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Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Trumpism is losing, again and again

Karen Attiah | The Washington Post
Trump’s travel ban uses Muslim women as pawns

Sarah Posner | The Washington Post
As Trump boasts about his Muslim ban, the courts use his own words against him

Paul Waldman | The Washington Post
Why is the Trump presidency such a rolling disaster?

Aaron Blake | The Washington Post
Republicans are threatening to expose Trump as the emperor with no clothes

Andrew P. Napolitano | The Washington Times
Obama’s spying on Trump needs investigating - More

Clifford D. May | The Washington Times
What went wrong in Pakistan?

International News

Defense News
US Army takes delivery of world record-setting 60-kW laser

The Associated Press
Ex-soldier accused of threatening Fort Hood shooting rampage

The Washington Post
Michael Flynn received more payments from Russia-related entities than previously reported

The Globe and Mail
How a group of hackers compromised Yahoo’s network

The Associated Press
Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks - More

Slate
McDonald’s says Twitter account compromised - More - More

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
President Oprah? Odds not in her favor

The Washington Times
Secret Service agents took selfies with Trump’s sleeping grandson: Report

The Associated Press
Maryland judge blocks travel ban

Reuters News Agency
Trump vows to appeal against travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

The Associated Press
Judges in Hawaii, Maryland put Trump’s travel ban on hold

The Associated Press
US soldiers train for jungle warfare at Hawaii rainforest

The Associated Press
Refugee family lands in San Diego amid fight over travel ban

The Toronto Star
Hacker arrests show depth of Trump’s isolation when it comes to Russia

The Associated Press
Trump’s ‘skinny budget,’ out today, likely to face considerable opposition

The New York Times News Service
Trump budget would slash funding for EPA, State Department

The Associated Press
Trump budget: Defense spending a priority over agency money - More

CBC News
Winners and losers in Trump’s budget - More

The Washington Post
In Trump’s blueprint to reorder the federal government, echoes of Reagan ’81

The Associated Press
Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

The Washington Times
Trump budget goes big on border wall, short on agents

Salon
Trump doubles down on Obama wiretapping claims, saying “wiretap covers a lot of different things” - More

The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s explanation of his wire-tapping tweets

The Washington Post
Spicer says Trump ‘stands by’ unproven allegation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower

The Associated Press
Trump’s allies melting away on wiretapping claims

The Associated Press
Rachel Maddow: People disappointed by Trump story expected too much - More - More

The Associated Press
Canadian prime minister, Ivanka Trump catch Broadway musical

The Associated Press
Irish leader’s White House visit has serious undertones

The Associated Press
UK parliamentary committee: Not enough evidence to probe Blair over Iraq

The Associated Press
Sweden’s intel agency: there is ‘a real and serious threat’

Reuters News Agency
Letter bomb at IMF’s Paris office injures employee

The Associated Press
Three shot, five in shock after French lycée shooting

Reuters News Agency
Dutch PM Mark Rutte claims third term with win over ‘wrong kind of populism’

The Associated Press
German prosecutors charge man with IS membership

Reuters News Agency
Two Hungarian police officers fined for brutality against migrants

Jane’s Defence Weekly
Russia announces deepest defence budget cuts since 1990s

The Associated Press
Boko Haram releases video showing killing of accused spies

Reuters News Agency
Somali force and pirates aboard hijacked vessel exchange fire

Reuters News Agency
Turkey wants diplomatic solution on Syria‘s Manbij, defense minister says

CBC Radio
The story behind Aleppo’s Man on the Bed

The Associated Press
Jordanian king meets with Trump adviser on Middle East peace push

The Associated Press
Jordanian forces intercept, kill three suspected drug smugglers

The Associated Press
Israel strikes Hamas targets after militant fire into Israel

CBC News
Inside the fight to free Mosul

The Associated Press
United Arab Emirates leader returns from private trip abroad

The Washington Times
Navy SEALs startled by terrorists’ combat readiness in Yemen mission

Defense News
Pakistan conducts anti-ship missile test

Defense News
Full tech transfer could derail Indo-Russian fifth-generation fighter program

The Associated Press
Malaysia says it has family consent to decide on Kim’s body

The Associated Press
Taiwan military to upgrade fighters, seek stealth capability

The Associated Press
Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach Duterte over drug fight

Reuters News Agency
Interpol issues notice for four North Korean suspects in Kim airport murder

The Associated Press
Tillerson calls on North Korea to quit nuke program

The Associated Press
North Korea ‘need not fear’ U.S., Rex Tillerson says

The Washington Post
Pyongyang warns of war

Reuters News Agency
China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea

Reuters News Agency
Australia urges South China Sea ruling as basis for ‘code of conduct’

Reuters News Agency
Some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada

Agence France-Presse
Le second décret migratoire de Trump bloqué à son tour

Agence France-Presse
Budget Trump : coupes claires sur la diplomatie et l’environnement

Agence France-Presse
James Mattis reconnaît les dangers du changement climatique

The Associated Press
Les États-Unis menacent de quitter le Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

Agence France-Presse
ONU : Washington réclame le retrait d’un rapport accusant Israël d’apartheid

Agence France-Presse
Référendum d’indépendance en Ecosse : « pas le bon moment » dit May

Agence France-Presse
Enveloppe piégée au siège du FMI à Paris : une personne blessée

Belga News
France : Un élève lourdement armé fait trois blessés dans son lycée - Plus - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Pays-Bas : les libéraux consolident leur victoire

Agence France-Presse
Hollande et Merkel jugent « inacceptables » les propos d’Erdogan sur le nazisme

Agence de Presse Reuters
L’OSCE prolonge d’un an sa mission en Ukraine

Agence France-Presse
Le gouvernement gagne du terrain à Tripoli

Agence France-Presse
Libye : un cessez-le-feu signé à Tripoli

Agence de Presse Reuters
Somalie : fusillade entre des pirates et des forces navales

Agence France-Presse
La Turquie menace d’annuler le pacte migratoire avec l’UE

Agence France-Presse
Washington envisage un millier de soldats supplémentaires en Syrie

Agence France-Presse
La bataille de Mossoul-Ouest a fait près de 100.000 déplacés

Agence France-Presse
Nouveau départ pour les relations américano-saoudiennes

Agence France-Presse
L’Iran salué par l’ONU pour l’accueil des réfugiés

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : 24 interpellations pour l’attaque de l’hôpital militaire

Agence France-Presse
Nucléaire nord-coréen : Washington prône « une nouvelle approche »

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