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The Associated Press
After courts-martial dropped for swim team members, USAFA cadets fight expulsions - More

Aviation Week & Space Technology
USAF Unit Moves Reveal Clues to RQ-180 Operations Debut - More

United Press International
USNS Burlington returns to shipyard for bow modifications

The Virginian-Pilot
The USS Gonzalez escorted 20 merchant ships near Iran. Now it’s coming home.

The Virginian-Pilot
USS Abraham Lincoln’s deployment extended while USS Harry S. Truman undergoes repairs

Navy Times
Feds: Naval Flight Officer conspired to smuggle boats to China through a shell company

The Associated Press
Marijuana Found at Minot AFB Nuclear Missile Facility - More

Army Times
Meal, Refusing-to-Exit: Scientific study backs long-held belief that MREs make it harder to move

Reuters News Agency
Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts - sources

Bloomberg News
Boeing Max Design, Airline Maintenance Faulted in Lion Air Crash - More

The Associated Press
New Sept. 11 exhibit stages the hunt for Osama bin Laden

The Associated Press
Trump to tell federal agencies to stop subscriptions to New York Times, Washington Post

Reuters News Agency
Protesting Republicans say impeachment probe violates Trump's rights. Is that true?

Reuters News Agency
DOJ review of origins of Russia probe now a criminal investigation: source

Agence France-Presse
Russian ‘agent’ Maria Butina to be released from US prison

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Airline Industry Sees Constrained Pilot Supply, But No Crisis

BBC News
US election 2020: Trump steals Biden's pitch to Latino voters

BBC News
Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord

The Associated Press
Trump says Colorado, a state not bordering Mexico, will get a border wall - More - Map

The Associated Press
Late Rep. Elijah Cummings hailed as ‘North Star’ for Democrats

The Associated Press
Trump impeachment inquiry will have current, former NSC staff face interviews

BBC News
Major League Baseball umpire probed over impeachment 'civil war threat' - More

The Washington Post
Republican defense of Trump grows more frantic and disjointed as Ukraine scandal escalates

The Washington Post
Marine One: Trump’s favorite venue for making news — or avoiding it

The Associated Press
While Trump rakes in cash, some Senate Republicans lagging

The Washington Post
Trump’s heralded whistleblower office at VA has failed its most basic mission, watchdog says

The New York Times
Trump’s War on the ‘Deep State’ Turns Against Him

Reuters News Agency
Trump, fellow Republicans push ahead with anti-impeachment offensive

The Washington Post
With a wink, Trump asks that supporters not hurt protesters criticizing his rhetoric

The Washington Post
Graham plans resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

Agence France-Presse
Google lays claims to Quantum Supremacy, sending Bitcoin tumbling

The Associated Press
Northern Ireland police issue warning on Brexit unrest

Reuters News Agency
Boris Johnson calls for December 12 election to break Brexit deadlock - More

BBC News
Brexit: Can a no-deal still happen?

BBC News
Down the Brexit rabbit hole to a general election

BBC News
Brexit: No 10 denies government is split over pre-Christmas election - More

The Associated Press
UK media say 39 dead in truck came from China - More - More

The Associated Press
Global caution over 5G puts pressure on Nokia

The Associated Press
Mark Esper has sharp words for Turkey over Syria invasion

Spiegel Online
Berlin Worried about IS Fighters Coming Home

The Associated Press
Spain begins exhuming late dictator Gen. Franco’s remains - More - More

BBC News
Inside Bosnia’s 'nightmare' camp for migrants trying to enter the EU

Air Force Times
B-52s train in tense Black Sea region, in signal to Russia

The New York Times
Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze by Early August

BBC News
Paul Whelan: Russia spy suspect 'more Mr Bean than James Bond'

The Guardian
Mohamed Ali: Egyptian exile who sparked protests in shock at mass arrests

Agence France-Presse
Exiled Egyptian dissident determined to topple Sisi

The Associated Press
As China builds up Africa, some in Uganda warn of trouble

Bloomberg News
Russia Sends Two Tu-160s to South Africa in a Display of Defence Cooperation

Agence France-Presse
Russia in Africa: What's behind Moscow's big return to the continent?

United Press International
Turkey moves to start domestic submarine-building industry

The Washington Post
Trump tries to rebrand Syria withdrawal as a political promise kept

Agence France-Presse
Kurdish forces start Syria-Turkey border pullback

Reuters News Agency
Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations, Russia says peace plan on track

Reuters News Agency
Russian forces deploy on Syrian border as Trump calls Turkish ceasefire ‘permanent’

The Globe and Mail
Syria’s Kurds flee homeland for Iraq amid fears of renewed Turkish assault

The Guardian
Syrian regime inflicts 72 forms of torture on prisoners, report finds

The Jerusalem Post
Why the U.S. Needs the SDF to Keep Guarding Its ISIS Prisoners - Analysis

The Jerusalem Post
Turkey-Backed Jihadists in Syria Call Women 'Whores,' Execute Prisoners

The Associated Press
Lebanese President Michel Aoun ready to meet representatives of protesters - More

The Associated Press
Israeli ex-army chief Benny Gantz given mandate to form next government - More

The Jerusalem Post
IDF Chief Says All Fronts 'Fragile,' Could Deteriorate Into a War

Bloomberg News
Mysterious Private Jet Flight From Israel to Saudi Arabia Has Media Guessing

United Press International
F-22 deployment to Saudi Arabia confirmed in Air Force video

United Press International
Bahrain approved for $150M refurbishment of former U.S. Navy frigate

The Associated Press
Dubai loosens liquor laws as UAE alcohol sales suffer drop

The Associated Press
India, Pakistan to allow visa-free access to Sikh shrine

The Associated Press
India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Agence France-Presse
16 sentenced to death for burning alive Bangladesh teen - More

BBC News
The murder behind the Hong Kong protests: A case where no-one wants the killer

Agence France-Presse
'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

Reuters News Agency
Hong Kong protesters plan rally to show solidarity with Catalan demonstrators

Agence France-Presse
Lost their way: Chinese orienteering team caught cheating

Reuters News Agency
China buys 264,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans

Bloomberg News
China Aims to Buy $20 Billion of U.S. Farm Goods in Year One

The New York Times
Trump Officials Battle Over Plan to Keep Technology Out of Chinese Hands

Reuters News Agency
Pence takes aim at China in wide-ranging critique ahead of trade talks

United Press International
North Korea denounces U.N. Command in South Korea

ABC News
Former Australian intelligence official facing 30 charges for breaching national secrecy

The Associated Press
Final vote count in Bolivian election hands Evo Morales outright win

Agence France-Presse
Maria Butina, agente russe coupable d’ingérence, va sortir de prison

Radio-Canada
Des républicains font intrusion pour interrompre un témoignage à huis clos - Plus

Agence France-Presse
« Todos con Biden »? La campagne de Trump y trouve à redire

Agence France-Presse
Brexit : Johnson appelle à des élections le 12 décembre pour sortir de l'impasse

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : Londres devra désigner un commissaire européen après le 31 octobre

Radio-Canada
Comment la Suède permet à la presse écrite de se maintenir à flot

Agence de Presse Reuters
Moscou déploie son système antimissiles S-400 en Serbie pour des exercices

Agence France-Presse
Trump annonce la levée des sanctions visant la Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : plus de 100 jihadistes de l’EI se sont échappés de prison admet un responsable américain

Agence de Presse Reuters
Syrie : Les USA évoquent des crimes de guerre lors de l'offensive turque

Agence France-Presse
Le chef des FDS remercie Moscou d’avoir sauvé les Kurdes syriens

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : Washington annonce des renforts sur les champs pétroliers, les Russes patrouillent

Agence de Presse Reuters
Israël : Benny Gantz officiellement chargé de former un nouveau gouvernement

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un nouveau chef de la diplomatie en Arabie saoudite

Agence de Presse Reuters
Pékin annonce un plénum du Parti communiste la semaine prochaine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Grève générale et manifestations contre les inégalités économiques au Chili

Agence France-Presse
Chili : la crise sociale perdure, l'ONU envoie une mission d'enquête

International Commentary

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
On Syria, Trump moves public opinion in Democrats’ favor

Jill Stein | The Guardian
Hillary Clinton called me a 'Russian asset'. The establishment is losing its grip.

Andrew Gawthorpe | The Guardian
Bill Taylor’s testimony removes any last plausible line of defense for Trump

Jim Newell | Slate
With the investigation going badly for Trump, House Republicans attack the investigators - More

Teri Kanefield | NBC News
'No quid pro quo?' Why Trump's impeachment defense sounds a lot like his Mueller defense

Kathy Gilsinan | The Atlantic
Trump Has Achieved a ‘Sloppy’ Success in Syria -— For Now

Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
The Consequences of Donald Trump Washing His Hands of the Middle East

Eliot A. Cohen | The Atlantic
Trump’s character betrays him: In foreign policy, reputation means everything.

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
Why is GOP spin growing more pathetic and lawless? Because Trump’s defenses are collapsing.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg Opinion
Facebook Should Stop Using China to Scare Us

Farhad Manjoo | The New York Times
Mark Zuckerberg, Have You Considered Retirement?

Laura Kuenssberg | BBC News
A PM intent on giving up on Parliament?

John Crace | The Guardian
Not even the PM's narcissism can protect him as cracks show - More

John Crace | The Guardian
Boris Johnson said he'd die in a ditch, but his Brexit timetable is dead from a glitch

George Monbiot | The Guardian
Why ‘the will of the people’ is a myth in British democracy

Nick Cohen | The Washington Post
Boris Johnson’s Brexit slogan is a lie

P. Barry Butler | Aviation Week & Space Technology
Casting A Wider Net For Pilots

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