2019-08-16

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

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban – (Associated Press)
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a…

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel’s ‘oppressive conditions’ – (Reuters)
U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli government allowing her visit.

Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it has granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the West Bank on humanitarian grounds to visit her relatives, a day after Israel barred her…

Zimbabwe police violently break up protests after court ban – (Al Jazeera English)
Protesters met with tear gas and beatings as riot police put down a demonstration in Harare against the poor economy.

Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes – (Associated Press)
SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an…

Sole survivor describes deadly journey in dinghy – (BBC News)
Mohammed Adam Oga says the 14 others with him all died as they waited to be rescued.

AP sources: Trump has talked about buying Greenland for US – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.A Trump ally told The Associated Press on…

China police exercises across from Hong Kong seen as threat – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong on Friday, in what some…

After ban, Israel permits U.S. Rep Tlaib to make humanitarian visit to family in West Bank – (Reuters)
Israel decided on Friday to allow U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib – a critic of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians – to visit family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds after barring her from making an official visit to Israel.

Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown – (Reuters)
Authorities will begin restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar where afternoon prayers went peacefully amid heavy security, the top state official said.

Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias – (BBC News)
Social app Hornet says Google moderators in Malaysia targeted its app several times.

Global stocks recover some ground at end of turbulent week – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the…

OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus – (Reuters)
OPEC on Friday provided a downbeat oil-market outlook for the rest of 2019 as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to restrain supplies.

Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy – (Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that…

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week – (Reuters)
World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007.

Zimbabwe police break up protests – (BBC News)
Several people are injured as police use batons and tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

A birth and a death amid Kashmir’s harsh lockdown – (Reuters)
Around the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

Some telephone connectivity in Kashmir to resume from Friday night, says official – (Reuters)
Some telephone connections in Indian Kashmir will be restored from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar, the top state government official said, after a lengthy communications shutdown.

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned – (Reuters)
The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests.

Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale – (Reuters)
Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island.

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From various sources

Ashes 2019 live scores: Australia vs England second Test updates, weather – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Gantz: current cabinet cannot handle new wave of terrorism – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hamas official says attack was caused by Temple Mount tensions

Manchester City Vs Spurs Team News: Sergio Aguero In Contention To Return, Dele Alli And Ryan Sessegnon Out – (The Sport Bible)
Kick-Off on Saturday is at 5.30pm.

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

Twitter Led A $100 Million Investment Round In Indian Social Network ShareChat – (Buzzfeed)
Earlier this year ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violates its community guidelines.

FDA makes visual pitch to fight smoking; Chick-fil-A dominates the competition once again – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: The FDA is calling for cigarette packages to show realistic images of the effects of smoking; Chick-fil-A tops a new brand intimacy study.

Trump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer – (Fortune)
Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil.

Mass shootings 2019: Parkland, Dayton, Virginia Beach, D.C. mayors on recent mass shootings: “You lose trust in everything” – (CBS News)
“It’s a fraternity no one ever wanted to join,” one mayor said. “There is no playbook”

Frank Lampard ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham – (FourFourTwo)

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban – (Associated Press)
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a…

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel’s ‘oppressive conditions’ – (Reuters)
U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli government allowing her visit.

Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it has granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the West Bank on humanitarian grounds to visit her relatives, a day after Israel barred her…

Tlaib says she won’t visit Israel after being treated like ‘a criminal’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted Friday that she will not go to the West Bank and Israel to v…

Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei bond in Portugal in moving <em>Frankie</em> trailer – (Entertainment Weekly)
Isabelle Huppert is a performer with a dark secret in the moving trailer for Ira Sachs’ Frankie, which also stars Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear.

Zimbabwe police violently break up protests after court ban – (Al Jazeera English)
Protesters met with tear gas and beatings as riot police put down a demonstration in Harare against the poor economy.

Earnhardt Jr. plane crash: Former NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery crash after Cessna lands at Elizabethton airport Thursday – (CBS News)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and baby daughter were unharmed when a jet ran off the end of the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport

Recent Match Report – England vs Australia 2nd Test 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of England vs Australia 2nd Test 2019, Australia tour of England 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Brits on Bok captaincy: My wildest dream has come true – (News24)
Schalk Brits described the Springbok captaincy as his wildest dream come true, as he will be leading out against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes – (Associated Press)
SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an…

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All about Trump

Trump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer – (Fortune)
Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil.

Does Trump Really Want to Buy Greenland? – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland, the world’s biggest island. Denmark, unsure whether the former real estate developer is joking, isn’t selling. A Wall Street Journal report outlining the U.S. president’s apparent interest in a deal le…

Why Buying Greenland Would Be Trump’s Best Real Estate Deal Ever – (Crypto Coins News)
If President Trump can wheel and deal his way into buying Greenland, it would undeniably be his best real estate purchase – ever.

AP sources: Trump has talked about buying Greenland for US – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.A Trump ally told The Associated Press on…

Trump Reportedly Wants To Buy Greenland. Greenland Says: No, Thank You – (Fortune)
To be fair, the tiny arctic island does have a lot to offer economically and geopolitically.

Toymakers say Trump’s China tariff delay “saved the holiday season” – (Axios)
The industry is still recovering from the demise of Toys “R” Us.

‘We’re not for sale,’ Greenland tells Trump – (Google News (UK))
The White House has yet to comment on reports Mr Trump was keen to buy the world’s biggest island.

Analyst: It’s not random, there is global strategic interest in controlling Greenland – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump has on multiple occasions brought up buying Greenland from the Danish government and the White House counsel’s office has looked into the possibility, two sources told CNN. CNN’s Tara Setmayer explains there is global strategic interest…

Q3 GDP expected above 2% after hot retail sales report – (Axios)
It’s still well below enough to bring 2019’s growth to the 3%-4% Trump has sought.

‘We’re not for sale,’ Greenland tells Trump – (Google News)
Was the president joking about buying the island? Greenland’s foreign minister is warning him off.

Not for sale: Danish politicians ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland | CBC News – (CBC News)
Danish politicians poured scorn on the idea of selling Greenland to the U.S. after reports President Donald Trump had privately discussed the idea of buying the world’s biggest island with his advisers.

Greenland To Donald Trump: ‘We’re Not For Sale’ – (The Huffington Post)
Greenland’s foreign minister has poured cold water on the president’s reported interest in buying the world’s biggest island.

Not for sale: Danish politicians ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
Danish politicians poured scorn on the idea of selling Greenland to the U.S. after reports President Donald Trump had privately discussed the idea of buying the world’s biggest island with his advisers.

Trump’s Green New Deal: President considering buying Greenland – (NBC News)
Greenland, with envy? The president has “with varying degrees of seriousness” talked about trying to buy the country, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Exclusive: VA whistleblower-protection worker asks for protection – (USA Today)
VA whistleblower Brandon Coleman, who has been doing outreach for Trump’s VA whistleblower protection office, says the work environment is “toxic.”

Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale – (Reuters)
Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island.

Sources claim US President wants to purchase Greenland – (News.com.au)
He made the bulk of his fortune in property — and now Donald Trump is apparently eyeing off a new piece of real estate.

Could Donald Trump actually buy Greenland? – (BBC News)
The US president is ridiculed by Danish politicians over reports that he wants to purchase Greenland.

Fed may not have the firepower to save the economy if a recession is coming – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump wants the Federal Reserve to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it’s not clear the central bank has enough firepower left to do so.

Donald Trump eyes Greenland: can you buy a country – and how can investors get a piece of the action? – (The Telegraph)
Donald Trump is considering buying the remote country of Greenland from the Danish government, but would such a purchase be possible?

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