2019-09-25

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The Latest: Memo shows Trump fixated on Mueller probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):10:10 a.m.The memo summarizing President Donald Trump’s call with the…

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden,…

Trump Told Ukraine’s Leader to Work With Barr to Investigate Biden – (The New York Times)
Separately, two intelligence officials referred Mr. Trump’s activity to the Justice Department for a possible investigation. Law enforcement officials declined to open an inquiry.

At center of US scandal, Ukraine’s leader speaks at the UN – (Associated Press)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Abruptly cast into the center of a political storm in the United States, Ukraine’s president steered clear of the controversy Wednesday as he made his debut speech on…

Trump call details that sparked impeachment inquiry released – (BBC News)
Details of a controversial phone call at the centre of President Trump’s impeachment inquiry are released

Voracious swamp rodents set off alarms in California – (Associated Press)
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for…

U.S. House Democrats plunge into Trump impeachment inquiry – (Reuters)
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were set on Wednesday to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race.

Workers, car owners, dealers and GM feel pinch from strike – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — As the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors stretches into a second week, it’s not just the company and striking workers getting pinched.With many replacement…

Zero chance of Trump and Rouhani meeting at U.N.: Iranian official – (Reuters)
There is no chance that the presidents of the United States and Iran will meet during the United Nations General Assembly this week, an Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday,

Sunexpress to fly tourists in Turkey back home after Thomas Cook collapse – (Reuters)
Sunexpress airline will provide extra capacity to fly tourists stranded in Turkey back to their homes after tourism agency Thomas Cook collapsed, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters on Wednesday.

Wall Street opens flat as Trump impeachment threat weighs – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened largely flat on Wednesday as a move to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump unnerved investors, but losses were limited as Nike and tobacco stocks rose.

For Joe Biden, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brings a Long-Expected Test – (The New York Times)
As the House of Representatives begins an inquiry, Mr. Biden has been drawn into a wildly unpredictable situation that may affect his standing in the 2020 race.

Baby Archie meets Archbishop Tutu on royal tour – (BBC News)
It is the first time the Duke and Duchess’s son has been seen during their 10-day tour of Africa.

Fast-moving glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif – (Associated Press)
MILAN (AP) — A fast-moving Italian glacier is melting quickly, threatening a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur and prompting the mayor to close down a mountain…

U.S. imposing sanctions on Chinese entities over Iranian oil: Pompeo – (Reuters)
The United States is imposing sanctions on certain Chinese entities for knowingly transferring oil from Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in what he called fresh actions to intensify pressure on Iran.

30 years after fall of Berlin Wall, East Germans feel inferior – (Reuters)
A majority of Germans in the former communist East feel like second-class citizens almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall even though they are catching up economically with western regions, a government report showed on Wednesday.

Philip Morris and Altria ditch merger talks as Juul faces crisis – (Reuters)
Tobacco giants Philip Morris International and Altria Group have scrapped merger talks as Altria-backed e-cigarette maker Juul Labs sank deeper into crisis and said it would suspend advertising in the United States.

Iran ready to accept nuclear deal changes if U.S. returns, lifts sanctions: spokesman – (Reuters)
Iran is willing to give reassurances on not seeking nuclear arms and accept changes to its 2015 nuclear accord with world power if the United States returns to the deal and lifts sanctions, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Thomas Cook Germany in rescue talks with investors – (Reuters)
Thomas Cook’s German tour business filed for insolvency on Wednesday in a move aimed at separating its brands and operations from its failed parent, and said it was in talks with potential new investors.

Factbox: Thomas Cook collapse prompts international response – (Reuters)
The collapse of British travel operator Thomas Cook left hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers abroad and forced governments and insurers to coordinate a huge operation to get them home.

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From various sources

State Secretary Mike Pompeo: Iran is the aggressor not the aggrieved – (The Jerusalem Post)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at the United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2019 Iran Summit, ahead of Iranian President Hassen Rouhani’s expected address at the United Nations General Assembly.

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

First female IAF flight squadron leader takes command – (The Jerusalem Post)
Lt.-Col. “G” took command of the IAF’s Nachshon Squadron

Official readout: President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky – (The Washington Post)

21 Real Classes That People Actually Took In College – (Buzzfeed)
“How To Deal With Difficult People” should be a required course at every college.

eBay chief executive Devin Wenig steps down amid strategic review – (Financial Times)
Departure comes amind pressure on ecommerce pioneer from activist investors to sell businesses

Laura Dern, Sam Neill, And Jeff Goldblum Are All Returning To The “Jurassic Park” Franchise In “Major” Roles – (Buzzfeed)
Life really does find a way.

Trump’s Ukraine call transcript: Read the document – (Fox News)
The Trump administration has released an unclassified transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

25 Funny Tweets To Make You Forget About That Bad Day You’re Having – (Buzzfeed)
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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

Trump Ukraine transcript: Read the full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president released by the White House today – live updates – (CBS News)
The controversy has convinced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward with an impeachment inquiry

Ukraine Transcript Confirms Trump Asked Zelensky to ‘Look Into’ Biden, Prosecutor – (National Review)
“Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it…it sounds horrible to me,” Trump told Zelensky.

Shane Dawson’s new docuseries will explore beauty YouTube’s biggest controversy – (The Verge)
Shane Dawson’s new series, “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star,” aims to be his biggest one yet, going behind the scenes with one of YouTube’s most prominent and controversial beauty moguls at a time when the community was undergoing its biggest feud to date…

Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, transcript shows – (CNN)
President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed for Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, during a July 25 phone call, according to a transcript of the conversation released by the White House.

Trump asked Ukraine president to look into Biden activities – (The Irish Times)
Democrats accuse Trump of soliciting Ukraine’s help to smear Joe Biden

Juul halts advertising in United States, replaces CEO – (The Verge)
Embattled e-cigarette heavyweight Juul is shaking up its leadership and marketing policies as the company faces increasing scrutiny of its products from regulators. The company announced on September 25th that CEO Kevin Burns is being replaced by K.C. Crosthw…

Trump Ukraine transcript: The full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president to be released by the White House today – (Google News)
Trump, who is at the United Nations General Assembly, said in two tweets that he’s authorizing the release of the full transcript of his July call with the Ukrainian president

Mum forced to sleep in son’s room as her ‘ceiling and walls are plagued by rats’ – (Mirror)
Laura Monk, 28, lives in a Derby Homes flat and claims rats infested a bin store nearby before managing to make their way into the block of flats via damaged air vent covers

The Latest: Memo shows Trump fixated on Mueller probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):10:10 a.m.The memo summarizing President Donald Trump’s call with the…

Trump Ukraine transcript: The full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president to be released by the White House today – (CBS News)
Trump, who is at the United Nations General Assembly, said in two tweets that he’s authorizing the release of the full transcript of his July call with the Ukrainian president

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All about Trump

Official readout: President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky – (The Washington Post)

Trump’s Ukraine call transcript: Read the document – (Fox News)
The Trump administration has released an unclassified transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Trump Ukraine transcript: Read the full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president released by the White House today – live updates – (CBS News)
The controversy has convinced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward with an impeachment inquiry

Ukraine Transcript Confirms Trump Asked Zelensky to ‘Look Into’ Biden, Prosecutor – (National Review)
“Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it…it sounds horrible to me,” Trump told Zelensky.

Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, transcript shows – (CNN)
President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed for Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, during a July 25 phone call, according to a transcript of the conversation released by the White House.

Trump asked Ukraine president to look into Biden activities – (The Irish Times)
Democrats accuse Trump of soliciting Ukraine’s help to smear Joe Biden

Trump Ukraine transcript: The full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president to be released by the White House today – (Google News)
Trump, who is at the United Nations General Assembly, said in two tweets that he’s authorizing the release of the full transcript of his July call with the Ukrainian president

The Latest: Memo shows Trump fixated on Mueller probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):10:10 a.m.The memo summarizing President Donald Trump’s call with the…

Trump Ukraine transcript: The full, unredacted transcript of the president’s call with Ukraine president to be released by the White House today – (CBS News)
Trump, who is at the United Nations General Assembly, said in two tweets that he’s authorizing the release of the full transcript of his July call with the Ukrainian president

Transcript confirms Trump asked for Biden investigation – (RTE)
Transcript of a telephone call between Donald Trump and Ukraine leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirms the US president did ask him to investigate Democrat Joe Biden.

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden,…

READ: Transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian president | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration on Wednesday …

Trump administration releases transcript of call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky amid impeachment inquiry – (USA Today)
The Trump administration released transcript of a call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky a day after Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry.

Trump Told Ukraine’s Leader to Work With Barr to Investigate Biden – (The New York Times)
Separately, two intelligence officials referred Mr. Trump’s activity to the Justice Department for a possible investigation. Law enforcement officials declined to open an inquiry.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and Trump had a “policy discussion” about gun control – “CBS This Morning” interview – (CBS News)
Jacinda Ardern got global attention earlier this year for implementing strict gun control measures after the mosque shootings in Christchurch

Ukraine call transcript shows Trump sought Biden probe, but made no mention of US aid – (Fox News)
The White House on Wednesday released a transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showing him seeking a review of Biden family dealings in the country – but the document does not show Trump leveraging military…

Five Moments In Donald Trump’s Phone Call To Ukraine That Could Fuel The Impeachment Investigation – (Buzzfeed)
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son … so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great.”

Trump call details that sparked impeachment inquiry released – (BBC News)
Details of a controversial phone call at the centre of President Trump’s impeachment inquiry are released

White House releases memo of Trump-Ukraine call – (Axios)
The two leaders discussed investigating Joe Biden.

White House releases transcript of Trump call to Ukraine | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration on Wednesday released a …

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