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  1. international affairs
    The Threat Posed by Europe’s Far-Right Surge Is Much Bigger Than One ElectionGains by a right-wing party in Sweden weren’t as big as many feared, but a small win over extremism shouldn’t obscure the broader danger.
  2. international affairs
    Crackdown Feared in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on MaduroA bizarre alleged attack on Venezuela’s president may help him consolidate even more power in the country.
  3. foreign policy
    Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  4. Arrest Made After Paraglider Interrupts Trump’s Scotland InfomercialThe anti-Trump protester had buzzed the president’s struggling Scottish golf resort, which may not get the publicity or revenue boost Trump expects.
  5. Kim Jong-un Blew Off Mike Pompeo to Visit a Potato FarmThe North Korean leader was too busy looking over spuds and counting tractors to meet with Pompeo last weekend.
  6. trade wars
    China Retaliates With New Tariffs as Trump’s Trade War EscalatesIf Trump retaliates further as promised, there could be no chance to avoid a large-scale trade war with widespread consequences.
  7. russia investigation
    Top Brexit Backer Passed Trump Transition Team Info to RussiansA trove of leaked emails have exposed the extensive Russian ties of two top Brexit supporters in the U.K. who later threw their weight behind Trump.
  8. foreign policy
    Trump Is Making Decline Great AgainSix fundamental truths that Kim Jong-un and the rest of the world now know about Trump on the eve of the Singapore summit.
  9. foreign policy
    Report: White House Planning Trump-Putin SummitThe last time they met, Trump was clearly impressed with Putin’s “very strong” denials regarding the Mueller investigation.
  10. Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back OnThe announcement came after an Oval Office meeting with Kim Yong-chol, the highest level North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years.
  11. foreign policy
    U.S. Officials Meet With North Koreans to Discuss SummitThe U.S. has sent an experienced diplomat across the border in an effort to salvage and resume preparations for the still-cancelled June 12 summit.
  12. women's rights
    Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize AbortionOne of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans is no more, following a landslide vote for repeal in Ireland.
  13. women's rights
    Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize AbortionOne of the world’s most restrictive abortion bans is no more, following a landslide vote for repeal in Ireland.
  14. foreign policy
    Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  15. Trump Sounds Like He’s Itching for War With North KoreaIn his first comments since cancelling the planned summit with Kim Jong-un, Trump boasted that the U.S. military is “ready.”
  16. foreign policy
    Pompeo Says North Korea Will Get Americans Instead of AidThe Trump administration apparently thinks the communist nation will accept capitalism in exchange for its nukes.
  17. international affairs
    Man Kills 1, Injures 4 in Paris Stabbing AttackThe ISIS-linked terrorist, who struck a popular neighborhood near the Paris Opera on Saturday night, was shot and killed by police.
  18. international affairs
    North Korea Schedules Demolition of Nuclear Test SiteIt’s inviting journalists to a closing ceremony at the site less than three weeks before the upcoming summit with the U.S.
  19. Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Set for June 12 in SingaporeIn a tweet, Trump said both leaders will “try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”
  20. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  21. politics
    Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
  22. foreign policy
    Kim Jong-un Wants U.S. Promise Not to Invade in Exchange for NukesBut his rhetorical ramp-up to peace talks should be considered style without substance until proven otherwise.
  23. Everything You Need to Know About the Historic North and South Korea SummitKim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in promised to work toward formally ending the Korean War and denuclearizing the peninsula, but didn’t get into specifics.
  24. awful things
    Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 57 Afghans in Attack on Would-Be VotersThe attack was one of several targeting recent efforts to register voters in the country.
  25. foreign policy
    Don’t Mistake Trump’s Airstrikes for a StrategyThe new round of “precision” strikes on Syria don’t lay the groundwork for anything but perpetual bombing runs.
  26. awful things
    Suspected Chemical Weapon Attack Kills Dozens in SyriaIt’s not yet clear if the U.S. will retaliate against the Assad regime again.
  27. awful things
    3 Dead After Van Drives Into Crowd in Münster, GermanyThe driver committed suicide after ramming into a crowd of people outside a restaurant, but terrorism may not have been his motive.
  28. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  29. international affairs
    U.K. Diners May Have Been Exposed to Nerve Agent Used to Poison Russian SpyPatrons of two establishments in Salisbury have been asked to wash their clothes, though authorities say the risk is minimal.
  30. international affairs
    Angela Merkel Retains Power in Germany After Months of DeadlockShe will begin her fourth, and reportedly last, term as chancellor later this month.
  31. nuclear war watch
    Are Putin’s New Nukes a Real Threat?“Invincible” nuclear weapons sound scary, but don’t really change the balance of power.
  32. international affairs
    China Poised to Eliminate Presidential Term LimitsGet used to President Xi Jinping, because he’s probably going to be running China for a long time.
  33. foreign policy
    Mexican President Won’t Visit the White House As PlannedThis may come as a shock, but he still wants Trump to stop pretending that Mexico will pay for a border wall.
  34. Conan O’Brien Is in Italy Filming His Next ‘Conan Without Borders’ SpecialLess than a month after his trip to Haiti, Conan O’Brien is already filming another remote special for his TBS show. O’Brien announced earlier […]
  35. awful things
    Russian Airliner Crashes Near Moscow, Killing 71The cause of the crash is still unknown, but terrorism doesn’t seem to be suspected.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 […]
  38. Turkey Says White House Is Lying About Trump’s Call With ErdoganA White House readout suggests Trump chewed out Erdogan. Turkey says different.
  39. 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 […]
  40. 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 […]
  41. 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 […]
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. A Comedian’s Guide to Doing the Edinburgh Festival FringeA handy guide to the largest performing arts festival in the world.
  45. 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.
  46. awful things
    Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Raised to 305Egypt suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its modern history on Friday.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. hunting
    Trump Reinstates Elephant Trophy Ban, Possibly for GoodThe president had said he wanted to review whether or not killing elephants saves elephants.
  50. russian investigation
    Trump Stands With Putin Over Russia’s Election MeddlingThe president’s new remarks are almost indistinguishable from Russian propaganda.
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