The 10 most important things in the world right now

Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND – A gallery assistant views the restored artwork Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein in Tate Liverpool on February 5, 2018 in London, England. The painting is part of Tate Liverpool’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.

1. Stock markets have plummeted. A chaotic trading session on Wall Street saw the Dow plunge as much as 1500 points, while Australian shares followed deep into the red and the Nikkei also dipped.

2. The US House Intelligence Committee will release a rebuttal to the Nunes memo. Republicans say the Nunes memo, which was released last week, shows corruption at the FBI and the Justice Department.

3. UK Prime Minister Theresa May “categorically” ruled out staying in a customs union with the EU. May’s Brexit “war cabinet” will discuss the issue of Britain’s future relationship with the EU later this week.

4. Waymo called Uber a bunch of cheaters as a trial between the two companies kicked off. Uber has been accused of stealing intellectual property from Waymo, which is owned by Google’s parent company.

5. China made major moves to eliminate all cryptocurrency trading. People’s Bank of China said it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO websites.

6. SpaceX will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on Tuesday. The company says Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world and Elon Musk is putting his Tesla Roadster on top as a test payload.

7. The Maldives declared a 15-day state of emergency.Security forces arrested two Supreme Court judges and a former president after the Supreme Court ruled last week that a number of political prisoners should be released.

8. US regulators support more oversight of cryptocurrencies. Top markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that digital currencies may require a new federal regulatory framework.

9. Fighting between Turkish forces and US-backed SDF fighters is getting more dire. Turkish forces have reportedly killed more than 100 civilians, mutilated SDF fighters, and even indiscriminately shot at displaced civilians attempting to flee into Turkey.

10. Rescue workers say nine people were injured in Syria after chlorine gas was dropped on civilians. Workers have accused government forces of repeatedly using chlorine gas in the last month.

And finally…

Photos show what Philadelphia looked like the morning after the Super Bowl.

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