2018-11-18

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

Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite ‘vicious’ Khashoggi murder – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “very vicious” but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the Middle East.

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it’s a reminder to properly prepare your holid…

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead – (Associated Press)
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.…

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. At…

Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would not listen to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as an upcoming report on the slaying threatens to put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet…

Another House win caps Democratic rout in California – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in Calif…

Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly. Ar…

Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later – (Reuters)
A painting believed to be “Tête d’Arlequin” by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday.

French fuel protests leave 400 injured – (BBC News)
Protests against rising fuel prices spill into Sunday after almost 300,000 took to the streets.

The Kosovo quandary is a win for Russia – (Al Jazeera English)
Russia is stepping in as the EU and the US are failing in their efforts to resolve the Kosovo-Serbia dispute.

Ukraine transgender rally disrupted – (BBC News)
Organisers were forced to call off their demonstration after coming under attack by far-right militants.

How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross – (The New York Times)
The NPR host offers 8 spicy tips for having better conversations.

Why are so many missing in California fires? – (BBC News)
Local officials say more than 1,200 people reported missing – but that number could fluctuate.

Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all – (Associated Press)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, includ…

India’s first elephant hospital opens – (BBC News)
The charity-run centre aims to treat elephants rescued from captivity and injured in accidents.

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday.

Turkey says Khashoggi killers may have taken body parts out of country: CNN Turk – (Reuters)
The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Sunday.

1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s …

Political controversy at ‘Chinese Oscars’ – (BBC News)
The Golden Horse awards recognise the best Chinese films – but this time there’s a row over Taiwan.

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From various sources

Leaked letter by senior IDF officer hits hard at military failures – (The Jerusalem Post)
Letter by Col. Alon Madanes leaked to Ynet News says commanders addicted to intelligence; army hasn’t learnt lessons from past attacks.

2020 Democratic hopefuls keep distance from Israel anti-boycott bill – (The Jerusalem Post)
A companion bill has proceeded in the House of Representatives.

Cabinet approves cuts allowing improvement of police conditions – (The Jerusalem Post)
The agreement states that from January 2019, all pensioners will receive the full wage supplement for their current salaries.

Power Armor Locations and Map – Fallout 76 Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Fallout 76 at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Steve Carrell Reunited With Cast Members From “The Office” On “SNL” And Teased A Possible Reboot – (Buzzfeed)
“Let’s get that money, Steve.”

What are Senate Republicans’ biggest priorities in 2019? – (Fox News)
Sen. Roy Blunt lays out the agenda for the new Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez pushes progressive in movement in 2020 – (Fox News)
Is it a good idea for Democrats to move further left the next election? Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett reacts.

Nations League: Northern Ireland v Austria – (BBC Sport)
Northern Ireland welcome Austria to Windsor Park in the Uefa Nations League – follow live text commentary.

This Divination Test Will Reveal Your Future Career – (Buzzfeed)
Come in, come in, don’t be shy!

Dejan Lovren: “Now To Beat England And Walk Out Like A Boss” – (The Sport Bible)
Oops.

Teenager apologises to Gareth Thomas over homophobic attack in Cardiff – (Google News (UK))
Former Wales international, who posted emotional video, met with boy under restorative justice

What Was Written On Lionel Messi’s First Contract With Barcelona – (The Sport Bible)
It was written on a napkin…

May warns Tory rebels they set back Brexit talks if they reject deal – (Daily Mail)
The Prime Minister geared up her Brexit fightback today – insisting her deal delivers on the vote by finally regaining control of Britain’s borders and ending vast payments to the EU.

Watch Steve Carrell Troll the President While Portraying Jeff Bezos on ‘SNL’ – (Fortune)
Steve Carrell played Jeff Bezos on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and trolled President Donald Trump, while discussing Amazon’s HQ2 decision.

Illicit kiss that sparked Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan’s affair – (Mirror)
One of TV’s most-loved couple have been throwing back to when they first got together. Well, one of them has…

Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite ‘vicious’ Khashoggi murder – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “very vicious” but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the Middle East.

Five things we noticed from England’s clash with Croatia – (Mirror)
Gareth Southgate’s men were heading for the drop when Tottenham striker Kane struck with five minutes remaining

England women 27-19 Canada: Lark Davies scores twice in battling victory – (BBC Sport)
Lark Davies scores two tries as England are forced to dig deep to beat a tough Canada side at Doncaster.

The New York Hustle of Amazon’s Second Headquarters – (Hacker News)
The game-show quality of the cities’ bidding war, with its spectre of cash-starved governments begging to give money to a billionaire, left some critics fuming.

Pokemon Candy Guide – How to Get Candy and Candy Types – Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

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All about Trump

Watch Steve Carrell Troll the President While Portraying Jeff Bezos on ‘SNL’ – (Fortune)
Steve Carrell played Jeff Bezos on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and trolled President Donald Trump, while discussing Amazon’s HQ2 decision.

Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite ‘vicious’ Khashoggi murder – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “very vicious” but that he wants to stick with Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the Middle East.

Trump “Fox News Sunday” interview: President says he won’t listen to recording of Khashoggi killing – (CBS News)
“I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it. I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it,” the president said.

Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probe – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

President Trump Says There’s ‘No Reason’ for Him to Hear Recording of Khashoggi Killing – (Google News)
President Donald Trump said he would not listen to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would not listen to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as an upcoming report on the slaying threatens to put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet…

California wildfires: Nearly 1,300 unaccounted for in Camp Fire – (Google News)
President Trump made several stops across the state on Saturday

Saturday Night Live Recap: Steve Carell Mocks Jeff Bezos and Trump – (New York Magazine)
And The Office star teases a potential revival with his former Dunder Mifflin coworkers.

President Trump on growing comfortable as commander-in-chief – (Fox News)
Part 3 of Chris Wallace’s exclusive ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview with President Trump.

Trump on fake news, freedom of the press – (Fox News)
Part 2 of Chris Wallace’s exclusive ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview with President Trump.

The takeaways from President Trump’s sit down with “Fox News Sunday” – (Axios)
“I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A+, is that enough? Can I go higher than that?”

Trump Tells Fox News He ‘Didn’t Know’ About Matt Whitaker’s Past Criticism Of Mueller Probe – (The Huffington Post)
The president said the acting attorney general will decide whether the Russia probe continues.

Trump on divided Congress, Mueller probe, foreign challenges – (Fox News)
Part 1 of Chris Wallace’s exclusive ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview with President Trump.

Trump’s landmark trade deal with Canada and Mexico is suddenly in trouble – (Google News (Canada))
President Donald Trump’s trade deal with Mexico and Canada could still fall apart due to congressional opposition from both Democrats and Republicans.

Trump considering changes at ‘three or four or five’ Cabinet positions – (The Hill)
President Trump said Sunday he’s considering making a change to as many as five Cabinet positions amid speculation that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly could depart imminen

Trump considering changes at ‘three or four or five’ Cabinet positions – (Google News)
President Trump said Sunday he’s considering making a change to as many as five Cabinet positions amid speculation that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly could depart imminen

Democrats’ battle for speaker becomes a national campaign – (Axios)
Whoever leads the House Democrats will become a de-facto opposition leader to President Trump.

Trump, in exclusive interview, reveals Obama’s private guidance on greatest threat to the US – (Fox News)
Speaking exclusively to Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a wide-ranging interview, President Trump revealed what President Obama told him was the biggest challenge facing the U.S., discussed potential high-level departures from his administration, and admitted that…

Trump’s Apparent Aquaphobia Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
Don’t look now, but there’s a sequel to the horror movie known as Last Week.

Brown says Trump’s promise not to cut funding to California is a “big, big win” – (CBS News)
“He said and pledged very specifically, to continue to help us, that he’s got our back,” Brown told “Face the Nation”

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