Friday, March 22

ByKevin Sheekey

Solidarity Against Hate: Tens of Thousands of New Zealanders Join Muslims in Friday Prayers a Week After Mass Shooting (Washington Post)

Brexit Cliff Edge Delayed: EU Gives Theresa May Another Two Weeks to Avoid a No-Deal Brexit (Bloomberg)
“The cliff edge will be delayed,” EU President Donald Tusk said after Theresa May accepted the proposal. French President Emmanuel Macron told his counterparts that he thought there was a 10 percent chance of the deal passing, then after hearing from May he decided it was 5 percent, according to a person familiar with the meeting. Tusk replied: I think that’s a bit optimistic, the person said.

Still Vulnerable: Brexit Risks Could Still Disrupt European Finance (Bloomberg)

Brexit Prep: UK Armed Forces Have Set Up Underground Bunker as No-Deal Brexit Command Center (Press Association)

Weekend March in London: Thousands of Protesters Set to March on Parliament Saturday for Final Say on Brexit (Evening Standard)
Saturday’s “Put It To The People March” will take place on what was supposed to be six days before the UK was due to leave the EU.

Lock Them Up? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Use Private Messaging Accounts, Including WhatsApp, for Official Business (New York Times)

Read This: Under Trump, America Increasingly Loses Its Global Lead (Axios AM)
The U.S. is losing its position as the global arbiter for international norms — from airline safety to online privacy to the response to climate change. Global trust in U.S. leadership is near record lows, according to Gallup; 31% percent of people worldwide surveyed last year said they approve of U.S. leadership, lower than Germany and China. So on some of the most consequential issues that will shape the world this century, the U.S. is taking a back seat, like privacy, foreign investment, climate and finance.

Border Latest: Top U.S. Marine Commandant Warns Deployments to US-Mexico Border Straining Marine Corps (Military Times)

Africa Cyclone Aftermath: Thousands Still Need Rescuing as Aid Agencies Struggle in Mozambique, Zimbabwe – Vast Inland Sea Visible from Space (Washington Post)

Hot on the Bloomberg:
U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Inverts for First Time Since 2007
(Bloomberg)
The gap between 3-month and 10-year U.S. yields vanishes Friday, and the move follows the Fed’s policy shift, gloomier economic signs.

Boeing Latest: Indonesia Flag Carrier Plans Meeting to Cancel $4.8 Billion Order for 49 Boeing 737 Max Jets (Bloomberg)

Apple Monday Preview: Apple’s New Services Come With Built-In Conflicts of Interest (Bloomberg Opinion – Shira Ovide)


Weekend Arts.

Opening Tomorrow in London: London Serpentine Galleries will present the first UK exhibition of mystical Swiss artist Emma Kunz’s geometric drawings. She was known in her lifetime as a telepathic healer and created drawings by consulting a pendulum. Bloomberg Philanthropies is a supporter.


Best of late night.

“It’s the first day of spring, that’s right. Finally. I love spring. It’s that special time of year when you go from flu season straight into allegy season.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“A lot of people want to get rid of the electoral college, which is too bad. It’s the only college left that parents can’t bribe their way into.”
— Jimmy Fallon

On a brewery in England which had a pipe burst, causing beer to spray out of the roof and onto the streets:

“It was pretty chaotic. Authorities said the streets in England reeked of beer. And then the pipe burst.”
— James Corden

“This story literally combines the two things Britain is most known for: Rain and beer.”
— James Corden

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.