SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 19 April 2015 - Updated at 0955 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Eric Morse | The Ottawa Citizen
The phoney war in Ukraine

Rudyard Griffiths | The Globe and Mail
Fareed Zakaria: ‘We are meant to be engaged with the big questions’

International Commentary

Editorial | The Observer
The human tragedy in the Mediterranean

Anders Lustgarten | The Guardian
Refugees don’t need our tears. They need us to stop making them refugees

Natan Sharansky | The Washington Post
When did America forget that it’s America?

Matt Lewis | The Telegraph
Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Christopher Walker | The Washington Post
Welcome to the alternate universe of faux democracy

Editorial | Los Angeles Times
Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic

Nick Danforth | The Washington Post
The Middle East’s long sectarian peace

Arman Grigoryan | The Washington Post
Can Armenia move past its hatred of Turkey?

Peter FitzSimons | The Sydney Morning Herald
Forget the chest beating, the Anzacs are still worth celebrating

Adam Boulton | The Telegraph
I can see why politicians love Game of Thrones

International News

The Associated Press
CH-53E Helicopter Is Forced to Land on California Beach

San Francisco Chronicle
Sunken WWII-era carrier USS Independence found off Northern California

The Associated Press
Civil War ‘Silent Sentinels’ still on guard in North, South

The Guardian
US civilians and veterans leave home for Isis fight with help from social media

The Associated Press
Hundreds Gather to Mark 20 Years Since Oklahoma City Bombing - More

The Associated Press
Gyrocopter Pilot Returns to Florida, Awaits Hearing

ABC News
Gyrocopter Pilot Expected to Be Stopped on Way to Capitol Lawn

The Washington Post
Climate change in Arctic would have planet-wide consequences

The Washington Post
30 fake maps that explain the world

Agence France-Presse
E-waste worst offenders include U.S., China - More

The Observer
Scientist who discovered ozone-layer hole warns: ‘it will still take years to heal’

The Observer
Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

The Telegraph
Slough family of six feared to be travelling to Syria

Press Association
Six freed after being questioned over Syria-related terrorism offences

The Observer
Father of jihadi brothers on Syria mission to save surviving son

The Telegraph
Helicopter swoops into Trafalgar Square to save woman who fell from lion

The Telegraph
Royal Navy members charged with sex assault in Canada

The Washington Post
France legalizes whistle-blowing for intelligence leaks

The Associated Press
Extremist Past Mars Makeover of France’s National Front Party

The Associated Press
Ceremonies Mark Liberation of Two Concentration Camps

The New York Times
Warning signs in the mind of Germanwings pilot determined to die

The Associated Press
Sea of Sorrows: Many Migrants Drown Trying to Reach Italy

The Telegraph
Pope urges world action to stop more migrant disasters

The Associated Press
Migrants' ship headed for Italy capsizes north of Libya

The Guardian
700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck off Libya - More

The Guardian
Risking death in the Mediterranean is the least bad option for so many migrants

Thomson Reuters News
Italian navy takes back fishing boat seized near Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Northern Cypriots vote for new leader who can succeed in peace talks

Thomson Reuters News
Russia denies German report it is ready to sign gas deal with Greece

CBC Radio
The Ukrainian casualty of war who never existed

The Guardian
Video mocking Ukrainian separatists goes viral

Thomson Reuters News
Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws

Thomson Reuters News
Heavy clashes in central district, suburb of Tripoli

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 people in Libya

Los Angeles Times
Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of Ethiopians in Libya

Agence France-Presse
Egypt sentences football fans to death in retrial after 2012 riot - More

Thomson Reuters News
Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

Thomson Reuters News
Islamist group claims attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians

The Guardian
Dadaab refugee camp closure would risk 350,000 Somali lives

Thomson Reuters News
Al Shabaab militants kill regional Somali legislator in capital

Thomson Reuters News
Somalia’s al Shabaab fighters attack African Union troops

Thomson Reuters News
Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Erbil - More

Thomson Reuters News
Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State

The Washington Post
Iraqis unearth mass graves in city where Islamic State ruled

Thomson Reuters News
U.S., allies target Islamic State with 20 air strikes in Iraq, Syria

Thomson Reuters News
Obama urges Gulf nations to help calm chaos in Libya

Thomson Reuters News
Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations

Thomson Reuters News
Thousands of Yemeni troops along Saudi border side with President Hadi

Thomson Reuters News
Former president defiant as humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

The Toronto Star
Yemen’s skateboarders at a time of war

The Washington Post
Yemen grinds to a halt for paucity of petrol

Thomson Reuters News
Xi Jinping urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king

Los Angeles Times
Al-Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

Thomson Reuters News
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a U.S. ‘myth’

The Washington Post
ISIS claims first deadly bombing in Afghanistan

The Washington Post
Vietnam: Legacies of war

Thomson Reuters News
North Korea warns U.S. envoy of more than a knife attack

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-un climbs North Korea’s highest mountain

The Telegraph
Prince Harry on attachment with Australian military - Photos

The Sydney Morning Herald
Australians gather in Turkey ahead of Anzac Day services at Gallipoli

The Sydney Morning Herald
Gallipoli: These are the things you need to know

Stuff
Anzac Day terror plot foiled by Melbourne anti-terrorism raids - More

The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian War Memorial director delivers reassuring words for Anzac Day spectators

The Sydney Morning Herald
Sevdet Besim leaves trail of Islamic radicalisation on social media

The Telegraph
Male model from Australia dies fighting for Islamic State

The Sydney Morning Herald
Iran to share secret intelligence with Australia in fight against Islamic State

The Guardian
Cuba’s love for Obama swells

The New York Times
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