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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - Updated at 1900 hrs EST

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David Frum | The Atlantic
What Happens Next Is Up to Republicans

Nancy Benac | The Associated Press
Hey, Mr. President: It’s time to make spellcheck great again - More

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
Michael Flynn’s star burns out

Kate Brannen and Ryan Goodman | Newsweek
Which Trump Aides Were Involved in the Russian Plot?

Kathy Gilsinan | The Atlantic
What Does It Mean to Have ‘Repeated Contacts’ With Russian Intelligence?

William Saletan | Slate
The Only Truth Is Trump - More

Peter Beaumont | The Guardian
Trump casts aside decades of Middle East diplomacy in one sentence

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
Donald Trump is suddenly looking like a very weak autocrat

Jonathan Capehart | The Washington Post
Congress doesn’t give a ‘damn’ about the Trump scandal

Chris Young | The Christian Science Monitor
How to build public trust in our data-powered universe

International News

The Associated Press
California officials rush to drain Lake Oroville before new storms

The Associated Press
Cracks may offer clues to California dam’s troubles

The Associated Press
‘Firefall’ phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan - More

The Associated Press
Yahoo issues new warning of potential email account breach

The Associated Press
Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from buying guns

The Associated Press
Texas splits with other states, defends Trump’s travel ban

The Guardian
Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds

Reuters News Agency
FAA investigating airplane incident reportedly involving Harrison Ford - More

The Associated Press
Enrique Marquez, accomplice to San Bernardino shooters, agrees to plea deal

The Associated Press
A crush of crises all but buries the Trump White House

The Guardian
Day 27 of Trump Presidency

Military News
Mattis Says Flynn Firestorm Has No Impact on His Job

BBC News
Five big questions after Flynn’s resignation

The Associated Press
AP Explains: National security adviser a policy whisperer

CNN News
Meet potential Flynn replacements

The Guardian
Late-night TV hosts skewer Michael Flynn

ABC News
Trump slams media over treatment of Flynn

The Associated Press
Trump attacks ‘illegal’ leaks to ‘fake news’ media in defence of Michael Flynn - More

CBC News
Key players in the Michael Flynn affair

The Associated Press
Michael Flynn’s security clearance suspended pending review

Newsweek
U.S. Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications

The Washington Post
Kellyanne Conway’s spin about Mike Flynn crashes and burns

The Washington Post
America, meet the nuclear ‘football’ - More

ABC News
Trump associates communicated with suspected Russian intelligence officials

The Associated Press
Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense - More

The Washington Post
Trump says Flynn was treated unfairly

The Washington Post
For 14 days, Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark. What does that mean for Pence?

Reuters News Agency
U.S. lawmakers push for answers on Trump team’s Russia ties

Reuters News Agency
Key U.S. House Democrat to push for expanded Russia probe - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. lawmakers want say on any Trump Russia sanctions move

Fox News
Russian Survellance Ship Moves Closer to US

Gallup News
Americans Say Trump Keeps Promises, Is Strong Leader

ABC News
Trump hosts Netanayhu - More

The Associated Press
Trump to pick next Secret Service head after resignation

ABC News
Government Ethics Office asks White House to investigate Conway

The Washington Post
‘Morning Joe’ has blacklisted Kellyanne Conway. And that’s not all.

The New York Times
Trump’s First Month Leaves Washington Reeling

Reuters News Agency
Trump ‘not wrong on everything’: Berkshire’s Munger

NCSC News
Britain to enter ‘new era of online opportunity’ - More

Newsweek
Brexit negotiators will have to scrutinize 20,833 EU laws and rules during the two-year exit period

BBC News
Gun-shy Afghanistan sniffer dog book to inspire new readers

The Associated Press
Three suspects handed terror charges in thwarted French attack

The Associated Press
Centrist upends French presidential race in era of extremes

BBC News
Mattis hails NATO as ‘bedrock’ of co-operation

The Washington Post
Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending - More

The Associated Press
A country-by-country breakdown of NATO defense spending

Newsweek
German Police Say Frankfurt Migrant Sex Assault Mob Story False

The Associated Press
German authorities investigate possible Turkish spies

The Associated Press
NATO chief concerned if Russia missile reports prove true

The Associated Press
Russian cruise missile test, spy ship angers U.S. defence officials

The Associated Press
US official says Russia deployed missile in treaty violation

The Associated Press
Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

The Associated Press
Donetsk residents say OSCE monitors ineffective

The Associated Press
UN envoy: progress on Cyprus security deal, long way to go

The Associated Press
Turkish Cypriot leader asks UN for help on ‘history’ feud

Reuters News Agency
U.N. Says Congolese Army Killed 101 Militia Members

The Associated Press
WHO declares end to yellow fever outbreak in Congo, Angola

The Associated Press
Kazakhstan postpones Syria talks by a day

Reuters News Agency
Anti-Assad states to meet amid concerns over US policy on Syria

The Associated Press
Jordanian commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians

BBC News
Israel-Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, US says

The Associated Press
Netanyahu talks of regional approach to Middle East peace

The Guardian
Abandoning two-state solution is ‘no joke’, Palestinian officials say

The Associated Press
Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements

The Associated Press
Few good alternatives to Palestinian state

The Associated Press
CIA chief Mike Pompeo meets Palestinian leader in West Bank

The Associated Press
UN briefly pauses aid to Mosul amid security concerns

The Associated Press
Trump sons Eric, Donald Jr. to attend ‘closed’ Dubai event

The Associated Press
MSF warns of severe shortages in Taiz

Military News
USAF Ramps Up Refuelling of Saudi Jets

The Associated Press
At least five killed and dozens wounded in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

The Associated Press
Taliban suicide bombing kills five in northwestern Pakistan

The Washington Post
Pakistan court ban of Valentine’s Day celebrations raises many contradictions

BBC News
Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia police hold female suspect

BBC News
Eight dead after Xinjiang knife attack, government says

The Associated Press
Slain brother was complicated part of North Korean dynasty - More

The Associated Press
Hits and misses: Notable N. Korea assassinations or attempts

The New York Times
Trump’s Muted Tone on North Korea Gives Hope for Nuclear Talks

Reuters News Agency
Venezuela Pulls CNN From Cable Service for ‘Distorting Truth’

The New York Times
On This Day: February 22

La Presse Canadienne
Donald Trump redéfinit l’art de la poignée de main

La Presse
La campagne Trump était en contact soutenu avec Moscou

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump nie toute connexion avec la Russie, « une absurdité »

Agence France-Presse
L’OTAN « socle fondamental » pour les États-Unis, affirme le chef du Pentagone

Agence France-Presse
Première rencontre Lavrov-Tillerson jeudi au G20

Agence France-Presse
La Libye dans l’impasse six ans après sa révolte populaire

Agence France-Presse
Des réfugiés syriens sans illusion sur les prochaines négociations

Agence France-Presse
Washington n’insistera pas sur une solution à deux États

Agence France-Presse
Pénuries en tout genre pour les Irakiens assiégés dans l’ouest de Mossoul

Agence France-Presse
Meurtre du demi-frère de Kim Jong-Un : une femme arrêtée

Agence France-Presse
Pyongyang rejette la condamnation de l’ONU

Agence France-Presse
Le Venezuela veut des excuses américaines pour son vice-président

Books

Weston Williams | The Christian Science Monitor
Ever wonder what Winston Churchill thought of aliens? - More - More

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