2019-04-22

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

Comic who vowed to unite Ukraine wins votes in east and west – (Associated Press)
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Political mandates don’t get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who as president-elect faces daunting challenges along with an…

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the…

US says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil – (Associated Press)
The Trump administration said Monday that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily…

New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626 – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years.Health officials say 71 more cases were…

Leader of armed group stopping migrants at U.S.-Mexico border to face federal charges – (Reuters)
The leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico is expected in court on Monday as federal prosecutors crack down on civilians attempting to enforce immigration policy.

Iran says ready for U.S. waivers end, as Guards threaten to shut Hormuz – (Reuters)
Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary Guards repeated their threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported.

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too” – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Dozens of public housing advocates protested outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris Monday to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the…

What’s behind Sri Lanka Easter attacks? – (Al Jazeera English)

Return of the bench seat: Concept EVs show space big enough for sofas – (Reuters)
Electric vehicle (EV) concepts shown in Shanghai this week, such as the Audi AI:me and Infiniti QX Inspiration, point to a future of living-room-like comfort in cars with flat floors and ample space for sofa-like bench seats.

Trump says OPEC can step up output after Iran waivers – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations could “more than make up” for any drop in Iranian oil supplies to global markets now that his administration has decided to end waivers that allowed some nations to buy Irania…

Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency – (Reuters)
Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide.

U.S. to end all waivers Iran oil imports, crude price jumps – (Reuters)
The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic.

Congressman Moulton enters Democratic 2020 presidential race – (Reuters)
U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates.

Kraft Heinz names Anheuser-Busch executive as new CEO – (Reuters)
Kraft Heinz Co replaced Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Hees with Anheuser-Busch InBev veteran Miguel Patricio, pointing the way to a possible change of strategy that may involve moving away from years of cost-cutting.

Team Zelenskiy: behind the scenes in Ukraine election win – (Reuters)
When comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy strode onto stage on Sunday to claim victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, he was accompanied by several teammates who could become familiar faces in Ukrainian politics in the coming months.

Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum – (Associated Press)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no…

US to end Iran oil sanctions waivers – (BBC News)
China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey will no longer be exempt from economic penalties.

Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks – (Associated Press)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter…

Algeria police ‘detain top businessmen’ – (BBC News)
Five wealthy tycoons are being held in connection with a corruption investigation, state TV says.

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks – (Reuters)
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

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From various sources

Analysis | Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat – (The Washington Post)
Experts suspect the deadly series of bombings can’t just be the work of “local” actors.

Trump administration ends sanction waivers on Iran’s oil industry – (The Jerusalem Post)
“There are no [oil] waivers that extend beyond that period, full stop,” Pompeo said.

Will defense ties increase between Israel and the Ukraine? – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Ukrainian media, over $1.3 billion dollars allocated by the United States to strengthen Kiev’s defensive capabilities.

10 things to know about how the settlers voted – (The Jerusalem Post)
While the over 413,400 settlers are often talked about as if they all hold the same religious and political beliefs, in fact they are a diverse population that spans the gamut of Israeli society.

Why Trump won’t release his taxes | With Chris Cillizza – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Chris Cillizza says President Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump’s financial successes heavily funded by his fath…

Sanders: Congress not smart enough to review Trump’s taxes – CNN Video – (CNN)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested on Fox News that Congressional Democrats are not smart enough to review President Trump’s tax returns as they continue to obtain the documents.

‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams opens up about sex scene that shocked viewers – (Fox News)
“Game of Thrones” showrunners threw in a sex scene in Sunday night’s episode that many fans didn’t see coming.

Philadelphia Flyers remove Kate Smith statue, New York Yankees halt her ‘God Bless America’ amid controversy – (Fox News)
The Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday removed the statue of late singer Kate Smith outside their arena, two days after covering it in response to allegations of racism against the “God Bless America” singer.

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

Philadelphia Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith | CBC Sports – (CBC News)
The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of God Bless America.

Recent Match Report – Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League, 40th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League, 40th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch after early display issues – (The Verge)
Samsung is reportedly delaying its Galaxy Fold launch due to screen issues. A number of tech reviewers spotted problems with the device, and Samsung has already postponed launch events in China.

Queen offers her condolences to victims of Sri Lanka attacks – (Daily Mail)
Prince William and Kate condemned the ‘senseless’ acts of the suicide bombers that left 290 dead and 500 injured in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and said their ‘hearts go out’ to the victims’ families.

Trump advisor Hassett expects economy to defy earlier doomsday predictions with 3% growth – (CNBC)
Stronger economic data recently signals a continuation of above-trend growth, says the Council of Economic Advisors chairman.

Apple will release a 5G iPhone in 2020 with chips from Qualcomm and Samsung, top analyst says – (CNBC)
A 5G-equipped iPhone with a faster cellular internet connection would give consumers a reason to upgrade from older models.

Comic who vowed to unite Ukraine wins votes in east and west – (Associated Press)
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Political mandates don’t get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who as president-elect faces daunting challenges along with an…

Labour wish followers a happy St George’s Day 24 hours early – (Daily Mail)
Jeremy Corbyn’s party has deleted the tweet after it was inundated with messages from people informing them that England’s national day is tomorrow, April 23.

Rate These Jobs And We’ll Reveal A Deep Truth About You – (Buzzfeed)
Can you handle the truth?

Glamorous KFC heiress’s riches-to-rags childhood – (News.com.au)
Today, Kaila Methven is a successful lingerie entrepreneur, model and “heiress” to a fast-food fortune.

‘Burglar’ is caught on CCTV attacking tracking device to car – (Daily Mail)
The clip, which was filmed in Manchester, shows a man clamber underneath the car as it parked in the street. After seeing the incident on CCTV, the owners had a look and found the tracker.

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All about Trump

Trump administration ends sanction waivers on Iran’s oil industry – (The Jerusalem Post)
“There are no [oil] waivers that extend beyond that period, full stop,” Pompeo said.

Why Trump won’t release his taxes | With Chris Cillizza – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Chris Cillizza says President Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump’s financial successes heavily funded by his fath…

Sanders: Congress not smart enough to review Trump’s taxes – CNN Video – (CNN)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested on Fox News that Congressional Democrats are not smart enough to review President Trump’s tax returns as they continue to obtain the documents.

Trump advisor Hassett expects economy to defy earlier doomsday predictions with 3% growth – (CNBC)
Stronger economic data recently signals a continuation of above-trend growth, says the Council of Economic Advisors chairman.

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the…

US says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil – (Associated Press)
The Trump administration said Monday that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily…

Trump sues to block Democrats’ subpoena for financial information – (Fox News)
Lawyers for President Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the business magnate’s financial records.

Trump Sues to Block House Subpoena for Financial Documents – (Fortune)
The subpoena is part of sweeping series of requests by Democratic lawmakers for financial records from the president’s company and Trump

Trump pushes back on impeachment talk: ‘Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday pushed back on the prospect of Democrats launching impeachment proceedings against him, asserting that he did not commit a crime to reach the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Donald Trump Sues To Block Congressional Subpoena For Financial Records – (The Huffington Post)
House Oversight Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) issued the subpoena after Michael Cohen testified that the president had inflated assets.

Trump sues Elijah Cummings to block subpoenas for his financial information – (CBS News)
The president argues in the lawsuit that the Constitution only gives Congress the authority to investigate insofar as it enables the creation of legislation

Trump sues to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records – (CNN)
President Donald Trump is going to court to try to block a Democratically-controlled congressional committee from obtaining his financial records through a subpoena.

Trump aims to drive Iran’s oil exports to zero by ending sanctions waivers – (Google News)
The Trump administration will stop granting waivers that allow several countries to import Iranian crude without triggering U.S. sanctions.

Sununu: Trying to impeach President Trump would be a ‘serious mistake’ for Democrats – (Fox News)
The more Democrats get into the weeds, the more the American people will understand how political they are, former Gov. John Sununu warns.

US will no longer exempt any countries from sanctions for importing Iranian oil – (Fox News)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the Trump administration’s new Iran crackdown targeting oil revenue.

Trump sues to block Democrats’ subpoena for financial information – (Google News)
Lawyers for President Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the business magnate’s financial records.

Trump says OPEC can step up output after Iran waivers – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations could “more than make up” for any drop in Iranian oil supplies to global markets now that his administration has decided to end waivers that allowed some nations to buy Irania…

Donald Trump moves to cut off Iran oil exports; decision could roil markets – (USA Today)
Seeking to cut off Iran’s oil exports, President Donald Trump has decided against renewing waivers on Iranian oil sales, the administration said.

‘Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil.’ Trump Ends Waivers, Escalating Iran Feud – (Fortune)
The Trump administration said it won’t renew waivers that let countries buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions.

Trump Organization sues House Oversight chairman over subpoena for financial records – (NBC News)
The Trump Organization announced Monday that it is suing the House Oversight Committee over a subpoena its Democratic chairman issued to Mazars USA, President Donald Trump’s accounting firm for documents related to his financial affairs

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