2019-06-18

Headlines:

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

IAG orders 14 A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia – (Reuters)
IAG on Monday ordered 14 of Airbus’ new long-range version of the A321 passenger jet for its Irish Aer Lingus and Spanish Iberia airlines in order to boost their transatlantic routes, the company said on Tuesday.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan – (Al Jazeera English)
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km northeast of Honshu island.

Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20 – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

China’s Xi has phone call with Trump: Chinese state media – (Reuters)
China’s President Xi Jinping held a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, coming at a time when the two biggest economies are embroiled in disputes over issues such as trade and security.

Iran says it won’t wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions – (Reuters)
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time interview – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but left open the question if it involved protecting oil supplies, he told Time magazine in an interview published on Tuesday.

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – (Reuters)
Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem.

Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid.The U.S….

Factbox: Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow – (Reuters)
Following is a summary of commercial aircraft deals announced by Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Airshow.

As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle – (The New York Times)
European leaders want desperately to preserve the nuclear deal, which they see as critical to regional security, but are powerless to stop the escalations that threaten it.

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers – (Associated Press)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the…

Airbus and Boeing bag $17 billion of deals in Paris Airshow battle – (Reuters)
Airbus and Boeing bagged more than $17 billion in plane deals on day two of the Paris Airshow as their sales teams scrapped for orders after a downturn in business at many airlines and the grounding of Boeing’s top-selling jet.

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides – (Associated Press)
The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She’d called every day that past week, begging for help.I need my medicine,…

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup…

Berlin backs rent freeze amid housing pressure – (BBC News)
Rents have soared in the German capital – and now politicians are moving to keep flats affordable.

US sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran’s announcement it will not comply with the international…

Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly…

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola – (Associated Press)
MPONDWE, Uganda (AP) — Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets.The…

Cusack apologises for anti-Semitic tweet – (BBC News)
The actor said he “mistakenly” shared the image, believing it related to an Israeli hospital bombing.

Facebook set to launch Libra cryptocurrency – (Al Jazeera English)
The Bitcoin rival is already backed by dozens of companies including Uber, PayPal and Mastercard.

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From various sources

EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United Make Bid For In-Demand Fulham Youngster – (The Sport Bible)
The 17-year old has a list of potential suitors but Leeds are leading the race…

Israel Air Force holding large-scale drill simulating multi-front war – (The Jerusalem Post)
F-35i Adir stealth jets taking part in drill focusing on enemies in the north

Qatar in bid to resolve dispute over Gaza funds – (The Jerusalem Post)
The officials said the move to revise the names came at the request of the Qatari National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, headed by Mohammed al-Emadi.

IAI’s ELTA, Embraer to launch P600 airborne early warning system – (The Jerusalem Post)
The cost-effective solution has been unveiled at the Paris airshow.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says US running ‘concentration camps’ on border – (The Jerusalem Post)
Experts say that so far, what the US is doing on its southern border with the migrants “is similar to some prior [concentration camp] systems.”

Teacher ‘manipulated high school student into having sex with her’ – (Daily Mail)
Maryland substitute teacher Alexis Mercedes Boberg, 25, turned herself in on Monday after a student at North County High School reported her for engaging in sexual activities with him.

Amazon expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes, will have 70 planes by 2021 – (TechCrunch)
Following news from earlier this month that FedEx was dumping Amazon from its air cargo service, Amazon this morning announced the expansion of its own air delivery network, Amazon Air. The retailer says it’s leasing an additional fifteen Boeing 737-800 cargo…

Royal Ascot glamorous women arrive for day one – (Daily Mail)
Jewel-coloured dresses, statement hats and dapper morning suits were all on display as revellers descended on the Berkshire racecourse this morning.

IAG orders 14 A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia – (Reuters)
IAG on Monday ordered 14 of Airbus’ new long-range version of the A321 passenger jet for its Irish Aer Lingus and Spanish Iberia airlines in order to boost their transatlantic routes, the company said on Tuesday.

Nelson Mandela Foundation denies asking to meet Zindzi Mandela over her tweets – (News24)
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has disputed claims that it asked to meet ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela about her controversial tweets.

Boris camp ‘LENDS votes’ to Hunt so Johnson faces ‘weakest’ opponent – (Daily Mail)
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of plotting to ‘lend’ some of his massive support to rival Jeremy Hunt for the second round ballot tonight.

19 Things Floridians Did In School That I Guarantee The Rest Of America Didn’t – (Buzzfeed)
Alligator safety, anyone?

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan – (Al Jazeera English)
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km northeast of Honshu island.

Cambridge students celebrate during £345-a-ticket May Ball – (Daily Mail)
Well-heeled students donned their finery as they stumbled through Cambridge in sparkling gowns, towering heels and formal tuxedos as they celebrated the end of their exams.

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

MH370 pilot ‘flew to 40,000ft so passengers would die before crashing’ – (Daily Mail)
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was the pilot-in-command when the Malaysian Airlines plane carrying 238 other passengers and crew vanished in March 2014.

Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20 – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

China’s Xi has phone call with Trump: Chinese state media – (Reuters)
China’s President Xi Jinping held a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, coming at a time when the two biggest economies are embroiled in disputes over issues such as trade and security.

LG’s 5G-equipped V50 ThinQ is coming to Verizon on June 20th – (The Verge)
Verizon is getting another 5G phone for its fledging network: LG’s V50 ThinQ, which will launch on June 20th, marking the fourth 5G phone from the carrier.

England vs Afghanistan, Cricket World Cup 2019: live score and latest updates from Old Trafford – (Google News (UK))
Morgan perseveres with Archer and Gulbadin tries to replicate over No6 with a couple of swipes across the line.

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All about Trump

Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20 – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

China’s Xi has phone call with Trump: Chinese state media – (Reuters)
China’s President Xi Jinping held a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, coming at a time when the two biggest economies are embroiled in disputes over issues such as trade and security.

Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time interview – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but left open the question if it involved protecting oil supplies, he told Time magazine in an interview published on Tuesday.

Senate Finance Committee holds 2019 Trump trade policy agenda hearing – (Fox News)

Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid.The U.S….

Trump tweets he’ll have “extended meeting” with China’s Xi at G20 – (Axios)
The Dow jumped several hundred points on the news that Xi and Trump will meet to stave off the next round of tarifs.

Trump, Xi to Have ‘Extended Meeting’ at G-20 – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump said he and China’s President Xi Jinping had a “very good” telephone conversation and will have an “extended meeting” later this month at the G-20 meeting in Japan.

Trump to have ‘extended meeting’ with Chinese leader | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump said Tuesday he will have an “extended meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping…

Trump issues vague threat to begin deporting ‘millions’ of undocumented immigrants next week – (Google News)
President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a vague threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants next week, though he did not provide details and administration officials did not respond to requests for clarification.

Trump downplays tanker attacks in contrast to his national security team – (CNN)
President Donald Trump, in contrast to statements by his own top aides, downplayed recent attacks on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman that his administration has blamed on Iran, calling them “very minor.”

Trump launches campaign machine with massive war chest, despite polling lag – (Fox News)
When President Trump speaks in front of some 20,000 people Tuesday night at a jam-packed arena in Orlando, he’ll formally kick off his 2020 re-election campaign.

Trump is Willing to Go to War With Iran Over Nukes, But Not Over Oil – (Vice News)
His Secretary of State has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers, but Trump says they’re no big deal.

Trump Threatens Mass Deportations of Undocumented Immigrants – (Vice News)
Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan also said this month he planned to ramp up arrests of people who’ve received their final deportation orders.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump detention centers ‘exactly’ like concentration camps – (The Hill)
Detention centers holding illegal immigrants on the southern border are “exactly” like concentration camps, Rep.

Trump launches immigration rant in bid to rekindle 2016 campaign rage – (CNN)
President Donald Trump is flinging scalding rhetoric on immigration and staging a raucous rally with his true believers in a bid to recreate his magic 2016 formula on the day he formally launches his quest for a second term.

Trump calls alleged Iranian oil tanker attacks “very minor” – (Axios)
His statement came hours after plans to deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East.

Trump Has Brilliantly Cornered Himself Where He’s Now Demanding Iran Abide by a Deal He Already Reneged On – (Google News)
Donald Trump doesn’t even know the rules to chess. Or checkers for that matter.

Trump Set to Live-Tweet Democratic Debates – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump’s political advisers wanted to keep the president off of Twitter during the [Democratic debates next week](https://www.wsj.com/articles/dem

What is President Trump’s 2020 re-election strategy? – (Fox News)
Trump prepares to launch re-election campaign; Trump 2020 campaign advisory board member Jenna Ellis Rives weighs in.

“He’s never really stopped campaigning”—Trump makes it official – (The Economist)
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