Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!



To all my dear friends and readers: Happy New Year! May it bring us strength, determination, clarity of mind and will, understanding and love to all near us. May God bless this beautiful country and its people. Happiness, good luck, peace of soul and mind and contentment to all of us! M.N.

December 31, 2014

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» Pope condemns alleged corruption in Rome, says city needs 'moral renewal'
31/12/14 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday administrators and criminals in Rome who allegedly pocketed public funds meant to help poor migrants, saying the eternal ci...
» New Year's celebrations around the world
31/12/14 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Photo gallery: 2015 new year celebrations
» Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber lose delay bid - Reuters
31/12/14 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS Local Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber lose delay bid Reuters BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday denied defense requests to move and delay the start of...
» Latin American Leftist Exiles Hold Faith in Maduro's Venezuela
31/12/14 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Venezuela's aging community of fugitives from 1970s South American dictatorships are staying loyal to their revolutionary roots and defending President Nicolas Maduro at one of his "Chavi...
» Pope Says Celebrants Should Remember Life’s Fleetingness
31/12/14 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has presided over a solemn prayer service in St. Peter’s Basilica on New Year’s Eve, using his homily to stress life’s fleetingness. The spiritual ...
» Putin Praises 'Return Home' of Crimea
31/12/14 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the ‘return home’ of Crimea in a New Year’s address to the nation, saying the event ‘will remain a very important epoch in domestic history for...
» Cuban Blogger: Husband Freed, Others Still Detained
31/12/14 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A prominent opposition blogger in Cuba said her husband was freed by the authorities overnight but several dissidents were still in custody on Wednesday, a day after they were arrested in...
» The Soup and Soul Kitchen | The New York Times
31/12/14 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. The Soup and Soul Kitchen | The New York Times This soup kitchen has a grand piano. And sometimes Broadway performers stop by to sing and play. Only at the Church of the Holy...
» US Drone Rules Remain in Hangar in 2014
31/12/14 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to packag...
» Pope says celebrants should remember life's fleetingness - Washington Post
31/12/14 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Fox News Lynchburg News and Advance Pope says celebrants should remember life's fleetingness Washington Post VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has presided over a solemn prayer service Lynch...
» Italy's President Says He Will Resign Soon
31/12/14 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano, said he would resign soon, kicking off a period of political uncertainty that could prove to be a crucial test for the young government of Prime M...
» Sony Makes 'The Interview' Available on Cable, Satellite Systems - Wall Street Journal
31/12/14 18:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. VentureBeat Sony Makes 'The Interview' Available on Cable, Satellite Systems Wall Street Journal Sony Pictures has signed new deals making the “Interview” available to rent or bu...
» FBI bulletin: Sony hackers threaten 'news media organization' - Fox News
31/12/14 18:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. FBI bulletin: Sony hackers threaten 'news media organization' Fox News The hackers behind the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment are turning their cyber-sights to an unnamed n...
» Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address
31/12/14 18:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Crimea's "return home" in his New Year address. Report by ...
» At least 35 dead, 42 injured in Shanghai New Year's stampede: CCTV
31/12/14 18:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed and 42 were injured in a stampede during a New Year’s celebration on the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai, official Chinese govern...
» Report: 35 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede
31/12/14 18:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 4:35 p.m. EST. SHANGHAI (AP) -- Thirty-five people have been killed in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in downtown Shanghai, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency is reporting....
» 35 killed and 42 injured in stampede at Shanghai’s New Year celebrations
31/12/14 18:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Chinese reports says injuries occurred at riverfront Bund area, which has become overcrowded during big events in the past Thirty-five people have been killed in a stampede du...
» 35 killed in New Year's celebration stampede in Shanghai - CNN
31/12/14 18:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News 35 killed in New Year's celebration stampede in Shanghai CNN (CNN) -- At least 35 people were killed in a stampede at a New Year's celebration in Shanghai, China, state ...
» Study claims more than 80% of 'dark net' traffic is to child abuse sites
31/12/14 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Research claims that paedophilia sites using Tor’s ‘hidden services’ technology attract many more visits than drug markets and whistleblower sites More than 80% of so-called “...
» Idaho toddler shoots and kills his mother inside Walmart - video
31/12/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Police in Idaho say a two-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after finding the weapon in her handbag. The young boy reportedly grabbed the small-calibre...
» Nine dead in related homicides in western Canada city
31/12/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CALGARY (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed in three related incidents in Edmonton in what police in the western Canadian city said was likely an act of domestic violence and the ...
» Filmmaker Stone Accuses U.S. Of Instigating Ukraine Crisis
31/12/14 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, who is working on a documentary film about recent events in Ukraine, says he believes the February 20 shootings in Kyiv that left dozens dead...
» Russia Critics Omitted From Putin's New Year's Greetings
31/12/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued his New Year's greetings to fellow world leaders and dignitaries, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is not among the do...
» Gunmen Kill Three, Officers Shoots Comrades In Afghanistan
31/12/14 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghan officials say gunmen traveling in vehicles loaded with explosives killed a policeman and two civilians when police stopped them on a road in the eastern province o...
» Brothers arrested after 'luring their mother to a ritual sacrifice' in India
31/12/14 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The brothers were among ten people arrested for the murder of Budhabai Dore, 65, after she was found in a shallow grave in Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
» Pussy Riot activist arrested after pro-Alexei Navalny protests in Moscow
31/12/14 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Masha Alyokhina arrested with more than 100 protesters in Moscow after all-night demonstration against jailing of anti-Putin figurehead’s brother Twenty activists including Ma...
» Here’s Where Scientists Believe the Ebola Epidemic Started
31/12/14 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. NEW YORK — A team of researchers think they may have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started — with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. ...
» Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies - Washington Post
31/12/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Herald Sun Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies Washington Post BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country's citizens not to participate in ...
» What the Moscow protests mean for Putin - CNBC
31/12/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNBC What the Moscow protests mean for Putin CNBC The price of the U.S dollar rose against the Russian ruble on Wednesday morning after a night of protests near the Kremlin that ...
» Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Is Hospitalized for Tests - NBCNews.com
31/12/14 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Is Hospitalized for Tests NBCNews.com DUBAI — Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday ...
» War and Peace on Radio 4: a ripping adaptation to grip a hungover nation
31/12/14 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Radio 4 has cleared its New Year’s Day schedule to make way for a 10-hour, action-heavy adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel, starring John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale and Les...
» Italy saves 970 migrants abandoned by smugglers
31/12/14 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 8:44 a.m. EST. ROME (AP) -- The Italian Coast Guard has safely rescued 970 migrants after smugglers abandoned them on a cargo ship in rough seas....
» Cargo ship carrying 900 illegal migrants docks in Italy
31/12/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Children were among the 900 migrants found on board the Moldovan-flagged Blue Sky M as emergency services came to their aid in the port of Gallipoli, Italy.
» Oil Falls Below $56, Heads for Biggest Annual Drop Since 2008
31/12/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Oil dropped below $56 a barrel on Wednesday and was heading for its biggest annual decline since 2008, pressured by weakening demand and a supply glut prompted by the U.S. shale boom and ...
» Red Star 3.0: North Korea Launches Its Own OS
31/12/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Computer users can now download an operating system designed by the secretive state which closely resembles Apple's OS X.
» Two-Year-Old Boy Shoots Dead Mother At Walmart
31/12/14 00:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Sky News US Team A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot dead his mother at a Walmart store after a gun fired when he reached in her purse. The shooting in Hayden, Idaho, about 40 miles (64km) northeast o...
» Путин-матрешка. Что внутри?
30/12/14 20:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Путин-матрешка. Что внутри? Когда люди в России прозреют? Разговор с принципиальным собеседником. Главный редактор еженедельника... From: Радио Свобода Views: 822 66 1 0 ratings T...
» Pro-Navalny Protest in Moscow – A Chronology in Tweets
30/12/14 20:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A political rally erupted Tuesday in Moscow following sentencing in the case against opposition activist Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg.
» Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained Near Rally - Wall Street Journal
30/12/14 20:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained Near Rally Wall Street Journal The latest ruling seemed to balance between the risk of turning Mr. Navalny into a...
» Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny arrested hours after sentencing - CNN
30/12/14 20:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TheBlaze.com Wall Street Journal Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny arrested hours after sentencing CNN The brothers denied charges of embezzling 30 million rubles ($540,000) from a Russia...
» Разгон "народного схода" на Манежной
30/12/14 20:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Разгон "народного схода" на Манежной 30 декабря "народный сход" в поддержку Алексея и Олега Навальных на Манежной площади Москвы через два часа... From: Радио Свобода Views: 301 1...
» Russian police arrest 100 after protests at Alexei Navalny sentence
30/12/14 20:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Demonstrators outside the Kremlin denounce the jailing of Alexei Navalny's brother as attempt to silence Russia's opposition
» Делегация правительства Украины посетит Германию 7 января - Коммерсантъ
30/12/14 20:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Делегация правительства Украины посетит Германию 7 января Коммерсантъ Украинская правительственная делегация во главе с премьер-министром Арсением Яценюком планирует 7 янв...
» Moscow Police Squash Opposition Protest Over Navalny Verdict
30/12/14 20:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. More than a thousand people gathered on Moscow's Manezh Square on Tuesday in a show of support for convicted opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but riot police quickly suppress...
» Watch: Moment Alexei Navalny arrested at Russia anti-corruption rally
30/12/14 20:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Police arrest Alexei Navaln, Vladimir Putin's chief political foe, and more than 100 protesters at Moscow's Red Square following his brother's impriso...
» Venezuela accuses US of starting oil war to 'destroy' Russia and Venezuela - Al Jazeera America
30/12/14 20:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Venezuela accuses US of starting oil war to 'destroy' Russia and Venezuela Al Jazeera America The boom in U.S. shale oil production has pushed down oil prices worldwide, from ...
» Лукашенко: «Деньги, власть и собственность — стабильность любого государства» - ИА REGNUM
30/12/14 20:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. TUT.BY Лукашенко: «Деньги, власть и собственность — стабильность любого государства» ИА REGNUM Надо подумать, как помочь людям, у которых боль и острая нужда. Об этом 30 декабря за...
» 2014: от аннексии Крыма до борьбы с Эболой
30/12/14 20:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. 2014: от аннексии Крыма до борьбы с Эболой События, которые были в заголовках мировых новостей в 2014 году Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/video/yearen...
» Get Ready, America: Russia Wants a New Stealthy, Long-Range Bomber - The National Interest Online
30/12/14 20:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The National Interest Online Get Ready, America: Russia Wants a New Stealthy, Long-Range Bomber The National Interest Online There is little concrete information about the new Russian...
» Американцы вновь с оптимизмом смотрят в будущее
30/12/14 20:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Американцы вновь с оптимизмом смотрят в будущее Новогодний опрос у елки возле Белого дома Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/video/yearender-sports/257942...
» Павел Ивлев: Кремль вновь глобально проиграл
30/12/14 20:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Павел Ивлев: Кремль вновь глобально проиграл Адвокат Павел Ивлев, бывший сотрудник компании «ЮКОС» назвал приговор братьям Навальным «откровенным... From: Голос Америки Views: 9 3...
» Заложники Навальные: брат за брата
30/12/14 20:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Заложники Навальные: брат за брата Дело Навальных, страхи власти и возможности оппозиции обсуждают общественные активисты Сергей Шаров-Делон... From: Радио Свобода Views: 236 10 0...
» 'Russia Without Putin': Conviction of Putin Foe Ignites Massive Anti-Gov't ... - TheBlaze.com
30/12/14 20:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TheBlaze.com ' Russia Without Putin': Conviction of Putin Foe Ignites Massive Anti-Gov't ... TheBlaze.com MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted al...
» Venezuela Confirms Recession, Highest Inflation in Americas
30/12/14 20:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that it had entered a recession while inflation remained the highest in the Americas, and President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government blamed political foes...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Aleksei Navalny and Russia’s Protesters Face a Tough Battle
30/12/14 20:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Apathy is the greatest threat to the Russian opposition.
» Doubts surface over North Korea's culpability in Sony attack - BDlive
30/12/14 20:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Doubts surface over North Korea's culpability in Sony attack BDlive THE PLOT THICKENS: People queue outside the Los Feliz 3 Cinema in Los Angeles, California, to by tickets for T...
» The Art World's Patron Satan - New York Times
30/12/14 20:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. New York Times The Art World's Patron Satan New York Times Reputations in the art world are forged over many years across countless fairs, openings, reviews and dinners. Although laype...
» Gazpromneft Refinery Charged With Polluting Moscow
30/12/14 20:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian prosecutors have opened an administrative case against a Gazprom-owned refinery in Moscow, blaming the company for polluting air in the capital.
» Putin Foe Alexei Navalny Detained by Police
30/12/14 20:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. MOSCOW — Police have detained President Vladimir Putin’s chief foe, who has broken the terms of his house house his arrest to attend a protest of several thousand just outside the Kremlin. The unsanc...
» Are Former Employees, Not North Korea, to Blame for the Sony Hack? - Vanity Fair
30/12/14 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Vanity Fair Are Former Employees, Not North Korea, to Blame for the Sony Hack? Vanity Fair Though the F.B.I., and later President Barack Obama, placed blame for the hack which de...
» Greek ferry tragedy: survivors accounts
30/12/14 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Greek ferry tragedy: survivors accounts Ten passengers dead, dozens unaccounted for and no-one able to say with any certainty how many people were on board the Norman Atlantic w...
» Displaced Ukrainians celebrate New Year's far from the bombs
30/12/14 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Displaced Ukrainians celebrate New Year's far from the bombs Displaced by the conflict in the East of Ukraine, dozens now live in a volunteer centre in the capital Kiev, where t...
» U.S. calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal
30/12/14 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on Tuesday for the release of U.S. citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a for...
» Cuba's Yoani Sanchez Says Husband, Another Dissident Detained - Newsweek
30/12/14 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsweek Cuba's Yoani Sanchez Says Husband, Another Dissident Detained Newsweek Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez works on her laptop at her home in Havana February 9, 2011. ...
» Russian Riot Police Disperse Moscow Navalny Rally, Arrest Protesters
30/12/14 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian riot police have dispersed an unsanctioned rally at Moscow's Manezh Square, near the Kremlin, after thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest a court ruling ...
» Police Chief Defends Shooting of Armed Teen in Berkeley, Mo. - Wall Street Journal
30/12/14 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Police Chief Defends Shooting of Armed Teen in Berkeley, Mo. Wall Street Journal Multiple witnesses said they saw a black teenager pull a gun on a Berkeley, Mo., poli...
» U.S. Congressman 'Deeply Troubled' By Raid Of RFE/RL In Azerbaijan
30/12/14 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The leading Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs says he is "deeply troubled" by Azerbaijan's December 26 raid on RFE/RL's Baku bureau and subsequent f...
» Sony Hack: FBI Stands By Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind Attack - Variety
30/12/14 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Variety Sony Hack: FBI Stands By Conclusion That North Korea Was Behind Attack Variety With a major security firm casting doubt on whether the massive hacking attack on Sony Pict...
» Man shoots dead sick wife in hospital before killing himself - Daily Mail
30/12/14 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Daily Mail Man shoots dead sick wife in hospital before killing himself Daily Mail A New Hampshire man shot his wife dead in hospital early Tuesday morning before turning the gun...
» US to Station 150 Tanks, Armored Vehicles in Europe
30/12/14 20:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training there, according to a U.S. military commander. S...
» Doubts on N. Korea claim? FBI briefed on theory Sony hack was inside job - Fox News
30/12/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Business Recorder CBS News Doubts on N. Korea claim? FBI briefed on theory Sony hack was inside job Fox News A security firm has brought new evidence to the FBI that it claims po...
» US investigators suspect North Korea hired hackers for Sony hack - Sydney Morning Herald
30/12/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Financial Post US investigators suspect North Korea hired hackers for Sony hack Sydney Morning Herald US investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside ...
» FBI still believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack - CBS News
30/12/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News FBI still believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack CBS News In the face of skepticism from some cyber experts, the FBI continues to stand by its original assert...
» Tony Blair doubts Ed Miliband can win 2015 general election
30/12/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Former Labour PM claims public opinion has not shifted left and ‘a traditional leftwing party’ always loses to rightwing party Tony Blair has cast doubt on the likelihood of L...
» BBC Delays Airing of Documentary on Charles and Camilla
30/12/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. “Reinventing the Royals” focuses on the hiring of a public-relations professional to restore the reputation of Prince Charles after the 1997 death of his wife, Diana.
» Economist: Long Painful Recession in Store for Russia
30/12/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia's battered currency fell sharply again this week after a government report showed the economy had shrunk in November, the first such decline in five years. The Russian government r...
» Ukraine president Poroshenko to meet Putin, Obama in peace talks - South China Morning Post (subscription)
30/12/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. South China Morning Post (subscription) Ukraine president Poroshenko to meet Putin, Obama in peace talks South China Morning Post (subscription) Ukraine's Western-backed leader Petro P...
» UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel's occupation
30/12/14 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:34 p.m. EST. UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday, a blow to effor...
» US Rejects Palestinian Statehood Resolution at UN
30/12/14 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States, as expected, on Tuesday voted against a U.N. Security Council draft resolution on Palestinian statehood that demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories. ...
» UN security council rejects Palestinian statehood bid
30/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Defeated resolution called for end to Israeli occupation within three years and for independent state of Palestine to be established within 1967 borders The United Nations Sec...
» Resolution for Palestinian State Fails in Security Council
30/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A draft resolution that set a deadline to establish a sovereign Palestinian state failed on Tuesday to receive the nine votes that are needed for adoption in the 15-member United Nations body.
» Canada police: 9 dead in 3 crime scenes
30/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:34 p.m. EST. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Police say they are investigating the deaths of seven adults and two young children at three separate but connected Edmonton-area crime scenes....
» UN Security Council Rejects Palestinian Resolution
30/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Tuesday rejected a Palestinian draft resolution, strongly opposed by the United States, that sought peace with Israel within a one-year time frame. The reso...
» Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress: sources - New York Daily News
30/12/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress: sources New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Rep. Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress in the wake...
» U.N. Seeks Clues on Death of Ex-Chief
30/12/14 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The U.N. called on any nation with information that may shed light on the 1961 death of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld to disclose it after new evidence emerged in the past few yea...
» Sir Winston Churchill, the Muslim convert? - Independent Online
30/12/14 20:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Independent Online Sir Winston Churchill, the Muslim convert? Independent Online London - He was fascinated by the Middle East and held Islam in high regard. But Sir Winston Churchill'...
» Putin Foe Alexei Navalny Found Guilty of Fraud
30/12/14 20:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence of three and a ha...
» Jeb Bush and Chris Christie atop GOP presidential poll - USA TODAY
30/12/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Tampabay.com Chicago Sun-Times Jeb Bush and Chris Christie atop GOP presidential poll USA TODAY Gov. Chicago Sun-Times Chris Christie held his ground in a new CNN poll on 2016 Re...
» Ebola risk to others extremely low: Nicola Sturgeon - video
30/12/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The risk to the public of contracting Ebola is extremely low, says Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, after a healthcare worker in Scotland is diagnosed with the...
» Bishop Who Killed Cyclist Previously Charged With DUI, Marijuana Possession - Chinatopix
30/12/14 19:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Chinatopix Bishop Who Killed Cyclist Previously Charged With DUI, Marijuana Possession Chinatopix (Photo : Reuters / Richard Clement) A "ghost bike" memorial marks the ...
» Google to blame for Gmail shutdown, say Chinese state media
30/12/14 19:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. World’s biggest email service largely inaccessible within China since 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown in June Google’s unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to b...
» Travelling gangs of foreign criminals are exploiting budget airlines and visa free travel to commit 'burglary blitzes' in Britain and Europe
30/12/14 19:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Organised criminals are flying in crooks from eastern Europe for short-term crime sprees, then shipping them out before they can be tracked by police, said the chief of Europol.
» HIV alert issued in California after porn actor tests positive
30/12/14 19:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The Department of Public Health said the male actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS after engaging in unprotected sex with several other male actors during two separate f...
» National lab docked for 'performance failure' stemming from radiation leak at ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
30/12/14 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. National lab docked for 'performance failure' stemming from radiation leak at ... Minneapolis Star Tribune ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The contractor that runs one of the nation's premie...
» Feds dock Los Alamos lab in performance review - San Francisco Chronicle
30/12/14 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Feds dock Los Alamos lab in performance review San Francisco Chronicle ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that runs one of the nation's premier national laboratories has los...
» Euronews: New Year, new hope as Ukraine paves way for NATO membership ... - Kyiv Post
30/12/14 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Kyiv Post Euronews: New Year, new hope as Ukraine paves way for NATO membership ... Kyiv Post Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures as he speaks during the annual press-confere...
» Fifth of Britons admit they would chop off a finger if it meant they could have the perfect body shape as experts warn of obsession with dieting
30/12/14 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Woman Running in the Park, Seattle, Washington, USA BRHK0M nature, energy, autumn, exercise, jogging, women, America, women, Washington, Washington, clothes, fitness, women, women, exer...
» Will Europe survive 2015, the year of all elections?
30/12/14 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Ballots in the EU – including Britain – won’t clarify the question of integration or invent the politics we need for the 21st century In 2015, European voters could decide if ...
» After Stormy 2014, Putin's Russia Braces For Fateful New Year
30/12/14 19:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Ukraine crisis in 2014 brought Vladimir Putin's Russia to loggerheads with the West. With so many of Russia's gambles still up in the air, 2015 could be a year of rec...
» Female Islamic State police squad tortured woman for breastfeeding in public
30/12/14 19:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The al-Khansa brigade, the female religious police in Raqqa, the insurgency's de facto capital in Syria, is said to use the bear trap-like device to punish women who defy their strict l...
» Documents Reveal Details of F.B.I. Inquiry Into Nevada Senator
30/12/14 19:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — It was one of Capitol Hill’s most salacious scandals, featuring a senator’s affair with a campaign aide, an outraged husband, tens of thousands of dollars in hush money, illicit...
» Mr. Grimm Should Go Now
30/12/14 18:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Seven weeks to the day after his re-election to Congress, Representative Michael Grimm, a Republican of Staten Island, pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion . That should be more than enough to persuade Mr. Gr...
» Michael Grimm, in a Reversal, Will Resign From Congress
30/12/14 18:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — Michael G. Grimm , the Republican Party’s lone congressional representative in New York City, announced late on Monday that he would resign effective Jan. 5, two weeks after he pleade...
» When J.F.K. Secretly Reached Out to Castro
30/12/14 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > The Upshot. President Obama’s surprise effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, concurrent with an economic embargo, recalls the two-track approach — economic and sometimes mi...
» How Cuba Talks Were Shaken by the Release of Bergdahl
30/12/14 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — Of all the tense moments in the year and a half of secret negotiations to free Alan P. Gross from Cuba, none may have matched a meeting in Ottawa early last June between a two-person White ...
» Boehner Stands By Scalise in Furor Over Racist Group
30/12/14 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday expressed “full confidence” in Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 3 Republican leader in the House, as he sought to quell a ra...
» Police Respect Squandered in Attacks on de Blasio
30/12/14 18:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent weeks expressing his respect and admiration for the New York Police Department, while calling for unity in these difficult days, but the message doesn’t seem to be sinking...
» Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Seized at Rally After Suspended Sentence in Fraud Case
30/12/14 18:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — The police in Moscow briefly detained the anticorruption crusader and political opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny on Tuesday as he tried to join an unauthorized, antigovernment rally, just h...
» Rapprochement With Russia? - NYTimes.com
30/12/14 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The ruble’s dramatic decline threatens to plunge Russia into a full-scale economic crisis. President Vladimir Putin has attempted to minimize the difficulties and deflect blame toward the West, but the ...
» Russia Has To Slash Military Spending To Balance The Budget - Forbes
30/12/14 15:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News Russia Has To Slash Military Spending To Balance The Budget Forbes This is not going to make Vladimir Putin happy: it appears that the only way that the Russian government can...
» Georgian Priest Feared Missing After Greek Ferry Fire
30/12/14 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Georgian priest is one of nearly 40 people feared missing after a fire on a Greek ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
» Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies
30/12/14 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mashable. KIEV, Ukraine – On a morning earlier this year, Ukraine’s top intelligence officials woke up to discover that the country's spy agency had been ransacked and torched by intruders who ...
» Ukraine Economy Set to Drop 7.5% in Full-Blown Financial Crisis - Businessweek
30/12/14 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Moscow Times Ukraine Economy Set to Drop 7.5% in Full-Blown Financial Crisis Businessweek Ukraine's economy will shrink 7.5 percent this year, after the conflict with eastern separ...
» Islamic State Magazine Lauds Sydney Hostage-Taker, Calls For More 'Lone Wolf' Attacks
30/12/14 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The latest issue of the Islamic State’s magazine, "Dabiq," includes a foreword praising the actions of Man Haron Monis, the man who held 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sy...
» The Positive Side of Low Oil Prices
30/12/14 15:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. In a year of plummeting oil prices and the dismay it brings to producers and traders, two senior economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) haven’t taken their eyes off the bright side...
» Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands
30/12/14 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Jan Krissler used high resolution photos, including one from a government press office, to successfully recreate the fingerprints of Germany’s defence minister It’s an old cli...
» Sailors Killed Trying To Secure Crippled Ferry
30/12/14 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. As concerns are expressed about the accuracy of Norman Atlantic passenger manifests, two seamen die trying to secure the ship.
» Police officers who violate citizens' rights must be punished. Accountability is the only way forward
30/12/14 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. I was a cop, and I know that the police are subject to a different quality of justice than they sometimes mete out to black and brown people There is one criminal justice syst...
» North Korea may have hired outside hackers for Sony attack, says US
30/12/14 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Investigators consider possibility Pyongyang contracted out ‘contracted out’ some of work in last month’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures US investigators believe that North Kor...
» President Obama Focused on ‘Long-Term’ Projects in Final Two Years
30/12/14 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama says, as he enters the final two years of his presidency and with the economy stronger at any time since taking office in 2009, he is able to focus on what he calls...
» TIME Remembers the Leaders Who Died in 2014
30/12/14 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Since the very first issue of TIME, the Milestones section has marked important moments of the week and celebrated the lives of those who died recently. Staffers, critics and those who knew the late,...
» Russia says new US sanctions may hamper dialogue on Iran, Syria - Reuters UK
30/12/14 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Russia says new US sanctions may hamper dialogue on Iran, Syria Reuters UK MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a widening of U.S. sanctions against Moscow...
» Russia: Sanctions Imposed on 4 Officials
30/12/14 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on four more Russians tied to allegations of human rights abuses. Two officials — Deputy Prosecutor General Victor Grin and Andrei Strizhov, an investigator...
» Pussy Riot call for protest over Alexei Navalny sentencing - video
30/12/14 15:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band, has released a music video urging protest against the sentencing of Alexei Navalny. The Kremlin critic has been given a suspen...
» Journalist Who Survived IS Prison Describes Psychological Abuse, Torture
30/12/14 15:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A journalist who survived detention in an Islamic State (IS) prison in Syria has told RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq about the horrific torture and psychological abuse to which...
» Russia Warns U.S. Sanctions Could Harm Cooperation On Iran, Syria
30/12/14 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has warned the United States that the widening of sanctions under the Magnitsky Act could hinder cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, the Syria conflict, and oth...
» Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot - WWMT-TV
30/12/14 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot WWMT-TV CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A small plane crashed just feet away from a home south of Denver, killing the pilot. The Cessn...
» US army veteran reflects on time in Afghanistan
30/12/14 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. US army veteran reflects on time in Afghanistan On the eve of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Douglas Livermore, former U.S. Army officer and Special Forces captain, refle...
» Watch Pussy Riot Fly Off On Broomsticks in New Protest Video
30/12/14 15:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. At first, Pussy Riot’s new video of protest looks like a sexy perfume commercial. It is actually a call to action, asking Russian dissenters to demonstrate outside the Kremlin Tuesday for the s...
» U.N. envoy to be represented at January 26-29 Syria talks in Moscow
30/12/14 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan De Mistura will be represented at talks about Syria in Moscow between Jan. 26 and Jan. 29, his spokeswoman Juliette Touma told Reuters on Tu...
» France, Germany Urge Checks on Jihadists' Travel
30/12/14 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. France and Germany, traditionally among the fiercest defenders of document-free travel within the 26-nation Schengen travel zone, are calling for changes to counter the increasing number ...
» House GOP leader once addressed white supremacists
30/12/14 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 2:08 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a revelation that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach out to minorities in 2016, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has acknowledged tha...
» US flu epidemic claiming young lives - NEWS.com.au
30/12/14 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NEWS.com.au US flu epidemic claiming young lives NEWS.com.au US health officials say the country has hit a flu epidemic threshold as a mutated strain sweeps the nation, claiming ...
» Sony hack: sacked employees could be to blame, researchers claim
30/12/14 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Exchanges in secretive web forums point to former employees with a grudge, researchers claim, and could explain how hackers knew how to navigate Sony’s systems Security expert...
» NYC mayor, police union heads to meet amid rift - Lincoln Journal Star
30/12/14 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NYC mayor, police union heads to meet amid rift Lincoln Journal Star NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor is aiming to clear the air with police unions after rancor brewed over the s...
» IS Releases Interview With Captured Jordanian Pilot
30/12/14 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The hard-line Islamic State group has released what it said was an interview with a Jordanian pilot captured last week after his plane crashed during U.S.-led coalition bombing in eastern...
» US Airstrike in Somalia Kills Al-Shabab Intelligence Chief
30/12/14 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Somali government says al-Shabab's intelligence chief was killed in a U.S. airstrike near the town of Saakow. A statement issued Tuesday by Somalia's National Intelligence and Securit...
» Four people have been killed in a bus crash in Germany
30/12/14 15:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Four people have been killed in a bus crash in Germany Police have said at least four have been killed and 40 injured in a bus crash in Germany. Report by Gabriella Darlington. From: ODN Vi...
» LAPD now unsure if police car shooting was targeted attack on officers
30/12/14 15:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Detectives now say it’s uncertain whether the two suspects who opened fire near a police cruiser on Sunday night were aiming for the officers inside the vehicle LAPD declares ...
» Isis claims to publish interview with captured Jordanian pilot
30/12/14 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Islamic State’s online magazine carries purported interview with Muath al-Kasaesbeh, whose jet crashed last week Islamic State (Isis) has released what it says is an interview...
» Low Oil Prices Pushing Venezuela Towards Default
30/12/14 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Low oil prices are putting major oil producers in a squeeze. The Russian central bank has been forced to cough up foreign exchange in order to defend itself from a currency crisis . But it may be Ven...
» Chinese repression of dissent intensifies under ruthless Xi Jinping
30/12/14 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Series of moves to curb personal freedoms and free speech demonstrate China’s drift towards a new authoritarianism China’s drift towards a new authoritarianism under the unsmi...
» Putin foe avoids jail but decries Kremlin for punishing his brother
30/12/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. MOSCOW— The opposition activist widely considered Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable political foe avoided pr...
» U.S. names more Iran targets for sanctions
30/12/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on nine new targets, saying the entities and people targeted had supported Iran's efforts to avoid sanctions and b...
» Society's secretary-general remanded in custody for seven days - Bahrain News Agency
30/12/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Bahrain News Agency Society's secretary-general remanded in custody for seven days Bahrain News Agency Manama, Dec. 30. (BNA)-- Bahrain attorney general Nayef Yousef Mahmoud announced ...
» 2014: a good year for democracy?
30/12/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. A record 1.5 billion people voted in 2014, but the democratic process can be fragile at best and corrupt at worst, and is not in itself a recipe for positive change More than ...
» Home prices rise, but more slowly - CBS News
30/12/14 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Forbes Fox Business Home prices rise, but more slowly CBS News The good news for American property owners is that home prices continued to rise in October. Now, the not-so-good n...
» Turkey suspends corruption prosecutors
30/12/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Action taken against officials who led inquiry that led to the dismissal of four ministers
» U.S. to station 150 armored vehicles in Europe
30/12/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training in Europe as part of the...
» FBI Fixated on North Korea for Sony Hack Despite New Evidence
30/12/14 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Bureau keeps publicly condemning Pyongyang for the Sony hack. But privately, it is listening to other theories, including those about an inside job. In spite of mounting evidence that the North Korean reg...
» WorldViews: What if North Korea didn’t hack Sony?
30/12/14 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Anyone who follows North Korea will be familiar with the wild fake stories that come out of the country. Remember when Kim Jo...
» Man Drives Two Hours With Knife In His Head
30/12/14 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A Brazilian motorcycle taxi driver made his way to hospital with a 30cm blade sticking out of his skull after getting into a row.
» US Slaps Sanctions on More Iranian Targets
30/12/14 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on nine new targets, saying the entities and people targeted had supported Iran's efforts to avoid sanctions and backed the government's hum...
» Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition
30/12/14 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. A court has handed Russia’s most prominent opposition figure a suspended sentence and jailed his brother on fraud charges they say are politically motivated. The case will onl...
» Stylometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
30/12/14 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Wikipedia - Recent changes [en]. Stylometry is the application of the study of linguistic style , usually to written language, but it has successfully been applied to music [ 1 ] and to fine-art paintings ...
» stylometry - Google Search
30/12/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Stylometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Stylometry Cached Similar Wikipedia Loading... Stylometry is the application of the study of linguistic style, usually to written language,...
» New Study May Add to Skepticism Among Security Experts That North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
30/12/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Bits. A number of private security researchers are increasingly voicing doubts that the hack of Sony ‘s computer systems was the work of North Korea. President Obama and the F.B.I. last week accused ...
» A New Script: Clues In Sony Hack Point To Insiders
30/12/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Security Ledger. Clues from an investigation of the hack of Sony Pictures now point to at least one former employee, according to Norse Security. A strong counter-narrative to the official account...
» New Research Blames Insiders, Not North Korea, for Sony Hack
30/12/14 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A leading cyber security firm says it has evidence that contradicts the government’s allegation that North Korea was behind the debilitating cyber attacks against Sony Pictures. Researchers fro...
» Putin Critic Alexei Navalny's Brother Jailed
30/12/14 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Alexei Navalny says the court is "torturing the families of opponents" as his brother is imprisoned and he gets a suspended term.
» Putin Aide: IS Poses Serious Security Challenges In Mideast And Beyond
30/12/14 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A special representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria and Iraq poses a serious security threat to the ...
» The Path of the Ebola Virus Outbreak | The New York Times
30/12/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. The Path of the Ebola Virus Outbreak | The New York Times A look at how the disease spread far beyond Meliandou, Guinea in just a few months. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit...
» US, China, Other Nations Searching for Missing Airliner
30/12/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States, China and other countries have dispatched rescue ships to the Java Sea to help Indonesia search for the missing AirAsia passenger jet that crashed during a storm Sunday...
» Russia's State-Controlled VTB Bank Gets Kremlin Bailout Funds
30/12/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's state-controlled VTB bank has received the first tranche of a $2.6 billion bailout from the Russian government.
» Lawyer says U.S. offered prisoner swap for ex-Marine held in Iran
30/12/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - A lawyer for an Iranian-American former U.S. Marine jailed in Tehran was reported on Tuesday as saying the United States had sought his release through a prisoner swa...
» Witness the Tragic Aftermath of AirAsia Flight QZ8501
30/12/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency confirmed Tuesday that searchers had discovered debris from the missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 and the bodies of 40 passengers in the Java Sea. The Singa...
» BBC Postpones Documentary After Royals Reportedly Intervene
30/12/14 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The BBC said Wednesday it was postponing a controversial documentary about the royal family that was produced without the cooperation of Buckingham Palace. According to a report from the Radio Times ...
» Putin Critic Breaks House Arrest To Join Rally
30/12/14 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has tweeted he has broken his house arrest just hours after being given a suspended jail sentence.
» Report: US Population Grows to More Than 320 Million
30/12/14 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Census Bureau said the U.S. population grew a bit less than 1 percent over the last year and will hit 320,090,857 at New Year. The U.S. population is growing because there is one birt...
» Fear an Important Factor in Response to Ebola, IS Beheadings
30/12/14 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. While terrorist beheadings, the Ebola epidemic and immigration were on the minds of many Americans this year, the way they were covered by U.S. media and hyped in campaign ads prompted co...
» Actually, North Korea might not be guilty in the Sony hack
29/12/14 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Enlarge The Plaza Theatre marquee in Atlanta, Georgia on Christmas Day 2014. Hackers had threatened attacks on theaters that screened 'The Interview,' which depicts the assassination of North Korea's Kim Jong...
» Foreign Policy Battles Loom Between Obama, Republican-led Congress
29/12/14 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Some of President Barack Obama’s loudest critics on foreign policy will have new powers as chairmen of various Senate committees when Republicans assume control of both houses of Congress...
» Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Tehran - CBS News
29/12/14 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Tehran CBS News Is there any scenario in which a U.S. embassy could reopen in Tehran in the final two years of President Obama's ter...
» Did the Saudis and the U.S. Collude in Dropping Oil Prices?
29/12/14 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in terms of oil market economics, with most media outlets blaming Saudi Arabia, through its OPEC...
» Ebola Case Confirmed in Scotland Hospital
29/12/14 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A health worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone is being treated for Ebola at a hospital in Glasgow, the Scottish government announced Monday. The female aid worker arrived late Sunday night ...
» No, Argentina's president did not adopt a Jewish child to stop him turning into a werewolf
29/12/14 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The chance meeting of a Latin American president with a colourful myth too good to fact-check proved irresistible for many Nope. Argentina’s President Cristina Fernánde...
» Russian recession fears as economy shrinks for first time in five years
29/12/14 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Falling oil prices, sanctions and collapsing rouble take toll, with GDP in November 0.5% lower than in same month year ago The Russian economy has contracted for the first tim...
» Hamas Turns Back 37 Gaza War Orphans From a Bridge-Building Trip to Israel
29/12/14 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Israeli and Palestinian officials had organized the visit for 37 children from Gaza as a way to promote peace and reconciliation, but the Hamas authorities turned them back at a border cros...
» Arizona police officer shot dead by domestic violence suspect - Washington Times
29/12/14 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Arizona police officer shot dead by domestic violence suspect Washington Times Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies work the scene of a shooting Saturday, Dec. 27 2014...
» Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead - Pierce County Tribune
29/12/14 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead Pierce County Tribune FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close r...
» Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home - CBS46 News Atlanta
29/12/14 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home CBS46 News Atlanta Authorities said a 9-year-old who was inside the home called a relative and told her that a man ther...
» Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015: Interfax
29/12/14 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a real opportunity to solve the Ukraine crisis in 2015, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying on Monday.
» Spanish Court Approves Arrest Of Kazakh Opposition Figure
29/12/14 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Spanish court has approved the arrest of a Kazakh opposition figure who now faces possible extradition to Kazakhstan.
» Everything We Know About the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501
29/12/14 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. In the third Malaysian-linked aviation disaster this year, an AirAsia plane traveling from Indonesia to Singapore disappeared early Sunday over the Java Sea. Officials indicate that it probably crash...
» Obama: Iran has 'chance to get right with the world' - NPR - Reuters
29/12/14 15:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Reuters Obama: Iran has 'chance to get right with the world ' - NPR Reuters "They've got a chance to get right with the world ," Obama said in the interview, which was taped ...
» Putin Shown Not 'So Smart' as Russia Economy Suffers, Obama Says - Businessweek
29/12/14 15:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Trend.az Putin Shown Not 'So Smart' as Russia Economy Suffers, Obama Says Businessweek Russian President Vladimir Putin, hailed as a “genius” by some earlier this year, hasn't be...
» Iran Holds Funeral for Commander
29/12/14 15:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Iran held a funeral for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq
» Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America
29/12/14 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BuzzFeed - Max Seddon. Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to ...
» Russia's Media Machine Looks West
29/12/14 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. In 2014, Russian propaganda outlets ramped up beyond Russia's borders. If the Kremlin's aim at home is to convince a captive audience, the goal abroad may be to confuse.
» Russia Drafts Agreement On Afghan Arms Supplies
29/12/14 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia is drafting a framework agreement that would govern supplies of weapons to Afghanistan.
» Three Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed near Pakistan border
29/12/14 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), sent to reinforce border police, were killed in an attack in the southeast of Iran near Pakistan, acc...
» UK's royal palace guards moved behind gates on attack fears - media - Daily Mail
29/12/14 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Mashable Firstpost UK's royal palace guards moved behind gates on attack fears - media Daily Mail LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The soldiers who stand guard outside Britain's royal palace...
» UK's royal palace guards moved behind gates on attack fears: media
29/12/14 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - The soldiers who stand guard outside Britain's royal palaces have been moved behind metal fences because of fears of a terror attack, local newspapers reported on Mo...
» Russian Moves Provide New Mission for NATO
29/12/14 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia’s more aggressive military posture in Europe during the past year has pushed NATO to take new steps to strengthen its defenses, providing it, analysts say, with a much-needed new m...
» ISIS has killed almost 2,000 people in Syria alone in just SIX MONTHS, human rights group says
29/12/14 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Now TWO Frenchmen are revealed as ISIS executioners who butchered 18 Syrian soldiers Michael Dos Santos, 22, originally from Champigny-sur-Marne near Paris French national of Portuguese...
» Ukraine's Poroshenko says to meet Putin, Merkel, Hollande on January 15
29/12/14 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's Vladimir Putin ...
» Retreating of the Queen's Guard: Soldiers behind metal gates
29/12/14 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Retreating of the Queen's Guard: Soldiers behind metal gates Soldiers guarding key Royal residences in London have been withdrawn from their high-profile posts amid fears they could be targ...
» Mayor's 1st Year: Liberal Victories, NYPD Crisis - ABC News
29/12/14 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Mayor's 1st Year: Liberal Victories, NYPD Crisis ABC News Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which ...
» Value of rouble plummets again as Russian economy has started shrinking
29/12/14 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The Kremlin said GDP contracted by 0.5 per cent year-on-year in November, the first recorded shrinking in Russia since October 2009, prompting the rouble to fall by 5 per cent against t...
» Vodka, mittens and sex – a Russian’s guide to surviving the cold
29/12/14 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Nippy, isn’t it? But don’t panic, the we Russians know a thing or two about coping in winter. Here are some my top tips Few people want to take advice from the Russians these ...
» Funeral held for senior Iranian soldier
29/12/14 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Hamid Taghavi, an intelligence official who spent 3 decades in Iraq, was killed in strategic Iraqi town of Samarra
» AirAsia Flight's Altitude Request Was Refused
29/12/14 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. As the captain's daughter pleads for her "papa" to come home, it's revealed the crew's final request to climb was denied.
» Google's Gmail Blocked in China
29/12/14 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Google Gmail email service has become unavailable in China, in what appears to be the latest move by Beijing to curb the U.S. search giant’s presence there.
» At Least 5 Die in Italian Ferry Fire
29/12/14 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy said that all of the surviving passengers and most of the crew had been rescued. Rescue teams worked frantically to retrieve remaining passengers and cr...
» Manhunt underway after two LAPD officers ambushed by gunmen
29/12/14 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Two suspects, one of whom police say is ‘armed and dangerous’, fired on police patrol car with a rifle on Sunday night but neither officer was injured A massive manhunt was un...
» U.S. coalition launches 18 air strikes against Islamic State: task force
29/12/14 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition launched 18 air strikes against Islamic State on Monday, including 12 in Syria and six in Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a st...
» 2014 a grim year for aviation
29/12/14 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. CNN's Rene Marsh looks back at what seems like a bad year for aviation safety.
» Azerbaijan Official Lashes Out At Criticism Over RFE/RL Raid
29/12/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An Azerbaijani official has lashed out at the United States after a U.S. diplomat sharply criticized the government over the closure of RFE/RL's bureau in Baku.
» Ready for Jeb? Maybe, maybe not - Foster's Daily Democrat
29/12/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. TheBlaze.com Ready for Jeb? Maybe, maybe not Foster's Daily Democrat Jeb Bush wants to be president. The former Florida governor posted to his Facebook page last week that he's s...
» Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande
29/12/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said on Monday he intends to meet January 15 with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Ho...
» Russian Supreme Court Declares IS, Jabhat Al-Nusra Terrorist Organizations
29/12/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that the Islamic State (IS) militant group and Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, are terrorist groups and banned them in Russia.
» Rogue trading: The Wolf of Wall Street named most pirated film of 2014
29/12/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Martin Scorsese’s black comedy about an unscrupulous businessman comes out ahead of Frozen and Gravity on chart of illegally downloaded films Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wal...
» Police Practices Draw Protests Following Deaths of African-Americans
29/12/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The deaths of two unarmed African-American men at the hands of white police officers earlier this year ignited racial tensions and led to demonstration across the United States, calling f...
» How does AirAsia Flight 8501 compare to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? - CBS News
29/12/14 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Channel News Asia How does AirAsia Flight 8501 compare to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? CBS News At first glance, the disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 echoes that of Malaysia Airli...
» NY mayor to speak at police graduation as tensions with officers mount - Reuters
29/12/14 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters NY mayor to speak at police graduation as tensions with officers mount Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was set to address graduating polic...
» Obama: I will use veto pen and defend gains in healthcare and environment
29/12/14 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Tells NPR that GOP takeover of Senate will likely require him to defend reforms Pre-Christmas interview acknowledges shift to a more confrontational policy Barack Obama pledge...
» Clinton, Obama Most Admired, Gallup Finds - Bloomberg
29/12/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Clinton, Obama Most Admired, Gallup Finds Bloomberg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama topped Gallup's lists Monday of the nation's mo...
» Obama touts ‘strategic patience’ on Putin
29/12/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. President says US sanctions left Russian economy exposed to plunging oil price
» Moscow Court Brings Navalny Verdict Forward To December 30
29/12/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Russian court says it will issue its verdict in a fraud case against opposition politician Aleksei Navalny on December 30, bringing the date forward from January 15.
» Diocese: Bishop responsible in fatal hit-and-run - The Seattle Times
29/12/14 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Diocese: Bishop responsible in fatal hit-and-run The Seattle Times The Episcopal Church of Maryland says its first female bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed...
» Dramatic footage of the Italian Navy airlifting passengers from ferry blaze
29/12/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Dramatic footage of the Italian Navy airlifting passengers from ferry blaze The Italian Navy releases video of helicopter rescue crews slowly airlifting passengers from the upper deck of th...
» Japan and South Korea Pledge to Share Intelligence on North via U.S.
29/12/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Under the pact, the sharing of classified information will be limited to North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs.
» Russia's Economy Begins Shrinking
29/12/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia's battered currency fell sharply on Monday after a government report showed the economy shrank in November, and predicted a four percent decline next year. At one point Monday, the...
» FBI Director Comey's Police Week Message - YouTube
29/12/14 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2014 FBI Director James Comey expressed thanks to law enforcement officers in the U.S. and around the world in a video message released on the first day of the annual Police Week gatherin...
» FBI Hiring Cyber Experts - YouTube
29/12/14 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 29, 2014 Robert Anderson, executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, talks about initiative to hire cyber experts.
» Raw: Dramatic Video of Sinking Turkish Ship - YouTube
29/12/14 13:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 29, 2014 Newly released video shows a Turkish cargo ship sinking after colliding with another merchant vessel Sunday. (Dec. 29)
» Shots fired at LAPD officers - YouTube
29/12/14 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 29, 2014 Two police officers were shot at while on patrol in Los Angeles, but no one was injured. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
» 2014 a Defining Year for Obama's Foreign Policy - YouTube
29/12/14 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 29, 2014 2014 presented U.S. President Barack Obama with some of his biggest foreign policy challenges, including Ukraine, Islamic State militants, draw down of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, th...
» 2014 a Defining Year for Obama's Foreign Policy
29/12/14 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. 2014 a Defining Year for Obama's Foreign Policy 2014 presented U.S. President Barack Obama with some of his biggest foreign policy challenges, including Ukraine, Islamic State militant...
» Yemeni intelligence officer killed, general escapes in ambushes
29/12/14 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ADEN (Reuters) - A senior Yemeni intelligence officer was shot dead on Monday by militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda, while an army general escaped a separate ambush in easter...
» Russia to build world first DNA databank of all living things
29/12/14 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Not quite the Biblical Noah’s Ark, but possibly the next best thing. Moscow State University has secured Russia’s largest-ever scientific grant to coll...
» Survivors Describe Horrific Ordeal On Ferry
29/12/14 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Briton Nick Channing-Williams tells Sky News that being stuck on a burning ship amid stormy seas was 'absolutely terrifying'.
» Russia Brings Forward Verdict in Case of Putin Opponent Navalny - Businessweek
29/12/14 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. www.worldbulletin.net Russia Brings Forward Verdict in Case of Putin Opponent Navalny Businessweek A Russian court will hand down a verdict in the case against opposition leader Alexey...
» Florida sex offender who won $3m in scratch-off lottery sued by two victims
29/12/14 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery of two boys, 6 and 11, in 2002 Victims ask court to freeze assets of abuser, who now lives in West Virginia A Florida sex offender w...
» Russia Brings Forward Verdict in Trial of Putin Critic Navalny
29/12/14 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The abrupt date change raised the possibility that Aleksei A. Navalny, who rose to prominence as an anti-corruption activist, would be handed a lengthy prison term just before New Year’s Eve.
» Virgin Atlantic Flight Bound for Las Vegas Makes 'Non-Standard Landing' at ... - NBCNews.com
29/12/14 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Virgin Atlantic Flight Bound for Las Vegas Makes 'Non-Standard Landing' at ... NBCNews.com LONDON — A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet bound for Las Vegas suffered a fau...
» 13-Year Afghan War Reaches 'Responsible Conclusion' - U.S. News & World Report
29/12/14 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. U.S. News & World Report 13-Year Afghan War Reaches 'Responsible Conclusion' U.S. News & World Report The longest war in American history was formally brought to a close Sunday, ...
» How Many Kyrgyz Are Actually Fighting In Syria?
29/12/14 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Over the past week, political figures in Kyrgyzstan have given very different estimates for the number of Kyrgyz citizens fighting with militant groups in Syria, ranging ...
» Winston Churchill a Muslim? Newly discovered letter reveals his family feared he ... - OregonLive.com
29/12/14 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. OregonLive.com The Indian Express Winston Churchill a Muslim? Newly discovered letter reveals his family feared he ... OregonLive.com Barack Obama has struggled throughout his presiden...
» WorldViews: Argentina’s president adopts Jewish boy to save him from life as a werewolf
29/12/14 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Yes, that's right. Last week, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner "adopted" a boy as her godson to prevent him...
» Annie Proulx regrets writing Brokeback Mountain? She needs to let it go
29/12/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Authors have to accept that a published book takes on a life of its own, even if it means being sent alternative endings by readers Part of becoming an adult involves acceptin...
» Iran's supreme leader slams U.S. police on Twitter
29/12/14 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. In a series of blunt tweets over the holiday weekend, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei entered America's debate on race and police violence -- comparing unrest in states like N...
» Ebola Cases Reach Over 20,000
29/12/14 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have reached over 20,000. New numbers released from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday show Ebola has infected 20,081 people and killed 7...
» NYPD chief calls for "a lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" - Christian Science Monitor
28/12/14 18:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ABC News NYPD chief calls for "a lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" Christian Science Monitor Amid rage over the killings of two police officers in Brooklyn and...
» U.S. Ends Its War in Afghanistan
28/12/14 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan ended its combat mission Sunday, marking the formal—if not real—end to the longest war in American history. American warplanes began bombing the country on Oct. ...
» A Visit to the European Parliament Leaves Many Amazed
28/12/14 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The European Union has a reputation for being an institutional maze. It doesn’t help that its buildings often turn out to be actual labyrinths, stranding lawmakers, lobbyists and journ...
» Keeping the Pentagon’s Challenges in Perspective
28/12/14 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. New Year’s is a time for resolutions. But resolving requires introspection, something—despite reams of studies, reports and commissions—the U.S. national-security complex seems inca...
» NATO Holds Ceremony Formally Ending Afghan Operation
28/12/14 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United States and NATO have formally ended their war in Afghanistan with a symbolic ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul. The NATO-led international coali...
» Watch politicians fight in Georgia's Parliament
28/12/14 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Seemingly finding the actions of their Kenyan counterparts rather tame , an all-out brawl erupted in the Georgian Parliament on Boxing Day following disagreements between the government ...
» Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel - Reuters
28/12/14 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel Reuters Planned talks involving Russia , Ukraine and the Organisation for Sec...