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Canadian News

CBC News
Defence minister faces MPs

The Canadian Press
Chief of defence staff, DND deputy minister brief federal cabinet

The Hill Times
DND data shows thousands given antimalarial drug that veterans are suing the feds over

The Hill Times
Norman case reflects Grits’ failed promises to veterans, say advocates

Global News
Postcards from Juno’: Memories of fallen soldiers on D-Day being sent to Canadian homes

CBC News
Phoenix cost soars by another $137M, paid to IBM

CBC News
United Way blames Phoenix anxiety for drop in donations

The Globe and Mail
Trudeau leaves House before MPs unanimously pass motion apologizing to Mark Norman

CBC News
Trump issues full pardon to Conrad Black - More

CBC News
If steel and aluminum tariffs are ending soon, Chrystia Freeland isn't saying so

The Canadian Press
Tories accuse Liberals of politicizing terror report

CBC News
Trudeau offers Canadian steel, wood to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

CBC News
New frontier in space photography on display

Reuters News Agency
Alaska float plane collision death toll rises to 6

Global News
B.C. announces public inquiry into dirty money - More

The Canadian Press
Irregular asylum claims fall as experts warn of populist backlash

The Canadian Press
Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism

CBC News
Who's behind the WhatsApp hack and should you be worried? - More

The Globe and Mail
WhatsApp security flaw discovered with help from Canadian researchers

CBC News
Trudeau set to sign New Zealand PM's pledge to tackle violent, extremist online content

Canadian Commentary

International News

ABC News
Lawmakers grill FAA chief over safety questions involving Boeing 737 Max 8 - More

CNN News
Pilots confronted Boeing over 737 Max concerns - More

Reuters News Agency
Boeing plane deliveries fall after 737 Max groundings

The Associated Press
Focus turns to investigation in deadly Alaska mid-air crash - More

Bloomberg News
U.S. Nears Deal with Canada and Mexico Over Removing Metals Tariffs

NPR News
Auto Industry Waits (And Waits) To See Whether Trump Will Slap New Tariffs On Cars

The Washington Post
Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage - More - More

BBC News
Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

The Washington Post
White House escalates fight against Facebook, Google and Twitter

The Associated Press
Congresswomen to form a caucus focusing on female veterans

NPR News
Trump to outline immigration plan that would overhaul who is allowed into the U.S. - More

The Associated Press
Trump escalates resistance to House probes, refuses to comply with requests

CNN News
‘King Trump’: White House-Dem oversight feud escalates

Los Angeles Times
White House stiff-arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia investigation

Reuters News Agency
Congress has no right to 'do-over' of Russia probe: White House counsel

USA Today
Reports: Trump Organization properties see profits decline, no longer desirable to tenants

Reuters News Agency
Trump expected to sign executive order paving the way for a U.S. ban on Huawei

Bloomberg News
U.S. Pulls Iraq Embassy Staff as Tensions Climb Higher Over Iran

The Associated Press
US talk of growing threat from Iran sparks worries of war

The Associated Press
Feds set to crack down on robocalls, let carriers block spammers by default

Wired
How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

NPR News
U.S. Births Fell to a 32-Year Low in 2018

BBC News
Moon landing marked by new Ordnance Survey map

USA Today
The moon is shrinking and quaking. Is this something to worry about?

The Guardian
'Dumping Trump' robot being sent to UK

Agence France-Presse
Theresa May's government to publish draft Brexit legislation in the first week of June - More

The Guardian
Britons get drunk more often than 35 other nations, survey finds

CBC News
Notre-Dame reconstruction plan inspires big promises, unorthodox designs

Reuters News Agency
Merkel admits differences with Macron, says they agree on fundamentals

Agence France-Presse
Lost US passport in Austria? Go to McDonald's for help

Agence France-Presse
US, Russia see path forward on Syria but clash on election meddling

The Associated Press
Sudan’s army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations - More

Reuters News Agency
Sudanese forces fire into air, seeking to clear protesters from central Khartoum

Bloomberg News
UN Steps Up Measures to Combat Ebola at South Sudan-Congo Border

The Associated Press
Turkey detains two militants trying to enter parliament

The Guardian
One million face hunger in Gaza after US cut to Palestine aid

Reuters News Agency
U.S. pulls diplomatic staff from Iraq amid Iran concerns - More

The Guardian
Germany and Netherlands halt training schemes in Iraq as tensions rise

Asia Times
Anti-piracy patrol targets Yemeni fishermen

Reuters News Agency
U.S. believes Iran encouraged tanker attacks

The Associated Press
Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

Reuters News Agency
Iran halts some commitments under nuclear deal

Agence France-Presse
US, coalition allies appear divided on Iran threat

The Washington Post
Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

Foreign Policy
U.S. Hard-line Stance on Iran Rattles Allies

Reuters News Agency
Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister

Agence France-Presse
Kabul murder highlights Afghan women's plight

Reuters News Agency
Senators want visas for Afghans now stranded after helping U.S. forces

Asia Times
Hun Sen launches risky military maneuvers

Bloomberg News
Vietnam Denies Having Political Prisoners, Blasts Amnesty International

The Associated Press
North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

Agence France-Presse
Xi says 'no clash' of civilisations amid US trade war

Reuters News Agency
Trump to meet with Moon in South Korea in late June

The Associated Press
Japanese space startup aims to compete US rivals within years

Agence France-Presse
Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch massacre

BBC News
US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

Agence France-Presse
Guaidó blasts Venezuela regime after security forces block congress

ABC News
US suspends all flights to Venezuela

Reuters News Agency
Colombia's attorney general resigns over court refusal to extradite FARC leader

Reuters News Agency
Canadian foreign minister to visit Cuba Thursday to discuss Venezuela

Agence France-Presse
Les pompiers révèlent la cause de l’incendie le plus meurtrier de l'histoire de la Californie

Agence France-Presse
Le Pentagone confronté aux effets de la « pression maximale » de Trump sur l’Iran

TVA Nouvelles
Un pilote survit à un écrasement d’hélicoptère dans le fleuve Hudson

Agence France-Presse
La Maison-Blanche incite les internautes à dénoncer la «censure»

Agence France-Presse
La messagerie cryptée WhatsApp (Facebook) infectée par un logiciel espion

Agence France-Presse
Mobilisation internationale à Paris contre la violence en ligne

Agence France-Presse
« Vous pouvez compter sur vos cousins canadiens », lance Justin Trudeau

Agence France-Presse
Moscou et Washington cherchent des terrains de rapprochement, Syrie en tête

Agence France-Presse
Soudan : accord sur une période de transition de trois ans - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Attaque de drones contre des installations pétrolières en Arabie saoudite

Agence France-Presse
Selon Ryad, les attaques contre des cibles pétrolières menacent l'offre mondiale

Agence France-Presse
Washington retire une partie de ses diplomates d'Irak

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : les rebelles ont remis le contrôle des ports de Hodeida à la « garde côtière »

Agence France-Presse
Dans le détroit d’Ormuz, le risque d’une « guerilla navale »

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Après la guerre des mots, Washington et Téhéran jouent l'apaisement

Agence France-Presse
Trump se dit « sûr » que l'Iran « voudra bientôt discuter »

Agence France-Presse
Les États-Unis réfutent toute volonté de guerre avec l'Iran

Agence France-Presse
La Corée du Nord exige la restitution du cargo Wise Honest saisi par les États-Unis

Agence France-Presse
Un avion furtif américain F-35 gravement endommagé par un faucon

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Venezuela : Guaidó accuse le pouvoir de vouloir « bâillonner » le Parlement

International Commentary

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
After two faulty Boeing jets crash, Trump officials blame foreign pilots

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
White House inches toward putting Trump beyond accountability

Walter Dellinger | The Washington Post
The obsession with redaction is hiding the obvious: Trump committed crimes

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Voters should see Trump’s contemptuous conduct for what it is: evidence of guilt

Gerard Baker | The Wall Street Journal
A Modest Proposal: Let’s Make Trump a King

Adm. James Stavridis | Bloomberg Opinion
Iran’s Gulf Aggression Can Be Stopped Without War

David Frum | The Atlantic
War with Iran would repeat the mistakes of the Iraq War, only on a much bigger scale

Owen Jones | The Guardian
With Bolton whispering in Trump’s ear, war with Iran is no longer unthinkable

Kathy Gilsinan and Mike Giglio | The Atlantic
The Knowns and Unknowns of What’s Happening With Iran

Narges Bajoghli | Foreign Policy
The Hidden Sources of Iranian Strength

Jonathan Bernstein | Bloomberg Opinion
Trump Sticks to His Gut on China Tariffs

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg Opinion
Mueller Wasn’t the Main Problem Between Trump and Putin

Eunice Barbara C Novio | Asia Times
Midterms deliver cruel blow to anti-Duterte camp

James O’Malley | The Guardian
How do you retaliate against a WhatsApp attack?

Books

Jason Morgan | Asia Times
Panda sinks claws deep into Canada

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