2019-05-03

Headlines:

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

Preventing 2020 campaign cyberattacks won’t be easy or cheap – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks…

Tony nominee Sarah Stiles puts puppets aside for ‘Tootsie’ – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has one that’s hard to top.”I’ve had puppet sex on Broadway twice,”…

As coronation begins, Thai king’s future plans still unclear – (Associated Press)
BANGKOK (AP) — Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two…

Indians shelter from cyclone’s onslaught – (BBC News)
More than a million people shelter from Cyclone Fani, one of the region’s most powerful storms in years.

Strong cyclone lashes east India, impacts Asian subcontinent – (Associated Press)
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Cyclone Fani tore through India’s eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and…

Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic – (Reuters)
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday.

US adds robust 263K jobs; unemployment at 49-year low: 3.6% – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong…

U.S. job growth surges; unemployment rate drops to 3.6 percent – (Reuters)
U.S. job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 percent, pointing to sustained strength in economic activity even as last year’s massive fiscal stimulus fades.

US jobless rate at lowest since 1969 – (BBC News)
The world’s largest economy added 263,000 jobs in April, while the jobless rate fell to 3.6%.

Half of German far right ‘prone to violence’ – (BBC News)
Some 12,700 people are geared to violence and some have an affinity to weapons, the interior ministry warns.

Cohen’s prison reality: A bunk bed in barrack-style hall – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next.It’s not reality TV. It’s a…

Instant View: U.S. April job growth surges, unemployment at 3.6% – (Reuters)
U.S. job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 percent, pointing to solid economic growth.

Tesla to get up to $2.7 billion from upsized offering, Musk to buy more stock – (Reuters)
Tesla Inc on Friday was set to raise up to $2.7 billion in a record-setting capital raising for the electric carmaker, as investors scooped up a mix of new stock and convertible notes that will recharge the company’s cash-depleted balance sheet.

Barr besieged by allegations he’s being Trump’s protector – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he’d rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel…

U.S. job growth surges; unemployment rate falls to 3.6 percent – (Reuters)
U.S. job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 percent, pointing to solid economic growth.

Afghan grand council demands ‘immediate and permanent’ ceasefire – (Al Jazeera English)
President Ashraf Ghani says he is ‘prepared to implement the fair and legitimate demand’ adding it ‘can’t be one-sided’.

U.S. Added 263,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate at 3.6% – (The New York Times)
The economy produced another strong month of growth, and the jobless rate fell to the lowest level of the recovery.

Explainer: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood? – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that would bring sanctions against one of the Arab world’s oldest and most influential Islamist movements.

Kelly Clarkson had appendix removed after hosting awards – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards.The 37-year-old tweeted she “may or may not have broken down in tears after the show…

What’s next for Venezuela after days of tumult? – (Associated Press)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate.In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader…

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From various sources

Why doesn’t France respond to attacks on ‘Saturday and Sunday people’? – (The Jerusalem Post)
The sight of towering flames devouring Paris’s magnificent cathedral has brought into clear focus countless assaults on French churches and synagogues.

Cutting satire – Israeli cartoonists on NYT ‘antisemitic’ cartoon – (The Jerusalem Post)
Israeli political cartoonists chime in on the controversial ‘New York Times’ caricature

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza border, fire in the south – (The Jerusalem Post)
Earlier on Friday IDF forces arrested a Palestinian armed with a knife as he attempted to cross the Gaza border fence.

Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison, Bill Shorten face off in 2nd debate – (News.com.au)
Welcome to news.com.au’s live blog for the second leaders debate.

Tony Robinson quits Labour after 45 years over ‘complete s***’ Corbyn’ – (Independent)
Baldrick and Time Team star cites Brexit and antisemitism

Ben Shapiro receives ‘extremely serious’ threats, FBI makes arrest – (The Jerusalem Post)
The suspect had allegedly made “extremely serious” threats against Shapiro and his family, TMZ reported Tuesday.

Julian Assange’s detention ‘disproportionate’ says U.N. rights group – (The Jerusalem Post)
Assange is being held in the high-security Belmarsh prison “as if he were convicted for a serious criminal offense.”

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Tom Brady gets candid about not being NFL’s highest-paid quarterback: ‘My wife makes a lot of money’ – (Fox News)
On an appearance with “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night, New England Patriots star Tom Brady spoke about why he is not the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback.

Sunrisers aim for playoffs, RCB look to sign off with a win – (ESPN Cric Info)

Drug treatment stopped transmission of HIV in gay couples, study finds | CBC News – (CBC News)
A European study of nearly 1,000 gay male couples who had sex without condoms — where one partner had HIV and was taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress it — has found the treatment can prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

Recent Match Report – Ireland vs England Only ODI 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Ireland vs England Only ODI 2019, England tour of Ireland 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Should fentanyl dealers be charged with manslaughter if their customers die? | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Sarnia, Ont., case of a drug dealer charged with manslaughter after a customer died from taking cocaine laced with fentanyl raises questions about the legal and moral implications of such charges.

Father who contracted Hepatitis C from medicine breaks down – (Daily Mail)
Matthew James Johnson today appeared at the Blood Inquiry in London, where he stated that his life had been ‘completely dismantled’ over something that could have been stopped.

Police watchdog probes Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh’s death – (Daily Mail)
Officers launched a murder investigation after Mr Welsh, 48, was shot as he walked down the stairs to his Edinburgh flat last month and two men were arrested in connection with his death.

Vergecast: F8 and Facebook’s future in privacy – (The Verge)
Nilay Patel and Paul Miller bring back Casey Newton and Ashley Carman to discuss the biggest announcements at Facebook’s F8 developer conference.

Woman who ‘strangled the life’ out of partner weeps as she’s jailed for 8 years – (Mirror)
Sheila Lockridge, 65, who was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for the death of Dianne Williamson, told police: “I strangled her, she’s dead”

Boy, nine, died after being bitten ‘multiple times’ in head by dog in caravan – (Mirror)
Frankie Macritchie was attacked by a “bulldog-type” breed while alone in a caravan on holiday

SNOW, rain and frost could make May Day Bank Holiday the coldest EVER – (Daily Mail)
After record-breaking Easter heat, Britons have been warned to expect a chilly feel to this bank holiday weekend, with temperatures in many areas only just reaching double figures.

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All about Trump

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization? Trump Thinks So – (Fortune)
The Trump administration is considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. But the move might not be legal.

How do Pennsylvania voters feel about Trump for 2020? – CNN Video – (CNN)
The economy grew faster than expected, putting GDP up 3.2% in the first quarter. CNN’s Miguel Marquez went to Erie, Pennsylvania, to see how much a good economy helps President Donald Trump’s chances for re-election.

‘We would like to get to yes:’ Lawmakers signal growing concern on Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal – (USA Today)
President Trump is under pressure to lift tariffs on aluminum and steel as he pushes for approval of a new trade pact with Mexico and Canada.

Pressured by Trump, Mexico cracks down on migrants; many will never reach the U.S. border – (USA Today)
Mexico once welcomed Central American migrants passing through the country, but the new president has started cracking down and turning them back.

Cohen’s prison reality: A bunk bed in barrack-style hall – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next.It’s not reality TV. It’s a…

It’s only May and the federal deficit is higher than it was in all but five full-year deficits in U.S. history – (Newsweek)
If President Donald Trump’s spending and tax policies continue, a new CBO report found, the U.S. national debt will rise from 78 percent to 105 percent of the economy over the next decade.

Another dysfunctional and combative week in the Trump Era – (NBC News)
The week began with Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer hailing progress on infrastructure, it ends with Pelosi accusing the AG of lying to Congress.

Barr besieged by allegations he’s being Trump’s protector – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he’d rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel…

Book: Obama saw Trump’s win as personal insult – (The Hill)
Former President Obama viewed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to President Trump as a “personal insult” and a defeat of his own legacy, according to new updates to a 2017 book.

Kamala Harris Fires Back At Donald Trump For Calling Her ‘Nasty’ – (The Huffington Post)
“His primary interest has been to obstruct justice,” the 2020 presidential candidate said. “My primary interest is to pursue justice.”

Trump says he won’t let former White House counsel testify to Congress – (CBS News)
Tensions are rising again between House Democrats and the White House, with President Trump saying he will not let former White House counsel Don McGahn testify to Congress. Mr. Trump also praised his attorney general for refusing to testify to the House Judi…

“This is part of a brewing fight between Donald Trump and Congress” – (The Economist)
Also on our daily podcast: Facebook’s radical remaking and Poland’s “safe” immigrants

Trump says McGahn should not testify before Congress – (Google News)
President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that he’s not willing to allow former White House counsel Don McGahn — a key figure in the Mueller report and Trump’s efforts to obstruct the investigation — to testify before Congress.

Playing chicken with Trump’s attorney general – (Google News)
Senate Judiciary Committee scares AG Barr into no-show at House Judiciary hearing

Explainer: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood? – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that would bring sanctions against one of the Arab world’s oldest and most influential Islamist movements.

‘We would like to get to yes:’ Lawmakers signal growing concern on Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal – (Google News)
President Trump is under pressure to lift tariffs on aluminum and steel as he pushes for approval of a new trade pact with Mexico and Canada.

‘Trump is the ultimate Keynesian’: America’s booming economy is putting recession talk to bed – (Financial Post)
The president is spending his way out of trouble

Trump’s pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock – (The Hill)
President Trump faces stiff opposition from Republicans in his desire for a massive infrastructure package.

GOP distances itself from Trump’s ObamaCare attacks – (The Hill)
Congressional Republicans don’t want to talk about attacks on ObamaCare. But President Trump isn’t making that easy.

Dow Blasts Higher After Controversial Fed Pick Ditches Trump – (Crypto Coins News)
By CCN: The stock market shot higher on Friday, enabling the Dow to slam the brakes on its multiday decline. Meanwhile, President Trump dropped the shocking announcement that controversial Federal Reserve nominee Stephen Moore had

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