Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 24 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The number of Senate Republicans who are not expected to vote for the long-awaited, crafted-in-secrecy health care bill is rising. This morning, five Senators were against the bill; it will only take two negatives to kill it. The political implications of the bill are very difficult for those who vote for it, according to analysts.
Naval authorities are trying to determine how an advanced, missile destroyer, the Fitzgerald, was hit in open seas by a huge cargo ship. The Fitzgerald’s radar and bridge personnel should have seen the cargo ship approaching and taken evasive action; there was no attempt to divert the Fitzgerald. Expect a long investigation and the end of several careers.
Four Arab nations are demanding that Qatar shut down Al Jazeera, the Arab international news service, and cease alleged funding of Islamic extremists. So far, Qatar is refusing to cooperate.
The Japanese electronics and computer chip giant Toshiba, already in trouble for accounting irregularities and bad financial performance, has said that it lost US$8.89 billion in the quarter ended March 2017. Toshiba’s most valuable asset, it’s computer chip manufacturing facilities (and intellectual property) are expected to be sold and will be rigorously pursued by other computer companies.
Now more than ever, catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
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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)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
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