2019-09-24

Headlines:

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

European powers back U.S. in blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack, urge broader talks – (Reuters)
Britain, Germany and France backed the United States and blamed Iran on Monday for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, urging Tehran to agree to new talks with world powers on its nuclear and missile programs and regional security issues.

Iran says U.S. sanctions blocking equipment to fight pollution at energy plants – (Reuters)
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions were preventing Tehran’s access to equipment it had bought to stop flaring natural gas and fight dangerous pollution at energy plants.

Thomas Cook collapse affects 53,000 British nationals in Spain: tourism minister – (Reuters)
The collapse of British travel firm Thomas Cook has affected 53,000 Britons in Spain, Spanish Acting Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told reporters on Tuesday.

Houses collapse in Pakistan’s deadly earthquake – (BBC News)
The 5.8 magnitude tremor hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir near Mirpur, killing at least four.

Canada Conservatives’ Scheer pulls ahead of Trudeau in polls in wake of blackface scandal – (Reuters)
Canada’s Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has overtaken Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of next month’s national election, polls showed on Tuesday, after past images of Trudeau in blackface emerged last week.

Wall Street opens higher as easing trade concerns boost techs – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, lifted by technology shares, after Washington confirmed that trade talks will resume in two weeks, easing some uncertainty caused by the cancellation of a U.S. farm visit by Chinese delegates last week.

Top UK court: Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was illegal – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the…

Indonesian students rally against changes to corruption law – (Associated Press)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia’s…

Senior U.S. lawmaker demands investigation of Trump’s withholding of Ukraine funds – (Reuters)
A senior U.S. senator demanded on Tuesday an investigation of the Trump administration’s withholding of millions of dollars in aid for Ukraine, as congressional Democrats worked to increase pressure on the president.

The Latest: Former prime minister ‘delighted’ by ruling – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the British Prime Minister (all times local):2 p.m.Former Prime Minister John Major says he hopes the U.K. Supreme Court ruling…

Trump denies pressuring Ukraine, will not commit to transcript release – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday denied trying to coerce Ukraine into investigating his Democratic rival Joe Biden, but wavered about whether he would release a transcript of a phone call that some Democrats say is grounds for his impeachment.

After Thomas Cook collapse, UK PM asks why bosses got paid millions – (Reuters)
After the collapse of Thomas Cook left tens of thousands of Britons reliant on the government to bring them home, Prime Minister Boris Johnson questioned whether the travel firm’s bosses should have paid themselves so much ahead of its demise.

Brexit crisis deepens as court rules Johnson unlawfully suspended UK parliament – (Reuters)
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, a humiliating rebuke that thrusts Britain’s exit from the European Union into deeper turmoil.

Canada says officials did not act improperly when Huawei CFO was arrested – (Reuters)
There is no evidence Canadian border officials or police acted improperly when Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained and arrested at Vancouver’s airport nearly 10 months ago, the attorney general of Canada said in a filing released on Monda…

‘We’re a mess’: Egypt’s economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi – (Al Jazeera English)
Protests calling for president’s departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity.

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people – (Associated Press)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city’s main treatment plant, raising new…

Epstein’s Paris flat searched by police – (BBC News)
The financier was facing sex charges in the US when he killed himself in August.

Volkswagen bosses charged in Germany over diesel scandal – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged Volkswagen’s current chief executive and chairman as well as its former CEO with market manipulation in connection with the diesel…

Earthquake hits Pakistan-administered Kashmir – (Al Jazeera English)
Local police official tells Al Jazeera ‘there is a lot of damage to infrastructure but no casualties yet’.

Trump out to square America First with united front on Iran – (Associated Press)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump goes before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to try to square his “America First” approach to foreign policy with his administration’s hope for a…

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From various sources

WATCH LIVE: World leaders speak at the U.N. General Assembly – (The Jerusalem Post)
The UNGA kicks off in New York.

Pound firms after UK court rules parliament suspension illegal – (The Jerusalem Post)
The top court’s decision was seen as reducing the probability of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal and increased the chances of a Brexit delay, sending the pound higher.

Katz meets at U.N. an Arab Foreign Minister from unnamed country – (The Jerusalem Post)
“A first, fascinating meeting yesterday on the sidelines of the UN meeting with one of the Arab foreign ministers,” Katz wrote on his twitter account.

LIVE Johnson strongly disagrees with UK Supreme Court ruling, says it makes getting Brexit deal harder – (The Irish Times)
Rolling coverage of political developments as the British parliament is set to resume tomorrow morning following dramatic court ruling

Recent Match Report – India Women vs South Africa Women 1st T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of India Women vs South Africa Women 1st T20I 2019, South Africa Women tour of India 2019/20 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Match Preview Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Final 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read and watch preview for Final 2019, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

35 Products Anyone With A Bathroom Probably Needs To Take The Plunge And Buy – (Buzzfeed)
Just buy this stuff already.

President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly – (Fox News)

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

Vegan Disney: New plant-based options available at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks hundreds of restaurants – (CBS News)
The “happiest place on Earth” just got happier – for vegans

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet underprivileged children on Cape Town beach – (Daily Mail)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met a group of excited children on Monwabisi Beach near Cape Town this morning, where they heard about the work of the Waves for Change charity.

Spotify’s app for artists gets a big revamp, adds real-time stats for any song – (TechCrunch)
Spotify this morning is rolling out an updated version of its app for artists, across both iOS and Android. The new app includes a refreshed design, as well as new analytics like real-time stats on how many plays a song is currently getting around the world, …

What’s in a Page: What Attica Locke’s <em>Heaven, My Home</em> has in common with ‘Old Town Road’ – (Entertainment Weekly)
In ‘Heave, My Home,’ Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is tasked with tracking down the missing son of a local white supremacist family.

M. Night Shyamalan reveals creepy first teasers for mystery Apple TV+ series – (Entertainment Weekly)
Creepy baby. Creepy cricket. Just creepy.

Watch: Trump delivers address at the UN General Assembly – (CNBC)
Trump’s speech is expected to focus on his administration’s pressure campaign against Iran.

Boston Dynamics’ Spot is leaving the laboratory – (The Verge)
Boston Dynamics has announced new leasing program for its Spot robot (formerly SpotMini), which is aimed at construction, entertainment, and other automation-friendly industries.

Spotify artists can now see how many listeners they have in real time – (The Verge)
Spotify is releasing a redesigned Spotify for Artists app that gives artists enhanced stats about their music and fans. The new app will display the total number of people listening to an artist’s tracks worldwide at any moment.

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas can now do an impressive gymnastics routine – (The Verge)
Boston Dynamics has released a new video of Atlas doing a small gymnastics routine. It consists of a number of somersaults, a short handstand, a nifty little 360-degree spinning jump, and even a balletic split leap.

Spot, the Internet’s Wildest 4-Legged Robot, Is Finally Here – (Wired)
A select few can now lease the famous robot, formerly known as SpotMini, from Boston Dynamics. But what exactly is it good for?

Panthers’ Cam Newton dealing with Lisfranc injury – (NFL News)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is believed to be dealing with a Lisfranc injury, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.

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All about Trump

President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly – (Fox News)

Watch: Trump delivers address at the UN General Assembly – (CNBC)
Trump’s speech is expected to focus on his administration’s pressure campaign against Iran.

Nancy Pelosi Gauging House Democrats’ Appetite For Impeachment: Reports – (The Huffington Post)
The House speaker has been reluctant to pursue impeaching Trump, but his Ukraine dealings have prompted more Democrats to push for it.

Donald Trump addresses the U.N. as Democrats step up impeachment calls over Ukraine scandal – (USA Today)
Democrats meet Tuesday to discuss a possible impeachment inquiry; Trump addresses the United Nations and meets with foreign leaders.

What it would take for Congress to impeach Trump – (CNBC)
Some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s critics are calling for an impeachment investigation following a whistleblower complaint. Here’s how impeachment would work.

For Trump, It’s Lonely Going It Alone – (Time)
As President Donald Trump speaks at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, he faces a hard truth: He has global goals, but is unwilling to build broad coalitions to accomplish them.

From Greta Thunberg to Trump, the UN climate summit highlighted a massive divide – (Axios)
There’s fresh ambition from big players as advocates worry it’s not nearly enough.

Trump mocks teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg – (CNN)
President Donald Trump mocked Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter late Monday night after the 16-year-old excoriated world leaders for not doing enough to tackle the climate crisis.

Senior U.S. lawmaker demands investigation of Trump’s withholding of Ukraine funds – (Reuters)
A senior U.S. senator demanded on Tuesday an investigation of the Trump administration’s withholding of millions of dollars in aid for Ukraine, as congressional Democrats worked to increase pressure on the president.

Trump U.N. speech today: Watch live stream as Donald Trump address United Nations General Assembly today — live updates – (CBS News)
The president’s third United Nations General Assembly has been dominated by questions about a phone call he had with the Ukrainian president over the summer

Trump denies pressuring Ukraine, will not commit to transcript release – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday denied trying to coerce Ukraine into investigating his Democratic rival Joe Biden, but wavered about whether he would release a transcript of a phone call that some Democrats say is grounds for his impeachment.

Congressman says impeachment is an option if White House blocks Ukraine probe – CNN Video – (CNN)
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), who has resisted calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, tells CNN’s Poppy Harlow he would reconsider if the whistleblower complaint against the President involving Ukraine were true.

John Avlon: This will fuel Democrats’ calls for impeachment – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down the implications of the Ukraine scandal surrounding President Trump.

More Dems back impeachment action amid reports Trump ordered Ukraine aid frozen – (Google News)
A growing list of House Democrats, nearly two-thirds of the party’s caucus, favor impeachment action as President Donald Trump is mired in a new scandal.

Pelosi and top Democrats plot next steps amid calls for impeachment – (CNN)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to meet with six House committee chairmen who are leading investigations into President Donald Trump, ahead of a full caucus meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss next steps, according to Democratic sources.

From Greta Thunberg to universal health care: Is the UN moving on from Donald Trump? – (USA Today)
Is Donald Trump pushing the U.S. to the sidelines of the U.N.? Does it matter? Some believe other world leaders are already moving on from the president.

Donald Trump accused of withholding aid in Ukraine scandal – (Financial Times)
Impeachment calls grow after reports president pressured Kiev to investigate Biden’s son

Kellyanne Conway previews President Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly, discusses Ukraine controversy – (Fox News)
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway joins Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Live updates: The latest on Trump’s Ukraine drama – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
President Trump asked his acting chief of staff to put a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before his call to the Ukrainian president, officials say. Follow here for the latest.

Trump slammed over comment on fervent Greta Thunberg speech – (Google News (Canada))
US presidents sparks outrage after appearing to mock teen activist who accused world leaders of failing her generation.

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