2019-06-06

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Poll: Some younger workers not happy with graying workforce – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to…

Political clock is ticking as Democrats weigh impeachment – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.There’s increasing…

Ford to close engine plant in Wales in latest blow to UK car sector – (Reuters)
Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales next year because of falling demand for some of its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain’s once booming car industry.

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to…

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France’s Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe.

African Union suspends Sudan after deadly violence – (BBC News)
Sudan has seen a violent crackdown against protesters, which the opposition says killed 108 people.

France would consider any Renault deal respecting its interests: minister – (Reuters)
The French government is open to tie-ups involving Renault as long as French industrial interests are protected, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

Google to buy data analytics firm Looker for $2.6 billion – (Reuters)
Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian.

Wall Street ekes out gains at open on rate cut hopes; trade worries weigh – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday on hopes of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but sentiment remained fragile after President Donald Trump stoked fears of a further escalation in trade tensions by saying he would decide on more China …

Sudan protesters to keep up campaign until military’s ouster – (Associated Press)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s pro-democracy leaders vowed Thursday to press their campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought…

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through “fires of hell” – (Reuters)
France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War Two to an end.

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests.Dog owners experiencing long bouts of…

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops – (Associated Press)
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to…

Trump says ‘lot of progress’ needed to stop 5% Mexico tariff – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks, but President Donald Trump said Thursday that a “lot of…

France seeks to fend off blame for FCA-Renault deal collapse – (Reuters)
France was battling to defend its business strategy on Thursday after being blamed for scuppering a $35 billion-plus merger between carmakers Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault only 10 days after the plan was officially announced.

French Open 2019: Simona Halep loses to unseeded teenager Amanda Anisimova – (BBC News)
Unseeded American teenager Amanda Anisimova reaches the semi-finals of the French Open with a straight sets win over defending champion Simona Halep.

Toddler killed by leopard in South African park – (BBC News)
The park said human deaths from animals were “very rare occurrences but always tragic”.

Sheriff’s deputy charged with neglect in Florida school shooting has strong defense: legal experts – (Reuters)
A sheriff’s deputy charged with failing to protect students during a mass shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school has a simple defense, some legal experts said – he did not have a duty to save the victims.

Robot baristas are latest front in S. Korea automation push – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Are robot baristas the future of South Korea’s vibrant coffee culture?Dal.komm Coffee thinks so. The company now has 45 robot-equipped outlets in shopping malls,…

Why Fiat Chrysler’s Talks With Renault Fell Apart – (The New York Times)
The offer of a 50-50 merger appealed in an industry facing challenges, but the French government and Nissan had questions.

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From various sources

Israel Air Force marking 50 years of Yasur helicopter operations – (The Jerusalem Post)
The IAF will still need to replace their heavy-lift workhorse by 2025.

France, U.S. share common objective on Iran, says Macron – (The Jerusalem Post)
President Donald Trump said that Iran was failing as a nation following tough US sanctions, adding that he was ready to talk to the Iranians.

Is the ‘Carmel’ the future of Israeli rifles? – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Carmel may be the next revolution. A stable, reliable weapon, it could be a replacement for units using M-16s or other similar rifles abroad, and in Israel.

r/WhitePeopleTwitter – Tax the bat – (Reddit /r/all)
6,892 votes and 294 comments so far on Reddit

r/thisismylifenow – Baloo – (Reddit /r/all)
10,412 votes and 201 comments so far on Reddit

r/marvelmemes – Reality is often disappointing – (Reddit /r/all)
15,829 votes and 296 comments so far on Reddit

r/BlackPeopleTwitter – Confess your mistakes, Rick – (Reddit /r/all)
10,378 votes and 110 comments so far on Reddit

r/OldSchoolCool – Robert Plant signing the first Zeppelin album for a policeman in the early 80’s – (Reddit /r/all)
21,720 votes and 551 comments so far on Reddit

r/gaming – Having fun at work – (Reddit /r/all)
15,949 votes and 704 comments so far on Reddit

Explore a handcrafted solar system and unravel an ancient mystery in OUTER WILDS, available now on the Epic Games Store and Xbox One. – (Reddit /r/all)
Official site Outer Wilds.

First Nations coalition demands halt to Sask. road project that unearthed ‘sacred’ artifacts | CBC News – (CBC News)
A coalition of Saskatchewan First Nations is demanding the provincial government stop a controversial road-building project after rare artifacts were discovered along the proposed route.

‘Providing a sense of dignity’: Ottawa pledges $7.5M to help women immigrants land work | CBC News – (CBC News)
The federal government will provide $7.5 million in funding for 22 groups to help immigrant and refugee women who are visible minorities land and keep jobs in Canada.

Wreath laying ceremony takes place at the National WWII Memorial – (Fox News)

D-Day veterans sit down with teens to share poignant memories of Normandy invasion | CBC News – (CBC News)
Canadian veterans tell teen journalists about their roles in the Allied invasion of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

American killed in border shootout was attempting to smuggle in Chinese nationals, officials say – (Fox News)
The American man killed at the border in a shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Monday night was attempting to smuggle in two Chinese nationals, officials announced Wednesday.

Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump’s D-Day speech – (Fox News)
President Trump’s speech on Thursday to the brave Allied fighters who “stood in the fires of hell” on the 75th anniversary of D-Day shockingly drew acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Google has temporarily paused Android Q beta updates after some Pixels bootlooped – (The Verge)
Google has updated a post on Reddit to say that it is pausing the rollout of the latest Beta while it looks into these issues.

Should Alexa Provide Evidence In Court? German Security Chiefs Say Yes. – (Fortune)
Germany’s interior ministry is keen on using smart device data in court, but the justice ministry has privacy concerns.

E3 2019: the complete press conference schedule – (The Verge)
E3 2019 kicks off soon, and with it an onslaught of game announcements, trailers, and news. Electronic Arts, Xbox, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo all have plans to showcase their upcoming projects, even before the show officially begins on Tuesd…

Puma Is Having A Major Sale And My Workout Attire Just Got Upgraded – (Buzzfeed)
Up to 40% off, people!!!

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All about Trump

France, U.S. share common objective on Iran, says Macron – (The Jerusalem Post)
President Donald Trump said that Iran was failing as a nation following tough US sanctions, adding that he was ready to talk to the Iranians.

Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump’s D-Day speech – (Fox News)
President Trump’s speech on Thursday to the brave Allied fighters who “stood in the fires of hell” on the 75th anniversary of D-Day shockingly drew acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Trump to D-Day vets: “Your example will never grow old” – (CBS News)
President Trump spoke at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, honoring veterans who risked their lives for the freedom of the allied nations. Watch his full remarks.

Political clock is ticking as Democrats weigh impeachment – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.There’s increasing…

6/6: CBSN AM – (CBS News)
President. Trump, World leaders commemorate D-Day; Invasion veteran parachutes into Normandy

Trump, Macron meet at close of D-Day anniversary event – (CBS News)
Presidents Trump and Macron met in France shortly after their commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The two are expected to discuss a range of topics including climate change and Iran’s nuclear program during their working luncheon.

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France’s Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe.

Trump weighs in on whether or not Robert Mueller will testify before Congress – (Fox News)
President Trump tells Laura Ingraham Nany Pelosi can do ‘whatever she wants’ in regards to whether or not Robert Mueller will be called to testify before Congress.

Trump and Macron hold bilateral meeting – (Fox News)
President Trump and French President Macron hold a bilateral meeting in Caen, France.

Dow Climbs Nervously as Pelosi Plots Trump Prison Sentence – (Crypto Coins News)
A nervous Dow inched higher as the stock market grappled with Trump’s latest China & Mexico threats – as well as Nancy Pelosi’s anti-impeachment gambit.

‘You’re the pride of our nation,’ Donald Trump tells veterans on 75th D-Day anniversary in Normandy – (USA Today)
Donald Trump honors a tradition as he pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy landings that changed the course of World War II.

‘We changed the world’: Now in their 90s, WWII veterans gather in Normandy for D-Day anniversary – (USA Today)
President Trump and other global leaders will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and honor soldiers who changed the course of World War II.

Wall Street ekes out gains at open on rate cut hopes; trade worries weigh – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday on hopes of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but sentiment remained fragile after President Donald Trump stoked fears of a further escalation in trade tensions by saying he would decide on more China …

Lock Him Up: Pelosi (Reportedly) Wants Trump in Prison – (Vice News)
The House Speaker still thinks impeachment isn’t the way to go

Fox News Exclusive: Trump says Mueller made a ‘fool’ of himself – (Fox News)
President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, said former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made “such a fool” out of himself last week when he delivered his first and only public statement about the Russia investigation.

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to meet in awkward D-Day summit – (Financial Times)
Relations between the US and French presidents soured last year

Politico: Pelosi told Dems she wants Trump ‘in prison’ – (CNN)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats pushing for an impeachment effort that rather than wanting to see President Donald Trump impeached, she wanted to see him “in prison,” Politico reported.

Vile protester who yelled ‘Nazi scum’ at milkshaked-Trump supporter QUITS contract with NHS after uproar – (Google News (UK))
Vile protester who yelled ‘Nazi scum’ at milkshaked-Trump supporter QUITS contract with NHS after uproar  The Sun Trump wavers after saying NHS must be on table in US-UK trade talks  The Guardian Trump state visit: President rows back on NHS trade remarks  …

House Democrats Have a Decision to Make—Impeach Trump or Not? – (Fortune)
While a growing number of Democrats favor opening an impeachment inquiry, they face an obstacle in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Former Commerce secretary: Trump’s 5% tariffs on Mexico will go into place but not any further – (Google News)
Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says he doesn’t see how a comprehensive agreement between Mexico and the U.S. can be made over the weekend.

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