Today's Intel

Oct. 8, 2019

REUTERS

The Trump administration on Tuesday blocked the U.S. ambassador to the European Union from giving testimony in the House of Representatives' impeachment investigation of the Republican president.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major LGBT rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and transgender workers.

Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine.

Ecuador's government said on Tuesday it would be open to international mediation via the United Nations or the Catholic Church on a sixth day of widespread anti-austerity protests, which it said had led to 570 arrests.

France must develop a "society of vigilance" in its fight against the "Hydra" of Islamist militancy, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, as he paid homage to the victims of a deadly knife attack at the headquarters of the Paris police.

India on Thursday will lift an advisory asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Jammu & Kashmir, further rolling back steps taken during a crackdown launched before the government scrapped the special status of the Muslim majority state two months ago.

U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in September, leading to the smallest annual increase in nearly three years, which could give the Federal Reserve room to cut interest rates again later this month.

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive backing protests in Hong Kong.

Boeing said on Tuesday it would invest $20 million in Richard Branson's space-tourism venture Virgin Galactic giving it more money to take on rivals in the race to space.

The U.S. government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

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About 200 protesters marched through downtown Chicago Monday evening to demand lawmakers declare a climate emergency.

London's Metropolitan Police said on Monday it had so far arrested 267 people taking part in demonstrations organized by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion.

A Thai pro-democracy activist has been charged over an "inappropriate" social media post, police said, as authorities use a tough cyber law against perceived critics of the powerful monarchy.

The Supreme Court, Monday, kept a case about a New York City gun control regulation on its 2019 docket despite action by the city and state to erase the regulation from the books.

The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October.

PG&E says that due to a Fire Weather Watch more than 600,000 customers across portions of nearly 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties could be impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday and Thursday.

Manila seems to be drawing closer to Moscow even as its relations with Washington have worsened.

Stones flew and barricades burned in parts of Haiti's capital on Monday as the country entered its fourth week of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools.

BBC

Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking" discoveries about the Universe. James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year's winners at a ceremony in Stockholm. Peebles was honoured for work on the evolution of the Universe, while Mayor and Queloz won for their discovery of a planet around a Sun-like star.

A ferry that sank off the Pacific nation of Kiribati - killing 95 people - was overloaded, had a drunken crew, and was not allowed to carry passengers at sea, an inquiry has found. Of the 102 people aboard the MV Butiraoi last year, only five passengers and two crew survived. After the boat sank, it was eight days before the alarm was raised, and most victims died at sea from hunger, dehydration and hypothermia. One woman died while giving birth.

Ecuador's president has temporarily moved government operations from the capital Quito to the port city of Guayaquil amid protests sparked by the end of fuel subsidies.

A flotilla has arrived in New Zealand commemorating the 250th anniversary of the first Europeans to set foot there. British explorer Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMS Endeavour came to shore at Gisborne on 8 October 1769, ushering in colonial rule.

A patient is being tested for a possible case of the Ebola virus at a hospital in Malmo in southern Sweden.

WND

Transgenders - by the "hundreds" - are fed up with their lifestyle choice and are wanting to return to living as their birth gender, prompting the creation of an advocacy network to help them, according to a new report from the Christian Institute.

Google is developing an all-knowing, "god-like" artificial intelligence that employees describe as the "AI Manhattan Project," according to a former engineer for the tech giant who has become a whistleblower.

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