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Michelle Cottle | The Atlantic
Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard

Adam Davidson | The New Yorker
The Emptiness of “Buy American”

Richard Wolffe | The Guardian
Donald Trump’s North Korea ‘armada’ gaffe was dangerous buffoonery

Isaac Stone Fish | The Guardian
Trump is president. That’s reason enough not to go to war with North Korea

Simon Waxman | The Washington Post
Why did Putin oppose Clinton? Decades of American hypocrisy.

Clive Lewis | The Guardian
Theresa May is not just breaking her promises – she is breaking our politics

Roxanne Jones | CNN News
Bill O’Reilly’s golden payout from Fox is an outrage

Amy Davidson | The New Yorker
Fox Lost O’Reilly, But It Still Has Trump

Luke Mogelson | The New Yorker
The History of Bombing the Shit Out of ’Em

Sara Miller Llana | The Christian Science Monitor
Is anyone mightier than Le Pen?

International News

The Associated Press
U.S. Army crew chief killed in crash lived dream on Black Hawks

The Virginian-Pilot
U.S. Navy bans sharing of intimate, private photos of others without consent

The Associated Press
American, Russian en route to joining Space Station crew

United Press International
U.S., Canadian armies complete Exercise Warfighter training

The Associated Press
Harvard honors a famous graduate with special symposium - More

The Associated Press
Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

Reuters News Agency
Asylum seekers crossing into Canada increase with warmer weather

Chicago Tribune
Forget sanctions: Exxon would like access to Russian oil anyway

United Press International
Secret Service beefs up barriers at White House

The Washington Post
Trump claims that ‘no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days’ - More - More

Palm Beach Post
Poll suggests voters uncomfortable with Trump’s time at Mar-a-Lago, golfing

The Associated Press
For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican - More

The Associated Press
Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

Maclean’s
Do as Trump says, not as he does

United Press International
Trump’s first-quarter approval rating at historic low

The Washington Post
Justice Dept. debating charges against WikiLeaks members in revelations of diplomatic, CIA materials - More

The Associated Press
Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

Reuters News Agency
Oil prices regain some ground, but oversupply weighs

CBC News
Theresa May’s decision not to do TV debates derided by opponents

Reuters News Agency
Britain will lose more from Brexit than EU, bloc’s foreign policy chief says

The Associated Press
Three Paris officers shot in Champs-Elysees attack

Reuters News Agency
One police officer killed, two wounded in Paris shooting - More

CNN News
Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack

Reuters News Agency
Global stocks struggle as French elections loom, North Korea worries

United Press International
Norway tests added dragchute braking system for F-35

United Press International
Boeing pulls out of ‘unfair’ Belgian fighter replacement bid

United Press International
Trump jabs Italian PM Gentiloni on meeting financial NATO obligation

Reuters News Agency
Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents

Reuters News Agency
Russia identifies mastermind behind St Petersburg metro bombing

Reuters News Agency
Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Reuters News Agency
Trump says only role for U.S. in Libya is defeating Islamic State

The Guardian
Somali families bury their dead

Reuters News Agency
Turkey says European rights court has no jurisdiction over referendum

The Associated Press
Fugitive Turkish al-Qaida convict arrested working as imam

The Associated Press
Young Syrian, fighting for home, joined Islamic State group

The Associated Press
France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

United Press International
Russian military adviser killed in Syria

The Associated Press
Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

The Associated Press
Israel: Gaza sisters smuggled explosives labeled medicine

Reuters News Agency
Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC oil cuts to boost own output: Hakim

The Associated Press
Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue - More

The Associated Press
Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. pushes U.N. Security Council to focus on Iran, not Israel

Reuters News Agency
Chinese, Iranian firms to sign first nuclear plant redesign contracts

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan’s Supreme Court rules prime minister can stay in power

Reuters News Agency
Indonesian prosecutors seek suspended jail term for Jakarta governor

Reuters News Agency
Pence tours Southeast Asia’s biggest mosque, talks trade in Indonesia

The Associated Press
Premature explosions kill two Muslim insurgents in Thailand

Reuters News Agency
Southern Thailand attacks reflect tension over peace talks, conflict monitor says

Reuters News Agency
Philippine senator calls for probe into police cash-for-kill claim

Reuters News Agency
Russian navy visits Philippines

The Associated Press
China prepares to launch country’s first cargo spacecraft

The Associated Press
EU says China, Europe have interest in averting Korea crisis

The Associated Press
Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump’s attention

The Associated Press
China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

United Press International
China continues to conduct training exercises near the Korean peninsula

Reuters News Agency
China’s dilemma over North Korea on show at border

Reuters News Agency
Donald Trump praises Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea”

Reuters News Agency
North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’

The Washington Post
North Koreans were playing volleyball at their nuclear test site last weekend

United Press International
North Korea condemns USS Carl Vinson deployment

United Press International
South Korea grants land for THAAD deployment to U.S. military

The Associated Press
Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

The Associated Press
Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship - More

The Associated Press
Venezuelan anti-government protests leaves three dead

The Associated Press
Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

The Associated Press
Haiti to rebuild National Palace smashed in 2010 earthquake

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