Largely for personal reference, but these links may prove useful for anyone who happens across this page.

NEWS OUTLETS

CBC, Canada
Cyberpresse, Canada (FR)
BBC, UK
AP, USA
Reuters, USA
The New York Times, USA
Radio France International, France (West Africa)
Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
China Daily, China, (EN/CH)
Haaretz, Israel
Prensa Libre, Guatemala (SP)
Diario de Noticias, Portugal (PT)
 

MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS

The Economist
The Walrus
Nature
Science
Foreign Affairs
Harpers
The American
The Atlantic
Financial Times
Journal of Agricultural Economics
American Economic Review
Journal of Political Economy
London Review of Books
Harvard Business Review
 

BLOGS AND OTHER SITES

Marginalrevolution
Project Syndicate
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
Monde Diplomatique (FR)
The Browser
Cherokee Gothic
Pirate Economics
xkcd
PVP Online
Penny Arcade
The Cagle Post
 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, NGOs, RESEARCH NETWORKS, AGREEMENTS, CONVENTIONS, DOCUMENTATION, etc. 

African Association of Agricultural Economists
Food Aid Convention
Inter-American Development Bank
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
NEPAD-CAADP, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
World Wide Association of Non-Governmental Organizations 
 

RESEARCH INSTITUTES

African Soil Science Society
Centre for Conflict Resolution
Centre for the Study of Civil War
CESS Institute
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics
Economic Research Forum
International Institute for Strategic Studies
International Food Policy Research Institute
Partnership for Economic Policy
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
 

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION 

Africa Soil Information Service
Afrobarometer surveys
Arab Barometer surveys
Asia Barometer surveys
FAOSTAT
Eurobarometer surveys
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
Latinobarametro surveys
NRCS Soils Website
Open Data (CAN) (USA) (UK)(AUS) (FRA) (URY)
United Nations Treaty Collection
Uppsala Conflict Data Program, database
World Bank Data Catalogue
 

BUSINESSES, CORPORATE ENTITIES AND RELATED INTERESTS 

Inspire me
 

CREATIVE, WRITING, AND LANGUAGE

How To Draw It, A site with some intro level drawing lessons
Proz.com, a site for professional translators
WordReference, an easy to use multilanguage translation dictionary which accounts for diverse translation possibilities and contains significant user input through forums; also has handy shortcuts for Chrome and Firefox
Writing tips from 23 authors
OpenMicScene, a resource for open mic nights in Canadian cities

  French listening practice:
    - 98.5 FM allows downloads of podcasts (baladodiffusions) covering content from previous 7 days
    - bazzo.tv has some noteworthy baladodiffusions, centered on politics and society
    - Collège de France allows downloads of audio and/or video of a great variety of lectures directly from their website, covering areas of scientific inquiry which are relevant for medicine, discussion of history, philosophy and literature, and coverage of some important areas where enterprise and the state interact.

  Spanish listening practice
    - cienciaes.com has many podcasts available for download on a diversity of interesting scientific subjects, including interviews with scientists

 

FREE ONLINE COURSES/TRAINING 

CGIAR online resources: for agricultural knowledge and learning
Home and Learn: a collection of ad-supported courses in macros and programming in MS Office, and introductory web design and programming
Coursera.org: generally intro or undergrad level courses, designed for general interest/knowledge, preparation for more advanced studies or specialized technical/digital skills
MRU University: generally oriented towards economics and economic issues
Stanford Online: a limited variety of courses are now freely open to the public