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David A. Graham | The Atlantic
Donald and Angela’s Awkward Adventure

Amanda Erickson | The Washington Post
No, Germany doesn’t owe America ‘vast sums’ of money for NATO

Lexington | The Economist
German lessons: Angela Merkel and her press corps show how big democracies are supposed to operate

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
So far, Trump has been mercifully incompetent

Dan Balz | The Washington Post
What will it take for the president to retract his tweets about Obama?

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
Donald Trump Discovers That Words Do Matter

Lawrence Douglas | The Guardian
Donald Trump’s disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him

Natalie Nougayrède | The Guardian
Angela Merkel knows she must defuse Donald Trump’s threat to Europe

Moustafa Bayoumi | The Guardian
What is it with Trump and handshakes? This is getting awkward

Editorial | Los Angeles Times
Tillerson’s saber-rattling isn’t the answer to dealing with North Korea

Louise Mensch | The New York Times
What to Ask About Russian Hacking

Adam Chandler | The Atlantic
Why Foreign Leaders Read Trump’s 1990 Playboy Interview

Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
What If the ‘Populist Wave’ Is Just Political Fragmentation?

International News

CBC News
Trump order on conflict minerals would send warlords carte blanche signal, say critics

The Associated Press
Kellyanne Conway’s husband picked for Justice post

The Associated Press
White House calls for clarification on Hawaii judge’s travel ban block

VOA News
U.S. Secret Service stop attempted White House intrusion - More - More - More

The Associated Press
Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

The Associated Press
U.S., allies show off F-35 stealth fighter, capable of flying without anyone knowing

The Economist
The president is making it easier to order lethal drone strikes

The Telegraph
Hillary Clinton says she’s ready ‘to come out of the woods’ in St Patrick’s Day speech

The Telegraph
Donald Trump’s first 100 days: in pictures

The Guardian
Day 58

The Associated Press
Alleged Yahoo hacker worked at bank owned by Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov

Reuters News Agency
Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump

The New York Times
Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying

The Telegraph
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present shamrocks to Irish Guards in London

The Telegraph
Treasure hunt to recover British gold trapped in torpedoed merchant ships

Reuters News Agency
Ignoring Scottish referendum mandate would ‘shatter’ UK structure: Sturgeon

British troops arrive in Estonia to deter Russian aggression

The Associated Press
Man killed after attempt to seize weapon at Paris-Orly airport - More

Agence France-Presse
Paris Orly airport attacker vowed to ‘die for Allah’, says prosecutor

The Associated Press
Trump says Germany owes ‘vast sums’ to NATO after meeting with Merkel - More

Reuters News Agency
German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind Turkey coup attempt

Reuters News Agency
Spain says it will give nothing in return for ETA disarmament

Reuters News Agency
Russian parliament backs investigation into U.S. media

Reuters News Agency
Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life

Reuters News Agency
Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev discuss Syria

Reuters News Agency
East Libyan army takes rivals’ final holdout in southwest Benghazi

VOA News
Egypt Struggles to Counter an Increasingly Violent Insurgency in Sinai

The Economist
Helping the Central African Republic avoid another catastrophe

The Economist
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled South Sudan for Uganda

Reuters News Agency
Security forces in Congo Republic kill rebel fighters

Reuters News Agency
Congo forces targeting civilians, denying peacekeepers access - U.N.

The Associated Press
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

The Associated Press
Turkey marks 102nd anniversary of World War I campaign - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Turkey detains 740 suspects in operations against Kurdish militants

VOA News
Erdoğan Calls for Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Turkey

VOA News
City of Homs Begins Evacuation of Rebels, Civilians

France 24
Israel to ‘continue’ targeting Hezbollah-bound arms in Syria

Reuters News Agency
Hezbollah says U.N. ‘weak’ after critical Israel report pulled

CBC Radio
Residents of war-torn Mosul are fighting to save the animals from a local zoo

Reuters News Agency
Thousands flee Iraq’s Mosul as battle edges into Old City

The Associated Press
UN urges Afghanistan to tackle ‘alarming’ extremist threats

The Associated Press
Indian flight attendant hurt in Brussels blasts eager to fly - More - Photo

The Washington Post
China urges U.S. to remain ‘coolheaded’ on North Korea

Reuters News Agency
Venezuela prison mass grave yields 15 corpses, three headless

Los Angeles Times
More airlines cut service to Cuba

Reuters News Agency
U.S. Homeland Security seeks proposals for wall with Mexico

The Associated Press
Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

Libération
Nouvelle semaine agitée pour Trump

Agence France-Presse
Décret migratoire suspendu : l’administration Trump demande des clarifications au juge

Libération
Avec Donald Trump, la culture boit le bouillon comme jamais

Agence France-Presse
Présidentielle française : 11 candidats se disputeront le premier tour

Agence France-Presse
Un homme tué après avoir attaqué des militaires à l’aéroport de Paris-Orly

Agence France-Presse
L’assaillant d’Orly, un passé de violence et des signes de radicalisation

Le Figaro
L’assaillant d’Orly a dit être « là pour mourir par Allah »

Le Figaro
Avec l’opération Sentinelle, 7.000 militaires sont mobilisés en France

Le Figaro
Le tireur du lycée de Grasse mis en examen

Le Devoir
Un an après les attentats de Bruxelles, rien n’a changé à Molenbeek

Agence France-Presse
Trump attaque Berlin sur ses dépenses militaires juste après la rencontre avec Merkel

Libération
« Poutine veut obliger les Occidentaux à aller à sa rencontre »

Agence France-Presse
En Syrie, les rebelles en passe de perdre un nouveau fief

Agence France-Presse
Corée du Nord : les États-Unis «vont travailler» avec la Chine

Agence France-Presse
Essai d’un nouveau moteur de fusée en présence de Kim Jong-Un

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