Good Morning, It’s Wednesday, 3 May 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed, as we return to a more regular posting schedule.
Russia continues to shadow American politics. President Trump had a phone call with Soviet Premier Vladimir Putin yesterday. They are seeking common ground on how to solve the crisis in Syria. Hillary Clinton, in a public appearance, said that while she certainly “made some mistakes” in her candidacy, she was doomed by Russian meddling/hacking and James Comey’s late cycle email investigation announcement. The investigation into Russian meddling/interference in the last U.S. Presidential continues.
The Republican majority is working to again repeal Obamacare, trying intensely to reverse their earlier failure at repeal. Word is that the revised Trumpcare bill iss not yet configured for general acceptance and passage in Congress. Perhaps it might be more useful to modify the existing Obamacare legislation rather than go through a ground-up rebuild that doesn’t have much support.
France’s runoff election is this coming weekend. It pits a rightist candidate versus a centrist one. The results will have consequences for the European Union. Negotiations over Britain’s exit from the EU–it’s not a simple thing–continue in Brussels. Oil prices are rising and Apple stock has fallen after its latest quarter results failed to meet Wall Street expectations. Apple has more cash than the UK and Canada combined, and someone thinks its’ stock is not a good investment?
Ueli Steck, one of the world’s top mountaineers and a leader in “speed climbing” has died in an accident while training for a climb on Everest.
U.S. auto sales are dropping–not a good sign for the economy. There is talk of summer layoffs at the auto plants. Alitalia, as mentioned here yesterday, has gone into bankruptcy. It may not come out.
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