Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 6.28.16

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Turkey: “At least two explosions rocked the international airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday night, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. Officials could not immediately say whether the blasts were caused by bombs or a suicide attack. Deputy of Istanbul Eren Erdem said on Twitter that 10 people were dead and at least 20 were injured.”
 
* The vote was 172 to 40: “Britain’s opposition Labour Party, already reeling after voters defied its advice and chose to leave the European Union, was plunged further into crisis on Tuesday when its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, overwhelmingly lost a no-confidence motion among his fellow lawmakers.”
 
* EU: “Deeply shaken by Britain’s vote to quit the European Union, the bloc’s leaders met on Tuesday to confront their most urgent conundrum: how to calm the crisis in hopes it fades away, while making the British decision so painful that no other country follows.”
 
* As usual, poison pills kill: “The Senate blocked a plan Tuesday to spend $1.1. billion to fight the Zika virus, as Democrats objected to added provisions that would limit funding for birth control, allow pesticide spraying near water sources, and raise the Confederate flag.”
 
* Rio: “With just a few weeks left until the start of the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is still suffering from serious economic problems. The acting governor of Rio de Janeiro warned that the games could be a ‘failure’ if his state doesn’t get its finances in order.”
 
* Better, but not great: “The U.S. economy’s annual growth rate in the first quarter was raised again to 1.1%, revised figures show, but it was still one of the weakest performances in the past several years.”
 
* VW: “Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle claims stemming from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, in what would be one of the largest consumer class-action settlements ever in the United States.”
 
* Oops: “The Free Lance-Star, a local daily newspaper in Fredericksburg, Virginia, said it accidentally identified the governor whose corruption charges were vacated Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court as sitting Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), rather than former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell.”

* A story to keep in mind when someone suggests refugees are not to be trusted: “Police in Minden, Germany, say a Syrian man who arrived last year as a refugee is their ‘hero of the day’ after he found 150,000 euros ($166,095) and handed it to authorities. The 25-year-old discovered the money in a cupboard he had been given by a charitable organization.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 6.28.16

Updated