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Five Eyes allies raising questions as damage control continues in Cameron Ortis case: sources

Members of the Five Eyes intelligence bloc are already raising questions about the type of information accessible to Cameron Ortis as the director of an intelligence unit within the RCMP, diplomatic sources tell CBC News. 

Canadian military member sucker punched and beaten to death in Florida

A member of the Canadian military has died of injuries sustained in a weekend incident in Panama City, Fla. Local police have made an arrest in the death of Master-Cpl. Martin Brayman.

Norad asked Canada to 'identify and mitigate' cyberthreats to critical civilian sites

Norad sought reassurance that Canada was doing all it could to guard critical civilian infrastructure from crippling cyberattacks. CBC News obtained an exchange of letters between the U.S. commander of Norad and Canada's top soldier. Experts say they shine a bright light on a key vulnerability.
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The high-speed hard sell: why the F-35 is coming to a Canadian air show

Canadians are about to get a close-up look at the F-35 in action at an upcoming Ottawa-area air show. It's a chance for military planners to see what one of the leading candidates to replace Canada's CF-18s can do - and for the aircraft's maker to deliver a high-gloss sales pitch.
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The high-speed hard sell: why the F-35 is coming to a Canadian air show

Canadians are about to get a close-up look at the F-35 in action at an upcoming Ottawa-area air show. It's a chance for military planners to see what one of the leading candidates to replace Canada's CF-18s can do - and for the aircraft's maker to deliver a high-gloss sales pitch.

Airbus pulls out of Canada's fighter jet competition

There are now only three companies bidding to replace Canada's fleet of fighter jets. Airbus Military has announced it is pulling out of the competition, citing the high cost of complying with NORAD requirements and a sense that the industrial benefits it was prepared to offer would not be "sufficiently valued."

A mission that 'left a mark': Canadian helicopters coming home from Mali

The Canadian contingent in Mali is coming home after testing out a new approach to medical evacuations in combat zones.
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How Macron gave Trump — and Trudeau — a lesson in the uses of power

When French President Emmanuel Macron cornered U.S. President Donald Trump on the topic of Iran at this past weekend's G7 summit, he showed the world — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — what global leadership looks like.

Macron's diplomatic bet pays off as Trump strikes more measured tone on Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron took a calculated gamble in bringing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to this weekend's G7 conference — betting that the prospect of reducing tensions between Iran and the United States would outweigh the risk of irritating U.S. President Donald Trump in public.

Canada pledges water bombers, $15M to fight Amazon wildfires

G7 leaders meeting in France vowed on Monday to help Brazil and other South American countries fight wildfires that are ravaging the Amazon, agreeing to a plan that would include providing $20 million US ($26.5 million Cdn) in emergency aid.
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G7 leaders in France urged to present united front on Hong Kong

The issue of Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies and Beijing's response has been raised in bilateral discussions at the G7 summit in France, but has barely registered on the formal agenda.

Trudeau talks trade with Trump at G7 summit

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sang the praises of their newly minted trade Sunday as the two sat down on the margins of this year's G7 summit in the French seaside resort of Biarritz.

G7 summit in France 'last moment' to restore unity among world leaders: Tusk

As leaders of the world’s major democracies began arriving Saturday in the French seaside resort of Biarritz for their annual summit, the president of the European Council wondered publicly if there is enough political will to address the rise of authoritarian states, halt emerging trade wars and fight the disastrous effects of climate change. 
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Will the G7 summit end in another Trumpian train wreck?

There was a time, not so very long ago, when international summits such as this weekend’s G7 were forums where the politically battered were able to bind their wounds and bask in the glow of international leadership. But that was before Trump.

U.K.'s Boris Johnson expected to press Trudeau on trade pact at G7

As it hurtles toward what could be a messy exit from the European Union, Britain is hoping to hear some fresh trade reassurances from Canada at the upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, say officials in the diplomatic community and experts in international affairs.