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Fred Kaplan | Slate
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

Opinion | Politico Magazine
Whose Fault Is the Shutdown?

Edward Luce | Financial Times
Shutdown illustrates Trumpian age of dysfunction

John R. Schindler | Observer
Solving the CIA’s Mass Murder Mystery

Jack Shafer | Politico Magazine
Donald Trump’s Fake News Mistake

Amy Davidson Sorkin | The New Yorker
Trump in the World that He Insults

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
On Trump’s First Anniversary, a Government Shutdown

Christoph Scheuermann | Spiegel Online
The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom - More

Jonathan Cohn | The Huffington Post
Trump promised to defend “forgotten Americans.” Then he forgot them.

Andy Borowitz | The Borowitz Report
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Offers to Lie for Free During Shutdown

Jamelle Bouie | Slate
Donald Trump’s Enduring Promise

John Hewson | The Sydney Morning Herald
No place for the race card in the political pack, but Trump plays it anyway

International News

The Associated Press
Women march around the globe today in show of political force

CBC News
Protests held across the U.S. on anniversary of Trump's inauguration

Slate
Trump Says it’s “Perfect Day” for Women to March - More - More

The Toronto Star
Marches against Trump turn into a wave of Democratic women running for office - More

The New Yorker
The Women’s March Returns to New York City

The Atlantic
Women’s Marchers Look to the Midterms

ABC News
Global female empowerment marches enter second day

The New York Times
No, Barack Obama wasn’t playing HQ Wednesday night

Bloomberg News
Don’t Worry, You Can Still Buy a Gun During a Government Shutdown

Quartz
Here’s what happens in a government shutdown - More

The Atlantic
What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?

Bloomberg News
Dire Military Warnings Are at Odds With Jim Mattis's Shutdown Message

Reuters News Agency
Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

Reuters News Agency
First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

ABC News
Eric Trump on government shutdown: 'Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us' - More

Slate
How the Shutdown Ends

ABC News
A year in, Trump's presidency has been disruptive and unique

The Washington Post
Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown’s first day, but negotiations continue

The Atlantic
The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

Reuters News Agency
Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Reuters News Agency
As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

The Washington Post
‘Negotiating with Jell-O’: How Trump’s shifting stance sank deal’s chances

ABC News
Amid record low one-year approval, half question Trump’s mental stability

CBC News
Trump sparks hope and pain in Miami

The Huffington Post
Overheated ‘Doc’ Gushes About Trump’s Rockin’ Bod On ‘Saturday Night Live’ - More

The Washington Post
President Donald Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims in his first year

The Economist
Tracking America in the age of Trump

The Washington Post
Trump gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night again rents a ballroom from Trump

The Washington Post
Trump’s love of tabloid gossip complicates his denial of reported affair

Bloomberg
Better Thermostat Passwords May Deter Cyber Attacks on Grid

Bloomberg News
Earth’s Relentless Warming Sets a Brutal New Record in 2017

The Economist
Crude thinking: Why the oil price is so high

The Guardian
Trump-Russia inquiry is told Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange data

Bloomberg News
Norwegian Airlines Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Reuters News Agency
Merkel, Macron to deepen Franco-German cooperation, strengthen EU

Spiegel Online
Distrust and Anger: Inside Germany's Rocky Coalition Talks - More

Bloomberg News
Trump’s Davos Trip Is ‘Day-to-Day’ During Government Shutdown

Quartz
Make Davos Great Again?

Reuters News Agency
Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

The Atlantic
Photos of the Week

Reuters News Agency
Migrants stuck in Serbia want to move on

Reuters News Agency
Greeks to rally against use of 'Macedonia' in name dispute with Skopje

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Kyiv Rebrands Its War In The East

Bloomberg News
Twitter Finds 1,062 More Accounts Linked to Russian Agency - More

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Draft U.S. Document Confirms Russian Plans For 'Doomsday' Weapon

The Independent
US-Russia relations fail to improve and they are likely to get worse

CBC News
Young Russians risk futures to support Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin's nemesis

Reuters News Agency
Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

Reuters News Agency
Somali president sacks Mogadishu mayor, names replacement

Reuters News Agency
Congolese security forces kill three while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

Reuters News Agency
Avalanche in southeastern Turkey kills two soldiers, injures seven: hospital

The Associated Press
Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Reuters News Agency
Turkish forces push into Syria, Kurdish militia says attacks repulsed - More

Reuters News Agency
Turkey will create 30 km-deep 'safe zone' in Syria's Afrin: HaberTurk citing PM

Reuters News Agency
France asks Turkey to act with restraint in Syria - More

Reuters News Agency
Jordan's king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

Reuters News Agency
Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

Reuters News Agency
Iraq's supreme court rules against election delay

Reuters News Agency
Iraqi court sentences to death German woman who joined Islamic State

The Atlantic
Destroying the Iran Deal While Claiming to Save It

The Associated Press
Taliban attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul ends after 13 hours, six dead - More - More

Reuters News Agency
While political prisoners released, Myanmar's judicial reforms stall

Reuters News Agency
Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar

Politico Magazine
The Incredible 50-year-old Plane on the Front Lines of the North Korea Standoff

Quartz
South Korea has a growing kimchi trade deficit with China

Reuters News Agency
Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

The Sydney Morning Herald
Men discharged from Defence forces found to be at significantly greater suicide risk

The Associated Press
Team of U.K. soldiers completes historic Antarctica crossing

The Atlantic
America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration

The New York Times
On This Day: January 21

Agence France-Presse
Manifestations géantes pour la 2e « Marche des femmes » anti-Trump

TVA Nouvelles
Un tweet de Trump stupéfie les internautes

Agence France-Presse
Un vote lundi pour tenter de mettre fin au « shutdown »

The Associated Press
Donald Trump a rempli plusieurs promesses après un an au pouvoir

TVA Nouvelles
Une publicité de Trump qualifie les démocrates de « complices » de meurtres

Reuters News Agency
La confiance envers Macron de nouveau en baisse, selon un sondage

Agence France-Presse
Les policiers arrêtent un homme soupçonné de préparer un attentat

Reuters News Agency
Deux cousins de Rachid Kassim mis en examen

Agence France-Presse
Incertitude sur le déplacement de Trump à Davos

Agence France-Presse
Espagne : Puigdemont serait arrêté malgré son immunité

Agence France-Presse
Nom de la Macédoine : les nationalistes grecs dans la rue contre un compromis

Agence France-Presse
Soupçons d'ingérence russe : Twitter a fermé 1000 nouveaux comptes

Agence France-Presse
Les quatre Canadiens et Américains libérés au Nigeria

Agence France-Presse
Des soldats turcs entrent en Syrie pour combattre une milice kurde

Reuters News Agency
L'armée turque avance en Syrie, les Kurdes disent l'avoir repoussée

Agence France-Presse
Le roi de Jordanie exprime à Pence son « inquiétude » au sujet de Jérusalem

Reuters News Agency
Une Allemande condamnée mort en Irak pour avoir rejoint l'EI

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : premier budget officiel après une aide saoudienne

Reuters News Agency
Fin du siège de l'Hôtel Inter Continental de Kaboul - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Affrontements entre l'Inde et le Pakistan au Cachemire : quatre morts

Reuters News Agency
Accrochage dans le sud des Philippines entre armée et islamistes

Agence France-Presse
Plus d'un demi-million de Vénézuéliens ont fui en Colombie

Agence France-Presse
Mexique : 25.339 homicides en 2017, record en 20 ans

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