(Reuters) Venezuela opposition’s envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials

(Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Venezuelan opposition’s envoy to the United States said he met Pentagon and State Department officials in Washington on Monday to discuss “all aspects of the Venezuelan crisis.” Carlos Vecchio, opposition leader Juan Guaido’s ambassador to Washington, said in a message on Twitter that the talks held at the State Department … Continue reading (Reuters) Venezuela opposition’s envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials

(NYT) How Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

(NYT) President Trump’s re-election campaign has spent far more than any single Democratic presidential candidate on Facebook advertising, reprising a strategy that was central to his 2016 victory. Total Spending on Facebook Ads So Far This Year Bill de BlasioNotes: The spending figures are for Dec. 30 to May 18. The data comes from Facebook and includes … Continue reading (NYT) How Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

(BBG) For Many Wealthy Brazilians, Portugal Is Becoming the New Miami – Bloomberg

(BBG) Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Bellino knows a good deal when he sees one. So after more than a decade living in Miami, he decided to move across the Atlantic to Portugal, where a booming real estate market and tax breaks are attracting a growing number of wealthy Brazilians. The 53-year-old multimillionaire, who made his fortune … Continue reading (BBG) For Many Wealthy Brazilians, Portugal Is Becoming the New Miami – Bloomberg

(BBC) Germany to return Portuguese Stone Cross to Namibia

(BBC) The German Historical Museum has announced it will return a 15th century monument to Namibia after it was taken during the colonial era. The Stone Cross is a Portuguese navigation landmark placed on the southwest African coastline in 1486. But when the area was under German colonial control in the 1890s, the cross was … Continue reading (BBC) Germany to return Portuguese Stone Cross to Namibia

(GUA) Conan Osíris: the flamboyant outsider denied his shot at Eurovision

(GUA) Osíris inflamed Portugal with his outrageous attire and provocative multicultural sound – and was assumed to be a sure-fire contender before getting voted off in the semi-final When Jimmy Carr toured Portugal this March, he mocked the country’s Eurovision contender, Conan Osíris. “Why has he got spoons on his face? And who’s that guy who dances … Continue reading (GUA) Conan Osíris: the flamboyant outsider denied his shot at Eurovision

(Stampa) 48 ore a… Porto, fra storia, arte e buon vino

(Stampa) È la seconda città del Portogallo e il principale centro del nord del Paese. La sua storia coincide con quella del Paese, a cui ha dato il nome. É chiamata la “città del granito”, perché palazzi e chiese del centro storico sono costruiti con questa pietra e col ferro. L’aria tenebrosa di questi materiali … Continue reading (Stampa) 48 ore a… Porto, fra storia, arte e buon vino

(ZH) Xi Sends Trump A Message: Rare-Earth Export Ban Is Coming

(ZH) Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five “nuclear” options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling countless US supply chains that rely on these rare commodities, and forcing … Continue reading (ZH) Xi Sends Trump A Message: Rare-Earth Export Ban Is Coming

(BI) Chinese tech giant Huawei has developed its own operating system as a ‘plan B’ in case it’s barred by the US government from using Google and Microsoft products

(BI) The Chinese tech-giant Huawei confirmed it has developed its own operating system that could replace Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows should it be barred from using American-made products, according to a recent report by the German newspaper Die Welt. The prospect of being banned from such products has intensified for Huawei in the wake of its recent lawsuit … Continue reading (BI) Chinese tech giant Huawei has developed its own operating system as a ‘plan B’ in case it’s barred by the US government from using Google and Microsoft products

(DML) Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants faked family relationship with children to claim asylum during ICE pilot of the procedure in Texas

(DML) ICE ran the pilot for a few days this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas About 30% of migrants tested with rapid DNA were lying about familial relations Migrants with children can claim asylum and avoid detention in most cases  An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has … Continue reading (DML) Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants faked family relationship with children to claim asylum during ICE pilot of the procedure in Texas

P.O. (FT) Why Goldman Sachs should buy Deutsche Bank

P.O. Personally i would love it to happen. We would get rid of two evils: The Vampires of Wall Street and the eternally broke Deutsche Bank. DB problems, particularly the litigation problems,would eat the Vampires of Wall Street’s (Goldman Sachs) capital in no time. As the French would say: Bon debarras! (Good riddance!) Francisco (Abouaf) … Continue reading P.O. (FT) Why Goldman Sachs should buy Deutsche Bank

(Express) Brexit Party BOOST: Nigel Farage OVERTAKES Tories in latest general election poll

(Express) NIGEL FARAGE’s Brexit Party has surged ahead of the Tories in the latest general election poll. Brexit news: Brexit Party now top in general election poll (Image: GETTY) Mr Farage’s party has been gaining heavy support ahead of next week’s EU election but in a worrying development for the main political parties, the Brexit Party … Continue reading (Express) Brexit Party BOOST: Nigel Farage OVERTAKES Tories in latest general election poll

(EuroNews) Why is Farage’s Brexit Party leading the polls and what is its plan for the UK?

(EuroNews) CopyrightREUTERS/Simon Dawson SHARE THIS ARTICLE Brexit was voted for but hasn’t happened. Britain’s ruling Conservative government has failed to deliver it. The Labour opposition can’t agree on whether it wants it or not. Parliament is deadlocked. The political vacuum has been happily filled by a familiar face who played a major role in bringing … Continue reading (EuroNews) Why is Farage’s Brexit Party leading the polls and what is its plan for the UK?

(Independent) Tory party will split if Boris Johnson becomes leader and pursues no-deal Brexit, warn MPs

(Independent) Former foreign secretary is runaway favourite in polls to succeed Theresa May Electing Boris Johnson leader on a no-deal Brexit ticket would risk a permanent split in the Conservative Party, a former minister has warned. The former foreign secretary has established himself as firm favourite to succeed Theresa May as prime minister in a … Continue reading (Independent) Tory party will split if Boris Johnson becomes leader and pursues no-deal Brexit, warn MPs

(Verge) Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban

(Verge) Huawei has been stockpiling chips to prepare for this eventuality Huawei’s bad weekend is turning worse as the company’s American suppliers are all falling in line with a US government edict banning them from doing business with the company. Bloomberg now reports that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, three of the world’s leading chip designers and suppliers, … Continue reading (Verge) Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban

(CNBC) Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

(CNBC) Trump’s threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent weeks. The New York Times has reported that Trump told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he does not want war with … Continue reading (CNBC) Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’