2019-03-25

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

Wall Street set to open modestly lower as global growth fears persist – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open slightly lower on Monday, as investors struggled to shrug off global growth fears even as a report showed that President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia.

The Latest: Israel halts farm work near Gaza frontier – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):3 p.m.The Israeli military says it will halt agricultural work near the…

Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup – (Associated Press)
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party that based on unofficial results won the most votes in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup said Monday it will try to form a government, after a…

Autonomy founder Lynch inflated sales before HP deal, court told – (Reuters)
British entrepreneur Mike Lynch artificially inflated revenue at his Autonomy software company before selling it to Hewlett Packard for $11 billion, the U.S. firm’s lawyer told a London court on Monday.

Positive German data tempers equity selloff, safe havens in demand – (Reuters)
World stocks hit a 12-day trough on Monday as fears for economic growth sent investors dashing for safe-haven assets, but the selloff lost some momentum after better-than-expected data from Germany.

Flattened yield curve reason to be nervous, but US economy solid – Fed’s Evans – (Reuters)
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday it was understandable for markets to be nervous when the yield curve flattened, though he was still confident about the U.S. economic growth outlook.

Yemen: Death from above – (Al Jazeera English)
Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen since 2015.

Some Americans cheer Mueller’s report, others feel let down – (Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.The…

Netanyahu cuts short U.S. visit as Gaza tensions spike – (Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to the United States on Monday and the military said it dispatched reinforcements to the Gaza border after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people.

‘Time’s up, Theresa’? May battles to keep control of Brexit – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Monday to keep control of Britain’s exit from the European Union as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament plotted to wrest Brexit away from the government.

UK PM May could put her Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Tuesday: ITV reporter – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May could put her twice-defeated Brexit divorce deal to a vote in parliament on Tuesday, ITV’s political correspondent said, though he later said no final decision had yet been taken on the timing.

Russians Hope Mueller Report Opens Door to Improved U.S. Ties – (The New York Times)
Some Russians crowed over the investigation not finding collusion by the Trump campaign. But the report’s focus on election interference tempered hopes for better relations.

Charges of cheating amid confusion over Thailand’s election result – (Reuters)
Thailand’s first general election since a military coup five years ago was thrown into disarray on Monday as two opposition parties alleged cheating and the election commission said it could be weeks until the make-up of parliament becomes clear.

Thailand’s junta ‘manipulated’ election, ousted PM Thaksin says in NYT article – (Reuters)
Thailand’s ousted former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, said on Monday that the ruling military junta “manipulated” the results of an election after a party of his loyalists did worse than expected.

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved – (Reuters)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged …

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached…

Thai rivals woo allies amid poll confusion – (BBC News)
Both anti- and pro-military parties seek to form a new government after the first post-coup poll.

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion – (Al Jazeera English)
Main political parties claim election victory as electoral commission delays announcing winner of Sunday’s poll.

Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change – (The New York Times)
The Danish capital wants to be carbon neutral six years from now. Its plan involves wind, recycling and a very innovative ski hill.

Adventurous. Alone. Attacked. – (The New York Times)
The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the world is greeting women who travel alone.

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From various sources

‘Ilhan Omar remarks should be isolated, removed from of office’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
“If you have people that use that kind of language, eventually I think the public need to remove them from office. If you allow them to continue the message you send to the people it that’s OK.”

Iranian government bans public figures from assisting flood victims – (The Jerusalem Post)
With the IRGC now leading efforts to deal with the flood’s aftermath, the national emergency has illustrated cleavages in the government’s ability to respond to a natural disaster.

‘I would be burying my family if we hadn’t gotten to the bomb shelter’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
“I nearly lost my family,” said Robert Wolf, as he stood outside the shell of his house, on a tree-lined street with single family homes in the middle of the country, close to Kfar Saba.

Argentinian Minister reveals details on Iranians with Israeli passports – (The Jerusalem Post)
The two Iranians had in their possession four fake passports, two of which they used to leave Spain on an Air Europa flight and the other two they used to enter Argentina.

Middle East watching how Israel handles Gaza – (The Jerusalem Post)
With so many actors opposed to a conflict in Gaza, the ball is in Israel’s court.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Netflix Announcement Trailer – IGN.com – (IGN)
Neon Genesis Evangelion is debuting globally on Netflix on June 21 – check out the announcement video. In A.D. 2015, Tokyo 3 is under attack by powerful creatures known as the Angels. The protagonist, Shinji Ikari, is chosen to pilot the Humanoid Decisive Wea…

UCP leader says ‘real tension’ lies behind Albertans’ support for secession | CBC News – (CBC News)
The leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party says many people in the province support secession from Canada, based on what he calls “a real tension that runs through the hearts of many Albertans.”

Login – (Axios)
Ina Fried, our expert on tech, illuminates the news shaping Silicon Valley and tech products. Weekday mornings

Giuliani cryptically warns person behind Russia collusion claim will be outed: ‘Just pay attention’ – (Fox News)
Rudy Giuliani issued a cryptic warning Monday that whoever convinced the FBI to pursue the Russia collusion investigation into the Trump campaign will soon be outed, as he also called on President Trump’s “shameless” critics to apologize for their claims in t…

Syrians are practicing with the S-300, will they ever use it? – Report – (The Jerusalem Post)
Since the S-300 was deployed, it has been almost six months. It was supposed to not only be operational by now, but also have Syrians prepared to use it.

Vigilante who knifed child killer 176 times and mutilated body jailed – (Mirror)
WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: David Gaut was repeatedly stabbed and his dead body mutilated by Ieuan Harley after neighbours in New Tredegar, South Wales, discovered Gaut’s secret

Something Navy’s exclusive collections for Nordstrom offer modern marketing – (CBS News)
Major retailers like Nordstrom are turning toward social media influencers after a tough few years for traditional chains. Some analysts are calling it a retail apocalypse, as brands, including Payless, Sears, and Gymboree, seek bankruptcy protection. Michell…

Gase looks forward to using do-everything Le’Veon Bell – (NFL News)
New Jets head coach Adam Gase appreciates the opportunity to incorporate do-it-all running back Le’Veon Bell into the 2019 Gang Green offense.

“You don’t have to be a bigot to have bias,” expert says – (CBS News)
Protesters in Pittsburgh are demanding justice after the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Jennifer Eberhardt, a leading expert on unconscious racial bias, has conducted training sessions with law enforcem…

Man who stabbed baby killer 176 times with screwdriver jailed for murder – (Metro)
Ieuan Harley, 23, murdered David Gaut after discovering he had been jailed for killing a 15-month-old boy in 1985.

Wall Street set to open modestly lower as global growth fears persist – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open slightly lower on Monday, as investors struggled to shrug off global growth fears even as a report showed that President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia.

‘It’s a complete EXONERATION’: Trump says of Russia probe – (Daily Mail)
A joyous Donald Trump returned to the White House Sunday, hours after his campaign was cleared of allegations of Russia collusion, and proclaimed America is the greatest place on earth.’

Conway calls on Schiff to resign over past collusion comments – (The Hill)
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to resign after Attorney General William Barr said a special counsel investigation found no evidence of collusion bet

The Latest: Israel halts farm work near Gaza frontier – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):3 p.m.The Israeli military says it will halt agricultural work near the…

Toobin: Total vindication of Trump on collusion – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the implications of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

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All about Trump

Giuliani cryptically warns person behind Russia collusion claim will be outed: ‘Just pay attention’ – (Fox News)
Rudy Giuliani issued a cryptic warning Monday that whoever convinced the FBI to pursue the Russia collusion investigation into the Trump campaign will soon be outed, as he also called on President Trump’s “shameless” critics to apologize for their claims in t…

Wall Street set to open modestly lower as global growth fears persist – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open slightly lower on Monday, as investors struggled to shrug off global growth fears even as a report showed that President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia.

‘It’s a complete EXONERATION’: Trump says of Russia probe – (Daily Mail)
A joyous Donald Trump returned to the White House Sunday, hours after his campaign was cleared of allegations of Russia collusion, and proclaimed America is the greatest place on earth.’

Toobin: Total vindication of Trump on collusion – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the implications of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Trump family slam media, Ivanka quotes Lincoln: “Truth is the best vindication against slander” – (Newsweek)
Donald Trump Jr. called out media outlets for producing “more than two years of non-stop conspiracy theories.”

Mueller Report Clears President Trump—but Not President Putin – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Mueller report lets President Trump off the hook, but it also gives confirmation that Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered in the 2016 election, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Tracking the Russia investigations – (CNN)
This interactive tracks the publicly known developments of the investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether anyone from Donald Trump’s campaign was involved.

Russia reacts with an ‘I told you so’ in state media after conclusion of Mueller report – (The Globe And Mail)
Mueller’s report found no evidence that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election, but the released summary didn’t clear the U.S. President of improper behaviour

What’s in Mueller’s Trump-Russia report, and when can we read it? What we know so far – (The Globe And Mail)
After a two-year investigation, the special counsel concluded there was no evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia – but on the issue of obstruction of justice, Robert Mueller said the U.S. President has not been exonerated. Here’s what t…

Russians Hope Mueller Report Opens Door to Improved U.S. Ties – (The New York Times)
Some Russians crowed over the investigation not finding collusion by the Trump campaign. But the report’s focus on election interference tempered hopes for better relations.

Mueller report fallout: Trump, Russia, others react to Barr summary – (The Washington Post)
A fierce debate continued Monday about the implications of a report that cleared Trump of coordinating with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved – (Reuters)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged …

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached…

Alan Dershowitz: Mueller not unequivocally exonerating Trump is a cop out – (Fox News)
Former Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz says Robert Mueller was wrong for not completely ruling out a case for obstruction of justice in his Russia report.

Posthaste March 25: Apple says it’s show time, Mueller’s report and why markets are ‘flashing amber’ – (Financial Post)
Canadian pension funds on the move, Trump feels exonerated, and Apple is coming after Hollywood and the news business

Sarah Sanders: Trump doesn’t have ‘any problem’ with release of Mueller report – (The Hill)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that President Trump doesn’t have “any problem” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report being released.

Trump’s Fed nominee faces broad backlash – (Financial Times)
Economists say choice of Stephen Moore is attack on independence of central bank

Democrats ‘lied to the American people’ over Mueller probe, now have to answer to American people: Chaffetz – (Fox News)
Leading Democrats repeatedly lied about President Trump colluding with Russia and now have to answer to the American people, according to former House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz.

Former DOJ official praises Trump Justice Department’s handling of Mueller probe – (Fox News)
Former Department of Justice Deputy Director of Public Affairs Ian Prior applauds the Trump administration for keeping politics out of the Russia investigation after the release of the Mueller report.

The Mueller Report Was Never Going to Take Down Donald Trump – (New York Magazine)
Even if it had recommended new indictments, the report was not going to be a silver bullet for the forces that brought Trump to power.

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