Canada Abstains UN Vote to Rebuke Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. UN votes 128-9 to rebuke Trump’s Jerusalem decision, Canada abstains

“The non-binding resolution declaring U.S. action on Jerusalem “null and void” passed by a vote of 128-9 — a victory for the Palestinians, but one that was not as big as they had predicted. Amid the Trump administration’s threats, 35 of the 193 U.N. member nations abstained and 21 others were absent.

“Canada was among the nations who abstained from voting.”

Toronto Star

2. Aga Khan could face lobbying probe for Trudeau trip

“The Aga Khan could face an investigation into allegations he violated Canada’s Lobbying Act by giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family free vacations on his private island in the Bahamas at the same time as he was discussing funding for projects.”

CBC News

3. “I have power”: Is Steve Bannon running for president?

From Gabriel Sherman: “On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump’s former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss—and his own political ambitions.”

Vanity Fair

4. US life expectancy drops for second year in a row

“Life expectancy in the United States has dropped again following last year’s decline, which marked the first downturn in more than two decades.”


+1: Americans experience more pain than other countries – The Atlantic

5. AI system detects ‘deception’ in courtroom videos

“Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.”