Biden hosts Pacific Island leaders in latest effort to counter China's influence — PBS News Hour video — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
NYPost: Biden fumbles acronym during Pacific Islands forum speech: 'Doesn't matter what we call it,' he jokes — (LINK)
A history of US government shutdowns: The 14 times funding has lapsed since 1980 — CBSs — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
Biggest crypto hack of the year: Mixin Network announces $200m exploit — dailyhodl — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
— According to BlockSec, a crypto security firm, the attacker drained Mixin's Ethereum addresses from biggest to smallest balance in about 10,000 transactions.
ground.news: Hong Kong crypto firm hit by $200 million hack — (LINK)
Trudeau calls Parliament's praise for Nazi-linked Ukraine-Canada veteran 'deeply embarrassing' — see_link — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
Tax cuts from the Bush and Trump eras have cost the government $10 trillion it now owes — benzinga — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
— "If not for the Bush tax cut and their extensions — as well as the Trump tax cuts — revenues would be on track to keep pace with spending indefinitely, and the debt ratio (debt as a percentage of the economy) would be declining,"
The tax cuts are responsible for 57% of the increase in the debt ratio since Bush's first government in 2001. That number would reach 90% if we removed the "one-time costs" from bills responding to COVID-19 and the Great Recession.
Russia dodges G7 price cap sanctions on most of its oil exports — ground.news main source: Financial Times, 12 media reports — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
The most intense heat wave ever recorded on Earth happened in Antarctica on 18 March last year, scientists say: soared to 39C above normal, reaching -10C — ground.news: media reports — 25 September 2023 (LINK)
— Some researchers at the Dome C site stripped down to shorts, while others removed their shirts to loll in the warmth. Generally, the temperatures in March on the east coast of Antarctica are around -54 degreesC, marking a transition into autumn on the continent.
7 best watches presented at Geneva Watch Days 2023 — sportskeeda — 25 September 2023 (LINK)