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  1. awful things
    Russian Airliner Crashes Near Moscow, Killing 71The cause of the crash is still unknown, but terrorism doesn’t seem to be suspected.
  2. international affairs
    Israel Conducts Air Strikes on Iranian Targets in SyriaIt was the first time Israel has directly targeted Iranian military forces, and marks a dangerous escalation in the conflict.
  3. Watch Some Clips from Conan O’Brien’s ‘Conan in Haiti’ Remote SpecialOver the weekend, TBS aired Conan O’Brien’s new remote special from Haiti, and in case you missed it, TBS uploaded a bunch of clips from the […]
  4. Turkey Says White House Is Lying About Trump’s Call With ErdoganA White House readout suggests Trump chewed out Erdogan. Turkey says different.
  5. Conan O’Brien Explains Why He’s Going to Haiti: “If the President Doesn’t […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Conan, where O’Brien shares why he decided to book a last-minute trip to Haiti to shoot his next remote special […]
  6. Conan O’Brien Is Headed to Haiti This Week for a New ‘Conan Without […]Conan O’Brien has revealed the location of his next remote special for TBS. On Twitter yesterday, O’Brien announced that his next Conan Without […]
  7. The Correspondents of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Are Going on a […]For the next two weeks, Samantha Bee is sending Full Frontal correspondents Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, Amy Hoggart, and Mike Rubens […]
  8. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Iran?Two people have been killed and some social media is being blocked as widespread protests continue.
  9. South Korea Is Hoping to Avert Nuclear Catastrophe Until After the 2018 OlympicsThe government in Seoul is asking the U.S. to delay joint military exercises so North Korea isn’t provoked.
  10. A Comedian’s Guide to Doing the Edinburgh Festival FringeA handy guide to the largest performing arts festival in the world.
  11. international affairs
    Putin Targets U.S. Media Outlets With ‘Foreign Agent’ LawIn retaliation for the U.S.’s designation of RT as a foreign agent.
  12. awful things
    Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Raised to 305Egypt suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its modern history on Friday.
  13. Is Labeling North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism Just Another Trump Insult?North Korea has a rich history of sponsoring terrorism, but not so much lately.
  14. hunting
    Trump Reinstates Elephant Trophy Ban, Possibly for GoodThe president had said he wanted to review whether or not killing elephants saves elephants.
  15. international affairs
    Robert Mugabe Still Refuses to Resign, But Pressure MountsZimbabwe’s former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has already been appointed as Mugabe’s successor.
  16. russian investigation
    Trump Stands With Putin Over Russia’s Election MeddlingThe president’s new remarks are almost indistinguishable from Russian propaganda.
  17. New White House Cuba Policy Limits Travel, Restricts Commerce for U.S. VisitorsIt’ll still be possible to go to Cuba, but it won’t be as easy as it was.
  18. international affairs
    Spain Moves to Fire Catalonia’s Leadership, Strip Region’s AutonomyThe political crisis just got a whole lot worse.
  19. awful things
    Terrorist Truck Bombings in Somalia Leave Hundreds DeadThe death toll is still rising after the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.
  20. Trump Tried Reality-TV Tricks in His Iran AnnouncementBut the substance was unmistakable: aggressive posturing accompanied by a punt on most of the major points.
  21. what now?
    State Department Withdraws From U.N. Cultural Group Over ‘Anti-Israel’ BiasBut this is not the first time America has left UNESCO, which it helped establish after World War II.
  22. foreign policy
    Playing ‘Good Cop, Crazy Cop’ Won’t Work With North KoreaTrump can’t out-crazy crazy, especially if the U.S. has lost its diplomatic credibility.
  23. international affairs
    Vehicle Attacks in Edmonton Being Investigated As Possible Act of TerrorismThe suspect had an ISIS flag in his car and injured at least five people, including a police officer.
  24. international affairs
    Spanish Police Crack Down Violently on Catalonia Independence VoteHundreds were injured on Sunday.
  25. foreign policy
    Trump Administration Trying Direct Diplomacy With North Korea to Defuse CrisisIt’s already not going very well.
  26. nuclear war
    North Korea Says Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ Insult Makes Attack on U.S. ‘Inevitable’The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions is clearly getting worse, not better.
  27. Syrian-American Journalist and Her Mother Murdered in TurkeyHalla and Orouba Barakat were well-known activists working against the Assad regime.
  28. Check Out Some Clips from ‘Conan Without Borders: Israel’Conan O’Brien’s latest remote special Conan Without Borders: Israel aired on TBS last night, and if you missed it, the network released a bunch […]
  29. terrorism
    U.K. Lowers Terrorism Threat Level, Second Arrest Made in London Tube AttackTwo men, an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, are in custody as the investigation into the bombing continues.
  30. international affairs
    Arrest Made in London Tube AttackU.K. authorities raised the country’s terrorism threat level to “critical” on Friday night.
  31. just asking questions
    What the Hell Is Happening in Myanmar?The military is conducting a genocidal campaign against an ethnic minority, all under the watch of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
  32. Dennis Rodman Offers to ‘Straighten Things Out’ Between Trump and Kim Jong-unThe Worm claims both leaders as friends, even if Trump is “a little bit crazy sometimes.”
  33. scary things
    Trump Says U.S. Could Cut Off Trade With China After North Korean Nuclear TestFor the first time, the country has tested a bomb that exceeds the destructive power of the ones dropped on Japan during World War II.
  34. foreign policy
    Why North Korea’s Nuclear Test Should Unnerve and Embarrass TrumpThe dangerous escalation proves that the U.S. and its regional allies must put existential questions ahead of political ones.
  35. North Korea: Missile Launch Was a ‘Prelude’ to a Guam AttackPresident Trump responded to the threat by saying the era of diplomacy with North Korea is over.
  36. international affairs
    Erdogan’s Guards Indicted for Attacking Protesters During D.C. VisitTwo civilians have been arrested but the Turkish security officials have already left the country.
  37. scary things
    Suspected Terrorists Attacked Police in Brussels, LondonOne man used a knife and the other a sword. Both shouted “Allahu Akbar.”
  38. Trump Administration Imposes New Economic Sanctions on VenezuelaThe U.S. “will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles,” Vice-President Pence said in a tweet.
  39. 10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Oil TankerThe incident comes two months after seven sailors died in a similar collision.
  40. international affairs
    Terror Cell in Spain Was Planning a Much Larger-Scale AttackSome of the 12 suspected terrorists were teenagers, and their radicalization has baffled their families and authorities alike.
  41. Conan O’Brien Heads to Israel Next Month for His New ‘Conan Without […]Conan O’Brien has another remote special in the works. During last night’s show, O’Brien revealed that he’s headed to Israel next month to tape […]
  42. Worth a Rewatch: Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Interview with Masha GessenRight before Trump’s inauguration, Full Frontal aired a fantastic segment where Samantha Bee sat down with author, journalist, and Russian […]
  43. what now?
    Trump Thanks Putin for Expelling Diplomats From Russia“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll.”
  44. foreign policy
    U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions on North KoreaThe U.S.-drafted resolution, which received unanimous support, is the first international measure taken against Pyongyang since Trump took office.
  45. international affairs
    Trump Compared Afghanistan Policy Review to 21 Club Renovation: ReportHe suggested replacing the top general, but experts say the issue is he hasn’t approved a new strategy.
  46. international affairs
    Trump Compared Afghanistan Policy Review to 21 Club Renovation: ReportHe suggested replacing the top general, but experts say the issue is he hasn’t approved a new strategy.
  47. China Has Had Enough of Trump’s ‘Emotional Venting’In a scathing editorial, Chinese state media ripped Trump for tweeting and “spurning responsibility” on the Korean peninsula.
  48. scary things
    North Korea Can Now Strike L.A., But Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Still M.I.A.The White House isn’t instilling much confidence in its plan for handling the ever-escalating North Korea crisis.
  49. foreign policy
    Putin Orders U.S. to Cut Hundreds of Its Diplomatic StaffConfirming an earlier threat to retaliate against looming sanctions, Putin says that the U.S. Embassy must cut 755 personnel by September 1.
  50. international affairs
    Venezuela’s Political Crisis Is Coming to a HeadSunday’s vote to elect a constituent assembly could further undermine the country’s democracy — or unleash large-scale political violence.
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