2019-05-06

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

Trump’s former lawyer Cohen takes parting shot at Trump, heads to prison – (Reuters)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, headed to a federal prison to begin a three-year sentence on Monday, taking a parting shot at his former boss in remarks to reporters as he left his Manhattan apartment building.

Forty-one reported killed after Russian passenger plane crash-lands in Moscow – (Reuters)
Forty-one people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday, including two children, after the aircraft caught fire as it made a bumpy emergency landing at a Moscow airport, Russian investigators said.

Russia says it won’t ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing – (Reuters)
Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country’s transport minister said on Monday.

Wall St. tumbles as Trump’s China tariff threat jolts investors – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks slumped on Monday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average falling over 350 points, after President Donald Trump shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, sparking a flight from riskier assets.

Russian airline cancels Sukhoi Superjet order after fatal crash-landing – TASS – (Reuters)
Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines said on Monday it was cancelling its planned purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100s, the same type of aircraft involved in a fatal crash-landing the previous day, the TASS news agency reported.

Maximum Security out of Preakness; Derby DQ to be appealed – (Associated Press)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security’s owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner.Gary West said by…

Ecstatic Prince Harry says Meghan has ‘healthy’ baby boy – (Associated Press)
WINDSOR, England (AP) — A beaming Prince Harry said his wife Meghan gave birth to a baby boy early Monday morning.Harry says he’s “incredibly proud” of his wife and that they have a healthy…

US dispatches aircraft carrier over unspecified Iran threats – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following “clear indications” that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to…

House Judiciary Committee to Vote Wednesday to Hold Barr in Contempt – (The New York Times)
The House Judiciary Committee sets Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress after he failed to turn over an unredacted Mueller report.

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after Barr failed to comply…

Britain’s Prince Harry says new baby is ‘absolutely to die for’ – (Reuters)
Britain’s Prince Harry said his wife Meghan and new born son were doing well and described the baby as “absolutely to die for”, speaking to media after the birth of the seventh in line to the British throne.

Democrats take step toward holding attorney general in contempt over Russia report – (Reuters)
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday took a step toward citing Attorney General William Barr for contempt of Congress for failing to hand over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full unredacted report on his Russia investigation.

Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, gives birth to boy – (Reuters)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, gave birth to a boy on Monday, Harry announced.

One million species to go extinct ‘within decades’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Relentless global pursuit of economic growth is driving the collapse of life on Earth, landmark UN study says.

Latest updates as royal baby born – (BBC News)
The Duchess of Sussex gives birth to her her first child, Prince Harry announces.

Calm takes hold as Hamas reports cease-fire with Israel – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to…

Experts hunt for reason why 41 died in Moscow plane fire – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — The plane that burst into flames while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, killing 41 of the 78 people on board, was without radio communications because of a lightning…

Israelis living near Gaza border angry about ceasefire – (Reuters)
There was anger and dismay on the Israeli side of the Gaza border on Monday after two days of rocket blasts and air-raid sirens that ended with a ceasefire.

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species – (Associated Press)
People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.But it’s…

Duchess of Sussex goes into labour – (BBC News)
The Duchess of Sussex has gone into labour with her first child, Buckingham Palace says

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From various sources

Israel, U.S. issue $40m. call for energy collaborations – (The Jerusalem Post)
The joint energy center, managed by the BIRD Foundation, aims to promote the energy security and economic development of Israel and the United States.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad again celebrate ‘victory’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, this time they received assurances from Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations that Israel will fulfill its obligations under the previous understandings reached.

Iranian Holocaust deniers cooperate with German FM party’s think tank – (The Jerusalem Post)
Foundation invites Iranian regime official who promote war vs Israel.

State Comptroller: Insufficient amount of care given to disabled IDF vets – (The Jerusalem Post)
Defense Ministry admits they’ve been struggling to recruit quality doctors for several years.

Comptroller: Gov’t cannot properly defend country without a cyber law – (The Jerusalem Post)
The absence of a clear law hampers the ability of the INCD and other cyber security officials from protecting vulnerable aspects of the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure, said the report.

Comptroller: IDF West Bank courts have inadequate security for judges – (The Jerusalem Post)
Military police pressured not to probe senior IDF officers.

Royal baby: Prince Harry and Meghan welcome a boy – (The Washington Post)
Baby Sussex is seventh in line to the throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild.

Israel reaches ceasefire in Gaza after two days of violence – (The Jerusalem Post)
The report comes after over 700 Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets entered Israeli territory.

House Democrats to hold contempt vote Wednesday after Barr misses deadline to provide complete Mueller report – (The Washington Post)
The attorney general had released a redacted version on April 18, but Democrats said that was insufficient and have been seeking the full report and the underlying evidence.

Netanyahu: Gaza campaign not over, requires patience and judgement – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu, in a four sentence statement issued by his office, made no reference to a cease fire.

Opinion | Trump’s new effort to muzzle Mueller gives away his big scam – (The Washington Post)
Why wouldn’t Mueller’s testimony reveal the Deep State Plot that Trump keeps raving about?

Dow dives 450 points at open after Trump threatens higher tariffs on Chinese imports – (The Washington Post)
The market volatility follows a global sell-off ignited by a weekend tweet from President Trump that threw a curve into trade negotiations with China.

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Los Angeles Authorities Investigating Report Of Woman Being Drugged At YouTuber Jake Paul’s Party – (Buzzfeed)
During the party in Calabasas, at least one person was arrested for public intoxication, while two “sick” people were transported to a local hospital, Los Angeles authorities said.

Watch Prince Harry gleam as he announces birth of son – CNN Video – (CNN)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome their firstborn child. CNN’s Max Foster has the details of the royal birth.

The Latest Trailer For “Spider-Man” Shows Peter Parker Grappling With The Aftermath Of “Avengers: Endgame” – (Buzzfeed)
Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres in theaters this July.

World Snooker Championship: Vote for your shot of the tournament – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
Watch some of the best shots of the 2019 World Snooker Championship and vote for your favourite.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8’s fourth episode had no MVP and here’s why – (Mashable)
It’s not a great sign that one of the last three ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes ever was uniformly terrible.

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All about Trump

Opinion | Trump’s new effort to muzzle Mueller gives away his big scam – (The Washington Post)
Why wouldn’t Mueller’s testimony reveal the Deep State Plot that Trump keeps raving about?

Dow dives 450 points at open after Trump threatens higher tariffs on Chinese imports – (The Washington Post)
The market volatility follows a global sell-off ignited by a weekend tweet from President Trump that threw a curve into trade negotiations with China.

Trump’s former lawyer Cohen takes parting shot at Trump, heads to prison – (Reuters)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, headed to a federal prison to begin a three-year sentence on Monday, taking a parting shot at his former boss in remarks to reporters as he left his Manhattan apartment building.

Trump’s tweets on far-right Facebook, Twitter bans cause headaches for Big Tech – (Axios)
The industry has always sought to be perceived as politically neutral.

Wall St. tumbles as Trump’s China tariff threat jolts investors – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks slumped on Monday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average falling over 350 points, after President Donald Trump shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, sparking a flight from riskier assets.

Michael Cohen, president’s former fixer, heads to prison – (ABC News)
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, reports to a federal corrections facility in Otisville, New York, to serve out a three-year sentence.

Wall Street opens sharply lower after Trump trade threat – (Financial Times)
US follows global equities lower after investors wrongfooted by China tariff warning

Gingrich: The economy is getting stronger and better, and it has nothing to do with Obama – (Fox News)
Former House speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich has a message for Democrats who don’t want to give President Trump any credit.

World Snooker Championship: John Higgins hits incredible double against Judd Trump – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
John Higgins pots an incredible double before missing on the black ball as he chases a maximum break against Judd Trump in the World Snooker Championship final.

Markets plunge on Trump’s tariff threat – (The Hill)
The stock markets plunged Monday morning after President Trump threatened to raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, possibly derailing a trade deal that was expected to be reached as early as this week.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s one-time aide who turned on him, goes to jail – (News24)
After dramatic appeals and testimony in Congress, Donald Trump’s one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen is due to report to jail to serve a sentence he deems unjust because he was simply following his boss’s orders.

Michael Cohen heads to prison: How did we get here? – (Fox News)
On the day former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is set to begin a ‘cushy’ three-year prison sentence, Todd Piro looks back on the timeline of events that got him there.

Democrats losing independents on Trump impeachment: poll – (The Hill)
A plurality of independent voters don’t think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump even though most don’t approve of the commander in chief, according to a new poll. The latest

Trump Shatters Historic Calm in Global Markets—With Two Tweets – (Fortune)
In the end, all it took was two tweets from Donald Trump.

Posthaste: Just when investors thought it was safe … – (Financial Post)
Trump tweets

With two tweets, Trump shatters historic calm in global markets – (Financial Post)
Futures are plunging this morning after the President shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods — just when things seemed to be going so well

Red Sox manager Alex Cora won’t visit White House, citing Trump’s treatment of Puerto Rico – (Axios)
“It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at.”

After latest threats, Chinese see Trump as a Marvel villain out to destroy it – (The Washington Post)
Trump’s threats to increase tariffs led Chinese stock markets to their worst day in almost four years.

Watch: World Championship final – Can Higgins fight back against Trump? – (BBC Sport)
Judd Trump and John Higgins resume the 2019 World Championship final at the Crucible – watch BBC Sport coverage and follow text updates.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen starts his three-year sentence on Monday in one of America’s “10 cushiest prisons” – (Newsweek)
The facility is a minimum-security prison located just 70 miles northwest of Manhattan, where the now-disbarred lawyer and his family live.

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