2019-06-05

Headlines:

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

Queen praises D-Day ‘courage and sacrifice’ – (BBC News)
World leaders, including the US president, mark the 75th anniversary of history’s largest combined land, air and naval operation.

Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day – (Associated Press)
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th…

GOP senators line up against Trump’s 5% Mexico tariff plan – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare confrontation, Republican senators are declaring deep opposition to President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it’s…

Trump, in Interview, Says He Prefers Talk to Military Action on Iran – (The New York Times)
In a wide-ranging discussion with the British journalist Piers Morgan, the president also defended his lack of military service in the Vietnam War.

Google, Facebook have tight grip on growing U.S. online ad market: report – (Reuters)
The U.S. internet advertising industry is projected to hit $160 billion by 2023 from $107 billion last year, led by fast-growing categories like mobile video with Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc firmly controlling the market, consultancy PwC said on We…

Biden, Sanders lead Trump in battleground state Michigan poll – (Reuters)
In an early sign of the potential weakness of U.S. President Donald Trump’s path to reelection, two Democratic presidential primary frontrunners are outshining the incumbent Republican in a poll of Michigan voters released on Wednesday.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister to Meet With Pence in Effort to Avoid Trump Tariffs – (The New York Times)
Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, has been meeting with Washington officials all week as Mexico tries to head off President Trump’s threatened tariffs.

Sudan’s deadly crackdown evokes Arab Spring bloodshed – (Associated Press)
In the Middle East, it has often begun the same way: a popular swell of street protests against long-entrenched autocrats and demonstrators inspired by burgeoning aspirations for democracy and…

‘Straight Pride Parade’ plan causes stir – (BBC News)
A request to hold a Pride event for straight people in Boston has caught people’s attention online.

Queen, world leaders honor veterans on D-Day anniversary – (Associated Press)
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day…

Top US cardinal defends handling of aide’s sexual abuse case – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church’s response to its sex abuse…

Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon – (Reuters)
Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers, targeting big business users and uniting against cloud computing leader Amazo…

Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travelers – (Reuters)
The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

US tariffs looming, many in Mexico back president’s approach – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Facing possible crippling tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose on the United States’ biggest trading partner, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López…

Mexican officials hope to avert U.S. tariffs in last-ditch talks – (Reuters)
Mexican officials will seek to persuade the White House in talks hosted by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that their government has done enough to stem immigration and avoid looming tariffs.

Effusive Trump promises Britain a ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China’s Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States’ closest ally.

Trump says Prince Harry is a terrific guy, denies casting Meghan as ‘nasty’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain’s Prince Harry was a terrific guy and denied casting his American-born wife, Meghan, as a nasty person, claiming media had distorted his words as he actually felt she was very nice.

Fed’s slipstream leaves stocks beaming, dollar subdued – (Reuters)
Global stocks gained for a third straight day on Wednesday, bolstered by investors’ growing hopes that the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates this year to boost a slowing global economy, while the dollar languished near seven-week lows.

Iran’s Khamenei: US Middle East peace plan a ‘great betrayal’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Aim of upcoming Bahrain conference is to realise US’ ‘traitorous and dastardly’ plan on Palestine, supreme leader says.

Sephora closes US stores for diversity training – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora is closing its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday morning to host “inclusion workshops” for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security…

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From various sources

Cyber threat: Israel’s airports prepare for the future of security – (The Jerusalem Post)
Cyber security is a global problem and worldwide the number of passengers is estimated to increase from 7 billion today to 14 billion in 2029.

NGO asks High Court to force Netanyahu to appoint justice minister – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu must step down immediately due to corruption charges, the Movement for Purity of Ethics said.

German parliament slated to debate ban of Hezbollah – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Germany does not classify Hezbollah as a a terrorist organization, it may continue to collect donations and propaganda. That must have an end,” said one German politician.

Police on alert as Pride parade comes to Jerusalem – (The Jerusalem Post)
Anywhere from 15,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Women’s World Cup 2019 Wallchart Predictor – (The Telegraph)
Pick your Women’s World Cup winner with our predictor and download a France 2019 wallchart. Select the winners of each knockout round and your triumphant finalist. Then share your result with your friends.

Trump Just Erased Any Doubt That He’s Clueless About Climate Change – (Vice News)
He told Piers Morgan that Prince Charles “wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster”

29 Things That’ll Look Soooooo Good In Your Kitchen – (Buzzfeed)

Australian journalists condemn ‘heavy-handed’ police raids on news outlets | CBC News – (CBC News)
Police raided the offices of Australia’s national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published classified material, the second raid on a media outlet in two days, prompting complaints the “outrageous” searches damaged media freedom.

If Trump’s tariffs affect Canada, it won’t be the first time: Don Pittis | CBC News – (CBC News)
As Republicans move to block U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Mexico and the Federal Reserve says it is ready to step in, Canada holds its breath. The battle lines are familiar to economists and historians, but this time there are differences.

Why Your Next Home Computer Should Be an Old Xeon Workstation – (Hacker News)
The charm of buying old workstation hardware on the cheap to support your modern computing needs. If it doesn’t work for them, it might just work for you.

On the Impact of Programming Languages on Code Quality – (Hacker News)
This paper is a reproduction of work by Ray et al. which claimed to have uncovered a statistically significant association between eleven programming languages and software defects in projects hosted on GitHub. First we conduct an experimental repetition, rep…

Jerusalem Old City stabbing victim released from hospital – (The Jerusalem Post)

Find out if you’ve been part of a data breach – (Hacker News)
Have your online accounts been exposed in a data breach?

Joe Biden makes local campaign stop in Manchester – (Fox News)

Highlights from Trump’s “Good Morning Britain” interview with Piers Morgan – (Axios)
Trump defended the transgender military ban and said he was a conscientious objector to Vietnam.

Queen praises D-Day ‘courage and sacrifice’ – (BBC News)
World leaders, including the US president, mark the 75th anniversary of history’s largest combined land, air and naval operation.

D-Day anniversary: WWII veterans reflect on “exciting, dreadful, scary” experiences – (CBS News)
“They say we’re heroes, but we’re not heroes. We had a job to do and we did it,” one veteran said

How to make the most out of the rate cut – (News.com.au)
Don’t assume you will automatically pay less on your mortgage after the Reserve Bank’s historic rate cut yesterday.

18 Times Co–Star Horoscopes Got Way Too Personal – (Buzzfeed)
“Another day another Co–Star notification dragging my entire existence.”

Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid? Rumours suggest PSG star has handed in transfer request – (FourFourTwo)
The Spanish giants are on alert for major summer move as rumours spread of French star’s unhappiness

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All about Trump

Trump Just Erased Any Doubt That He’s Clueless About Climate Change – (Vice News)
He told Piers Morgan that Prince Charles “wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster”

If Trump’s tariffs affect Canada, it won’t be the first time: Don Pittis | CBC News – (CBC News)
As Republicans move to block U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Mexico and the Federal Reserve says it is ready to step in, Canada holds its breath. The battle lines are familiar to economists and historians, but this time there are differences.

Highlights from Trump’s “Good Morning Britain” interview with Piers Morgan – (Axios)
Trump defended the transgender military ban and said he was a conscientious objector to Vietnam.

Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day – (Associated Press)
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th…

Piers Morgan gets the only interview with Trump while he’s in the UK – (Daily Mail)
The US President has spoken of his true feelings about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a world exclusive interview with Piers Morgan set to air on tomorrow’s Good Morning Britain.

GOP senators line up against Trump’s 5% Mexico tariff plan – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare confrontation, Republican senators are declaring deep opposition to President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it’s…

Trump, in Interview, Says He Prefers Talk to Military Action on Iran – (The New York Times)
In a wide-ranging discussion with the British journalist Piers Morgan, the president also defended his lack of military service in the Vietnam War.

Trump reads FDR’s D-Day prayer as Queen Elizabeth II, world leaders remember World War II Normandy landing – (Google News)
President Donald Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders in paying respect to Allied service members who took part in the D-Day landings.

The Politics of Twitter: Who 2020 Candidates Tweet About Most – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump has made himself the talk of Twitter.

Trump says he “would’ve been honored” to serve in Vietnam War with US military if not for medical deferment for bone spurs – (CBS News)
President Trump has taken heat for years for getting a medical deferment from the 1960s U.S. military draft for bone spurs in his feet

Trump clarifies his Meghan Markle ‘nasty’ comment – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Trump discussed his recent comment about Meghan Markle during an interview with Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain.”

‘World’s hottest Marine’ Shannon Ihrke strips down in new desert photoshoot – (Fox News)
The ‘World’s hottest Marine” Shannon Ihrke has stripped off for a new desert photoshoot as she shows support for Donald Trump’s UK visit.

Biden, Sanders lead Trump in battleground state Michigan poll – (Reuters)
In an early sign of the potential weakness of U.S. President Donald Trump’s path to reelection, two Democratic presidential primary frontrunners are outshining the incumbent Republican in a poll of Michigan voters released on Wednesday.

All the fashions on display during Trump’s visit to the UK – (CNN)
Look through the outfits worn by Melania and Ivanka Trump, as well as the women of the royal family.

D-Day anniversary: Trump joins world leaders to mark 75th anniversary, reads Roosevelt D-Day prayer – live updates – (CBS News)
President in Portsmouth, on southern English coast, for first of two days of commemorative events marking pivotal Allied invasion of France in 1944

Woman pops Trump baby blimp amid protests in London – (USA Today)
A woman popped one of the Trump baby blimps used by protesters, according to the British newspaper The Independent.

Trump Just Got More Popular in France. Here’s Why – (Fortune)
U.S. President Donald Trump remains deeply unpopular among the French, but his support in the country has grown.

Latest version of DREAM Act passes House, heads to GOP-controlled Senate – (CBS News)
The Democratic-controlled House has passed legislation to protect so-called “Dreamers.” It would provide a path to citizenship for more than 2.5 million undocumented immigrants who face deportation under Trump administration policies. Anne-Marie Green has mor…

Mexico’s Foreign Minister to Meet With Pence in Effort to Avoid Trump Tariffs – (The New York Times)
Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, has been meeting with Washington officials all week as Mexico tries to head off President Trump’s threatened tariffs.

Trump: There’s ‘Always a Chance’ of War With Iran – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump said there’s “always a chance” of the U.S. taking military action in Iran

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