2019-02-22

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

House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico…

Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalisation with Xi – (Reuters)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror.

Emergency Irish plan for no-deal Brexit – (BBC News)
The Irish government hopes its legislation for managing a no-deal Brexit will “sit on the shelf”.

Cryptocurrency companies use ‘backdoor’ listings to ease into mainstream – (Reuters)
Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned.

Ninth lawmaker quits Britain’s opposition Labour Party – (Reuters)
British lawmaker Ian Austin resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Friday, the ninth person to do so this week, saying it was “broken” and had been taken over by the “hard left”.

‘No deal in the desert,’ EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt – (Reuters)
There will be no decisive breakthrough on a Brexit deal when Britain’s prime minister meets other EU leaders at a summit with their Arab peers in Egypt at the weekend, an EU official said on Friday.

AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over videos exploiting children – (Reuters)
AT&T Inc pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children.

‘Hungry and dirty’: More civilians leave ISIL holdout in Syria – (Al Jazeera English)
Trucks loaded with civilians leave last ISIL enclave in eastern Syria as US-backed forces wait to inflict final defeat.

Wall St. set to bounce on signs of trade progress – (Reuters)
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday on signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.

Chicago’s vast camera network helped Smollett investigation – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by…

EU debates when to start trade talks with Trump – (Reuters)
European Union ministers began debating on Friday when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long.

EU trade chief sees EU decision soon to start U.S. trade talks – (Reuters)
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday she expected European Union governments to decide soon to start trade negotiations with the United States.

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how…

‘The way we were raised’: The story of an Inupiaq elder – (Al Jazeera English)
As the ice thaws and new technology pervades, an Alaska Native elder finds life quickly changing in his Arctic town.

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a…

At Pope’s abuse summit, Church seeks to fix ‘systematic failures’ – (Reuters)
The Roman Catholic Church must repair the “systematic failures” that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other’s behavior, leading cardinals said on Friday.

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington’s…

Nigerians taken past danger zone to vote – (BBC News)
Witnesses tell the BBC they were taken home from refugee camps despite the threat from Boko Haram.

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability – (Associated Press)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious…

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUESChicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with…

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From various sources

The future of Chanel without Karl Lagerfeld – (The Economist)
How will the French fashion house fare without its influential creative director?

British voters are unimpressed by Theresa May’s Brexit deal – (The Economist)
The people most likely to support it are also the least interested in politics

Corbyn expressing understanding for Palestinian suicide bombers in video – (The Jerusalem Post)
“I remember asking a group of young Palestinians in Nablus one time, I sat down with them, and I said ‘what do you think about suicide bombers,’” Jeremy Corbyn recalled.

University of Essex professor under investigation after posting antisemtic rhetoric – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We call for a full disciplinary investigation and the strongest possible sanction for a staff member who has engaged in racist hate speech and discrimination,” said a spokesman for the UJS.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is taking a nearly $4 billion hit as Kraft Heinz craters to a record low (KHC, BRK.A) – (Business Insider)
Warren Buffett is having a rough day.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is taking a nearly $4 billion hit as Kraft Heinz craters to a record low (KHC, BRK.A) – (Business Insider (UK))
Warren Buffett is having a rough day.

Family of fallen IDF soldier blasts generals of new Blue and White party – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hadar Goldin’s body is being held somewhere in Gaza and his family isn’t going to let the generals-turned politicans forget about it.

– (Fox Sports)

First Things First – (Fox Sports)
Cris Carter and Nick Wright team up on First Things First, a discussion and opinion-based studio program that covers all the headlines weekdays on FS1.

Login – (Axios)
Ina Fried, our expert on tech, illuminates the news shaping Silicon Valley and tech products. Weekday mornings

Labour must move faster on antisemitism, says McDonnell, as Austin quits – politics live – (The Guardian (UK))
Follow the latest political developments as they happen, including the Dudley North MP leaving his party after saying it is ‘broken’

Dems introduce resolution to overturn Trump’s emergency to build wall – (The Hill)
Democrats in the House introduced a resolution on Friday that would block President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, a step he took to free up as much as $8 billion in funding to build his propo

Michel Barnier says there is high chance of ‘accidental’ no-deal Brexit – (The Guardian (AU))
EU’s chief negotiator says UK needs to make faster decisions with deadline looming in five weeks

Michel Barnier says there is high chance of ‘accidental’ no-deal Brexit – (The Guardian (UK))
EU’s chief negotiator says UK needs to make faster decisions with deadline looming in five weeks

Universal Credit rent payments could face overhaul as people left out of pocket – (Mirror)
It comes after housing associations demanded action from the DWP to close the “bizarre” loophole

US-China trade dispute puts a chill on American natural gas export boom – (CNBC)
The ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute has halted Chinese purchases of U.S. LNG and put a chill on some new American export terminals. At least one U.S. LNG export terminal delayed a final investment decision, and analysts say the trade war could hold up other …

House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico…

Trump administration has given farmers $7.7 billion in aid to counter effects of trade war – (Axios)
Farmer bankruptcies in the Midwest have swelled to decade highs.

Where to Get a New Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card – IGN – (IGN)
The new, non-ray tracing graphics card is here and it’s great. Here’s the quickest way to get one for your own.

The lead performances from every season of <em>True Detective</em>, ranked – (Entertainment Weekly)
Time is a flat circle where we decide who the Truest Detective is.

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All about Trump

Dems introduce resolution to overturn Trump’s emergency to build wall – (The Hill)
Democrats in the House introduced a resolution on Friday that would block President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, a step he took to free up as much as $8 billion in funding to build his propo

House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico…

Trump administration has given farmers $7.7 billion in aid to counter effects of trade war – (Axios)
Farmer bankruptcies in the Midwest have swelled to decade highs.

Trump’s mistrust of the intelligence community expands to the climate – (Ars Technica)
Executive order will have the NSC set up an “adversarial” review of science.

Cooper: All fun and games until someone threatens judge – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper reacts after a judge ordered longtime President Donald Trump associate, Roger Stone, to appear in court to address an Instagram post on Stone’s account while other former Trump associates are facing the possibility of prison time.

ISIS bride Hoda Muthana’s family files lawsuit against Trump – (USA Today)
The father of a woman who traveled from her home in Alabama to marry an ISIS fighter files a lawsuit against the Trump administration to get her home.

House Democrats move to block Trump’s national emergency declaration – (CNBC)
Rep. Joaquin Castro had prepared the measure to block Trump’s national emergency declaration, which he aims to use to divert money to build his proposed border wall.

EU debates when to start trade talks with Trump – (Reuters)
European Union ministers began debating on Friday when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long.

John James on US scaling back presence in Syria, Trump-Kim summit, UN ambassador post – (Fox News)
Army veteran and former Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James gives his take on the Trump administration’s big foreign policy challenges and reacts to being considered a candidate for U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

Trump to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He as China-US trade talks wrap up – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He later on Friday as China and the U.S. end another week of trade talks.

Tesla trumps Audi and Jaguar EVs in independent efficiency test – (Engadget)
Tesla’s Model X is the clear winner when it comes to consumption and range.

Democrats to offer measure to try to stop Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency at the border – (USA Today)
Many Republicans have said they were uncomfortable with the president declaring a national emergency to get funding for a wall along the southern border, but it’s unclear whether they would vote for such an effort.

The race is on for global 5G dominance — and Trump’s in on it – (Google News)
President Donald Trump on Thursday brought renewed national attention to what has already emerged as one of the most hotly debated technological and geopolitical challenges — the race to build a next-generation 5G wireless internet network.

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington’s…

New Jersey bill would keep Trump off 2020 state ballot unless he releases tax returns – (USA Today)
New Jersey lawmakers are taking aim at President Trump’s taxes by pushing bill that denies a ballot spot to candidates who don’t release tax returns.

The Hill’s Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump – (The Hill)
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Happy Friday!

US to leave 200 troops after Syria pullout – (BBC News)
The announcement follows fierce criticism of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops.

Chris O’Dowd tries to guess what Trump’s laugh sounds like and it’s horrifyingly funny – (Mashable)
Has anyone ever heard it?

Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall – (Google News)
Few House Republicans appear ready to defy President Trump by backing a resolution that would stop his emergency declaration to build a wall on the Mexican border.

Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall – (The Hill)
Few House Republicans appear ready to defy President Trump by backing a resolution that would stop his emergency declaration to build a wall on the Mexican border.

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