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Defense One
SOCOM Orders Cropduster Attack Planes from L3Harris Technologies

ABC News
Senate could soon pass burn pit bill for veterans' health

The Associated Press
Remains of soldiers unearthed at Battle of Red Bank site in New Jersey

The Associated Press
NTSB investigating after mysterious death of co-pilot who exited plane in mid-air

AccuWeather New
Kentucky grapples with ‘unimaginable’ loss following catastrophic flooding

The New York Times
Trained, Armed and Ready. To Teach Kindergarten.

The Associated Press
Father of child killed in Sandy Hook shooting testifies Alex Jones made his life a ‘living hell’

The Associated Press
California joins New York in declaring state of emergency over monkeypox

BBC News
What is monkeypox and why is it spreading?

CBS News
Lindsey Graham hires former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn

The Associated Press
U.S. Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ border policy

Reuters News Agency
Trump looms large as voters in five states choose candidates for Congress, governor

Reuters News Agency
Tiger Woods rejected $700-800 million LIV offer, says Norman

The Associated Press
Markets dip as Pelosi’s Asia trip puts markets on edge

The Associated Press
British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow

BBC News
BP sees biggest profit in 14 years as energy bills soar

BBC News
Brittney Griner case throws spotlight on hostage diplomacy - More - More

The Guardian
Russia claims US ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine war

Reuters News Agency
Russia's supreme court designates Ukraine's Azov Regiment a 'terrorist' group - More

The Guardian
Russian soldiers accuse superiors of jailing them for refusing to fight

The Associated Press
Alina Kabaeva hit with new round of U.S. sanctions - More

The New York Times
U.N. Peacekeepers Kill two and Wound 15 in Congo

Reuters News Agency
Congo to reassess U.N. withdrawal plan after deadly protests

Reuters News Agency
Turkey says ship carrying first Ukrainian grain on track for safe arrival

Reuters News Agency
How the CIA identified and killed Al-Qaeda leader Zawahiri - More - More

The Associated Press
U.S. killing of al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan heightens scrutiny of Taliban

Dawn
Wreckage of missing Pakistan Army helicopter found, six officers, soldiers aboard

BBC News
China-Taiwan: Tensions spike ahead of Pelosi's expected visit

South China Morning Post
Taiwan Strait on the boil as US, Beijing and Taipei put military on high alert

BBC News
Pelosi visits Taiwan in defiance of Chinese warnings

Reuters News Agency
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi lands in Taiwan; Chinese warplanes take to skies - More - More

The Guardian
Mood shifts in Taiwan as Nancy Pelosi visit raises fears of war

BBC News
China and Taiwan: A really simple guide

The Associated Press
Le bilan des inondations s’alourdit au Kentucky

Agence France-Presse
Malgré l’accalmie, le plus grand incendie de l’année en Californie toujours menaçant

Agence France-Presse
Un assaillant du Capitole condamné à sept ans de prison

Agence de Presse Reuters
Biden nomme un duo pour coordonner la lutte contre la variole du singe aux USA

Agence France-Presse
Près de 700 migrants traversent la Manche en une journée

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'aéroport de Schiphol va limiter le nombre de passagers jusqu'en octobre

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'UE approuve un plan allemand sur le chauffage « vert »

Agence France-Presse
Parfum de guerre froide autour des risques d’« anéantissement nucléaire »

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : la reprise des exportations de céréales saluée unanimement

Agence de Presse Reuters
Ankara table sur des départs quotidiens de navires céréaliers

Agence de Presse Reuters
Russie : La Cour suprême classe le régiment Azov comme groupe terroriste

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le procès de Brittney Griner en Russie devrait se terminer « très bientôt »

Agence France-Presse
Guerre au Yémen : la trêve reconduite jusqu’au 2 octobre

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les États-Unis ciblent des entreprises chinoises dans la cadre de nouvelles sanctions contre l'Iran

Radio-Canada
L’Inde et le Pérou signalent à leur tour un premier décès lié à la variole simienne

Agence France-Presse
Les États-Unis « paieront le prix » en cas de visite de Pelosi à Taïwan, selon Pékin

Radio-Canada
Nancy Pelosi veut montrer un « appui sans équivoque » à la démocratie taïwanaise

International Commentary

Nancy Pelosi | The Washington Post
Why I’m leading a congressional delegation to Taiwan

Minxin Pei | Los Angeles Times
Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit didn’t cause today’s heightened China-U.S. animosity. But it isn’t helping.

Katherine Yon Ebright | Defense One
House’s ‘Irregular Warfare’ Provision Risks Unintended War

Hameed Hakimi | The Guardian
Zawahiri’s killing was a Biden play for popularity – but it may have unintended consequences

Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
A Third Nuclear Age Is Upon Us

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
Trump’s angry, vengeful purge of GOP enemies faces a crucial test

Perry Bacon Jr. | The Washington Post
The mini-Trumps are as big a threat to democracy as Trump is

Wendy Orent | Los Angeles Times
Monkeypox is not the next COVID. But it’s spreading from the same failures.

Emma Thompson | The Guardian
Greenwashing is driving our descent into climate catastrophe. But we can stop it.

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