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Good morning, it’s Saturday, 23 December 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.
North Korea is getting a new round of sanctions for Christmas. The renegade country–which will not stop raising tensions in the Far East–will now have another round of restrictions to deal with, including limits on fuel, ships, foreign currency, and workers. Whether the latest round of sanctions will have much of an effect is unknown. So far, nothing has slowed North Korea’s progress in missile development and nuclear weapons.
As predicted, Bitcoin, the digital currency lots of people invest in and trade but few people understand, suffered a horrific 30% drop in value on Friday, the 22nd. Is Bitcoin going to go up again next week when trading opens, or continue its downward spiral.
Veteran sportscaster Dick Enberg has died at age 82.Enberg was the voice behind many of your favorite sports events over the last five decades. Dick Enberg earned a Ph.D in Health Science (Indiana University) and was known for his trademark “Oh my!” call when commenting on a terrific play on the field or court. His smooth and knowledgeable delivery made him one of the consummate pros of play-by-play commentary. He will be missed.
Today is National Pfeffernusse Day–that’s a special type of Dutch sugar cookie that’s baked and served this time of year. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: notice how the closer we get to Christmas, the more the National Days feature holiday type foods? Have one on me.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
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)
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)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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