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Canadian News

Global News
CAF stocking up on fentanyl ‘lozenges’

The Canadian Press
DND makes limited progress in finding more procurement staff

The Ottawa Citizen
CAF to review uniforms, badges, ceremonies to ensure it is welcoming to women, minorities

The Regina Leader-Post
MND meets with Ukrainian group in Regina

The Vancouver Sun
Vimy Ridge memorial cross restored to full fettle for Seaforths - Photo - More

The Daily Observer
Highlander Tactical is gearing up CAF members

The Associated Press
Canada introduces rules for recreational drone users - More - More

CBC News
Bureaucratic reflex to ‘overclassify’ info blamed for bottleneck of useful data

CBC News
Canada to give $119M in aid to Middle East and African countries

The Canadian Press
Foreign aid groups brace for disappointment in upcoming federal budget

The Canadian Press
Integration still a challenge for Syrian refugees one year later: researchers

The Globe and Mail
Websites linked to Karim Baratov explicitly offered hacking services

CBC News
Canadian charged in Yahoo email hack will fight extradition to U.S.

The Canadian Press
Justin Trudeau will take Trump’s word regarding minor tweaks to NAFTA

CBC News
Canada loses 80,000 working hours a year to sleep deficit

CBC News
Kevin O’Leary alleges ‘widespread vote-rigging’ in Conservative leadership race - More - More

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Timothy Egan | The New York Times
When the Irish Invaded Canada

Tobin Harshaw | Bloomberg View
Hey, Soldier, You Might Want to Cut That Caffeine

Paul Farhi | The Washington Post
About that N.Y. Times wiretapping piece: Trump has it wrong

David Brooks | The New York Times
Let Bannon Be Bannon!

Martin H. Redish | The New York Times
Trump Is Not Above the Courts

Paul Krugman | The New York Times
Conservative Fantasies, Colliding With Reality

Yossi Melman | The Jerusalem Post
Will the Israel, Syria Missile Flare-Up Set a New Precedent?

Matthew Gault | Reuters News Agency
How spreading democracy keeps dictators in power

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg View
It’s a Lonelier World for Vladimir Putin

Editorial Board | Bloomberg View
In Defense of Soft Power

Barry Ritholtz | Bloomberg View
Once Upon a Time, There Was a Trump Rally ...

Komal Sri-Kumar | Bloomberg View
What the Markets Are Teaching the Trump Administration

Francis Wilkinson | Bloomberg View
Steve Bannon’s Preposterous ‘Rosebud’ Moment

International News

The Telegraph
‘Katrina girl’ brings man who rescued her to Junior ROTC Ball - More

Defense One
Boeing Might Be the Biggest Winner in Trump’s Military Buildup

The Telegraph
Sean Hannity ‘pulled gun on liberal commentator Juan Williams’ after Fox News interview

CBC News
Trump says he ‘seldom’ regrets his tweets - More

Reuters News Agency
DOJ appeals ruling against Trump’s revised travel ban to higher court

The Associated Press
Al-Qaeda member convicted in New York court for 2003 killings of U.S. servicemen

Reuters News Agency
U.S. Secret Service agent’s stolen laptop may contain national security information - More

CBC News
How alleged Russian hackers stole secrets from tech giant Yahoo

The Associated Press
Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts

Reuters News Agency
Missing from Trump’s grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

The Associated Press
Trump’s defence budget boost raises questions on strategy

Global News
Dan Rather: ‘People will die’ because of Donald Trump’s budget

The Associated Press
Who needs a wall? Trump says border is strong

The Associated Press
No indication Trump Tower was surveilled, senators say, but White House unbowed

The New York Times
Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently

The Telegraph
Five times Donald Trump used ‘fake news’ to back up his most outrageous claims

Reuters News Agency
DOJ delivers documents on wiretap claim to Congress

The Washington Post
SNL to finish a record-shattering season by doing something it’s never done before

The Telegraph
Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel

The Associated Press
Trump budget cuts would hit UN, international agencies hard

The Associated Press
Trump welcomes Angela Merkel to White House - More

Mashable News
Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel - More - More

The Telegraph
Trump’s handshakes: a diplomatic power play - Video

BBC News
Small drone ‘shot with Patriot missile’ - More

The Telegraph
Spicer: GCHQ may have helped Obama spy on Trump - More

The Independent
GCHQ was involved in the US election - More - More

Reuters News Agency
UK says U.S. claims about spying will not be repeated

The Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon: I have ‘options’ if Theresa May refuses to reconsider independence referendum

The Telegraph
William and Kate welcomed to France by President Hollande

CBC News
Europe’s mainstream sighs in relief over Dutch election

Defense-Aerospace News
Belgium Launches F-16 Replacement RFP

Reuters News Agency
NATO head urges Turkey, Austria to solve conflict

Reuters News Agency
Basque militant separatist group ETA set to announce disarmament

Reuters News Agency
Little new damage found as east Libyan forces push to secure oil ports

The Associated Press
South Sudan feels the chill as Trump’s foreign aid cuts loom

Reuters News Agency
At least 31 Somalis killed in raid off Yemeni coast

The Telegraph
Kenyan president deploys army to Rift Valley to quell deadly violence fuelled by drought

Reuters News Agency
Syrian rebels say U.S.-led coalition attacks mosque, Pentagon denies it

Reuters News Agency
Dozens killed as airstrike hits Syrian mosque

The New York Times
U.S. Military Denies Reports It Bombed Mosque in Syria

Reuters News Agency
Syrian rebel group says U.S.-led coalition behind mosque strike

The Jerusalem Post
IDF Denies Claim That Syria Shot Down Israeli Jet

Reuters News Agency
Arrow 3 missile intercepts Syrian anti-aircraft missile fired at Israeli aircraft - More

Reuters News Agency
Israeli troops kill youth in clash: Palestinian officials

CBC News
Derek Stoffel reports in the midst of fierce fighting in Iraq

The Associated Press
Suspect explodes bomb, dies at Bangladeshis security camp

Reuters News Agency
Philippines tells EU lawmakers to butt out

Reuters News Agency
Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan

Reuters News Agency
China to build on disputed shoal in South China Sea

Reuters News Agency
French Mistral carrier to lead joint amphibious Pacific exercise in show of force aimed at China

Reuters News Agency
U.S. policy of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea over: Tillerson

The Associated Press
Tillerson cites pre-emptive option for North Korea

Reuters News Agency
Top South Korean presidential candidate would review missile defence process

Reuters News Agency
Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill

Reuters News Agency
Canada, Mexico can integrate supply chain much more: minister

Agence France-Presse
Un ex-conseiller de Trump payé plus de 50.000 $ par des groupes russes

Agence France-Presse
Trump accueille Merkel à la Maison-Blanche - Plus

Agence France-Presse
La Maison-Blanche assure ne pas avoir accusé le Royaume-Uni d’espionnage - Image

Agence France-Presse
Les coupes budgétaires de Trump horrifient le monde de la culture

Agence France-Presse
Le premier ministre irlandais à Trump : « Saint Patrick était un immigré! »

Agence France-Presse
Première visite officielle de William et Kate à l’Élysée

Agence France-Presse
Un nouveau premier ministre au Maroc après cinq mois de blocage

Agence France-Presse
Turquie : un photomontage de Merkel en Hitler en une d’un quotidien

Agence France-Presse
Raids et tirs de missiles : la tension monte entre Israël et Syrie

Agence France-Presse
Washington reconnaît une frappe en Syrie, mais pas contre une mosquée

Agence France-Presse
Les forces irakiennes progressent dans Mossoul

Agence France-Presse
Plus de 40 réfugiés somaliens tués au large du Yémen

Agence France-Presse
L’action militaire contre la Corée du Nord est une option, dit Tillerson

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