SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

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Canadian News

The Canadian Press
Canadian defence spending among lowest in NATO

The Globe and Mail
Canadian military police to review sex-assault cases

CBC News
No Canadian compensation for families of Gurkhas killed in Kabul blast

The Globe and Mail
Sick veterans urge Health Minister to further probe tainted medical marijuana

The Canadian Press
CSIS director Michel Coulombe to step down at end of May

CBC News
Soldiers of fortune: MBA students get leadership lessons from ex-commandos

CBC News
Girl Guides of Canada cancelling trips to the U.S., citing travel concerns

CBC News
One man’s brush with death crossing U.S.-Quebec border

The Canadian Press
Omar Khadr recovering from 19-hour shoulder surgery

CBC News
Canada Revenue Agency online services running again

CBC News
Federal officials say no personal information leaked in ‘credible’ software security threat - More

The Globe and Mail
Come From Away gets a warm reception on Broadway

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian
The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

Christopher de Bellaigue | The New York Review of Books
Turkey: The Return of the Sultan

International News

The Associated Press
Nor’easter expected to dump snow on NYC - More

Defense News
USAF is fixing the F-35’s moving target problem

United Press International
Lockheed Martin wins $64M contract for F-35 work

The Guardian
US retires Predator drones after 15 years

Defense News
Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult

The Associated Press
Man pleads guilty in stabbing of former USAF NCO - More - More

United Press International
Joe Biden: Fighting cancer is ‘only bipartisan thing left in America’

United Press International
Sean Spicer gives the DPB

Reuters News Agency
Trump surrogates say budget group can’t fairly assess their health care plan - More

The Associated Press
Kellyanne Conway suggests Barack Obama could have spied on Donald Trump through a microwave - More - More

The Washington Post
No, the government is not spying on you through your microwave, ex-CIA chief tells Colbert - More

United Press International
Truth about alleged wiretaps coming soon, lawmakers say

The Guardian
Elizabeth Warren says Trump pushed out prosecutors to install ‘cronies’

The Guardian
Trump’s season of fear: Inside the devastation left by immigration raids

The Independent
Donald Trump refuses to prove he is not taking a salary, despite promise to do so

The Guardian
Day 52 of President Trump

The Associated Press
Official: Russian UN ambassador died from heart attack

BBC News
Donald Trump to be pressed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny over illegal Irish in US

The Independent
Nicola Sturgeon announces second Scottish referendum

The Independent
Theresa May sowing seeds of her own downfall with Brexit approach, warns Nick Clegg

The Guardian
Autonomous submarine Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission - More - More

The Guardian
Norway keeps watch on Russia’s Arctic manoeuvres - More

Defense News
Denmark may respond to Boeing lawsuit in April

Defense News
France to adapt Airbus Helicopter H160 for French military missions

United Press International
‘Carlos the Jackal’ on trial for 1974 Paris grenade bombing

CBC News
Turkey vs. the Netherlands: Why are they fighting?

The Associated Press
Merkel and Trump: Opposing styles with common interests

Reuters News Agency
South Sudan military: rebels kidnap eight from Christian charity

Reuters News Agency
Car bomb kills at least eight in Somali capital

The Associated Press
Egypt pardons 203 people jailed for illegal protests

United Press International
Nigerian troops kill two female suicide bombers, rescue 211 captives

Defense News
African militaries wonder what ‘America First’ means for them

Reuters News Agency
Erdoğan says Netherlands acting like a ‘banana republic’

Reuters News Agency
Turkey summons Dutch envoy to complain over Rotterdam police action

The Associated Press
Deal struck to allow Syrian rebels to leave city of Homs

The Associated Press
Over 650 children were killed in Syria last year, UNICEF says

CBC News
Iraqis escape life under ISIS

Reuters News Agency
Saudi deputy crown prince to meet Trump, investment in focus

Reuters News Agency
Afghan special forces free dozens from Taliban prison

Reuters News Agency
Relief camp in China swells as thousands flee conflict in Burma

Reuters News Agency
Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

Reuters News Agency
Duterte tells navy to build ‘structures’ east of Philippines

Reuters News Agency
Vietnam demands China stop cruises in South China Sea

Reuters News Agency
Xi pushes advanced technology for PLA

Reuters News Agency
China lawmakers add defaming Party heroes to civil code offenses

Reuters News Agency
Mike Pence to tour Asia next month

Reuters News Agency
North Korea boycotts U.N. rights forum reviewing its record

United Press International
Russia says it's implementing U.N. North Korea sanctions

Reuters News Agency
U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea

Reuters News Agency
Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

Reuters News Agency
Akie Abe discovers downside of U.S.-style ‘First Lady’ role

CBC News
Violence-plagued Acapulco battles to lure back tourists

Agence France-Presse
Tempête de neige sur l’est des États-Unis

La Presse Canadienne
Joe Biden aurait voulu devenir le président qui mettrait fin au cancer

Agence France-Presse
Mises sur écoute : McCain demande des preuves à Trump

La Presse Canadienne
Trump sera l’histoire d’une génération, prédit le New York Times

Agence France-Presse
Fuites à la CIA : l’enquête s’oriente vers les sous-traitants

Agence France-Presse
Arabie saoudite : le fils du roi aux États-Unis pour rencontrer Donald Trump

Agence France-Presse
Le Brexit dans les blocs de départ

Agence France-Presse
L’Écosse demandera un nouveau référendum sur l’indépendance

Agence France-Presse
Crainte d’attentat en Allemagne : le deuxième suspect libéré

Agence France-Presse
Égypte : la justice approuve la remise en liberté d’Hosni Moubarak

Agence France-Presse
Crise diplomatique : Ankara tempête contre les Pays-Bas

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : plus de 320.000 morts en six ans

Agence France-Presse
Des colons israéliens saluent un soldat condamné pour homicide

Agence France-Presse
Forte explosion au centre de Kaboul

Agence France-Presse
La Corée du Nord boycotte un débat à l’ONU qui lui est consacré

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