Morning Briefing, International

Welcome back to your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.

First, from NCR yesterday:

Colombian President Santos alters peace pact at army request

And from Global Sisters Report:

Belgian sister's NGO advocates for India's exploited domestic workers


A New Casualty of Syria's War: Drinking Water in Damascus

Syrian cease-fire crumbles as government forces advance around Damascus

Brexit frustrations:

British PM May and German Chancellor Merkel's relationship 'almost non-existent'

Complicating 'Brexit' Plans, Britain's Top Envoy to E.U. Resigns

Sir Tim Barrow: UK's new ambassador to EU 'tough negotiator'

PM Theresa May plans major speech to defuse Brexit criticism

Parts far and wide:

French newspaper ditches opinion polls for shoe-leather reporting for presidential race

Cyprus reunification talks reaching final stage

At Impeachment Trial, South Korean President Accused of Violating Constitution

From Italy with love:

Italy's Five Star Movement part of growing club of Putin sympathizers in west

Pastas With a New Selling Point: They're All Italian

Italy tightens rules on migrant repatriation after mass arrivals

Italian Inmates Sip, Smell and Taste Their Way to Rehabilitation

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[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]

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