Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.
1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the clear winner of Israel’s election after his Likud party won the most votes.
2. The Federal Reserve will release a statement today, expected to contain clues as to whether it will raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
3. Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, remains critically ill in the ICU and his condition has “deteriorated further,” the government said in a statement.
4.The first direct flight from Havana to New York took off, months after the US announced it would restore ties with Cuba.
5. With months of negotiations still ahead between Germany and Greece over a debt deal, a poll by the German broadcaster ZDF found that 52% of Germans think Greece should leave the eurozone.
6. A letter sent to the White House has tentatively tested positive for cyanide.
8.South Koreans who work in an industrial zone where both Koreas operated, protested against North Korea’s decision to raise wages for North Korean workers there.
9.Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10, a a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, will launch this summer in 190 countries.
10. North Korea’s internet outage in December was retaliation for the Sony hack, a US official said.
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