2019-10-02

Headlines:

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

Government publishes Brexit proposals – (BBC News)
The PM’s plan would see Northern Ireland essentially stay in the single market for goods.

US set to impose tariffs on $7.5bn of EU imports – (BBC News)
The World Trade Organization has issued its latest ruling in the 15 year dispute over Airbus subsidies.

Child killed, eight people injured in renewed Baghdad protests – (Reuters)
A child was killed on Wednesday in renewed clashes between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, a day after at least two people were killed and 200 wounded in protests over unemployment, corruption and poor public services.

In Italy, Pompeo can’t escape Washington impeachment furor – (Associated Press)
ROME (AP) — It was supposed to be a day of routine diplomacy, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn’t escape the furor back in Washington surrounding the House impeachment probe of…

UK PM Johnson makes final Brexit offer to cool EU reception – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a final Brexit offer to the European Union on Wednesday and said that unless the bloc compromised, Britain would leave without a deal at the end of this month.

Amid logjam, Haiti asks: Will president or protesters yield? – (Associated Press)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The operation dubbed “Find Jovenel Moïse” organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti’s president ended abruptly when he appeared at the…

Irish PM says what he is hearing on UK Brexit proposals not encouraging – (Reuters)
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday said that he had not yet received new British proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union, but that British officials had briefed their Irish counterparts and the details were not encouraging.

The Latest: UK envoy bears Brexit deal proposal to Brussels – (Associated Press)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and British politics (all times local):2:05 p.m.British Brexit envoy David Frost has arrived at the European Union’s headquarters in…

Hong Kong police slammed as ‘trigger-happy’ after teen shot – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Holding up posters saying “Don’t shoot our kids,” Hong Kong residents and schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a police officer rallied…

Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises – (Associated Press)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as…

Putin says he doesn’t mind if his calls with Trump are disclosed – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he would not object to his phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump being published and that he always assumed his words could potentially be published whenever he speaks.

Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president that’s at the center of the House…

Ukraine’s ex-president discussed investments with Giuliani – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s former president said Wednesday he discussed investments with President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in 2017, but that he never discussed Ukrainian…

Boris Johnson: UK is offering Brexit ‘compromise’ to EU – (Associated Press)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The U.K. will offer the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that represents a compromise for both sides, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he…

Johnson’s ‘final Brexit offer’ set for a thumbs-down from Brussels – (Reuters)
Britain’s latest British proposal on Brexit, as reported by media, is “fundamentally flawed” and “won’t fly”, EU diplomats and officials said on Wednesday, adding that another delay to Britain’s departure is likely if this is London’s final offer.

Boeing Engineer, in Official Complaint, Cites Focus on Profit Over Safety on 737 Max – (The New York Times)
The company passed on the concerns to the Department of Justice as part of a criminal investigation into the engineering of the plane after two fatal crashes.

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil’s Amazon – (Reuters)
Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways.

White House hopeful Harris revs up Iowa ground game as poll numbers slide – (Reuters)
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is ramping up her ground operations in the crucial early voting state of Iowa as backers and advisers fret over growing risks of the once-rising star becoming an afterthought in the crowded field of Democratic presidential contender…

Trump impeachment probe gains steam with briefing, depositions – (Reuters)
Two former officials who were engaged in the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine will meet with U.S. congressional committees starting this week, as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump gains steam.

Pompeo Confirms He Listened to Trump’s Call to Ukraine President – (The New York Times)
“I was on the phone call,” the American secretary of state said at a news conference in Rome — the first time he has addressed the topic publicly.

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From various sources

Top IRGC commander says Iran has ‘the capability to annihilate’ Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
General Hossein Salami continued to say that Israel must be “wiped off the world” map.

Dally M Medal 2019 live: Leaderboard, updates, NRL news | start time, how to watch – (News.com.au)
The NRL’s night of nights is here with the 2019 Dally M awards set to take over Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.

Pompeo: ‘I was on the phone call’ that led to Trump impeachment probe – (The Jerusalem Post)
Democrats are looking into Trump’s request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a July 25 phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden

Liberman to present offer to form gov if none reached by Yom Kippur – (The Jerusalem Post)
“The last thing Israel needs is another, third round of elections,” said Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, “no drastic changes are going to happen in the political map.”

TD Ameritrade becomes the latest broker to eliminate fees — and its free stock trades will be available before Charles Schwab’s (AMTD) – (Business Insider)
TD Ameritrade becomes the latest broker to eliminate fees — and its free stock trades will be available before Charles Schwab’s (AMTD)

TD Ameritrade becomes the latest broker to eliminate fees — and its free stock trades will be available before Charles Schwab’s (AMTD) – (Business Insider (UK))
TD Ameritrade becomes the latest broker to eliminate fees — and its free stock trades will be available before Charles Schwab’s (AMTD)

Alleged pedophile Malka Leifer under house arrest, pending evaluation – (The Jerusalem Post)
Leifer is standing trial for extradition on 74 counts of sexual abuse in Australia against sisters Dassi Erlich, Ellie Sapper and Nicole Meyer while she was principal of an ultra-Orthodox school.

Andrew Scheer met 5 undecided Canadian voters. Here’s what happened | CBC News – (CBC News)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sat down today with five undecided voters from across the country to answer questions about how he would tackle the issues that matter most to them.

A closer look at the arsenal China paraded to stir pride at home — and unnerve rivals abroad | CBC News – (CBC News)
Hypersonic missiles, stealth drones and “carrier killers.” To the uninitiated, they may sound like weapons ripped from the pages of science fiction. But they were paraded by the Chinese government on Tuesday to send two very different messages to two very dif…

When it comes to the PR fight, Trump may find impeachment is a tougher foe than Mueller | CBC News – (CBC News)
U.S. President Donald Trump fancies himself as the best person to get his message out. But faced with the possibility of impeachment, crisis communications experts say the best strategy would be to let others do the defending — something Trump may be incapabl…

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What Products Actually Help Make Adulting A Little Bit Easier? – (Buzzfeed)
We want to know.

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All about Trump

Pompeo: ‘I was on the phone call’ that led to Trump impeachment probe – (The Jerusalem Post)
Democrats are looking into Trump’s request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a July 25 phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden

When it comes to the PR fight, Trump may find impeachment is a tougher foe than Mueller | CBC News – (CBC News)
U.S. President Donald Trump fancies himself as the best person to get his message out. But faced with the possibility of impeachment, crisis communications experts say the best strategy would be to let others do the defending — something Trump may be incapabl…

‘I was on the phone call’: Pompeo acknowledges he was listening to Trump’s phone call with Ukraine president – (USA Today)
Pompeo had previously side-stepped questions about Trump’s dealings with Zelensky and suggested he was not familiar with the details of that call.

An outsider’s guide to the men in Trump’s impeachment scandal – (CNN)
During Watergate, then-US President Richard Nixon rode with a gang of political henchmen including crew-cut White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman and pipe-smoking Attorney General John Mitchell — both of whom ended up in jail.

Watch live: Nancy Pelosi news conference today with Adam Schiff to address reporters; topics expect to include impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump – (CBS News)
The House speaker and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff appear at a news conference as House Democrats press for information for their impeachment inquiry against President Trump

Trump officials likely to back off automotive regulations freeze – (Axios)
It’ll force automakers into tough decisions about whether to endorse it.

Pompeo confirms he was on call between Trump and Zelensky | CBC News – (CBC News)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed he was on a telephone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is at the centre of an impeachment inquiry into Trump’s actions.

World sees with respect those holding Indian passports, says Modi – (The Hindu)
A large poster of Mr. Modi and US President Donald Trump was put up on stage.

The world is learning the price of friendship with Donald Trump – (CNN)
Australia, Britain, and Italy are being sucked into the conspiracy-filled quagmire of impeachment-era Washington, after Trump and his Attorney General William Barr reportedly leaned on friendly governments to assist a probe widely seen as intended to discredi…

Dow Trembles as Economic Deluge & Trade War Paralyze Wall Street – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow suffered painful losses for the second straight day as Wall Street digested bearish economic data and Trump’s China memo.

John Avlon: Whistleblower protection is one of the oldest precedents in the US – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon delves into the US history of protecting whistleblowers, after President Donald Trump and supporters launched attacks against the whisteblower.

Mike Pompeo confirms he was on Trump-Ukraine call – (Financial Times)
US secretary of state has come under scrutiny for his role in scandal that sparked impeachment probe

Pompeo Confirms He Listened to Trump’s Call to Ukraine President – (Google News)
“I was on the phone call,” the American secretary of state said at a news conference in Rome — the first time he has addressed the topic publicly.

President Trump talked about shooting migrants, using alligators at the border, according to new book – (USA Today)
According to a book excerpt, President Trump shouted at staff during a March meeting, “You are making me look like an idiot!”

Kamala Harris asks Twitter to suspend Donald Trump for ‘civil war’ and whistleblower tweets – (The Verge)
California senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris has asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend President Donald Trump’s account after several days of dark tweets about impeachment.

Putin says he doesn’t mind if his calls with Trump are disclosed – (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he would not object to his phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump being published and that he always assumed his words could potentially be published whenever he speaks.

Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president that’s at the center of the House…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers questions about Trump-Ukraine call at Rome, Italy press conference – (Fox News)
Mike Pompeo says we will not tolerate people on Capitol Hill bullying State Department employees.

Ukraine’s ex-president discussed investments with Giuliani – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s former president said Wednesday he discussed investments with President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in 2017, but that he never discussed Ukrainian…

Jeffress denies predicting ‘actual civil war’ over Trump impeachment | TheHill – (Google News)
Pastor Robert Jeffress on Monday denied predicting a civil war would erupt if President Trump was…

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