2018-11-29

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

The Latest: Trump calls Cohen a ‘weak person’ who is ‘lying’ – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal (all times local): 10:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen is a “weak person” who is “lying” to get a r…

What’s Stronger Than a Blue Wave? Gerrymandered Districts – (The New York Times)
It wasn’t a wave everywhere. In North Carolina and other states, gerrymandered congressional maps played a big role in keeping down Democratic gains.

You will be able to hear Hugh Jackman sing on tour next year – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour on Thursday, which will feature J…

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies – (Reuters)
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.

Trump denies working on Moscow real estate project – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday denied working on a Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow, which his former lawyer Michael Cohen said he had pursued until June 2016.

Bayer to sell businesses, cut jobs after Monsanto deal – (Reuters)
Bayer , the German drugmaker that bought U.S. seed company Monsanto, on Thursday announced the sale of a number of businesses, job cuts affecting thousands of its staff and 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in impairments.

Farewell to coal: a Polish city wakes up and smells the blossom – (Reuters)
When the Wieczorek mine, one of the oldest coal mines in Poland, closed in March, Grzegorz Chudy noticed for the first time the neighborhood was vibrant with trees in the full bloom of spring. The smell was heady.

As rift lingers with neighbors, Qatar ramps up air and seapower – (Reuters)
Qatar will more than double its naval forces by 2025 as a massive new base comes online and it expands a national service program amid a protracted dispute with neighbors which it says requires greater self-reliance.

Trump studying new auto tariffs after GM restructuring – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that new auto tariffs were “being studied now,” asserting they could prevent job cuts such as the U.S. layoffs and plant closures that General Motors Co announced this week.

World leaders arriving to pivotal G-20 summit in Argentina – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — World leaders began arriving in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the summit of the globe’s largest economies, with attention expected to focus on issues including a trade war between the United States and China, a new North American…

Police search Deutsche Bank offices in money laundering case – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — Some 170 police officers, investigators and prosecutors raided the German offices of Deutsche Bank on Thursday on the suspicion bank employees helped clients set up offshore companies in tax havens to launder hundreds of millions of euros. The i…

US life expectancy drops as suicides rise – (BBC News)
The fall is due in part to rising suicide and drug overdose rates, according to new government reports.

Elon Musk ducks out of one Los Angeles tunnel but pursues another – (Reuters)
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium.

Wall Street falls as investors turn cautious ahead of G20 – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as investors turned risk averse in the run up to U.S.-China trade talks at the upcoming G20 Summit after President Donald Trump said there was “a long way to go” on tariffs with Beijing.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday to plead guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Fla…

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday to plead guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Fla…

The Saudi women detained for demanding basic human rights – (Al Jazeera English)
Those jailed as part of a crackdown call for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom’s male guardianship system.

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Charge in Mueller Inquiry Related to Russia Business Deal – (The New York Times)
Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, admitted to making false statements to Congress about his efforts to pursue a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Former Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to making false statements in connection with the federal investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a court hearing.

Falling Oil Prices May Make Trump Happy but They Pose Risks for U.S. – (The New York Times)
While falling prices help consumers, another big decline of the kind the president is seeking could hurt the economy in oil-producing states like Texas.

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From various sources

Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy – (The Economist)
America cannot afford to ignore China’s semiconductor ambitions. It cannot simply tame them, either

Inscription revealed on Jesus’s killer’s ring – (The Jerusalem Post)
Pilate was the fifth of the Roman prefects in Judea. It is assumed by archaeologists that Pilate used Herodium, originally built in the first century CE by King Herod, as an administrative center.

Will the Right, Left unite against Shin Bet enhanced interrogation? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hendel endorsed using enhanced interrogation with terrorists to stop a ticking bomb – to imminently save lives – and said that “this sometimes comes at the expense of other values.”

Fatal car accident on route 5 kills one, injures two – (The Jerusalem Post)
Medics who arrived at the scene described a gruesome sight of a car that was trapped underneath a bus and went up in flames.

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – (The Washington Post)
This hasn’t happened since war and a flu pandemic devastated the world’s population from 1915 to 1918.

Foreign Ministry working to combat fake news bots – (The Jerusalem Post)
A since-removed twitter account sent the link to journalists shortly after Liberman resigned. The account was named Bina Melamed, but used the photo of a Turkish real estate agent.

Read the new charges against Michael Cohen – (Vice News)

Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian agents as murder suspects – (The Guardian (UK))
Members of national security agency listed as potentially responsible for killing student

Electric cars: Will Australia’s battery gamble pay off? – (Financial Times)
The country’s lithium miners are at the forefront of a green energy revolution just as prices for the metal are falling

Why Donald Trump wants Theresa May to fail on Brexit – (Financial Times)
There are deep reasons for US president’s hostility to UK’s exit deal from EU

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs in strategic overhaul – (Financial Times)
Company to also sell non-core businesses in bid to regain investor confidence

Michael Cohen pleads guilty in deal with Mueller – (Financial Times)
Trump’s ex-lawyer admits he worked on Moscow real estate deal during campaign

Young, gifted and capped – (BBC Sport)
Black and minority ethnic footballers who have helped change the face of UK football

Trump: Shutdown possible if Congress doesn’t pass border funds – (The Hill)
President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his threat to trigger a partial government shutdown if Congress doesn’t approve funding for border security.

Fortnite Blamed for Video Game Addiction in Kids Who Need Digital Rehab – IGN – (IGN)
Fortnite comes under fire again for having a detrimental effect on kids.

The Latest: Trump calls Cohen a ‘weak person’ who is ‘lying’ – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal (all times local): 10:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen is a “weak person” who is “lying” to get a r…

Brazil president-elect Bolsonaro met with Bolton, discussed Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
A Brazilian Army helicopter hovered offshore as Bolton arrived for the one-hour visit with Bolsonaro at his beachside gated community on the south side of Rio de Janeiro.

Brahim Diaz ‘Agrees To Join’ To Real Madrid After Not Renewing Manchester City Contract – (The Sport Bible)
City are set to lose another budding prospect.

What’s Stronger Than a Blue Wave? Gerrymandered Districts – (The New York Times)
It wasn’t a wave everywhere. In North Carolina and other states, gerrymandered congressional maps played a big role in keeping down Democratic gains.

You will be able to hear Hugh Jackman sing on tour next year – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour on Thursday, which will feature J…

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All about Trump

Why Donald Trump wants Theresa May to fail on Brexit – (Financial Times)
There are deep reasons for US president’s hostility to UK’s exit deal from EU

Michael Cohen pleads guilty in deal with Mueller – (Financial Times)
Trump’s ex-lawyer admits he worked on Moscow real estate deal during campaign

Trump: Shutdown possible if Congress doesn’t pass border funds – (The Hill)
President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his threat to trigger a partial government shutdown if Congress doesn’t approve funding for border security.

The Latest: Trump calls Cohen a ‘weak person’ who is ‘lying’ – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal (all times local): 10:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen is a “weak person” who is “lying” to get a r…

Trump Praises BMW for New U.S. Factory That Hasn’t Been Finalized – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump congratulated BMW AG for building a “major new plant” in the U.S., taking a swipe at GM

READ: Michael Cohen’s plea agreement – (The Hill)
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, has entered into a plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller and has agreed to cooperate in the investigation into Russi

Robert Mueller probe: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress – (USA Today)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress, according to press reports

China trade hawk Navarro is reportedly attending the Trump-Xi dinner – (CNBC)
White House trade policy adviser and China hawk Peter Navarro will be attending a crucial meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping this week, according to the South China Morning Post.

Trump calls Cohen “weak,” claims he’s “lying” to Mueller – (Axios)
Trump told reporters he thinks Cohen is “lying” to get a reduced sentence.

Trump calls Michael Cohen ‘a weak person’ after ex-lawyer claims he knew about Russia deal – live – (Google News (UK))
Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in Mueller inquiry about plans to build a Trump Tower in Russia

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen agrees to cooperate with Mueller probe – (The Hill)
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, has entered into a plea agreement with Robert Mueller and agreed to cooperate in the special counsel’s sprawling probe into Russian interference.

Prized ‘Rare Earth’ Minerals Feel Scorch of Tariffs – (The Wall Street Journal)
The only mine in the U.S. that produces “rare earth” minerals— needed to make smartphones, electronics and military gear—is bolstered by national-security policy but slammed in Trump’s trade fight with China.

Trump denies working on Moscow real estate project – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday denied working on a Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow, which his former lawyer Michael Cohen said he had pursued until June 2016.

Why is Baltimore suing Donald Trump? City says government is making life “miserable” for immigrants – (Newsweek)
“This effort by the Trump Administration to create additional obstacles to those seeking to live in Baltimore is an affront to the ideals and principles on which this nation was founded,” Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said.

Trump blasts Cohen as ‘weak person’ for guilty plea – (The Hill)
President Trump on Thursday blasted his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a “weak person” for

Michael Cohen admits to lying to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow project – (Newsweek)
The president’s longtime fixer previously said he stopped pursuing a project in Moscow in January 2016.

Trump says he is ‘close to doing something’ with China on trade – (CNBC)

Trump Slams Michael Cohen As ‘Weak Person’ Over Guilty Plea In Mueller Investigation – (The Huffington Post)
The president’s former personal attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about his efforts to pursue a Trump Tower deal in Russia.

Trump accuses ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen of lying about Trump Tower deal in Russia in guilty plea to get a reduced sentence – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump on Thursday accused his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen of lying to federal prosecutors about a proposed real estate project in Russia in order to get leniency when he is sentenced for a new guilty plea and a prior one. Trump spok…

7 facts to remember when Trump attacks the Mueller probe – (CNN)
At 6:54 a.m. on Thursday, President Donald Trump continued his onslaught against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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