2019-05-12

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

Brighton 1-4 Man City: Visitors come from behind to clinch title – (BBC News)
Manchester City are crowned Premier League champions after coming from behind to beat Brighton on a dramatic final day of the season.

Meghan, Harry release baby feet photo for US Mother’s Day – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby’s feet to mark Meghan’s first Mother’s Day as a mom.The image posted Sunday on…

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens – (Associated Press)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador’s residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and…

Trump may provoke U.S. lawmakers to impeach him: senior Democrat – (Reuters)
Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.

‘There He Goes Again’? Not Yet, as Biden Avoids Major Gaffes – (The New York Times)
With aides enveloping him, Mr. Biden has not blurted anything out that delights his rivals or reinforces his image as America’s there-he-goes-again relative.

Gunmen ‘kill six’ in church in Burkina Faso – (BBC News)
Gunmen burn down church during Mass and kill six people, including priest, in Burkina Faso, reports say

Myanmar passenger jet lands safely after landing gear fails – (Associated Press)
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to…

Prince Harry, Meghan pay tribute to all mothers – (Reuters)
Prince Harry and Meghan paid tribute to all mothers on Sunday, when the Duchess of Sussex’s native United States celebrates Mother’s Day, by honoring and celebrating “past, present, mothers-to-be and those lost but forever remembered”.

Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto stakeholder file issue – (Reuters)
Bayer said on Sunday it was hiring an outside law firm to investigate French media complaints that Monsanto, the U.S. seed maker it took over last year, had compiled a file of influential personalities.

Why tariff war threatens Beijing’s global economic ambitions – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — China’s intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing’s ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology.The United…

Trump, Xi likely to meet in Japan in June: White House adviser – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to meet during a G20 summit in Japan at the end of June and discuss trade, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday.

US-Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings – (Associated Press)
DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who…

China’s door to talks with U.S. on trade always open -state media – (Reuters)
China’s door to talks with the United States about their trade dispute is always open, but China will not yield on important issues of principle, state media said on Sunday.

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa – (Associated Press)
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory,…

Pilot lands plane without front wheels – (BBC News)
The pilot was praised for the safe landing, in which none of the 89 passengers was hurt.

AP Explains: Militias have patrolled US border for decades – (Associated Press)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An armed group in New Mexico whose leader faces federal firearms possession charges drew national attention last month for detaining asylum-seeking Central American…

Spanish GP: Hamilton takes lead at start – (BBC News)
Live text and audio commentary of the Spanish Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton starts behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Resurgent Woods heads to PGA with Nicklaus record back in play – (Reuters)
Tiger Woods proved many doubters wrong with his triumph at last month’s Masters, where he not only completed a comeback story for the ages but also put Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles back into play.

German hotel guests found dead from crossbow bolts – (BBC News)
Hotel employees discovered the three bodies in the room alongside two crossbows.

5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold death – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr’s mind, competing for attention with warm, happy memories of her late son Eric Garner’s life. For all the smiles and…

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From various sources

Tlaib turns history on its head with ‘safe haven’ comment – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to a report she claimed that while Palestinians had “lost their land and some lost their lives” it was done “in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews.”

Genesis Prize announces $1 million grant to support Beresheet 2 – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We are pleased to be the first foundation to announce support of Beresheet 2 and invite you to join us in supporting this important project,” said Stan Polovets.

Duma minor cuts plea bargain, confessing to conspiracy – (The Jerusalem Post)
The State Prosecutor is still pushing to have the minor convicted of membership in a terrorist group.

Iran’s Guards commander says U.S. presence in Gulf an ‘opportunity’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
The US military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East to counter what US officials have said are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to its forces.

Man City win Premier League: Pep Guardiola’s side come back to blitz Brighton and pip Liverpool in title race – (Independent)

World Relay Championships highlights – (BBC Sport)
Watch BBC Two live on BBC iPlayer.

Biden Vs. Sanders? Millennials Want To Overhaul America, But Boomers Are Still In Charge – (Buzzfeed)
The two generations are roughly equal in number, but the massive political power of boomers will remain for at least another decade.

Axios Edge – (Axios)
A look-ahead at the stories that will drive the business world each week, by Felix Salmon

Confident Bangladesh ready to take on rejuvenated West Indies – (ESPN Cric Info)

Live arrivals as stars hit the BAFTA TV Awards 2019 red carpet – (Mirror)
Everyone’s telly favourites will be together under one roof tonight as the annual awards ceremony celebrates the best of British TV

Kim Kardashian’s ‘prison reform’ efforts reveal the potential problems with celebrity activism – (MSNBC)
Kim Kardashian’s ‘prison reform’ efforts reveal the potential problems with celebrity activism

Premier League Golden Boot winner confirmed – (Mirror)
The two Liverpool strikers and Arsenal star have all netted 22 goals for their respective clubs this season

Attack on Catholic church in Burkina Faso leaves six dead – (CNN)
Six people were killed Sunday during mass at a Catholic church in central Burkina Faso, according to state media.

Tense EPL war finally decided – (News.com.au)
One of the tightest title races on record came to a tense end on Monday morning (AEST) as Manchester City pulled away from the pack to claim the English Premier League.

Brighton 1-4 Man City: Visitors come from behind to clinch title – (BBC News)
Manchester City are crowned Premier League champions after coming from behind to beat Brighton on a dramatic final day of the season.

Brighton 1-4 Man City: Visitors come from behind to clinch title – (BBC Sport)
Manchester City are crowned Premier League champions after coming from behind to beat Brighton on a dramatic final day of the season.

Chelsea held at Leicester but manage to secure third in table – (FourFourTwo)

Trump breaks the first rule of trade talks: Never go public – (Axios)
The minute either side starts setting out goals and demands in public, positions become hardened.

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All about Trump

Trump breaks the first rule of trade talks: Never go public – (Axios)
The minute either side starts setting out goals and demands in public, positions become hardened.

Sen. Graham: The media could care less about anything to do with Clinton they just want to ‘get’ Trump – (Fox News)
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham weighs in on FISA warrants, the DOJ and the Mueller investigation.

Kudlow contradicts Trump, says China isn’t paying tariffs on goods going into US – (The Hill)
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday contradicted President Trump, saying he didn’t disagree with the characterization that China is not paying the tariffs on goods coming into the U.S.

U.S. couldn’t “survive another four years” of President Trump, says Rep. Adam Schiff – (Newsweek)
“[Trump] doesn’t seem to understand that a fundamental aspect of his job is to try to make us a more perfect union,” the congressman said.

Trump may provoke U.S. lawmakers to impeach him: senior Democrat – (Reuters)
Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.

Pete Buttigieg says Donald Trump’s white ‘identity politics’ creating a ‘crisis of belonging’ – (USA Today)
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said Trump is building metaphorical walls with white “identity politics” that divide America.

‘SNL’ shows frightened GOP leaders refusing to drop their support of Trump – (USA Today)
The cold-open for “Saturday Night Live” featured a parody of “Meet the Press” with frightened GOP senators who can’t quit their President Trump love.

Behind the scenes of Trump’s Joe Biden obsession – (Axios)
Biden has been in Trump’s head for months.

Larry Kudlow on fallout from rising trade tensions with China – (Fox News)
The Trump administration increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods after the latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China failed to produce an agreement.

2020 presidential candidate Seth Moulton on the escalating showdown between the White House and Congress – (Fox News)
The White House balks after House Democrats demand to see the full Mueller Report and President Trump’s taxes. Is this a constitutional crisis? Insight from Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton.

Trump takes aim at McGahn, says he ‘had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller’ – (The Washington Post)
The president’s tweet came after reports that McGahn had refused a White House request, after the Mueller report’s release, to say Trump did not obstruct justice.

US trade hawks flying high in battle with China – (Financial Times)
Trump’s tough stance is a warning to America’s other trading partners

History shows America’s booming economy could hand Trump a win in 2020 – (Axios)
Every incumbent president since FDR who has avoided a recession in the lead-up to an election year was re-elected.

Why tariff war threatens Beijing’s global economic ambitions – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — China’s intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing’s ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology.The United…

Trump, Xi likely to meet in Japan in June: White House adviser – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to meet during a G20 summit in Japan at the end of June and discuss trade, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday.

Trump’s hard-line views on trade were formed long before he targeted China with tariffs – (Google News)
President Trump’s views on trade, tariffs and multinational trade deals were set in stone long before he became president.

Trump takes aim at McGahn, says he ‘had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller’ – (Google News)
The president’s tweet came after reports that McGahn had refused a White House request, after the Mueller report’s release, to say Trump did not obstruct justice.

Applying ‘maximum pressure,’ Trump faces burgeoning crises overseas – (The Washington Post)
Confrontations with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela grow sharper, as the president presses ahead with possible trade war against China.

Trump Backed Libyan Warlord After Saudi Arabia and Egypt Lobbied Him – (The Wall Street Journal)
The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt successfully lobbied President Trump to reverse U.S. policy in Libya and support a rogue general leading an offensive on a government in Tripoli backed by the United Nations, according to a senior U.S. administration offi…

‘SNL’ Weekend Update mercilessly drags Trump’s financial ineptitude – (Mashable)
Just some jokes about a man who, at one point, lost more money than any other American taxpayer.

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