SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - Updated at 1900 hrs EST

Canadian News

CTV News
CAF personnel risk their lives by flying over Iraq

CBC News
Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate change

CBC News
Rideau Cottage to get $2 million in security upgrades

The Canadian Press
Trudeau must act now to protect Canada from Trump’s domestic agenda: Business council

CTV News
Minneapolis Somali leaders warn against crossing into Canada

The Canadian Press
Liberals back motion condemning Islamophobia

The Toronto Star
Google, Facebook tell government they take ‘fake news’ seriously

The Canadian Press
Langevin Block, home to PMO, needs new, less offensive name, says Bellegarde - More

CBC News
Ottawa on track for snowiest winter in nearly a decade

CBC News
Balmy temperatures in Edmonton break 100-year-old record

The Canadian Press
Trump sons to attend hotel opening in Vancouver

Time Magazine
The Only Convicted Perpetrator of the 1985 Air India Bombings Has Been Freed

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: February 22

Canadian Commentary

Michael Byers | The Globe and Mail
Canada doesn’t deserve its reputation as a defence laggard

Robyn Urback | CBC News
Just give Donald Trump a chance, they said

Scott Gilmore | Maclean’s
Here’s how one might explain all of the damning ties to Russia

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn | The Ottawa Citizen
Donald Trump's mixed signals on Russia policy

Terry Glavin | National Post
Democracy is a shambles, and you’re a citizen. Get out of your echo chamber

Adrian Lee | Maclean’s
How memeable moments could help world leaders with their Trump problem

Brahma Chellaney | The Globe and Mail
Only diplomacy will tame North Korea

Andrew Coyne | National Post
Hysteria from Conservatives over harmless motion on Islamophobia

Tristin Hopper | National Post
Don’t want to raise the retirement age? Raise the smoking and drinking rates.

International Commentary

Aaron Blake | The Washington Post
President Trump’s war on leaks, explained

Richard Wolffe | The Guardian
Donald Trump’s anti-press conference would be funny – if it weren’t so scary

Alexandra Petri | The Washington Post
The Groundhog Day edition of Hell: Trump 2020 is off to a great start

Phil McDuff | The Guardian
Donald Trump isn’t a madman – he’s the arrogant boss we’ve all seen before

Marc Ambinder | Foreign Policy
America’s intelligence agencies outplay the White House and reveal power of the Deep State

Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Washington is, as always, a notoriously leaky place

Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
Yes, Donald Trump is a monster. But his agenda isn’t all bad

George F. Will | The Washington Post
Restraining the imperial presidency

E.J. Dionne, Jr. | The Washington Post
Admit it: Trump is unfit to serve

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post
The coverup in search of a crime

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Why do smart people in the White House do stupid things? Because Trump tells them to.

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Trump’s rant over leaks won’t help him - More

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
Reality will get its revenge on Donald Trump

John Podesta | The Washington Post
Trump’s dangerous strategy to undermine reality

Christine Emba | The Washington Post
The Trump brand was built on winning. So what happens when it starts to lose?

Andrew A. Michta | Carnegie Europe
A Common Threat Assessment for NATO?

Martin Kettle | The Guardian
Brexit Britain’s NATO strategy is fatally flawed

International News

The Associated Press
The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world - More - More

The Guardian
William Happer calls climate scientists ‘glassy-eyed cult’

The Associated Press
Trump blasts media, takes message ‘straight to the people’

Reuters News Agency
Trump on the defensive in first solo news conference

CNN News
An amazing moment in history: Donald Trump's press conference

The Guardian
Donald Trump news conference: What was all that ‘ranting and raving’ about?

The Associated Press
Trump administration says it will revise travel ban - More

The Associated Press
‘Day without immigrants’ protests being held across U.S.

CNBC News
Women’s March organizers plan ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike on IW Day - More

USA Today
Trump falsely claims biggest Electoral College win since Reagan

The Washington Post
Campaigning like it’s 2016: Trump stuck in time warp

USA Today
‘Chaos.’ ‘Mess.’ ‘Fake news.’ ‘Turmoil.’ Trump lets loose at press conference.

The Associated Press
Trump says White House ‘fine-tuned machine,’ despite turmoil - More

CBC News
Trump’s leaky White House could sink trust of Russia-wary allies

Reuters News Agency
U.S. lawmakers push for answers on Trump team’s Russia ties

The Guardian
Top Trump diplomacy: The president’s calls and calamities with world leaders

The Associated Press
Under Trump, Republicans suddenly not so keen on investigations

Reuters News Agency
Trump’s pick for NSA turns down offer - More - More

People Magazine
Mrs Trump goes to Washington - More - More

The Washington Post
In a news conference for the ages, Trump attacks his favorite foil: The media - More

The New York Times
Trump Denounces ‘Low-Life Leakers,’ Pledging to Hunt Them Down - More

The Guardian
Tony Blair calls on remainers to ‘rise up in defence of our beliefs’

Reuters News Agency
Financial probe of French presidential candidate François Fillon to proceed

The Guardian
Why did the Dutch smartphone user cross the road?

The Associated Press
Cyprus peace talks meeting ends abruptly, blaming ensues

The Globe and Mail
Tunisia: North Africa’s new jihadi hotbed

The Washington Post
The Pentagon said it wouldn’t use depleted uranium rounds against ISIS

The Associated Press
Israel warns Hezbollah after its leader threatens to hit reactor

Reuters News Agency
Baghdad car bomb claimed by ISIS kills 45

The Associated Press
Survivors in Yemen describe horror of U.S. raid which killed at least 26

The Associated Press
ISIS claims responsibility after Pakistani shrine attack kills at least 75

The Associated Press
Two More Arrests in Killing of North Korean Leader’s Half-Brother

CBC News
Take a look at members of North Korea’s ruling family

Reuters News Agency
Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

Reuters News Agency
Antarctic sea ice hits record low early data shows

The New York Times
On This Day: February 22

Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump menace les auteurs des fuites dans la presse

Agence France-Presse
Washington prêt à coopérer avec la Russie si cela « sert » ses intérêts

Agence France-Presse
France : la pression s’accroît sur François Fillon, la gauche divisée

La Presse Canadienne
La planète a besoin de l’UE, déclare Justin Trudeau

Agence France-Presse
Des rebelles soutenus par Ankara « nettoient » le fief djihadiste d’Al-Bab

Agence France-Presse
Près de 40 morts dans un attentat de l’EI à Bagdad

Agence France-Presse
La Malaisie promet de remettre le corps de Kim à la Corée du Nord

Agence France-Presse
Soldats et jeunes mariés honorent la mémoire de Kim Jong-Il

Agence France-Presse
Le Venezuela veut maintenant couper CNN en espagnol sur internet

Agence France-Presse
Trump demande à Caracas de libérer «immédiatement» un célèbre opposant

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