SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 23 November 2014 - Updated at 1330 hrs EST

Canadian News

International Commentary

David Bromwich | The New York Review of Books
The Question of Edward Snowden

George Soros | The New York Review of Books
Wake Up, Europe

International News

Agence France-Presse
Facebook news feed spells trouble for media

The Atlantic
New Security Robot Watches Over Silicon Valley

The Washington Post
This biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

BBC News
UK terror threat: Five plots said stopped in 2014

The Telegraph
19-year-old terror suspect arrested at Heathrow Airport

The Telegraph
Electrical fire on train tracks at Charing Cross station

The Telegraph
Lee Rigby murder: MI5 to be cleared of serious failings

Thomson Reuters News
Irish police given names of suspected IRA sex abusers

BBC News
Northern Ireland: Teenage diary shows life during the Troubles

The Atlantic
Ugh of War With Julian Assange

The Associated Press
Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State has lured 550 Germans into fighting

The Associated Press
60 extremist backers from Germany dead in Syria and Iraq

Der Spiegel
Euthanasia Doctors Seek Existential Answers at Auschwitz

BBC News
Iran nuclear talks: Doubts over deal as deadline looms

The Associated Press
Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension - More

The New York Times
In Iran Talks, U.S. Seeks to Prevent a Covert Weapon

BBC News
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

The Associated Press
Migrants rescued off Cypriot north coast

Thomson Reuters News
Putin says Russia is not isolated over Ukraine crisis

BBC News
Lavrov warns over Russia regime-change goal

BBC Trending
Fake photos of the apparently grim reality of life in the West amuse Russians

The New York Times
With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces

BBC News
MH17 crash: Debris leaves rebel-held eastern Ukraine

Thomson Reuters News
Tunisians vote for first freely elected president - More

BBC News
WHO says Ebola crisis now stable in Guinea

BBC News
Boko Haram militants reportedly kill 48 Nigerian fishermen near Chad

BBC News
Kenyan bus attack: Al-Shabab sant to want religious war

The Washington Post
Remember the Arab Spring? Here’s what’s left.

Agence France-Presse
Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

The Associated Press
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

Thomson Reuters News
Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in towns north of Baghdad

The Associated Press
Iraqi PM, US look to aid Islamic State battle

The Washington Post
The weapons the U.S. wants to give Iraq to fight militants

The Associated Press
Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks

Thomson Reuters News
Israeli forces kill Palestinian along Gazan border

BBC News Magazine
Monsieur Antoine-Alexandre Romieu was a ‘man of talents’

The New York Times
Taliban Reign District an Hour’s Drive Outside Kabul

The Associated Press
Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

The New York Times
Police Question Indian Guru and Find Arsenal in His Compound

BBC News
Sri Lanka Presidential Elections Become a Real Contest - More

The New York Times
Yangon’s Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go

The New York Times
Chinese Journalist Accused of Stealing State Secrets

The New York Times
Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown

Thomson Reuters News
Journalists remember 32 colleagues slain in the Philippines

The Associated Press
2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

BBC News
Family of Al-Jazeera journalist appeals to President al-Sisi

BBC News
FARC to release Gen Alzate next week - More

Der Spiegel
Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State

The New York Times
On This Day: November 23 - More

Books

Roger Cohen | The New York Review of Books
When Israelis and Arabs Agreed

John Gray | BBC News Magazine
Fyodor Dostoyevsky foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

STEVEN HAHN | The New York Times
Jefferson Davis: ‘Embattled Rebel’

Dave Itzkoff | The New York Times
‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins

Dina Temple-Raston | The Washington Post
How the age of digital warfare began