2018-10-29

Headlines:

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

Poland’s foreign minister says Merkel plays important stabilizing role in EU – (Reuters)
Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays an important role in stabilizing the European Union and expressed support for her to remain as chancellor.

US election integrity depends on security-challenged firms – (Associated Press)
It was the kind of security lapse that gives election officials nightmares. In 2017, a private contractor left data on Chicago’s 1.8 million registered voters — including addresses, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers — publicly exposed for months…

Indonesia plane with 189 on board crashes after asking to return to base – (Reuters)
An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said.

Another suspicious package for CNN intercepted at post office – (Reuters)
Another suspicious package addressed to U.S. media outlet CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office on Monday, but there is no danger to the channel’s headquarters, CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Merkel has dominated European politics in 13 years as German leader – (Reuters)
Angela Merkel heralded on Monday the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated German and European politics, saying she would not seek re-election as head of her ruling conservatives and that this would be her last term as chancellor.

Family lay wreath at UK stadium after Leicester owner killed in helicopter crash – (Reuters)
The weeping wife and son of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha laid a wreath outside the soccer club’s stadium on Monday as tributes poured in after the Thai tycoon’s death in a helicopter crash.

Brazil president-elect Bolsonaro to make first foreign trip to Chile – (Reuters)
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will travel to Chile on his first international trip, the newly elected leader’s future chief of staff told Reuters on Monday.

Synagogue survivors recall ordeal; suspect is due in court – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Barry Werber walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue, he passed a cart carrying glassware and whiskey meant for the baby-naming ceremony scheduled at Dor Hadash, one of three small congregations that worship there. He went downstairs, wher…

Synagogue survivors recall ordeal; suspect is due in court – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Barry Werber walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue, he passed a cart carrying glassware and whiskey meant for the baby-naming ceremony scheduled at Dor Hadash, one of three small congregations that worship there. He went downstairs, wher…

Who is Robert Bowers, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect? – (Reuters)
The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is a 46-year-old local man named Robert Bowers who posted virulent anti-Semitic messages on social media filled with slurs and conspiracy theories.

Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups – (Associated Press)
SAO PAULO (AP) — In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace. His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous oppositi…

Pumpkin boat takes to river – (BBC News)
Tom Pearcy has claimed the world record for the largest pumpkin boat.

Brazilians elect right-wing firebrand Bolsonaro in major shift – (Reuters)
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand former Army captain, won Brazil’s presidential election in convincing fashion, wooing voters with promises to gut endemic political corruption and wage a brutal battle against powerful drug gangs.

Angela Merkel won’t seek 5th term as German chancellor – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Angela Merkel announced Monday that she will step down as head of her conservative party in December after 18 years and won’t seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021, launching a leadership transition in Europe’s biggest economy. Merke…

Rabbi says shooting ‘will not break us’ – (BBC News)
The tragic shooting resulted in the deaths of 11 members of the Jewish congregation in Pittsburgh.

Suicide bomb blast rocks central Tunis: state radio – (Al Jazeera English)
Witnesses report an explosion on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue where police cordoned off the area.

End of era beckons as Merkel says will not stand again as chancellor – (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would not seek re-election as party chairwoman and that her fourth term as chancellor would be her last, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics.

‘Woman blows herself up’ in Tunis – (BBC News)
An explosion rocks the centre of the Tunisian capital, Tunis – reports say a woman has blown herself up.

Air pollution early deaths rise in EU – (BBC News)
It is the main cause of premature death in Europe, despite pollution levels improving, a report says.

As Pittsburgh synagogue reels from massacre, suspect due in court – (Reuters)
A man charged with shooting 11 worshipers to death at a Pittsburgh synagogue was due to make his first court appearance on Monday as more details of the attack emerged and the congregation struggled to come to terms with the deadliest ever attack on America’s…

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From various sources (showing 20):

IBM Slides to 2-Year Low After $34 Billion Red Hat Deal; Moody’s Warns on Rating – (Thestreet.com)

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All about Trump (showing 55):

Pittsburgh Mayor says potential Trump visit is ‘up to the families’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We’re here right now to help the victims’ families,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Girl’s ‘sassy’ reaction to meeting Melania Trump upstages everyone else in photo – (Mirror)
The girl has been named “all of our spirit animals” after her hilarious reaction

Some Pittsburgh Jewish leaders to Trump: Don’t come until you denounce white nationalism – (USA Today)
A group of Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh published an open letter telling President Donald Trump not to come until he denounces white nationalism.

Ex-ADL head Foxman: Don’t blame Trump for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Trump is part of the problem but not the problem,” Foxman says.

Post Pittsburgh shooting, Trump again blames media for ‘anger,’ calls journalists ‘enemy of the people’ – (USA Today)
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” Trump tweeted Monday.

Kellyanne Conway: Trump trying to heal country – CNN Video – (CNN)
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway discusses whether President Trump can unite the country after a week of hate-filled attacks, including a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed.

Shell to EPA: Be faithful to Paris climate deal – (Axios)
Even some fossil fuel companies aren’t sure about Trump’s rollback of climate rules.

Analysis: Politics presses on amid election season tragedy – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies continued. Attack ads stayed on the airwaves. Political combat largely carried on. Amid a wave of election season violence that left many Americans on edge, the contentious midterm campaign has barre…

Brazil presidential elections: Jair Bolsonaro, the man dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics,” wins runoff – (Newsweek)
Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed the “Donald Trump of the Tropics,” clinched the presidency with 55.1 percent of the vote, despite concerns about his misogynistic and anti-gay rhetoric. What’s at stake for Latin America’s largest country?

Brazil’s Trump cruises to victory – (Google News (Australia))
Subscribe to The Australian to get unrestricted digital access, home paper delivery, Apps for iPad and Android, member only +Rewards and much more…

‘They showed his photo, and my stomach just dropped’: Neighbors recall synagogue massacre suspect as a loner – (Google News)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto called the attack the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history,” after the victims’ names were read out Sunday morning, and disputed President Trump’s suggestion that the synagogue should have had armed guards.

Trump tweets congratulations to Brazil’s far-right president-elect – (Axios)
“We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and everything else!”

Former synagogue president: Trump not welcome – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former president of the Tree of Life Synagogue Lynette Lederman says President Trump is a “purveyor of hate speech” and is not welcome in Pittsburgh in the wake of a shooting that killed 11.

Trump rips the media as critics call for him to ‘tone it down’ – (NBC News)
Jeh Johnson called on Trump to tone down his rhetoric, as the president escalated attacks on the media, blaming the “fake news” for “great anger” in the U.S.

Trump campaign manager explains new unprecedented ad, defends President’s rhetoric – (CNN)
Donald Trump busts through so many norms of politics that it shouldn’t be surprising he is at it again this final full week of campaigning before the midterms — launching a 2018 ad for Republicans, paid for and produced by his own 2020 campaign.

Trump blames ‘Fake News’ for country’s anger: ‘The true Enemy of the People’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday blamed what he deems unfair media coverage for causing “great anger” in the country in the wake of a violent week that saw a spate of mail bombs and a shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogu

Trump tweets that media is to blame for political hostility – (Axios)
“The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility…”

Trump blames “fake news” media for “division and hatred” after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting – (Newsweek)
“Actually, it is their Fake and Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!” the president said.

Cisco chief Chuck Robbins tackle’s Trump’s China tussles amid AI advances – (Australian Financial Review)
Cisco’s global CEO has warned a solution to the US/China trade standoff is needed soon as he looks to AI and start-up innovation to help steer the tech giant’s new course.

How mass shootings forced Donald Trump to make a pivotal choice over America’s gun obsession – (The Telegraph)
Two Years Of Trump is a week-long series of special video reports by The Telegraph’s US team.

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