2018-11-26

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

Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home; 42 arrested – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest southern border crossing and fired tear gas …

GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 wh…

U.S. top court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit – (Reuters)
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared open to letting a lawsuit proceed against Apple Inc that accused it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and causing consumers to overpay.

Cyber Monday set to become biggest U.S. online shopping day – (Reuters)
Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in U.S. online sales, but will also test the limits of retailers’ e-commerce operations as millions of shoppers scour for steep discounts on everything from Lego sets to big-screen TVs.

‘Dangerous’ to retrieve missionary’s body – (BBC News)
A human rights group says India should abandon efforts to retrieve the US missionary’s body.

Merkel expressed concern about situation in Ukraine in call with Poroshenko: spokesman – (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday expressed concern during a telephone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in Ukraine and said it needed to de-escalate, her spokesman said on Monday.

The Suburbs Are Changing. But Not in All the Ways Liberals Hope. – (The New York Times)
Though Democrats dominated the suburbs in the midterms, some of those gains may be fragile.

US FDA plans overhaul of decades-old medical device system – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials say they plan to overhaul the nation’s decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which experts have long criticized for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The Food and Drug…

Ontario premier says too late to stop GM closure – (Reuters)
The Canadian province of Ontario, keen to avert the closure of General Motor’s Oshawa plant, was told by the automaker that there was nothing it could do to prevent it, premier Doug Ford said on Monday.

Soros foundation to end work in Turkey – (BBC News)
The Open Society Foundation said “baseless claims” about its work made it impossible to continue.

UK would be thrust into the unknown if Brexit deal rejected, May says – (Reuters)
No-one knows what will happen if Britain’s parliament rejects the Brexit deal the government has reached with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

G.M. to Stop Production at 5 Plants in U.S. and Canada – (The New York Times)
The factories, making vehicles and transmissions, will cease operation next year. Some could resume output depending on union negotiations.

Ukrainian president says to introduce martial law from November 28 – (Reuters)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would impose martial law throughout the country from Wednesday but said his decree did not include restrictions on citizens’ rights or postponing elections slated for next year.

GM announces job cuts and factory closures – (BBC News)
The carmaker plans to halt production at eight factories globally by the end of 2019.

GM to slash jobs and production, cancel some car models – (Reuters)
General Motors Co will cut car production, stop building several slow-selling models, and slash its North American workforce, its biggest restructuring in North America since its bankruptcy a decade ago.

Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross – (Associated Press)
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into mayhem when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico t…

One million South African bees ‘poisoned’ – (BBC News)
An ant-controlling insecticide used by wine farmers is suspected to have caused the deaths.

Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. The two neighbors have…

Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. The two neighbors have…

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would …

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From various sources

Parents of Tzafit disaster: Knesset’s investigation is a “cover-up” – (The Jerusalem Post)
Arik Shamir, father of the late Shani Shamir, said in the Knesset,”we have lost those who are dear to us. Our disaster did not happen because of the forces of nature — people killed our children.

3 big takeaways from the government’s bleak climate report – (Vice News)
Frequent destructive weather events, deteriorating health, and a stunted economy.

Fallout 76 journal, day 4: the bombs are falling – (The Verge)
A first-hand look at a nuclear blast in Fallout 76, Bethesda’s new online-only, multiplayer take on the post-apocalyptic role-playing game for the PS4 and Xbox One.

UN Security Council meets on tension between Russia, Ukraine – (Fox News)

Mexico to deport dozens after clashes at U.S. border | CBC News – (CBC News)
Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into mayhem when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants wh…

Corvus Insurance lands a fresh $8 million to turn sensor data into actionable info for its food and pharma customers – (TechCrunch)
Corvus Insurance, a two-year-old, Boston-based insurance company that uses data across more than 50 criteria to predict and prevent losses for its corporate customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, has attracted $8 million in funding, shows a newl…

Jerome Corsi rejects plea deal offered by Robert Mueller – live updates – (The Guardian (AU))
Roger Stone associate offered deal related to Wikileaks in Trump-Russia investigation but says he will not take it

Family of late journalist struggles to come to terms with post-mortem report – (News24)
The family of The Citizen’s late news editor Yadhana Jadoo say they are struggling to make sense of post-mortem reports on her death.

Campbell Soup reaches truce with Third Point, will add two nominees to board – (CNBC)
Campbell Soup is announced a deal that will add two Third Point nominees to its board, former Blue Buffalo CEO Kurt Schmidt and Comscore President Sarah Hofstetter.

May gathers Cabinet as she plots two-week blitz to sell her EU deal – (Daily Mail)
The PM is briefing ministers on the dramatic developments in Brussels over the weekend – and how she hopes to win over mutinous MPs to her plan.

Logitech ends Plantronics takeover talks – (Axios)
Don’t be surprised if private equity comes calling.

Vernita Lee, mother of Oprah Winfrey, dies in Milwaukee at age 83 – (USA Today)
Oprah Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee died on Thanksgiving at her home in Milwaukee.

Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home; 42 arrested – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest southern border crossing and fired tear gas …

Shop At Target And If You Pay Less Than $50, You Win – (Buzzfeed)
Keep your budget on target!

Heads Up: Get a Full Year of Hulu for Just 99 Cents a Month – IGN – (IGN)
This offer expires tonight, so there’s not much time left if you want to get it.

May runs the gauntlet of MP fury in the Commons – (Daily Mail)
The Prime Minister made her latest bid to win over critics after sealing the package at an EU summit over the weekend.

Dem senator requests hearing on whether Whitaker violated Hatch Act – (The Hill)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is requesting that the Senate Judiciary Committee hold a hearing on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s “conflicts of interest,” including if he violated a federal law on political activities.

Watch NASA’s InSight Mars lander touch down live – (TechCrunch)
The mysteries lying beyond our planet have puzzled and inspired scientists throughout the centuries. But today, the scientific community (and many others) have their eyes on Mars, where NASA’s InSight lander is set to touch down on the red planet. The whole t…

Margaret Thatcher could be on new £50 note after being deemed a ‘scientist’ by Bank of England – (Google News (UK))
Former prime minister on 800-strong shortlist due to chemistry degree

Trump urges Congress to ‘fund the wall’ as migrant children face tear gas at the border – (CNBC)
Trump — who has cast many of the asylum-seeking migrants fleeing violence in Central America as violent criminals — seized on the clash Monday as he pushes for Congress to fund his proposed border wall.

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All about Trump

Jerome Corsi rejects plea deal offered by Robert Mueller – live updates – (The Guardian (AU))
Roger Stone associate offered deal related to Wikileaks in Trump-Russia investigation but says he will not take it

Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home; 42 arrested – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest southern border crossing and fired tear gas …

Trump urges Congress to ‘fund the wall’ as migrant children face tear gas at the border – (CNBC)
Trump — who has cast many of the asylum-seeking migrants fleeing violence in Central America as violent criminals — seized on the clash Monday as he pushes for Congress to fund his proposed border wall.

Trump demands Mexico deport migrants massing on US border – (Financial Times)
Border crossing in Tijuana temporarily closed over weekend after US guards fired tear gas

The US, China and Wall Street’s new man in the middle – (Financial Times)
Trump’s tough trade approach undermines role of executives such as Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman

Trump ‘body man’ planning to leave White House – (The Hill)
President Trump’s personal aide and “body man” plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks, an administration official said Monday.

How a History of Discord Fuels Today’s U.S.-China Trade Tensions – (The Wall Street Journal)
As President Trump and President Xi Jinping prepare for a summit meeting this week, their trade dispute recalls one from a quarter-century ago between China and the first Bush administration.

Former Trump adviser’s last-minute attempt to evade 14-day jail sentence failed spectacularly – (Vice News)
“Everyday the haters get shouted out by the patriots and the people who believe in justice and love America.”

Bernie Sanders: I will probably run in 2020 if I’m the best candidate to beat Trump – (The Hill)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will probably run for president in 2020 if he is the best candidate to beat President Trump.

Trump Trashes Forthcoming Mueller Report – (Google News)
‘There was NO Collusion’

Trump’s foreign policy agenda faces a gauntlet of House Democrats led by New York’s Eliot Engel – (USA Today)
The incoming House Foreign Relations chairman is drawing up an aggressive oversight plan to review Trump’ foreign policy agenda, beginning in January.

Bill Gates holds out climate hope, despite Trump – (Axios)
Gates has met several times with Trump, most recently in March.

People Were Teargassed On The US–Mexico Border. Two Years Of Trump’s Policies Got Us Here. – (Buzzfeed)
Trump’s policies to discourage migrants from coming to the US have only made the situation worse at the border.

Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border as Tensions Escalate – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump called for Mexico to send migrants seeking to enter the U.S. back to their home countries, threatening again to shut down the southwestern U.S. border.

GOP members turn on Trump over Ivanka email case – (Newsweek)
Senator Ron Johnson and Representative Trey Gowdy requested information about the case.

Russia says planning for new U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe – (The Jerusalem Post)
Both countries accuse each other of violating the 1987 treaty and President Vladimir Putin and Trump are due to discuss the matter at the G20 in Argentina later this month.

Opinion | Trump is failing miserably on his biggest issue. And he’s covering it up with lies. – (The Washington Post)
The latest clash at the border doesn’t give Trump “ammunition” for his arguments. The opposite is true.

State’s past shadows closer-than-expected Mississippi Senate run off – (Google News (Canada))
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s reelection campaign against Democrat Mike Espy is shadowed by the state’s history of racism, and her own past. As Donald Trump prepares to fly out to campaign for her, the race is closer than expected

Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump’s rescue mission to Mississippi may drag Cindy Hyde-Smith across the finish line – (The Washington Post)
The president’s visit pits him against businesses asking for refunds of their contributions.

Trump demands Mexico send migrants back to countries of origin after border patrol fires tear gas – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that Mexico should take the migrants by plane or bus and ship them back to their countries of origin.

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