2019-09-09

Headlines:

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

UK PM Johnson: ‘undaunted’ by parliament’s bid to block no-deal Brexit – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was undaunted by an attempt by lawmakers to block a no-deal Brexit, setting up a showdown with parliament after it passed legislation demanding that he delay Brexit unless he strikes a new agreement.

U.S. charges Chinese professor in latest shot at Huawei – (Reuters)
U.S. prosecutors have charged a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking technology from a California company to benefit Huawei, in another shot at the embattled Chinese telecommunications equipment maker.

Search for bodies continues in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas – (Reuters)
Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over flooded roads and piles of debris.

Trump lashes out at latest Republican challenger – (BBC News)
The US president says Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina governor, is a “badly failed candidate”.

Wall Street opens higher on hopes of monetary stimulus – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher for the fourth straight session on Monday, as mixed global economic data lifted expectations of monetary stimulus from central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Hong Kong children form chains of protest as economic worries grow – (Reuters)
Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

Office provider The Executive Center pauses sale amid Hong Kong protests: source – (Reuters)
Office space provider The Executive Center (TEC) has paused its sale process over fears that its large Hong Kong exposure could weigh on its valuation as sometimes violent protests continue in the city for a third month, according to a source.

Noises heard as Coast Guard searches for 4 inside cargo ship – (Associated Press)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A rescue team has heard noises from inside a cargo ship where four crew members are missing after their huge vessel overturned and caught fire, but the flames and…

Elliott queries AT&T deal for Time Warner, calls for asset sales – (Reuters)
AT&T Inc shareholder Elliott Management Corp on Monday questioned the wireless carrier’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner and called for it to sell non-core businesses to boost its stock price, driving shares in the company up 10%.

UK’s Johnson to suspend Parliament as his Brexit plans stall – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline, as he acknowledged that…

Nissan’s Saikawa bows to pressure, to quit as CEO on September 16 – (Reuters)
Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> CEO Hiroto Saikawa will resign on Sept. 16, the automaker said on Monday, bowing to pressure after he admitted to being improperly overpaid and marking further upheaval at a company battered by scandal and plunging profit.

Wall Street set to open higher on hopes of monetary stimulus – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Monday, as mixed global economic data lifted expectations of monetary stimulus from central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Hong Kong tells US to stay out; students form protest chains – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking…

Schools face backlash for not reporting threats to parents – (Associated Press)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police,…

Congress returns to McConnell’s legislative ‘graveyard’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an “expensive lunch club,” Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting…

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse – (Associated Press)
TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording…

Trump family ‘a dynasty’, says campaign manager – (BBC News)
Brad Parscale told fellow Republicans the president’s family are people with “amazing capabilities”.

Britain’s Brexit heartland seethes at delay and ‘betrayal’ – (Associated Press)
BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion.Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted,…

UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s unraveling nuclear deal…

Irish PM Varadkar says: no-backstop equals no-deal Brexit – (Reuters)
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday that the removal of the border backstop without any proper replacement would mean a no-deal Brexit for the United Kingdom.

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From various sources

FM Israel Katz on Iran: Submission to tyrants leads to violence, not peac – (The Jerusalem Post)
Israel’s Foreign Minister called on Britain, France and Germany to employ a mechanism to deal with violations and join US sanctions.

There will be cameras anyway -analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric. There will be greater surveillance in this election than any others before it.

Netanyahu’s operation to dominate the discourse – (The Jerusalem Post)
The truth is that the very discussion of the issue is a victory for Netanyahu. Because they are so busy with the cameras, the press is not dealing with his criminal investigations.

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Pilot strike prompts British Airways to cancel ‘nearly 100 percent’ of flights: ‘Please do not go to the ai… – (Fox News)
“After many months of trying to resolve the pay dispute, we are extremely sorry that it has come to this,” the airline wrote.

What to watch for in Monday night’s Week 1 games – (NFL News)
Week 1 of the season features a doubleheader on Monday night. The Houston Texans will take on the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos will face the Oakland Raiders. Here’s what to watch for.

House Republicans demand details on Dems’ mysterious trips to Mexico – (Fox News)
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on their Democratic colleagues to provide more details about a series of trips taken into Mexico while staff were touring border detention facilities – amid reports that at least one Democrat has been i…

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

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu rises to 5th in world tennis after U.S. Open win | CBC Sports – (CBC News)
Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, has climbed 10 spots in the women’s tennis rankings to a career-high world No. 5 following her U.S. Open victory over Serena Williams on Saturday.

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

Nike unveils new jerseys for Chinese League of Legends teams – (The Verge)
Ahead of the League of Legends World Championships in October, Nike has unveiled new uniforms for the Chinese LPL, in a landmark partnership for e-sports and competitive gaming.

Nestlé has shrunk Quality Street again – (Daily Mail)
As Quality Street Christmas tubs hit the shelves across the UK this week, Nestlé will be cutting the size of the family-favourites for another year, with tubs shrinking some 70g.

Shocking footage shows aftermath of Sydenham shooting – (Daily Mail)
The man died outside a Lloyds Bank in Sydenham, south London shortly before 4pm yesterday afternoon. Police say they are still investigating how he was injured.

Celebrate ‘Friendsgiving’ with private tour of iconic <em>Friends</em> locations, special meal – (Entertainment Weekly)
EW has the exclusive details about ‘Friends’-giving, so read on to find out how you can experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Dros rape trial proceeds despite Nicholas Ninow pleading guilty – (News24)
Despite pleading guilty to the rape of a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria last year, Nicholas Ninow’s trial has proceeded, as the State disputed his version of events in his plea explanation.

<em>Riverdale</em> to be honored at GLSEN’s 2019 Respect Awards – (Entertainment Weekly)
The CW series will be honored by LGBTQ advocacy organization GLSEN at its October awards.

UK PM Johnson: ‘undaunted’ by parliament’s bid to block no-deal Brexit – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was undaunted by an attempt by lawmakers to block a no-deal Brexit, setting up a showdown with parliament after it passed legislation demanding that he delay Brexit unless he strikes a new agreement.

Opinion | Trump is isolationist, protectionist and a climate denier. Voters aren’t. – (The Washington Post)
A new poll proves that America is rejecting Trumpism.

File on death of patient in ambulance fire sent to DPP – (The Irish Times)
Health and Safety Authority criticised for not sharing information on its investigation into death of Christopher Byrne with coroner

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All about Trump

Opinion | Trump is isolationist, protectionist and a climate denier. Voters aren’t. – (The Washington Post)
A new poll proves that America is rejecting Trumpism.

Trump suggests activist investor intervene at CNN, calls network ‘bad for the USA’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday seized on news that an activist investor group has a stake in AT&T…

Trump lashes out at latest Republican challenger – (BBC News)
The US president says Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina governor, is a “badly failed candidate”.

Democrats demand action from Trump on gun control as Congress returns from break – (CNBC)
Democrats are prioritizing action on gun control as they return from Congress’s summer vacation on Monday.

Trump attacked Chrissy Teigen on Twitter. She wasn’t having it – (CNN)
The model didn’t hold back when Trump blasted her and her husband, singer John Legend, over a criminal justice reform law.

Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017 – (CNN)
In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

Trump Has Figured Out How to Corrupt the Entire Government – (New York Magazine)
A spate of recent stories share a single theme: Trump’s stink is seeping into every corner of Washington.

Trump family ‘a dynasty’, says campaign manager – (Google News (Canada))
Brad Parscale told fellow Republicans the president’s family are people with “amazing capabilities”.

Trump family ‘a dynasty’, says campaign manager – (BBC News)
Brad Parscale told fellow Republicans the president’s family are people with “amazing capabilities”.

Trump mocks Sanford for 2009 affair after GOP primary challenge announced – (Google News)
President Trump did not waste time going after Mark Sanford after the former South Carolina governor became the third Republican to challenge him in the party’s primary race.

Republicans in three states cancel presidential nominating contests for 2020 – (CBS News)
The GOP delegates in Nevada, Kansas and South Carolina will be committed to President Trump

Trump Mocks Mark Sanford’s Marital Infidelity in Response to Primary Challenge – (National Review)
Trump mocked Sanford on Monday, less than one day after Sanford announced he would launch a primary challenge against the president.

Top Democrats press Trump on background checks legislation | TheHill – (The Hill)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)&…

Billy Bush on how the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape was “weaponized”: “I was not prepared” – (CBS News)
“I got taken out, but I wasn’t the target,” Bush said

Is a peace deal with the Taliban permanently off the table? – (Fox News)
President Trump calls off peace talks with the Taliban after a deadly attack in Afghanistan. Military historian Saul David reacts and details his new book ‘The Force.’

Air Force reviews layovers after crew stayed at Trump hotel – (Google News)
The Air Force has decided to investigate all layovers because of a possible perception that it’s “not being good stewards of taxpayer funds.”

Trump slams ‘boring’ John Legend, ‘filthy-mouthed’ Chrissy Teigen over criminal justice reform | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump lashed out at celebrity couple John Legend and Ch…

Trump labels GOP challengers ‘Three Stooges’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump early Monday knocked former South Carolina governor and congressman Mar…

US Air Force orders review over Trump resort stays – (BBC News)
The order follows revelations some crews had stayed at one of the president’s Scottish golf resorts.

Donald Trump targets John Legend, Chrissy Teigen after Legend appears on MSNBC criminal justice series – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump called out John Legend and wife, Chrissy Teigen, after Legend spoke on criminal justice with Lester Holt on MSNBC Sunday night.

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