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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International News

The Associated Press
Cygnus Cargo Delivery to ISS Aborted at Last Minute - More

The Associated Press
Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture first look at sun’s poles

Space News
NASA's experimental X-59 supersonic jet could be built by the end of 2020

The Atlantic
NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

Navy Times
Navy identifies USNA midshipman who collapsed during PRT run and died

The Associated Press
USAF discloses drug investigation at Minuteman missile base

The Associated Press
US speeds cases of former interpreters for the U.S. in Iraq, others blocked by travel ban

Reuters News Agency
Trump's $4.8 trillion budget likely to get thumbs-down from Congress - More

The Associated Press
Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

BBC News
Native burial sites blown up for US border wall

The Guardian
Sinn Féin declares victory in Irish general election - More

BBC News
UK government has declared coronavirus an 'imminent threat' to public health - More

The Associated Press
British traveler with the new virus may have exposed dozens

The Guardian
Urgent crackdown on terror sentences will affect about 50 inmates

Reuters News Agency
NATO's image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

The Associated Press
Spain rescues 119 migrants from sea, launches search for dozens missing

Agence France-Presse
Barrage of mysterious bomb hoaxes plagues Moscow

The Associated Press
Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin

Reuters News Agency
Boko Haram Islamists suspected of killing 30 people in Nigeria

The Associated Press
UN warns of potential 'catastrophe' for Africa if locust outbreak not contained

The Associated Press
Turkish, Syrian forces exchange heavy fire for second time in as many weeks

BBC News
Why is Idlib back in the news?

The Associated Press
Israel Accused of Torturing Palestinians After Fatal Bombing

Reuters News Agency
U.S. warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves

BBC News
Iran raid on US base injured 109, admits Pentagon

The Associated Press
Iraqi Officials: US Will Grant Vital Iran Sanctions Waiver

The Associated Press
Fire Sale: An Iranian Plant Makes the US Flags Protesters Burn

The Washington Post
Afghanistan claims the Islamic State was ‘obliterated’

South China Morning Post
Singapore Airshow 2020 is going ahead despite some exhibitors pulling out

The Associated Press
Thai soldier’s deadly rampage reveals security lapses

Reuters News Agency
Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

The Associated Press
Mainland China Virus Cases Rise Again - More

South China Morning Post
Chinese cities keen to get back to work but coronavirus concerns grow

The Associated Press
New virus has infected more than 40,600 people globally - More

South China Morning Post
Hong Kong police on the hunt for two people who abscond from coronavirus quarantine

Reuters News Agency
60 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

Reuters News Agency
Canadian leading WHO team going to China, where coronavirus death toll tops 900

The Associated Press
US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data - More

Reuters News Agency
North Korea breached sanctions by enhancing missile programs in 2019, UN says

Kyodo News Agency
Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Reuters News Agency
Heavy rains bring both relief and new dangers to bushfire-hit Australia

BBC News
Heavily-armed police and soldiers enter El Salvador parliament

International Commentary

Benjamin Wittes | The Atlantic
The Crime of Doing the Right Thing

Madeleine Albright and Igor Ivanov | The New York Times
A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

Karim Raslan | South China Morning Post
How Southeast Asia can avoid the perils of the West’s fragile democracy

James Angelos | The Guardian
There are worrying echoes of Weimar coming from East Germany

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