U.S. Northeast Buried; Kuroda Weighs in on China: Saturday Wrap

  • Russia, U.S. near agreement to restart Syria peace talks
  • Shkreli asks U.S. court to quash congressional subpoena

Here are highlights of the top breaking stories from around the world on Saturday:

You know things are bad in New York if there’s no takeout food, Broadway shuts down and it’s up to Governor Andrew Cuomo to personally dig a stuck motorist out of trouble. Such was the impact of the blizzard that hit the region harder than forecasters expected while bringing whiteout conditions to the Washington area.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda called on China to impose capital controls to defend the yuan, rather than keep burning through currency reserves.

Russia and the U.S. are close to a compromise to unlock Syrian peace talks.

Martin Shkreli, the so-called  “pharma bro,” asked a U.S. judge to quash a subpoena to testify at a congressional hearing Tuesday on prescription drug prices. The bail restrictions in his securities fraud case forbid him from traveling. Besides, as he tweeted out, why bother if he’d just be coming to Washington to take the Fifth Amendment?

The Des Moines Register, the biggest newspaper in the state that starts the nominating process for U.S. president, endorsed Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton.

A day after Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience that he lacks health insurance and it’s President Obama’s fault, his campaign acknowledged that, well, he does have insurance.

A minor was arrested and charged with the deadliest school shooting in Canada in 30 years.

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