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Tuesday, 10 July 2018  - Some links have expired.

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Paul Waldman | The Washington Post
Under Trump, everything gets trashed and degraded

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Help, Vladimir! The Europeans are killing us!

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
Trump’s neediness is at the core of his diplomacy

Lili Loofbourow | Slate
Don’t Look at the Judge Behind the Curtain

Kenneth W. Starr | The Washington Post
Brett Kavanaugh’s pro-democracy, let-the-people-govern-themselves vision. He is also a classic good guy.

Dahlia Lithwick | Slate
Brett Kavanaugh Was a Mistake

Julie O’Brien | The Washington Post
I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy.

Lawrence Douglas | The Guardian
If Trump challenges the constitutional order, will Kavanaugh defend it?

Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II | Navy Times
Iraq endures the crucible, and emerges transformed

Suzanne Moore | The Guardian
The rescue of the Thai cave boys is a triumph of bravery, expertise and love

Molly Roberts | The Washington Post
There was no villain in the Thai cave story

Sarah Zhang | The Atlantic
The Worst Thing You Can Do Is Panic

International News

Quartz
An Arctic heatwave pushed temperatures 80% higher than usual last week

The Washington Post
As Trump hammers NATO allies on defense spending, military planners worry about his ‘2 percent’ obsession

The Washington Post
A couple visited their soldier son-in-law on July 4. The Army turned them over to ICE.

Army Times
USMC wants to protect its F/A-18 C/D Hornets from GPS jammers

Army Times
VA secretary nominee promises care for all vets, including transgender veterans

The Guardian
Jimmy Kimmel on Trump's supreme court rollout: ‘No one needs more suspense’ - More

The Washington Post
Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney

The Washington Post
Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence

BBC News
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who sparked 2016 militia standoff - More

Reuters News Agency
Michael Flynn eager to get to sentencing, lawyer says

Reuters News Agency
Judge rejects Trump request for long-term detention of immigrant children

The Guardian
Donald Trump says he expects to find UK in ‘turmoil’ during visit

The Washington Post
Trump hits combative notes as he undermines May, praises Putin ahead of NATO summit

BBC News
Trump on European meetings: ‘Putin may be the easiest’

BBC News
RAF centenary: Thousands watch flypast

Reuters News Agency
Theresa May looking forward to positive talks with Donald Trump

Reuters News Agency
Americans told to ‘keep a low profile’ if anti-Trump protests break out in Britain

Reuters News Agency
Jeremy Hunt named Britain’s new foreign minister

CBC News
British woman said to have been poisoned with Novichok is remembered

The Guardian
Novichok used in Wiltshire ‘could remain active for 50 years’

Reuters News Agency
British man poisoned with nerve agent regains consciousness

The Associated Press
UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

Agence France-Presse
May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

Reuters News Agency
May reasserts her authority after Brexit resignations

The Associated Press
World markets rise despite Brexit troubles in Britain

The Associated Press
Trump to open trip by meeting with nervous NATO leaders

Reuters News Agency
Donald Tusk’s riposte to Donald Trump: Respect the allies you have

CBC News
Trump’s ‘déjà vu’ Eurotrip: Upcoming Putin, NATO summits raise concerns after G7 debacle

The Associated Press
Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner

Reuters News Agency
Trump says he can’t say if Putin is friend or foe

Reuters News Agency
Britain to double Western Balkans funding, security staff

BBC News
Italian ship carrying migrants turned away from Italian ports

Reuters News Agency
Erdoğan starts presidential rule, names son-in-law Turkish finance minister

Air Force Times
Gen. Hulusi Akar appointed Turkish defense minister

Reuters News Agency
Assad, aided by Russia, poised to seize ‘cradle’ of revolt

Reuters News Agency
Israel ‘not ruling out’ eventual ties with Bashar al-Assad

Reuters News Agency
Artist captures war as seen by children - toys included

Reuters News Agency
Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile launched at Jizan

The Associated Press
Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

Reuters News Agency
Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can despite U.S. sanctions

Reuters News Agency
Afghan protesters demand return of exiled Dostum as rallies continue

BBC News
Cave rescue: Boys and football coach freed from Tham Luang - More

Reuters News Agency
‘Nobody thought we could do it’

BBC News
Ivan Karadzic: ‘No kid has cave dived like this before’

CBC News
Thai cave rescue: See some of the challenges divers faced

Agence France-Presse
Freed from cave, but doctor’s orders bar Thai boys from World Cup final - More

The Guardian
Elon Musk queries expertise of Thai cave rescue officials

Reuters News Agency
Portuguese club Benfica invites rescued Thai boys to train at soccer camp

Reuters News Agency
Thai cave rescue of boys soccer team is a drama fit for Hollywood

The Associated Press
European exporters in China shift trade to avoid US tariffs

Agence France-Presse
China pledges $20 billion in loans for Arab states

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet Mike Pompeo

The Associated Press
South Korea suspends summertime civil defense exercises to help talks with North

BBC News
Japan floods: 141 killed after torrential rain and landslides

Agence France-Presse
Japanese rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

BBC News
Nicaragua crisis: ‘38 killed in bloodiest day’ - NGO

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