2018-12-01

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

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out…

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out…

Trump and Xi to meet amid trade tensions – (BBC News)
The US president says he hopes they can reach a deal during their dinner in the Argentine capital.

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 65 injured – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot Saturday in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement. Police said …

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, their table talk will undoubtedly have a global impact. What they agree on — or don’t — will determine whether stock markets rise or fall,…

Trump scraps news conference ‘out of respect’ for Bushes – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump is cancelling a planned news conference at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina Saturday, “out of respect for the Bush Family” after death of former President George H.W. Bush. In a tweet, Trump says he was…

Chopra and Jonas marry in India – (BBC News)
The Bollywood superstar and the US singer got engaged earlier this year.

Deadline ends for Hungary to reach deal with Soros on university – (Al Jazeera English)
Alarm raised over academic freedom as CEU looks to relocate having failing to settle legal disputes with Hungary.

At G-20, possible ‘breakthrough’ seen after all-night talks – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — All-night talks at the Group of 20 summit led to a possible “breakthrough” on fixing the global trading system, European diplomats said Saturday, as negotiations stretched into the final hours of the gathering’s crucial second a…

G20 expected to back trade body reform ahead of Trump, Xi talks – (Reuters)
Global leaders were expected to back an overhaul of the world body that regulates international trade disputes at a summit on Saturday, delegates said, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at de…

Merkel, Putin agree to four-way talks on Kerch Strait – (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to hold further talks about events in the Kerch Strait at the advisor level between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, her spokesman said.

Saudi Crown Prince meets Argentinian president on sidelines of G20 – (Reuters)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met with Argentinian president Mauricio Macri on the sidelines of G20 summit, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday.

Trump calls off G20 news conference: tweet – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump canceled a news conference at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

Radio station pulls Baby It’s Cold Outside – (BBC News)
A Cleveland radio station said listeners had voiced concerns the song was inappropriate.

Citing Russia threat, Ukraine boosts security at ports, power plants – (Reuters)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test of the world order.

Putin, Trump briefly met on sidelines of G20 summit: Kremlin – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

A Generation of Widows, Raising Children Who Will Be Forged by Loss – (The New York Times)
The war in Afghanistan is disproportionately killing young men, leaving behind women with limited options.

A Close Race, a Mysterious Ballot and Control of Alaska’s House at Stake – (The New York Times)
A race for the Alaska House has resulted in a tie, prompting a recount. “I hope we don’t have a coin toss,” one of the candidates said.

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Putin he wants new summit on Syria’s Idlib – (Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday he should hold another summit to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province where the two countries are trying to create a sustainable demilitarized zone.

Iran navy launches stealth warship in the Gulf – (Reuters)
Iran’s navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the United States.

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From various sources

Opinion | The extraordinary life and times of George H.W. Bush – (The Washington Post)
The 43rd president cared more about his legacy than the 1992 reelection he lost.

Opinion | The two-syllable word that summed up George H.W. Bush — in the best way – (The Washington Post)
“Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent,” from “SNL,” summed up the president.

Moscow hosts Fatah, Hamas members amid Palestinian unity efforts – (The Jerusalem Post)
Moscow hosts Hamas and Fatah members amid ongoing efforts to forge Palestinian unity and ahead of the roll-out of the Trump administration’s peace plan

How Facebook posts can be used as a gauge of Netanyahu’s mind-set – (The Jerusalem Post)
Twenty-six Facebook posts in a week, four of them having to do with Lapid.

Opinion | Goodbye, George H.W. Bush. The world will miss a great president — and I will miss a friend. – (The Washington Post)
President George H.W. Bush accomplished so much, and his quiet style made much of his success possible.

Israel’s ex-envoy in West Africa discusses increasing diplomatic relations – (The Jerusalem Post)
Paul Hirschson recently completed his work as ambassador to Senegal and six other countries. Back in the Middle East, he discusses Israel’s increasing diplomatic relations.

How London made Stav Shaffir an activist on the streets of Tel Aviv – (The Jerusalem Post)
How living in London made Stav Shaffir an activist on the streets of Tel Aviv and the corridors of the Knesset.

How to Find and Play with Friends and Crew Members in Red Dead Online – Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
Red Dead Redemption 2 at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Pence participates in the Inauguration of the Mexican president – (Fox News)

World AIDS Day: 30 years on, HIV no longer a death sentence but stigma remains | CBC Radio – (CBC News)
Saturday marks 30 years since the first World AIDS Day, which was established in 1988, during the height of the AIDS crisis, to create awareness around HIV/AIDS, promote potential cures and remember lives lost.

How To Tell People You Don’t Want Any Gifts This Holiday Season – (Buzzfeed)
What to do when you don’t want more stuff, but don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings.

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out…

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out…

NYSE to Close Wednesday to Honor President George H.W. Bush – (Fortune)
The New York Stock Exchange will be closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush.

Fresh violence in Paris as riot police use tear gas and batons – (Daily Mail)
As ‘Yellow Vest’ supporters gathered on the Champs-Elysees riot police sprayed tear gas and pulled out their batons to fight back protesters who tried to force their way past a checkpoint.

In photos: At least 65 injured in Paris protests over Macron policies – (Axios)
This is the third straight weekend “yellow vests” have turned out to protest.

19 Parents Shared What It’s Really Like To Raise An Interracial Family – (Buzzfeed)
“My son literally has to carry a picture of me with him everywhere because no one believes I’m his mother.”

Voices From The Arab Press: What our public officials are lacking – (The Jerusalem Post)
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

Trump and Xi to meet amid trade tensions – (BBC News)
The US president says he hopes they can reach a deal during their dinner in the Argentine capital.

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 65 injured – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot Saturday in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement. Police said …

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All about Trump

Moscow hosts Fatah, Hamas members amid Palestinian unity efforts – (The Jerusalem Post)
Moscow hosts Hamas and Fatah members amid ongoing efforts to forge Palestinian unity and ahead of the roll-out of the Trump administration’s peace plan

Trump and Xi to meet amid trade tensions – (BBC News)
The US president says he hopes they can reach a deal during their dinner in the Argentine capital.

George H.W. Bush was the exact political opposite of Donald Trump – (CNN)
George H.W. Bush would never have been elected to anything in the modern Republican Party.

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, their table talk will undoubtedly have a global impact. What they agree on — or don’t — will determine whether stock markets rise or fall,…

Trump Cancels G-20 News Conference ‘Out of Respect’ for Bush – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump called off a Saturday news conference at the Group of 20 summit, citing the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

Trump pays personal tribute to ‘wonderful’ George H.W. Bush’s life – (Daily Mail)
President Donald Trump paid personal tribute to former President George H.W. Bush following an official statement with his wife, Melania Trump, on the Friday night passing.

Trump scraps news conference ‘out of respect’ for Bushes – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump is cancelling a planned news conference at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina Saturday, “out of respect for the Bush Family” after death of former President George H.W. Bush. In a tweet, Trump says he was…

G20 expected to back trade body reform ahead of Trump, Xi talks – (Reuters)
Global leaders were expected to back an overhaul of the world body that regulates international trade disputes at a summit on Saturday, delegates said, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at de…

Trump calls off G20 news conference: tweet – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump canceled a news conference at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

Trumps to attend George H.W. Bush funeral; Wednesday will be day of mourning – (USA Today)
The state funeral for George H.W. Bush will be the first presidential funeral since Gerald Ford died in 2006.

Trump cancels G20 press conference in light of George H.W. Bush’s death – (Axios)
He said it will happen after President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.

Putin, Trump briefly met on sidelines of G20 summit: Kremlin – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

Trump to meet with Schumer, Pelosi amid wall fight – (The Hill)
President Trump will meet with congressional Democratic leadership next week, days ahead of a deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown.

China aims to boost economic ties with Germany in Trump era – (NBC News)
A new chapter of the love affair between China and Germany is unfolding as the protectionist Trump administration targets both countries with tariffs.

Trump pays tribute to former President George H.W. Bush – (Fox News)
President Trump praises Bush’s ‘joy for life’ and great accomplishments; White House issues statement on Bush funeral.

Latest updates: Remembering George H.W. Bush – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
Press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral in Washington, DC.

Cohen asks federal judge for leniency after guilty plea – (The Hill)
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former longtime lawyer and fixer, asked a federal judge on Friday to allow him to avoid prison time when he is sentenced later this month.

Michael Cohen’s attorneys say he’s a victim who doesn’t deserve prison – (CBS News)
Lawyers say Cohen braved “raw, full-bore attack by the most powerful person in the United States” to come clean about lies over Moscow Trump Tower project

Trump cites ‘great success’ of G20 meeting, but postpones press conference in the wake of former president George HW Bush’s death – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump has postponed a press conference designed to tout the “great success” of the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, citing the death of former president George H.W. Bush.

Trump and first lady to attend funeral of George H.W. Bush – (CBS News)
President Trump is designating Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning

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