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:

New Orleans' Confederate monuments are coming down under Mayor Landrieu

Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

Jamie Manson asks: Can Fr. James Martin's bridge hold up?

And from Global Sisters Report:

Tutsis and Hutus practice the multiplication of love and fishes              

Trump in Europe before G-20 meeting:

Trump Aides' Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

Trump looks for a lovefest in Poland

China Sees Opening Left by Trump in Europe, and Quietly Steps In

At G-20 summit, it looks more and more like Trump against the world

Hamburg, ‘Gate to the World,’ shuts down for G20

Back in Washington:

Forty-four States Refuse to Give Voter Data to Trump Panel

Steve Scalise readmitted to intensive care unit amid infection concerns, in 'serious' condition

Republicans opposing GOP health care plan hear from voters during recess

Minnesota would lose $2 billion, then more, under GOP health care bill, state agency says

Sanders to host red state rallies opposing GOP healthcare bill

Parts far and wide:

North Korean missile advances put new stress on US defenses

Lawmakers hurt in clashes at Venezuelan National Assembly

At least 14 killed in gunfight in drug-plagued northern Mexico state

US prepared to hold joint operations with Russia in Syria, Tillerson says

In test for Trump, Israel plans 800 east Jerusalem homes

Britain's government limps on:

Britain Debates Saudis' Ties to Extremism, With PM May in an Uneasy Spot

Britain's Finance Industry Faces 'Tipping Point' Over Brexit

From Italy with love:

Italy to nationalize bank, shed $32.5B in bad loans

Europe's migrant crisis threatens to overwhelm Italy, even as flows to Greece dry up

Lunar Robots Test Their Mettle on Italy's Mount Etna

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

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