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www.navytimes.com: Base security in spotlight again after deadly shooting | “The NCIS investigation has confirmed that Savage had no reason or authorization to be on Naval Station Norfolk,” the NCIS press release said. “The chain of events that allowed Savage entry to the installation and the ship are under investigation.”

Base security in spotlight again after deadly shooting

'Heroic' sailor praised as investigation begins

Mar. 30, 2014 - 11:29AM   |  

Security officers wore black bands on their badges during a news conference in front of the destroyer Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on March 26, two days after a shooting left a master-at-arms and his attacker dead.

Security officers wore black bands on their badges during a news conference in front of the destroyer Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on March 26, two days after a shooting left a master-at-arms and his attacker dead. (Steve Earley / The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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A civilian trucker with no authorization to be on base shot and killed a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on the night of March 24 while it was moored on Pier 1 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in what is the latest troubling breach of Navy base security.
Jeffery Tyrone Savage, 35, an ex-convict who’d served time for voluntary manslaughter and other felonies, gained access to the base and then the pier, where he shot and killed Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo with a gun he’d stripped from another sailor, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said.
Mayo, 24, the chief of the guard, dove in front of the petty officer of the watch after Savage took her weapon, according to the Navy’s account. Savage was then killed by the ship’s roving sentry.
Two days after the tragedy, the Navy said it has opened up a command investigation into security lapses at the base, where about 46,000 sailors and 21,000 civilian government employees and contractors serve.
Capt. Robert Clark, the commanding officer of Naval Station Norfolk, said in a statement March 26 that Mayo’s actions made him a hero.
“Petty Officer Mayo’s actions on Monday evening were nothing less than heroic. He selflessly gave his own life to ensure the safety of the sailors on board USS Mahan,” Clark said.
Still, the shooting death has renewed concerns about security on Navy installations only a week after the release of reports into the Sept. 16 shooting rampage on the Washington Navy Yard that left a dozen dead; the reports uncovered evidence that officials failed to flag troubling behavior by the gunman earlier.
Savage’s motivations for storming the Mahan and attacking the watchstanders were unclear as of March 28.

'No reason or authorization'

Savage, a Chesapeake resident and employee of North Carolina-based Majette Trucking, drove his 2002 Freightliner on to the base around 11 p.m. March 24 after flashing a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential, NCIS said. But the TWIC alone shouldn’t have been sufficient to grant him access.
“The NCIS investigation has confirmed that Savage had no reason or authorization to be on Naval Station Norfolk,” NCIS said in a March 27 news release. “The chain of events that allowed Savage entry to the installation and the ship are under investigation.”
People with criminal records for some crimes are allowed to have a TWIC card, as long as they have been out of prison for at least five years, according to TSA's website. However, applicants can also apply for a waiver.
Since the program started in 2007, about 132,000 people were disqualified and about half of those who appealed or asked for waivers received them. The Rich Square, N.C.-based Majette Trucking did not respond to a message seeking comment March 27. According to federal records, the company has four drivers and four trucks that carry refrigerated goods. The company is licensed for interstate business.
On March 24, Savage was confronted by at least three levels of security: the front gate guards, the pier sentry on Pier 1 and the Mahan quarterdeck watch, which also has armed watchstanders.
Savage had a history of run-ins with the law and jail time, court and arrest records show.
Savage was arrested in Portsmouth, Va., at the age of 26 on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police then discovered Savage was wanted in Charlotte, N.C., in connection with the slaying of a man who had been dumped beside an interstate entrance ramp, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer.
Savage and Maurice Griffin, 30, of Virginia, had been riding in a vehicle when they began to struggle over a weapon, according to Keith Acree of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. It fired, hitting Griffin, who was then left on the side of the road.
In 2008, Savage pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to a minimum of 46 months in a prison, court records show.
He was released Dec. 30, 2009, after being given credit for time already served, according to North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.
Previously, Savage served five years at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., on a felony conviction for selling crack cocaine.
In addition, Savage was arrested in Norfolk in 2005 for drunk and disorderly conduct, drunk in public, and obstruction of justice.
Virginia regulatory filings show Savage had registered a limited liability company in his name last year. The company also received a business license in the city of Chesapeake for lawn care and debris removal service, according the office of the city's commissioner of revenue.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles could not say whether Savage had a valid commercial driver's license, citing privacy laws. The license would have allowed Savage to drive a commercial vehicle such as a tractor-trailer.
The Mahan’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Zoah Scheneman, said he was thankful for Mayo and credited him with safeguarding the Mahan and his shipmates, at a March 27 news conference. Scheneman added that sailors “drill constantly” to prepare to confront threats such as the one posed by Savage.
Staff writer Meghann Myers and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


NCIS: Mahan gunman wasn't authorized to be on Naval Station Norfolk

Mar. 27, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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The suspected gunman who shot and killed a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday was not authorized to be on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said in a Thursday news release.
Jeffery Tyrone Savage, 35, an ex-convict who’d served time for voluntary manslaughter and other offenses, had “no reason or authorization” to be on the base late Monday night, when he shot and killed Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo with a gun he’d wrestled from another sailor, according to NCIS investigators.
Mayo, 24, was serving as chief of the guard for the destroyer, and dove in front of the petty officer of the watch after Savage took her weapon. Savage gunned down Mayo before being shot by the ship’s roving sentry.
Savage, an employee of North Carolina-based Majette Trucking, drove his 2002 Freightliner onto base showing a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential, NCIS said. But the TWIC alone shouldn’t have been sufficient to grant him access to the base.
“The NCIS investigation has confirmed that Savage had no reason or authorization to be on Naval Station Norfolk,” the NCIS press release said. “The chain of events that allowed Savage entry to the installation and the ship are under investigation.”
Savage was confronted by at least three levels of security before gaining access to the Mahan, including the front gate guards, the pier sentry on Pier 1 and the Mahan quarterdeck watch, which also has armed watchstanders.
Savage had a history of run-ins with the law and jail time, court and arrest records show.
In 2008, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to a minimum of 46 months in a prison, court records show.
Savage was arrested in Portsmouth, Va., at the age of 26 on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police then discovered Savage was wanted in Charlotte, N.C., in connection with the slaying of a man who had been dumped beside an interstate entrance ramp, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer.
He was released Dec. 30, 2009, after being given credit for time already served, according to North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.
Previously, Savage served five years at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., on a felony conviction for selling crack cocaine.
In addition to the time served for manslaughter and the drug conviction, Savage was arrested in Norfolk in 2005 for drunk and disorderly conduct, drunk in public and obstruction of justice.
The Mahan’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Zoah Scheneman, said at a news conference Thursday that he was thankful for Mayo and credited him with safeguarding the Mahan and his shipmates. Scheneman added that sailors “drill constantly” to prepare to confront threats such as the one posed by Savage.

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mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deve...
» Pierluisi Announces $12 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Health in Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servi...
» Letter from Pierluisi and Other Members of Congress to the United States Parole Commission Regarding Oscar Lopez Rivera
29/03/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. View the letter here:  Letter from Pierluisi and Other Members of Congress to the United States Parole Commission Regard...
» Sábado 29 de Marzo, 2014
29/03/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Últimas Noticias de Puerto Rico. Sábado 29 de Marzo, 2014 77° En la calle una gloria del deporte femenino La deportista Elena Santana Claudio lleva dos días durmiendo en la calle y sin ayuda. 03/28/14 | 01...
» $30 million worth of cocaine seized on boat near Puerto Rico; 2 men charged ... - BreakingNews.com
29/03/14 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google News. $30 million worth of cocaine seized on boat near Puerto Rico ; 2 men charged ... BreakingNews.com Ron Wyden, R-Ore., and Martin Heinrich, D-NM, introduce bill to allow ...
» New Book: María Acosta Cruz's “Dream Nation—Puerto Rican ...
29/03/14 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. Warm congratulations to Puerto Rican scholar María Acosta Cruz (Clark University) for her recent publication of Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fiction...
» Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further ...
29/03/14 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. If there's one important story that gets almost zero coverage today, it is the Puerto Rican independence movement, the whole Puerto Rican politics . Perhaps maybe...
» Puerto Rico debt restructuring seen as inevitable - eWallstreeter
29/03/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. Puerto Rico debt restructuring seen as inevitable. From Top Politics and Campaign News from CNBC March 14, 2014 - 7:09am. Few who have followed the Caribbean isla...
» Most corrupt night of boxing ever? Showtime card ... - Mofo Politics
29/03/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. Daniel Ponce de Leon. After Juanma Lopez was knocked down by Ponce de Leon– corrupt Puerto Rican refree Luis Pabon took the first opportunity to declare the fight...
» Abuse charges roil heavily Catholic Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. In this March 2, 2014 photo, a man gives money to a beggar after Mass outside the San Felipe Cathedral in the Arecibo Diocese in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
» Dominican Republic national sentenced for trafficking identities of Puerto Rican US citizens
29/03/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Dominican Republic national was sentenced on Tuesday for his leading role in trafficking the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican US ...
» Another former Puerto Rico correctional officer sentenced in heroin smuggling scheme
29/03/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A former correctional officer in Puerto Rico was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison for attempting to smuggle heroin into state prison by delivering it to an ...
» Puerto Rico to launch $27M renovation of popular coastal areas
29/03/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's government is investing $27 million to renovate the coastal areas of eight towns.
» 5 Bizarre (Yet Real) Aircraft Disappearances That Remain Unsolved
29/03/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. The disappearance of a Douglas DST airliner, registered NC16002, occurred on the night of December 28, 1948 near the end of a scheduled flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida.
» Lesbian Couple Files Lawsuit Demanding Recognition of Marriage in Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. "We wish to enjoy the same social privileges and contractual rights that are conferred by the commonwealth on individuals in opposite-sex marriages and not to be treated as we are being t...
» Scores of Puerto Rico Trades Below $100000 Canceled by Dealers - Bloomberg
29/03/14 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Scores Dozens of Puerto Rico Trades Below $100000 Canceled by Dealers Bloomberg Scores of trades in Canceled, Data Show Bloomberg Dozens of trades of the $3.5 billion of bonds Pu...
» Lesbian couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico - Washington Blade
29/03/14 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Lesbian couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico Washington Blade “ Puerto Rico law precluding recognition of lawful same-sex marriages denies us those rights in violation of...
» Puerto Rico Announces $350M Housing, Hotel Project - ABC News
29/03/14 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico Announces $350M Housing, Hotel Project ABC News Puerto Rico's governor says private investors will help build a $350 million housing and commercial complex near the c...
» Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico - Baltimore Sun
29/03/14 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico Baltimore Sun A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week looking for recognition of their marriage ...
» Family of banker slain in Puerto Rico ends lawsuit against his employer - Times Colonist
29/03/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Family of banker slain in Puerto Rico ends lawsuit against his employer Times Colonist SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The widow of a New Jersey bank executive who was shot to death in P...
» Soldier arrested in Puerto Rico earlier this month on sex, burglary charges ... - Fayetteville Observer
29/03/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Soldier arrested in Puerto Rico earlier this month on sex, burglary charges ... Fayetteville Observer The U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, announces the...
» Report: US investigating clerical abuse in Puerto Rico; bishop accused
29/03/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Unidentified “US authorities” are investigating the alleged clerical abuse of minors in Puerto Rico , the Associated Press reported. A wave of abuse allegations has swept ...
» Bill Gates Says the Way U.S. Treats Puerto Rico is “Just Wrong ...
29/03/14 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. In a Rolling Stone interview published yesterday, Bill Gates is quoted as saying that the way the U.S. treats Puerto Rico is “just wrong.” Answering a question about incom...
» Big Win for Sea Turtles in Puerto Rico – Intelligent Travel
29/03/14 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Last spring Puerto Rico bucked a decades-long trend by protecting 3000 acres of pristine beaches and mangroves along the Northeast Ecological Corridor. A new law marks an ...
» Puerto Rico lesbian sues to have same-sex marriages recognized ...
29/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico • A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized ...
» Puerto Rico Gets Its First Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit | The New ...
29/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. A Puerto Rico same-sex couple — the first to legally marry in Massachusetts — is suing Puerto Rico for the right to have their marriage legally recognized.
» Puerto Rico Gets Its First Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit | The New ...
29/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. A Puerto Rico same-sex couple — the first to legally marry in Massachusetts — is suing Puerto Rico for the right to marry. Ada Mercedes Conde Vidal and Ivonne Alvarez Pere...
» Joe. My. God.: PUERTO RICO: Marriage Lawsuit Filed
29/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. The suit filed Tuesday by attorney Ada Conde challenges the constitutionality of Puerto Rican laws that define marriage as between a man and a woman, as well as those that...
» US Census reveals population drop across economically struggling Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico. The Canadian Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - New U.S. Census numbers show that Puerto Rico's population is dropping as the U.S. territory struggles to retain people during an economic recession....
» Close to 150 acres devastated by fire in Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico. Agencia EFE San Juan, Mar 28 (EFE).- Close to 150 acres (60 hectares) of woodland were devastated before dawn in Puerto Rico by a fire in Adjuntas Forest in the central part of the island. The...
» La despenalización de la marihuana en Puerto Rico sigue recabando apoyos
29/03/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Periódico El Expresso de Puerto Rico. San Juan (EFE) – La despenalización en Puerto Rico de la tenencia de marihuana en pequeñas cantidades, así como su consumo con fines medicinales, siguen recaband...
» Puerto Rico Hires Millstein Affiliate to Study Debt
29/03/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News, Articles, Videos and Photos Search Results - WSJ.com. Puerto Rico Hires Millstein Affiliate to Study Debt 's finance arm hired an affiliate of restructuring adviser Millstein & Co. to analyze its...
» Explicando la Reforma Energética
29/03/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNE - Centro Para Una Nueva Economía - Center for a New Economy. Por Sergio M. Marxuach Actualmente se están discutiendo tres proyectos de ley para crear una Junta Reguladora de Electricidad en Puerto Rico...
» Boricuas: ¿Por qué buscan el norte? (CNN Español)
29/03/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNE - Centro Para Una Nueva Economía - Center for a New Economy. Entrevista en CNN Español a Deepak Lamba-Nieves, Director de Investigaciones para el Centro Para Una Nueva Economía (CNE).
» Find all your movies and theaters information in the same place: http://ow.ly/pU...
29/03/14 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall. Find all your movies and theaters information in the same place: http://ow.ly/pUR7e #caribbeanbusiness.
» PR economy still shrinking, EAI shows; BLS revision brightens payroll
29/03/14 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. PR economy still shrinking, EAI shows; BLS revision brightens payroll picture Puerto Rico’s economic activity shrank again in January despite a federal revisi ... Doral loses $51M in 4Q...
» Fortaleza pulls plug on Bhatia’s Prepa bill
29/03/14 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. Fortaleza pulls plug on Bhatia’s Prepa bill Issued: March 22, 2014 A bid by Puerto Rico’s top senator to break the Puerto Rico Electric Power ... PR govt, Hewlett-Packard sign MOU Issue...
» All systems go for tsunami drill in PR
29/03/14 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. All systems go for tsunami drill in PR Puerto Rico will join other localities in the Caribbean and Northwest Atlantic r ... Coast Guard begins surprise cruise ship inspections to shore ...
» UFC pushing its reach into Puerto Rico
29/03/14 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. UFC pushing its reach into Puerto Rico UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday in Puerto Rico the mixed-martial ar ... Spotters fight fatigue in hunt for plane PERTH, Australia — T...
» Analysis: Bond deal makes PR pledge of balanced FY15 budget impossible
29/03/14 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. Analysis: Bond deal makes PR pledge of balanced FY15 budget impossible The Puerto Rico government’s use of a portion of the proceeds from this month’s ... $1 trillion student loan debt ...
» PR payrolls drop again, unemployment dips
29/03/14 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. PR payrolls drop again, unemployment dips Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate fell but payroll jobs also continued to drop las ... Congress taking up expired tax laws including PR rum money...
» SOS Venezuela: The Cruelty of Some, and the Indifference of Many ...
29/03/14 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from alba bloc - Google Blog Search. All the more so following the delayed and timid OEA (Organisation of American States) resolution adopted by a 29-3 vote, and not a consensus, because, as expected, the ALBA ...
» Caribbean RoundUp - Caribbean Life
29/03/14 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in usa - Google News. Caribbean RoundUp Caribbean Life Caribbean. Officials in Puerto Rico say the U.S. island territory aims to position itself as a key air transportation center in...
» Puerto Rico News Videos - Video Player
29/03/14 07:37 from PUERTO RICO NEWS
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» Aurea Vazquez-Rijos - Google Search
29/03/14 06:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . About 4,190 results {"os":"180KB","cb":21,"ou":"http://recend.apextech.netdna-cdn.com/images/2013/06/30/2356518_3.jpg","rh":"elnuevodia.com","ow":800,"th":107,"id":"PUtlgY_TIh_0BM:","cr":3,"s":"Home - El Nuev...
» Putin Calls Obama to Discuss 'Diplomatic Resolution' in Ukraine
28/03/14 23:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated March 28, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET U.S. officials believe that Russia is massing troops along the Ukraine border in possible preparation for an invasion. Meanwhile in Kiev, Ukrainian nationalists rallied out...
» Obama, Saudi King Discuss Syria, Iran
28/03/14 23:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama met Friday in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah to address their differences over security interests across the Middle East. Their meeting outside the Saudi capi...
» Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, White House Says
28/03/14 23:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia reached out to President Obama on Friday to discuss ideas about how to peacefully resolve the international standoff over Ukraine, a surprise move by M...
» Putin Calls Obama Over Ukraine Diplomacy
28/03/14 23:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia Feeling The Pinch Of Western Sanctions Updated: 11:11pm UK, Friday 28 March 2014 By Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor Russia’s foreign minister came close to quoting Marx, not Karl, Groucho, in h...
» Putin Calls Obama to Discuss 'Diplomatic Resolution' in Ukraine
28/03/14 23:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated March 28, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET U.S. officials believe that Russia is massing troops along the Ukraine border in possible preparation for an invasion. Meanwhile in Kiev, Ukrainian nationalists rallied out...
» How Vladimir Putin became evil | Tariq Ali | Comment is free
28/03/14 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Reuters Once again, it seems that  Russia and the United States are finding it difficult to agree on how to deal wi...
» Taliban Militants Attack Kabul House and Trap Foreigners
28/03/14 16:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KABUL, Afghanistan — Four Taliban insurgents attacked a guesthouse used by an American aid contractor here on Friday, trapping three Americans and two other foreigners inside, Afghan officials said. Gun...
» Hostages Free After Taliban Kabul Siege
28/03/14 16:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A siege on a Kabul guesthouse used by foreigners is over after the last remaining Taliban gunman was killed. An Afghan security force spokesman confirmed all five attackers holed up inside the building had be...
» Kremlin Finds a Defender in Congress
28/03/14 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — It is a lonely pursuit these days, defending Russia in Congress as outrage over Kremlin aggression grows louder. But Representative Dana Rohrabacher speaks up for Moscow with pride. He is, ...
» Obama Meets With Saudi King in Effort to Mend Ties
28/03/14 15:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday evening in a bid to improve relations that have been seriously strained over the civil war in Syria, negotiations ...
» Where Are All The Russian Refugees?
28/03/14 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. E arlier this month, Russia's border guard service warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, saying 675,000 Ukrainian citizens had already fled across the borde...
» BBC News - Analysis: Could Russia absorb eastern Ukraine?
28/03/14 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 28 March 2014 Last updated at 08:40 ET By Jonathan Marcus BBC diplomatic correspondent Russia's military has a 25,000-strong force in Crimea, annexed by Moscow earlier this month Nato mi...
» BBC News - Obama: Russia must pull back troops from Ukraine border
28/03/14 15:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. US President Barack Obama has urged Russia to "move back its troops" on Ukraine's border and lower tensions. Russia is believed to have massed a force of several thousand troops close to U...
» Obama lands in Saudi Arabia to help soothe relations with key ally | World news
28/03/14 15:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Barack Obama landed at a desert camp in Saudi Arabia on Friday to mend bridges with the kingdom’s monarch, King Abdullah, after months of tension between the pair. The Saud...
» Sole Dissenter in Duma’s Crimea Vote Getting Grief
28/03/14 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, is not exactly known as a bastion of independent thinking, so when the final vote approving the annexation of Crimea appeared on two large overhead sc...
» Vote by U.N. General Assembly Isolates Russia
28/03/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ukraine’s foreign minister, Andriy Deshchytsia, decried Russia’s actions, as Thomas Mayr-Harting, the E.U. ambassador to the U.N., and Samantha Power, the American ambassador, supported the U.N. v...
» BBC News - Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia
28/03/14 11:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. 27 March 2014 Last updated at 20:12 ET The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never ...
» A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal – review | Books
28/03/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Books | The Guardian. The man with a secret is the man with power, Aristotle observes, and no life could illustrate the truth of the maxim more emphatically than that of Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby,...
» Russia's Armed Forces Depend On Ukraine's Military Industry
28/03/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. I t is an ironic fact that much of the equipment used by the Russian troops in Crimea, and those maneuvering on Ukraine's border, is produced by Kyiv's military industry....
» Crimea Anschluss to Cost Russians Billions, Kudrin Says
28/03/14 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Alexei Kudrin. Photo: wikimedia Staunton, March 28 – Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said and official Russian news agencies have reported that that ...
» Congress Approves Aid of $1 Billion for Ukraine
28/03/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a $1 billion aid package for Ukraine, but Congress’s near unanimity on its modest package of aid and sanctions on ...
» Obama Says ‘Deeply Held Grievance’ Led Putin to Seek Crimea
28/03/14 10:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday attributed Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its buildup of troops at the border of Ukraine to a deep-seated resentment by President Vladimir V. Putin about ...
» Barack Obama: Russia must pull back troops from Ukraine border | World news
28/03/14 10:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Russian troops and vehicles at a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Barack Obama has called on Russia to withd...
» How Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea changed the world | World news
28/03/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Nuclear bombshell Vladimir Putin 's policies in the Soviet Union's former "near abroad" have gone hand in hand with an increasingly tough nuclear stance. The thaw of the US-Russi...
» Obama Envisions Russia Sanctions Limiting Global Impact
28/03/14 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. Russia dismissed a United Nations resolution on its takeover of Crimea as “counter-productive,” while the International Monetary Fund moved forward with a bailout ...
» Russian propaganda: 1984 in 2014
28/03/14 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The pen, but also the sword FIREWORKS, concerts, uplifting speeches and patriotic euphoria: the Kremlin is celebrating the annexation of Crimea as though Russia had won the second world war (again) rather tha...
» Янукович призвал провести референдум об определении статуса каждого региона в Украине
28/03/14 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ПОДРОБНОСТИ: Все новости. Виктор Янукович в обращении к...
» Янукович объяснил, почему не подписал соглашение с ЕС : Новости УНИАН
28/03/14 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Янукович рассказал, почему предыд&...
» BBC News - Ukraine economy: How bad is the mess and can it be fixed?
28/03/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 27 March 2014 Last updated at 22:32 ET The Ukrainian currency has reached historic lows against this dollar this year Ukraine has moved an important step closer to getting the internatio...
» The G7 and the limits of Russia’s ‘political isolation’
28/03/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ian Bremmer. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered the major address of his weeklong trip to Europe , focusing on the Russian incursions into Ukraine and the coordinated Western retaliation. ̶...
» Санкции ЕС и США не отрезвляют Путина. Обзор западных СМИ
28/03/14 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. Друзья Путина почувство ...
» BBC News - Ukraine leader Turchynov warns of far-right threat
28/03/14 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 28 March 2014 Last updated at 07:06 ET Hundreds of Right Sector activists protested outside parliament in Kiev Ukraine's interim President Olexander Turchynov has condemned the ultra-nat...
» Экс-глава разведки считает, что Украина вернет себе Крым : Новости УНИАН
28/03/14 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . В России могут начаться проблемы, к...
» В Киеве задержали провокатора из ФСБ - Происшествия
28/03/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from MIGnews.com.ua. Служба безопасности Украины п ...
» У Украины достаточно сил противостоять России
28/03/14 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. О тактических ошибках в К&#...
» Ukraine crisis: Interim president Olexander Turchynov warns of far right threat as ousted Yanukovych calls for nationwide referendum - Europe - World
28/03/14 09:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Speaking at a parliamentary session, Mr Turchynov said the Right Sector threatens to "destabilise the situation in Ukraine, in the very heart of Ukraine"- referring to the capital of Kiev- following the death...
» The U.S. strategy for keeping Ukraine safe from Russian aggression
27/03/14 23:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Perceptions are important. Whatever his long-range intent, Vladi­mir Putin has Russia’s neighbors fearing and many Russians believing that he has, in effect, announced his objective to bring the fo...
» Putin’s Privatized Propaganda Machine Cranks Up Crimea Message
27/03/14 23:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. Never heard of the “Crimean Spring?” That’s probably because you haven’t been watching Russian television lately. As troops have occupied Crimea in rec...
» Russian Buildup Stokes Worries - Wall Street Journal
27/03/14 23:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish the second part of its latest report, on the likely impact of climate change. Government representatives are meeting wi...
» Charles Krauthammer: Obama vs. Putin, the mismatch
27/03/14 23:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Charles Krauthammer: Most Recent Articles and Archives. Should. Lovely sentiment . As lovely as what Obama said five years ago to the United Nations: “ No one nation can or should try to dominate ano...
» U.N. General Assembly resolution calls Crimean referendum invalid
27/03/14 23:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Europe. STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.N. General Assembly's nonbinding resolution indicates Russia's isolation over Crimea Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she plans to run in Ukraine's May elections...
» UN General Assembly approves referendum calling Russia annexation of Crimea illegal
27/03/14 23:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . UNITED NATIONS –   The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Thursday affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of its Crimean Penin...
» Fareed Zakaria: Obama pursues the right response to Russia’s 19th-century behavior
27/03/14 22:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Fareed Zakaria: Most Recent Articles and Archives. The transformation of international relations goes well beyond border changes. Harvard’s Steven Pinker has collected war data in his superb book ...
» Toomas Hendrik Ilves: The United States and Europe need a new rulebook for Russia
27/03/14 22:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Short- and long-term steps must be taken. In the aftermath of the 2008 war in Georgia , the world assumed that conflict was an ambiguous one-off, and we quickly returned to business as usual. Now, however, we...
» Ukrainian dolphins, if they exist, are unlikely to be helpful to Russia
27/03/14 22:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . You know those combat dolphins Russia reportedly captured from the Ukrainian military? If they’ve been seized, Moscow shouldn’t expect them to cooperate, according to a former Ukrainian defense mi...
» "Правый сектор" заблокировал Раду и требует отставки Авакова - Политические новости Украины - Депутаты покинули здание через черный вход
27/03/14 22:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from СЕГОДНЯ | Самые актуальные новости, мнения, комментарии. "Правый сектор" заблокир ...
» Ukraine: 100,000 Russian troops deployed at border
27/03/14 22:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Staff writer Al Arabiya News Thursday, 27 March 2014 Almost 100,000 Russian troops have amassed on Ukraine’s border, a top Ukrainian defense official said on Thursday. The figure is much higher than U.S...
» Mr. Putin's Revealing Speech - WSJ.com
27/03/14 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 27, 2014 7:35 p.m. ET It is not fully remembered or appreciated—to some degree it's been forced down the memory hole—that a primary reason the American people opposed the Soviet Union and we...
» Obama's Uncertain Trumpet - WSJ.com
27/03/14 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated March 27, 2014 7:50 p.m. ET Delivering the keynote address of this week's European tour, President Obama rejected Russia's invasion of Ukraine point-by-point with lawyerly logic. If the stately Palais...
» Russia's affront to international order poses global risks- Nikkei Asian Review
27/03/14 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . TOKYO -- The Russian move to annex Crimea threatens the post-Cold War world order. It shows how easily one nation's arrogance can redraw borders even in peacetime.      In one sense, the C...
» Inmarsat has been recognised globally, but now it has the City's attention | Business
27/03/14 18:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest financial, market & economic news and analysis | theguardian.com. An artist's depiction of Inmarsat I-4 Satellite, one of many the company has. Photograph: Business Wire/Getty Images "That will ...
» 'Soft Power' - a key asset in new international order | World news
27/03/14 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. British Council plaque... seen outside its office in St Petersburg Photograph: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS With the (understandable) reluctance of members of the world's most po...
» Inspection of Ukrainian Ships Entering Russia’s Black Sea Fleet To Be Done by Year’s End | Defense
27/03/14 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RIA Novosti. SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) – Technical inspections of Ukraine’s naval vessels entering Russia’s Black Sea Fleet could be complete by the end of 2014, a source ...
» Путин призвал оградить граждан России от «цветных революций» - Forbes Россия
27/03/14 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Путин призвал оградить граждан России от «цветных революций» Forbes Россия Президент России Владимир Путин в четверг подчеркнул необходимость проанализировать события на Укра...
» Украинские десантники вошли на объект ЧФ России в Геническе
27/03/14 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Крыма - крымская онлайн служба новостей. Украинские десантники взяли под контроль навигационную станцию Черноморского флота России в Геническе Херсонской области.
» Editorial: West must prepare for a long struggle with Russia
27/03/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Post Editorials: Latest Editorial and Editorial Archive. WITH RUSSIAN troops still massed near Ukraine’s borders, some in Washington are debating whether the United States and NATO should ...
» Will: Can NATO restrain Russia?
27/03/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer, said of Poland, perilously positioned between Russia and Germany: “If ...
» President Obama’s foreign policy paradox
27/03/14 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. Whether one likes President Obama’s conduct of foreign policy or not, the common assumption is that the admin...
» U.S. & Allies Stress United Front Against Russia
27/03/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Wall Street Journal What's News. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports President Obama emphasized the U.S. and its allies are presenting a united front in the Ukraine crisis. Download x-audio: http://feeds.wsjonl...
» Putin's new soft-power media machine | Alaska Dispatch
27/03/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Putin's new soft-power media machine Fred Weir, Sabra Ayres The Christian Science Monitor March 27, 2014 Share on email Email Print Text Size - A + A Dmitry Kiselyov strolls through a vast, ultramodern studio...
» EU Presents Progress Reports On Eastern Partnership States
27/03/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. B RUSSELS -- The European Commission has presented updates on the progress made by the countries in its Eastern Partnership program. The report outlines what was accompli...
» Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to run for president | World news
27/03/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to reporters at a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Yulia Tymoshenko , the former prime minister of Ukraine released from...
» Tymoshenko Says She Will Run for President of Ukraine
27/03/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Advertisement KIEV, Ukraine — Yulia V. Tymoshenko, the former prime minister of Ukraine, said on Thursday that she would run for president in elections to be held in May, making clear that after two and...
» Украина должна быть частью коллективной системы обороны
27/03/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. Внеблоковый статус теря ...
» информационное пространство Крыма - Google Search
27/03/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . About 357,000 results <a href="http://siteua.org" rel="nofollow">siteua.org</a> ‎- 14 minutes ago Совет национал...
» Украина направит в Крым мощный радиосигнал - Сюмар - Политические новости Украины - Киев будет бороться за информационное пространство Крыма
27/03/14 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from СЕГОДНЯ | Самые актуальные новости, мнения, комментарии. Украина направит в Крым ...
» Ukraine dolphins to switch nationalities, serve in Russian navy
27/03/14 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Europe. By Faith Karimi , CNN updated 7:41 AM EDT, Thu March 27, 2014 Dolphins can detect sounds and objects in murky waters that human beings can't. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Russia plans to take custody...
» Украинские десантники захватили навигационную станцию ЧФ РФ в Геническе
27/03/14 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ПОДРОБНОСТИ: Все новости. Українські десантники взяли &...
» Россия готовится сделать из южных регионов Украины "пояс безопасности" для Крыма - В Украине
27/03/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from MIGnews.com.ua. В СНБО заявили, что российское в&...
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» A Weak E.U. Can’t Stop Putin
27/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . CAMBRIDGE, England — By annexing Crimea after a sham referendum, Vladimir V. Putin has inadvertently done the European Union a huge favor. His opportunism has glaringly exposed the union’s lack of...
» America’s Role in Riyadh - NYTimes.com
27/03/14 09:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — When President Obama arrives here on Friday, he will find the world’s foremost oil producer uncertain of its internal direction, rattled by regional upheaval, and deeply dis...
» Obama’s Anemic Speech in Europe
27/03/14 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON — Having pivoted to Asia and done the de rigueur minimum over several years to keep the trans-Atlantic alliance off life-support, Barack Obama awakened with a jolt to Europe this week and, on his...
» Puerto Rico News Videos - Video Player
27/03/14 09:23 from PUERTO RICO NEWS
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» Father awaits justice in son’s 2005 murder in Puerto Rico - Winnipeg
27/03/14 09:23 from PUERTO RICO NEWS
Father awaits justice in son’s 2005 murder in Puerto Rico - Winnipeg Thursday March 27 th , 2014  at  8:21 AM Global News 1 Share In the days before he was bludgeoned to death on the streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 200...
» Father awaits justice in son’s 2005 murder in Puerto Rico - Winnipeg
27/03/14 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Global News. In the days before he was bludgeoned to death on the streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2005, Winnipeg-born Adam Anhang had a bad feeling. “I’m a little scared right now,R...
» Russia to Set Up Own Payment System
27/03/14 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Advertisement MOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Russia will set up its own payment system to rival Visa and MasterCard. The move comes barely a week after the two companies suspended servi...
» I.M.F. Prepares $18 Billion in Loans for Ukraine
27/03/14 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON — After three weeks of urgent negotiations with the interim government in Kiev and in an atmosphere of great power competition, the International Monetary Fund announced on Thursday an agreement ...
» Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials, Members Of The Russian Leadership’s Inner Circle, And An Entity For Involvement In The Situation In Ukraine
27/03/14 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Sanctions Target Russian Government Officials, the Inner Circle that Supports Them, and Bank Rossiya, the Personal Bank for Officials of the Russian Federation WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Tr...
» Obama continues chiding Russia on gay rights
27/03/14 08:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Top Stories. By CNN Staff updated 5:49 PM EDT, Wed March 26, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Belgium's King Philippe, right, and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo as he delivers ...
» Western governments see continuing Russian buildup on Ukraine border
27/03/14 08:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:27pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and European security agencies estimate Russia has deployed military and militia units totaling more than 30,000 people alo...
» Obama, Pope Hold First Meeting
27/03/14 07:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama is at the Vatican for his first-ever meeting with Pope Francis, focused on, as the White House put it, the two leaders' "shared commitment" to fighting "growin...
» What Prompted Putin's Annexation of Crimea?
27/03/14 07:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. WASHINGTON — While Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been described by Western nations as illegal and illegitimate, longtime Russian watchers say there is compelling history a...
» Military Cuts Render NATO Less Formidable as Deterrent to Russia
27/03/14 07:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Obama and European leaders pledged Wednesday to bolster the NATO alliance and vowed that Russia would not be allowed to run roughshod over its neighbors. But the military reality ...
» As Kiev looks West, Putin turns east to build Eurasian dream
27/03/14 07:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ALMATY (Reuters) - With his biggest prize escaping his grasp in Ukraine , Vladimir Putin is likely to turn to the autocrats of Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev, to further his aim ...
» Barack Obama delivers withering civics lesson to Putin over Crimea | World news
26/03/14 21:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Barack Obama was crushing in his disdain and masterly in his reproach. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters Facing the biggest punch-up with Russia since the end of the cold war, Bara...
» Obama Seeks to Rally Allies on Russia
26/03/14 21:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated March 26, 2014 4:47 p.m. ET In a speech in Brussels, President Barack Obama said Russia's invasion of Ukraine represented a challenge to the long-held view that Europe's borders cannot be redrawn by f...
» A Tortured Policy Toward Russia
26/03/14 21:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . THE United States has once again twisted itself into a rhetorical pretzel. As when it threatened military action against Syria if a “red line” was crossed, the Obama administration’s rhetori...
» Robert Gates: Putin's Challenge to the West
26/03/14 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 25, 2014 6:52 p.m. ET Russian President Vladimir Putin has a long-festering grudge: He deeply resents the West for winning the Cold War. He blames the United States in particular for the collapse of his...
» Obama’s disapproval rating hits a new high
26/03/14 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Post Politics. Carolyn Kaster/AP Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll. The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama -- a point higher than the...
» Germany abandons its ‘soft' approach to Russia
26/03/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Le Monde diplomatique - English edition. With the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea, Germany's foreign minister is taking a tougher line with the Kremlin, and wants to upgrade relations with the new Ukrainian g...
» US President Barack Obama's speech in Brussels
26/03/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by FRANCE 24 English. US President Barack Obama's speech in Brussels 'If someone in the Russian leadership thought the world would not care about the situation in Ukraine, they clearly miscalculate...
» Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus recalled to Kyiv for consultations
26/03/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belarus news.. Belarus sees no need to recall its ambassador from Kyiv, Dzmitry Mironchyk, spokesman for the foreign ministry...
» Как готовилась победа над "империей зла"? Эфир в 21:05
26/03/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радио Свобода. В 25-ю годовщину В день 25-й годовщины выборов народных депутатов СССР в "Гранях времени" - народные избранники Юрий Андреев, Владимир Вобликов.
» Всплеск самоубийств среди онкобольных произошел в Москве
26/03/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Яндекс.Новости: Главные новости. За прошедшие две недели самоубийство совершили восемь человек, страдающих различными онкологическими заболеваниями, среди них был полковник МВД в отставке и экс-высокопоста...
» Левада-центр: рейтинг Путина достиг 80% - Газета.Ru
26/03/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Страна – Новости Google. РИА Новости Левада-центр: рейтинг Путина достиг 80% Газета.Ru Рейтинг одобрения деятельности президента Владимира Путина достиг рекордных 80%. Об этом свидетельствуют результаты оп...
» Делегацию из Гагау́зии принимали сегодня в Госдуме России - Russkie.Org
26/03/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Страна – Новости Google. Независимая газета Делегацию из Гагау́зии принимали сегодня в Госдуме России Russkie.Org Председатель Комитета по делам СНГ, евразийской интеграции и связям с соотечественниками Ле...
» Приговор российскому оппозиционеру в виде бессрочного психиатрического лечения признан законным
26/03/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Inopressa. Московский суд отклонил апелляцию участника "болотного дела" Михаила Косенко, приговоренного к бессрочному принудительному психиатрическому лечению. Это политический процесс, а Косенко - политза...
» Всемирный банк: аннексия Крыма может привести к рецессии в России
26/03/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радио Свобода. Всемирный банк заявил, что присоединение Кремлем Крыма может привести к рецессии в России.    В годовом отчете банка говорится, что, если США и Евросоюза введут торговые санкции против Росси...
» Всемирный банк: Отток капитала из РФ может достичь 150 миллиардов долларов
26/03/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE. Всемирный банк разработал два сценария развития экономики РФ: плохой и очень плохой. В лучшем случае отток капитала из России в 2014 году составит 85 миллиардов долларов, в худ...
» S&P изменило прогноз по рейтингу «Роснано» на «негативный»
26/03/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Яндекс.Новости: Главные новости. Standard & Poor's ухудшило прогноз по суверенному рейтингу России, изменив его со "стабильного" на "негативный". Долгосрочный рейтинг России в иност...
» Яценюк подписал документы для введения безвизового режима с ЕС
26/03/14 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новая Газета - NovayaGazeta.ru. Премьер-министр Украины Арсений Яценюк сегодня в ходе расширенного заседания правительства подписал законопроекты и нормативные акты, которые требуются для перехода Украины ...
» Польша обеспокоена пиратством России в Крыму - Сикорский
26/03/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. За последние дни российские военные силой захватили десятки кораблей ВМС Украины
» КПУ: Тимошенко пытается создать широкую коалицию с ПР
26/03/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from forUm. Юлия Тимошенко пытается создать широкую коалицию с ПР, чтобы внедрить в Украине двухпартийную систему власти. Об этом в комментарии ForUm’у сказал народный депутат от КПУ Спиридон Килинкаров. «А кто...
» МИД: Украина просит Генассамблею ООН поддержать свою территориальную целостность
26/03/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from MIGnews.com.ua. Украина внесла на рассмотрение Генассамблеи ООН проект резолюции по поддержанию территориальной целостности страны.
» В Крыму шесть украинских офицеров остаются в плену
26/03/14 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from forUm. На сегодняшний день в плену находятся шестеро украинских военнослужащих. Об этом на пресс-конференции сообщил заместитель министра обороны Леонид Поляков, отвечая на вопрос, есть ли какая-то информа...
» Obama Speech to Focus on Russian Incursion
26/03/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Politics And Policy. The president's planned speech on relations between the U.S. and Europe will be the most visible sign that events in Ukraine have reshaped his visit to the continent and the n...
» Europe, Ukraine press to deepen ties as Obama dismisses Russia as ‘regional power,’
26/03/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine — European and Ukrainian officials pushed ahead on Wednesday with a plan to deepen ties, a task made more urgen...
» Obama to highlight Putin threat to EU during keynote speech in Brussels
26/03/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. US president will use visit to brand Russian leader as a menace to international system built up by Europe and US Barack Obama is to charge Vladimir Putin with being a menace to ...
» Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro accuses three generals of plotting coup
26/03/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Three air force generals are brought before military tribunal as anti-government protests continue across country The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has added three genera...
» Obama Pays Tribute at Graves of World War I Soldiers
26/03/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama, second from right, during a wreath-laying ceremony at Flanders Field Cemetery on Wednesday in Brussels.
» US landslide death toll rises to 24
26/03/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. US landslide death toll rises to 24 Rescuers digging through the debris of a monster US landslide have found another 10 bodies, bringing the death toll to 24 with potentially mo...
» Ukrainian marines return to Kiev from Crimea
26/03/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Ukrainian marines return to Kiev from Crimea A brigade of 130 Ukrainian soldiers arrive at the presidential guards base in Kiev after receiving orders to evacuate their post in ...
» World Bank: Crimean Standoff Could Shrink Russian Economy
26/03/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The World Bank has concluded that Russia's already weak economy could markedly shrink this year if Moscow's standoff with the West over its annexation of Crimea intensifies. In a new repo...
» Egypt's army chief expected to resign, paving way for presidential campaign
26/03/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is said to be planning to step down from army on Wednesday, and is expected to win vote by landslide Egypt's army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will resign from t...
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» U.S. Challenge Now Is to Stop Further Putin Moves
26/03/14 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — While President Obama insisted again on Tuesday that the West would not recognize the annexation of Crimea, officials in the United States and Europe have privately concluded that Crimea is...
» Russia Steps Up Military Plan in Crimea
26/03/14 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 26, 2014 12:03 a.m. ET MOSCOW—The Kremlin has argued it needed to take back Crimea to protect ethnic Russians living there and to right a historical wrong that put the peninsula under Ukrainian co...
» Surging Rents Force Booksellers From Manhattan
26/03/14 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . When Sarah McNally, the owner of McNally Jackson bookstore in Lower Manhattan, set out to open a second location, she went to a neighborhood with a sterling literary reputation, the home turf of writers from ...
» The Times Is Expanding Its Digital Subscriptions Offerings
26/03/14 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The New York Times announced two new subscription plans on Wednesday, including NYT Now, a lower-priced app curated for a mobile audience, as part of the company’s push to expand its digital offerings a...
» Berezovsky Inquest Resumes Near London
26/03/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON — A bodyguard working for Boris A. Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch and fierce adversary of the Kremlin who died a year ago, told an inquest on Wednesday that the former billionaire had been “...
» Vast Web Hides Mexican Drug Profits in Plain Sight, U.S. Authorities Say
26/03/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . TLAJOMULCO, Mexico — The United States calls Hugo Cuéllar Hurtado a longtime trafficker of the cocaine coming from South America, working with one of the men believed to command Mexico’s bigg...
» Ukraine fires defense minister who lost Crimea to Russia
26/03/14 09:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . “Now is the time to speak the truth to society,” he said. “This is the only way to make this government stronger.” Extraordinary strength is required, he said, because Russian Presiden...
» Ukraine PM: Putin intends to reinstate Soviet Union - YouTube
26/03/14 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 25, 2014 In an exclusive interview, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev to discuss Western sanctions o...
» Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.’s Bulk Data Collection
26/03/14 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency ’s once-secret bulk