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:

Vatican, Myanmar establish full relations after Francis-Suu Kyi meeting Thursday

Nonprofits step up to offer legal advice to immigrants

Michael Sean Winters writes: Revisions make GOP's health care bill worse

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And from Global Sisters Report:

Sisters in Buenos Aires follow God's signs, take in Syrian refugee family

In Rwanda, one good deed, required by law, deserves another

France's election:

Le Pen and Macron Clash in Vicious Presidential Debate in France

France's Macron accuses presidential rival Le Pen of spreading lies

After tense debate, France finds Macron more convincing: poll

Far From France, Island Outpost Is Never Far From French Politics

Brexit and Britain's election:

Surprise: UK's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, to retire from royal duties

Britain And Europe Are Setting Very Different Brexit Expectations

May expected to challenge right of EU citizens to bring family to Britain

Parts far and wide:

N. Korea issues direct criticism of China amid nuke dispute

Not welcome: Japan refuses more than 99 percent of refugee applications

Russia, Feeling Slighted by Trump, Seeks a Reset

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

What to Watch For: Australia PM Turnbull's First Meeting With President Trump

From Italy with love:

Italy puts its national airline up for sale. Does anyone want to buy it?

Italy Is Europe's Next Big Problem

In Italy, conspiracy theories about collusion between smugglers and charities rescuing migrants are spreading

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


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