2019-06-03

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

Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case – (Associated Press)
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Sporting a gray suit and glasses, Kevin Spacey appeared Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where a judge is set to hold a hearing in the case accusing the disgraced actor…

Trial to open against Thomas Keller and his 3-star eateries – (Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for…

Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running…

US aims to help more cancer patients try experimental drugs – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — Sally Atwater’s doctor spent two months on calls, messages and paperwork to get her an experimental drug he thinks can fight the lung cancer that has spread to her brain and…

Infineon revs up auto business with $10 billion Cypress deal – (Reuters)
Germany’s Infineon has agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based Cypress Semiconductor for $10 billion, in an expensive move by Europe’s largest chip-maker to expand further in next-generation automobiles and Internet technologies.

FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery…

Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington – (Reuters)
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said.

As meetings begin and U.S. tariffs loom, Mexico hopes for migration deal – (Reuters)
Mexico can reach an agreement with the United States to resolve a dispute over migration that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten punitive tariffs, Mexican officials said on Monday as high-level talks were set to begin in Washington.

Wall St. opens slightly lower as trade fears, tech regulatory risks weigh – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Monday as weakness from the previous month due to trade disputes spilled over while fears of regulatory scrutiny on high-profile companies Alphabet and Amazon also weighed on sentiment.

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico launched a counteroffensive Monday against the threat of U.S. tariffs, warning not only that it hurt the economies of both countries but also would allow a quarter million…

Azerbaijan cancels $1 billion contract with Boeing for safety reasons – (Reuters)
Azerbaijan airline AZAL has canceled a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following the fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Bonds ‘on fire’ as flight to safety rumbles on – (Reuters)
A stampede to safety sent benchmark government bond yields tumbling on Monday, hoisted the Swiss franc to its highest in nearly two years and gold to a 10-week peak, while oil veered close to bear market territory.

Shooting poses Virginia governor’s first test since scandal – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his…

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean official who had been reported to be sentenced to hard labor over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday…

Sudan troops clear protest camp in assault, killing 13 – (Associated Press)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Security forces attacked the camp at the center of Sudan’s protest movement, opening fire, torching tents and killing at least 13 people in an assault Monday that swept away…

Toasting Trump, Queen Elizabeth lays out state banquet welcome – (Reuters)
A four-course meal, more than 2,000 pieces of silver-gilt cutlery and a toast to the queen: Donald Trump will enjoy all the trappings of a state banquet when the U.S. president is received by Queen Elizabeth on Monday.

Melania Trump and Britain’s Philip May to throw garden party in Downing Street – (Reuters)
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband, Philip, will throw a garden party in Downing Street on Tuesday for staff and their children.

Donald Trump welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth – (Reuters)
Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for Donald Trump on Monday but the pomp, pageantry and banquet with Queen Elizabeth looked set to be overshadowed by the U.S. President’s views on Brexit, the UK’s next leader and a row over China’s Huawei.

Bodies spotted in hunt for missing climbers – (BBC News)
A helicopter spots five bodies from the air in the hunt for eight missing climbers in the Himalayas.

Trump calls Sadiq Khan ‘stone cold loser’ – (BBC News)
A spokesman for Sadiq Khan said the “childish insults should be beneath the US President”.

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From various sources

Auschwitz museum slams anti-vaccinations protesters in strips – (The Jerusalem Post)
The protesters marched under the banner ‘Dr Mengele kills again,’ a reference to the criminal medical experiments conducted in Auschwitz by Josef Mengele.

Does Israel really need to go to elections over the Draft Law? – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to data released by the Israeli army there is an upward trend in the recruitment of Haredi soldiers, with a 50% increase in recent years.

Matanyahu Engelman elected state comptroller – (The Jerusalem Post)
Engelman, who was the candidate of the current coalition received 67 votes and the opposition candidate, Rom, 48. There were five blank ballots.

Palestinian officials in hot water over Ramadan meal with Israelis – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This is a symbolic iftar between Palestinian and Israeli peace activists,” Shadad al-Atili said. “We carry a joint message in support for the two-state solution.”

Mexican foreign minister prepares Washington meetings to avert the threat of tariffs – (The Washington Post)
It remained unclear what changes in immigration enforcement Mexico could offer that would satisfy President Trump.

Top banks push ahead with digital coins for 2020 – (Financial Times)
Move draws on four years of research into uses of crypto technology

Miley Cyrus narrowly avoids man trying to force a kiss, grope her while she was with husband Liam Hemsworth – (Fox News)
A fan took things too far with Miley Cyrus by groping her and trying to kiss her as she was walking to her car with husband Liam Hemsworth.

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Raccoon dogs that terrorized English village recaptured – (Fox News)
A pair of raccoon dogs that terrorized a village in England has been recaptured, police say.

Trump and Melania meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace – (Daily Mail)
The President eviscerated Mr Khan on social media as Air Force One landed at Stansted this morning saying he has ‘done a terrible job as Mayor of London’ and ‘should focus on crime, not me’.

Review: RHA’s MA650i are the best Lightning headphones under $60 – (The Next Web)
Too much courage can be a bad thing, as iPhone users learned in 2016 when Apple made the shock announcement that the iPhone 7 would ship without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The good news is that you don’t have to use wireless buds or an adapter in order to get a …

Flexible housing startup Anyplace raises $2.5M – (TechCrunch)
Anyplace, a startup offering furnished rooms and apartments to anyone who’s not interested in signing a long-term lease, is announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. CEO Satoru Steve Naito said he co-founded the company to meet his own needs…

17 Men Who, In The Year Of Our Lord 2019, Need A Serious Anatomy Lesson – (Buzzfeed)
That’s…not how that works.

The Chairman, Last Shot In Oakland, To Kill a Mockingbird – (CBS News)
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell: The 60 Minutes interview; Then, the talent and mindset behind the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty; And, “To Kill a Mockingbird” comes to Broadway

Dad who left notes to family about tax credits and depression found drowned – (Mirror)
Ian Jeffrey had left a note wrapped in plastic at the waterside before he was found by a fisherman

Will peace plan be continually delayed? – New York Times report – (The Jerusalem Post)
The correspondent continued by saying that the White House is expected to wait to reveal the political portion of the Middle East peace plan, until after Israel’s second election in September 17.

Amazon and Google face antitrust questions – (CBS News)
The Justice Department and FTC have split oversight over Amazon and Google as a possible antitrust investigation looms. Google alone has faced three fines in Europe for violating antitrust laws, and some U.S. lawmakers are call for big tech companies to break…

Husband of missing Connecticut mother allegedly owes over $2.5 million to mother-in-law – (CBS News)
Police arrested Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband along with his girlfriend​ on Saturday

Dominican Republic police are investigating alleged assault of tourist Tammy Lawrence-Daley at Punta Cana Resort – (CBS News)
Lawrence has documented her alleged assault in interviews with CBS and the Associated Press

How Spaghetti Westerns Shaped Modern Cinema, Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Year of Marvels, and Wagner and the Spanish Civil War – (The American Conservative)
Also: Walker Percy and the age of suicide, Salzburg, and more.

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All about Trump

Mexican foreign minister prepares Washington meetings to avert the threat of tariffs – (The Washington Post)
It remained unclear what changes in immigration enforcement Mexico could offer that would satisfy President Trump.

Trump and Melania meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace – (Daily Mail)
The President eviscerated Mr Khan on social media as Air Force One landed at Stansted this morning saying he has ‘done a terrible job as Mayor of London’ and ‘should focus on crime, not me’.

President Trump, first lady arrive at Westminster Abbey for wreath laying – (Fox News)

Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running…

Queen Elizabeth greets Donald Trump with a handshake at start of State Visit – (USA Today)
As she has done for hundreds of foreign visitors, Queen Elizabeth II will put on an impressive show for President Trump and Melania Trump’s visit.

Donald Trump Twitter: Trump reignites Twitter war with London Mayor Sadiq Khan minutes before landing in UK – (CBS News)
Trump tweeted early Monday aboard Air Force One, slamming Khan as doing a “terrible job” and later called him “nasty”

BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire hosts the Trump Baby blimp – (Daily Mail)
The Museum Of London plans to display the huge inflatable, which depicts the US President in a nappy and clutching a mobile phone, as part of its protest collection.

Trump urges customers to drop AT&T to punish CNN over its coverage of him – (The Washington Post)
The president has been vocal in his opposition to a AT&T-Time Warner merger, which critics contend is motivated by his ire toward CNN.

Trump’s Trade Attack Pushes India to Negotiating Table – (Fortune)
India plans to return to the negotiating table after President Donald Trump terminated a trade concession

Trump’s tariff threat over migration prompts sharp response from Mexico: ‘There is a clear limit’ – (USA Today)
Mexican officials are trying to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to slap a 5% tariff on imports, in response to migration crisis.

Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II on state visit – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump’s visit promises to mix in statecraft at the margins of an official schedule full of pomp.

As meetings begin and U.S. tariffs loom, Mexico hopes for migration deal – (Reuters)
Mexico can reach an agreement with the United States to resolve a dispute over migration that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten punitive tariffs, Mexican officials said on Monday as high-level talks were set to begin in Washington.

Boris Johnson Hasn’t Been Invited to Meet So Far: Trump Update – (Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump landed in the U.K. for a three-day state visit at a sensitive time, with rivals jostling to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. The so-called special relationship is under strain on a range of issues, including Huawei’s role in…

Donald Trump mocks Sadiq Khan for being a ‘stone cold loser’ – (Daily Mail)
US President Donald Trump said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had done a ‘terrible job’, hitting back after the mayor compared the language used by him to that of ‘fascists of the 20th century’.

Trump visit highlights UK’s Brexit choices – (Politico)
On trade, security and the economy, Britain has big choices to make.

Prince Charles’ feelings over meeting Donald Trump revealed a year after ‘snub’ – (Mirror)
Prince Charles is said to have “deliberately snubbed” Donald Trump, who once bragged that he could have bedded Princess Diana, in July last year when the politician visited the UK

Trump tells Israelis to get their act together, as country gears up for second election this year – (The Washington Post)
Israel’s political crisis casts a shadow over Trump’s highly anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Trump says boycotting AT&T could force ‘big changes’ at CNN – (Google News)
President Trump slammed CNN and said “big changes” may come to the network if people began boycotting CNN’s parent company, AT&T.

Donald Trump Baby Blimp Appears Over London Again – (The Lad Bible)
The 20ft blimp, which famously depicts Trump as a baby wearing a nappy, first made an appearance last year when Trump visited the UK

Trump UK visit sees supporters and protesters clash outside Buckingham Palace – (Independent)
Large rally against US president scheduled for Tuesday

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