SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - Updated at 2245 hrs EDT

Canadian News

The Canadian Press
Canadian peacekeepers evacuated injured French counter-terror troops in Mali

CBC News
Supreme Court tests the limits of military justice in rare appeal case

CBC News
Boeing 737 Max flight manual may have left MCAS information on 'cutting room floor'

The Globe and Mail
PMO knew about disagreement between prosecutors on SNC-Lavalin

CBC News
Liberals block new SNC-Lavalin ethics probe

Global News
Ethics committee to consider further study on SNC-Lavalin scandal, more testimony by JWR

Reuters News Agency
Trudeau says Canada will send high-level delegation to China

CBC News
Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws

The Canadian Press
Joshua Boyle made frantic 911 call about wife, court hears - More

The Globe and Mail
Harbour Air switching to battery-powered aircraft - More

CBC News
In the Second World War, some pacifists were jailed for refusing to fight

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: March 26

45e Nord
Les vétérans surreprésentés chez les itinérants au Québec - Plus

La Presse Canadienne
Omar Khadr retrouve sa pleine liberté

Le Soleil
Vérification faite : les Québécois sont les plus taxés en Amérique

Agence France-Presse
Le Canada accorde l'asile à une femme ayant aidé Snowden - Plus

La Presse Canadienne
Détenu en Chine, Michael Kovrig obtient une cinquième visite consulaire

La Presse Canadienne
Mésentente remontant à 2017 entre Wilson-Raybould et Trudeau

La Presse Canadienne
Justin Trudeau a eu un entretien « cordial » avec Jody Wilson-Raybould

La Presse Canadienne
Bernier reproche à Trudeau de continuer à parler du massacre en Nouvelle-Zélande

Radio-Canada
Aujourd’hui l’histoire

Direction - Histoire et patrimoine
Dates significatives dans l’histoire militaire canadienne

Canadian Commentary

International News

Defense News
USAF wish list includes more F-35s, tankers, and advanced technologies

Defense News
Gen. John Raymond tapped to lead US Space Command

Jane's Defence Budget
US FY20 defense budget revealed - More - More

The New York Times
In Simulator Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Boeing’s KC-767 and KC-46 Tankers Also Use Augmented Pitch System

The Associated Press
Southwest B-737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

Agence France-Presse
2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble: IEA

Agence France-Presse
NASA scraps all-women space walk for lack of well-fitting suits - More

Reuters News Agency
Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Iran for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

BBC News
‘Exonerated’: The verdict on Mueller from Trump's heartland

Reuters News Agency
Despite report findings, almost half of Americans think Trump colluded with Russia

Reuters News Agency
Barr plans to issue Mueller report details within weeks

Reuters News Agency
House panel OKs move to give Congress records of FBI probes against Trump

Reuters News Agency
No plan yet for Barr to brief U.S. Congress on Mueller findings

CBC News
Donald Trump still faces five, or more, legal challenges

Agence France-Presse
Trump jubilant, vengeful as Russia probe ends in win - More

Agence France-Presse
'Reckoning' looms for news media as Russia probe clears Trump

The Associated Press
Trump accuses those who launched Mueller probe of ‘treasonous things’

Reuters News Agency
Can Trump block Twitter users whose views he dislikes? U.S. Appeals Court skeptical

Reuters News Agency
Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

NBC News
Obstruction, not collusion, worried Trump's legal team

Reuters News Agency
Richard Neal still seeks Trump tax returns

Reuters News Agency
George Papadopoulos disavows Mueller plea deal

Reuters News Agency
Papadopoulos says applied for pardon

NBC News
House fails to overturn Trump's veto on emergency declaration repeal - More - More

Agence France-Presse
Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump's border wall - More

Reuters News Agency
House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall

The Associated Press
U.S. Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall - More

The Washington Post
Trump complains to senators that Puerto Rico is getting too much hurricane relief funding

Reuters News Agency
Democrats pounce as Trump administration ratchets up attack on Obamacare

New York Magazine
Recession Worries Move to DEFCON 3 - More

Reuters News Agency
Gerrymandering: U.S. Supreme Court to hear historic electoral map manipulation cases

Los Angeles Times
Supreme Court closely divided again on whether to stop partisan gerrymandering

New York Magazine
Report: Michael Flynn Owes Around $5 Million in Legal Fees

NBC News
Michael Avenatti claims Nike is 'trying to divert attention from their own crimes'

BBC News
Ryanair’s trolling of British Airways' mistake backfires

Reuters News Agency
Britons backing away from Brexit, but no safe bets

Reuters News Agency
Days before deadline, MPs take control of Brexit agenda in hopes of finding deal

New York Magazine
Brexit Guide: What Happens Now That Parliament Has Seized Control

CBC News
Brexit isn’t expected to happen until April, May or even later

Reuters News Agency
MPs urge May to heed them on alternative Brexit plans

Reuters News Agency
Theresa May expected to set resignation date on Wednesday

Reuters News Agency
How might UK parliament's 'indicative votes' on Brexit work?

BBC News
European MPs vote to end summer time clock changes

Reuters News Agency
Town halls across Germany evacuated after threats

Designboom News
Star Wars fans transform observatory into giant R2-D2

The Associated Press
Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread owner admits family's WWII Nazi ties - More

Reuters News Agency
Virus attacks Spain's defense intranet, foreign state suspected: El País - Más

BBC News
North Korea's Madrid embassy intruder contacted FBI, judge says - More

Reuters News Agency
Spanish judge to seek extradition of North Korea embassy intruders

BBC News
Pope's ring-kissing controversy not what it seems

Reuters News Agency
EU may extend Mediterranean mission but only for air patrols

BBC News
African migration: Five things we've learnt

BBC News
Algerian army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

The New York Times
Algerians Seek a Revolution

Reuters News Agency
Death toll from attack on Mali herders rises to 157

Reuters News Agency
Ethiopian crash report likely to be released this week as Boeing briefs airlines

Reuters News Agency
Around 1.85 million people affected by cyclone in Mozambique: U.N.

Agence France-Presse
Mozambique cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease

CBC News
Canadian emergency medical workers rush to Mozambique

CBC News
Extraordinary destruction and flooding in Mozambique point to unprecedented storm

Reuters News Agency
Vladimir Putin to discuss Golan Heights with Lebanon's president

Reuters News Agency
Gulf states reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

Reuters News Agency
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticizes Donald Trump

Reuters News Agency
Israel-Hamas fighting abates along Gaza border, but tensions high

The Associated Press
Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire

Agence France-Presse
No halt to Gaza flare-up despite 'ceasefire'

Reuters News Agency
Israel-Hamas cross-border fighting renews after lull

Reuters News Agency
Yemenis rally in support of Houthis to mark war anniversary

Reuters News Agency
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gets bail on medical grounds

Reuters News Agency
Pakistani PM Imran Khan fears conflict risk while India in election mode

Reuters News Agency
Myanmar's Supreme Court to hear appeal of two imprisoned Reuters journalists - More

Agence France-Presse
Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Reuters News Agency
Airbus wins China order for 300 jets

Reuters News Agency
Airbus shares take off after bumper Beijing order

Reuters News Agency
Xi says cooperation is mainstream in China-Europe ties

Reuters News Agency
China not taking Boeing 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate applications

The Globe and Mail
Top Huawei executive says not even Xi Jinping could compel it to help China spy in other countries

BBC News
How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Reuters News Agency
Budget carrier AirAsia pulls 'Get off in Thailand' ads in Australia

USA Today
Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica about to calve - More

Agence France-Presse
New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

Reuters News Agency
U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

Reuters News Agency
Russian deployment in Venezuela includes 'cybersecurity personnel'

BBC News
Venezuelan crisis: Day off as fresh power cuts shut down services

Agence France-Presse
Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain says no - Más

The New York Times
On This Day: March 26

Agence France-Presse
Manque de combinaisons : la NASA annule la sortie spatiale féminine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Trump salue le travail de Mueller et dénonce des « traîtres »

Agence France-Presse
L'enquête russe derrière lui, Trump promet de prendre sa revanche

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les démocrates demandent accès au rapport Mueller d'ici le 2 avril

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le Pentagone alloue des fonds à la construction du mur à la frontière mexicaine

Agence de Presse Reuters
George Papadopoulos renie ses aveux

Agence France-Presse
Quand la douleur devient insurmontable pour les survivants des tueries

Agence France-Presse
Les députés britanniques cherchent un plan B pour le Brexit

Agence de Presse Reuters
Brexit : Theresa May invitée à tenir compte de l'avis des députés

Agence France-Presse
Disparition du sous-marin la Minerve : une vie à attendre la reprise des recherches

Agence de Presse Reuters
Près d'un quart des Français consomment trop d'alcool

Agence France-Presse
Xi et Macron défendent le multilatéralisme et saluent un méga-contrat pour Airbus

Agence France-Presse
Face à Xi Jinping, Macron, Merkel et Juncker cherchent une unité européenne

Agence France-Presse
Plaintes et polémique après la blessure d'une manifestante samedi à Nice

Agence France-Presse
Affaire des « écoutes » : Sarkozy perd une nouvelle manche dans sa bataille contre le procès

Agence de Presse Reuters
Armes : Paris juge la politique d'exportation allemande peu claire

Agence de Presse Reuters
Pompeo condamne la montée de l'antisémitisme en Europe

Agence France-Presse
À Juba, au Soudan du Sud, le jeu d'échecs pour oublier la guerre

Agence de Presse Reuters
Ethiopian Airlines : Premier rapport d'enquête « probablement » cette semaine

Agence de Presse Reuters
1,85 million de personnes touchées par le cyclone Idai au Mozambique, selon l'Onu

Agence de Presse Reuters
Naufrage de migrants au large de la Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Kamikazes, roquettes, la dernière lutte des jihadistes avant de perdre leur « califat »

Agence France-Presse
Crimes de l’EI : les forces arabo-kurdes appellent à la création d’un tribunal international - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Gaza : les hostilités ont continué malgré l'annonce d'un cessez-le-feu

Agence France-Presse
Trump signe le décret reconnaissant la souveraineté d'Israël sur le Golan - Plus - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : 13 civils, dont 10 enfants, tués dans un bombardement aérien

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Cour suprême birmane examine le recours de deux journalistes

Agence de Presse Reuters
Confusion en Thaïlande deux jours après les élections

Agence de Presse Reuters
Accord pour la vente de 300 Airbus à la Chine, annonce l'Élysée - Image - Image

Agence de Presse Reuters
Russie et Chine disent avoir expulsé de nombreux immigrés nord-coréens

Agence France-Presse
Le Venezuela de nouveau dans le noir, le gouvernement dénonce une « attaque »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Le Mexique demande des excuses à l'Espagne pour des exactions coloniales

International Commentary

Quinta Jurecic | The Atlantic
No One Who Matters Has Read the Mueller Report Yet

Harold Meyerson | Los Angeles Times
So Trump didn’t collude — he’s still the most dangerous president in U.S. history

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
More Questions Emerge About Mueller’s Punt on Obstruction of Justice

Andy Borowitz | The Borowitz Report
William Barr Reads >Moby-Dick, Finds No Evidence of Whales

Natasha Bertrand | The Atlantic
The Critical Part of Mueller’s Report That Barr Didn’t Mention

Michael D'Antonio | CNN News
Without Mueller, who will Trump choose for his next enemy?

Alexandra Petri | The Washington Post
Never mind! Rigged witch hunts are the best!

Ronald Brownstein | CNN News
Now it's up to voters to give the verdict on Trump's presidency

Paul Sonne, Anton Troianovski, and John Hudson | The Washington Post
With Mueller gone, can Trump pursue his dream of a Russian reset?

Sam Wang | The Atlantic
Gerrymandering, or Geography?

Books

Lives Lived

Aaron Mehta | Defense News
Andy Marshall has died at the age of 97 - More - More

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