Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Monday.
1. Greece’s painful bailout negotiations are at breaking point. Signs of major dissent are already opening up in Greece’s relatively new government.
2. The war against the Islamic State took another deadly turn. Iraq launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Isis.
3. More details surrounding the British Isis militant known as “Jihadi John” surfaced. Apparently, the IT salesman’s former boss said “he was the best employee I ever had.“
5. Thousands of Russians marched to commemorate Vladimir Putin critic Boris Nemtsov. Russians waved placards declaring “I am not afraid” after the Kremlin’s main opposition Nemtsov was shot four times on Saturday.
6. People can’t get enough of legendary investor Warren Buffet. After he released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, markets are poised to hear what investing tips he may reveal in a number of interviews he’ll conduct today. Also he really hates Tesco.
7. Everyone’s talking about Samsung’s new phones. At at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung showed off the rebooted versions of Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge.
8. The US police were in the global spotlight overnight after a video emerged of LAPD cops shooting dead a homeless man. Five officers are seen fighting with the unidentified man before shooting him five times in front of onlookers.
9. Prince William is on a diplomatic mission in China. The Duke of Cambridge is trying to thaw out relations between Beijing and Royal family but talking about the Hong Kong democracy protests is allegedly off the table.
10. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in the US to give a speech. He will attempt to warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
And finally …
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