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1. Rating one for the facility of sports activities.
North and South Korea agreed to have their athletes march collectively below a “unified Korea” flag, seen above, on the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics subsequent month. The nations may even discipline a joint girls’s ice hockey crew.
The strikes are “essentially the most dramatic gesture of reconciliation between the 2 nations in a decade,” stated our Korea correspondent.
2. It’s being referred to as one of many worst U.S. intelligence failures in years: Greater than a dozen C.I.A. informants in China have been killed or arrested since 2010, as Beijing dismantled American spying operations. We broke the story in Could.
Now, an American is suspected of getting helped Beijing by figuring out the informants. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who left the C.I.A. in 2007, was apprehended in New York this week.
Above, an honor guard outdoors the Nice Corridor of the Individuals in Beijing final 12 months.
three. Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, has agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the particular counsel within the Russia investigation.
The deal permits Mr. Bannon to keep away from testifying earlier than a grand jury, an indication that he’s cooperating with the investigation. Above, Mr. Bannon was on Capitol Hill to testify earlier than the Home Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
four. Unbiased cardiologists who appeared on the outcomes from President Trump’s current bodily stated they have been removed from “glorious,” as his physician had put it.
Mr. Trump’s ranges of dangerous ldl cholesterol are very excessive, which raises the chance of coronary heart assault. His physician is upping his dose of a ldl cholesterol drug and has beneficial a more healthy food regimen and extra train.
5. Apple plans to convey again the vast majority of the $252 billion in money that it has lengthy held overseas, capitalizing on the Republican tax regulation.
The corporate has huge plans for the cash. It stated it will create greater than 20,000 new jobs within the U.S. and open a brand new campus in a location the place it presently has no operations.
6. Moscow obtained simply six minutes of daylight in December.
That’s the darkest December for the reason that metropolis started recording the information. The typical for the month — 18 hours — was hardly something to jot down dwelling about.
Elsewhere in wintry Europe, Prime Minister Theresa Could of Britain created a brand new place: minister for loneliness. Well being consultants warn that isolation will be harmful, and the brand new minister will set up applications to alleviate it.
7. Sexual abuse scandals are casting a pall over Pope Francis’ go to to Latin America.
He’s already apologized to victims in Chile. However in Peru, the place he’s scheduled to reach Thursday, some are asking why the Vatican is defending a high-profile layman accused of abuse. Above, a poster welcoming Francis in Lima.
eight. Do public universities have to permit white supremacists to talk on campus?
That query is taking part in out throughout the nation. Representatives of the far-right chief Richard Spencer try to e-book him at main universities — and are submitting lawsuits when he’s denied the chance.
Campus directors are grappling with learn how to stability freedom of expression and the security of their college students. Above, white supremacists marched by way of the College of Virginia campus in August.
9. Individuals throughout the northern U.S. and elements of Canada obtained a glimpse of a fireball that lit up the sky north of Detroit.
The fiery show got here from a meteor — possible bigger than most — and lasted just some seconds. Movies, just like the one above posted to YouTube, confirmed a vivid flash of sunshine, then a pop, virtually like a lightweight bulb burning out. Some folks reported listening to a sonic growth.
10. Lastly, Trevor Noah was skeptical about President Trump’s well being report.
“The one factor that appears wholesome about Donald Trump is he’s formed like a meals pyramid,” he joked on “The Day by day Present.”
The movie star chef Anthony Bourdain will be a part of Mr. Noah on Wednesday.
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