2018-11-11

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

The Latest: Merkel pleads for world peace, cooperation – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 4:45 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an impassioned plea for world peace and cooperation 100 years after Germany’s defeat in World War I, saying …

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise – (Associated Press)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched cont…

Putin says he talked to Trump in Paris: Russian news agencies – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Paris on Sunday, Russian news agencies cited Putin as saying.

Putin talked to Netanyahu in Paris: Ifax cites Kremlin – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday, Interfax news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Top Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russia probe – (Reuters)
Top Democrats stepped up pressure Sunday on Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to step aside from overseeing a special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, vowing to order him to testify early next year.

Death toll in California fire climbs to 23 as search goes on – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 23 Sunday and appeared likely to cli…

Death toll in California fire climbs to 23 as search goes on – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 23 Sunday and appeared likely to cli…

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’ – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political f…

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’ – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political f…

‘Am I dreaming?’ Letter excerpts from WWI’s last day – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — A hundred years later, their words can still pierce hearts. Fighters writing home from opposing front lines of World War I, a Chinese laborer marveling at the war’s end, a woman dreaming of reuniting with her soldier love. At a Paris ceremony Sun…

With Trump sitting nearby, Macron calls nationalism a betrayal – (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to world leaders gathered in Paris for Armistice commemorations on Sunday to send a stern message about the dangers of nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values.

Investors focus on retailers as wages rise – (Reuters)
U.S. companies are warning about rising wages eating into profit margins, increasing investor worries that next year’s expected drop in profit growth may be sharper than feared.

Putin: Russia wants dialogue with U.S. on missile treaty – agencies – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Moscow wanted to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States about the landmark Cold War-era missile treaty, Russian news agencies reported.

Britain’s royals, German president mark remembrance day – (Reuters)
Britain’s royal family was joined by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday to remember those killed and wounded in conflict, with millions falling silent for two minutes to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I – (The New York Times)
President Trump joined ceremonies in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice as fresh tensions strain the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Saudi sisters’ tragic end in NY shows perils for runaways – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the…

See How Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona – (The New York Times)
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

A Joyous Letter Speaks of War’s End – (The New York Times)
A 100-year-old letter from a New York City police officer to one of his men overseas describes the moment the city heard that World War I was over.

Alibaba Singles’ Day smashes $25 billion sales record – (Reuters)
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles’ Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours.

In solemn Paris ceremony, Macron leads global WW1 Armistice commemorations – (Reuters)
President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed during World War One on Sunday, holding an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by dozens of world leaders to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

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From various sources

Netanyahu, Putin talk in Paris for first time since downed plane – (The Jerusalem Post)
Initially there was a scheduled meeting between the two men to formally meet in Paris, but then it was canceled.

Sarah Silverman plays H-O-R-S-E with clergy members of 5 major religions – (The Jerusalem Post)
Sarah Silverman set out to find out the answer on her show “I Love You, America.”

Hoffman looking forward to ‘special game’ with Panthers against Senators – (NHL News)
Mike Hoffman will try to extend the longest active point streak in the NHL on Sunday and will try to do it against his former team when Panthers host Senators.

Big two proxy advisers face glare of SEC scrutiny – (Financial Times)
Glass Lewis and ISS in the spotlight amid accusations they wield too much influence

Breakaway Ukraine republics vote for new leaders – (Financial Times)
Poll condemned as illegal attempt by Russia-backed separatists to legitimise occupation

Brexit negotiators say draft treaty is close – (Financial Times)
Two sides aiming for political approval next week

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Girl, 15, fighting for life and 17 others injured as bus crashes in south London – (Metro)
The driver of the bus has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and remains in custody at a south London police station.

Spooks called to order while Ramaphosa probes State Security Agency – (News24)
The Presidency has blasted State Security Agency staffers, ordering them to conduct themselves with integrity following a report that some officials are undermining the new SSA minister during the operational review he ordered.

The Latest: Merkel pleads for world peace, cooperation – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 4:45 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an impassioned plea for world peace and cooperation 100 years after Germany’s defeat in World War I, saying …

Akunis defends himself at High Court after legal adviser refuses – (The Jerusalem Post)
The court made the highly unusual move of allowing Akunis to present his own case, instead of having his ministry’s legal adviser do so, despite the latter’s staunch opposition.

Brazilian GP build-up & greatest drivers – (BBC Sport)
Live text and 5 live sports extra commentary of the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Mercedes can win the F1 constructors’ title.

Dan Crenshaw brought a message of unity to ‘Saturday Night Live’ – (Mashable)
‘Saturday Night Live’ can’t seem to quit Pete Davidson. Probably because he keeps saying dumb things that end up making headlines.

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise – (Associated Press)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched cont…

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All about Trump

Trump and Macron find common ground after defence spending row – (Financial Times)
Presidents strike conciliatory tone after tense start to first world war centenary

Trump, speaking at Armistice Day event outside Paris, honors fallen soldiers – (Fox News)
At a rain-soaked and chilly observance of Armistice Day at the Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris on Sunday, President Trump praised the “American and French patriots” of World War I, in a speech that sharply contrasted with the political tone of an ear…

Trump commemorates “great, great” WWI victory in France speech – (Axios)
He honored American troops “who gave everything for family, country, God and freedom.”

Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference – (The Hill)
Tuesday’s blue wave in the House is set to leave behind a GOP conference that is far more conservative — and more loyal to President Trump.

What the midterms taught Democrats — and how those lessons can help beat Trump in 2020 – (NBC News)
What the 2018 midterms meant for Democrats — and how it can help them beat Trump in 2020

Macron warns of rising nationalism as world leaders mark armistice – (Google News (UK))
French president’s pointedly political speech given in front of Trump and Putin

Putin says he talked to Trump in Paris: Russian news agencies – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Paris on Sunday, Russian news agencies cited Putin as saying.

Democrats preview their Trump investigation onslaught on the Sunday shows – (Axios)
Protecting the Mueller investigation is a top priority.

Macron, world leaders rebuke ‘nationalism’ at World War I event attended by Trump – (USA Today)
Trump did not speak, but was near the center of attention at a World War I commemoration in Paris.

Topless Protester Gets Within Feet Of Trump’s Motorcade In Paris – (The Huffington Post)
The Ukrainian radical feminist activist group FEMEN claims responsibility for the stunt.

Democrats set to investigate if Trump used ‘state power’ to target the press – (The Guardian (UK))
Adam Schiff says Congress would begin investigating whether Trump targeted CNN and the Washington Post as political payback

In World War I remembrance, France’s Macron denounces nationalism as a ‘betrayal of patriotism’ – (Reddit /r/all)
The French president’s remarks at a solemn ceremony in Paris could be viewed as a rebuke to President Trump’s worldview.

With Trump sitting nearby, Macron calls nationalism a betrayal – (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to world leaders gathered in Paris for Armistice commemorations on Sunday to send a stern message about the dangers of nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values.

Automakers in the crosshairs as Democrats head for Congress – (CNBC)
With the GOP soon to cede control of the House of Representatives, the fuel economy rollback, as well as the Trump administration’s trade war, are among the many things likely to come under a Democratic spotlight. But the real question is what, if anything, t…

Congress Gears for Final-Stretch Fight Over Border Wall, Mueller Probe – (The Wall Street Journal)
Lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s election handing House Democrats a majority next year, to take up the debate over border security and spending on President Trump’s wall.

Firefighters Hit Back Against Trump as CA Fires Kill Dozens – (Google News)
After the president threatened to withhold federal funding and blamed state authorities for the fires.

World leaders solemnly mark 100th anniversary of end of First World War – (The Globe And Mail)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and dozens of monarchs, princes, presidents and prime ministers joined the tribute in Paris.

Macron at WWI ceremony: “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism” – (Axios)
President Trump, who was in attendance, has proudly labeled himself a nationalist.

Trump arrives separately as world leaders gather to mark end of WWI – (The Hill)
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Sunday arrived separately from other world leaders to an event marking the end of World War I, missing the exact moment of the armistice 100 years ago.

World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I – (The New York Times)
President Trump joined ceremonies in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice as fresh tensions strain the trans-Atlantic alliance.

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