2019-06-16

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

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline – (Reuters)
Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead.

Hong Kong protest ‘largest in 30 years’ – (BBC News)
Organisers say two million people turn up for a protest against a controversial extradition bill.

U.S. blames Iran for helping Houthi rebels shoot down drone in Yemen – (Reuters)
Houthi rebels in Yemen recently shot down a U.S. government-operated drone with assistance from Iran, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.

Boeing says will take time to win back confidence – (Reuters)
The head of Boeing Co said on Sunday the U.S. planemaker had made a mistake in implementing a cockpit warning system on the 737 MAX and predicted it would take time to rebuild the confidence of customers in the wake of two fatal crashes.

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris – (Reuters)
The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris.

Buttigieg: ‘Why not’ start a first family in White House? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he’s in the White…

Meghan and Harry release Father’s Day photo of baby Archie – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father’s Day.The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal…

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security….

Argentina, Uruguay work to restore power after major failure – (Associated Press)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, after a massive power failure left large swaths of the South American countries in the…

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked…

Netanyahu’s wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case – (Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.

Hong Kong leader apologizes as protesters press demands for her to quit – (Reuters)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history.Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his…

Harry shares Archie photo on Father’s Day – (BBC News)
The picture shows the six-week-old with his eyes open as he is held by Prince Harry.

U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo – (Reuters)
While it is “unmistakable” that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

Power Cut Hits All of Argentina and Uruguay, Affecting Tens of Millions – (The New York Times)
Officials in the two South American countries said a failure in an electrical interconnection system had plunged tens of millions into darkness in the predawn hours. Parts of Brazil, Chile and Paraguay may also be affected.

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show – (Reuters)
Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world’s largest planemakers as they arrive at this week’s Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts – (BBC News)
No explanation has been given for the shut downs but they coincide with nationwide exams.

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration – (Reuters)
Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump.

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage – (Associated Press)
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.At least 18 of the…

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From various sources

Eliot Engel: Don’t make the support for Israel a political football – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We have to make sure that there is a strong majority to help the state of Israel,” he said.

Dr. Mike Evans: Liberal left kills the soul, terrorists kill the body – (The Jerusalem Post)
Speaking Sunday at the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, Evans said that he visited almost all the Gulf states and that “the leaders are more pro-Israel than a lot of Jews.

Fatah spokesman says masked gunmen tried to kill him – (The Jerusalem Post)
No one was hurt in the incidents, which prompted residents of Hebron to appeal to the Palestinian Authority to immediately intervene and prevent the return of scenes of anarchy.

Social media figure Captain George claims Lapid, Liberman work together – (The Jerusalem Post)
Captain George, who in reality is a man called Yoram, was presented by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as evidence that his party does not use bots.

French Imam to Rivlin: Religion is not the problem – (The Jerusalem Post)
Chalghoumi, who has been to Israel several times, said that for him, it is always as if it was a first-time experience. He is perpetually impressed by Jerusalem’s holiness and its modernity.

Katz: Israel should play role in Trump’s Bahrain economic summit – (The Jerusalem Post)
There has been no confirmation about whether Israel is going to be represented in Bahrain, but there have been reports that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will be going.

Eric Holder Is Touring Early Primary States to Get People to Care About Gerrymandering – (Vice News)
The former attorney general under President Obama would have written the special counsel regulation differently.

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Will Joe Biden stay the 2020 Democratic frontrunner? – (Fox News)
Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Matt Cartwright says he endorsed Joe Biden before he could finish the sentence declaring his 2020 presidential run.

Villages held to ransom by gypsy family after New Zealand rampage – (Daily Mail)
Notorious traveller family the Dorans who are holding a Worcestershire community to ransom over a plot of land. They say if residents to not buy back land for £600,000 they will build homes on it.

Mum shares heartbreak of spending Father’s Day without husband who died from flu – (Mirror)
Lisa Colhoun, from Northern Ireland, has spoken of the difficulties in raising her two young daughters without their doting dad

These 7 Questions Might Seem Random, But They’ll Reveal Your Personality Type – (Buzzfeed)
Take a deep dive into your psyche.

CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden leading in early primary states – (CBS News)
CBS News Elections & Surveys Director joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the CBS News 2020 Battleground Tracker, featuring new polling from early Democratic contests.

Buttigieg says “U.S. does not have a foreign policy” under Trump – (CBS News)
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins moderator Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview about his 2020 campaign for president, foreign policy and more.

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline – (Reuters)
Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead.

Pompeo: Trump doesn’t war with Iran but will “defend American interests” – (CBS News)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss Iran’s involvement in attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and how the U.S. will respond.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Hammers Trump On Mueller Report: ‘Did You Read’ It? – (The Huffington Post)
The president called the TV host a “little wise guy” for correcting him.

Jerusalem Post Annual Conference – WATCH LIVE – (The Jerusalem Post)
Join Israeli and Jewish American thought leaders for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing the State of Israel and the Jewish world.

Cotton says “unprovoked attacks” from Iran “warrant a retaliatory military strike” – (CBS News)
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the U.S. response to Iran’s suspected involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Walmart launched an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service – (The Verge)
Walmart has introduced an unlimited grocery delivery service called Delivery Unlimited, as spotted by TechCrunch. The service is an expansion of the company’s existing delivery and pickup efforts, and costs $98 a year.

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All about Trump

Katz: Israel should play role in Trump’s Bahrain economic summit – (The Jerusalem Post)
There has been no confirmation about whether Israel is going to be represented in Bahrain, but there have been reports that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will be going.

Buttigieg says “U.S. does not have a foreign policy” under Trump – (CBS News)
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins moderator Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview about his 2020 campaign for president, foreign policy and more.

Pompeo: Trump doesn’t war with Iran but will “defend American interests” – (CBS News)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss Iran’s involvement in attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and how the U.S. will respond.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Hammers Trump On Mueller Report: ‘Did You Read’ It? – (The Huffington Post)
The president called the TV host a “little wise guy” for correcting him.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Trump ‘Willing to Break the Law to Win Reelection,’ Impeachment Pressure Grows Daily – (Newsweek)
Ocasio-Cortez said Trump’s comments that he was open to accepting foreign help for “dirt” on 2020 rivals shows members of Congress have a “duty” to at least consider impeachment.

Trump: Obama ‘had to know’ of ‘setup’ to block presidential bid – (The Hill)
President Trump said former President Obama “had to know about” what he believes was a “setup” to prevent Trump from becoming president. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” Trump insisted speci

Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because firings ‘didn’t work out too well’ for Nixon – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said that he didn’t fire special counsel Robert Mueller because firings “didn’t work out too well” for former President Richard Nixon, though he claimed he had the Constitutional authority to do so.

Trump says he read Mueller report, but falsely claims it found “no collusion” – (Axios)
Mueller writes in his report that he “applied the framework of conspiracy law, not the concept of ‘collusion.'”

Sarah Sanders is leaving Trump’s White House. But the damage she’s done will last years. – (MSNBC)
Sarah Sanders is leaving Trump’s White House. But the damage she’s done will last years.

Nancy Pelosi tries to tamp down impeachment pressure, calling it ‘divisive’ – (USA Today)
Speaking about impeaching Trump, Pelosi said, “It has to be about the truth and the facts to take you to whatever decision has to be there.”

Why New Balance turned on Trump over China tariffs – (CNN)
American sneaker company New Balance welcomed President Donald Trump’s tough trade stance in 2016 — but now the athletic footwear manufacturer is strongly opposing the President’s latest threat to expand tariffs on China.

Why New Balance turned on Trump over China tariffs – (Google News)
American sneaker company New Balance welcomed President Donald Trump’s tough trade stance in 2016 — but now the athletic footwear manufacturer is strongly opposing the President’s latest threat to expand tariffs on China.

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed – (Google News)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary.

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history.Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on rising tensions with Iran – (Fox News)
The Trump administration blames Tehran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman; insight from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

Trump says he read Mueller report while claiming it said ‘no collusion’ | TheHill – (Google News)
President Trump said in a new interview that he read Robert Mueller’s report, repeatedly claiming…

Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats | TheHill – (The Hill)
A Fox News poll released early Sunday shows President Trump trailing five Democratic contenders,…

Reflecting on Trump’s 2016 presidential announcement – (Fox News)
Corey Lewandowski says the image of President Trump and Melania Trump coming down the golden escalator to announce his presidential bid was a historic moment.

Trump campaign cutting ties with pollsters after internal numbers leaked – (NBC News)
President Trump’s campaign is cutting ties with some of its pollsters after leaked internal polling showed him trailing Joe Biden in critical 2020 states.

Trump campaign cutting ties with pollsters after internal numbers leaked – (Google News)
President Trump’s campaign is cutting ties with some of its pollsters after leaked internal polling showed him trailing Joe Biden in critical 2020 states.

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