Nov 5, 2018

Trump will "probably not" meet Putin in Paris

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President Trump told reporters on Monday that he probably would not have a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Paris next week, but that they would meet at the G20 summit in Argentina later this year.

Why it matters: In late October, National Security Adviser John Bolton said that Trump and Putin would meet in Paris during the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. The last time Trump met with Putin, he was widely criticized for flattering Putin and for saying that he didn't see "any reason" for Russia to interfere in the U.S. elections. Trump also said that he will announce his new UN ambassador by the end of this week.

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Coronavirus spreads to new countries, while U.S. confirms 57 cases

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Public health officials confirmed Tuesday the U.S. has 57 people with the novel coronavirus, mostly those repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — an increase they had expected after the passengers were allowed to return home from Japan against their initial advice.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000 others, mostly in mainland China. There's only been two cases of person-to-person infections in the U.S. so far, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now warning that Americans should prepare for a much broader outbreak here.

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Space tourism gets ready for launch

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Multiple space tourism companies are aiming to send their first customers to the edge of space before the end of this year.

Why it matters: Right now, most revenue in the space industry is tied up in government contracts, but experts say the maturing industry will need tourism to grow into the $1 trillion economy some predict it could be.

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