2019-09-13

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

Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform – (Reuters)
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of sometimes violent unrest.

6 Takeaways From the September Democratic Debate – (The New York Times)
Joe Biden hugged Barack Obama tightly as the former vice president came under attack from Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro. Elizabeth Warren went unscathed, while Kamala Harris stuck to a script.

London Stock Exchange flatly rejects Hong Kong’s $39 billion takeover offer – (Reuters)
The London Stock Exchange emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse’s $39 billion takeover offer on Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and analytics group Refinitiv.

‘Astonishing’: Taliban responds to Trump’s peace talks withdrawal – (Al Jazeera English)

London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong takeover bid – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange on Friday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing “fundamental concerns” about the offer.The London Stock…

Joe Biden’s rival denies veiled dig at his age – (BBC News)
Julián Castro repeatedly told the ex-vice president he was “forgetting what you said two minutes ago”.

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near – (Associated Press)
TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale…

PG&E reaches $11 billion settlement relating to wildfire claims – (Reuters)
California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems claim Trump inspired El Paso killings – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that…

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources – (Reuters)
The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thu…

Analysis: Biden looks like a front-runner, until he doesn’t – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night’s debate when he looked the part.Standing between a pair of liberal senators offering…

EU very concerned at idea of Northern Irish border veto, Ireland says – (Reuters)
European Union negotiators are very concerned by the idea of handing Northern Ireland’s devolved government the right to approve future regulatory changes as a part of finding a Brexit compromise, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Friday.

Wall Street ticks higher at open on trade optimism, strong retail sales – (Reuters)
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials indexes opened modestly higher on Friday, on growing optimism around trade talks between the United States and China as well as stronger-than-expected domestic retail sales.

Johnson, Juncker to meet in Brexit breakthrough bid – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold face-to-face talks next week in a bid to break the Brexit impasse.European…

U.S. retail sales increase solidly in boost to economy – (Reuters)
U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in August, pointing to solid consumer spending that should continue to support a moderate pace of economic growth.

Rainforest fires trigger smog alerts – (BBC News)
Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts as fires rage in large sections of their rainforests.

LSE board poised to decide fate of Hong Kong exchange’s $39 billion offer – (Reuters)
The London Stock Exchange’s board will meet in coming days to decide on the Hong Kong bourse’s surprise $39 billion takeover proposal, a source close to the British company said on Thursday, as the market poured cold water on the deal.

Scarred by Libya abuse, migrants hope for new life in Europe – (Associated Press)
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — It was Mouctar Diallo’s fifth attempt to reach Europe by sea. His previous four tries had been foiled by gangs on speedboats who returned him to Libya where he was…

House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms – (The New York Times)
Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for information.

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides…

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From various sources

Ashes 5th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, weather, Australia vs England day 2 – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day two of the fifth Ashes Test in London.

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in foreign payments case – (The Jerusalem Post)
The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a lower court ruling that had thrown out the case because the people who sued could not prove they were harmed by Trump’s actions.

NRL Live: Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs, semi final, scores, updates, news – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of the first match of the NRL Finals between the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

AFL scores Geelong vs West Coast: Live updates, news video of semi-final – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of the AFL Finals Series semi-final blockbuster between Geelong and West Coast at the MCG.

Pakistani PM: India’s Kashmir crackdown will spur global Muslim extremism – (The Jerusalem Post)
“When atrocities get to their peak, people would prefer that death is better than this insulting life,” Khan said at a rally of several thousand people in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir.

Attorney-General authorized Netanyahu to take loan from millionaire – (The Jerusalem Post)
The state comptroller approved a loan under market conditions.

Diary of ‘Polish Anne Frank’ sees light 80 years later – (The Jerusalem Post)
The publication is titled “Renia’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust.”

Shop BuzzFeed Merch Is Officially Relaunching Its Digital Doors And We’re Excited – (Buzzfeed)
You can finally get that BuzzFeed Unsolved shirt you’ve been looking for.

27 Beautiful Movie Tattoos That’ll Make You Want To Get Inked – (Buzzfeed)
These tattoos are film-tastic!

Girl, 3, dies of rare cancer after doctors diagnosed her with constipation: ‘She died in my arms’ – (Fox News)
A United Kingdom mother who claims doctors wrote off her 3-year-old daughter’s stomach pains as constipation says the young girl died just days after she was diagnosed with rare cancer.

CNN’s primetime programs ignore contributor Andrew McCabe’s latest legal woes – (Fox News)
CNN’s primetime lineup on Thursday night apparently did not have enough time to address the controversy swirling around one of the liberal cable outlet’s own employees: former FBI deputy director-turned CNN contributor Andrew McCabe.

27 Unexpected TV Deaths That You Never Saw Coming – (Buzzfeed)
I’m already crying.

Canadians’ debt levels improve slightly | CBC News – (CBC News)
Canadians took on slightly less new debt last quarter, but they still owe $1.77 for every $1 they earned, according to Statistics Canada’s latest national balance sheet.

Match Preview – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019, 1st Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read and watch the preview for Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019 1st Match, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Liberals promise financial incentives, lower fees to help entrepreneurs | CBC News – (CBC News)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising new incentives to help entrepreneurs launch new businesses, and lower fees he says would help small and medium-sized businesses thrive.

Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions – (TechCrunch)
Apple is changing how subscriptions work on its App Store. Before, any lapse in payment could cut off the customer from being able to use the app’s subscription-based features — and make it more difficult for the developer to reacquire that customer’s busines…

Bill Belichick Conspiracy Perfectly Explains Jets QB Sam Darnold’s Mono – CCN.com – (Crypto Coins News)
This bizarre conspiracy theory perfectly explains why Bill Belichick made that historic Patriots-Jets trade – and Sam Darnold’s mono.

Lantern-waving Hong Kong protesters take to hills, as leader pledges housing reform – (Reuters)
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the latest in more than three months of sometimes violent unrest.

Decision to expel teen with autism from school quashed by court – (The Irish Times)
Boy (16) had ‘engaged in unpredictable aggressive and violent behaviour in the school’

FIFA 20 soundtrack: FULL track list announced including Major Lazer, Anderson .Paak, Disclosure – (FourFourTwo)
Track and artists confirmed for main game and Volta, also starring GoldLink, Another Sky and Suzi Wu

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All about Trump

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in foreign payments case – (The Jerusalem Post)
The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a lower court ruling that had thrown out the case because the people who sued could not prove they were harmed by Trump’s actions.

Federal appeals court reinstates Trump emoluments case – (Axios)
The decision dredges up one of the president’s most persistent legal threats.

‘Astonishing’: Taliban responds to Trump’s peace talks withdrawal – (Al Jazeera English)

AP FACT CHECK: Dems claim Trump inspired El Paso killings – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that…

Samantha Power: I called Hillary Clinton a monster, but I didn’t mean it – (The Irish Times)
Obama’s UN ambassador on her traumatic Irish childhood, Trump and ‘that’ interview

Aggrieved Trump rips Dems for ‘sad’ impeachment effort | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump accused House Democrats of a “sad” effort to impeach hi…

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources – (Reuters)
The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thu…

Trump says energy-efficient light bulbs make him look orange – (CNN)
President Donald Trump on Thursday evening claimed that energy efficient light bulbs make him look orange, one in a series of bizarre claims about green energy and climate conservation in remarks to Republican House members in Baltimore.

The weakness of the Democratic field – (Financial Times)
The battle for the 2020 challenger to President Trump is now between Warren and Biden

Republican Group Serves Up Scathing Elections Reminder To Lindsey Graham – (The Huffington Post)
A GOP organization’s new TV ad uses the Trump-supporting senator’s old promise against him.

Debate night split screen highlights the Democrats’ Trump challenge – (NBC News)
Democrats had plenty of grievances about Donald Trump at Thursday night’s debate, but they struggle throughout the night to find a clear line of attack against the president.

The Democratic race gets hotter with a debate over where, exactly, the party should stand – (USA Today)
With Joe Biden flanked by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, contenders clash over whether defeating Trump requires transformation or moderation.

Scotland’s Prestwick airport flies into storm over Trump – (Financial Times)
Controversy over US air force crew’s stopovers at the president’s Turnberry resort

Europe’s New Trade Team to Push Back on ‘Reckless’ Trump – (Bloomberg)
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Trump news – live: Impeachment demands escalate as president suggests ‘nobody was here’ in America 25 years ago during outlandish speech – (Independent)
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China to Exclude U.S. Soybeans and Pork From Additional Tariffs – (The Wall Street Journal)
Plan follows President Trump’s two-week postponement of higher tariffs on some Chinese goods

The Mad Negotiator – (National Review)
Trump sees the best in even the world’s most dismal actors because he sees them, no matter how hostile or bloodstained, as potential negotiating partners.

Congress set to ignore Trump’s wall request in stopgap measure | TheHill – (The Hill)
Lawmakers are preparing to ignore President Trump’s request to loosen restrictions on b…

Conservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks | TheHill – (The Hill)
Senate conservatives are warning President Trump and their own leaders to tread carefully in the…

Dow Futures Explode as Trump Considers Partial Trade Deal – CCN.com – (Crypto Coins News)
Dow Futures indicate a big opening for Dow Jones with a 74-point increase as President Trump considers a partial trade deal with China.

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