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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International News

Navy Times
U.S. Navy orders commands to take all measures to avoid formations, mass gatherings

The San Diego Union-Tribune
U.S. Navy says it will no longer name ships with COVID-19 cases

Military Times
Recruit processing stations still packed as Pentagon urges social distancing

Military Times
VA suspends funeral honors, large gatherings at cemeteries

Agence France-Presse
US successfully tests hypersonic missile

The Atlantic
Earth has lost its mini-moon, known as 2020 CD3

ABC News
USNS Mercy expected to depart San Diego for Seattle next week

The Washington Post
U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic - More

ABC News
NYC now 'epicenter' of coronavirus crisis, mayor says

The Associated Press
New York airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

The Associated Press
US locking down 70 million people

The Associated Press
Virus concerns lead to `public’ meetings without the public

The Associated Press
Economic rescue balloons past $1 trillion as talks resume - More

The Washington Post
Trump’s clubs and hotels, including Mar-a-Lago, suffer from coronavirus fallout

The Associated Press
Trump’s big promises on COVID-19 often fall short

The Associated Press
Trump vs Fauci: President’s gut sense collides with science - More

ABC News
Trump invokes Defense Production Act, closes southern border citing 'viral spread'

CNN News
Trump on China: 'I wish they'd told us earlier' about coronavirus - More

The Associated Press
Trump keeps talking during market hours; stocks keep tanking

The Associated Press
Factories pivot to fight coronavirus, but challenges abound

The Associated Press
Trump’s ‘coup de grace’? Coronavirus tests a divided America.

CNN News
Google launches educational coronavirus website

Agence France-Presse
Nearly one billion confined to homes as virus toll tops 12,000

The Associated Press
Public places stand abandoned in time of virus

Aviation International News
Armée de l’Air Deploys A330 MRTTs in Coronavirus Battle

Agence France-Presse
Dutch destroy millions of flowers as coronavirus wilts sales

Stars and Stripes
EUCOM planning for worst-case scenarios as coronavirus infects personnel, says Gen. Tod Wolters

CBC News
Why mass COVID-19 testing — even of those who are symptom-free — is key to stopping spread

The Associated Press
Virus cases soar again in Italy

Stars and Stripes
Troops deploying to CENTCOM area of responsibility will be quarantined first

Agence France-Presse
Australian beaches locked down as virus cases pass 1,000

ABC News
What life is like in Antarctica

France 24
Après la Californie, l'État de New York et plusieurs autres se mettent à l'arrêt - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Google annule sa conférence annuelle pour développeurs

Agence France-Presse
Trump n'envisage pas de confinement pour l'ensemble des États-Unis

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : des centaines de millions de personnes en confinement

Agence France-Presse
Violences conjugales : le risque de « l'enfer » du confinement

France 24
Coronavirus : le monde de plus en plus confiné, l'économie au ralenti - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'OMS invite les jeunes à ne pas se croire « invincibles »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Grande-Bretagne : Des scientifiques n'excluent pas un an de « distanciation sociale »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le salon aéronautique de Farnborough annulé

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : la France veut un week-end de confinement strict

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : premier week-end à la maison, l'armée de l'air à la rescousse - Plus - Image

Agence de Presse Reuters
Gardez vos virus ! La réponse des Bretons aux Parisiens en exil

Agence de Presse Reuters
France : Le gouvernement teste des masques de protection alternatifs

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Couvre-feu à partir de samedi à Nice

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de 2.700 cas de contaminations et 47 décès en Allemagne

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : l'Italie dépasse 4.000 morts

France 24
Israël recourt à la surveillance technologique massive pour freiner la pandémie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le bilan s'alourdit à 1.556 morts en Iran

Agence France-Presse
Coronavirus : troisième jour sans cas local en Chine, 41 cas importés - Plus

France 24
La Corée du Nord tire plusieurs projectiles de courte portée - Plus

International Commentary

Mark Honigsbaum | The New York Review of Books
‘A Once-in-a-Century Pathogen’: The 1918 Pandemic & This One

Annie Lowrey | The Atlantic
This Is Not a Recession. It’s an Ice Age.

Adam Serwer | The Atlantic
Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality Did This

Jonathan Chait | New York Magazine
The Five Scariest Moments From Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing

Frank Rich | New York Magazine
Trump Lies His Way Through a Pandemic

Tom Scocca | Slate
We could have averted the worst

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Trump deceives while lawmakers cash out. It’s the ‘story of life.’

Harry Enten | CNN News
Donald Trump starts 2020 in the worst polling position since Harry Truman

Ed Yong | The Atlantic
Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful

Wang Xiangwei | South China Morning Post
To save US lives, Trump must learn from China, not fight it

Lawrence J. Lau | South China Morning Post
How the world can be better prepared for the next pandemic

Anne Orford | London Review of Books
After Covid-19, the Climate

Books

Tim Wu | The New York Review of Books
Bigger Brother

Joshua Keating | Slate
The Dystopian Novel for the Social Distancing Era

Katherine Anne Porter | The New York Review of Books
‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’: A Story of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Edward Luttwak | London Review of Books
China: Limitless Empire

Abigail Green | London Review of Books
Brandenburg-Prussian Power

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