Saturday, March 3, 2018

MAR 3, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET - 10 BRIEF NEWS ITEMS, 10 PHOTOS & 5 VIDEOS

*Preacher to the world. "Reverend Billy Graham's Funeral."

Billy Graham.

Wife: Ruth Bell (m. 1943; d. 2007).

*"Storm Emma: Weather causes accident and strands trains. Storm Emma 

combined with snow has been causing havoc across the UK." 02 Mar 2018.

*"FDA Approves Non-Opioid Painkiller Patch. Sorrento Therapeutics Inc said on 

Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ZTlido, its non-

opioid painkiller patch for nerve pain related to shingles, which it plans to launch 

later this year."

Friday, 02 Mar 2018, 04:03 PM.

Image: FDA Approves Non-Opioid Painkiller Patch.

(Copyright Fotolia). 

*"Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars again: 'I don’t want this show to go 

exactly as planned.' Jimmy Kimmel returns to the Dolby Theatre — with 

quadruple-checked envelopes — to host the 90th installment of the Oscars, a.k.a. 

the most important and glittery awards show that celebrates excellence in film. 

Last year, as you may recall, the fearless late-night host had to step in and 

preside over a teeny bit of controversy when the Best Picture trophy initially 

went to the wrong nominee (sorry, La La Land) before the envelope fiasco was 

resolved (slightly belated congrats, Moonlight!)."

DAN SNIERSON March 02, 2018 AT 02:49 PM EST.

*"An Inside Look at Life in Cuba."

*"Shields and Brooks on White House chaos, gun control."

*"Venezuelan cash crisis: Where a coffee costs wads of banknotes

In most parts of the world, getting cash out of the bank is an errand. But in 

Venezuela, it is a complicated or sometimes impossible task.

The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez explains how the Venezuelan Bolivar notes have 

become almost worthless."

Produced by Camelia Sadeghzadeh.



*"Remarkable video shows tiger and bear locked in ferocious fight."

"WILD video: Bear and tiger caught in violent fight. The dramatic fight between 

an angry bear and a furious tiger was captured in India's Maharashtra's Tadoba 

National Park. Watch and see who wins."

*"Merkel, Trump Spoke This Week After 5 Months of Silence. BERLIN — 

Before a phone conversation this week to discuss the war in Syria and Russian 

nuclear arms, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald 

Trump had not spoken to each other in more than five months.

That gap, described by diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic as shockingly long, 

underscores the challenge Merkel faces if she succeeds in forming a coalition 

government later this month and, as German officials suggest, tries to reset the 

relationship with Trump.

A strong believer in close transatlantic ties, Merkel was the go-to leader in 

Europe for both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush when 

Washington and Berlin were navigating the global financial crisis, Russia’s 

annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and Iran’s nuclear program.

But her relationship with Trump got off to a frosty start and has never 


"FILE - President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 

the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 17, 2017."

*"Lebanon PM Posts Selfie With Saudi Crown Prince After Strain

Lebanon's prime minister has met with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince 

during his first trip to the kingdom since relations strained following Saad 

Hariri's brief resignation late last year."

March 3, 2018, at 7:06 a.m.

"FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister 

Saad Hariri, speaks during a ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the 

assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon. 

The office of Lebanon’s Prime Minister says he has received an invitation to visit 

Saudi Arabia from an envoy of the Gulf monarch. It’s the first such gesture 

following tension between the two countries in the wake of the now-reversed 

resignation of Saad Hariri." 

(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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