SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - Updated at 1020 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Roy Culpeper — The Globe and Mail
Lessons of 1914

Editorial — The Globe and Mail
Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal in Ukraine remains a mystery

Colin Freeze — The Globe and Mail
What’s it like to work as a spy?

Kim Mackrael — The Globe and Mail
Why $290-million in foreign aid went unspent - More

Peter Foster — National Post
Socialism’s die-hard true believers

George Jonas — National Post
Vladimir Putin’s 19th-century muse

Michael Den Tandt — National Post
Canada's unrequited love for Barack Obama

Heather Mallick — The Toronto Star
Finding the right word

International News

The Associated Press
Big Bang, evolution, climate change widely doubted in U.S.

CBC News
Earth Day selfies: NASA to create ‘mosaic image’ of Earth

The Associated Press
Detailed images of wartime wrecks off England captured by AUV - More

The Associated Press
Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

Thomson Reuters News
France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat

The Associated Press
Former Iron Curtain still a barrier for deer

The Christian Science Monitor
Pentagon is cool to sanctions on Russian arms firm

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine, Russia, EU may meet to talk gas

Thomson Reuters News
Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows

The Associated Press
Ukraine: Acting president orders new ‘anti-terror’ operation

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine crisis orchestrated by U.S., Sergey Lavrov says

Agence France-Presse
Russia will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine, says Lavrov

The Associated Press
Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

Agence France-Presse
Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage

Thomson Reuters News
Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt - More

The Associated Press
South Sudan conflict: Children, elderly killed in latest slaughter

Thomson Reuters News
Syria’s chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas

The Associated Press
UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

The Jerusalem Post
Pro-Russian TV channel in Ukraine said to combat ‘zombie Zionists’

National Post
Mahmoud Abbas threatens to hand West Bank over to Israel

The Associated Press
Afghan election commission delays vote results

The Associated Press
Pakistani army seeks closure of TV channel

Thomson Reuters News
Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away three crewmembers

The Associated Press
Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

Thomson Reuters News
China won't swallow ‘bitter pill’ of ceding sovereign rights: CMC chairman

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from new nuclear test

The Associated Press
Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

Thomson Reuters News
Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable Tokyo sushi counter

The Christian Science Monitor
Obama flies stag to Asia, and Japanese don't like it

Thomson Reuters News
Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

The Associated Press
MH370: Australia to deploy powerful sonar in search

Thomson Reuters News
Australia vows to keep searching

The Associated Press
Material washed ashore examined in jet hunt

The New York Times
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