2019-06-28

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G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they…

Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’ – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel…

Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to end ‘Dreamers’ immigration program – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, a key part …

Trump to Putin: Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections.

Last-ditch talks to keep Iran under nuclear limits headed for failure – (Reuters)
Last-ditch talks to persuade Tehran not to exceed nuclear limits within days were on course for failure on Friday, as Iranian officials said their demands had not been met and Washington rebuffed European calls to ease sanctions to allow negotiations.

From wind tunnels to megadeals, the Boeing sales boss facing new MAX storm – (Reuters)
Days after stealing the Paris Airshow with a deal to sell 200 of the grounded 737 MAX, Boeing’s sales chief faces fallout from the discovery of a new flaw that will delay the jet’s return to service.

U.S. consumer spending, inflation rise moderately in May – (Reuters)
U.S. consumer spending increased moderately in May and prices rose slightly, pointing to slowing economic growth and benign inflation pressures, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to cut interest rates next month.

U.S., China did not raise trade at G20 finance, health ministers meeting: Japan Aso – (Reuters)
Neither the United States nor China raised the issue of trade at Friday’s joint session of finance and health ministers of the Group of 20 major economies, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters after the meeting.

Why Europe’s heatwave is so unusual – (BBC News)
As the continent bakes in sweltering temperatures, experts explain what’s happening – and why now.

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness.The former prosecutor turned California senator started by…

Border bill exposes Dems’ rift over limits of fighting Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardly anyone in Congress opposes improving the horrific conditions awaiting many migrants caught spilling across the southwest border. Yet for Democrats, distrust of President…

U.S. will sanction any countries that import Iranian oil: special envoy – (Reuters)
The United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place, the United States special envoy for Iran said on Friday.

Iran, nuclear deal partners to meet as accord under threat – (Associated Press)
VIENNA (AP) — Senior officials from Iran and the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers were meeting Friday as tensions in the Persian Gulf simmer and Tehran is poised to…

Trump prepares for ‘productive’ talks with Xi on trade war – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on global growth, but said he had not made any promises about a reprieve from escalating tariffs.

Rivals target Biden as Democrats’ rifts emerge on age, race – (Associated Press)
MIAMI (AP) — Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology burst into public view in Thursday night’s presidential debate, punctuated by a heated exchange between former Vice President Joe…

Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections – (The New York Times)
At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do.

UAE reduces military forces in Yemen amid Gulf tensions: report – (Al Jazeera English)
UAE has pulled ‘a lot’ of troops out of Yemen’s war over the past few weeks as US-Iran dispute escalates, diplomats say.

The Weekly | Trump’s Inauguration: The Money Behind the Most Expensive Presidential Debut in U.S. History – (The New York Times)
Watch our new TV show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.

At WorldPride in N.Y., Millions Are Expected to Celebrate and, for Some, Come Out – (The New York Times)
The celebration is expected to be one of the largest L.G.B.T.Q. gatherings in the world, according to organizers and officials.

In breakout debate performance, Harris challenges Biden on race – (Reuters)
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris dominated her Democratic rivals in a debate on Thursday, confronting front-runner Joe Biden on race and calling his remarks about working with segregationist senators “hurtful.”

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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…

As America and Iran inch closer to war, new talks are needed – (The Economist)
Negotiation, not confrontation, is the way to stop the mullahs from getting the bomb

China is thinking twice about lending to Africa – (The Economist)
Too many past projects have been costly flops

Vegetarian crocodiles once roamed the world – (The Economist)
A lesson in not stereotyping on the basis of modern examples

The president stands accused of rape, again – (The Economist)
Among the most gloomy things about E. Jean Carroll’s accusation is how unsurprising it is

NRL 2019 Friday Live: Dragons Vs Cowboys, Roosters Vs Storm, updates, results, video – (News.com.au)
Welcome to news.com.au’s live coverage of the 2019 NRL season.

Democratic candidates dive into complicated health policy — with uneven results – (The Washington Post)
Liberal voters have consistently demonstrated an appetite for candidates who can fix the nation’s health-care system.

Analysis | If search interest is a guide, Harris’s devastating attack on Biden worked – (The Washington Post)
Though Marianne Williamson was still the most-searched candidate.

Analysis | The full Kamala Harris-Joe Biden exchange over race and busing, annotated – (The Washington Post)
Here’s the full transcript of the most memorable moment of the second night of the Democratic debate

Syrian refugee persuaded Palestinian to murder German ‘Jew’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
Albakr then said “Riecher has no one. We have the right to take the money away from him,” according to Ahmad.

Israeli MKs, UK MPs to meet about BDS, antisemitism on Monday in London – (The Jerusalem Post)
MK Sharren Haskel (Likud) and MK Orit Farkash HaCohen (Blue and White) will attend the meeting, representing the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.

Gantz: There should be more fire in Gaza than here – (The Jerusalem Post)
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz added that “Netanyahu fills Hamas’ balloons with Helium, and they keep coming, sparking fire after fire.”

Greenblatt hints at normalized view of West Bank settlements – (The Jerusalem Post)
US special envoy Jason Greenblatt hinted at a normalized view of West Bank settlements, when he referred to them as “neighborhoods and cities.”

This French City Closed Its Pools During a Heat Wave Because of Burkinis – (Vice News)
Temperatures in Grenoble hit 100 degrees, but the city would rather close the public pools than let women swim in full-coverage swimsuits.

“Stick with Beer”: Why Counterfeit Booze Might Be Killing People in the Dominican Republic – (Vice News)
Of the 10 Americans who have mysteriously died during their trips to the Dominican Republic in the last year, nine showed symptoms commonly associated with methanol poisoning.

Login – (Axios)
Ina Fried, our expert on tech, illuminates the news shaping Silicon Valley and tech products. Weekday mornings

The Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Decision To End DACA – (Buzzfeed)
Trump announced in 2017 he’d wind down the program, which has provided temporary protection against deportation for more than 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler hospitalized with reportedly self-inflicted knife wound – (Fox News)
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has been hospitalized after reportedly suffering a self-inflicted knife wound.

Women’s World Cup: US soccer star Tobin Heath asked odd question ahead of France match – (Fox News)
Whether it’s on the pitch or at the podium, U.S. women’s soccer star Tobin Heath is on top of her game even when an odd question may have thrown her off.

You’ll Never Guess That This Bonkers Commercial Is For Subway – (Buzzfeed)
Why tho.

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All about Trump

The Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Decision To End DACA – (Buzzfeed)
Trump announced in 2017 he’d wind down the program, which has provided temporary protection against deportation for more than 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants

Supreme Court will hear case on whether Trump can end DACA – (Axios)
It sets up a high-profile immigration ruling during the 2020 campaign.

Supreme Court to decide future of DACA protections for undocumented immigrants – (CNN)
The Supreme Court said Friday it will review next term President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, setting up a potential decision in the he…

Supreme Court to Review Trump Effort to Cancel DACA – (The Wall Street Journal)
The Supreme Court will review a Trump administration effort to cancel DACA program, adding a high-stakes case likely to be decided in the middle of the 2020 election season.

Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’ – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel…

Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to end ‘Dreamers’ immigration program – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, a key part …

Trump to Putin: Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections.

Supreme Court to hear cases on Trump efforts to end DACA | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear cases surrounding the Trump administration’s rescindin…

Iran news: At G20 summit Trump says “no rush” as US warns nuclear deal parties Iranian crude purchase will bring sanctions – (CBS News)
As remaining parties to 2015 nuclear agreement try to keep it alive, top White House envoy warns anyone buying Iranian oil will be punished

Supreme Court to hear Trump administration plea to end DACA program for immigrants who came as children – (USA Today)
A high court showdown over the DACA program for childhood arrivals will be heard next term and decided during the 2020 presidential election.

Trump to Putin, with a smile: “Don’t meddle in the election,” as the U.S. and Russian presidents meet at G20 in Japan today – (CBS News)
The two presidents met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan

At G20, Trump tells Putin playfully: ‘Don’t meddle in the election.’ Putin laughs – (USA Today)
Trump appeared to make his request playfully as the two leaders met nearly a year after a landmark news conference in Finland.

One year after Trump’s Foxconn groundbreaking, there is almost nothing to show for it – (The Verge)
At the groundbreaking one year ago, Trump called the Foxconn factory the “eighth wonder of the world.’ Then the factory began to shrink, and it’s unclear what will become of it now.

Trump Teases Trade War With India, Then Makes Nice With Modi – (Vice News)
Trump seemed ready to declare another trade war on Twitter. Once he got to the G20 summit, it was a different story.

Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson makes Trump-style hustings claim amid clearest hint yet he could suspend parliament to force through no-deal – (Independent)
Follow the latest developments from Westminster and beyond

Border bill exposes Dems’ rift over limits of fighting Trump – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardly anyone in Congress opposes improving the horrific conditions awaiting many migrants caught spilling across the southwest border. Yet for Democrats, distrust of President…

Biden’s image as the inevitable nominee, the one to beat Trump, was dinged Thursday – (USA Today)
Analysis: The problem for Joe Biden at the Democratic debate, Day 2, wasn’t that he was so bad. It was that Kamala Harris was so good.

Smiling Trump tells Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’ – (NBC News)
In their first meeting since Helsinki, President Donald Trump casually told Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Don’t meddle in the election.”

Trump hits Biden, Sanders on debate: ‘Not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday hit both Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt….

Trump can’t help himself when it comes to Putin – (Google News)
Every time the president has a chance to cast aside doubts about his relationship with the Russian leader, he does the opposite.

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