SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - Updated at 1225 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Edmonton Sun
Terrorist “hoax” results in Edmonton woman charged

The Canadian Press
Canada urged to send peacekeepers to CAR

The Windsor Star
Windsor to erect memorial to peacekeeping and Afghan War

The Windsor Star
Windsor’s First World War memorial comes out of the shadows

The Windsor Star
Windsor Armouries to be repurposed - More - More

Guelph Mercury
Walter Clark: From Crimean War trumpeter to leading Guelph citizen - More

The Canadian Press
Canada sending hundreds of monitors to Ukraine presidential election

The Globe and Mail
PRNPR dunes reopened to public - More

CBC News
RCMP’s Piaggio executive plane up for auction online

CBC News
Ex-girlfriend testifies in sex assault trial of GTA doctors

The Whig-Standard
RMC cadet receives severe reprimand for assault

The Ottawa Citizen
Lawyer targeted by CAF over positive review of his book - More - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: April 24

Canadian Commentary

Noémi Mercier and Alec Castonguay — Maclean’s
Our military’s disgrace - More

Michael Bliss — The Globe and Mail
Why is Canada sending CF-18s to Poland?

Gary Bass — The Globe and Mail
The act of defiance that infuriated Henry Kissinger

Haroon Siddiqui — The Toronto Star
India votes: A million challenges in this election

Editorial — The Toronto Star
Why is the Harper government validating Egypt’s jailers?

James Cudmore — CBC News
Heartbleed bug delay begs explanation from Revenue Canada

International Commentary

Editorial Board — The Christian Science Monitor
Why Obama reassures allies

Dana Milbank — The Washington Post
Overseas, President Obama projects a whole lot of nothing

George F. Will — The Washington Post
Barack Obama, the adolescent president

Editorial Board — The Washington Post
Clapper’s gag order does not stir trust

Robert J. Samuelson — The Washington Post
Media bias explained in two studies

International News

The Associated Press
UK police seek to halt Britons joining Syria rebels - More

Agence France-Presse
All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

The Associated Press
France warns against war in Ukraine

The Christian Science Monitor
US troops arriving in Eastern Europe

Thomson Reuters News
Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine revolt shows faces, but whose are the brains?

Thomson Reuters News
Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine troops retake checkpoint from Pro-Russian separatists

The Washington Post
Clashes spread across eastern Ukraine

The Christian Science Monitor
For some, Russia’s tactics hark back to Soviet practices

Thomson Reuters News
Libya faces enormous security challenge: U.S. diplomat

The Associated Press
Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

The Christian Science Monitor
Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt’s ultra-conservative Salafists

Thomson Reuters News
Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

The Associated Press
South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

The Associated Press
UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

Thomson Reuters News
Syria’s chemical weapons removal: Chlorine gas sparks suspicion

The Christian Science Monitor
Encircled and alone, Lebanese village braces for Syrian assault

Thomson Reuters News
Hamas, Abbas’s PLO announce reconciliation agreement - More

Agence France-Presse
Israeli ministers mull reprisals for Palestinian unity deal

Thomson Reuters News
China welcomes Palestinian unity deal, hopes will help peace

Agence France-Presse
Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq - More

The Associated Press
UN fund pays $990 million in Kuwait compensation

The Associated Press
Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack - More

The Associated Press
Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistani fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border - More

Dawn
US embassy asked to remove Sheikh Rashid from ‘no-fly’ list

The Associated Press
Kashmiris stage protests during Indian election

The Associated Press
China splurging on military as US pulls back

The Associated Press
Pyongyang’s pop queens stage comeback

Thomson Reuters News
China says it will maintain patrols near Japan’s new island base

Thomson Reuters News
Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan

Thomson Reuters News
Beach debris not from MH370 - More

The Canberra Times
Duntroon: The class of 2014

Thomson Reuters News
Marshall Islands sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure

The New York Times
On This Day: April 24 - More - MoD - AP

Agence France-Presse
Gouvernance d’internet : les États-Unis sur la sellette après l’affaire Snowden

Agence France-Presse
Bradley Manning devient légalement Chelsea Manning

Agence France-Presse
Guantánamo, ses eaux turquoises, son cinéma en plein air, sa prison

Agence France-Presse
Au procès d’Abou Hamza, les jurés plongent dans l’encyclopédie du jihad

Agence France-Presse
Le Kosovo se dote à contrecoeur d’un tribunal pour crimes de guerre

Agence France-Presse
La Russie en trouble-fête pour le 5e anniversaire du Partenariat oriental

Agence France-Presse
Obama menace la Russie de « nouvelles sanctions »

Agence France-Presse
Violences au Soudan du Sud : le Soudan demande une enquête

Agence France-Presse
Soudan du sud : Washington et Paris favorables à des sanctions

Agence France-Presse
L’Arménie commémore le génocide sous le signe de « condoléances » turques - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : pas d’amélioration de l’accès humanitaire

Agence France-Presse
Kaboul : trois Américains tués par un policier afghan dans un hôpital

Agence France-Presse
Obama demande l’aide de Pékin sur le dossier nord-coréen

Agence France-Presse
Venezuela : face aux pénuries, Maduro lance son « offensive » économique

Agence France-Presse
Iles Senkaku : Obama choisit son camp

Le Point
24 avril 1671. Suicide de François Vatel à Chantilly

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 24 avril