2019-09-11

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

Mugabe body arrives in Zimbabwe, burial place not announced – (Associated Press)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The body of Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe has arrived in the capital, Harare, where it was met by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and a full military…

18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11 – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil.Victims’ relatives…

China summons German envoy to foreign ministry over Hong Kong activist – (Reuters)
A meeting between Germany’s foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sent very negative signals for bilateral relations, China’s ambassador to Germany said on Wednesday, adding that the foreign ministry in Beijing had summoned the German ambassador…

Wall Street opens higher on upbeat trade move – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as China’s move to ease tensions with the United States assuaged some concerns about the ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer – (Associated Press)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer.Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit…

China exempts some U.S. goods from retaliatory tariffs as fresh talks loom – (Reuters)
China announced its first batch of tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products, days ahead of a planned meeting between trade negotiators from the two countries to try and de-escalate their bruising tariff row.

Trump reverses course, seeks negative interest rates for U.S. debt – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump called on the Federal Reserve to push down interest rates into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth as it punishes savers and banks’ earnings in the process.

Explainer: How does negative rate policy work? – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve drive interest rates into negative territory. He says his motivation was to refinance the U.S. government’s $22 trillion in outstanding debt and lengthen the amount of time over which it …

UK PM Johnson rules out Farage deal despite warning of electoral ‘kicking’ – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday ruled out an electoral pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which had warned that the Conservatives would take a “real kicking” in an election if Brexit was not a clean break from the EU.

Hong Kong Exchanges makes surprise $39 billion offer for Britain’s LSE – (Reuters)
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing <0388.HK> has made an unsolicited $39 billion takeover approach for the London Stock Exchange , a proposal contingent on the LSE ditching its acquisition of data company Refinitiv.

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters – (Associated Press)
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006…

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs – (Associated Press)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held…

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit.

UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political opposition demanded Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson reverse his suspension of Parliament, after a court ruled that his decision to send lawmakers home…

Iran says U.S. should avoid ‘warmongers’ after Bolton departure – (Reuters)
Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from “warmongers” after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that sanctions be lifted before any talks.

9/11 service held in New York – (BBC News)
A memorial event is being held in the city to mark the 18th anniversary of the attacks.

Six Men Tell Their Stories of Sexual Assault in the Military – (The New York Times)

Myanmar girl testifies in ‘nursery rape case’ that sparked anger – (Al Jazeera English)
The case has exposed deep-seated mistrust in Myanmar’s dysfunctional criminal justice system.

Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia.More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world’s front pages by becoming the first…

Hong Kong protesters pause to mark Sept. 11 – (Reuters)
Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the Chinese-ruled city.

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From various sources

Boomers vs Czech Republic live stream: Updates, FIBA World Cup | France defeat USA – (News.com.au)
The equation for the Boomers is simple, win and keep their hopes of claiming a medal alive. Standing in their way is the Czech Republic with the game set to tip off at 11pm.

Gabi Ashkenazi: We should kill Assad – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ashkenazi said “it is still not too late” for Israel to kill Assad and had the ability to get to him.

Likud blames Liberman for cameras bill falling – (The Jerusalem Post)
Joint List head Ayman Odeh was kicked out for confronting Prime Minister Netanyahu with camera.

Iran denounces ‘U.S.-Israeli plot’ over nuclear program – (The Jerusalem Post)
Iran says its aims are entirely peaceful.

Swiss revoke citizenship from dual-national Islamic State recruiter – (The Jerusalem Post)
The man in question is in prison after receiving a multiple-year sentence for multiple crimes, including membership in a terrorist organization and spreading IS propaganda.

Naftali Bennett ‘very worried’ by firing of Bolton, Trump steps on Iran – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We should be very worried. Trump is obviously a big friend of Israel, but at the end of the day are interests are not identical, he has his interests we have our interests,” said Bennett.

Sean McVay Can Remember His Dominant HS Plays | Ditch the Playbook S1E2 – (Bleacher Report)
Rams HC Sean McVay is known for his ridiculous photographic memory when it comes to football. But can he remember the names of plays he ran while dominating as Mr. Georgia Football during his high school career? Watch Adam Lefkoe grill him on the latest episo…

9/11 anniversary: 18 years since terror attack, updated memorial honors first responders who died of illnesses – (Fox News)
Eighteen years later, they remain gone – but never forgotten.

Apple’s new iPhone finally sacrifices thinness for battery life – (The Verge)
For years, people have asked why companies won’t just make phones a little bigger and heavier in order to offer better battery life. And with the iPhone 11 Pro lineup, it looks like Apple is finally taking note. The new phones markedly better battery life tha…

Record 92 migrants are seized in a single day trying to get to Britain – (Daily Mail)
The staggering haul – made up of people from eight different countries, arrived in the UK on seven small boats throughout the day, including on a beach in Littlestone, Kent (pictured).

Pretty Little Thing customer finds ‘marks and hair’ in crotch of bodysuit – (Mirror)
Olivia Freeman, 22, bought the bodysuit from Pretty Little Thing for £18 but was shocked when it arrived with a loose protective sticker over the crotch

IDF tank attacks Hamas post in response to 3 rockets fired at Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
An IDF tank attacked a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after three rockets were fired from Gaza.

Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament IS unlawful, Scottish judges rule – (Daily Mail)
Judge Lord Doherty dismissed a challenge against the planned prorogation last week, saying it is for politicians and not the courts. But three judges have now overturned that decision

Andrea Leadsom says Operation Yellowhammer No Deal plans would SCARE people – (Daily Mail)
Andrea Leadsom has signalled the government will not publish its Operation Yellowhammer No Deal contingency plans in full – despite being told to by MPs – as she said they would scare people.

40 Things From The ’00s That Have Been Buried In The Deepest Recesses Of Your Brain For The Last 10 Years – (Buzzfeed)
A post for anyone who has forgotten that they once dialed Peter1 to get the Family Guy theme song as a ringtone.

Google Express to close in a few weeks, will become part of Google Shopping – (TechCrunch)
Google’s failed online shopping service Google Express is closing in a few weeks, as its features will be merged into a revamped version of Google Shopping, Google says in an email sent to its customers this week. The company had already announced its plans t…

Boris Johnson ‘faces Brexiteer revolt’ amid climbdown claims – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson told Remainer rebels he is expecting ‘spears in my back’ from so-called ‘Spartans’ in his own party.

Game on: federal election gets underway – (The Globe And Mail)
Justin Trudeau visits Governor-General Julie Payette at Rideau Hall

Democratic debate: September 2019 Democratic presidential primary candidates, date, time, how to watch, live stream info – (CBS News)
Thursday’s matchup could show more confrontation between leading contenders, as only 10 candidates qualified

‘You’re a white man, why don’t you fire yourself?’ Piers Morgan clashes with fire chief – (Daily Mail)
Lincolnshire Fire Service axed the TV character, and this morning chief fire officer Les Britzman told Piers Morgan he wanted to get his force, already 10% female, to a 50/50 split men and women.

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All about Trump

Naftali Bennett ‘very worried’ by firing of Bolton, Trump steps on Iran – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We should be very worried. Trump is obviously a big friend of Israel, but at the end of the day are interests are not identical, he has his interests we have our interests,” said Bennett.

Tom Homan set to face off again with House Dems: ‘How about having a hearing to secure our nation?’ – (Fox News)
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan is set to appear Wednesday at a House hearing, where he said he will challenge Democrats on their “false narratives” about the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement efforts.

Trump blasts Fed leaders as ‘boneheads’ over interest rates – live – (Google News)
President said rates should be ‘zero, or less’ as central bank expected to lower them next week

Live: President Donald Trump commemorates 9/11 anniversary at the National 9/11 Pentagon memorial — live stream – (CBS News)
The attacks were 18 years ago today

Court ruling again allows Trump asylum restrictions in Texas and New Mexico – (Axios)
The third-country asylum rule once again applies in Texas and New Mexico.

Liberty’s Falwell says he’s target of “attempted coup” – (CBS News)
Falwell says he believes he’s partly being targeted for his loyalty to President Trump

Dow Tiptoes Sideways While Trump Savages Fed ‘Boneheads’ – CCN.com – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average benefited from new tariff exemptions, but Trump continued to savage the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve.

Trump reverses course, seeks negative interest rates for U.S. debt – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump called on the Federal Reserve to push down interest rates into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth as it punishes savers and banks’ earnings in the process.

In photos: The 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks – (Axios)
President Trump will take part in a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.

Explainer: How does negative rate policy work? – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve drive interest rates into negative territory. He says his motivation was to refinance the U.S. government’s $22 trillion in outstanding debt and lengthen the amount of time over which it …

Moment of silence, tolling bells and Trump mark 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack – (USA Today)
Bells will toll across New York and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and President Donald Trump will speak at the Pentagon to mark the 9/11 attack.

New Jersey Man Charged After Doing ‘Doughnuts’ On President Trump’s Golf Course – (Time)
Richard J. McEwan, 26, of Milford, New Jersey is charged with criminal mischief for doing “doughnuts” at the Trump National Golf Course

Alarm bells should be ringing at Trump HQ after N.C. House scare – (NBC News)
Analysis: It’s always better to win than lose, but Republicans holding onto NC-9 by a hair is reason for President Donald Trump to worry heading into 2020.

Trump officials look to fix California homeless problem, state officials say back off – (USA Today)
Trump officials are in California assessing ways to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, but some local officials and experts are skeptical.

Who has left Trump’s administration and orbit? – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s administration has been marked by a series of exits from high-ranking officials. Appointments expected to last for years have only made it a matter of days, ending in chaotic departures.

Trump rages over ‘phony’ poll | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showing him traili…

Trump White House hasn’t held a traditional press briefing in 6 months – (ABC News)
It’s now been six months since a traditional briefing by a White House press secretary? Will they ever resume? Is there a downside for the public?

Moment of silence, tolling bells and Trump mark 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack – (Google News)
Bells will toll across New York and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and President Donald Trump will speak at the Pentagon to mark the 9/11 attack.

Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia.More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world’s front pages by becoming the first…

President Trump rips Fed as ‘Boneheads,’ calls for zero or negative interest rates – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the Federal Reserve, exhorting the board to lower interest rates to zero or possibly even below zero.

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