2019-03-20

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France takes note of May’s decision to send Brexit deal to new vote – (Reuters)
A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in parliament.

Mozambique mourns as Cyclone Idai’s toll rises above 300 – (Associated Press)
CHIPINGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll rose over 100 in neighboring Zimbabwe from…

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honored in death – (Reuters)
The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew.

Exclusive: Bangladesh top security adviser accused of abductions – (Al Jazeera English)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s security adviser accused of using state security to abduct three men in business dispute.

Asked if long Brexit delay would make PM May resign, spokesman says way forward is clear – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a clear signal about what she believes is the correct way ahead on Brexit, her political spokesman said when asked if she could resign if the country’s EU exit is delayed for longer than she wishes.

Ichiro takes field with 45,000 voices in full support – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — Talk about a serious home-field advantage.Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — “Ichiromania” in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners…

Open that door? Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance – (Reuters)
A Netflix Inc experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character’s breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer.

Berlin welcomes British PM’s clear request for Brexit extension – (Reuters)
The German government welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May’s clear request for a three-month extension of the Brexit deadline beyond March 29, a spokesman said in Berlin on Wednesday.

Wall Street opens flat as investors await Fed outlook – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes were little changed at the open on Wednesday as investors cautiously waited for more clarity on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy outlook for the year, while trade worries still lingered.

Brexit delayed? PM May requests three-month extension, EU pushes back – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday to buy time to get her twice-rejected divorce deal though parliament, but the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission.

Granting Brexit delay to May is not automatic, says France – (Reuters)
France said on Wednesday that the European Union would not automatically grant a delay to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had earlier asked for a short extension to the Brexit negotiation period.

UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30 – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But a frustrated EU has…

Agreement on Brexit extension may happen next week: Spain – (Reuters)
Spain’s foreign minister said on Wednesday an agreement by the European Union to extend Brexit may only happen next week, just before March 29, when Britain is due to leave the bloc.

Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon – (Al Jazeera English)
US secretary of state’s planned visit is expected to focus on Hezbollah and Iranian influence in Lebanon.

Trump escalates feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husband – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a “husband from hell!” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide.Trump’s…

The Latest: Hearing underway for Karadzic appeals decisions – (Associated Press)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court’s decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):14:10 p.m.A hearing…

Britain’s Theresa May asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30 – (Al Jazeera English)
The UK is currently due to leave the bloc on March 29, but MPs have twice rejected the PM’s divorce deal with the EU.

Trump making his 10th visit to Ohio, part of a 2020 strategy – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort.Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday…

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand – (Associated Press)
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, campaigning for votes in local elections this month, has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia by portraying the…

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominant role in online advertising, the third big antitrust penalty they’ve given the…

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From various sources

Alleged shooting or rock throwing attack on bus near Ariel – report – (The Jerusalem Post)
Conflicting reports by Israel media indicate that the damage may have been caused by a large rock lobbed at the bus by the terrorist.

Trump was ‘baffled’ by Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism, book claims – (The Jerusalem Post)
‘Kushner, Inc.’ asserts that the Kushner family tried to break up Jared and Ivanka, and refused to meet future daughter-in-law Karlie Kloss for six years.

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

Lynn Beyak broke Senate’s code of conduct by posting racist letters, ethics officer says | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Senate’s ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber’s conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous people on her website.

Magical thinking crosses party lines in America – (Financial Times)
The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump’s black, but everyone is dabbling

New Zealand sending official to ‘confront’ Erdogan over death penalty comments – (Axios)
Erdogan showed footage from the Christchurch shooting at a campaign rally.

France takes note of May’s decision to send Brexit deal to new vote – (Reuters)
A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in parliament.

Mozambique mourns as Cyclone Idai’s toll rises above 300 – (Associated Press)
CHIPINGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll rose over 100 in neighboring Zimbabwe from…

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honored in death – (Reuters)
The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew.

Factory worker celebrated £71m EuroMillions win eating takeaway with mum and dad – (Mirror)
National Lottery winner Ade Goodchild, of Hereford, scooped £71million on the EuroMillions, one of the biggest single ticket-holder wins in the UK

Theresa May asks EU for three-month Brexit delay – (Daily Mail)
Mrs May abandoned her plan to ask the EU for a nine-month Brexit delay after furious cabinet ministers threatened to quit and told her the Tory party would only accept a wait until June.

Flat Earthers are planning a trip to Antarctica, ‘end of the world’ – (Daily Mail)
A group of conspiracy theorists who believe that the Earth is flat will one day embark on a cruise to Antarctica to visit what they consider the ‘end of the world.’

Here’s the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – (The Verge)
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, set in in LA during the Manson murders. The film will hit theaters on July 26th, 2019

Trump still wants to prop up struggling coal and nuclear plants – (Axios)
Trump continues to stimulate coal jobs as a goal.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ trailer: Watch – (Mashable)
Hollywood, 1969. What could go wrong?

France still ready to use EU veto to block Theresa May delaying Brexit – (Metro)
France says it will not put up with a needless delay to save Britain from a chaotic ‘no-deal’.

Exclusive: Bangladesh top security adviser accused of abductions – (Al Jazeera English)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s security adviser accused of using state security to abduct three men in business dispute.

Asked if long Brexit delay would make PM May resign, spokesman says way forward is clear – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a clear signal about what she believes is the correct way ahead on Brexit, her political spokesman said when asked if she could resign if the country’s EU exit is delayed for longer than she wishes.

Keurig and Anheuser-Busch Are Preparing K-Cups for Cocktails – (Fortune)
The two companies have been trying to develop some sort of alcohol-based offering for years.

Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce – (TechCrunch)
Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce marketplaces in countries like the US, but today it’s announcing a deal that it hopes will be a start its plan to have that same kind of ubiquity outside of its walled garden. The company has inked a deal wit…

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All about Trump

Trump was ‘baffled’ by Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism, book claims – (The Jerusalem Post)
‘Kushner, Inc.’ asserts that the Kushner family tried to break up Jared and Ivanka, and refused to meet future daughter-in-law Karlie Kloss for six years.

Magical thinking crosses party lines in America – (Financial Times)
The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump’s black, but everyone is dabbling

Trump still wants to prop up struggling coal and nuclear plants – (Axios)
Trump continues to stimulate coal jobs as a goal.

German lawmakers want Trump’s ambassador kicked out – (Vice News)
U.S. diplomat Richard Grenell accused of acting like “a high commissioner of an occupying power.”

Bill Weld, Mitt Romney condemns Trump over McCain attacks: President’s a “national embarrassment” – (Newsweek)
President Donald Trump inaccurately said John McCain was “last in his class” and declared that he was “never a fan” of the late senator and “never will be.”

Trump weighs in on Conways’ marriage in escalation of feud with top aide’s husband – (CNN)
President Donald Trump escalated his public feud with the spouse of a top adviser Wednesday, attacking counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway’s husband George as “jealous” and a “husband from hell.”

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson says Trump to get ‘whipping’ over John McCain attacks – (USA Today)
“I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better,” says Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Georgia Republican.

The impossible awkwardness of Conway vs. Conway vs. Trump – (CNN)
On Wednesday morning, the leader of the free world tweeted this:

Trump escalates feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husband – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a “husband from hell!” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide.Trump’s…

Trump goes nuclear on Kellyanne spouse George Conway: ‘Husband from hell!’ – (Fox News)
President Trump turned up the heat Wednesday in his feud with George Conway, calling the spouse of adviser Kellyanne Conway a “stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!”

Trump making his 10th visit to Ohio, part of a 2020 strategy – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort.Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday…

Conway to Trump: ‘You. Are. Nuts.’ – (The Hill)
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and a top critic of President Trump, is firing back after the president called him a “stone cold loser” and the “husband from hell.”

GOP senator to publicly call out Trump for McCain attacks – (The Hill)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s recent attacks on the late Sen.

Supreme Court slammed for giving Trump administration even more power to detain immigrants – (Newsweek)
“We will continue to fight the gross overuse of detention in the immigration system,” said ACLU Deputy Legal Director Cecillia Wang.

Are the Obama leftovers in the Trump administration trying to take down the president? – (Fox News)
GOP Rep. Meadows says he has proof of a plot from inside the government to undermine President Trump. Former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams reacts.

Trump ramps up criticism of George Conway: ‘A stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!’ – (The Hill)
President Trump took direct aim at the husband of one of his top advisers early Wednesday, blasting George Conway over his repeated criticism of the president.

Donald Trump Jr. Says U.K.’s Prime Minister Should Have Listened To His Father – (Google News)
The political chaos surrounding Brexit could have been avoided had Theresa May simply followed the president’s advice, Donald Trump Jr. wrote in an op-ed.

Why is Trump picking a one-sided fight with late Sen. John McCain? – (CBS News)
President Trump is defending his criticism of the late Sen. John McCain, saying he was “never a fan” of McCain and “never will be.” The president doubled down on his recent Twitter attacks when he was asked about McCain in the Oval Office Tuesday. Paula Reid …

The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight – (The Hill)

Senate GOP poised to go ‘nuclear’ on Trump picks – (The Hill)
Senate Republicans are set to hit the gas on confirming hundreds of President Trump’s nominees by muscling through a rules change that would dramatically cut down on the amount of time required to confirm district court and executive nominations.

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