SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 21 September 2018 - Updated at 1210 hrs EDT

Canadian News

CBC News
DND building costing more to repair than it's worth

CBC News
CAF to reopen 23 'unfounded' sexual assault cases

CBC News
Canada seeks tariff protections, assurances from U.S. as NAFTA talks resume

Bloomberg News
NAFTA's Latest Deadline Day Came and Went Without a Canada Deal

BBC News
Trump Tariffs Are Becoming More Stick Than Carrot in NAFTA Talks

iPolitics
Despite progress, threat of U.S. tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

CBC News
Trump's trade war could see U.S. lobster industry use Canada as conduit to China

Bloomberg News
Canadian Export Agency Downgrades Its Assessment of Saudi Arabia - More

Agence France-Presse
Canada accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

CBC News
60,000 Canadians have complained about the CRA phone scam - Video

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: September 21

Canadian Commentary

William Ray | National Post
I fought at Medak Pocket. And I've never really left that dark, bloody place - More - More - More

Guy Parent | The Hill Times
Slow process leaves disabled vets in a lurch

Sean Bruyea | The Hill Times
Rotten process, rotten product for veterans

Michael Harris | iPolitics
America’s Fukushima moment is at hand

Rick Salutin | The Toronto Star
Time to put silly notion of civilizations to bed

Paul Koring | iPolitics
For Moscow’s poodle Paul Manafort, snitching beats dying in prison

Doug Saunders | The Globe and Mail
Why did China’s mass ethnic roundup go unnoticed for so long?

Rosie DiManno | The Toronto Star
The disgraceful metamorphosis of Aung San Suu Kyi

Nathan Vanderklippe | The Globe and Mail
Koreas commit to more trust-building measures

Marius Grinius | The Globe and Mail
The Koreas are getting along – but denuclearization questions remain

Kelly McParland | National Post
Latest floor-crosser is telling truths the Liberals don't like hearing

Sandy White | CBC News
With a year to go until the next election, Scheer might want to start introducing himself

Thomas Walkom | The Toronto Star
Ford’s motive for downsizing council unlikely to be pique

Kate Taylor | The Globe and Mail
Bryan Adams’s copyright concerns are charmingly retro

Editorial | The Chronicle Herald
Shipbuilding plan’s first fruits

International Commentary

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
We doubted the showy Korea summits. But now we’re seeing the seeds of a deal.

Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic
Do Trump’s Core Supporters Even Want the GOP to Win the Midterms?

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
The Senate has become a factory of suspicion and contempt

Greg Sargent | The Washington Post
An ugly new twist in the Kavanaugh saga raises very unpleasant questions

Catherine Rampell | The Washington Post
Why should we believe Kavanaugh?

Max Boot | The Washington Post
Mueller and his superposse just keep on coming

Abigail Grace | The Atlantic
China and America May Be Forging a New Economic Order

Ted Mellnik and Aaron Williams | The Washington Post
Is Canada ‘ripping us off’? Or is it the best U.S. trade partner?

Eric Klinenberg | The Atlantic
Worry Less About Crumbling Roads, More About Crumbling Libraries

Noah Smith | Bloomberg View
The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

Jonathan Lis | The Guardian
Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union

Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian
Learn another European language – and give two fingers to Brexit Britain

Emma Brockes | The Guardian
Help – I think I’m in an abusive relationship with Alexa

International News

The Washington Post
Veteran’s family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

The Associated Press
Exhaustion sets in on Wilmington, NC

The Washington Post
At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, analysis shows

Bloomberg Businessweek
Al Gore Is Still Optimistic

Bloomberg Businessweek
Making Marines Into MacGyvers

National Post
The CIA has declassified a bunch of jokes. Here are the best ones - More

The Washington Post
Trump walks back his plan to declassify Russia probe documents

The Associated Press
Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

Bloomberg News
A crash course in Lighthizerism

The Washington Post
The strange tale about why Bill Clinton said NAFTA would create 1 million jobs

Bloomberg News
‘Angriest Man in Washington’ Creates Tariff Headache for Made-in-USA Bicycles

The Washington Post
GOP’s quandary: America is richer than ever, but most Americans aren’t

The Associated Press
Michael Cohen providing 'critical information' to Russia probe - More

The Washington Post
Trump questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser, lashes out at Democrats - More

The Washington Post
Millions of women understand Christine Blasey Ford’s decades of silence

The Guardian
'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students

BBC News
Brett Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify to Senate - More

The Associated Press
For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like that of Clarence Thomas

The Associated Press
Will what happened at Georgetown Prep stay there?

The Washington Post
The line between Trump and Fox News isn’t blurry. It barely exists.

The Associated Press
Trump stumps for Sen. Dean Heller in Las Vegas

The Washington Post
Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren’t convinced

The Associated Press
Puerto Rico marks one year since Maria with song and sadness

The Guardian
Amazon's Alexa knows what you forgot and can guess what you're thinking - More

The Telegraph
The Tower of London is starting a raven breeding programme - More

Reuters News Agency
UK warns there will be no Brexit deal unless EU softens on Irish border

BBC News
Mission implausible: Russians mock improbable spy duo

BBC News
All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

BBC News
Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric testing - More

Agence France-Presse
Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying

The Washington Post
Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo.

The Associated Press
Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

The Associated Press
Mass tourism threatens Croatia’s ancient walled city of Dubrovnik

Agence France-Presse
Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban - More

BBC News
British jihadis refusing to leave Syria

The Washington Post
After the big protests in Basra, what’s next?

The Associated Press
Iran’s domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Agence France-Presse
Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

The Guardian
Maldives election: fears China-backed president could return country to dark days

Reuters News Agency
U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

The Washington Post
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61, leaving power vacuum

Bloomberg News
Trump Says It’s ‘Time to Take a Stand on China’ After Tariff Move

Reuters News Agency
U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles - More

The Associated Press
China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy - More

Reuters News Agency
China redoubles efforts to boost domestic demand as trade war bites

The Associated Press
With parents detained, Uighur kids in care of Chinese state

The Washington Post
How ships in crude disguises, combined with lighter sanctions enforcement, ease the pressure on North Korea

The Washington Post
U.S. military ready to recover war remains in N. Korea but calls requests unreasonable​

Reuters News Agency
Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearization: South Korea's Moon

The Associated Press
Hackers steal $60 million US in cryptocurrency from Japan exchange

Bloomberg News
Shinzō Abe Vows to Defend Japan's Interests as Trump Meeting Looms

Reuters News Agency
Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom

BBC News
Japan's Hayabusa-2 rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid - More

Reuters News Agency
U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

Reuters News Agency
Cuba's president meets U.S. Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations

Reuters News Agency
Mexico's frugal president-elect stuck for hours on commercial flight - More

The New York Times
On This Day: September 21

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump demande à l'Opep de faire baisser le prix du pétrole

Agence France-Presse
Cour suprême : l'accusatrice du candidat de Trump prête à témoigner - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Viktor Orban, nouveau motif de discorde pour Les Républicains

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un télescope de la NASA découvre deux nouvelles exoplanètes

Agence de Presse Reuters
Premier succès du satellite qui capture les déchets spatiaux

Agence France-Presse
Brexit : l'UE accroît la pression sur Londres dans le sprint final

Agence France-Presse
Brexit : des dirigeants européens pour un second référendum - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : La France veut parer à un torpillage des liens militaires

Agence France-Presse
Marine Le Pen s'indigne d'un examen psychiatrique la visant

Agence de Presse Reuters
Un rapport pour mieux combattre la haine sur le net

Agence France-Presse
Canicule 2018 : environ 1.500 morts de plus, 10 fois moins qu'en 2003, selon Buzyn

Agence de Presse Reuters
Une vingtaine de harkis élevés dans l'ordre de la légion d'honneur

Agence de Presse Reuters
Des milliers d'indépendantistes dans les rues de Barcelone

Agence France-Presse
Dopage : malgré les critiques, l'AMA lève ses sanctions contre la Russie

Agence de Presse Reuters
Syrie : Les Kurdes veulent transférer des djihadistes étrangers qu'ils détiennent

Agence de Presse Reuters
Israéliens et Russes vont renforcer leur coordination militaire

Agence de Presse Reuters
Sanctions US contre la Chine pour l'achat d'armes russes

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brésil : Le candidat d'extrême droite subit une nouvelle intervention

Agence de Presse Reuters
Réunion entre Diaz-Canel et représentants américains à La Havane

Books

Helen Macdonald | The Atlantic
The Brilliant, Playful, Bloodthirsty Raven - Photo

Jim Vibert| The Chronicle Herald
The relentless drumbeat of Fear

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