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Ireland passes a historic referendum. Plus Donald Trump’s foreign-policy challenges, what happens when trolls rise to power, and more.
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International Relations: Recent comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggest that the goal of President Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran is to force a regime change. That plan could backfire. It’s also disrupted the United States’ relations with its European allies, who now frown upon the Trump administration’s disengagement with global politics. The country’s most important relationship of all is with China, James Fallows argues—and right now, American leaders may be fumbling it.

A final tally on Saturday confirmed that Irish citizens voted overwhelmingly to The vote marks a significant cultural turning point in the majority-Catholic country. Its to change its restrictive abortion laws.

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