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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Canadian News

Global News
Could Canadian authorities accidentally send a false emergency alert to people’s phones?

Reuters News Agency
Vancouver meeting focuses on sanctions as Koreas explore detente

CBC News
North Korea threatened with more sanctions, isolation at diplomacy summit

Reuters News Agency
U.S.-led meeting urges North Korea pressure despite North-South detente

CBC News
Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

CBC News
Liberals miss deadline to resettle ISIS survivors of rape, genocide due to Erbil airport closure

CBC News
Hassan Diab, once charged with terrorism in France, is back in Canada

CBC News
Canadian eyed by CSIS blocked from visiting dying father in U.S.

CBC News
RCMP link Ontario man to LeakedSource.com, home of 3 billion hacked accounts

The Canadian Press
How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental state

CBC News
No, the full moon does not cause earthquakes, study finds

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: January 17

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Julian E. Zelizer | The Atlantic
How the Tet Offensive Undermined American Faith in Government

Jacey Fortin and Maggie Astor | the New York Times
50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968

Ted Rall | The Japan Times
Trump is par for the course for U.S. presidents

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
Raging, isolated Trump retreats deeper into his bubble

Paul Waldman | The Washington Post
Is the Trump presidency on track to becoming the most corrupt in U.S. history?

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg View
Trump finds a new way to squander U.S. soft power

Nicolas Niarchos | The New Yorker
How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse

Mohammed Hanif | The New York Times
When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

David Brooks | The New York Times
John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life

Paul Krugman | The New York Times
Know-Nothings for the 21st Century

Editorial | The Japan Times
Ballistic missile panic in Hawaii

Michael Fritze and Kathryn Schiller-Wurster | Defense One
Time to Get Serious about Hardware Cybersecurity

International News

Air Force Times
Virtual skies: Air Force hopes ‘fun’ tech transforms pilot learning

Reuters News Agency
US Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions - More

Air Force Times
US Navy surface boss expected to step down under pressure in latest collision fallout - More

Breaking Defense
US Navy Says It Can Buy Frigate For Under $800M

Army Times
US Army brings back the Stinger missile in the face of Russian aggression

Defense One
Comprehensive Upgrade Planned for Nuclear Command Network

United Press International
Air Force, ULA prepare to launch missile defense satellite

The Atlantic
Hawaii and the Horror of Human Error

The Associated Press
Trump ends first year with lowest average approval rating

BBC News
Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Agence France-Presse
One year in as first lady, Melania Trump remains an enigma to millions of Americans

Reuters News Agency
Steve Bannon meets with House panel on Russia

BBC News
Trump Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'

Reuters News Agency
Donald Trump's overall health 'excellent,' MD says - More

BBC News
Senator rips Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for 'amnesia' - More - More

Los Angeles Times
Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on 'Dreamers' as Congress works for a deal - More

CNN Money
Links between nations are eroding, and divisions in society are becoming ever wider

Reuters News Agency
Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

CBC News
Black Death spread by human fleas and lice, research shows

The Guardian
Gerry Adams appeals 1975 convictions for Maze escape attempts

The Guardian
UK ministers pressed to reveal legal advice on reversing Brexit

Reuters News Agency
EU 'still open' to Britain changing mind on Brexit

United Press International
FAF’s First C-130J Super Hercules arrives at BA 123 Orléans-Briçy - More - Photo

CNN News
Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with Kim Wall murder - More

Reuters News Agency
Two killed when explosion destroys buildings in Belgium

Reuters News Agency
German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

Reuters News Agency
Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks

Reuters News Agency
Czech PM ready to face allegations as he fights for minority government

Reuters News Agency
Romania's president nominates defense minister Fifor as interim PM

Reuters News Agency
Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

Reuters News Agency
U.S. report detailing new Russia sanctions to be issued on Jan. 29

United Press International
December was the darkest month in Moscow's history

Reuters News Agency
Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

Reuters News Agency
Sudanese police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in Khartoum

The Associated Press
Nigeria army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

Reuters News Agency
Somalia's al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate who could be killed

Reuters News Agency
Erdoğan says Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin to be supported by rebels

Reuters News Agency
Turkish army chief says will not allow support for Syrian Kurdish militia

Reuters News Agency
Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to put pressure on Russia and Iran

Reuters News Agency
Syrian rebels release 24 detainees from besieged Damascus suburb

Reuters News Agency
Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Defense News
Israel touts 'steel dome' as answer to terror tunnels

Reuters News Agency
U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid

Reuters News Agency
Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile

Reuters News Agency
UAE will complain to U.N. body over Qatar war planes

Reuters News Agency
U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

Reuters News Agency
Yemen seeks Saudi cash as plunging currency deepens war woes

Reuters News Agency
Russian, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria and Iran nuclear deal

Reuters News Agency
Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

Reuters News Agency
Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release

Reuters News Agency
Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Reuters News Agency
Rohingya refugees must be informed, consulted on returns to Myanmar: U.N.

Reuters News Agency
Philippines' president made call on China's sea research: spokesman

BBC News
Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

Reuters News Agency
China's Xi tells Trump hard-earned easing of tensions on Korean peninsula must continue

United Press International
North Korea warns against joint U.S. exercises with South

Reuters News Agency
Plan for joint Olympic team with North Korea gets icy reception in South

Reuters News Agency
Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast

Reuters News Agency
Japan investigates how to evacuate citizens from South Korea in crisis: report

The Japan Times
Mystery vessel lurking near Senkakus was Chinese nuclear attack sub, Japan’s defense chief says

Reuters News Agency
Now Japanese TV issues false alarm about a missile launch

Defense News
First F-35B shipboard deployment to begin as US warship arrives in Japan

The Washington Post
In a rarity, the U.S. Air Force temporarily deploys three kinds of bombers to the Pacific

ABC News
Texas-based company is latest hope for the recovery of MH370

The Associated Press
Kin of lost Argentine submarine crew ask Russia to continue deep-sea search

Reuters News Agency
Pope arrives in Chile to bolster battered Church credibility - More

Reuters News Agency
Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raid - More

Reuters News Agency
Colombian army Mi-17 helicopter crash kills 10 - Photo - More

Reuters News Agency
Mexican journalist killed amid wave of violence against media

The Guardian
500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

The New York Times
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