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Monday, 8 February 2016

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Tabatha Southey | The Globe and Mail
Yes, Uncle Sam, we are a problem. How can we help? - More - More

Editorial | The Toronto Star
How Canada can redefine its role in Syria

Mitch Potter | The Toronto Star
Money papers over a weekus horribilis for Syria

Lorne Gunter | Edmonton Sun
Canada needs a plan for Syria, Ukraine and the Arctic

Jeffrey Simpson | The Globe and Mail
Can Canada make a difference in Colombia? Let’s try.

Chantal Hébert | The Toronto Star
Sizing up Trudeau

Rex Murphy | CBC News: The National
The Godzilla of American Politics

Robert Somerville with Carol Off | CBC Radio: As It Happens
Canadian veteran detained in Australia after fighting against ISIS in Syria

International Commentary

Ross Douthat | The New York Times
The Last of the Bushes

The New York Times
Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

Oliver Burkeman | The Guardian
How I learned to stop worrying and love The Donald

Jason Fields | Thomson Reuters War College
Surprising changes underway for Israel’s military

Sebastian Meyer | The Washington Post
ISIS kidnapped my best friend

Carlotta Gall | The New York Times
Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad

Hugh Naylor | The Washington Post
Islamic State is no longer so formidable on the battlefield

Editorial Board | The Christian Science Monitor
US role in ending a Central American war

Sonia Shah | The New York Times
What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change

Jeremy Harding | London Review of Books
Goodbye, Circumflex

International News

The Washington Post
Commercial featuring sixth-generation fighters to be shown during SB50

The Washington Post
All the ways the F-35 is said to be screwed up

Thomson Reuters News
U.S., South Korea discuss ballistic missile defence plan

Thomson Reuters News
“I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” says Donald Trump - More

Thomson Reuters News
As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis

BBC News
North Sea could lose 150 platforms within 10 years

BBC News
Dublin boxing weigh-in shooting: Armed police manning checkpoints

The Telegraph
Lord Bramall inquiry: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe called to account by MPs

The Telegraph
Jihadi John sidekick reportedly travelled on aid convoy led by George Galloway - More

The Guardian
The return of the dogs of war: What it’s like to be a soldier for hire

BBC News
Has the Queen become frightfully common?

The Telegraph
Retired General Christian Piquemal among anti-immigration protesters

CBC News
Fighting the fallout from Cologne’s New Year’s Eve sexual assaults

The Associated Press
Anti-Islam group stages protests across Europe, clashes with police

Thomson Reuters News
Air strike kills mother and child in Libyan city of Derna

Thomson Reuters News
Tunisia finishes Libya border fence intended to keep out militants - More

BBC News Magazine
The snipers trained to protect rhinos

Thomson Reuters News
In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger

Agence France-Presse
Merkel heads to Turkey as Syrians wait at border

The Associated Press
Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces

The Guardian
Aleppo siege looms as pro-Assad forces cut opposition supply lines

Thomson Reuters News
In Aleppo, underground schools face bombardments and burnout

Xinhua News Agency
Possible Saudi military intervention in Syria reflects dismay over army progress

The Associated Press
Syria warns foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

The Christian Science Monitor
Why would Saudi Arabia and Turkey send troops into Syria?

Thomson Reuters News
UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria

Press TV
Bashar al-Assad’s mom has died aged 86

Press TV
Egypt flooded Gaza tunnels at Tel Aviv’s request: Israeli minister

Thomson Reuters News
Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead

Press TV
Israel, US to hold large-scale military exercise

Press TV
Senior Daesh commander killed in northern Iraq

Press TV
Roadside bomb blast kills policeman in Afghanistan

BBC News
Sangin on verge of falling back into Afghan Taliban hands

The Associated Press
Reports hint Suu Kyi could become president

Thomson Reuters News
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S. - More

Thomson Reuters News
UK says North Korea rocket launch clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions

Nikkei Asian Review
Latest rocket may bring continental US within range

Nikkei Asian Review
Containment falls short as North Korean nuclear threat grows

The Christian Science Monitor
What does North Korea’s rocket launch mean?

Thomson Reuters News
North Korean patrol boat crosses to South, retreats after warning shots

Thomson Reuters News
Obscure at home, ‘Texas Daddy’ is a right-wing darling in Japan

Nikkei Asian Review
Radiation around Fukushima plant decreases 65%

The Sydney Morning Herald
Rare simultaneous missed approaches in Melbourne

The Sydney Morning Herald
Number of foreign fighters heading for Islamic State has fallen

The Sydney Morning Herald
DFAT destroys up to one tonne of classified documents each week

The Canberra Times
RAN offers $50,000 per sailor in bid to keep submarine fleet operational

Thomson Reuters News
Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika outbreak

Thomson Reuters News
Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

BBC News
Brazil carnival: Party goes on despite Zika virus threat

Thomson Reuters News
El Salvador detains ex-soldiers for 1989 Jesuit priest killings

Thomson Reuters News
Haiti postpones Carnival

The New York Times
On This Day: February 8

Francetv info
Hillary et Bill Clinton ont touché près de 140 millions d’euros en 14 ans pour des conférences

Nouvelles de France 24
Primaires démocrates : les déçus du système se mobilisent pour Bernie Sanders

Francetv info
Tapis de course, stars et gâteaux : la vie de Julian Assange

Le Parisien
Hollande et Merkel dînent ensemble ce dimanche à Strasbourg - Photo - Plus

Francetv info
Le mouvement islamophobe Pegida s’étend en Europe

Agence France-Presse
Algérie : la révision de la Constitution adoptée - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Burkina Faso : l’Australienne de 82 ans Jocelyn Elliott a été liberée

Agence France-Presse
Génocide au Rwanda : devant un juge, le chef de Turquoise défend l’armée française

Agence France-Presse
La Turquie prête à ouvrir ses frontières aux Syriens

Nouvelles de France 24
La bataille d’Alep, sans doute un tournant majeur dans la guerre en Syrie

Nouvelles de France 24
Syrie : des milliers de civils fuient l’offensive du régime et de l’aviation russe à Alep

Agence France-Presse
Tir d’une fusée par la Corée du Nord

Francetv info
La Corée du Nord provoque la communauté internationale

L’Express
Le virus Zika a sa théorie du complot : des moustiques OGM responsables

Agence France-Presse
Haïti : accord trouvé pour un gouvernement transitoire

Agence France-Presse
L’éphéméride du 8 février

Books

Joost Hiltermann | London Review of Books
Chemical Wonders: The Iran-Iraq War

Jonathan Meades | London Review of Books
Designs for the Third Reich

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