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What to watch for today and over the weekend
The US begins nationwide raids on undocumented families. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scheduled to begin the multi-day operation across 10 major cities on Sunday, targeting at least 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered to be deported. The operation, which had been postponed last month, has drawn criticism from local officials and lawmakers.
The US House votes on renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The fund provides financial aid to the thousands who suffered serious medical issues after the 2001 terrorist attacks and is set to expire next year. It is expected to pass and move on to the Senate.
Turkey risks US and NATO wrath. It began taking delivery of an air-defense system from Russia today, in defiance of US and NATO warnings. The move could trigger US sanctions—although president Donald Trump has expressed some support for the decision.
London hosts the Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup finals. Serena Williams faces Simona Halep tomorrow, while the men wrap up their semi-finals today and compete for the singles championship Sunday. Meanwhile, England and New Zealand will battle for glory at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday.
While you were sleeping
The US and India began talking trade again. Assistant trade representative Christopher Wilson met with Indian officials today in New Delhi. India last month slapped a range of tariffs on US goods, including almonds and apples, following Washington’s decision to roll-back duty-free access for Indian goods earlier this year.
Jair Bolsonaro appointed his son as US ambassador. The far-right Brazilian president’s decision underscored his family’s influential role in the country’s diplomacy and domestic politics. Eduardo, currently a congressman, has strong ties to the Trump administration and the American far-right.
R. Kelly was arrested on child pornography and sex trafficking charges. The singer, who is already facing over 20 counts of sexual abuse, was detained yesterday evening in Chicago on a 13-count federal indictment.
Singapore’s economy unexpectedly shrank… The export-reliant island nation’s GDP shrank 3.4% in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, missing forecasts of modest growth by a wide margin. Its year-on-year growth was 0.1%, the lowest in a decade.
…while China did better than expected. Exports fell less than forecast to 1.3% in June, but second-quarter GDP data released on Monday is anticipated to show economic growth slowing to its weakest pace in almost three decades.
Daimler stalled. The German automaker behind Mercedes-Benz posted a $1.8 billion operating loss in the second quarter, the result of a mass airbag recall as well as legal costs related to the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal. The company also slashed its 2019 profit outlook for a second time.
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