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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Robyn Urback | The Globe and Mail
Canada – and Nova Scotia – get no respite from tragedy

Lorne Gunter | National Post
Snowbirds pilots are best of the best - More

John Ivison | National Post
It's time to cancel Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 'morning show' and get back to Parliament

Jessica Davis | The Globe and Mail
Incel-related violence is terrorism – and the world should start treating it that way

Phil Gurski | The Hill Times
What will terrorism look like post-COVID?

David Fisman | The Globe and Mail
By avoiding the worst, we remain vulnerable to future waves of disease

Neil Rau, Susan Richardson, et al | National Post
It's time to lift the COVID-19 lockdowns

Randall Denley | National Post
Reopening schools is much safer than Doug Ford's fearful messaging suggests

Ruchi Kumar | The Globe and Mail
An atrocity at an Afghan maternity ward upends the U.S.'s peace plans

Sheema Khan | The Globe and Mail
We must listen to women’s warnings about the Middle East

Kelly McParland | National Post
Will Canada become road kill in an American-Chinese game of chicken?

Kelly McParland | National Post
Sweet talk and non-answers are all Trudeau offers on China

Andrew Coyne | The Globe and Mail
We can be clear-eyed on China, without being dumb-headed

Matt Gurney | National Post
Imagining a new normal at school

Richard Poplak and Diana Neille | The Globe and Mail
From Brexit to Donald Trump to COVID-19: How the influence industry has replaced politics

Rex Murphy | National Post
It was the most explosive story of the past century. And the media got it wrong.

International News

United Press International
GAO report: Women leave the military sooner than men

Defense One
DOD’s Top Scientist Shoots Down Airborne Lasers for Missile Defense - More

Defense One
The Pentagon’s $800M Effort to Embed AI In Decisions in ‘All Tiers’ - More

Defense One
What Google’s New Contract Reveals About the Pentagon’s Evolving Clouds

The Associated Press
Astronauts arrive for NASA’s first home launch in decade - More

United Press International
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft faces its biggest test

United Press International
NASA chief of human spaceflight resigns

Defense News
USAF launches competition to replace the B-52’s engines - More - More

The Associated Press
FBI says NAS Corpus Christi shooting is ‘terrorism-related’

Reuters News Agency
U.S. says pulling out of Open Skies treaty, citing Russian violations - More - More - More - Photo

The Associated Press
Tech giants are embracing remote work. Others may follow.

BBC News
Zuckerberg: Facebook to 'take down' coronavirus misinformation

United Press International
Experimental COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective in monkeys

Reuters News Agency
Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in offices

United Press International
Heart attack cases fall by half at ERs since start of COVID-19 outbreak

The Associated Press
Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits

Reuters News Agency
Divided by COVID-19: Democratic U.S. areas hit three times as hard as Republican ones

Reuters News Agency
Top HIV scientist says he wouldn't count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon - More

The Associated Press
Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as DNI

The Associated Press
U.S. Senate panel approves subpoena in Hunter Biden, Burisma investigation

The Associated Press
White House report blasts Chinese ‘malign activities’

The Associated Press
Trump tests whether incumbent leader can tap outsider anger

BBC News
Mika Brzezinski: TV host blasts 'sick' Trump's conspiracy theory

United Press International
Tiffany Trump graduates from Georgetown Law

ABC News
How herd immunity may protect us from COVID-19

Reuters News Agency
Boris Johnson won't face criminal inquiry over contracts won by American friend

Global News
Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide - More - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. orders 300 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine - More

Reuters News Agency
Wanted: New head of WTO. Must thrive under global pressure and conflict.

Reuters News Agency
Italy has come out of worst part of virus emergency: PM

BBC News
Zelensky's Ukraine: Why comic's dream of transformation may be over

The Associated Press
Russian doctors face hostility, mistrust

Reuters News Agency
U.S. to fly aid into Russia where coronavirus cases are climbing

United Press International
Morocco to purchase missiles, missile defense system from France

BBC News
South Sudan clashes 'kill 300' in Jonglei state

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Reuters News Agency
Russian, Turkish foreign ministers back Libya ceasefire in call: Moscow

The Associated Press
Investigators build a case for IS crimes against Yazidis

Reuters News Agency
Iran says 10,000 of its health workers infected with coronavirus

Reuters News Agency
U.S. envoy in Afghan peace shuttle demands reduction in violence

Reuters News Agency
Cyclone swamps parts of India, Bangladesh, evacuations keep death toll down - More - More

United Press International
USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to sea after coronavirus outbreak

Reuters News Agency
China complains to U.S. about planned Taiwan arms sale - More

BBC News
China proposes controversial Hong Kong security law

Reuters News Agency
China says Mike Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong government

Reuters News Agency
Pompeo calls China virus response 'paltry' compared to damage done

The Associated Press
U.S. father, son accused of smuggling ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in box - More - More

The Associated Press
Ex-Green Beret nabbed in Ghosn’s escape has lived on the edge

Reuters News Agency
U.S. masses planes at Yokota AB

Reuters News Agency
Japan may lift Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PM

Military News
B-1 Bomber May Become the New Face of US Military Power in the Pacific

Global News
New Zealand mulls 4-day workweek post-coronavirus

BBC News
Venezuela's armed forces to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol

BBC News
Venezuela files legal claim with Bank of England over gold

Agence de Presse Reuters
Michael Cohen libéré de prison en raison du coronavirus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de 36.000 morts parmi les cas confirmés au Royaume-Uni

Agence de Presse Reuters
AstraZeneca pense produire un milliard de vaccins si les essais réussissent

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le vaccin doit être accessible à tous, dit la Croix-Rouge

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de 5 millions de cas dans le monde, accélération en Amérique latine

Radio-Canada
L'OMS pourrait survivre sans l'apport financier des États-Unis

Agence France-Presse
L'OMS rapporte un nombre record de cas de COVID-19 en une seule journée

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le pire est passé pour l'Italie, dit Conte

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le bilan dépasse les 3.000 morts en Russie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump et Macron s'inquiètent des ingérences étrangères en Libye

Agence de Presse Reuters
Pékin va présenter une loi de sécurité nationale sur Hong Kong

Agence de Presse Reuters
Ghosn : Le Japon souhaite une extradition rapide des suspects arrêtés aux USA

International Commentary

Timothy Garton Ash | The Guardian
Britain's pride in its past is not matched by any vision for its future

Owen Jones | The Guardian
Johnson has escaped a criminal inquiry. This doesn't mean he did nothing wrong.

Kevin Baron | Defense One
China is a Serious Issue, Not a Campaign Meme

Martin Kettle | The Guardian
Post-coronavirus, the UK must find some friends to stand up to China

Bradley Bowman | Breaking Defense
Don’t Use COVID As Excuse to Slash Defense Spending

David Frum | The Atlantic
The System Failed the Test

E.J. Dionne Jr. | The Washington Post
Trump’s signal is his noise. Stop trying to distinguish between the two.

Molly Roberts | The Washington Post
The shape-shifting genius of ‘Obamagate’

David A. Graham | The Atlantic
Trump Is Brazenly Interfering With the 2020 Election

Devin Gordon | The Atlantic
Trump’s Favorite TV Network Is Post-Parody - More

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