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Canadian News

Global News
CH-148 Cyclone involved in deadly Ionian Sea crash had just undergone maintenance

Global News
U.S. Navy helping Canada recover crashed helicopter - More

Global News
14 CAF members assisting long-term care homes diagnosed with COVID-19

CBC News
Cause of Snowbirds crash won't be known for weeks or months, commanding officer says

The Globe and Mail
Captain Jennifer Casey, killed in Snowbirds crash, was an 'all-rounder’

Global News
MND visits growing memorial to fatal Snowbird crash

Global News
PM declines to comment on Tutor fleet’s future, defers to investigation

CTV News
'Good questions' being asked about safety of Snowbirds: Trudeau

Global News
Ontario says in-person school year cancelled, daycares remain closed

CBC News
Taxpayers will be on the hook later for today's COVID-19 largesse

The Canadian Press
Critical eye to be cast on feds’ COVID-19 programs, new auditor general says

The Canadian Press
U.S.-Canada border closure extended another 30 days

CBC News
Jason Kenney says Biden would have hard time explaining Keystone XL position to Americans

CBC News
New U.K. tariff list ramps up urgency of Canada-U.K. trade talks

CBC News
Some good news from across the country on Tuesday

The Canadian Press
Canada on UNSC would help world rebuild after COVID-19, claims Trudeau

CBC News
Scheer says Canada has been following 'a policy of appeasement' with China

Global News
Trudeau vows to press any U.S. government on Keystone

CBC News
Robots and electrostatic sprayers: Air travel industry looks to technology to bring back wary passengers

CBC News
Facebook fined $9 million over Canadian privacy concerns

Global News
Nova Scotia gunman was a ‘psychopath’ and ‘paranoid’ about COVID-19 pandemic - More

Canadian Commentary

International News

The Associated Press
Annie Glenn, 100, astronaut's widow, dies of COVID-19

Breaking Defense
Most Satellite Operators Fail to Follow Space Debris Rules: NASA

Breaking Defense
Winning the Spectrum: Pentagon Unveils New Strategy

Defense One
How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

Navy Times
Navy fires CO of USS Philippine Sea - More

Navy Times
Woman finds Navy dog tag lost in Alaska during WWII

Army Times
Army's Manhattan Project-style effort to create and distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Slate
Administration to End National Guard COVID Deployments One Day Before G.I. Bill Benefits Kick In

Chicago Tribune
‘Unreal’ rains flood homes, knock out power in Chicago

CNN News
Trump hosts Cabinet as his bid to install loyalists continues - Video

The Washington Post
Lindsey Graham seeks information on Obama officials who ‘unmasked’ Trump allies

Reuters News Agency
Nancy Pelosi warns 'morbidly obese' Donald Trump off drug - More - More

Politico
Playbook: Trump’s hydroxychloroquine moment - More - More

ABC News
Does COVID-19 cause delirium? Doctors race to understand its impact on the brain.

The Associated Press
Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening

The Intercept
After Mocking Biden for Calling H1N1 Flu “N1H1,” Trump Says 1918 Pandemic Was in 1917

The Hill
McConnell embraces subpoena of Obama-era officials

Foreign Policy
Is Mike Pompeo in Trouble?

The Associated Press
States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

BBC News
Anger grows for stranded crew on forgotten cruises

Reuters News Agency
100-year-old U.K. veteran, who raised £33M for hospitals, to be knighted

BBC News
Porton Down: Inside the UK's top-secret military laboratory

Reuters News Agency
UK COVID-19 death toll nears 43,000 as scrutiny over strategy grows - More

BBC News
Did VE Day parties cause a spike in Covid-19 cases?

BBC News
RSPB conservationists home after epic remote island voyage

The Sydney Morning Herald
You failed us, angry French medics tell Emmanuel Macron

BBC News
Emmanuel Macron loses majority as defectors form new party

Reuters News Agency
Long-lasting global recession likely due to COVID-19, says WEF report

BBC News
Europe's supercomputers hijacked by attackers for crypto mining

Reuters News Agency
German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging

BBC News
Trump accuses WHO of being a 'puppet of China'

South China Morning Post
WHO chief brushes off Trump threat; cases surge in Latin America

Reuters News Agency
Trump threatens permanent freeze of WHO funding, review of U.S. membership - More

South China Morning Post
The Lancet says Donald Trump’s letter to WHO is ‘factually incorrect’

Reuters News Agency
Syria's warring parties agree to Geneva talks: U.N. envoy

Reuters News Agency
Spain lifts ban on flights from Italy, but tourism still off cards

Stars and Stripes
Destroyer USS Roosevelt brings upgraded missile defense to Rota

Agence France-Presse
Britain and the US urge Russia to stop sending mercenaries to Libya

BBC News
Burundi election: Nkurunziza set to become 'supreme guide'

Reuters News Agency
Lesotho prime minister, a suspect in his ex-spouse's killing, resigns

Agence France-Presse
Benjamin Netanyahu asks to skip opening of corruption trial

Stars and Stripes
Airmen describe Oklahoma guardsman who died in Iraq as selfless, devoted - More

The New York Times
Iran experiences new surge in coronavirus cases after reopening country

Foreign Policy
The Pentagon Tries to Pivot out of the Middle East—Again

The Washington Post
For most of Afghan War, America 'never really fought to win,' Trump says

BBC News
Afghan maternity ward attack: The woman nursing the babies of murdered mothers

The Diplomat
Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II

The Diplomat
Pakistan and Azerbaijan: Deepening a Mutually Beneficial Relationship

BBC News
Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh evacuate millions ahead of super cyclone

Breaking Defense
US Navy Rushes Its Sub-Hunting Helicopters to India, Eye on China

Time Magazine
Taiwan Says It Tried to Warn the World About Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal
China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomats Are Ready to Fight - More

South China Morning Post
Prepare for a summer of coronavirus, researchers warn

Breaking Defense
No Shipbuilding Plan, but Navy Works on New Ships to Counter China

The Diplomat
What Will the PLAN’s Next Frigate Look Like?

South China Morning Post
China supports investigation of WHO and coronavirus pandemic

Stars and Stripes
‘Murder hornets’ a common challenge for US military pest control workers in Japan

BBC News
Scott Morrison: How Australia's PM rebuilt his reputation - More

ABC News
Calls for ADF chloroquine COVID-19 drug trial to be halted

BBC News
Brazil records third-highest Covid-19 infection level

Reuters News Agency
Brazil expanding use of chloroquine against COVID-19 after record daily death toll

BBC News
Health workers face violent attacks in Mexico

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump prend de l'hydroxychloroquine à titre préventif - Plus

Radio-Canada
Des résultats prometteurs pour le vaccin développé par Moderna - Plus

Agence France-Presse
À Wall Street, l'espoir d'un vaccin injecte une bonne dose d'optimisme

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le bilan du coronavirus se rapproche des 43.000 morts au Royaume-Uni

Agence de Presse Reuters
Londres présente un nouveau régime douanier post-Brexit

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les Français de retour de pays hors UE priés de se mettre en « quatorzaine »

Agence de Presse Reuters
La piste du génocidaire rwandais présumé Kabuga remontée grâce à ses enfants

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La mortalité en Suède en avril au plus haut depuis 1993

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump menace de suspendre indéfiniment la contribution américaine à l'OMS - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'OMS se penche sur sa gestion de l'épidémie de coronavirus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Syrie : Les belligérants acceptent de reprendre leurs discussions à Genève

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : L'Espagne lève l'interdiction des liaisons directes avec l'Italie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La Russie frôle la barre des 300.000 cas

Agence de Presse Reuters
Guéri, le Premier ministre russe rétabli dans ses fonctions

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'Iran a entamé son retrait de Syrie, dit le ministre israélien de la Défense sortant

Agence de Presse Reuters
Une roquette s'abat sur la Zone verte de Bagdad

Agence de Presse Reuters
La qualité de l'air se dégrade de nouveau en Chine avec le déconfinement

Agence France-Presse
Un labo chinois pense pouvoir stopper la pandémie « sans vaccin »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le nombre de cas au Brésil dépasse les 254.000

International Commentary

Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian
Will Donald Trump end up in prison? He could be a step closer …

Tom McTague | The Atlantic
The Pandemic’s Geopolitical Aftershocks Are Coming

Edwin B. Fisher, Robert M. Kaplan, and Leonard L. Glass | The Boston Globe
To stop the spread of coronavirus, scientists must unite against Trump

Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic
Is Trump Lying About the Coronavirus, or Does He Not Understand It?

Peter Hartcher | The Sydney Morning Herald
On the brink of peril, Australia is left wondering what the mad sheriff has in mind

The Editorial Board | The Boston Globe
Stop the purge of inspectors general

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
By order of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: The day after Thursday is now Sunday

Juliette Kayyem | The Atlantic
The Coronavirus Killed Corporate Culture

Polly Toynbee | The Guardian
How can Britain trust this floundering crew of fibbers to tackle coronavirus?

Eric Li | Foreign Policy
Xi Jinping Is a ‘Good Emperor’

Josef Gregory Mahoney | South China Morning Post
How close has Covid-19 brought China and the US to military conflict?

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