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Canadian News

CBC News
Canada to assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq - More

The Canadian Press
Canada expected to spend less on defence in 2018 than last year: NATO report - More

CBC News
Trudeau and Trump talk trade on NATO sidelines

The Canadian Press
NATO to reinforce Russia’s threat in talks with Trump, says Trudeau

The Canadian Press
Canada, U.S. express concern at NATO over Russian pipeline into Germany

The Canadian Press
Five things to know about Canada’s involvement in NATO

The Canadian Press
Paul Martin says common sense will win over in trade war with United States

Bloomberg News
Bombardier Inc. is flying high - More

The Canadian Press
Finance Department at risk of big-impact cyberattack, say internal documents

CBC News
B.C. diver describes parts of Thai cave rescue as ‘zero visibility — you can’t see anything’ - More

The Canadian Press
MV Sun Sea now a floating toxic stew

The Canadian Press
‘Pothole Man’ on a mission to protect drivers in rural Newfoundland

The Canadian Press
Alien visits? UFO survey says 1,101 sightings across Canada in 2017

The Canadian Press
New website lets you navigate the PATH on your phone - More

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Jennifer Rankin | The Guardian
Donald Trump kept his promise to have an ‘interesting time’ at NATO summit

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
This remarkable exchange at NATO perfectly captures Trump’s ugly bad faith

Fred Kaplan | Slate
Trump’s misleading and dangerous attack on NATO - More

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg View
Germany Is Nobody’s ‘Captive,’ Mr. Trump

Norman Eisen and James Kirchick | The Washington Post
Yes, Russia is a threat to NATO. So are the alliance’s anti-democratic members.

Sofi Oksanen | The Guardian
A Soviet shadow looms over the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Good Riddance, Boris Johnson

Caroline Fredrickson and Norman L. Eisen | The Wall Street Journal
Will Kavanaugh Provide Cover for Trump?

Christopher Balding | Bloomberg View
Trump’s Tariffs Hit China Where It Hurts

Hal Brands | Bloomberg View
Afghanistan: Three Reasons Why Trump May End the ‘Forever War’

International News

United Press International
U.S. Army to introduce new physical fitness test

BBC News
All 11 people on board plane rescued after crash on Mount Jumbo in Alaska

The Associated Press
New EPA acting chief defends past coal industry lobbying - More

The Associated Press
Kavanaugh’s views of presidential power drawing questions - More

Reuters News Agency
Brett Kavanaugh may face contentious cases soon

Reuters News Agency
Paul Manafort says he has ‘VIP’ treatment in jail

CNN News
Senate overwhelmingly rebukes Trump with tariff vote

The Associated Press
Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

BBC News
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio denies illegally crossing US-Mexico border

The Associated Press
Asylum seekers bring evidence to show the dangers of home

The Associated Press
Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons two Oregon ranchers

Reuters News Agency
Michael Flynn eager to get to sentencing, lawyer says

The New York Times
Trump Falsely Claims It’s ‘Impossible’ for American Farmers to Do Business in Europe

The Guardian
Guantánamo inmates to get US court hearing to demand trial or release

The Telegraph
Teenager stumbles across massive German bomb during scuba dive off Devon coast

The Telegraph
‘War zone’ hospitals, ‘no-go’ areas and ‘lousy’ locations: What Donald Trump has said about Britain

The Telegraph
UK introduces new road signs to detect and warn drivers using mobile phones at the wheel

The Associated Press
Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia; Merkel differs - More - More

The New York Times
NATO Summit: Trump Calls Alliance ‘Delinquent’ on Military Spending

The Associated Press
Trump suggests NATO allies could double defence spending beyond 2014 pledge - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump’s broadside against Germany at NATO finds some support at home

The Guardian
Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at NATO summit

The Guardian
Germany and Russia gas links: Trump is not only one to ask questions

The Washington Post
Trump backs NATO plan to bolster defenses against Russia

The Associated Press
No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

Bloomberg News
In Message to Trump, U.S. Congress Backs NATO Alliance

The New York Times
Trump Derides NATO as ‘Obsolete.’ Baltic Nations See It Much Differently.

Reuters News Agency
NATO formally invites Macedonia to join alliance

The Associated Press
George Clooney injured in traffic accident in Italy - More

Reuters News Agency
For Putin, Helsinki talks with Trump a win before he even sits down

Reuters News Agency
Trump, Putin may agree to resume stalled arms control talks

The Guardian
Russian mining firm puts Trump’s face on its asbestos products

The Guardian
East Libyan general hands back control of oil ports

The Guardian
Mass rape and killings in South Sudan may constitute war crimes, says UN

United Press International
Netanyahu visits Putin in Russia

The Associated Press
Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks

The Guardian
Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers to ‘replicate success of Philippines’

The Associated Press
Kids lost weight but ‘took care of themselves’ in Thai cave

The Associated Press
A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

The New York Times
Elon Musk Defends His Rejected Mini-Sub Plan for Thai Cave

The Guardian
Thai cave rescue: Water pumps failed just after last boy escaped

The Associated Press
US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

Bloomberg News
China Can Hit U.S. Tech Where It Hurts in Tariff Response

The Associated Press
China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

The Guardian
Global investors rattled as all-out trade war moves step closer

United Press International
South Korean man found not guilty of spying after 40 years

The Korea Times
Liberty Korea Party defends Defense Security Command - More - More

The Korea Times
Sex scandals hit military

The Japan Times
Tokyo expresses concern as U.S. announces fresh tariffs on China in escalating trade war

Reuters News Agency
Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades

The Guardian
Shoko Asahara relatives argue over who gets ashes of executed Japan cult leader

Books

Hillel Italie | The Associated Press
H.R. McMaster book scheduled for 2020 - More

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