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Canadian News

Global News
Capt. Richard MacDougall acknowledged by supporters outside Kamloops hospital

CBC News
COVID-19 infections skyrocket among troops deployed in long-term care homes - More

Global News
Family of pilot who survived Snowbirds crash thanks Kamloops for outpouring of support

The Canadian Press
Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission "designed for her"

The Globe and Mail
CSIS warns foreign states trying to steal COVID-19 research in Canada

CBC News
Canada is reopening without knowing where Canadians are getting COVID-19

CBC News
Will COVID-19 lead to an exodus from crowded offices in downtown towers?

The Globe and Mail
The psychology of inoculation: How many will take a coronavirus vaccine?

CBC News
Quebec forecast centre closed, meteorologists sent home after COVID-19 outbreak

The Globe and Mail
Poloz rejects ‘dire’ forecasts, says economy will rebound quickly

CBC News
Government operation to bring home pandemic-stranded Canadians almost complete

CBC News
Decision on future of Meng Wanzhou extradition case expected next week

The Globe and Mail
Trudeau says Beijing doesn’t ‘seem to understand’ Canadian courts

Canadian Commentary

International News

Stars and Stripes
No longer too short to fly: USAF lifts height restrictions for pilots

The Associated Press
NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

The Washington Post
Michigan AG calls Trump ‘a petulant child’ for refusing to wear mask

The Associated Press
Trump turns Memorial Day event into quasi campaign rally

The New York Times
For spy agencies, briefing Trump is a test of holding his attention

The Associated Press
FBI to review Flynn investigation for misconduct

The Washington Post
Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states

The Associated Press
Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

The Washington Post
Trump administration discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test in decades

Reuters News Agency
Nobel winner attacks lack of British leadership through COVID-19

Reuters News Agency
Schools should decide whether to reopen, says UK public health chief

The Associated Press
Over 10,000 to receive potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.K. as studies advance

Reuters News Agency
OVID-19: Swedish antibody study shows long road to herd immunity as death toll mounts

France 24
Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy has caused an ‘amplification of the epidemic’

Agence France-Presse
Italy’s Covid-19 death toll ‘could be 19,000 higher than reported’

The Associated Press
Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

Reuters News Agency
Remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in Congo

Reuters News Agency
South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible

The Associated Press
Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

Reuters News Agency
Yemen's health system 'has in effect collapsed' as COVID spreads: U.N.

Reuters News Agency
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hails armed support for Palestinians against 'tumor' Israel

Reuters News Agency
Pakistani airliner carrying 99 plunges into Karachi houses

The Associated Press
Recovery begins after storm ravages India, Bangladesh coast - More - More

The Associated Press
Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

Reuters News Agency
Indonesia probes breach of data on more than two million voters

Reuters News Agency
China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'

Reuters News Agency
Hong Kong says national security law will not hamper judicial independence - More

Reuters News Agency
Beijing, on HK, says no country would let separatists endanger security

Reuters News Agency
U.S. senators seek to sanction Chinese officials over Hong Kong - More

Bloomberg News
China Sees Slowest Defense Budget Growth Since at Least 1991 - More

Reuters News Agency
China drops GDP goal as parliament opens amid Covid-19 hit on economy

Reuters News Agency
U.S. strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon

Global News
China records no new coronavirus cases for first time since outbreak began

Reuters News Agency
Kim Jong-un keeps low public profile in May

Reuters News Agency
South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

Reuters News Agency
Japan asks China to be open about its aims after defence spending hike

Reuters News Agency
New Zealand opposition leader ousted as PM Ardern's popularity soars

Agence France-Presse
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll surpasses 20,000 mark

Reuters News Agency
Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

France 24
Journée mondiale de la biodiversité : « Ne pas agir, c'est faillir à l'humanité »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le bilan de l'épidémie de coronavirus dépasse les 93.000 morts aux USA

France 24
L'actu en dessin : l'hydroxychloroquine, Donald Trump et le professeur Raoult

Radio-Canada
Pas de masque pour Trump lors de sa visite dans une usine du Michigan

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump impatient de repartir en campagne pour la présidentielle du 3 novembre

Agence France-Presse
Trump annonce le retrait du traité Ciel ouvert, accusant Moscou de le violer - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Le monde veut éviter une guerre du vaccin, Trump joue en solo

Agence de Presse Reuters
« Le monde d'après » doit être plus inclusif, dit Laurent Berger

France 24
Covid-19 : en Suède, pas de confinement mais une « amplification de l'épidémie »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le bilan quotidien du coronavirus reste stable en Italie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le coordinateur de la lutte contre le coronavirus en Sicile arrêté pour corruption

Radio-Canada
La Russie, le Brésil et le Yémen, trois pays où la COVID-19 est sous-estimée

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Hausse record du nombre de morts en Russie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les restes d'un suspect du génocide au Rwanda retrouvés au Congo

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les enfants de Khashoggi « pardonnent » à ses meurtriers

Agence de Presse Reuters
Etihad Airways s'envisage un avenir sans A380 ni A350

Agence France-Presse
« Dévastation inouïe » en Inde et au Bangladesh après le passage d'Amphan

Agence France-Presse
Inde et Bangladesh : 10 millions de personnes affectées par le cyclone Amphan

Agence de Presse Reuters
Taïwan : Pékin abandonne l'adjectif « pacifique » pour évoquer la « réunification »

Agence France-Presse
Pékin compte imposer une loi sur la sécurité nationale à Hong Kong

Agence de Presse Reuters
Hong Kong sous tension face au projet de loi sécuritaire de Pékin

France 24
Carrie Lam prête à « coopérer pleinement » avec la Chine

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Chine renonce à un objectif de croissance économique annuelle

Agence de Presse Reuters
Chine : Plus faible hausse du budget de la défense en 30 ans

Agence France-Presse
La Chine vante sa gestion du Covid-19, même si elle en a « payé le prix fort »

Agence France-Presse
Fuite de Carlos Ghosn : Tokyo demandera l'extradition de présumés complices à Washington

Agence France-Presse
Le coronavirus tue plus de jeunes au Brésil - Plus

International Commentary

Remzi Seker | Aviation Week Network
Aviation’s Cybersecurity Imperative

John Kemp | Reuters News Agency
Coronavirus is dark side of an urban interconnected world

James Stavridis | Bloomberg Opinion
A Cold War Is Heating Up in the South China Sea

Eli Lake | Bloomberg Opinion
Trump Is Right to Close U.S. Skies to Russian Spies

Books

Thomas E. Ricks | The New York Times
Looking at War Across 2,500 Years

Lives Lived

Martyn Mclaughlin | The Scotsman
Ann Mitchell has died aged 97

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