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UNITED STATES   

The death of the "New American Century" pronounced in Pentagon report. The end of primacy.

Is a "Rexit" coming? Secretary of State Tillerson considering bailing on Trump.

Coast Guard to board vessels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine and seize and destroy state-legalized marijuana. Coast Guard insists federal law "trumps" state laws on waterways and at sea.

CANADA               
Alberta Wildrose and Tory parties combine to form United Conservative Party of Alberta. Gay Tory Jason Kenney sees move as helping to propel him into prime minister's job.
LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN    
Brazilian judge accused of practicing "lawfare" against former president Lula. Just like "constititional coups" -- its all what's new for breakfast at the CIA these days.
EUROPE  
Polish President Duda vetoes laws changing Supreme Court to rubber stamp body. Move in reaction to threatened EU sanctions against Poland.
Arrogant African immigrant complains of racism about 70-year old "black boy" coffee shop logo in Danish cafe. Maybe Ivorian migrant Opawel Kore should find the next coffee boat back to Abidjan.
MIDDLE EAST    

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats. Freezes military and cultural contacts with Tehran.

ASIA
Liberian-Guinean couple arrested in Jakarta for distributing fake President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo re-election letters. The letters requested 51 companies to support Jokowi's re-election bid in 2019.
Pakistan delegation off to Bhutan to attend SARCC meeting. China's One Belt, One Road high on agenda.
AFRICA  
DR Congo opposition readies plan to oust Kabila. Strikes and civil disobedience part of action plan.
SOUTH PACIFIC/ANTIPODES    
Niue institutes new user fees, including doubling the departure tax. Government wants to maintain debt-free status.
POLAR/REMOTE ATLANTIC              
Pyramiden: the abandoned Soviet city in Svalbard. It's the "Pompeii of Soviet Communism."
Chinese intelligence collection ship spied on THAAD missile test off Alaska. China has 6 such vessels.
Shetland, Orkney, and Western Isles chart their own course. Scottish bill to grant more decision making to island governments.
Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, and Falklands reps to discuss Brexit with House of Lords committee. Economic impact on islands at top of agenda.
WORLD OF SCIENCE       
Scientists building Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) outside of Chicago. If it does anything like the LHC at CERN, some Chicagoans may wake up to an entirely different Chicago.

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