SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 16 May 2022 - Updated at 1405 hrs EDT

Canadian News

The Globe and Mail
Ukraine reservists credit Canadian weapon for taking out a Russian T-90M tank - More

CBC News
Putin's irrationality meant no one could have prevented war: Canada's envoy to Ukraine

Reuters News Agency
Canada Says It Is in Favour of 'Quick' Accession to NATO for Sweden, Finland

The Associated Press
What are the next steps for Finland and Sweden on NATO membership?

CTV News
A preview of the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada - More - More

CTV News
Red River is receding, more than 2,000 evacuees still displaced by Manitoba flood

CBC News
Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to recede at an alarming rate

CP24 News
Toronto gasoline prices break a new record

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Canadian Commentary

International News

Reuters News Agency
California churchgoers hog-tie gunman after deadly attack

ABC News
Buffalo suspect had plans to continue his killing rampage

ABC News
Liz Cheney says House GOP leaders 'enabled white nationalism'

The Associated Press
K-9 featured in Netflix's 'Rescued by Ruby' euthanized - More

The Associated Press
US set to remove five groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

The Hill
Melania Trump says it’s ‘sad to see’ what’s going on in US

CBS News
Elon Musk angling for cut-rate deal on Twitter, analysts say

The Guardian
Boris Johnson poised to give green light to bill on Northern Ireland protocol

The Guardian
The mothers who job-share counter-terrorism at GCHQ

The Guardian
Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of it being installed - More

The Associated Press
Sweden to pursue NATO membership - More

CBS News
Russia's threats aren't scaring Finland or Sweden away from their NATO bids

Reuters News Agency
Putin appears to back off threats as Nordics prepare to join NATO

France 24
Plan to allow burkinis in Grenoble swimming pools reignites French culture wars

The Guardian
Use of Pegasus spyware on Spain’s politicians causing ‘crisis of democracy’

United Press International
Mitch McConnell urges Biden to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

CBC News
Signs of life and death in a liberated eastern Ukrainian village

Reuters News Agency
Widow describes surviving missile attack that destroyed her Ukrainian home

The Guardian
Ukrainian who walked 140 miles to safety fears for his canine companion, Zhu-Zhu

CBS News
Chef José Andrés on serving meals in a war zone

Reuters News Agency
Russian shelling kills 10 civilians in Ukraine's Sievierodonetsk

The Associated Press
Russia's military bogged down in grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine

Reuters News Agency
Russian troops pushed to within 3-4 km of Russian border near Kharkiv

United Press International
Russia has likely lost a third of troops in Ukraine, British intelligence says

Sky News
Christopher Steele backs claims Vladimir Putin is ill

BBC News
Ukraine crisis: Can Africa replace Russian gas supplies to Europe?

Agence France-Presse
Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel regional anti-jihadist force

The Associated Press
Biden signs order to deploy US troops to Somalia - More

Reuters News Agency
Hezbollah allies suffer losses in Lebanon's parliamentary election - More

CBS News
Afghanistan war rekindles as Taliban battles Panjshir valley resistance

Reuters News Agency
Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, PM tells crisis-hit nation

The Associated Press
North Korea tally exceeds 1 million sick amid COVID-19 surge

Reuters News Agency
Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID with antibiotics, home remedies

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-un slams North Korea pandemic response, deploys army

Reuters News Agency
Brazil Senate leaders offer support for courts facing Bolsonaro attacks

The New York Times
On This Day: May 16 - BBC - More - TDinA

United Press International
On This Day: Joan of Arc canonized as saint

France 24
Livraison d’armes à l’Ukraine : les États-Unis tapent dans leurs stocks

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'UE et les USA renforcent leur coopération pour lutter contre les effets de la guerre en Ukraine

France 24
États-Unis : une fusillade vise une église californienne, faisant un mort

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'auteur de l'attaque en Californie identifié

Agence France-Presse
Covid : le masque n'est plus obligatoire dans les transports en France

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'OTAN optimiste sur un accord d'adhésion de la Suède et de la Finlande - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Russie réduit ses exportations d'électricité vers la Finlande

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Russie pourrait riposter si l'Otan renforce militairement la Suède et la Finlande, dit Poutine

Agence France-Presse
L'Ukraine gagne l'Eurovision

Agence de Presse Reuters
Zelensky nomme un nouveau chef des forces de défense territoriale

Agence France-Presse
Les forces ukrainiennes reprennent le contrôle de la frontière dans la région de Kharkiv - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Terré dans une cave, difficile d’avoir les vraies nouvelles

Agence de Presse Reuters
La Russie dit avoir abattu trois avions de chasse ukrainiens

L’Express
Général Ben Hodges : « Avant la fin de l'été, l'Ukraine aura gagné la guerre »

Agence France-Presse
Les candidatures de la Suède et de la Finlande à l’OTAN, une « grave erreur », dit Moscou

Agence France-Presse
McDonald's se retire entièrement de Russie - Plus

Agence de Presse Reuters
Suite au départ de Renault, la Russie veut relancer une marque de l'ère soviétique

France 24
Le Mali se retire du G5 Sahel et de sa force militaire antijihadiste - Plus

France 24
L'ancien chef de l'État, Hassan Cheikh Mohamoud, élu président de la Somalie

International Commentary

Ross Douthat | The New York Times
There Are Two Endgames in Ukraine. Both Carry Big Risks.

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
Boris Johnson is using Ukraine crisis to launch a British comeback in Europe

Dan Sabbagh | The Guardian
How are drones affecting the Ukraine war?

Jesse Wegman | The New York Times
Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror - More

Jesse Jenkins | The New York Times
We Can’t Drill Our Way to Energy Security

Jon Talton | The Seattle Times
In the other Washington, Boeing’s future is far from clear

Wendell Steavenson | 1843 Magazine
The war-life balance: Working, flirting and feeding Ukraine’s refugees

Autumn Brewington | The Washington Post
Queen Elizabeth has done enough: The case for abdication.

Juliette Kayyem | The Atlantic
A ‘Lone-Wolf’ Shooter Has an Online Pack.

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