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Canadian News

Toronto Star
Canadian veterans pay out of pocket to rescue their Afghan comrades ‘stranded’ in war zone - More

Global News
Sister of fallen Capt. Nichola Goddard says leaving Afghans behind ‘unconscionable’

Global News
Trudeau says he’s not angry no one told him about 2018 Vance allegation

The Canadian Press
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

CBC News
Politics the reason Canada has surpassed U.S. on COVID vaccines, Fauci says

CBC News
Only 1% of people in low-income countries have received any COVID vaccine

CBC News
Thousands of CBSA officers consider strike action

CBC News
Businesses in U.S. border communities nervously await easing of travel restrictions

CTV News
Trudeau says Canada won't 'dictate' how U.S. relaxes its border restrictions

Global News
As COVID-19 surges in U.S., is Canada lifting border rules too early?

Global News
Canada extends ban on flights from India to Aug. 21

Global News
Canada’s fourth COVID-19 wave will be among unvaccinated, with fewer restrictions

CBC News
Drone blocks water bomber from fighting wildfire in Manitoba's Whiteshell Provincal Park

CTV News
Smoky skies, poor air quality across Canada as nearly 800 wildfires burn

CBC News
B.C. declares state of emergency as wildfires grow, forcing more evacuations

Global News
How some big Canadian firms are reframing the office

CBC News
How Mary Simon could open doors for reconciliation from Rideau Hall

International News

ABC News
Jeff Bezos rides rocket to the edge of space - More

The Associated Press
Bezos Blue Origin’s flight lasted 10 minutes and 10 seconds - More - More

Space
SpaceX test fires massive Super Heavy booster for its new Starship spacecraft

The Associated Press
Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

The Associated Press
Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts - More

ABC News
Nearly 120,000 children in US have lost a primary caregiver to COVID-19

Toronto Star
Why would some people rather risk death than get vaccinated? It’s the American way.

The Associated Press
Biden wants spending to boost economy, but GOP to block vote

The Associated Press
New chief selected for Capitol Police

Politico
Pelosi aide tests positive for Covid-19 after contact with Texas Democrats

ABC News
Texas hospital reports its first case of lambda COVID-19 variant

The Associated Press
Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

The New York Times
Virus Headwinds Hit Wall St. After Months of Smooth Sailing

Reuters News Agency
Running low on battery power: Brexit Britain faces an acid test

The Associated Press
Phones of Macron and some French ministers targeted in Pegasus affair - More

France 24
Belgium mourns as death toll from Europe floods hits 200

Air Force Magazine
New Russian Fighter in F-35 Class Echoes Other JSF Designs - More

The Associated Press
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday

The Korea Times
Worst infection cluster devastates ROK naval mission to Africa

The Washington Post
U.S. and E.U. security officials wary of NSO links to Israeli intelligence

The Associated Press
Israeli PM vows to 'act aggressively' over Ben & Jerry's ban

Agence France-Presse
Iraq market suicide bombing kills nearly 30 on eve of Eid holiday - More

The Associated Press
Afghan president slams Taliban as rockets target Kabul palace

The Associated Press
Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain's litany of funeral prayers

Reuters News Agency
'We lost': Some U.S. veterans say blood spilled in Afghanistan was wasted

Politico
U.S. in final talks to house Afghan interpreters at Qatar, Kuwait military bases

The Associated Press
India’s pandemic death toll could be in the millions

South China Morning Post
Indonesia unveils coronavirus isolation facility aboard passenger ship Umsini

Reuters News Agency
SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

South China Morning Post
China brings its PLAN exercises closer to home to focus on core issue: Taiwan

The Associated Press
China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying - More

The Korea Times
Korea’s vaccine-booking system crashes again, causing problems for millions

Reuters News Agency
Britain to permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters

The Economist
America and its allies admonish, but do not punish, China for hacking

The Associated Press
Total COVID-19 cases rise to 71 at Tokyo Olympics

Reuters News Agency
Tokyo 2020 chief Muto does not rule out 11th-hour cancellation of Games

The Associated Press
An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

The Washington Post
In Tokyo, nerves are frayed and critics are loud, but the Olympics plow forward - More

The Associated Press
Haiti awaits new prime minister as official mourning starts for Moïse

The Associated Press
Three police officers arrested in connection to slaying of Haiti president

Agence de Presse Reuters
Jeff Bezos vole à son tour à la frontière de l'espace à bord du New Shepard

Agence de Presse Reuters
Biden nomme un critique de Google comme chef de l'antitrust au DOJ

Agence de Presse Reuters
Londres va déployer en permanence deux navires de guerre en Asie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Nouvelles mesures de Paris et Londres dans la lutte contre l'immigration clandestine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Face à la « 4e vague », la France étend le pass sanitaire

La Tribune
Covid-19 : 18.000 nouveaux cas en 24 heures, une hausse inédite

La Tribune
Alors que l'épidémie flamble à nouveau, le casse-tête du pass sanitaire pour tous

Agence de Presse Reuters
Espionnage : Des faits très graves s'ils sont avérés, dit l'Elysée

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La plupart des nouveaux cas en Espagne concernent des non-vaccinés

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Le bilan en Russie dépasse les six millions de cas

Agence de Presse Reuters
Afrique du Sud : Le procès pour corruption de l'ex-président Zuma ajourné

Agence de Presse Reuters
Biden a reçu le roi jordanien pour discuter du Moyen-Orient

Agence de Presse Reuters
Gantz parle de mesures de confiance avec Abbas

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un attentat suicide fait au moins 35 morts à Bagdad

Radio-Canada
Cyberactivités : la Chine dénonce des allégations « sans fondement » des Occidentaux - Plus

Radio-Canada
Des mesures sanitaires strictes pour contenir les éclosions aux JO de Tokyo

Agence de Presse Reuters
La bulle sanitaire du village olympique est « déjà percée », dit un expert

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Plus de la moitié de la population australienne confinée

Agence de Presse Reuters
La commission électorale confirme la victoire de Castillo à la présidentielle

Agence de Presse Reuters
Haïti : Ariel Henry officiellement désigné Premier ministre

International Commentary

Catherine Rampell | The Washington Post
Covid-19, vaccine hesitancy and the misinformation conundrum

Kate Cohen | The Washington Post
How do we combat lethal, stupid vaccine propaganda? Two numbers.

Edward-Isaac Dovere | The Atlantic
How Joe Biden ‘Wrestles With the Alligator’

Marina Koren | The Atlantic
Jeff Bezos Really Flew to Space - More

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