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Canadian News

Global News
CAF extending military deployments to Ukraine until 2022, Iraq until 2021 - More

CBC News
Vice-Admiral Norman's lawyers still waiting on documents linked to Trudeau, senior staff

CBC News
How the navy's 'grim reaper' scraps Canada's old warships

The Star Vancouver
Renewed calls for Canada to pull out of Saudi arms deal after detained women face charges

CBC News
Trudeau appoints Joyce Murray as Treasury Board president - More

Global News
Michael Wernick announces he is retiring - More - More

CBC News
Brian Mulroney defends daughter, calls another MPP a 'little girl'

CBC News
Federal budget to target Canada-wide high speed internet by 2030

The Globe and Mail
Canada, U.S. in talks to close loophole in border pact on asylum seekers - More

The Canadian Press
U.S.-bound flights cancelled after fire at Toronto’s Pearson airport

Global News
Most terrorists make known what they are up to: What are the signs?

Bloomberg News
How Trudeau Is Faring Economically Ahead of His Election Budget

Global News
Liberals criticized after memo says Safe Third Country Agreement is not working

Bloomberg News
Canadian dollar could sink to record low of 62 cents, says David Wolf

CBC News
Isn't it time the internet started acting its age?

The Globe and Mail
The Flying Newsroom, 1937 - Photo

Canadian Commentary

Marco Fortier | Le Devoir
Incursion dans les écoles de l’État islamique

François Brousseau | Le Devoir
Internationale d’extrême droite

International Commentary

Suzanne Moore | The Guardian
Jacinda Ardern is showing the world what real leadership is: sympathy, love and integrity

Polly Toynbee | The Guardian
John Bercow’s ruling has breathed new life into the people’s vote

Matthew d’Ancona | The Guardian
A long delay is now the only way out of this Brexit quagmire

Ivor Ferguson | The Guardian
For Northern Irish farmers, no-deal Brexit would be a calamity

Phil McDuff | The Guardian
Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?

Peter Wehner | The Atlantic
A Damaged Soul and a Disordered Personality

David Fickling | Bloomberg Opinion
Trump's Right: Keep Flying Simple for Pilots - More

Bobby Ghosh | Bloomberg View
Iraq’s Feckless Government Is Enabling an Islamic State Revival

The Editors | Bloomberg View
Stop the Brexit Countdown and Think Again

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Trump is getting worse. And GOP rationalizations are getting weaker.

E.J. Dionne Jr. | The Washington Post
Trump relishes autocracy. What are Republicans willing to do about it?

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post
Trump bet on autocracy in the Middle East. He may be losing.

Madawi Al-Rasheed | London Review of Books
The Saudi Lie

Jonathan Chait | New York Magazine
Republicans Are Denying Trump’s Completely Open Bigotry Against Muslims - More

Martin Lederman | The Washington Post
Why there may be much less — and much more — to the Mueller report than people expect

Gary Abernathy | The Washington Post
Can Trump be remembered as a great president?

Jeremy Harding | London Review of Books
Among the Gilets Jaunes

Ed Caesar | The New Yorker
The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”

International News

Agence France-Presse
Parts of US Midwest deluged in historic deadly floods - More

Air Force Times
Floodwaters overwhelm one-third of Offutt AFB; nine aircraft evacuated - Photo

BBC News
Golden poppy super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis' - More - Photos

USA Today
Wednesday wonders: Super moon, spring equinox

NBC News
America's first black Navy SEAL is on mission to diversify unit

The Associated Press
Exhibit of Neil Armstrong’s personal papers opens at Purdue University

BBC News
US detects huge meteor explosion - More - Photo

The Associated Press
Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

The Washington Post
Sensor cited as potential factor in Boeing crashes draws scrutiny

Agence France-Presse
FAA defends its vetting of plane involved in crashes

Quartz News
Pilots trained for Boeing’s 737 Max airplane with “an iPad lesson for an hour”

The Associated Press
Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

The Washington Post
After crash, Trump cast himself as Boeing’s Decider-in-Chief

The Associated Press
Pentagon sends Congress list of military projects that could be cut to fund Trump's wall

Quartz News
The White House can’t separate Trump’s rhetoric from the New Zealand shooter’s

BBC News
Kirstjen Nielsen: Walking a tightrope working for Trump

The Washington Post
Meghan McCain escalates her pushback against Trump - More - Video

The Associated Press
Trump attacks Joe Biden as 'another low I.Q. individual'

The Washington Post
For Trump, it was a weekend of nonstop airing of grievances - Video - More

New York Magazine
Everything Trump Attacked Over a Wild Weekend on Twitter

USA Today
Trump: 'SNL' should be investigated?

The Associated Press
Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Agence France-Presse
How long will Pompeo serve? Until Trump 'tweets me out'

Agence France-Presse
Fox News hires ex-DNC leader Donna Brazile

Bloomberg News
Trump Says He Asked GM CEO to Sell Lordstown Plant or ‘Do Something’

Reuters News Agency
U.S. heavy equipment makers feeling pain from tariffs, disputes

Reuters News Agency
Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attention

LUSA Today
Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt'

Wire News
I Bought Used Voting Machines on Ebay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming.

National Geographic
Solar storms can be even worse if you live near certain rocks

The Guardian
Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016

BBC News
UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off - More - More

The Telegraph
Police hunting burglars who attacked 98-year-old war veteran

Reuters News Agency
No new Brexit votes on same old deal, U.K. parliament tells Theresa May

BBC News
Brexit: Speaker John Bercow chucks a hulking great wrench in the works

The Associated Press
British PM warns of possibly indefinite delay to Brexit - More

The Guardian
Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

Reuters News Agency
Britain could ask EU for Brexit delay shortly before deadline

Reuters News Agency
Brexit boost for May as rebel Rees-Mogg signals he could back her

Reuters News Agency
What is Britain's next move on Brexit?

The Telegraph
Space toilets, robots and astronaut suits on show to lure millennials into churches

Agence France-Presse
Paris police chief sacked after Champs-Elysees rioting

The Associated Press
Gunman kills three on Utrecht tram, mayor says terror likely

The Telegraph
Utrecht shooting: Turkish-born suspect, 37, on run after three killed - More

CBC News
Utrecht tram attack came as no surprise to the Dutch - More

Agence France-Presse
Syrian in German court for killing that sparked far-right riots

Agence France-Presse
Putin visits Crimea to mark fifth anniversary of annexation - More - More

BBC News
How Russia’s elite troops were unmasked

The New Yorker
The Moscow News Site That “Provides Daily Therapy for Living in Russia”

Reuters News Agency
Algerian doctors call for protests against Bouteflika

Reuters News Agency
Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

Agence France-Presse
Mali attack toll rises to 23: army

BBC News
South Africa's President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

Agence France-Presse
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm - More

The Guardian
Erdoğan shows Christchurch attack footage at rallies

Reuters News Agency
Assault on IS jihadist redoubt in Syria grinds on

Reuters News Agency
Israeli rabbi, wounded in Palestinian attack, dies

Reuters News Agency
U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

Bloomberg News
Netanyahu Seeks Trump Bump as He Brings Re-Election Bid to U.S.

The Associated Press
Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence

The Christian Science Monitor
Kabul repository for memories of war speaks to need for peace

Reuters News Agency
U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

Reuters News Agency
Myanmar military court to probe Rohingya atrocity allegations

Agence France-Presse
China says nearly 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang - More

Reuters News Agency
Two U.S. senators complain of slowing sanctions on North Korea

The Associated Press
Japan to make crater on asteroid to get samples from inside

The Associated Press
New Zealand gun shop sold rifles online to Christchurch shooter

BBC News
How mass killings have changed gun laws

Agence France-Presse
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner charged in new corruption case

Agence France-Presse
Brazilian leader, wooing Trump, opens base to US rockets

BBC News
A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie

Reuters News Agency
Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les USA enquêtent sur la certification des Boeing 737 MAX

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump demande à GM de faire quelque chose pour rouvrir le site de Lordstown

Agence de Presse Reuters
Beaucoup de députés restent opposés au projet de May, dit un Brexiter

Agence de Presse Reuters
Enfants de djihadistes : Plainte contre la France à l'ONU

Agence de Presse Reuters
Paris : Plan d'urgence demandé pour le commerce après le « samedi de trop »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Macron envisage d'interdire les manifestations sur les Champs-Elysées

Agence de Presse Reuters
« Gilets jaunes » : Toute la chaîne de commandement examinée, dit Nunez

Agence de Presse Reuters
Algérie : Treize syndicats refusent de soutenir le Premier ministre

Agence de Presse Reuters
Réunion militaire de la Syrie, de l'Iran et de l'Irak à Damas

Agence de Presse Reuters
Près de 13.000 « terroristes » arrêtés dans le Xinjiang depuis 2014, dit Pékin

Agence de Presse Reuters
Séoul prudent sur l'éventualité d'un essai balistique nord-coréen

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le gouvernement néo-zélandais va réformer la législation sur le port d'armes

Books

Kris Schneider | ABC News
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have ‘gone into self-service’

Nikita Aggarwal | LSE Business Review
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World

Amy Knight | The New York Review of Books
The Crime of the Century

Geoffrey Wheatcroft |The New York Review of Books
Don McCullin’s Art of War

Carole Naggar | The New York Review of Books
Snapshots from Soviet Lithuania

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