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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 18 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
The United States is in sixth place in total medals won at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Norway is in first place with 26 medals and Germany is in second with 18. Marcel Hirscher of Austria picked up his second Gold of the games by winning the Giant Slalom; America’s Ted Ligety failed to medal in the event, his specialty. PyeongChang will most likely be the last Winter Olympics games for Ligety, who is a four time Olympian and has won five World Cup Championships in the Giant Slalom.
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor to President Trump and a United States Army Officer, said that the indictment of 13 Russians by Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides “incontrovertible evidence” that Russia did hack the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. The Russians meddled. Period. Let the investigation continue.
Israel’s Prime Minister, Bejamin Netanyahu, is under investigation for bribery by the Israeli police. It’s not the first accusation of inappropriate behavior by Netanyahu.
Today is National Drink Wine Day. That’ll be an easy one to celebrate.
What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.
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 Globe (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 Local (Oslo)
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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