2019-09-12

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House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase…

As trade talks loom, Chinese firms look into buying U.S. farm goods – (Reuters)
Chinese companies have started to inquire about prices for U.S. agricultural goods purchases, Beijing said on Thursday, in a further sign of potential de-escalation in the bitter and protracted trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods, Mnuchin says – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to keep or even raise tariffs on Chinese imports amid ongoing trade talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, after both sides granted concessions ahead of the next round of negotiations.

Settlement money won’t restore Ohio city upended by opioids – (Associated Press)
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of…

Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as ‘retarded,’ police chief as ‘half-wit’ in emails – (Reuters)
In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as “emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded” and calling the schoo…

Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to many Central Americans – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.

ECB action, hit by Trump as ‘hurting U.S. exports,’ ups pressure on Fed – (Reuters)
The European Central Bank’s move to cut interest rates and restart a larger stimulus program drew fast reaction from the White House on Thursday, with President Donald Trump saying the ECB was undercutting the value of its currency and “hurting U.S. exports.”

Hong Kong protesters plan busy Mid-Autumn Festival – (Reuters)
Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend, after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations that have rocked the Chinese-ruled city since June.

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United…

Trump Wants Big Diplomatic Wins. Here Are the Odds. – (The New York Times)
John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room — and has left a series of gambles behind that President Trump must manage between now and Election Day.

Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections – (The New York Times)
The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.

Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable…

ECB promises stimulus buys ‘as long as necessary’ – (Reuters)
The European Central Bank promised an indefinite supply of fresh asset purchases and cut interest rates deeper into negative territory on Thursday in an effort to prop up the ailing euro zone economy that was cheered by financial markets.

Highlights: Draghi comments at ECB press conference – (Reuters)
The European Central Bank approved a fresh stimulus package as expected on Thursday, cutting interest rates and approving a new round of bond purchases to prop up euro zone growth and halt a worrisome drop in inflation expectations.

Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe…

AP-NORC poll: Trump gets some of his worst grades on climate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and…

Euro zone bond yields and euro slide after ECB unleashes stimulus – (Reuters)
Bond yields tumbled across the euro zone on Thursday and the single currency fell toward recent 28-month lows after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and resumed asset buying, while bank shares ceded early knee-jerk gains.

Eurozone gets fresh aid to bolster flagging growth – (BBC News)
The European Central Bank cuts key interest rate and re-starts quantitative easing.

Statement from the ECB following policy meeting – (Reuters)
Following is the statement from the European Central Bank following its policy meeting.

New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — New official data obtained by The Associated Press shows a spike in Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem since President Donald Trump took office in…

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From various sources

Boxers Throw Their Mats in the Ring with Yoga – (Fox Sports)
While boxing remains one of the last of the old-school sports, progressives such as Shawn Porter are exploring new ways to enhance their performance in the ring.

Ashes 5th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, weather, updates | Day 1 Australia vs England – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day one of the fifth Ashes Test.

Saudi princess complicit in beating up worker in luxury Paris flat – (The Jerusalem Post)
Speaking after the verdict, Princess Hassa bint Salman’s French lawyer said most of the declarations made by workman Ashraf Eid were false and that an appeal would be lodged.

Top US official to Post: No Iran regime change, but keeping max pressure – (The Jerusalem Post)
Top US counter-terror official, Nathan Sales says the US is looking for Iran to “behave like a normal state.”

New Italian gov gets green light, Holocaust survivor warns against hatred – (The Jerusalem Post)
“I personally experienced how easy it is to move from words of hatred to acts of hatred,” said Italian Auschwitz survivor and senator for life, Lillana Segre.

Israeli officials deny the country is spying on Donald Trump – report – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Politico, a US government investigation concluded that Jerusalem was behind several devices that were uncovered in Washington.

Colosseum: Challenging IDF cyber defense officers – (The Jerusalem Post)
The two-week-long drill sees officers and soldiers play the roles of the attacker and the defender.

Is Netanyahu’s annexation payback for Trump’s softening on Iran? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Bolton’s departure, coming on the heels of Trump’s comments about meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, is one more ominous sign for Netanyahu.

President of French National Assembly investigated over property deal – (Financial Times)
Richard Ferrand, close ally of Emmanuel Macron, says he will stay in office during probe

Drop in hot stocks stirs memories of ‘quant quake’ – (Financial Times)
Post-summer market rally masks momentum stocks’ worst day for a decade

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Recent Match Report – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents, Caribbean Premier League, 8th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents, Caribbean Premier League, 8th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

10 Democratic presidential hopefuls set to square off in third debate – (Fox News)
DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa on what issues she believes 2020 Democratic hopefuls will focus on in the third debate.

Leak reveals how the Pixel 4’s new face unlock setup differs from Face ID – (The Verge)
The latest Pixel 4 XL leak gives us our first look at Google’s process for setting up facial recognition. It’s broadly similar to Apple’s Face ID setup, involving asking users to spin their head in a circle. But in a nice touch, it provides some helpful extra…

Anthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken clarifies concussion comments – (BBC Sport)
Anthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken insists the health of his boxers is of “paramount importance”.

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All about Trump

Israeli officials deny the country is spying on Donald Trump – report – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Politico, a US government investigation concluded that Jerusalem was behind several devices that were uncovered in Washington.

Is Netanyahu’s annexation payback for Trump’s softening on Iran? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Bolton’s departure, coming on the heels of Trump’s comments about meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, is one more ominous sign for Netanyahu.

Trump administration to repeal waterway protections | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday will announce final plans to redefine and t…

House Judiciary approves resolution outlining rules for Trump impeachment inquiry – (Axios)
It’s the committee’s first vote on an action related to its ongoing impeachment probe.

Cuccinelli says Trump birthright citizenship action not coming ‘in the near future’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
One of President Trump’s top immigration officials said Thursday that he does not expect to see a…

House panel approves impeachment inquiry parameters as Democrats try to clarify their strategy – (CNN)
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a resolution defining the rules of the panel’s impeachment investigation, the first vote the committee has taken related to the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Impeachment inquiry ramps up as Judiciary panel adopts procedural guidelines – (NBC News)
The House Judiciary Committee took a dramatic step Thursday in its ongoing investigation into whether to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Trump is prepared to keep, raise tariffs on Chinese goods, Mnuchin says – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to keep or even raise tariffs on Chinese imports amid ongoing trade talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, after both sides granted concessions ahead of the next round of negotiations.

Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to many Central Americans – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.

ECB action, hit by Trump as ‘hurting U.S. exports,’ ups pressure on Fed – (Reuters)
The European Central Bank’s move to cut interest rates and restart a larger stimulus program drew fast reaction from the White House on Thursday, with President Donald Trump saying the ECB was undercutting the value of its currency and “hurting U.S. exports.”

House Dems move on Trump impeachment, as Republicans mock ‘giant Instagram filter’ hiding disarray – (Fox News)
House Judiciary Democrats on Thursday took a big step in their Trump impeachment push as they met to set the ground rules for a formal committee inquiry — but Republicans laughed it off as a “giant Instagram filter” to hide how divided Democrats truly are on…

Why negative interest rates in the U.S. would be the real ‘bonehead’ move – (Financial Post)
Joe Chidley: Trump’s aim to ‘get paid to borrow money’ carries a whole bunch of new risks

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United…

Donna Brazile previews Democrat debate round 3 and the stakes for Biden – (Fox News)
Former DNC interim chairwoman and Fox News contributor Donna Brazile reacts to Democrats’ ongoing Trump investigations and the first Democrat debate with all the participants on the same stage.

Trump Wants Big Diplomatic Wins. Here Are the Odds. – (The New York Times)
John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room — and has left a series of gambles behind that President Trump must manage between now and Election Day.

Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections – (The New York Times)
The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.

Trump vape ban: Crackdown on flavored vaping products unlikely to take effect soon – (CBS News)
“There’ll be legal challenges, ’cause this is a big market,” one expert said

U.S.-China tariffs: Trump delays China tariff increase by 2 weeks as “gesture of goodwill” – (CBS News)
Tariffs slated to rise to 30% on October 1 will now be delayed, giving some breathing room to trade talks

Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections – (Google News)
The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.

Who is the Biggest Winner Out of the Vaping Ban and JUUL Debacle? – (Crypto Coins News)
The Trump administration has proposed a controversial ban on flavored e-cig vaping products as a response to an outbreak of lung disease

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