2019-10-07

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

3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved…

Trump loses court case to keep tax returns secret – (BBC News)
The judge says he cannot allow a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity”.

‘Stand With Hong Kong’? Not When N.B.A.’s Chinese Fortune Is on the Line – (The New York Times)
A single tweet catapulted one of China’s favorite sports leagues into a tiptoe act familiar to many companies doing business in the autocratic country.

Hong Kong police jeered by residents as protesters target shopping malls – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police took to the streets on Monday night in an apparent show of force in a district that has seen some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent months, but retreated after a confrontation with angry residents.

Judge rejects Trump request to block New York subpoena for tax returns – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump cannot block a request to hand over eight years of tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, a federal judge ruled, after Trump claimed he was immune from being sued.

Wall Street dips at open as caution sets in ahead of trade talks – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Monday as investors braced for U.S.-China trade talks later in the week, after a rollercoaster start to the month on fears that the world’s largest economy could be sliding into a recession.

No ‘favouritism’ over Johnson links, Arcuri says – (BBC News)
The businesswoman refuses to say whether she had an intimate relationship with him when he was London mayor.

Trump defends Syria decision as GOP leaders push back – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria, clearing the way for an expected Turkish assault and essentially abandoning…

Doctors who deciphered body’s response to oxygen win Nobel Medicine Prize – (Reuters)
Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer.

U.S. businesswoman Arcuri refuses to answer questions about intimacy with Boris Johnson – (Reuters)
U.S. businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri repeatedly refused to answer questions on Monday about whether she had an intimate relationship with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London.

2nd whistleblower may give House Democrats fresh information – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine may have fresh information to work with after a new whistleblower stepped forward…

Democrats call on U.S. diplomats to testify over Trump-Ukraine efforts – (Reuters)
A number of U.S. diplomats have been called to Capitol Hill for closed-door testimony this week as Democrats build their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, while the White House considers ways to slow down the process.

Trump Ordered to Turn Over 8 Years of Tax Returns to the Manhattan D.A. – (The New York Times)
A judge rejected the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigations.

Johnson battles to surmount EU opposition to Brexit plan – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Britain must provide “more realism and clarity” if there is to be a Brexit deal with the European Union in time for the country’s scheduled departure date from the bloc at the end of…

U.S. pulls back troops in northeast Syria, opening way to Turkish attack – (Reuters)
The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border on Monday, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington, in a move U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as a bid to quit “endless wars”.

Jay Gruden fired by Redskins after 0-5 start to 6th season – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance.The…

Profit, not politics: What some Trump allies did in Ukraine – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and…

Kurds bitter as US withdraws from Syria border – (BBC News)
The pullout opens the way for a Turkish operation in northern Syria, angering Kurdish forces there.

Johnson tells EU: Brexit ball is in your court now – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union on Monday that the Brexit ball was in its court and that the bloc should now urgently discuss in detail his proposal for breaking the deadlock ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure on Oct. 31.

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MORE INFORMATION ON THE PRESIDENT’S ACTIONSA second whistleblower has come…

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From various sources

Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley on Trump’s Syria plan: Disaster in the making – (The Jerusalem Post)
“The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades,” Trump said in a series of tweets.

Shtayyeh: We received NIS 1.5 billion from Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Crisis surrounding tax revenues remains unresolved”

1,200 IDF soldiers race ahead of Yom Kippur, brigade’s 50th anniversary – (The Jerusalem Post)
1,200 soldiers and officers took part in race commemorating 50th anniversary of the 188th armored brigade and it’s role during the 1973 war

Netanyahu says cooperation with Russia ‘critical’ with U.S. to leave Syri – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu made the comments at a holiday toast with workers in his office, during which he relayed that he just had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Defense Ministry opens Yom Kippur War archive – (The Jerusalem Post)
Moshe Dayan: ‘What am I most afraid of in my heart? That the State of Israel will eventually be left with insufficient weapons to defend itself’

WeWork is hitting the brakes after its IPO went up in smoke — and landlords could pay the price – (Business Insider)
WeWork is hitting the brakes after its IPO went up in smoke — and landlords could pay the price

WeWork is hitting the brakes after its IPO went up in smoke — and landlords could pay the price – (Business Insider (UK))
WeWork is hitting the brakes after its IPO went up in smoke — and landlords could pay the price

FM Katz, IDF clash on Twitter over security cabinet leak – (The Jerusalem Post)
Analysts said that the Twitter feud showed the complicated and tenuous relationship between the IDF and the political echelon.

Female combat soldiers in light infantry units to be exempt from reserves – (The Jerusalem Post)
IDF says female combat soldiers in co-ed units “called up for missions based on operational needs.”

Opinion | A guide to Republicans’ lame excuses – (The Washington Post)
Trump’s defenders have many defenses, none plausible.

GE freezes pension benefits for 20,000 employees in an effort to reduce its massive debt pile (GE) – (Hacker News)
GE freezes pension benefits for 20,000 employees in an effort to reduce its massive debt pile (GE)

Pugnacious Liberman dashes coalition hopes – (The Jerusalem Post)
Liberman slings insults at Netanyahu, Likud ministers in a pre-Yom Kippur interview.

Melania Trump delivers remarks at DEA’s Red Ribbon Rally – (Fox News)

Meghan Markle’s dad reveals why he shared her private letter: ‘I have to defend myself’ – (Fox News)
Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, revealed why he chose to release parts of a private letter she sent him that has since become the subject of a legal battle with British tabloids.

Banking on Climate Change – Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019 – (Hacker News)
A report released today by BankTrack, Rainforest Action Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club and Honor the Earth, and endorsed by 163 organisations…

19 New YA Books You’ll Want To Read This Fall – (Buzzfeed)
Autumn is here, which means cozy reading nights.

Three-week-old baby dies after knife attack at house that also left mum injured – (Mirror)
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story

Perl is dying quick. Could be extinct by 2023. – (Hacker News)
Some personal reflections about the evolution and death or programming languages. By the forces a circumstances, I had to reverse engineer and decommission a few Perl scripts in an old company earl…

Hispanic Americans reflect on immigration, culture, and identity – (CBS News)
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. To commemorate the month, “CBS This Morning” spoke with…

Boy, five, with leukaemia crowdfunds £500,000 for life-saving treatment in Singapore – (Daily Mail)
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, desperately needs a CAR-T clinical trial in Singapore after a previous stem cell transplant was unsuccessful.

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All about Trump

Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley on Trump’s Syria plan: Disaster in the making – (The Jerusalem Post)
“The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades,” Trump said in a series of tweets.

Opinion | A guide to Republicans’ lame excuses – (The Washington Post)
Trump’s defenders have many defenses, none plausible.

Melania Trump delivers remarks at DEA’s Red Ribbon Rally – (Fox News)

“This to me is just unnerving to its core”: GOP allies blast Trump’s Syria withdrawal decision – (Axios)
From Lindsey Graham to Nikki Haley, top Republicans were quick to speak up.

Family separation at the border: Faces of Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy – CBS News & CBSN Originals documentary – (CBS News)
Follow the harrowing journey of four migrant families fleeing the violence of Central America for the safety of the U.S., only to be split apart after arriving here

Live updates: The Trump impeachment inquiry – CNNPolitics – (Google News)
The House is moving forward with its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Follow here for the latest.

Trump’s Former ISIS Envoy Slams Syria Pullout: ‘Donald Trump Is Not Commander-In-Chief’ – (National Review)
Brett McGurk had resigned from his post in December 2018 after Trump announced a withdrawal of U.S. troops from other parts of Syria.

Remember when Trump refused to release his tax returns? – CNN Video – (CNN)
Donald Trump and his administration have said many times that he would release his income tax returns.

The secret why Trump won’t release his taxes – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Chris Cillizza says President Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump’s financial successes heavily funded by his fath…

McConnell ad telegraphs plan to protect Trump against Pelosi in impeachment fight – (Fox News)
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take up the impeachment fight in the Senate should the House move against President Trump, a new campaign ad from the Kentucky Republican makes clear he’s not wavering on his support for the presiden…

Warren’s Anti-Corruption Plan Could Re-start Probe Into Trump’s Sister – (Fortune)
Warren’s anti-corruption plan could re-start a probe into the judicial behavior of President Donald Trump’s sister, a former federal appeals court judge.

GOP lawmakers blast Trump’s Syria decision as ‘grave mistake,’ ‘disaster in the making’ | TheHill – (The Hill)

Nikki Haley Slams Trump Withdrawal from Syria: ‘Turkey Is Not Our Friend’ | Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
Nikki Haley slammed President Trump over an agreement with Turkey to withdraw from Kurdish-held portions of Syria.

Trump loses court case to keep tax returns secret – (BBC News)
The judge says he cannot allow a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity”.

‘Fox & Friends’ Host Slams Trump’s Abandonment Of Syrian Kurds – (The Huffington Post)
Sen. Lindsay Graham called into the Fox News show to criticize the president’s move to withdraw support for Kurdish fighters ahead of a Turkish military assault.

Judge Rules Trump Must Hand Over Tax Returns to Manhattan DA – (National Review)
Federal judge Victor Marrero rejected the president’s broad defense that the Constitution effectively prohibits criminal inquiries into sitting presidents.

These are the faces of family separation – (CBS News)
Meet four families caught in the policy and politics of the Trump administration’s shifting strategies on immigration. Young children who have endured the harsh reality of family separation are at the heart of the CBS News documentary “The Faces of Family Sep…

Trump loses court case to keep tax returns secret – (Google News (Canada))
The judge says he cannot allow a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity”.

China narrows scope for U.S. trade deal — taking Trump’s core demand off the table — ahead of talks – (Financial Post)
Analysts see China’s hand strengthening as the Trump administration faces an impeachment crisis and a slowing economy

US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration – (CNBC)
The Trump administration announced that it will impose a 25% tariff on foreign-made bifacial panels.

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