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Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Robyn Urback | The Globe and Mail
Was Julie Payette hired by accident as Governor-General?

The Editorial Board | The Globe and Mail
Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament – for this?

André Picard | The Globe and Mail
Liberals deliver one thing for sure in Throne Speech: vagueness

Marie-Danielle Smith | Maclean’s
Five key takeaways from the Throne Speech

Rex Murphy | National Post
Oh, the unparalleled excitement of a double national message from the PM

John Ivison | National Post
Good luck to the political leader who calls for more restrained spending

Andrew Coyne | The Globe and Mail
An ambitious plan for an alternate reality

Kelly McParland | National Post
The Liberals revert to Plan B (a.k.a. Make Trudeau Great Again)

Paul Wells | Maclean’s
Notes on the Throne Speech

Raheel Raza | National Post
Why Israel's peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain are great news for Muslims

Terry Glavin | National Post
Yes, the Abraham Accords are a big deal for Middle East peace. Here's why.

Douglas Todd | Vacouver Sun
Underground banking is global, and it affects us all

Cesar Jaramillo, Justin Mohammed and Allison Pytlak | The Globe and Mail
The Trudeau government is fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Yemen

International News

The Associated Press
Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

Reuters News Agency
Firefighters wrest control over half of massive California wildfire

BBC News
California wildfire trend 'driven by climate'

The Associated Press
Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

The Associated Press
Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs

BBC News
Breonna Taylor: Why it's hard to charge US police over shootings

The Associated Press
Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

The Associated Press
Russian pleads not guilty in foiled Tesla ransomware plot

US-CERT Alert
Federal Agency Compromised by Malicious Cyber Actor

Reuters News Agency
Top U.S. Republicans pledge peaceful transition as Trump sows election doubts - More

Reuters News Agency
Bad blood from Kavanaugh confirmation may resurface in U.S. Senate hearings

CBC News
Can Florida save the U.S. from an election night meltdown?

Reuters News Agency
Trump signs U.S. healthcare EOs that may have little impact

Reuters News Agency
Factbox: Key legal battles that could shape the U.S. presidential election

The Associated Press
Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

The Associated Press
Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

The Associated Press
Chad Wolf, DHS nominee, denies modifying intelligence reports on Russia

Reuters News Agency
Facebook's Oversight Board plans to launch just before U.S. election

The Associated Press
US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

VOA News
House Holds Hearing on USAGM - More

The Associated Press
DOJ expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

The Associated Press
Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

Reuters News Agency
Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe

BBC News
How much gold is there left to mine in the world?

The Associated Press
Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

BBC News
How worried should we be about deadly cyber-attacks?

BBC News
UK sees highest number of coronavirus cases since mass tests began

BBC News
Islamic State: Relatives of British hostage braced for coming trial

Reuters News Agency
Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Helsinki airport

Reuters News Agency
Kosovo Tribunal says war crimes suspect arrested

RFE/RL
Mystery Over Russian’s Suspected Poisoning Deepens With New FBI Records

The Associated Press
Amnesty: Migrants face ‘vicious cycle of cruelty’ in Libya

The Associated Press
Israel tightens second lockdown as virus cases soar

Reuters News Agency
Iran's coronavirus death toll rises above 25,000

The Associated Press
Taiwan: PLA air force flew planes toward island on three days

The Associated Press
Hong Kong activist Wong arrested over unauthorized assembly

Reuters News Agency
U.S., Chinese diplomats signal tricky road ahead for climate diplomacy

The Associated Press
Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

The Associated Press
Seoul: North Korea 'killed and burned South Korean official' - More

The Associated Press
North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean official in murky circumstances

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