2018-12-02

Headlines:

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

Senior U.S. admiral found dead in Bahrain, no foul play suspected – (Reuters)
The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain, the Navy said on Saturday, adding that foul play was not suspected.

CNN: Facts first, just not on Israel – (Al Jazeera English)
CNN firing commentator Marc Lamont Hill exposes yet another layer of mainstream media’s bias and lack of objectivity.

Germany seeks private funds for climate projects in Africa, elsewhere: newspaper – (Reuters)
Germany will unveil an initiative at U.N. talks on climate change this week to attract more private investment in projects in Africa and elsewhere, Development Minister Gerd Mueller said.

Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say – (The New York Times)
Elliott Broidy was paid through shell companies to try to end an investigation into a Malaysian financier accused of money laundering, according to court filings made public on Friday.

Sleeping Bags and Solar Lamps: Pop-Up Shop Lets You Buy Holiday Gifts for Refugees – (The New York Times)
Choose Love, a New York store, sells necessities that will be sent to displaced people around the world.

France’s Macron, ministers did not discuss state of emergency at Sunday meeting: source – (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron and key ministers did not discuss imposing a state of emergency during a meeting on Sunday, a presidential source said.

Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests – (Reuters)
Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.

Iran says to continue missile tests after U.S. allegation – (Reuters)
Iran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defenses and denied this was in breach of U.N. resolutions following U.S. allegations that Tehran had tested a new missile capable of carrying multiple warheads.

Trump leaves Argentine leader in the lurch – (BBC News)
The US president was expected to remain on stage for a G20 “family photo” but instead exited, stage left.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham – Aubameyang scores penalty – (BBC News)
Follow live text commentary as Arsenal host Tottenham after Chelsea beat Fulham 2-0.

Iran to continue missile tests to build up defense: military spokesman – (Reuters)
Iran will continue missile tests to build up its defense and deterrence capabilities, a top military spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, following a U.S. allegation that Tehran had carried out a new missile test.

Macron mulls state of emergency after worst unrest in decades – (Reuters)
President Emmanuel Macron considered declaring a state of emergency as he met security chiefs on Sunday seeking a way out of nationwide protests after rioters turned central Paris into a battle zone and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe monument.

Bush mourned as a great statesman, a man of uncommon decency – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bus…

Brexit jargon: From backstop to no deal, 17 key terms explained – (Al Jazeera English)
Al Jazeera explains the parlance concerning the UK’s impending departure from the European Union.

A look at what happened at the G-20 summit in Argentina – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world’s largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change. Here are some o…

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice – (Reuters)
Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important U.N. meeting on global warming since the landmark 2015 Paris deal to shift away from fossil fuels.

Urgency the key at major climate summit – (BBC News)
The most significant conference on climate change since the 2015 Paris agreement opens in Poland.

Newly-wed Chopra and Jonas take Hindu vows – (BBC News)
The Bollywood superstar and the US singer were married in a Christian ceremony in India on Saturday.

Bush’s Somalia mission to save ‘innocents’ echoes today – (Associated Press)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the final days of his presidency, George H.W. Bush committed the U.S. military to a mission many would later regret, ordering more than 20,000 troops into Somalia to “save thousands of innocents from death.” Within months, the image of …

2018 Holiday Gift Guide – (The New York Times)
Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these gifts will send just the right message to the people you are oh-so grateful for this year.

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From various sources

Paleotronic’s 12 Years of Retro-Christmas Year One: 1980 – Paleotronic Magazine – (Hacker News)
Over the next 23 days we’re going on a journey through 12 years of Christmas tech-gifts past. Our first year is 1980, when first generation consoles and home computers began to gain serious traction. Click [more…]

Worshipers exposed to measles outbreak in Jerusalem over Erev Shabbat – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Ministry of Health released a statement with vaccination instructions intended for the worshipers exposed over Erev Shabbat.

‘George Bush was absolutely the best’: former VP Dan Quayle pays tribute to his late boss – (Fox News)
Former Vice President Dan Quayle paid tribute Sunday to his late boss, President George H.W. Bush, calling the country’s 41st president “a great individual” who “love his country.”

NW 12/1 (1.1 ov, AD Russell 0*, N Pooran 6*, Mohammad Irfan 1/0) – Live | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo – (ESPN Cric Info)
Get a summary of the Pakhtoons vs Northern Warriors T10 League 2018 cricket match.

Liverpool vs Everton live Merseyside derby score updates – (Mirror)
Keep track of the latest action and goal updates from the Premier League fixture at Anfield. Kick-off: 4.15pm (UK)

Comey says he reached deal for hearing with House Republicans – (Axios)
“This is the closest I can get to public testimony.”

NHS to introduce mental health checks for new fathers – (The Guardian (UK))
Health service in England to offer help for men whose partners experience health problems

TV chef Tom Kerridge reveals boozing helped him succeed in kitchen – (Daily Mail)
The 45-year-old admits drinking with the intention of getting ‘smashed’. But five years ago, he began to have sleepless nights about being without alcohol.

25 Movie Details From 2018 That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?!” – (Buzzfeed)
Did you catch the Captain Marvel appearance in Avengers: Infinity War?

Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham: Gunners seal memorable victory in thrilling north London derby – (TalkSport)
A fiery six-goal thriller at the Emirates went the way of the home side after goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira

War memorial in Youghal dedicated to World War dead – (RTE)
The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has dedicated a new war memorial and remembrance chapel at St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal in memory of those who died from East Cork and West Waterford in the two world wars.

6 talking points as Arsenal come back to beat Spurs in North London thriller – (Mirror)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice, with Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira also netting in a comeback win

Facts and Figures: Matthews on goal-a-game pace for Maple Leafs – (NHL News)
Auston Matthews scored his 13th goal in his 13th game this season, helping the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday for their NHL-leading 10th road win.

Justice department issues new guidelines on prosecution for non-disclosure of HIV status | CBC News – (CBC News)
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has welcomed new directives issued by the federal government regarding prosecutions of HIV non-closures cases.

NFL Week 13 Morning News – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest NFL Week 13 Morning News news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

The Weekly with Wendy Mesley LIVE | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Weekly with Wendy Mesley for Sunday Dec. 2, 2018

moon Archives – NextBigFuture.com – (Next Big Future)

Air Force One to fly George H.W. Bush back to Washington – (Newsweek)
The former President died on Friday at the age of 94.

Dick Cheney and James Baker remember George H.W. Bush – (Fox News)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State James Baker pay tribute to the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

Dan Quayle pays tribute to former President George H.W. Bush – (Fox News)
Former Vice President Dan Quayle on the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush on ‘Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.’

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All about Trump

Roger Stone says he hasn’t talked to Trump about a pardon – (Axios)
“There’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I’d have to bear false witness against him.”

WATCH: Trump being super weird at the G20 summit – (News24)
The US president was expected to remain on stage for a G20 “family photo” but instead exited.

Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say – (The New York Times)
Elliott Broidy was paid through shell companies to try to end an investigation into a Malaysian financier accused of money laundering, according to court filings made public on Friday.

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan – (The Hill)
Republican opposition is building to a proposal from President Trump to lower drug prices in Medicare.

‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Trump goes full Evita, with help from Melania, Putin, Cohen, Rudy – (USA Today)
Alec Baldwin’s President Trump returned to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time since October in an ‘Evita’ skit that opened Saturday’s show.

Synchronized global financial growth is slowing down – (Axios)
Even the U.S. is at risk as Trump’s tax cut is expected to wear off.

Trump leaves Argentine leader in the lurch – (BBC News)
The US president was expected to remain on stage for a G20 “family photo” but instead exited, stage left.

Roger Stone says he hasn’t spoken to Trump about potential pardon – (The Hill)
Roger Stone said Sunday that he’s had no discussions with President Trump or his legal team about a potential pardon should he be implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Air Force One flies George HW Bush back to Washington – (The Guardian (UK))
Trump orders flags to be flown at half-staff and proclaims Wednesday a day of national mourning

Trump and Xi Agree to Temporary Truce in Bid to Contain U.S.-China Trade War – (Fortune)
The truce between the U.S. and China emerged on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

Trump’s pipeline of bad climate information – (Axios)
His disavowal of establishment science didn’t come out of nowhere.

Air Force One flies George HW Bush back to Washington – (The Guardian (AU))
Trump orders flags to be flown at half-staff and proclaims Wednesday a day of national mourning

Trump says he’ll pressure Congress to approve USMCA by killing NAFTA – (Google News (Canada))
U.S. President Donald Trump says he intends to tell Congress that he plans to terminate NAFTA in an effort to pressure lawmakers on Capitol Hill to approve its recently negotiated successor.

Paul Manafort Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
President Trump’s former campaign chair returned to the news last week. So did Michael Cohen. And climate change.

A look at what happened at the G-20 summit in Argentina – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world’s largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change. Here are some o…

Donald Trump wanders off stage leaving Argentina’s president hanging – (Metro)
He suddenly exited stage right in the bizarre moment.

Traders Cast Wary Eye Toward 2019 as Trump and Xi Agree on Truce – (Bloomberg)

Trump will formally cancel NAFTA to press Congress to approve new trade deal – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump said late Saturday he will formally terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement soon.

Trump to terminate NAFTA, pressuring Congress to approve new trade deal – (The Hill)
President Trump said late Saturday that he plans to formally terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in an effort to pressure Congress to approve a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

US, China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and …

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