2019-07-10

Headlines:

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

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US – (BBC News)
The ambassador steps down after emails criticising President Trump’s administration were leaked.

Trump directing government to revamp care for kidney disease – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and…

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Foreign Office says Britain’s ambassador to the United States has resigned just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump were leaked.Kim…

Judge blocks 9 government lawyers from quitting census fight – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department can’t replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census without explaining why it’s doing so, a judge…

Safari hunt outcry forces shop bosses to resign – (BBC News)
A couple who ran a French supermarket quit after trophy pictures from a safari hunt go viral.

Trump defends Acosta but will look ‘closely’ at Epstein deal – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey…

Iran says U.S. made ‘huge’ mistake by exiting 2015 nuclear deal – (Reuters)
The United States made a huge mistake by exiting a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said in a televised speech.

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws – (Associated Press)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground…

China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation – (Associated Press)
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through…

Missiles found on pro-Haftar base in Libya belonged to France – (Al Jazeera English)
France says armaments were meant for ‘self-protection’ of counter-terrorism unit in Libya but were ‘unusable’.

Aggressive U.S. energy policy tests ties with European allies – (Reuters)
For the administration of President Donald Trump, a policy of “energy dominance” means reducing dependence on imported oil and promoting exports to boost the national economy and Washington’s political influence overseas.

Brazil’s Vale convicted over dam disaster – (BBC News)
A judge in Brazil rules that the company should compensate affected families and businesses.

Fed, Pressed by Trump to Cut Rates, Faces Fire No Matter What It Does – (The New York Times)
Federal Reserve officials were split over what to do when they meet this month. The central bank’s thinking will be clearer this week.

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. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISEDPresident Trump said he…

French missiles found on rogue general’s base – (BBC News)
France says the missiles, found in Libya, were due to be destroyed and were not sold to any group.

Pelosi feud with Ocasio-Cortez tests party heading into 2020 – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — They don’t talk to each other much, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But they’re lately speaking at one another in a way that threatens party unity…

U.S. and Iran to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog – (Reuters)
The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action as parties to the deal consider their next move.

Airline sorry for ‘telling woman to cover outfit’ – (BBC News)
Tisha Rowe, who is a doctor, says she was told to wrap herself with a blanket by an attendant.

Bond yields creep higher as markets wait for Fed signals – (Reuters)
Shares were treading water on Wednesday while rising Treasury yields kept the dollar steady, as investors waited to hear whether the world’s most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for a U.S. rate cut this month.

Iran warns Britain of ‘repercussions’ over ship seizure – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president said Wednesday that Britain will face “repercussions” over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker last week that authorities in Gibraltar suspect was breaching…

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From various sources

Iraqi Beauty Queen’s citizenship under threat after defense of Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
Idan tweeted, “2 weeks ago Iraq denied my statements at the UN that I don’t have freedom to speak about Israel now they’re taking my citizenship. This is inhumane. I’m speechless…”

Close to 4,000 Palestinians killed in Syria’s civil war – (The Jerusalem Post)
Syria was home to some 560,000 Palestinian refugees before the war broke out in 2011.

Palestinian commander: We will capture Gaza border towns in future war – (The Jerusalem Post)
The commander added that scuba units will also play a “very important role” in an upcoming conflict.

Ohana: I may probe investigations of police following killing of Ethiopian – (The Jerusalem Post)
Expects to continue in role if Likud wins despite Yariv Levin.

Angela Merkel seen shaking in public for third time in a month – (Independent)
German government insists chancellor is fine

Likud to A-G: Investigate Barak and his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein – (The Jerusalem Post)
In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served 13 months, and was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors

The U.S.’s Plan to Protect Oil Tankers Might Accidentally Start a War With Iran – (Vice News)
The Pentagon wants to put together a military coalition to protect tankers passing through crucial shipping lanes near Iran and Yemen.

Trump says he’s done with UK Ambassador who slammed him – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House will no longer deal with British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch after he said that the administration was “inept” and “clumsy.”

US announces significant relaxation of Huawei ban – (Financial Times)
Washington to approve sales to Chinese group deemed no threat to national security

Sir Kim Darroch RESIGNS as UK Ambassador after leaked memo row with Donald Trump – (Mirror)
It comes after a blistering row with the US President over a leaked memo on the “inept” White House

UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says – (Fox News)
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump, has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday.

Axios Sports – (Axios)
A daily look at the news, stats and storylines dominating the sports world, by Kendall Baker

U.K. ambassador to U.S. to resign after cables critical of Trump leaked | CBC News – (CBC News)
Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador to the United States, has resigned, according to Britain’s Foreign Office, after diplomatic cables critical of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump were leaked.

Children as young as eight are playing Love Island in school – (Daily Mail)
Students as young as eight at Teilo Sant school in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire are ‘getting upset’ as their peers replicate what they see on the ITV2 show.

Ivory Coast passes legislation encouraged by Ivanka Trump – (CBS News)
The country is in the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women

Democrats ramp up calls for Alex Acosta’s resignation – (CBS News)
Pressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump’s labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he approved for financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, when Acosta was a U.S. attorney in Florida…

Eye Opener: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta faces calls to resign – (CBS News)
President Trump defends his labor secretary and distances himself from accused child sex abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. Also, the Affordable Care Act, and the health coverage of millions of Americans, could face a major threat to its future. All that and all that m…

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US – (BBC News)
The ambassador steps down after emails criticising President Trump’s administration were leaked.

British ambassador resigns over leaked comments about Donald Trump – (ABC News (AU))
The UK’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, quits his posting after leaked memos revealed he described United States President Donald Trump’s administration as dysfunctional and inept.

Her legacy will live on: South Africa pays tribute to Nomhle Nkonyeni – (News24)
Following the news of her death, messages of condolences have flooded social media, with many paying tribute to the legendary actress.

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All about Trump

Trump says he’s done with UK Ambassador who slammed him – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House will no longer deal with British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch after he said that the administration was “inept” and “clumsy.”

Sir Kim Darroch RESIGNS as UK Ambassador after leaked memo row with Donald Trump – (Mirror)
It comes after a blistering row with the US President over a leaked memo on the “inept” White House

UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says – (Fox News)
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump, has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday.

U.K. ambassador to U.S. to resign after cables critical of Trump leaked | CBC News – (CBC News)
Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador to the United States, has resigned, according to Britain’s Foreign Office, after diplomatic cables critical of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump were leaked.

Ivory Coast passes legislation encouraged by Ivanka Trump – (CBS News)
The country is in the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women

Democrats ramp up calls for Alex Acosta’s resignation – (CBS News)
Pressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump’s labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he approved for financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, when Acosta was a U.S. attorney in Florida…

Eye Opener: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta faces calls to resign – (CBS News)
President Trump defends his labor secretary and distances himself from accused child sex abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. Also, the Affordable Care Act, and the health coverage of millions of Americans, could face a major threat to its future. All that and all that m…

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US – (BBC News)
The ambassador steps down after emails criticising President Trump’s administration were leaked.

British ambassador resigns over leaked comments about Donald Trump – (ABC News (AU))
The UK’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, quits his posting after leaked memos revealed he described United States President Donald Trump’s administration as dysfunctional and inept.

Trump directing government to revamp care for kidney disease – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and…

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Foreign Office says Britain’s ambassador to the United States has resigned just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump were leaked.Kim…

The UK’s Ambassador In Washington Has Resigned After Calling Donald Trump “Inept” – (Buzzfeed)
Sir Kim Darroch said the leaked memos had made his job impossible.

UK ambassador to US quits over leaked cables criticizing Trump – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Kim Darroch, UK ambassador to US, resigns after Trump cables leak – (CNN)
Britain’s Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, has resigned after a series of leaked diplomatic cables revealed he told 10 Downing Street that the Trump administration was “inept” and “clumsy.”

UK ambassador to Washington resigns over Trump row – (The Irish Times)
Controversy erupted over leaked disparaging descriptions of US president by Kim Darroch

British ambassador who called Trump ‘inept’ in leaked cables to resign | TheHill – (The Hill)
The British ambassador to the U.S. who called President Trump “inept” in leaked cables will resig…

UK Ambassador Who Called Trump ‘Inept’ And ‘Dysfunctional’ Resigns – (The Huffington Post)
After leaked memos revealed a blistering critique of Trump and his administration, Sir Kim Darroch has stepped down as Britain’s U.S. ambassador.

British ambassador to US quits over Donald Trump leaked memos – (Metro)
Leaked private memos sent by British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch called the US president ‘inept’ and ‘insecure’.

Kim Darroch resigns as U.K. ambassador to the U.S. – (Axios)
His leaked cables on Trump made him a persona non grata in the White House.

British ambassador to US resigns after memo leaks – (RTE)
The British ambassador to the United States has resigned following soured relations with Donald Trump’s administration over leaked documents that described the US President and his government as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”.

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