2019-10-01

Headlines:

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

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of…

How risky is eating red meat for your health? – (Al Jazeera English)
Researchers’ advice that adults keep ‘current unprocessed red meat consumption’ draws sharp reaction from other experts.

Wall Street set for higher open ahead of manufacturing data – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes were headed for a strong open on Tuesday ahead of the release of manufacturing data as investors looked for fresh signs of domestic demand in the world’s largest economy amid softening global growth.

With liberal bloc aging, Trump may get more Supreme Court appointments – (Reuters)
With 86-year-old liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg enduring a series of health scares, the question of whether President Donald Trump will get to make yet another U.S. Supreme Court appointment before the 2020 election lingers as the nine justices prepare t…

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into…

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims – (Associated Press)
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter,…

Key dates in Hong Kong’s protests – (Reuters)
A young demonstrator was shot and police fired tear gas and water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters, as violence flared in Hong Kong as the city’s Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.

Dollar powers to 29-month high, bonds turn choppy – (Reuters)
The dollar climbed to a 29-month high on Tuesday as a blizzard of soft global data left the U.S. economy as the only one still looking reasonably healthy.

China showcases fearsome new missiles to counter U.S. at military parade – (Reuters)
China’s military on Tuesday showed off new equipment at a parade in central Beijing to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic, including hypersonic-glide missiles that experts say could be difficult for the United States to counter.

North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange…

Hong Kong police shoot teen protester as violence escalates – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters and shot a teenage demonstrator, as pro-democracy activists defied the city’s Chinese rulers on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.

A year later, Saudi journalist’s killing haunts kingdom – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year drew renewed scrutiny Tuesday to the kingdom, as his son…

No confidence vote in UK PM Johnson unlikely until after EU summit: McDonnell – (Reuters)
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is unlikely to push for a no confidence vote in the government until after a European Union summit later this month, according to John McDonnell, the second most powerful figure in the party.

China’s 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country’s global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a…

Catalan separatists protest on anniversary of banned independence referendum – (Reuters)
Protesters gathered in Girona on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of a banned Catalan independence vote, some hurling eggs at police and toppling garbage bins, amid a hardening political atmosphere around Spain’s most polarizing issue.

North Korea, U.S. to hold working-level talks at weekend: KCNA – (Reuters)
North Korea and the United States have agreed to hold working-level talks on Oct. 5, North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday, a development that would break months of stalemate since a failed summit in February.

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It’s their introduction to the degree in esports they’ve…

Activist shot as HK protests mar China anniversary – (BBC News)
A protester is hit in the chest, in the first live round shooting in months of demonstrations.

Russian alcohol consumption falls steeply – (BBC News)
The 43% decline follows a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state.

Ex-Yahoo engineer hacked accounts for pornography – (BBC News)
The engineer could face five years in jail for stealing sexual images and videos from user accounts.

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From various sources

Fatah rebuffs initiative to end rift with Hamas – (The Jerusalem Post)
Fatah’s rejection of the initiative is seen by Palestinian political analysts as a setback to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s plan to hold general elections.

Iranian home buyers dodge sanctions, make Turkey their plan B – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hundreds of professional Iranians have been forced to make “dodgy money transfers” simply to get by, said one former electrician shop owner who now helps his countrymen buy homes in Istanbul.

Spies, suicide, and a clash at a cocktail party — here’s what we know about the scandal rocking Credit Suisse – (Business Insider (UK))
Spies, suicide, and a clash at a cocktail party — here’s what we know about the scandal rocking Credit Suisse

A look at the legal trouble facing Israel’s Netanyahu – (The Jerusalem Post)
The political survival of Israel’s longest-serving leader, who denies any criminal wrongdoing, is also clouded by his failure to win a clear victory in two parliamentary elections this year.

Generate – (Axios)
The biggest news and trends in energy, business and politics by Ben Geman, with Amy Harder. Weekday mornings

Is this Boris Johnson’s plan to break the Brexit deadlock? – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson is expected to present his ‘final offer’ Brexit proposals to the EU in the coming days as he tries to secure a deal before the October 31 deadline.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign announces it raised $25 million in third quarter – (CBS News)
The cash raised in the third quarter comes from 1.4 million donations

Girl choked to death on her own blood after breathing in MOULD and developing mucormycosis – (Daily Mail)
Jade Owens (pictured) died 20 minutes after she began coughing up blood at home in Stockport, Greater Manchester after developing the deadly condition known as mucormycosis.

Boris Johnson lays out his ‘game changing’ Brexit plan – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson heaped pressure on the Irish government by insisting that there will be ‘changes to the status quo’ and suggested they can only hope to ‘minimise inconvenience’.

Zuckerberg blasts Elizabeth Warren in new leaked audio from internal meetings – (CNBC)
In audio published by The Verge from two July meetings with employees, Zuckerberg addressed the potential for a breakup of Facebook.

Green Party call for reintroduction of wolf to Ireland – (RTE)
The leader of the Green Party has called for the reintroduction of wolves in Ireland to help rewild parts of the countryside.

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of…

College esports: Colleges are starting degrees in esports, with $36,000 programs – (CBS News)
Shenandoah University and The Ohio State University are among training students to enter the growing esports field

It’s about to get a lot easier to repair old appliances in the EU – (The Verge)
The European Union has adopted new rules that should make it easier to repair old household appliances. The new Ecodesign Directive will force manufacturers to make spare parts available for up to a decade for appliances.

The biggest smartphone apps are adopting dark mode – (Axios)
It reduces glare at night and saves battery life.

Brexit: Dover could lose £1bn worth of trade a week under no deal, Tory fringe told – live news – (Google News (UK))
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to leaked UK plans for the Irish border, the PM’s interviews and Priti Patel’s speech to Tory party conference

Ruby Rose opens up about surgery from <em>Batwoman</em> set injury: ‘It was really terrifying’ – (Entertainment Weekly)
‘Batwoman’ star Ruby Rose opened up about the “terrifying” experience with Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’ Monday.

Canada’s economy stalls after four months of growth; economists had expected more – (Financial Post)
Oil and gas sees biggest monthly decline in decade due to shutdowns

Flooding threatens millions from New Mexico to Michigan as record heat warms South – (ABC News)
Eleven states are under flood and flash flood alerts Tuesday morning.

How risky is eating red meat for your health? – (Al Jazeera English)
Researchers’ advice that adults keep ‘current unprocessed red meat consumption’ draws sharp reaction from other experts.

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All about Trump

With liberal bloc aging, Trump may get more Supreme Court appointments – (Reuters)
With 86-year-old liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg enduring a series of health scares, the question of whether President Donald Trump will get to make yet another U.S. Supreme Court appointment before the 2020 election lingers as the nine justices prepare t…

Impeachment: New revelations shed light on Trump-Ukraine call — live updates – (CBS News)
A series of rapid-fire developments on Monday brought the House impeachment inquiry into clearer focus

North Korea Announces New Nuclear Talks with US – (National Review)
The shift coincides with Trump’s decision to remove security adviser John Bolton, whose hardline stance in prior negotiations turned off the North Koreans.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney: Ukraine phone call is ‘starting to seem like a political set up’ against Donald Trump – (USA Today)
“What did you know and when did you know it?” Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney asked in a tweet, referencing Nancy Pelosi’s interview on “60 Minutes.”

Reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the Trump-Ukraine phone call – (USA Today)
According to reports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of the Trump officials on the Ukraine call at the center of the whistleblower complaint.

President Trump’s Take On Me style video shows he’s just a big, cuddly teddy bear – (The Irish Times)
The US president, flickering like an alt-right Morten Harket, appears like a loveable savant

US, North Korea to restart nuclear talks after missile tests, State Department says – (USA Today)
The decision would rekindle stalled negotiations despite a series of recent North Korea missile tests that rattled Trump’s strategy toward the nation.

Donald Trump’s call with Scott Morrison: President’s conspiratorial thinking – (News.com.au)
The real takeaway from Donald Trump’s call with Scott Morrison

Kamala Harris Urges Twitter To Halt Trump’s Account For Inciting Whistleblower Harm – (The Huffington Post)
The 2020 Democratic candidate told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Trump’s “irresponsible” words “could result in harm to other people.”

Don Lemon skewers Trump defenders regarding Ukraine call – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Don Lemon discusses defenders of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Off message: A Republican takes heat for impeachment remarks – (Associated Press)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — GOP Rep. Mark Amodei’s comment seemed harmless enough. Asked what he thought of the Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, the Nevada Republican gave reporters…

These are the Republicans who are against Trump and for impeachment – (CNN)
President Donald Trump is staring down possible impeachment. Fortunately for him, his base of very conservative Republicans in the Senate likely would save him from being removed from office.

Trump’s approval rating drops to new low, but most still oppose impeachment, CNBC survey finds – (CNBC)
Just 37% approve of President Trump’s handling of his job, the lowest level of his presidency.

The Hill’s Morning Report – Giuliani subpoenaed as Trump rages against Schiff, whistleblower | TheHill – (The Hill)

Desperate Maduro Trumpets Crypto Payments with China and Russia – (Crypto Coins News)
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is gung-ho about Petro, the controversial state cryptocurrency backed by oil.

Donald Trump’s ‘Civil War’ Tweet Is Seditious and a ‘Grave Crime,’ Retired Army Officer Says – (Newsweek)
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters said Trump’s weekend Twitter tirade shows he is a “frightened, frightened man.”

Schiff becomes key Democrat in battle with Trump | TheHill – (The Hill)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has become the public face of the Ho…

House Dems argue Mueller grand jury secrets would help impeachment probe over Ukraine – (CNN)
The House of Representatives argued in a new court filing on Monday that it needs information from the secret grand jury used in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to help in its current impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Breitbart Trends After Donald Trump Tweets Poll With Almost 98% Support – (Newsweek)
Twitter users questioned why the president would bother sharing a poll from the alt-right website, while others pointed out some very different poll results released this week.

Trump grievance machine reaps millions off impeachment – (Politico)

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