2019-06-26

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

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before 2 House committees – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two…

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm…

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters.The back-to-back Democratic…

Trump slams Iran’s leaders, says U.S. in ‘strong position’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation even as he blasted Tehran’s leaders.

Trump says Fed should cut U.S. rates; Powell doing ‘bad job’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.

Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help ‘liberate’ city – (Reuters)
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week’s summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.

Macron calls for synergies, alliances’ to strengthen Renault-Nissan – (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for further synergies and alliances to strengthen the Renault-Nissan partnership in a global market.

France’s Macron hopes Renault and Nissan will strengthen their alliance – (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted Renault and Japan’s Nissan Motor to strengthen their alliance, with an eye on the fields of electric vehicles and automated driving.

Suspected IS members arrested in Nicaragua – (BBC News)
There were fears that three of the four – two Egyptians and two Iraqis – could be headed to the US.

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the…

EU hits Broadcom with interim demands in antitrust probe – (Reuters)
EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals.

European heat wave sees Germany put speed curbs on autobahn – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — Large parts of western and central Europe sweltered in scorching weather Wednesday, with German authorities imposing autobahn speed limits amid fears of buckling road surfaces and…

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city – (Associated Press)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as “the enemy of the people,” staff members at the…

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape, abuse – (Al Jazeera English)
Rights groups accuse former longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh of committing a string of sexual offences while in office.

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC – (Reuters)
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it – (Reuters)
Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.

’56 lakes’ found under Greenland ice – (BBC News)
Only a handful of liquid water lakes had previously been detected under the kilometres-thick ice sheet.

U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use – (Reuters)
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration o…

US pushes Bahrain economic plan in absence of Palestinians – (Al Jazeera English)
Dubbed by US as the foundation for peace, Palestinians dismiss Bahrain workshop as pointless without political solution.

Experts fear ‘snowball effect’ as Iran abandons nuclear deal – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iran prepares to surpass limits set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, each step it takes narrows the time the country’s leaders would need to have…

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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…

Gantz warns Barak will help Netanyahu win – (The Jerusalem Post)
Barak is expected to reveal that he is forming a new political party that will try to unite parties and movements on the Center-Left.

Chabad Poway rabbi addresses UN General Assembly – watch live – (The Jerusalem Post)
The rabbi was wounded when a gunman burst into his synagogue on April 27, killing one woman and injuring the rabbi in both of his hands.

Check Point CEO: Companies must shift from cyber detection to prevention – (The Jerusalem Post)
Shwed highlighted the challenge faced by enterprises when trying to identify the right technologies offered by thousands of different vendors.

COGAT tells Palestinians terrorism is what cuts their electricity short – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Between 85 and 75 tankers of fuel enter the Gaza Strip each week, which helps significantly increase electricity hours. Terrorism prevents you from having that,” COGAT’s video explained.

Main Duma Jewish terror defendant refuses to testify – (The Jerusalem Post)
The conviction of his co-defendant reduced the minor’s connection to the actual attack, while finding that he was involved in surveillance and some aspects of the plot.

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House Homeland Security Committee holds hearing on examining social media companies – (Fox News)

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UN Security Council holds semi-annual meeting on SC resolution 2231 – (Fox News)

Trump threatens to sue tech groups on antitrust grounds – (Financial Times)
US president hits out at EU for bringing competition action against Google and Apple

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

‘Mueller better be prepared’: This twist could give GOP firebrands ammo at hearing – (Fox News)
Democrats are eagerly awaiting the chance to question former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his findings from the Russia investigation, but the timing of the sweltering summer hearings could give those same lawmakers reason to sweat.

Eminem’s dad Marshall Bruce Mathers dies aged 67 – (Mirror)
Eminem’s estranged father Marshall Bruce Mathers has died at the age of 67

TripIt gets Google Assistant and Alexa support – (The Verge)
Fans of travel planning app TripIt can now access their travel details directly through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The company is launching integrations for both smart assistant platforms.

Kyler Murray: Cardinals chemistry ‘going to take time’ – (NFL News)
So far so good for No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray with the Cardinals, but the quarterback admits, “I’ve only been here for a couple of months so it’s going to take time, it’s going to take reps.”

Children’s magazine Highlights denounced migrant family separation in a plea for ‘human decency’ – (CNN)
The magazine denounced the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families in light of new reports that revealed the poor conditions at border detention facilities.

What to Know About the 2019 Democratic Debate: Start Time, Schedule, Format – (Fortune)
What time the 2019 Democratic debates start and which nights candidates take the stage

Kai opens up about being transgender in clip from MTV’s new <em>Are You the One?</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
In a cast of all sexually fluid singles, everyone is looking for their match.

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All about Trump

Trump threatens to sue tech groups on antitrust grounds – (Financial Times)
US president hits out at EU for bringing competition action against Google and Apple

Children’s magazine Highlights denounced migrant family separation in a plea for ‘human decency’ – (CNN)
The magazine denounced the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families in light of new reports that revealed the poor conditions at border detention facilities.

House Oversight Committee holds hearing on ‘Trump administration violations’ – (Fox News)

Trump Warns of ‘Plan B’ on China Trade: Billions More in Tariffs – (Fortune)
Trump said substantial additional U.S. tariffs would be placed on goods from China.

Hatch Act of 1939: House panel holds hearing on possible illegal political activity by Trump officials – live stream – (CBS News)
The hearing comes after a federal watchdog urged Trump remove White House counselor Kellyanne Conway from federal service

Trump slams Iran’s leaders, says U.S. in ‘strong position’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation even as he blasted Tehran’s leaders.

U.S.-China trade: Mnuchin says U.S. is on “path to complete” on trade deal – (CBS News)
Treasury secretary’s comment comes ahead of President Trump’s meeting with China’s Xi at the G20 Summit in Japan

One State’s Effort to Publicize Hospital Prices Brings Mixed Results – (The Wall Street Journal)
As the Trump administration moves to make confidential hospital prices public, New Hampshire’s experience with price transparency suggests what it may—and may not—accomplish.

Trump says Fed should cut U.S. rates; Powell doing ‘bad job’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.

Trump says “it never ends” in response to Mueller agreeing to testify publicly – (CBS News)
President Trump appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo Wednesday morning

Trump says he’s sticking with Pence as 2020 running mate | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley repl…

Trump says Google, Facebook should be sued over bias allegations | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday said tech giants Google and Facebook should be sued over alleged bia…

“Remain in Mexico”: More than 15,000 asylum seekers sent back to Mexico as U.S. ramps up policy – (CBS News)
The Trump administration has vowed to go “full-throttle” and expand the policy along the entire U.S.-Mexico border

Eric Trump Says Employee At Chicago Cocktail Bar Spit On Him – (The Huffington Post)
The Aviary staffer was reportedly released from police custody after President Trump’s son decided not to press charges.

Democratic debate – live updates: Warren aims to continue surge as candidates seeking to oust Trump in 2020 go head-to-head for first time – (Independent)
Follow live updates from Miami

Trump’s Trade War Takes Aim at Tech—Data Sheet – (Fortune)
Stock prices of Apple, Cisco, Fitbit and other tech stocks wilted on fears of President Trump’s new tariffs against China.

Eric Trump Says He Was Spit on at a Chicago Cocktail Lounge – (Time)
The U.S. Secret Service reportedly took a woman into custody after the incident.

Eric Trump says employee at Chicago bar spit on him – (NBC News)
Eric Trump was spit on by an employee at the Chicago bar, Aviary, Tuesday night, he says. The Secret Service and Chicago police responded to the incident.

Trump on Mueller hearings: ‘It never ends’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday scoffed at the news that former special counsel Robert Mueller will…

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago restaurant – (CNN)
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he was spat on by an employee at a Chicago-area restaurant.

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