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Breaking World News

Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador
“Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by senior members of President Trump’s transition team about the risks of his contacts with the Russian ambassador weeks before the December call that led to Flynn’s forced resignation, current and former U.S. officials said…” (Washington Post)

Health care is now set to be a defining issue in the next election cycles
“With one hasty and excruciatingly narrow vote, House Republicans have all but guaranteed that health care will be one of the most pivotal issues shaping the next two election cycles — including congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative races in the 2018 midterms and President Trump’s likely reelection bid in 2020…” (Washington Post)

Matthew Fisher: How Canadian commanders will use hockey to keep soldiers safe from Russian ‘honey pots’
“ADAZI, Latvia — As Canada prepares to stand up a multi-national NATO battle group here this summer, army commanders have come up with a plan to prevent their soldiers being exploited by the Kremlin via “honey pots,” “gentlemen’s clubs”and other such temptations: hockey, hockey and more hockey…” (National Post)

Attacker who killed soldier in 2014 was ‘living in delirium’ and needed psychiatric help: Quebec coroner
“Martin Couture-Rouleau was “living in delirium” when he drove his car at three soldiers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. in 2014, killing one of them, Quebec’s coroner concluded in a report released Friday…” (National Post)

Russia says has stopped bombing proposed Syria safe zones
“Russia on Friday said it had already stopped bombing in areas of Syria set to be designated safe zones under an agreement it inked with Iran and Turkey…” (Al Arabiya)

ISIS leader warns Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings in Egypt
“ISIS leader warned Muslims in Egypt to avoid Christian gatherings, posing a threat of further attacks against Christians in the country following two suicide bombings that targeted two churches last month…” (Al Arabiya)

Does the FN have an economic strategy?
“The FN has campaigned on national rather than class consciousness, a cultural more than economic classification, which pundits have interpreted as anything from Marxism to local capitalism…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

The creation of Emmanuel Macron
“Macron rose to presidential frontrunner against Le Pen helped by new celebrity status in France. It was enthusiastically crafted for him by friends, allies and contacts in the media…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

50,000 in Hanover prep for second biggest post-war bomb defusal
“Experts were able to confirm the existence of five unexploded Second World War bombs out of 13 possible locations within the Lower Saxon capital, the fire department said on Thursday. Seven care and elderly homes are among the buildings to be evacuated, along with a clinic, and a Continental tire plant…” (The Local de)

German ‘refugee’ soldier case lays bare asylum chaos
“Posing as a Damascus fruit seller, army lieutenant Franco Albrecht, 28, had managed to gain asylum in his home country, obtaining a space in a shelter and monthly benefits of €409 ($447) even though he speaks no Arabic, investigations found…”
(The Local de)

 

Photo: By DonkeyHotey (Michael Flynn – Caricature) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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