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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 2 March 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that Russia has developed a new series of “nuclear powered” weapons–believed to be cruise missiles and an “underwater drone”– that can reach any country on earth and are “unstoppable”. While new to the mainstream news, the Pentagon acknowledged that they were aware of the new weapons systems and had already started to shift defense policy to accommodate the possibility of such offensive weapons. The bigger worry, said a Pentagon spokesman, was that the weapons might leak to rogue nations or states. Others believe the announcement of such weapons signals the start of a new “cold war”. The last one bankrupted and broke apart the USSR.
REI, one of the country’s largest outdoor retailers, has said that it will cease the sale, at least temporarily, of products from mega-brand distributor Vista Outdoor, who operates primarily in outdoor sports and shooting sports. The decision was made after REI members signed a petition to move away from brands that have a strong NRA affiliation. Among the famous brands leaving REI will be Camelback, Giro, Serengeti and Bolle’.
Today is National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. So grab a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” or “Horton Hatches A Who”, and celebrate the day by honoring Dr. Seuss….
What We’re Listening to in the Media Bunker: The March Playlist, compiled by music editor/music correspondent DJ Tschugge. The Nightshift is the only news site that provides you with music to get and keep you moving. And remember–we add new music every day.
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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