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Russian President Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September 2013 at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Getty Images (He warms her up...)


In eastern Ukraine, the mob rules

DONETSK, Ukraine Mon May 5, 2014 5:17am EDT
Pro-Russia protesters burn a Ukranian flag outside the district council building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Pro-Russia protesters burn a Ukranian flag outside the district council building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 4, 2014.
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(Reuters) - His mistake was to run from the advancing mob, and that was enough for the men and women carrying clubs, knives and swords through Donetsk's Lenin district.
They set upon him. Beaten and bloodied, the unidentified man was saved, in a manner, by militiamen who dragged him through the crowd under metal shields, bundled him into the back of a car and drove him off at speed to an unknown fate.
No one could say what he'd done; he was a "provocateur", a term used by both sides of Ukraine's increasingly bitter divide to describe the other, but in the rebel-held east it means only one thing - a supporter of the "Fascist" government in Kiev.
It was a brutal picture of the mob-rule that has descended upon this city in easternUkraine, the biggest to fall to an armed uprising against a government in Kiev that wants to take the country west. Kiev blames Russia for fomenting the violence, a charged denied by Moscow.
Pro-Russian separatist leaders want a referendum on May 11 to declare Donetsk and the surrounding region an independent republic.
Whatever the outcome, it won't be recognized by Kiev. The anger unleashed in the process will prove hard to rebottle, and points to a state descending into dangerous disorder, potentially civil war.
"We will not forgive Odessa!" the crowd chanted, a phrase that has quickly become the new rallying cry in towns across Ukraine's industrial east.
The deaths of more than 40 pro-Russian activists in a burning building during clashes in the Black Sea port on Friday have injected new venom into the fight for Ukraine.
Sixty-seven pro-Russian activists, detained by police during the unrest, were busted from prison on Sunday by a crowd that broke down the main gate.
The cry was first heard in Donetsk on Saturday, when a couple of hundred people smashed up the city's state security building as evening fell, then walked down the street and ransacked the business headquarters of the region's Kiev-backed governor, steelbaron Serhiy Taruta.
'PEOPLE POWER'
They carried out chairs, crates of vodka and icons. Middle-aged women cheered young men in balaclavas, the new power in this city of one million people built on steel andcoal.
"This was for yesterday! They're monsters, worse than monsters," said Tatiana Kamniva, who had joined the protest with her daughter. "This is just the beginning," she said.
On Sunday, the target was the military prosecutor's office, then the Lenin district council building, both of which were flying the Ukrainian flag.
Masked men in military fatigues and armed with automatic rifles made some attempt to marshal the crowd, which was blocked at the doors to the council building by other militiamen holding shields and clubs.
The building belonged to the people and shouldn't be burned, a man said through a loud hailer. "Don't worry, we'll go west, and take Kiev," he said, trying to placate them.
A handful of policemen looked on, a helpless force in several eastern towns where armed gunmen walk the streets.
The head of the council turned up and opened the doors so the flag could be lowered and set alight. It burned weakly on the ground.
One woman, wielding a metal bar, lamented that she had wanted to smash something up, and yelled at the militiamen for taking away the man who had run from them.
There were similar scenes at the weekend in coastal Mariupol, south of Donetsk, where protesters torched a downtown branch of Privatbank, owned by an oligarch who backs the pro-European political forces in Kiev.
"In our town, the people are in power," said a 55-year-old former sailor who gave his name as Mikhail, surveying the damage.
His wife, Irina, said the arson was probably the work of more provocateurs trying to discredit the uprising. Nevertheless, Mikhail said, "They did right to burn it."

(Writing by Matt Robinson; editing by Janet McBride)

Germany Turns Against the West on Russia

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Updated April 28, 2014 7:16 p.m. ET
Heinrich August Winkler is a major German historian whose book "Der Lange Weg nach Westen'' ("The Long Road West") is considered the standard reference work on Germany's postwar democratization, and what Mr. Winkler saw as the end of its dangerous geopolitical notions of playing an ambivalent midstream role between East and West.
In an important essay published earlier this month in Der Spiegel magazine, Mr. Winkler expressed alarm about a current rise in German sentiment, both left and right, showing understanding or even traces of support for Vladimir Putin's aggression in Crimea and Ukraine.
Mr. Winkler, a Social Democrat, writes that this trend is creating "new doubts about Germany's calculability." He describes the Russian president as having become "the patron of reactionary forces'' throughout Europe, barely a decade after having inspired Western hopes that Russia could become a pluralistic and strategic partner. Now, Mr. Winkler asserts, "the West, until further notice, must say goodbye" to those hopes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Washington on Thursday to talk to U.S. PresidentBarack Obama about the crisis between Russia and the West—or as Mrs. Merkel's government euphemizes it, "the events in Ukraine." It is highly doubtful that she will use the occasion to say anything publicly with the force or finality of Mr. Winkler's judgment.
What Mrs. Merkel hasn't done, and doesn't seem to want to do, is commit herself out loud to any notion that could confront the German public's visibly heightened dissatisfaction with being embedded in the West. As I heard an official in Berlin say privately last week, such a confrontation by Mrs. Merkel would mean stating the unpleasantly obvious: that, since a break-point with Russia was reached through its Crimea takeover, there can be no return to a comfortable status quo ante in German-Russian relations.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Reuters
To me, Mrs. Merkel doing so would signify a basic change in Germany's Russia position, from "why-can't-we-all-just-be-friends" (and "we're-in-the-money") to a position that accepts, in relation to Mr. Putin's lawless ambitions, a containment-oriented revision in the Western posture on energy, trade and NATO strategy.
Instead, we have a chancellor who—regardless of Germany's participation in new sanctions, or German officers being held captive by pro-Russian separatists—has spent much of her time since Russia's annexation of Crimea waiting on the phone to Moscow for positive signals from Mr. Putin.
This has turned out to be like staring out a window looking for Halley's comet (which appears every 75 to 76 years).
In her statement on Ukraine in mid-March, Mrs. Merkel said blandly that the problem was "about principles and methods of accommodating conflicting interests in the 21st century." A couple of weeks ago, she characterized Russia's annexation of Crimea as "a one-off case," rejecting a comparison with the Nazi seizure of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia in 1938.
Such statements come instead of any expression of concern by Mrs. Merkel that, for instance, one poll this month found that 49% of Germans want their country to mediate between Russia and the U.S.—outnumbering the 45% who want to see Germany siding unmistakably with the West.
Irrespective of the fact that the Obama administration has made clear it won't engage militarily in the defense of Ukraine, a non-NATO member, the poll also showed a majority of Germans rejecting a regular presence of NATO forces in the Alliance countries bordering Russia. Symbolic contingents of American troops were sent last week to Poland and the three Baltic states.
In the conservative newspaper Die Welt, Jacques Schuster commented last week on "Germany experiencing a creeping de-Westernization" and a return to the "old ghosts of the middle-ground."
That is clearly where Mr. Putin wants the Germans. So why hasn't Mrs. Merkel, in straightforward language, marked out where she stands and where Germany must not drift? Here are the answers I have come up with:
1. Not her style.
2. She doesn't want "to frighten" public opinion (or alienate voters ahead of May's European Parliament elections).
3. By way of responses in question form: "When's the last time America won a war?'' Or, after backing out of attacking Syria, "What do its redlines mean anymore?''
All this, on the official level, comes with reassurances that Angela Merkel is truly, truly on America's side. But you have to wonder hard about this if, as the New York Times reported last week, Mr. Obama is focused, come what may, on isolating Mr. Putin's Russia to the point that it becomes a pariah state.
Some observers have pointed out that Mrs. Merkel, in grasping for de-escalatory straws, got played by Mr. Putin when, at the end of March, her spokesman said she had been informed that Russia was in the process of diminishing its troop presence on the Ukrainian border. A Russian account of the telephone conversation following the German announcement didn't contain the nonexistent good news.
And in Brussels a senior NATO official told me flatly that, concerning projected middle- and long-term changes in the Alliance's force posture to counter Russia's belligerence, "the Germans are on the fence.''
Could anything then come out of this week's Merkel-Obama meeting? For sure, she will be praised as a great leader—while other views of reality, at least publicly, are pushed aside.
About reality in April 2014: Michael Naumann, who served as the minister of culture in Gerhard Schröder's second-term cabinet, offered me a definition in a conversation last week. "The Germans, now and historically, are scared of Russia," said Mr. Naumann, "and Putin knows this.''
Mr. Obama can't miss taking this reality into consideration as the United States comes to terms with facing Russia essentially alone.
Mr. Vinocur is former executive editor of the International Herald Tribune.

Hans-Werner Sinn: Why We Should Give Putin a Chance

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Updated May 2, 2014 6:48 p.m. ET
The fact that the Soviet Union broke up without a civil war a quarter-century ago, that Russia subsequently found the path towards a market economy and that Eastern Europe was integrated into the European Union was a gift of history. The players involved in the Crimea crisis should not squander such a gift.
The annexation of Crimea was definitely a violation of international law. The peninsula was ceded to Ukraine by Russia in 1954 within the Soviet Union, and remained part of Ukraine after 1991—a situation that was accepted by all parties. A redrawing of borders decided upon by only one party cannot be accepted in Europe.
However, it must be borne in mind that the present crisis was triggered by the West. The overtures made by NATO to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in recent years effectively threatened to encircle Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the only ice-free port at its disposal.
If U.S. President Barack Obama believes that Russia is just a regional power that will have to put up with this, he is wrong. Russia has protested as energetically as the U.S. did at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. Moscow used a referendum as its instrument in Crimea, but things could have been far uglier.
After killing millions of Russians in World War II and enjoying the good fortune of a peaceful reunification thanks also to Russia's support, it is the duty of Germany in particular to de-escalate the conflict with Russia. But some hardliners in Washington, Brussels and Moscow obviously have their own agenda. NATO can chafe at the bit once again, and the powers-that-be in the Kremlin are not the only ones to have noticed that international conflicts are an effective way of distracting attention away from domestic problems. It is good that the German federal government is trying to exercise a moderating influence, while exercising care not to endanger the solidarity of the West's alliance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September 2013 at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Getty Images
Were Russia to plan further annexations, we would have to react with sanctions. But we need to proceed carefully: No reasonable party can be in favor of the economic destabilization of Russia and a trade war.
Russia is already being weakened by capital flight. The country is far more heavily dependent on the West than vice-versa—despite the fact that some EU countries, Germany in particular, obtain one-third of their oil and natural gas from Russia. Roughly 60% of Russia's exports are to the EU, while only 7% of the EU's exports to third countries go to Russia. Russia's economic destabilization would radicalize the country and throw the world back into the Cold War era. The Ukrainian civil war that was avoided in 1991 would also return to the list of conceivable scenarios.
How can the cost of any further annexations be raised for Russia and the chances of finding a peaceful solution be strengthened, without doing any damage to Russia, Ukraine or the EU? The answer lies in the offer of a free trade agreement with Russia and the Ukraine as part of a new international agreement on Ukraine's future.
In 2010, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a free trade area stretching to Vladivostok from Lisbon. What happened? The EU worked on a free-trade agreement with Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia instead. This only increased Moscow's nervousness, because it implicitly posed the threat of customs barriers for Russia.
Free trade with a country specialized in commodities, such as Russia, that complements the West's specialization in manufacturing, promises major trade gains that would be much greater than the benefits of trade between similar economies alone. EU politicians are currently negotiating a free-trade deal with the U.S., which would bring benefits to the countries involved. But the inclusion of Russia in a free-trade agreement could turn out to be a real gold mine for all parties. Free trade is no zero-sum game; everybody stands to gain. It enables the specialization and division of labor, which is the source of prosperity. Even countries with scant political affinities can engage in free trade and, by creating interdependencies, free trade also promotes peace.
Germany has no discernible Russia policy to date, although German Chancellor Angela Merkel is very familiar with the country. In the interest of preserving peace in Europe, it is high time for Berlin to actively pursue a strategy of convincing the EU bodies to forge good neighborly relations with Russia, and with Ukraine and the other countries situated between the power blocs.
In the event of political stabilization, offering Russia free trade with the West would preserve peace, bring economic advantages to Europe and effectively push forward the policy of "change through rapprochement" first implemented successfully by Willy Brandt with East Germany.
Mr. Sinn is president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany.




Mr. Sinn, why don't you go and fly a kite?! And zis iz to put it very mildly, in accordance with the "community rules". Mr. McCain put it well: “The leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex of Germany,” McCain said Thursday. “They might as well have them in the government. It’s shameful.” (Obama, Merkel To Display Unity Against Russia | TIME.com:http://time.com/85764/obama-merkel-to-display-unity-against-russia/). Besides that, Russian and German mentalities are amazingly close and share the same totalitarian slant; and their commercial (and suspiciously-pathologically malodorous) ingrowth goes without saying. Snap! Change the kites and their colors. Wake up!

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04/05/14 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from international drug trafficking organizations - Google Blog Search. As Wikipedia notes, Alfred McCoy (Professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and one of the world's top experts on drug ...
» Wall Street and the Global Laundering of Drug Money
04/05/14 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Global Research. For More Than 30 Years, the Big Banks Have Been Key Players In the Drug Trade Official statistics show that huge sums of drug money are laundered every year: The United Nations Office on D...
» Operation Root Canal nets 35 arrests for drug trafficking ...
04/05/14 17:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from international drug trafficking organizations - Google Blog Search. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thirty-five alleged members of a drug trafficking organization were arrested Tuesday as a result of a law enforcem...
» Wall Street and the Global Laundering of Drug Money ...
04/05/14 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from international drug trafficking organizations - Google Blog Search. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conducted a study to determine the magnitude of illicit funds generated by drug traff...
» Jonesboro police say 'Gunman knew Arkansas shooting victims'
04/05/14 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Jonesboro Police identified the shooter as Porfirio Hernandez, 40, who recently had been released from a mental health treatment facility Police responded to the first shooting about 1 ...
» L.A.'s jails: Where not to treat the mentally ill
04/05/14 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . <a target="_blank" href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/activity;src%3D3754682%3Bmet%3D1%3Bv%3D1%3Bpid%3D107679930%3Baid%3D280873500%3Bko%3D0%3Bcid%3D57895753%3Brid%3D57784860%3Brv%3D1%3Bcs%...
» Gerry Adams released from custody after 96 hours of questioning in Jean McConville murder inquiry
04/05/14 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Police confirm that Sinn Fein leader has been released from custody Authorities will send a file to Public Prosecution Service, say police Decision over charges to be made after prosecu...
» Dem Rep. Schiff calls on party to boycott new Benghazi investigation
04/05/14 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday for his party to boycott the newly announced committee tasked with probing the Benghazi attacks, dismissing new evidence that Republicans ...
» Ukraine Nears Brink of Civil War as Violence in East Continues | TIME.com
04/05/14 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Unrest in Ukraine continued to worsen Sunday as pro-Russian forces attacked the police headquarters in Odessa, two days after clashes in the city left dozens reportedly dead. Fresh violence bro...
» Pro-Russian Rebels Storm Police HQ In Ukraine
04/05/14 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Thousands of pro-Russian militants have reportedly stormed a police headquarters in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa. An AFP reporter on the scene said around 3,000 people were involved in the attack. Th...
» BBC News - Sinn Féin accused of 'blackmailing' PSNI over Gerry Adams
04/05/14 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Northern Ireland. 4 May 2014 Last updated at 10:53 ET Protesters, including senior members of Sinn Féin, gathered on Saturday to call for the release of Gerry Adams Northern Ireland's first...
» A chilling assessment of Gerry Adams by leading chronicler of The Troubles
04/05/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Kevin Toolis PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 3 May 2014 | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 4 May 2014 157 shares Years of denial: Adams during a Republican march in West Belfast 1971 He has been accused of being the greatest lia...
» Mob storms Odessa police headquarters to release pro-Russian protesters held since riots on Friday which killed 47
04/05/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Russian President said he is 'outraged' by the violence Moscow also demanded presidential elections set for May 25 be postponed Government in Kiev has declared two days of mourning for ...
» Barneys Gun - YouTube
04/05/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story .
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04/05/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WeaponsMan. In conversations with our local police chief, we learned that he’s had an awful lot of trouble with burglary victims having lost property that they can’t describe accurately. That m...
» Pendulum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
04/05/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Wikipedia - Recent changes [en]. A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. [ 1 ] When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its resting equilibrium position , it is subject...
» Laws of Pendulum Motion | eHow
04/05/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from eHow - Mom How To's. The Laws that govern pendulum motion led to the discovery of an important property. Physicists break up forces into a vertical and a horizontal component. In pendulum motion, three...
» What Does the Pendulum Effect Refer To?
04/05/14 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from eHow - Mom How To's. By observing a weight suspended on a string, Galileo noticed that the weight, when pushed, swings from its central resting position to one side a certain amount and then to the oth...
» White House Details Thinking on Cybersecurity Flaws
04/05/14 10:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — In a rare insight into the government’s thinking on the use of cyberweapons, the White House on Monday published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the disc...
» It’s Not Just About Obama
04/05/14 10:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . THERE has been a festival of commentary of late bemoaning the pusillanimous foreign policy of President Obama. If only we had a president who rode horses shirtless, wrestled a tiger or took a bite out of a ne...
» America the Shrunken - NYTimes.com
04/05/14 10:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . NOT long ago I asked a good friend of mine — one of the smartest men I know, and one of the most devoted dads — if he thought that his children would live in a more prosperous America or at least ...
» pendulum effect in politics - Google Search
04/05/14 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . What Does the Pendulum Effect Refer To? | eHow <a href="http://www.ehow.com" rel="nofollow">www.ehow.com</a> › Education ‎ Cached Similar Share View shared post On a purely scientific ...
» pendulum theory in politics - Google Search
04/05/14 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Cyclical theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclical_ theory ‎ Cached Similar Share View shared post Wikipedia Loading... Leaders or politicians are representations of the &...
» Cyclical theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
04/05/14 10:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Wikipedia - Recent changes [en]. The cyclical theory refers to a model used by historian Arthur Schlesinger to attempt to explicate the fluctuations in politics throughout American History . Liberalism and...
» President Obama and the World
04/05/14 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Two years after winning an election in which foreign policy was barely mentioned, President Obama is being pummeled at home and abroad for his international leadership. The world sometimes seems as if it is f...
» Farsnews
04/05/14 10:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . TEHRAN (FNA)- Germany's Bild newspaper said on Sunday that dozens of US officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were consulting the new Kiev government i...
» Takfiri fighters - Google Search
04/05/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . News for Takfiri fighters S. Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine Fars News Agency ‎- 2 hours ago TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia has sent a large number of Takfiri fighters in Syria to U...
» Three shot dead and four injured in Jonesboro, Arkansas
04/05/14 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Three shot dead ... Police officers and crime scene analysts outside a house in east Jonesboro, Arkansas. where two people, including a girl, 13, were killed andn four wounded. Source: AP THREE people, includ...
» Four Dead In Jonesboro, Arkansas Shootings
04/05/14 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . At least four people were found shot dead and four others seriously injured in incidents reported from Jonesboro, Craighead County, about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas Saturday afternoon. Respo...
» Ukraine accuses Russia of engineering Odessa riots that killed over 40
04/05/14 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Natalia Zinets KIEV Sun May 4, 2014 7:33am EDT KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Sunday of engineering clashes in Odessa that led to the deaths of more than 40 pr...
» ‘They beat us with bats and chains’
04/05/14 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RT - News. Published time: May 03, 2014 00:47 Edited time: May 04, 2014 08:31 A protester walks past a burning anti-government tent camp near the trade union building in Odessa May 2, 2014. (Reuters / Yevg...
» Ukraine Vows to Press Military Offensive in Pro-Russian East
04/05/14 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukraine says it will continue pressing its military offensive against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, as the Kremlin reported receiving thousands of calls for help from the re...
» Ukraine Presses Pro-Russia Militants After Fighting Spreads to a Port City
04/05/14 03:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s security forces pressed their assault to try to reclaim the pro-Russian stronghold of Slovyansk on Saturday, even as the rebels freed seven European military observers an...
» Ukraine crisis: Kremlin insists it cannot control pro-Russian separatists and calls for dialogue with West - Europe - World
04/05/14 03:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . As Russian troops continued to conduct exercises near the Ukrainian border and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, demanded the Russian government do more to defuse the situation or risk further economic s...
» Ukraine crisis: 'This is not some kind of a short-lived uprising. It is a war' - Europe - World
04/05/14 03:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The wall disintegrated and burst into flames, the tankers were sliced open as if with a can opener, the severed parts of each one left lying across the road. One round overshot and hit a car, leaving it a smo...
» Russia just dared the West to launch an all-out economic war
04/05/14 03:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Russia just dared the West to launch an all-out economic war. The past 24 hours have put Russia and the West on a direct collision course over the crisis in Ukraine. A mid-April agreement in G...
» Kerry to Russia: Stop Supporting Ukraine Separatists
03/05/14 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pro-Russia protesters storm the governor's business premises in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, May 3, 2014. Pro-Russia protesters storm the governor's business premises in Donetsk, Ukraine, Ma...
» Alexandra Tolstoy fears Putin wants to kill her family
03/05/14 19:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Alexandra Tolstoy's three children speak English, French and Russian The mother-of-three believes her life is in 'grave danger' from Vladimir Putin Ms Tolstoy's partner is in dispute wi...
» Kremlin says it is weighing response to ‘thousands’ of pleas for help from Ukraine
03/05/14 19:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . “People are calling in despair, asking for help. The overwhelming majority demand Russian help,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters Saturday. “All these calls are reported to Vla...
» Hillary Clinton: To Run Or Not To Run
03/05/14 19:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News Channel Daily. Hillary Clinton is a constant topic of discussion in political circles.  It is one of the favorite past times in America, guessing who will be involved, and who will win the electi...
» Senator urges Hillary Clinton to seek presidency
03/05/14 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON Sat May 3, 2014 2:48pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia on Saturday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, even though the former secretary of state has not announced wheth...
» Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Warns of War in Ukraine | TIME.com
03/05/14 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Michael McFaul, who served as President Obama’s ambassador to Moscow until February, has warned that the Ukraine crisis is approaching a state of war that could trigger a large scale inva...
» Northern Irish Police Extend Gerry Adams Jail Stay, Riling Republicans
03/05/14 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . May 3, 2014 3:24 p.m. ET Anger grew on the republican side of the political divide in Northern Ireland on Saturday as Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams spent a third day under arrest in connection with one...
» Quinn to present Hillary Clinton with state honor
03/05/14 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 5 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Quinn to present Hillary Clinton with state honor Gov. Pat Quinn will present Hillary Rodham Clinton with an Order of Lin...
» Can Obama's 'Year of Action' revive his presidency?
03/05/14 17:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | USA. Touting his “Year of Action,” President Obama is doing everything he can to show that he’s not a lame duck with sorry poll numbers, rendered ineffective b...
» Ukraine Presses Rebels as Events Spiral in East
03/05/14 16:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s security forces pressed their assault on pro-Russia militants in and around the separatist stronghold of Slovyansk on Saturday, even as the rebels freed seven European mi...
» Ukraine crisis: death by fire in Odessa as country suffers bloodiest day since the revolution
03/05/14 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine Crisis - Latest news and developments from Ukraine and Crimea. The chain of events that led up to the tragedy on Friday night is already a matter not only of debate, but of partisan loyalty. What c...
» Merkel Signals That Tension Persists Over U.S. Spying
03/05/14 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Obama tried to mend fences with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Friday, calling her “one of my closest friends on the world stage.” But Ms. Merkel replied tartl...
» Behind the Masks in Ukraine, Many Faces of Rebellion
03/05/14 15:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The rebel leader spread a topographic map in front of a closed grocery store here as a Ukrainian military helicopter flew past a nearby hill. Ukrainian troops had just seized positi...
» BBC News - Russia sympathisers vent anger at Ukraine Odessa deaths
03/05/14 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 3 May 2014 Last updated at 13:37 ET The BBC's Fergal Keane reports from Odessa's Trade Unions House Pro-Russia supporters in the Ukrainian city of Odessa have voiced their anger a day af...
» Ukraine Needs U.S. Military Aid
03/05/14 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . May 2, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET The battle for Ukraine is entering a dangerous new phase, as the Kiev government is finally making an attempt to regain control over its eastern cities from local thugs and Russian sp...
» Apathy in the Executive - WSJ.com
03/05/14 15:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated May 2, 2014 5:59 p.m. ET Rome Friends and I kept seeing groups of Poles who'd taken planes or 20-hour bus rides to be here for the canonization of John Paul II. They did not look wealthy. A lot of the...
» Puerto Rico Formally Submits Balanced Budget
03/05/14 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: International. Puerto Rico's government has released more details on the island's first balanced budget in more than a decade. Officials say the U.S. territory's education and police departments ...
» Senator Tim Kaine to Endorse Hillary Clinton if She Runs
03/05/14 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . May 2, 2014 11:33 p.m. ET Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, shown last month, will announce his support for Hillary Clinton at an event in South Carolina. Associated Press Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia on Satu...
» Pro-Russia Militants Release OSCE Observers in Ukraine
03/05/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated May 3, 2014 8:08 a.m. ET One of the freed OSCE observers, Axel Schneider, speaks to reporters in the southern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk on Saturday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images MOSCOW—Mi...
» BBC News - 'We are all monkeys'
03/05/14 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. 28 April 2014 Last updated at 12:38 ET By BBC Trending What's popular and why Neymar and his son hold a banana If you can't beat racism, eat it. That's what thousands of people on social m...
» BBC News - Venezuelan ex-intelligence chief Eliecer Otaiza killed
03/05/14 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Latin America & Caribbean. 29 April 2014 Last updated at 06:19 ET Eliecer Otaiza backed Hugo Chavez's coup attempt on 4 February 1992 A former chief of Venezuela's intelligence service, Elie...
» ITAR-TASS: World - 15 killed in eastern Ukraine’s Sloviansk after OSCE observers’ departure
03/05/14 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ITAR-TASS. SLOVIANSK, May 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Fifteen people were killed as a result of clashes between radicals and the supporters of federalization in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk after the ...
» Claiming a Copyright on Marx? How Uncomradely
03/05/14 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Marxist Internet Archive , a website devoted to radical writers and thinkers, recently received an email: It must take down hundreds of works by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels or face legal consequences. ...
» Ukraine facing 'war' against rebels in east - Europe
03/05/14 09:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Ukraine's security services have said the country is fighting a war against separatists in the east of the country, and blamed agents in the breakaway Moldovan region for provokin...
» Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed
03/05/14 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Oleksander Miliukov and Maria Tsvetkova ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine Sat May 3, 2014 8:13am EDT ODESSA/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 42 people were killed in street battles between supporters and op...
» Ukraine braced for more bloodshed as Russia warns peace has been 'destroyed'
03/05/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Day of violence across Ukraine yesterday sparks fears of Russian invasion Cleaners were this morning clearing up after fierce riots in Odessa A fire in a union building there killed 37,...
» Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian separatists release Western observers in Slaviansk
03/05/14 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just In. Updated 1 hour 57 minutes ago Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have freed a team of European military observers after more than a week in captivity in the flashpoint town of Slaviansk. "...
» OSCE Observers Held in Ukraine Released | TIME.com
03/05/14 09:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. (SLOVYANSK, Ukraine) — Pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine on Saturday released the seven OSCE military observers and five Ukrainian assistants who had been held for more than a week...
» Sinn Fein Leader’s Time in Jail Is Extended, as Party Sees Political Motives by Police
02/05/14 22:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON — The Northern Ireland police were granted permission on Friday to keep Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, in custody for another 48 hours for questioning about a gruesome 1972 murder. His par...
» Obama: U.S., Germany United in Imposing Costs on Russia
02/05/14 21:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated May 2, 2014 6:40 p.m. ET U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel present a united front on the Ukraine crisis, Berkshire Hathaway heir apparent to be Buffett's eldest son, a Mo...
» Ukraine crisis: dozens killed in Odessa fire as violence spreads to country's south
02/05/14 21:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine Crisis - Latest news and developments from Ukraine and Crimea. Riot police largely stood aside as pro-Russian activists carrying bats and shields and distinguished by the orange and black St. Georg...
» How Ukraine and Russia are moving toward war
02/05/14 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WorldViews. With Ukrainian troops launching a major assault on a rebel stronghold Friday , just a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Kiev to withdraw its troops from the east and south of th...
» Chaos grips Odessa, Ukraine’s third-largest city
02/05/14 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WorldViews. Friday marked a dark day in Ukraine's months-long turmoil, with forces sent by the government in Kiev clashing with pro-Russian separatists in the breakaway town of Slovyansk, leaving at least ...
» Ukraine clashes: dozens dead after Odessa building fire | World news
02/05/14 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. People wait to be rescued from the trade union building in Odessa, after it was set alight during chaotic clashes. Photograph: Reuters More ...
» Fire kills 31 in Odessa after pro-Russia clashes
02/05/14 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Michael Winter, USA TODAY 6:44 p.m. EDT May 2, 2014 Ukrainian government supporters clashed with pro-Russian demonstrators in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, on May 2, 2014. (Photo: Sergei Poliakov, AP...
» More than 40 killed in fire, clashes in Ukraine's Odessa
02/05/14 20:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Natalia Zinets KIEV Fri May 2, 2014 3:18pm EDT KIEV (Reuters) - More than 40 people were killed in Odessa on Friday, most caught in a building set on fire after pro-Russian activists and supporters of Ukra...
» В Одессе десятки человек стали жертвами столкновений и пожара - YouTube
02/05/14 18:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 2, 2014 На десятки идет число погибши ...
» BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes
02/05/14 18:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 2 May 2014 Last updated at 16:31 ET Footage from activist Vitaliy Umanets shows violence on the streets of Odessa At least 31 people have been killed in a fire in an official building am...
» Dramatic video: Odessa Trade Unions building on fire with dozens of activists blocked inside - YouTube
02/05/14 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 2, 2014 At least 38 anti-government activists died in fire at Odessa's Trade Unions House after suffocating with smoke or jumping out of windows of the burning building, Ukrainian Interior Mi...
» Turmoil in Venezuela: An Update - YouTube
02/05/14 17:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 19, 2014 As civil unrest continues in Venezuela, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cindy Arnson, for an update on the sometimes violent situation. She provides insight into what's hap...
» Putin and Crimea Part I - YouTube
02/05/14 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 15, 2014 Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia's move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant ...
» 20140502SE - YouTube
02/05/14 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 2, 2014 Wilson Events - Captured Live on Ustream at
» President Obama Holds a Press Conference with Chancellor Merkel of Germany - YouTube
02/05/14 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by WoodrowWilsonCenter. Published on May 2, 2014 President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany answer questions from the press at the White House. May 2, 2014.
» Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War | Wilson Center
02/05/14 17:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Events Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War May 02, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm Event Co-sponsors:  Kennan Insti...
» Jane Harman - Google Search
02/05/14 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Jane Harman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Jane _ Harman ‎ Cached Similar Share View shared post Wikipedia Loading... Jane Margaret Lakes Harman (born June 28, 1945) is the fo...
» Russia in East Asia: History, Migration, and Contemporary Policy
02/05/14 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. This talk explores Russia’s ties with East Asia through the lens of migration and policy. Russia spans the Eurasian continent, yet its historic and present connections with E...
» Dealing with Russia: A Way Forward
02/05/14 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has been the subject of many editorials and op eds.  However, there has not been enough analysis as to why relations with Russia have reached t...
» Chuck Hagel | Wilson Center
02/05/14 16:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the 24 th Secretary of Defense on February 27, 2013 becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Department of Defense. Secretary Hagel ...
» Ukraine crisis highlights NATO defense spending problem: Hagel
02/05/14 16:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By David Alexander WASHINGTON Fri May 2, 2014 11:45am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's actions in Ukraine have shattered the myth of European security in the post-Cold War era and underscored the danger NA...
» Hagel urges NATO members to raise defense budgets in response to Russian threats
02/05/14 16:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . NATO members will be “judged harshly” if they do not increase defense spending in response to the challenge now posed by Russia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told U.S. allies Friday. “Talki...
» Hagel Wilson Center - Google Search
02/05/14 16:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . About 124,000 results Washington Post ‎- 5 hours ago ... of the current fiscal impasse, Hagel said in an address at the Wilson Center . ... Hagel's speech is the toughest yet among a series of Obama ...
» Hagel: Idea of permanent peace in Europe is gone | Military Times
02/05/14 16:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Pro-Russia supporters block the Kramatorsk-Slavyansk road to prevent Ukrainian National Guard troops from advancing on Friday. Russia warned on Friday that Ukraine's use of the army against its own people in ...
» German Businesses Urge Halt on Sanctions Against Russia
02/05/14 16:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated May 1, 2014 10:11 p.m. ET German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office Friday. Reuters BERLIN— Angela Merkel is carrying a clear message from Germany's bu...
» Obama: ‘We Do Not Have a Blanket No-Spy Agreement With Any Country’
02/05/14 16:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One - All Content. President Obama on Friday addressed the rolling controversy surrounding his administration’s international surveillance and rejected suggestions that the U.S. had brokered ...
» Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s foreign policy of denial
02/05/14 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Charles Krauthammer: Most Recent Articles and Archives. Obama’s first rhetorical defense , as usual, was to attack a straw man: “Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?̶...
» The military's sexual assault response is a catastrophic blight on our service | BriGette McCoy | Comment is free
02/05/14 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Military sexual trauma has become a blood sport of the military – and the chiefs sit by and watch as the men and women who serve get h...
» Neanderthals aren't grunting, club-wielding idiots – we are | Martha Gill | Comment is free
02/05/14 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Science | The Guardian. 'People had been comparing Neanderthals to their successors, rather than their contemporaries. Which is rather like assuming I am more advanced than my parents because I know how to...
» Why can't nerds break news instead of just explaining it? | James Ball | Comment is free
02/05/14 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Media | The Guardian. How similar is reporting the Snowden files to indulging in five minutes of self-gratification? If you don't closely follow the "future of journalism" debates, here's hoping those two ...
» Merkel Visits the White House - NYTimes.com
02/05/14 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story .
» CBS News crew held in Ukraine by pro-Russia militants
02/05/14 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WorldViews. A pro-Russia militant guards barricades near Slovyansk, in eastern Ukraine. (Sergei Grits/AP) As the Ukrainian army launched its first major assault on the rebel stronghold in Slovyansk at dawn...
» ‘Difficulties Yet To Overcome’ In US Spy Scandal « CBS DC
02/05/14 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CBS DC. Latest News Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
» Obama: U.S., Germany united in sanctioning Russia for Ukraine crisis
02/05/14 15:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Europe. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Further sanctions would target specific sectors of Russian economy, Obama says NEW: But he says targeting energy sector is "unrealistic" NEW: May 12 meeting of Europ...
» Obama, Merkel call on pro-Russia forces to stand down in Ukraine
02/05/14 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called on Russia to influence pro-Russian military groups in Ukraine to stand down and said it was disgraceful that the mil...
» Obama, Merkel To Display Unity Against Russia | TIME.com
02/05/14 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. (WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel mounted a display of trans-Atlantic unity Friday against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Wester...
» Russia demands Security Council meeting on Ukraine
02/05/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KyivPost / Independence. Community. Trust. Russia is calling for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on the crisis in Ukraine. © Courtesy Associated Press Associated Press  Russia is calli...
» BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Government forces in Sloviansk offensive
02/05/14 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two of Ukraine's army helicopters during an "anti-terror" operation in the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev has said. It said a pilot and serviceman had be...
» Russia warns of gas supply disruption to Europe
02/05/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KyivPost / Independence. Community. Trust. The state-controlled OAO Gazprom says deliveries scheduled in June should be paid by Ukraine for upfront. © AFP Wall Street Journal  Russia's energy min...
» German Chancellor Merkel arrives at White House
02/05/14 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS Breaking News - Asia. German Chancellor Merkel arrives at White House Published on May 2, 2014 10:47 PM   0   20   0   0 PRINT EMAIL   US President Barack Obama and German Chan...
» At least one man has been killed in clashes that broke out in Odessa, Ukraine (LIVE BLOG)
02/05/14 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . GLOBALPOST LIVE BLOG: UKRAINE STRUGGLES FOR UNITY UPDATE: 5/2/14 11:40 AM ET The riot police, standing by Odessa might be seeing the same inaction from security forces other parts of Ukraine have seen in the ...
» How a Boston College research project could send Gerry Adams to prison
02/05/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Enlarge Adams denies involvement in McConville's death. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads. LONDON, UK — Gerry Adams, arguably the world’s most...
» One man shot dead in clashes in Ukraine's Odessa-police
02/05/14 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV Fri May 2, 2014 8:16pm IST KIEV May 2 (Reuters) - One man was shot dead in clashes between pro-Russian protesters and supporters of Ukrainian unity in the largely Russian-speaking port city of Odessa, lo...
» Unrest Spreading? Riots Turn Deadly...
02/05/14 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from odessa - Google News. Unrest Spreading? Riots Turn Deadly in Odessa <a href="http://NBCNews.com" rel="nofollow">NBCNews.com</a>  - ‎26 minutes ago‎ Ukraine's tug-of-war between...
» YouTube
02/05/14 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Вадим Петров. 3:02 Одесса сейчас Столкновения, ...
» Одесса Сейчас Коктели Молотова 2 05 2014 - YouTube
02/05/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 2, 2014 ПОДПИШИСЬ НА НОВОСТИ http://loo.gl/NdSd
» Molotov cocktails in Ukraine’s Odessa as pro- and anti-Maidan rallies clash — RT News
02/05/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RT - News. Published time: May 02, 2014 13:48 Edited time: May 02, 2014 15:22 Image from <a href="http://twitter.com" rel="nofollow">twitter.com</a> @RT_com A fatality and injuries have been re...
» Митинги в Одессе переросли в массовую драку - Чрезвычайные новости, 31.03 - YouTube
02/05/14 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 1, 2014 "Чрезвычайные новости" - информ&#...
» Массовая драка в центре Одессы - YouTube
02/05/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Массовая драка в центре Одессы
» Видео массовых столкновений в Одессе: есть раненые и погибшие
02/05/14 12:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. Столкновения в Одессе ме ...
» СБУ установила личность диверсанта "Абвера" из "группы Стрелка"
02/05/14 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ПОДРОБНОСТИ: Все новости. Контрразведка Службы безопа&#...
» Two Ukrainian soldiers, one insurgent killed in Sloviansk fighting; one protester killed in Odessa (LIVE UPDATES)
02/05/14 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KyivPost / Independence. Community. Trust. Editor's Note: Early on May 2, an anti-terrorist operation initiated by the Ukrainian government resumed in Sloviansk, a Donetsk Oblast city of 125,000 people tha...
» The Right Lessons From Chernobyl
02/05/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Twenty-eight years after Unit 4 at the Chernobyl power plant in what was then Soviet Ukraine erupted into a volcano of radioactivity, its name has become synonymous with the nightmarish side of nuclear power....
» Why Economics Failed - NYTimes.com
02/05/14 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . On Wednesday, I wrapped up the class I’ve been teaching all semester: “The Great Recession: Causes and Consequences.” ( Slides for the lectures are available via my blog .) And while teachin...
» U.S. and Germany Fail to Reach a Deal on Spying
02/05/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The effort to remake the intelligence relationship between the United States and Germany after it was disclosed last year that the National Security Agency was tapping Chancellor Angela Mer...
» A Heinous Crime, Secret Histories and a Sinn Fein Leader’s Arrest
02/05/14 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BOSTON — For years, the researchers painstakingly recorded and transcribed oral histories from many of the leaders of the factions caught up in the Troubles in Northern Ireland. They pledged absolute se...
» A Surge Forward on Marriage Equality
02/05/14 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . In a landmark 5-to-4 ruling in June, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s denial of federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples — but, in another case from Califor...
» U.S. Sanctions Strategy, Explained - Video
02/05/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Signed in as mikenova Share this story on NewsBlur Share this story Subscribe to this site Shared stories are on their way...
» So Far, U.S. Sanctions Over Ukraine May Be Inflicting Only Limited Pain on Russia
02/05/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Some background on the impact of sanctions on Russia and what could happen if the Western leaders decide to go further. Credit By Natalia V. Osipova on Publish Date May 2, 2014 Credit Alexey Druzhinin/Agence ...
» Clashes in Eastern Ukraine as Moscow Issues New Warnings
02/05/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — Just two days after declaring its forces “helpless” to control events in eastern Ukraine, the interim government in Kiev began what it called the “active phase” of an as...
» Putin Demands That Ukraine Pull Its Troops From Southeast
02/05/14 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia told Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Thursday that Ukraine must remove its military from the southeastern region of the country to resolve the showd...
» Ukraine crisis: why do so many politicians admire Russia's Vladimir Putin?
02/05/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Vladimir Putin. This is the man that Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party leader, said this week that he admired for having “restored a substantial part of Russian pride”. Mr Salmond was, ...
» In U.S., Calls To Hold Energy-Rich Baku's Feet To The Fire Over Rights
02/05/14 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. W ASHINGTON -- The United States should hold Azerbaijan accountable for its human rights record, even as the energy-rich country has come into renewed focus as a potentia...
» Georgia Tries New Tack With NATO
02/05/14 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . With the crisis in Ukraine, Georgia's efforts to join NATO have gained new energy. And while Tbilisi hasn't changed its ultimate aim -- gaining the elusive Membership Action Plan for the alliance -- it is com...
» НАТО может разместить ПРО в Грузии — Haqqin
02/05/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Haqqin. Специальный представитель гене...
» NATO’s Eastern Members Seek Bases to Deter Russian Threat
02/05/14 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. NATO’s newer eastern members are pushing to have alliance forces stationed permanently in their nations, a move at odds with a 1997 understanding with Russia that limits...
» Украина: испытание для НАТО
02/05/14 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ГОЛОС АМЕРИКИ. В случае дальнейшей эскалации ...
» бывший посол США в России
02/05/14 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радио Свобода. x Заместитель генерального сек ...
» Want More Renewable Energy? Send in the Drones
02/05/14 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One - All Content. When the world’s largest photovoltaic power plant went online this week in Arizona, it began generating 290 megawatts of clean green electricity that’s powering 100,0...
» D.C. ‘Insiders’ Are Wrong, NATO Could Beat Russia
02/05/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One - All Content. “The NATO alliance is not prepared to counter a newly aggressive Russia,” or so blared the lead of the latest National Journal Security Insiders poll . Three-quarters...
» «Глобальную военную игру против НАТО Россия проиграла»
02/05/14 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from БК55: новости. Известный джазмен считает, что ...
» Russia stages first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet days
02/05/14 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow's Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era on Thursday, with workers holding banners proclaiming support for President Vladimir Putin...
» Putin's Promises To Eastern Ukraine Could Bankrupt Russia
02/05/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . As the moniker Petrostate implies, the Russian economy and state have an extreme dependence on energy : One half of budget revenues come from taxes and levies on oil and gas. Energy exports currently bring in...
» Russia Shows Modern Military in Ukraine Crisis
02/05/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. WASHINGTON — An estimated 40,000 Russian troops are deployed on the Ukrainian border, poised to invade if the order comes from Moscow. These forces are part of a much larger militar...
» Russia’s economy: Tipping the scales
02/05/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WESTERN measures against Russia—asset freezes and visa restrictions aimed at people and firms close to Vladimir Putin—may be pinpricks, but the crisis in Ukraine has already taken its toll on Russ...
» Ukraine reintroduces conscription to counter threat of pro-Russia separatists | World news
02/05/14 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Link to video: Ukraine: pro-Russian separatists storm prosecutor's office in Donetsk Ukraine 's embattled government has announced that it i...
» Cold War Against Russia—Without Debate
02/05/14 10:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story .
» US Troops Head to Latvia as Russia Progresses Against ‘Helpless’ Ukraine
02/05/14 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. May 1, 2014 6:30pm Pro-Russian mobs have taken control of more government buildings in Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded the Ukrainian government pull back its troops from t...
» BBC News - How does Europe wean itself off Russian gas?
02/05/14 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. 1 May 2014 Last updated at 17:13 ET European countries are trying to break away from their dependence on Russian gas Each escalation of the crisis in Ukraine sends a jolt of nervousness fa...
» Russia as a Regional Power
02/05/14 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . It's hard to look on the bright side of the dismemberment of a sovereign state by force of arms. But because of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing threat Vladimir Putin intends to pose to eas...
» Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion - Europe
02/05/14 10:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Ukraine's foreign minister has accused Russian troops of infiltrating and destabilising the east of the country, saying Moscow plans to invade and annex other regions. In an inter...
» Merkel makes first White House visit since NSA spying scandal
02/05/14 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from euronews. For the first time since it emerged her mobile phone may have been monitored for years by the US, Angela Merkel is visiting the White House. Ukraine will be the focus of the talks but the spying ...
» Spying, Ukraine Are the Main Topics for Meeting Between Obama and Merkel
02/05/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Wire. On Friday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet with President Obama amid a tense atmosphere that involves the ongoing situation in Ukraine as well as disagreements over the U.S...
» NATO Official: Russia Undermining Global Security
02/05/14 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Politics. The United States and some of its NATO allies see Russia's intervention in Ukraine as a post-Cold War turning point, possibly ending two decades of hope that Moscow could be made a last...
» Obama and Merkel Huddle as Russia Crisis Wears On
02/05/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany — a pivotal figure in the standoff between Russia and the West — is in Washington for talks with President Barack Obama at a crucial point in the crisis. When t...
» Президент России
02/05/14 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Глава Российского государства оп&#...
» Ukraine Launches Large-Scale Offensive to Regain Slovyansk -- Update
02/05/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Lukas I. Alpert Ukraine launched a military operation Friday to regain control of the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Slovyansk, overrunning numerous roadblocks and surrounding the city, officials sai...
» ​Ukraine army launches assault on rebel stronghold
02/05/14 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, and Friday’s developments raised the risks of a Russian military response. Ukrainian troops attacked the rebel stronghold of ...
» Ukraine Launches Military Assault On Slavyansk
02/05/14 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Two pilots have been killed after pro-Russian separatists shot down helicopters during the most significant government offensive so far in the east of Ukraine. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov urged l...
» Home Office says sorry for Britain's airports IT meltdown
02/05/14 08:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Nationwide fault on UK Border Force computers caused severe disruption Travellers queued for up to four hours as every British airport was affect Reports of fights breaking out at Gatwi...
» The brink of war: Military helicopter shot down by pro-Russian rebels as violence rocks Ukraine's east
02/05/14 07:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Around 300 pro-Kremlin activists storm prosecutor's office in Donetsk Guard of 100 police officers attacked with rocks and Molotov cocktails Officers responded with tear gas and stun gr...
» Former Director of Venezuelan Intelligence Agency Shot Dead in Caracas
01/05/14 22:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Global Research. Global Research, April 30, 2014 The former director of Venezuela’s primary intelligence agency has been found shot dead. Venezuelan officials said Eliézer Otaiza was shot dead s...
» Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Takes Effect in Crimea
01/05/14 22:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment. Authorities have canceled a Pride march and are planning more serious measures to eradicate the 'exp...
» Ukraine detains Russian military attaché for spying
01/05/14 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Natalia Zinets and Matt Robinson KIEV Thu May 1, 2014 11:32am EDT KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ordered the expulsion of Russia's military attaché, saying it had caught him "red-handed" receiving classifie...
» Moscow holds first May Day parade since Soviet era | World news
01/05/14 20:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. The traditional May Day parade made a return to Moscow's Red Square on Thursday, gathering tens of thousands of students, labour union membe...
» Russia’s Weimar Syndrome - NYTimes.com
01/05/14 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON — Sergei Karaganov, a prominent Russian foreign policy expert at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, recently provided a useful summation of his vast country’s sense of humiliation an...
» Ukraine Expels Russian Naval Attaché
01/05/14 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — As pro-Russian forces extended their control over parts of eastern Ukraine, the country’s interim authorities ordered the expulsion of a naval attaché at Moscow’s embassy in Ki...
» Ukraine Says That Militants Won the East
01/05/14 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV, Ukraine — It is by now a well-established pattern. Armed, masked men in their 20s to 40s storm a public building of high symbolic value in a city somewhere in eastern Ukraine, evict anyone still t...
» BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Russian military attache held for 'spying'
01/05/14 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Europe. 1 May 2014 Last updated at 06:32 ET Ukraine's special forces held an overnight military exercise in the capital Kiev A Russian military attache has been held in Ukraine on suspicion of s...
» Northern Ireland police arrest Gerry Adams over 1972 murder
01/05/14 08:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Maurice Neill and Conor Humphries BELFAST/DUBLIN Thu May 1, 2014 4:49am EDT BELFAST/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Ireland police arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday as part of an investigation...
» Gerry Adams arrest: Son of IRA victim says he knows who killed his mother but is too scared to tell police
01/05/14 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from UK headlines. “I haven’t told the police. If I told the police now me or one of my family members or one of my children would get shot. “Everyone thinks this has gone away. But it hasn ...
» Ukraine 'Detains Russian Attache For Spying'
01/05/14 07:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ukraine Mine: Militia Controls Million Weapons Updated: 11:37pm UK, Wednesday 30 April 2014 By Stuart Ramsay, Chief Correspondent, in Ukraine At the end of a completely anonymous road on the outskirts of the ...
» Sinn Fein Leader Held for 2nd Day Over IRA Killing
01/05/14 07:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: International. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams remained in police custody for a second day Thursday as detectives questioned him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army's abduction, killi...
» 2 inmates killed, dozens hurt as jail building partially collapses
01/05/14 07:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Justice. By Tina Burnside , CNN updated 6:14 AM EDT, Thu May 1, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: " We don't know if they dead or alive," relative says About 600 inmates were in the building The cause o...
» Report: Worldwide Press Freedom Declines
01/05/14 07:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Washington-based democracy advocacy group says media freedom around the world has declined to its lowest levels in a decade, including in places that had been making progress. Freedom H...
» Why NATO is such a thorn in Russia's side
30/04/14 20:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Europe. STORY HIGHLIGHTS In cadet school, Russian pupils have questions for NATO They ask: why do you need to be on our border Putin used strategic military reasoning to annexe Crimea Among gener...
» Ukraine's restive east slipping from government's grasp
30/04/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow separatists seized government offices in more Ukrainian towns on Wednesday, in a further sign that authorities in Kiev are losing control of the country's eastern indu...
» Ukraine's Acting President Warns Spread of Unrest Must Be Prevented
30/04/14 19:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated April 30, 2014 11:04 a.m. ET Efforts by the new government in Kiev to maintain control in the troubled east have stumbled amid a renewed push by militants to seize government buildings. Ukraine's acti...
» Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrested on suspicion of 1972 murder
30/04/14 19:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. 'Freedom fighter'-turned-politician, 65, was arrested in Co Antrim He is accused of the murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville She was abducted and murdered by Provisional IRA and secr...
» US says Russia behind escalating violence in Ukraine
30/04/14 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. John Kerry claims Russia reneged on deal struck in Geneva two weeks ago Pro-Russian separatists today seized control of buildings in Horlivka Kerry reveals U.S. has evidence of Moscow d...
» Forty-Fifth Defendant Sentenced for Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens
30/04/14 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ENEWSPF News. Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—April 28, 2014. A Dominican national was sentenced today for his role in trafficking the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U...
» Announced today Jose Caldero changes in the Police
30/04/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Superintendent Jose Caldero Lopez on Monday directed the game of musical chairs inside the dome of the Police, que has already made several changes, i knew this medium. Cauldron López, who was sworn in t...
» Gobernador garantiza trabajo de empleados de procuradurías – Metro
30/04/14 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Metro - Últimas noticias. El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla insistió el miércoles en que reducirá el tamaño del gobierno sin despedir empleados y aseguró que los servicio...
» Challenging Putin’s Values - NYTimes.com
30/04/14 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . While you can talk about Ukraine until the cows come home, this story is 95 percent about Vladimir Putin and how he has chosen to define Russia’s interests. The truth is, Russia and its neighbors need a...
» Not Getting Through to Mr. Putin
30/04/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The United States and the European Union announced another round of sanctions against Russia on Monday and Tuesday: the Americans against Russians close to President Vladimir Putin, including the president of...
» Ukrainian President Says Police Can’t Control Militias in East
30/04/14 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . DONETSK, Ukraine — The acting president of Ukraine said on Wednesday that the police and security officials in several regions in the eastern part of the country could not control the pro-Russian militi...
» Americans Want to Pull Back from World Stage, WSJ Poll Finds
30/04/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . April 30, 2014 12:05 a.m. ET A WSJ/NBC News poll shows that approval of President Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy sank to the lowest level of his presidency. Pictured, Mr. Obama at a news conference...
» Ukraine, Sanctions Expected to Dominate Merkel's Obama Meeting
30/04/14 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Updated April 29, 2014 9:20 p.m. ET The Ukraine crisis—and the role of further potential sanctions on Russia—will top the agenda for both Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama when t...
» Ukraine Army on 'Full Combat Alert'
30/04/14 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukraine's acting president says its military is "on full combat alert" against a possible invasion by Russian troops massed on the border. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said in a m...
» Ukraine crisis: Small numbers, global impact
30/04/14 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Europe. Pro-Russian activists storm an administration building in the center of Luhansk, Ukraine, on Tuesday, April 29. Ukraine has seen a sharp rise in tensions since a new pro-European governme...
» Ukraine crisis: Kiev powerless as east slips out of its control | World news
30/04/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Link to video: Donetsk in east Ukraine rocked by violent clashes Ukraine 's beleaguered government appears to have lost control of law and o...
» Restive eastern Ukraine slips from Kiev government's grasp
30/04/14 09:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Marko Djurica HORLIVKA, Ukraine Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:26am EDT HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Masked gunmen in military fatigues seized government offices in another Ukrainian town on Wednesday, in a further s...
» последние события в Донбассе и Крыму
30/04/14 08:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. Что происходит в Харьков ...
» 1 of 6 victims shot at FedEx facility remains critical; dead...
29/04/14 19:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A 19-year-old baggage handler, who was armed ‘like Rambo,’ opened fire on his co-workers at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw early this morning, injuring six people, before killing himself. The gunman...
» ‘We Won’t Invade Ukraine,’ Russian Military Chief Tells Chuck Hagel | TIME.com
29/04/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel received “assurance” from his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoygu, on Monday that the Kremlin would not send troops amassed on its western border wit...
» Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies - The Daily Beast
29/04/14 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Landov The United States has proof that the Russian government in Moscow is running a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine because the U.S. government has recordings of their conversations, Secretary of St...
» ЦРУ перехватило указания кремлевских чиновников сепаратистам на востоке Украины
29/04/14 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Перехваченная информация свидет ...
» Разведка США перехватила разговоры Кремля со шпионами в Украине - В Мире
29/04/14 13:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from MIGnews.com.ua. Государственный секретарь СШh...
» 5 More Questions: Kyiv Post editor Brian Bonner's unfiltered take on Ukraine
29/04/14 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Brian Bonner left the St. Paul Pioneer Press for good in 2007, eventually returning to the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, where he was quickly reappointed chief editor of the small, independent paper. A classic, tough...
» Kyiv Post editor Brian Bonner's unfiltered take on Ukraine
29/04/14 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KyivPost / Independence. Community. Trust. April 29, 2014, 6:35 p.m. | A pro-Russian activist throws flowers from a window near a flag of the so-called "People's militia of Donbass" after she and other act...
» Лукашенко и Путин обсудят ситуацию в Украине
29/04/14 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ПОДРОБНОСТИ: Все новости. Сегодня в Минске об Украине бу...
» Pro-Russian Protesters Storm Offices in Ukraine's Luhansk
29/04/14 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. P ro-Russian demonstrators have seized the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk. Several thousand demonstrators marched on the buildi...
» Pro-Russia Activists Seize Government Headquarters in Luhansk | News
29/04/14 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters Pro-Russian activists attack the regional administration building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Hundreds of pro-Russian separatists have seized the regional government head...
» The Progressive Economics Forum » The Kleptocracy of Vladimir Putin
29/04/14 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Progressive Economics Forum. More than one critic has noted that Russia doesn’t manufacture anything the world wants (a knock that now can be laid against Canada, especially since the dramatic fa...
» Video: Do US-EU sanctions against Russia go far enough?
29/04/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. The European Union widened sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine, following similar steps yesterday by the US, which called separatist v...
» Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk headquarters - Europe - World
29/04/14 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Activists shouting "Referendum Russia" flew a Russian flag over the building after a number of men armed with metal bars smashed the windows and doors to gain access. The action will doubtless raise tensions ...
» EU extends sanctions against Russians over Ukraine | World news
29/04/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Pro-Russian activists storm an administration building in Luhansk. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP The European Union has released t...
» Ukraine: EU sanctions list – who's who | World news
29/04/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak is one of the few well-known names on the EU sanctions list. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP The EU s...
» What are Russia's real motivations in Ukraine? We need to understand them | Ruth Deyermond | Comment is free
29/04/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian. Ukrainian soldiers sit on top of an armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint outside the city of Slaviansk where pro-Russian separatist re...