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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Nicolas Van Praet and Sean Silcoff | The Globe and Mail
Into the great unknown: Bombardier bets on billionaires

Tabatha Southey | Maclean’s
Doug Ford’s war on legibility

Robyn Urback | The Globe and Mail
A bold prediction: The Ford government will build the Ontario Line in the lake

Salah El Khalfa Beddiari | Le Devoir
Algérie, la cause orpheline

International News

The Associated Press
Helicopter pilot in Bryant crash had FAA violation in 2015

The Associated Press
Debris found in fuel tanks of 70% of inspected 737 Max jets

Army Times
Muslim-American advocates protest upcoming Army War College speaker - More

Nextgov News
DISA Data Breach Affected 200,000 People, Officials Confirm

USNI News
Navy Researching New Class of Medium Amphibious Ship, New Logistics Ships - More

Army Times
The US Navy’s new nuclear cruise missile starts getting real next year

The Associated Press
Group seeks court order to reduce Navy training flights

Navy Times
Navy issues new rules for foreigners seeking to enter bases

Navy Times
USNA mourns tragic death of midshipman

Breaking Defense
Cyber Command Seeks $106M For Unfunded Priorities Worldwide

Breaking Defense
The New American Way of War: All-Domain Operations - More

The Washington Post
Trump embarks on search for disloyalty as purge escalates

The Associated Press
Top security aide: Seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

The Associated Press
AP Fact Check: Donald Trump and the Audacity of Hype

Reuters News Agency
Donald Trump Jr. gets permit allowing him to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

The Guardian
UN warns of rise of 'cybertorture' to bypass physical ban

BBC News
Sarah Churchill's WW2 colleagues sought by Cambridge archive - Photo - Photos

BBC News
Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess lands at RAF Boscombe Down

Press Association
ISIS supporter admits plot to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel - More

BBC News
New blue British passport rollout to begin in March

The Associated Press
Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

France 24
Just for tourists? Paris aims to draw locals back to Champs-Élysées

The Associated Press
Germany admits there’s a far-right problem, but what to do?

France 24
First European coronavirus deaths in Italy send towns into lockdown

Agence France-Presse
Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

United Press International
Russia jails U.S. scientist on bribery charge

The Associated Press
South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war - More

Agence France-Presse
Joint French-Nigerien military operation kills more than 100 jihadists in Niger

The Associated Press
US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

United Press International
Erdoğan hopes Putin can help de-escalate Idlib fighting

Agence France-Presse
Erdoğan announces Syria summit for March 5

Agence France-Presse
Israeli forces kill suspect armed with knife: police

Breaking Defense
CENTCOM Asks for More Drones, Money to Build Up Base in Oman

Reuters News Agency
Revolutionary Guards make early gains in restricted Iran election

United Press International
Anti-terrorism monitoring group blacklists Iran

The Washington Post
U.S. halts offensive military operations in Afghanistan as part of Taliban deal

Agence France-Presse
Afghans take to the streets to mark start of week-long partial truce

The Associated Press
Afghan truce worry: One militant could threaten peace process - More

Reuters News Agency
Optimism, fear and expectations mark first day of “reduced violence” period in Afghanistan - More

The Associated Press
UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

Agence France-Presse
Exiled Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet's spiritual leader

United Press International
Thailand court dissolves pro-democracy party

The Globe and Mail
How the cruise ship coronavirus quarantine backfired

Reuters News Agency
China reports fall in new coronavirus cases but concerns grow over rising global spread

The Globe and Mail
As coronavirus wreaks havoc, China also faces a more familiar foe: smog

The Associated Press
Coronavirus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened - More

The Associated Press
Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump rejette de nouvelles allégations d'ingérence russe dans la présidentielle

Agence France-Presse
« Trump triche au golf » : Bloomberg se moque du président sur des panneaux publicitaires

France 24
Terrorisme et psychiatrie : l'attaque de Hanau ravive la controverse

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : deux premières victimes européennes en Italie - Plus - Plus

Radio-Canada
Algérie : après un an, le Hirak est toujours en mouvement

Agence de Presse Reuters
Algérie : Les partisans du changement fêtent le 1er anniversaire de leur mobilisation

Agence de Presse Reuters
Erdoğan prie Poutine de retenir les forces syriennes à Idlib - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'Iran de retour sur la liste noire du Gafi

Agence de Presse Reuters
Une liste affiliée aux gardiens de la Révolution en tête des législatives à Téhéran

Agence France-Presse
En Afghanistan, les Américains et les Taliban entament une trêve partielle

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : ralentissement des contaminations en Chine et premier décès d'un Européen - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La « fenêtre d'opportunité » se referme, prévient l'OMS

Agence France-Presse
Fièvre, terreur et rumeurs : un ex-malade chinois du coronavirus raconte

Agence de Presse Reuters
Pékin exemptera de surtaxes 65 produits US à partir du 28/02

Agence France-Presse
Brésil : plus de 50 meurtres en deux jours dans un État sans police militaire

International Commentary

Books

Josh Dawsey, Tom Hamburger and Carol D. Leonnig | The Washington Post
Trump wants to block Bolton’s book entirely, claiming most conversations are classified

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