2019-04-18

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

North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon – (Reuters)
North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

Read Barr’s News Conference Remarks Ahead of the Mueller Report Release – (The New York Times)
Attorney General William P. Barr addressed journalists on Thursday ahead of the release the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Barr says redactions to Mueller report were not made due to executive privilege – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that most of the redactions made to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report ahead of its release were made to prevent harm to ongoing legal matters.

Barr begins rollout of Russia report in landmark moment for Trump – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered some details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election before making it public, emphasizing that it found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign…

Barr says Mueller did not uncover evidence Trump obstructed Russia probe – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not uncover evidence that President Donald Trump obstructed the probe of whether he or members of his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 pre…

The Latest: Barr: Trump not invoking executive privilege – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):9:50 a.m.Attorney General William Barr says President…

Barr says Mueller probe did not establish Trump coordination with Russia – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users – (Reuters)
Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company.

Wall Street opens higher after strong retail sales data – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, aided by upbeat results from industrial companies and a stronger-than-expected rise in March retail sales that pointed to a robust domestic economy.

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report – sources – (Reuters)
(This April 17 story has been refiled to add dropped word in paragraph four.)

Notre-Dame family found after viral search – (BBC News)
Brooke Windsor, who took the widely shared photo, says the father wishes to remain anonymous.

Mental health care is a deep challenge after mass shootings – (Associated Press)
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last…

US awaits Mueller report – (BBC News)
A two-year investigation into Russia, the Trump team and the 2016 election is about to release its findings.

US claims for unemployment aid hit lowest level since ’69 – (Associated Press)
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to…

MEP puts on surprise musical show – (BBC News)
An MEP performs on a harmonica for the last day of the current European Parliament.

After 2 years of waiting, Americans will see Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his…

France honors Notre Dame firefighters; protects rose window – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued many of its treasures. As the…

Indonesia’s Widodo claims election victory – (BBC News)
The incumbent leader said he had clearly won the vote, despite his challenger’s claims to the contrary.

Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election – (Reuters)
Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe – (Reuters)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies.

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From various sources

Facebook bans British neo-Nazi groups – (The Jerusalem Post)
The social media platform said that all the groups and individuals included in the ban will not be allowed on any Facebook platform, which includes Instagram.

EU chastises Brunei for “retrograde” death penalty for gay sex, adultery – (The Jerusalem Post)
Along with stoning for sodomy, the laws impose the death penalty on rapists and punish thieves with amputation.

Labor Court orders negotiations, end to railway disruption – (The Jerusalem Post)
Should workers take strike action after the conclusion of the negotiation period, they must give 48 hours’ notice to the labor court and railways management.

Jet Airways stops all operations – (The Economist)
What was once India’s second biggest carrier collapses

IDF Colonel critically injured in Gaza War to light Independence Day torch – (The Jerusalem Post)
Col. Shai Siman-Tov was the deputy commander of the Golani’s twelfth battalion during the IDF’s last war in the Gaza Strip was critically injured during an infamous battle in Shejaiya with Hamas.

Live: Indian Premier League 2019 | DC vs MI scoreboard – (The Hindu)
Even as the Delhi team went through its practice session on Wednesday, all eyes were on Pant batting in the nets.

This transgender soldier won’t give up on the military despite Trump’s ban – (Vice News)
Because Sterling Crutcher was already serving openly in the military, the ban won’t apply to him. Still, “It broke me,” he said.

The liberal talking points Trump’s supporters can expect to hear when the Mueller report is released – (Fox News)
CBN chief political correspondent David Brody breaks down the Democrat narrative.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek shares update on cancer therapy | CBC News – (CBC News)
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says he’s feeling good as he continues cancer therapy and is already working on the next season of the hit quiz show.

Former DEA chief: Our border is collapsing, plain and simple – (Fox News)
Former Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Karen Tandy speaks out on the crisis at the border and new recommendations by the DHS Advisory Council to curb the immigration crisis.

Barr affirms Mueller probe found no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion, prepares to release report – (Fox News)
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday affirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, just hours before he is expected to release Mue…

Canada exempts $110M more of U.S. imports from retaliatory tariffs | CBC News – (CBC News)
Earlier this week, the Finance Department quietly added $110 million worth of products and businesses to its list of exemptions from Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports. While this relief protects jobs, it undermines pressure the Trudeau government w…

Thursday, April 18 – (Financial Times)

Apple expands its iPhone recycling program to US Best Buy stores and the Netherlands – (The Verge)
Apple has announced that it’s expanding its iPhone recycling program to include Best Buy stores in the US and KPM locations in the Netherlands, greatly increasing the number of places where customers can return old devices to ensure that they’re recycled prop…

Dems want Mueller to testify to Congress by May 23 – (The Hill)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller testify immediately before his committee and “no later than May 23.”

The Wire Image of a Network Protocol – (Hacker News)

Benfica fan travels to the WRONG Frankfurt ahead of Europa League clash – (TalkSport)
One unfortunate supporter has travelled to Frankfurt (Oder), which is more than 600 kilometres away from Frankfurt (Main) – where Benfica play the Eintracht

Google reveals its Android browser ballot screens for Europe – (The Verge)
Google is launching new browser and search ballot screens for Android devices in Europe. The changes are in response to a record $5 billion fine by EU regulators for violating antitrust laws with Android.

Barr: I have no objection to Mueller testifying before Congress – (The Hill)
Attorney General William Barr says he has no objection to special counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress.

House Judiciary chairman requests that Mueller testify before Congress by May 23 – (Axios)
Jerry Nadler solidified an earlier request from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

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All about Trump

This transgender soldier won’t give up on the military despite Trump’s ban – (Vice News)
Because Sterling Crutcher was already serving openly in the military, the ban won’t apply to him. Still, “It broke me,” he said.

The liberal talking points Trump’s supporters can expect to hear when the Mueller report is released – (Fox News)
CBN chief political correspondent David Brody breaks down the Democrat narrative.

Barr affirms Mueller probe found no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion, prepares to release report – (Fox News)
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday affirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, just hours before he is expected to release Mue…

Trump makes appearance moments before Mueller report release — live updates – (CBS News)
The press is expected to see the president at an event for wounded veterans

Barr: Trump’s lawyers did not request redactions in Mueller report – (The Hill)
Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Trump’s personal lawyers was given the opportunity to read a final version of the redacted report earlier this week but did not request further redactions.

Mueller examined ‘10 episodes’ of possible obstruction by Trump – (Financial Times)
Press briefing comes ahead of expected release of redacted report

Barr defends Trump on obstruction, says he faced ‘unprecedented’ situation – (The Hill)
Attorney General William Barr offered a robust defense of President Trump on Thursday at a press conference previewing the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, explaining why he did not find Trump obstructed justice based on Mueller

Mueller report on Donald Trump and Russie is finally released – (News.com.au)
President Donald Trump gloated on Twitter as America’s Attorney-General William Barr said the Mueller report found no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Mueller report: AG William Barr says probe found ‘no collusion’ between Trump campaign Russia – (USA Today)
The Justice Department plans to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Thursday, capping a two-year inquiry.

Barr begins rollout of Russia report in landmark moment for Trump – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered some details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election before making it public, emphasizing that it found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign…

Mueller report finds Russia DID try to meddle in Donald Trump’s election – (Mirror)
Attorney General William Barr said he disagreed with Robert Mueller’s “legal theories” about whether Trump obstructed justice

Barr says Mueller did not uncover evidence Trump obstructed Russia probe – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not uncover evidence that President Donald Trump obstructed the probe of whether he or members of his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 pre…

5 things Trump did to prompt obstruction questions – CNN Video – (CNN)
Just before the release of the redacted Mueller report, CNN’s John Avlon breaks down questions relating to obstruction raised by President Trump’s actions and public statements in the past.

The Latest: Barr: Trump not invoking executive privilege – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):9:50 a.m.Attorney General William Barr says President…

Mueller report lists 10 episodes of potential Trump obstruction – (Axios)
Mueller did not make a ruling on obstruction.

What We Learned From William Barr’s Mueller Report Press Conference – (New York Magazine)
Once again, Barr said the Mueller report found “no collusion” and that President Trump did not obstruct justice.

Revealed: The most requested takeaway order at Leinster House – (The Irish Times)
Deliveroo shows it’s not just Donald Trump who sullies corridors of power with fast food

Barr says Mueller probe did not establish Trump coordination with Russia – (Reuters)
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Americans have gotten $0.01 more in bonuses since Trump’s tax cuts – (Axios)
And there’s been very little increase in private sector pay or W-2 wages since the end of 2017.

Attorney General Barr says he considered Trump’s frustration with media when deciding on obstruction evidence – (CNBC)
Special counsel Mueller’s report on his Russia investigation recounts ten episodes involving President Donald Trump and questions of obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr said.

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