2019-10-03

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

Wall Street steady ahead of service sector data – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks treaded water on Thursday after losing 3% in the past two sessions on data that pointed to the risk of a slide into recession, with investor attention now squarely on services data.

Irish PM: customs, potential veto are obstacles to UK’s Brexit offer – (Reuters)
Britain’s offer to the European Union to come to a deal on Brexit is welcome but customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Ireland’s assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU rules are a problem, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on…

Knife Attack at Paris Police Headquarters Kills at Least 4 Officers – (The New York Times)
The assailant was also killed, officials said. His motive was not immediately clear.

Nigerian leader in South Africa weeks after attacks on foreigners – (Al Jazeera English)
Muhammadu Buhari’s visit comes after a wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa last month kills more than 12 people.

‘All I can do is pray’: A family in limbo as U.S. slows refugee admissions – (Reuters)
Somali refugee Ramlo Ali Noor will never be reunited with her 16-year-old son in her new home in Columbus, Ohio.

Ireland says if UK’s Brexit proposals are final, there will be no deal – (Reuters)
If Britain’s latest proposals for an agreement on leaving the European Union are its final offer, then a no-deal Brexit lies ahead, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.

How the Trudeau campaign scrambled to sidestep political disaster – (Reuters)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his election campaign team were on the way to the airport in Nova Scotia on Sept. 18 when Time magazine journalists called with alarming news.

U.S. diplomat at center of Trump-Ukraine affair to meet with House committee staff – (Reuters)
A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Ukraine will tell his story to congressional committee staff on Thursday as part of a Democratic-led impeachment probe of the Republican president.

Knife attacker shot dead at police headquarters in Paris: Reports – (Al Jazeera English)
Police official said one officer was killed in the attack on police headquarters located opposite Notre Dame Cathedral.

Ahead of pilgrimage, Iran border crossing closed due to Iraq unrest – (Reuters)
A border crossing between Iran and Iraq, which is due to be used by hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite Muslim worshippers at an annual pilgrimage this month, has been closed because of unrest in Iraq, Iranian state television reported on Thursday.

Putin on Greta: ‘I don’t share the enthusiasm’ – (BBC News)
Russian president Vladimir Putin said there was a need to be “realistic” about renewable energy.

Death toll climbs as Iraqi protests escalate for third day – (Reuters)
Police and gunmen exchanged fire in a southern Iraqi city on Thursday killing one person, after 11 others were killed overnight as nationwide anti-government protests escalated into one of the worst security challenges in years.

PM: Brexit plan ‘genuine attempt to bridge chasm’ – (BBC News)
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are “unrealistic”.

Knife attack by employee at Paris police HQ kills 4 officers – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said.Police union…

Man shot dead after knife attack on Paris police – (BBC News)
The attacker was killed by police after wounding at least one officer seriously, French media report.

EU deeply skeptical that latest UK plan could yield Brexit deal – (Reuters)
European Union officials expressed doubt on Thursday that the latest British proposals on Brexit could yield an agreement before an Oct. 31 deadline, with one saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan “can’t fly” as it stands.

Swiss banks benefit as rich Britons line up escape route from Brexit chaos – (Reuters)
Swiss private banks have seen a sharp rise in British clients who are moving assets offshore to escape a chaotic Brexit, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

‘Failures’ led to Deadpool 2 stuntwoman death – (BBC News)
Investigators say its makers should have ensured motorcyclist Joi Harris was wearing a helmet.

Protesters ‘lose control of fake blood hose’ – (BBC News)
Climate change activists sprayed fake blood outside the Treasury – but the jet was too powerful.

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became…

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From various sources

Rivlin: Israel is in crisis, needs government now – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rivlin also asked Israelis for forgiveness if he did anything that hurt them, as is customary before Yom Kippur, which is next week.

Khashoggi’s abused to whitewash dictatorships’ treatment of journalists – (The Jerusalem Post)
While they imprison journalists, they use the case of Saudi insider Jamal Khashoggi to talk about press freedom

IDF indicts 5 Palestinians in murder of soldier Dvir Sorek – (The Jerusalem Post)
The five Palestinians, all of who are affiliated with Hamas according to the indictment, are: Qasem al-atzafra, Nazir al-atzafra, Ahmad al-atzafra, Yusef Zahur and Mahmoud Atuna.

‘Mummy, I’m a Jewish rodent:’ 5-year-old Aussie after antisemitic attacks – (The Jerusalem Post)
Also in Australia, a 12-year-old was forced to kiss a Muslim classmate’s feet in a public park.

Airbnb has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to help it go public – (Business Insider)
Airbnb has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to help it go public

Airbnb has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to help it go public – (Business Insider (UK))
Airbnb has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to help it go public

Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession – (Business Insider)
Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession

Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession – (Business Insider (UK))
Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession

Lapid forgoing rotation as prime minister – (The Jerusalem Post)
Lapid’s announcement came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Lapid of being the obtacle to the formation of a national unity government.

Recent Match Report – Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, Caribbean Premier League, 28th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, Caribbean Premier League, 28th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Justin Timberlake Reacted To A Prankster Jumping On Him And Jessica Biel During Paris Fashion Week – (Buzzfeed)
Human anklets — the next big fashion accessory.

Recent Match Report – India vs South Africa, ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of India vs South Africa, ICC World Test Championship, 1st Test only on ESPNcricinfo.com

There Are A Lot Of “Weird” British Accents — Do You Know Most Of Them? – (Buzzfeed)
“We sat for a while and had a good old rabbit and pork.”

World War II-era plane crash victim identified, Air National Guard chief hailed for rescuing passengers – (Fox News)
One of the seven people killed when a World War II-era bomber crashed in Connecticut on Wednesday shared excited updates on Facebook about the doomed flight just minutes before disaster struck.

Anna Quayle dead after battle with dementia – (Daily Mail)
As well as appearing in 85 episodes of Grange Hill from 1990 to 1994, Quayle acted alongside the Beatles in their 1964 movie A Hard Day’s Night.

Rod Stewart surprises British couple and sings at Las Vegas wedding – (Daily Mail)
Sharon Cook and Andrew Aitchison from Liverpool were due to marry at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but were left in turmoil after the airline they had booked the flights with went bust.

Michael Bennet’s new Iowa ad highlights the Dem health care division – (Axios)
“You want to beat Trump? That’s how.”

Monument Valley developer Ustwo Games accused of union busting – (Polygon)
Developer Ustwo Games was accused on Oct. 3 of union busting over the firing of Apple Arcade game Assemble With Care’s senior programmer. The developer denies the accusations.

The surprise revelations at Microsoft’s Surface event – (Axios)
In addition to the expected laptop and tablet/phone hybrids, Microsoft also previewed 2 other devices that few were expecting.

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All about Trump

Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession – (Business Insider)
Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession

Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession – (Business Insider (UK))
Trump’s trade attack on Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession

Michael Bennet’s new Iowa ad highlights the Dem health care division – (Axios)
“You want to beat Trump? That’s how.”

Former U.S. diplomat for Ukraine to appear before House committees | CBC News – (CBC News)
A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Ukraine will tell his story to congressional committee staff on Thursday as part of a Democratic-led impeachment probe of the Republican president.

Rep. Andy Biggs says Rep. Adam Schiff deserves House censure – (Fox News)
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs says Rep. Adam Schiff has turned the Trump impeachment inquiry into a ‘comedic’ thing.

Nickelback’s Record Label Got Trump’s “Photograph” Twitter Video Taken Down Due To Copyright – (Buzzfeed)
Look at this photograph, but not this tweet, because you can’t because it got taken down.

Democrats set sights on Barr in ever-expanding investigation – (Fox News)
The ever-expanding impeachment inquiry is reaching further into the top levels of President Trump’s inner circle, with Democrats beginning to focus scrutiny not only on his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani but the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

Former Ukrainian President Challenges Trump, Claims Biden Never Pressured to Close Cases – (National Review)
Petro Poroshenko has dismissed allegations from President Trump that he had been pressured by Joe Biden to close an investigation into Burisma Holdings.

Sam Donaldson on impeachment inquiry: There’s a smoking transcript – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper asks former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson for his response to Trump’s defense against the impeachment inquiry. Watch “Full Circle” every weeknight at 5pm E.T.

Hear from the reporter who had tense exchange with Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Erin Burnett speaks with Reuters White House Correspondent Jeff Mason about his questioning of President Donald Trump during a press conference.

Twitter removes Trump’s Nickelback video after copyright complaint – (CNN)
Twitter removed a video meme President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday after getting a copyright complaint about the video, which contained an altered music clip from the rock band Nickelback.

Perilous times for Trump: By 45%-38%, Americans support impeaching him over Ukraine allegations, poll finds – (USA Today)
In perilous times: Americans are now inclined to support impeaching President Trump and removing him from office, a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds.

Live updates: The Trump impeachment inquiry – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
The first testimony in the impeachment inquiry kicks off today. Meanwhile, President Trump is attending an event in Florida. Follow here for the latest.

Nancy Pelosi: Doesn’t Matter What Effect Impeachment Has On 2020 Election – (The Huffington Post)
The House speaker said she “didn’t have a choice” but to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Explainer: Biden, allies pushed out Ukrainian prosecutor because he didn’t pursue corruption cases – (USA Today)
Trump has claimed Biden forced out Ukraine’s top prosecutor in order to benefit his son. Former diplomats say the prosecutor wasn’t doing his job.

What We Can Learn From the First Presidential Impeachment – (New York Magazine)
Like Trump, Andrew Johnson defied Congress and the Constitution in multiple ways that were hard to capture in articles of impeachment.

Under Trump, climate change denial has gone mainstream as policymakers retreat to echo chambers – (Axios)
“The president has empowered the people who don’t want there to be any climate policy to hunker down.”

Donald Trump’s projections of an American ‘coup’ – (Financial Times)
President is marshalling his administration in pursuit of a fringe conspiracy theory

Biden to Trump: ‘You’re not going to destroy me’ – (CNN)
Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed President Donald Trump directly Wednesday, saying, “you’re not going to destroy me and not going to destroy my family,” in his strongest remarks on the Ukraine controversy to date.

U.S. diplomat at center of Trump-Ukraine affair to meet with House committee staff – (Reuters)
A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Ukraine will tell his story to congressional committee staff on Thursday as part of a Democratic-led impeachment probe of the Republican president.

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