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 we have a special series this week on clergy sexual abuse:

Convicted soul: A priest-perpetrator of child sexual abuse shares his story

'All of us together': Sex abuse survivor seeks healing within the church

And from Global Sisters Report:

Armed with the rosary, sisters join Venezuela protests

Washington round-up:

John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, diagnosed with brain tumor

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn't Have Hired Sessions

Senate Republicans still at impasse after late-night health care meeting

After health care failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform

US, China Fail to Agree on Trade Issues, Casting Doubt on Other Issues

Trump Ends Covert CIA Program to Arm Anti-Assad Rebels

Russia, US duel at UN over whether North Korea fired long-range missile

Parts far and wide:

Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown

Netanyahu: EU's policy towards Israel is 'crazy'

In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage

Thailand Should Leave 'No Stone Unturned' After 62 Found Guilty of Trafficking

Britain's government limps on:

No-deal Brexit would spawn 'legal morass and economic disaster'

UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner

Call for Irish in Britain to have vote in EU elections after Brexit

Brexit 'exacerbates' Northern Ireland divisions, says House of Lords

Britain, Germany to stay close, Prince William says on pre-Brexit charm tour

From Italy with love:

Italy mulls temporary humanitarian visas to aid Libyan migrants

France's Macron tests Italian patience over refugees

Mafia in Italy Siphons Huge Sums From Migrant Centers

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

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