2019-09-08

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

Dorian still slamming eastern Canada at hurricane force – (Associated Press)
TORONTO (AP) — The storm that has already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina brought hurricane-force winds to far-eastern Canada on Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of…

Iran says British oil tanker could be released soon – (Reuters)
The British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran could be released after the imminent completion of legal proceedings against the tanker, Iranian state television reported on Sunday.

Exclusive: IAEA found uranium traces at Iran ‘atomic warehouse’ – diplomats – (Reuters)
Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely say.

AP: Share of women seeking out-of-state abortions increases – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a…

Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing – (Associated Press)
ST. SIMONS SOUND, Ga. (AP) — Rescuers were searching Sunday for four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a port on the Georgia coast, the U.S. Coast Guard…

India’s ISRO says lander lost on final approach to moon located – (Al Jazeera English)
Space agency says Chandrayaan-2 lander module located on lunar surface, a day after it lost contact with space station.

Irish PM says open to Northern Ireland-focused Brexit solution – (Reuters)
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to discuss whether regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland might form the basis of a Brexit deal when he meets British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday.

Trump faces third challenger in Republican race – (BBC News)
Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina governor and fiscal hawk, says the party has lost its way.

Silence, devastation mark Bahamas town; but some are staying – (Associated Press)
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence.At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats…

Iranian tanker’s oil ‘sold’ in defiance of US – (BBC News)
A tanker last spotted off Syria has sold its oil, Iran says – despite promises not to sail to Syria.

Four Republicans, 20 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations – (Reuters)
Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford on Sunday became the third Republican challenger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Russia says Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day – (Reuters)
Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity.

India locates lander lost on final approach to moon – (Associated Press)
NEW DELHI (AP) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to…

Australia need four wickets to retain Ashes – in-play clips, radio & text – (BBC News)
England, needing to bat out the final day to draw the fourth Test and save the Ashes, are six wickets down at Old Trafford.

Russians vote in regional elections after biggest protests in years – (Reuters)
Moscow citizens voted on Sunday in some of the most closely observed regional elections in years, after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered huge protests in the capital.

Turkey cites disagreements with U.S. even as joint Syria patrols begin – (Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, speaking hours after joint U.S.-Turkey patrols began in northern Syria, said on Sunday Ankara and Washington have constantly disagreed over establishing the planned “safe zone.”

Sticking to Brexit plan, UK’s Johnson will not seek a delay – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sticking to his Brexit plan and will not seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the EU at a summit next month, two of his ministers said on Sunday following a resignation from his government.

Pompeo: Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban “overreached” with a car bomb attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier, leading President Donald Trump to call off…

Ex-SC Gov. Mark Sanford to challenge Trump in primary – (Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump, saying Sunday that he aims…

Mystery illness kills dogs in Norway – (BBC News)
Norwegian authorities said up to 40 dogs had fallen ill with vomiting.

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From various sources

F1 Italian Grand Prix 2019: news, updates, live coverage, video, absurdity slammed, towing, crashes, Daniel Ricciardo – (News.com.au)
With the F1 World still reeling after the death of Anthoine Hubert, safety has been at the foremost of drivers’ minds with another stunning crash in F3 for Aussie Alexander Peroni.

IAEA finds traces of uranium at site Netanyahu warned was atomic warehous – (The Jerusalem Post)

Dead or alive? Five year after Mengistu enters Gaza, only silence – (The Jerusalem Post)
Since the story came to light over four years ago, media coverage of the issue has been almost nonexistent, and public demand for Avera’s release has been sporadic at best.

Ashes 4th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, weather, updates, Day 5 Australia vs England – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day five of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

Chabad synagogue receives $100,000 federal grant to improve security – (The Jerusalem Post)
The funding was granted by the US Federal Department of Homeland Security.

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DNC Chair Perez defends stricter criteria for next Democratic primary debate – (Fox News)
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez defended on Sunday the criteria to qualify for the party’s next presidential primary debate, calling it a “fair bar” for the White House hopefuls to meet.

6 MS-13 gang members, illegal immigrants involved in deadly Maryland stabbing, ICE says – (Fox News)
Six of the seven people charged in the stabbing death of a man in Maryland in July have been identified by federal officials as being part of the MS-13 gang and in the country illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Only Test 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Only Test 2019, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Women’s Super League results: Chelsea edge Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal hang on against West Ham, L – (TalkSport)

NFL opening weekend – live text – (BBC Sport)
The opening weekend of the 2019-20 NFL season continues with 12 games on Sunday including Cleveland Browns v Tennessee Titans – follow live text coverage.

Varadkar to discuss possibility of Northern Ireland-only backstop with Johnson – (The Irish Times)
Taoiseach warns he does not expect any Brexit breakthroughs in Dublin meeting

Vladimir Putin casts his ballot in Russian local elections – (Daily Mail)
Putin (pictured today) voted in Moscow elections which have taken on a rare significance after a series of candidates were detained and barred from the ballot, sparking mass protests.

Redskins’ Peterson healthy scratch for 1st time – (ESPN)
For the first time in his career, Adrian Peterson is a healthy scratch as the veteran running back is inactive for the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles.

Childhood trauma is the true villain of <em>It Chapter Two</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
The film’s sequel hits the ground running and makes It, the central villain, into a metaphor for childhood trauma. With interesting results.

Democratic Senator Chris Coons questions Trump approach to Taliban talks – (CBS News)
Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban.

Dominic Cummings ‘claims new anti-No-Deal law will NOT force the PM to delay Brexit’ – (Daily Mail)
Dominic Cummings, 47, is understood to have a ‘different interpretation’ of the meaning and effect of the rebel anti-No Deal bill – which is expected to receive royal assent on Monday.

Nintendo files weird patent for hinged Joy-Cons – (Polygon)
A patent filed in Japan illustrates a Joy-Con with a kind of hinged design, apparently for better ergonomics when holding a Switch in undocked mode. Whether this actually becomes a commercial product is an open question.

Did Brexit rebel Philip Hammond sack aide for wearing brown shoes? – (Daily Mail)
The claims – most of which Mr Hammond says are ‘categorically untrue’ – have emerged after Mr Hammond joined 20 other Tory MPs in backing a bill to block a No Deal Brexit.

Israeli students violently assaulted in Warsaw – (The Jerusalem Post)
Brother of one victim says his brother and friends were attacked by ‘Arab youths.’

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All about Trump

Democratic Senator Chris Coons questions Trump approach to Taliban talks – (CBS News)
Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban.

War in Afghanistan: Mike Pompeo defends President Trump’s decision to hold and scrap secret meeting with Taliban – (CBS News)
“Sadly you often have to deal with some pretty bad characters to get peace,” the secretary of state said on “Face the Nation”

Pompeo defends Trump’s decision to scrap secret meeting with Taliban – (CBS News)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the fallout of the administration’s negotiations with the Taliban and the decision to cancel a secret meeting at Camp David.

Trump calls off secret talks with Taliban – (CBS News)
CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports from Kabul, Afghanistan, where an American soldier was killed this week in a Taliban suicide car bombing.

Sunday shows – Taliban talks in spotlight after Trump’s cancellation | TheHill – (The Hill)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Trump’s decision to cancel secret peace talks b…

Afghan Government Praises Trump Suspension of U.S.-Taliban Negotiations – (The Wall Street Journal)
Amid much relief, there also was uncertainty and uneasiness about the fate of efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement of America’s longest war

Trump faces third challenger in Republican race – (BBC News)
Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina governor and fiscal hawk, says the party has lost its way.

Four Republicans, 20 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations – (Reuters)
Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford on Sunday became the third Republican challenger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Republican Mark Sanford warns Trump: A big storm is coming – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford says he is considering mounting a challenge to the President in 2020.

Air Force acknowledges crew stayed at Trump resort during refueling – (CNN)
The crew of a US Air Force C-17 stayed at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland, during a March refueling stop en route to Kuwait, the Air Force acknowledged, again raising ethics questions about government use of the President’s private…

Pompeo: Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban “overreached” with a car bomb attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier, leading President Donald Trump to call off…

Ex-SC Gov. Mark Sanford to challenge Trump in primary – (Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump, saying Sunday that he aims…

From Taliban to ‘Deal of Century,’ why is America addicted to ‘deals’? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump adds a personal deal-making culture to US foreign policy, borrowed from his business background and a 1987 book that sang the praises of the “art of the deal.”

Jake Tapper to Mike Pompeo: If a Democratic president talked with Taliban, would you not be upset? – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jake Tapper presses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Trump administration’s original plan to hold a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David along with the President of Afghanistan, which has since been canceled.

Mark Sanford To Challenge Trump In 2020 Republican Primary – (The Huffington Post)
The former South Carolina governor is the third Republican to announce a bid against President Donald Trump.

Trump is leaving a permanent mark – (CNN)
Commentators tried to make sense of President Trump’s insistence that Hurricane Dorian presented a serious threat to Alabama while the storm was pounding the Bahamas and heading along the East Coast. Meanwhile, his plan to divert Pentagon spending to fund the…

Mark Sanford will mount Republican primary challenge against Trump – (CNBC)
The former governor, who was ousted from Congress after speaking out against Trump, plans to make the debt, deficit and spending the focus of his campaign.

Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford to challenge Trump in primary – (Reuters)
Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford will challenge President Donald Trump in the Republican party primary, he announced on Sunday in an interview with Fox News.

Mark Sanford Launches 2020 Republican Challenge to Trump – (Fortune)
Mark Sanford, ex-South Carolina governor and congressman, launches longshot Republican challenge to President Trump.

Mark Sanford announces GOP primary challenge against Trump – (Axios)
Sanford is a former South Carolina governor and congressman.

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