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Thursday, 9 December 2021

Canadian News

CBC News
Stories of Black Canadian veterans the focus of new website leading up to federal apology in 2022

CBC News
Canada cuts more cheques for UN peacekeeping, says nothing about troop commitment

CBC News
Canada's effort to bring in Afghan refugees expected to take up to two years

CBC News
Protecting Prince Harry cost Canadians more than $334,000

CBC News
Which COVID-19 booster shot should I get? Your questions answered

CBC News
Tracking Omicron: Canadian scientists race to understand new variant

CBC News
Omicron variant has arrived in the Kingston area, health unit says

The Globe and Mail
Ontario ICU patients could rise to 400 by mid-January, new COVID-19 modelling says

CTV News
Ontario extends pause on reopening plan indefinitely - More

The Canadian Press
St. Francis Xavier University confirms 12 infected with COVID-19 after ring ceremony

CTV News
Ottawa man charged after two-year investigation into international ransomware attacks

CBC News
RCMP has report on contaminated training facility in Kemptville, but won't release it

CBC News
China's ambassador warns that banning Huawei from 5G would send 'a very wrong signal'

Global News
Canada joining diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics - More

BBC Travel
The Canadian city to visit this winter

CBC News
Jameel Janjua to pilot Virgin Galactic space flights for tourists - Photo

Global News
Ex-CSA engineer charged for allegedly working with Chinese firm - More - Photo

CBC News
How to catch your once-in-a-lifetime look at Comet Leonard

North Shore News
BC quietly bans ex-military vehicles, CAF reservist says

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

La Presse Canadienne
Faire venir 40 000 réfugiés afghans au Canada pourrait prendre deux ans

TVA Nouvelles
Les derniers développements sur le coronavirus

Radio-Canada
Le Québec recense 1367 nouveaux cas déclarés de COVID-19

Agence QMI
Dix fois moins de morts qu’à pareille date l’an dernier

Le Journal de Montréal
Omicron : une arrivée compliquée à l'aéroport pour les voyageurs

Radio-Canada
Édifice contaminé à Kemptville : la GRC refuse de divulguer un nouveau rapport

La Tribune
5G de Huawei : la Chine appelle le Canada à ignorer les risques d'espionnage « inventés »

Radio-Canada
Un homme d’Ottawa accusé en lien avec diverses cyberattaques internationales

Radio-Canada
Un présumé espion chinois arrêté par la GRC

Radio-Canada
Vol massif de données : l’ex-employé aurait tout avoué à la direction de Desjardins

Radio-Canada
Ottawa participera au boycottage diplomatique des JO de Pékin

Direction - Histoire et patrimoine
Dates significatives dans l’histoire militaire canadienne

Canadian Commentary

Alexander Panetta | CBC News
Can the U.S., a beleaguered superpower, still play leader of the free world?

John Ibbitson | The Globe and Mail
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly shows precious little understanding of her department

Scott Taylor | The Chronicle Herald
It may be time to take the Dragoons, Horse and Scottish out of the names of military units - More

Rob Huebert | The Hill Times
Canada has a role in Arctic security amid nuclear arms dilemma

P. Whitney Lackenbauer | The Hill Times
Civilian and security needs of the Canadian Arctic

The Editorial Board | The Globe and Mail
Why Canada and the EU should join the diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games

Robyn Urback | The Globe and Mail
The anti-vaccine rants from Doug Ford’s daughter are now a matter of public interest

Edward Keenan | Toronto Star
With Donald Trump’s ‘next coup’ underway, it’s a bit rich to be holding a democracy summit

Jean-François Lisée | Le Devoir
Secrets d’histoire

International News

USNI News
Pearl Harbor Attacks, Veterans Remembered in 80th Anniversary Ceremony

The Associated Press
Afghans wait and worry at US bases after frantic evacuation

The Hill
39 soldiers injured in 2020 Iran missile attack to get Purple Hearts - More

CBS News
What caused Amazon's outage? Will there be more?

The Washington Post
U.S. hospitalizations rise, as four states see surges

The Washington Post
Lab results show Omicron has ‘much more extensive escape’ from antibodies than previous variants

The Associated Press
Firm once led by ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli reaches $40M settlement for price gouging

The Telegraph
Storm Barra: Thousands left without power - with 60mph winds forecast - More - More

BBC News
Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions - More

BBC News
Boris Johnson announces Plan B measures for England - More

The Guardian
The history of Covid vaccine development

Reuters News Agency
Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine neutralises Omicron with three shots

BBC News
Pfizer says booster shot promising against Omicron - More

France 24
Napoléon’s sword, firearms from 1799 coup sold for $2.8 million at US auction

France 24
Macron tours rural towns: French president to make symbolic visit in Vichy

Reuters News Agency
France frees man who was held over suspected Khashoggi link - More

BBC News
Olaf Scholz takes over from Merkel as Germany's chancellor

Reuters News Agency
Omicron reported in 57 countries, hospitalisations set to rise, WHO says

Reuters News Agency
IMF warns Bosnian Serb separatists against dismantling tax regime

Reuters News Agency
Russia says both sides to follow up quickly on Putin-Biden call

BBC News
Putin-Biden talks: What next for Ukraine?

Reuters News Agency
Putin says Russia will follow up fast after Ukraine call with Biden

The Telegraph
Omicron variant may be a 'live Covid vaccine', claims Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post
In militants’ hands, drones are a deadly new wild card in Middle East

BBC News
Gen. Bipin Rawat: India's CDS killed in Mi-17V5 helicopter crash - More - Photo

Reuters News Agency
India's CDS, 12 others killed in chopper crash - More

BBC News
Myanmar: Soldiers accused of shooting, burning 13 villagers

Reuters News Agency
Chinese rover investigates 'cube' on far side of the moon - More - More

USNI News
Cyber Presence Operations: The Key to Pentagon’s Gray Zone Conflict with China

Reuters News Agency
Australia, UK join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games - More

Reuters News Agency
Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north

The Associated Press
First migrants returned under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The New York Times
On This Day: December 9 - More - More

Agence de Presse Reuters
Wall Street ouvre dans le désordre, Pfizer soutient le Dow Jones

Agence France-Presse
Le Royaume-Uni annonce à son tour un boycottage diplomatique des Jeux de Pékin

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : « Plan B » en Angleterre, port du masque et pass sanitaire élargis

Agence de Presse Reuters
Johnson présente ses excuses après une fête de Noël controversée

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le Saoudien un temps soupçonné d'avoir participé à l'assassinat de Khashoggi a été libéré

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le Danemark impose de nouvelles mesures sanitaires

Agence France-Presse
Omicron : le vaccin Pfizer-BioNTech toujours « efficace » après trois doses

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le variant Omicron identifié dans 57 pays, selon l'OMS

Agence de Presse Reuters
Biden veut une réunion Otan-Russie, exclut le déploiement de soldats américains en Ukraine

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Russie renforce la répression sur internet en bloquant le réseau Tor

Agence de Presse Reuters
Libye : Le Haut Conseil d'État appelle au report de la présidentielle

Agence de Presse Reuters
Inde : Mort du chef d'état-major des armées dans le crash d'un hélicoptère

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Un nouveau couvre-feu instauré en Martinique

International Commentary

Books

Anne Applebaum The Atlantic
The Kleptocrats Next Door

Lives Lived

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
What I never got to say to Fred Hiatt

Charles Lane | The Washington Post
Fred Hiatt deserves to be remembered long after he is gone - More

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