2019-06-20

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Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump was briefed…

China’s Xi says world hopes North Korea-U.S. talks can succeed – (Reuters)
The world hopes North Korea and the United States can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, praising Pyongyang’s efforts toward denuclearization.

U.S. drone debris in international waters, not in Iran-U.S. source – (Reuters)
The debris field from a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Iran is in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz, and U.S. naval assets have been dispatched to the area, a U.S. official told Reuters, contradicting Iran’s account of the shoot-down.

Trump says ‘Iran made a very big mistake’ after drone strike – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump condemned Iran’s shootdown on Thursday of a U.S. military surveillance drone in what Washington said was international air space.

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the…

Biden’s words on segregationist senators draw rivals’ fire – (Associated Press)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate “got things done” with “civility” even when the body included segregationists with whom he…

Exclusive: Colombian armed groups recruiting desperate Venezuelans, army says – (Reuters)
Venezuela’s crisis is spilling across the border into Colombia as Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries recruit migrants to strengthen their ranks, according to five Colombian military commanders.

Putin rejects conclusions of investigation into downing of Flight MH17 – (Reuters)
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia disagreed with the conclusions of an international investigation that named three Russians and a Ukrainian this week as suspects in the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine in 2014.

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17 – (Reuters)
Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the international investigative team said on Wednesday.

All about the mysterious ‘brain fever’ killing children in India – (Al Jazeera English)
Experts dumbfounded by encephalitis outbreak, commonly known as brain fever, in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

North Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks…

The Deciders: Inside the Reuters series on some of America’s most politically competitive places – (Reuters)
The road to the White House next year runs through a handful of U.S. states where the election is expected to be especially close due to changing demographics and the polarizing politics of Republican President Donald Trump.

Modi to Khan: Trust key to boosting India-Pakistan relations – (Al Jazeera English)
Normalised ties require ‘environment of free of terror, violence and hostility’, Indian PM tells Pakistani counterpart.

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers,…

The Deciders: Meet the voters defining America’s politics – (Reuters)
A retiree worried about his granddaughter’s future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life as a single mother.

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down – (Reuters)
Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory but Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in “an unprovoked attack”.

Saudi Arabia says Iran has created ‘very grave’ situation in Gulf – (Reuters)
Iran has created a grave situation and jeopardized global oil supplies with its aggressive behavior, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs said on Thursday, adding that the kingdom was consulting with allies on next steps.

Slack becomes latest blockbuster flotation – (BBC News)
The messaging app firm, valued between $15-$17bn, has taken an unusual route to the stock market.

Polio: The final battle – (BBC News)
The bid to rid Pakistan of polio, the country where giving vaccines can get you murdered.

APNewsBreak: Texas says DNA technology jeopardizes cases – (Associated Press)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California…

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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…

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down – (The Jerusalem Post)
“It was shot down when it entered Iran’s airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south,” the Guards’ website added.

Iran shot down American drone to showcase its air defense -analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)

Shin Bet thwarts an attempted spy operation by Iran – (The Jerusalem Post)

Holocaust survivors to receive increase in compensation from Germany – (The Jerusalem Post)
There are some 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Tragically, around 50,000 of them live around or below the poverty line.

China Is Trying To Spy On Pakistan’s Uighurs – (Buzzfeed)
A group funded by a Chinese embassy is collecting data on Pakistan’s Uighurs, worrying the community. The embassy claims they’ve never heard of the group.

Hackers, farmers, and doctors unite! Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows – (Hacker News)
The right to repair battle trudges on despite a record amount of legislative proposals.

Senate Commerce Manufacturing, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee holds hearing – (Fox News)

Speaker Pelosi holds weekly press conference – (Fox News)

Supreme Court rules Peace Cross war memorial can stand – (Fox News)
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Peace Cross war memorial on public land outside Washington, D.C., can stand, determining in a 7-2 decision that it does not violate the Constitution.

Donald Trump warns that Iran ‘made very big mistake’ after US drone shot down – (Mirror)
Trump’s comments on Twitter come after a US military spokesperson condemned the “unprovoked attack” which it it says happened in international airspace

Ruth Langsford heartbroken as sister Julia dies after long illness – (Mirror)
The This Morning and Loose Women presenter has shared the sad news that her sister Julia has passed away

Harbour, sailing club and Lord of the Manor title on sale for £6m – (Daily Mail)
The huge 2,230-care land and sea site in Bosham, West Sussex, is being put on the market, giving someone the chance to become the first new Lord of Bosham in nearly 100 years.

Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day gets off to a glamorous start – (Daily Mail)
Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot is off to a glamorous start with racegoers pulling out all the fashion stops in tailored suits, daring jumpsuits and pretty tead resses.

Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down American spy drone – (CBS News)
Rising friction between the U.S. and Iran is driving up the cost of crude around the world

How Benefit Street’s Neil Maxwell went from loveable reality star to murderer – (Mirror)
After finding fame on Channel 4’s Benefits Street he was jailed for violent stabbings and assaults, and was this week found guilty of beating a man to death

K-Pop Queens Red Velvet Just Put Out The Song Of The Summer And I Think I’m In Love – (Buzzfeed)
Zimzalabim!

Angelo Alessio welcomes challenge of replacing Steve Clarke at Kilmarnock – (FourFourTwo)

Theresa May leads mourners at Sir Jeremy Heywood’s memorial service – (Daily Mail)
Former Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood lost his battle with cancer last November and was remembered at a memorial service at Westminster Abbey this afternoon.

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All about Trump

Donald Trump warns that Iran ‘made very big mistake’ after US drone shot down – (Mirror)
Trump’s comments on Twitter come after a US military spokesperson condemned the “unprovoked attack” which it it says happened in international airspace

Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump was briefed…

Trump says Iran ‘made a big mistake’ after drone shot down | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump declared Thursday that Iran “made a very big mistake” after the co…

Trump says ‘Iran made a very big mistake’ after drone strike – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump condemned Iran’s shootdown on Thursday of a U.S. military surveillance drone in what Washington said was international air space.

Trump and Trudeau just resolved one trade dispute. Can they head off another? – (Financial Post)
Ratifying the new NAFTA pact is officially on the agenda, but sources say Trudeau will also push on uranium and soft wood lumber tariffs

Ivanka Trump Violated Hatch Act With MAGA Tweets, Watchdog Group Says – (The Huffington Post)
A complaint alleges President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser repeatedly violated the law that bans government employees from political campaigning.

The Deciders: Inside the Reuters series on some of America’s most politically competitive places – (Reuters)
The road to the White House next year runs through a handful of U.S. states where the election is expected to be especially close due to changing demographics and the polarizing politics of Republican President Donald Trump.

Trump says he doesn’t think he needs swing voters to win in 2020 | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump says that he doesn’t believe he needs to appeal to swing voters in order to win r…

Trump Wanted Venezuela to be an Easy Win. When it Wasn’t, He Checked Out. – (Vice News)
As recently as May, there was talk of military intervention. Now, Trump is reportedly losing interest and patience.

Trump administration threatens layoffs in fight to eliminate major federal agency – (Fox News)
Trump administration officials have put the Office of Personnel Management on the chopping block in an ambitious but controversial bid to reorganize the federal government — and they are ready to furlough or even lay off workers if Congress stands in their w…

Under Trump, Cybersecurity Has Waned – (Wired)
Opinion: Congress has abdicated its role in preventing and punishing cyberattacks. The Cyber Solarium Commission is our best defense.

Posthaste: What Trudeau wants from Trump, Iran shoots down U.S. drone, and Slack’s message to investors – (Financial Post)
Stuff you need to know today

Chinese A-share stocks escape the trap of Trump’s trade war – (Axios)
They’re primarily domestic companies.

With Trump’s Migrant Camps, the History We Should Fear Repeating Is Our Own – (New York Magazine)
AOC’s invocation of Nazi concentration camps was legitimate. But the most apt precedents for the crisis at our border were born in the USA.

American charged with spying in Russia appeals to Trump – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump – (Google News)
The Chinese leader met on Thursday with Kim Jong-un, in what American officials see as an attempt to gain leverage with President Trump on trade.

The Memo: Can Trump run as an outsider? | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump is running for reelection as an outsider candidate. But it’s a knotty challenge for someone who holds the world’s most powerful office.

‘My Whole Life Is a Bet.’ Inside President Trump’s Gamble on an Untested Re-Election Strategy – (Time)
President Trump is putting his own instincts at the center of his 2020 re-election campaign. Here’s what he told TIME about the gamble.

‘Glitch’ In GOP Tax Law Comes Back To Bite Trump Megadonors – (The Huffington Post)
Some Las Vegas casino magnates are asking Congress to fix an apparent flub in the tax law. Lawmakers are telling them to bargain with their workers first.

Donald Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone – (The Times of India)
US News: President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a US drone. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it shot down

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