2019-08-25

Headlines:

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

Correction: Red Flag Laws story – (Associated Press)
In a story Aug. 24 about red flag laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an officer was fatally shot by a man while serving a warrant to take his guns away last year under Maryland’s…

Shock at G7 summit as Iran’s Zarif lands in Biarritz – (Reuters)
Iran’s foreign minister flew into the French resort hosting a G7 summit on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran.

Protest chaos grips Hong Kong with tear gas, water cannon and pouring rain – (Reuters)
Police fired water cannon and tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

Ben Stokes century leads England to Ashes-saving win at Headingley – (BBC News)
Ben Stokes’ astonishing 135 not out repeats his World Cup heroics and gives England one of their greatest victories and keep the Ashes alive.

Iran’s Zarif arrives for surprise G7 talks, no plan to meet U.S. – (Reuters)
In a surprise move, Iran’s foreign minister flew in for talks at the group of seven leaders’ summit on Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron ramps up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, although a U.S.-Iran meeting was not scheduled.

Sharks and rays to be given new protections – (BBC News)
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.

Iran’s Zarif arrives for surprise G7 talks, no plan to meet US – (Al Jazeera English)
Mohammad Javad Zarif flies in for talks at G7 summit as Emmanuel Macron ramps up efforts to ease US-Iran tensions

Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the…

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions – (Associated Press)
From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S….

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump – (Associated Press)
Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying…

White House reverses Trump on China ‘second thoughts’ – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China, but the White House later reversed, saying the president was…

Extinction bites: countries agree to protect sharks and rays – (Associated Press)
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures who have…

Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher, White House says – (Reuters)
When President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said.

Kudlow does not expect China to retaliate against latest U.S. tariffs – (Reuters)
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday that he does not expect China to retaliate against additional tariffs on Chinese goods that U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday.

Japan PM Abe: G7 must unify in its response to downside econ risks – Kyodo – (Reuters)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said G7 nations must unify in their response to downside economic risks, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.

Iranian, French foreign ministers in talks in Biarritz – (Reuters)
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in talks with his French counterpart on the sidelines of a G7 leaders’ summit to discuss what conditions would de-escalate tensions between Washington and Tehran, a French presidency official said.

Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was “touch and go,” as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has…

Top Iranian official lands at G-7 summit in surprise visit – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight to the building where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been…

Trump, Abe agree on principles of trade deal at G7 – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Sunday said he and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had agreed on the principles of a trade deal that would probably be signed next month in New York.

Iranian foreign minister arrives in G7 summit town in France: Iran official – (Reuters)
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Sunday in Biarritz, southwestern France, where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting, an Iranian official said.

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From various sources

Ashes 2019 live scores third cricket Test: Australia vs England updates, weather, day 4 – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day four of the third Ashes Test in Leeds.

Netanyahu in North: Israel prevented Iranian attack on the Golan – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This was Iran’s initiative, it was under Iran’s command, and it was an Iranian mission,” Netanyahu stressed.

Ahead of elections, settlers allowed to move into Hebron’s Beit HaMachpel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The placement of Jews in the otherwise Palestinian neighborhood of the city marks the continued expansion of the Jewish community in the area near the Tomb.

An angry Qasem Soleimani won’t give up on his dream to attack Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The confirmation by Israel came moments after Syrian media reported that regime air defenses had been activated against “hostile enemy targets.”

PLO: Hamas responsible for assault on our Gaza offices – (The Jerusalem Post)
The assailants stormed the PLO’s Department for Refugee Affairs, destroyed furniture and stole various items, sources in the Gaza Strip said.

Recent Match Report – Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test only on ESPNcricinfo.com

LA residents fed up with officials, demand change after homeless crisis spirals in city – (Fox News)
It’s the stale stench of liquor and human waste that hits you first. Then it’s visual — row after row of dirty tarp tents crammed together on the sidewalk next to piles rotting trash and broken appliances. There are half-dressed, drugged-out shells of people…

Axios AM – (Axios)
Mike Allen, the world’s most-wired reporter, narrates the ten most important stories of the day. Daily

Correction: Red Flag Laws story – (Associated Press)
In a story Aug. 24 about red flag laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an officer was fatally shot by a man while serving a warrant to take his guns away last year under Maryland’s…

‘You f****** legend’ – Piers Morgan leads tributes to Ben Stokes after Ashes century steers England to Third T – (TalkSport)

23 “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Behind-The-Scenes Cast Facts That Are Simply The Best – (Buzzfeed)
Terry Crews’ first job was drawing courtroom sketches.

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers – (TechCrunch)
Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog post i…

“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 8/25 – (CBS News)
This week “Sunday Morning,” hosted by Tracy Smith, features Susan Spencer’s cover story on dyslexia. Plus: Smith profiles singer-songwriter Taylor Swift; Mo Rocca visits with restaurateur and “Fresh Off the Boat” author Eddie Huang; Barry Petersen saddles up …

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes hits incredible century to give England thrilling win over Australia in third Test – (TalkSport)

Shock at G7 summit as Iran’s Zarif lands in Biarritz – (Reuters)
Iran’s foreign minister flew into the French resort hosting a G7 summit on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran.

Grandmother, 81, is the latest victim of hospital listeria food scandal that saw six patients die – (Daily Mail)
Brenda Elmer, 81, died after eating contaminated food at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Sandwiches from a supplier in the Midlands were later withdrawn from NHS trusts

Top Iranian Official Makes Surprise G-7 Summit Visit Amid Nuclear Talks – (The Huffington Post)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was seen heading to where world leaders have been debating Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Atlanta attorney allegedly killed man with Mercedes after golf ball hit his car, prosecutors say – (Fox News)
A Georgia attorney who allegedly drove his Mercedes into a man who accidentally hit his car with a golf ball was indicted on a murder charge last week.

Sunday shows – White House stresses Trump’s determination in China trade fight as GOP challenger emerges | TheHill – (The Hill)
Administration officials on Sunday stressed that President Trump is determined to win a trade war…

Protest chaos grips Hong Kong with tear gas, water cannon and pouring rain – (Reuters)
Police fired water cannon and tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

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All about Trump

Shock at G7 summit as Iran’s Zarif lands in Biarritz – (Reuters)
Iran’s foreign minister flew into the French resort hosting a G7 summit on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran.

Sunday shows – White House stresses Trump’s determination in China trade fight as GOP challenger emerges | TheHill – (The Hill)
Administration officials on Sunday stressed that President Trump is determined to win a trade war…

White House reverses Trump’s comments on China tariffs – (Google News (Canada))
U.S. President Donald Trump’s only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn’t raise them higher, his press secretary said Sunday after the president had earlier signaled some remorse for an escalating trade war with China.

Iranian official Javad Zarif arrives unexpectedly at G7 amid tensions. Trump’s response? ‘No comment’ – (USA Today)
Iranian official Mohammad Zarif arrived unexpectedly at the G7 meeting in France, a dramatic move that seemed likely to highlight U.S. isolation.

Iranian foreign minister arrives for surprise G7 talks, no plan to meet U.S. – (The Globe And Mail)
It was not clear whether U.S. President Donald Trump had been informed of Zarif’s visit, although Macron lunched with the U.S. leader on Saturday and the leaders discussed Iran at length in the evening

Trump Regrets Not Taxing China More, White House Says – (Fortune)
Pushed to end a trade war with China, President Donald Trump instead upped his pressure on Beijing.

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump – (Associated Press)
Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying…

Behind-the-scenes discord rattles G7 summit despite Donald Trump’s claim that all is well – (USA Today)
President Trump denied reports of tension among world leaders at the G-7 summit, but behind-the-scenes discord is rattling the gathering in France.

White House reverses Trump on China ‘second thoughts’ – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China, but the White House later reversed, saying the president was…

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announces he will challenge Trump in Republican primary – (USA Today)
Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois said officially announced his primary challenge to Donald Trump on Sunday. He said Trump is “unfit” to be president.

Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher, White House says – (Reuters)
When President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said.

Kudlow does not expect China to retaliate against latest U.S. tariffs – (Reuters)
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday that he does not expect China to retaliate against additional tariffs on Chinese goods that U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday.

US says Donald Trump regrets not being tougher on China – (Financial Times)
President has ‘second thoughts’ about trade war before WH reverses course

New data challenges Trump’s economic narrative | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump has repeatedly said the U.S. economy under his watch has been extraordinary….

SE Cupp: If it feels like the world is on fire … that’s because it is – CNN Video – (CNN)
As President Donald Trump lands in France for the G7, CNN’s SE Cupp looks at the fires Trump started in the US with his recent political plays.

Larry Kudlow defends President Trump: He wasn’t backing down on China tariffs – CNN Video – (CNN)
In an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said President Donald Trump misunderstood a question at the G7 summit where he appeared to say he had second thoughts about the China tariffs. Kudlow said Trump was nev…

Call him King Trump – (CNN)
Jane Greenway Carr looks back on what commentators had to say this week about President Trump’s words about powerful women (and his favorite subject, himself), the deepest betrayal of America, finding our body-positive selves, listening to what the 1990s have…

Joe Walsh to take on Trump in 2020 Republican primary – (CNN)
Conservative radio host and former Illinois US Rep. Joe Walsh will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, he announced Sunday.

Joe Walsh announces Trump primary challenge: ‘I’m in’ – (Fox News)
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif makes surprise visit to site of G7 – (Axios)
Zarif was sanctioned by the Trump administration last month.

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