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Canadian News

CBC News
Michaëlle Jean's bid for second term at Francophonie all but over

Global News
Is Canada a target? A former Russian troll warns Canadians to be ‘vigilant’

The Globe and Mail
Prime Minister Trudeau has last shot to help Michaëlle Jean stay on as Francophonie leader

Bloomberg News
Trump Is a Wake-Up Call for Economic Dogmatists, Stephen Harper Says

The Globe and Mail
Quebec set to become the most restrictive province in Canada for cannabis use

The Canadian Press
Officers decry 'offensive' limits on pot use planned by RCMP, other forces

The Canadian Press
WestJet bans staff in 'safety-sensitive' jobs from off-duty cannabis use

The Globe and Mail
UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

CBC News
Hurricane Michael is a storm to watch in Atlantic Canada

National Post
Nearly 58 percent of downloaded Internet goes into streaming video, according to Canadian survey

CBC News
CAQ has no intention of removing crucifix from National Assembly, spokesperson says

CBC News
B.C. professor out on bail after 11-month detention in Slovakia

The Globe and Mail
Sleep study finds we need 7 to 8 hours, but many aren’t clocking in enough

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
Who Will Replace Nikki Haley?

Nate Christiansen | Defense One
All the Times Trump Has Invoked ‘National Security’, Mostly in Regard to Immigration and Trade

Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post
We’re on the brink of disaster — with only Trump to save us

Patti Davis | The Washington Post
Dear Christine Blasey Ford: What a difference you made

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
The media mishandled Kavanaugh — and made Trump a winner

Max Boot | The Washington Post
The dark side of American conservatism has taken over

Mark Gongloff | Bloomberg Opinion
Nikki Haley Must Hope Haleyism Outlives Trumpism

Nick Cohen | The Guardian
Russian interference goes beyond spying to the very heart of Britain

Magnus Nordenman | Defense One
Russia’s Submarine-Launched Missiles Threaten NATO’s Wartime Strategy

International News

The Associated Press
Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 3 as it nears Florida Panhandle - More - More - More

Agence France-Presse
Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida Panhandle braces for worst in decades

Reuters News Agency
Hurricane Michael chases Floridians to higher ground

Defense One
Many of the US Military’s Newest Weapons Have Major Cyber Vulnerabilities: GAO - More

Army Times
Mattis orders fighter jet readiness to jump to 80 percent — in one year

Defense One
Microsoft Announces ‘Secret’ Cloud Capability, Closes In on Amazon

Bloomberg News
New Evidence of Hacked Super Micro Computer Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

Reuters News Agency
Indiana Democrat touts support of Trump in bid to keep seat

Reuters News Agency
Justice Kavanaugh gets to work at Supreme Court - More - More

The Washington Post
Nikki Haley says the U.S. is now ‘respected’

CBC News
Dina Powell, Ivanka Trump emerge as possible candidates to replace Nikki Haley at UN - More

The Washington Post
The curious timing of Nikki Haley’s exit - More

BBC News
Nikki Haley: Aggressive envoy who shook up United Nations

The Washington Post
How many days since a high-profile departure from the Trump administration

The Washington Post
Want to challenge Susan Collins in 2020? Get in line.

The New York Times
All of Brett Kavanaugh’s law clerks are women

The Associated Press
New fencing along U.S.-Mexico border would cut through environmentally sensitive areas

Reuters News Agency
Brexit deal possible in weeks, says Northern Irish party - More

Agence France-Presse
UK businessman posts defiant anti-Brexit war cry

Reuters News Agency
Britain warns: Do not underestimate Russian spies

Reuters News Agency
France-Italy naval shipbuilding deal still being examined - Fincantieri

Reuters News Agency
German firms would face billions in extra tariffs in hard Brexit: study

Reuters News Agency
Saudi ambassador back in Berlin a year after leaving over Lebanon comments

The Associated Press
Exhibit looks at key traumatic moments in Czechoslovakia

Reuters News Agency
Bulgaria detains suspect over killing of journalist - More

The Canadian Press
Armenia is hosting summit of la Francophonie

Reuters News Agency
Thousands evacuated after explosions at Ukrainian ammo depot

Reuters News Agency
Russian energy minister says U.S. tweets cause market confusion

BBC News
Skripal attack: Second Salisbury suspect 'decorated' by Putin - More - More

The Globe and Mail
China flexes its political muscles in Africa with media censorship, academic controls

Reuters News Agency
U.N. urges Turkey, Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist disappearance

Reuters News Agency
Saudi consulate in Istanbul will be searched: Turkish foreign ministry - More

Reuters News Agency
Turkey detains 90 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Agence France-Presse
Most heavy arms out of planned Syria buffer zone

Reuters News Agency
Syria offers amnesty to deserters and draft dodgers

The Associated Press
Yemeni smiths beat missiles into knives, not ploughshares

Reuters News Agency
India’s Rohingya refugees struggle with hatred, fear as first group is expelled

Reuters News Agency
Bangladeshi court to rule on 2004 blasts targeting PM Sheikh Hasina

The Associated Press
Indonesia says death toll in Sulawesi quake rises past 2,000

Reuters News Agency
Indonesians intensify search for disaster victims to beat deadline - More

The Associated Press
10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son

Reuters News Agency
Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines acting minister says - More

Reuters News Agency
Iranian tanker discharges oil into storage in China ahead of U.S. sanctions

Agence France-Presse
US-China trade war sparks IMF global growth cut warning

BBC News
US trade war would make world 'poorer and more dangerous'

Reuters News Agency
North Korea wants to 'ardently welcome' Pope Francis, South says - More

Agence France-Presse
Japanese space tourist says moon training 'shouldn't be too hard' - More

Reuters News Agency
Japanese women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality

Agence France-Presse
UN calls for probe into death of Venezuelan opposition member

Reuters News Agency
Haiti quake death toll rises to 15, and 300 injured

Agence France-Presse
État d'urgence en Floride avant l'arrivée du puissant ouragan « Michael » - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Trump demande l'annulation de la plainte de Stormy Daniels

Belga News
Trump n'a pas encore lu le rapport du Giec sur le climat

Agence France-Presse
Après avoir « touché le fond » avec Kavanaugh, le Sénat américain doit panser ses plaies

Agence France-Presse
Démission de l’ambassadrice américaine à l’ONU Nikki Haley

Agence France-Presse
Google touché à son tour par une faille, 500.000 comptes exposés - Plus

Belga News
Bruit dans l'environnement : l'OMS recommande de réduire les nuisances des avions

Belga News
La Défense belge compte moins de 25.000 militaires - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un Brexit dur causera d'énormes difficultés à des milliers d'entreprises, selon le BDI

Agence France-Presse
Cent ans après la grippe espagnole, le monde n'est pas à l'abri d'une pandémie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un suspect interpellé pour le meurtre de la journaliste bulgare Marinova

Agence France-Presse
Meurtre en Bulgarie : la journaliste exécutée brutalement « pour servir d'exemple » ?

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le changement de nom de la Macédoine soumis au Parlement

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : incendie et explosions dans un dépôt de munitions - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Affaire Skripal : le second suspect est un médecin du renseignement militaire russe - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les Turcs vont pouvoir fouiller le consulat d'Arabie à Istanbul

Agence de Presse Reuters
Quatre-vingt-dix interpellations en Turquie pour liens avec le PKK

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : la plupart des armes lourdes retirées de la future « zone démilitarisée », selon une ONG

Agence France-Presse
Rohingyas : l'ONU dénonce « l'absence de volonté » de justice du gouvernement birman

Agence de Presse Reuters
Séisme aux Célèbes : Le bilan franchit la barre des 2.000 morts

Agence de Presse Reuters
Philippines : Rodrigo Duterte n'est pas atteint d'un cancer

Agence France-Presse
La guerre commerciale rend le FMI moins optimiste pour la croissance mondiale

Agence France-Presse
L'affaire Interpol porte un coup aux ambitions mondiales de Pékin

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong Un espère la venue du pape à Pyongyang - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Brésil : un 2e tour tendu en perspective après le raz-de-marée Bolsonaro

Agence de Presse Reuters
Au Venezuela, l'inflation atteint 488.865% sur un an, selon un opposant

Agence France-Presse
Venezuela : suicide d'un opposant selon les autorités, assassinat pour l'opposition - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Haïti : le problème du mal-logement à nouveau révélé par un séisme

Books

Lives Lived

Mary-Jo Dionne | The Globe and Mail
Mary Agnes Alvenia Heft Graham has died aged 96

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