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Joshua Keating | Slate
Are We Going to War With North Korea This Weekend?

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
The secret presidency

David Frum | The Atlantic
Trump Isn’t the Apotheosis of Conservatism

David A. Graham | The Atlantic
Trump Isn’t George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, or Obama —- He’s Trump

Jonathan Hunt | The Atlantic
When America Bombs Countries to Save Them

David Alpher | The Conversation
Why can’t America just take out Assad?

Rosie Gray | The Atlantic
Are the Nationalists Losing the War for Trump’s White House?

Kathy Gilsinan | The Atlantic
North Korea and the Risks of Miscalculation

Paul Smalera | Quartz
We live in a hold-my-beer world now, and that’s a scary thought

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Pressuring Venezuela’s Leader to Back Down

Daniel Gross | Slate
United Isn’t the Reason Air Travel Is So Miserable

Matthew Dessem | Slate
Could You Outrun a Soviet Submarine in a Lamborghini?

International News

The Washington Post
‘Houston, we have a problem’: The amazing history of the iconic Apollo 13 misquote - More

The Associated Press
F-16C test-drops inert B61-12 bomb - More - More - Photo

The Associated Press
U.S. Army taps reservists with cyber skills to fight IS militants

The Washington Post
Thousands march in U.S. to urge Trump to release his taxes

The Associated Press
13 arrested as violent clashes break out between pro- and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, Calif.

The Washington Post
President says he can’t be sued for violence at his rallies because he won the election

Los Angeles Times
Trump plans to privatize air traffic control

Slate
Today in Conservative Media: Who’s Ready for Some Regime Change?

The Associated Press
At Easter, Trump has yet to find a church home in DC

The Washington Post
Trump called reporters ‘very honourable people’ — the latest in a week full of reversals

The Associated Press
World power whiplash: Trump reverses views on Russia, China

The New York Times
Visiting the Trump White House? No One Has to Know - More

ABC News
Fugitive who mailed manifesto to Trump captured on Wisconsin farm - More

The Associated Press
Boston to mark fourth anniversary of deadly Boston Marathon bombing - More

BBC News
US government ‘hacked global bank system’ - More

The Associated Press
Daughter of NYPD sergeant killed in 9/11 attacks joins NYPD - More

Reuters News Agency
United Airlines changes crew booking policy

The Associated Press
C/S El Faro’s last hours as ship sails into storm - More - More

The Independent
‘Concrete evidence of collusion between Trump team and Russia’ handed to official investigation

The Economist
France’s presidential election is a four-way race

Reuters News Agency
Marine Le Pen has brought the National Front from fringe status into the political spotlight

Bloomberg News
Marine Le Pen ready to be ‘crucified’

Reuters News Agency
Dortmund blasts the ‘hardest 15 minutes’ of Marc Bartra’s life

Reuters News Agency
Doubts about letters claiming Islamist motive for Dortmund attack: prosecutors

The Washington Post
Trump wants Europe to buy more tanks and planes. Europe wants to share them instead.

Reuters News Agency
On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

The Associated Press
Italy plucks 2,000 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

Reuters News Agency
Egypt’s Christian minority in sombre mood for Easter

Xinhua News Agency
South Sudan slams genocide remarks by British official

The Economist
The vote that will determine the fate of Turkey’s democracy

Reuters News Agency
Syrians stuck in and near Aleppo as evacuation deal halts

The Associated Press
Syrian army moves to tame rebellious Damascus districts

BBC News
Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

The Associated Press
Over 100 killed during Syria’s troubled population transfer

The Associated Press
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

BBC News
More than 90 militants from the Islamic State group were killed - More

Reuters News Agency
Afghans react to huge U.S. bomb with shock and awe

Xinhua News Agency
No civilian casualties in U.S. massive bombing against IS in Afghanistan, says Gen. Nicholson

The New York Times
A Giant U.S. Bomb Carries an Even Bigger Message

The Associated Press
Pakistan army foils major terrorist attack planned for Easter Sunday

Reuters News Agency
Asian economies escape ‘manipulator’ tag, but expect more pressure on trade

Reuters News Agency
Plaque commemorating Thai revolution removed, prompting outcr

Reuters News Agency
N. Korea displayed new type of ballistic missile at military parade, S. Korea says

The Associated Press
North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Parade celebrates 105th anniversary of the birth of country’s founder Kim Il-sung

BBC News
North Korea ‘ready for nuclear attack’

The Associated Press
Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

The Associated Press
US show of force to North Korea also could show US weakness

South China Morning Post
Parade in Pyongyang a step back from brink, say analysts in China

The Washington Post
Here are the missiles North Korea just showed off, one by one. - More

Reuters News Agency
North Korea attempts, but fails, to launch missile - More

South China Morning Post
Five reasons why the US cannot attack North Korea

United Press International
North Korea defectors launch ‘birthday’ balloons across DMZ

The Associated Press
More than 100 UN peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump renforce les moyens de traque des clandestins

Agence France-Presse
« Villes sanctuaires » : un juge pourrait bloquer le décret Trump

Agence France-Presse
Protéger les Trump, mission éprouvante et onéreuse

Agence France-Presse
Washington doit « sortir » de l’accord de Paris, selon Scott Pruitt

Belga News
USA : la NSA surveillait des banques du Moyen-Orient selon des hackers

Belga News
Attentas à Paris - Salah Abdeslam pourrait être jugé une première fois en Belgique

Belga News
Explosions Dortmund - Le parquet fédéral examine une nouvelle revendication

Agence France-Presse
En Espagne, les blagues sur le terrorisme n’amusent pas les juges

TVA Nouvelles
Poutine posséderait le « père de toutes les bombes »

Agence France-Presse
Ingérence russe : un parlementaire américain se rend à Chypre pour enquêter

Agence France-Presse
Les coptes d’Egypte célèbrent Pâques sous haute surveillance

Belga News
Erdoğan affirme que la Turquie va revoir ses relations avec l’UE après le référendum

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : des combattants arabes et kurdes anti-EI aux portes de Tabqa

Agence France-Presse
Jim Mattis en tournée au Moyen-Orient

Agence France-Presse
Iran : interrogations autour d’Ebrahim Raissi, favori des conservateurs à la présidentielle - Plus

Agence France-Presse
90 jihadistes de l’EI tués par la bombe américaine

Agence France-Presse
La Corée du Nord prête à répondre par le nucléaire à une attaque nucléaire

Agence France-Presse
Corée du Nord : show militaire et menace de riposte nucléaire

Agence France-Presse
Mexique : les victimes de torture craignent une loi sur la sécurité

Books

Lives Lived

John Markoff | The New York Times
Robert W. Taylor has died aged 85 - More - More - More

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