far failed to quell the uproar over a racist photograph that appeared on his medical school yearbook page 35 years ago.Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday apologized for appearing in a photograph that featu…

Austria to recognize Guaido if Venezuela’s Maduro does not call election – (Reuters)
Austria will acknowledge Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president if Nicolas Maduro does not respond to the European Union’s call for a free and fair presidential election, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Twitter.

Life in a Kenyan rubbish dump: Illness, poverty afflict community – (Al Jazeera English)
Dandora is Nairobi’s principle dumping ground. Every day, it receives more than 2,000 metric tonnes of waste.

May will seek ‘pragmatic’ solution to Brexit deal in Brussels – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour standoff in Ohio – (Associated Press)
PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday.Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff’…

Trump says he wouldn’t steer son Barron toward football – (Associated Press)
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wouldn’t steer son Barron toward football, saying it’s “a dangerous sport,” but also wouldn’t stand in the way if the soccer-playing 12-year-old wanted to put on pads.The NFL fan tells CBS’ “Face the Nati…

Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail SUV in the UK – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Nissan announced Sunday it has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK — a sharp blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who fought to have the model built in northern England as she sought to shore up confidence in the British eco…

When it comes to the Patriots not everyone loves a winner – (Reuters)
There is a saying that “everyone loves a winner” but not when it comes to the New England Patriots.

Addis Ababa goes traffic free for a day – (BBC News)
The Ethiopian capital marks Car Free Day to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution.

Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Oh sure, there’s plenty of evidence to support the soothsayers who are predicting the slow, inevitable death of live television.And there’s plenty of proof to bolster theories about the NFL’s slipping popularity.But when it comes to clicking aw…

Syrian media cites source saying U.S.-led coalition jets attacked army – (Reuters)
Syrian state media, citing a military source, said U.S.-led coalition jets hit a Syrian army position near the battle front against Islamic State pocket late on Saturday, causing damage and injuries.

Turkey says countries supporting Guaido fuel Venezuela crisis – (Reuters)
Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday countries which have recognized Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido were fueling Venezuela’s troubles and punishing millions of its people.

France to recognize Guaido if Venezuela’s Maduro does not call vote on Sunday – (Reuters)
France will recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president if Nicolas Maduro does not announce a presidential vote by Sunday night, France’s European affairs minister said.

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From various sources

Urban Place launches first Jerusalem co-working space – (The Jerusalem Post)
Urban Place is currently working on opening further spaces in Beersheba, Herzliya and Ra’anana, in addition to expanding its Tel Aviv operations and establishing its first foreign location in Paris.

Netanya to New York: How to take Israeli hi-tech global – (The Jerusalem Post)

Prominent yeshiva dean calls on Druckman to apologize for backing Elon – (The Jerusalem Post)
Elon insists his affection for a distressed teen boy in 2005 was misinterpreted. But now new allegations have surfaced.

WATCH: Terrorist shoots IDF officer in the head – (The Jerusalem Post)
Officer was lightly injured and returned to the field shortly after the incident.

Recent Match Report – United Arab Emirates vs Nepal 3rd T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of United Arab Emirates vs Nepal 3rd T20I 2019, Nepal tour of United Arab Emirates 2018/19 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Character Roster – Mortal Kombat 11 Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Mortal Kombat 11 at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

1 dead in house explosion northwest of Toronto | CBC News – (CBC News)
One person is dead after an early morning house explosion in the town of Caledon, northwest of Toronto, on Sunday, Ontario Provincial Police say.

vietnguyen91/ASCII-generator – (Hacker News)
ASCII generator (image to text, image to image, video to video) – vietnguyen91/ASCII-generator

‘Fox & Friends’ gets a sneak peek at what it takes to get the stadium prepared for Super Bowl LIII – (Fox News)
Brian gets an inside look at what preparations Mercedes-Benz Stadium took to get ready for the Super Bowl.

Teenage ‘stabbing’ victim collapses outside shops after daylight ‘attack’ – (Mirror)
Police have closed a major route in Feltham, west London, as the emergency services respond to the incident

Trump’s Deutsche Bank loan leak foreshadows coming investigations from House Democrats – (Axios)
Expect similar stories, especially of the follow-the-money sort.

27 Unusual Stories About How People Were Named That Will Make You Go, “Is That True?!” – (Buzzfeed)
“My dad named me after his favorite porn star.”

Trump: ‘We have to protect Israel,’ shifting again on Syria withdrawal – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump claimed in an interview that “99 percent” of ISIS’ territory had been reclaimed.

Resumption of deportation flights ‘brutal’, say Labour MPs – (The Guardian (UK))
About 50 foreign national offenders could leave this week, according to reports

El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffi…

4X – (Hacker News)

Is Patriots quarterback Tom Brady the greatest of all time? – (Fox News)
Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Theismann and Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado weigh in on NFL quarterback Tom Brady’s career.

Can the bipartisan congressional panel strike a border security deal before the deadline? – (Fox News)
Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar and Republican Senator John Hoeven, members of the bipartisan conference committee, join the debate on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

The Weekly with Wendy Mesley LIVE | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Weekly with Wendy Mesley for Sunday Feb. 3, 2019

aswinmohanme/ultronOS – (Hacker News)
A pretty simple Operating System for my High School Project – aswinmohanme/ultronOS

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All about Trump

Trump’s Deutsche Bank loan leak foreshadows coming investigations from House Democrats – (Axios)
Expect similar stories, especially of the follow-the-money sort.

Trump: ‘We have to protect Israel,’ shifting again on Syria withdrawal – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump claimed in an interview that “99 percent” of ISIS’ territory had been reclaimed.

Here Are The Wildest Moments From Trump’s Super Bowl Pregame Interview – (The Huffington Post)
The president sat down with CBS’ “Face The Nation” to discuss the border wall and the topics.

This is Face the Nation, Feb. 3 – (CBS News)
This week on “Face the Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan sat down with President Trump on Friday. Today we broadcast from the NFL Experience complex at the site of Super Bowl LIII.

House Democrats have new power. They still face a fight over Trump’s tax returns – (CNN)
Democrats have control of the House, but that may not be enough to get them one thing they really want: access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Trump says sending military to Venezuela ‘an option’ – (RTE)
US President Donald Trump has said that sending the military to Venezuela was “an option” and that he had turned down President Nicolas Maduro’s request for a meeting.

President Trump declines to rule out another shutdown, hits NFL kneeling in Super Bowl interview – (USA Today)
The president declined to rule out another government shutdown this month and threatened to declare a national emergency in a Super Bowl Sunday interview.

Trump: ‘I don’t see’ any Dem who can win against me in 2020 – (Google News)
President Trump has dismissed the growing field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, saying he’s “not impressed” with the group

Trump’s Invincible Ignorance – (The American Conservative)
Trump is reflexively rejecting all evidence that undermines his own official claims about the nuclear deal, North Korea, and many other things, and he is doing that because the evidence proves his claims to be false.

Ahead of the Super Bowl, Trump says he’d have a “hard time” if his son Barron played football – (Axios)
He called it a “dangerous sport.”

Calendar: Week of February 4 – (CBS News)
From World Cancer Day to President Trump’s State of the Union address, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Venezuela crisis resonates loudly in battleground Florida – (Associated Press)
As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clings to power, many of the loudest American voices urging on the Trump administration in its campaign to push Maduro out are concentrated in one place: Florida.Florida has a large number of anti-Maduro Venezuelans and …

President Donald Trump says he’d have ‘hard time’ letting son play football – (USA Today)
President Trump wouldn’t steer son Barron toward football, saying it’s “a dangerous sport” and he “would have a hard time with it” in CBS interview.

Trump Says He’s Inclined to Keep a Base and Troops in Iraq to ‘Watch’ Iran – (Fortune)
Trump doesn’t believe intelligence chiefs who say Iran is abiding by the nuclear deal, he said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Analysis: Trump’s State of Union comes amid political peril – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown that exposed …

Trump, in Super Bowl Sunday interview, slams ‘very rigid’ Pelosi, reveals troops’ mission in Iraq – (Google News)
In a wide-ranging, three-part interview set to broadcast Sunday, President Trump revealed that U.S. troops will remain in Iraq to “watch Iran,” and charged that Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi is “very bad for our country” and “doesn’t mind human traffi…

Trump, in Super Bowl Sunday interview, slams ‘very rigid’ Pelosi, reveals troops’ mission in Iraq – (Fox News)
In a wide-ranging, three-part interview set to broadcast Sunday, President Trump revealed that U.S. troops will remain in Iraq to “watch Iran,” and charged that Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi is “very bad for our country” and “doesn’t mind human traffi…

Super Bowl: Donald Trump would have ‘hard time’ letting son play football – (The Guardian (AU))
In an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar Donald Trump has said he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son play football

Super Bowl: Donald Trump would have ‘hard time’ letting son play football – (The Guardian (UK))
In an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar Donald Trump has said he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son play football

Trump: People saying ‘something very special’ happening with race in US – (The Hill)
President Trump in an interview broadcast Sunday ducked questions about his handling of race relations in the country, pointing instead to economic gains for minority groups.

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