2019-07-05

Headlines:

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

Marathon runner accused of cheating ‘found dead’ – (BBC News)
Frank Meza, 70, was dogged by allegations that he cut courses or used a bicycle to break records.

Wall Street opens lower after strong jobs data – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks slipped at the open on Friday as a strong rebound in U.S. job growth in June dashed hopes of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month.

US adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.The…

U.S. job growth accelerates; wages rise moderately – (Reuters)
U.S. job growth rebounded strongly in June as government hiring surged, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence that the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month.

Instant View: U.S. job growth surges, but wage growth remains tepid – (Reuters)
U.S. job growth rebounded strongly in June, but moderate wage gains and mounting evidence that the economy was slowing sharply could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month.

European Commission declines comment on tanker seized in Gibraltar – (Reuters)
The European Union’s executive declined on Thursday to comment on the tanker detained in Gibraltar, saying that it had no information on the case and that implementing the bloc’s sanctions was a matter for the member states.

Sudan’s protesters welcome power-sharing deal with military – (Associated Press)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement on Friday welcomed a new power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council as a victory for their “revolution,” raising…

U.S. Added 224,000 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate at 3.7% – (The New York Times)
The figures suggest that the job market is experiencing a gradual cooling, not the steeper drop that some economists feared.

US labour market booms in June – (BBC News)
The US economy created 224,000 jobs in June, many more than economists had been expecting

Trump calls America’s story ‘the greatest political journey’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of…

At Tehran symphony, music lovers seek escape from reality – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the…

Outrage in Russia as abused teen sisters charged with murder – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — One evening last summer, Mikhail Khachaturyan decided that his living room wasn’t tidy enough, so he summoned his three teenage daughters one by one and doused each with pepper…

Norway ex-minister sexually abused asylum seekers – (BBC News)
Svein Ludvigsen is jailed for offering housing and jobs to three young men in exchange for sex.

Toxic caterpillar plague spreads across Europe – (BBC News)
The wind-blown hairs of oak caterpillars are a health risk in Germany and Benelux countries.

Strong aftershock jolts California as residents mop up after quake – (Reuters)
A strong aftershock shook Southern California early on Friday as residents were still assessing the damage from the July 4 quake, the strongest in the region in 25 years, which was felt by more than 20 million people.

World stocks cling to gains, bonds hover before U.S. payrolls – (Reuters)
World stocks lingered near their 17-month highs on Friday and bonds paused after this week’s rally ahead of U.S. jobs data, a gauge that could stoke or temper market expectations about aggressive policy easing by the Federal Reserve.

Ex-Rio governor: I paid $2m in Olympics bribes – (BBC News)
The jailed official gives details of an alleged vote-buying scheme aimed at securing the 2016 Games.

U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America – (Reuters)
Marilyne Tatang, 23, crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon, fleeing political violence after police torched her house, she said.

U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gap – (Reuters)
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday proposed a plan to help women of color get better wages and a path to the leadership positions they have been denied.

Car bomb blast kills three in Turkey’s Reyhanli near Syria – (Al Jazeera English)
Turkish authorities say the blast, which killed at least three people, appears ‘terror-related’

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From various sources

China’s maritime expansion reflects a curious mix of ambition and paranoia – (The Economist)
Chinese strategists urge Westerners to understand that their country’s rise as a naval power is guided in part by deep insecurity

Hamas: There is progress with Israel, challenges may harm the calm – (The Jerusalem Post)
Members of Hamas told the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar that “The number of merchants permitted to pass through the Erez crossing to the West Bank increased and the flow of fuel continues.”

Iranian Terrorist Force spying on Israelis and Jews in Germany – intel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The 363-page intelligence report, which covers a range of security threats to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, referenced Iran’s regime 16 times and Lebanese entity Hezbollah 21 times.

Archaeologists uncover UK war prison from World War II near Sheffield – (The Jerusalem Post)
The prisoners were treated poorly: fed out of dustbins, standing outside in mud for hours, and “squashed” into tents or barracks.

Meghan Markle is the new ‘nasty’ woman on President Trump’s list – CNN Video – (CNN)
Who else has President Donald Trump called “nasty” besides Meghan Markle? CNN’s Jeanne Moos has the history of a favorite Trump insult.

Union Budget 2019: How it affects our pocket | News – Times of India Videos – (The Times of India)
Union Budget 2019: How it affects our pocket. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2019 on Friday, which the first for the Modi government in its second term. Changes were implemented as various items became costlier due to tax hikes…

Backlash over baby Archie’s christening – CNN Video – (CNN)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have baby Archie christened at Windsor Castle on July 6 out of the media glare, sparking criticism and support in the UK.

The Sudanese Graffiti Artist Assil Diab Is Bringing #BlueForSudan To The Streets – (Buzzfeed)
The Sudanese military has blocked the internet, meaning many in the country don’t know about #BlueForSudan and the global interest it sparked. Assil Diab is taking to the streets to tell the story beh

Why Nasa’s next Moon mission can’t be an Apollo retread – (Financial Times)
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong’s one small step, the agency’s planners have new priorities

Run Your Own Website – – (Hacker News)
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Former busboy who alleged actor Kevin Spacey groped him drops civil lawsuit | CBC News – (CBC News)
A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket, Mass., bar in 2016 has dropped his civil lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, who still faces criminal charges of indecent assault and battery over the alleged encounter.

Last chance for India’s middle-order to get it right ahead of the knockouts – (ESPN Cric Info)

Raspberry Pi 4 not working with some chargers – (Hacker News)

UK Breweries Collaborate To Make 7.2 Per Cent Cannabis IPA – (The Lad Bible)
The beer has a ‘soft tropical’ flavour and is said to leave you with less of a hangover

Here’s where everyone ends up by the end of <em>Stranger Things 3</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
A quick look at what happens to the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana by the end of Stranger Things 3: Hopper, Eleven, Joyce, Mike, and the rest.

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All about Trump

Meghan Markle is the new ‘nasty’ woman on President Trump’s list – CNN Video – (CNN)
Who else has President Donald Trump called “nasty” besides Meghan Markle? CNN’s Jeanne Moos has the history of a favorite Trump insult.

Trump defies ominous predictions with nonpartisan July 4th salute to American spirit – (Fox News)
President Trump struck a patriotic, nonpartisan and unifying note during his address at Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., as the massive crowd of attendees avoided clashes despite provocations from protesters.

Trump calls America’s story ‘the greatest political journey’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of…

What Is Trump’s Military Parade Actually Celebrating? – (The American Conservative)
Thursday’s rally will feature tanks, flyovers and soldiers. But after 17 years of failed war policies, there’s not much to salute.

Trump’s Disgraceful Libya Policy – (The American Conservative)
Haftar’s forces were pretty clearly responsible for the atrocity, and the U.S. was unwilling to condemn the airstrike even though he was not mentioned in the statement.

Trump defies ominous predictions with nonpartisan July 4th salute to American spirit – (Google News)
President Trump struck a patriotic, nonpartisan and unifying note during his address at Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., as the massive crowd of attendees avoided clashes despite provocations from protesters.

Donald Trump trips up on history in 4th of July speech, mentions airports during Revolutionary War – (USA Today)
Donald Trump read most of his Independence Day speech from a prepared text, but stumbled on his history by talking about airplanes during the American Revolution.

‘Are you proud to be an American?’ Why Trump’s 4th of July was a tale of three different celebrations – (USA Today)
Donald Trump’s role in the 4th of July created three different events: a protest, campaign rally and a holiday for families to enjoy fireworks.

Biden on how to take on Trump: ‘He’s the bully that I knew my whole life’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired Friday on CNN that he was not afr…

Joe Biden Taunts Donald Trump: ‘Walk Behind Me In A Debate, Come Here Man’ – (The Huffington Post)
The Democratic 2020 candidate told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Trump is “the bully that I’ve always stood up to.”

Biden taunts Trump: “You walk behind me in the debate. Come here, man” – (Axios)
“He’s the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid that I stutter, and I’d smack them in the mouth.”

Democratic Senate hopes hinge on Trump tide | TheHill – (The Hill)
Democratic and Republican lawmakers believe next year’s battle for the Senate majority largely wi…

Trump defies critics, delivers non-partisan Fourth of July address | CBC News – (CBC News)
Donald Trump injecting himself in the annual July Fourth celebrations had some observers expecting the president to deliver a divisive speech. Instead, he delivered a non-partisan address that focused on American achievement in general, with a heavy emphasis …

Trump dive-bombed in tweets after claiming army seized revolutionary war airports – (Google News)
The president’s speech in his Salute to America parade to celebrate July Fourth went off the rails when he praised the efforts of the Revolutionary Forces.

Trump says US troops ‘took over airports’ in war almost 100 years before planes were invented – (Independent)
US president appears to struggle with autocue during Fourth of July speech

Trump hails US military in 4th of July address – (BBC News)
The president speaks at an Independence Day event which critics have derided as costly and political.

Rep. Roger Marshall: Border wall will help people on both sides — Trump is right – (Google News)
Let’s build the wall and fix our immigration system.

Jonah Goldberg to NPR: Justin Amash ‘Might Have More Appeal than People Think’ – (Breitbart News)
Jonah Goldberg told NPR that Justin Amash was reacting to Trump’s troubling style. “The problem is, you’re not allowed to say that publicly,” Goldberg said, publicly.

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Highlighted a Contradiction in His Presidency – (Time)
President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July “Salute to America” celebration highlighted a contradiction in his presidency on military culture.

Trump calls bluff of critics in July 4th speech – (CNN)
President Donald Trump was as good as his word Thursday: He saluted America.

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