Your New Digest 1 http://feed.informer.com/digests/WKCLTCFFB4/feeder Your New Digest 1 Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:53:46 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ James Comey, North Korea, U.S. Senate: Your Evening Briefing https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/briefing/james-comey-north-korea-us-senate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c843ed63-f30d-fb4f-b481-ad688214b954 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:39:17 -0400 Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Saudi Security Forces Intercept Militants Plotting Mecca Attack https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-mecca-plot.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:cc6a2bde-fd19-7ca2-b217-a3f42c7d0467 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:36:27 -0400 The authorities confronted militants in three places, and one of them blew himself up, wounding five security officers and six bystanders. Fire Hazards Force Evacuation of 5 London High Rises https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d9b1fa49-2f1d-108a-4894-5cb57943bf00 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:47 -0400 More than 800 apartments were emptied on Friday after inspectors found safety problems, including exterior cladding like that on the 24-story building that burned last week. Fire Hazards Force Evacuation of 5 London High Rises https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6552d470-7291-dde3-0588-2dc4754e087f Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:46 -0400 More than 800 apartments were emptied on Friday after inspectors found safety problems, including exterior cladding like that on the 24-story building that burned last week. U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/africa/congo-united-nations-human-rights-council.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:9e862980-8a10-17ba-d5d8-4c16d8958791 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:44:06 -0400 The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, presented details of men, pregnant women and babies who were mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents. Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/johnny-depp-glastonbury-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7233c3f4-ddcb-4924-4321-e21d3dc219f6 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:25:41 -0400 “It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” As U.S. Kills ISIS Leaders, a Notorious One Remains Elusive https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/isis-leaders-dead-baghdadi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:27ad3c8e-ea66-43b4-f597-4db10fc8c0cc Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:04:54 -0400 American officials say they have no concrete evidence on whether the most well-known Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the target of a long manhunt, is alive or dead. As U.S. Kills ISIS Leaders, a Notorious One Remains Elusive https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/isis-leaders-dead-baghdadi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1c96ea1c-140d-97b1-9d4d-7ac5efe19bff Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:04:53 -0400 American officials say they have no concrete evidence on whether the most well-known Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the target of a long manhunt, is alive or dead. Fire Hazards Force Evacuation of London High Rises https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:ec36d803-e353-948d-34ce-27e4ae906aa3 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:59:43 -0400 Tower blocks with more than 800 apartments were emptied on Friday after inspectors found safety problems including exterior cladding similar to that on the 24-story West London building that burned last week. Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/germany-anti-gay-law.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:ffb36a85-3065-38e0-6a39-cc355855d5e6 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:30 -0400 The Parliament voted unanimously to void the convictions of those prosecuted under a law forbidding sex between men. The law was repealed in 1994. Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/germany-anti-gay-law.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:74357a91-a28d-2c27-ce33-c659526b1a50 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:29 -0400 The parliament voted unanimously to void the convictions of those prosecuted under a law forbidding sex between men. The law was repealed in 1994. Guilty Plea by Ulster Loyalist May Shed Light on Police Collusion https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/gary-haggarty-guilty-plea-northern-ireland.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6af30f29-45d8-002c-5ba8-f9187f1fabca Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:52:38 -0400 Gary Haggarty, a former Protestant paramilitary leader in Northern Ireland’s Troubles, pleaded guilty on Friday to hundreds of crimes committed while he was also a police informant. Twin Bombings in Pakistan Kill Dozens, Putting Country on Edge https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/bombings-pakistan-parachinar.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:22d0ed4f-e5f6-d140-2e8d-6896545a4d20 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:03:35 -0400 The attacks, before an important Muslim holiday, raised concerns about the growing challenges facing Pakistan’s security forces. Bombings in Pakistan Kill Dozens, Putting Country on Edge https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/bombings-pakistan-parachinar.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d805de77-1622-b757-a6c0-873ece3218a3 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:03:35 -0400 The attacks, before an important Muslim holiday, raised concerns about the growing challenges facing Pakistan’s security forces. C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/austin-tice-syria-cia-pompeo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:930f493c-dee6-c9d3-d475-52fb5ed6e7c9 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:17:14 -0400 The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012. Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/turkey-evolution-high-school-curriculum.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:24c5edda-b4e2-e639-5f01-e75e4537fab0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:39:42 -0400 A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said. 7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/uk-brexit-a-year-after.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6e0bb2cc-0b0e-2f93-750d-dd3ed7d4a384 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:50:06 -0400 Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.” Read seven of our favorites. Arab Nations Issue Demands to Qatar https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-arabia-al-jazeera.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:59796007-2a0d-7a28-f753-c55c997d6d1b Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:47 -0400 The list includes shutting down the news network Al Jazeera, abandoning links with Islamist organizations and downgrading ties with Iran. Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-arabia-al-jazeera.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:3c4c40fc-2f44-94bc-b5a9-467a8eca4c6a Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:47 -0400 The demands risked pulling other powers deeper into the rift by calling on the country to shut down a Turkish military base and to downgrade its ties with Iran. Arab Nations Issue Demands to Qatar https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-arabia-al-jazeera.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:83050a21-9742-145f-356f-367ebfefadf4 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:46 -0400 The list includes shutting down the news network Al Jazeera, abandoning links with Islamist organizations and downgrading ties with Iran. The Saturday Profile: The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/canada/the-man-who-helped-turn-toronto-into-a-high-tech-hotbed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:88dfcfaf-bf50-a601-f286-598e1af3c0f5 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:50:50 -0400 Geoffrey Hinton, a scientist at the heart of artificial intelligence’s recent breakthroughs, has helped make Toronto a leading research location. North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/travel/north-korea-tours-americans-warmbier.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d686b2ca-cb10-8e4e-57a0-7bbe6033d6ce Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:43:37 -0400 Even after the tour operator that sold a North Korea trip to Otto Warmbier abandons American clients, others still sell a trip there as one-of-a-kind. North Korea Tours Dwindle for Americans. But Not Much. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/travel/north-korea-tours-americans-warmbier.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0e65f7f2-1764-ee6e-b020-1b7b82534bc2 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:43:37 -0400 Even after the tour operator that sold a North Korea trip to Otto Warmbier abandons American clients, others still sell a trip there as one-of-a-kind. North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier’s Treatment https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/otto-warmbier-north-korea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c099a60b-9855-6403-00bd-ced6ab48ffb4 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:34:21 -0400 A government spokesman said the young American who died less than a week after he was released from North Korean captivity had been well cared for. Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/australia-philippines-planes-marawi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:0b75387d-015e-a837-bdb0-224592d4244d Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:53 -0400 Intelligence reports also suggested that two militants linked to the siege of the city were killed in the fighting. London Fire Could Result in Manslaughter Charges, U.K. Police Say https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:2fd4cf00-9cf2-f00a-ac7f-17aa5e6a69ee Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:24:16 -0400 The authorities said the blaze at Grenfell Tower began with a faulty refrigerator, and cladding and insulation have failed investigators’ safety tests. Cladding in London Building Where Fire Raged Failed Investigators’ Tests https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:c0dccf5e-24f6-a053-645e-db27a756c44d Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:24:16 -0400 Officials also confirmed that the blaze began with a faulty refrigerator, and that it was not started intentionally. Grenfell Tower Cladding and Insulation Failed Investigators’ Tests https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/europe/grenfell-tower-fire-hotpoint-london.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:d3a0a3ad-489c-876c-70ca-45faa1a6dc08 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:24:16 -0400 Officials also confirmed that the blaze at the 24-story West London building began with a faulty refrigerator, and that it was not started intentionally. Khmer Rouge Trial, Perhaps the Last, Nears End in Cambodia https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/cambodia-khmer-rouge-vietnam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7a9fccd3-ede0-e2a0-cb48-0df4f883aa7e Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:08:23 -0400 A verdict in the genocide prosecution of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leaders of a movement that killed 1.7 million people, could take months. Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/immigration-asylum-syria-terrorism.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1823e6b9-b667-0e5d-0dcc-0ff3d5938c9f Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:42:52 -0400 Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports. Arab Nations Issue Demands to Qatar https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-arabia-al-jazeera.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1802ad27-7f9d-0f79-c336-fd7998106b2d Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:42:27 -0400 The list includes shutting down the news network Al Jazeera, abandoning links with Islamist organizations and downgrading ties with Iran. Police Officer Beaten to Death by a Mob in Kashmir https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/kashmir-srinagar-police-officer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:cd1c9976-6bac-73f0-3b55-e5b532b5f503 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:39:20 -0400 The plainclothes officer had fired into a crowd of people who thought he was a spy or assassin, witnesses said. He was then stripped naked and killed. Court in China Reduces Sentence for Man Who Killed Debt Collector https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/chinese-court-debt-collector-ruling.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:f9d802ab-6de0-f8b4-93af-37f1dc09c941 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:34:27 -0400 The case involving Yu Huan, who had come to his mother’s defense, provoked a national debate about family honor and filial piety. Johnny Depp, Courting Outrage, Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/johnny-depp-glastonbury-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:585d97a0-085c-0179-7dd3-e232c82f78c9 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:09:16 -0400 “It’s been a while and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/johnny-depp-glastonbury-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:43985ddf-547d-e627-a67d-1ed82111c6d1 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:09:16 -0400 “It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” OP-art: Canada’s Bad-ass 150th Birthday Rebranding https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/canada/canadas-150th-birthday-rebranding.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6a19fd56-c1b9-ce6f-e30e-3e455c50e243 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:24 -0400 Launching July 1 O: Canada’s Edgy 150th Birthday Rebranding https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/canada/canadas-150th-birthday-rebranding.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:fa00a9f1-07bf-2039-58bf-83e36bce5a65 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:24 -0400 Launching July 1 OP-art: Canada’s 150th Birthday Rebranding https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/canada/canadas-150th-birthday-rebranding.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:3e1f4470-0730-bf89-7e8c-d0be81e5f838 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:23 -0400 Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1. Like all nations, it has its cherished symbols. Is it time to update some of them, maybe in a bad-ass kind of way? South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Striking Any Part of the North https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/south-korea-missile-ballistic.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:a61584c8-27eb-00ac-e9a8-be31ebc4a628 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:48:02 -0400 President Moon Jae-in of South Korea attended the test firing of a new ballistic missile that he believes can add leverage to talks with the North over its nuclear program. South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Striking Any Part of the North https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/south-korea-missile-ballistic.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:573bd3df-48d9-9336-0ab5-297e922a0624 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:48:01 -0400 President Moon Jae-in of South Korea attended the test firing of a new ballistic missile that he believes can add leverage to talks with the North over its nuclear program. Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/middleeast/immigration-asylum-syria-terrorism.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:ddfe423b-071f-1971-c343-13f9ea33b661 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:26 -0400 Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports. In South Korea, Confidante of Ousted President Gets 3 Years in Prison https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/south-korea-choi-soon-sil-sentence-prison.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:7155ea9d-af1e-1154-ec89-6636b60a7c36 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:26:44 -0400 Choi Soon-sil, a secretive adviser to former President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced on charges of abusing her influence to get her daughter into a prestigious university. Europe Edition: ‘Brexit’, Republican Party, Confederations Cup: Your Friday Briefing https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/briefing/theresa-may-republican-party-ukraine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:793936f6-1776-9696-d6cc-4f6b34feb86f Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:03:30 -0400 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/world/asia/china-cap-trade-carbon-greenhouse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:194c6371-3582-fef4-87d0-4784c6dd63c5 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:19 -0400 A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge. Asia and Australia Edition: James Comey, Tesla, Qatar Airways: Your Morning Briefing https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/briefing/james-comey-tesla-qatar-airways.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:74be8249-ddbe-5435-636c-402b2b84422e Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:48:50 -0400 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000005181126/evidence-that-isis-blew-up-al-nuri-mosque.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:e2104d2f-7a38-2294-1fe2-7558c63229a7 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:46:42 -0400 Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an air strike. U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/world/americas/beef-imports-brazil-united-states.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:6048fc3e-02e5-a914-14f2-dd5faef4b54d Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:33:01 -0400 The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations. Mexican President Says Government Acquired Spyware but He Denies Misuse https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/world/americas/mexico-pena-nieto-hacking-pegasus.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:930e80da-21a4-15fd-5786-c27e0826ab9f Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:02:35 -0400 President Enrique Peña Nieto acknowledged that his government had purchased sophisticated spyware from Israel but he denied ordering surveillance of his critics. A Homeless ‘Safe Space’ Challenges Australia’s Power Brokers https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/world/australia/a-homeless-safe-space-challenges-australias-power-brokers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:1e39c2c0-be33-961c-c0ab-417a30e62555 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:57:04 -0400 In downtown Sydney, opposite the Reserve Bank of Australia, the needy and outraged gather in an unsanctioned shelter to sleep, cook, read and question inequality. A Homeless ‘Safe Space’ Challenges Australia’s Power Brokers https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/world/australia/a-homeless-safe-space-challenges-australias-power-brokers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss NYT > World urn:uuid:b19923b2-2fc4-90be-043d-fc2c668d5ac0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:57:03 -0400 In downtown Sydney, opposite the Reserve Bank of Australia, the needy and outraged gather in an unsanctioned shelter to sleep, cook, read and question inequality.