2019-08-21

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

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit – (Reuters)
Brexit Britain’s overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change.

Target, Lowe’s earnings push Wall Street higher – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks rose broadly on Wednesday following upbeat retail earnings from Lowe’s and Target, while investors awaited release of the Fed minutes for further clues on the path of future rate cuts.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer – who’s who in Italy’s political crisis – (Reuters)
Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

Without evidence, Brazil’s Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be burning the Amazon – (Reuters)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding.

Trump draws U.S. backlash on Jews’ disloyalty comments – (Reuters)
Democratic presidential candidates and U.S. Jewish groups condemned President Donald Trump’s remarks accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty,” while the Republican leader stuck to his criticism on Wednesday.

US moves to abolish child migrant custody limits – (BBC News)
Migrant families crossing the southern border of the US illegally could now be detained indefinitely.

Denmark defiant on Greenland after Trump snub – (BBC News)
The Danish PM says she is “annoyed and surprised” after the US president cancels his state visit.

Merkel seeks ‘frictionless’ Brexit before meeting UK leader – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Wednesday that she’s still holding out for an amicable departure of Britain from the European Union, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

Parkland massacre survivors unveil sweeping U.S. gun-control plan ahead of 2020 election – (Reuters)
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre on Wednesday released a sweeping gun-control plan that would ban assault-style rifles and take other steps in hopes of halving U.S. firearms deaths and injuries.

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit – (Reuters)
Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader – (Associated Press)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local):3:30 p.m.Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is standing…

Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely – (The New York Times)
The administration wants to send migrant families caught crossing the border illegally to a family detention center for as long as it takes for their cases to be decided.

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost…

Italy’s PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions – (Reuters)
Italy’s main opposition party said on Tuesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement over forming a government following the collapse of the previous, populist coalition.

4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities…

Fans visiting ‘Stranger Things’ sets bring boon to business – (Associated Press)
PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) — Soon after Netflix released “Stranger Things,” fans of all ages came into Bradley’s Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and…

Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway – (Reuters)
A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.

Sub dive reveals Titanic decay – (BBC News)
The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some parts of the wreck have been lost to the sea.

Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve…

Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much – (The New York Times)
As he undertakes his first foreign trip, Mr. Johnson needs American support for Brexit. But he also needs help from Berlin and Paris, where the president is regarded with suspicion.

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From various sources

Iranian Pres Rouhani warns pressure will cause global insecurity – (The Jerusalem Post)
The president added that the Islamic Republic had “chosen the right path” in reducing commitments to the nuclear deal and that Iran’s patience “has a limit.”

Decade long divorce refuser retracts promise to give divorce – (The Jerusalem Post)
In light of that ruling, and so as not to delay the burial of his mother, the recalcitrant husband agreed to give the divorce.

Smotrich speaks out against female IDF soldiers, Netanyahu counters – (The Jerusalem Post)
Last week, Smotrich had to issue an apology to Netanyahu after fiercely attacking him for “zero leadership” in the face of what Smotrich described as anti-religious rulings by the judiciary.

Death of activist who fled ‘Hamas oppression’ shocks Palestinians – (The Jerusalem Post)
In the past few years, Hamas security forces repeatedly summoned him for interrogation of briefly detained him over his activities.

Trump shares compliment saying Jews love him like ‘King of Israel’ – (The Jerusalem Post)

Cristiano Ronaldo Boasts That He Could Have Been Worth €300m In Today’s Market – (The Sport Bible)
Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed the money that clubs have splashed out on the likes of Harry Maguire, Virgil van Dijk and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

‘OITNB’ actress opens up on parents’ deportation – CNN Video – (CNN)
‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Diane Guerrero recounts her parents being deported to Colombia when she was a child, and compares it to recent immigration raids across the country.

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Russia to launch floating nuclear reactor – (Financial Times)
Rosatom insists 2-reactor unit is safe as tests are planned in the Arctic

Pro-Trump immigrant challenging Democrat incumbent in Michigan – (Fox News)
Republican congressional candidate Whittney Williams shares her unique story as she challenges Democrat Rep. Haley Stevens in Michigan.

What 35,000 political ads on Facebook reveal about Canada’s election-year message battle | CBC News – (CBC News)
We are still two months from the federal election, but industry groups, partisan advocates and unions have been busy spending big money on highly targeted Facebook ads to push their agenda.

REDIRECT::Undisputed – (Fox Sports)
Watch Undisputed where Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe give their unfiltered, incisive, passionate opinions on the biggest sports topics of the day.

California blames Texas for San Francisco’s homeless crisis – (Fox News)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says many homeless people on the streets of San Francisco are from Texas. Former California assemblyman turned Texas resident Chuck DeVore reacts.

Facebook on track to make data more secure; McDonald’s aims to spread kindness with a coffee deal – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: Facebook is introducing a clear history privacy tool; McDonald’s is hoping to brew a little kindness in honor of the McCafe’s 10th anniversary.

Match Preview England vs Australia, 3rd Test 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read and watch preview for 3rd Test 2019, Australia tour of England 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

DHS moves to end limits on detention of migrant families, close ‘loophole’ – (Fox News)
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it would move to scrap a major court agreement in order to allow for migrant families to be detained as their cases are being considered, instead of having to release them after 20 days.

Maya Jama and Stormzy split as she tires of his ‘party lifestyle’ – (Mirror)
The couple, who have been together for four years, parted ways earlier this month

Boris Johnson delivers a massive 17 point Tory surge in the polls – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson’s election as leader of the Conservatives has delivered a massive opinion poll boost to the Tories.

Golfer Thorbjorn Olesen denies drunkenly groping a female flight attendant – (Daily Mail)
The Ryder Cup winner, a Danish national, was arrested on July 29 after a flight from Nashville to London.

Instagram denies viral terms-of-service hoax that tricked Rick Perry, celebrities – (CNBC)
The widely circulated post falsely warns Instagram is changing its privacy policy and will make public all of users’ photos, including deleted messages.

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All about Trump

Trump shares compliment saying Jews love him like ‘King of Israel’ – (The Jerusalem Post)

Pro-Trump immigrant challenging Democrat incumbent in Michigan – (Fox News)
Republican congressional candidate Whittney Williams shares her unique story as she challenges Democrat Rep. Haley Stevens in Michigan.

DHS moves to end limits on detention of migrant families, close ‘loophole’ – (Fox News)
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it would move to scrap a major court agreement in order to allow for migrant families to be detained as their cases are being considered, instead of having to release them after 20 days.

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit – (Reuters)
Brexit Britain’s overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change.

Why Would Trump Want to Buy Greenland? – (Fortune)
While the seriousness of his intentions is unclear, the proposal raises questions as to whether such a transaction is even feasible.

Denmark PM Surprised After Trump Cancels Visit Over Greenland Sale – (Buzzfeed)
Oh and by the way, Greenland is still not for sale.

Trump appears to laud Germany’s negative yields, says country is ‘being paid to borrow money’ – (CNBC)

Trump draws U.S. backlash on Jews’ disloyalty comments – (Reuters)
Democratic presidential candidates and U.S. Jewish groups condemned President Donald Trump’s remarks accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty,” while the Republican leader stuck to his criticism on Wednesday.

“Is this some sort of joke?”: Danes disgusted after Trump cancels visit over Greenland – (Axios)
The decision caused a mix of anger and confusion among current and former Danish politicians.

Trump rule would indefinitely detain migrant kids with their parents – (Axios)
A decades-old court decision — the Flores Settlement — has prevented the government from holding minors for longer than 20 days.

Trump officials unveil rule allowing indefinite migrant family detentions | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would unveil a new rule that will allow migrant fam…

Denmark defiant on Greenland after Trump snub – (BBC News)
The Danish PM says she is “annoyed and surprised” after the US president cancels his state visit.

Eye Opener: Trump says the U.S. is far from recession – (CBS News)
President Trump says he’s considering tax cuts to boost the economy, while he dismisses the threat of a recession. Also, police arrest two more people accused of saying they wanted to attack a school and a church. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye …

RNC ramps up ground game to bolster Trump campaign in key states – (CBS News)
The RNC and the Trump Victory operation launched an “Open for Business” tour last week

Trump Says Jews Should Love Him Because He’s Almost Literally Jesus – (New York Magazine)
Trump can’t understand why stiff-necked Jews forsake his brand of blood-and-soil authoritarian demagoguery.

Trump admin to allow longer detention of migrant families – (CNN)
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the decades-old agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children.

Trump admin to allow longer detention of migrant families – (Google News)
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children.

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit – (Reuters)
Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader – (Associated Press)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local):3:30 p.m.Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is standing…

Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely – (The New York Times)
The administration wants to send migrant families caught crossing the border illegally to a family detention center for as long as it takes for their cases to be decided.

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