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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - Updated at 2231 hrs EST

Canadian News

Global News
CAF, VAC won’t pay for Air Force officer’s prosthetic leg

The Canadian Press
Feds slow-walking requests for documents in VAdm Mark Norman case, lawyers charge

RCAF Public Affairs
RCAF decides to not conduct Exercise Maple Flag in 2019 - More

CBC News
TC cuts pilot flying times, increases bottle-to-throttle time - More

The Globe and Mail
Trump ‘very fond’ of Trudeau, U.S. ambassador says

The Hill Times
Canadian uranium under U.S. tariff threat

The Globe and Mail
Acting OPP head asks Ombudsman to review hiring of Ford friend as commissioner - More

The Hill Times
As tax season nears, feds freeze Phoenix system changes to help issue proper income slips

The Hill Times
Booting of NATO group chair prompts new rules for association oversight

CBC News
Meng Wanzhou is out on bail — but could be in legal limbo for years

The Canadian Press
Trump willingness to ‘intervene’ on Huawei case leaves Canada in tough spot

The Globe and Mail
Beijing detains former Canadian diplomat

Agence France-Presse
Home comforts -- and a curfew -- for Huawei exec on bail

Reuters News Agency
Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

CBC News
Ford government aiming to slash size of public service through voluntary departures

CBC News
More than two years later, no Canadian Panama Papers charges have been filed

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: December 12

Canadian Commentary

International News

The Associated Press
Pilot seriously injured after Hawker Hunter crash off Hawaii - More - Photo

Navy Times
$3.6 billion price tag to rebuild Camp Lejeune buildings damaged by Hurricane Florence

The Associated Press
California wildfires costs soaring past last year’s records - More

The Associated Press
United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing 737 MAX

The Associated Press
Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

CBS News
AMI admits it paid off Karen McDougal to protect Trump before election

CBC News
Trump's clash with Democratic leaders may be a glimpse into the next two years - More - More

CBC News
Michael Cohen gets three years in prison

The Guardian
From fixer to inmate: Michael Cohen reckons with his 'blind loyalty' to Trump - More

CBC News
IMF warns of looming financial crisis, says world is woefully unprepared to handle it

CBC News
Theresa May's survival streak continues in the face of Tory insurgency

The Guardian
Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged - More - More

The Christian Science Monitor
As Theresa May fumbles Brexit, a far-right backlash is brewing

The Guardian
Strasbourg shooting: French and German police hunt gunman - More

CBC News
The staggering scale of France's battle against terror, by the numbers

The Associated Press
Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world

The Associated Press
French police hunting for suspect after deadly Strasbourg attack - More

The Associated Press
UN Secretary-General returns to climate talks

The Associated Press
Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits

The Moscow Times
Putin's Stasi Card Discovered in German Archives

The Associated Press
Egypt restricts sale of yellow vests

The Associated Press
Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

The Associated Press
Suspicious optics said to have exposed Israeli raid in Gaza

CBC Radio
McGill grad jailed in Iran being criminalized for environmental work, says friend

Reuters News Agency
U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

CBC Radio
Icelandic climbers' bodies found 30 years after they disappeared in the Himalayas

The Associated Press
Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

The New York Times
Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers - More

The Associated Press
Hopes for US-China trade talks help push world shares higher

The Associated Press
China sheds little light on detention of Canadian Michael Kovrig

The Canadian Press
HMCS Calgary crew members witness possible violations of North Korea sanctions

CBS News
U.S. military identifies five Marines declared dead in midair crash off Japan - More

The Associated Press
Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn’s co-accused

The Moscow Times
Russia Considers Full-Time Deployment of Tu-160s in Venezuela - More

The Associated Press
Trump sees a border wall where none exists

The Associated Press
Trump cites Strasbourg Christmas market shooting as reason for U.S.-Mexico wall

The New York Times
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