The Luculent Report: Sept 14

After just 10 days on the job, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann made a bid for Monsanto Co., an audacious move that would transform his 153-year-old company overnight. It’s a lot easier to bet the farm when you’ve got a trusted — and powerful — friend at your back. Bloomberg

 

In November 2014, Li Yuxiao, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace, stated, according to the state-run China Daily, “Now is the time for China to realize its responsibilities. If the United States is willing to give up its running of the internet sphere, the question comes as to who will take the baton and how it would be run?” Epoch Times

 

So it’s frustrating for millennials to watch Hillary Clinton pretend to be healthy when she has pneumonia. Because we get it: people get sick. Especially incredibly busy people who shake hands for a living. So what’s the big deal? The Global Post

 

The Syrian foreign ministry on Tuesday said it would not allow any humanitarian aid to enter the rebel-held side of Aleppo without coordination with the Syrian government and the UN. It said Turkish convoys in particular would not be allowed into Syria. Aljazeera

 

Israel and the US signed on Wednesday an historic defense agreement worth $38 billion over 10 years, the largest such pledge in American history, hailed by both countries as a cornerstone of their alliance. The Jerusalem Post

 

 

A group of hackers calling themselves Anonymous Fancy Bears have claimed to hack the official website of World Anti-Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sport (WADA-CAS) again and leak a trove of sensitive data on their website. HackRead

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