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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau | The Globe and Mail
Macron milks a long-lost French impulse – optimism

Doug Saunders | The Globe and Mail
In France and Britain, for want of an opposition the EU could be lost

Margaret Wente | The Globe and Mail
Marijuana legalization: What was Justin Trudeau smoking?

Lawrence Martin | The Globe and Mail
The big files save Trudeau from a sophomore slump

Lisa Van Dusen | The Hill Times
Spicer obliterating unwritten rules of press chief protocol

John Ivison | National Post
Canada should avoid more protectionism in face of Trump’s trade criticism

Andrew Coyne | National Post
Milking Trump for our own benefit

Terry Glavin | National Post
Sultan Erdoğan fits with Trump’s America First policies, but the Turks are screwed

Thomas Walkom | The Toronto Star
It’s time to end the Korean War

International Commentary

Chris Jones | The Atlantic
Alec Baldwin Gets Under Trump’s Skin

Caitlin Flanagan | The Atlantic
How Late-Night Comedy Fuelled the Rise of Trump

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Mr. Trump Plays by His Own Rules (or No Rules)

Stephen Sestanovich | The Atlantic
The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Amy Davidson | The New Yorker
Donald Trump’s Phantom Armada

Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker
Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un “Totally Unqualified Person” Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
Theresa May and the Crisis of British Progressivism

Richard Glover | The Washington Post
All Trump, all the time — in Australia

Joshua Muravchik and Jeffrey Gedmin | The Washington Post
This is what the beginning of the end of democracy looks like

International News

BBC News
USAF fighters intercept two Russian Tu-95 bombers off Alaska coast - More - More

ABC News
Pentagon begins Nuclear Posture Review

ABC News
Trump inaugural committee announces record-breaking fundraising haul

The Washington Post
Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News - More

The Associated Press
US students satisfied with life, but some foreigners happier

Reuters News Agency
Oil steadies as OPEC boost offsets dent from U.S. supply

The Globe and Mail
For Theresa May, a calculated election Brexit gamble

BBC News
General election 2017: May says it strengthens Brexit hand

The Associated Press
French presidential candidates boost security

Reuters News Agency
Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions on Russia must stay

The Associated Press
UN court to rule in Ukraine’s case against Russia

Reuters News Agency
Women seem less likely to get surgery in war-torn countries

Reuters News Agency
Italy calls for release of journalist held in Turkey

Reuters News Agency
Turkish minister say observer reports on vote ‘extremely partial’

Reuters News Agency
Trump to meet Erdoğan in May

Reuters News Agency
Syria evacuations resume - More

Reuters News Agency
Aleppo bomb blast kills six: Syrian state TV

CBC News
More than 1,200 suspected ISIS supporters held in often deplorable conditions, HRW says

BBC News
On the ground with Iraqi forces in battle for Mosul

Reuters News Agency
U.S. drone strike in Yemen kills four suspected al-Qaeda members

Marine Corps Times
U.S. Marines headed to southern Afghanistan

BBC News
Snipers and green tea on Helmand’s front line

Reuters News Agency
China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved

The Associated Press
Iran complying with nuclear deal terms, U.S. says

The Associated Press
Afghan official: Taliban governor among 14 killed in clashes

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

The Associated Press
Four ordered to stand trial over infamous India mosque attack in 1992 - More

The Canadian Press
Canadian defence minister accused of being Sikh nationalist during visit to India

Reuters News Agency
Approval for Duterte’s drug war slips in Philippines

The Associated Press
Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

Reuters News Agency
Pence says working with allies to put pressure on North Korea

Reuters News Agency
Factbox: U.N. sanctions on North Korea currently in force

Reuters News Agency
Cannot be complacent about potential threat of North Korean missiles, says Boris Johnson

CBC News
What it’s like reporting from the hermit kingdom

Bloomberg News
Few military options for Trump in North Korea, and all of them are grim, say analysts

Reuters News Agency
As Trump warned North Korea, his ‘armada’ was headed toward Australia

The Atlantic
How Did the Trump Administration Lose an Aircraft Carrier?

Reuters News Agency
Marines’ commander in Australia says U.S. remains committed to Asia pivot

Agence France-Presse
Test électoral pour Donald Trump en Géorgie

Agence France-Presse
Fox News se sépare de son présentateur vedette

Agence France-Presse
Le Parlement britannique approuve le projet de législatives anticipées

Agence France-Presse
Marine Le Pen durcit le ton dans la dernière ligne droite

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump recevra le président palestinien le 3 mai

Agence France-Presse
Des soldats irakiens victimes d’armes chimiques en Irak

Agence France-Presse
À Mossoul, des tireurs d’élite traquent nuit et jour les djihadistes

Agence France-Presse
Le chef du Pentagone loue l’Arabie saoudite et étrille l’Iran

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : 12 Saoudiens tués dans un accident d’hélicoptère

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : marche de protestation contre la guerre et son impact humanitaire

Agence France-Presse
Iran : Washington veut une nouvelle évaluation de la levée des sanctions

Agence France-Presse
Trump, comme ses prédécesseurs, compte sur Pékin pour faire plier Pyongyang

Agence France-Presse
Maduro accuse les Américains de vouloir le renverser

Agence France-Presse
Venezuela : deux morts lors d’une manifestation massive de l’opposition

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