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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Medea Benjamin | The Guardian
The ‘mother of all bombs’ is big, deadly – and won’t lead to peace

Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
The bombing of Afghanistan shows the US is led by a one-man wild card

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
Trump finds the keys to the family gun cabinet

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post Writers Group
Obama sleepwalk is over as Trump brings America’s power back to the Middle East

Ruth Marcus | The Washington Post
Is rationality dawning on Trump?

Victor Davis Hanson | National Review
Obama Is America’s Version of Stanley Baldwin - More

Clarence Page | Chicago Tribune
Brace yourselves, it’s President Trump v2.0

Jeffrey Lewis | The Washington Post
Bomb-mania in the mainstream media

The Editorial Board | Chicago Tribune
Can a China reset defang North Korea? Deal-maker Trump courts Xi Jinping

Jonah Goldberg | National Review
Must Supporters Let Trump Be Trump?

Rod Lyon | The Strategist
Trump, mill-ponds and dropped wrenches

Josh Rogin | The Washington Post
Trump’s North Korea policy is ‘maximum pressure’, but not ‘regime change’

Elif Shafak | The Guardian
Turkey could be about to leap from division to despotism

Kyleanne Hunter and Kate Germano | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Stop lumping servicewomen and military wives in same category

Ian McMillan | BBC
Has poetry distorted our view of World War One? - More

Marco Carbocci | La Libre
Molenbeek, du mythe à la réalité

International News

The Virginian-Pilot
USS Gerald R. Ford has completed the builder’s sea trials - More

The Associated Press
U.S. Navy bans vaping on ships after explosions, burns

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Decorated Navy SEAL moonlighting as a porn star

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marine’s bracelet finally makes it home from WWII

The Associated Press
Veteran threatened with deportation seeks pardon for crime

The Associated Press
As Trump sharpens focus on key issues, surprising reversals on core campaign rhetoric

The Washington Post
How Trump is — and is not — changing what it means to be American

CBS News
Commander Sean Spicer reports to Pentagon for Navy Reserve duty

ABC News
Trump’s ‘deportation force’ begins to take shape

The Washington Post
Trump delights in watching the U.S. military display its strength

CBC News
White House scrambles to host a Trump Easter bash

CNN News
Trump carves out tough commander-in-chief posture

The Christian Science Monitor
Listeners can now ‘feel the Bern’ with new Sanders podcast

CBC News
In the age of social media, consumer rage is just a click away

India Today
Google Earth to be updated to version 2.0 on April 18

The Associated Press
U.S. says countries must punish United Nations troops for sexual abuse

ABC News
Titanic disaster still influences shipping lanes more than 100 years later

Reuters News Agency
To visit RMS Titanic, New York banker dives deep into her savings - More

The Ottawa Citizen
For days after Titanic sinking, ocean liners navigated through ‘acres of water filled with bodies’ - More

BBC News
Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data

The Guardian
Theresa May backs Boris Johnson’s ‘excellent’ response to Syria crisis

BBC News
Estonian troops give up their barracks to NATO allies

The Telegraph
Jean-Luc Mélenchon promises ‘no Red Army tanks’ in France if he wins presidency

The Associated Press
Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

TDefense News
F-35s make first operational deployment to Europe

BBC News
Blockades leave east Ukraine more isolated than ever

Reuters News Agency
More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean Sea

The Associated Press
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict

Military Times
The Pentagon sends dozens of troops to Somalia as al-Shabaab fight intensifies

The Christian Science Monitor
Is Turkey ready for an all-powerful president? Erdoğan tries again.

The Guardian
Bana Alabed, seven-year-old Syrian peace campaigner, to publish memoir

BBC News
Evacuation begins in besieged Syrian towns

Air Force Times
Airstrikes against ISIS hit highest point of war

The New York Times
Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked

The Telegraph
British tourist stabbed to death by Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

The Associated Press
36 ISIS fighters killed by US bomb: Afghan official - More - More

ABC News
Why the US used the MOAB bomb to target ISIS fighters in Afghanistan - More

Reuters News Agency
Right time to use huge bomb in Afghanistan, says Gen. John Nicholson - More

The Guardian
Fox News sets Afghanistan bombing to Toby Keith song

The Washington Post
The Islamic State has tunnels everywhere

The Associated Press
Bangladesh executes militant leader for grenade attack against British diplomat

CNN News
Trump dumps Russia, woos China instead

BBC Culture
The Army That Conquered the World

BBC News
China fears ‘conflict at any moment’ over North Korea

Reuters News Agency
China says North Korea tension has to be stopped from reaching ‘irreversible’ stage

The Associated Press
North Korean official says U.S. more vicious, aggressive under Trump

The Washington Post
North Korea accuses Trump of ‘making provocations’ with ‘aggressive’ tweets

The Telegraph
World ‘on the brink of thermo-nuclear war’, as North Korea mulls test that could goad Trump

The Associated Press
Trump’s strategy on North Korea: ‘Maximum pressure and engagement,’ officials say

The Associated Press
North Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Chicago Tribune
North Korea: A potential train wreck in motion

The Guardian
North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is real – how Trump will handle it is unknown

The Washington Post
What life looks like inside North Korea

The Telegraph
Japanese PM issues sarin warning over North Korea

The Telegraph
Japan makes plans for rescue of 57,000 Japanese in South Korea

The New York Times
U.N. Votes Unanimously to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

La Libre
Pourquoi les compagnies vendent-elles plus de billets qu’il n’y a de places dans un avion?

Agence France-Presse
Les tirailleurs sénégalais : un siècle dans l’armée française - Plus - Plus

Belga News
Attaque à Stockholm : les autorités ouzbèkes avaient prévenu de la radicalisation de l’auteur présumé

Agence France-Presse
Disparus du Novotel d’Abidjan : 18 ans de prison pour le général - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Un Erdoğan renforcé suscite des craintes pour l’héritage d’Atatürk

Agence France-Presse
Turquie : cinq conséquences possibles du référendum

45e Nord
La coalition a tué par erreur 18 combattants alliés en Syrie - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : évacuation de quatre villes assiégées

Agence France-Presse
Jérusalem : décès d’une Israélienne poignardée par un Palestinien - Plus

Agence France-Presse
A Mossoul, l’EI parti, les footballeurs s’en donnent à coeur joie

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : la bombe américaine a tué 36 combattants de l’EI

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : les caractéristiques de la gigantesque bombe américaine

Agence France-Presse
Sanglant crucifiement philippin du Vendredi Saint

Agence France-Presse
Corée du Nord : Pékin s’alarme avant un week-end à hauts risques

Books

Hillel Italie | The Associated Press
David McCullough talks Trump, history and his new book - More

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