2019-05-13

Headlines:

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

Doris Day, Movie Star Who Charmed America, Dies at 97 – (The New York Times)
From the perky girl next door in the 1950s to the woman next door in 1960s sex comedies, Ms. Day was the most popular film actress since Shirley Temple.

Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic waste – (BBC News)
An American explorer finds plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

China Retaliates Against the U.S. With Its Own Higher Tariffs – (The New York Times)
Beijing’s matched the Trump administration’s de facto delay in collecting the new tariffs, giving both sides breathing room to reach a deal.

Uber shares fall for second day after ill-fated IPO; Lyft follows – (Reuters)
Uber Technologies Inc shares were set to fall another 7% on Monday, doubling losses since its poorly-received Wall Street debut on Friday and raising more questions about investors’ faith in its ability to make profits.

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade war escalates – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are plunging at the open on Wall Street Monday after China announced retaliatory…

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans – (Reuters)
Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis.

Watch: Hurdler Infinite Tucker performs incredible ‘Superman dive’ to win 400m – BBC Sport – (BBC News)
Watch college hurdler Infinite Tucker clinch victory by performing a ‘Superman dive’ over the finish line at an athletics meeting in Arkansas, USA.

Doris Day, America’s archetypal girl next door – (BBC News)
The award-winning actress and singer, who embodied the archetypal all-American girl next door, dies at 97.

Saudi Arabia says its oil tankers among those hit off UAE coast – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and said it was an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

Wall Street tumbles at open after China plans tariff retaliation – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open on Monday after Beijing announced plans to retaliate with tariffs on U.S. goods, raising fears that another round of tit-for-tat measures could push the U.S. economy toward recession.

China to impose tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning – (Reuters)
China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it not to retaliate.

Trade row deepens as China ups tariffs on $60B in US goods – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in…

Hollywood star Doris Day, singer of ‘Que Sera, Sera,’ dead at 97 – (Reuters)
Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, died on Monday at the age of 97, her foundation said on Monday.

China to impose tariffs on $60bn worth of US goods – (Al Jazeera English)
Beijing will impose tariffs on a total of 5,140 American products from June 1 as the trade war with the US escalates.

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97 – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen…

Actress Doris Day dies aged 97 – (BBC News)
Hollywood star Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time, has died aged 97

Sweden wants to extradite Assange over rape allegation, complicating U.S. effort to try him for conspiracy – (Reuters)
Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek to extradite him from Britain, a potential setback to efforts by the United States to put him on trial over a huge release of secret docum…

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks’ Assange – (Associated Press)
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain.The move sets up a legal…

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks – (Associated Press)
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were targeted in “sabotage operations” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks the previous day…

China hits back in trade war with US – (BBC News)
China says it will impose new tariffs on some US imports from 1 June, extending a mutual trade war.

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From various sources

Liberman’s ultimatum: Accept all demands or we go to opposition – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rivlin grants Netanyahu two more weeks to form a government; State Comptroller vote in Knesset to be coalition’s first challenge.

Palestinian Authority PM: Israel Wants to Destroy Our Economy – (The Jerusalem Post)
Palestinian Authority asks World Bank to monitor Jewish state’s policy of withholding tax transfers over PA payments for attacks against Israelis.

Trump’s trade approach under attack as China readies retaliation; markets poised for big sell-off – (The Washington Post)
Beijing plans steep tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in response to White House action.

Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima – (The Telegraph)
Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced?

Rivlin gives Netanyahu two-week extension to form government – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rivlin gave Netanyahu the maximum additional time to form a government, 14 days.

Kawhi UNREAL Series-Winner – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest Kawhi UNREAL Series-Winner news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Aaron Rodgers’ ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo in penultimate episode causes social media frenzy – (Fox News)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a brief cameo during Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Ajax 4-1 FC Utrecht: Ajax concede goal 36 seconds after kick-off – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
Ajax’s must-win game against FC Utrecht didn’t start too well – as the visitors scored after 36 seconds.

Navy works on ‘breakthrough’ new attack submarine for 2030s – (Fox News)
The Navy has begun work on a new generation of attack submarines with never-before-seen weapons, quieting technology, undersea attack drones, sonar and communications networking… to emerge at some point over the next 10 years or more.

Goldman Sachs applies for Tokyo banking licence – (Financial Times)
Investment bank to launch global cash management business as part of plan to diversify

What are we willing to cancel people over, anyway? – (Mashable)
James Charles has been problematic for years. Why did it take a video from a former friend to take him down?

NetHack 3.6.2 – (Hacker News)

Lapid: ‘Netanyahu doesn’t deserve a hearing’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Netanyahu’s lawyers scorn the prosecution and the institution of the attorney-general’s office. Mandelblit needs to throw them off all of the stairs.”

Bitcoin Comes to Whole Foods, Major Retailers in Coup for Digital Currency – (Fortune)
Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom and Whole Foods are among major retailers now accepting Bitcoin via a project backed by the Winklevoss twins.

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All about Trump

Trump’s trade approach under attack as China readies retaliation; markets poised for big sell-off – (The Washington Post)
Beijing plans steep tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in response to White House action.

China Retaliates Against Trump With Tariffs on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods – (Fortune)
China said it will increase tariffs imposed on about $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for Trump’s latest escalation of the trade war

China Retaliates Against the U.S. With Its Own Higher Tariffs – (The New York Times)
Beijing’s matched the Trump administration’s de facto delay in collecting the new tariffs, giving both sides breathing room to reach a deal.

Stocks plunge after China announces retaliatory tariffs – (The Hill)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a sharp 520 points, or 2 p[ercent, in the opening minutes of trading Monday after China announced it would retaliate against President Trump’s tariff hikes by issuing increases of their

Markets Take a Nosedive Amid Trump’s Trade War With China – (Time)
U.S. stocks sank, with contracts on the Dow Jones sliding as much as 460 points, after China retaliated with tariffs on American goods.

Peggy Grande: California Dems’ bid to keep Trump off the ballot should scare all of us – (Fox News)
The rest of the nation should watch this bill closely because California is often the testing ground for the left to see how far they can go in usurping power from the people and transferring it to the courts and to progressives in office.

Beijing vows not to flinch, but tariffs likely to bite hard – (Financial Times)
Trump’s threat of more taxes could cut Chinese exports to US by a third if implemented

Trump says tariffs only hurt China, but top adviser Kudlow admits ‘both sides will suffer’ – (USA Today)
“There is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs, which take effect on China today,” Trump said. But his top economic adviser disagrees.

China to Hit U.S. With Tariffs on $60 Billion in Goods Amid Escalating Trade War – (Time)
China has announced it is raising tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration’s latest penalties.

China to impose tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning – (Reuters)
China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it not to retaliate.

Trump’s tariffs could cost you this much – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump just made thousands of items coming in from China more expensive — including baseball caps, bikes and handbags. CNN’s Tom Foreman explains how Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods will affect American consumers.

Larry Kudlow contradicts Trump on China tariffs – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that American consumers would bear a burden from the escalating trade war with China, contradicting the President.

Trump repeats claims of ‘coup’ attempt after former FBI lawyer knocks them down – (ABC News)
The president repeated claims that the Russia investigation was part of a “coup,” an unsubstantiated argument circulated in far-right circles.

Trump takes swipe at FBI Director Wray for ‘protecting’ Russia probe ‘gang’ – (Fox News)
President Trump took a swipe at his own FBI director overnight as he echoed allegations that Christopher Wray is protecting members of the bureau who, in the words of one critic, worked to “overthrow” him.

Trump takes swipe at FBI Director Wray for ‘protecting’ Russia probe ‘gang’ – (Google News)
President Trump took a swipe at his own FBI director overnight as he echoed allegations that Christopher Wray is protecting members of the bureau who, in the words of one critic, worked to “overthrow” him.

China to raise tariffs on $60 billion of US goods – (The Hill)
China is planning to raise tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods starting next month in response to President Trump increasing tariffs on products from Beijing.

Trump Warns China: ‘Act Now’ or Face $100 Billion in Tariffs Every Year – (Crypto Coins News)
Donald Trump is tightening the screws on China as he rides high on his economic triumph.

Ohio GM plant keeps jobs after Trump applies pressure – (Fox News)
Daniel Turner weighs in on how President Trump can turn this into a major bipartisan victory.

Trump tweet warns ‘China will be hurt very badly’ in trade war as negotiations continue – (Google News (Canada))
U.S. President Donald Trump is warning Chinese President Xi Jinping that China “will be hurt very badly” if they don’t agree to a trade deal.

Trump doubles down on who pays tariffs after top aide’s contradiction – (The Hill)
President Trump early Monday repeated his assertion that China pays for tariffs imposed on traded goods, not U.S. consumers.

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