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...the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command.
1 Chronicles 12:32

January 25, 2019

News This Week

Reuters

Monday — Davos, Switzerland hosts just over 3,000 delegates representing 114 countries from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25. An array of homefront crises will keep several world leaders away from the forum, which takes place against a backdrop of trade wars, rising nationalism and fretting over what happens next to the global economy.

Tuesday — Exactly 226 years after the decapitation of King Louis XVI, who failed to quell popular discontent over a France’s feudal society, President Emmanuel Macron started his speech at a pre-Davos dinner at Versailles by invoking the king and his wife Marie-Antoinette. Macron, speaking to an audience that included J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, Snapchat chief Evan Spiegel and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella, said he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the French economy despite occasional violent revolt.

Wednesday — Brazil’s newly elected president, Jair Bolsonaro, laid out the welcome mat for big business and foreign investors at a summit with CEOs in Davos. The former army captain-turned-right-wing-politician said he would work to open up Brazil’s relatively closed economy, cut and simplify taxes, privatize state companies and arm his new justice minister with tools to tackle corruption.

Thursday — The two most powerful men in the world are not at the World Economic Forum this year, so why is seemingly everyone at Davos talking about the fight between presidents Trump and Xi? Well, that’s because the U.S.-China trade war has begun to weigh on global growth and hitting countries from Canada to Singapore.

Friday — Executives from across the global oil industry held a series of closed-door meetings and invited banking bosses and fund managers to discuss two key topics - climate change and pressure from investors. The meeting, held on the sidelines away from official Davos events, focused on generating high enough investor returns and fluffy enough PR to keep critics and regulators at bay.


AP

Tuesday

1. SENATE GOP MOVES ON TRUMP PROPOSAL TO END SHUTDOWN
2. WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE LEANING IN 2020
3. DC MARCH: UGLY ENCOUNTER OF SPEWED EPITHETS
4. WHAT CHINA IS DEMANDING
5. US AID CUTS HIT PALESTINIANS
6. PONTIFF TO VISIT PANAMANIAN INMATES
7. GUN INDUSTRY FALLING ON TOUGH TIMES
8. LEAVE ROOM ... FOR DELIVERY
9. WHOS FAVORED FOR OSCAR NOMINATIONS
10. RONALDO PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD

Wednesday

1. WHAT SENATORS ARE GRAPPLING WITH
2. VENEZUELA BRACES FOR PROTESTS
3. WHOS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM
4. GIULIANI GRATING ON TRUMP, ALLIES
5. PONTIFF EMBARKS ON WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMAGE
6. INDIANA DEMOCRAT JOINS 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE
7. NATURAL GAS FIELDS GIVE ISRAEL REGIONAL POLITICAL BOOST
8. BREXIT AWAKENS OLD FEARS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
9. FALLING HOME SALES NOT HELPING MIDDLE-CLASS BUYERS
10. WHERE IT UNRAVELED FOR SERENA

Thursday

1. TRUMP YIELDS TO PELOSI, POSTPONES STATE OF THE UNION
2. COMPETING BILLS IN SENATE TO END SHUTDOWN LIKELY TO FAIL
3. HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT SHUTDOWN
4. VENEZUELANS HEAD INTO UNCHARTED POLITICAL WATERS
5. WHAT PONTIFF FACES IN PANAMA
6. POLICE: FORMER PRISON GUARD TRAINEE KILLS 5 IN FLORIDA BANK
7. AMANDA KNOX WINS JUDGMENT
8. SCIENTISTS POISED FOR DEEPWATER MISSION
9. BEWARE: ROBOTS ARE COMING FOR YOUR JOBS
10. AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL SET


USA TODAY

Monday — MLK Day, Winter Storm Harper delays air travel

America honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
What's open and what's closed on MLK Day?
Why Monday might be the most depressing day of the year
NYC is getting a little cheaper
Winter Storm Harper upends Monday air travel

Tuesday — Academy Award nominations, Baseball Hall of Fame

Government shutdown: Trump not attending economic conference
And the (Oscar) nominees are ...
Who will make Baseball's Hall of Fame?
Los Angeles teachers' strike: When will it end?
High winds to ease but next wave of cold will bring more storms

Wednesday — Government shutdown, Los Angeles teachers return to work

Government shutdown: Sen. Graham to present Trump with new proposal
After week-long strike, LAUSD teachers return to work
About the cold weather ...
Covington Catholic's Nicholas Sandmann appears on 'Today'
Poll signals how polarizing Medicare truly is

Thursday — Government shutdown, Tiger Woods, Sundance Film Festival

Shutdown: Senate to vote on bills in effort to reopen government
Suspect behind four murders in Nevada due in court
How close are we to Doomsday? We'll find out ...
New indie films soar — or sink — at Sundance Film Festival
Tiger upbeat for 2019 season debut at Torrey Pines

Friday — Government shutdown, 'Leaving Neverland,' Paul Manafort hearing

Federal workers miss second paycheck since shutdown began
Hearing to weigh Manafort's alleged lying to prosecutors
Trump's new plan for asylum-seekers set to start
Michael Jackson documentary premieres at Sundance
After shaky start, Tiger looks to get aggressive at Torrey Pines


CNN

Monday — MLK Day, lunar eclipse, Davos, Oscar noms, Whelan, Brexit

Tuesday — Shutdown, Trump Moscow project, Davos, climate

Wednesday — Shutdown, teachers' strike, transgender military ban

Thursday — Shutdown, Venezuela, bank killings, plastics, Cohen

Friday — Shutdown, bank massacre, Venezuela, cruise ship air

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