SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - Updated at 0734 hrs EST

Canadian News

CBC News
Canadian arms makers get green light to sell to Ukraine - More - More

CBC News
Dutch documentary tackles ‘haunting’ Russell Williams interrogation

The Canadian Press
Canadian Forces touts plan to buy Australian F-18s - Photo

The Canadian Press
F-35 Lightning II, Super Hornet top list of potential new fighters for Canada - More

Reuters News Agency
Lockheed Martin could beat Boeing in race to supply Canada jets

The Gazette
New foundation aims to reach military veterans throughout Quebec

National Post
Veterans Affairs apologizes after power failure left thousands without toilets at Vimy 100

The Gazette
Canadian army chaplain brought Hanukkah to war-torn Europe

Global News
Many injuried in plane crash near Fond du Lac, Sask.

CBC News
Canadian Digital Service takes startup approach to building better IT for government

CBC News
Canada's response to Rohingya humanitarian crisis tops $50M

Global News
Senior PMO official on leave after allegations by women

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: December 14

Canadian Commentary

Andrew Coyne | National Post
Fighter jet mess reeks of politics, deceit and cowboy economics

David Krayden | CBC News
Defence procurement continues to be more about political strategy than military need

Elinor Sloan | The Globe and Mail
New plan for fighter jet purchase is sensible – but risky

Jonathon Gatehouse | CBC News
Russia, China make gains globally as U.S. influence wanes

Editorial | The Globe and Mail
After Alabama, Donald Trump is a liability for his party

Sarah Kendzior | The Globe and Mail
Alabama proves that appealing to Trump voters is a lost cause. The power is elsewhere.

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Alabama sends a message: Trumpism can be stopped

Konrad Yakabuski | The Globe and Mail
The U.S. hasn’t seen the last of Roy Moore’s ilk

John Robson | National Post
Be relieved Moore didn't win, but skip the petty victory dance

International Commentary

Philip Bump | The Washington Post
Alabama is strong evidence that Trump might want to ignore Bannon’s political advice

The Editorial Board | USA Today
Will Trump’s lows ever hit rock bottom?

David Shulman | The New York Review of Books
Bulldozing the Peace Process in Israel

Ahmed Rashid | The New York Review of Books
Militants & Military: Pakistan’s Unholy Alliance

The Independent | The Independent
President Trump’s Jerusalem decision risks uniting the entire Arab world against the US

Patrick Cockburn | The Independent
Greatest threat to building peace in Iraq is not Isis - it’s Donald Trump picking a fight with Iran - More

Andrew C. McCarthy | The Washington Post
Mueller needs to make a change

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Republicans are worried about the integrity of Mueller’s team. That’s overblown.

International News

The Washington Post
Walter Reed NMMC admits McCain for side effects of treatment for brain cancer

Deutsche Welle
US torture continues at Guantánamo Bay, warns UN expert

The Associated Press
Rod Rosenstein defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing - More

Reuters News Agency
Donald Trump Jr. testifies to Senate committee in Russia probe

BBC News
Steve Bannon: Republican knives out for ex-Trump aide - More

The Associated Press
Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP

The Associated Press
Elections chief: Recount unlikely to change Alabama vote - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S. Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

CBS News
Trump tax plan remarks: First speech since Roy Moore loss

CNN News
USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

Reuters News Agency
Congress secures tax deal, Trump backs 21-percent corporate rate

Reuters News Agency
Federal Reserve raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

Reuters News Agency
Trump administration calls for government IT to adopt cloud services

Reuters News Agency
FCC to vote on net neutrality rules - More

The Washington Post
NOAA scientists call the warming of the Arctic ‘unprecedented over the last 1,500 years’ - More

Reuters News Agency
Ford to base Fusion production in China, ship to U.S. - Photo

CBC News
Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft

Reuters News Agency
Theresa May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

Reuters News Agency
After defeat at home, Theresa May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit

Deutsche Welle
Armchair activism: A lazy person’s guide to saving the planet

Deutsche Welle
Transgender troops — how open is German army?

Reuters News Agency
Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado - More - More

The Associated Press
Poland says opposition to refugees growing in EU

The Associated Press
Space capsule returns to Earth with three ISS astronauts

The Associated Press
Putin calls for swift Ukraine prisoner swap

Reuters News Agency
Putin says will run as independent candidate for new Kremlin term

Reuters News Agency
Putin says Russia won’t be dragged into new arms race with U.S.A.

Reuters News Agency
Vladimir Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals

Reuters News Agency
Putin laments ‘spymania’ gripping Washington

The Associated Press
Putin, in annual address, calls for modern Russia economy

Deutsche Welle
Sahel force could tackle jihadists ‘without antagonizing communities’

Reuters News Agency
Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at police academy in Mogadishu - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Kenyan police assaulted and raped women during election: rights group

Deutsche Welle
Muslim leaders declare East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine

The Associated Press
Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel Trump snub

Reuters News Agency
Islamic State threatens U.S. attacks over Jerusalem decision: statement

Reuters News Agency
Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes

Reuters News Agency
Russia, Saudi Arabia sign atomic energy cooperation roadmap

Reuters News Agency
Saudi king approves $19 billion of economic stimulus steps

Reuters News Agency
U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Burma - More

The Associated Press
Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed

Reuters News Agency
China complains about Taiwan content in U.S. defense act

Reuters News Agency
China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary

Reuters News Agency
Russia, North Korea discuss bilateral 2015 treaty

Reuters News Agency
Russia, North Korea military commission starts first meeting in Pyongyang

Reuters News Agency
Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

Reuters News Agency
Antonio Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war over North Korea

Reuters News Agency
U.N. probes alleged abduction of North Korean restaurant workers, official says

The Sydney Morning Herald
Canada is likely to purchase ageing F-18 Hornets from Australia - More

Reuters News Agency
Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill

The New York Times
On This Day: December 14

Agence France-Presse
Le sénateur John McCain hospitalisé

Agence France-Presse
Le Pentagone confirme la commande de deux avions présidentiels à Boeing

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un détenu de Guantánamo toujours torturé, dit un expert de l'Onu

Agence France-Presse
Des républicains veulent qu’un procureur indépendant enquête sur le FBI

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le fils aîné de Trump interrogé par les sénateurs

Agence France-Presse
Trump « indigne de nettoyer les toilettes » de la bibliothèque Obama

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Nouveau revers pour Theresa May sur le Brexit

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le Brexit, plat de résistance du sommet européen

Agence de Presse Reuters
L’armée française attend toujours le dégel de 700 millions d’euros

Agence de Presse Reuters
Droite et extrême-droite autrichiennes proches d’un accord, selon Sebastian Kurz

Agence de Presse Reuters
Retour sur Terre pour trois spationautes de l’ISS

Agence de Presse Reuters
Vladimir Poutine se plaint d’une opposition russe « peu crédible »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Mnangagwa appelle à la levée des sanctions contre le Zimbabwe

Agence France-Presse
L’Occident furieux alors que la Russie revendique désormais la victoire contre l’EI en Syrie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Fermeture du poste frontière donnant accès à la bande de Gaza

Agence France-Presse
Birmanie : La vie s’est arrêtée dans la région des Rohingyas

Agence de Presse Reuters
L’heure n’est pas à négocier avec Pyongyang, dit la Maison blanche

Agence France-Presse
Six ans de prison pour le vice-président de l’Équateur

Books

William Carter | London Review of Books
The Case of the Missing Barrels

Jacob Heilbrunn | The New York Review of Books
Donald Trump’s Brains

Laura Kipnis | The New York Review of Books
Kick Against the Pricks

Jackson Lears | The New York Review of Books
Rome on the Hudson

Eric Foner | London Review of Books
The Embryo Caesar

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