2019-04-20

Headlines:

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

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture…

Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.But President Donald…

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris – (Reuters)
Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.

Northern Ireland police arrest 2 in killing of journalist – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.The men, aged…

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed – (Reuters)
At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Tali…

‘We need to change the system’: Ukraine presidential runoff vote – (Al Jazeera English)
Polls suggest comic is poised to secure landslide victory against Ukraine’s incumbent leader in presidential runoff.

Paris police fire tear gas at demonstrators – (BBC News)
Police in the French capital fire tear gas as a number of motorbikes are set on fire by protesters.

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the…

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030 – (Reuters)
Egyptians voted on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the powerful military.

UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700 – (Reuters)
More than 700 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a total given on Friday of more than 682.

‘I’m going to die’: Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre – (Associated Press)
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the…

Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report – (Reuters)
Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump’s continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel’s report, which detailed Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s distortions on Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally…

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps….

‘I Do Not Remember’: Trump Gave a Familiar Reply to the Special Counsel’s Queries – (The New York Times)
President Trump has claimed that he has “one of the world’s greatest memories,” but that failed him repeatedly when answering questions from Robert Mueller.

Open-source framework for publishing content – (Al Jazeera English)
What is it like living in a community that is only accessible by plane and where hunting and fishing are vital for survival? Residents of a remote Alaska Native village share their stories.

Blind sailor completes Pacific voyage – (BBC News)
Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, 52, is said to be the first visually impaired person to make the 8,700-mile trip.

Gaza fishermen: Israel extending fishing zone is token gesture – (Al Jazeera English)
Only small boats are allowed into extended 15 mile fishing zone, while harassment by Israeli gunboats continues.

Northern Ireland leaders urge calm as police arrest two over journalist’s killing – (Reuters)
Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal.

Wife admits killing Ku Klux Klan chief – (BBC News)
Malissa Ancona is sentenced to life in jail for shooting her husband, Frank, in Missouri.

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From various sources

Report: Gazan projectiles fired towards southern Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Red Alert incoming rocket siren was not activated and according to unconfirmed reports, one projectile landed in open territory outside a community in Israel’s Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.

Kushner: UNRWA “corrupt,” “doesn’t help peace” – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Sometimes you have to strategically risk breaking things in order to get there,” wrote Kushner in a confidential email regarding the UN Relief and Work Agency.

Abbas seeks Arab backing to foil Trump’s plan – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Any plan not based on two-state solution is doomed to fail.”

Amazon founder still living with ex – (News.com.au)
Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife MacKenzie will be richer than at first thought.

Iraq to host regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference – (The Jerusalem Post)
Iraq and Saudi Arabia have been at loggerheads since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, but they have recently undertaken a diplomatic push to improve ties.

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture…

City face anxious wait for De Bruyne news – (FourFourTwo)

Latest Afghan-Taliban peace talks fall apart before they begin – (Axios)
After 2 generations of war, the peace process continues to be fraught.

Nine arrested in Joe Slovo protest as group erect shacks – (News24)
Nine people have been arrested following violent land invasion protests in the Joe Slovo area, south of Johannesburg, police said on Saturday.

Mason Greenwood Scores Stunning Winner For Manchester United Against Derby County – (The Sport Bible)
Mason Greenwood has once again shown why he is Manchester United’s fastest-rising youth player after his performance against Derby County.

Meghan’s fans think she’s going to give birth this weekend – because of the moon – (Mirror)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to welcome their new arrival any day, but many believe the Pink Moon may be a key sign

Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki three years after marrying – (Daily Mail)
A source revealed the couple had been living separate lives for years and it was known among friends. Adele met the New York-born CEO in 2011 and married him in secret in 2016.

A fingerspinner has to turn the ball to get wickets – Shakib – (ESPN Cric Info)
The Bangladesh Test and T20 captain on how he can keep pace in a wristspinner-dominated world | ESPNcricinfo.com

The evolution (or not) of school shootings in America – (Vice News)
School shooting survivors discuss progress — or lack thereof — with gun violence

The Midwest needs more than levees to survive its “biblical” floods – (Vice News)
The race is on to repair aging flood-protection systems before the rivers rise again.

Democrats have a Mueller dilemma: hearings or impeachment? – (Vice News)
Mueller made the division over impeachment deeper than ever. But some Democrats hope hearings will unite the public.

Enemy Weaknesses – The Elder Scrolls: Blades Wiki Guide – IGN – (IGN)
The Elder Scrolls: Blades at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies

Recent Match Report – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indian Premier League, 35th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indian Premier League, 35th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Ken Starr on whether an obstruction of justice investigation is warranted – (Fox News)
Some Democrats vow to investigate potential obstruction of justice after release of Mueller report; reaction from former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr.

New captain Smith leads Royals to victory – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, 36th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

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All about Trump

Abbas seeks Arab backing to foil Trump’s plan – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Any plan not based on two-state solution is doomed to fail.”

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture…

Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.But President Donald…

With the Mueller report behind the Trump administration, how do they move forward and focus on 2020? – (Fox News)
Former chief of staff to Vice President Pence Marc Short speaks out on moving past the Russia investigation and onto the next election.

Never-Trumper Jeff Flake says he may support a 2020 Democrat – (Fox News)
Former Republican senator and Trump opponent Jeff Flake names Democrat candidates he may support against the president.

Robert De Niro calls Trump ‘wannabe gangster’: ‘This guy has proven himself to be a total loser’ – (Fox News)
In a pre-taped interview with “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Robert De Niro unloaded on President Trump, calling him a “total loser” and a “wannabe gangster.”

A book critic’s take on the Mueller report – (Axios)
The Washington Post’s Carlos Lozado called it “the greatest nonfiction book about Trump.”

Behind the scenes of the Mueller report reveal – (Axios)
Trump’s lawyers spent at least 10 hours with the Mueller report at the Justice Department before it was public.

Mueller report shows Trump’s biggest power play – (Axios)
Attorney General William Barr has turned out to be of inestimable value to the president in weathering Mueller’s findings.

Taiwan’s Trump? – (Fortune)
The special Sino Saturday edition of our popular newsletter for leaders, by Time Inc. international editor Clay Chandler.

This line in the Mueller report cracks up Jeffrey Toobin – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to a passage from Robert Mueller’s report detailing an exchange between President Donald Trump and former White House counsel Don McGahn.

Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report’s release: poll – (The Hill)
President Trump’s approval rating dropped three percentage points following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, marking the lowest level of 2019, according to a

Don McGahn responds to accusations against his credibility – (Axios)
Refusals from McGahn to obey presidential directives are part of the reason why Trump avoided obstruction charges in Mueller’s investigation.

Florida man charged over threats to Democrats that mentioned Ilhan Omar – (Google News)
Booker, Tlaib and Swalwell received threatening calls including mentions of Minnesota representative who is a target of Trump criticism

From ‘total exoneration’ to ‘total bullsh**’: Trump lingers on damning report – (CNN)
By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller’s report painted of his presidency had become clear.

From ‘total exoneration’ to ‘total bullsh**’: Trump lingers on damning report – (Google News)
By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller’s report painted of his presidency had become clear.

Did Trump encourage Michael Cohen to lie? … And other mysteries the Mueller report didn’t resolve – (USA Today)
The Mueller’s report was brimming with details about Donald Trump’s White House but it left some of the probe’s most perplexing questions unanswered.

Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report – (Reuters)
Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump’s continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel’s report, which detailed Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s distortions on Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally…

Trump accuses ‘fake news media’ of ‘doing everything possible to stir up anger’ after Mueller report – (The Hill)
President Trump renewed his attacks on the press on Saturday, accusing the media of “doing everything possible” to stir up anger” following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.