The Nightshift: 9 April 2017

Press Clippings:
Editor’s Note: The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next couple of weeks due to outside scheduling commitments. Weekend editions will be full-pack, but weekday commentary will be very streamlined. 

Good Morning,  It’s Sunday, 9 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The meetings between China’s President and the U.S. President are over. The Chinese media waited until their leader left for home before criticizing the U.S.President for the Syrian airstrike. And there’s more where that came from: North Korea remains a problem without an easy solution. Next week should be interesting as the international lines are being drawn in the sand.
There’s a nasty trend in retail: stores are closing by the hundreds. Part of the problem is Amazon and other online retailers (and their free shipping) and the other part is the decline of malls. It’s going to be a tough retail year by any standard and some very big brands (Sears), could totally disappear from the retail landscape. Does retail have to become more of an experience worth leaving home for and less of a bargain? It’s a big problem that needs a range of solutions.
Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia are leading at the Masters (six under) with Charley Hoffman, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore and Jordan Spieth close behind. The Masters–as the saying goes–starts at Back 9 on Sunday, so it should be another classic.
In sportscar racing, the Risi Competizione team, the subject of a re-post yesterday, had a tough day at Long Beach, involved in an early (first lap) on-course accident that took it out of the race. The hard edges of city race tracks leave no room for error on anyone’s part.
Catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
Today, we added to the list of international news sites. We frequently reference Bloomberg articles and posts and news and it seemed appropriate to include them in the daily mix. To the obvious question–what took you so long–we have no ready answer. But very glad to include them. Like the other newspapers and news sources listed here, they deserve a prominent spot in your morning review of the world.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips. Have a great week.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
The Fine Print:  Embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file.  They remain the internet’s go-to source for photos.  This visual has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1060 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 

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