2019-04-08

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

Southwest extends Boeing 737 MAX pull-out till June – (Reuters)
Southwest Airlines Co said on Monday it was pulling all its Boeing Co 737 MAX jets from flight schedules https://swa.is/2FRH8Ow through June 7, extending its earlier timeline through May.

Discussions ongoing between UK PM May and Labour on customs union, public vote: Telegraph – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour are yet to agree whether a customs union or confirmatory public vote would be part of a compromise deal to win the opposition party’s support for a Brexit deal, the Telegraph’s deputy political editor reported.

Deadlock in London keeps Brexit hanging in the balance – (Reuters)
Britain’s exit from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to coax the Labour Party into agreeing a divorce deal, two days before an emergency summit where she will try to delay the April 12 departure.

GE shares fall as J.P. Morgan analyst downgrades, lowers PT further – (Reuters)
Shares of General Electric Co fell about 6 percent on Monday after J.P. Morgan’s Stephen Tusa, a top-rated analyst on the stock, downgraded and further cut his target price to a Street-low of $5.

London Stock Exchange prepares for no-deal Brexit – (Reuters)
The London Stock Exchange said its pan-European platform Turquoise would shift trading in euro-denominated shares to its new Dutch hub if Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the week without a deal.

Boeing’s 737 production cut hits its shares and those of suppliers – (Reuters)
Boeing’s decision to cut production of its 737 aircraft hit the shares of its suppliers on Monday, while its own shares were lower in U.S. pre-market trading.

Libyan authorities close only functioning Tripoli airport after air strike: official – (Reuters)
Libyan authorities on Monday closed the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli after an air strike, an airport security official said.

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests.Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far…

Israel’s election: first the vote, then the kingmaking – (Reuters)
Israelis vote in a parliamentary election on Tuesday, choosing among party lists of candidates to serve in the 120-seat Knesset.

S&P pauses after seven-day winning streak, Boeing weighs on Dow – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, pausing after the S&P 500’s seven-day winning streak, as investors braced for what could be the first decline in corporate earnings since 2016 and a drop in Boeing Co’s shares hit the Dow industrials.

Battle rages for Libya’s capital, airport bombed – (Reuters)
A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on Libya’s capital disregarded global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011.

Film director bailed in Russia – (BBC News)
Kirill Serebrennikov denies embezzling around $2m in public money from a theatre project.

Trump to pressure Iran by branding its Guard a terror group – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization.” The move…

In Yemen, corruption worsened world’s worst cholera outbreak – (Associated Press)
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a…

European nationalists form alliance for elections – (BBC News)
Four right-wing, nationalist parties declare an alliance ahead of European Parliament elections.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 is Coming: Here’s Our Complete Guide – (The New York Times)
An obsessive’s guide to the final season of “Game of Thrones.” Join us for complete episode recaps, deep dives into past twists and tributes to characters we loved (and lost). Season 8 is here.

UK plan steps up global crackdown on social media – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. unveiled plans on Monday to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first of its kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban…

Pinterest sets sites on $1.5B in first public share offering – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public this year, hopes to raise as much as $1.5 billion in its initial offering of shares.The digital…

Kodak Black ‘sorry’ for Nipsey Hussle girlfriend comment – (BBC News)
The rapper said he’d romantically pursue Lauren London but give her “a whole year” to grieve.

Erdogan says ‘organised crimes’ took place in Istanbul vote – (Al Jazeera English)
The Turkish president defended his party’s plans to demand a full recount following last week’s local elections.

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From various sources

Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Tel Aviv – (The Jerusalem Post)
The costs of bringing the international superstar to Israel will be covered by Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams.

Gantz promises victory, Netanyahu uses those claims to scare voters – (The Jerusalem Post)
Gantz was greeted by the supports with drums and chants of “here he comes, the next prime minister.”

Find out what’s important to the young first time voters – (The Jerusalem Post)
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, four of Hevruta’s students discussed who they will vote for and why.

The weird, wacky and wondrous Israeli election ads – (The Jerusalem Post)
Who takes home the awards for the best campaign commercials of this election? Here are the full results.

Netanyahu tours Jerusalem’s shuk ahead of campaign – (The Jerusalem Post)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hits the streets as part of his campaign for the April 9 election touring the historic Mahane Yehuda marketplace in Jerusalem colloquially known as the shuk

Opinion | Kirstjen Nielsen’s legacy of cruelty and incompetence is sealed – (The Washington Post)
Others selling their soul to Trump should take note.

Distance proves no barrier for some Israeli voters abroad – (The Jerusalem Post)
Despite the distance and high cost of travel, some Israeli citizens living abroad have decided that the election is simply too important to miss and have traveled far to be able to cast their vote.

Beto O’Rourke flat-out called Israel’s Netanyahu “racist” – (Vice News)
The U.S.-Israel relationship “must be able to transcend a prime minister, who is racist,” O’Rourke said.

Live scores | Indian Premier League 2019 | Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad live scorecard – (The Hindu)
Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin won the toss and decided to bowl first in Mohali. KXIP made two changes, bringing in Ankit Rajpoot and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for Andrew Tye and M. Ashwin respectively. Sun

Quenneville timeline: New Panthers coach has history of success – (NHL News)
Joel Quenneville, the second-winningest coach in NHL history, was hired Monday by the Florida Panthers, replacing Bob Boughner, who was fired Sunday.

Investors should beware the behemoths rushing to market – (Financial Times)
Lyft, Uber and Airbnb impress in almost every respect — but they do not make money

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

The Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting – (Fox News)

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

Trump labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terror group – (The Hill)
The Trump administration announced Monday it is labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first time the United States has applied the label to an entire government entity in a move designed to significantly

New iPhones sport three-camera arrays in latest rumors – (TechCrunch)
One thing we count on for sure in this unpredictable world of ours: the will, indeed, be new iPhones. Another thing that’s looking — at the very least — pretty likely is the inclusion of a three-camera array. A number of different rumors from different source…

Real Madrid To Ask Eden Hazard To ‘Force Move’ If Chelsea Refuse To Drop Asking Price – (The Sport Bible)
Real Madrid won’t meet Chelsea’s asking price.

Meet the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of – (Fortune)
Tulsi Gabbard, Tim Ryan, Andrew Yang, and more: Meet the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates you might not know much about.

Here’s that creepy Rami Malek ad mashed with music from Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ – (Mashable)
Jordan Peele approves.

Trump has for months been urging administration to reinstate child separation policy – (NBC News)
President Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, U.S. officials say.

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All about Trump

Opinion | Kirstjen Nielsen’s legacy of cruelty and incompetence is sealed – (The Washington Post)
Others selling their soul to Trump should take note.

Trump labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terror group – (The Hill)
The Trump administration announced Monday it is labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first time the United States has applied the label to an entire government entity in a move designed to significantly

Trump has for months been urging administration to reinstate child separation policy – (NBC News)
President Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, U.S. officials say.

Kirstjen Nielsen had the toughest job in the government – (CNN)
Running the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may be the toughest job in the federal government and Kirstjen Nielsen wasn’t particularly well suited for it, especially with Donald Trump as president, writes Peter Bergen.

Who is Kevin McAleenan, Trump’s acting Homeland Security chief after Kirstjen Nielsen leaves? – (USA Today)
Kevin McAleenan, who becomes acting DHS secretary when Kirstjen Nielsen leaves, has carried out Trump’s most controversial efforts at the border.

Dems ramp up anti-Trump probes post-Mueller, despite pledge to focus on agenda – (Fox News)
Days after the summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report rocked Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats should shift focus to their legislative agenda. But key lawmakers have only ramped up investigations and inquiries into President Tr…

Dems ramp up anti-Trump probes post-Mueller, despite pledge to focus on agenda – (Google News)
Days after the summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report rocked Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats should shift focus to their legislative agenda. But key lawmakers have only ramped up investigations and inquiries into President Tr…

Trump rolling out executive orders for energy companies – (Axios)
Trump will discuss the orders in remarks Wednesday.

Trump to pressure Iran by branding its Guard a terror group – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization.” The move…

America Used to Have an Overseas Empire. What Happened to It? – (New York Magazine)
Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire serves both as a history of American empire, and a warning about the Trump administration’s bellicosity.

NY state lawmakers to introduce bill to get Trump’s state tax returns – (The Hill)
Democratic lawmakers in New York’s state legislature are set to introduce a bill allowing for the release of President Trump’s state tax returns,

Toobin: Nielsen will be known for putting kids in cages – CNN Video – (CNN)
Jeffrey Toobin reacts to Homeland Security Secy. Kirstjen Nielsen’s White House departure. She became one of the major players in President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration push during her two years with the administration.

Trump presses Uganda to bring kidnappers of American tourist to justice – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday called on Ugandan authorities to apprehend the individuals responsible for the kidnapping of an American woman and her safari guide one day after officials said they were safely recovered.

The Federal Reserve is already full of Trump’s picks – (Axios)
But his previous nominees haven’t been like Moore and Cain.

Eye Opener: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is out – (CBS News)
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen suddenly resigns after President Trump decides to make his immigration policies “tougher.” Also, an American woman and her guide, kidnapped at a popular Uganda safari destination, starts her journey home after a ra…

Trump’s choice to replace Nielsen focuses on southern border – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing…

“Gaping hole” for foreign espionage at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, former CIA officer says – (CBS News)
A woman from China, accused of illegally entering President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, is due in court Monday

Trump news – live: Top national security official resigns over president’s ‘increasingly unhinged’ stance on immigration and ‘impossible requests’ as Republicans hunt White House leaker – (Independent)
Follow the latest updates from Washington

Trump seeks to campaign on problems he promised to fix – (The Washington Post)
The president’s 2020 reelection effort centers on a foreboding, populist message about the perils of lax immigration and foreign economic threats — much like his campaign in 2016.

The next steps in seeking Trump’s tax returns – (Google News)
The Trump administration has just days to respond to a request from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to turn over six years of President Donald Trump’s business and personal tax returns.

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