SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Updated at 2235 hrs EDT

Canadian News

National Post
Canada said punching above its weight in fight against ISIL forces

The Canadian Press
RN sailors charged with gang-raping woman at Shearwater - More

Postmedia News
As many as 400 Canadian D-Day veterans miss out on French honour

The Canadian Press
Now you can take a video tour of HMS Erebus

Quinte West News
Sabre 23257 Returns to Air Force Museum - Photo

The Citizen
Secondhand store find recalls wartime 429 Squadron

Postmedia News
Federal budget is now balanced

The Canadian Press
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Vancouver, Surrey - More

CBC News
Canada-India uranium deal will spur proliferation, experts warn

The Canadian Press
Plane might have broken up in-flight: TSB

The Ottawa Citizen
Mike Duffy Trial Day Nine: Crown picks up the pace

CBC News
Journalist says he thought $500 payment was Mike Duffy's money

The Ottawa Citizen
Payment for combating Internet trolls was funnelled through Donohue’s firm

Postmedia News
Tired of bizarre weather? Blame the North Pacific Mode.

CBC News
Plummeting loonie forces snowbirds to sell their U.S. homes and fly home - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: April 17

Canadian Commentary

Christie Blatchford | National Post
Ottawa divided between those who line up at the trough and those who don’t

Anessa L. Kimball | The School of Public Policy
What Canada Could Learn From U.S. Defence Procurement

Dave Perry | The School of Public Policy
Recent Canadian Defence Budgeting Trends and Implications

Gwynne Dyer | The Georgia Straight
Killer robots should be banned

George Jonas | Thomson Reuters News
A man and his gyroplane showed up the guardians of North America's most protected airspace

Charlie Smith | The Georgia Straight
Why Narendra Modi is referred to as a rock star

Jonathan Kay | National Post
How the Holocaust permanently redefined mankind’s attitude toward evil

Gwynne Dyer | The Japan Times
Revisiting the Armenian Genocide

Nelly McClung | Victoria Daily Times
The darkness of this blacked-out world

Serhii Plokhy | The Globe and Mail
The Soviet Union didn’t die

Kelly McParland | National Post
Friday’s reasons to fear for humanity

International Commentary

William M. Arkin | Phase Zero
Why Is CENTCOM So Stupid?

Eli Lake | Bloomberg News
Keeping up the fight in Yemen

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg View
Putin bests Obama in Iran

Josh Kraushaar | National Journal
Hillary Clinton Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Obama

Leader | The Economist
Dynasties: The power of families

Editorial | The Japan Times
Improving Japan-South Korea ties

Jessica T. Mathews | The New York Review of Books
The New Deal with Iran

International News

Nextgov
NSA Fights To Keep Its Best Hackers

USA Today
Army morale low despite six-year, $287M optimism program

News Article
Defense One

The Globe and Mail
On the campaign trail, Clinton aims to show Iowa ‘the real Hillary’

The Associated Press
Plans to auction internment camp items in U.S. canceled after outcry

The Associated Press
Alabama officials: ‘Military mistress’ released by mistake - More

The Associated Press
Dispatcher confused by 911 call: ‘I’m inside a plane, and I feel like it’s moving’

Thomson Reuters News
Airline employee who fell asleep in cargo hold is fired

The Associated Press
Man who jumped White House fence in October takes plea

The Associated Press
Suspicious vehicle at Picatinny Arsenal checkpoint prompts evacuation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Judge OKs bail for two suspects in terror support case

CBC News
Parents of Martin Richard against death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Thomson Reuters News
Clinton faces early test on U.S.-Pacific Rim trade deal fight

Thomson Reuters News
Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

The Associated Press
White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

The Associated Press
Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

Thomson Reuters News
Obama calls Saudi King Salman to discuss Yemen

Thomson Reuters News
Oil falls from 2015 peaks - More

The Associated Press
Posthumous book by Charlie Hebdo editor takes on ‘Islamophobia’

The Associated Press
Germany holding memorial to mourn victims of Germanwings crash

Thomson Reuters News
Italian navy takes back fishing boat seized near Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Greece scrapes bottom of barrel in hunt for cash to stay afloat

The Associated Press
US Troops Arrive in Ukraine for Training Exercises

Fox News
ISIS using new tactics to gain local support in Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians

The New York Review of Books
Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine

Thomson Reuters News
Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Erbil - More

Thomson Reuters News
Iraqi forces fight IS militants at gates of Ramadi

Fox News
ISIS destroys Christian grave sites in Mosul

The Wall Street Journal
U.S. Says Ramadi at Risk of Falling to Islamic State

The Associated Press
Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed - More

Thomson Reuters News
Obama urges Gulf nations to help calm chaos in Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Gulf states unhappy about Ban Ki-moon’s ceasefire appeal

The New York Times
War in Yemen Is Allowing Qaeda Group to Expand

Thomson Reuters News
Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations

Thomson Reuters News
Former president defiant as humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

Military Times
Dempsey: Military plans for Iran remain 'intact'

The Associated Press
Report Says China Building Airstrip on Reclaimed Island

The Associated Press
Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to seven years

Thomson Reuters News
North Korea warns U.S. envoy of more than a knife attack

Thomson Reuters News
China says Japan’s air, sea surveillance threatens safety

USA Today
Star Wars Dreamliner will feature likeness of R2-D2

Thomson Reuters News
Australian police arrest five teenagers over alleged terror plot - Guatemalan Ex-Dictator’s Daughter Announces Presidential Bid

Thomson Reuters News
Juan Manuel Santos calls for deadline on FARC peace talks

The New York Times
On This Day: April 17 - More

Agence France-Presse
États-Unis : il débarque en hélicoptère au Capitole

Agence France-Presse
Sony : WikiLeaks exhibe « les rouages secrets d’une multinationale »

Agence France-Presse
Cinq cents astéroïdes menacent potentiellement la Terre

Agence France-Presse
Revoilà l’Hermione

Agence France-Presse
Faire son marché à Sainte-Hélène, un parcours du combattant

Le Point
Quand un rat fait vaciller Air France !

Agence France-Presse
Crash A320 : 1.400 personnes réunies en mémoire des victimes à Cologne

Agence France-Presse
Italie : des migrants musulmans accusés d’avoir jeté à la mer des chrétiens

La Presse
Lviv : à la croisée des empires

Agence France-Presse
Crash MH17 : la poursuite des responsables est une priorité

Agence France-Presse
Poutine : le refus de la France de livrer le Mistral « sans importance » pour la Russie

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : la présence de soldats américains « déstabilise » la situation, selon Moscou

Le Point Afrique
Burkina Faso : la transition maintient le cap, malgré les tensions

Agence France-Presse
Est de la RDC : 19 personnes tuées à la machette

Agence France-Presse
À Istanbul, la vie discrète des Arméniens

Agence France-Presse
Assad accuse Ankara d’avoir saboté le plan de l’ONU pour Alep

Agence France-Presse
La violence antisémite en très forte hausse dans le monde

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : nouveau pas vers le chaos

Agence France-Presse
Pakistan : une Américaine blessée par balles par des sympathisants de l’EI

Agence France-Presse
Génocide cambodgien : « Il faut que toute la vérité soit faite »

Agence France-Presse
Chine : une éminente journaliste condamnée pour diffusion de « secrets d’État »

Agence France-Presse
Mer de Chine: É.-U., Japon et Corée du Sud inquiets face à Pékin

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 17 avril

Books

Christopher Clark | London Review of Books
How powerful was the Kaiser?

John Lukacs | The New York Review of Books
Stalin and Hitler: Monsters Together

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