2019-06-14

Headlines:

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

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help – (The New York Times)
The president appeared to backtrack on comments earlier in the week when he said he would not necessarily call the F.B.I. if Russia or another hostile power offered damaging information about a rival.

US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near…

HK leader’s advisers urge extradition pause – (BBC News)
Several of Carrie Lam’s advisers urge her to pause a controversial extradition bill amid protests.

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that “of course” he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent…

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

PetSmart’s Chewy gets Wall Street tails wagging with $1 billion IPO – (Reuters)
Chewy Inc said on Thursday it priced its initial public offering at $22 per share, above its target, and sold more stock than originally planned, valuing the online pet products retailer at $8.77 billion.

Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks – (Reuters)
A video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.

Wall Street opens lower as Broadcom warning hits tech stocks – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday, weighed down by technology stocks, as the long-feared hit to global growth from President Donald Trump’s trade war crystallized in slashed sales forecast from chipmaker Broadcom.

Five ways Toronto Raptors win is a big deal – (BBC News)
Five ways Toronto Raptors fever spread and why it could change basketball in Canada.

Assange extradition ‘assault on journalism’ – (BBC News)
The Wikileaks founder is fighting extradition to the US to face allegations of leaking government secrets.

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government Friday to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests.Some…

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French…

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim – (Reuters)
Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel.

Bishops OK anti-abuse steps, but skeptics seek tougher moves – (Associated Press)
BALTIMORE (AP) — Under intense public pressure, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis. But activists and others…

Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6 – (Associated Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship.”We the North!” is now “We the Champs!”Leonard and the Toronto…

Netflix show prosecutor quits college post – (BBC News)
Elizabeth Lederer “decided not to seek reappointment as a lecturer” at Columbia Law School.

UK court sets Assange’s US extradition hearing for February 2020 – (Al Jazeera English)
British judge schedules full extradition hearing next year for the WikiLeaks founder wanted in US on espionage charges.

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From various sources

The Tories are throwing away their reputation for economic prudence – (The Economist)
The leading candidates to be prime minister are proposing reckless policies

The Democratic front-runners respond to the Green New Deal – (The Economist)
A loopy policy has moved the debate in a helpful direction

Germany’s business barons are finding it harder to keep a low profile – (The Economist)
Blame rising inequality and globalisation

What will Narendra Modi do in his new term as India’s prime minister? – (The Economist)
His choice of ministers suggests he does not plan to do much delegating

The ECB presidency is distinct but not immune from backroom deals – (The Economist)
Europe works in strange ways

Will it take a Jewish 9/11… for us to take security seriously? – (The Jerusalem Post)
Denial is not a security strategy.

Knesset to host protocol chiefs from around world – (The Jerusalem Post)

Italy’s Far-Right Interior Minister Wants to Send a Boat Full of Migrants Back to a War Zone – (Vice News)
Matteo Salvini, an anti-immigration hardliner, vowed that their rescue ship would not be allowed to dock in his country’s ports.

– (Fox Sports)

r/cscareerquestions – I got asked LeetCode questions for a dev-ops systems engineering job today… – (Hacker News)
885 votes and 318 comments so far on Reddit

Ottawa high school ‘redacting’ sections of hundreds of yearbooks containing ‘offensive language’ | CBC News – (CBC News)
Hundreds of yearbooks at a high school in Ottawa’s Barrhaven neighbourhood are being hastily censored after it was discovered some pages included references to male genitalia and gangs.

Two men charged over death of boy, 7, ‘electrocuted’ at pub – (Mirror)
Schoolboy Harvey Tyrrell was at the King Harold pub in Romford, East London when he suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead in hospital

Big Oil backs carbon pricing, climate disclosures in meeting with Pope Francis – (Axios)
The pope has made climate change a pillar of his leadership.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Three teenage girls sentenced for gang attack on Egyptian student who later died – (Mirror)
The trio attacked Mariam Moustafa, 18, near a bus stop in Nottingham and she later died from a stroke

Father and son in same Army unit reflect on serving together: “I’m here for you” – (CBS News)
Michael Mabry has trained thousands of paratroopers for the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Now, he’s jumping from aircraft with his own son Private Will Mabry. It’s rare for a father and son to serve in the same Army brigade, let alone the same battalion. The…

25 Earrings So Epic, You’ll Plan Your Outfits Around Them – (Buzzfeed)
#BigEarringEnergy is a real thing, and these beauties will convince you of that.

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All about Trump

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help – (The New York Times)
The president appeared to backtrack on comments earlier in the week when he said he would not necessarily call the F.B.I. if Russia or another hostile power offered damaging information about a rival.

Trump says he won’t fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act, defends her words as ‘free speech’ – (USA Today)
Donald Trump defended Kellyanne Conway from a watchdog report that found she violated a law prohibiting political speech in her official capacity.

Tom Homan to serve as “border czar,” Trump announces – (CBS News)
Tom Homan is the former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Trump clarifies comments on foreign ‘dirt,’ says heat should be on Dems for 2016 spying – (Fox News)
President Trump on Friday sought to clarify his controversial comments indicating he would take information on political rivals from foreign countries, saying on “Fox & Friends” that he could report such conversations to the FBI — while arguing the heat shou…

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that “of course” he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent…

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

More than 600 U.S. companies and industry trade associations sign anti-tariff letter to Trump – (Axios)
Walmart and Costco are among the signatories.

Wall Street opens lower as Broadcom warning hits tech stocks – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday, weighed down by technology stocks, as the long-feared hit to global growth from President Donald Trump’s trade war crystallized in slashed sales forecast from chipmaker Broadcom.

Trump changes course, says he would ‘absolutely’ report foreign campaign intelligence to FBI – (USA Today)
Donald Trump said Friday he would ‘absolutely’ report political dirt dug up by a foreign country to authorities, reversing a controversial position.

The highlights from Trump’s 50-minute birthday “Fox & Friends” call – (Axios)
It was the latest free-wheeling interview with one of his favorite TV shows.

‘I’m Not Going to Fire Her.’ Trump Says Kellyanne Conway Has Been Loyal – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump said he won’t fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s recommendation

This is how Trump wants to redesign Air Force One – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump revealed his plans to completely redesign Air Force One during an interview with ABC News. CNN’s Julian Zelizer offers historical perspective on the decision.

Trump says he’ll name former acting ICE head Thomas Homan as “border czar” – (Axios)
He currently serves as a Fox News contributor.

Trump doesn’t commit to backing Pence for president in 2024 – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Trump slams Biden’s ‘mental capacity’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday said former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t “have what it takes” to become president.”It means mental capacity, it means a lot of things,” the president said in a phone call interview with Fox News.

Trump won’t fire Conway despite federal agency recommendation – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Friday that he would not fire his adviser Kellyanne Conway, despite the US Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation that she be removed from federal service for several violations of the Hatch Act.

Trump on ‘Fox & Friends’: I will not fire Kellyanne Conway after watchdog rebuke – (Google News)
President Trump, in an exclusive interview Friday morning with “Fox & Friends,” said he will not fire adviser Kellyanne Conway in the wake of a government watchdog’s recommendation that she be removed over violations of the Hatch Act.

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