2018-11-20

Headlines:

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

More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul banqueting hall – (Reuters)
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

France urges Renault to replace Ghosn, Nissan alliance faces strain – (Reuters)
France urged Renault on Tuesday to replace CEO Carlos Ghosn after his arrest in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, which sources said formed part of an investigation extending to its broader carmaking alliance with Nissan.

Chicago police investigate hospital shooting that left four dead – (Reuters)
Chicago police on Tuesday were seeking a motive for a shooting rampage outside and inside a hospital late Monday that left four people dead, including the gunman, a physician who was his former girlfriend and a police officer, officials said.

Wall Street rout continues in early trade – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks tumbled in early trade on Tuesday. The S&P 500 hit a three-week low as weak results and forecasts from a bunch of retailers including Target and Kohl’s fanned worries about holiday season sales, while tech stocks continued to slide on concerns abo…

Target shares slide as profit misses estimate, inventories jump – (Reuters)
Target Corp said on Tuesday that third-quarter profit missed estimates as investments in its online business, higher wages and price cuts hurt margins and a big jump in inventory ahead of the critical holiday season worried investors.

Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire – (Associated Press)
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are lik…

Denmark aims to improve whistleblower protection amid Danske Bank scandal – (Reuters)
Denmark pledged to improve legal protection for whistleblowers after a British man who helped expose alleged money laundering at Danske Bank , spoke publicly for the first time.

Argument at Chicago hospital erupts into deadly shooting – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — A gunman repeatedly shot an emergency room doctor outside a Chicago hospital, including after she fell to the ground, before he ran into the building and fatally shot a responding police officer and a pharmacy worker as she walked out of an ele…

Twitter CEO kicks up storm in India, offending some Hindus – (Reuters)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him holding a poster saying “smash Brahminical patriarchy”, referring to the highest Hindu caste, went viral.

Gaza’s deadly demonstrations yield new casualties each week – (Associated Press)
MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel’s perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old Palest…

Goldman Sachs sees ‘modest’ emerging market rebound in 2019 – (Reuters)
Investment bank Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday that it expected emerging market shares, currencies and bonds to see a modest rebound next year.

Incoming rain could hinder search for California wildfire victims – (Reuters)
Heavy rains expected to hit Northern California late on Tuesday could help firefighters but will raise the risk of mudslides and hinder the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history as nearly 1,000 people remain missing.

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the …

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the …

Retail gloom, tech weakness pin down Wall Street – (Reuters)
The S&P 500 hit a three-week low on Tuesday as weak results and forecasts from a bunch of retailers including Target and Kohl’s fanned worries about holiday season sales, while tech stocks continued to slide on concerns about iPhone sales.

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed – (Associated Press)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 60 people were wounded…

Global markets sink again as tech and retail stocks drop – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are skidding Tuesday morning, putting the market back into the red for the year, as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies compound the market’s losses from the day before. Energy and industrial com…

India court hands death sentence over deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots – (Al Jazeera English)
Another convicted given a life sentence for part in carnage that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Deadly blast hits Kabul wedding hall – (BBC News)
At least 40 people have been killed and 60 hurt in the explosion, the Afghan health ministry says.

Explosion at Kabul clerics gathering kills dozens: officials – (Al Jazeera English)
Attack reportedly targets religious gathering at a wedding hall to mark the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

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From various sources

Israel joins U.S. and European countries in pulling out of migration pact – (The Jerusalem Post)
The pact is to be signed during a meeting in Morocco in December, a meeting which Israel will now not attend.

Stocks wipe out 2018 gains as FAANG stocks slide into a bear market – (Business Insider)
Stocks wipe out 2018 gains as FAANG stocks slide into a bear market

Airbnb decision to remove West Bank listings causes social media outrage – (The Jerusalem Post)

Options trading firm blows up amid natural gas volatility – (Financial Times)
Optionsellers.com is first known casualty of last week’s price spike

Olympus’s corporate culture attacked by staff and probed by DoJ – (Financial Times)
Company faces legal battle with whistleblower over activities in China

May revives Irish border proposal to appease Eurosceptics – (Financial Times)
Prime minister puts ‘unworkable’ technology option back on table in bid to save withdrawal agreement

The rise of ‘quantamental’ investing: where man and machine meet – (Financial Times)
Asset managers adopt new approach in era defined by automation, algorithms and big data

Codebook – (Axios)
The collision of cybersecurity and policy, and why it matters, by Joe Uchill. Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Ivanka Trump Used A Private Email Account While Working At The White House – (Buzzfeed)
She exchanged hundreds of emails with government officials and her assistants, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul banqueting hall – (Reuters)
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

France urges Renault to replace Ghosn, Nissan alliance faces strain – (Reuters)
France urged Renault on Tuesday to replace CEO Carlos Ghosn after his arrest in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, which sources said formed part of an investigation extending to its broader carmaking alliance with Nissan.

One lightly injured in stabbing attack south of Jerusalem – (The Jerusalem Post)
The assailant fled the scene. Security forces have been called to the site of the attack in pursuit of the perpetrator.

Wall St extends sell-off, Dow tumbles near 600 points – (Australian Financial Review)
Selling accelerated with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding near 600 points in early trading. ASX futures drop 1 per cent.

Glamorous single mum ‘had baby with playboy who walked out on her’ – (Daily Mail)
Single mother Georgina David, 34, from London, says she is struggling to bring up her baby son that she had with her former partner James Reeve, 37, who is the son of Lincoln Cathedral’s lay Canon

You Could Win Up to $1 Million Playing Fortnite This Thanksgiving Weekend – (Fortune)
Epic Games announces Winter Royale Open Competition, a series of tournaments that will lead to an even bigger one in 2019.

Chicago police investigate hospital shooting that left four dead – (Reuters)
Chicago police on Tuesday were seeking a motive for a shooting rampage outside and inside a hospital late Monday that left four people dead, including the gunman, a physician who was his former girlfriend and a police officer, officials said.

22 Things That’ll Make Sitting On The Couch Even Better – (Buzzfeed)
Live your cushiest life.

Coman back in Bayern training but Lewandowski has knee injury – (FourFourTwo)
Having been out of action since the end of August, Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is closing in on a return.

Wall Street rout continues in early trade – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks tumbled in early trade on Tuesday. The S&P 500 hit a three-week low as weak results and forecasts from a bunch of retailers including Target and Kohl’s fanned worries about holiday season sales, while tech stocks continued to slide on concerns abo…

On Black Friday, you’ll be able watch the entire ‘Lego Movie’ in a YouTube ad – (TechCrunch)
On Black Friday, YouTube says it’s teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures to allow viewers to watch “The Lego Movie” for free, as part of a promotion for the upcoming sequel. YouTube recently (and quietly) began making certain movies like “Rocky,” “The Termina…

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All about Trump

Ivanka Trump Used A Private Email Account While Working At The White House – (Buzzfeed)
She exchanged hundreds of emails with government officials and her assistants, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Ivanka Trump used personal email for official White House business – (Ars Technica)
Donald Trump savaged Hillary Clinton for using a personal email account in 2016.

House Dems to investigate Ivanka Trump’s email use – (The Hill)
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are planning on looking into Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account to determine whether she violated federal law.

Schumer calls for investigation of Whitaker’s contacts with White House – (The Hill)
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is calling for an investigation into private conversations acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump a

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the …

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the …

Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use – (The Guardian (UK))
Senator Richard Blumenthal: ‘no way’ she did not know rules after Trump campaign bashed Hillary Clinton for use of private email

Judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally – (Fox News)
An Obama-appointed federal judge rules against President Trump’s ban on asylum for immigrants who cross the border illegally; Garrett Tenney reports from the White House.

Dershowitz: Flap over Ivanka Trump’s emails is ‘non-issue’ – (Fox News)
Critics claim Ivanka Trump violated the Records Act with her use of private email; reaction from Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor emeritus.

They’re prepping for a race war. And they see Trump as their ‘ray of hope’ – (CNN)
The Suidlanders are preparing for a genocide against white people that isn’t coming. Aided by the alt-right, this hate group is pushing the myth of white victimization far beyond South Africa’s shores.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s new asylum rules: ‘He may not rewrite the immigration laws’ – (USA Today)
A federal judge blocked new rules implemented by Trump to limit asylum applications, opening the door for migrants on the caravan to enter the U.S.

All the times Trump has snubbed the military – (Axios)
Despite his claim that he has done “more for the military than any president in many, many years.”

Order granting temporary restraining order against Trump administration asylum policy – (The Washington Post)

Ivanka Trump used personal email account to send emails about government business – (Google News (Australia))
Washington • Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House examination of…

Ex-Trump Aide Marc Short Rips Ivanka Trump’s Private Email Use: ‘Hypocritical’ – (The Huffington Post)
Anthony Scaramucci called the apparent hypocrisy “one of the main reasons why the American people are so fed up with Washington.”

Ivanka Trump used her private email for government business but says it’s totally not like Hillary – (Vice News)
But her emails!

Team Ivanka’s email explanation is beyond ridiculous – (Google News)
Faced with a Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump had regularly used a private email account to conduct government business in 2017, the explanation from her side went like this: She didn’t know that was wrong!

Team Ivanka’s email explanation is beyond ridiculous – (CNN)
Faced with a Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump had regularly used a private email account to conduct government business in 2017, the explanation from her side went like this: She didn’t know that was wrong!

Pakistan warns Donald Trump’s Osama bin Laden remarks could “undermine” Afghanistan peace efforts with Taliban – (CBS News)
After Trump accuses Pakistan of letting Osma bin Laden hide out while taking U.S. aid money, top diplomat warns “vital cooperation” could be affected

Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, the Washington Post reported.

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