SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 30 August 2014 - Updated at 0005 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
Petawawa neighbourhood cordoned off as OPP face armed man - More

Postmedia News
Surplus military hardware donated to police agencies

The Ottawa Citizen
CANSOFCOM looking for new gear

The Ottawa Citizen
NRC’s technology could help bring U.S. military’s Iron Man to life

The Canadian Press
CF-18s edge closer to Russian airspace

CBC News
Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges Canada to boost defence spending

The Globe and Mail
Canada balks at NATO push to increase defence spending

National Post
Russia unleashes counter-troll in response to Canada’s ‘Map Of Russia’

Postmedia News
Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada begs for troops

Postmedia News
Canada looks to join NATO force

CBC News
Putin says Russia aims to strengthen its Arctic position

CBC News
Is mapping the North Pole seabed worth the time and money?

The Ottawa Citizen
Tattoo ’67 women reunite

The Edmonton Journal
Humbled officers still wanted to serve in First World War

The Ottawa Citizen
Remains of great warship from War of 1812 largely forgotten

CBC News
Calgary brothers join ranks of Canadians fighting for ISIS - More

CTV News
A number of Canadians engage in terror abroad

The Globe and Mail
Canadian’s journey to jihad shows failure to counter militant recruitment

The Canadian Press
Canada is sending relief supplies to Iraq

CTV News
Bullet- and grenade-proof Mercedes-Benz SUV is made in Canada - More

CBC News
Canada’s premiers pose like it’s 1864 in Charlottetown - More

The Ottawa Citizen
New top advisers selected for key committee on public service

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: August 30

Canadian Commentary

Paul Koring | The Globe and Mail
How Vladimir Putin reinvigorated NATO

Milana Nikolko and David Carment | The Globe and Mail
As Ukraine ruptures, its president rolls the political dice

Kelly McParland | National Post
Putin’s czarist fantasies put Europe on brink of the unthinkable

Eric Morse | The Ottawa Citizen
Putin’s plunder signals gloves are off in Ukraine

Katrina A. Clarke | National Post
How bad does a passenger have to be to get a plane turned around?

Elizabeth Renzetti | The Globe and Mail
Have we lost all sense of how to behave when we fly?

Harvey Schachter | The Globe and Mail
Stressed and cranky? E-mail could be the cause

International Commentary

Tom Tugendhat | The Telegraph
Scotland’s brave soldiers denied a say in the country they defend

Clive Thompson | The New York Times
End the Tyranny of 24/7 Email

Rupert Sutton | The Washington Times
The radical side of social media

Henry Kissinger | The Wall Street Journal
The Assembly of a New World Order

Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post
Are we at war again?

Jakub Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell | The National Interest
Limited War Is Back

Anne Applebaum | The Washington Post
War in Europe is not a hysterical idea

Gene Poteat | The Washington Times
A timid response to crisis across a terrified globe

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Vladimir Putin Tests the West in Ukraine

Pyotr Romanov | The Moscow Times
Putin's Popularity Masks an Uncomfortable Reality

Editorial | The Guardian
Russia’s lies and deception

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Putin must pay for his aggression

Kurt Volker and Erik Brattberg | The Washington Post
NATO must not fold to Putin

Dan Peleschuk | Global Post
The conflict in Ukraine just got worse

Paul Starobin | The National Interest
The Eternal Collapse of Russia

Shaun Walker | The Guardian
Inside Putinworld, where few risk speaking truth to power

Monica Crowley | The Washington Times
Obama on the Islamic State: Who’s on first? - Video

Victor Davis Hanson | The Washington Times
Obama fails history 101

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Obama’s can’t-do attitude

Warren L. Dean Jr. | The Washington Times
The duffer-in-chief

Fareed Zakaria | The Washington Post
Fighting the Islamic State

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
Saudi Arabia’s dilemma

Room for Debate | The New York Times
Homegrown Terrorists and the West

Lionel Beehner | The National Interest
Paying Ransoms: What the Barbary Pirates Teach Us about ISIS

Editorial Team | Global Post
What James Foley meant to a global news team

Paul Krugman | The New York Times
The Fall of France

Behlul Ozkan | The New York Times
Turkey’s Imperial Fantasy

Daniel Pipes | The Washington Times
Talking Turkey with an Islamist academician

Hannah Suh | The National Interest
The Islamic State’s Dangerous Influence in Asia

George F. Will | Washington Post Writers Group
China’s naval challenge slips beneath the radar

Bill Gertz | The Washington Times
U.S. flexes B-2 muscle in show of force on China’s doorstep

David Shafer | The New York Times
A Scandal at the C.I.A., Maybe

Babbage | The Economist
Divining reality from the hype

Babbage | The Economist
Non-lethal weapons: Thou shalt not kill, in theory

International News

The Associated Press
Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran - More

The New York Times
Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria

The New York Times
U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

The Associated Press
At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

The Washington Post
Islamic State waterboarded Foley, others

The Washington Times
Terror chatter soars as 9/11 anniversary approaches

The New York Times
As Blackwater Trial Closes, Focus on Period Before Chaos

The Associated Press
Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

The Washington Times
Buyer’s remorse: Local cops want to unload military equipment feds gave them

The Wall Street Journal
Google Drones Lift Industry Hopes

Daily Mail
Bárðarbunga briefly burbles with a midnight fissure eruption - More

Daily Mail
Al-Qaeda instruction: Blow up Sandhurst and supermarkets (but only on a Friday) - More

The Telegraph
UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’ - More

The Guardian
David Cameron promises new UK powers to tackle ISIS terror threat

The Guardian
Death of British soldier in Afghanistan helicopter crash ruled an accident

National Post
Painful memories rewired in mice, sparking hope for PTSD treatment

The Associated Press
Laws to fight extremism unveiled in Netherlands

Thomson Reuters News
Poland Blocks Airspace for Plane Carrying Russian Defense Minister

The Guardian
Emergency NATO, UN and EU meetings after Russian invasion claim

Postmedia News
Ukraine asks NATO for ‘real’ military support - More

The Washington Post
Rebels besiege trapped Ukrainian volunteer soldiers

The Associated Press
Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

The Washington Post
The chilling indifference of Russia to its soldiers in Ukraine

The Washington Post
Canada joins the stupid Twitter war between Russia and the West

National Post
NATO satellite photos of Russian troops in Ukraine?

The Telegraph
Vladimir Putin: Don’t mess with nuclear-armed Russia - More

The Guardian
Putin threatens standoff in the Arctic

The Telegraph
All monkeys cured in trial of new Ebola drug

Thomson Reuters News
New Turkish cabinet spells little major policy shift

Thomson Reuters News
Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

The Telegraph
Islamic State seeks to use bubonic plague as a weapon of war

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers detained by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers on Golan Heights

The Economist
Israelis and Palestinians breathe a sigh of relief

The Washington Post
In wake of war in Gaza, a fight over numbers goes on

The Telegraph
Hamas leader praises ‘balance of terror’ with Israel

The Economist
Why and how Westerners go to fight in Syria and Iraq

The Washington Post
Once again, militants use Guantánamo-inspired orange suit in an execution

The Associated Press
Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

Thomson Reuters News
Iran’s foreign minister hopes for nuclear accord

The Associated Press
With a Splat, Paintball Fires Into Afghanistan

National Post
Closing time at Kandahar Airfield

The Associated Press
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Postmedia News
Australian jihadist has long history of mental illness

The Economist
Colombia’s peace process: The moment of truth

The New York Times
On This Day: August 30

Agence France-Presse
William McRaven, le patron des forces spéciales américaines, prend sa retraite

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Obama veut une coalition contre l’EI, mais n’a « pas de stratégie »

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : Barack Obama, nouveau roi de la godille ?

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : Washington accuse Moscou de « mentir »

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Nouvelle frousse en Islande après une éruption volcanique - Plus

Agence de Presse Thomson Reuters
Écosse : les partisans de l’indépendance gagnent du terrain

Agence France-Presse
L’OTAN somme Moscou de cesser ses « actions militaires illégales »

Agence France-Presse
Kiev veut relancer le processus d’adhésion à l’Otan

Agence France-Presse
Poutine vante les « succès » des séparatistes prorusses

Agence de Presse Thomson Reuters
Vladimir Poutine intervient en faveur de soldats ukrainiens encerclés

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : Près de 2.600 tués dans le conflit dans l’Est, selon l’Onu

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
La première bataille contre l’Ébola a été perdue, selon MSF

Agence France-Presse
Le nouveau PM turc Davutoglu présente son gouvernement

Agence France-Presse
Trois millions de Syriens ont fui leur pays

Agence France-Presse
L’EI exécute « plus de 160 soldats syriens »

Agence France-Presse
Des otages de l’EI soumis au supplice de la noyade

Le Point
James Foley pouvait être échangé contre une certaine « Lady al-Qaida »

Agence France-Presse
Angelina Jolie dénonce un « échec collectif » sur la Syrie

Agence France-Presse
Le Hamas trace ses lignes rouges pour une paix durable avec Israël

Agence France-Presse
Khaled Mechaal : « Personne ne peut désarmer le Hamas »

Agence France-Presse
Irak : l’EI se retire d’un champ pétrolier après y avoir mis le feu

Agence France-Presse
Pakistan : l’armée promue arbitre du conflit entre gouvernement et manifestants

Journal Sud Ouest
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