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International News

The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego-based SEAL Team 7 ‘command triad’ fired

ABC News
Sisters make Army history as first pair to attain general rank

The Washington Post
Mark Esper urges allies to ‘pick up the tab’ on Pentagon projects defunded for Trump’s wall - More

Reuters News Agency
Democrats to probe into Pence's stay at Trump hotel in Ireland

The Washington Post
NOAA backs Trump on Ala. forecast, rebukes office that accurately contradicted him

ABC News
NOAA issues statement supporting Trump's claim Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama

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The Associated Press
Residents of North Carolina's low-lying Outer Banks brace for Hurricane Dorian

The Associated Press
Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

The Associated Press
Hurricane Dorian howling over North Carolina's Outer Banks

United Press International
Coastal Northeast, Atlantic Canada next in line for Dorian's impacts

Reuters News Agency
Bahamas struggles to cope with decomposing bodies, emotional trauma

Reuters News Agency
Bahamas hurricane survivors tell of children swept away; death toll reaches 30

Agence France-Presse
Hurricane Dorian survivors await relief as teams search for bodies

The Guardian
Jeffrey Epstein accuser denies claims photo with Prince Andrew was faked

ABC News
Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange's 'health is really deteriorating'

CBC News
Brexit chaos renews momentum around Scottish independence debate

Reuters News Agency
Delay Brexit? I'd rather be dead in a ditch, says PM Johnson

Reuters News Agency
London court rejects bid to stop Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament

The Associated Press
Brexit Crisis Grows as Opposition Rejects Snap Election Call

The Guardian
Boris Johnson short of options as rebels vow to secure Brexit delay

Reuters News Agency
SNP says priority is avoiding no-deal Brexit, then election date - More

Reuters News Agency
Boris Johnson is no Winston Churchill says wartime leader's sacked grandson

Reuters News Agency
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne says no to reopening Brexit deal

Reuters News Agency
Mark Esper to call for greater effort to counter China, Russia

Reuters News Agency
Attackers kill two aid workers in western Ethiopia

Reuters News Agency
Zimbabwe's Mugabe: from liberator to oppressor

Reuters News Agency
Zimbabwe after Mugabe: dashed hopes and economic chaos

Reuters News Agency
Iran 'inching' toward place where talks could be held: Mark Esper

Reuters News Agency
Violence overshadows peace deal as Taliban attack Afghan province

The Washington Post
Pompeo says U.S. ‘delivered’ on mission in Afghanistan

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan's women pioneers fearful as US-Taliban deal looms

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan vows 'fullest possible response' to India over Kashmir

The Associated Press
India loses communication with its unmanned moon lander - More

Reuters News Agency
Apple says Chinese Muslim minority Uighurs targeted in iPhone attacks

Reuters News Agency
Carrie Lam says China 'respects and supports' withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill

Reuters News Agency
Hong Kong braces for weekend protests as Carrie Lam fails to appease activists - More

The Washington Post
With threats and propaganda, China tries to silence support for Hong Kong protests

Reuters News Agency
Huge plumes of smoke billow across Hong Kong harbor

Reuters News Agency
Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong

Reuters News Agency
No place like home: Chinese firms stung by trade war build up domestic brands

Reuters News Agency
Huawei shows off 'most powerful' chipset as forges ahead with 5G smartphone plan

The Associated Press
Japan wants surnames written first, when names are spelled out in English

Agence France-Presse
Brigitte Macron is 'truly ugly,' says Brazilian minister

Agence France-Presse
Venezuela prosecutors to charge Juan Guaidó with 'high treason'

The Washington Post
U.S. sets limits on money Cuban Americans can send to family in Cuba

Agence de Presse Reuters
Inondations en Caroline du Sud avec l'arrivée de l'ouragan Dorian, bilan alourdi aux Bahamas

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Dorian remonte la côte est après avoir semé la mort dans les Bahamas

Agence France-Presse
Les Bahamas commencent à panser leurs plaies après Dorian

Agence de Presse Reuters
Boris Johnson renonce à bloquer la loi sur le report du Brexit

Agence France-Presse
Brexit : les lords bloquent un « no deal », nouveau revers pour Johnson

Agence France-Presse
Psychodrame chez les Johnson sur fond de Brexit

La Tribune
Dassault Aviation, Thales et Safran en très grande forme

Agence France-Presse
Crash du Rio-Paris : le parquet de Paris annonce faire appel du non-lieu général

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'échange de prisonniers avec Kiev bientôt bouclé, dit Poutine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Yémen : Ryad réaffirme son soutien au gouvernement face aux séparatistes

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'Iran libère sept des 23 marins du Stena Impero

Agence France-Presse
Le directeur de l'AIEA va rencontrer des responsables iraniens selon un porte-parole

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'Iran annonce la troisième étape de son désengagement de l'accord de 2015 sur le nucléaire

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'Iran doit respecter ses engagements sur le nucléaire, répète Paris

Agence de Presse Reuters
Hong Kong : Le retrait de la loi sur les extraditions, première étape selon Lam

Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong : en dépit du geste de l'exécutif, vers un nouveau week-end de manifestations

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le smartphone pliable de Samsung en vente vendredi en Corée du Sud

International Commentary

Susan B. Glasser | The New Yorker
James Mattis Doesn’t Want to Talk About the President

Richard Wolffe | The Guardian
Johnson and Trump: Two leaders afraid to do the hard work of running a country

Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
The prime minister revels in war rhetoric, but could end up its victim

Philip Bump | The Washington Post
Government scientists are enlisted to aid Trump in his battle against reality

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Donald and the Black Sharpie

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
“Sharpiegate” and Trump’s Perpetual Cone of Uncertainty - More

Steven Gruzd | The Atlantic
Robert Mugabe's Journey From Freedom Fighter to Oppressor

John McWhorter | The Atlantic
The F-Word Is Going the Way of Hell

Marina Hyde | The Guardian
Dazed and confused, Johnson stumbles into the twilight zone with a police escort

Sandra Sidi | The Atlantic
‘Get a Weapon’

Anne Applebaum | The Washington Post
The West has lost confidence in its values. Syria is paying the price.

David Wearing | The Guardian
Britain is behind the slaughter in Yemen. Here's how you could help end it.

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The Associated Press
Robert Mugabe has died aged 95 - More

Jason Burke and David Smith | The Guardian
Robert Mugabe has died aged 95

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