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Canadian News

CBC News
Pat Stogran says he is considering a bid for the federal NDP leadership.

The Canadian Press
Next step taken in buying Super Hornets, possible deal by year’s end - More - More

CBC News
Ottawa says deal to include requirement for Boeing to invest 100% of the contract value in Canada

National Post
Super Hornets would make Canada reliant on U.S. F-35 and F-22 jets to defend Arctic

The Ottawa Citizen
Canada talking to U.S., Norway and Denmark about footing bill for new Arctic military satellite

CBC News
Fiancée remembers SAR Tech as courageous - More - More

CBC News
Cape Breton hit-and-run victim was retired MWO with PTSD

Global News
NB modeller honours Canadian soldiers who fought at Vimy Ridge

CBC News
Nova Scotia community chosen for rocket launch site - More

CBC News
Rosborough Boats wins $7.3M rescue boat contract

The Globe and Mail
Bombardier and Vladimir Yakunin: the mystery man Canada refuses to sanction - More

CBC News
Has the CRA been hacked? How serious was the bug? And what’s an Apache Struts 2? - More - More

CBC News
Printing costs soar for producing federal budget documents

The Canadian Press
Ethics watchdog continues investigation into Wright’s $90K payment to Mike Duffy - More

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Bruce G. Blair | The New York Times
Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked

Ed Rogers | The Washington Post
The Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russia won’t satisfy Democrats

Editorial Board | The New York Times
Preet Bharara: A Prosecutor Who Knew How to Drain a Swamp

David Frum | The Atlantic
How to Build an Autocracy

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Look who’s going after Trump’s Russia scandal

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg View
Russian Foreign Policy Is Incomprehensible for a Reason

Catherine Rampell | The Washington Post
The Trump administration dons a tinfoil hat - More

Timothy L. O'Brien | Bloomberg View
Scandal Fatigue and the Trump Ethical Swamp

Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic
Trump’s Yemen Policy Serves Saudi Royals Better Than Americans

Josh Rogin | The Washington Post
If Trump wants ‘the ultimate deal’ in the Middle East, paying Palestinian terrorists might be the tradeoff

Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Kellyanne’s Alternative Universe

Julie Beck | The Atlantic
The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs

Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Washington’s Spy Paranoia

Editorial Board | Bloomberg View
A Very Dangerous WikiLeak

Peter Apps | Reuters News Agency
Europe on knife edge of uncertainty, maybe catastrophe

International News

The Washington Post
Admiral, seven others charged with corruption in new ‘Fat Leonard’ indictment

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Engine manufacturers are lining up to upgrade or replace B-52 engines - More

ABC News
Marine Corps Commandant answers tough questions from U.S. senators

The New York Times
Harassed Online, Savannah Cunningham Remains Determined to Enlist in the Marines

NextGov News
WikiLeaks Dump Shines Light on Government’s Shadowy Zero-Day Policy

Reuters News Agency
Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes

The Associated Press
Goodyear retires blimps but keeps familiar form in flight

DOD Buzz
CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter is still in development - More

United Press International
Trump signs executive order to eliminate government waste - More

Military Times
Pizza MRE, the Holy Grail of downrange eating, gets delayed indefinitely

Reuters News Agency
The Trump presidency on March 14

Bloomberg News
Trump Administration Argues Against Blocking Revised Travel Ban

United Press International
Accused White House fence jumper released with GPS monitoring

Global News
Sean Spicer confronted by woman at Apple store

United Press International
Sean Spicer gives DPB

The Associated Press
Key members of Trump’s circle under scrutiny for Russia ties

The Independent
Kellyanne Conway’s microwave gaffe mocked

The New York Times
White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk

The Associated Press
Trump chides media for being ‘rude’ after Conway interviews - More

The Associated Press
Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

The Associated Press
Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns partially revealed after leak - More

Reuters News Agency
At Exxon, Rex Tillerson reportedly used alias for emails about climate change - More

Reuters News Agency
Planned Parenthood ‘killing more people than they did in Nazi Germany’: senator

The Roanoke Times
Confederate battle flag and 82-foot flagpole removed in Rockbridge County

The Associated Press
Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander - More

The Associated Press
Prosecutor fired by Trump administration leaves to applause

BBC News
Trump to let media choose where he donates his salary

The Associated Press
Ireland searches for three missing crew after SAR helicopter crashes - More

Reuters News Agency
Theresa May to reject Scottish referendum demand: report

The Associated Press
UK Parliament gives Theresa May the power to begin Brexit - More

The Associated Press
Brexit explained: What’s next on the UK’s road out of the EU

Reuters News Agency
Dutch brace for election as Turkey row intensifies nationalism

The Associated Press
Dutch PM says Srebrenica charge ‘disgusting’

The Associated Press
Germany rejects Erdoğan’s charge on PKK

The Associated Press
German authorities ban Islamic extremist group

The Associated Press
Montenegro leader: Russia wants to destroy EU

CBC News
Sanctions, what sanctions? Russian maker of AK-47 says business is booming

The Associated Press
Want to mark a revolution? Kremlin says you can count it out

Reuters News Agency
No decision on who will control recaptured Libyan oil ports

Reuters News Agency
Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role

The Associated Press
African governments learn to block the internet, but at cost

The Associated Press
US aid group says detained South Sudanese staffers freed

The Associated Press
Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia’s coast, officials say

Reuters News Agency
Somalia region sends soldiers to free hijacked ship

The Associated Press
Erdoğan renews war of words on Netherlands - More

BBC News
Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring - UN

USNI News
Russia Reported to Start Syrian Naval Base Expansion This Spring

The Associated Press
UN Report: Syrian military deliberately bombed Idlib school

Reuters News Agency
Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November

The Associated Press
Report accuses Syria of ‘slaughter’ of people trapped by war

Military Times
U.S. and Russian troops are now in the same Syrian city of Manbij

The Associated Press
Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem

The Associated Press
Polls: Most Palestinians skeptical of Trump peace efforts

The Associated Press
In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to IS group

Reuters News Agency
IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

The Associated Press
Kashmiri ex-rebels, families live stateless in their own home

The Associated Press
Official says Pakistan promises nuclear arms responsibility

BBC News
Rakesh Sharma: The making of a reluctant Indian space hero

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Malaysia’s Fourth A400M Arrives Home

BBC News
Taiwan ex-leader Ma Ying-jeou charged over secrets leak

The Associated Press
Philippine police face lawsuit campaign over drug killings

Reuters News Agency
Tillerson to press China on North Korea in tough first Asia trip

United Press International
China warns United States after MQ-1C Gray Eagle deployment - More

Reuters News Agency
China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

The Washington Times
‘Pivot to the Pacific’ is over, senior U.S. diplomat says

The Associated Press
North Korea blames US and South Korea for Malaysia attack

Reuters News Agency
North Korea to U.S.: expect ‘merciless’ strikes if you infringe on our dignity

United Press International
Defector: North Korea’s next nuclear test could lead to collapse

The Associated Press
S. Korea acting leader turns down resignations by Park aides

United Press International
USS Carl Vinson is expected to arrive in South Korea Wednesday

United Press International
New Zealand receives ANZAC combat system trainer

BBC News
Google balloon mistaken for UFO as it crashes in Colombia

Agence France-Presse
Prévisions de neige en baisse à New York, alerte au blizzard levée

20 Minutes
Un micro-ondes peut-il vraiment vous espionner?

Agence France-Presse
L’Écosse jette le trouble dans les plans de Theresa May pour le Brexit

Le Figaro
Brexit et référendum écossais : l’unité du Royaume-Uni est-elle menacée ?

Agence France-Presse
Les enfants Fillon ont reversé à leurs parents une partie des salaires

Le Figaro
Marine Le Pen soupçonnée d’avoir sous-évalué son patrimoine

Le Monde
Manuel Valls ne parrainera pas Benoît Hamon

Le Monde
Pays-Bas : le premier ministre appelle au vote utile contre Geert Wilders

Agence France-Presse
Les pirates somaliens soupçonnés d’une première attaque depuis 2012

Agence France-Presse
Crise diplomatique : intraitable, la Turquie s’en prend aussi à l’UE

Agence France-Presse
Les forces irakiennes reprennent la gare de Mossoul

Books

Barbara Kay | National Post
Understanding the jihadi mind - More

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