2019-09-27

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

Afghan voters torn between fear, frustration, sense of duty – (Associated Press)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Torn between fear, frustration and a sense of duty, Ahmad is undecided about defying Taliban warnings not to vote in this weekend’s Afghan presidential election.He…

Protests break out across Egypt demanding el-Sisi’s resignation – (Al Jazeera English)
Demonstrators take to the streets after Friday prayers as security forces ramp up checks in Cairo.

Hundreds freed from Nigeria ‘torture house’ – (BBC News)
Nearly 500 men and boys were tortured, sexually abused, chained up and starved, police say.

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said.Iran’s…

Why The Times Published Details of the Whistle-Blower’s Identity – (The New York Times)
Our executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses readers’ concerns about the decision to publish information on a person who is central to the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Boeing CEO to testify before Congress on 737 MAX – (Reuters)
Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg has agreed to testify before Congress next month on the now grounded 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people, a U.S. House Committee said on Friday.

Prince Harry walks through Angola mine field, echoing Diana – (Associated Press)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A body armor-wearing Prince Harry on Friday followed in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, whose walk through an active mine field in Angola years ago helped to…

‘Used and dehumanized’: Dozens of boys found chained in Nigeria – (Reuters)
More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday.

Report: No-deal Brexit could leave UK with medical shortages – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government watchdog says there’s still a “significant amount” of work to do to make sure the country has an adequate supply of licensed drugs in case of a no-deal…

U.S. consumer spending slows; business investment weak – (Reuters)
U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August and business investment remained weak, suggesting the economy was losing momentum as trade tensions linger.

Wall Street opens higher as financials rise – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as financials rose but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq may still end a volatile week in the red as the shock of the launch of an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump offsets positive cues on trade.

AP Analysis: It doesn’t take a crime to impeach a president – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Democrats press ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, their case will rest in large part on the claim that he sought a foreign government’s…

Pope urges Silicon Valley to avoid slide toward new “barbarism” – (Reuters)
Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new “form of barbarism” where the law of the strongest prevails over the common good.

White House dusts off Mueller playbook as pressure mounts – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is dusting off its playbook from the special counsel’s Russia investigation.Caught off guard by the speed at which a whistleblower’s claims have morphed…

Iranian president says U.S. offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks – (Reuters)
The United States offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks but Tehran has not yet accepted the offer due to the current “toxic atmosphere”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday.

Trump says he refused to lift sanctions for an Iran meeting – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had refused a request by Tehran to lift sanctions in exchange for talks, contradicting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who earlier on Friday said the United States had offered to lift restrictions to facilitate a meeting.

Shares rise as trade optimism muffles impeachment noise – (Reuters)
World shares erased losses on Friday, buoyed by a wave of optimism that U.S.-China trade tensions might be easing as markets largely brushed off concerns about possible impeachment moves against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower…

Hong Kong braces for weekend protests ahead of major Chinese anniversary – (Reuters)
Hong Kong is braced for a weekend of unrest with pro-democracy protests likely to mount in the China-ruled territory ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on Tuesday.

‘Harsh, dangerous’ actions against Muslims risk Sri Lanka peace – (Al Jazeera English)
Unfair treatment of Muslims after Easter attacks could raise sectarian tensions to dangerous levels, warns think-tank.

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From various sources

Trump: Iran wanted me to lift sanctions and I said no – (The Jerusalem Post)
US president Donald Trump denied on Friday that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.

NRL Finals live scores: Raiders vs Rabbitohs updates, video, 2019 – (News.com.au)
The Raiders haven’t been to a grand final since 1994, but after knocking off the Storm in Melbourne the Green Machine are red-hot favourites to end the Rabbitohs’ season and become the first team through to the 2019 NRL grand final.

Wells Fargo names new CEO: Charles Scharf of BNY Mellon – (Business Insider (UK))
Wells Fargo names new CEO: Charles Scharf of BNY Mellon

r/dankmemes – Please go to your email and get your 6 digit code! – (Reddit /r/all)
54,588 votes and 224 comments so far on Reddit

r/Damnthatsinteresting – 100 year old picture show how amazing the traditional Rwandan hairstyle was. – (Reddit /r/all)
20,996 votes and 759 comments so far on Reddit

r/Eyebleach – I never get tired of seeing this every week – (Reddit /r/all)
27,106 votes and 310 comments so far on Reddit

r/comedyheaven – ? – (Reddit /r/all)
17,978 votes and 187 comments so far on Reddit

r/WatchPeopleDieInside – Seeing your tv show host career ending on live tv – (Reddit /r/all)
19,185 votes and 829 comments so far on Reddit

r/quityourbullshit – Man pretends to be a Sergeant, says he is in the Navy, then deletes account after being called out. – (Reddit /r/all)
11,268 votes and 485 comments so far on Reddit

r/Whatcouldgowrong – Using real fire works as a special effect inside a building – (Reddit /r/all)
21,851 votes and 743 comments so far on Reddit

r/pics – My grandfather making a remark on how few ribbons I have. – (Reddit /r/all)
52,360 votes and 1,388 comments so far on Reddit

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Viola Davis Revealed Why She Wore Sneakers Instead Of Heels At The Emmys – (Buzzfeed)
Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel about the expectations set on women to look a certain way, Viola said: “That’s what it feels like. That you’re forced to wear heels.”

Web Development Simplified with Svelte – (Hacker News)
This article provides a thorough introduction to Svelte and walks you through the fundamentals necessary to start building web applications with it.

Beyond Meat shows rise in stock; food delivery app DoorDash hacked – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: Plant-based company Beyond Meat sees a rise in stock; the popular food delivery app DoorDash was hacked affecting nearly 5 million delivery drivers, merchants and restaurants.

Brooke Shields says she lost ‘View’ co-hosting gig to Jenny McCarthy – (Fox News)
Brooke Shields squirmed in her seat when she was asked about auditioning for “The View.”

Japan and EU sign deal in riposte to China’s Belt and Road – (Financial Times)
Ambitious plan aimed at building infrastructure and setting development standards worldwide

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

WATCH: College students call for Trump impeachment, though they’re not sure why – (Fox News)
As House Democrats push for an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips traveled to a Virginia campus to ask college students about why such action should be taken.

Your Taste In Condiments Will Reveal What Kind Of Lover You Are – (Buzzfeed)
Are you sweet or spicy?

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All about Trump

Trump: Iran wanted me to lift sanctions and I said no – (The Jerusalem Post)
US president Donald Trump denied on Friday that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.

WATCH: College students call for Trump impeachment, though they’re not sure why – (Fox News)
As House Democrats push for an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips traveled to a Virginia campus to ask college students about why such action should be taken.

Trump, allies ramp up attacks over Ukraine call furor as Dems hit gas on impeachment – (Fox News)
The White House and congressional Democrats moved into a state of total political war in the wake of this week’s stunning document dumps, historic testimony and impeachment inquiry launch over President Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president.

President Trump wants to know who the whistleblower’s sources are – (CBS News)
An audio recording obtained by The Los Angeles Times captured President Trump telling a group of people at a private event that he wants to know who shared information with a whistleblower. The president said whoever leaked the information about his communica…

Shut Down DC is back and they’re protesting outside EPA, Trump Hotel and Wells Fargo – (USA Today)
Climate change activists on Friday protested outside the Trump Hotel, the EPA, Wells Fargo Bank and BlackRock in Washington, D.C.

Trump Attacks Head of Impeachment Inquiry – (The Wall Street Journal)
President criticizes Adam Schiff’s interpretation of July phone call with Ukraine leader

Opinion | The toughest lawyer in Massachusetts and Trump’s worst nightmare – (The Washington Post)
Maura Healey is an unsung legal hero.

Why The Times Published Details of the Whistle-Blower’s Identity – (The New York Times)
Our executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses readers’ concerns about the decision to publish information on a person who is central to the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Russia: “We would like to hope” Trump-Putin calls would never be released – (Axios)
“Is it the Democrats’ job to make a laughing stock of the United States?”

Pelosi: Impeachment Inquiry Is ‘No Cause for Any Joy’ – (Fortune)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that there’s “no cause for any joy” in launching an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors agree to pause in subpoena for Trump tax returns – (CNBC)
Prosecutors will hold off enforcing the subpoena until two business days after the judge rules on whether to dismiss the case or by Oct. 7 — whichever comes sooner.

Live updates: Trump whistleblower alleges White House coverup – CNNPolitics – (Google News)
A whistleblower’s complaint says President Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, and the White House tried to cover it up. Follow here for the latest.

Nancy Pelosi: William Barr Has ‘Gone Rogue’ – (The Huffington Post)
A lot of questions remain about what the attorney general knew about President Donald Trump asking a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election.

Wall Street opens higher as financials rise – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as financials rose but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq may still end a volatile week in the red as the shock of the launch of an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump offsets positive cues on trade.

AP Analysis: It doesn’t take a crime to impeach a president – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Democrats press ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, their case will rest in large part on the claim that he sought a foreign government’s…

Trump says he refused to lift sanctions for an Iran meeting – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had refused a request by Tehran to lift sanctions in exchange for talks, contradicting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who earlier on Friday said the United States had offered to lift restrictions to facilitate a meeting.

Shares rise as trade optimism muffles impeachment noise – (Reuters)
World shares erased losses on Friday, buoyed by a wave of optimism that U.S.-China trade tensions might be easing as markets largely brushed off concerns about possible impeachment moves against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump demands Schiff resign over ‘parody’ reading of Ukraine call: ‘HE GOT CAUGHT’ – (Fox News)
President Trump called Friday for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to resign for “fraudulently” reading out a hyperbolic account of Trump’s controversial July phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Calls to cancel New York Times subscriptions emerge over report identifying Trump whistleblower – (Google News)
Calls to cancel subscriptions to the New York Times reached fever pitch on Thursday night following outrage over the newspaper’s decision to identify the Trump whistleblower as a CIA official.

Donald Trump and Adam Schiff used words like ‘fraud’ and ‘shakedown’ in impeachment battle – (USA Today)
Trump and Schiff renewed their battle a day after release of a whistleblower’s complaint that Trump improperly pressured Ukraine’s president.

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