The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Terror Plot Thwarted, Too Grande to Fail, Overnights at Ikea and the World’s Tallest Christmas Tree

    Know This: Australian police say they thwarted a planned Christmas Day terror attack in Melbourne with seven arrests of Islamic State-inspired suspects. Italy’s preparing a state bailout for its struggling Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank. There’s likely to be an eggnog shortage this holiday season. And furniture giant Ikea is very unhappy about a fad for in-store sleepovers.

    Remember This Number: 325 feet. That’s the planned height for the tallest-ever Christmas tree, currently under construction in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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