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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Scott Taylor | The Chronicle Herald
We are our own worst enemy

Andrew Cohen | The Globe and Mail
Like father, like son: Can Justin Trudeau remake himself, as his father did?

Peter McKenna | The Chronicle Herald
Time for ineffectual Scheer to go

Chris Selley | National Post
Rethinking the shameless election, and how it was covered

John Ibbitson | The Globe and Mail
How Trudeau can win back Canada’s West

Gwynne Dyer | The Chronicle Herald
The cure for flygskam

Niall Ferguson | The Globe and Mail
The global protest frenzy: Big on chaos, low on substance

Macdonald-Laurier Institute | The Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Understanding China’s Influence Operations Abroad

Jonathan Manthorpe | Asia Times
Canadian money-laundering probe ‘will rock Beijing’

Marco Fortier | Le Devoir
L’image « ternie » de Trudeau dans le monde

François Brousseau | Le Devoir
La traque de Trump

International News

Aviation Week & Space Technology
U.S. Military Is Still Fighting Pilot Shortage

Aviation Week & Space Technology
USAF Sees Five-Year Window to Invent a New Fighter Aircraft Industry

Aviation Week & Space Technology
Air Force X-37B Touches Down After 780 Days In Orbit

Defense News
Submarines are poised to take on a major role in strike warfare

The Associated Press
Fires spread as Northern California deals with widespread power outages - More - More

BBC News
Probing the Universe's Dark Energy with a super-telescope - More

Quartz
the “human error” that dooms a plane isn’t confined to the cockpit

Reuters News Agency
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to testify before House and Senate committees - More

BBC News
Texas A&M party shooting: Gunfire erupts at vigil for victim

BBC News
Will Mike Pompeo run for Senate? Kansas waits and wonders.

The Washington Post
First-known attempts of Russian interference heighten fears among Democratic campaigns

The Guardian
Donald Trump booed and greeted with 'lock him up' chants at World Series - More

The Washington Post
Republicans feel anxious and adrift defending Trump

The Associated Press
Situation Room photos of Trump, Obama capture vastly different presidents - More

The Associated Press
Trump suggests impeachment probe was reason he kept ISIS raid secret

BBC News
Trump impeachment: Democrats plan first formal vote - More

Quartz
Statistics show that Trump’s “travel ban” was always a Muslim ban

The Economist
Open Skies: Donald Trump is set to rip up another arms-control treaty - Photo

Reuters News Agency
S&P 500 hits record high on hopes of trade deal, rate cut

The Associated Press
U.K. Parliament again rejects Boris Johnson's early election bid - More

BBC News
Brexit: What just happened with UK election vote?

BBC News
Sir John Curtice: Do voters really want another general election?

BBC News
Brexit: European leaders agree extension to 31 January

BBC News
Essex lorry deaths: Man in court on manslaughter charges

BBC News
Mystery of the skeleton hijacked by Nazis and Soviets

The Associated Press
Pope Francis declares Vatican’s Secret Archive is not so secret anymore

BBC News
Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

Defense News
Turkey, Russia in negotiations for potential Su-35 jet deal

Reuters News Agency
Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources - More

Defense One
Syrian Women Helped Find Baghdadi, Beat ISIS

The Associated Press
The Tip, the Raid, the Reveal: the Takedown of Al-Baghdadi

Militry Times
American commando raid to kill al-Baghdadi was launched from al-Asad AB

The Associated Press
Islamic State still poses threat despite death of al-Baghdadi

The New York Times
Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi Raid

The Associated Press
Syrian Kurdish forces say al-Baghdadi aide killed in joint operation with U.S.

BBC News
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s demise: US military says two men detained

The New York Times
Al-Baghdadi Raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

Asia Times
Human intelligence from US partners blazed path to Baghdadi

NPR News
Belgian Malinois Injured in Syrian Terrorist Raid Is Recovering From Injuries

PBS NewsHour
Pence dismisses concerns that pullout from Syria weakened the U.S.

NPR News
Fact Check: President Trump's Plans For Syrian Oil

ABC News
Family of slain ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller says they secretly met with her captors in Iraq

Military News
B-1s Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Part of US Buildup

The New York Times
In Afghanistan’s War and Peace, WhatsApp Delivers the Message

CNN News
The terrified Kashmir families who call one of the world's most militarized zones home

CNN News
Young Vietnamese workers risking life and death on 'the line' to Europe

Reuters News Agency
Hong Kong falls into recession as protests deal ‘comprehensive blow’ to economy

Reuters News Agency
Japan ramps up spending for typhoon relief, but workers are scarce

The Associated Press
Peronist Alberto Fernandez capitalizes on Argentina's economic crisis to oust incumbent

The Economist
Argentines give the Peronists another chance

The Associated Press
Day of the Dead parade marked in Mexico City as holiday expands

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les incendies en Californie poussent le gouverneur à déclarer l'état d'urgence - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Les 27 s'accordent pour un report du Brexit jusqu'au 31 janvier

Agence France-Presse
Pour Emmanuel Macron, la défaite définitive du groupe État islamique est la « priorité » de la France - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Allemagne : l'extrême droite devant les conservateurs de Merkel dans un scrutin régional

Agence France-Presse
Italie : la droite menée par Matteo Salvini bien partie pour s'emparer de l'Ombrie, fief de gauche

Agence France-Presse
Après les indépendantistes, les partisans de l'unité de l'Espagne défilent à leur tour à Barcelone

France 24
Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi, le « jihadiste invisible » qui rêvait de restaurer le califat

TVA Nouvelles
Qui sont les militaires responsables de la mort d’al-Baghdadi ?

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le groupe armé État islamique reste redoutable malgré la mort de Baghdadi

Agence France-Presse
Trump envisage de publier la vidéo de l’opération militaire contre Baghdadi

Agence France-Presse
Au Liban, une chaîne humaine de 170 kilomètres en solidarité de la contestation

Agence France-Presse
Argentine : le péroniste Alberto Fernandez l'emporte dès le premier tour - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Levée de l’état d’urgence, à minuit, au Chili

Agence France-Presse
Bolivie : plus d'une semaine après la réélection de Morales, l'opposition intensifie la contestation

International Commentary

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
‘Lock him up’ chant highlights the debate we need about Trump’s lawlessness

Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic
Trump’s Error at the World Series

Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post
It’s Trump’s own fault that he was booed at the Nats game

Masha Gessen | The New Yorker
The Trump Administration’s War on the Government Is an “Autocratic Attempt”

Thomas L. Friedman | The New York Times
Al-Baghdadi Is Dead. The Story Doesn’t End Here.

Jessica Stern | The New York Times
The World Is Fighting More Than ISIS

Graeme Wood | The Atlantic
Baghdadi’s Final Humiliation

Peter Nicholas | The Atlantic
How Trump Will Use Baghdadi for the Next Year

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
The Baghdadi raid is a success that may be unrepeatable

Fred Kaplan | Slate
Baghdadi’s Death Doesn’t Mean What Trump Thinks It Does

Kathy Gilsinan | The Atlantic
Killing Terrorist Leaders Gets Attention, But It Doesn’t Stop Terrorism

Leader | The Economist
The pariah is now fêted: The West should learn some lessons from Vladimir Putin’s success

Neal Ascherson | The Guardian
The long Brexit ordeal will finish off the break-up of Britain

Catherine Bennett | The Guardian
Greta Thunberg is old enough to scare the world. Are teens like her really too young to vote?

Luke Cooper | The Guardian
Europe is failing to stand up to the bullies who threaten democracy

Louisa Lim and Ilaria Maria Sala | The Guardian
If Beijing does not budge, the struggle for Hong Kong will last decades

Joshua Yaffa | The New Yorker
Ukraine’s President, Promising a New Style of Politics, Gets a Taste of Trump’s Swamp

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