2019-08-12

Headlines:

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

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing? – (BBC News)
A rocket engine blew up in the Arctic, killing five nuclear experts and sparking a radiation scare.

Wall St. drops at open as trade war stokes fears of recession – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, dragged down by financial stocks, as investors shunned risky bets on fears that a drawn-out trade war between the United States and China could force the global economy into recession.

5 children killed in fire at Pennsylvania day care center – (Associated Press)
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities…

New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect,…

CBS shareholders to get slight premium from Viacom deal: sources – (Reuters)
CBS Corp and Viacom Inc are in the final stages of negotiation of an all-stock merger that values the latter at a discount to its closing price on Friday, two sources told Reuters.

Hong Kong airport grinds to halt as China likens protests to terrorism – (Reuters)
Hong Kong’s airport canceled all flights on Monday, blaming demonstrators for the disruptions, while China said the anti-government protests that have roiled the city through two summer months had begun to show “sprouts of terrorism”.

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests – (Reuters)
Shares in Cathay Pacific Airways <0293.HK> closed at a 10-year low on Monday after the Hong Kong flag carrier became caught in crosswinds between Beijing and pro-democracy groups in the Asian financial hub.

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong’s main terminal Monday, while the central government…

New U.S. rule could disqualify half of visa applicants – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new rule on Monday that could deny permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.

Argentina’s Macri faces uphill race for re-election after weak primary – (Reuters)
Argentine bonds fell in London trading and further volatility loomed on Monday after voters soundly rejected President Mauricio Macri’s austere economic policies in primary elections, casting doubt on his chances of re-election in October.

Yen and bond bulls charge on; Argentina braces for mauling – (Reuters)
Persistent concerns about a prolonged U.S.-China trade war and a no-deal Brexit kept the yen and bond bulls charging on Monday, while Argentina’s markets were set to crash after voters gave its president an election mauling.

Troops let Muslims walk to mosques in Indian-ruled Kashmir – (Associated Press)
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Troops in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival on Monday during an unprecedented…

Norway mosque attack suspect accused of terrorism – (BBC News)
Philip Manshaus appears in court and is also charged with the murder of his teenage stepsister.

Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in…

Saudi Aramco aims to buy Reliance stake, reports lower earnings – (Reuters)
Saudi Aramco is planning a blockbuster investment in Reliance Industries , the Indian conglomerate said on Monday, as the Saudi energy giant diversifies its business, where weaker oil prices cut its first-half profit by 12%. In preparation for what could be t…

Markets brace for volatility after Argentine opposition upsets Macri in primary – (Reuters)
Argentine bonds fell in London trading and further volatility loomed on Monday after voters soundly rejected President Mauricio Macri’s austere economic policies in primary elections, casting doubt on his chances of re-election in October.

Norway mosque shooting suspect appears in court with wounded face – (Reuters)
The man suspected of shooting at people inside a Norwegian mosque on Saturday, and of killing his stepsister, appeared in court on Monday with black eyes and wounds on his face and neck.

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile…

Turkmenistan leaders reappears after death rumours – (BBC News)
Footage from a regional forum ends speculation that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is dead.

Meghan has made Harry less popular, says Farage – (BBC News)
The Brexit Party leader said Prince Harry’s popularity has “fallen off a cliff” since he met Meghan.

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From various sources

Mighty Waves bringing the Israeli Navy to another level of preparedness – (The Jerusalem Post)
Canadian Observer to Post: Canada has niche capabilities to help in such a scenario.

New comptroller changes makeup of committee ruling on PM legal fees – (The Jerusalem Post)
Previous c’tee rejected Netanyahu’s request to finance defense with tycoon donations.

Israeli MKs to Congress: BDS bill language ‘dangerous for Israel’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
EXCLUSIVE: The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Resolution 246 opposing boycotts of Israel on July 23.

Bloodbath averted in Norway mosque by 65-year-old “hero” – (The Jerusalem Post)
The messaging board of the mosque said that Manshaus was a far-right extremist who was probably inspired by the shootings in Christchurch, Poway and El Paso.

Democratic Union blasts Gantz over willingness to form govt with Netanyahu – (The Jerusalem Post)
At party’s campaign launch, the left-wing alliance promises to fight for ‘democracy, peace, freedom’ and replace right-wing govt.

Recent Match Report – West Indies vs India 2nd ODI 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of West Indies vs India 2nd ODI 2019, India tour of United States of America and West Indies 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli holds press briefing – (Fox News)

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Olivia Jade returns to Instagram, flips off media amid Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal – (Fox News)
In just her second Instagram post since the college admissions scandal broke in March, Olivia Jade flipped off the media.

Scaramucci breaks with Trump, says GOP may need ‘change at the top of the ticket’ – (Fox News)
Anthony Scaramucci made a full break with President Trump on Monday in the wake of a weekend Twitter feud, saying he no longer supports his former boss for re-election and suggesting he face a Republican primary challenge.

The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened. – (Buzzfeed)
Bill Weld came to the rainy Iowa State Fair to preach for a different Republican Party. But his anti-Trump politics are on their way out.

Jeffrey Epstein feared cellmate, a muscle-bound ex-cop charged in murder who was moved before financier’s d… – (Fox News)
A hulking ex-cop facing the death penalty on federal murder and drug charges was reportedly Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center — but an official says he feared the former police officer, who was questioned after the dis…

Cathay Pacific threatens to fire staff who support Hong Kong protests – (Axios)
The airline’s move seems designed to placate Beijing.

Bitcoin Flexes Safe-Haven Status as Hong Kong Protests Escalate – (Crypto Coins News)
The rapidly-escalating Hong Kong protests, along with crippling sanctions in Venezuela, give Bitcoin the chance to be a true safe haven.

Trump Administration to Make Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs Ineligible for Green Cards – (The Wall Street Journal)
Immigrants legally in the U.S. will be ineligible for green cards if they use any of an array of social programs, as part of a final rule set to be published by the Trump administration.

Top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli briefs reporters — live updates – (CBS News)
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli briefs reporters

Patriots trade for TE Eric Saubert from Falcons – (NFL News)
In the aftermath of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, the Patriots’ shuffle at tight end continues with them trading a conditional draft pick to the Falcons for Eric Saubert.

Opinion | What I learned about the Democrats at a family barbecue in North Carolina – (The Washington Post)
Biden, Harris, Warren and Buttigieg are tops with these black voters.

Trump’s Big Advantage: No Serious Challenge From Within – (The Wall Street Journal)
Heading into re-election season, President Trump holds one particularly powerful political advantage: He is an incumbent who apparently won’t face a significant challenge from within his own party.

27 Cute Onesies To Dress Your Baby In – (Buzzfeed)
There are few things as funny as a baby who doesn’t know they’re wearing a joke.

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All about Trump

Scaramucci breaks with Trump, says GOP may need ‘change at the top of the ticket’ – (Fox News)
Anthony Scaramucci made a full break with President Trump on Monday in the wake of a weekend Twitter feud, saying he no longer supports his former boss for re-election and suggesting he face a Republican primary challenge.

The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened. – (Buzzfeed)
Bill Weld came to the rainy Iowa State Fair to preach for a different Republican Party. But his anti-Trump politics are on their way out.

Trump Administration to Make Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs Ineligible for Green Cards – (The Wall Street Journal)
Immigrants legally in the U.S. will be ineligible for green cards if they use any of an array of social programs, as part of a final rule set to be published by the Trump administration.

Trump’s Big Advantage: No Serious Challenge From Within – (The Wall Street Journal)
Heading into re-election season, President Trump holds one particularly powerful political advantage: He is an incumbent who apparently won’t face a significant challenge from within his own party.

New rule could limit legal immigration – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
The Trump administration just released a regulation that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter the US. Follow here for the latest.

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – (Google News)
The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.

Trump administration to penalize immigrants likely to use public benefits with long-anticipated rule – (Axios)
It’s part of a broader attempt to slow most forms of immigration to the U.S.

Trump administration releases new ‘public charge’ rule making it easier to reject immigrants | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration released the final version of a controversial rule on Monday that dramat…

New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect,…

READ: ‘Public charge’ rule to limit access to green cards and visas – (CNN)
The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.

Farmers Lash Out At Trump After Latest Trade War Blow From China – (The Huffington Post)
“Trump is ruining our markets,” said a North Dakota farmer. Another criticized the president’s “constant escalation and antagonism.”

Donald Trump mocked accents of South Korean and Japanese leaders at controversial fundraiser – (Metro)
The President of the United States mocked the accents of two key US allies during a fundraiser held for his 2020 reelection campaign on Friday

New U.S. rule could disqualify half of visa applicants – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new rule on Monday that could deny permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.

New Rules Can Deny Green Cards For Immigrants On Food Stamps – (The Huffington Post)
The rule change is one of the most aggressive efforts by the Trump administration to restrict legal immigration.

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – (CNN)
The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.

Trump’s New Policy Would Penalize Green Card Applicants For Using Food Stamps – (Buzzfeed)
The new policy, long in the works, will reshape the immigration system.

2020 Candidates Focus on Criminal Justice, White Supremacy at Forum Before Black Journalists Convention – (Fortune)
Three Democrats and one Republican seeking to unseat President Donald Trump told the largest-ever meeting of black journalists in the United States that they would beat back voter suppression, balance the country’s correctional system, and target systemic rac…

Anthony Scaramucci: Maybe Donald Trump should be replaced as GOP nominee in 2020 – (USA Today)
Anthony Scaramucci is upping the ante in his rhetorical war with President Donald Trump.

Scaramucci: ‘Pretty obvious’ I don’t support Trump’s reelection bid | TheHill – (The Hill)
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Monday that it is “pretty o…

Worry grows about China’s falling currency and rising dollar debt amid Trump’s trade war – (Axios)
As the yuan weakens, debts held in dollars get more expensive.

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