2018-11-13

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

California Wildfires Updates: 42 Dead in Camp Fire and Toll Expected to Rise – (The New York Times)
Search teams were heading back into the devastated town of Paradise on Tuesday with the grim expectation of finding more bodies in the charred remnants of the town.

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface – (Associated Press)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s election recount chugged along Tuesday as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to “ramp down the rhetoric,” saying it erodes public confidence in the elections for Senate and governor. On…

Gaza militants accept cease-fire; No word from Israel – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas and other Gaza militant groups said Tuesday they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire after launching hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past 24 hours and weathering a wave of punishing Israeli airstrikes. The terms of th…

EU executive offers respite to UK airlines, but not hauliers, in no-deal Brexit – (Reuters)
The European Commission said on Tuesday risks of financial instability in case of a no-deal Brexit have “diminished significantly” due to ongoing contingency preparations, though such a scenario could still pose risks for cleared derivatives.

Small number of issues remain in Brexit talks, negotiations ongoing: UK PM May’s spokeswoman – (Reuters)
A small number of issues remain in Brexit talks and negotiations between London and Brussels are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger – (The New York Times)
What seemed like a mixed result for Republicans has turned more grim as Democrats continue to pick up seats in the House and statewide gains come into focus.

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of h…

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno t…

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone – (Associated Press)
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno t…

Trump Considers Staff Shake-Up in White House and Homeland Security – (The New York Times)
President Trump is considering firing Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, as part of a wave of cabinet and staff changes.

Amazon Is Getting $1.5 Billion to Come to Queens. Now Begins the Fight Over if It’s Worth It. – (The New York Times)
Amazon finally gave some answers about the details of the plan for it to open a hub in Long Island City, including tax subsidies and other benefits.

Weak Spots in Democrats’ Strong Midterm Results Point to Challenges in 2020 – (The New York Times)
The unfavorable electoral map of the 2016 election still seems to pose a problem.

Trump considers new DHS chief, chief of staff: ABC News – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering removing Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and replacing chief of staff John Kelly in another shakeup of his administration, ABC News reported on Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources.

Government promises Brexit legal analysis, seeking to appease party rebels – (Reuters)
British lawmakers will have access to legal analysis of any EU withdrawal agreement and the chance to quiz the government’s top legal advisor before being asked to vote to approve the deal, senior minister David Lidington said on Tuesday.

Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an oper…

EU moving to ‘make best’ of Brexit deal: Juncker – (Reuters)
The European Union is not out to punish Britain for leaving and its chief negotiator Michel Barnier is moving toward an accord that can make the best of Brexit for both sides, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

EU contingency to ‘bridge’ through worst of no-deal Brexit: officials – (Reuters)
The European Union’s executive is preparing temporary contingency measures to minimize the worst disruption in five key areas in case of a no-deal Brexit, the bloc’s officials said on Tuesday.

Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack: Palestinian official – (Reuters)
Palestinian militant groups in Gaza agreed on Tuesday to halt cross-border attacks immediately if Israel did the same, Palestinian officials said, after the most serious exchanges of aerial fire since a 2014 war.

Amazon picks New York City and Virginia for $5 billion new headquarters – (Reuters)
Amazon.com Inc picked America’s financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.

Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America’s stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States. T…

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From various sources

Security cabinet ends meeting, unclear if Israel will head towards war – (The Jerusalem Post)
Security cabinet ends meeting, unclear if Israel will head towards war

Another Apple supplier just cut its outlook (AAPL) – (Business Insider)
Another Apple supplier just cut its outlook (AAPL)

Hamas: Meetings underway to end Gaza violence – (The Jerusalem Post)
Risheq’s statement was the first sign since Sunday night’s clash between an elite IDF unit and Hamas near Khan Yunis that the movement was interested in ending the current cycle of violence.

The Dead End Of Winsomeness Alone – (The American Conservative)
Christians should be polite and civil — but should not think that this will disarm haters

Bolton Uses WWI-Era Rhetoric to Promote a Cruel Iran Policy – (The American Conservative)
If the Trump administration seeks to “squeeze them very hard,” as Bolton says, it is inevitable that the civilian population will suffer greatly as a result of that “squeezing.”

Amazon confirms plans to split HQ2 between NYC and Virginia – (Financial Times)
Amazon will build major offices in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, concluding its 14-month long search for a second headquarters with a split verdict.

Key questions for Goldman Sachs about Malaysian scandal – (Financial Times)
Prosecutors to grill the Wall Street bank over 1MDB affair at a meeting on Tuesday

CNN sues Trump and White House officials over suspended press pass – (Financial Times)
News network seeks to restore credentials for reporter after heated exchange

Merkel backs Macron’s call for creation of European army – (Financial Times)
Chancellor’s support comes as Trump again attacks French president for similar appeal

WeWork raises another $3bn from SoftBank – (Financial Times)
WeWork has secured an additional $3bn of funding from SoftBank, the latest multibillion-dollar commitment from the Japanese group as the lossmaking flexible office provider pushes forward with its global expansion.

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

Brexit: EU and UK negotiators have ‘agreed withdrawal agreement text’, RTÉ reports – Politics live – (The Guardian (UK))
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

PUBG is coming to the PS4 on December 7th – (The Verge)
Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is getting PUBG next month. It’s a year after Microsoft launched the title as a console exclusive on the Xbox One

Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases – (TechCrunch)
Personal finance management app maker Fintonic has teamed up with ecommerce behemoth Amazon to offer users in Spain interest free purchases on the local Amazon .es marketplace. The 0% finance offer is being timed to coincide with the annual Black Friday shopp…

Elections roundup: Sinema wins in Arizona, but Florida and Georgia races still too close to call – (USA Today)
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner in Arizona’s Senate race, while votes are still being counted and disputed in three other big races.

Gun Control Groups Spent $2.4 Million More Than the NRA in Midterm Elections – (Fortune)
Gun control groups spent almost $2.4 million more on the 2018 midterm elections that the NRA, helping Democrats win big.

Tetris Effect fans unlock hidden, Game Boy-inspired skin with classic music – (Polygon)
Tetris Effect is an updated take on the original puzzle game, but a recently unlocked skin gives respect to the game’s genesis.

California Wildfires Updates: 42 Dead in Camp Fire and Toll Expected to Rise – (The New York Times)
Search teams were heading back into the devastated town of Paradise on Tuesday with the grim expectation of finding more bodies in the charred remnants of the town.

Amazon’s HQ2 will bring 25,000 jobs each to New York City and Northern Virginia – (USA Today)
New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs online retail giant Amazon is expected to bring.

Husband who strangled beautician wife to death jailed for nine years – (Daily Mail)
Adrian Rodi, 49, killed his wife Angela Rider at her home in North Yorkshire after becoming ‘increasingly controlling’ of the way the beautician and property developer dressed and acted.

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All about Trump

Bolton Uses WWI-Era Rhetoric to Promote a Cruel Iran Policy – (The American Conservative)
If the Trump administration seeks to “squeeze them very hard,” as Bolton says, it is inevitable that the civilian population will suffer greatly as a result of that “squeezing.”

CNN sues Trump and White House officials over suspended press pass – (Financial Times)
News network seeks to restore credentials for reporter after heated exchange

Merkel backs Macron’s call for creation of European army – (Financial Times)
Chancellor’s support comes as Trump again attacks French president for similar appeal

CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House – (Google News)
The network, citing violations of the First and Fifth Amendments, asked a federal court to reinstate his press credentials, which were revoked after an exchange with President Trump last week.

CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House – (Google News (Australia))
The network, citing violations of the First and Fifth Amendments, asked a federal court to reinstate his press credentials, which were revoked after an exchange with President Trump last week.

CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House – (Google News (UK))
The network, citing violations of the First and Fifth Amendments, asked a federal court to reinstate his press credentials, which were revoked after an exchange with President Trump last week.

White House economic advisors clash as Kudlow says Navarro’s China comments were ‘not authorized’ – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, on Tuesday disavowed comments from White House trade advisor Peter Navarro.

CNN sues Trump administration, demands return of reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials – (USA Today)
“The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press,” the network said

CNN Sues the Trump Administration for Revoking Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials – (Fortune)
CNN filed a lawsuit against members of the Trump administration Tuesday over the revocation of correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials.

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of h…

Trump Unleashes Twitter Tirade Against Macron – (Google News)
President Trump took aim at his French counterpart over military spending and trade on Tuesday, two days after returning from a trip to Paris that exposed the underlying tensions between the leaders.

Trump Unleashes Twitter Tirade Against Macron – (Google News (Canada))
President Trump took aim at his French counterpart over military spending and trade on Tuesday, two days after returning from a trip to Paris that exposed the underlying tensions between the leaders.

Trump Unleashes Twitter Tirade Against Macron – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump took aim at his French counterpart over military spending and trade on Tuesday, two days after returning from a trip to Paris that exposed the underlying tensions between the leaders.

Trump Considers Staff Shake-Up in White House and Homeland Security – (The New York Times)
President Trump is considering firing Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, as part of a wave of cabinet and staff changes.

Trump considers new DHS chief, chief of staff: ABC News – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering removing Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and replacing chief of staff John Kelly in another shakeup of his administration, ABC News reported on Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources.

CNN sues Trump administration for taking away reporter’s credentials | CBC News – (CBC News)
CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials to cover the White House be returned.

Trump rips French leader over defense, wine tariffs and popularity – (CBS News)
Mr. Trump goes on Twitter attack against President Emmanuel Macron after thinly veiled criticism during WWI commemorations

CNN files lawsuit against Trump Administration to restore Jim Acosta’s White House credential – (Fox News)
CNN announced that it filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on Tuesday in Washington D.C.’s District Court demanding that the White House credential of the network’s star reporter Jim Acosta be restored after it was suspended last week after a cont…

CNN sues Trump administration for taking away reporter’s credentials | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials to cover the White House be returned.

President Trump blames Secret Service for cancelling cemetery trip in France – (USA Today)
Trump took heat back home after the White House announced Saturday it had canceled a trip to a cemetery because of rain.

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