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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

David Frum | The Atlantic
How to Build an Autocracy

David Frum | The Atlantic
Michael Flynn’s Debacle

David Cole | The New York Review of Books
Trump Is Violating the Constitution

Julia Carrie Wong and Alan Yuhas | The Guardian
Travel ban decision suggests supreme court would be tough to convince - More

Adam H. Johnson | Los Angeles Times
Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon

Leader | The Economist
Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
China U-turn is latest sign Trump may turn out to be a paper tiger

Charles Glass | The New York Review of Books
How Assad Is Winning

James Fenton | The New York Review of Books
Duterte’s Last Hurrah: On the Road to Martial Law - More

International News

The Associated Press
Colossal Civil War painting gets a new home in Atlanta

The Associated Press
New Mexico Residents Say 1945 Trinity Test Caused Cancer Cases - More

The Guardian
Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police

The Guardian
Snowden claims report Russia may ‘gift’ him to Trump proves he is not a spy

The Guardian
‘I thought I was smarter than almost everybody’: Jack Barsky’s double life as a KGB agent

The Christian Science Monitor
The secret world of vulnerability hunters

BBC News
What if the internet stopped working for a day?

The New Mexican
LANL safety program receives failing grade

Slate
Donald Trump likes to golf

Politico
Top Flynn Aide Denied Security Clearance by CIA for NSC Position - More

The Guardian
Fake news is ‘killing people’s minds’, says Apple boss Tim Cook

The Associated Press
AP Explains: Trump’s options for restoring travel ban

Los Angeles Times
Trump has been sued more than 60 times since becoming president: A partial survey

Los Angeles Times
Here’s everything Donald Trump has tweeted since he became president

The Associated Press
Trump’s tweets could make life tough for federal lawyers

The Associated Press
Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

The Guardian
Palm Beach businesses stung by cost of hosting Trump’s weekend retreat

Politico
The new president is the TV watcher-in-chief

The Associated Press
Trump revives voter fraud claims in lunch with senators - More

The Associated Press
A family thing: Don’t mess with political dads and daughters

BBC News
Royal Navy warship rescues stranded yacht crew in Atlantic

The Guardian
British officials drop plans for Donald Trump to address parliament

Reuters News Agency
Protesters target police in Paris suburb unrest

The Telegraph
French Jews ‘will have to give up dual Israeli citizenship’ if Marine Le Pen wins - More

Agence France-Presse
Unexploded WW2 bomb prompts huge Thessaloniki evacuation

The Economist
Ukraine’s leaders may be giving up on reuniting the country

Reuters News Agency
NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure

The Associated Press
US blocks Palestinian from leading UN mission in Libya - More - More

The Associated Press
South Sudan General Resigns, Says Leader ‘Disgraced’ Himself

The Guardian
Meet Aisha, a former antelope hunter who now tracks Boko Haram

The Associated Press
Turkey referendum on constitutional reforms set for April 16 - More

Reuters News Agency
Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold should be isolated by spring: Michael Fallon

The Christian Science Monitor
The new ISIS threat: its soldiers are going hom

The New Yorker
A Photographer’s View of a Battle to Destroy ISIS

The Associated Press
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Iraq says will stay clear of U.S.-Iran tensions

Reuters News Agency
Iran says holds eight foreigners planning attacks

Reuters News Agency
Philippines dismisses about 100 policemen for using drugs

Reuters News Agency
China gets an early win off Trump, but many battles remain - More

Reuters News Agency
Rex Tillerson plays central role in Trump’s China shift - More

Reuters News Agency
China expels 32 South Korea missionaries amid THAAD missile defense tension

ABC News
North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Test

Reuters News Agency
U.S., Japan first ladies: both unconventional yet poles apart - Photo

Reuters News Agency
Paraguay gives remains of military dictatorship victims to families

The Associated Press
Striking military police in Brazil agree to return to work - More

The Associated Press
Mexican marines use helicopter gunship to kill alleged cartel leader and members

The Associated Press
Trump réitère ses allégations de fraude électorale

Agence France-Presse
Trump promet de faire baisser « considérablement » le coût du mur

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump dit envisager un « tout nouveau décret » migratoire

Agence France-Presse
César Vargas, l’avocat sans-papiers luttant pour le « rêve américain »

The Associated Press
Flynn aurait auparavant discuté des sanctions avec l’ambassadeur russe

Agence France-Presse
Arrestation de deux étrangers soupçonnés de préparer un attentat en Europe

Agence France-Presse
Violences policières : incidents en marge d’une manifestation à Bobigny

Agence France-Presse
Jean-Marie Le Pen mis en examen après ses propos sur la « fournée »

Agence France-Presse
Strasbourg : 15.000 Kurdes réclament la libération de leur leader

Agence France-Presse
Pologne : l’état de la Première ministre stable après un accident de voiture

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : deux ans après les accords de paix, la guerre couve toujours

Agence France-Presse
En Ukraine, des combattants loin de vouloir déposer les armes

Agence France-Presse
La guerre dans l’est de l’Ukraine en cinq points

Nouvelles de France 24
Enfants-soldats, la guerre de 6 à 18 ans

Agence France-Presse
Le rêve américain des réfugiés somaliens

Agence France-Presse
Un djihadiste français influent probablement éliminé

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : soldats turcs et rebelles pénètrent dans un fief de l’EI

Agence France-Presse
Heurts entre police et manifestants à Bagdad, plusieurs blessés

Agence France-Presse
Trump : le président iranien « ferait mieux de faire attention »

Agence France-Presse
Trump et Abe, un golf pour parler « de l’avenir du monde »

Books

Gil Troy | The Daily Beast
The Most Patriotic Act of Treason in American History?

Laura Miller | Slate
Ghost in the Machine

Isaac Chotiner | Slate
Too Close for Comfort

Lives Lived

Chevel Johnson | The Associated Press
Lt. Gen. Harold G. ‘Hal’ Moore has died aged 94

Danika Worthington | The Denver Post
Edward Tipper has died aged 95

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