2019-06-30

Headlines:

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

NYC Pride March concludes month of Stonewall commemorations – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is throwing a massive LGBTQ Pride march as other cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also host parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash…

Migrants die of disease in Libya detention; UN criticized – (Associated Press)
CAIRO (AP) — In the desert of western Libya, hundreds of African migrants were held for months in a hangar filled with maggot-covered garbage and sewage. They shared a couple of buckets of water…

EU leaders gather to decide who gets top jobs – (BBC News)
The key posts need to be decided, with centre-left Frans Timmermans tipped to head the Commission.

Turkey vows ‘heavy’ retaliation to Libya attacks – (BBC News)
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to target Turkish ships and businesses in Tripoli.

Tens of thousands protest army rule in Sudan – (Associated Press)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country on Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army…

Hotter than Death Valley: Europe burns, sweats in record heat – (Reuters)
Wildfires burned tracts of land in France and Spain at the weekend as Europe sweltered in record-breaking temperatures that pushed the mercury toward all-time highs on Sunday in Germany, killing at least seven people.

Thousands rally in support of Hong Kong police – (BBC News)
The pro-Beijing protesters waved Chinese flags to oppose the city’s huge anti-extradition rallies.

Dutchman Timmermans in pole position for top EU job: sources – (Reuters)
Dutch socialist politician Frans Timmermans is on course to be named as the EU’s next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday, hours before European Union leaders meet to decide who wins the bloc’s top posts in Europe.

Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for shellfish population – (Associated Press)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s…

Hong Kong prepares for pro-democracy march amid extradition bill anger – (Reuters)
Hong Kong authorities called for calm ahead of Monday’s annual pro-democracy march, with widespread anger over an extradition bill expected to lead to large crowds after high-profile protests this month against the proposal.

International forum: Don’t expect cheap money to do it all – (Associated Press)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Stocks have risen on expectation of more help from central banks, but an international financial forum warned Sunday that the global recovery can’t just rely on support…

Britain closely monitoring events in Hong Kong: Hunt – (Reuters)
Britain will closely monitor events in Hong Kong and continue to press the Chinese government to respect the terms under which the former colony was handed over, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday.

Trump holds historic meeting with Kim with a tweet, handshake and ‘flowers of hope’ – (Reuters)
U. S. President Donald Trump took a historic step into North Korea on Sunday, drawing on his penchant for showmanship and surprise to pull off talks with Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.

Taliban say latest round of talks with US ‘critical’ – (Associated Press)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is “critical,” said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, the second day of talks with Washington’s…

EU’s Tusk proposes Commission job for center-left: German parliamentary adviser – (Reuters)
European Council President Donald Tusk has proposed giving the post of EU chief executive to Europe’s center-left political bloc in the European Commission’s new five-year term, according to a German EU parliamentary adviser present at talks on Sunday.

Egypt’s Aboul Fotouh ‘suffers double heart attack’ in prison – (Al Jazeera English)
Former presidential candidate and critic of el-Sisi suffers double heart attack in Cairo’s Torah prison, his son says.

The Latest: Trump says ‘great honor’ to stand in North Korea – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia (all times local):8:30 p.m.”A wonderful meeting” is how President Donald Trump is describing his…

Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ – (Associated Press)
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to…

Hunt would back no-deal Brexit with ‘heavy heart’ – (BBC News)
Jeremy Hunt says the “democratic promise” to the people must be kept but he will not set a deadline.

After surprise Trump-Kim meeting, U.S. and North Korea to reopen talks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

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From various sources

EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United Make Bid For In-Demand Fulham Youngster – (The Sport Bible)
The 17-year old has a list of potential suitors but Leeds are leading the race…

Russia and Syria: How Moscow views the Middle East today – (The Jerusalem Post)
Russia’s embassy in Israel puts out a weekly newsletter that is particularly interesting revealing Moscow’s views of the region.

PA minister detained, questioned about east Jerusalem activities – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This was a political arrest to appeased the extreme Right in Israel,” Minister Fadi al-Hidmi’s lawyer, Muhanad Jbarra claimed.

Blast off! Homemade rocket ship launches in Alberta to mark Apollo 11 anniversary | CBC News – (CBC News)
A group of Calgarians calling themselves Kronos Pente drove a few hours south of the city to launch a functional 1:20 scale model of Saturn V, the first rocketship to send humans to the moon.

How much should taxpayers pay for the royals? | CBC News – (CBC News)
Costs to refurbish Frogmore Cottage as the home for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex drew attention in the release of royal accounts this week, and Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles’s investiture as the Prince of Wales.

Trump Jr. sparks ‘birther conspiracy’ of Kamala Harris – CNN Video – (CNN)
During the Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted to his millions of followers a critic of Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who took issue with her racial identity, before deleting the tweet. A spokesman for President Donal…

West Virginia governor fears 2020 Democrats are out to kill fossil fuels – (Fox News)
Democrat-turned Republican Governor Jim Justice weighs in on the field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Tips for your Fourth of July BBQ – (Fox News)
Operation BBQ founder Stan Hayes says his company’s mission is to provide hot meals to victims of natural disasters.

Pope praises Trump-Kim meeting as significant gesture – (The Jerusalem Post)
“In the last few hours we saw in Korea an example of the culture of encounter. I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace.”

Nusrat Jahan on fatwa: ‘No one should comment on my dress, faith is beyond attire’ – (The Hindu)
A section of Deoband-based clerics reportedly issued a fatwa against the Trinamool Congress MP for wearing vermilion, sporting a mangalsutra and saying Vande Matram.

Sir David Attenborough Makes Surprise Appearance At Glastonbury To Warn Against Plastic Pollution – (The Lad Bible)
The British legend received a rapturous reception

How Much Money Can You Blow At Net-A-Porter? – (Buzzfeed)
It’s time to get it poppin’ this summer with these looks.

22 Non-American Foods That America Has Royally Screwed Up – (Buzzfeed)
The claws are OUT.

Stephen Lang: “Beyond Glory” – (CBS News)
Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play “Beyond Glory.” David Martin reports

Kindergarten Sign Language – (CBS News)
When it was time for 6-year-old Morey Belanger to begin kindergarten, her parents had a choice: public school or a school for the deaf? They opted for the closer public school and the students have embraced their new classmate by learning sign language. Steve…

Former Intelligence Chief Denies Trump Claim Obama ‘Begged’ for Kim Meeting – (Newsweek)
“That’s news to me,” said James Clapper.

Recent Match Report – Afghanistan vs Pakistan, World Cup, 36th match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Afghanistan vs Pakistan, World Cup, 36th match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Stephen Lang tells stories of Medal of Honor recipients in “Beyond Glory” – (CBS News)
Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play. David Martin reports

Friend of Boris Johnson’s first wife says he ‘grabbed and threatened’ her in row – (Mirror)
Louisa Gosling has accused the Tory leadership favourite of threatening her after his then wfe fled to her house in a ‘distressed’ state

Frozen custard: Summer’s hottest snack in Milwaukee – (CBS News)
Milwaukee has the highest concentration of frozen custard shops in the world – and don’t call it ice cream! Mo Rocca reports.

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All about Trump

Trump Jr. sparks ‘birther conspiracy’ of Kamala Harris – CNN Video – (CNN)
During the Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted to his millions of followers a critic of Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who took issue with her racial identity, before deleting the tweet. A spokesman for President Donal…

Pope praises Trump-Kim meeting as significant gesture – (The Jerusalem Post)
“In the last few hours we saw in Korea an example of the culture of encounter. I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace.”

Former Intelligence Chief Denies Trump Claim Obama ‘Begged’ for Kim Meeting – (Newsweek)
“That’s news to me,” said James Clapper.

Julián Castro on Kim Jong-un: Trump has “raised the profile of a dictator” – (Axios)
“I don’t think it’s fitting for the U.S. to continue to erratically meet with a dictator when they haven’t abided by the first terms.”

Harry Kazianis: Trump’s unconventional North Korea strategy — is it worthy of a Nobel Prize? – (Google News)
Donald Trump’s strategy for dealing with North Korea always involved taking the old rulebook on dealing with the Kim regime and lighting it on fire.

Harry Kazianis: Trump’s unconventional North Korea strategy — is it worthy of a Nobel Prize? – (Google News (Canada))
Donald Trump’s strategy for dealing with North Korea always involved taking the old rulebook on dealing with the Kim regime and lighting it on fire.

Harry Kazianis: Trump’s unconventional North Korea strategy — is it worthy of a Nobel Prize? – (Google News (UK))
Donald Trump’s strategy for dealing with North Korea always involved taking the old rulebook on dealing with the Kim regime and lighting it on fire.

Stephanie Grisham bruised in ‘an all out brawl’ with the North Koreans – (CNN)
The new White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, got into a scuffle with North Korean officials on Sunday during a chaotic scene outside a meeting room where US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talked privately.

President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in DMZ – (CBS News)
President Trump is on his way back to the United States after becoming the first sitting American president to step on North Korean soil. Weijia Jiang reports.

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un in DMZ; steps onto North Korean soil – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump met briefly Sunday with Kim Jong Un and became the first U.S. president to step onto North Korean territory.

Trump-Xi trade talks at the G20: A look at some of the claims and promises | CBC News – (CBC News)
Amid promises made at the close of the G20 summit that U.S.-China trade tensions can be healed, it remains to be seen if there is a mismatch of expectations.

Trump becomes first sitting US president to step foot on North Korean soil – (Fox News)
President Trump says Kim Jong Un was honored to have him step across the border into North Korea; John Roberts reports from Seoul, South Korea.

So How’s the Economy Really Doing?: Theme of the Week – (Bloomberg)
Will the Federal Reserve lower interest rates this month? Will it wait? Will President Donald Trump let his Federal Reserve chairman, Jay Powell, decide any of …

Trump holds historic meeting with Kim with a tweet, handshake and ‘flowers of hope’ – (Reuters)
U. S. President Donald Trump took a historic step into North Korea on Sunday, drawing on his penchant for showmanship and surprise to pull off talks with Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.

Former Obama aide says Trump lied about past attempts to meet with Kim | TheHill – (The Hill)
Ben Rhodes said early Sunday that President Trump was lying when he said the Obama administration…

Dennis Rodman tweets before Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman sent a tweet supporting the relationship between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before their historic meeting in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

AOC says Ivanka Trump not ‘a qualified diplomat’ in tweet about first daughter’s involvement at G-20 – (Fox News)
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is apparently not happy that first daughter Ivanka Trump accompanied her father on his trip to the G-20 summit.

The Latest: Trump says ‘great honor’ to stand in North Korea – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia (all times local):8:30 p.m.”A wonderful meeting” is how President Donald Trump is describing his…

Wide grins and historic handshake for Trump, Kim at DMZ – (Associated Press)
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to…

President Trump and Kim Jong Un Shake Hands at Korean DMZ at Impromptu Meeting – (Time)
President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks.

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