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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Canadian News

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International Commentary

Geoffrey Wheatcroft | The Guardian
A century on from the Somme, Europe is still where the weather comes from

George F. Will | The Washington Post
The Battle of the Somme continues to haunt Europe - More - More

Naureen Shah | The Guardian
When will the White House tell us the whole truth about drone killings?

Garrison Keillor | The Washington Post
Pity poor Britannia. God save America.

The Guardian
ditorial | On the Somme Centenary: Rest in Peace

David Brooks | The New York Times
Revolt of the Masses

Will Hart | Pravda
US military bases and empire building

Harun Yahya | Pravda
Russia’s Trustworthy Ally: Islamic World

Col. Mike “Starbaby” Pietrucha | War on the Rocks
The Myth of High-Threat Close Air Support

Josh Rogin | The Washington Post
Satellite imagery suggests China is secretly punishing North Korea

Chelsea E. Manning | The Guardian
It’s right to end the ban on trans people in the military – but wrong to set conditions

International News

Chicago Tribune
Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation following death of recruit - More

The Associated Press
Washington flummoxed over federal Confederate flag displays

The Associated Press
Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

The Associated Press
US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks - More

The Guardian
US to continue ‘signature strikes’ on people suspected of terrorist links

The Washington Post
U.S. offers to share Syria intelligence on terrorists with Russia

Thomson Reuters News
Trump floats idea of using NATO in fight against Islamic State

The Washington Post
Americans were more worried about Ebola than they are about Zika

The Independent
Rejected Remain campaign posters revealed by advertising agency

Thomson Reuters News
Hate crime reports surge in Britain

The Guardian
UK firm that helped track MH370 will fit ‘cloud black box’ on Airbus jets

The Telegraph
Accrington suffered some of the highest losses on the first, fatal day of the Somme

The Associated Press
Britain joins France at Battle of the Somme centenary event - More - More

The Telegraph
The Battle of the Somme, as it happened on 1 July 1916

BBC News
Battle of the Somme: First day’s dead marked with 19,240 figurines

BBC News
In pictures: Battle of the Somme

The Independent
Somme selfies: a haunting reminder of a tragedy that should never be repeated - More

The Guardian
Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations – live - More - More

The Telegraph
The Last Post plays at the Thiepval Memorial at Somme battlefield

The Guardian
Danish police seize valuables from asylum seekers for first time

Thomson Reuters News

Thomson Reuters News
Three arrested in Spain accused of promoting militancy

Thomson Reuters News
Putin hints Russia will react if Finland joins NATO

The Associated Press
Russian firefighting Il-76 with a crew of 10 is missing in Siberia < - More /p>

Thomson Reuters News
Libyan forces battle Islamic State street-to-street in Sirte

The Washington Post
The world’s newest country is too broke to celebrate its independence day

Thomson Reuters News
Namibia cuts ties with North Korea state firms

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. urges leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan to avoid ‎tensions

The Guardian
Chechen threat may hasten Turkish-Russian rapprochement

Thomson Reuters News
Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack

The Associated Press
Turkish official: Mastermind of February ‘terror attack’ killed

Thomson Reuters News
Investigators identify two of three bombers in Istanbul airport attack - More

The Washington Post
Airport attack in Istanbul could make a slow tourism season even grimmer

Thomson Reuters News
Syrian warplane crashes near Damascus, insurgents kill pilot

The Associated Press
Israel: Palestinian killed after attempting to stab officer

CNN News
Airstrike kills two ISIS commanders, U.S. says

The Washington Post
‘Trapped by all the sides’ in Yemen’s largely ignored war

The Associated Press
Bomb blast kills woman, injures children in Bahrain

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistan warns of ‘blowback’ from moving too fast against militants

Thomson Reuters News
India’s first indigenous combat plane enters service after 33 years

The Associated Press
Attackers take hostages at restaurant in Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka - More

The Guardian
Dhaka attack: Bangladeshi troops storm café in bid to free hostages

The Associated Press
Taiwan misfires anti-ship missile, kills a fisherman

Thomson Reuters News
China celebrates Communist Party’s 95th birthday, Xi warns on graft, security

The Washington Post
Researchers are releasing millions of mosquitoes to combat the Zika virus

The Independent
Japan’s top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslims

The New York Times
On This Day: July 2

Agence France-Presse
Le Pentagone lève l’interdiction des personnes transgenres dans l’armée américaine

Cogeco Nouvelles
La succession de Cameron prend une tournure inattendue

Agence France-Presse
Euro 2016 : Au Stade de France, les démineurs à l’affût

Agence France-Presse
Une ville allemande de 12.000 personnes évacuée pour désamorcer une bombe de la deuxième guerre mondiale

Agence France-Presse
La présidentielle autrichienne invalidée en raison d’irrégularités

La Presse Canadienne
Istanbul : l’origine des kamikazes révélée

La Libre
L’énorme hub de Turkish Airlines - Image

Agence France-Presse
Attentat d’Istanbul : un Tunisien tué après avoir convaincu son fils de quitter Daech

La Libre
Plus de 40.000 suspects de djihad interdits de territoire turc

Agence France-Presse
Les kamikazes avaient prévu de prendre des dizaines de voyageurs en otage

Books

Yanan Wang | The Washington Post
How Canada’s prime minister became a super-hero - More - More

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