2019-03-05

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

Wall Street opens flat, investors focus on trade talks – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened little changed on Tuesday, as investors awaited fresh developments in the U.S.-China trade talks.

Trump tweets that Omar’s Israel remarks mark a ‘dark day’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a “dark day” for the Jewish state.His comment came as House…

Japanese prosecutors’ appeal against bail for former Nissan boss Ghosn is rejected – (Reuters)
A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ appeal against a decision to grant the ousted former chairman of Nissan Motor bail, the court said on Tuesday, paving the way for Carlos Ghosn to leave prison as early as Wednesday.

Ousted Nissan boss Ghosn set to leave prison after court rejects prosecutors’ appeal – (Reuters)
A Japanese court on Tuesday rejected the latest attempt by prosecutors to keep former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn in prison, ruling that the once-feted executive could be released on $8.9 million bail after more than 100 days in detention.

London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope – (Reuters)
An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said.

Like ‘giant knife,’ tornadoes slash eastern Alabama, killing 23 – (Reuters)
Alabama residents and rescue teams on Monday sifted through the splintered remnants of homes torn apart by a string of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including three children, in the deadliest burst of twisters to hit the United States since 2013.

Defeat of IS looms as hundreds leave last area in Syria – (Associated Press)
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of people left the last area held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Tuesday where they gathered in a massive reception area to be searched and screened…

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 rematch with Donald Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another…

Unusual alliance to save blue whales stalled by Sri Lanka – (Associated Press)
When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, business interests often supersede those of the endangered marine mammals.But in Sri Lanka, an unusual alliance has…

As Trump Moves to End Trade War With China, Business Asks: Was It Worth It? – (The New York Times)
The United States is poised to roll back most of its tariffs as part of a trade deal with China but farmers and businesses wonder if the cost of the trade war was worth it.

House panel opens sweeping probe of Trump, his associates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with…

Brexit minister Barclay asks EU for help with citizens’ rights: letter – (Reuters)
Brexit minister Stephen Barclay has asked the European Union for its “formal views” on a proposal to preserve citizens’ rights regardless of whether a Brexit deal is agreed, according a letter published by the government on Tuesday.

Trump scraps trade privilege for India; Delhi plays down impact – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States.

Beyond the report: Mueller’s Russia probe designed to live on – (Reuters)
Criminal inquiries into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia and other issues will carry on no matter what happens with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as other prosecutors continue cases that began with him but now have a life of their own.

British PM May’s top lawyer heads to Brussels in last-ditch Brexit bid – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May’s top government lawyer heads to Brussels on Tuesday in a last-ditch bid to secure changes to get her Brexit deal through parliament and smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Action disrupts Calais port ahead of Brexit – (BBC News)
Traffic jams build up around the French port as customs officers carry out tighter lorry checks.

Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi…

As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released…

Man finds father’s body in Alabama tornado wreckage – (Associated Press)
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Picking through the twisted debris that had been her Alabama mobile home, Carol Dean found her wedding dress and a Father’s Day note to her husband reading, “Daddy, I love…

APNewsBreak: Border agents using firearms at a lower rate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Firearms use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents is declining, and less-lethal force is also down, according to data obtained Tuesday by The Associated…

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From various sources

Publication of UNHRC blacklist on West Bank settlements delayed – (The Jerusalem Post)
It had been expected that it would be published during the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that began on February 25 and is scheduled to run through March 22.

Jewish Agency to embark on first-ever mission to Mexico – (The Jerusalem Post)
Mexico’s Jewish community numbers at around 41,000.

Parole Board gives ex-chief rabbi Metzger early release – (The Jerusalem Post)
Metzger started serving his sentence in May 2017 following a plea bargain with the state prosecution.

Will war between Israel and Hamas break out before elections? – (The Jerusalem Post)
A continued deterioration of Gaza’s civilian infrastructure will continue to put pressure on Hamas, which could lead to another violent clash with Israel.

A race only for solar-powered vehicles – (The Hindu)
This is not your regular race. There is no smoke coming from any of the vehicles. There is no noise of loud engines. This is a race for vehicles that are completely solar-powered. It was conducted

Bolton the Ideologue – (The American Conservative)
The result is that an ideologue answerable to no one but the president has acquired unusually great influence over the substance of major foreign policy decisions.

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Soccer – (Fox Sports)
Find live Soccer scores, Soccer player; team news, Soccer videos, rumors, stats, standings, team schedules; fantasy games on FOX Sports.

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

John Delaney preaches moderation in bid to win Democratic race – (Financial Times)
2020 contender has had low national profile but a big presence in first caucus state Iowa

Spotify’s podcast ambitions involve exclusive shows, better discovery, and lots of ad money – (The Verge)
Spotify purchased Gimlet Media and Anchor in a deal worth more than $300 million. The company is now speaking publicly about its big podcast plans.

‘Hereditary’ director’s next movie ‘Midsommar’ trailer will freak you out – (Mashable)
‘Let the festivities begin.’

News companies are increasingly launching on Instagram – (Axios)
In an effort to reach a younger generation of news consumers on their phones.

Wall Street opens flat, investors focus on trade talks – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened little changed on Tuesday, as investors awaited fresh developments in the U.S.-China trade talks.

21 Things I, An American, Really Miss About British Food – (Buzzfeed)
UK sandwiches > US sandwiches.

The Tory Party Has Suspended 14 Members Over A Series Of Islamophobic Facebook Posts – (Buzzfeed)
Former party chairman Sayeeda Warsi accused the Tories of “institutional” Islamophobia.

See Eugene’s hilarious Rosita and Gabriel <em>Walking Dead</em> charts – (Entertainment Weekly)
The writers came up with actual charts. And they need to be seen.

Recode Daily: China’s Huawei prepares to sue the US government; its CFO has already sued Canada – (Recode)
Plus: Congressional Democrats unveil legislation to reinstate net neutrality rules; with an all-star slate of creators, the Luminary app wants to be the Netflix of podcasts; the AI diet.

Chelsea appeal against one-year transfer ban – (FourFourTwo)
Chelsea have lodged an appeal with FIFA against their one-year transfer ban imposed for breaching rules regarding the signing of youth players.

Trump tweets that Omar’s Israel remarks mark a ‘dark day’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a “dark day” for the Jewish state.His comment came as House…

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All about Trump

Trump tweets that Omar’s Israel remarks mark a ‘dark day’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a “dark day” for the Jewish state.His comment came as House…

Senate set to reject Trump’s national emergency declaration – (The Guardian (UK))
At least four Republicans say they will defy president’s move on the Mexican border designed to fund his wall

Cooper: Trump to face more scrutiny than any President – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses the House Judiciary Committee’s move to launch a probe into President Trump’s campaign, businesses, transition and administration, which could lay the groundwork for impeachment if Democrats choose to pursue proceedings against…

Rep. Maxine Waters attacks Trump as ‘unworthy,’ slams summit with ‘terrorist and killer’ Kim Jong Un – (Fox News)
Rep. Maxine Waters launched a scathing attack on President Trump, calling him “unworthy” and saying that “God will never forgive” him.

Will the Mueller Report Stay Secret? U.S. v. Nixon Holds Clues – (Fortune)
If Trump claims executive privilege to keep Mueller’s report on Russia secret, it could trigger a crucial test of the presidential power.

Trump Says Democratic Leaders Have Gone ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump continued Tuesday to rail against a sweeping request for documents from the House Judiciary Committee chairman

Donald Trump’s emergency order hits wall with GOP senators. What’s next? – (USA Today)
The Senate is likely to block President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency declaration, setting the stage for the first veto of his presidency.

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 rematch with Donald Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another…

Avlon: Trump’s disaster responses are swayed by politics – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon analyzes President Trump’s shifting rhetoric in response to natural disasters including Hurricane Maria, the California wildfires, and the recent wave of tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.

As Trump Moves to End Trade War With China, Business Asks: Was It Worth It? – (The New York Times)
The United States is poised to roll back most of its tariffs as part of a trade deal with China but farmers and businesses wonder if the cost of the trade war was worth it.

Trump and White House accuse House Judiciary panel of conducting an ‘abusive’ probe that distracts from agenda of ‘killing babies after they’re born’ – (CNBC)
“Democrats are harassing the President to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country” and “killing babies after they’re born,” the White House says.

Doug Jones says the GOP is losing its soul and the Trump administration is giving the “green light” to hate crimes – (Newsweek)
Senator Doug Jones of Alabama sees unsettling echoes of America’s racist past in the Trump era. His new book is a wake-up call with a powerful message: Never forget.

House panel opens sweeping probe of Trump, his associates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with…

Amid measles outbreak, Donald Trump, Rand Paul among those in Washington with history of anti-vax comments – (Newsweek)
“My position is the same that it’s always been,” GOP Senator Rand Paul told Newsweek. “I’m both for vaccines and freedom. I think you can have both.”

How many Senate Republicans are going to rebel against Trump’s border emergency? – (CNN)
The cake appears baked on the privileged resolution of disapproval about President Donald Trump’s use of a national emergency declaration to secure the money he wants to build a border wall on the southern border.

House Minority leader: Adam Schiff is a modern day Joe McCarthy – (Fox News)
House Democrats announce new investigation into President Trump; reaction from House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy.

Trump accuses Nadler of harassment in wide-ranging probe – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday attacked Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), accusing the House Judiciary Committee chairman of attempting to “harass” his associates in a wide-ranging probe into Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses.

Trump scraps trade privilege for India; Delhi plays down impact – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States.

Beyond the report: Mueller’s Russia probe designed to live on – (Reuters)
Criminal inquiries into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia and other issues will carry on no matter what happens with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as other prosecutors continue cases that began with him but now have a life of their own.

Explained: Impact of Donald Trump’s Attack on Preferential Trade With India – (Google News (India))
India’s commerce ministry has said the withdrawal of GSP benefits will have a “minimal and moderate impact”. But how did US-India economic tensions reach this point?

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