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MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 22, 2019
Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. Puerto Ricans are joking back.
Puerto Rican Twitter users coined the term "Caribbean Vikings" and created their own "Starter Kits" in case Puerto Rico becomes "a colony of Denmark."

Trump, Greenland, Denmark. Is This Real Life? (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Reuters World NewsAug 22, 2019
As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest alight but told foreign powers not to interfere.

Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron warns ahead of G7 (BBC Front Page) - EuropeAug 22, 2019
Macron dashes Johnson's Brexit deal hopes
French president says backstop ‘indispensable' and renegotiation would leave agreement little changed

Macron's tough Brexit message to Johnson (CNN World)
Britain-EU talks must respect single market integrity, Irish stability: Macron (Reuters World News)

MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 22, 2019
YouTube removes channels spreading Hong Kong discord
The channels used software to mask their origin and were consistent with China-linked accounts removed by Twitter and Facebook, the company said.

YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests (Reuters World News)
YouTube disables 210 channels linked to Hong Kong disinformation ( - Europe)

MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 22, 2019
Worldwide pleas to save the Amazon as fires decimate rainforest
A NASA scientist tells NBC's Anne Thompson that nearly all the fires its satellites see in Brazil were started by people trying to make room for crops and cattle. A conservationist who was at a fire on the Brazil-Peru border said the blazes have been devastating for wildlife in the forest.

BBC Front PageAug 22, 2019
Wolves claim first-leg Europa League victory at Torino
Wolves are in a good position to qualify for the Europa League group stage for the first time after winning 3-2 away in Italy against Torino.

MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 22, 2019
How are the raging fires in the Amazon rainforest affecting climate change?
"The effects of forest destruction in the Amazon don't stay in the Amazon. They affect us all," one expert said.

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 22, 2019
Europa League play-off: Linfield earn stunning 3-2 first-leg win over Qarabag
Two goals from an inspired Shayne Lavery help Linfield stun Azerbaijan champions Qarabag 3-2 in the Europa League play-off first leg.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
To Gain Leverage in China Trade Talks, Trump Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong
In recent days, American officials have warned Beijing that a peaceful resolution of the pro-democracy protests may be necessary to allow negotiations to continue.

CBC Top StoriesAug 22, 2019
As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the Amazon
As of Thursday, there are more than 165,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest. The alarming part, however, is that a significant number of them — more than 75,000 — are burning in Brazil, which some experts fear will have dire consequences.

Washington Post World NewsAug 22, 2019
China confirms it detained U.K. consulate official but does not say why

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
Japan, South Korea and a Rupture on the Pacific Rim
The United States could help resolve the rift between two critical allies. But it has shown little interest. - EuropeAug 22, 2019
Hasbro to buy ‘Peppa Pig' producer eOne for £3.3bn
Group is latest UK-listed company acquired by overseas buyer as pound weakens

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
With Amazon Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash: ‘Lungs of the Earth Are in Flames'
The fires scorching the Amazon come amid growing concern that Brazil's weakening environmental policies could jeopardize the country's trade and foreign relations.

CBC Top StoriesAug 22, 2019
Hasbro to buy Entertainment One for $4B US
U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc. will buy Entertainment One Ltd., a Canadian company, for about $4 billion US in cash, adding the independent studio with preschool brands such as Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, the companies said on Thursday.

Hasbro to buy Peppa Pig owner in $4 billion all-cash deal (CNBC World News)

Reuters World NewsAug 22, 2019
South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders's ‘Green New Deal': A $16 Trillion Climate Plan
Mr. Sanders's climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. "We must be extraordinarily aggressive," he said in an interview.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
9 Things You Didn't Know About the Sounds of ‘Sesame Street'
Five are about "Rubber Duckie," but he's the one!

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
Did A Hong Kong Tycoon Hide A Protest Message In His Innocuous Newspaper Ads?
The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.

BBC Front PageAug 22, 2019
Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?
The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
How Feist's ‘1234' Turned Into a ‘Sesame Street' Blockbuster
The singer and songwriter's 2008 appearance on the show brought her closer to 3-year-olds — and the Muppet Telly — than she ever imagined.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
Denmark's Leader Didn't Want a Fight With Trump. She Got One Anyway.
President Trump responded angrily when Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's rebuffed the idea of selling Greenland, but she is trying to move past it.

NYTimes GlobalAug 22, 2019
Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote
At a forum for presidential candidates, "everyone counts" sounded like both a moral and an electoral imperative.

ABC NewsAug 22, 2019
Man dies after elevator malfunction traps him between car and shaft
The tragic accident occurred in an apartment building in the city's Kips Bay neighborhood.

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 22, 2019
Wilder opens restaurant in Batley - then vows to 'get rid' of Ortiz and Fury
WBC champion Deontay Wilder vows to "get rid" of Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury in his coming fights amid "surreal" scenes at a restaurant opening in West Yorkshire.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein
Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

Reuters World NewsAug 22, 2019
Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 22, 2019
Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical
Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound. - EuropeAug 22, 2019
Yield curve inversion signals lack of faith in Fed
Governors George and Harker say they see little reason for additional rate cuts

Reuters World NewsAug 22, 2019
Italy president says parties need time for government deal, to report back Tuesday
President Sergio Mattarella said several of Italy's parties had told him they needed more time to find an accord to solve an ongoing government crisis and told them to report back on Tuesday of next week. - Comment & AnalysisAug 22, 2019
Facebook's search for impartiality looks doomed
Diversity of the planned Oversight Board could push partisan warfare to higher level

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk
Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.

CBC Top StoriesAug 22, 2019
Top general says military started dealing with suspected neo-Nazi in the spring
Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says the military first became aware of a Manitoba reservist's alleged links to a neo-Nazi group in the spring and were investigating him in earnest weeks before media reported on the matter.

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 22, 2019
Migration: UK cannot end freedom of movement on Brexit day, experts say
The UK has no system to work out who is legally in the country after a no-deal Brexit, experts say.

Reuters World NewsAug 22, 2019
Pompeo says U.S. officials are focusing on release of two Canadians in China
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who were detained by China late last year.

NYTimes GlobalAug 22, 2019
What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too
Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.

CNBC World NewsAug 22, 2019
Yield curve inverts briefly once again on fears the Fed won't save the economy
It was the third trigger of the recession indicator in less than two weeks.

NYTimes GlobalAug 22, 2019
How to Host a Summer Barbecue Like a Professional
The butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest gathered their friends in the Hudson Valley for a dinner of sausages, grilled vegetables and blueberry pie.

NYTimes GlobalAug 22, 2019
Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed
Jeffrey Epstein's suicide at a Manhattan jail has led to reassignments for top prison officials, and now federal grand jury subpoenas for jail employees.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls
In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'
Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.

NewsweekAug 22, 2019
Former Ambassador Can't Explain Trump's Feud with Denmark over Greenland: 'There's No Logic to What He Says'
"I can't analyze that," Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, told MSNBC about Trump's feud with Denmark over Greenland.

CBC Top StoriesAug 22, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein's will could prove complicated for those looking to sue
The will Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million US in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for dozens of complainants to collect damages.

NewsweekAug 22, 2019
Trump's 'Chosen One' Comment and Spat with Denmark Shows His 'Psychotic-Like State' Says Doctor Who First Warned About President's Mental Condition
Dr. Lance Dodes was one of the first mental health professionals who questioned Donald Trump's stability.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?
An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 22, 2019
No Link Between Fines And Safety In Mines, Government Audit Says
A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.

NPR Headline NewsAug 22, 2019
Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote
"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump told reporters outside the White House Wednesday.

ABC NewsAug 21, 2019
Trump insists he hasn't shifted position on background checks after call with NRA
President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he hasn't shifted his position on gun sale background checks despite sending lots of mixed signals and a call from the NRA.

Outlook Uncertain On Gun Policy As Trump Signals Openness — With NRA In His Ear (NPR Topics: News)

NPR Topics: NewsAug 21, 2019
Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Says Pain Often Interferes With Daily Life
How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.

UN WomenAug 08, 2019
From where I stand: "People said, how are you going to play football, you're a girl!"
Fathime Tibu, 26, is the youngest female coach of MTG United, the football league for Moving the Goalposts (MTG), a sport for development organization based in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently spoke to UN Women about her own journey, aspirations, and how sport is a powerful tool to empower girls.
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