Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Early Bird Brief: Istanbul attack.................MORE

y's Top Early Bird Brief:5
1. lslamic State group claims Istanbul New Year’s night club attack
(Washington Post) The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly rampage at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve, an assault that left at least 39 people dead, many of them foreigners from the Middle East. 
2. North Korea's claim on ICBM test plausible: experts
(Reuters) North Korea has been working through 2016 on developing components for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), making the isolated nation's claim that it was close to a test-launch plausible, international weapons experts said on Monday. 
3. 8 people detained in connection with Istanbul nightclub attack
(Boston Globe) Turkish officials Monday that they’ve detained eight people in connection with a New Year’s attack at a popular nightclub, hours after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. 
4. IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35
(BBC) At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say. 
5. Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation
(Washington Post) As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility, according to experts and officials close to the investigation. 

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