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This Masquerade - George Benson (1976) - YouTube

This Masquerade - George Benson (1976) - YouTube

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"This Masquerade" is a song written by Leon Russell. The song first appeared on the B-side of the single for Russell's 1972 hit "Tight Rope". The song has also been recorded by many other artists, such as Helen Reddy, The Carpenters, Shirley Bassey, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77, No Mercy, Robert Goulet, and Kenny Rogers. Possibly the most notable version of the song was a top-ten pop and R&B hit for jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson, who recorded it on his 1976 signature album "Breezin'". He had used his vocals infrequently on songs earlier in his career, notably his rendition of "Here Comes The Sun" on the "Other Side Of Abbey Road" album. Benson's recording of "This Masquerade" reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot Soul Singles chart. Benson also won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year with his version of the song. This channel is dedicated to the classic jazz music you've loved for years. The smokin' hot, icy cool jams that still make you tap your feet whenever you hear them . . . Cool Jazz is here!
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Лондон направит для эвакуации из Триполи корабль с пехотинцами - YouTube

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Published on Aug 3, 2014
Пожарные не могут совладать с огнём на нефтехранилище в ливийском Триполи. Оно расположено близ аэропорта, за который не прекращаются бои. В результате столкновений противоборствующих группировок в Триполи и Бенгази погибли уже свыше 200 человек, почти тысяча ранены.

Другие страны в срочном порядке эвакуируют своих граждан. В субботу в афинский порт прибыл фрегат «Саламис». На его борту — десятки греков, китайцев, британцев и бельгийцев. Сообщается также об одном гражданине России.

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NFL Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2014 - YouTube

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Published on Aug 3, 2014
The National Football League Hall of Fame welcomes seven new members in the class of 2014. (Aug. 3)

ПУТИН В ШОКЕ сегодня 2014! Западные СМИ уже ЗНАЮТ Кого обвинять в КРУШЕНИИ ЛАЙНЕРА

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Это стоит Увидеть!! ШОКирующие Кадры и не только ! БУДЬТЕ ПРОСТО В КУРСЕ СОБЫТИЙ!
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К гей-параду в Стокгольме присоединились шведский премьер и Кончита Вурст - YouTube

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Published on Aug 3, 2014
В Стокгольме прошёл 17-й ежегодный гей-парад — крупнейший за всю историю шведской столицы. К тысячам танцующих представителей ЛГБТ-сообщества впервые присоединился премьер-министр страны Фредрик Райнфельдт. Участвовала в параде и победительница «Евровидения-2014» Кончита Вурст.…
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How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

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Joao Rodrigues had been listening and holding his tongue. For a day and a half, brand managers, ad agency creative types and Facebook strategists had gathered in airy conference rooms and around cafeteria tables in Facebook’s Madison Avenue offices, filling up whiteboards and scratch pads with one heartfelt or clever tagline after another.
The idea was to come up with a big, sweeping campaign to market MegaRed, a premium alternative to fish oil pills, to users of the social network. Each ad had to be so compelling that it would get people to stop scrolling through their news feeds — what Facebook calls a thumbstopper.
But from where Mr. Rodrigues sat, as the guy who would write the checks for the proposed campaign, the Facebook people seemed to be missing an essential point.
The advantage of advertising on the world’s largest social network was that it could do something television ads could not: Using sophisticated analytics, it could help him find people who were already buying fish oil or other products that suggested they were concerned about the health of their hearts, and perhaps persuade them to switch to his brand.
At the meeting, which Facebook calls a publishing garage, the company’s ad strategists were saying they wanted him to spend money to show ads to every American woman 45 and older on Facebook — as many as 32 million people.
Finally, with some exasperation, Mr. Rodrigues — the marketing director for vitamins, minerals and supplements at Reckitt Benckiser, the company that owns MegaRed — blurted out what he’d been thinking. For that kind of broad blitz, he said, “I can go to television at a quarter the price.”
Ever since it began selling ads 10 years ago, Facebook has been combating doubts about its value to marketers. Search engines like Google offer advertisers a direct link to people seeking out particular products, while television remains the dominant way to reach a mass audience. Now, Facebook claims, it can provide the best of both.
With its trove of knowledge about the likes, histories and social connections of its 1.3 billion users worldwide, Facebook executives argue, it can help advertisers reach exactly the right audience and measure the impact of their ads — while also, like TV, conveying a broad brand message. Facebook, which made $1.5 billion in profit on $7.9 billion in revenue last year, sees particular value in promoting its TV-like qualities, given that advertisers spend $200 billion a year on that medium.
“We want to hold ourselves accountable for delivering results,” said Caroline Everson, Facebook’s vice president for global marketing solutions, in a recent interview. “Not smoke and mirrors, maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t.”
John Swift, who heads North American media buying for Omnicom Media Group, one of the world’s largest purchasers of advertising, said that Facebook won’t replace TV anytime soon, but it offers a flexible canvas to reach consumers. “You’re not going to Facebook to watch a show,” he said. “But Facebook offers the unique combination that you don’t really see in a lot of digital platforms of amazing scale as well as a very personal engagement opportunity.”
Both Facebook and marketers have strong reason to explore its potential.
Consumer brands, from the beer giant Budweiser to start-ups like the clothier Trunk Club, want to reach people where they are spending their time. More and more, that place is Facebook. In June, the social network accounted for about one of every six minutes that Americans spent online, and one of every five minutes on mobile phones, according to comScore, a research company. Mothers, the typical household’s chief buyer of consumer products, are among the most dedicated users, spending nearly four times as many minutes on Facebook as other people.
Marketers are starting to become believers in the value of Facebook, shifting more of their budgets to the service from other media channels, especially print and direct mail. The company just reportedunexpectedly strong growth in revenue and profits for the second quarter, prompting investors to send its stock to record highs.
Still, Facebook has changed its pitch and the products it offers advertisers so often that many marketing executives are wary. A few years ago, the company was telling brands to increase the number of people following their pages. Now it says fans are largely irrelevant. Until late last year, it was promoting the power of ads in which people’s likes and comments about a brand were turned into endorsements sent to their friends. After legions of user complaints — and a class-action lawsuit — Facebook switched gears again. Now it boasts about its ability to pinpoint potential customers on their cellphones and <a href="http://Facebook.com" rel="nofollow">Facebook.com</a> based on its data about them. The company’s newest offering uses those profiles to serve targeted ads inside other companies’ mobile apps. Facebook is also pushing new video ads that would compete with TV for marketing big events, like movie openings.
Given the social network’s constantly changing messages, it was no wonder Mr. Rodrigues was annoyed. He had come to Facebook for its promise of precise ad targeting.
“We go against fish oil users,” he declared at the brainstorming meeting, meaning he wanted the ads to appear on the news feeds of those users. “We go against people who have heart concerns.” Several other R.B. managers chimed in their support.
Brett Prescott, the Facebook advertising strategist leading the two-day session, was used to this kind of reaction and came back with a well-honed response. Yes, Facebook looked more expensive than TV. But advertising on Facebook was like firing a shotgun. “And you are firing that buckshot knowing where every splinter of that bullet is landing,” he said.
Laurent Faracci, R.B.’s chief marketing officer for the United States and Mr. Rodrigues’s boss, was also at the publishing garage. He was willing to give Mr. Prescott’s approach a chance.
Making a Thumbstopper
Unlike some products that have hit it big on Facebook, such as Oreo cookies and the Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger, MegaRed krill oil isn’t an easy product to “like” or even understand, which makes selling it all the more difficult.
MegaRed is essentially a premium variation of fish oil — a nutritional supplement purchased by roughly one in six American households and swallowed in the belief that it will lead to a healthier heart. “Taking fish oil is not a pleasant experience,” Mr. Faracci said. “It’s a huge pill and a fishy aftertaste. As soon as you take it, there’s a burp back.”
MegaRed’s capsule is smaller, and the company claims its oil is more quickly absorbed by the body. It also comes from Antarctic krill, a tiny crustacean, instead of from larger fish that can accumulate toxins in their bodies.
But the pills are expensive, costing about $57 for a year’s supply, more than double the $25 price of generic fish oil. Big retailers like Walgreen and Costco have also come out with their own brands of krill oil that undercut MegaRed’s prices.
Complicating the sales pitch is conflicting science. The National Institutes of Health say there is some evidence that fish oil can reduce high triglycerides, which are one indicator of high cholesterol and may be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. But a new analysis of past studies of fish oil by researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, published online in December by JAMA Internal Medicine, found little proof of health benefits. And some research has suggested that high consumption can actually be harmful.
Indeed, R.B.’s lawyers won’t let its marketers claim that MegaRed pills actually lead to a healthier heart. They can only suggest it with scientific-sounding language like “supports three markers of heart health”: triglycerides, C-reactive proteins and the omega-3 index.
Not exactly a thumbstopper.
R.B., a British company that owns big consumer brands like Lysol cleaners and Durex condoms, bought MegaRed in December 2012 as part of its $1.4 billion acquisition of Schiff Nutrition. It was convinced it could increase sales by brightening the stodgy marketing of MegaRed and other Schiff brands like Move Free and Airborne.
Mr. Faracci discovered Facebook’s value in 2012, when he oversaw a campaign for Lysol Power & Free, a version of the cleaning solution with fewer harsh chemicals. The campaign, aimed at mothers, emphasized the health benefits of using a gentler product and generated twice as much in sales as it cost. According to measurements from Nielsen, it made the people who saw it 8 percent more likely to consider buying the product.
Mr. Faracci was convinced that MegaRed could pluck the heartstrings of Facebook users in a similar way.
The goal of the two-day “garage” last August, which Mr. Faracci allowed me to attend, was to come up with specific MegaRed ads that would be compelling enough to grab the attention of a mother or grandmother scanning her Facebook feed on her phone while in line at the supermarket — and eventually, prompt her to buy the pills.
MegaRed had 8 percent of the dollar value of the “heart health” market, which includes fish oil, according to R.B.’s analysis of IRI shopper data through Sept. 8, 2013. But the company’s research showed people didn’t know much about the brand. Once they learned about it through Facebook, Mr. Faracci believed, many of them would switch.
Facebook, which has held around 200 of these sessions with more than 100 companies over the last few years, hosted the meeting in Midtown Manhattan (it has since moved to bigger quarters near Astor Place). The garage brought together about 20 people from R.B., Facebook and the brand’s advertising agencies, Karlen Williams Graybill and MRY.
Before the session began, R.B. and its agencies had settled on a theme: “What does your heart beat for?” The idea was that taking a daily MegaRed would keep your heart going so you could do what was important to you.
MegaRed’s previous Facebook ads drew about one “like” or other interaction for every 260 people who saw them. The company wanted to do a lot better.
The people in the room began tossing around ideas. An image of a sine wave with the sound of a heart beating? Love stories? Music from the band Heart?
No, too literal.
“The things we share on Facebook are stories of the heart,” said Eric Schnabel, a creative strategist from Facebook’s Chicago office who had worked on marketing other products that made health claims, like the cereal Special K.
The team started free-associating ideas for poignant emotional moments. A son’s wedding. Playing tennis every week. Caring for a Harley. Going to a jazz festival. Soon the whiteboard was covered with sticky notes.
Next they stepped into the shoes of two model customers, both female, from two different generations, to help the marketers tailor their pitches.
Agnes was a 65-year-old baby boomer. The team started filling out her profile. She regularly went to yoga and Zumba classes and played golf. She traveled a lot, heading to Vermont for a three-day weekend. She liked to pull out pictures of her grandchildren. She was Facebook friends with her grown-up nephews but her own son had unfriended her.
Linda, a Gen X-er, was 50. She aspired to raise healthy kids, and was worried about her parents’ health. Perhaps she was divorced, trying <a href="http://Match.com" rel="nofollow">Match.com</a> for online dating.
Mr. Schnabel laid out a few guidelines. Visuals count. “Great words with an image attached to them are the purest form of expression,” he said.
Story lines that stretch across multiple ads, spread out over days or weeks, could also be very effective. “We try to make them more like ‘Law and Order’ than ‘Game of Thrones,’ ” Mr. Schnabel said. “You don’t need to see every episode in order for it to make sense.”
But don’t overdo it, he warned. Ads that pop up too frequently feel like spam. Facebook itself generally aims to show one ad for every 20 items in a person’s news feed, although users who like or comment frequently on ads might see more.
Discussing Agnes, the fictional grandmother, the group focused on passions she never had time to pursue. One ad could show a couple her age wearing backpacks in front of the Eiffel Tower. Another, learning to cook the perfect meatball in Italy.
A home run would be a message that people liked enough to share with their friends and family — giving a free boost to the campaign.
The most thumbstopping idea of the day came from Roger Lu, a Facebook manager who primarily works on data and ad targeting: A child’s crayon drawing of his grandfather pulling a quarter from his head, with the caption: “Thank you for finding money in my ear, Grandpa.”
“It’s much more emotional and much more unexpected,” said Mr. Schnabel approvingly.
Selecting the Targets
Figuring out the ad content was the fun part. The tension between Facebook and R.B. emerged when it came time to figure out how MegaRed should spend its money.
Modern data collection practices have made it remarkably easy to locate individuals based on what they tend to buy. Online shopping carts and store checkout scanners record purchases, and data brokers like Datalogix gather information from loyalty cards, customer email addresses and other sources to build a profile based on their past purchases.
Facebook and its competitors can match that offline data to their own dossiers on users to help marketers target their pitches and evaluate the effectiveness of their campaigns. Although the matching has Big Brother overtones, Facebook says it takes pains to protect user privacy, using acomplex process to make individual profiles anonymous before matching them.
At the meeting, Mr. Rodrigues argued that MegaRed’s money would be best spent going after a narrow group of consumers. Tapping into Datalogix’s database of retail purchases, MegaRed wanted to find not just current fish oil users but other people worried about their hearts. Called “lookalikes,” they are signaled by their purchases of products like canned salmon, oatmeal, Cheerios, health supplements, aspirin and blood pressure monitors, as well as by liking Facebook pages on heart-related topics.
The Facebook folks countered that such specific targeting would be very expensive. Under Facebook’s auction system, advertisers compete for limited slots in the users’ news feeds; the more targeted the pitch, the higher the cost for reaching each 1,000 people. With only a small pool of targets, R.B. would be competing with other brands that wanted to reach those same people, forcing it to pay more to be the advertiser that won the slot.
Also, Mr. Prescott argued, the emotional campaign for MegaRed might very well draw in people whose potential interest in fish oil was not readily apparent. MegaRed should show ads to every American woman 45 and older and see who was interested in each one, then place those ads in the feeds of people in the same demographic buckets, he said.
Kyle Benedetti, who at the time was director of sales for SocialCode, an ad management platform working with R.B. and Facebook, said, “We can tell you within the first 15 minutes of a post whether it’s a good post or a bad post.”
In Mr. Faracci’s experience, that ability to shift a Facebook campaign quickly based on immediate feedback was the platform’s biggest strength.
Mr. Rodrigues was more skeptical. “We don’t know whether Facebook is the right tool,” he said.
“Let us take these inputs and see how big these audiences are,” Mr. Schnabel urged. If the broad-brush approach wasn’t working, the data should show that pretty quickly.
Crunching the Numbers
Over the next few months, the creative team produced dozens of specific ads and began putting them into the news feeds of both fish oil users and the broader audience.
In mid-November, shortly after the eight-week marketing campaign had begun, nearly a dozen members of the original team reassembled for a progress report.
One of the first ads targeted at the broad group — the photo of a boy and his grandfather, “being there to push him in the right direction” for his first bike ride — had already drawn more than 18,000 likes and nearly 600 comments.
“My heart beats when my grandkids r happy my 6 year old just learned how to ride his bike n he did it on the 3rd try,” wrote Marybeth Ortiz, a housecleaner from Nevada, whose comment was highlighted in the team’s review (Turns out, though, she never bought any MegaRed.)
Another ad, a scene of ice and snow promoting MegaRed’s Antarctic roots and aimed at heavy vitamin shoppers, had fallen flat, as had some ads aimed at fish oil users.
“I have found that the MegaRed smells and taste WORSE than the generic fish oil capsules!!” Carolyn Davis, a Facebook user in Tennessee, wrote in response to an ad about krill oil’s claimed lack of aftertaste. “It turns my stomach to even open the cabinet I store it in!! As soon as this bottle is gone I will never buy it again!!”
“It’s O.K. that things don’t work,” Mr. Faracci said at the end of the review. “It’s much cheaper than using market research.”
Still, R.B.’s marketers are sticklers for measurement, and the final exam for Facebook would be how the ads did on several crucial performance indicators.
When the campaign was completed at the end of December, it was clear that it had failed on one goal: it had fallen well short of the 100,000 fans MegaRed wanted to add to its Facebook page.
But how Facebook did on the most important measurements — the number of people who saw the ads and the effect on their purchases of MegaRed — would take several more months to assess, requiring Nielsen surveys of people who saw the ads and an analysis by Datalogix of MegaRed purchases by Facebook users in the supermarket.
In April, the results finally came in.
During the eight-week campaign, 18.1 million women aged 45 and up saw at least one ad, according to Nielsen’s research. That was 56 percent of the target audience. The number who said they were now more likely to buy MegaRed rose by two percentage points.
About one out of every 84 Facebook users who saw the ads liked, commented on or shared them — triple the rate of engagement with MegaRed’s previous ads. That greatly increased the chances that their friends on Facebook would also see the messages.
On the most crucial measure — sales of krill oil — the campaign generated about twice as much revenue as R.B. spent on the ads, according to an analysis by Datalogix. That was better than R.B.’s historical return from TV ads, which the company measures once every year or two.
MegaRed also gained more than a percentage point of market share, with 9.2 percent of the dollar value of the heart-health market, based on R.B.’s analysis of IRI shopper data through Feb. 23. R.B. was also running TV ads, handing out samples and doing in-store marketing at the same time, but the company says the Facebook campaign contributed to the gains.
The campaign’s performance turned Mr. Rodrigues into a Facebook fan, and MegaRed is now running video ads on the social network.
“We need to be where the consumer is,” he said in a recent interview. “And if on top of that, I get a bigger return on my investment, that’s even better.”
Still, television will continue to get most of the marketing budget, both for MegaRed and for other R.B. brands. “We’re never going to stop TV,” Mr. Faracci said. “It has a massive role to play. It is a primary source of entertainment. It has good economics.”
But Facebook has established itself as a powerful complement, he said, sometimes extending the reach of a campaign to millions of people who never saw it on television.
R.B., which has gone through about 10 publishing garages with Facebook, is so pleased that it is escalating its global commitment to the platform. It plans to announce Monday that it will spend at least $100 million on Facebook over the next few years as part of a deeper partnership between the two companies.
“Facebook is a fantastic tool for doing personalized marketing at scale,” said Heather Allen, who oversees all of R.B.’s marketing efforts worldwide. “This will be a successful relationship with us if it really drives business results.”
Facebook has committed an entire team, headed by Mr. Prescott, to work on R.B. campaigns around the world, including Britain, Italy, Brazil, India and Australia. “We’re putting skin in the game with them,” he said.
With legions of other companies yet to win over, Facebook is expanding its publishing garage program internationally and offering other creative consulting services to big brands and ad agencies. “There’s no question that in order to work with the world’s largest marketers, you have to invest resources to do that,” said Ms. Everson of Facebook.
However, Facebook has a million and half advertisers, most of them small. Eventually, she hopes, her company can find ways to teach all of them how to turn their ads into thumbstoppers.
“That’s a long-term journey,” she said. “That’s the North Star that we’re trying to get to.”
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Militarism and Humiliation Cast Shadow on Germany

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KIEL, Germany — On June 28, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II was preparing to indulge in a favorite pastime: racing his yacht Meteor at a regatta that is still held each year in this seafaring stronghold. When he learned of the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Hapsburg Empire, he hastened to Berlin. But he quickly returned to this Baltic Sea port, on which he lavished so much money and time in his frantic race to match or outdo British naval superiority.
In many ways, Kiel epitomized Germany’s rapid industrialization and militarization from 1870 to 1914, under Otto von Bismarck and then the kaiser. Numbers alone tell a story: In 1870, as Bismarck unified Germany, Kiel had around 30,000 inhabitants. By 1914, when Europe’s leaders stumbled into World War I, its population exceeded 227,000.
A 100-YEAR LEGACY OF WORLD WAR Ⅰ
Four years later, Kiel bore witness to the depths of German defeat. A sailors’ rebellion that started here spread nationwide and helped force the abdication of the kaiser in November 1918. The next year, rather than let the Imperial Fleet fall to the enemy, German commanders on Scapa Flow, off Scotland, scuttled 52 of the fleet’s 74 vessels. Under the Treaty of Versailles, signed five years to the day after the archduke’s assassination, the proud navy was limited to just a few ships and 15,000 men — far fewer than the 35,000 German sailors who had perished in World War I.
Might, militarism and humiliation: These are the memories that make Germans today reluctant to project their clout as, once again, Europe’s economic powerhouse. One hundred years on from World War I, German leadership in Europe is both desired and resented, a historically rooted ambivalence that is keenly felt by the Germans and by their wary neighbors.
Most Germans remain reluctant to see their country’s force deployed in any way commensurate with its economic heft. But this abstention from military action does not mean that Germany is not throwing its weight about.
During the European debt crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated that no solution was possible without Germany’s helping hugely to pay for it. Always calm, she brooked little criticism and brushed aside anti-German sentiment as she pushed to impose austerity on supposedly profligate European neighbors.
Today, with nationalism and populism on the rise in Europe, Ms. Merkel is central in trying to untangle a tussle over European leadership that may hasten a British exit from the European Union, and she faces demands from two other major partners, France and Italy, to relax stringent budgetary demands.
In Germany, the enormity of Nazi crimes in World War II tends to overshadow World War I, which consumed more than 37 million lives, including those wounded and missing, and four empires. In some ways, the 100th anniversary has reminded Germans that Hitler and his supporters bore deep scars from the country’s catastrophic defeat in 1918. Germans are observing the occasion with some 80 exhibitions nationwide, and with countless discussions and seminars. “The Sleepwalkers,” Christopher Clark’s chunky history of how Europe went to war in 1914, is a best seller and its author a coveted guest for centenary discussions.
In Kiel, the imperial stamp always lingered. A statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I on horseback adorns a central park. The Kiel Canal, to this day an important waterway linking the North and Baltic Seas, was named after Wilhelm II when it opened in 1895. Outsize paintings of the opening still stare down at the regal Kiel Yacht Club.
Paradoxically, it was development on land that helped bolster the importance of this natural deep-sea port. By the time of Bismarck, the growth of railways had brought goods and people to Kiel from all over Germany and enabled the delivery of imports throughout the newly unified country. Later, shipyards that had produced Germany’s first submarine in 1851 were central to Wilhelm II’s naval race with Britain.
Especially after 1900, Wilhelm poured torrents of money into the German Navy. In 1906, Britain’s Royal Navy took delivery of H.M.S. Dreadnought, with its groundbreaking armament of big guns. Wilhelm and top members of his navy and government responded with plans to build two dreadnoughts and one battle cruiser per year, as well as to dredge and widen the Kiel Canal so the large new vessels could use it.
Four battle cruisers were produced in Kiel from 1907 to 1910, completed ahead of schedule. Naval spending rose steadily at least until 1912, when military commanders came to consider a land war more likely.
Britain and France were alarmed by Wilhelm’s ambition. Britain’s determination to keep its navy supreme only heightened German anxieties, already running high because the kaiser felt beleaguered on two fronts. The huge Russian Army ensured that his perceived foes had more men under arms than Germany and its Austro-Hungarian allies could muster.
In some sense, his naval expansion may have been a salve for this insecurity. At any rate, the Reichskriegshafen Kiel, the imperial war harbor here, profited. By the time war broke out in 1914, the navy had 22 pre-dreadnought ships, 14 dreadnoughts and four battle cruisers.
Three more warships were completed by November 1914, and construction continued throughout the war, with a battle cruiser added in late 1914, 1916 and 1917. Naval historians, however, tend to accord more significance to Germany’s U-boats, which were responsible for the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, for instance, eventually helping to draw the United States into Europe’s Great War.
A similar shipbuilding boom erupted in the 1930s after Hitler took power and reached an agreement with Britain, ushering in a new wave of production of submarines and surface battle vessels. The shipbuilding made Kiel a prime target for Allied bombs, and by the end of the war in 1945, it was 80 percent destroyed.
Today, Kiel is still a seafaring town. Submarines are still built here. Sailors bob on Kiel Sound. Instead of dreadnoughts and battle cruisers, hulking cruise and cargo ships dominate the urban shoreline. But the city is a mosaic of ill-matched architecture and buildings that have changed purpose. Wilhelm’s proud Naval Academy, for instance, is now the parliamentary seat of Schleswig-Holstein, the state of which Kiel is the capital. The mishmash lends a defeated air to a place still pondering how to remember and interpret a dreadful 20th century.
The histories of two concrete memorials illustrate the scars. One was originally intended to honor Germany’s naval dead in World War I. The other is the Flandernbunker, or Flanders bunker, built outside the main surviving military base here. Its name stems from a Nazi campaign to lionize the Germans killed in the World War I trenches, and it sheltered military commanders and select civilians in the global conflict that ignited two decades later.
Today, a local art historian, Jens Rönnau, runs the bunker as an alternative arts and conference center with a goal of teaching peace and how to avoid future wars.
Last month, about 150 people spent two days on what Uta Körby, a 69-year-old Kiel native working to draw attention to the Nazi past and memorialize its victims, calls “Battleground: History.”
The location was the memorial built for the World War I sailors. It is a tower and flamelike structure of reinforced concrete with an outer layer of north German brick, soaring nearly 300 feet above the coast at Laboe, where Kiel Sound meets the open sea. It was designed in 1927, but finished and opened only in 1936, when Kiel hosted the sailing events in the Olympics. Hitler attended but did not speak.
Instead, the Nazis left their mark in a subterranean memorial hall with a demand: “Bare your head and be silent!” Exiting up one staircase, today’s visitors — there are 200,000 a year — confront a 1936 glass tableau of sailors’ lives on ship and shore, in which a still-discernible swastika has replaced the sun.
For Jann M. Witt — the amiable, bearded historian of the German Naval Association, which looks after this memorial and a U-boat dry-docked across the road — the meaning of the place is clear: It was designed to glorify the German Navy and its victims in World War I. When the British, whose bombs had left the memorial unscathed, returned it to the association in 1954, the Germans decided it would be for all their naval victims in the two world wars, “and our dead adversaries.”
That was still too militaristic for many. So in 1996, it became a memorial for all those who have died at sea — a sweeping designation that has brought some notable international elements but results in a muddled exhibition that is still a tad nationalistic in tone.
Mr. Witt and his associates believe that the memorial can carry a message of peace. Standing in a hall that shows every German ship lost in the two world wars, the 35,000 German sailors lost in World War I and the 120,000 said to have been lost in World War II, Mr. Witt recalled visiting with his grandfather, a member of the navy, when he was a boy.
“This,” he said, “was the first place that I realized that war is not a game.”
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Putin Strives to Harness Energy of Russian Pilgrims for Political Profit

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SERGIYEV POSAD, Russia — The pilgrims tramped toward the storied monastery by the thousands — chanting prayers, singing and embracing the kind of nationalist fervor that President Vladimir V. Putin seeks to harness as his own.
The official reason for the trek to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the seat of the Russian Orthodox faith and the country’s original monastery, was to commemorate the 700th birthday of its founder and namesake.
But amid that tide of pilgrims — official estimates hovered around 30,000 — swirled diverse political and religious currents related to Mr. Putin’s effort to cast himself as the defender of traditional values, a campaign that has become more pronounced since Russia’s involvement with Ukraine.
The birthday celebrations in Sergiyev Posad emphasized St. Sergius’s role in shaping a unified Russia, a narrative that dovetails with the nationalism and conservative morals that Mr. Putin espouses.
Some historians and church figures are crying foul, however, over what they say are the Kremlin’s efforts to reshape the saint’s legacy to enhance political goals, fostering what one critic called “an official cult.”
“They are creating a myth around St. Sergius, making him out to be an obedient servant of the Russian state, which he was not,” said Irina Karatsuba, a historian who often aligns herself with unpopular causes. “He is one of the important embodiments of what was and is the best in Russia. But the way they are trying to link him to the Russian state is nonsense; it’s political manipulation.”
The pilgrimage illustrates one way Mr. Putin is trying to use Russian Orthodoxy as a tie that binds Russians together, analysts said, fashioning a fresh ideology for his continued rule after 14 years as either president or prime minister. His participation in the St. Sergius celebration last month was broadcast live nationally.
Church officials said they wanted St. Sergius to serve as an example of spiritual hope for Russians in their daily lives.
The Russian Orthodox Church was resurrected after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, ending 70 years of often brutal Communist repression. The church seems only too happy to hitch its halting rebirth to Mr. Putin’s fortunes, hoping to attract more adherents. Although 80 percent of the 140 million Russians identify themselves as Russian Orthodox culturally, the number who actually attend church is tiny. The church says it is nearly 10 percent, but experts say it has long hovered around 3 percent.
Another reason for St. Sergius’s elevation is the current crisis in Ukraine.
The birth of the Russian Orthodox faith dates back to Vladimir the Great, grand prince of Kiev, and the mass baptisms performed at his behest there in 988, bringing Christianity to what then became Holy Rus.
But now that Russia and Ukraine are locked in a proxy war, the government and the church realize that the physical link to an important religious symbol is being severed, noted Geraldine Fagan, author of “Believing in Russia — Religious Policy After Communism.”
Because those roots — not to mention the relics of St. Vladimir himself — are in the territory of an estranged neighbor, Russia appears to be casting St. Sergius as his replacement, Ms. Fagan said.
In the late 14th century, aside from founding the first monastery, St. Sergius of Radonezh persuaded the Russian princes to stop their murderous, internecine fighting and concentrate on throwing off the Mongol yoke.
“St. Sergius was the beginning not just of Russian monasticism or the Russian spiritual tradition,” said Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the information department for the Holy Synod. “In many ways he is the source of Russia itself.”
The saint has long been revered as a humble figure, content to spend his days in prayer and dressing like a beggar. He turned down the job of leading the church, but was given the unique title of abbot for all Russia.
“He is a great personality in Russian history,” said Margarita Popova, a 48-year-old English teacher who traveled 17 hours by bus with her teenage son from their home near Volgograd for the anniversary. “Russia before Sergei Radonezh and Russia after was perhaps two different Russias.”
Ordinary people, Ms. Popova said, do not have the time to pray for themselves, for Russia and for the world constantly. The monks who do so are following a tradition started in the Russian Orthodox Church by St. Sergius. He is often identified as the original staretz, a Russian word that means a monastic spiritual leader, one who has achieved tangible experience in the future kingdom of God.
Beyond spiritual matters, the crowd at the birthday commemoration at the monastery here, 45 miles north of Moscow, was unquestionably in the Putin camp. Many compared him to a czar, and meant it as a compliment.
“He has just not been anointed,” said Vladimir Bubelev, 60, an officer in the naval reserves wearing a brass pin showing the profile of Nicholas II, the last czar, on his lapel.
“But his powers are greater than those of Nicholas II,” Mr. Bubelev said. “On many questions he acts like a monarch — he makes correct, willful decisions. This is very good. Plus he is a believer!”
As it happens, the birthday of St. Sergius and the anniversary of the death of Nicholas II fall within a couple of days of each other in July. The church made Nicholas II and his immediate family saints in 2000. The czar’s 1917 overthrow was for many Orthodox faithful the last time that a man anointed by God governed Russia.
When the czars ruled, Mr. Bubelev persisted, Russia evoked both nobility and morality. The Romanovs deeply revered both St. Sergius and a later, 19th-century monk, St. Seraphim of Sarov, also worshiped by the Russian Orthodox.
“They helped the czars rule Russia in the right way — they made Russia rich,” Mr. Bubelev said. The czars “went to their relics and asked for God’s help, and they succeeded. Thank God Mr. Putin is asking for their help now.”
But Ms. Karatsuba, the historian, pointed out that the Romanov rulers also tried to elevate the concept of Holy Rus as a national ideal in their campaign to stall political reform in the 19th century. That turned out badly for them in 1917, she noted.
Still, the Slavic nationalism prevalent among the faithful makes them a natural base of support for Mr. Putin’s policy that all ethnic Russians are worthy of protection wherever they are. That has been his stated reason for championing the cause of anti-Kiev insurgents in southeastern Ukraine.
“We are all one people, we are all part of Holy Rus,” said Dmitry Markov, 28, a buyer for a cellphone company who attended the St. Sergius commemoration. “Any person, regardless of where he lives, if he is Russian in spirit, he must be defended by his president, by his country, because he is an indivisible part of the nation.”
Mr. Putin, who attended the anniversary celebration less than 24 hours after a civilian plane disaster in Ukraine that many blamed on Moscow, addressed the faithful for only about five minutes. He lauded the “patriotic, national and moral resurgence” inspired by the monk, including his campaign to build monasteries as both spiritual centers and real fortresses to protect Russia.
“His wise and solid words as a mentor and guide were a spiritual pillar and support during a difficult time of foreign invasion and internal discord,” Mr. Putin said.
“It was then that he spoke his prophetic words: ‘Our salvation lies in love and unity,' ” Mr. Putin said. “This appeal, filled with unshakable faith, helped to unite Russia’s lands and stamped itself forever on our people’s soul and in our historical memory.”
The commemoration, planned for years, provoked some quiet grumbling within the church itself, however, that it was too elaborate. With a war raging next door, the money could have been spent on better things, critics said.
Patriarch Kirill I himself led the 10-mile procession that started the commemoration, beginning from the monastery at Khotkovo, where the saint’s parents are buried, to the St. Sergius monastery. The patriarch walked under a white umbrella carried by a younger priest, and during a break in the march closeted himself away from the adoring throng in an air-conditioned mobile home.
“Faith without deeds is dead,” said Michael Storojinsky, 53, a religious music producer, explaining why he was walking for five hours under the relentless summer sun. “I was a Communist in the days when the Communist Party said it was battling religious superstition,” he said. The party “placed itself on the pedestal that was meant to be occupied by God.”
Correction: August 3, 2014
An earlier version of this article misstated the year Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, was assassinated. Nicholas II was assassinated in 1918, not 1917, which was the year he was overthrown.
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U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal Stalls as Tensions Over Ukraine Rise

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WASHINGTON — The growing confrontation between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine has derailed a recent accord that promised one of the most expansive collaborations ever between the countries’ nuclear scientists, including reciprocal visits to atomic sites to work on projects ranging from energy to planetary defense.
It was only 11 months ago that the American energy secretary — Ernest J. Moniz, a former M.I.T. professor who has championed scientific programs that would bury the Cold War competitions between the United States and Russia — went to Vienna to sign the agreement, an indication of how recently the Obama administration believed it had a chance of building on a quarter-century of gradual integration of Russia with the West.
Handshakes and congratulations exchanged with Mr. Moniz’s Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Kirienko, sealed an arrangement that would let Russian scientists into, among other places, the heart of the American nuclear complex at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was constructed 70 years ago, and a dozen sister laboratories devoted to the making of the American nuclear arsenal. In return, American scientists would be allowed deep into Russian nuclear facilities, including the birthplace of the Soviet bomb.
The Energy Department’s announcement of the deal also highlighted its potential for “defense from asteroids,” shorthand for a proposal to recycle a city-busting warhead that could be aimed at an incoming earth-destroyer — a plot Hollywood had imagined 15 years before in two far-fetched thrillers, “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” in which Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, among others, saved humanity.
Today, the real-life accord is on ice. This year, the Energy Department canceled nuclear meetings, symposia and lab visits with Russia.
Daniel B. Poneman, the deputy energy secretary, said that Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March had prompted the decision to freeze the accord.
“We’ve made it very clear that this is not a time for business as usual,” Mr. Poneman said Friday in his office. He added, however, that the Energy Department continued to work with Russia on the security of atomic materials.
American officials and experts say the decision will limit how much each side knows about the other’s capabilities and intentions after more than two decades in which American and Russian nuclear scientists worked alongside one another. Those programs let once-bitter rivals, locked in the ultimate arms race, take each other’s measure and deepen relationships, reducing the chances for deadly miscalculation and technological surprise.
Now, both sides are slipping back toward habits reminiscent of the Cold War. The joint atomic projects have declined substantially. Last week, Washington accused Moscow of violating a major arms treaty on missile technology. After the negotiation of the modest New Start treaty in 2010, progress toward another round of nuclear warhead reductions is dead in the water and unlikely to be revived duringPresident Obama’s term in office.
Satellite photographs released publicly by American intelligence agencies purport to show the movement of heavy arms across the Ukrainian border from Russia — evidence reminiscent of the kind released by the United States during conflicts half a century ago over Cuba and Berlin.
Perhaps most startling is not the direction of these steps, but their speed: As recently as January, the two sides were meeting regularly on joint arms control and scientific programs. The cancellations show how rapidly Mr. Obama has moved from a strategy that assumed Russia’s continued interest in cooperation to one that assumes that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is out to take as much territory and control as he can, and that letting Russian scientists into America’s nuclear complex is unwise.
For Mr. Obama, the motivation for negotiating the accord clearly had much less to do with asteroid destruction than geopolitics.
The United States’ 20-year effort to secure Soviet nuclear materials was winding down. Siegfried S. Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos weapons lab who has worked closely with Russian scientists, said the agreement had promised a new phase of teamwork and technical collaboration.
“It was an attempt to get back to good scientific cooperation,” Mr. Hecker said. “Unfortunately, such things were struggling before Ukraine and have gone nowhere since.”
That is not true of every effort at cooperation. Americans and Russians are still working alongside each other, though increasingly at cross-purposes, on the Iranian nuclear negotiations. The United States still needs its astronauts to ride to the International Space Station on Russian rockets, and it wants to keep buying Russian engines for its missiles.
Even so, at a moment when the White House is imposing sanctions and working to counter the flow of weapons into Ukraine, it might be difficult to justify an exchange of nuclear scientists. But some experts say it is when times are tense that such midlevel interchanges are the most critical.
“The idea of having thick relations with Russian nuclear scientists is a good idea,” said Graham Allison, a Harvard professor who negotiated some early deals on securing the Soviet arsenal during the Clinton administration, the peak of cooperation between American and Russian nuclear weaponsscientists. “People get to know each other, work on joint projects, and there is a basis for conversation and cooperation.”
That was part of the impetus, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, behind the West’s effort to fund new projects for Russian nuclear scientists. Keeping them busily employed, the theory went, made it less likely that they would sell their expertise to Iran, North Korea or a terrorist group with nuclear ambitions.
But the agreement last fall went far beyond that: It promised cooperation on complex, if peaceful, nuclear programs, including wide Russian access to the American nuclear complex.
While it would have allowed both sides to exclude “sensitive” military sites, it listed 137 American installations at 15 locations from coast to coast, including the centers for nuclear weapons design at Los Alamos and in Albuquerque and Livermore, Calif.
The 25 installations at Los Alamos included firing sites, the Warhead Verification Test Lab, the Sigma Complex for materials development and the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, a giant X-ray machine that can peer into bomb processes.
The accord also listed five installations at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, including a giant particle accelerator that runs through miles of tunnels. At the Livermore lab, the Russians were to get access to a $5 billion laser the size of a football stadium designed to ignite miniature hydrogen bomb explosions.
The September accord was posted online late last year by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization based in Washington. The disclosure received little public notice.
In October, a month after the accord was signed, Russian and American scientists from the nuclear laboratories held preliminary discussions on planetary defense, said an American official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the topic’s political implications.
In January, the State Department held a space forum in Washington with representatives of many countries, including Russia. It called for international cooperation on projects such as defending Earth from asteroids.
“We may have different flags patched to our spacesuits,” John P. Holdren, the president’s science adviser, said in an opening address. But as cooperative space projects have demonstrated, he added, “we can transcend these differences.”
William J. Burns, the deputy secretary of state, told the group that the United States welcomed global support for missions that would “help us learn how to better defend our planet from a catastrophic asteroid collision.”
While asteroid defense may seem like the stuff of science fiction, the risk burst into public consciousness early last year when a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,200 people, mostly as windows shattered into clouds of flying glass. “It’s not a laughing matter,” said William E. Burrows, author of the new book “The Asteroid Threat.” “If it brings the international community together, that’s a good thing.”
But the cooperative mood vanished after the invasion of Crimea. Russia complained bitterly: In April, Rosatom, its state nuclear energy company and partner in the accord, put out a statement calling the suspension of the partnership “a mistake that contradicts the constructive atmosphere that has built up.”
Politics, it added, “should have no place in this field.”
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Russian official burns Obama with Putin-leopard pic

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The image here was tweeted by Russia’s deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin.Twitter
It's come to this. 
Russia is turning to Twitter to drop a sissy bomb on President Obama, using photos to challenge the manliness of America's commander in chief, while pumping up their main man, President Vladimir Putin. 
The post by Russia's deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin included side-by-side images of the two presidents. In one, Putin is confidently holding a majestic leopard. In the other, a notably younger Obama is holding a small, fluffy dog. 
The caption: "We have different values and allies." 
Burn. 
The tweet follows a long-running Kremlin tactic of playing up Putin's macho image -- and, in this case, making the American president look like the 90-pound McFly. 
It was no doubt prompted by the Obama administration joining the European Union earlier this week with a new set of sanctions aimed at Russia for its alleged meddling in the Ukraine conflict. 
The Twitter slam, though, seemingly hasn't hurt the already icy relations between Washington and Moscow. The White House said Obama again spoke with Putin on Friday to discuss the situation in Ukraine. 
"The President reiterated his deep concerns about Russia's increased support for the separatists in Ukraine," the White House said. "The President reinforced his preference for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed to keep open their channels of communication." 
No mention of the fluffy dog picture.
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Андерс Ослунд: «Главная угроза экономике России – Путин, а не санкции» - ГОЛОС АМЕРИКИ

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Андерс Ослунд: «Главная угроза экономике России – Путин, а не санкции»
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Президент России

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По инициативе американской стороны состоялся телефонный разговор Владимира Путина с Президентом Соединённых Штатов Америки Бараком Обамой.
Лидеры двух стран обменялись мнениями в связи с развитием острого кризиса на Украине. Несмотря на существенные различия в оценках ряда принципиальных моментов, с обеих сторон подчёркнута особая актуальность задачи незамедлительного и устойчивого прекращения боевых действий на юго-востоке Украины и начала политического процесса. В этой связи дана позитивная оценка состоявшихся в Минске консультаций контактной группы, отмечена необходимость продолжения переговоров в таком формате.
Обсуждён ряд аспектов отношений между Россией и США. Глава Российского государства охарактеризовал линию на наращивание Вашингтоном санкционного давления как контрпродуктивную, наносящую серьёзный ущерб двустороннему сотрудничеству и международной стабильности в целом.
Президенты согласились, что нынешнее положение дел не отвечает интересам обоих государств. В этом контексте состоялся обмен мнениями о перспективах российско-американского диалога.

Obama's Inexplicable Love for the Dark Side

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Historically, the most destructive leaders are malignant narcissists with a sociopathic streak, superficially charming and impressive, but manipulative, heartless, and intent on constantly smearing their perceived enemies.
Bill Clinton is also a major narcissist, but as an adult he did not have a compulsion to constantly malign other people. Clinton has recently said that he truly hates Obama, and he knows the man. Imagine the firestorm if any Republican said that.
Now it seems that Obama wants to torpedo Hillary’s campaign and support Elizabeth Warren, the phony affirmative action Indian at Harvard Law, to force more leftist radicalism on the American people. Hillary looks tired and confused, while Warren is a major rabble-rouser for the left, just like our current Occupant.
Active malevolence toward mainstream America is very much in character for the hard left. They hate you and me for what Joe McCarthy did sixty years ago to the Stalinist left; and the more we learn about that history, the more it seems that the anti-communists were right. Their list of America-haters is endless: Jerry Wright preached hatred for 20 years to the Obamas. Franklin Marshall Davis, Obama’s teenage “mentor”, the Hawaiian CPUSA rep and soi-disant poet, specialized in the poetry of racial rage. Bill Ayers stands by his old demand to “kill your parents.” Chris Matthews, who seemed sane and balanced when he worked for Tip O’Neill, is getting paid by his bosses at Comcast and GE for genuine hate speech against the rest of us.
(Research supports the idea that these destructive traits can be solidified by years of drug use, especially crystal meth, but also cannabis.)
The most ironic thing is to watch the left complaining about “divisiveness” when the rest of America will not bow to them --- revealing their sense of narcissistic entitlement. Like any closed cult, they know they are completely right, and therefore entitled to power over others, no matter how corrupt and illegal. Lois Lerner has now been shown to have this kind of entitled rage. It cannot be overemphasized that these are standard features of psychiatric disorders.
Obama grew up among such people, as he tells us in his autobiographies. His amazing sense of more-than-human entitlement combines his own history -- the fact that he was rejected at age ten by his mother, who sent him to Hawaii -- together with the radical cult that raised him. Obama is so cocksure that he can’t imagine how sane and decent people could disagree. This is different from other presidents: Clinton and LBJ certainly were power hungry, but they knew when to compromise.
The parallels with violent Muslims are striking. Aggressive Muslims feel they are entitled to rule the world. Any competing faith makes you an enemy -- Buddhist, atheist, Christian, Jewish. They are told so every Friday night by their imams and mullahs -- which is why Muslim mobs have always gone on rampages on Fridays. There is a strong link between hate preaching and terrorist violence in the Muslim world. The Saudis have long sponsored Nazilike hate radio and TV through the Arab and Persian media (see <a href="http://MEMRI.org" rel="nofollow">MEMRI.org</a> for daily translations.)
The obvious reason for Hamas and other theocratic Israel-haters is the fact that Israel owns most of Jerusalem. Liberals never seem to understand that idea, because they live in a fantasy world where religion is on its way out, and soon we will live in soft Marxist paradise, atheists one and all. Nobody in Russia and China believes that anymore, because Stalin and Mao tried to abolish religion for decades and failed. Today, Putin acts like a Russian Orthodox believer (when it suits him), and the Chinese are constantly suppressing religious revivals in Beijing. Only the Western left believes in that ole-time religion of militant atheism.
In sum, Obama is deeply stuck in his mental quarrel with America. His anti-American, anti-middle class rhetoric is remarkably stereotyped, which raises the possibility that he is cognitively rigid -- unable to change his mind in the face of facts. Rigid leaders can’t adjust when the facts change, as they always do in politics.
Which brings me to the genuine Dark Side of humanity, and the stunning support this administration gives to it.  
YouTube and social media have now penetrated the liberal media defense against Islamofascist cruelties.
Ask yourself whether we are not honestly seeing the face of evil in this list. Please show it to your liberal friends.
1. Boko Haram stealing 300 little Nigerian girls for sexual slavery. (“Boko Haram” means “education is forbidden”.)
2. This video of a Syrian elder surrounding himself with five little children, right next to a mortar firing shells.
3. This ISIS propaganda video showing mass murder by decapitaton of captured Iraqi soldiers.
4. This article by Alan Dershowitz, a leftist, about the tiny tribal regime of Qatar financing Hamas and other killers. (The Saudis, Egyptians and other Arab regimes are currently fighting Qatar for fear of the greater enemy, Iran.)
5. This heroic Saudi blogger, mercilessly whipped and imprisoned for founding a Saudi human rights organization.
6. This Dutch woman, severely beaten for flying the Israeli flag from her balcony -- in the Netherlands.
7. This Canadian lawsuit accusing Pamela Geller of racial incitement for ads aimed at abused and threatened women in Muslim families.
7. This lovely group photo of five black-clad women demanding harsher persecutions by ISIS (an Al Qaida offshoot) in Iraq.
8. This Australian jihadist, surrounded by severed heads of his victims in Syria.
9. This Muslim child-rape gang in England.
10. This Pakistani mob, killing a mother and two little girls for their Ahmadiyya faith.
I know that American Thinker’s readers are aware of these things. My constant question is: Why do Obama and our political-media elite pretend they don’t know? Obama lived four years in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the aftermath of exactly this kind of jihadist civil war. He knows, he knows.
The answer has to be that our ruling left has simply chosen to appease or support the Dark Side.
Whether they are bribed by the oil regimes, or whether they have utterly immoral beliefs, they are no longer interested in fighting evil. In fact, in all cases listed above, the United States under Obama and his crowd has actively supported the worst side.
When all is said and done, the answer is simple.
This administration, and our political-media elites, no longer supports good against evil.
That is why they must be fired and discredited as soon as possible.
Even the American left is finally realizing that this is the strangest administration in living memory. Obama simply has no real precedents, which is why he seems so utterly foreign. American presidents tend to be pragmatists, but Obama is locked into a simpleminded ideology of Good vs. Evil. Obama is Good, and anybody who disagrees with him is Evil.
Much of this oddity stems from the president’s personality, which many people have described as a mix of major narcissism, borderline personality disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Personality disordered people can be very functional in their jobs. But they are very destructive to others. People with such disorders rarely admit they can be wrong. Narcissism is almost defined by that feature: someone who knows with godlike certainty that he is right all the time, who cannot admit a fault, and who therefore needs to blame others every time something goes wrong. Obama does this with almost robotic regularity.
Historically, the most destructive leaders are malignant narcissists with a sociopathic streak, superficially charming and impressive, but manipulative, heartless, and intent on constantly smearing their perceived enemies.
Bill Clinton is also a major narcissist, but as an adult he did not have a compulsion to constantly malign other people. Clinton has recently said that he truly hates Obama, and he knows the man. Imagine the firestorm if any Republican said that.
Now it seems that Obama wants to torpedo Hillary’s campaign and support Elizabeth Warren, the phony affirmative action Indian at Harvard Law, to force more leftist radicalism on the American people. Hillary looks tired and confused, while Warren is a major rabble-rouser for the left, just like our current Occupant.
Active malevolence toward mainstream America is very much in character for the hard left. They hate you and me for what Joe McCarthy did sixty years ago to the Stalinist left; and the more we learn about that history, the more it seems that the anti-communists were right. Their list of America-haters is endless: Jerry Wright preached hatred for 20 years to the Obamas. Franklin Marshall Davis, Obama’s teenage “mentor”, the Hawaiian CPUSA rep and soi-disant poet, specialized in the poetry of racial rage. Bill Ayers stands by his old demand to “kill your parents.” Chris Matthews, who seemed sane and balanced when he worked for Tip O’Neill, is getting paid by his bosses at Comcast and GE for genuine hate speech against the rest of us.
(Research supports the idea that these destructive traits can be solidified by years of drug use, especially crystal meth, but also cannabis.)
The most ironic thing is to watch the left complaining about “divisiveness” when the rest of America will not bow to them --- revealing their sense of narcissistic entitlement. Like any closed cult, they know they are completely right, and therefore entitled to power over others, no matter how corrupt and illegal. Lois Lerner has now been shown to have this kind of entitled rage. It cannot be overemphasized that these are standard features of psychiatric disorders.
Obama grew up among such people, as he tells us in his autobiographies. His amazing sense of more-than-human entitlement combines his own history -- the fact that he was rejected at age ten by his mother, who sent him to Hawaii -- together with the radical cult that raised him. Obama is so cocksure that he can’t imagine how sane and decent people could disagree. This is different from other presidents: Clinton and LBJ certainly were power hungry, but they knew when to compromise.
The parallels with violent Muslims are striking. Aggressive Muslims feel they are entitled to rule the world. Any competing faith makes you an enemy -- Buddhist, atheist, Christian, Jewish. They are told so every Friday night by their imams and mullahs -- which is why Muslim mobs have always gone on rampages on Fridays. There is a strong link between hate preaching and terrorist violence in the Muslim world. The Saudis have long sponsored Nazilike hate radio and TV through the Arab and Persian media (see <a href="http://MEMRI.org" rel="nofollow">MEMRI.org</a> for daily translations.)
The obvious reason for Hamas and other theocratic Israel-haters is the fact that Israel owns most of Jerusalem. Liberals never seem to understand that idea, because they live in a fantasy world where religion is on its way out, and soon we will live in soft Marxist paradise, atheists one and all. Nobody in Russia and China believes that anymore, because Stalin and Mao tried to abolish religion for decades and failed. Today, Putin acts like a Russian Orthodox believer (when it suits him), and the Chinese are constantly suppressing religious revivals in Beijing. Only the Western left believes in that ole-time religion of militant atheism.
In sum, Obama is deeply stuck in his mental quarrel with America. His anti-American, anti-middle class rhetoric is remarkably stereotyped, which raises the possibility that he is cognitively rigid -- unable to change his mind in the face of facts. Rigid leaders can’t adjust when the facts change, as they always do in politics.
Which brings me to the genuine Dark Side of humanity, and the stunning support this administration gives to it.  
YouTube and social media have now penetrated the liberal media defense against Islamofascist cruelties.
Ask yourself whether we are not honestly seeing the face of evil in this list. Please show it to your liberal friends.
1. Boko Haram stealing 300 little Nigerian girls for sexual slavery. (“Boko Haram” means “education is forbidden”.)
2. This video of a Syrian elder surrounding himself with five little children, right next to a mortar firing shells.
3. This ISIS propaganda video showing mass murder by decapitaton of captured Iraqi soldiers.
4. This article by Alan Dershowitz, a leftist, about the tiny tribal regime of Qatar financing Hamas and other killers. (The Saudis, Egyptians and other Arab regimes are currently fighting Qatar for fear of the greater enemy, Iran.)
5. This heroic Saudi blogger, mercilessly whipped and imprisoned for founding a Saudi human rights organization.
6. This Dutch woman, severely beaten for flying the Israeli flag from her balcony -- in the Netherlands.
7. This Canadian lawsuit accusing Pamela Geller of racial incitement for ads aimed at abused and threatened women in Muslim families.
7. This lovely group photo of five black-clad women demanding harsher persecutions by ISIS (an Al Qaida offshoot) in Iraq.
8. This Australian jihadist, surrounded by severed heads of his victims in Syria.
9. This Muslim child-rape gang in England.
10. This Pakistani mob, killing a mother and two little girls for their Ahmadiyya faith.
I know that American Thinker’s readers are aware of these things. My constant question is: Why do Obama and our political-media elite pretend they don’t know? Obama lived four years in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the aftermath of exactly this kind of jihadist civil war. He knows, he knows.
The answer has to be that our ruling left has simply chosen to appease or support the Dark Side.
Whether they are bribed by the oil regimes, or whether they have utterly immoral beliefs, they are no longer interested in fighting evil. In fact, in all cases listed above, the United States under Obama and his crowd has actively supported the worst side.
When all is said and done, the answer is simple.
This administration, and our political-media elites, no longer supports good against evil.
That is why they must be fired and discredited as soon as possible.
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From the Monitor's archives: Germany invades France, declares war on Russia

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Шойгу, Зюганов и Жириновский вызваны на допрос в МВД Украины - Коммерсантъ

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МВД Украины уведомило посла РФ Михаила Зурабова о вызове министра обороны России Сергея Шойгу, бизнесмена Константина Малофеева и политиков Владимира Жириновского и Геннадия Зюганова на допрос по уголовным делам о создании и финансировании незаконных ...
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Евросоюз отменил решение о запрете на экспорт на Украину военных технологий и полицейского снаряжения, который был введен в последние дни президентства Януковича. В МИД России заявили по этому поводу, что ЕС не только следует двойным стандартам, но и нарушает свои ...
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DONETSK, Ukraine — International experts searching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Saturday found the remains of victims overlooked by local emergency personnel who first searched the debris two weeks ago. The team ...
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Путин медлит с выбором, потому что ему нужно чем-то торговать – Пионтковский

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Wherever you are vacationing this summer, chances are you will encounter someone with his nose buried in David Baldacci's latest best-seller, "The Target." One of "The Target's" villains is from North Korea, and the novelist doesn't have to use his imagination to describe the depredations of life in that totalitarian country. The human-rights horrors he describes are all too real.
Among the abuses recounted is the punishment for North Koreans who are repatriated after having escaped to China. Beijing's longstanding policy is to deny refugee status to the North Koreans. Rather, Chinese authorities track down, arrest and send back North Koreans who are hiding there. Since the late 1990s, Beijing has forcibly returned tens of thousands of refugees to North Korea. Their only crime was to have sought a better life outside of the repressive country, and many seek to live across the border in South Korea, one of Asia's most vibrant and prosperous democracies.
The fate of North Koreans whom Beijing repatriates is documented in a new publication: the 2014report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on North Korea. The commission was tasked with investigating the "systematic, widespread, and grave" human rights violations of North Korea against its own people. Its 400-page report implicates China, which, in the words of chairman Michael Kirby, could be "aiding and abetting crimes against humanity" by forcibly repatriating North Koreans who flee to that country as well as allowing North Korean security agents to operate on Chinese soil.
According to the report, the majority of the North Koreans who have fled to China in recent years are women, including many who were pressed into sexual slavery as prostitutes, Internet porn workers and, "brides" of Chinese men. If Beijing repatriates a woman who is pregnant, North Korea either forces her to undergo an abortion, or, if the baby is allowed to be born, it is killed. The father is presumed to be Chinese, which North Korea's regime considers to be "bad seed."
Returnees who are suspected of having met with Christians, South Koreans, or Americans while in China also face harsh treatment. Ji Seong Ho escaped to China with his brother in 2008 by swimming across the Tumen River. He recalls: "If North Korea discovers that a person ... has been exposed to a religion such as Christianity, then their punishment [should they be returned] would be a prison camp or public execution," he said. "I prayed desperately not to get arrested in China."
In China, Ji went into hiding. He eventually hooked up with the underground railroad that ferries North Koreans to safety in neighboring countries. "During that journey, I realized how big a country China was," he said. "I moved in secret from one place to another and fled at the sight of the police. It was quite a challenge. I think it took almost one month crossing the Chinese countryside before I could enter a Southeast Asian country." Named cases like Ji's are hard to come by. The Chinese prefer to keep the practice out of the public's eye, sending North Koreans back at night on buses veiled with curtains. Nameless and faceless statistics are much less likely to raise international ire.
The underground railroad that helps North Koreans escape from China is operated by brokers, who are in it for the money, and Christians, both international missionaries and local believers, and other humanitarian organizations like Liberty in North Korea who are more often motivated by compassion. It is against Chinese law to help North Korean refugees and Americans have gone to jail for doing so.
China's repatriation policy is contrary to its obligations as a signatory to the International Refugee Convention. In addition, it refuses to allow the office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees to interview or assist North Koreans who are hiding in China. Beijing likes to defend its repatriation policy by comparing it with the U.S. policy on Mexicans who are in this country illegally. This is absurd. Mexico doesn't imprison, torture, or execute citizens whom the United States sends back.
North Korea is the worst human-rights offender here. But China is an enabler. One way the United States can pressure Pyongyang is to pressure Beijing. Washington needs to remind its counterpart that continuing to repatriate North Koreans is harmful to its relations with South Korea and the United States, and is unbefitting of China's aspirations to be a great power. Name and shame Beijing unconditionally for its egregious and shameful negligence.
Melanie Kirkpatrick, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of "Escape From North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad," and a member of the advisory council of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Victor Cha formerly served as Director on the National Security Council staff in the George W. Bush administration, and is the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University, and a Fellow in Human Freedom at the George W. Bush Institute.
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mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:38 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to ...
» Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death
02/08/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:38 a.m. EDT. NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the offi...
» Разведка ЕС не согласна с Киевом - Взгляд на Россию - Спецпроекты
02/08/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Фото: Георгий Алафузофф опроверг «&...
» Путин открыл памятник героям Первой мировой войны на Поклонной горе - Газета.Ru
02/08/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . В пятницу о Первой мировой войне, кl...
» Впереди – обвальное падение
02/08/14 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радио Свобода. "Р оссия вышвырнута из "Семерки", "h...
» Владимир Путин и Барак Обама обсудили проблему Украины и российско-американских отношений - Первый канал
02/08/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Первый канал. RSS-лента. августа 2014, Пятница, 21:01 Политика п ...
» МВД Украины вызывает на допрос Жириновского, Зюганова, Малофеева и Шойгу
02/08/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ForUm - новости Украины и мира. Последние новости и события. Политика, экономика, происшествия. Фото и видеоновости. for-ua.com. Главное слеk...
» Чиновникам Минобороны в связи с крушением Ил-76 выдвинут подозрения в ближайшее время
02/08/14 11:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ForUm - новости Украины и мира. Последние новости и события. Политика, экономика, происшествия. Фото и видеоновости. for-ua.com. Должностным...
» Putin tells Obama that latest sanctions against Russia are counterproductive | World news
02/08/14 10:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news | The Guardian. President Barack Obama voiced deep concerns in a telephone conversation with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Friday about increased support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, t...
» Украина: люди уезжают из Луганска в Харьков - YouTube
02/08/14 05:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 2, 2014 Гуманитарный кризис на востоl...
» U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations - YouTube
02/08/14 05:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 2, 2014 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives vote to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security ...
» Russia: Snowden Waiting for Extension of Asylum
01/08/14 20:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The temporary asylum status of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret documents, expired in Russia at midnight Thursday, but Mr. Snowden is expected to rem...
» The C.I.A.’s Reckless Breach of Trust
01/08/14 20:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . In March, John Brennan, the C.I.A. director, was indignant when Senator Dianne Feinstein charged that the agency had broken into computers used by staff investigators from the Senate Intelligence Committee, w...
» Three Myths About the Brain
01/08/14 20:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Gray Matter By GREGORY HICKOK IN the early 19th century, a French neurophysiologist named Pierre Flourens conducted a series of innovative experiments. He successively removed larger and larger portions of br...
» Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director
01/08/14 20:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Friday that he has “full confidence” in John Brennan, the director of the C.I.A., despite Mr. Brennan’s admission this week that his agency imprope...
» Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' - YouTube
01/08/14 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» G-7 Issues New Broadside Against Russia
01/08/14 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: What's News Europe. The Group of Seven leading countries unleashed new criticism against the Kremlin Wednesday, saying "Russia has not changed course" in Ukraine and has continued to escalate ...
» Democrats Try the Impeachment Ploy
01/08/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. Revving up the base and drumming up the dollars by sounding a false alarm about Republicans.
» NATO Ill-Prepared Against Russia, U.K. Warns
01/08/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: What's News Europe. NATO isn't well prepared to face the threat posed by Russia and has serious deficiencies in its command structures and other areas, a committee of U.K. lawmakers warned.
» Behind the Fraying U.S.-Germany Bonds
01/08/14 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. Outrage over NSA snooping and Berlin's reluctance to confront Putin have added friction to the alliance.
» The Case for Suing the President
01/08/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. Rewriting ObamaCare laws on the fly is a violation of the constitutionally mandated separation of powers.
» So Sue Him
01/08/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. Forget impeachment. The House lawsuit is the real threat to Obama.
» Who Are Russia's Sanctioned Oligarchs?
01/08/14 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com Video - World. As the U.S. and the European Union step up economic sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, WSJ's The Foreign Bureau takes a look at some Russian oligarchs who are on th...
» Crisis Fractures German-Russian Ties
01/08/14 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: What's News Europe. The frayed relationship between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin shows the disintegration of a decadeslong effort by both nations to bin...
» Russian Bank Gets Awards in U.S. Despite Sanctions
01/08/14 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Emerging Europe Real Time. The war-of-sanctions between Moscow and the West in under way and more penalties against the Kremlin might be in the pipeline due to geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. Still, a ma...
» Investigators Return to Flight 17 Crash Site, and More
01/08/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com Video - World. What's News: Investigators reach Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site for the first time in nearly a week. Target names Pepsi executive Brian Cornell its new CEO. Sallie Mae study ...
» Probe Faults CIA Employees in Senate Feud
01/08/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Politics And Policy. Central Intelligence Agency officers improperly accessed computers used by a Senate committee investigating the agency's interrogation program, an agency report says.
» Bergdahl to Be Read Rights During Army Questioning
01/08/14 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Politics And Policy. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant held by extremists in Pakistan for five years, will be read his rights when he is questioned by an Army investigator next week, an Army o...
» Impeachment Politics
01/08/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. By Jason L. Riley Why Democrats want to talk about it and GOP leaders don't
» In Confronting Russia, Europe Tests Its Union
01/08/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: What's News Europe. The standoff with Russia has so far brought the EU closer together and cemented Berlin's influence across the policy spectrum.
» MH17: More remains recovered from Malaysia Airlines crash site - ABC Online
01/08/14 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News MH17: More remains recovered from Malaysia Airlines crash site ABC Online International experts have recovered more human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 ...
» Putin Tells Obama Sanctions Are 'Counterproductive'
01/08/14 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russian leader Vladimir Putin told President Barack Obama on Friday sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis were counterproductive and the "current situation'' was not in the ...
» Arab leaders turn against Hamas
01/08/14 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Arab leaders turn against Hamas Across the Arab world, leaders are looking the other way, abandoning Hamas in its conflict with Israel. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 rating...
» Mouthpieces for the Kremlin’s propaganda channel aren’t brave
01/08/14 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. When a journalist admits that he has been lying to the public for years, this usually results in a flurry of ...
» Zakaria: The rise of Putinism
01/08/14 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. When the Cold War ended, Hungary occupied a special place in the story of the revolutions of 1989. It was the...
» Monitors Reach Flight 17 Crash Site in Ukraine After Days of Delays
01/08/14 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The Ukrainian government said it had suspended operations against pro-Russia rebels in the area to allow the monitors safe passage, Reuters reported.
» Azerbaijani Rights Defender Accused Of Treason
01/08/14 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Azerbaijani authorities say prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who was arrested on July 30, was collaborating with Armenia's spy agencies.
» Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home | Marc Bennetts
01/08/14 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Neither western sanctions nor claims of Russias involvement in flight MH17 influence its citizens, who live on a diet of state propaganda There is a satirical cartoon doing the round...
» Azerbaijan Gets Tough In Bid To Silence Its Loudest Critic
01/08/14 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Authorities in Baku have charged prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus with treason and other charges stemming from her work to ease tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh....
» For eastern Ukrainians, a growing doubt: Is Russia manipulating us? - Christian Science Monitor
01/08/14 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Christian Science Monitor For eastern Ukrainians, a growing doubt: Is Russia manipulating us? Christian Science Monitor Part 2 of 2: Russia has long been viewed with brotherly affecti...
» World Briefing: Prominent Activist Charged With Treason in Azerbaijan
01/08/14 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The government charged the human rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband with a variety of crimes and ordered Ms. Yunus to be detained for three months before her trial.
» Will sanctions work against Russia? Iran's experience offers a few clues. - Washington Post (blog)
01/08/14 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times RT Will sanctions work against Russia ? Iran's experience offers a few clues. Washington Post (blog) When the United States first threatened Russia with sanctions in Ap...
» Ex-Kremlin Media Boss Hit With Call For Probe Over Pricey U.S. Real Estate
01/08/14 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. WASHINGTON – A U.S. senator has asked federal authorities to investigate whether a powerful Russian media mogul seen as the mastermind behind the Kremlin-funded RT networ...
» World Briefing: Russia: Snowden Waiting for Extension of Asylum
01/08/14 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The temporary asylum status of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret documents, has expired in Russia.
» U.S. Ambassador To Russia Confirmed
01/08/14 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Tefft in a voice vote to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
» Law Requiring Bloggers to Register as Mass Media Comes Into Force
01/08/14 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A law requiring popular bloggers to register as mass media took effect Friday, tightening government control over the country's influential online voices. voices but leaving s...
» Russia's Controversial Law For Bloggers Comes Into Force
01/08/14 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A law seen by rights defenders as another move to curb freedom of expression has come into force in Russia as of August 1.
» Two Azerbaijani Men Jailed For Life For Spying For Iran
01/08/14 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A court in Baku has sentenced two Azerbaijani men to life in prison for spying for Iran.
» Russia Releases Greenpeace Protest Ship
01/08/14 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A ship used by the environmental organization Greenpeace to protest against Russian oil drilling in the Arctic is on its way to the Netherlands after being held for nearl...
» European firms count Russia sanctions costs - BBC News
01/08/14 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News European firms count Russia sanctions costs BBC News But the pain is being felt most acutely so far by Russia . Vladimir Putin introduced a new sales tax this week to help co...
» Obamas poodle vs Putins leopard caption competition
01/08/14 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The Russian deputy prime minister tweeted this photograph, seemingly mocking the US president. Can you think of an appropriate caption? pic.twitter.com/WCH98Zxutu The Russian deputy ...
» Russian Court Refuses to Issue Arrest Warrant for Activist Navalny
01/08/14 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A Russian court on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny on suspici...
» The world has got my husband wrong - Q&A with Viktor Bout's wife
01/08/14 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Alla Bout, wife of the so-called 'Lord of War' Viktor Bout, talks about the new biopic of her husband
» Viktor Bout: arms dealer, 'Lord of War' - and home movie buff
01/08/14 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. A new film shows another side to arms dealer extraordinaire, Viktor Bout.
» Podcast: Vladimir The Ideologue Vs. Putin The Pragmatist
01/08/14 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Whether Putin seeks an exit from the Ukraine crisis or escalates it depends largely on which Putin the West is dealing with.
» Supplying The Front Lines In Eastern Ukraine
01/08/14 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. RFE/RL takes a look at some of the groups supplying equipment, weapons, and volunteer fighters to both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
» EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet
01/08/14 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks over Moscow's support for rebels ...
» Boehner: Obama executive steps further president's 'lawlessness'
01/08/14 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama to address a surge of illegal immigrants would make ...
» CIA concedes it spied on Senate investigators, apologizes
01/08/14 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA said on Thursday its director had apologized to leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for monitoring computers that committee investigators wer...
» Court rejects request to arrest Kremlin critic Navalny
01/08/14 14:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny on...
» C.I.A. Admits Penetrating Senate Intelligence Computers
01/08/14 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its ...
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01/08/14 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The New York Times is on Facebook. To connect with The New York Times, join Facebook today.
» Does the C.I.A. culture need an overhaul? Our Editorial Board makes a case.
01/08/14 14:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The New York Times's Facebook Wall. Does the C.I.A. culture need an overhaul? Our Editorial Board makes a case. The C.I.A.’s Reckless Breach of Trust www.nytimes.com The agency will have to go much fur...
» A Test for the European Union
01/08/14 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Editorials. The Hungarian government’s moves against free speech and civil society groups require concrete responses.
» CIA sorry for Senate spying - iAfrica.com
01/08/14 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. CIA sorry for Senate spying iAfrica.com Lawmakers slammed the CIA on Thursday after the US intelligence agency admitted its officers had "improperly" spied upon Senate investigators pr...
» Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush - Chron.com
01/08/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush Chron.com An Ukrainian government army military vehicle travels across a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk regio...
» Large Expert Team Reaches Ukraine Crash Site - ABC News
01/08/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NDTV Large Expert Team Reaches Ukraine Crash Site ABC News A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in e...
» В Шахтерске ополченцы расстреляли из "Градов" колонну украинских десантников - Московский комсомолец
01/08/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Московский комсомолец В Шахтерске ополченцы расстреляли из "Градов" колонну украинских десантников Московский комсомолец Официальной информации о количестве погибших и ра...
» На западе Донецка раздалась серия необычно мощных взрывов - Российская Газета
01/08/14 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Украина Взгляд На западе Донецка раздалась серия необычно мощных взрывов Российская Газета Жители западных районов Донецка услышали несколько мощных взрывов днем 1 авгу...
» Владимир Шаманов: тех, кто стреляет в дончан и луганчан, я десантниками не считаю - Московский комсомолец
01/08/14 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Московский комсомолец Владимир Шаманов: тех, кто стреляет в дончан и луганчан, я десантниками не считаю Московский комсомолец Командующий Воздушно-десантными войсками Владимир Шама...
» Facebook Is Down: Social Network Suffers Outage - ABC News
01/08/14 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sci/Tech - Google News. Times of India Facebook Is Down: Social Network Suffers Outage ABC News Stay calm -- Facebook is down. Users who tried accessing their accounts today were greeted with the message: ...
» AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine
01/08/14 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:44 a.m. EDT. MOSCOW (AP) -- For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad....
» In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much
01/08/14 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:44 a.m. EDT. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for anyone who wants to live here and thinks $1 million will b...
» Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress
01/08/14 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Health News At 11:50 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid all the debates on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are also wondering whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous....
» Murderous march of ISIS continues
01/08/14 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Murderous march of ISIS continues The militant group ISIS is on a murderous march across Iraq and Syria - can they be stopped? From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 0...
» Post-Obama visit, Honduras president sees child migrant stalemate
01/08/14 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - After meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, Honduran President Juan Hernandez sees little hope of an immediate solution to stemming a wave of child...
» John F. Tefft, a Career Diplomat, Will Go to Russia
01/08/14 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. John F. Tefft, a career diplomat, who was nominated without objections, will fill a post that had been vacant since February.
» House of Representatives to Vote on Revised Border Security Bill
01/08/14 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is making another attempt to pass a funding bill to respond to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. border with an influx of children from ...
» Facebook down in second major outage in two months
01/08/14 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Following Junes half-hour outage, Facebook collapsed worldwide again Facebooks main site was down worldwide on Friday afternoon, the second major outage in less than two month...
» See How the European Media Stands Up to Putin - The Fiscal Times
01/08/14 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Fiscal Times See How the European Media Stands Up to Putin The Fiscal Times All of that changed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, allegedly by sep...
» The West must prepare for a wounded Putin to become even more aggressive - Washington Post
01/08/14 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. New York Times The West must prepare for a wounded Putin to become even more aggressive Washington Post A MONTH ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to be successfully execut...
» Пресса Британии: cекретный план Меркель и Путина - BBC Russian
01/08/14 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. GORDONUA.COM Пресса Британии: cекретный план Меркель и Путина BBC Russian Independent сообщает, что ей стало известно о тайном плане по разрешению украинского кризиса, над которым р...
» Cameron: We'll toughen sanctions until Putin 'changes approach' - BBC News
01/08/14 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. BBC News Cameron: We'll toughen sanctions until Putin 'changes approach' BBC News David Cameron has warned that sanctions against Russia will continue to be tightened unless Russian Pr...
» With Ukraine, Putin is courting the home crowd - Los Angeles Times
01/08/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. With Ukraine, Putin is courting the home crowd Los Angeles Times The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has finally spurred the United States and Europe to agree on imposing additi...
» Sanctions Have Little Effect On Putin's Incredible Popularity In Russia - Business Insider
01/08/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Business Insider Sanctions Have Little Effect On Putin's Incredible Popularity In Russia Business Insider “The Putin majority is evolving as a social coalition for sustainable developm...
» Putin's Costs Grow - Wall Street Journal
01/08/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Putin's Costs Grow Wall Street Journal As Ukraine's military counteroffensive pushes back the rebels, President Putin now faces a choice in Ukraine: Cut losses and drop the rebels, or ...
» Putin's strange bedfellows - Boston Globe
01/08/14 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Boston Globe Putin's strange bedfellows Boston Globe Defending Vladimir Putin's regime is a thankless task these days, when Putin's bad reputation as Europe's bully is rivaled only by ...
» Сколько осталось режиму Путина? - Радіо Свобода
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. Сколько осталось режиму Путина ? Радіо Свобода Почему Виктор Суворов дает режиму Путина всего год жизни? Как скажется на политической судьбе президента РФ украинская кампания? Писат...
» Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis - The Independent
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Independent Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis The Independent “This is Merkel's deal. She has been dealing direct with President Putin o...
» 3 Putin Allies Among 8 Hit With New EU Sanctions - ABC News
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. 3 Putin Allies Among 8 Hit With New EU Sanctions ABC News Among the individuals was Arkady Rotenberg, Putin's former judo partner and a major shareholder of the civil engineering compa...
» EU sanctions Putin's banker, 2 other cronies over Ukraine - USA TODAY
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. EU sanctions Putin's banker, 2 other cronies over Ukraine USA TODAY The European Union has tightened the financial economic screws on three cronies of Russian President Vladimir Putin ...
» Putin Has Unleashed Forces in Ukraine That Even He Can't Control - Slate Magazine
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Slate Magazine Putin Has Unleashed Forces in Ukraine That Even He Can't Control Slate Magazine The West has miscalculated Putin's machinations ever since his Ukrainian proxy, then-Pres...
» Есть ли у Путина стратегия выхода из конфликта с западом и можно ли перевернуть страницу - Slon.ru - Редакция деловых новостей
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. Slon.ru - Редакция деловых новостей Есть ли у Путина стратегия выхода из конфликта с западом и можно ли перевернуть страницу Slon.ru - Редакция деловых новостей У Путина есть три ва...
» Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist - The Guardian
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Guardian Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist The Guardian The EU has added three longstanding "cronies" of Vladimir Putin , an important presi...
» Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions - WND.com
01/08/14 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. WND.com Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions WND.com WASHINGTON – As the United States and Europe impose increased sanctions on Russia, there is increasing concern that ...
» Гольдфарб: Или Путин остановится, или его сместят собственные соратники - GORDONUA.COM
01/08/14 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. GORDONUA.COM Гольдфарб: Или Путин остановится, или его сместят собственные соратники GORDONUA.COM Самое лучшее сейчас для Владимира Путина – пойти на попятную и отказаться от претен...
» Is Putin About to Blink? - Daily Beast
01/08/14 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Is Putin About to Blink? Daily Beast The new sanctions might not be pushing Russia's economy off the cliff, yet, but they definitely are pushing Russian President Vladimir Putin deeper...
» Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putin's soaring popularity at home - The Guardian
01/08/14 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Guardian Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putin's soaring popularity at home The Guardian Dubbed the “zombie box” by opposition-minded Russians, state-run TV is perhaps Putin's most ...
» AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine - Washington Post
01/08/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Wall Street Journal AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine Washington Post MOSCOW — For Russian President Vladimir Putin , there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they a...
» The Upside of Putin's Warmongering - TIME
01/08/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. TIME The Upside of Putin's Warmongering TIME Let's stipulate that Putin's crushing of dissent at home, his seizing of the Crimea, his wars against Ukraine and Georgia, and his bullying...
» Merkel Is Giving Putin the Silent Treatment - The Wire
01/08/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Wire Merkel Is Giving Putin the Silent Treatment The Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin since July 20, three days after the Mal...
» Sanctions against Russia in phase 3, but is Vladimir Putin listening? - CBC.ca
01/08/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Wall Street Journal Sanctions against Russia in phase 3, but is Vladimir Putin listening? CBC.ca Many in Washington had expected Putin's business friends who were hit by sanctions in M...
» Putin v Obama: Russian deputy prime minister mocks president with catty ... - The Independent
01/08/14 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Independent Putin v Obama: Russian deputy prime minister mocks president with catty ... The Independent Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian deputy prime minister, posted a picture on Twitt...
» Why even the toughest sanctions on Russia may not change Putin's behavior - Vox
01/08/14 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Guardian Why even the toughest sanctions on Russia may not change Putin's behavior Vox Are we actually trying to change the behavior of Vladimir Putin — or simply trying to send a ...
» Brits Say Putin Shows NATO Is Useless - Newsweek
01/08/14 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Newsweek Brits Say Putin Shows NATO Is Useless Newsweek The growing aggression of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his territorial ambitions, as displayed in his annexation of Crim...
» Woman who had sex with friend's 14-year-old son at party walks free from court
01/08/14 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sickened to discover Karen Ackland, 44, of Kent had taken advantage of her son - who is 30 years her junior - at a family party.
» CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying - Hutchinson News
01/08/14 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying Hutchinson News FILE - This March 11, 2014 file photo shows CIA Director John O. Brennan speaking in Washington. The CIA's insisten...
» Obama Signs Executive Order to Detain Americans With ‘Respiratory Illnesses’
01/08/14 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, President Barack Obama has signed an amendment to an executive order that would allow him to mandate ...
» Chikungunya: New disease hits the Americas
01/08/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Chikingunya, meaning “writhing around in pain”, has hit the American continent for the first time, with 1,200 cases reported in El Salvador...
» Why spiders may be the human races ultimate spin doctors
01/08/14 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Arachnids are essential for biodiversity and we are only starting to understand the medical and scientific benefits they could bring Most ecologists talk about saving the worl...
» Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court
01/08/14 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The court ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be altered and revived.
» Uganda Court Annuls Anti-Gay Law
01/08/14 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Uganda's Constitutional Court has overturned a controversial anti-homosexuality law that made same sex acts punishable by up to life in prison. While the law was annulled because of proce...
» Mystery of the Siberian holes at the end of the world 'solved': Scientists ... - The Independent
01/08/14 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. The Independent Mystery of the Siberian holes at the end of the world 'solved': Scientists ... The Independent It drew world -wide press attention, not least because it was discovered ...
» Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law
01/08/14 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative technicalities weren't properly observ...
» WHO Warns of 'Catastrophic' Consequences of Ebola
01/08/14 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said the outbreak in West Africa is spreading quickly and that greater efforts must be made to control it.
» Russian Bloggers Forced To Register With State
01/08/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. All blogs with at least 3,000 daily readers have to register with the state communications watchdog and disclose their identity.
» Ukraine Reports Losses After Pro-Russian Ambush Near Malaysia Airlines Flight ... - Wall Street Journal
01/08/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal Ukraine Reports Losses After Pro-Russian Ambush Near Malaysia Airlines Flight ... Wall Street Journal Ukraine said Friday it had lost at least 10 of its troop...
» Global trade deal goes back to drawing board - Washington Post
01/08/14 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Moneycontrol.com Global trade deal goes back to drawing board Washington Post GENEVA — The World Trade Organization is regrouping to see whether it is still possible to finalize ...
» MH17: 60 experts arrive at crash site in Ukraine
01/08/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. International monitors and experts arrived at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for the second day running Friday -- this time in much greater numbers.
» Experts start work at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting
01/08/14 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - International experts started recovery work at the wreckage site of a downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday despite clashes nearby between government for...
» Uganda Court Strikes Down Antigay Law
01/08/14 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. While human rights advocates are claiming victory, the Constitutional Court annulled the law over incorrect parliamentary procedure, leaving open the possibility of appeal and a second...
» 'Woman In Black' Mystery Captivates America
01/08/14 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. As the "woman in black" mystery is solved, here is a look at her journey, her identity and the social media frenzy around her.
» East Ukraine clashes kill 14, including 10 troops
01/08/14 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Fierce clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia forces have killed 14 people, including 10 government soldiers in the volatile eastern regions o...
» Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void'
01/08/14 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Constitutional court strikes down law on technicality, but activists say homosexuality remains a criminal offence under colonial-era laws Gay rights activists in Uganda and ar...
» Dr Kent Brantly gives up the only dose of experimental Ebola serum to his colleague
01/08/14 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Valiant rescue: The CDC has reportedly dispatched a specially outfitted Gulfstream jet to Liberia to transport Ebola-stricken Americans Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly back home to ...
» NSA Surveillance Chilling Effects: HRW and ACLU Gather More Evidence
31/07/14 22:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Human Rights Watch and the ACLU today published a terrific report documenting the chilling effect on journalists and lawyers from the NSA's surveillance programs entitled: " With Liberty to Monitor All: How L...
» Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades
31/07/14 17:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, ...
» BBC News - Cameron: We'll toughen sanctions until Putin 'changes approach'
31/07/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Politics. 30 July 2014 Last updated at 12:03 ET PM David Cameron: "We need to keep turning up the pressure until Russia decides to behave like any civilised country" David Cameron has warned tha...
» Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis - Europe - World
31/07/14 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Independent can reveal that the peace plan, being worked on by both Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, hinges on two main ambitions: stabilising the borders of Ukraine and providing the financially trouble...
» Остановят ли Путина санкции?
31/07/14 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Тут меня спрашивают, остановят ли П...
» Есть ли у Путина стратегия выхода из конфликта с Западом и можно ли перевернуть страницу - Россия
31/07/14 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Slon.ru - все материалы. Иллюстрация: Дженнифер Вон Но&...
» Is Putin About to Blink?
31/07/14 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . As the Kremlin gets more nervous about American and European pressure it could also get more dangerous. When Putin gets defensive, he takes the offense. ODESSA, Ukraine — The Russian Ministry of De...
» The West must prepare for a wounded Putin to become even more aggressive
31/07/14 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence. (Alexei Nikolsky/AP) By Editorial Board July 30 at 7:51 PM A MONTH ago, Russian President Vladi­mir Putin appear...
» On Hold: Merkel Gives Putin a Blunt Message - Wall Street Journal
31/07/14 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Wall Street Journal On Hold: Merkel Gives Putin a Blunt Message Wall Street Journal Ms. Merkel's well of patience with Mr. Putin finally ran dry in the aftermath of the Flight 17 disas...
» Tefft calls for working with the Kremlin
31/07/14 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia Beyond The Headlines. On July 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held an unannounced meeting in which its members unanimously approved John Tefft’s nomination as the next U.S. ...
» Страны G7 готовы ввести новые санкции против России - Газета.Ru
31/07/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Страны G7 готовы ввести новые санкции против России Газета.Ru Страны «большой семерки» выразили готовность к введению новых санкции против России в связи с ее позицией по Украине, ...
» G-7: Plane crash should have been 'a watershed' moment for Russia
31/07/14 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Group of Seven nations regrets that the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine did not mark a "watershed" moment for Russia to discontinue its support for separatists in the region.  T...
» G-7: Plane crash should have been 'a watershed' moment for Russia - The Hill
31/07/14 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Group of Seven - Google News. G- 7 : Plane crash should have been 'a watershed' moment for Russia The Hill The Group of Seven nations regrets that the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine ...
» Chris Kyle trial: Did defense attorneys make a strategic error in Jesse Ventura ... - The Oregonian
31/07/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Chris Kyle trial: Did defense attorneys make a strategic error in Jesse Ventura ... The Oregonian Did defense attorneys for the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris...
» Group of Seven Issues New Broadside Against Russia - Wall Street Journal
31/07/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Group of Seven - Google News. Group of Seven Issues New Broadside Against Russia Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Group of Seven leading countries unleashed new criticism against the Kremlin Wednesday, s...
» ЕС пополнил санкционный список тремя российскими компаниями - BFM.Ru
31/07/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК ЕС пополнил санкционный список тремя российскими компаниями BFM.Ru ЕС внес еще восемь человек и три компании в обновленный санкционный список по России и Украине, передает ИТАР...
» Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age - Reuters
31/07/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Canada News Tech Times Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend...
» Obama stops for iced tea in Kansas City suburb - KSDK
31/07/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. KSDK Obama stops for iced tea in Kansas City suburb KSDK Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and ...
» Eric Holder Takes Voting Rights Battle to Ohio, Wisconsin - Wall Street Journal
31/07/14 11:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. USA TODAY Eric Holder Takes Voting Rights Battle to Ohio, Wisconsin Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Obama administration filed court papers Wednesday challenging Republican-backed ...
» «Большая семерка» пригрозила России экономическими санкциями - РБК
31/07/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК «Большая семерка» пригрозила России экономическими санкциями РБК Лидеры семи индустриально развитых стран мира пригрозили России экономическими санкциями, если Москва не измени...
» AP EXCLUSIVE: Some ambassadors who knew of brutal CIA interrogations told ... - Fox News
31/07/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News AP EXCLUSIVE: Some ambassadors who knew of brutal CIA interrogations told ... Fox News FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell spea...
» LA's Crappy Old Pipes Mean More Epic Floods Are Coming - Mother Jones
31/07/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Mother Jones LA's Crappy Old Pipes Mean More Epic Floods Are Coming Mother Jones Yesterday at around 3:30 pm, a water main burst near the campus of UCLA in the Westwood neighborhood o...
» Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill - seattlepi.com
31/07/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill seattlepi.com WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland doctor is being charged with operating a pill mill out of his office in Rockville, and pros...
» George W. Bush writes book about father - Post-Bulletin
31/07/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. George W. Bush writes book about father Post-Bulletin FILE - This Oct. 25, 2009 file photo shows former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush before the Houston...
» Criticism of Kerry grows in Israel - CNN (blog)
31/07/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Criticism of Kerry grows in Israel CNN (blog) Intense criticism over John Kerry's latest cease-fire plan. He's really hearing it from U.S. ally Israel. "Kerry ruined everything.&q...
» Gaza conflict: souring of relations unlikely to shift America's support for Israel - Irish Times
31/07/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. National Post Gaza conflict: souring of relations unlikely to shift America's support for Israel Irish Times A day after President Obama phoned Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu demand...
» Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share - PCWorld
31/07/14 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sci/Tech - Google News. TechCrunch Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share PCWorld Google's dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accoun...
» Ukraine Crisis Spurs Reversal in German-Russian Ties - Wall Street Journal
31/07/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Group of Seven - Google News. Wall Street Journal Ukraine Crisis Spurs Reversal in German-Russian Ties Wall Street Journal At the special " Group of Seven " meeting in The Hague on March 24 that ...
» Ситуация в Украине: хроника АТО 31.07.2014 года - Портал газеты Бизнес
31/07/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Портал газеты Бизнес Ситуация в Украине: хроника АТО 31.07.2014 года Портал газеты Бизнес Ситуация в Украине в зоне антитеррористической операции на 31июля 2014 года осложняется те...
» Google's legal threats in Europe - MyBroadband
31/07/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sci/Tech - Google News. MyBroadband Google's legal threats in Europe MyBroadband Google faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States...
» 'Ebola is terrifying - and proves how unprepared we are for epidemics' - Telegraph.co.uk
31/07/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk 'Ebola is terrifying - and proves how unprepared we are for epidemics' Telegraph.co.uk Ebola Virus Disease is one of those rare infections that is so sinister and appa...
» White House accidentally emails torture report memo to reporter - Sydney Morning Herald
31/07/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Sydney Morning Herald White House accidentally emails torture report memo to reporter Sydney Morning Herald Washington: The White House has accidentally emailed a memo about a Se...
» В "Алмаз-Антее" считают санкции ЕС "лицемерным решением" - РБК
31/07/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости В "Алмаз-Антее" считают санкции ЕС "лицемерным решением" РБК РБК 31.07.2014, Москва 11:13:23 Санкции Евросоюза против разработчика систем оборонительных вооружений "Кон...
» UN urges world to tackle human trafficking - Business Standard
31/07/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. UN urges world to tackle human trafficking Business Standard Geneva, July 31 (IANS/WAM) As it marked the first ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN has called for an e...
» Immigration courts speed up children's cases - Washington Post
31/07/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Immigration courts speed up children's cases Washington Post LOS ANGELES — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on...
» Independent: Меркель ведет секретные переговоры с Путиным по Украине - УНИАН
31/07/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Independent: Меркель ведет секретные переговоры с Путиным по Украине УНИАН Германия и Россия работают над секретным планом мирного урегулирования, которое покончит с междунар...
» Украинская армия объявила «день ОБСЕ» и остановила наступление - РБК
31/07/14 11:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украинская армия объявила «день ОБСЕ» и остановила наступление РБК Командование украинских силовиков, проводящих операции в Донецкой и Луганской областях, заявило о прекращении...
» Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns - Economic Times
31/07/14 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sci/Tech - Google News. Economic Times Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns Economic Times BOSTON: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into pers...
» Начальник Генштаба Украины: силовая операция на востоке страны может закончиться раньше чем через месяц - Коммерсантъ
31/07/14 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Начальник Генштаба Украины: силовая операция на востоке страны может закончиться раньше чем через месяц Коммерсантъ Начальник генерального штаба вооруженных сил Украины Викто...
» Ukraine halts offensive - iAfrica.com
31/07/14 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Group of Seven - Google News. Ukraine halts offensive iAfrica.com International fallout from the crisis tearing apart the ex-Soviet nation rumbled on as the Group of Seven major developed economies warned ...
» Сноуден подал документы на продление временного убежища в России - РБК
31/07/14 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Сноуден подал документы на продление временного убежища в России РБК Бывший сотрудник американских спецслужб Эдвард Сноуден подал в Федеральную миграционную службу (ФМС) докуме...
» Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit - Washington Post
31/07/14 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Capital FM Kenya Aljazeera.com Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit Washington Post BEIJING — A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for ca...
» Порошенко: Украина ежедневно тратит на силовую операцию около $6 млн - BFM.Ru
31/07/14 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Версии.сом Порошенко: Украина ежедневно тратит на силовую операцию около $6 млн BFM.Ru Украина тратит около 70 млн гривен (примерно 6 млн долларов) в день на проведение силовой опе...
» Совет ЕС принял законодательное постановление о введении санкций против России - БалТпп
31/07/14 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Совет ЕС принял законодательное постановление о введении санкций против России БалТпп Совет Евросоюза принял законодательное постановление о введении секторальных санкций в отношен...
» Группа экспертов добралась до места крушения малайзийского Boeing - Российская Газета
31/07/14 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Группа экспертов добралась до места крушения малайзийского Boeing Российская Газета Группе международных экспертов, в которую входят наблюдатели ОБСЕ, а также нидерландские и а...
» Scientists Discover a Revolutionary Way to Spot Suicide Before It Happens - Mic
31/07/14 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Mic Scientists Discover a Revolutionary Way to Spot Suicide Before It Happens Mic The news: Predicting if someone will die by suicide may be as simple as doing a blood test. It turns ...
» Widow of Alexander Litvinenko says she wants the truth about his death - Telegraph.co.uk
31/07/14 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Guardian Widow of Alexander Litvinenko says she wants the truth about his death Telegraph.co.uk A public inquiry into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko will be formall...
» Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212500 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
31/07/14 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212500 Bluefield Daily Telegraph RICHMOND, Va. — The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia studen...
» Европа поставила обвинения России на поток - Дни.Ру
31/07/14 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Дни.Ру Европа поставила обвинения России на поток Дни.Ру Как-то чересчур бодро начала штамповать решения европейская Фемида. Не успели еще улечься страсти вокруг весьма спорного ре...
» Virginia settles lawsuit over U.Va. student stopped by ABC agents - Daily Press
31/07/14 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. The Drinks Business Virginia settles lawsuit over U.Va. student stopped by ABC agents Daily Press Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced the state is settling a lawsu...
» UK Report Exposes NATO's Failure To Protect Ukraine From Russian Attack - RTT News
31/07/14 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Channel News Asia UK Report Exposes NATO's Failure To Protect Ukraine From Russian Attack RTT News A report by the British House of Commons Defense Committee says that that NATO is not...
» Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal
31/07/14 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold ...
» Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia
31/07/14 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over ...
» Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
31/07/14 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyl...
» Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued
31/07/14 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground ...
» US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring
31/07/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of highe...
» 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
31/07/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. BRUSSELS (AP) -- Three long-time Putin associates are among eight people who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, an official EU document showed Wednesday....
» GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit
31/07/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding th...
» Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
31/07/14 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Science News At 8:10 p.m. EDT. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and M...
» 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
31/07/14 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Science News At 8:10 p.m. EDT. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles o...
» Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques
31/07/14 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of sta...
» Rep. McCaul: This is a new Cold War
31/07/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Rep. McCaul: This is a new Cold War Wolf Blitzer speaks with Rep. Mike McCaul about his views on how the U.S. is handling Russia with regards to Ukraine. From: CNNInternational...
» U.S. Bars Travel by Top Venezuelan Officials
31/07/14 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Limits affecting cabinet members, agency heads, mayors, judges, and members of the military and the police were imposed in response to human rights abuses by the Venezuelan government at an...
» Israeli spies poisoned a Hamas leader
31/07/14 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Israeli spies poisoned a Hamas leader Brian Todd profiles Khaled Meshaal, a public leader for Hamas who Israeli spies are accused of trying to kill in 1997. From: CNNInternatio...
» Argentina, US Creditors Fail to Reach Deal; Default Imminent
31/07/14 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Argentina’s economic minister says the country will default on its debt. Minister Axel Kicillof said Wednesday the South American country failed to reach agreement with several New York h...
» Eight prisons have only sex offenders: Historic abuse cases fuel rise in prison population
31/07/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said he would 'make no apologies for putting sex offenders where they belong' as new figures reveal they now account for one in eight prisoners.
» Nato 'Unprepared' For Possible Russia Attack
31/07/14 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Nato troops should maintain a presence in "vulnerable" member states to counter possible threats from Russia, says a UK report.
» House authorizes lawsuit against Obama
31/07/14 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. House authorizes lawsuit against Obama The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives has authorized a lawsuit against President Obama. Dana Bash reports. From: CNNInternatio...
» Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
31/07/14 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accus...
» Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs - The Guardian
31/07/14 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. The Guardian Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs The Guardian Igor Strelkov, who fought in the Russian military and is now with the separatists, highlights the a...
» Dutch, Australians Again Attempt to Reach MH17 Crash Site
31/07/14 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Experts from the Netherlands and Australia tried on Thursday to reach the crash site in eastern Ukraine of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after several failed attempts this week. Me...
» US Lawmaker: Ban Travel to US from Ebola-stricken Countries
31/07/14 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S. congressman has asked the Obama administration to impose an immediate travel ban on the citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as on foreigners who have visited thos...
» State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics - WHDH-TV
31/07/14 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics WHDH-TV (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell spea...
» Argentina Debt Crisis 'President's Fault'
31/07/14 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves as she leaves the Itamaraty Palce after the 6th BRICS summit and the Union of S...
» Russia Must Compensate Yukos Shareholders
31/07/14 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia has to pay €1.87 billion ($2.51 billion) in compensation to the former shareholders of now-defunct oil company Yukos for unfair tax proceedings, the European Court of Human Righ...
» Ukraine Declares One-Day Pause in Fighting
31/07/14 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Ukraine's defense ministry declared a pause in fighting around the rebel-held Malaysia Airlines crash site to let investigators finally get there, but accused the pro-Russian separatis...
» Ukrainian Parliament Votes to Keep P.M. Yatsenyuk
31/07/14 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. (KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Yatsenyuk had said last week he was resigning after t...
» Parts of Alexander Litvinenko inquiry to be heard in secret, coroner confirms
31/07/14 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Sir Robert Owen also says sections of his final conclusion will be withheld due to sensitivity of documents he will consider Parts of the inquiry into the murder of Alexander ...
» Germany: the world's capital of penis enlargement
31/07/14 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. One in five surgeries takes place in Germany, according to data released by plastic surgeons. Find out what other aesthetic operations are popular worldwide UK cosmetic surger...
» Profile: Argentina's nemesis, hedge fund manager Paul Singer
31/07/14 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Republican billionaire and Elliott Management founder has been an unlikely champion of gay rights but fears the destruction of the world by electromagnetic pulses Paul Singer ...
» Japan poised to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
31/07/14 10:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. TOKYO — When Vladimir Putin was preparing for another shot at the Russian presidency a little over two years ago, he said he ...
» Ukraine declares one-day cease-fire in east
31/07/14 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military declared a one-day cease-fire Thursday throughout eastern Ukraine in its offensive aga...
» International Experts Reach MH17 Crash Site
31/07/14 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. International observers have reached the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
» Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine
31/07/14 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Food supplies have been cut to the rebel stronghold of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during a military offensive on the city by government forces, local o...
» Ukraine says suspends attacks to let experts reach crash site, rebels deny
31/07/14 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed ...
» Experts Reach Ukraine Crash Site
31/07/14 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An international team of experts has reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, after days of attempts foiled by violence in the separati...
» Foreign investigators reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine
31/07/14 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Dutch and Australia experts expected to focus initially on retrieving bodies still on site and collecting victims' belongings An international team of investigators in eastern...
» BREAKING NEWS: British father and two children killed in head-on crash with truck as they drove through Croatia on holiday, leaving mother and third child critically injured
31/07/14 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. No ages or names were available, but the crash near the village of Slano in southern Croatia left two children and their father dead, and the man's wife and a third child critically inj...
» The Russian soldier whose selfie obsession could prove Putin is operating in Ukraine: Comms officer who operates kit like that used to down MH17 accidentally reveals he is over the border
31/07/14 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Selfies posted to Instagram by 24-year-old Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin appear to show some of his pictures were uploaded from inside the Ukraine.
» China court hears case against gay-straight 'conversion therapy'
31/07/14 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Man files lawsuit against Chongqing clinic which he says gave him electroshock therapy to get rid of homosexual thoughts A Beijing court has heard the country's first case aga...
» MH17 investigation continues
31/07/14 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. MH17 investigation continues The Dutch and Malaysian prime ministers meet in The Hague to discuss the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster investigation. From: CNNInternational...
» Judge Opens London Inquiry Into Death of Ex-K.G.B. Officer
31/07/14 10:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former K.G.B. agent who became a critic of the Russian government, in 2006 after he was poisoned with radioactive polonium.