2019-08-24

Headlines:

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

Florida ‘stand your ground’ killer convicted – (BBC News)
Michael Drejka had claimed self-defence when shooting an unarmed man in a parking dispute.

France delays signing of Internet pledge amid U.S. pressure – (Reuters)
France delayed the planned signing of a pledge by Internet platforms to fight hate speech online amid pressure from the United States, a French minister said, adding that he was still hopeful the U.S. will join the initiative.

Britain’s Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein – (Reuters)
Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

EU’s Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7 – (Reuters)
The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

As the Amazon Burned, Europe Leads the Charge on Climate – (The New York Times)
With the Trump administration nearly silent, European leaders have energetically stepped in to take up the mantle of leadership. A trade deal could be at stake.

Who would be Brexit’s Mr No-Deal? Johnson and Tusk trade barbs – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred on Saturday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place.

In Hong Kong Protests, Tear Gas and Violence End a Period of Calm – (The New York Times)
Officers charged at demonstrators in Kwun Tong, and protesters threw gasoline bombs at the police, a marked departure from recent gatherings.

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires – (Reuters)
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for…

‘Red flag laws’ offer tool for preventing some gun violence – (Associated Press)
After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any…

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be telling President Donald Trump at this weekend’s G7 summit to pull back from a trade war which is already destabilising economic growth around the world.

At global summit, Trump facing limits of go-it-alone stance – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe’s economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his…

Ahead of G7, Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China – (The New York Times)
The president cited a national security law from 1977 that has never before been used to cut economic ties with a major power in a trade dispute.

G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable America-first approach even before…

Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fueled tensions.

Prince Andrew defends Epstein relationship – (BBC News)
The prince says “at no stage” did he “see or suspect” any criminal behaviour by his former friend.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s swerves on economy, guns and migrants – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama.From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements…

India’s Narendra Modi gets top UAE honour amid Kashmir crisis – (Al Jazeera English)
Outrage as UAE gives highest civilian medal to Modi days after India strips Kashmir’s special status and imposes curfew.

China warns U.S. to stop wrong trade actions or face consequences – (Reuters)
China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its “wrong actions”.

Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialized nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks.

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From various sources

Ashes 2019: Third cricket Test live scores, Australia vs England day three updates, weather – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day three of the Third Ashes Test in Leeds.

Appealing to Orthodox Jews, Trump Hotel in DC offers kosher cuisine – (The Jerusalem Post)
The price tag for a kosher meal at the hotel is significantly higher compared to other kosher options in the region: main courses are sold between $105 to $125, not cheap for a single person meal.

Stav Shaffir: Netanyahu has made terror the new status quo – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Unfortunately, Blue and White recite the same defensive perception that Netanyahu offers, instead of telling the public what we all already know – that this road is leading us towards a disaster.”

Car blast, air strikes hit Syria’s Idlib city – monitor – (The Jerusalem Post)
Idlib province, of which Idlib is the main city, is in northwest Syria and forms part of the last big rebel stronghold in Syria.

Prince Andrew Denies Awareness Of Jeffrey Epstein Allegations – (Buzzfeed)
The Duke of York is among a number of high-profile men whose ties to Epstein are under intense scrutiny.

Why Walmart wants robots, not workers, stocking shelves – CNN Video – (CNN)
Walmart is adding thousands of robots to its stores to scrub floors, scan shelves and sort boxes. But will the new tech help or hurt employees?

Recent Match Report – West Indies vs India, ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of West Indies vs India, ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Uproar over £107m UK aid for shoddy schools in Pakistan – (Financial Times)
Buildings funded by British government department found to be at risk of collapse

Flybe bosses ‘flew an EMPTY aircraft 123 miles to pick up Prince William and Kate’ – (Daily Mail)
Kate and William were initially praised for taking a standard £73-a-head flight but it was revealed that Flybe flew two empty flights just so that the royals would be seen on their plane.

LB Paul Worrilow retires a day after joining Ravens – (NFL News)
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, linebacker Paul Worrilow plans to retire from the NFL a day after agreeing to join the Baltimore Ravens.

Do You Cook Your Grilled Cheese In Butter, Mayo, Or Both? – (Buzzfeed)
The great debate of our time, TBH.

Troian Bellisario Found Out Spencer And Toby Got Married On Twitter After “Pretty Little Liars” Ended – (Buzzfeed)
“Keegan once texted me…”

Florida ‘stand your ground’ killer convicted – (BBC News)
Michael Drejka had claimed self-defence when shooting an unarmed man in a parking dispute.

France delays signing of Internet pledge amid U.S. pressure – (Reuters)
France delayed the planned signing of a pledge by Internet platforms to fight hate speech online amid pressure from the United States, a French minister said, adding that he was still hopeful the U.S. will join the initiative.

P99: Preprocessor Macros and Functions for C99 and C11 – (Hacker News)

US men’s basketball team shocked by Australia, lose 1st game in nearly 13 years – (Fox News)
The United States’ nearly 13-year dominance in the international men’s basketball came to a shocking crash Saturday when Team USA suffering its first defeat since 2006 at the hands of Australia.

Nasa ‘probing first allegation of space crime’ – (Hacker News)
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Kidnapped Texas boy, 6, found dead with mother, Amber Alert canceled – (Fox News)
An Amber Alert for a Texas boy abducted by his mother was called off after both were found dead, authorities said.

Why did MS-DOS applications built using Turbo Pascal fail to start with a division by zero error on faster systems? – (Hacker News)
On faster MS-DOS systems, it wasn’t entirely uncommon for applications built using Borland’s Turbo Pascal to fail to start, and (before exiting back to the command prompt) to report a division by z…

Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE commentary: Line-ups and updates for Premier League clash at Anfield – (TalkSport)

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All about Trump

Appealing to Orthodox Jews, Trump Hotel in DC offers kosher cuisine – (The Jerusalem Post)
The price tag for a kosher meal at the hotel is significantly higher compared to other kosher options in the region: main courses are sold between $105 to $125, not cheap for a single person meal.

EU’s Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7 – (Reuters)
The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

Amb. Richard Grenell on growing trade war with China, calls for Europe to end reliance on Russian oil – (Fox News)
President Trump expected to put pressure on G7 leaders to lift global economy.

As the Amazon Burned, Europe Leads the Charge on Climate – (The New York Times)
With the Trump administration nearly silent, European leaders have energetically stepped in to take up the mantle of leadership. A trade deal could be at stake.

Trump meets with French President Macron – (Fox News)
President Trump says that his relationship with the French president is still good; John Roberts reports from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France.

New China tariffs: Trump adding tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese imports – (CBS News)
Conflict takes a dangerous new turn as the Trump administration and China exchange blows over trade

Boris Johnson takes first flight on PM’s plane before meeting Donald Trump – (Mirror)
The Conservative Party leader boarded the RAF Voyager to fly to the the G7 summit in Biarritz, south-west France

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be telling President Donald Trump at this weekend’s G7 summit to pull back from a trade war which is already destabilising economic growth around the world.

At global summit, Trump facing limits of go-it-alone stance – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe’s economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his…

Ahead of G7, Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China – (The New York Times)
The president cited a national security law from 1977 that has never before been used to cut economic ties with a major power in a trade dispute.

G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable America-first approach even before…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s swerves on economy, guns and migrants – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama.From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements…

China Warns U.S. On Tariffs: Don’t Underestimate Determination Of The Chinese People – (The Huffington Post)
China’s Ministry of Commerce issued the warning after President Donald Trump announced more tariffs on goods imported from the country.

Mon dieu! Donald Trump arrives at G7 summit in France amid tensions, threat of tariffs on French wines – (USA Today)
Fears of a global recession and a mélange of other issues awaited President Donald Trump and other G7 leaders as they arrived in Biarritz, France.

Melania stuns in CK dress at G7 – (News.com.au)
Melania and Donald Trump touched down in France for the G7 summit with social media thrown into a frenzy by the American First Lady’s bold fashion choice.

‘So far so good’, says Trump after G7 arrival – (Google News)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he expected a G7 summit in France this weekend to accomplish a lot, adding he had a special relationship with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron even if they had their differences.

Stock Market ‘Fear Gauge’ Spikes 20% as Trump Tweets Trigger Panic – (Crypto Coins News)
The stock market’s “fear gauge” – the CBOE VIX – spiked nearly 20% on Friday as a series of Trump tweets ignited Wall Street panic.

Trump arrives at G-7 summit fixated on trade war – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump arrived in Biarritz Saturday for the G-7 summit with world leaders hours after escalating a trade war with China that will hang over talks.

Six polls and more than 6,000 interviews show Trump’s approval dropping – (CNN)
First things first: The theme song of the week is the ESPN’s SportsCentury.

Critics fear widespread damage from Trump ‘public charge’ rule | TheHill – (The Hill)
Experts are warning that the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule linking immigrants’ legal status to their use of public benefits will have far reaching impacts on health care coverage, as well as the country’s safety net.

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