Morning Briefing, International

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

First, from NCR yesterday:

Pope admits corruption at the Vatican in wide-ranging talk to men religious

Catholic groups react to Trump's US exit from Trans-Pacific Partnership

And from Global Sisters Report:

In rural Kenya, a path to adulthood without female genital mutilation

Trump through the world's eyes:

Germany's Der Spiegel: Europe Must Defend Itself Against a Dangerous President. "The president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist. He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power. He fired an acting attorney general who held a differing opinion from his own and accused her of 'betrayal.' This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think."

Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War'

Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy: "It’s not the usual way heads of state speak to each other. He speaks with slogans, and the conversation was not completely organized."

From the British Isles:

Parliament gives green light for PM Theresa May to trigger Brexit

House of Lords confident it can force changes to Theresa May's plans

Scottish MPs told off for singing EU anthem Ode To Joy during Brexit Bill vote

Parts far and wide:

French Flamanville reactor blast: No nuclear risk, say officials

Kenyan Court Blocks Government Plan to Close the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Apparent Strike on Gaza Tunnels Kills 2 Palestinians

From Italy with love:

Worries Grow Over Euro's Fate as Debts Smolder in Italy and Greece

Italian village constructing giant marble statue of Donald Trump

Italy recovers record €19 billion from tax evasion in 2016

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

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