SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - Updated at 2210 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Brian Gable | The Globe and Mail
Keeps the noise down

International Commentary

Martin Robbins | The Guardian
For drivers, the A27 is far more dangerous than any air show

Allison Pearson | The Telegraph
Captain America can’t save Europeans forever

Terry Glavin | National Post
Coping with China

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post
What six years of ‘reset’ have wrought

Sergei Guriev | The Washington Post
The Kremlin’s irrational show of control.

Steven Stalinsky | The Washington Post
The Facebook model for taking on jihadist groups online

International News

The Daily Beast
Terrorism Analysts Pressured to Downplay ISIS Threat

United Press International
Pentagon probing intelligence assessments of Islamic State

CBC News
New Orleans’ Lower 9th still pretty much as Katrina left it

Thomson Reuters News
Oil prices rise more than 4 percent as equities rally

The Guardian
Enthusiasts gather for Clacton air show

CBC News
Air show safety: Vintage jets not the problem

The Guardian
Chilcot inquiry: bereaved father backs legal action to speed publication

Thomson Reuters News
Poland to store U.S. military equipment from mid-2016: PAP agency

The Associated Press
Greece draws closer to new election

Thomson Reuters News
Greek judge appointed caretaker PM ahead of elections - More

CBC News
Most seeking asylum in Europe are refugees, not mere migrants

The Guardian
Desperate migrants find holes in Hungary’s razor-wire fence strategy

Thomson Reuters News
Truck of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe’s migrant crisis

The Washington Post
Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

United Press International
Georgia, eager to join NATO, opens training center

Thomson Reuters News
Seven Ukraine servicemen killed, 13 wounded: Ukraine military

United Press International
Poroshenko urges immediate Russian implementation of ceasefire

The Guardian
Forbidden food and contraband clothes: the Russian sanctions quiz

Thomson Reuters News
Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; many feared dead

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. envoy confident Libya factions can seal deal around September 10

The Guardian
Egypt launches English blog to counter ‘inaccurate reports’ by foreign media

Thomson Reuters News
Seven killed in clashes with militants in Turkey

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border

The Guardian
Mustard gas ‘likely used’ in suspected Islamic State attack in Syria

Thomson Reuters News
ISIS member who once hacked Tony Blair reported killed in drone strike

Thomson Reuters News
Ban Ki-moon sets out framework for Syrian poison gas investigation

Thomson Reuters News
Two-day ceasefire begins in three Syrian towns

Thomson Reuters News
Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Christian allies boycott government meeting

United Press International
Israeli military retaliates against Hamas site

The Washington Post
Mosul commander was on vacation despite warnings of attack

Thomson Reuters News
Attack in Ramadi kills two senior Iraqi commanders

The Associated Press
15 MERS deaths recorded in a week in Saudi Arabia

United Press International
Boeing, Saudi companies forming joint venture

Thomson Reuters News
Iran may have built extension at disputed site, says IAEA

Thomson Reuters News
Iran executes Kurdish activist, wary of Kurdish gains in Middle East

The Guardian
Afghan asylum seekers deported from UK may have been unaware of rights

Thomson Reuters News
Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent Taliban

United Press International
Two U.S. servicemen killed in ‘green-on-blue’ Afghan attack

The Guardian
Musa Qala is small military victory for Taliban but big propaganda boost

The Washington Post
Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest

Thomson Reuters News
India deploys army to stop caste-related violence in Gujarat

Thomson Reuters News
Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

The Associated Press
Stock markets jump as Shanghai index ends run of losses

Thomson Reuters News
Police arrest 11 suspects in Tianjin blasts, state media says

Thomson Reuters News
China denies rushing forces to border during Korean tensions

The Guardian
Winners and losers - what the North Korean deal really means

Thomson Reuters News
Japanese student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests

United Press International
Japanese city posts toilet instructions for confused tourists

United Press International
Former Guatemalan dictator to face retrial over Mayan genocide

Thomson Reuters News
Colombia must probe sexual violence by state forces: rights groups

The New York Times
On This Day: August 27

Agence France-Presse
Des militaires auraient embelli les résultats de la guerre contre EI

Agence France-Presse
Un train nazi découvert en Pologne

Agence France-Presse
La Hongrie est débordée

Agence France-Presse
« Migrants », « réfugiés »: le sujet sensible des migrations

Agence France-Presse
Naufrage d’un bateau de migrants au large de la Libye

Agence France-Presse
Kiir signe un accord de paix du bout des doigts

Agence France-Presse
Nkurunziza veut éliminer les groupes armés d’opposition

Agence France-Presse
Un important cyberdjihadiste de l’EI tué lors d’une frappe américaine en Syrie

Agence France-Presse
L’EI suspend trois hommes les bras en croix

Agence France-Presse
Des Kurdes sont invités à faire partie du Cabinet

Agence France-Presse
Téhéran demande aux États-Unis de libérer 19 Iraniens

Agence France-Presse
L’ex-vice-présidente guatémaltèque placée en détention provisoire

Agence France-Presse
L’éphéméride du 27 août

Lives Lived

Emily Langer | The Washington Post
Augusta Chiwy has died aged 94

Joshua Robertson | The Guardian
Paul Royle has died aged 101

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