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Canadian News

The Canadian Press
Canada asks RAF for help flying troops to and from Latvia

CTV News
U.S. troops in Winnipeg face hostility over COVID-19 fears

The Cold Lake Sun
B-25 Mitchell pilot's act of bravery commemorated 65 years later - Photo - More - More

National Post
Critics denounce WE Charity campaign-style ad for Justin Trudeau amid PM's scandal over charity links

CBC News
Tories ask police to investigate prime minister over WE Charity deal

The Whig-Standard
DND assessing possible damage from RMC cybersecurity incident

The Whig-Standard
Incoming Kingston base commander ready for new challenges

Radio Canada International
Russia accuses Canada and the U.S. of violating Open Skies treaty

The Guardian
Trudeau's and Trump's Covid-19 responses fuel wildly different outcomes

CBC News
Canada's hardest-hit nursing homes lost 40% of residents

CBC News
Canadians can now opt out of Clearview AI facial recognition, with a catch

Canadian Commentary

International News

The San Diego Union-Tribune
USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to San Diego

Navy Times
Mark Esper announces leak investigation at Pentagon

Defense News
USAF considers adopting the Army’s Future Vertical Lift program - More

Air Force Times
Army on path to use space sensors to help guns on the ground see farther

Navy Times
Lasers could replace sailors in peeling old paint off ships

NBC News
Gen. Mark Milley tells Congress U.S. 'perhaps' not doing enough to stop Russia in Afghanistan

Navy Times
Gen. Mark Milley is open to renaming Army posts honoring Confederate generals

NBC News
'Greyhound' director Aaron Schneider breaks down his favorite war dramas

The Associated Press
DHS gets new role under Trump monument order

The Associated Press
After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

CBC News
Buy American policies will live on — even if the Trump presidency doesn't

The Associated Press
Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

NBC News
Judge in Michael Flynn case wants full appeals court to rehear dismissal of charges

NBC News
SDNY Attorney Geoffrey Berman, fired by Trump, twice refused to resign

Reuters News Agency
US sees latest record surge in virus cases

The Guardian
Fauci says states with surging Covid-19 cases should pause reopening efforts - More

NBC News
Cases of broken heart syndrome have ticked upward since pandemic began, study finds

The Associated Press
Trump looks for political edge in latest high court rulings - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. Supreme Court defied Trump at key moments in blockbuster term

BBC News
US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

The Associated Press
A look at the cases behind the Supreme Court rulings

BBC News
Black Lives Matter: From social media post to global movement

Reuters News Agency
Facing crises and falling polls, Trump to hold rally in battleground New Hampshire

Reuters News Agency
U.S. election officials warn of November chaos because of budget crunch

ABC News
Broad disapproval for Trump's handling of coronavirus, race relation

The Guardian
Nikki Haley positions herself to lead the post-Trump Republican party

The Associated Press
Tropical Storm Fay sets sights on mid-Atlantic coast, New England

BBC News
Micheál Martin: Irish PM 'concerned about GB-Ireland travel'

BBC News
Coronavirus: Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations

BBC News
Most Britons still 'uncomfortable' eating out

The Associated Press
Spitfire flypast marks funeral of late singer Vera Lynn - More

Reuters News Agency
Britain committed to agree principles on Brexit deal in July talks

BBC News
UK relaxes quarantine for many global arrivals

BBC News
Swedish ex-ambassador Anna Lindstedt acquitted

France 24
Notre-Dame Cathedral to be restored exactly as it was - More - More

France 24
France’s doctors worried about fresh surge in cases

Agence France-Presse
France investigates report of bodies 'left to rot' at Paris research centre

The Associated Press
Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17

Agence France-Presse
Merkel press office staffer 'worked for years for Egyptian intelligence

CBC News
U.S. announces it's withdrawing from WHO, citing undue influence from China

The Associated Press
Scenes from hell: 1995 Srebrenica genocide in photos - More

The Guardian
Genocide denial gains ground 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

The Associated Press
Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests against president intensify - More

Agence France-Presse
Serbia, Kosovo resume ‘very difficult’ talks on normalising ties

Reuters News Agency
Italy likely to extend state of emergency

The Associated Press
Flood-weary Venice puts inflatable barriers to the test

The Associated Press
Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospects

The Associated Press
Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

BBC News
Huge swarms of desert locusts are wreaking havoc in parts of East Africa, Asia and the Middle East

BBC News
Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

Agence France-Presse
Mali protesters demand president's resignation over jihadist conflict, economy

The Guardian
Satellite imagery reveals Mali's farmers forced off land by militias

The Associated Press
Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

BBC News
Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

The Associated Press
Russia, China veto UN resolution to maintain aid for rebel-held areas in Syria

BBC News
Iran explosions: Officials deny reports of fresh blast

The Associated Press
Pompeo critical of UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian

The Associated Press
Chinese ambassador to India says soldiers have pulled back after deadly Himalayas clash

The Guardian
Police interrogate five Australian Al Jazeera journalists accused of sedition in Malaysia

The Guardian
Fearful Australians in Hong Kong hasten plans to leave city

Reuters News Agency
WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

Reuters News Agency
U.S. sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses

France 24
China vows to hit US with 'reciprocal measures' after Xinjiang sanctions - More

The Associated Press
South Korea official asks senior US envoy to revive stalled talks with North Korea

Defense News
Japan unveils timeline for indigenous fighter jet program

Defense News
US gives the green light to Japan’s massive $23B F-35 buy

Navy Times
DoD struggles to clear unexploded ordnance at Navy and Air Forces bases on Guam

Reuters News Agency
Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home

International Commentary

Erik Wemple | The Washington Post
Kayleigh McEnany Watch: Now let’s belittle Lt. Col. Vindman!

Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting him

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
Trump has taken up residence in an alternate political reality

lexandra Petri | The Washington Post
Trump has only been protecting us from things in his taxes too terrible to know!

Lloyd Green | The Guardian
The supreme court just struck a huge blow to Trump's belief that he's above the law

James Lin | The Guardian
China has shown it is willing to pay the economic price of suppressing Hong Kong

Serge Brammertz | The Guardian
Srebrenica war criminals are still walking free

Joseph J. Thorndike | NBC News
What's Trump hiding by withholding his tax returns?

Max Boot | The Washington Post
Conservatives have a ‘cancel culture’ of their own

Leader | The Economist
A better way to contain Iran’s nuclear programme

John Pomfret | The Washington Post
To cool off U.S.-China tensions, let’s start with a truce on media access

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