SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 8 August 2022

Canadian News

CTV News
Alberta families honour memory of fallen soldiers to commemorate National Peacekeepers' Day

CBC News
Winnipeg-bound passengers given mats, left to sleep on floor at Toronto Pearson airport

CBC News
State of emergency still in effect for much of central Newfoundland - More

CBC News
Many Iranian-Canadians continue to be stopped while travelling to the U.S.

The Canadian Press
Bill with incentives for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate

The Globe and Mail
Ottawa’s pledge to plant two billion trees is proving difficult to execute

CTV News
Summer of heat waves: A list of some temperature records broken in Canada this year

The Canadian Press
Environment Canada extends heat warnings for several provinces across the country

CTV News
No damage reported after 4.6 magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Canadian Commentary

Stephanie Carvin | The Globe and Mail
Russia’s military is failing because of bad planning

The Editorial Board | The Globe and Mail
Medicare is having a Code Blue crisis. Governments aren’t answering the alarm.

Matt Malone | The Globe and Mail
The ArriveCAN app needs to go - More

International News

ABC News
Biden cleared to leave isolation following 2nd negative COVID-19 test - More

Reuters News Agency
World shares bounce after U.S. jobs report sell-off

The Guardian
Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Reuters News Agency
The unwitting winners of France's drought: salt farmers

Reuters News Agency
Climate change puts Lyme disease in focus for France's Valneva after COVID blow

Reuters News Agency
Second World War bomb revealed in drought-hit Italy's River Po

The Guardian
Russia-Ukraine war: What we know on day 166 of the invasion

Reuters News Agency
Ukraine says it has foiled Russian plot to kill defence minister and military chief

Reuters News Agency
Ukraine faces key test on debt freeze plan in bid to avoid messy default

Agence France-Presse
Amnesty regrets ‘distress’ caused by claims in Ukraine report

The Associated Press
Rising fears as Ukraine nuclear plant shelled - More

The Guardian
Russia’s private military contractor Wagner comes out of the shadows in Ukraine war

Reuters News Agency
Worker wounded in new Russian strike on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Reuters News Agency
Attack on Ukraine nuclear plant prompts U.N. call for access

The Guardian
Refugees fight flames in the Sahara

Reuters News Agency
Chad and rebels sign peace deal in Qatar ahead of national dialogue

The Associated Press
Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel, Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza takes effect

Reuters News Agency
Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds

The Associated Press
Iran: Police arrest Afghan suspected of stabbing 10 to death

The Guardian
Soldier who shot dead unarmed Australians treated as ‘returning hero’ by Taliban

The Associated Press
China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan - More

Reuters News Agency
Taiwan prepares for life underground amid China threat – in pictures

Reuters News Agency
Hong Kong cuts COVID quarantine stay for incoming travellers

ABC News
SpaceX to 'check out' outback space junk site

The Associated Press
Problematic or perilous: Brazil's environmental choice

The Associated Press
Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

BBC News
It's like a warzone - Haitians surrounded by turf wars

The Guardian
Cuba: third oil tank ignites as firefighters struggle to extinguish blaze

The New York Times
On This Day: August 8 - BBC - TDinA

TVA Nouvelles
Bernie Sanders offre un nouveau « meme » aux internautes

Agence de Presse Reuters
France : Sécheresse historique, nouvelle vague de chaleur attendue

Agence de Presse Reuters
Amnesty présente ses excuses après son rapport sur l'armée ukrainienne

Agence France-Presse
L’Ukraine frappe de nouveau un pont stratégique à Kherson

Agence France-Presse
Centrale nucléaire bombardée : des « conséquences catastrophiques », menace le Kremlin

Agence de Presse Reuters
Kyiv appelle à plus de fermeté face à la « terreur nucléaire » russe

Agence de Presse Reuters
Deux nouveaux navires chargés de céréales quittent l'Ukraine

Agence France-Presse
L’Ukraine annonce la première arrivée à destination d’un navire chargé de céréales

Radio-Canada
Trêve précaire entre Israël et le Djihad islamique

Agence France-Presse
Le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU se penche sur la situation à Gaza

Agence France-Presse
La Chine poursuit ses exercices militaires près de Taïwan - Plus - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Les USA portent la responsabilité des tensions autour de Taïwan, dit la Chine

Agence de Presse Reuters
Taïwan est un territoire chinois, pas américain, dit ministre chinois

Radio-Canada
Les tentatives chinoises d’imposer une nouvelle donne à Taïwan

Agence de Presse Reuters
Chine : L'île de Hainan élargit le confinement face à la hausse des cas

Agence France-Presse
Le nouveau président colombien Gustavo Petro vise la fin de la guerre antidrogue - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Cuba : l’incendie d’un dépôt pétrolier toujours hors de contrôle

International Commentary

Gen. David Petraeus | The Atlantic
Afghanistan Did Not Have to Turn Out This Way

Tom McTague | The Atlantic
What America’s Great Unwinding Would Mean for the World

Max Boot | The Washington Post
The GOP is Viktor Orbán’s party now

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
Nuclear apocalypse was postponed in 1968. Now it’s back on the agenda.

Ian Buruma | Project Syndicate
Trump’s truest believers have made the former president a messiah

Susan B. Glasser and Peter Baker | The New Yorker
Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals

Robert Reich | The Guardian
Biden can still stop Trump, and Trumpism – if he can find a bold plan and moral vision

Tom Chatfield | The Observer
The fate of Alex Jones is a small battle won in the war against alternative facts

Charlie Scudder | The Guardian
The rise and fall of Alex Jones

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