2019-05-26

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

Strong quake rocks northern Peru, one dead – (Reuters)
Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead.

Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese – (The New York Times)
President Trump played down North Korea’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president’s own national security adviser.

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat – (Associated Press)
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is “a dangerous place” and they…

Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls Sunday in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains…

Tornado kills 2 people and injures 29 others in Oklahoma – (Associated Press)
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said…

Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown – (Reuters)
Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago.

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for…

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition – (Reuters)
Voters in the northern state of Bremen look set to inflict a humiliating blow on Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) in an election on Sunday that could hasten the end of their loveless federal coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course – (Reuters)
Europeans turned out to vote on Sunday in bigger numbers than before in an election pollsters predict will further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament.

UK Conservatives fear wipeout in Brexit-dominated EU poll – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Anti-EU and pro-EU parties look set to make gains in a Brexit-dominated election for British seats in the European Parliament, while the governing Conservative Party is bracing for…

Oklahoma tornado kills two in El Reno – (BBC News)
Rescue efforts continue as officials assess the “devastating” aftermath.

Factbox: Who wants to be Britain’s next prime minister? – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will quit next month, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a cleaner break with the European Union.

Blasts kill three in Nepali capital Kathmandu – (BBC News)
The twin blasts also injured five others, police say, but the cause is not yet clear.

Trump agrees with North Korean leader Kim on Biden: White House – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru – (Associated Press)
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one…

Tornado tears through Oklahoma community, killing at least two – (Reuters)
A tornado devastated a small community near Oklahoma City late on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring several more, officials said, as a succession of violent storms kept pounding the Central Plain states.

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister – (Reuters)
Iran will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed.

FCA and Renault to go public on potential tie-up – (Reuters)
Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to confirm talks on a potential tie-up on Monday, with the board of the French carmaker called to an early morning meeting to discuss the situation.

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him…

Briton dies following yacht collision – (BBC News)
A 29-year-old man died when two yachts collided off the coast of Cannes, France.

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From various sources

Elbit wins $127 million contract with unnamed South Asian army – (The Jerusalem Post)
Tactical radios supplied over a three-year period will include configurations for integration on-board armored fighting vehicles and tanks at battalion and company level, Elbit said.

PA PM: Palestinians may revoke recognition of Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
PLO and Fatah institutions have called on the Palestinian leadership to “revise” relations with Israel in wake of Israel’s policies and the US Administration’s “bias” in favor of Israel.

Shari Arison, and other senior Israeli officials to be indicted – (The Jerusalem Post)
The investigation concerns the payment of bribes to officials in various African countries, including Kenya, by the Tel Aviv-listed company.

Do you think Israel is heading to elections? Take our poll – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu has until Wednesday night to tell President Reuven Rivlin that he has enough support to build a coalition.

Toronto sports fans in a frenzy as Raptors reach NBA Finals | CBC Sports – (CBC News)
The Toronto Raptors finally did it — they’re heading to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. They beat the Milwaukee Bucks four-straight times, including Saturday’s Game 6, to clinch the Eastern Conference Finals. The 100-94 victory sent To…

European elections 2019: latest news – (Financial Times)
A live blog from FT.com

U.S. population growth will increasingly depend on immigration – (Axios)
Fertility rates have been falling during the current economic boom.

Do Americans like or dislike Netanyahu? – new poll – (The Jerusalem Post)
The poll, taken after the elections from April 17-30 and released on Sunday, found that 40% of the American public has a favorable view of Netanyahu.

Can You Spend Less Than $1,000 On A Wedding In Las Vegas? – (Buzzfeed)
For richer, hopefully.

Interactive: Where populations are booming and shrinking – (Axios)
Labor shortages, strained elderly care systems and slowed economic growth are all consequences of low birth rates.

Samsung releases some clever Disney and Pixar wallpapers for the Galaxy S10 – (The Verge)
One of the ways that Samsung got away from a notch on its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones was to put the front-facing camera and sensors in the display, leaving a small cutout in the corner of the screen. Users have created some clever wallpapers to hide the…

Fiat Chrysler-Renault tie up: What the maker of Jeep could gain – (TechCrunch)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault are reportedly in talks that could result in merging vast swaths of their businesses, a move that illustrates the growing desire among automakers to consolidate in an environment of increased regulatory pressure, sales de…

Green Bay Packers Icon Bart Starr Dies at 85; 1st QB to Win 5 NFL Championships – (Bleacher Report)
The Green Bay Packers announced Sunday that legendary quarterback Bart Starr, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls, had died at the age of 85…

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Find live Soccer scores, Soccer player; team news, Soccer videos, rumors, stats, standings, team schedules; fantasy games on FOX Sports.

Macron and Le Pen in battle for EU’s soul – Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
Paris (AFP) – The fight between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s European election in France mirrors a

SE Cupp explains Trump’s ‘perfect’ exit ramp out of office – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s SE Cupp says President Donald Trump enjoys the fun parts of being President but hates doing the hard work.

15 Of The Funniest Messages Of The Month – (Buzzfeed)
“You heard of Cici’s?”

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All about Trump

SE Cupp explains Trump’s ‘perfect’ exit ramp out of office – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s SE Cupp says President Donald Trump enjoys the fun parts of being President but hates doing the hard work.

Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese – (The New York Times)
President Trump played down North Korea’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president’s own national security adviser.

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for…

Trump Sees ‘Incredible’ Sumo Wrestling Before Tokyo Trade Talk Fireworks – (Crypto Coins News)
Ahead of tough trade talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump found time to hit the golf course and take in sumo wrestling.

Eric Swalwell explains why Democrats are holding off on Trump impeachment – (Axios)
“We are winning in the courts right now.”

Nancy Pelosi’s Trump-like taunts are working – (Axios)
“I do this with my dog,” said one Trump ally who couldn’t believe the president keeps falling for it.

Trump suggests that Kim Jong Un’s mockery of Joe Biden is a positive signal for North Korean relationship – (Newsweek)
Last week, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency published commentary blasting Biden as a “snob lacking even the most basic qualities of a human being, much less a politician.”

Trump’s proposed Memorial Day pardons dishonor veterans — and pervert justice – (MSNBC)
Trump’s Memorial Day pardons of war criminals dishonors Memorial Day, veterans — and justice

Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes – (Fox News)
Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning soldiers accused of war crimes — and said the proposal threatened to undermine the country’s “legal…

Trump climbed into a sumo ring to present a 60-pound trophy in gilded manifestation of Japan trip – (The Washington Post)
Trump’s appearance at the sumo match was restrained for a president who became a reality TV star and often seems to thrive amid — and even encourage — chaos.

Trump agrees with North Korean leader Kim on Biden: White House – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

Pete Buttigieg: Trump faking disability to avoid service is “an assault on the honor of this country” – (Newsweek)
“You have somebody who thinks it’s alright to let somebody go in his place into a deadly war, and is willing to pretend to be disabled in order to do it,” said the candidate.

Pete Buttigieg: There’s “no question” Trump faked a disability to avoid Vietnam war – (Axios)
“That is an assault on the honor of this country.”

Trump’s Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea’s firing of ‘small weapons’ – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was not concerned about the firing of “some small weapons” and praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes – (Google News)
Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning soldiers accused of war crimes — and said the proposal threatened to undermine the country’s “legal…

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him…

PHOTOS: From Sumo Wrestling To Grand Parades, How World Leaders Try To Impress Trump – (Google News)
President Trump is in Japan this weekend, the latest country to try to get in his good graces with a good show.

Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden – (Google News)
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump agree in their criticism of ex-Vice President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden – (NBC News)
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump agree in their criticism of ex-Vice President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Trump and Pelosi’s War of Words Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
There’s no end to this battle in sight.

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