SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 30 January 2015 - Updated at 1200 hrs EST

Canadian News

CBC News
Canadian troops try to avoid danger spots, says CDS

The Toronto Star
CDS says soldiers still within non-combat mandate

The Toronto Star
Suicide claimed 19 soldiers in 2014, military says

National Post
Toronto ranked ‘best place to live’

CBC News
CSIS to be granted massive expansion of its powers - More

CBC News
CSE’s Levitation project: Agencies ‘drowning in data’ and unable to follow leads

CBC News
Anti-terror bill briefing for MPs scheduled during question period

The Toronto Star
Public safety bill will expand anti-terror powers

National Post
ISIS sympathizer’s road to jihad tracked

The Globe and Mail
Canada has no plans to scale back Ebola mission in Sierra Leone

CBC News
Canadian dollar slips below 79 cents - More

The Globe and Mail
Wife of jailed Saudi blogger seeks Harper’s help

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: January 30

Canadian Commentary

Tim Harper | The Toronto Star
Stephen Harper spinning gold from his little Iraq war

Roland Paris and Thomas Juneau | The Globe and Mail
Has Canada drifted into a combat mission in Iraq?

Matthew Fisher | National Post
‘Openness’ over combat with ISIS bites Harper government

John Ivison | National Post
Tories open about Iraq mission because the majority of people actually support it

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
Snowden and the dark sophistry of CSE

Steve Hewitt | The Globe and Mail
Skepticism: the critical counter-terror tool

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Show us the video of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Omar El Akkad | The Globe and Mail
Water wars will be the new political and economic divide

Rick Salutin | The Toronto Star
First they took Athens, now it’s time for Berlin

Kelly McParland | National Post
We didn’t learn from the last oil surprise

International Commentary

Robert Kagan | The Washington Post
Why Netanyahu should cancel

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post
Do we really mean ‘never again’?

The Economist
The Arctic: Not so cool

Warren Dockter | The Telegraph
Who were Winston Churchill’s biggest heroes?

Con Coughlin | The Telegraph
Putin’s meddling in Europe is not limited to Greece

Adrian Bridge | The Telegraph
Vive la France! Why I’m fighting for Napoleon

Fareed Zakaria | The Washington Post
Obama’s positive foreign policy in India

Clifford D. May | National Post
A murder in Argentina

Editorial | The New York Times
Inconvenient Truths in Afghanistan

Gail Collins | The New York Times
The Days of Wine and Droning

International News

Thomson Reuters News
Climate change will make storms nastier

The Washington Post
Army deletes tweet referring to ‘chinks’ in armor

The Washington Post
Secret Service’s deputy chief viewed as obstacle to reform

The Washington Post
The case for not banning drone flights in the Washington, DC, area

The Christian Science Monitor
Pentagon wrestles with how to shield current veterans from budget cuts

The Associated Press
New chief of CIA Clandestine Service is spying veteran

The Associated Press
Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

The Telegraph
UK summons Russian ambassador after Tu-95s disrupt civil air traffic

The Globe and Mail
Russian bombers over English Channel raise stakes with Moscow

The Telegraph
Winston Churchill’s feats impossible to match - More

The Telegraph
Sir Winston Churchill inspired the whole world, says David Cameron

The Telegraph
Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill restored to full glory

The Telegraph
Former Royal Navy chef jailed over sea bass scam

The Associated Press
Frenchman linked to attackers charged, incarcerated

Agence France-Presse
Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

National Post
Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis

The Associated Press
12 civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine

Thomson Reuters News
Rebel envoy says traveling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE

The Associated Press
Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop

CBC News
Superwealthy could pose challenge for Putin

The Associated Press
Russia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin ally

Agence France-Presse
Tripoli rivals would join peace talks ‘if held in Libya’

The Associated Press
Egyptian officials raise death toll of Sinai attacks to 32 - More

Thomson Reuters News
Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 30 killed in Sinai

Agence France-Presse
Nigerian fighter jets bomb town held by Boko Haram

The Associated Press
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

Agence France-Presse
DRC army in new offensive against Rwanda rebels

Agence France-Presse
African Union: Mugabe tipped for top job

The Telegraph
Turkey accused of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian genocide trial

The Washington Post
Erdogan says history will be the judge of the ‘Armenian genocide’

CBC News
Dogs of war: From soldiers to strays, man’s best friend on the battlefield

Thomson Reuters News
Hopes of return muted in devastated Kobani

Bloomberg News
Israel and Hezbollah pull back from brink of war

Agence France-Presse
Gaza flotilla lawyers asks ICC to reconsider probe

The Associated Press
With deadline for possible prisoner swap past, Islamic State silent

Thomson Reuters News
Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

The Telegraph
Isil could seize more hostages at Syria border

The Associated Press
Senior Kurdish military commander killed in Iraq

The Telegraph
What should Michelle Obama have worn in Saudi Arabia? - More

Agence France-Presse
New Saudi king announces major government shake-up: royal decrees

Agence France-Presse
Saudi blogger’s health worsening, wife says

The New York Times
U.S. Suddenly Goes Quiet on Effort to Bolster Afghan Forces

Agence France-Presse
Three US contractors killed in Kabul ‘insider attack’

The Washington Post
Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

Agence France-Presse
Burmese police probe army over murders

Bloomberg News
AirAsia pilots cut critical computer

The Globe and Mail
MH370 families closer to compensation

The Associated Press
Chinese MH370 relatives reject word that passengers are dead

Thomson Reuters News
Thai vigilantes take up fight against human trafficking

The Associated Press
Vietnam grounds decades-old UH-1 Huey choppers after fatal crash - Photo - More

The Associated Press
Philippines mourns 44 commandos; terror suspect hunted

The New York Times
Latest Internet Clampdown Spurs Outrage Across China

Thomson Reuters News
North Korea demanded $10bn in cash and food to attend talks with South

Thomson Reuters News
At root of Argentina spy intrigue: a deal with Iran

The Associated Press
Dominican Republic retires most of its oil debt to Venezuela

The New York Times
On This Day: January 30 - More

Le Point
Non, le prochain Air Force One ne sera pas un Airbus

Agence France-Presse
Le Royaume-Uni commémore la mort de Churchill, le « Vieux Lion » éternel

Agence France-Presse
Jihadistes pour la Syrie : quatre arrestations en Belgique

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : pourparlers de paix attendus à Minsk

Le Point Afrique
Tunisie - Gouvernement Essid : couacs en cascade

Agence France-Presse
Egypte : al-Sissi écourte sa visite en Ethiopie après les 26 morts du Sinaï

Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram « nécessite une réponse collective, efficace et décisive »

Agence France-Presse
Otage du groupe EI : Amman attend toujours une preuve de vie de son pilote

Agence France-Presse
La santé du blogueur saoudien Raef Badaoui en danger, selon son épouse

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : les talibans revendiquent l’attaque contre des Américains

Agence France-Presse
Pakistan : 12 morts dans un attentat contre une mosquée chi’ite

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-Un va faire ses premiers pas diplomatiques

Journal Sud Ouest
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