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International News

Observation Post
This Cold War-era missile silo is the ultimate fixer-upper

Defense News
Support to pursue Hawaii-based missile defense radar continues after DoD drops funding

Defense News
Alaska-based long-range ballistic missile defense radar fielding delayed by a year

Navy Times
White House agrees to cover all costs for Guard coronavirus missions for three more states

Navy Times
New military coronavirus cases show lowest increase in months

Observation Post
Someone finally made edible crayons for Marines

Marine Corps Times
Here’s what narcos could teach Marines, sailors about ‘cocaine logistics'

Defense One
Deepfakes Are Getting Better, Easier to Make, and Cheaper

CBC News
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts thousands with no mask requirementsc - More

CNN News
Reporter asks Trump about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times

ABC News
Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine

The Associated Press
Number of COVID-19 cases in United States surpasses 5 million

CNN News
Fact check: Trump nonsensically accuses Democrats of election 'cheating'

USA Today
Pelosi, Mnuchin still willing to negotiate after Trump executive orders

Reuters News Agency
Boris Johnson says schools must open in September

Reuters News Agency
Britain names a former Royal Marine to tackle migrant Channel crossings - More

Reuters News Agency
Most Spaniards think ex-King Juan Carlos should not have left

Reuters News Agency
Belarus holds election as street protests rattle strongman president

CNN News
Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya's bloody civil war

Reuters News Agency
Lebanese call for an uprising after protests rocked Beirut

Agence France-Presse
Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep

The Associated Press
Donors pledge $398.7M in aid after Beirut blast but Lebanon corruption concerns persist

Reuters News Agency
Factbox: Countries rally round Lebanon

Reuters News Agency
Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban to start peace talks

Reuters News Agency
Afghan prisoner release: What it is, what it means for peace

Reuters News Agency
Mark Esper: U.S. will cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 'less than 5,000'

Reuters News Agency
India to halt 101 military imports in push for defence self-reliance

Reuters News Agency
Investigators begin examination of B737's CVR

Reuters News Agency
U.S. health chief arrives in Taiwan on trip condemned by China - More

Reuters News Agency
Shinzō Abe to skip visit to Yasukuni shrine for war dead - More

Reuters News Agency
Two men accused of arranging Ghosn's escape from Japan denied bail in U.S.

Reuters News Agency
Australia: Victoria reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

Reuters News Agency
New Zealand records 100 days without domestic virus case - More

Radio-Canada
La marine américaine pourrait augmenter sa perturbation des épaulards sur la côte ouest

Radio-Canada
Donald Trump promulgue un nouveau plan d'aide à l'économie par décret

Radio-Canada
Démanteler les GAFA : surtout « ne pas tuer la poule aux oeufs d’or »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de cinq millions de cas de coronavirus aux États-Unis

Agence QMI
COVID-19 : les enfants sont aussi à risque

Agence de Presse Reuters
Twitter intéressé à acheter TikTok aux États-Unis

Agence de Presse Reuters
Migrants : Paris veut que Londres finance les contrôles dans la Manche

Agence de Presse Reuters
Masque obligatoire dès lundi dans les endroits les plus fréquentés de l’agglomération parisienne

Agence de Presse Reuters
Une figure de l'opposition biélorusse brièvement détenue à la veille de la présidentielle

Agence de Presse Reuters
Puissante explosion dans une base militaire de Mogadiscio

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'explosion de Beyrouth a fait au moins 158 morts, 21 disparus, 6.000 blessés

Radio-Canada
L'aide internationale pour le Liban s'organise

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coups de feu entendus à Beyrouth en pleine manifestation contre le gouvernement

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de 110 blessés lors de la manifestation de Beyrouth

Le Devoir
Explosion de fausses nouvelles sur Beyrouth

Radio-Canada
Les visages de la colère libanaise

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les USA soutiennent le droit des Libanais à manifester, appuient un « changement de cap »

Agence de Presse Reuters
A cause des sanctions américaines, Huawei suspend la production de certaines puces

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le bilan au Brésil dépasse les 100.000 décès

International Commentary

Laurence H. Tribe, Jennifer Taub and Joshua a. Geltzer | The Atlantic
Trump Has Launched a Three-Pronged Attack on the Election

Ian Bogost | The Atlantic
For Whom the Tok Tiks

Daniel L. Davis | Defense One
US Troops Should Withdraw from Syria, Not Protect Oil Companies

Stewart Patrick | Foreign Affairs
When the System Fails: COVID-19 and the Costs of Global Dysfunction

Books

Lives Lived

Remembering
Major Duncan Bruce (Duffy) McCallum has died aged 79 - More - More

The Chronicle Herald
Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Norman (Bud) Berntson has died aged 82 - More

Remembering
Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Gilles Dupuis has died aged 89 - More

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