2019-04-05

Headlines:

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

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen – (Associated Press)
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health…

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet’s final journey – (Associated Press)
From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new Boeing jetliner, the pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 encountered problems with the plane.Almost…

UK’s May asks the EU to delay Brexit until June 30 – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, but a key leader of the bloc…

Man’s claim gives false hope in yearslong missing boy case – (Associated Press)
CINCINNATI (AP) — A day of false hope has given way to questions about why a man would claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago.The FBI declared the man’s story a hoax…

Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to…

Dutch PM Rutte: May’s letter alone not enough to grant new Brexit delay – (Reuters)
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that Britain’s request to delay Brexit until June 30 needs to be “clarified” before or at a summit of European Union leaders next week before EU can grant a postponement.

U.S. job growth rebounds in March, but wage gains moderate – (Reuters)
U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted hiring in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter.

Tokyo court approves 10-day detention of Ghosn, rejects appeal – (Reuters)
A Tokyo court approved on Friday a request by prosecutors to detain Carlos Ghosn for 10 days for further questioning, rejecting an appeal by the ousted Nissan boss’ lawyer to free him as he fights charges against financial misconduct.

Arrested, again: Why Ghosn has been detained, what is different now? – (Reuters)
Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is back in the Tokyo detention center where he previously spent 108 days, after being released just last month on a $9 million bail.

Trump drops border shutdown threat and proposes auto tariffs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the…

That Noise? The Rich Neighbors Digging a Basement Pool in Their $100 Million Brownstone – (The New York Times)
The extremely loud and incredibly expensive renovations that have shattered a formerly quiet residential block in Manhattan.

Biden to make 1st appearance since complaints about behavior – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In countless conversations over the past year, former Vice President Joe Biden, his advisers and his broad network of friends and family have openly discussed the vulnerabilities…

Instant View: U.S. March payrolls rebound more than expected – (Reuters)
U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted activity in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter.

Algeria protesters demand end to regime – (BBC News)
The resignation of long-serving President Bouteflika has not satisfied the thousands of protesters.

Japan spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to make crater – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the…

Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal: sources – (Reuters)
China’s lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between China and the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks.

US job growth rebounds from 17-month low – (BBC News)
American companies added 196,000 jobs in March, recovering from a meagre rise in February.

May asks for Brexit extension to June 30; EU could offer a year – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Brussels on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, while saying she aims to get Britain out of the EU earlier to avoid it participating in European elections.

U.S. Adds 196,000 Jobs in March; Unemployment at 3.8% – (The New York Times)
After a lackluster performance in February, the job market bounced back in March.

Longer Brexit extension might make more sense: Irish PM – (Reuters)
A longer Brexit extension might be favourable to avoid continued uncertainty, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, after his British counterpart Theresa May asked for a delay until up to June 30.

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From various sources

Shooting at Virginia naval base believed to be related to domestic violence – (The Jerusalem Post)
It was not immediately clear how the victim and the suspect knew each other or where the victim was being treated.

‘The Werwolf’ – Adolf Hitler’s group of terrorist children – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Werwolf had about 5,000 members recruited from the SS and the Hitler Youth, but at the end of the War, the group was made up of an average age of14-year-old boys.

Saudi Arabia tries to develop counter-leverage with dollar threat – (The Jerusalem Post)
The kingdom could not afford to jeopardize its security relationship and close ties with the present U.S. administration.

Indonesia to assist in Ethiopian crash probe – (The Jerusalem Post)
“They will help in assisting Ethiopia. We will study the data to assess whether there are similarities or whether there is any new information from the accident.”

Timmothy Pitzen imposter’s brother: He’s a terrible person – CNN Video – (CNN)
Jonathon Rini, the younger brother of a man who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, says that his brother is a “terrible person” for giving Pitzen’s family false hope.

Trump on releasing his tax returns: Speak to my lawyers – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump side-stepped reporters’ questions on releasing his tax returns, while also blasting special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, who is expressing dismay over Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s conclusion. CNN’s Jim Acosta r…

Live: Indian Premier League 2019 | RCB vs KKR scorecard – (The Hindu)
Virat Kohli and his men have been left bereft of ideas and solutions to tackle a long list of problems.

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

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

Knight Riders opt to bowl, Narine comes back – (ESPN Cric Info)

British snowboarder plunges 100ft to death in French Alps – (Mirror)
The 50-year-old was snowboarding off-piste in an area called Pointe de la Chaux Fleurie in Montriond when tragedy struck

Browns signing ex-Steelers safety Morgan Burnett – (NFL News)
Veteran safety Morgan Burnett, who was recently released by the Steelers, is set to sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

‘Brother Ace’ gets a million – Tony Gupta allegedly tells Dukwana – (News24)
The State capture commission has heard that Tony Gupta allegedly told former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana that he was a trustworthy man who would drive to the house of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and Duduzane Zuma, the son of the former president, t…

Public warned to watch out for ‘election robbers’ – (News24)
The Department of Home Affairs has warned the public that a group of scammers, masquerading as officials, are using the upcoming general election as a ploy to rob people.

State capture started during Mandela’s presidency with cadre deployment – Zille – (News24)
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is of the view that state capture started during Nelson Mandela’s presidency.

32 Personalized Things You Should Buy Yourself For No Reason – (Buzzfeed)
Today’s a perfect day to spoil yourself!

Aaron Ramsey fit for Everton clash – (FourFourTwo)

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All about Trump

Trump on releasing his tax returns: Speak to my lawyers – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump side-stepped reporters’ questions on releasing his tax returns, while also blasting special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, who is expressing dismay over Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s conclusion. CNN’s Jim Acosta r…

Trump pulls nomination for ICE director, says he will go in “tougher direction” — live stream – (CBS News)
The president will fly to California for a trip to the border and a fundraiser

President Trump departs Joint Base Andrews en route to El Centro, Calif. – (Fox News)

Cohen’s attorney offers new evidence in bid to postpone client’s jail sentence – (The Hill)
President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is offering new information to Congress in a bid to postpone his jail sentence, according to a new letter and from his attorneys and a statement released Thursday.

Trump responds to ‘nasty’ Barbara Bush dis – (News.com.au)
US President Donald Trump said in an interview that he wasn’t surprised Barbara Bush is quoted dissing him in a new book — because he campaigned so harshly against the former first lady’s children.

New York Times: Trump requested that Senate prioritize IRS chief counsel nomination – (CNN)
President Donald Trump pushed in February for his nomination of the Internal Revenue Service’s chief counsel to be fast-tracked in the Senate, even before the chamber held confirmation hearings on Trump’s pending nominee for attorney general, The New York Tim…

Trump says Barbara Bush ‘should be’ nasty to him – (CNN)
President Donald Trump suggested in a new interview that former first lady Barbara Bush had a right to be “nasty” to him after his long-running criticisms of her sons.

ACLU launches legal bid to block Donald Trump from building border wall, branding it “unconstitutional” – (Newsweek)
“We’re going to court to ensure that President Trump’s desperate bid to fund his border wall with a bogus national emergency and taxpayer money fails,” an ACLU staff attorney said.

Trump drops border shutdown threat and proposes auto tariffs – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the…

Trump’s week of utter chaos – (CNN)
Oranges, windmill cancer, the border threat — this week has been particularly hard to believe, writes Julian Zelizer. President Trump has always perceived the news media to be the central arena through which he fights his battles. The President intends to us…

Trey Gowdy: Mueller punted conclusion on obstruction of justice due to ‘open-ended’ question on presidentia… – (Fox News)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision not to offer up a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice stems from serious uncertainty over the law.

President Donald Trump is ramping up his attacks on Democrats as he looks to make border security an issue for his 2020 re-election campaign – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Welcome to California: On eve of visit, Trump is sued by the Golden State over deregulation order – (CNBC)
California sues the Trump administration over a presidential executive order that allegedly slashes regulations “arbitrarily.”

70% of Wall Street thinks Trump will be reelected in 2020 – (CNBC)
A new poll of Wall Street insiders shows that a vast majority expect President Donald Trump to win reelection in 2020.

Republicans warn Trump tax request ‘sets a dangerous standard’ – (CNN)
Congressional Republicans on Thursday criticized efforts by House Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy warning that the request “sets a dangerous standard of having the federal government used as…

Trump: Grant Jordanian citizenship to a million Palestinian refugees – (The Jerusalem Post)
Trump will also ask Egypt to grant citizenship to Palestinian refugees.

Eye Opener: Trump gives Mexico one year to meet his demands – (CBS News)
President Trump heads to the Mexico border today after postponing his threat to close it. Also, Chicago officials say they will sue Jussie Smollett to force the actor to pay for the police investigation into a beating that turned out to be an alleged hoax. Al…

‘Look what I did to her sons.’ Trump fires back at Barbara Bush remarks in new biography – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump dismissed criticism from former first lady Barbara Bush detailed in the book, The Matriarch, by Susan Page of USA TODAY.

Trump withdraws nomination to lead ICE – (The Hill)
President Trump on Thursday withdrew his nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Far-Right Extremist Crimes Have Been With Us for Decades – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump has said he doesn’t believe white nationalism is a growing problem—and at home in the U.S., he’s right. The problem isn’t growing. It’s never subsided.

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