2019-06-22

Headlines:

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

Exclusive: White House’s Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan – (Reuters)
The Trump administration’s $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and…

Asked about police visit, UK PM hopeful Johnson says people not interested – (Reuters)
Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British Prime Minister, said on Saturday that party members were not interested in why police were called to investigate concerns for the welfare of a female in his home.

Johnson avoids questions over ‘partner row’ – (BBC News)
Mr Johnson tells a Tory hustings “people did not want to hear” about the reported argument.

Trump says ICE focused on getting MS-13 gang ahead of expected raids – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the U.S. immigration enforcement agency ICE was focused on getting the MS-13 gang out of the United States, as U.S. cities braced for expected immigration raids on Sunday.

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility.

Devastated North Carolina town still reeling from Florence – (Associated Press)
TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Nine months after Hurricane Florence inundated much of eastern North Carolina, the tiny town of Trenton is still struggling to rebuild as a new hurricane season…

Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fry – (Reuters)
A fish fry in South Carolina on Friday drew the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and gave them a chance to gauge support among black voters, who will be a crucial voting bloc in the early primary state next year.

Iran summons Emirates’ top envoy over US drone incident – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran summoned the United Arab Emirates’ top envoy to Tehran to protest the neighboring Arab nation’s decision to allow the U.S. to use a base there to launch a drone that Iran…

Russia suspends flights to Georgia amid unrest – (BBC News)
President Putin bans airlines from flying to the country following a surge of violent unrest.

Iran says it will confront any U.S. threat as tension spikes – (Reuters)
Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any U.S. threat, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington over the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone by the Islamic Republic.

Iran foreign minister tweets map with detailed coordinates of drone – (Reuters)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Saturday with detailed coordinates which he said show a U.S. drone shot down by Iran on Thursday was within the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters.

‘Michael Jackson drug’ still prompts curiosity from patients – (Associated Press)
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say,…

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms…

Deluge of Democratic presidential hopefuls descends on South Carolina – (Reuters)
South Carolina is at the epicenter of the Democratic presidential primary contest this weekend as 22 candidates descend on the state’s capital to make their pitch for the party’s nomination for president of the United States.

Etihad Airways says suspends operations through Iran’s Hormuz, Gulf of Oman airspace – (Reuters)
Etihad Airways has suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.

7 dead in collision with several motorcycles, pickup truck – (Associated Press)
Several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, killing seven people and injuring three others, and sending onlookers rushing to treat and help the motorists…

GOP lawmakers in some states seek to limit voter initiatives – (Associated Press)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas voters have been active in recent years, passing ballot initiatives that legalized medical marijuana, raised the minimum wage and expanded casino…

Urinating man causes injuries on Berlin boat – (BBC News)
Some passengers jumped up in surprise and injured themselves by hitting their heads.

AP FACT CHECK: The silent partner in Trump’s boasts – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama.Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for…

US ambassador to Israel: Bahrain workshop will create momentum – (Al Jazeera English)
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says discussion of Palestine political independence must ensure Israeli security.

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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…

German Protestant church cancels BDS event linked to Palestinian terroris – (The Jerusalem Post)

Iran foreign minister tweets map with detailed coordinates of drone – (The Jerusalem Post)

Trump’s ‘economy first’ approach to Mideast peace built on big-business – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Trump administration hopes that other countries, principally wealthy Gulf states, and private investors, would foot much of the bill, Kushner told Reuters.

Friedman: Bahrain workshop to ‘jump-start’ Palestinian economy – (The Jerusalem Post)
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told Al Jazeera that a Palestinian state is impossible in the current complex political climate.

Abbas: ‘Trump’s plan won’t pass’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
Fatah urges Arabs to demonstrate in front of Bahrain embassies

Palestinian media condemns Bahrain invite of Israeli journalists – (The Jerusalem Post)
A “blow to the Palestinian people and their national rights.”

16 companies and banks Anil Ambani ‘owes’ money to and more | Gadgets Now – (The Times of India)
It appears as if Anil Ambani’s financial troubles are just refusing to go away. A couple of months ago, it was revealed that RCom became the first Anil Ambani company to file for bankruptcy. Now a report by The Economic Times has further revealed the list of …

Tucker Carlson Saved America (At Least Temporarily) – (The American Conservative)
NYT: Fox host helped talk Trump out of bombing Iran

Avoiding instruction cache misses – (Hacker News)
Excessive instruction cache misses are the kind of a performance problem that’s going to appear only in larger codebases. In this article, I’m describing some ideas on how to deal with this issue.

In our backyard: What climate change in Canada looks like – (CBC News)
Wildfires, floods, extreme heat, Arctic thawing. Climate change is already affecting the lives of Canadians. But there are things we can do to stop it from getting worse.

Misfiring Pakistan, SA face off with time running out – (ESPN Cric Info)

PM Modi interacts with economists, industry experts ahead of Union Budget – Times of India – (Google News (India))
India Business News: Ahead of Budget, in the interactive session organised by Niti Aayog on ‘Economic Policy – The Road Ahead’, over 40 economists and other experts intera

Johnson to face leadership hustings TODAY after fiery row at home – (Daily Mail)
Carrie Symonds, 31, liked a tweet which urged her to ‘please just carry on’ hours after it was revealed police were called to her flat in Camberwell, south London following a fiery row with Boris Johnson, 55.

If You Score 8/10 On This Random Knowledge Quiz, Your Brain Is Too Powerful – (Buzzfeed)
*cracks knuckles*

First Light fusion Using Hypervelocity Projectiles for Pulsed Fusion – (Next Big Future)
Startup First Light Fusion (FLF) claims it is on target to achieve fusion gain (more energy out than goes in)

The Trump Doctrine on Iran – (Axios)
President Trump called off an airstrike in Iran on Thursday night.

LIVE SCORE: West Indies vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score, WI vs NZ FULL SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup Live Match Coverage Online at Old Trafford in Manchester, CWC 2019 West Indies vs New Zealand – (Google News (India))
West Indies vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Cottrell, back into attack, has got another wicket and the salute is back. Latham top-edged his pull shot back to the bowler. He never looked comfortable out there and it’s time …

Sources: UConn expected to rejoin Big East – (ESPN)
UConn is expected to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports in 2020, sources told ESPN.

Trump and Iran Are Playing the World’s Scariest Game of Chicken – (Vice News)
“The danger is the potential for miscalculation, and it takes just one mistake. You can easily see the tit-for-tat and how it gets out of hand pretty quickly.”

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All about Trump

Trump’s ‘economy first’ approach to Mideast peace built on big-business – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Trump administration hopes that other countries, principally wealthy Gulf states, and private investors, would foot much of the bill, Kushner told Reuters.

Abbas: ‘Trump’s plan won’t pass’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
Fatah urges Arabs to demonstrate in front of Bahrain embassies

Tucker Carlson Saved America (At Least Temporarily) – (The American Conservative)
NYT: Fox host helped talk Trump out of bombing Iran

The Trump Doctrine on Iran – (Axios)
President Trump called off an airstrike in Iran on Thursday night.

Trump and Iran Are Playing the World’s Scariest Game of Chicken – (Vice News)
“The danger is the potential for miscalculation, and it takes just one mistake. You can easily see the tit-for-tat and how it gets out of hand pretty quickly.”

Exclusive: White House’s Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan – (Reuters)
The Trump administration’s $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and…

Trump says new nuclear deal with Iran could happen “very quickly” – (CBS News)
Speaking to reporters Saturday, President Trump said military action against Iran was “always on the table”

Trump: Iran ‘very wise’ not to shoot down manned plane | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump said Saturday Iran was “very wise” not to shoot down a manned plane when it decid…

Trump’s Iran decision is a transformational moment – (The Jerusalem Post)
The decision not to strike was criticized for indecisiveness, and not projecting strength, but it could be a pivotal moment.

Trump says ICE focused on getting MS-13 gang ahead of expected raids – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the U.S. immigration enforcement agency ICE was focused on getting the MS-13 gang out of the United States, as U.S. cities braced for expected immigration raids on Sunday.

Where LGBTQ Rights Stand Two Years Into the Trump Administration – (Fortune)
It’s been 50 years since the iconic Stonewall riots kicked off the modern LGBTQ rights movement, but there’s more progress to be made.

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility.

Military action still on table over Iran – Trump – (RTE)
US President Donald Trump has said he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility.

Iran says it will respond ‘firmly’ to US aggression amid retaliatory cyberattack, aborted military strike – (Fox News)
Iran cautioned Saturday that it will “firmly” respond to any aggression or threat by the U.S., a warning that comes after President Trump aborted a military attack while U.S. cyber team carried out a retaliatory digital strike against the regime.

Trump Says His Immigration Policies Are Gaining Him Support From Latino Voters – (Fortune)
Trump is claiming that his policies to stop illegal immigration are helping his standing with Latino voters

Trump defends ICE raids in 10 major cities expected for Sunday – (Google News)
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended US Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids expected to take place Sunday in 10 major US cities, arguing that targeted families have been running from the law.

Trump defends planned ICE deportations | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Saturday defended planned mass deportations carried out by U.S. Immigration an…

Iranian views from the street: Trump playing ‘childish dare game’ – (Google News)
For many Iranians, the threat of war just became real as they heard the reports of Trump’s cancelled attack on Iran.

Bolton lands in Israel ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Netanyahu – (The Jerusalem Post)
The American National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump is expected to discuss regional security concerns with the Israeli leader.

Trump Says Immigration Raids to Target Those Who ‘Broke the Law’ – (Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump said immigrants to be apprehended by U.S. immigration agents, perhaps as soon as Sunday, are defying court by remaining in the …

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