SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Updated at 0605 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Paul Heinbecker | The Globe and Mail
Israel and Gaza: With rights come responsibilities

Paul Collier and Acha Leke | The Globe and Mail
Don’t overlook the other Nigeria

Scott Taylor |The Chronicle Herald
RCN frigate’s deployment an ‘empty gesture’

Antoine Robitaille | Le Devoir
Vice royal

International Commentary

Editorial | The Christian Science Monitor
To end Hamas-Israel wars, deal with the mutual despair

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
John Kerry’s gigantic blunder

Doug Collins and J. Randy Forbes | The Washington Times
Answering a higher calling to serve

Jessica T. Mathews | The New York Review of Books
Iraq Illusions

David Carr | The New York Times
At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time

Richard Cohen | The Washington Post
On Israel, the world is blaming the victims

Ernesto Londoño | The Washington Post
One last chance to tip the scales of war

Editorial | The Christian Science Monitor
To end Hamas-Israel wars, deal with the mutual despair

Yuli Novak | The Guardian
When I served, the Israeli military was the most moral in the world

Marc A. Thiessen | The Washington Post
Obama’s failure to stop the Islamic State

John Yemma | The Christian Science Monitor
Countering a digital jihad

David Brooks | The New York Times
No War Is an Island

Adam Hochschild | The New York Times
1914: Colonial Folly, European Suicide

Mike Kirby | London Review of Books
Diary

Rebecca Winson | The Guardian
Rosie the Riveter is no feminist icon - More - More - More

International News

The Christian Science Monitor
US is no safer after 13 years of war, DIA chief says

The Associated Press
Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

The Associated Press
Two military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket

The Associated Press
Lawyers say government suppressed evidence in Blackwater case

Thomson Reuters News
Libya is paying for legal defense of al-Qaeda suspect al-Liby

The Associated Press
FBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder

Slate
Sarah Palin Channel launches - More - More

The Associated Press
Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

CBC News
Amazon launches 3D printed products store

The Associated Press
Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

The Associated Press
Deal on veterans’ health care costs at least $15B

The Associated Press
Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

The Associated Press
US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

The Washington Times
White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine

The Guardian
Susan Rice launches staunch defence of Israel

The Associated Press
Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

The Telegraph
Royal British Legion to unveil Great War digital database

Press Association
Help for Heroes conman faces long jail sentence after admitting fraud - HFH

The Guardian
MoD and Foreign Office sued by Pakistani citizen in Iraq torture case

The Associated Press
AH5017 crash: Plane’s black boxes arrive in France

The Associated Press
France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

The Christian Science Monitor
Why young Europeans are becoming jihadis

The Christian Science Monitor
From the archives: Austria declares war against Serbia - More

The Associated Press
Battle of Tannenberg restaged

The Associated Press
Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

The New York Times
U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions

The Associated Press
Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

The Associated Press
UN rights chief: MH17 downing possible war crime

The Associated Press
Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

The Christian Science Monitor
MH17 only adds to grim toll on civilians in eastern Ukraine

CBC News
Ukraine crisis: On the front lines with a rebel dog

CBC News
Video: OSCE monitor on MH17 disaster

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine claims more territory

The Washington Post
Shelling of Ukraine appears to be anything but random

Los Angeles Times
McDonald’s, Wendy’s in Kremlin’s cross hairs

The Guardian
Pussy Riot members take Kremlin to ECHR

The Washington Post
Chechnya: Where Obama is banned and Steven Seagal is guest of honor

Thomson Reuters News
Libya slides into chaos

The Associated Press
Tripoli oil fire near airport raises fears

The Associated Press
UN presses for Mali peace talks

Thomson Reuters News
Second American contracts Ebola virus in Liberia

The New York Times
Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physicians

CBC News
More than doctors needed to contain Ebola outbreak

The New York Times
Short Staff Tries to Cope With Ebola

The Associated Press
Three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days

The Washington Post
Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports

The Associated Press
Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

The Washington Post
Syrian defector displays images of mutilated bodies

Thomson Reuters News
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

The Wall Street Journal
Israel Says It Is Escalating Gaza Campaign

The Associated Press
Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war - More

Thomson Reuters News
Gaza residents see no joy in Eid

The Associated Press
Gaza militants infiltrate Israel through tunnel

The Christian Science Monitor
Hamas attacks through tunnel rattle Israelis on Gaza border

Thomson Reuters News
Israel denies role in Gaza hospital blast

The Associated Press
Israel says Palestinian rocket misfire hit al-Shifa hospital

The Washington Post
At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

The Associated Press
For Israeli Arabs, torn loyalties amid fear

The Associated Press
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

The New York Times
Even Gaza Truce Is Hard to Win, Kerry Is Finding

Los Angeles Times
More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds

The Associated Press
Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says - More - More

The Washington Post
The one thing everyone in Israel seems to agree on: John Kerry blew it

Thomson Reuters News
After Iraqi army crumbles, Maliki turns to state TV for help

The Associated Press
In Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

The Associated Press
UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

Thomson Reuters News
15 dead in bloody start to Eid al-Fitr

Los Angeles Times
Pentagon audit finds poor control of weapons given to Afghan forces

Thomson Reuters News
Abu Sayyaf militants kill 18 civilians in Philippines

The Christian Science Monitor
Taiwan’s nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters – and snorkelers

The Guardian
China gets richer but more unequal

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

The Associated Press
North Korea reopens international summer camp for kids

The Associated Press
US officials fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp - More

The Christian Science Monitor
China, Japan compete in Latin America

Thomson Reuters News
Hugo Chávez fans launch font in late Venezuelan leader’s handwriting style

The New York Times
On This Day: July 29 - More - MoD - AP

Agence France-Presse
Washington craint une propagation rapide de l’Ébola

The Associated Press
Sarah Palin lance sa chaîne de télévision

Agence France-Presse
La liberté de la presse en danger à cause de la NSA - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Des millions de fidèles déplacés par des conflits religieux

Agence France-Presse
Vol MH17 : les combats en Ukraine empêchent les experts d’enquêter

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : l’écrasement du vol MH17 pourrait être « un crime de guerre »

Agence France-Presse
Crash en Ukraine : douze pays s’accordent pour une enquête pénale commune

Agence France-Presse
L’armée se rapproche du site de l’écrasement du Boeing

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : l’UE durcit ses sanctions contre Moscou, combats intenses dans l’Est

Agence France-Presse
Moscou a violé un traité en testant un missile de croisière, accuse Washington

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Écrasement au Mali : début de l’analyse des boîtes noires

Agence France-Presse
Crash Air Algérie : le scénario de l’accident bientôt connu

Agence France-Presse
Des réservoirs de carburant en feu, Tripoli craint une catastrophe - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Lycéennes enlevées au Nigeria : Hidalgo et Trierweiler continuent le combat

Agence France-Presse
Ébola : le Liberia ferme en partie ses frontières

Agence France-Presse
Turquie : un dignitaire conseille aux femmes d’arrêter de rire fort

Agence France-Presse
Un marchand de thym et ses trois enfants trouvent la mort à Alep

Agence France-Presse
Gaza soumise à un déluge de feu, lourdes pertes pour l’armée d’Israël

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Israël demande à la population d’évacuer la périphérie de Gaza

Agence France-Presse
Gaza : Israël promet « une longue campagne »

Agence France-Presse
Escalade de violence dans la bande de Gaza et le sud d’Israël

Agence France-Presse
L’espoir d’une trêve à Gaza est anéanti

Le Devoir
Une solution diplomatique de plus en plus lointaine

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Découverte de cadavres et combats meurtriers en Irak

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : un cousin de Karzaï tué dans un attentat au turban piégé

Agence France-Presse
Brésil : 64 cas de torture depuis 2010

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 29 juillet

Books

Pete Spotts | The Christian Science Monitor
Neil Armstrong: The astronaut, pilot, and man

Nick Romeo | The Christian Science Monitor
The shadowy transactions that allow American products to kill American troops

Jonathan Freedland | The New York Review of Books
The Liberal Zionists

Jeremy Harding | London Review of Books
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