2019-06-09

Headlines:

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

Hong Kong Protest Draws More Than One Million, Organizers Say – (The New York Times)
The protesters are marching in a display of anger and fear over a proposed extradition law that would allow renditions to mainland China.

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s “case closed .” But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller .House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this…

General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown – (Associated Press)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the…

Massive extradition bill protest fills Hong Kong streets – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to…

Kazakhstan election marred by mass arrests – (BBC News)
Protesters across Kazakhstan are boycotting a presidential election they claim is not free and fair.

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through September 3 – (Reuters)
American Airlines Group Inc said Sunday it is extending cancellations of about 115 daily flights into September due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states – (Associated Press)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent…

German minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact – (Reuters)
Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran’s nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising U.S.-Iranian tensions.

It’s business as usual at Mexico’s southern border despite Trump deal – (Reuters)
On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico’s porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico’s promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was nowhere to be seen.

Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 20 Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to gather in Iowa Sunday in what amounts to an early effort to demonstrate potential in the leadoff 2020 caucus…

Hong Kong plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law – (Reuters)
Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Canadian oil pipeline congestion sets up lucrative storage play – (Reuters)
Upheavals in the Canadian crude market are providing unique opportunities for firms with sizeable long-term leases on Alberta storage tanks, a cluster that sources say includes Mercuria Energy Group and oil major BP Plc’s trading arm.

Newly restored vintage ship sinks near Hamburg – (BBC News)
The wooden schooner, built in 1883, collided with a container on the Elbe River in northern Germany.

Trump says U.S. will release more details on Mexico immigration deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday his administration will release additional details of its agreement with Mexico as he denied a news report that there were no new major commitments made by Mexico to stem a flow of Central American migrants at the U.…

Mnuchin says Trump could ease up on Huawei if trade talks advance – (Reuters)
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that President Donald Trump might ease U.S. restrictions on Huawei if there was progress in the trade row with China – but absent a deal, Washington would maintain tariffs to cut its deficit.

French Open final: Nadal v Thiem – radio & text – (BBC News)
Spaniard Rafael Nadal is chasing a 12th French Open title as he takes on Dominic Thiem – follow live radio text commentary.

IAAF extends ban on Russian athletics federation over doping – (Reuters)
Global athletics governing body IAAF on Sunday extended a ban against Russia’s athletics federation and said Reuters findings on banned Russian coaches still working with athletes would be investigated.

Mexico holds off Trump’s fire, but seen vulnerable to new pressure – (Reuters)
Mexico avoided the most extreme immigration concession sought by U.S. President Donald Trump in the deal reached to fend off threatened tariffs, but it is left even weaker than before in the face of potential new pressure from Trump as he formally kicks off h…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban: sources – (Reuters)
China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday.

China may restrict tech access in spiraling US trade dispute – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade…

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From various sources

Second dead cow washed to Tel Aviv beach in nine days – (The Jerusalem Post)
Beach goers were shocked to discover the body of a large cow on the beach at Yafo, only eight days ago a dead calf was found on a beach in north Tel Aviv.

Former Iraqi politician to JPost: Hope for normalization with Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This honor is not just for me,” he told the audience at the AJC Global Forum. “It is for all Iraqis who stand up against the fascists and the Iranian threat.”

German minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact – (The Jerusalem Post)
West European signatories, including Germany, want to try to keep the nuclear accord alive although they share the Trump administration’s disquiet about Iran’s ballistic missile program.

Pro-migration German politician shot in the head, social media cheers – (The Jerusalem Post)
German Christian Democrats party member Walter Luebcke was found dead in a pool of blood on Sunday. Authorities slam online approval of the killing.

Rivlin family presents special gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn – (The Jerusalem Post)
The present sent was a beautiful set of wooden blocks wrapped within a specially made bag sharing both the British and Israeli flags.

Twins from Nunavut have baby girls on the same day — including one set of twins | CBC News – (CBC News)
Chris Meeko’s daughter Leah Naulalik was born at 11 a.m. on May 30 with the help of a midwife in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, and Christina Meeko’s twin girls Makaila and Brianna were born at 12 and 12:15 p.m. in a hospital in Winnipeg.

“Dark Phoenix” Has Worst Debut In “X-Men” Franchise History – (Buzzfeed)
The (apparently) final film in the X-Men franchise opened with just $33 million at the domestic box office.

5 talking points ahead of Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar – (FourFourTwo)

Coveney says Ireland acutely aware of climate threat as an island – (The Irish Times)
Tánaiste welcomes leaders from 31 small island developing states for Our Ocean Wealth Summit

Bizarre video of creature resembling Dobby the elf of ‘Harry Potter’ caught on home camera – (Fox News)
A strange video circulating online shows an elf-like creature many are saying resembles the character Dobby from the “Harry Potter” film franchise.

Klobuchar: Trump treating farmers like “poker chips at one of his bankrupt casinos” – (CBS News)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from Iowa to discuss tariffs and her 2020 campaign for president.

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All about Trump

German minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani in bid to save nuclear pact – (The Jerusalem Post)
West European signatories, including Germany, want to try to keep the nuclear accord alive although they share the Trump administration’s disquiet about Iran’s ballistic missile program.

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it’s “case closed .” But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller .House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this…

Klobuchar: Trump treating farmers like “poker chips at one of his bankrupt casinos” – (CBS News)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from Iowa to discuss tariffs and her 2020 campaign for president.

Mark Penn: If Trump probed Nadler, Schiff the way they conduct investigations on him, he’d be impeached – (Fox News)
There would be calls for President Trump’s impeachment if he investigated lawmakers as fervently as they probe him and his family, Mark Penn claimed.

2020 Census could be worst undercount of black and Latinx people since 1990 – (Axios)
The Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question could have a chilling effect on response rates.

It’s business as usual at Mexico’s southern border despite Trump deal – (Reuters)
On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico’s porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico’s promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was nowhere to be seen.

First lady’s fashion diplomacy on full display in the UK – CNN Video – (CNN)
When it comes to first lady Melania Trump, fashion is an important part of her diplomacy. CNN’s Kate Bennett shows how the first lady used her expertise during her visit to the United Kingdom.

Watters’ Words: Comparing state visits – (Fox News)
Jesse Watters breaks down the differences between President Trump’s visit with Queen Elizabeth versus former President Obama’s.

Mexico faces tough task enacting Trump’s migrant deal – (Financial Times)
Punitive tariffs were averted but at a steep cost for US trading partner

Trump claims ‘a National Holiday would be immediately declared’ if Obama made the deals he has | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday claimed that “a National Holiday would be immediately d…

CNN’s Jim Acosta on covering the Trump White House – (CBS News)
Candidate and then President Trump has repeatedly attacked the news media, calling stories he dislikes “fake news,” while also spreading false statements from the lectern and via Twitter. CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has been called t…

Trump strikes deal with Mexico after threat of tariff hike – (Fox News)
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says President Trump had to threaten tariffs to force Mexico to step up and publicly agree to the deal.

Nancy Pelosi slams Trump’s ‘threats and temper tantrums’ over Mexico deal – (Google News)
“Trump undermined America’s preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our… neighbor to the south,” she said.

Trump blasts New York Times over report on Mexico deal – (Google News)
President Trump on Sunday called the New York Times “The Enemy of the People!” for reporting that a deal Mexico worked out with the administration that allowed him to pull back on a new…

GOP Congressman Scolds Trump Over Pelosi Swipe In Normandy: ‘Should Be Above That’ – (The Huffington Post)
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he wouldn’t have attacked the House speaker during a visit to commemorate the D-Day landings.

Trump says U.S. will release more details on Mexico immigration deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday his administration will release additional details of its agreement with Mexico as he denied a news report that there were no new major commitments made by Mexico to stem a flow of Central American migrants at the U.…

GOP Congressman Calls Out Trump for Attacking Pelosi Ahead of D-Day Speech: ‘He Should Be Above That’ – (Newsweek)
“I have a different style from the President. I wouldn’t have been attacking Nancy Pelosi from Normandy,” Republican Representative Peter King of New York said.

Mnuchin says Trump could ease up on Huawei if trade talks advance – (Reuters)
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that President Donald Trump might ease U.S. restrictions on Huawei if there was progress in the trade row with China – but absent a deal, Washington would maintain tariffs to cut its deficit.

Trump’s Visit to the UK Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
The trip was documented, and debated, on social media.

Mexico holds off Trump’s fire, but seen vulnerable to new pressure – (Reuters)
Mexico avoided the most extreme immigration concession sought by U.S. President Donald Trump in the deal reached to fend off threatened tariffs, but it is left even weaker than before in the face of potential new pressure from Trump as he formally kicks off h…

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