Saturday, June 28, 2014

Seeking Solution in Iraq, Kerry Turns to Saudis - New York Times: "...it became clear that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki would not be given a third term." “I don’t trust this man,” King Abdullah told John O. Brennan... “He is an Iranian agent.”


Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Jeddah on Friday. 

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The Saudis had been reluctant to support the formation of a new Iraqi government until it became clear that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki would not be given a third term. 
The Saudis’ disdain for Mr. Maliki is longstanding.
“I don’t trust this man,” King Abdullah told John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director who was then Mr. Obama’s counterterrorism director, in a March 15, 2009, meeting, according to a classified cable that was made public by WikiLeaks. “He is an Iranian agent.”

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Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan

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The group has attacked police outposts and government facilities in several districts of northern Helmand Province, sending the police and military officials scrambling to shore up defenses.

Syria: Dispute Unsettles Rebel Coalition 

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The interim government said that it would fire the head of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army and refer its members to a commission investigating corruption.

White House Report: A 'Corrosive Culture' at Veterans Affairs

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A newly-released White House report speaks of a "corrosive culture" within the scandal-plagued Veterans' Affairs (VA) health care system. President Barack Obama ordered the review after some former soldiers reportedly died while waiting as long as three months for treatment at a veterans hospital. The White House review found what it calls "significant and chronic system failures" throughout the Veterans Health Administration. It says personnel problems have...

'Terrorist prisoners massacred by the police to stop them joining Isis'

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The official account, though, given hours after the killing on Monday by the governor of Hillah, 57 miles south of Baghdad, was that militants had attacked the convoy.

Too much sleep in middle age is as bad for you as too little: More than eight hours 'can damage brain power'

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Scientists examined almost 9,000 English people in long-term study and found over-65s who slept too long had poorer memories and decision-making.

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Abdullah Abdullah and 15,000 Protesters Gathered in Kabul

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Tension seemed amplified in a second demonstration in support of Abdullah Abdullah, who has complained of widespread ballot fraud in the recent presidential election.

Widespread blackouts hit Venezuela

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Public transport suspended and presidential ceremony interrupted in latest failure of shaky electricity infrastructure
A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across a large part of Venezuela, interrupting a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country.
The outage affected at least 14 of the country's 23 states and caused several hours of traffic jams, as well as darkening homes and offices, in the capital, Caracas, on Friday.
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This week's unanimous Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's illegal recess appointments is a double smackdown. First, it's a rebuke against arrogant White House power-grabbers who thought they could act with absolute impunity and interminable ...

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US flying armed drones in Iraq - The Guardian

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Predator drone aircraft The US has confirmed it is flying armed drones in Iraq. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features. The US has confirmed it is flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect US troops who recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security.
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Argentina's vice-president charged with corruption over money printing deal 

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Amado Boudou accused of secretly buying company that produces country's currency while serving as economy minister 
Argentina's vice-president, Amado Boudou, has been charged with corruption in his dealings with a company that printed the country's currency while he was economy minister in 2010.
The vice-president will remain free while awaiting trial in the case along with five other defendants, according to a statement from Argentina's federal court authorities. Federal judge Ariel Lijo decision ordered 200,000 pesos (£14,000/US$25,000) seized from Boudou.
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Obama Has Even Less Maneuvering Room After Getting Dissed on Recess ... - The Root

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US dispatches armed drones over Iraq
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The Pentagon has announced that US drones armed with Hellfire missiles are flying over the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to protect American troops and diplomats. “We have the necessary forces not only to protect our own forces, but to be prepared should ...

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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing "significant and chronic system failures" in the nation's health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling ...

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Russia Accuses US Over Ukraine Confrontation

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of encouraging Ukraine into a confrontation with Moscow.

Mountain Lion Runs Wild Through Mall

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The big cat opts to take a rest outside a steakhouse at the mall, prompting a scare caught on camera by bystanders.

VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures - Killeen Daily Herald

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VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures
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WASHINGTON — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by “significant and chronic system failures,” substantially verifying ...

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Court ruling comes as president's use of power is tested - Youngstown Vindicator

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Court ruling comes as president's use of power is tested
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Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ...

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Iraq crisis: US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit - Indian Express

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Thousands of soldiers, backed by air cover, tanks and bomb disposal units, were A Pentagon official says the U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital. Source: AP ...

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Russia Accuses U.S.of Pushing for Ukraine Confrontation

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Russia's foreign minister has accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow. Sergei Lavrov, in televised remarks Saturday, said "our American colleagues still prefer to push the Ukrainian leadership toward a confrontational path." Lavrov said the chances for settling the Ukrainian crisis would have been better if the negotiations only depended on Russia and its European partners. On Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko extended a...

Golden Gate bridge board unanimously approves $76m anti-suicide net 

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Families of those who died jumping from San Francisco bridge celebrate 'extraordinary' vote in favour of suicide barrier
San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76m (£45m) funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.
The bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously in favour of the funding for a steel suicide net. The funding sources are $20m (£12m) in bridge toll revenue, $49m (£29m) in federal money and $7m (£4m) from the state.
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WorldViews: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the drumbeats of war 

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One hundred years ago today in Sarajevo, a Serb nationalist shot to death at point-blank range the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie. Their deaths, we are told, triggered the chain of events that led a month later to the start of World War I -- the Great War, a horrifying, bloody four-year conflict that killed some 14 million people, collapsed empires and redrew large parts of the world's map.
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Ukraine, E.U. Sign Historic Trade and Economic Pact

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(BRUSSELS) — Ukraine’s new president signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union on Friday, pushing his troubled country closer into a European orbit and angering Russia, which warned of unspecified consequences.







A beaming Petro Poroshenko called it “maybe the most important day for my country” since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. His pro-Moscow predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, backed out of signing the agreement in November. The bloody protests that followed toppled his government, sparking an insurgency in the east and the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.







Agreements signed Friday let businesses in former Soviet republics Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia trade freely in any of the EU’s 28 member nations without tariffs or restrictions, as long as their goods and practices meet EU standards. Likewise, goods and services from the EU will be sold more easily and cheaply in the three countries.
The closer ties between Ukraine and the EU have been overshadowed by Russian opposition. Moscow is loath to see its historic influence wane in its strategic neighbor, which it considers the birthplace of Russian statehood and Russian Orthodox Christianity.
“There will undoubtedly be serious consequences for Ukraine and Moldova’s signing,” Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not immediately comment on the trade pact, but in recent days has made signals that he wants to de-escalate the conflict ahead of talks later Friday by EU heads of state and government on whether to ramp up sanctions against Russia over its conduct toward Ukraine.
“The most important thing is to guarantee a long-term regime of cease-fire as a precondition for meaningful talks between the Kiev authorities and representatives of the southeast (of Ukraine),” Putin said Friday.
A second round of talks was to be held Friday in eastern Ukraine between representatives of the mutinous regions and the government, as well as envoys from Russia and the EU, Russian news agencies quoted rebel leader Andrei Purgin as saying.
A spokesman from Poroshenko’s office confirmed that a weeklong cease-fire, which each side has accused the other of violating, was set to expire at 10 p.m. local time.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told Ukraine’s Fifth Channel on Friday that at least 20 servicemen had been killed since the rebels agreed to the cease-fire, although he did not specify when and where they died. He said the government would respond “harshly and adequately” to all rebels who did not put down their arms by Friday evening.
An overnight battle for a National Guard base in Donetsk left rebels in control early Friday. All servicemen were set free but the commander was taken captive, according to a statement posted on the National Guard’s website.
In Brussels, Poroshenko made no mention of the cease-fire as he triumphantly signed the agreement.
“What a great day!” he said. “Maybe the most important day for my country after independence day.”
European Commission experts estimate implementation of the deal will boost Ukraine’s national income by 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion) a year. Ukraine won a 15-year transition period during which it can use tariffs to support its domestic auto industry from competition. Moldova will gradually eliminate protections for its dairy, pork, poultry and wine producers over 10 years, while the EU placed limits on imports of chicken from both countries.
Perhaps more important than the trade clauses is an accompanying 10-year plan for Ukraine to adopt EU product regulations. Such rules ease the way for international trade beyond Europe.
The deal also demands that Ukraine change the way it does business. Adopting EU rules on government contracts, competition policy and copyright for ideas and inventions should improve the economy by making it more investor-friendly and reducing corruption.
EU President Herman Van Rompuy said Moscow need not worry about the deal: “There is nothing in these agreements or in the European Union’s approach that might harm Russia in any way.”
Russian officials weren’t so sure. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Russian news agencies that the Kremlin would respond to the accord “as soon as negative consequences arise for the economy.” He noted those were possible only after the agreement is implemented.
Amanda Paul, a policy analyst at the Brussels-based think tank European Policy Center, said Russia has levers to inflict serious economic pain on Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia through trade restrictions, cuts in energy supplies or the deportation of migrant workers from those countries.
Poroshenko reminded EU leaders of the Ukrainians who died opposing Yanukovych’s government and in the ongoing battle against the pro-Russian insurgency in the country’s east. He said Ukraine “paid the highest possible price to make her European dreams come true.”
He asked EU leaders to take a further step and formally pledge that one day Ukraine can join the EU as a full-fledged member.
That “would cost the European Union nothing,” he said, “but would mean the world to my country.”
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AP correspondents Laura Mills in Moscow and David McHugh in Kiev contributed.
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» Seeking Solution in Iraq, Kerry Turns to Saudis - New York Times
28/06/14 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Seeking Solution in Iraq, Kerry Turns to Saudis New York Times Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Jeddah on Frida...
» Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan
28/06/14 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The group has attacked police outposts and government facilities in several districts of northern Helmand Province, sending the police and military officials scrambling to shore up defenses.
» Syria: Dispute Unsettles Rebel Coalition
28/06/14 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The interim government said that it would fire the head of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army and refer its members to a commission investigating corruption.
» White House Report: A 'Corrosive Culture' at Veterans Affairs
28/06/14 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A newly-released White House report speaks of a "corrosive culture" within the scandal-plagued Veterans' Affairs (VA) health care system. President Barack Obama ordered the review after s...
» 'Terrorist prisoners massacred by the police to stop them joining Isis'
28/06/14 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The official account, though, given hours after the killing on Monday by the governor of Hillah, 57 miles south of Baghdad, was that militants had attacked the convoy.
» Too much sleep in middle age is as bad for you as too little: More than eight hours 'can damage brain power'
28/06/14 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Scientists examined almost 9,000 English people in long-term study and found over-65s who slept too long had poorer memories and decision-making.
» Abdullah Abdullah and 15,000 Protesters Gathered in Kabul
28/06/14 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Tension seemed amplified in a second demonstration in support of Abdullah Abdullah, who has complained of widespread ballot fraud in the recent presidential election.
» Widespread blackouts hit Venezuela
28/06/14 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Public transport suspended and presidential ceremony interrupted in latest failure of shaky electricity infrastructure A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across...
» Supremes' recess-pick double slap - New York Post
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28/06/14 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Argentina's vice-president charged with corruption over money printing deal
28/06/14 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Amado Boudou accused of secretly buying company that produces country's currency while serving as economy minister Argentina's vice-president, Amado Boudou, has been charged w...
» Obama Has Even Less Maneuvering Room After Getting Dissed on Recess ... - The Root
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» US dispatches armed drones over Iraq - Al-Bawaba
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» Review: VA a struggling agency beset with ills - KLAS-TV
28/06/14 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Review: VA a struggling agency beset with ills KLAS-TV By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing "significant and chronic system failures" in the nation's health...
» Russia Accuses US Over Ukraine Confrontation
28/06/14 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of encouraging Ukraine into a confrontation with Moscow.
» Mountain Lion Runs Wild Through Mall
28/06/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The big cat opts to take a rest outside a steakhouse at the mall, prompting a scare caught on camera by bystanders.
» VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures - Killeen Daily Herald
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mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Court ruling comes as president's use of power is tested Youngstown Vindicator Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President ...
» Iraq crisis: US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit - Indian Express
28/06/14 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Russia Accuses U.S.of Pushing for Ukraine Confrontation
28/06/14 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia's foreign minister has accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow. Sergei Lavrov, in televised remarks Saturday, said "our American colleagues still prefe...
» Golden Gate bridge board unanimously approves $76m anti-suicide net
28/06/14 10:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» WorldViews: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the drumbeats of war
28/06/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. One hundred years ago today in Sarajevo, a Serb nationalist shot to death at point-blank range the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, ...
» Ukraine, E.U. Sign Historic Trade and Economic Pact
27/06/14 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More Thousands Flee Ukraine for Russia; Truce Nears End Ukraine to Sign EU Deal That Sparked Revolution (BRUSSELS) — Ukraine’s new president signed a trade and economic pact w...
» Angara (rocket family) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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mikenova shared this story from Wikipedia - Recent changes [en]. The Angara rocket family is a family of space-launch vehicles being developed by the Moscow -based Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center . The rockets, whic...
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mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. T he inaugural test launch of Russia's Angara rocket -- its first new design of a space vehicle since the Soviet era -- was canceled on June 27 minutes before blastoff. A...
» EU Signs Pacts With Eastern Neighbors
27/06/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The European Union signed sweeping trade-and-political agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, pushing the bloc's influence eastward but potentially provoking fresh tensions with...
» ISIL Staged ‘Mass Executions’ in Iraq, Rights Group Says
27/06/14 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Photograph and satellite imagery indicate that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) insurgents have carried out mass executions in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, Human Rights W...
» Petro Poroshenko to Extend Ukraine Ceasefire by 72 Hours: Diplomatic Sources - NDTV
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» The signature that led to millions of deaths
27/06/14 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. The signature that led to millions of deaths CNN's Erin McLaughlin visits the home of Emperor Franz Joseph to see the place where he signed the declaration that began World War...
» How reporters struggled to predict the impact of archduke's assassination
27/06/14 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. First takes played down impact of Franz Ferdinand's murder - but just 37 days later Britain declared war on Germany "It is not to be supposed," wrote a correspondent...
» Iraq's killing fields where ISIS massacred up to 190 prisoners in four days
27/06/14 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Massacre: Human Rights Watch has produced a series of graphics like this which they say document the execution of at least 160 Iraqi prisoners in Tikrit over four days
» Russian Rocket Launch Aborted Due To ‘Technical Issues’
27/06/14 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Russia has postponed Friday’s historic test launch of an Angara space rocket, Russia Today reports. The second attempt will take place Saturday. The Defense Ministry sai...
» Obama Proposes New Aid for Syrian Rebels
27/06/14 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The Obama administration has proposed a $500 million program to train and equip the moderate opposition fighting in Syria.
» Long-Time Senator and Watergate Investigator Howard Baker Dies at 88
27/06/14 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Long-Time Senator and Watergate Investigator Howard Baker Dies at 88     Former U.S. Republican senator Howard Baker, who became a household name during the 1973 Watergate hearings, has d...
» Ukrainian rebels free four OSCE hostages, four still in captivity
27/06/14 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Rebels in southeast Ukraine early on Friday released four out of eight international observers, captured over a month ago, in an apparent goodwill gesture t...
» Jail chiefs and police back stars' call to legalise drugs
27/06/14 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The Release drug charity was behind a celebrity-backed letter to Downing Street calling for drugs to be legalised and for an international review by the UN
» Iraq helicopter crashes in airborne commando assault on Tikrit
27/06/14 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD/ARBIL (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit on Thursday with commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, at least one of which crashed a...
» Iraq's Christian Minority Feels Militant Threat
27/06/14 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. As Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham sweep through Iraq, the small congregation and makeshift defenders of a Baghdad church highlight the precarious condition of...
» Venezuela's Leader Faces Challenges From His Own Party
27/06/14 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro took to the airwaves pleading for obedience from members of his ruling Socialist party.
» Yemen: Militants Attack Airport
27/06/14 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Militants attacked an international airport, a military barracks and a post office in the southern city of Sayoun on Thursday.
» Jean-Claude Juncker Becomes Divisive Figure in European Union
27/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Jean-Claude Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, has become the European Union’s most divisive figure in his run for president of its executive branch, while revealing little of ...
» As Pakistan Advances Against Taliban, Fleeing Civilians Pour Into Northern Towns
27/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Officials said that more than 500,000 refugees had arrived in Bannu, Waziristan, by Thursday morning.
» Search for the new 'C' as MI6 chief steps down: Sir John Sawers to leave post in November after five years in charge
27/06/14 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Following a rocky year when the British intelligence service was thrown into disarray by whistleblower Edward Snowden, M16 boss Sir John Sawers is to step down.
» US: Further Sanctions on Russia are ‘Ready’
27/06/14 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States says it is fully prepared to impose further sanctions should Russia fail to call on pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to disarm. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry did ...
» Scars of WWI Linger 100 Years Later in Europe
27/06/14 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A century after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary sparked WWI, tensions persist over the killing and its aftermath.
» The 100-Year Legacy of World War I
27/06/14 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Articles, maps and archival materials tell the story of the war’s lasting impact.
» Ukraine rebels release OSCE observers
27/06/14 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Four members of international monitoring team handed over but four still held as pro-Russia fighters make 'goodwill gesture' Rebels in south-east Ukraine have released four ou...
» Russian Policewomen Have Been Told to Stop Looking So Hot
27/06/14 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Russia’s Military of Internal Affairs is enforcing a crackdown on police attire in response to rapidly rising hemlines on the skirts of Russian policewomen. The ministry found...
» Kerry Heads to Saudi Arabia for Talks on Iraq
27/06/14 08:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to discuss how to confront Sunni extremists that have taken over large parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry met...
» Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels - Zee News
27/06/14 08:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels Zee News Washington: With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the sa...
» Hungary PM Orban says will not support Juncker's nomination
27/06/14 08:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that he would not support the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker for EU Commission president.
» EU leadership: David Cameron warns UK could leave Union if Jean-Claude ... - The Independent
27/06/14 08:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Independent EU leadership: David Cameron warns UK could leave Union if Jean-Claude ... The Independent David Cameron warned other European leaders last night that the appoint...
» Four Ukrainian servicemen killed in new fighting: military source
27/06/14 08:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed and five wounded in an overnight attack by separatist fighters on a military post in the east of the country, a military analyst ...
» Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples
27/06/14 08:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples A mass wedding in Toronto brings 115 gay and lesbian couples together as part of the city's World Pride Week (Duration 01:11) From: A...
» Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested - WIS
27/06/14 08:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested WIS (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the...
» Vladimir Putin's adviser calls Ukrainian president a 'Nazi' as EU deal signed
27/06/14 08:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Sergei Glazyev tells BBC before the signing in Brussels that Petro Poroshenko lacks legitimacy to make the deal A senior adviser to Vladimir Putin has called the Ukranian pres...
» Thousands march on Afghan president's palace to protest elections
27/06/14 08:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KABUL (Reuters) - Thousands of angry protesters marched on the Afghan president's palace on Friday in support of candidate Abdullah Abdullah's allegations that mass fraud had been comm...
» David Cameron continues opposition of Jean-Claude Juncker at EU summit - video
27/06/14 08:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. European leaders arrive at a meeting in Brussels on Friday ahead of an expected decision on a nominee for the president of the European Commission. The vote is mired in c...
» Ukraine signs agreement with EU
27/06/14 08:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Ukraine signs agreement with EU Ukraine signs sweeping economic agreement with the European Union. From: CNNInternational Views: 8 0 0 ratings Time: 05:29 More in News & Po...
» China jails 25 members in latest sentencing of illegal cult
27/06/14 08:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has sentenced 25 members of a banned religious group to prison terms of up to eight years, state media said on Friday, the largest in a series of pr...
» Ukraine Risks Russian Wrath By Signing EU Deal
27/06/14 08:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Moscow warns of "grave consequences" after Ukraine, along with two other former Soviet republics, signs a trade deal with the EU.
» Italy leads challenge to Russia sanctions
26/06/14 21:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Italy will seek to curb US and German attempts to broaden the scope of sanctions against Russia at an EU summit on Friday
» Iraqi Parliament to Meet in Step to Form New Government
26/06/14 21:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s vice president called on parliament Thursday to convene next week, taking the first step toward forming a new government to present a united front agains...
» Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi despite collapse of security
26/06/14 21:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's new parliament will hold sessions in the eastern port city of Benghazi from Aug. 1 onwards to help implant state institutions in a region where law and orde...
» As Iraq Combusts, U.S. Oil Could Come to the Rescue
26/06/14 21:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More Iraqi Parliament to Meet in Step to Form New Government Syria Bombed ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Maliki Confirms The War in Iraq Could Fuel Terror at Home Even though the conf...
» Thousands Flee Ukraine for Russia; Truce Nears End
26/06/14 21:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of Ukrainians in cars stuffed with belongings lined up Thursday at the eastern border to cross into Russia, with some saying they felt betra...
» Maliki hails Syrian air raids on Isis in Iraq as leaving both states 'winners'
26/06/14 21:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Prime minister denies coordination with Assad as Iraqi forces raid Tikrit and Kurdish leader makes symbolic visit to Kirkuk Iraq's leader, Nouri al-Maliki, has welcomed Syrian...
» World powers plan strategy to rescue Iran nuclear deal
26/06/14 21:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior diplomats from six world powers met in Brussels on Thursday to search for ways to resuscitate negotiations with Iran over its contested nuclear program, wit...
» Ukrainian government, rebels to continue talks as Kerry steps up pressure on Russia
26/06/14 21:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine — The warring sides in Ukraine’s conflict announced Thursday that they would continue talks Friday, when a shak...
» EU Gains Impetus Over Reform of Energy Strategy
26/06/14 21:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. EU leaders want to overhaul the bloc's energy policy at their summit Friday, in an effort to improve security, cut costs and reduce vast differentials between countries.
» Supreme Court Rules Some Obama Appointments Illegal
26/06/14 21:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan battle with President Barack Obama, limiting the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary...
» Interview: Ukraine FM Says Russia Has No Prospects in Crimea
26/06/14 21:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Questioning the viability of long-term political and economic goals Russia has set for itself in Crimea, Ukraine’s new foreign minister says that Moscow has no chance of implementing them...
» Israel's Peres receives US Congressional Gold Medal
26/06/14 21:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Israel's Peres receives US Congressional Gold Medal Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday received the Congressional Gold Medal in the US Capitol rotunda, as he bi...
» Poroshenko is the 'Chocolate King'
26/06/14 21:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Poroshenko is the 'Chocolate King' Petro Poroshenko told CNN's Christiane Amanpour how his chocolate business got caught up in politics of Russia tensions. From: CNNInternation...
» Poroshenko: No tolerance for corruption
26/06/14 21:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Poroshenko: No tolerance for corruption Ukraine's new President Petro Poroshenko says he wants to change the country and stop corruption. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 rati...
» Poroshenko: Ready for peace deal
26/06/14 21:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Poroshenko: Ready for peace deal Ukraine's new President Petro Poroshenko says he's ready to make a peace deal with President Vladimir Putin. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 ...
» Obama Seeks $500 Million to Train and Equip Syrian Opposition
26/06/14 21:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The program would be the most significant action yet by the United States in the conflict in Syria, which has spilled over the border to Iraq.
» U.N. Says Opium Production Has Reached All-Time High
26/06/14 21:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More land was used to cultivate illicit opium in 2013 than ever before, due to increased smuggling through southern Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. The annual Wo...
» Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $500m for rebels - BBC News
26/06/14 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BBC News Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $500m for rebels BBC News President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to approve $500m (£294m) to train and equip what he desc...
» China cyber crime cooperation stalls after U.S. hacking charges
26/06/14 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cyber crime has ground to a halt since the recent U.S. indictment of Chinese military offici...
» Meriam Ibrahim Released After Airport Arrest
26/06/14 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The 27-year-old's release is dependent upon her remaining in Sudan, but the US says she ought to be able to leave the country.
» Hague: Iraq Must Unite To Combat ISIS Threat
26/06/14 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The Foreign Secretary describes ISIS as a "brutal terrorist group whose ideology is alien to Iraq and the Middle East in general".
» As Pakistan wages an offensive against militants, tensions with Afghanistan rise
26/06/14 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has evacuated more than 450,000 civilians from a terrorist-plagued district in the northwester...
» Iraq's leader welcomes Syrian airstrikes
26/06/14 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Iraq's leader welcomes Syrian airstrikes Does Iraq need U.S. airstrikes, if it has Syria? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports. From: CNNInternational Views: 23 0 0 ratings Time: 02:12 Mo...
» Syrian army air raids strike various targets in Aleppo
26/06/14 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Syrian army air raids strike various targets in Aleppo The Syrian army conducted Thursday air raids against targets in the area of ​​Karm al-Jabal in Aleppo, killing...
» Senator 'happy to send' troops to Iraq
26/06/14 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Senator 'happy to send' troops to Iraq Sen. Johnson, R-Wisc., says he would send American military personnel to Kurdistan, and troops to protect Americans. From: CNNInternation...
» IRS Commissioner: Allegations serious
26/06/14 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. IRS Commissioner: Allegations serious CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the current scandal and accusations plaguing his agency. From: CNNInterna...
» U.N. aid chief urges Security Council to act on Syria aid crisis
26/06/14 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. aid chief appealed to the Security Council on Thursday to take action on the "inhuman" obstruction of humanitarian relief in Syria, as Russia and We...
» Day of reckoning arrives for Britain over EU's Juncker
26/06/14 21:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - David Cameron will make a last-ditch stand against the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker for European Commission president on Friday, enforcing a point of principl...
» US Military Advisers: Iraq Assessments to Take Weeks
26/06/14 21:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In the southern Iraqi city of Basra, hundreds of fresh recruits train, preparing to join the battle against Sunni militants who have been strengthening their grip on large swaths of the n...
» Ukraine warns on ceasefire as rebels agree to fresh peace talks
26/06/14 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian separatists agreed on Thursday to resume peace talks to end the conflict in the east, but President Petro Poroshenko warned he might not extend a ceasefire b...
» Kerry Turns Up Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine
26/06/14 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Secretary of State John Kerry The secretary of state said Russia needed to take steps in the coming “hours” to pressure separatists in eastern Ukraine to give up the fight.
» Argentina's economy minister says the nation's being pushed to default
26/06/14 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. Argentina's Economy Minister warns UN diplomats that the country is being pushed toward a new default after a U.S. Supreme Court decision favored holdout creditors. Deborah Lutterb...
» Drone firm says it did not peep on Seattle woman
26/06/14 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - A drone that spooked a Seattle woman in her apartment and prompted a police probe of possible invasion of privacy was not trying to catch an illicit image but rather shooting a p...
» Top official at U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan to step down
26/06/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - A top official in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan who oversaw a number of high-profile insider trading cases is leaving his post after two and a half years, according to ...
» Two top Veterans Affairs officials leave agency, VA says
26/06/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday announced the departure of two senior officials in the wake of a scandal over concealed and extensive delays in pro...
» IRS official may have sought audit of Republican senator: emails
26/06/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over the tax agency's treatment of Tea Party groups sent emails in which she appears...
» Fresno, Calif., fires may be work of arsonists, investigators say
26/06/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - Fire investigators in the central California city of Fresno on Wednesday were scrutinizing evidence from two brushfires that erupted downtown this week to see if they are related...
» Minorities seen driving U.S. household growth: study
26/06/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minorities will account for more than one-third of U.S. households by 2025 and make up nearly half of first-time homebuyers, according to a study released on Thursday.
» More Americans use cannabis, seeking treatment: U.N. report
26/06/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. VIENNA (Reuters) - More Americans are consuming marijuana as their perception of the health risks declines but more are seeking help for problems related to the drug, a U.N. report sa...
» West renews Russia sanctions threat as Ukraine ceasefire crumbles
26/06/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BRUSSELS/SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Western powers warned Russia on Wednesday that they could impose new sanctions if Moscow did not do more to defuse the conflict in eastern Ukraine,...
» Russia must urge Ukraine separatists to disarm 'in hours': Kerry
26/06/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. PARIS (Reuters) - US Secretary of State John Kerry, after meeting with France's foreign minister, said on Thursday Russia should call on separatists in Ukraine to disarm within "the next...
» Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session
26/06/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to...
» Shoplifting suspect killed after firing gun in Los Angeles mall -police
26/06/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - Los Angeles police said they had killed a shoplifting suspect in a residential neighborhood late on Wednesday evening after he opened fire in a nearby mall at a security guard wh...
» U.S. top court rules against Obama over appointment power
26/06/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a blow to President Barack Obama by cutting back the power of the White House to temporarily fill senior government posts ...
» Op-Ed Contributor: The Tajiks' Forgotten War
26/06/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. The arrest of a young researcher in southeastern Tajikistan portends the escalation of a local conflict the government would like to wish away.
» Supreme Court Curbs President’s Power to Make Recess Appointments
26/06/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. The ruling affirmed a federal appeals court ruling last year that called into question the constitutionality of recess appointments by presidents of both parties.
» When Tabloids Take the Low Road
26/06/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Editorials. A former journalistic star and aide to David Cameron is convicted in the British phone-hacking scandal.
» High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments
26/06/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:16 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Repub...
» The regional implications of an Iranian nuclear deal - InsiderOnline
26/06/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. The regional implications of an Iranian nuclear deal InsiderOnline The entire ideological foundation of the current Iranian regime rests as much on anti-Americanis...
» An American Phobia - The Voice of Russia
26/06/14 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-Americanism - Google News. An American Phobia The Voice of Russia American concerns about the growth of anti-Americanism abroad must first be addressed by a reassessment of commonly held beliefs and a...
» Kerry Discusses Security Challenges with Middle Eastern Officials
26/06/14 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with representatives of Middle Eastern and Gulf states to discuss security challenges in the wake of a quick advance of an Islamist insurgenc...
» Julian Assange May Be Britain’s Next Top Model
26/06/14 12:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Julian Assange, the fugitive founder of WikiLeaks, may be making a guest appearance at London Fashion Week in September, the Independent reports. Ben Westwood, son of acclaime...
» Prominent Activist Slain in Libya
26/06/14 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. One of Libya's most prominent female activists was assassinated in the restive eastern city of Benghazi when gunmen stormed her house.
» MI6 chief Sir John Sawers to step down
26/06/14 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Sawers, the first outsider to be appointed to the role in decades, has been in post since 2009 Sir John Sawers, the head of Britain's overseas intelligence agency MI6, is to s...
» Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining
26/06/14 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates 100,000 lives could be saved next year if mining of healthcare data was acceptable Fear of data-mining of healthcar...
» Old tanks defend Baghdad against ISIS
26/06/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Old tanks defend Baghdad against ISIS CNN's Nic Robertson journeys to the front lines, where old Iraqi tanks are being used to keep ISIS out of Baghdad. From: CNNInternational ...
» Iran Debates Role In the Middle East
26/06/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. After toiling more than a decade to shape Iraq and Syria into strong Arab allies of the Islamic Republic, Iran is now facing a daunting reality: supporting two states torn by war.
» Sudanese Christian Woman Freed Again
26/06/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel d...
» Report: Ukrainian Rebels Agree to Further Peace Talks
26/06/14 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukrainian separatist rebels have agreed to take part in further peace talks on Friday to end the conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions, Interfax news agency said on Thursday. “There is an...
» Divergent visions could split Iraq's Sunni revolt
26/06/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - The militants dismantling Iraq's borders and threatening regional war are far from united -- theirs is a marriage of convenience between ultra-hardline religi...
» Germany and EU row over energy subsidies
26/06/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. A row has broken out between Germany and the EU over subsidies for energy producers
» Exodus from Pakistan's troubled north
26/06/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Pakistan's much-awaited military offensive in North Waziristan was launched more than a week ago, and followed an attack on Karachi airport that left at least 36 people dead.
» Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet
26/06/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. As Sunni extremist militants and the Iraqi military battle for control, the nation's Vice President called for parliament to start creating a new government.
» Meriam Ibrahim freed again after rearrest at Sudan airport
26/06/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Lawyer says woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been released after pressure from diplomats A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy...
» Analysis: Iraq Producing Unusual Mideast Dynamic - ABC News
26/06/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Analysis: Iraq Producing Unusual Mideast Dynamic ABC News Strange bedfellows, indeed. The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security ...
» Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence - The Seattle Times
26/06/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence The Seattle Times Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have...
» Turkey Government Seeks to Advance Talks With Kurds
26/06/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Turkey's government took its first concrete step in a two-year effort to secure peace with its restive Kurdish population, seeking to advance talks ahead of presidential elections in A...
» Britain's intelligence agencies are told to make privacy invasion assessment
26/06/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Watchdog's 2013 report says agencies must set out specific invasion requested when asking for surveillance permission Britain's security and intelligence agencies should consi...
» Saudi king orders steps to protect kingdom against 'terrorist threats': agency
26/06/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ordered "all necessary measures" to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
» Blood for Oil
26/06/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. During a june 19 White House press conference, U.S. President Barack Obama gave all the expected reasons for acting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS):...
» Iran Flying Spy Drones Over Iraq
26/06/14 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Iranian drones have been conducting surveillance flights over Iraq as part of Tehran's efforts to provide intelligence and assistance to the Iraqi government, U.S. officials said
» Taliban Launch Afghan Offensive
26/06/14 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Taliban massing fighters in an attempt to seize ground from government forces as U.S. and international forces depart.
» U.S. working with Europe to prepare new Russia sanctions if needed: Kerry
26/06/14 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is working with its European partners to prepare a new round of sanctions against Russia in case they are necessary, U.S. Secretary of State John...
» Nigeria: Explosion Near Shopping Centre
26/06/14 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A bomb has gone off near an upmarket shopping centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja, according to reports.
» Maliki changes tune on unity government
26/06/14 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Maliki changes tune on unity government Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki is defiant in his refusal to create a unity government. CNN's Nic Robertson reports. From: CNNInterna...
» Venezuela ruling party suspends leader for echoing criticism: media
26/06/14 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party has suspended one of its directors for echoing a former official's recent criticism over corruption, local media reported on Wedn...
» NATO to Strengthen Ties With Georgia, Not Offer Full Membership
26/06/14 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. NATO members, wary of antagonizing Russia, propose closer ties with Georgia but stop short of granting full membership to the one-time Soviet republic. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh ...
» Federal appeals court upholds right to gay marriage - USA TODAY
26/06/14 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Federal appeals court upholds right to gay marriage USA TODAY A federal appeals court in Denver ruled Wednesday that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to ma...
» Kerry warns Russia that additional U.S., E.U. economic sanctions are possible
26/06/14 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BRUSSELS — Russia’s move to rescind authority to invade Ukraine is welcome but is not enough to head off possible new Europea...
» Federal appeals court overturns Utah's ban on gay marriage - Los Angeles Times
26/06/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Federal appeals court overturns Utah's ban on gay marriage Los Angeles Times Video: Gay couples from Utah travel to Denver to pushing their case for same-sex marriage at ...
» The Fall of the Green Berets’ Lawrence of Afghanistan
26/06/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More John Kerry Tells Iran and Syria to Back Off Iraq More The First U.S. Special Forces Have Arrived in Baghdad What the Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling Means for Your TV NBC Ne...
» At least 10 dead, more wounded in blast in Nigerian capital -source - Reuters Africa
26/06/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. At least 10 dead, more wounded in blast in Nigerian capital -source Reuters Africa ABUJA, June 25 (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and more wounded when an explosion to...
» Pro-Moscow forces in Ukraine urge Putin to send 'peacekeeping' troops to Donetsk and Lugansk, as NATO accuses Russia of posing 'a threat to the international order'
26/06/14 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Troops: Separatists supporting Moscow in eastern Ukraine have called on Russian president Vladimir Putin to put soldiers into Donetsk and Lugansk regions to maintain order
» Crash Foils Prison Drugs Drone Smuggling Plot
26/06/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Prison staff foil a "sophisticated" plan to carry drugs into the jail when the device hits special netting and is brought down.
» Meriam Ibrahim: Khartoum summons South Sudanese and US ambassadors
26/06/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Diplomatic wrangling over case continues after freed woman is detained for trying to fly to US on papers issued by South Sudan Sudan has summoned the ambassadors of United Sta...
» Remote-control helicopter containing drugs crashes into Irish prison yard
26/06/14 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Prison service confirms device landed in Wheatfield jail. One inmate understood to have found and ingested drugs A remote-control helicopter has crashed into an Irish prison y...
» Deadly blast hits Nigerian shopping mall
26/06/14 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Multiple fatalities reported in explosion at Emab Plaza, in upscale suburb of capital Abuja Witnesses said at least eight people were killed in an explosion at a shopping mall...
» Economy shrinks 2.9 percent, worst drop in five years. But why worry? (+video) - Christian Science Monitor
26/06/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Christian Science Monitor Economy shrinks 2.9 percent, worst drop in five years. But why worry? (+video) Christian Science Monitor The US economy shrank an unexpected 2.9 percent...
» Fight Against Taliban 'Isn't Going Too Well'
26/06/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Afghan security forces leave at the site of burning NATO supply trucks after an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani...
» From Syria to Iraq, Kenya to Malaysia: How new era of Islamic fundamentalism is spreading fear and chaos around the world
26/06/14 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Over the last month, the world's media has been awash with gruesome images of barbarism - most notably from the current ISIS insurgency threatening to cripple Iraq.
» US Court Curbs Police Mobile-Phone Searches
26/06/14 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Security guards detain an Kings fan while an LAPD officer checks his mobile phone outside LA Live after the Kings lost Game 4 of the NHL S...
» Boehner: I'm Suing Obama - Daily Beast
26/06/14 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Daily Beast Boehner: I'm Suing Obama Daily Beast Saying he is disturbed by President Obama's use of executive orders on everything from immigration to same-sex marriage, Speaker ...
» David Cameron faces defeat in Juncker row as EU summit begins
26/06/14 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Angela Merkel withering about British tactics as UK ambassador to EU summoned to Downing Street for last-ditch consultations David Cameron faces humiliation at a two-day Europ...
» Google I/O: Continuous Android in everything is Google's goal - San Jose Mercury News
26/06/14 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Google I/O: Continuous Android in everything is Google's goal San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is expanding its Android operating system to a wide range of c...
» US to extend privacy protection rights to EU citizens
26/06/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. EU and human rights and privacy groups welcome pledge, which follows pressure in wake of Snowden revelations The Obama administration has caved in to pressure from the Europea...
» John Boehner: I'm suing President Obama
26/06/14 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. John Boehner: I'm suing President Obama House Speaker John Boehner says that he is initiating a lawsuit against President Obama over use of executive actions. From: CNNInternat...
» Cairo Explosions End Postelection Peace
26/06/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Five small bombs exploded around the capital in the first such attacks since the election of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi this month.
» Crime-ridden state poses acid test for Mexican oil reform
26/06/14 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TAMPICO Mexico (Reuters) - During Mexico's first oil boom, Tampico was such a magnet for foreign capital that it became the biggest oil-exporting port in the Americas and home to grand...
» Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq?
26/06/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq? CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Marc Grossman, the former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. From: CNNInternati...
» Afghan Forces Fight Taliban Onslaught in South
26/06/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces fought back against a fierce Taliban onslaught by about 800 militants in a key southern province Wednesday as clashes that have ...
» ABC News changes mark a big 'turning point' - Cherry Hill Courier Post
26/06/14 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Cherry Hill Courier Post ABC News changes mark a big 'turning point' Cherry Hill Courier Post ABC News chief James Goldston, right, poses with David Muir, left, George Stephanapo...
» Google 'Everywhere': Car, Wrist And TV Software
26/06/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during his keynote address at the Google I/O developers ...
» Bergdahl Still Hasn't Been Asked Why He Left His Base, Army Says - Newsweek
26/06/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsweek Bergdahl Still Hasn't Been Asked Why He Left His Base, Army Says Newsweek A billboard calling for the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held for nearly five y...
» Shimon Peres at W.House says Iraq may not stay united
26/06/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Shimon Peres at W.House says Iraq may not stay united Israel's Shimon Peres, who met with President Barack Obama, said he wondered if Iraq would remain a united country followin...
» Obama mulls Iraq action against ISIS - The Daily Star
26/06/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Daily Star Obama mulls Iraq action against ISIS The Daily Star Even with potential U.S. airstrikes, the Iraqi government faces an uphill struggle to defeat Sunni militants wh...
» Speaker Boehner Confirms Plans To Sue Obama Over Abuse Of Power - People's Pundit Daily
26/06/14 10:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Speaker Boehner Confirms Plans To Sue Obama Over Abuse Of Power People's Pundit Daily House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he plans to file suit against President Obama...
» White House: Obama Readies New Sanctions for Russia
26/06/14 10:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Obama administration says it is ready to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, if Moscow fails to take action to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.  The White House, however, says it has ...
» Russia says next Iran atom talks to be marathon, slams U.N. experts
26/06/14 10:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia's U.N. envoy on Wednesday said the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers will be a two-week marathon session, while warning a panel of...
» U.K.'s Cameron Faces More Coulson Questions
26/06/14 10:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday told Parliament he hadn't ignored warnings before hiring the now-convicted former tabloid editor Andy Coulson as his communications chief.
» Militants Gain in Iraq as US Military Advisors Arrive
26/06/14 10:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Sunni extremists continue to make gains on the battlefield in Iraq and analysts say parts of the country appear to be collapsing. Meanwhile, the first U.S. military advisors have arrived ...
» John Kerry Tells Iran and Syria to Back Off Iraq - TIME
26/06/14 10:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. John Kerry Tells Iran and Syria to Back Off Iraq TIME Amid mounting reports of military intervention in Iraq by Syria and Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry strongly advise...
» Tense Vote Spares Polish Government After Recordings Scandal
26/06/14 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his administration were retained Wednesday, despite controversy over secret tapes of officials’ private conversations that surfaced last week.
» I repeat, Dave's been a fool. But the way Blair and Miliband schmoozed Murdoch makes him seem a rank amateur
26/06/14 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Over the past 24 hours David Cameron has been lashed by innumerable pundits, including STEPHEN GLOVER, for his misjudgment in recruiting Andy Coulson. But the relationship between Ruper...
» U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Pakistani Militants
26/06/14 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The United States froze the assets of two senior members of Lashkar-e-Taiba and designated the Pakistani group’s charity wing as a front organization.
» Nancy Pelosi: John Boehner lawsuit is 'subterfuge' - Politico
26/06/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Politico Nancy Pelosi: John Boehner lawsuit is 'subterfuge' Politico Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged that House Republicans are floating a lawsuit against President Barack O...
» Bringing Jobs Back to U.S. Is Bruising Task
26/06/14 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Crib maker Stanley Furniture and Chesapeake Bay Candle have seen how difficult it can be to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.
» Iraqi Kurds strengthen their positions while Isis advances on Baghdad
26/06/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. As Iraq's government teeters before Isis insurgents, the Kurds now control the oil hub of Kirkuk and have national ambitions Iraqis in Baghdad and the country's south are alre...
» Georgian pro-Russia group 'planned fake pride march to scupper EU deal'
26/06/14 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Gay rights activists say aim was to repeat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rally targeted by homophobes last year Georgian activists have accused a pro-Russian group of...
» Iraq: Militants seize oilfields, surround US air base near Baghdad - Firstpost
26/06/14 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Iraq: Militants seize oilfields, surround US air base near Baghdad Firstpost Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small o...
» Iraq crisis: Syria blamed for cross border air strikes - live updates
26/06/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Damascus denies responsibility for al-Qaim air raids Moqtada al-Sadr issues warning to Sunni militants Syria launched air raids against insurgents in Iraq Maliki rejects oppos...
» Iraq presidency convenes parliament in first step to form new government
26/06/14 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's presidency issued a decree on Thursday for a parliament session on July 1, state television said, starting the process of forming a new government amid an in...
» Focus On Iraq as Kerry Meets Arab Counterparts in Paris
26/06/14 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his focus on the crisis in Iraq as he meets Thursday in Paris with his counterparts from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...
» Rights Groups Urge End to Use of Torture
26/06/14 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United Nations and human rights activists worldwide are demanding states end the practice of torture, which is prohibited under all circumstances under international law. Every year o...
» Opium Production on the Rise Worldwide, U.N. Reports
26/06/14 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A soldier standing guard on Thursday near a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony near the Pakistani city of Quetta to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffic...
» Syria: Footage appears to show aftermath of barrel bombing
26/06/14 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ITN. Syria: Footage appears to show aftermath of barrel bombing Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h Footage uploaded to a social media website purports to show the aftermath of barrrel ...
» French court approves extradition for suspect in Jewish Museum attack
26/06/14 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VERSAILLES France (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday approved the extradition to Belgium of the French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four ...
» Iraq PM says Syria carried out air strikes inside Iraq: BBC
26/06/14 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syria has carried out air strikes inside Iraqi territory this week, Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was quoted on Thursday as telling the BBC.
» Tech set seems ready for Hillary - Politico
26/06/14 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Politico Tech set seems ready for Hillary Politico Hillary Clinton doesn't need an official presidential campaign for the tech set to take to the playing field on her behalf. Dem...
» Kerry: Russia Must Act ‘In the Next Hours’ on Ukraine
26/06/14 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it is "critical" for Russia "in the next hours" to call on pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to disarm. He made the call Thursday in Paris, after m...
» Maliki confirms Syrian planes have bombed Isis positions in Iraq
26/06/14 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Iraq's prime minister says said he welcomes raid on Sunni militants as Iran and US intensify their presence in the country The Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, on Thursd...
» Iraqi parliament to convene July 1; Maliki seeks unity in face of militants
26/06/14 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BAGHDAD — Iraq’s presidency announced Thursday that the first session of the country’s newly elected parliament will be held ...
» Iraqi Parliament to Meet to Form New Government
26/06/14 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Lawmakers will assemble on Monday to debate the formation of a new coalition as they come under pressure to include more Sunni and Kurdish representatives.
» Juncker looks set to be crowned European commission president
26/06/14 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. German media's backing steers Merkel to back Luxembourgian, much to Cameron's chagrin and despite row over lobbying The battle to become the next president of the European com...
» Militants Gain in Iraq, US Military Advisors Arrive
26/06/14 10:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Sunni extremists continue to make gains on the battlefield in Iraq and analysts say parts of the country appear to be collapsing. The first U.S. military advisors have arrived in Iraq to ...
» Adolf Hitler stashed £3.6billion in Swiss banks
26/06/14 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Documents have emerged showing the dictator amassed hundreds of millions of pounds in today’s money, which he concealed from the German people.
» Britain's foreign spy master John Sawers to step down
26/06/14 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - The chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job, a government source said on Thursday.
» Russia pressures Moldova and Ukraine ahead of signing of E.U. Association Agreement
26/06/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. CHISINAU, Moldova — A new showdown is looming over former Soviet states’ ties to Europe — the same trigger that has ignited m...
» Syria Bombed ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Maliki Confirms
26/06/14 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki confirmed Thursday that Syria bombed Islamic militants in the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim on Tuesday, the BBC reports. Though Maliki claimed...
» The War That Changed The World
26/06/14 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. One hundred years ago this summer, sparked by the June 28 assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Europe plunged blindly into a global war that would leave nea...
» Royal Navy patrol ship forced to intercept two Russian military landing craft
26/06/14 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. HMS Severn, a 1,700-tonne River-class patrol ship armed with three machine guns, headed off the two military vessels sailing east through the Channel.
» Ukraine President Warns of Tough Decision
26/06/14 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he would face a tough decision if pro-Russian rebels don't accept the key elements of a peace deal before a week-long cease-fire ends early Fr...
» Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report
26/06/14 03:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The group of military, intelligence and legal experts warns of a “slippery slope” to perpetual war and the dangers of setting bad precedents for foes.
» US, EU sanctions on Russia could be delayed - World
26/06/14 02:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON (AP) — Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, accord...
» Inside the Soviet Union's secret pornography collection
25/06/14 20:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Off limits to the public but enjoyed by Soviet-era leaders, the Lenin Library collection grew out of erotica confiscated from aristocrats after the revolution. The Moscow Times repor...
» Reputed Russian Crime Boss Arrested In Thailand
25/06/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A reputed Russian crime boss wanted for his alleged involvement in scores of killings and other criminal activities has been arrested in Thailand.
» NATO chief says Russia not meeting international commitments over Ukraine - Reuters
25/06/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters NATO chief says Russia not meeting international commitments over Ukraine Reuters "I regret to say that we see no signs that Russia is respecting its international commitments...
» Man Collides With Cow, Dies
25/06/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A motorcyclist in the Chelyabinsk region has died after driving into a cow, regional police said in an online statement.
» Iran Says Ready to Sign Nuclear Reactor Deal With Russia
25/06/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Iran said Iran has said that it expects to sign a deal with Russia in late August on the building of two new 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors in the Islamic Republic. Republic,...
» Russia annuls sanction for use of force in Ukraine - Washington Post
25/06/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia annuls sanction for use of force in Ukraine Washington Post MOSCOW — On Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand, the upper house of the Russian parliament on Wednesda...
» Ukrainian military seize pro-Russian camp in Donetsk - video
25/06/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Soldiers from Ukraine's military explore a camp they seized from pro-Russian separatists in a raid on Tuesday. The takeover comes during a temporary ceasefire between the Ukrainian g...
» Russia Sanctions Loom as Rebels Violate Ukrainian Truce - Businessweek
25/06/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia Sanctions Loom as Rebels Violate Ukrainian Truce Businessweek German Chancellor Angela Merkel said further sanctions against Russia could be “put back on the agenda” if more pr...
» Ukraine crisis: US considers new round of sanctions on Russia - Financial Times
25/06/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Ukraine crisis: US considers new round of sanctions on Russia Financial Times The Obama administration is discussing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia , including its v...
» Russia Scores High on 'Burden on the Planet' Ranking
25/06/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A new survey ranking countries' in terms of their contribution to humanity has placed Russia in 95th place - only one place above the Democratic Republic of Congo.
» NATO Chief: Russia Is Talking Peace But Keeps Meddling In Ukraine - Business Insider
25/06/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider NATO Chief: Russia Is Talking Peace But Keeps Meddling In Ukraine Business Insider BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of NATO said on Wednesday he saw no sign that Russia ...
» Ukraine ceasefire: Russia withdraws use of troops - CBC.ca
25/06/14 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBC.ca Ukraine ceasefire: Russia withdraws use of troops CBC.ca On Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand, the upper house of Russian parliament on Wednesday cancelled a resolution...
» Iraq PM Rejects Calls For National Unity Government
25/06/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has rejected calls for a national unity government to counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
» NATO Says It Will Not Offer Membership Step to Georgia
25/06/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. NATO will stop short of approving a formal step to membership for Georgia at its summit in September, officials said Wednesday.
» NATO Warns Russia Over Ukraine as Obama Mulls Delaying Sanctions
25/06/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The head of NATO said Wednesday he saw no sign that Russia was respecting its international commitments over Ukraine as Britain warned Moscow it could face tougher European Un...
» In Kyiv, One Businessman's Fight Back Against Yanukovych's Thuggery
25/06/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Corporate "raids" by well-connected groups were a common hazard faced by businesses under the rule of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. So how do business own...
» Russian Ruble Returns To Pre-Ukraine Crisis Levels - Forbes
25/06/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Kyiv Post Russian Ruble Returns To Pre-Ukraine Crisis Levels Forbes The Russian ruble is back to where it was before all hell broke loose in Ukraine on Feb. 22 with the ousting of pro...
» Can Putin be trusted? US weighs sanctions pullback as Russia shifts course on ... - Fox News
25/06/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Fox News Can Putin be trusted? US weighs sanctions pullback as Russia shifts course on ... Fox News The Obama administration could reconsider a looming package of sanctions on the Rus...
» Russia faces lose-lose in Yukos ruling
25/06/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. A decision is imminent in a litigation case brought by former controlling shareholders of the oil company against the Russian Federation
» Putin’s Latest Declaration about Ukraine Meaningless Except as Deception, Moscow Analyst Says
25/06/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, June 25 – Vladimir Putin’s call for the Russian parliament to repeal its authorization for the use of military force in Ukraine is meaningless not only becau...
» NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash - Reuters
25/06/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash Reuters Putting Georgia on a path to NATO membership would have angered Russia , which is deeply hostile to ...
» From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate
25/06/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Issue of whether to stay or go has become a hot topic in liberal press with some spurred on by annexation of Crimea To flee or not to flee? That has always been the question for a ce...
» From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate - The Guardian
25/06/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate The Guardian That has always been the question for a certain stratum of Russian society, from Tsarist times th...
» Nato steps back from giving Georgia full membership of alliance
25/06/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Republic gains only possibility of 'cooperation' deal amid fears of some Nato members that full tie-in would antagonise Russia Georgia's hopes of achieving full membership of Nato we...
» Business groups oppose any new sanctions on Russia - USA TODAY
25/06/14 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. USA TODAY Business groups oppose any new sanctions on Russia USA TODAY As the Obama administration threatens Russia with new sanctions, some business groups are pushing back on the id...
» US Companies Face Russia Sanctions Headache - Wall Street Journal
25/06/14 20:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal US Companies Face Russia Sanctions Headache Wall Street Journal For U.S. companies, staying on the right side of U.S. sanctions against Russia can be far from stra...
» No Rehab for Russia's Drug Addicts
25/06/14 20:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. As the world marks the United Nations' International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Thursday, millions of drug addicts in Russia have nowhere to go for trea...
» Kerry warns Russia that additional US, EU economic sanctions are possible - Washington Post
25/06/14 20:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Kerry warns Russia that additional US, EU economic sanctions are possible Washington Post BRUSSELS — Russia's move to rescind authority to invade Ukraine is welcome but is not enough ...
» Juncker urged to mend fences with Cameron
25/06/14 20:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Alex Stubb, Finland’s new Anglophile prime minister, urges other EU leaders to respect David Cameron’s stance against Jean-Claude Juncker
» Russian Governors Rush To Early Elections
25/06/14 20:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home. Since the beginning of 2014, the number of early gubernatorial elections in Russian regions has been growing. All in all, 30 governors are to be elected on Russia’s nationwide Election Day, with only...
» Merkel toughens Russia sanctions talk
25/06/14 20:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. German chancellor warns Moscow could face ‘level three’ sanctions, bringing her position more closely into step with that of the US
» US Prepares Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Unrest Simmers - Bloomberg
25/06/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. US Prepares Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Unrest Simmers Bloomberg The top American diplomat warned that the U.S. and Europe are ready to level more sanctions against Russia in the abse...
» Kaliningrad Siloviki Banned from Leaving Enclave by Land
25/06/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, June 25 – Moscow has already imposed restrictions on Russian security service personnel from travelling abroad, but now interior officials in Kaliningrad are...
» Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop’s Newest Old-School Star
25/06/14 19:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. The young M.C. is on a quest to become the best rapper in the world.
» Well: Ask Well: Diagnosing Fatty Liver
25/06/14 19:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Research. A reader asks: How do they diagnose fatty liver disease? What harm does it cause the body in its early stages, before cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure?
» Op-Ed Contributor: Israel’s Puppy, Tony Blair
25/06/14 19:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. As a Middle East envoy, Blair has advanced his consultancy business more than he has helped Palestinians.
» North Korea Warns U.S. Over Film Parody
25/06/14 19:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. A government A spokesman called “The Interview,” a comedy in which two Americans American journalists are recruited to kill Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, “an act of war.”
» Iran is flying unarmed surveillance drones over Iraq from an airfield in Baghdad...
25/06/14 19:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The New York Times's Facebook Wall. Iran is flying unarmed surveillance drones over Iraq from an airfield in Baghdad and is secretly supplying Iraq with tons of military equipment. Iran Secretly Sendin...
» Maliki rejects call for unity government as militants attack Iraqi air base
25/06/14 19:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | World. The prime minister said a unity government, which the US has urged to reduce Sunni support for the insurgency in Iraq, would be a 'coup against the constitution.'
» Princess Cristina of Spain Is Charged in Corruption Case
25/06/14 19:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. A judge concluded that there was sufficient evidence that she profited personally and helped her husband with his suspect business activities.
» Doubting Putin, Obama Prepares to Add Pressure
25/06/14 19:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Politics. The Obama administration has drawn up plans to escalate sanctions against Russia by targeting its financial, energy and defense industries.
» Cellphones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant, Supreme Court Rules
25/06/14 19:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Technology. In a unanimous decision, the justices ruled that the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection.
» In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court una...
25/06/14 19:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The New York Times's Facebook Wall. In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they ...
» Taking Note: The No-Fly List Is Unconstitutional
25/06/14 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. Once on, it’s not only difficult to get off but almost impossible to find out why, exactly, one was added in the first place.
» Beijing Growls at Hong Kong
25/06/14 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Editorials. China reasserts authority in the face of a growing pro-democracy movement.