2019-06-29

Headlines:

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

I’m not too frail to be PM, says Corbyn – (BBC News)
The Labour leader criticises the civil service after a newspaper said officials had questioned his health.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall – (Associated Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in…

Female candidates challenge electability question in debates – (Associated Press)
MIAMI (AP) — For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an…

Trump vows appeal after U.S. federal judge blocks use of some border wall funds – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to appeal a U.S. judge’s ruling blocking his administration from using $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

Emergency landing by United flight briefly closes Newark Airport – (Reuters)
A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing and blew out two tires at New Jersey’s Newark Airport on Saturday, causing the airport briefly to suspend flights, officials said.

Trump, Xi hit reset button on trade but long slog awaits – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, at least delaying an escalation in tension…

Moderate 2020 Dems test if Biden stumbles provide opening – (Associated Press)
These Democrats are issuing dire warnings about the prohibitive expense of big-ticket liberal promises. They bemoan that the party is ignoring politicians who found success in areas that supported…

World Bank chief urges reforms to attract investment amid trade uncertainty – (Reuters)
Uncertainty from trade tensions and slowing global growth is increasing the need for developing countries to pursue reforms that make them more attractive to private investment, World Bank President David Malpass said on Friday.

Migrant aid ship captain arrested; Italy police boat rammed – (Associated Press)
LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while…

Deutsche Bank board to meet July 7 to decide on job cuts: sources – (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board will meet on July 7 to discuss a major restructuring that may result in as many as 20,000 job cuts, four people with knowledge of the matter said.

Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy: interview – (Reuters)
When Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos was spotted schmoozing in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s booth during the Super Bowl in February, the media world exploded with anticipation about Amazon’s imminent domination of sports media.

Trump says China trade talks ‘back on track,’ new tariffs on hold – (Reuters)
The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks after President Donald Trump offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on tech company Huawei in order to reduce tensions with Beijing.

DMZ diplomacy? Trump outreach to Kim for border rendezvous – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a Twitter invitation Saturday to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to meet for a handshake at the Demilitarized Zone that separates the North and…

US, Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war – (Associated Press)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan…

Iran to soon exceed enriched uranium limit under nuclear pact: Fars news agency – (Reuters)
Iran will soon exceed an enriched uranium limit under its nuclear deal, after remaining signatories to the pact fell short of Tehran’s demands to be shielded from U.S. sanctions, the semi-official Fars news agency cited an “informed source” as saying.

Vampire Weekend heat up Glastonbury – (BBC News)
The US band play a surprise set, taking fan requests at the Park Stage on Saturday.

Europe swelters as heatwave continues – (BBC News)
Temperatures remain sizzling, rising above 40C (104F) in some areas of Spain.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Mueller, trade; Dem debate debut – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, President Donald Trump affirmed that he thought special counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russia investigation. Now Trump is back in “witch hunt”…

Liberals Ruled the Debates. Will Moderates Regain Their Voices? – (The New York Times)
Vowing to eliminate private health insurance and decriminalize illegal immigration, the dominant candidates in the first 2020 presidential debates made few overtures to centrist Democrats.

Merkel says she’s ‘fine’ after shaking attacks – (BBC News)
The German Chancellor has suffered two bouts of trembling in public in two weeks.

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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…

Glastonbury on Saturday LIVE: The Killers to headline Pyramid Stage as Lewis Capaldi draws huge crowds – (Independent)
Glorious weather continues to shine over Worthy Farm as music fans wake up to another day at the legendary festival

Facebook releases update on independent board responsible for content moderation – (The Jerusalem Post)
Facebook will be using this consultation and public feedback to create a final charter to be released in August that will govern the work of this independent board.

Pennsylvania officials attend events with anti-Israel CAIR representative – (The Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian Authority slams Trump, says his team can’t make peace – (The Jerusalem Post)
Palestinians: ‘US envoys support Judaization of Jerusalem.’

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Marcus Rashford Set To Sign £250,000-A-Week Deal With Manchester United – (The Sport Bible)
The England striker has just one year left on his contract at Old Trafford and was reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona.

Jony Ive made the entire tech world care about design – (The Verge)
Ive made being an industrial product designer “cool”. Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name a famous industrial designer and I would hazard a guess that, if they have an answer at all, it would be Jony Ive.

How craft breweries are embracing cover art – (CBS News)
Brewers aren’t just in a race to make the best tasting beers — they’re also competing for your eye

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™: Sweden’s Jakobsson capitalizes on fantastic pass to tie things up | HIGHLIGHTS (VIDEO) – (Fox Sports)
What a pass! A ball right up the heart of the Germany defense put Sofia Jakobsson in perfect position to get Sweden on the board and tie things up at 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

Why you should sleep naked – (Metro)
It’ll be hot tonight, skip the clothes.

Man recounts being inside Stonewall Inn during uprising – CNN Video – (CNN)
Five decades after the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York, CNN’s Polo Sandoval meets the people who witnessed the riots that sparked the gay rights movement.

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All about Trump

Palestinian Authority slams Trump, says his team can’t make peace – (The Jerusalem Post)
Palestinians: ‘US envoys support Judaization of Jerusalem.’

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall – (Associated Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in…

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will be reached only with me – (The Jerusalem Post)
The “Peace to Prosperity” economic portion of the peace plan was released exactly one week prior.

Trump vows appeal after U.S. federal judge blocks use of some border wall funds – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to appeal a U.S. judge’s ruling blocking his administration from using $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

Trump says he’s willing to meet with Kim Jong Un at DMZ – (CBS News)
“All I did was put out a feeler if he’d like to meet,” president told reporters about tweet he sent

No new tariffs, for now, amid truce in U.S.-China trade war | CBC News – (CBC News)
U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a ceasefire Saturday in their nations’ year-long trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers.

Trump, Xi hit reset button on trade but long slog awaits – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, at least delaying an escalation in tension…

Trump says he would feel comfortable stepping across the border into North Korea – (Fox News)
President Trump says if he sees Kim Jong Un at the DMZ he will shake his hand and would feel comfortable stepping across the border into North Korea.

Trump says China trade talks ‘back on track,’ new tariffs on hold – (Reuters)
The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks after President Donald Trump offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on tech company Huawei in order to reduce tensions with Beijing.

DMZ diplomacy? Trump outreach to Kim for border rendezvous – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a Twitter invitation Saturday to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to meet for a handshake at the Demilitarized Zone that separates the North and…

Trump wraps up G20, says he’d be willing to meet with Kim Jong Un – (CBS News)
After posing in the class picture with other world leaders at the G20 summit, Trump said trade talks will resume with China, and that’s he’s holding off on new China tariffs for now. In the last 24 hours, the president has met with the leaders of two of Ameri…

What’s Missing in Democratic Debates About Russia and Election Security—Cyber Saturday – (Fortune)
The slight attention paid to election security during the 2019 Democratic debates played up the Russian threat to swat down Trump.

Trump administration delays implementation of ‘conscience protection’ rule | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delaying the implementation of its “conscien…

Trump lauds Saudi crown prince but avoids mentioning Khashoggi killing – (Financial Times)
US president calls Mohammed bin Salman a ‘friend’ for cracking down on terrorist financing

G20 summit: US-China trade negotiations to restart – (Google News)
President Trump agreed to withhold new tariffs on Chinese goods in a tentative plan to end the trade war.

Trump Thinks Putin’s Attack on ‘Western-Style Liberalism’ Was About California – (New York Magazine)
Our authoritarian president hates liberalism but does not understand what it means.

Trump says ‘extremely angry’ about Khashoggi murder, but defends MBS relationship – (Google News)
President Donald Trump said Friday he was “extremely angry and very unhappy” about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but claimed that “nobody has directly pointed a finger” at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite the conclusions of the CIA a…

Why Trump’s China truce doesn’t mean the end of the new commercial cold war – (The Telegraph)
It’s a decade since the G20 emerged as the self-styled “premier forum for international economic co-operation and global governance”.

Trump says he could lift Huawei sanctions after Xi meeting – (The Verge)
The G20 Summit wrapped up today in Japan, during which US President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Following their meeting, Trump announced that the two countries would resume trade talks, and that the US would hold off on implementing ne…

Federal Judge Expands Ban on Border Wall Construction, Dealing Blow to Signature Trump Administration Project – (Newsweek)
The expanded ban excludes an additional 79 miles of the border near Tucson and El Centro, Calif., from being used for wall construction.

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