2019-07-07

Headlines:

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

Top UK diplomat in US has harsh words on Trump government – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Leaked diplomatic cables published Sunday in a British newspaper reveal that Britain’s ambassador to the United States described President Donald Trump’s administration as deeply…

EU urges Iran to halt further measures undermining nuclear deal – (Reuters)
The European Union on Sunday strongly urged Iran to stop actions that would undermine a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, saying it was in touch with other parties to the deal and may set up a joint commission to look into the issue.

Factbox: Deutsche Bank takes an axe to investment bank – (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank said on Sunday that it would make major cutbacks to its investment bank. [nL8N2480KD]

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration – (Associated Press)
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city…

Hong Kong protesters march again, reaching out to Chinese visitors – (Reuters)
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday, trying to gain support from mainland Chinese visitors for the city’s opposition to an extradition bill which has caused political turmoil.

Nigeria signs Africa free trade agreement: statement – (Reuters)
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed up to the $3 trillion Africa free trade agreement, a spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

Deutsche Bank confirms plan to cut 18,000 jobs – (BBC News)
The German lender will exit the share trading business, much of which is in London and New York.

Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016: acting secretary – (Reuters)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials knew in 2016 about a private Facebook group where border agents posted racist and misogynistic comments, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday.

Investigators recover helicopter that crashed in Bahamas – (Associated Press)
HAVANA (AP) — Accident investigators in the Bahamas say they have recovered the helicopter that crashed after taking off from a remote private island on July 4, killing coal billionaire Chris…

Deutsche Bank to cut 18,000 jobs in 7.4 billion euro overhaul – (Reuters)
Deutsche Bank plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a sweeping, 7.4 billion euro overhaul designed to turn around Germany’s struggling flagship lender

U.S.A. vs. Netherlands: Live Updates from the Women’s World Cup Final – (The New York Times)
Live coverage and analysis of the Women’s World Cup final. The United States is chasing its record fourth title. The Netherlands is trying to win its first.

California governor says earthquakes are a ‘wake-up call’ – (Associated Press)
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters, the state’s governor said…

Iran to raise uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, breaking another limit set…

Three gored during first Pamplona bull run – (BBC News)
Two Americans and a Spaniard are hospitalised with bull injuries at the popular Spanish event.

3 runners gored racing with bulls at Pamplona’s festival – (Associated Press)
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after the opening bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona, including two Americans and a Spaniard who were gored by bulls,…

Mexico’s new National Guard was created to fight crime, but now it’s in a face-off with migrants – (Reuters)
A convoy of Mexican state and municipal police trucks roared along the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez to confront cartel gunmen, past National Guardsmen patrolling the banks of the Rio Grande River for migrants trying to cross into the United States.

Survivors of deadly air attack in Libya demand evacuation – (Al Jazeera English)
Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping outside the Tajoura detention centre for fear of another attack.

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong take message to mainlanders – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a…

Martens starts for Netherlands while Rapinoe returns for U.S. in World Cup final – (Reuters)
Forward Lieke Martens was named in the starting lineup for the Netherlands in their women’s World Cup final on Sunday against holders the United States, who recalled winger Megan Rapinoe into the first team after she sat out the semi-final.

Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warnings – (Reuters)
Iran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a tougher reaction from President Donald Trump who has pressured Tehran to renegotiate the pact.

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From various sources

Five years after Gaza war: Defiant Hamas struggles to hold on to power – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hamas leaders appear to be well aware that under the current circumstances it’s almost impossible to reach any deal with Abbas and Fatah.

First Gay Tunisian running for president supports Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We are calling for normal economic relations with all countries. We believe that enmity toward Israel and love of the Palestinian cause are not Tunisia’s real problems today,” said Baatour.

Linda Sarsour’s ‘Jesus was Palestinian’ ignores Jewish history – (The Jerusalem Post)
Sarsour’s attempt to embrace a Palestinian nationalist Jesus is part of a larger milieu of cultural appropriation of the history of Jesus.

BDS supporter Jonathan Pollak attacked in Tel Aviv, slashed across face – (The Jerusalem Post)
Pollak is famous for his public stand against Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Archaelogy proves Palestinians not native to Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
“There’s no connection between the ancient Philistines & the modern Palestinians, whose ancestors came from the Arabian Peninsula to the Land of Israel thousands of years later,” Netanyahu tweeted.

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking – (The Jerusalem Post)
The US billionaire will reportedly appear in federal court on Monday.

Leaking of UK ambassador memos branding Trump White House ‘inept’ investigated by Foreign Office – (Independent)

Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 Released – (Hacker News)

French minister says top IMF job must stay with Europe – (Financial Times)
Bruno Le Maire claims it is in the continent’s interests to keep leadership

How to write idempotent Bash scripts – (Hacker News)
This blog post shows tips and tricks to write resilient and idempotent bash scripts.

Delaney says Sanders, Warren “hijacked the good name of Medicare” – (CBS News)
2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney joins Margaret Brennan to discuss his campaign, immigration, and health care.

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has died at 20: ‘So much more was on the way’ – (USA Today)
Disney Channel actors and executives are mourning “Descendants” and “Jessie” actor Cameron Boyce, who has died at age 20.

This Is The Hardest “True Or False” “Grey’s Anatomy” Quiz You’ll Ever Take – (Buzzfeed)
It’s a beautiful day to take this trivia quiz.

Open: This is “Face the Nation,” July 7 – (CBS News)
This week on “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan talks to acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, Sen. Chris Coons and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. John Delaney. Plus, Glen Johnson on his new book, “Window S…

Where’s the beef? Hamburger patties made from plants – (CBS News)
It tastes like the real thing, but it’s just a little different. Allison Aubrey reports on hamburgers that are made from plants instead of beef

Transcript: John Delaney on “Face the Nation,” July 7, 2019 – (CBS News)
The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney that aired Sunday, July 7, 2019, on “Face the Nation”

Karen Matthews ‘signs on’ at Job Centre after leaving carer role – (Metro)
‘Britain’s worst mum’ was jailed in 2008 after she faked her nine-year-old daughter Shannon’s abduction to try and claim reward money.

World Cup live updates: Megan Rapinoe returns for US vs. Netherlands in final – (USA Today)
Live updates and analysis as the USWNT takes on the Netherlands in the World Cup final with Megan Rapinoe back in the starting lineup.

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All about Trump

Leaking of UK ambassador memos branding Trump White House ‘inept’ investigated by Foreign Office – (Independent)

Top UK diplomat in US has harsh words on Trump government – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Leaked diplomatic cables published Sunday in a British newspaper reveal that Britain’s ambassador to the United States described President Donald Trump’s administration as deeply…

Coons says Trump admin has “intentionally used cruelty” to migrant children – (CBS News)
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, joins Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” to discuss immigration and his colleague Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Rep. Justin Amash responds to Trump’s tweet calling him a loser – CNN Video – (CNN)
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) speaks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about why he is leaving the Republican party.

Top immigration official says ICE is ready to deport 1 million undocumented immigrants – (CBS News)
Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner, signaled that ICE is preparing to carry out the wave of raids President Trump postponed two weeks ago

Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors – (CNN)
Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican to have publicly argued that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, told CNN that high-level party officials have thanked him behind closed doors for his stance on impe…

Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of re-election risks: Poll – (Google News)
Bolstered by the economy, Donald Trump reached his highest approval in this poll.

Rep. Peter King: ‘Severe, serious abuses’ by FBI, CIA in Russia probe ‘going to come out’ – (Fox News)
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is “confident” that when Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation of the origins of the investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the American people will learn that the FBI and CIA under the Obama admini…

Justin Amash on what his GOP colleagues say behind closed doors – (Google News)
Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican to have publicly argued that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, told CNN that high-level party officials have thanked him behind closed doors for his stance on impe…

Trump’s Justice Department lawyers may soon pay a high price for lying to the courts – (Google News)
This is what happens when you get into bed with Donald Trump.

In leaked cables, British ambassador calls Trump ‘inept’ and ‘insecure’ – (The Washington Post)
British envoy warned Trump could be in debt to the Russians, go to war with Iran and destroy the world trade system.

Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warnings – (Reuters)
Iran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a tougher reaction from President Donald Trump who has pressured Tehran to renegotiate the pact.

Top British Diplomat Assails Trump’s ‘Inept’ Presidency In Leaked Memos – (Google News)
U.K.’s Ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, paints Trump as an incompetent leader of a “diplomatically clumsy” administration, in memos sent to U.K.’s Foreign Office and leaked to the Daily Mail.

WaPo/ABC poll: Trump’s approval rating peaks – CNN Video – (CNN)
A WaPo/ABC poll measuring President Donald Trump’s handling of issues found that his approval rating peaks at 44 percent.

Amash not ruling out presidential run | TheHill – (The Hill)
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), a vocal critic of President Trump who left the GOP last week, said Sun…

Call for inquiry into email leak criticising Trump – (BBC News)
The publication of memos from the UK ambassador is a “serious breach”, says a Tory MP.

President Trump weighs decision to pull all US troops from Afghanistan – (Fox News)
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues peace talks with the Taliban, he says the U.S. is not ready to withdraw troops at this time from Afghanistan; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon.

Top U.K. diplomat in U.S. criticizes Trump in leaked memos | CBC News – (CBC News)
Leaked diplomatic cables reveal that Britain’s ambassador to the United States regards U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration as inept, hobbled by infighting, and unlikely to improve.

While You Were Offline: Trump Went Into North Korea – (Wired)
Last week, he became the first sitting president to set foot in the country. The internet, as always, had reactions.

U.K.’s top diplomat in U.S. reportedly blasts Trump in leaked memos – (NBC News)
Britain’s Ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch, reportedly characterized President Donald Trump as “inept” in leaked diplomatic cables according to The Mail on Sunday newspaper.

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