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Canadian News

The Globe and Mail
Trudeau pushed for leak investigation that led to breach-of-trust charge against Norman

The Canadian Press
Public inquiry needed into Mark Norman affair, says Andrew Scheer

The Canadian Press
Liberals vote down attempt to launch probe into Mark Norman case

CBC News
CDS speaks on suspension of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

Maclean’s
A new king takes flight

CBC News
Canada, U.S. reach deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs within two days - More

The Globe and Mail
Conrad Black says Trump pardon is vindication, as his prosecutor laments ‘sad chapter’ in justice

CBC News
Kovrig is 'holding up as well as one could hope for,' says Canadian detainee's boss

National Post
Conrad Black says he won’t answer to criticism of his pardon because it’s not 'worthy of response' - More

CBC News
What the Boeing Max 8 groundings could mean for summer travel

The Canadian Press
Asylum claims have more than tripled since 2015, Statistics Canada says

Bloomberg News
Canadian Soybeans Become Latest Victim in China Trade Spat

The Globe and Mail
The CRA’s new field guide on battling identity theft can help you protect yourself

Canadian Commentary

Christie Blatchford | National Post
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is not yet back at work

Andrew MacDougall | Maclean’s
That old Liberal story: the ‘hidden agenda’

John Ivison | National Post
End of steel tariffs is good news for Canadians

Matt Kwong | CBC News
John Bolton, the Saudis and the hawkish forces pushing Trump toward a war with Iran

Conrad Black | National Post
The President of the United States called. I was being pardoned, at last.

Margaret Wente | The Globe and Mail
Conrad Black gets a sleazy pardon for a tawdry affair

Eric H. Sussman | Financial Post
I prosecuted Conrad Black — and this presidential pardon is a mockery of justice

Theresa Tedesco | Financial Post
Anyone following Conrad Black’s saga shouldn’t be surprised Trump pardoned him

Jonathan Kay | National Post
Conrad Black stuck to his guns, and in the end, he won

Matt Gurney | National Post
What Conrad Black's critics weirdly ignore

Rex Murphy | National Post
What Donald Trump would like in a man like Conrad Black

Mark Steyn | National Post
Smuggling Conrad Black over the border was always my Plan B

William Watson | Financial Post
The secret Trumpinator algorithm that's outsmarting Canada on U.S. tariffs

International News

Military Times
‘Cold Blue’ brings death-defying world of a World War II B-17 bomber crew to life

CNN News
F-16 crashes into warehouse near March AFB - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky wins $1.1 billion U.S. defense contract

BBC News
What went wrong inside Boeing's cockpit?

Reuters News Agency
Boeing says it has corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

Reuters News Agency
Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix

BBC News
Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail for contempt - More

BBC News
US Senator Ted Cruz irked by 'space pirate' ridicule

Bloomberg News
U.S. Removes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump declares some auto imports pose national security threat

The Washington Post
Trump risks credibility as his policy veers between threats and inaction

The Washington Post
Donald Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes

Reuters News Agency
Trump's diversion of billions for border wall faces first U.S. court test

Bloomberg News
Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Enemies Hits Its Limit

Bloomberg News
Trump’s Twin Attacks Against Huawei Leave U.S. Companies Reeling

Reuters News Agency
U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

Quartz
Trump himself wouldn’t be an American under his new immigration plan

Bloomberg News
Mnuchin Rejects House Panel's Subpoena for Trump's Tax Records

Reuters News Agency
Trump took out 30-year loan on $18.5 million home in 2018

ABC News
New details emerge in Michael Flynn's cooperation with Mueller probe

The Washington Post
Judge’s order to release Flynn transcripts illuminates an under-covered episode in the Mueller report

Bloomberg News
End-to-End Encryption Isn’t as Safe as You Think

Quartz
The world has all the AI computing power it needs — for now

BBC News
Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn says cross-party talks have 'gone as far as they can' - More

Reuters News Agency
Brexit disarray returns: Labour declares talks dead as May's premiership fades

The Guardian
May and Corbyn blame each other as Brexit talks collapse

Reuters News Agency
Factbox: Who is hoping to be Britain's next prime minister?

The Guardian
Why The Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment

Reuters News Agency
Orbán says he discussed missiles and natural gas with Trump - More

Reuters News Agency
Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up, may lead to snap election

Reuters News Agency
Kremlin pledges a response to new U.S. sanctions on Russian individuals

The War one
Russia Now Claims It Will Buy 76 Su-57s - More

The Associated Press
Putin hails new Russian laser weapons

Reuters News Agency
U.N. says Somali militants using home-made explosives to step up attacks

Reuters News Agency
Spreading the net: Somali Islamists now target Kenyan recruits

Reuters News Agency
Turkey says U.S. scrapping trade deal contradicts goals

The Associated Press
Syrian state media reports explosions near Damascus

Reuters News Agency
UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response

The War Zone
New video features a B-2 dropping a brace of GBU-57 MOPs

ABC News
US photos showed cruise missiles on Iranian boats

Reuters News Agency
U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official

Reuters News Agency
Practical steps needed to save Iran nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Zarif

Reuters News Agency
Iran's elite naval forces said to pass skills to proxy fighters

BBC News
Trump 'does not want war with Iran' - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy

Reuters News Agency
Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks

BBC News
Pentagon 'wanted to pay for Taliban travel expenses'

Reuters News Agency
U.S. military admits 'tragic accident' that kills at least eight Afghan police officers

Reuters News Agency
Pompeo meets Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Reuters News Agency
China cancels U.S. pork import orders as trade war drags on

The Sydney Morning Herald
China copes with pork crisis by feasting on expensive Aussie steaks

Reuters News Agency
Tall chip tale? Huawei's backup plans leave experts unconvinced

Reuters News Agency
After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks

Reuters News Agency
China says always wants to resolve disputes through talks

Reuters News Agency
China's tough rhetoric leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

Reuters News Agency
China evokes patriotism as trade war with U.S. heats up

Reuters News Agency
Former CIA officer sentenced to 20 years for spying for China

Reuters News Agency
Colombian ex FARC rebel rearrested minutes after leaving jail

Agence de Presse Reuters
Retour en prison pour Chelsea Manning, pour outrage à la justice

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump exclut Huawei du marché américain des télécoms

Agence de Presse Reuters
La guerre commerciale accroît le risque de récession US

Agence de Presse Reuters
Enquête russe : les démocrates accentuent la pression sur le DoJ

Agence France-Presse
La Maison-Blanche refuse encore de livrer les impôts de Trump au Congrès

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : Corbyn acte l'échec des négociations avec les conservateurs

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : Les négociations Tories-Labour vont s'achever sur un échec

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'armée française recherche des pilotes de drones Reaper

Agence de Presse Reuters
Ukraine : La coalition au pouvoir éclate, possibles élections anticipées

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le Conseil de l’Europe démine ses relations avec la Russie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les USA mettent fin à des accords préférentiels avec la Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Golfe : les attaques montrent la vulnérabilité des voies alternatives à Ormuz

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump dit « ne pas espérer » qu'une guerre éclate avec l'Iran

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les USA « pas sincères » sur leur volonté de négocier, selon la presse officielle chinoise

Agence France-Presse
Washington approuve de nouvelles ventes de missiles à Séoul et Tokyo

Agence de Presse Reuters
Accident d'avion en mai 2018 à Cuba : l'enquête pointe une erreur humaine

International Commentary

Jonathan Marcus | BBC News
Is the United States heading for war with Iran?

Susan B. Glasser | The New Yorker
War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran

Ben Armbruster | The Guardian
Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world?

Therese Raphael | Bloomberg Opinion
Boris Johnson Gets His Chance to Fail Too

Iain Boyd | Navy Times
Why the Pentagon is interested in UFOs

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Assad just raised the stakes for catastrophe in Syria. Trump is silent.

Jonathan Blitzer | The New Yorker
Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Empty Promise of Immigration Reform

Yehuda Shaul | The Guardian
Trump's 'deal of the century' hasn't a hope of bringing peace

Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
Venezuela’s dead revolution shows the limitations of the crowd

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
More Questions Than Answers About Boeing, the 737 Max, and the F.A.A.

Books

Thomas Powers | The New York Review of Books
The Fog of Ambition

Ferdinand Mount | The New York Review of Books
Nasty, Brutish, and Great - More - More

John Lanchester | London Review of Books
Other People’s Capital

Sophie Gilbert | The Atlantic
Catch-22 Mines Madness and Magic From a Classic

Lives Lived

The Associated Press
Herman Wouk has died aged 103 - More - More

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