2019-09-29

Headlines:

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

Afghan election sees big drop in voter numbers: unofficial estimate – (Reuters)
Afghanistan’s presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at just over 2 million people or about 20 percent of registered voters, an official said on Sunday, amid concern that low participation could mar the vote.

Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters – (Reuters)
More than 20,000 Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent.

Giuliani says he’d only help impeachment probe with Trump OK – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says he’d only cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry if his client agreed.Central to the investigation is the effort by…

Britain to introduce a Magnitsky law after Brexit: foreign minister – (Reuters)
Britain will introduce laws after it leaves the European Union to freeze assets of those deemed responsible for human rights abuses, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

In pushing probe of rival, did Trump enlist the U.S. government? – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political foe.

Trump-Putin phone calls in U.S. Democrats’ sights: Schiff – (Reuters)
Congress is determined to get access to U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday, citing concerns the Republican leader may have jeopardi…

Kurz’s conservatives win Austrian election, still need coalition partner – (Reuters)
Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday’s parliamentary election, as widely expected, but he will need a coalition partner to form a stable government and the vote left him several options across the political spectrum.

Singer attacked with paint at pro-Hong Kong democracy rally in Taiwan – (Reuters)
Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho was attacked on Sunday by a masked man who threw red paint at her at a rally in Taiwan held in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

Diverse legal network boosts low-wage women’s #MeToo cases – (Associated Press)
Jaribu Hill didn’t opt for law school until her early 40s. She’d been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female…

Moscow rally draws 9,000 people: protest monitor – (Reuters)
A Moscow rally to demand the release of protesters had drawn 9,000 people on Sunday as of 1200 GMT and more people were arriving, a Russian protest monitor, White Counter, said on Twitter.

Terrorism charge against SUV driver in suburban Chicago mall – (Associated Press)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall is facing a state terrorism charge, authorities announced Sunday.Police in Schaumburg…

UK’s Johnson denies any wrongdoing in ties with US tech exec – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their…

Street fires burn in Hong Kong amid running battles between protesters and police – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired water cannon, rubber bullets and round after round of tear gas at petrol bomb-throwing protesters on Sunday in some of the most widespread and violent clashes in more than three months of anti-government unrest.

Chinese parade a glimpse into military ambitions – (Associated Press)
BEIJING (AP) — A parade Tuesday by China’s secretive military will offer a rare look at its rapidly developing arsenal, including possibly a nuclear-capable missile that could reach the United…

New York City police officer shot and killed in the Bronx – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer and a man he was trying to arrest were both shot and killed during a struggle early Sunday in the Bronx.The NYPD identified the slain officer…

Could Washington’s impeachment drama spark China trade deal? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China.As the…

SpaceX Unveils Silvery Vision to Mars: ‘It’s Basically an I.C.B.M. That Lands’ – (The New York Times)
Elon Musk delivered an update on his company’s Starship prototype, which faces business challenges and neighbors not happy to live so close to its test site.

Trump condemns religious persecution amid refugee squeeze – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said at the United Nations this week that “protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities.” But his promise rings hollow to advocates for…

Thousands across Asia Pacific march in solidarity with Hong Kong – (Al Jazeera English)
People take to streets of Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo as part of global day of action in support of Hong Kong protesters.

Austria votes in snap poll after video sting row – (BBC News)
Former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s party is expected to come top, but may need a coalition partner.

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From various sources

Palestinian Islamist convicted of attempted murder of German officials – (The Jerusalem Post)
Asylum seeker sought bloody revenge against Christians, Germans

Iran’s goal: Turn Yemen into Saudi’s Vietnam – (The Jerusalem Post)
his comes after a day in which rumors swirled that the Houthis had destroyed three brigades and captured thousands of troops.

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Live: B/R Betting Show – (Bleacher Report)

Boris Johnson defiant on EU departure date – (Financial Times)
Prime minister hints he could encourage another member state to block Article 50 extension

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All about Trump

Giuliani says Pompeo told him he was “aware” of outreach to Ukrainians – (CBS News)
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani sits down with Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry into the president and the State Department’s role in his outreach to Ukrainian officials.

Are Republicans standing by Trump on impeachment? – (CBS News)
Margaret Brennan talks to Paula Reid, Michael Morell, Adam Entous and Rachael Bade about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and what comes next.

Graham says he has “zero problems” with Trump-Ukraine call – (CBS News)
Senator Lindsey Graham sits down with Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Murphy says he warned Ukraine’s president not to interfere in U.S. election – (CBS News)
Senator Chris Murphy sits down with Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and his recent trip to Ukraine to meet with the country’s president.

Sewell says House Intelligence Committee is working “diligently” on impeachment inquiry – (CBS News)
House Intel Committee member Representative Terri Sewell talks to Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘Knows He’s Illegitimate,’ It’s Why He’s Obsessed With Me – (The Huffington Post)
The former secretary of state, who compared her 2016 defeat to “losing to a corrupt human tornado,” said she supports the impeachment inquiry.

Hurd urges fellow lawmakers to protect whistleblower’s identity – (CBS News)
Representative Will Hurd sits down with Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and the whistleblower complaint about the president’s call with the leader of Ukraine.

Lindsey Graham defends Trump’s Ukraine call as “ethical” and calls for Biden probe – (Axios)
Graham promoted baseless allegations that Biden forced Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating his son.

Giuliani says he’d only help impeachment probe with Trump OK – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says he’d only cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry if his client agreed.Central to the investigation is the effort by…

Whistleblower reaches agreement to testify, will appear ‘very soon,’ Rep. Adam Schiff says – (USA Today)
The whistleblower who filed an anonymous complaint about President Donald Trump asking Ukraine to investigate a political rival has reached an agreement to testify before Congress.

Schiff: House investigations to focus on Trump’s ‘breach of the president’s oath of office’ – (Fox News)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday that while his committee plans on investigating a host of issues relating to President Trump’s July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the main focus will center on the p…

In pushing probe of rival, did Trump enlist the U.S. government? – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political foe.

Trump-Putin phone calls in U.S. Democrats’ sights: Schiff – (Reuters)
Congress is determined to get access to U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday, citing concerns the Republican leader may have jeopardi…

Alec Baldwin returns to ‘SNL’ as Trump stressing about impeachment; ‘Kanye’ ends friendship – (USA Today)
Alec Baldwin resumed his Trump persona to kickstart Season 45 of “Saturday Night Live” and sought advice on how to handle a possible impeachment.

Sunday shows — Impeachment grips Washington | TheHill – (The Hill)
A House impeachment inquiry into President Trump dominated the Sunday political talk shows. …

College journalist nabs global scoop on Trump’s Ukraine envoy – (Axios)
Andrew Howard is a managing editor of The State Press student newspaper at Arizona State University.

Rudy Giuliani says he will comply with impeachment inquiry if Trump tells him to – (Axios)
But he called Adam Schiff an “illegitimate chairman” who should be removed.

Graham: ‘I have zero problems with this phone call’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s most vocal defenders in the Senate, said S…

‘Enough’: Trump’s ex-homeland security adviser ‘disturbed,’ ‘frustrated’ by Ukraine allegations, says president must let 2016 go – (Google News)
Tom Bossert, President Donald Trump’s former Homeland Security adviser, told ABC’s “This Week” he was “disturbed” and “frustrated” by the situation surrounding the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint.

US Denies China Companies Delisting. But The Writing is On The Wall – (Crypto Coins News)
Trump has threatened that he could delist China companies from US exchanges like Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchanges. But it could soon.

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