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Good morning, it’s Thursday, 18 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
North Korea and South Korea are combining their teams for a joint Olympic presence at the upcoming Winter Olympics which start on February 8th. Have the two main players in the Asian nuclear drama managed to start a process of reconciliation without assistance or guidance from the U.S.? It could happen. Actually, it did happen.
John Kelly, Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump, was reported as saying that some of the President’s comments and thoughts on the infamous “Mexican wall” were not “fully informed”. Trump immediately took to twitter to rebuke General Kelly, who has a reputation for being very thorough and level headed, to say that what he said was exactly what will happen. Right. Expect more White House tension.
Apple is planning on bringing back to the U.S. the cash it has earned and is holding offshore in various Apple subsidiaries. There is as as much as $230 billion in cash in Apple’s offshore accounts. The tax bill for bringing the funds back to America could be as high as $34 billion.
The United States has cut funding on programs to Pakistan, saying that the country has not done enough to help in the fight against terrorism.
Domestically, Congress and the President are in a high stakes showdown on funding the government. Without a new budget deal–or even a short term deal–the Government will run out of your money on Friday night. No easy deal is in sight, as the Democrats want certain concessions and the Republicans (and the President) do not want to give them. Business as usual in the dysfunctional capital of America.
Amazon has announced the shortlist of cities for its’ second headquarters. Is your city on the list?
It’s still very cold across much of America and very infirm, as the U.S. faces the biggest flu epidemic in years.
Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage.
Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine.
Today is National Winnie The Pooh Day. Christopher Robin is expecting you to celebrate.
The Detroit Auto Show has unveiled a host of new vehicles–most of them SUVs–in a show that has been heralded as one of the last celebrations of the automobile culture as we know it.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
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.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.
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 Boston Glove (Boston)
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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