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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Andrew Coyne | National Post
Collective resistance is only way to contain the Trump threat

Rex Murphy | National Post
Exploring the new meaning of words with our post-fact, post-truth activist warriors

Colby Cosh | National Post
Maybe Trump’s discovering the U.S. president isn’t like being a CEO. Will Americans figure it out, too?

Joseph Brean | National Post
How Steve Bannon’s dark vision could shape the world

Thomas Walkom | The Toronto Star
Canada’s kowtow pilgrimage to Washington

Michael Petrou | CBC News
Trudeau should spend his diplomatic capital on Syria

John Robson | National Post
Stop saying we’re all Muslim. It doesn’t help, it hurts

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Census reminds us of importance of immigrants to Canada’s future

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Ottawa should suspend Safe Third Country Agreement

Shawn Micallef | The Toronto Star
A lament for another lousy winter

Rosie DiManno | The Toronto Star
Court filings are a window into the crass life of Melania Trump

International Commentary

International News

ABC News
Video: Air Force Test-Launches Missile From California

The Associated Press
Army denies all claims for damage caused by runaway blimp

The Virginian-Pilot
Using wrong oil damaged three Navy planes, requiring six new engines

The Associated Press
Memorial service held for Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

The Associated Press
Ex-Guardsman Gets 11 Years for Islamic State Group Support

The Washington Post
Pentagon journal explores what would happen if a president called for Muslim internment camps

The Associated Press
Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

ABC News
Trump Vows to Unveil ‘Additional Security’ After Slamming Court Ruling as ‘Disgraceful’

Reuters News Agency
Trump weighs revised travel ban, Supreme Court test still possible - More

Reuters News Agency
Challenges to Trump’s travel ban abound in courts across U.S.

Reuters News Agency
In Trump travel ban fight, Justice Kennedy's 2015 opinion looms large

The Associated Press
Trump selectively quotes from a legal blog

The Associated Press
Michael Flynn uncertain about talking sanctions with Russia

ABC News
Top Democrats Call For Flynn's Suspension

The Guardian
Kellyanne Conway’s White House gaffes: three strikes but not yet out

The Washington Post
What’s with Donald Trump’s weird habit of yanking people’s hands in photo ops

The Washington Post
‘Expatriating’ Americans renounce their citizenship at a potentially historic rate

The Associated Press
Undercover FBI Agent Was Near Gunmen Before Attack

The Associated Press
MV El Faro May Have Suffered Boiler Blast

The Scotsman
Brexit: ‘Independent Scotland would need to join EU queue’

The Associated Press
U.K. shuts down contentious probe into Iraq war abuse claims

Reuters News Agency
Four arrested in France for planning attack

The Associated Press
Polish PM flown to Warsaw after car accident

The Guardian
Romanian justice minister resigns after angry anti-corruption protests

Reuters News Agency
Greek city set for biggest peacetime evacuation over WW2 bomb

The Guardian
EU reaches out to Russia to broker deal with Libyan general Haftar

The Associated Press
Boko Haram Kills Seven New Army Recruits, Abducts Female Soldier

The Associated Press
UN chief: Tanzanian to lead Hammarskjold air crash review

Reuters News Agency
Turkey’s President Erdoğan approves constitutional boost to his powers

The Associated Press
Assad Says US Troops Welcome in Syria to Fight 'Terrorism'

Reuters News Agency
Kremlin says Turkey provided intel for ‘friendly fire’ strikes

The Guardian
Blackburn activist becomes first British woman to join fight against Isis in Syria

The Associated Press
Palestinian teen accused of wounding at least six in Israel shooting, stabbing attack

Reuters News Agency
U.S. strike in Iraq targets Islamic State militant from France

ABC News
President Trump Phones Iraqi PM

The Guardian
‘Some fear war, some don’t take him seriously’: Iranians’ views on Trump

Reuters News Agency
Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant ‘Death to America’

Reuters News Agency
Trump changes tack and backs ‘one China’ policy

Reuters News Agency
China probes seven for graft in Xinjiang’s restive deep south

Reuters News Agency
Trump says U.S. committed to Japan security, in change from campaign rhetoric

The Associated Press
Trump Hugs Ally Japan After Easing US-China Tensions

The Guardian
Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

The Guardian
Peru ex-president Alejandro Toledo faces arrest on bribery charges

The Guardian
Brazilian army takes over state’s security as 100 killed amid police strike

The Guardian
For FARC rebels, peace deal brings baby boom after 52 years of pregnancy ban

The Guardian
Ecuador presidential hopeful promises to evict Julian Assange from embassy

Books

Lives Lived

Anne Keleny | The Scotsman
Ian Godfrey Neilson has died aged 98

The Associated Press
Don McNelly has died aged 96

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