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NewsweekFeb 16, 2019
Conservatives Rail Against Trump's Ballooning Budget Deficit
Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he is focused on strengthening the military before worrying about national debt.

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Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of Trump summit (Reuters World News)
Trump's National Emergency Sets Up Legal Fight Over Spending Authority (NPR Headline News)

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid
The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro

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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty (Reuters World News)

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran

BBC News Front Page | WorldFeb 16, 2019
Man City score three late goals to see off Newport in FA Cup
Phil Foden scores twice as Manchester City avoid an FA Cup upset by beating a stubborn Newport County to reach the quarter-finals.

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FA Cup: Newport County 1-4 Manchester City highlights (BBC Front Page)

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States

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Pence presses Merkel over Nordstream, Iran deal (Reuters World News)

NPR Headline NewsFeb 16, 2019
Illinois Gunman Opened Fire When He Learned He'd Lose His Job, Police Say
Shooter Gary Montez Martin, 45, wasn't legally allowed to own a gun, police say. But he never complied with a demand to relinquish his firearms.

CBC Top StoriesFeb 16, 2019
Pence blasts allies on Iran, Venezuela as Freeland urges 'working together'
As U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence launched a renewed rebuke of European powers over their position on Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, leaders from Canada and Germany defended their own multilateral vision for how the West should address world crises.



Int'l Herald TribuneFeb 16, 2019
Worker Who Opened Fire Inside Factory Had Been Barred from Having Gun
Among 5 workers killed in Aurora, Ill., was Trevor Wehner, a college student on his first day of an internship in the factory's human resources department.

BBC Front PageFeb 16, 2019
Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85
The former US first lady's younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85.

BBC Front PageFeb 16, 2019
The Papers: Richest man quits UK, and EU Brexit aid plan
A prominent Brexiteer's decision to move to Monaco for tax reasons, and EU plans to send food aid to the UK feature in Sunday's papers.

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UK PM May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity (Reuters World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneFeb 16, 2019
Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85
She shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister, but she struggled to achieve professional recognition.

FT.com - EuropeFeb 16, 2019
Airline flybmi files for bankruptcy citing Brexit
UK regional carrier blames uncertainty surrounding country's exit from Europe

FT.com - EuropeFeb 16, 2019
Nigerians suspicious after last-minute election delay
Authorities move to calm voters with vow of clean ballot next Saturday

Reuters World NewsFeb 16, 2019
More Venezuela aid arrives in Colombia amid uncertainty over distribution
A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

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More Venezuela aid to arrive in Colombia amid uncertainty over distribution (Reuters World News)

MSNBC Int'l NewsFeb 16, 2019
Pence renews criticism of U.S. allies and urges action on Iran, Venezuela
"America is stronger than ever before and America is leading on the world stage once again," Pence said at the annual security conference.

CNN WorldFeb 16, 2019
Nigerians react with anger and confusion after presidential elections postponed
It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting their votes in what is the largest democratic exercise in Africa.

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Nigerian presidential election postponed, all sides appeal for calm (Reuters World News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldFeb 16, 2019
Mexico border wall: Trump faces fight in the courts
California and New York vow to challenge his plan to bypass Congress and build the wall.

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As Trump declares emergency over border wall, he undermines his own case (CBC Top Stories)

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment ‘important'
The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon
Authorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse
Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the highest-ranking prelate ever to be so punished for sexual abuse

BBC Front PageFeb 16, 2019
Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia
The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó.

Int'l Herald TribuneFeb 16, 2019
U.S. Military Starts Flying Aid for Venezuela to Colombia
The shipments of humanitarian aid aboard Air Force planes come as the Pentagon is preparing for the possibility of missions in Venezuela.

Washington Post World NewsFeb 16, 2019
US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near
A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province

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Top French officer raps West's tactics against IS in Syria, faces punishment (Reuters World News)

CBC Top StoriesFeb 16, 2019
Nigeria's presidential candidates blame each other for surprise vote delay
Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing for calm in the electorate of Africa's largest democracy.



Reuters World NewsFeb 16, 2019
Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' - top Vatican investigator
The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a "very important signal" to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican's top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday.

Reuters World NewsFeb 16, 2019
Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria
U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

BBC Front PageFeb 16, 2019
FA Cup Magic fourth round: Fantastic Foden, nose 'splattering' saves & cabbage-patch pitches
Watch the quirkier moments from Man City's FA Cup fifth-round victory against Newport County, including a cabbage-patch playing surface and Joe Day's "nose splattering" save.

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Man City can win every competition this season - Foden (BBC Front Page)

CBC Top StoriesFeb 16, 2019
Helicopters carry Alberta missionaries to Port-au-Prince airport as aid workers find way out of Haiti
They were supposed to leave their compound near Grand Goave — about 65 kilometres west of Haiti's capital — on Wednesday, however the ongoing protests meant ground travel was impossible.



Int'l Herald TribuneFeb 16, 2019
Books of The Times: In ‘The Threat,' Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump's America
This memoir by the former deputy director of the F.B.I. joins a roster of recent and alarming books by high-ranking members of the United States' justice and intelligence communities.

NYTimes GlobalFeb 16, 2019
news analysis: Do American Women Still Need an Equal Rights Amendment?
We're already living in Phyllis Schlafly's nightmare.

CBC Top StoriesFeb 16, 2019
'A child is so innocent': Vigils planned for 11-year-old girl in Ontario Amber Alert
Two vigils are planned for an 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, who was found dead in a Brampton, Ont., basement apartment after being taken out for her birthday this week.



ABC NewsFeb 16, 2019
Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg
Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia collapsed.

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Russian university building partly collapses, no casualties: agencies (Reuters World News)

NPR Headline NewsFeb 16, 2019
U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks
Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.

NPR Topics: NewsFeb 16, 2019
9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Cuts Payouts By As Much As 70 Percent
The fund is reducing awards as it faces a surge in claims before the fund's 2020 expiration date.

NPR Headline NewsFeb 15, 2019
Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings
Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

MSNBC Int'l NewsFeb 15, 2019
It would be 'suicidal' for U.S. to go to war with Iran, foreign minister warns
The "same gang" behind the 2003 Iraq War are "at it again" in pushing for war with his country, Iran's Foreign Minister tells NBC News.

NYT Middle EastFeb 15, 2019
Dubai Airport Halts Flights Over ‘Drone Activity'
Departing flights were suspended for about half an hour on Friday morning at the airport, one of the busiest in the world.

Reuters World NewsFeb 15, 2019
China-U.S. trade talks 'making a final sprint': state media
Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, a day after President Xi Jinping said a week of discussions had produced "step-by-step" progress.

Washington Post World NewsFeb 15, 2019
How President Trump came to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall
The president's lawyers told him he would be sued, but he demanded aides find a way to get around Congress and build the wall.

Washington Post World NewsFeb 15, 2019
Trump says U.S.-China talks are within reach of a breakthrough in trade relations
The two sides are racing to meet a March 1 deadline set by Trump for resolving the dispute.

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U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension (Reuters World News)

ABC NewsFeb 15, 2019
Trump declares national emergency to get border wall funding
President Donald Trump announced that he's declaring a national emergency to get funding for his proposed border wall that congressional Democrats refused to give him.

FT.com - EuropeFeb 15, 2019
Spanish PM calls snap election for April 28
Budget rejection brings to an end the shortest administration in country's modern history

FT.com - EuropeFeb 14, 2019
Mike Pence attacks European allies on Iran strategy
Speech by US vice-president exposes rift over how to deal with Tehran

Christian Science Monitor--worldJan 31, 2019
Foreign secretary: Brexit may need to be delayed
If the divorce deal negotiations drag on, then so might Britain's exit from the European Union, says a top government official. Economic concerns are front and center, as "no deal" would mean that trade agreements with the EU will vanish overnight.


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