Naples Journal: Ferrante Casting Call in Naples Lets Children Dream, if for a Day

NAPLES, Italy — A legion of children raced up a dead-end street in Sanità, a tough Naples neighborhood dripping with laundry and suddenly brimming with the promise of stardom. Marta Reale, 10, her smile broad, her bangs blanched, made her way to a recreation center’s doorway through the dense crowd of other children, sunlit cigarette smoke and mothers fanning themselves on the seats of scooters.

Putin Offers to Provide a ‘Record’ of Trump’s Disclosures to Russian Envoys

MOSCOW — Asserting himself abroad with his customary disruptive panache, President Vladimir V. Putin on Wednesday jumped into the furor over President Trump’s disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats, declaring that nothing secret had been revealed and that he could prove it.

‘Sean Spicer’ popping up in bushes across globe as #GardenSpicer explodes

In light of recent #Comey revelations, Sean Spicer holding press briefing among bushes in Lafayette Square.— Phil Yabut (@philliefan_99) May 17, 2017 Why, Spicey! Who’s your friend there in the shrubbery!? #gardenspicer

US to sign major oil deals with Saudi Arabia during Trump visit

According to the news agency, US companies Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, and Weatherford will help Saudi Arabia to develop local production. The Saudis will also sign deals with General Electric and drilling companies National Oilwell Varco, Nabors Industries and Rowan Companies and others, Reuters’ sources said.

Germany asks US to press NATO partner Turkey over Incirlik airbase

“We have again asked the Americans for support in our talks with Turkey,” Gabriel said in Washington on Wednesday, following a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “It is unthinkable for a NATO partner to put pressure on each other regarding German parliamentarians visiting German armed force,” he added, as cited by German newspaper Zeit.