2019-09-22

Headlines:

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

Saudi Arabia seeks action against Iran after oil attack, allies wary – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom’s vulnerability to attack.

U.S. Democrat Schiff says Trump’s Ukraine call could justify impeachment – (Reuters)
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunda…

Pompeo: Former U.S. Vice President Biden should be investigated if he corruptly meddled in Ukraine probe of son – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.

Thomas Cook customers say Tunisia hotel stopped them leaving – (Reuters)
British tourists in Tunisia said their hotel stopped them leaving for several hours on Saturday night over concerns about payment by their holiday operator Thomas Cook, though the Tunisian government said the incident was a misunderstanding.

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in ‘Friends’ – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Friends” is getting old. Its fans have never been younger.As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted…

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit – (Associated Press)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special…

From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying – (The New York Times)
The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries.

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set street fires – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn…

Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate…

High-altitude funeral for lost Swiss glacier – (BBC News)
Dozens of people, some dressed in black, paid their respects to the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.

Climate change ‘accelerating’, say scientists – (BBC News)
A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.

Pompeo says U.S. mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter – (Reuters)
The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defense,”, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

House retiree: Toxic politics, Trump White House, bad knees – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Cook served 26 years as a Marine and was awarded two Purple Heart medals for combat wounds suffered in Vietnam. But amid his seventh year in Congress, the aching and…

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call – (Reuters)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.

Travel group Thomas Cook battles for survival with final creditor meeting – (Reuters)
The British government has plans in place to bring home stranded holidaymakers if Thomas Cook goes out of business, an event that would likely spark chaotic scenes at resorts and airports around the world.

Iran women ‘to be allowed into football matches’ – (BBC News)
Fifa says it received assurances from Iranian authorities, after the death of a woman this month.

How the past informs Trump’s vision of America’s future – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s vision of America’s tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays.He loves “beautiful” coal. “Beautiful” warships. And “those four beautiful words:…

England 35-3 Tonga: Eddie Jones’ side battle to opening World Cup win – (BBC News)
England’s World Cup campaign gets off to a spluttering 35-3 victory against unfancied Tonga in Sapporo.

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after storming shopping mall – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday to break up pro-democracy protesters who trashed fittings at a station and shopping mall, the latest in more than three months of often violent unrest.

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From various sources

F1 Live 2019: Singapore Grand Prix, news, updates, video, results, Daniel Ricciardo bizarre interview, disqualification – (News.com.au)
The 2019 Singaporean Grand Prix is already most likely out of the hands of Daniel Ricciardo after a stunning disqualification at the event.

Water security expert: Middle East water shortages require regional actio – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to hydrologist Prof. Jay Famiglietti, the regional scale of the world’s water scarcity hot-spots requires regional solutions

Liberman not to recommend anyone for PM – (The Jerusalem Post)
He summarized his red lines by saying “I don’t see us with the Democratic Union, with the messianics, the haredim or with the Joint List. I don’t see how that’s possible.”

IDF officer killed in botched Gaza raid awarded citation of merit – (The Jerusalem Post)
Lt.-Col. “M” was killed by friendly fire during botched intelligence operation last November in Khan Younis.

President Rivlin meets with political factions – WATCH LIVE – (The Jerusalem Post)
Who will receive the mandate to form a new government

Israel’s national baseball team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics – (The Jerusalem Post)
Israel’s baseball team made history Sunday, securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating South Africa 11-1 in Italy.

28 Things Under $20 You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By – (Buzzfeed)
Some of them are also under $10, and some are even under $5 — so what are you waiting for?

21 Facts About “Friends” That’ll Make You Feel Older Than Rachel Did Turning 30 – (Buzzfeed)
So no one told you life was gonna be this way (aka that you could feel this old).

Saudi Arabia seeks action against Iran after oil attack, allies wary – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom’s vulnerability to attack.

Singapore GP: Vettel leads strong Ferrari to 1-2 finish – (News24)
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended his year-long drought without a win at the Singapore Grand Prix, mastering a hazy circuit to claim a record fifth triumph in the city-state.

3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh, officials say. All the victims wore orange wristbands. – (The Washington Post)
Police are racing to reassemble the deadly night and have identified two venues that use orange wristbands.

“Howdy, Modi!” In Houston LIVE Updates: 400 Artistes Perform At “Howdy, Modi!” – (Google News (India))
Howdy, Modi! Event In Houston, Texas: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the US for a week-long visit on Saturday, is set to participate in “Howdy, Modi!”, a grand event set to take place in Houston, Texas.

Nature: Florida – (CBS News)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Myakaa River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left reeling as woeful Manchester United lose to West Ham and Marcus Rashford picks up – (TalkSport)

Calendar: Week of September 23 – (CBS News)
From Climate Week to the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

U.S. Democrat Schiff says Trump’s Ukraine call could justify impeachment – (Reuters)
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunda…

Pompeo: Former U.S. Vice President Biden should be investigated if he corruptly meddled in Ukraine probe of son – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.

Calendar: Week of September 23 – (CBS News)
From Climate Week to the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead

Trump confirms he discussed Biden with Ukrainian president – (Axios)
Trump had previously said that “it doesn’t matter” what he discussed on the controversial phone call.

Thomas Cook customers say Tunisia hotel stopped them leaving – (Reuters)
British tourists in Tunisia said their hotel stopped them leaving for several hours on Saturday night over concerns about payment by their holiday operator Thomas Cook, though the Tunisian government said the incident was a misunderstanding.

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All about Trump

U.S. Democrat Schiff says Trump’s Ukraine call could justify impeachment – (Reuters)
If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunda…

Pompeo: Former U.S. Vice President Biden should be investigated if he corruptly meddled in Ukraine probe of son – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened to protect his son from an investigation in Ukraine.

Trump confirms he discussed Biden with Ukrainian president – (Axios)
Trump had previously said that “it doesn’t matter” what he discussed on the controversial phone call.

Trump: Conversation with Ukrainian president ‘was absolutely perfect,’ touched on corruption, other issues – (Fox News)
President Trump answered questions Sunday morning regarding reports that a whistleblower complaint may had accused him of wrongdoing related to a July phone call with the Ukrainian president, and insisted that there was “absolutely nothing wrong” with the sub…

Trump walks tightrope on gun control | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump is stringing along the debate over gun control by keeping alive discussions on ex…

Live Updates: ‘Howdy Modi’ – CNN – (CNN)
The Houston rally will feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump. The event is called “Howdy, Modi!”

Donald Trump denies pressuring Ukraine to open Biden investigation – (Financial Times)
Senior Democrats suggest they could launch impeachment proceedings

Walmart’s assault weapon and vaping bans signal how CEOs can trump politicians – (Axios)
The pressure on CEOs from employees, customers and communities seems to only be intensifying.

Giuliani, Fox’s Roberts clash on appropriateness of Ukraine contacts | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy, Giuliani sparred with “Fox News Sunday” guest host Joh…

‘Howdy, Modi!’ – Thousands, plus Trump, due at Texas rally honoring Modi – (The Jerusalem Post)
The event gives Modi, a nationalist facing international criticism over a recent crackdown in disputed Kashmir, a chance to energize his relationship with Indian-Americans.

Schiff: Impeachment may be the only remedy if Trump pressured Ukraine on Biden – (Axios)
“This seems different in kind and we may very well have crossed the rubicon here.”

Trump said he had ‘absolutely perfect’ call with Ukraine president about political rival Biden – (USA Today)
Lawmakers call for more details on a claim that Donald Trump pressured Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating Joe Biden.

Trump goes on offensive against Biden, whistleblower amid Ukraine controversy | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday went on the offensive against Democratic presidential candidate Jo…

House retiree: Toxic politics, Trump White House, bad knees – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Cook served 26 years as a Marine and was awarded two Purple Heart medals for combat wounds suffered in Vietnam. But amid his seventh year in Congress, the aching and…

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call – (Reuters)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.

5 global crises Trump has failed to resolve ahead of UN General Assembly – (Axios)
The president is facing down a slew of global hotspots as he heads to the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage.

Theresa May-style evasion, Trump-esque smears on the media – Corbyn’s performance on Marr had it all – (Independent)
The Labour leader only becomes bad-tempered when he knows he’s completely bang to rights. Boy did it show

Trump’s sparkly trio of loyalists – (CNN)
Commentators this week focused on a trio of Trump loyalists — Sean Spicer who was twirling in a lime-green ruffled shirt, Corey Lewandowski who was tangling with and frustrating the House Judiciary Committee’s Democrats and Rudy Giuliani who was a key figure…

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with Iranian officials at this week’s Unit…

Voters are equally uneasy about Trump and his potential Democratic rivals, NBC/WSJ poll says – (CNBC)
A 58% majority of registered voters express unease about voting for Trump, but slightly more say the same about Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, while Elizabeth Warren fares only slightly better.

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