2019-07-02

Headlines:

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

Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama – (The New York Times)
The figure reported by the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee dwarfed President Barack Obama’s fund-raising during the same period in 2011.

Factbox: Iran nuclear row – could U.N. sanctions return? – (Reuters)
Iran says it has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, a move which ultimately could lead to the return of all international sanctions on Tehran.

Trump, Republicans raise $105 million in second quarter for re-election bid – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican Party together raised $105 million in the second quarter this year, with Trump’s re-election campaign taking in $54 million of the total, the president’s campaign said on Tuesday.

Fourteen dead in Russian submersible fire – (BBC News)
A fire aboard a navy research submersible in northern Russia has killed 14 crew members, reports say.

UK’s Hunt: we expect China to abide by the 1984 Hong Kong treaty – (Reuters)
Britain expects China to abide by a 1984 treaty which guarantees basic freedoms to the former British colony of Hong Kong for 50 years, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Reuters on Tuesday.

Wall St. opens flat as trade optimism fades – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday, following a record-setting rally in the previous session, as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks waned after Washington threatened tariffs on $4 billion worth of additional European goods.

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions – (Reuters)
An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft’s abort thrusters, an astronaut safety device that will be key as the agency works to return humans to the moon by 2024.

Jury to resume deliberations in U.S. Navy SEAL’s war crimes trial – (Reuters)
A military jury in California was due to resume deliberations on Tuesday in the war crimes trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL charged with murdering a captured Islamic State fighter who had been brought to a U.S. outpost in Iraq for medical treatment.

Picture captures bird feeding chick cigarette end – (BBC News)
A US photographer captures a black skimmer bird feeding its chick a cigarette filter in Florida.

Diplomats: Europeans keen to avoid sending Iran nuclear case to back U.N. for now – (Reuters)
France urged Iran on Tuesday to reverse its first major breach of a nuclear pact with world powers, but Europe will not for now trigger a dispute mechanism that could lead to the reimposition of U.N. sanctions, two European diplomats said.

Heatwave made five times more likely by climate change – (BBC News)
The record heat experienced across Europe last week was made much more likely by rising temperatures say researchers.

Nike ‘pulls trainer after Kaepernick complaint’ – (BBC News)
Nike will not sell a trainer with an early version of the US flag adopted by American Nazis.

Sri Lanka police chief arrested over Easter attacks failures – (Al Jazeera English)
Another nine senior police officers have been named by the attorney-general as suspects over alleged security lapses.

State mapmaker brings creativity, whimsy to Ohio road maps – (Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If your summer travel plans involve traveling through Ohio and you’re still a fan of paper maps, it’s time you meet Bruce Hull.He’s the guy who’s been injecting visual…

USTR proposes $4 billion in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies – (Reuters)
Just days after reaching a truce in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. government on Monday ratcheted up pressure on Europe in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, threatening tariffs on $4 billion of additional EU goods.

Border Patrol head condemns agents’ offensive Facebook posts – (Associated Press)
CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the…

Anti-Europe MEPs turn backs on Europe anthem at opening session – (Al Jazeera English)
The opening of the European Parliament saw populist British representatives starting as they no doubt mean to continue.

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. BORDER PATROL CHIEF CONDEMNS AGENTS’ OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POSTSCarla Provost…

Protests mark opening of European Parliament – (BBC News)
A stunt by the UK’s Brexit Party and a protest by Catalan nationalists mark the new session.

AP analysis: Trump smiles with North Korea, threatens Iran – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — With North Korea, President Donald Trump puts on the charm. But with Iran, he cranks up the pressure with economic sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf….

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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…

Ethiopian youth shooting shows Israel imperfect, not rotten to the core – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Israel’s detractors will use killing of Ethiopian Youth to bash ‘racist’ Israel.

After entry, Germany bars talk of PFLP terrorist with Hezbollah ties – (The Jerusalem Post)
An antisemitic left-wing website in the US reported on July 1 that the German authorities banned Barakat from speaking. It is unclear why the German authorities allowed Barakat to enter the country.

Syria accuses Israel of “state terrorism” for alleged airstrikes – (The Jerusalem Post)
Widespread airstrikes which killed 15 people including civilians likely targeted Iranian supply chain of advanced weaponary to Hezbollah.

Pharrell Williams Pulls A Robert F. Smith And Grants 114 Harlem Grads An Internship – (Buzzfeed)
Pharrell Williams granted the entire graduating class of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy a guaranteed internship.

PFAS Chemicals Are Turning Up In Milk, Eggs, Fruit And Closing Farms – (Buzzfeed)
“No farmer in his or her right mind would go looking for it, because it would ruin them,” said one farm manager.

Body of Kenyan stowaway found in London yard after falling from plane’s landing gear: police – (Fox News)
Authorities in London are investigating after a body, believed to be that of Kenyan stowaway, was found in the garden of one home over the weekend after likely falling from the landing gear of a plane passing over.

Show HN: Enlyte – A Computer Science and Tech Only Hacker News – (Hacker News)

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

Portland police release photos of suspects in violent Antifa clashes that injured conservative writer – (Fox News)
Authorities in Oregon released images of suspects involved in the Antifa-led attacks last weekend that injured several conservative demonstrators — and at least one journalist — as the head of Portland’s police union told the city’s mayor on Monday that “en…

Newt Gingrich says Iran is ‘very close to breaking’ under tough sanctions: ‘This is a very shaky regime’ – (Fox News)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he believes the Iranian regime is “shaky” and “very close to breaking” under the weight of tough economic sanctions.

Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’ – (Fox News)
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was “full of indignation” when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center, but what he saw at the same facility t…

Dogged NZ stand between England and semi-final path – (ESPN Cric Info)

I did not give anyone instructions to allow Gupta wedding landing – former transport minister – (News24)
The former transport minister, Ben Martins, has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that at, at no stage, did he give anyone instructions to allow the Guptas’ aircraft to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013.

Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama – (The New York Times)
The figure reported by the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee dwarfed President Barack Obama’s fund-raising during the same period in 2011.

LIVE SCORE: India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score, IND vs BAN FULL SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup Live Match Coverage Online, CWC 2019 Bangladesh vs India – (Google News (India))
India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Latest Match Updates: Tamim clips the ball behind square on the leg side off the third delivery to collect a couple of runs. Collects another double off the penultimate delivery, this time mistiming a pull that…

Bernie Sanders raises $24M in second quarter | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) raised $18 million in the second quarter of 2019 for his pr…

25 newborn babies evacuated in mysterious Durban hospital fire – (News24)
A total of 84 people, including 25 newborn babies and their mothers, have had to be evacuated from Durban’s Addington Hospital because of a fire, the Department of Health says.

England fans head to France to watch Lionesses’ showdown with USA – (Daily Mail)
England fans took over a pub in Lyon today as they countdown to the big kick off against USA in tonight’s match. Fans cheering on the Lionesses invaded The Wallace pub on the banks of the Rhone

Gary Lineker is BBC’s highest earner – as three women go into top 10 – (Daily Mail)
Gary Lineker, Chris Evans and Graham Norton remain at the top to the BBC’s rich list despite the corporation handing out huge pay rises to women stars, it was revealed today.

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All about Trump

Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, Outdoing Obama – (The New York Times)
The figure reported by the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee dwarfed President Barack Obama’s fund-raising during the same period in 2011.

President Trump facing criticism over Kim, Putin meetings – (Fox News)
Former Trump deputy national security adviser KT McFarland former Obama State Dept. official David Tafuri weigh in on Trump’s diplomacy.

Trump, Republicans raise $105 million in second quarter for re-election bid – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican Party together raised $105 million in the second quarter this year, with Trump’s re-election campaign taking in $54 million of the total, the president’s campaign said on Tuesday.

Trump says there will be tanks at July 4 celebration – (CBS News)
Trump made the remarks as he signed the $4.6 billion border funding bill for humanitarian assistance and commented on the census and other issues

Trump campaign announces $105M fundraising haul, blowing past Dem candidates – (Google News)
The Trump campaign announced Tuesday that its re-election operation raised a whopping $105 million in the second quarter, a figure that blows past what the Democratic candidates have been pulling in.

Netanyahu likely won’t address UN General Assembly, 1st time since 2011 – (The Jerusalem Post)
Will Netanyahu travel to the US before September elections since the voting will likely nix attending UN parley and meeting Trump, and other world leaders, on sidelines?

Trump says ICE raids will start after July 4th. More protests planned, including one in N.J. – (Google News)
A #ClosetheCamps protest will be held Tuesday at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility.

Newt Gingrich: Iran is very close to breaking – (Fox News)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacts to President Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea and the border crisis on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Trump campaign and RNC bring in $105 million in 2nd quarter – (Axios)
Trump and his committees brought in $54 million of that amount.

Meghan and Harry prove the royals are just as awkward as us in cringe clip – (Mirror)
Meghan, it could always be worse – just think of Ivanka Trump

One more way a Trump threat could hurt Canadian businesses – (Financial Post)
Postal strike: Threatening to leave global postal union, citing discrepancy in costs for developed vs. undeveloped countries

AP analysis: Trump smiles with North Korea, threatens Iran – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — With North Korea, President Donald Trump puts on the charm. But with Iran, he cranks up the pressure with economic sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf….

Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t taking “no tanks” for an answer on the Fourth of July.He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event…

White House slams viral footage of Ivanka Trump – (News.com.au)
The White House has issued a blistering response to a video that sparked widespread criticism of Ivanka Trump’s appearance at the G20 summit.

Big Tech fights hawks over Trump’s softer stance on Huawei – (Financial Times)
White House trying to ease pressure on Chinese company without alienating China hawks

Is Trump Toast? Data Model That Predicted 2018 Midterms Says He’ll Lose In 2020 – (The Huffington Post)
This same model predicted the Democratic “blue wave” almost down to the seat.

Rep. Max Rose Reveals Exactly How Dictators Keep Manipulating Trump – (The Huffington Post)
The congressman from New York called out Trump’s foreign policy “theatrics,” saying they were driven by his “deep, dark insecurities.”

Trump: Raids Against Immigrant Families Are Back On After July 4th – (The Huffington Post)
The president’s suspension gave ICE two weeks to deal with the nightmare logistics of detaining and deporting so many families.

Trump plans tanks and flyovers at Fourth of July celebration in Washington – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to display battle tanks on Washington’s National Mall as part of a pumped-up Fourth of July celebration that will also feature flyovers by fighter jets and other displays of military prowess.

Washington Post Issues Warning About Donald Trump’s Fourth Of July Bash – (The Huffington Post)
The newspaper’s editorial board explained why Americans shouldn’t be lured by the spectacle of the event.

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