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NYT Editorial Board: 'Jim Mattis was right. Who will protect America now?'

Libération and Le Figaro lead on the announcement by US President Donald Trump that he is pulling US troops out of northern Syria. The US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's subsequent resignation prompts the New York Times Editorial Board to say Mattis is "right". "Who will protect America now?" it asks. Trump, it says, is giving a gift to Vladimir Putin. We look, too, at "extreme" Santas here in France.