2019-08-26

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

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges – (BBC News)
The Hollywood producer has denied sexually harassing more than 75 women.

The Latest: Bolsonaro says G-7 treats Brazil like a colony – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local):4:15 p.m.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says a G-7 agreement on…

G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires – (Reuters)
The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a French presidential source said.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty, rape trial delayed to January – (Reuters)
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to a new indictment ahead of his upcoming criminal trial, in a case where producers have accused him of rape and predatory sexual assault.

Wall Street bounces as Trump softens stance on trade war – (Reuters)
Wall Street rebounded on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease trade tensions with China, soothing investor nerves after an intense feud between the world’s top two economies last week sent stocks into a tailspin.

Trump claims serious trade negotiations with China to begin – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump, facing pressure to scale back a U.S.-China trade war contributing to a global economic slowdown, claimed Monday that serious talks will begin soon…

Iran says it has sold oil from tanker released by Gibraltar – (Reuters)
Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel’s owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government spokesman as saying on Monday.

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say – (Reuters)
Seven eggs from the world’s last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes of saving the endangered animals, scientists said on Monday.

Althea Gibson, Tennis Star Ahead of Her Time, Finally Gets Her Due – (The New York Times)
On Monday, the U.S. Open will unveil a new statue of Gibson, who achieved many firsts for African-Americans in tennis.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires – (Associated Press)
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship….

Brazilian women must be ashamed of Bolsonaro for mocking my wife, says Macron – (Reuters)
Brazilian women are probably ashamed of President Jair Bolsonaro, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, hitting back after the Brazilian leader mocked Macron’s wife on Facebook.

One empty chair at G-7 climate meeting: Trump’s – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France, leaving an empty chair as global power brokers…

When they go low? Dems navigating nasty race against Trump – (Associated Press)
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a…

U.S. business investment appears weak in third quarter – (Reuters)
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rose modestly in July while shipments fell by the most in nearly three years, pointing to continued weakness in business investment and a slowdown in economic growth early in the third quarter.

Trump moves to cool tension over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade that has spooked financial markets and he opened the door to diplomacy with Iran, easing tensions on the last day of a strained G7 summit.

Trump puts forward own Miami golf course for next G7 summit – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would probably host next year’s Group of Seven summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties – the Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami.

Trump says China trade deal coming, Beijing calls for resolution – (Reuters)
The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday, with Beijing calling for calm and U.S. President Donald Trump predicting a deal after markets fell in response to new tariffs from both countries.

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban but fear a return – (Associated Press)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two yellow burqas are on display at a television station in Kabul, bright versions of the blue ghostlike garments some women in the capital still wear. For the young…

Trump claims G-7 ‘unity’ on Iran after unannounced invite – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval for Iran’s top diplomat to make an unannounced appearance on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was…

McDonald’s faces boycott threats in India for serving halal meat – (Al Jazeera English)
Global fast food chain faces backlash on Twitter after revealing that all its restaurants in India are halal certified.

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From various sources

The Israeli start-up clearing minefields with artificial intelligence – (The Jerusalem Post)
4M Analytics provides a “minefields location intelligence solution,” which the company says can enable high-paced mine clearance at a lower cost and with lower risk than existing solutions.

Lebanon’s Aoun met with UN official over ‘Israeli assault’ – presidency – (The Jerusalem Post)
Aoun met U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis on Monday to discuss “the latest developments,” the president’s office said on Twitter.

Traffic cameras helped lead police to charge cafe owners accused of staging hate crime | CBC News – (CBC News)
Cameras mounted on transit buses and street lights led police to look at the owner of a Winnipeg cafe and her family as the perpetrators of an alleged robbery and hate crime, and not the victims, newly released search warrant documents show.

Lara Spencer ‘horrified’ by her own comments about Prince George taking ballet, says dancer Travis Wall – (Fox News)
“Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer is hoping to make further amends with the dancing community after making insensitive comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking a ballet class.

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges – (BBC News)
The Hollywood producer has denied sexually harassing more than 75 women.

Presight Capital raises $80M fund to connect US startups with Europe – (TechCrunch)
Presight Capital, the international venture arm of Aperion Investment Group, is announcing that it’s closed its first fund of $80 million. Aperion is the family office of German entrepreneur Christian Angermayer, who previously co-founded pharmaceutical compa…

Northern white rhino eggs fertilized with sperm today from last male Sudan in bid to save the species – (CBS News)
Eggs from last 2 females fertilized with sperm from now-dead last male, but it will be days before world knows if there’s even a chance of success

Parliament to consider request to remove Public Protector on Tuesday – (News24)
Parliament’s constitutional process to set up an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office will get underway this week, earlier than expected.

The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo will be released on September 6th in the US – (The Verge)
Asus will release its dual-screened ZenBook Pro Duo laptop in the US on September 6th. It comes in two configurations that vary slightly, but both include two screens, a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia’s RTX 2060 graphics card, and active stylus suppo…

St. Louis mayor offers up to $100,000 reward for unsolved child murders amid string of shooting deaths – (CBS News)
At a news conference Saturday, Mayor Lyda Krewson offered a $25,000 reward for each of four unsolved cases

16 Times Hipsters Offended Italian Cuisine – (Buzzfeed)
You can’t make me eat this.

The Latest: Bolsonaro says G-7 treats Brazil like a colony – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local):4:15 p.m.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says a G-7 agreement on…

G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires – (Reuters)
The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a French presidential source said.

Why not bomb a hurricane? NOAA gets asked about it all the time – (CNN)
Officials get between three and four dozen emails every hurricane season from concerned citizens suggesting climatological nuclear warfare.

The future of “Silicon Beach” now that Snapchat has left Venice – (Recode)
Plus: Misinformation is raging along with the fires in the Amazon.

Help the Amazon: What you can do to help as Amazon rainforest fire continues to burn through Brazil – (CBS News)
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and vital to combating climate change — and it’s on fire with no end in sight

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment adding two sex assault charges today – (CBS News)
Prosecutors had said the new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for “Sopranos” actress to testify

Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak at close of G7 summit of world leaders – live updates – (CBS News)
Trump and French President Emmanuel Macon are holding a press conference at the close of the global summit

The collapse of WOW Air could push Iceland into recession – (Axios)
The country’s booming tourist industry — its largest — has suffered.

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All about Trump

Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak at close of G7 summit of world leaders – live updates – (CBS News)
Trump and French President Emmanuel Macon are holding a press conference at the close of the global summit

2020 Democrats sound the alarm on Trump’s trade strategy – (Fox News)
White House hopefuls turn to trade on the campaign trail; Peter Doocy reports on what’s being said.

Joe Walsh claims Republicans will get ‘spanked’ in 2020 if Trump is GOP nominee – (Fox News)
Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois predicted the GOP would lose big in 2020 if they choose to stick with President Trump as the party’s nominee, and said he blames himself for the Commander-in-Chief’s political rise.

Wall Street bounces as Trump softens stance on trade war – (Reuters)
Wall Street rebounded on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease trade tensions with China, soothing investor nerves after an intense feud between the world’s top two economies last week sent stocks into a tailspin.

Trump claims serious trade negotiations with China to begin – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump, facing pressure to scale back a U.S.-China trade war contributing to a global economic slowdown, claimed Monday that serious talks will begin soon…

G7 summit in Biarritz, France: Live updates – CNNPolitics – (Google News)
President Trump and other world leaders have gathered in the French city of Biarritz for the last day of G7 talks. Follow here for the latest.

Stocks jump after Trump says U.S. and China are “getting back to the table” – (CBS News)
President Trump’s remarks are easing investor concerns following last week’s escalation in trade tensions

Dow Soars After Trump Gushes Praise for ‘Great Leader’ Xi Jinping – CCN Markets – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow Jones soared after President Trump backed down from his hardline trade war stance and heaped praise on Xi Jinping.

Trump says G7 countries had a ‘lively discussion’ about bringing Russia back – (Daily Mail)
Donald Trump says that a ‘number of people would like to see Russia back’ in the Group of Seven and it’s ‘certainly possible’ that Vladimir Putin will be invited next year.

Stock markets remain jittery even as Trump and China try to ease trade war fears | CBC News – (CBC News)
The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday, with Beijing calling for calm and U.S. President Donald Trump predicting a deal after markets fell in response to new tariffs from both countries.

One empty chair at G-7 climate meeting: Trump’s – (Associated Press)
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France, leaving an empty chair as global power brokers…

When they go low? Dems navigating nasty race against Trump – (Associated Press)
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a…

Trump on Iran: ‘We’re not looking for regime change’ – (The Irish Times)
US president leaves door open for diplomacy as Macron moves to diffuse Iran-US tensions

President Trump Denies Wanting to Nuke Hurricanes to Stop Them From Hitting the U.S. – (Time)
President Trump is denying a report that he has suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes as a way of disrupting them.

Chinese newspaper editor debunks Trump’s trade war claims: ‘China didn’t change its position’ – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump said China is ready to come back to the negotiating table, but one Chinese insider is calling Trump’s bluff, saying, “China didn’t change its position.”

Trump moves to cool tension over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade that has spooked financial markets and he opened the door to diplomacy with Iran, easing tensions on the last day of a strained G7 summit.

Trump puts forward own Miami golf course for next G7 summit – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would probably host next year’s Group of Seven summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties – the Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami.

Trump says China trade deal coming, Beijing calls for resolution – (Reuters)
The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday, with Beijing calling for calm and U.S. President Donald Trump predicting a deal after markets fell in response to new tariffs from both countries.

Posthaste: In Donald Trump’s trade war, all that glitters is gold – (Financial Post)
Stuff you need to know

Watch live: Trump, Macron hold joint press conference following G-7 – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday will hold a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron following the G-7 summit in France.The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.Watch the live video above.

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