The 10 most important things in the world right now

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. They placed a wreath to commemorate the slain civil rights leader. Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Tuesday, January 22.

1.Here’s what you missed this long weekend: There’s been backlash from the BuzzFeed report on President Donald Trump and his former longtime attorney Michael Cohen, and fallout from a viral video showing a confrontation between Covington Catholic high school students and Native-American activist Nathan Phillips.

2. Trump has come out strongly in support of one side, and one side only as the dust refuses to settle at the Lincoln Memorial.Trump tweeted in support of the students involved in a confrontation with a Native American protester at the Lincoln Memorial.

3.“Plenty of pain to come:” Why a trade deal or fresh Chinese stimulus may not solve the trade slowdown in Asia.

4. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is changing his tune on whether Trump spoke with former longtime attorney Michael Cohen about his Congressional testimony. Now Giuliani says Trump “never” spoke with Cohen, a day after he said he “didn’t know.”

5.Zimbabwe has pulled the plug on social media and much of the internet for seven days straight. The government of absent President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces claims it is trying to cover up a crackdown that has killed at least 12 people.

6.The partial shutdown of the US government is causing waves for unpaid Coast Guard members. While their bosses are warning of trouble at home, many will stay deployed for a months-long mission in the Pacific.

7. Video shot by some very unlikely sources shows Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield do its job in real time. As the dome intercepts a rocket in the Golan Heights, skiers at a resort stop and take pictures.

8.France has slapped Google with a significant fine for overstepping Europe’s take on privacy laws.France determined that Google broke $US57 million worth of Europe’s strict new privacy rules.

9.The US president had an empty schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. But he made an unannounced visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. The president’s Twitter account posted a tweet about it later on Monday.

10.Amazon is very close to yielding up the single unique reason that everyone pays for Prime. Two-day shipping is a trick the other kids are starting to learn.

And finally …

A neurosurgeon offers his best morning routine, and it consists of just 3 steps »