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Sunday, 23 July 2017 - Updated at 1639 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Andrew MacDougall | Maclean’s
Sean Spicer’s departure won’t change a thing

Greg McConnell | The Toronto Star
Weak aviation oversight making skies less safe

International Commentary

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
What we can all learn from John McCain

James Carroll | The New Yorker
The True Nature of John McCain’s Heroism

Michael Goldfarb | BBC News
Six ‘unpresidented’ months - 42 to go

Editorial | Los Angeles Times
Trump flirts with impeachment if he threatens Mueller

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
This presidency can’t be saved. It’s all downhill from here.

Ryan Lizza | The New Yorker
How Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered

Jennifer Palmieri | The Washington Post
The clock may have just run out on the White House press corps

David A. Graham | The Atlantic
When Will President Trump Fire Robert Mueller?

Gary Abernathy | The Washington Post
In Trump country, Russia just isn’t big news. Here’s why.

Andrew Exum | The Atlantic
If Trump Undermines the Iran Deal

Adrienne LaFrance | The Atlantic
Why Is Anthony Scaramucci Following Me on Twitter?

David Remnick | The New Yorker
A Conversation with Maggie Haberman, Trump’s Favorite Foe

Kate Maltby | The Guardian
William and Kate have been duped into endorsing Poland’s ugly nationalism

International News

United Press International
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers

Los Angeles Times
With a daughter’s tribute, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is commissioned in Virginia - More

Reuters News Agency
NSA chief on Russia-U.S. cyber unit: Now is ‘not the best time’

ABC News
NSA chief vows: ‘I will not violate’ my oath to Americans

The New Yorker
Angry Former Spy Chiefs, Anxiety, and Discord at a Security Forum Over Trump

The Associated Press
Russian spies’ New Jersey home heading for sale

Reuters News Agency
Russian envoy Sergei Kislyak, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in Washington

Reuters News Agency
U.S. Congress strikes deal on sanctions bill, handcuffing Trump on Russia - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in U.S. election - More

The Guardian
Pardon me? Legal experts doubt Trump could absolve himself in Russia inquiry

The Atlantic
Trump Asserts ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in Saturday Tweetstorm - More

The Washington Post
Scaramucci announces deletion of his old tweets. Their contents make clear why he’d want them gone. - More

The Washington Post
Sean Spicer’s six months in the White House, as told by Stephen Colbert

BBC News
Irish immigrant’s arrest highlights race’s role in deportation

The Associated Press
Princes William and Harry reveal anguish over last phone call with Princess Diana - More

The Guardian
Police to call off landfill search for RAF gunner Corrie McKeague

Reuters News Agency
National Front party reaffirms anti-EU stance

Bloomberg News
F-16 Supplier Gets Financing Edge After EU Boosts Defense Support

Reuters News Agency
Germany must act now to stop re-run of refugee crisis, Merkel rival says

The Guardian
Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade

Reuters News Agency
Polish government presses on with court overhaul as criticism grows

Reuters News Agency
Spain’s business leaders worried about Catalan secession

Reuters News Agency
EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions

United Press International
Putin hints he may be Russian president for life

Reuters News Agency
Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

Reuters News Agency
Egyptian forces kill eight militants at camp in south

Reuters News Agency
Mali confirms arrest of key jihadist near Timbuktu

Reuters News Agency
Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State east of Raqqa

The Associated Press
Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire

Reuters News Agency
Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher

Reuters News Agency
Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq

The Washington Post
ISIS nearly stumbled on ingredients for ‘dirty bomb’ in Mosul

United Press International
Defense Secretary Mattis: ‘I think Baghdadi is alive’

CBC News
OPEC meets Monday - amid nerves in the oil market

Reuters News Agency
Kuwaiti oil minister says further production cuts are possible

Reuters News Agency
Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

Reuters News Agency
Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells U.S. in response to Trump

The Associated Press
U.S. kills 12 Afghan police officers in airstrike, amid violent clashes with Taliban

The Associated Press
‘Darknet’ suspect’s flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Reuters News Agency
Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

Reuters News Agency
Shinzo Abe’s support slides again before parliament appearance

Reuters News Agency
Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

The Associated Press
Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor - More

Reuters News Agency
Venezuelan’s opposition calls new strike, violence flares - More

Reuters News Agency
Mexican former state governor to be tried for organized crime

The New York Times
On This Day: July 23


Carlos Lozada | The Washington Post
Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era

Raymond Leach | The Virginian-Pilot
In memoir, a Marine recalls a year training Iraqis

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