Old News

2019-07-15

Headlines:

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

Biden aggressively defends health law known as ‘Obamacare’ – (Associated Press)
Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination…

Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about lawmakers – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they…

Times when Americans were told to ‘go home’ – (BBC News)
President Donald Trump’s tweet has prompted some to share their own stories.

Trump administration sets ‘new bar’ for immigrants seeking asylum – (Reuters)
Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States from Mexico must now also first seek protection from a so-called third party country, the Trump administration said on Monday.

Trump presses attack on Democratic ‘squad’ congresswomen, wants apology – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to “go back” to the “places from which they came” in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called rac…

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down the number of…

Wall St opens at record highs as earnings season kicks off – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as second-quarter corporate earnings got off to an upbeat start with results from the third largest U.S lender, Citigroup, beating expectations.

Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings…

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns – (Reuters)
More than one in 10 children – or 20 million worldwide – missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children’s fund said on Monday.

Chinese data reassures, Citi starts earnings torrent – (Reuters)
Surprisingly upbeat economic soundings from China pushed world shares toward an 18-month high and steered the Aussie dollar upwards on Monday, as Citigroup delivered Wall Street’s first heavyweight beat of the new earnings season.

U.S. judge to hear financier Jeffrey Epstein’s bid to get out of jail before trial – (Reuters)
Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, is expected to argue in court on Monday that he should be freed from jail and allowed to await trial under house arrest at his Manhattan mansion.

Retailers cash in on Amazon’s ‘free marketing’ on Prime Day – (Reuters)
Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans – (Al Jazeera English)
Legal challenges expected as US law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive in US regardless how they did so.

Hong Kong leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called ‘rioters’ – (Reuters)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters who clashed with police on the weekend were rioters, a legally loaded term in the city, and she supported the police in upholding the law and seeking perpetrators.

Italy seizes missile in raids on far right – (BBC News)
Some of the groups investigated in Italy are said to be linked to pro-Russian militants in Ukraine.

Court blocks US-Guatemala migration deal – (BBC News)
The deal would have required migrants crossing Guatemala to seek asylum there rather than in the US.

Trump Accuses 4 Democratic Congresswomen of Spewing ‘Racist Hatred’ – (The New York Times)
The president demanded that the representatives apologize to him and “the people of Israel” after he used a racist trope in urging the four Americans to “go back” to their countries.

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.Governor Mark Carney said…

Citigroup profit beats estimates on gains in consumer lending – (Reuters)
Citigroup Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Monday, as a tight lid on costs and strength in consumer lending helped the third-largest U.S. bank counter weakness in its trading business.

Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia – (Al Jazeera English)
Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees.

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From various sources

Two groups bid to explore for oil, gas in Israeli waters – (The Jerusalem Post)
Energy Minister says “we are continuing to act to transform Israel into a regional energy power.”

Trump: “Dems making Israel feel abandoned” – (The Jerusalem Post)
The twitter war between Trump and Dems continues on Monday – calling out the entire party

Jewish Agency emissaries to be trained as Diaspora emissaries in Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
The initiative is designed to help improve Israel – Diaspora relations and deepen understanding of Israelis of Jews around the world

Delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system to Turkey continues – (The Jerusalem Post)
Erdogan says delivery of system to be completed by April 2020.

Jake Tapper presses Ken Cuccinelli on family separations during ICE raids – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke to the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli about the ICE raids on undocumented immigrants set to begin today.

Recent Match Report – England vs New Zealand, World Cup, Final | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of England vs New Zealand, World Cup, Final only on ESPNcricinfo.com

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

Biden aggressively defends health law known as ‘Obamacare’ – (Associated Press)
Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination…

Families on Ryanair jet are ‘terrified’ by 30 men on stag do to Ibiza – (Daily Mail)
Passengers took to social media to describe their ‘nightmare’ as the rowdy group engaged in drunken and disruptive behaviour onboard flight FR6605 from Edinburgh to Ibiza.

Should England only have been given five runs for Stokes’ LUCKY six? – (Daily Mail)
Simon Taufel, an MCC Laws subcommittee member and former umpire, has explained that Eoin Morgan’s side should have been given five runs, when Martin Guptill’s throw hit Ben Stokes.

Trump doubles down in ‘squad’ attacks – (News.com.au)
President Trump has doubled down in his online attacks against “the squad” of four democratic congresswomen, claiming they should be apologising to him after his message was widely condemned as racist.

65 Hilarious Memes That Perfectly Sum Up “Stranger Things” Season 3 – (Buzzfeed)
We have to laugh so we don’t cry. Warning: contains spoilers.

25 Commercials From The ’90s That Are Forever Burned Into Your Memory – (Buzzfeed)
“Yesterday you said you’d call Sears.”

Recode Daily: These influencers and fans are ready to leave YouTube behind – (Recode)
Plus: The FTC fined Facebook $5 billion, and Wall Street didn’t even blink.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get right now – (USA Today)
This year’s Prime Day already has more impressive deals than any Prime Day yet.

Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about lawmakers – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they…

‘The Squad’: These are the four congresswomen Trump told to ‘go back’ to other countries – (USA Today)
They’re four freshman Democratic congresswomen from different backgrounds with a common goal of upsetting the status quo.

Times when Americans were told to ‘go home’ – (BBC News)
President Donald Trump’s tweet has prompted some to share their own stories.

Temporary foreign workers needed to grow processed-foods sector, says Senate report | CBC News – (CBC News)
Canada should make it easier for some temporary foreign workers to get to and stay in the country, says a Senate report released Friday morning.

Major ICE raids didn’t materialize over the weekend, advocates say – (CNN)
Immigrant rights advocates across the United States told CNN they saw few signs over the weekend of the ICE raids that Trump administration officials had warned would begin Sunday.

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All about Trump

Trump: “Dems making Israel feel abandoned” – (The Jerusalem Post)
The twitter war between Trump and Dems continues on Monday – calling out the entire party

Biden aggressively defends health law known as ‘Obamacare’ – (Associated Press)
Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination…

Trump doubles down in ‘squad’ attacks – (News.com.au)
President Trump has doubled down in his online attacks against “the squad” of four democratic congresswomen, claiming they should be apologising to him after his message was widely condemned as racist.

Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about lawmakers – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they…

‘The Squad’: These are the four congresswomen Trump told to ‘go back’ to other countries – (USA Today)
They’re four freshman Democratic congresswomen from different backgrounds with a common goal of upsetting the status quo.

Times when Americans were told to ‘go home’ – (BBC News)
President Donald Trump’s tweet has prompted some to share their own stories.

Major ICE raids didn’t materialize over the weekend, advocates say – (CNN)
Immigrant rights advocates across the United States told CNN they saw few signs over the weekend of the ICE raids that Trump administration officials had warned would begin Sunday.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s efforts to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump administration sets ‘new bar’ for immigrants seeking asylum – (Reuters)
Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States from Mexico must now also first seek protection from a so-called third party country, the Trump administration said on Monday.

Trump presses attack on Democratic ‘squad’ congresswomen, wants apology – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to “go back” to the “places from which they came” in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called rac…

Theresa May lashes out at Donald Trump during final days in office – (Metro)
She said Trump’s language was ‘completely unacceptable’.

Trump administration moves to end protections for Central American asylum seekers – (CBS News)
President Trump has long expressed his frustration with asylum laws

Trump administration moves to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants – (NBC News)
The Trump administration announced it will move to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down the number of…

Dow Claws Higher, But Will These Trump Tweets Threaten Trade Deal? – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow clawed higher on Monday, even as Donald Trump and China traded new jabs ahead of resuming already-fraught trade war negotiations.

Theresa May blasts Trump for telling AOC ‘squad’ to ;eave America – (Daily Mail)
The president is facing widespread criticism over tweets about outspoken critic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other female politicians, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.

Trump “racist” tweets: Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries; AOC, Pelosi slam president – (CBS News)
Democrats called the tweets racist and xenophobic

Trump will make it harder for Central Americans to get asylum – (Axios)
A former DOJ immigration attorney told Axios that it’s a “50-50” question.

Trump administration files regulation that could dramatically limit asylum claims – (CNN)
The Trump administration filed a regulation Monday that could dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, according to a document filed by the Departments of Justice and H…

‘Completely unacceptable’: British PM, U.S. Democrats decry Trump tweets as racist – (Google News (Canada))
The tweets from Trump started Sunday and continued Monday morning and seemed aimed at four first-term representatives called ‘The Squad’

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