SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - Updated at 2100 hrs EDT

Canadian News

The Canadian Press
Pte. Albert Laubenstein laid to rest - More

CBC News
Bill C-51 passes in HoC - More

CBC News
Drones that broadcast live HD video now a reality

Toronto Sun
Veterans would be given priority in hiring for Ontario government jobs

Toronto Sun
Laureen Harper pays tribute to Holocaust victims

The Canadian Press
Canadian tourists warned to limit movements, remain vigilant in Mexico

CBC News
New Stargazer Lottie doll inspired by Victoria girl

The Canadian Press
Canadian doctor describes daring rescue on Mediterranean Sea

Toronto Star
Pilot’s assault conviction comes with warning to Air Canada - More

CBC News
Mike Duffy trial, Day 20 - More - More

The Globe and Mail
PMO urged changes to Duffy audit, RCMP officers say

CBC News
Omar Khadr said to pose ‘low-moderate’ risk to commit future crimes - More - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: May 6

Canadian Commentary

George Petrolekas | The Globe and Mail
The CAF has serious faults. But it can fix itself

editorial | The Globe and Mail
Bill C-51: Soon to be law, and as murky as ever

International Commentary

David B. Crist | Politico
What Obama Should Learn From Reagan’s War With Iran

Noah Millman | Politico
The African Century

International News

Toronto Star
U.S. army fights ‘Jade Helm’ conspiracy theories

Thomson Reuters News
Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

Politico
Barack Obama’s true nuclear test: North Korea

Politico
The Pentagon looks to Joe Dunford to help rein in personnel costs

The Associated Press
Doubts raised about Islamic State’s claim in Texas attack

Space News
SpaceX Tests Dragon Pad Abort System - More - More

The Associated Press
Progress, Russian space cargo ship, to fall from orbit Friday

The Associated Press
Carbon dioxide at levels that haven’t been seen in about 2 million years

Thomson Reuters News
German police detain four over planned attacks on Muslims, refugees

The Associated Press
Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

Thomson Reuters News
EU seeks UN approval to seize migrant boats, Russia against destruction

Thomson Reuters News
Erdogan, Turkish Cypriot leader urge Greek Cypriots to step up peace efforts

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine leader warns of worsening conflict, peace envoys more hopeful

Thomson Reuters News
EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini says destabilized Russia in nobody’s interest

Thomson Reuters News
Libya’s coast guard detains almost 600 African migrants

Thomson Reuters News
Forces loyal to Libya’s official government claim they shot down rival war plane

Thomson Reuters News
Nigerians fleeing Lake Chad in Niger say some have died from lack of food, water

Thomson Reuters News
Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

Thomson Reuters News
Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighbouring countries

Thomson Reuters News
Turkish electoral body rejects Kurdish complaint against Erdogan

Thomson Reuters News
Turkey holds prosecutors over spy agency’s Syria-bound truck

The Globe and Mail
Amnesty International report claims Syrian air campaign is a war crime

Thomson Reuters News
Assad says army to reinforce besieged troops in northwest Syria

Thomson Reuters News
Banned in Syria, Muslim Brotherhood members trickle home

Thomson Reuters News
Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

Thomson Reuters News
Pentagon sees ‘tough’ Iraqi battle to secure Baiji oil refinery

Thomson Reuters News
King’s changes make Saudi policy less predictable

Thomson Reuters News
Houthi shells kill five in Saudi border town

Thomson Reuters News
Aid agencies may stop Yemen work, Houthis say raids kill 43

Thomson Reuters News
Over 120 die in Yemen as Houthis take key Aden district

Thomson Reuters News
Yemen conflict opens door to al-Qaeda, says Federica Mogherini

Thomson Reuters News
Yemen, in letter to U.N., urges ground intervention to save country

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. Navy stops accompanying ships through Strait of Hormuz

Thomson Reuters News
Iran says dispute over seized Maersk ship could be settled in days

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

Thomson Reuters News
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says no place for military threats in nuclear talks

Thomson Reuters News
Afghan judge sentences four to death for mob killing of woman - More

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistani army accuses India of backing terrorism in rare rebuke

Thomson Reuters News
Rescuers step up hunt for bodies in quake-hit Nepal trekking village

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. envoy to India says worried by activist, charity clampdown

Thomson Reuters News
Militants rob bank in Bangladesh to raise funds

Thomson Reuters News
Thai army finds six more bodies near suspected human trafficking camp

Thomson Reuters News
Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

The New York Times
On This Day: May 6

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