SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - Updated at 2000 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Editorial — The Globe and Mail
Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal in Ukraine remains a mystery

Colin Freeze — The Globe and Mail
What’s it like to work as a spy?

Peter Foster — National Post
Socialism’s die-hard true believers

George Jonas — National Post
Vladimir Putin’s 19th-century muse

Michael Den Tandt — National Post
Canada's unrequited love for Barack Obama

Heather Mallick — The Toronto Star
Finding the right word

International News

The Associated Press
Big Bang, evolution, climate change widely doubted in U.S.

CBC News
Earth Day selfies: NASA to create ‘mosaic image’ of Earth

The Associated Press
Detailed images of wartime wrecks off England captured by AUV - More

The Associated Press
Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

The Associated Press
Former Iron Curtain still a barrier for deer

The Christian Science Monitor
Pentagon is cool to sanctions on Russian arms firm

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas

Thomson Reuters News
Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine crisis orchestrated by U.S., Sergey Lavrov says

Agence France-Presse
Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine, says Lavrov

The Associated Press
Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

Thomson Reuters News
Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt - More

The Associated Press
UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

National Post
Mahmoud Abbas threatens to hand West Bank over to Israel

The Associated Press
Afghan election commission delays vote results

The Associated Press
Pakistani army seeks closure of TV channel

Thomson Reuters News
Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away three crewmembers

The Associated Press
Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

Thomson Reuters News
China won't swallow ‘bitter pill’ of ceding sovereign rights: CMC chairman

The Associated Press
Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

Thomson Reuters News
Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable Tokyo sushi counter

The Christian Science Monitor
Obama flies stag to Asia, and Japanese don't like it

The Associated Press
MH370: Australia to deploy powerful sonar in search

Thomson Reuters News
Australia vows to keep searching

The Associated Press
Material washed ashore examined in jet hunt

The New York Times
On This Day: April 23 - More - MoD - AP

Agence France-Presse
Hollande promet de ne « pas laisser impunie » la mort de l’otage français

Le Point
Le canon à eau antiémeute... qui ne résiste pas aux balles de tennis

Agence France-Presse
Les États-Unis déploient 600 soldats en Europe

Agence France-Presse
Kosovo : La pression monte pour la création d’un tribunal pour crimes de guerre

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Le gouvernement ukrainien proclame la fin de la trêve

Agence France-Presse
Les séparatistes déterminés face à Kiev

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Soutenu par Washington, Kiev reprend son opération « antiterroriste »

Agence de Presse Thomson Reuters
La Russie déclenche des manœuvres navales en mer Caspienne

Agence de Presse Thomson Reuters
Moscou expulse une diplomate canadienne

Agence France-Presse
Un général de police tué dans un nouvel attentat au Caire

The Associated Press
La Syrie a remis 86 % de son arsenal chimique aux experts internationaux

Agence France-Presse
Damas soupçonné d’utiliser un produit industriel toxique

Agence France-Presse
Liban : début de la présidentielle sans réel favori

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Abbas menace de dissoudre l’Autorité palestinienne

Agence France-Presse
Obama arrive en Asie de l’Est, sur la corde raide

Agence France-Presse
Obama va manger des sushis trois étoiles dans le métro japonais

Journal Sud Ouest
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