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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Elizabeth Renzetti | The Globe and Mail
Sit down and be counted: Civil disobedience could save the planet

Doug Saunders | The Globe and Mail
When Vladimir Putin is failing at home, the world needs to be careful

Roland Paris | The Globe and Mail
Why Canada should care – a lot – about that UN Security Council seat

Colby Cosh | National Post
The latest in American mortality data: A surge in deaths of ‘despair’ - More

Rex Murphy | National Post
Trump Tower may be a gaudy excess, but it is not the Berghof on stilts - More

Aaron Hutchins | Maclean’s
GM Canada: A 100-year history of benefitting from taxpayer dollars

Editorial Board | The Toronto Star
After GM, we need a plan for the 21st-century workplace

Mike Crawley | CBC News
Ontario’s francophones are teaching Doug Ford a French lesson

Mike Fegelman | National Post
The true Arab Spring is the dawning of genuine peace with Israel

International Commentary

Frank Kane | Arab News
Why the G20 matters now for both Saudi Arabia and the international community

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed | Arab News
What does Mohammed bin Salman’s presence at the G20 Summit tell us?

Andrew Hammond | Arab News
What to expect after the vote on the Brexit deal

Cokie Roberts | ABC News
George H.W. Bush was a symbol of decency, even if you didn't like his politics - More

Andrew Kragie | The Atlantic
The Democrats Who Adored George H.W. Bush

Rachel Siegel | The Washington Post
For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything. World War II made him a hero. - Photos

David Von Drehle | The Washington Post
The two-syllable word that summed up George H.W. Bush — in the best way

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg Opinion
George H.W. Bush Was the Nice Guy Who Finished First

Todd S. Purdum | The Atlantic
A Kindler, Gentler Republican President Is Dead - More

Jonathan Bernstein | Bloomberg Opinion
Trump Is Losing His Influence

Eliot A. Cohen | The Atlantic
Presidents Need to Visit the Troops

International News

The Associated Press
Hundreds of aftershocks shake Alaskans following big quake

The Associated Press
Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

The Associated Press
Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

The Atlantic
Project Troy: How Scientists Helped Refine Cold War Psychological Warfare

The Economist
War is in decline, but for how long?

Military Times
Review praises ‘Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan’

The Associated Press
USNA midshipman pleads guilty to dealing drugs

Navy Times
Once lost in the mail, cruiser USS Antietam’s exam results graded — 58 advanced

Army Times
U.S. Army helicopter pilot to spend six months on the ISS - More - Video

The Economist
Nancy Pelosi crushes her Democratic critics

Reuters News Agency
Jim Mattis slams ‘slow learner’ Putin over election meddling

Reuters News Agency
Mike Pompeo: no intelligence directly links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing

The Associated Press
George H.W. Bush: Great on experience, not as communicator

The Associated Press
Like father, like son? Not so much in Bush dynasty

The Associated Press
From Bush to Clinton, a grace note for the ages

The Associated Press
Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

BBC News
Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

BBC News
Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air? - More

BBC News
Ghost sculptures of WW1 soldiers given to their families - More

Reuters News Agency
Labour rules out any deal on new Scottish independence vote

BBC News
Brexit: Sam Gyimah says another referendum may be only option - More

The Associated Press
French police deployed amid new round of protests over taxes - More

Reuters News Agency
65 injured, 140 arrested in Paris protests against high living costs - More

Reuters News Agency
Yazidi women seek to join case against Lafarge accused of funding Islamic State

CBC News
What Trump’s troubles at home have to do with Putin’s aggression at sea

The Associated Press
Family says Egypt arrested Briton for military chopper video

Reuters News Agency
Madagascar president concedes defeat in polls: statement

Reuters News Agency
Catching songbirds at Gaza’s ruined airport

Reuters News Agency
Senior U.S. admiral found dead in Bahrain, no foul play suspected - More - More

Arab News
Yemeni army kills 40 Houthi militants in clashes in Al-Baydah

Reuters News Agency
State media: Iran launches home-made destroyer - More

Reuters News Agency
Pompeo condemns Iran missile test

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan lawmakers critical of army barred from leaving the country, briefly detained

Agence France-Presse
International NGOs shutter operations amid crackdown in Pakistan

Reuters News Agency
Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

The Associated Press
South Korea says North Korean soldier defects to South - More

Agence France-Presse
Countering China: US, Japan and India push for open Asia

Reuters News Agency
Trump, China’s Xi poised for high-stakes summit over trade war

Reuters News Agency
Buenos Aires locked down for G20 summit, protest tightly controlled

Reuters News Agency
G20 members agree to reform WTO in draft communiqué

The Atlantic
The G20 Communiqué Bookends the George H.W. Bush Era

The Associated Press
US, China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute - More

Global News
Emmanuel Macron caught in tense exchange with Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing

Reuters News Agency
Colombia FARC leader Timochenko cancels trip to Mexican inauguration

Reuters News Agency
Mexico leftist López Obrador takes power torn between principles and pragmatism - More

Reuters News Agency
Caravan migrants in Mexico fill new border shelter after rains force exodus

Maclean’s
Trump’s cruelty toward migrants is shown up by this touching act of mercy

Reuters News Agency
U.S. consulate in Mexico attacked with grenade, no injuries

Agence France-Presse
Puissant tremblement de terre de magnitude 7 en Alaska

TVA Nouvelles
Les dégâts du puissant séisme en Alaska en images

Agence de Presse Reuters
USA : Le nombre de disparus dans le « Camp Fire » ramené à 49

Agence France-Presse
George H.W. Bush et Donald Trump, le contraste présidentiel

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Grande-Bretagne cherche des alternatives au système Galileo, dit May

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : Nouvelle démission au sein du gouvernement de Theresa May

Le Soleil
« Gilets jaunes » : la révolte de la « France d’en bas »

Agence France-Presse
« Gilets jaunes » : nouvelles échauffourées près des Champs-Elyses, plus de 120 interpellations

Agence France-Presse
« 1.500 perturbateurs » aux abords des Champs-Élysées, selon Christophe Castaner

Agence France-Presse
« Je n’accepterai jamais la violence », dit Macron

Agence France-Presse
Bosnie : le « défenseur de Srebrenica » acquitté, colère serbe

TVA Nouvelles
« La guerre va continuer », lance Poutine au sujet de l’Ukraine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Des Yézidies vont se joindre à la plainte contre Lafarge

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : nouveaux combats meurtriers à Hodeida

Agence France-Presse
Le Yémen en guerre au bord d’une « catastrophe majeure », prévient l’ONU

Agence de Presse Reuters
La production de l’Opep reste abondante malgré l’Iran, selon une enquête de Reuters

Agence France-Presse
L’Iran dévoile un nouveau destroyer furtif

Agence France-Presse
Pékin et Washington concluent une trêve commerciale - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Défection d’un militaire nord-coréen en Corée du Sud

Agence France-Presse
G20 : la tension monte avant un choc États-Unis-Chine, rare harmonie autour de Bush

Agence France-Presse
G20 : coup d’envoi d’un sommet divisé, tous les yeux sur Trump, Poutine, MBS et Xi

Agence France-Presse
Au G20, le prince héritier saoudien très entouré

Agence France-Presse
Le Canada réévalue sa présence diplomatique à Cuba

Agence France-Presse
Le Mexique intronise à sa tête Lopez Obrador, premier président de gauche - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Washington veut prolonger le déploiement de soldats à la frontière mexicaine

Agence France-Presse
Le consulat américain de Guadalajara visé par une attaque à l’explosif

Lives Lived

Bill Trott | Reuters News Agency
George H. W. Bush has died aged 94 - More - More

Susan Stumme | Agence France-Presse
George H.W. Bush est mort à l’âge de 94 ans - Plus

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