2018-10-14

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired (showing 49):

Negotiators reach Brexit divorce deal: Politico cites EU diplomats – (Reuters)
Brexit negotiators have reached a deal on a withdrawal agreement, the Politico news website reported on Sunday, citing three EU diplomats.

With May under pressure, Brexit diplomacy steps up in Brussels – (Reuters)
British Brexit minister Dominic Raab will hold talks with the EU’s chief negotiator on Sunday, the first in a flurry of formal meetings in Brussels where officials are trying to hammer out agreement on the terms of a divorce deal.

The Latest: White House warns of penalty over Saudi writer – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7: 50 p.m. A White House aide says President Donald Trump is serious when he s…

The Latest: White House warns of penalty over Saudi writer – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7: 50 p.m. A White House aide says President Donald Trump is serious when he s…

Three dead as plane crashes into crowd – (BBC News)
Small plane kills three people after crashing into crowd at airfield in German state of Hesse, reports say

May’s team must force change in Brexit policy, says former minister – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May’s ministers should “exert their collective authority” to force a change in her Brexit strategy, former Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, stepping up pressure on Britain’s leader.

Britain’s Labour will not vote for ‘blind Brexit’ – (Reuters)
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will not vote for a Brexit deal that offers little more than a “bridge to nowhere”, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

Any Northern Irish backstop will be temporary: UK health minister – (Reuters)
British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday any backstop arrangement to prevent a hard border with Ireland following Brexit would be temporary, adding there were different ways to make something “credibly time-limited”.

EU ambassadors summoned to Brexit meeting: diplomatic sources – (Reuters)
Ambassadors for 27 member states of the European Union have been summoned to a meeting on Brexit at 1630 GMT in Brussels, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

Snake drops into bank meeting – (BBC News)
Python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China.

Crunch Brexit talks tackling ‘big issues’ – (BBC News)
Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier meet as pressure grows on both sides ahead of an EU summit.

Ramallah open mic night: An outlet for Palestinian youth – (Al Jazeera English)
Young Palestinians express themselves in front of a live audience at Sard, a growing community of poets and musicians.

U.S. student barred by Israel appeals to its top court – (Reuters)
A U.S. student barred from Israel under a law against pro-Palestinian boycotters filed an appeal on Sunday with its top court, which suspended her deportation pending a discussion of the case.

Britain, France, Germany call for ‘credible investigation’ into Khashoggi disappearance – (Reuters)
Britain, France and Germany called on the Saudi and Turkish authorities on Sunday to mount a “credible investigation” into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were treating the incident with “the utmost seriousness”.

Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on television show – (BBC News)
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder apologises if he injured a mascot after punching it live on television.

Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaig…

AP Explains: What’s known about Saudi writer’s disappearance – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over a week ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, sparking an international uproar involving the kingdom, Turkey and the United States that remains unre…

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump’s shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump “supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this…

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal…

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal…

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From various sources (showing 20):

Trump adviser on UN climate change warning: ‘They overestimate;’ we shouldn’t ‘panic’ – (6abc.com)
“We’re always studying these things,” economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.

Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai: It’s ‘very confusing’ trying to figure out who Trump listens to on trade – (The Washington Post)
“You tell me,” Cui told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace when asked whether he’s clear on who has the president’s ear on trade issues.

Missing journalist Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate against any sanctions – (CNN)
As pressure mounted on Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom came out swinging Sunday, threatening to retaliate and spelling out the ways in which Riyadh would punish the US if it imposed sanctions.

College football bowl picture: Who is eligible? Who is close? Who is out? – (USA Today)
College football has reached the halfway point for many of the teams A rundown of how the bowl picture stands with who is in and who is already out.

Trump unsure whether Mattis will leave, says he is ‘sort of a Democrat’ – (The Washington Post)
In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump called his defense secretary a “good guy” but said he’s uncertain whether Mattis may leave the administration.

Ryan Tannehill inactive, Brock Osweiler gets start vs. Bears – (Espn.com)
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is inactive for Sunday’s game, giving Brock Osweiler the start against the Bears.

Why The House And Senate Are Moving In Opposite Directions – (Fivethirtyeight.com)
At first, I was a little skeptical of the narrative that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process could send the House and Senate moving in opposite direc…

Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI Are Made Saints – (The New York Times)
Pope Francis canonized the Salvadoran archbishop killed in 1980 by a right-wing death squad and the pope credited with leading the modernization of the church.

Cyclone Leslie Injures 27 as It Slams Into Coast of Portugal – (Time)
A weakened hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured and 300,000 people out of power.

Elite-College Admissions Are Broken – (Theatlantic.com)
The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action.

Hurricane Michael aftermath: Thousands join recovery efforts as many residents remain missing – (CNN)
As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida.

‘SNL’ Mocks Kanye West’s White House Visit With President Trump – (The New York Times)
Alec Baldwin helped recreate the strange Oval Office meeting between Trump and West, who has become the newest comic foil of “Saturday Night Live.”

Aaron Hernandez was sexually abused as young boy, report says – (Espn.com)
An investigative series by The Boston Globe revealed that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison last year, was sexually molested as a young boy.

Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it — and the best is yet to come – (Espn.com)
Justin Turner’s two-run homer fueled a series-tying win in a Dodgers-Brewers series fulfilling its promise of a tight matchup.

Hundreds of Hondurans head for US border in mass migration ‘march’: report – (Fox News)

Trump Welcomes Home Pastor Andrew Brunson, but Denies Link to Saudi Case – (The New York Times)
President Trump hosted Andrew Brunson, an American pastor freed by Turkey after two years in detention, but said “the timing is a strict coincidence.”

Crackdowns on potential voter fraud fuel worries about ballot access in November – (The Washington Post)
Voting rights advocates said Republicans are seizing on sporadic voting problems in an effort to disenfranchise voters of color.

A black child’s backpack brushed up against a woman. She called 911 to report a sexual assault. – (The Washington Post)
“I just was sexually assaulted by a child,” Teresa Klein, 53, said on the phone.

Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Shuttered Funeral Home’s Ceiling – (The Huffington Post)
An anonymous note tipped inspectors off to hidden bodies at Detroit’s Cantrell Funeral Home.

Kushner Paid No Federal Income Tax for Years, Documents Suggest – (The New York Times)
Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016.

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All about Trump (showing 93):

When Kushner met Mohammed; How Saudi prince charmed Jewish power-broker – (The Jerusalem Post)
Five key moments in the powerful relationship between Jewish son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections – (The Washington Post)
Poll shows Democrats holding a double-digit lead in voting preferences for the House, even as President Trump’s approval rate rises.

Critic: Trump ‘sucked up’ to Fox News at rally – CNN Video – (CNN)
Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik says that because Fox News has decided to stop covering President Donald Trump’s rallies and instead air their regular programming, Trump is looking for other media outlets to get airtime and even “sucking up” to Fox N…

The Latest: White House warns of penalty over Saudi writer – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7: 50 p.m. A White House aide says President Donald Trump is serious when he s…

The Latest: White House warns of penalty over Saudi writer – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7: 50 p.m. A White House aide says President Donald Trump is serious when he s…

Trump’s team is ‘very confusing’ to diplomats, China’s ambassador to US says – (CNBC)
Diplomats are confused about which Trump administration officials are driving policy decisions, a top Chinese diplomat told Fox News in an interview.

Trump’s top economic adviser says U.N. climate change report is “overestimate” and models have been wrong for decades – (Newsweek)
“I think we’re still exploring all of that,” Larry Kudlow said about how much of climate warming is due to human activities. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists say human activity is the cause.

Trump called the Fed ‘crazy,’ but it won’t deter future hikes, rates expert says – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump went on the attack against the Federal Reserve last week. It’s highly unlikely the Fed will listen, says one rates expert.

Trump Unsure If Defense Chief Jim Mattis Will Step Down: ‘He’s Sort Of A Democrat’ – (The Huffington Post)
The president, in a “60 Minutes” interview, downplayed the unprecedented turnover rate within in his administration.

New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans – (Ars Technica)
Interior Department hasn’t responded to a FOIA request, so New Jersey has sued.

Trump unsure whether Mattis will leave, says he’s is ‘sort of a Democrat’ – (The Washington Post)
In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump called his defense secretary a “good guy” but said he’s uncertain whether Mattis may leave the administration.

Trump adviser on UN climate change warning: ‘They overestimate;’ we shouldn’t ‘panic’ – (Google News)
“We’re always studying these things,” economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.

President Trump says Defense Secretary Mattis is ‘sort of a Democrat’ and may leave – (USA Today)
“I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That’s Washington,” the president said on 60 Minutes.

Trump Hints Pentagon Chief Jim Mattis May Be Planning to Quit – (Fortune)
In an excerpt from a “60 Minutes” interview that will air in full Sunday on CBS, Trump talked about turnover in his administration.

Trump reveals his ‘dream’ 2020 opponent – CNN Video – (CNN)
In an interview with CBS News’ Jeff Glor, President Trump weighs in on his potential 2020 election opponents, saying Joe Biden would be a “dream” opponent.

Trump congratulates Eugenie but gets the day of her wedding wrong – (Google News (UK))
President Donald Trump praised Princess Eugenie as a ‘truly beautiful bride’ but incorrectly said her wedding was Saturday, when it was actually Friday.

9 times Trump was owned by his own tweets – (Mashable)
There’s always a tweet.

Trump unsure whether Mattis will leave, says he is ‘sort of a Democrat’ – (Google News)
In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump called his defense secretary a “good guy” but said he’s uncertain whether Mattis may leave the administration.

Trump suggests Defense Secretary Mattis may depart Pentagon, calls him ‘sort of a Democrat’ – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as “sort of a Democrat.”

CNN Poll: More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field – (CNN)
Americans are becoming more likely to think President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, while Joe Biden stands atop a crowded field of Democrats perhaps looking to replace him, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

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