Thursday, August 7, 2014

2:06 PM 8/7/2014: No American Military Solutions in Iraq, White House Says

No American Military Solutions in Iraq, White House Says 

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to confirm a report published by The New York Times Thursday, that said U.S. President Barack Obama is considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants. "There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq" Earnest told reporters during the midday briefing, adding that there would be no American boots on the...

WorldViews: The most shocking events during the month-long conflict in Gaza 

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Among the most controversial moments during the month-long conflict in the Gaza Strip were the shellings of U.N. schools used as makeshift shelters, housing hundreds of thousands of Gazans who had been displaced by the war.
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Brother in the Land told me (at 10) why I wouldnt survive nuclear war 

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The horror of Gaza has made me reflect again on Robert Swindells despairing fiction and the terrifying truth of all modern warfare
As a 10-year-old growing up in Stockport, it was easy to identify with the protagonist of Robert Swindells Brother in the Land: the young Danny Lodge, who lived in the fictional northern town of Skipley. Written in 1984, the year of my birth, the book can hardly be divorced from the terrors of a renewed cold war, just a few years after Ronald Reagan had assumed the US presidency.
Threads, a TV drama about Sheffield in the aftermath of nuclear armageddon which people found so unbearably bleak that it wasnt shown again for two decades was broadcast by the BBC in the same year as Brother in the Lands publication, and the book promotes a similar doom-laden message. But even though I read the book at a time when anxiety over the bomb was supposedly at a low ebb in the post-Berlin Wall era, this tale of nuclear catastrophe lost none of its impact, and its unsettling relevance is even greater today.
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Azerbaijan's president threatens war with Armenia via Twitter

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President Ilham Aliyev issues social media tirade after bloody clashes in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which both sides claim as their own
Azerbaijans president has threatened war with Armenia via Twitter, after dozens were killed in clashes over a disputed area of land that both countries lay claim to.
In a lengthy series of tweets, President Ilham Aliyev said several Azeri lives had been lost in clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, and pledged to restore what he said was his countrys territorial integrity.
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Khmer Rouge victim still seeks justice 

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The conviction of two top leaders brings little consolation to a survivor whose entire family was killed by the Khmer Rouge.
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Experts: Terrorists recruit women online 

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Experts say terrorist groups are recruiting western women through social media. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu 'approached US to help avoid war crimes charges' over Palestinian civilian deaths

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Israel has consistently maintained that its military strikes on Gaza, some of which have resulted in civilian deaths, have been in self-defence against rocket attacks from terrorist group Hamas.

Russia responds to sanctions by banning western food imports - The Guardian

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Russia responds to sanctions by banning western food imports
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Dmitry Medvedev confirmed Russia's ban on food imports from countries that had imposed economic sanctions on the Kremlin. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Reuters. Russia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the US, the ...
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Edward Snowden 'spotted at Bolshoi Theatre watching opera'

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US fugitive Edward Snowden has been spotted watching opera in Moscow as his lawyer confirms his residency has been extended three years.

Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul - Businessweek

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Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The $16.3 billion measure also allows the Veterans Affairs ...
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Snowden gets three-year Russian residence permit - Times of India

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Snowden gets three-year Russian residence permit
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MOSCOW: Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programmes, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on ...

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Edward Snowden given permission to stay in Russia - video

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Edward Snowden has been granted permission to remain in Russia for the next three years, his lawyer says on Thursday. The NSA contractor turned whistleblower now has a three-year residence permit, with effect from 1 August 2014, allowing him to travel abroad for up to three months at a time. Snowden fled to Hong Kong and then Moscow last year, where he sought asylum, after leaking details of secret US surveillance programmes Continue reading...

Russia is at their borders but Ukrainians bring bloody clashes to Kiev streets

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Armed riot police moved in as tyre fires burned in Independence Square, the scene of protests which ousted Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Ukraine: Militants shoot down military plane

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ISIS overruns another Iraqi city

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Iraq's largest Christian town has been overrun by the same militant Islamists who have gained a foothold in parts of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq.
    

Поделись! Выпуск 208 - YouTube

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О возобновлении в Лондоне открытого дознания – журналист, бывший офицер КГБ Александр Васильев из Лондона и писатель Юрий Фельштинский из Бостона
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Bear that 'walks like a human' caught on camera - YouTube

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Published on Aug 7, 2014
New video footage shows a bear walking like a human on its hind legs through a suburban neighbourhood in New Jersey.

Al Jazeera Investigates - Informants - YouTube

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Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera's investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed as Muslims as they searched for people interested in joining violent plots concocted by the FBI.
Interactive Documentary : Informants http://aje.me/informants
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Iraqi Christians Flee As Militants Move In

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The leader of the Chaldean Catholic Iraqi Christians calls the purge by extremists as a "humanitarian disaster".

Colombia's president to start new term, faces fierce opposition

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos will be sworn in for his second term on Thursday to face the formidable task of clinching peace with Marxist FARC rebels as a hostile opposition seeks to hobble any accord that passes through Congress.
  

Russia bans Western food imports in Ukraine sanctions retaliation

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MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.
  

LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law 

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Number of permits issued for adult films plunges as industry says producers have moved to Las Vegas and eastern Europe
Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms.
The number of permits issued for adult films fell 90% last year to just 40 permits compared with 2012, when the law was introduced, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
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The truth about Ebola: battle starts with accurate information

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There have been discrepancies in reports of the number of lives lost to Ebola in Nigeria. How does one expect a government that cant properly manage information to convincingly tackle the crisis, asksTolu Ogunlesi
In crisis situations, rumour mills long a prominent feature of daily life in Nigeria take on a frenetic urgency. Add the push and reach of social media and the impact grows exponentially. The least any responsible government can do is make available accurate and credible information.
Yet when I attended a briefing by senior officials of the Lagos state government on the rising threat of the deadly Ebola virus in Africas most populated city yesterday, I found journalists struggling to confirm exactly how many lives had been affected by the outbreak so far.
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This Is How TIME Explained the Atomic Bomb in 1945

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This week marks the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings that ended World War II: the Aug. 6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and the one of Nagasaki three days later. The two attacks may have claimed over 250,000 lives — around 100,000 victims were immediately incinerated, and many others died later from radiation poisoning and other injuries. Entire neighborhoods vanished into thin air.
World War II had already ended in Europe by August 1945, after Nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender on May 7. But the war unfolding in East Asia and the Pacific raged on. When Japan showed no signs of surrendering, U.S. President Harry Truman decided to drop the bomb—an act whose necessity and ethical ramifications are being debated to this day.
“I realize the tragic significance of the atomic bomb,” President Truman said in a radio address on Aug. 9 that year. “Its production and its use were not lightly undertaken by this Government. But we knew that our enemies were on the search for it. We know now how close they were to finding it. And we knew the disaster which would come to this nation, and to all peaceful nations, to all civilizations, if they had found it first.”
TIME covered the end of the war in Japan in its Aug.20, 1945 issue, five days after Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced the country’s surrender. Among the generally celebratory coverage of the end of WWII, the magazine’s editors published the infographic above breaking down the chain reaction behind an atomic bomb explosion.
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Russia detains Ukrainian military officers who fled attacks by pro-Moscow rebels 

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KIEV, Ukraine — Five Ukrainian military officers have been arrested in Russia on accusations of directing artillery attacks into Russian territory, Ukrainian officials said Thursday.
The five are among 18 military officers and 28 Ukrainian border guards who are being held against their will in Russia, said Andriy Lysenko, a military spokesman. They were part of a group of more than 400 Ukrainians who crossed into Russia on Monday, apparently to escape heavy bombardment from pro-Russian rebels in the region.
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Richard III to be reburied at Leicester cathedral in March

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Monarch's remains, which were discovered under a council car park in Leicester, to be reinterred following a week of events
Richard III will be reburied at Leicester cathedral next March, it has been announced.
The reinterment service will take place on 26 March following a week of events in Leicestershire to honour the monarch.
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Russia Bans Wide Array of Food Imports From the U.S., EU

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Russia banned a wide array of food imports from Western countries Thursday in a spiraling sanction war amid the worst ties between Russia and the West since the Cold War.
A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the additional restrictions, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he signed a decree banning for one year the import of foods such as meats, cheese and vegetables from the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway, the Associated Press reports.
The measures will cut off what would have amounted to some $12 billion in imports from the EU and more than $1 billion in imports from the U.S., according to the AP. They are also likely to take a toll on the supply of higher-end food goods for Russia’s wealthier urbanites, according to the AP.
“Until the last moment, we hoped that our foreign colleagues would understand that sanctions lead to a deadlock and no one needs them,” Medvedev said, according to the AP. “But they didn’t and the situation now requires us to take retaliatory measures.”
The restrictions follow the harshest sanctions yet imposed by the West last week targeting a large swath of the Russian economy, including finance, oil and defense. Those measures were intended to squeeze the already troubled Russian economy even further, after Russia seized Crimea in March and is suspected of continuing to support pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Medvedev also said Ukrainian airliners would be banned from flying over Russian airspace. He said such measures may be extended to Western airliners, some of which currently fly over Siberia from the U.S. en route to other parts of Asia.
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Former Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty 

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Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge were found guilty of crimes against humanity.
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Christians forced to flee ISIS in Iraq

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ISIS fighters seized Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town, forcing thousands of Christians to flee for their lives.
     

Special Report: How scams and shakedowns brought down Ukraine to its knees

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KIEV (Reuters) - Late last year, Ukraine’s consumer protection agency began filing lawsuits against Foxtrot, the country’s largest electronics retailer. By early March, Foxtrot faced at least 231 separate suits that demanded fines totaling more than $150 million.
  
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How often should you replace your pillow? Every SIX MONTHS: Old bedding can cause acne and allergies, sleep expert warns

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Pillows that are more than six months old harbour dirt, oil, dead skin cells and dust mites, which could cause acne and even trigger allergic reactions,sleep experts claim

DJ had part of his skull removed and is unable to listen to music after he was hit by a thug in vicious attack on a night out

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Father Wayne Urwin, pictured, was struck by Aaron Robson outside a pub in Morpeth, Northumberland, in March. His family were told he was unlikely to survive.

Monkey owns selfie, claims Wikimedia - video 

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Wikimedia, the company that owns Wikipedia, has refused to delete a photo that a monkey took of itself, claiming there is no copyright. British nature photographer David Slater has argued the photograph belonged to him, as it was his camera that was hijacked by the primate. Slater began a legal battle with Wikimedia after the photo went viral online Continue reading...

Russia Grants Snowden Residency Permit

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Russia has granted Edward Snowden a three-year residency permit that allows him to travel in and out of the country and eventually receive Russian citizenship, according to his Russian lawyer.

Too many prisoners reoffend. The coalition is determined to break this cycle 

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In ground-breaking changes to the probation service, prisoners are being given targeted support on release
Breaking the cycle of crime in our society is the driving ambition behind the coalitions reforms to the criminal justice system. It is a goal that unites us personally and politically, even though we may disagree on other issues from human rights laws to the European Union.
The challenge we face as a country is clear. Crime levels are falling. Fewer people are coming into our system as first-time offenders. Yet more and more crime is being committed by people going round and round the system. Its this cycle that we are determined to break.
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ISIS Forces Appear to Capture Iraq’s Largest Dam

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Advances by Sunni extremists in the country’s north created an onslaught of refugees and set off fearful rumors in Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital.
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Isis seizes Iraq's largest Christian town - The Guardian

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Isis seizes Iraq's largest Christian town
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A Kurdish peshmerga soldier in northern Iraq. Thousands of residents are fleeing for Kurdistan ahead of the Isis advance. Photograph: Reuters. Jihadists have taken over Iraq's largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, and the surrounding areas sending tens of ...
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Bowe Bergdahl questioned by army investigators over disappearance 

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Former prisoner of the Tablian meets major general leading inquiry as Berghdal transitions to normal status as soldier
The US army has begun questioning Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an army spokeswoman said.
Bergdahl was questioned at Fort Sam Houston in Texas where he has been staying since returning to the US, said his attorney, Eugene R Fidell on Wednesday.
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Americans Give Up Passports as Asset-Disclosure Rules Start

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Swiss national flags in Zurich.
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Swiss national flags in Zurich.
By Dylan Griffiths
August 07, 2014 6:48 AM EDT
The number of Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship stayed near an all-time high in the first half of the year before rules that make it harder to hide assets from tax authorities came into force.
Some 1,577 people gave up their nationality at U.S. embassies in the six months through June, according to Federal Register data published yesterday. While that’s a 13 percent decline from the year-earlier period, it’s only the second time there’s been a reading of more than 1,500, according to Bloomberg News calculations based on records starting in 1998.
Tougher asset-disclosure rules effective as of July 1 under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, prompted 576 of the estimated 6 million Americans living overseas to give up their passports in the second quarter. The appeal of U.S. citizenship for expatriates faded as more than 100 Swiss banks turn over data on American clients to avoid prosecution for helping tax evaders.
“Fatca and the Swiss bank disclosure program has intensified the search for U.S. nationals beyond all measure,” said Matthew Ledvina, a U.S. tax lawyer at Anaford AG in Zurich. “It’s shocking the levels of due diligence they are going through to ensure they have cleaned house.”
Swiss banks are trawling through records going back to the 1990s to find clients with U.S. addresses and telephone numbers, and those who received schooling in the country, Ledvina said. Those identified as U.S. persons are either being asked to leave or placed in special U.S.-only sections of the institution, he said.

Imposing Tax

The U.S., the only Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nation that taxes citizens wherever they reside, stepped up the search for tax dodgers after UBS AG paid a $780 million penalty in 2009 and handed over data on about 4,700 accounts. Shunned by Swiss and German banks and with Fatca looming, almost 9,000 Americans living overseas gave up their passports over the past five years.
Fatca requires U.S. financial institutions to impose a 30 percent withholding tax on payments made to foreign banks that don’t agree to identify and provide information on U.S. account holders. It allows the U.S. to scoop up data from more than 77,000 institutions and 80 governments about its citizens’ overseas financial activities.
In establishing the 2010 Fatca law, Congress and President Barack Obama in effect threatened to cut off banks and other companies from easy access to the U.S. market if they didn’t pass along such information. It was projected to generate $8.7 billion over 10 years, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

Voluntary Disclosures

The start of Fatca was delayed by 18 months to give foreign banks time to comply with the law, after financial institutions including Canada’s Toronto-Dominion Bank and Allianz SE of Germany expressed concerns it was too complex.
More than two-thirds of 400 U.S. expatriates surveyed in November by Zurich-based deVere Groupsaid they had considered giving up their passports.
As many as 106 Swiss banks entered a U.S. Justice Department program to volunteer information on how they helped clients hide money from the Internal Revenue Service, in exchange for leniency. Those banks have discovered that thousands of their clients have dual U.S.-Swiss or European citizenship, obliging them to make voluntary disclosures, said Ledvina. To avoid prosecution for handling undeclared American money, the banks must hand over account data and pay penalties.
June 30 was the deadline for turning over information on Americans considered in breach of U.S. tax rules, while July 31 marked the end of the second wave of deliveries and includes documents that show which American clients were compliant.

Compliance Costs

Switzerland is the largest cross-border financial center with $2.3 trillion of assets.
About a dozen banks, including Julius Baer Group Ltd. and HSBC Holdings Plc’s Swiss unit, are excluded from the program as they are already under investigation in the U.S. Credit Suisse Group AG, the second-biggest Swiss bank that was part of the probe, was fined $2.6 billion in May after it pleaded guilty to aiding tax evasion.
The additional compliance costs for companies to ensure that Americans they hire are filing the correct U.S. tax returns and asset-declaration forms are $7,000 per person, according to Ledvina. The U.S. accounting costs for individuals opting for expatriation are typically about $4,000 per year, he said.
Americans with a net worth exceeding $2 million and an average income tax of at least $157,000 over the previous five years must pay an exit tax on unrealized capital gains when they renounce U.S. citizenship.
U.S. citizens aren’t the only ones giving up their ties to America. The Treasury Department is also trying limit the benefits from corporations adopting foreign addresses to avoid taxes, a process known as a inversion.
To contact the reporter on this story: Dylan Griffiths in Cape Town at dgriffiths1@bloomberg.net
To contact the editors responsible for this story: Dale Crofts at dcrofts@bloomberg.net Zoe Schneeweiss, Ben Sills
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Putin Hits Tipping Point as Ukraine Tightens Rebel Noose

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As the military endgame in Ukraine approaches, President Vladimir Putin must decide just how far he’s prepared to go to defend the pro-Russian insurgency.
His options range from an invasion under the guise of a peacekeeping mission to abandonment of the rebels to avoid further sanctions from the U.S. and the European Union, said politicians, advisers and analysts.
With Ukrainian forces closing in on the remaining separatist strongholds in the eastern part of the country, military analysts say the revolt sparked by Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March is destined to fail without a sharp increase in aid from Russia. That means Putin must now decide whether to escalate his support for the rebels and risk further international isolation, which seems likely, according to Olga Kryshtanovskaya, a sociologist studying the country’s elite at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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“Putin has a very difficult choice in front of him,” Kryshtanovskaya said by phone from Moscow. “He has to protect his position in Russia. He has to show that he’s successfully pursuing his goals. He can’t afford to look like a loser in the eyes of the people.”
Putin has made restoring Russia’s influence in the world the hallmark of his presidency and his Ukrainian gambit has sent his domestic popularity to near-record levels. That has come at a cost.

Companies Sanctioned

Companies from OAO Rosneft, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company by output, to OAO Sberbank, the largest lender in eastern Europe, have been hit with sanctions, while the $2 trillion economy is on the brink of recession. Government bonds have fallen for 10 of the past 11 days, while the Micex stock index has declined 12 percent in a month.
Ukrainian forces say they’ve clawed back more than half of the area seized by the rebels since they ramped up attacks last month and intensified operations after the July 17 downing of a Malaysianpassenger jet over insurgent territory. Russia has responded by amassing thousands of troops and war materiel on the frontier and shelling Ukrainian military positions from its side of the border, according to U.S. and NATO officials.
Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the conflict and the defense ministry in Moscow yesterday called reports of a military buildup on its western border “groundless.”

‘Dangerous Period’

“Clearly, he’s preparing for the contingency of invading,” said Samuel Charap, senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Washington. “In the next week to month, we are entering an extremely dangerous period” when “even more Russian military intervention is very possible.”
With the bulk of what Ukraine estimates to be 15,000 separatists now confined mainly to the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, they’ll need Russian manpower, weaponry and ammunition to carry on, according to Anton Lavrov, an independent military analyst in Moscow.
“A victory for the rebels is only possible if Russia puts boots on the ground,” Lavrov said by phone. Without continued Russian military supplies, the rebels couldn’t last for more than another month or two, Paul Floyd, a military analyst at Stratfor, said by phone from Austin, Texas.

Invasion Warnings

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warned of just that yesterday, saying the risk of direct intervention by Russia is growing. His foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, said Aug. 5 that any Russian incursion would be presented as a peacekeeping operation. On the same day, Russia’s Foreign Ministry called for humanitarian assistance to avert a “catastrophe” in the mainly Russian-speaking eastern regions.
The U.S. and NATO also warned yesterday about the risk of Russia sending troops into Ukraine, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calling the threat of an incursion “reality.”
Even without sending troops, Russia can keep the rebellion alive for a few more months through ammunition shipments now that the militants have moved into the cities, where it’s harder to dislodge them, according to Lavrov.
“Ukrainian troops now have to learn how to fight in urban areas and that means lots of casualties,” said Lavrov, the independent military analyst. “The cities can be taken by infantry only -- artillery and tanks are almost useless there. That’s the weak point of Ukraine’s army, it lacks a trained infantry, while the rebels have lots of experienced fighters.”

‘Hybrid War’

Putin has so far been able to deny controlling the separatists by pursuing a “hybrid war” that his predecessors have practiced on the fringes of the czarist and Soviet empires for hundreds of years, according to James Sherr, an associate fellow at London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs.
This model relies on “informal networks” of operatives and fighters and aims to “erase the frontier between civil and interstate conflict,” Sherr said in a research note. “Its constituent parts are not only serving officers of Spetsnaz units and the Federal Security Service, but retired servicemen and deserters, the private security forces of oligarchs, Cossacks, Chechen fighters, adventurers and criminals.”
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, declined to comment on Russia’s policy in Ukraine.
The Russian president will probably try to conduct any military operation covertly, under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, unless saving the rebels requires an outright invasion, said Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington.

Putin’s ‘Trap’

“The problem for Putin is he set up all these expectations and he’s become the champion of all these people in eastern Ukraine,” Stent said. “He’s really set a trap for himself. This could be a protracted, drawn-out fight.”
President Barack Obama’s administration has threatened to broaden sanctions to include the entire financial and energy industries if Putin doesn’t alter that policy and help end a war that’s killed more than 1,300 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
“The next couple of weeks are going to be very decisive,” said Chris Weafer, a founder of Macro Advisory in Moscow. “The Kremlin may overtly increase support for the separatists, which will then bring more sanctions and have an immediate and serious impact on the economy.”

Food Ban

Putin yesterday ordered restrictions on food imports in retaliation against countries that seek to punish Russia over Ukraine. The presidential decree bans or limits “agricultural products, raw material and food imports” from countries that have imposed or supported sanctions against Russia, according to a statement on the Kremlin website.
The one year ban includes all cheese, fish, beef, pork, fruit, vegetable and dairy imports from the U.S., the EU, Canada, Australia and Norway, according to a list on the government’s website, published today.
“There is nothing good in the sanctions,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting. “The decision on retaliation was not easy for us to take, we were forced to adopt it, but I’m sure that even under such conditions we will be able to turn the situation to our own benefit.”
Another measure being considered is banning flights over Siberia by European carriers bound forAsia, Medvedev said. The government in Moscow already barred Ukrainian flights from crossing Russia to GeorgiaAzerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, according to Medvedev.

‘Political Instruments’

Putin has also ordered the government to take steps to prevent an acceleration of price growth as a result of the limits on imported foodstuffs. He instructed the government to identify countries and products that will be subject to Russia’s retaliation, according to the decree, which contains no such details.
“Political instruments of pressure on the economy are unacceptable, they contradict all norms and rules,” he said during a meeting this week with Alexey Gordeev, the governor of the Voronezh region near Ukraine. Any retaliation “must be done extremely carefully to support producers and avoid harming consumers.”
For all the economic hardship that sanctions may bring, they’ve done nothing to alter Putin’s behavior on Ukraine, said Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, a New York-based global political risk research and consulting firm.
“In terms of getting the Russians to do what we want, the sanctions are wholly ineffective and a complete failed policy,” Bremmer said.

‘So Dangerous’

Putin is determined to maintain control of eastern Ukraine, funneling arms and men to the region as needed to help the rebels resist Kiev, according to Bremmer. “Putin has a Plan B,” he said, referring to the option of an invasion if the rebels risk being defeated. “He’s prepared to go to Plan B if he needs to. That’s why this is so dangerous.”
The consultancy group Eurasia estimates the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine at 35 percent during the next six months, with such a move possible within weeks. “The Russian president has a record of brash, emotional, and forceful behavior, and he could just ‘go for it,’” Eurasia analyst Cliff Kupchan said in an emailed research note.
Including in Crimea, Russia has 45,000 soldiers, 160 tanks and as many as 1,360 armored vehicles on the border, according to Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman. Russia also has 192 warplanes and 137 military helicopters, as well as artillery systems and multiple rocket launchers, Lysenko said.

Helping Rebels

Russia has supplied the rebels with battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, rocket-propelled grenades and hand-held air defense systems, according to IHS Jane’s. Ukraine and the U.S. say the separatists also acquired Buk air-defense systems which they used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. The rebels deny downing the plane and blame the Ukrainian military.
“The rebels have a lot of weapons, but they need more because the numbers are no longer sufficient to face the Ukrainian military,” said Konrad Muzyka, a military analyst at IHS Jane’s in Gdansk, Poland.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey said more than 65 towns and villages in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have been retaken in the past month in a counteroffensive that won’t stop until the rebellion is stamped out.

‘Offensive Phase’

“Our forces are in an offensive phase,” Geletey said. “I am sure, 100 percent, just like every person in the Ukrainian armed forces, there will be victory, and very soon.”
Still, Geletey said it won’t be easy to recapture Donetsk and Luhansk, especially when Russia is “doing everything it can to provoke us.”
About half of Luhansk’s 465,000 inhabitants have already fled, according to the city council, which said the remaining 250,000 people are unable or unwilling to leave. All told, about 3.9 million of Ukraine’s 46 million people live in areas directly affected by the fighting, including Donetsk, which had a population of 1 million before the war, according to the United Nations. Russia estimates 600,000 Ukrainians from the southeastern part of the country are now in Russia.
Putin, whose approval ratings have soared to 87 percent since the Crimea annexation, will face a public outcry if he doesn’t defend Donetsk and Luhansk, said Sergei Markov, a political analyst who consults the Kremlin staff. As a result, the president and his inner circle have decided to stand by the rebels regardless of the consequences, Markov said.

‘Pointless’ Restraint

“Any sign of compromise or restraint on the part of Russia is pointless because they will condemn us in any case,” Markov said by phone from Moscow. “It’s clear the U.S. and the EU don’t want a peaceful solution in Ukraine and are counting on a military victory by Kiev.”
Kryshtanovskaya, the sociologist, said Putin could quietly abandon the rebels and pursue other ways of maintaining influence in Ukraine, such as by extending a cutoff of natural gas flows into the winter, but he seems “absolutely resolute” on staying the course.
“It’s in his character,” Kryshtanovskaya said. “The more pressure on him, the more confident he is that he’s doing the right thing.”
To contact the reporters on this story: Stepan Kravchenko in Moscow atskravchenko@bloomberg.net; Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.net
To contact the editors responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net; John Fraher at jfraher@bloomberg.net Brad Cook, Paul Abelsky
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In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe : The Two-Way : NPR

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Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, right, heads the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday. Dmitry Astakhov/AP hide caption
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Retaliating for sanctions placed on it by the West, Russia announced it was banning the import of some food from the United States and its allies.
As the AP reports the list is broad and shows that President Vladimir Putin has "no intention of bowing to Western pressure over Ukraine and will instead try to strike back at the West."
"Dmitri A. Medvedev, the prime minister, announced that Russia would ban all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year.
"'We hoped until the very last that our foreign colleagues would realize that sanctions are a dead end and that nobody needs them,' Mr. Medvedev said. 'Things have turned out in such a way that we have to implement retaliatory measures.'
"Russia was still considering various measures involving aviation, including a ban on flights over Siberia, which would affect routes used by European and American airlines that fly to Asia, he told a cabinet meeting broadcast live on state-run satellite news channels."
Remember, this whole conflict started after violent protests ended in the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Seizing on the chaos, Russia annexed Crimea, and the government in Kiev and some of its international partners — including the U.S. — worry that Russia is poised for further incursion into Ukrainian territory. Of course, the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over a rebel-held area in Ukraine only inflamed tensions, which led to further sanctions from the United States, but more importantly, from the European Union.
According to the AP, this import ban is significant. The wire service reports:
"Russia depends heavily on imported foodstuffs — most of it from the West — particularly in the largest and most prosperous cities such as Moscow. In 2013 the EU's agricultural exports to Russia totaled 11.8 billion euros ($15.8 billion), while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says food and agricultural imports from the U.S. amounted to $1.3 billion.
"Medvedev argued that the ban would give Russian farmers, who have struggled to compete with Western products, a good chance to increase their market share.
"But experts said that local producers will find it hard to fill the gap left by the ban, as the nation's agricultural sector has continued to suffer from poor efficiency and shortage of funds."
This sanctions battle, The Wall Street Journal reports, has already taken its toll on trade between the U.S. and Russia.
U.S. exports to Russia plummeted 34 percent in June to the "lowest level since January last year."
"Imports from Russian firms, meanwhile, fell nearly 10 percent, the third consecutive month of declines in U.S. purchases," the Journal reports. "That asymmetric fall between buying and selling pushed the trade gap with Russia up 25% to $1.13 billion."
Reuters reports that the newly imposed ban issued by Russia does not impact its export of wheat. Russia is one of the world's largest wheat producers.
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Russia's Politicized Patron Saint | The New York Times - YouTube

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Published on Aug 6, 2014
Some historians and church figures are crying foul over what they say are the Kremlin’s efforts to reshape the legacy of St. Sergius to enhance political goals.

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Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentence in Cambodia - YouTube

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Published on Aug 7, 2014
A United Nations-backed war-crimes tribunal on Thursday convicted two former Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were given life sentences.

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Российское правительство продолжает принимать ответные меры на санкции со стороны США и Евросоюза. Российский премьер Дмитрий Медведев уточнил, что уже запрещены полёты над территорией России Украинских авиалиний, и обсуждается вопрос о запрете транзитных рейсов авиаперевозчиков из США и Европы.

Объявлено также о полном запрете на импорт ряда продуктов питания из США и Евросоюза, включая фрукты, плодоовощную и мясо-молочную продукцию и рыбу. Эмбарго на ввоз товаров вводится сроком на один год и…
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Wednesday on the NewsHour, the death toll from the Ebola outbreak rose as the U.N. declared the outbreak of serious global concern. Also: Hackers score a massive cyber security breach, European spacecraft Rosetta reached its destination after a 10-year journey, giving California communities more warning before an earthquake strikes and tracing the ongoing reach of World War I.

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» If Russia Closes Siberian Skies, European Airlines Will Suffer - Businessweek
07/08/14 07:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Businessweek If Russia Closes Siberian Skies, European Airlines Will Suffer Businessweek If Russia decides to restrict its airspace in retaliation for economic sanctions, Europea...
» Ukraine: Russia Troop Build-Up Invasion Fear
07/08/14 07:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Nato is concerned that Russia may use intensified fighting in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for crossing the border.
» Financial Picture Very Bleak in Commonwealth, "Painful Correction Coming"
06/08/14 21:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Staying Safe Abroad. According to The Latin American Tribune , the US Department of Justice has allocated $5.4 million for services needed by crime victims in Puerto Rico. The island’s representative...
» AVV demands Federal government shoulder PR debt load
06/08/14 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . <iframe src="http://api.solvemedia.com/papi/challenge.noscript?k=vwZBj1Q181o36C4rCXWyWqAwdr0BPFP4" height="300" width="500" frameborder="0">&l...
» Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Options Would Be Good For Puerto Rico – Fitch - Income Investing
06/08/14 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Income Investing. By Michael Aneiro Fitch Ratings likes the idea of Puerto Rico being allowed to use Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy options, which currently aren’t available to the commonwealth, to r...
» Caribbean Business - More Local News - Page2RSS
06/08/14 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business - More Local News. Fed: PR should seek reforms — now Issued: August 4, 2014 The Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued a report on Puerto Rico on Thursday urging changes to a numbe...
» Press Releases | Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi
06/08/14 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. Washington, DC —Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis...
» GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'
06/08/14 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latino Voices - The Huffington Post. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and he suggested that...
» Do you think there are larger forces at work to depopulate Vieques ?
06/08/14 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Or are other factors at work? Ferry service to la Isla nena is being disrupted once again. What else is new and just what is the end game?. http://elvocero.com/denuncian-que-vieques-se-... Or is this about ma...
» Chapter 9 extension a positive for Puerto Rico - Fitch
06/08/14 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Wed Aug 6, 2014 10:08am EDT Aug 6 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico and holders of debt of its public utilities will benefit from the introduction of Chapter 9 bankruptcy provisions governing the adjustment of municipa...
» Puerto Rico Muni Bankruptcy Plan Would Aid Investors, Fitch Says
06/08/14 20:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Businessweek.com -- Top News. Allowing Puerto Rico’s public corporations to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection would benefit holders of the agencies’ debt as well as the commonwealth, acc...
» Police Abuses in New York City'
06/08/14 20:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. A window-washer and his wife were having drinks at a Harlem bar. When they quaffed their fill, she went out to get a cab: an average evening ending as average evenings do. But on the street, acco...
» Pierluisi said Acevedo Vila looking for a ALS can defend
06/08/14 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . But, argues that the country is going in search of greater union with the United States Resident Commissioner in Washington, Pedro Pierluisi, thinks the former governor Anibal Acevedo Vila is looking for a la...
» Sistema TV Informa: Policía de Puerto Rico en Facebook - YouTube
06/08/14 20:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 6, 2014 La Policía de Puerto Rico cuenta con una nueva herramienta para que los ciudadanos se mantengan al tanto y denuncien situaciones que afectan la seguridad del país. El Direct...
» García Padilla to avoid a "wild" debate on the future of the Commonwealth
06/08/14 20:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Governor Alejandro García Padilla today refused to comment on the new proposal by former Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila on the future of the Commonwealth (ELA), and insisted that the discussion on the form...
» Dramatic story of When a friend of Sanchez Betances was arrested
06/08/14 20:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The lawyer Jaime Sifre grieved lamenting the "suffering" of former Secretary of Justice By Gerardo E. Alvarado León / <a href="mailto:gerardo.alvarado@gfrmedia.com">gerardo.alvarado@gfrmedia.com<...
» FBI computer analyst on stand in Virginia ex-governor's corruption trial
06/08/14 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - An FBI computer forensic analyst will be back on the witness stand for the prosecution on Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor R...
» Family of slain Palestinian teen confronts suspects
06/08/14 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. The family of slain Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khudair unleash their anger towards the suspected killers in a Jerusalem court, seeing them for the first time. Jillian Kitchener ...
» Putin orders agricultural import bans in sanction retaliation
06/08/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia, the Kreml...
» Clinton trumps Christie for president in New Jersey voter poll
06/08/14 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. (Reuters) - New Jersey voters favor Democrat Hillary Clinton over their own Governor Chris Christie in the 2016 presidential race, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
» Ukraine restricts pig imports over disease fears
06/08/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. GENEVA (Reuters) - Ukraine has introduced emergency restrictions on the import of pigs and pork products from nine countries including Poland, Russia, China and the United States, it ...
» Soldier who killed U.S. general spent three years in Afghan army
06/08/14 20:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan who opened fire on a high-ranking delegation visiting a military complex in Kabul, killing U.S. Major General Harold Greene, had served in the army for three...
» Breakingviews: Murdoch's big blunder
06/08/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. The octogenarian media mogul miscalculated in his $80 bln bid for Time Warner, but could yet turn out to be crazy like a Fox. Jeffrey Goldfarb and Antony Currie explain.
» Grand jury indicts three New Mexico teens for murdering homeless men
06/08/14 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A grand jury has indicted three Albuquerque teens for first degree murder in the beating deaths of two homeless American Indian men, which shocked New Mexico's b...
» New York City subway cars fumigated after bedbug sightings
06/08/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three New York City subway trains had to be fumigated after riders and staff spotted bedbugs in the cars, a transit spokesman said on Wednesday.
» 50 killed in clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants
06/08/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fifty people were killed in fighting between Iraqi government forces and Islamic State insurgents in the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday, hospital officials said.
» U.S. marijuana industry group launches first food safety course
06/08/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. DENVER (Reuters) - A national marijuana industry group launched the first food safety basics course in Colorado on Wednesday for producers and retailers of pot-infused edibles, and another f...
» Wife of man who filmed NYPD choke hold is charged with assault
06/08/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police have arrested the wife of a New York City man who filmed an officer using a choke hold on a suspect who later died, authorities said on Wednesday, charging her wi...
» Wanted by FBI: someone to rate news stories about the agency
06/08/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to hire a contractor to grade news reports about the agency and brief staff on whether press coverage is favorable, an FBI spokeswoman c...
» Poor condom use common among gay, bisexual black men
06/08/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black men who have sex with men are more likely to report problems with broken or improperly used condoms, putting them at higher risk of contracting or tr...
» Ukraine readies for possible Russian invasion
06/08/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. Amid fresh air strikes on Donetsk, the Ukrainian military prepares for a possible Russian invasion. Jillian Kitchener reports.
» Maliki warns that new Iraq government could open "gates of hell"
06/08/14 19:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. Any unconstitutional attempt to form a new government would open "the gates of hell", Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says in weekly address to the nation. Deborah Lutterbeck r...
» Jeweler Fabergé forces Brooklyn's Faberge restaurant to change name
06/08/14 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered Faberge, a Brooklyn restaurant and banquet hall, to come up with a new name by the end of August after Fabergé, the luxury jewelry company fa...
» Unaccompanied Migrant Children: The Tip of the Iceberg - The Expert Take
06/08/14 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. By: Rafael Fernández de Castro* and Margarita Zavala** This article was translated from Spanish by the Mexico Institute. Also in Spanish (See below)    President Barack Obama...
» No Palace Coup in Sight for Russia
06/08/14 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from EU-RussiaCentre. President Vladimir Putin maintains strong support in Russia. Gennady Timchenko, whom the US Treasury Department has described as someone whose ‘activities in the energy sector have been cl...
» Crimean Tatars: Back to the Past
06/08/14 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home. In 1944, on Stalin’s Stalin's orders, the Crimean Tatar people were was deported from Crimea to Central Asia in the space of within three days. According to analyst Alexander Podrabinek, seventy writ...
» Ukraine Rebels Conscript ‘Punishment Brigades’ for Support Work
06/08/14 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Glum-looking detainees, often stripped to their underwear, can be seen around Donetsk digging ditches, clearing brush and peeling potatoes.
» Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine - New York Times
06/08/14 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine New York Times WASHINGTON — Russia has roughly doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border, Western officials ...
» Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting - Sydney Morning Herald
06/08/14 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sydney Morning Herald Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting Sydney Morning Herald Kiev: Ukraine said it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldie...
» Ancient Coins Returned to Greece, Ending U.S. Ordeal
06/08/14 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. In a Manhattan case that sent chills through the numismatic world, rare Greek coins confiscated from Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss in 2012 are finally returned to their homeland.
» Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine 'use ambulances to move fighters'
06/08/14 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Human Rights Watch report says rebels expropriated emergency vehicles, and criticises both sides for using imprecise weaponry Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have expropriated ...
» World Briefing: Azerbaijan and Armenia Trade Attacks
06/08/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Azerbaijan and Armenia on Monday both reported more losses in a sharp escalation of fighting over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with 18 soldiers now confirmed dead.
» Ignorance or deliberate disinformation? Obama's 'facts' about Russia all wrong - RT
06/08/14 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Ignorance or deliberate disinformation? Obama's 'facts' about Russia all wrong RT Barack Obama has made light of Russia in his latest interview, coming up with four facts to illust...
» Japan Formally OKs Additional Russia Sanctions - ABC News
06/08/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Japan Formally OKs Additional Russia Sanctions ABC News Japan has formally approved additional sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide S...
» Japan Sanctions 40 Russians, Two Companies
06/08/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Japanese government has approved adding 40 individuals and two companies to its Russia sanctions list.
» Former Ukrainian President, Sons Protest EU Sanctions
06/08/14 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his two sons have filed a petition with the European Court of Human Rights to have the EU sanctions against them cancelled.
» Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine - Reuters
06/08/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine Reuters The move could alarm Western powers which have accused Russia of beefing up its troops along its border with ...
» Russia May Ban EU Airlines' Routes Over Siberia in Response to Sanctions
06/08/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia may impose restrictions or a ban on European airlines using trans-Siberian routes, raising the cost of their flights to Asia in response to the European Union's sanctio...
» Man Stabbed Multiple Times in Gruesome Moscow Killing
06/08/14 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A Moscow park was the scene of a particularly gruesome murder overnight, after an unemployed man was stabbed multiple times and his stomach ripped open and stuffed with a plas...
» Russia's Eurasian vision contest
06/08/14 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Putin's long-term vision is to build a rival EU - or an EAU, the Eurasian Union trade zone The escalating conflict in Ukraine between the western-backed Western-backed government and...
» Russian MP Says Oil Deliveries To Minsk Must Be Stopped
06/08/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Russian lawmaker wants to stop the delivery of Russian oil products to Belarus.
» Afghanistan Detains Tajik, Kyrgyz Citizens As Suspected Terrorists
06/08/14 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Security officials in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan say they have detained citizens of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan -- together with two Afghan police of...
» Russia Considers Airspace Ban Against European Airliners
06/08/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Reports from Moscow say Russian authorities are considering an airspace ban against European airlines that use trans-Siberian routes in retaliation for European Union san...
» Iranian Official Confirms Tehran Sent Missile Technology To Hamas
06/08/14 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An Iranian official has announced publicly that Iran provided the Palestinian militant group Hamas with missile technology.
» Swiss add names to list to prevent bypassing of Russia sanctions - Reuters
06/08/14 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Swiss add names to list to prevent bypassing of Russia sanctions Reuters Switzerland, a global commodity trading and private banking hub, is a popular destination ...
» Khodorkovsky Unable To Attend His Mother's Funeral In Russia
06/08/14 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A spokesperson for Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the Russian former tycoon will not attend his mother’s funeral, which has been scheduled for August 11 in the town of Korallo...
» Japan Expands Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
06/08/14 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Japan on Tuesday slapped new sanctions on Russia over its backing of separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine, adding 40 individuals and two Crimean companies to its blacklist.
» Ukraine conflict: 730000 have entered Russia to escape fighting - CBC.ca
06/08/14 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek Ukraine conflict: 730000 have entered Russia to escape fighting CBC.ca About 730,000 Ukrainians have left the country for Russia this year due to the fighting in eastern Ukra...
» Switzerland Adds Names to Blacklist to Prevent Evasion of Russia Sanctions
06/08/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Switzerland on Tuesday added 26 Russians and Ukrainians and 18 organizations to a list designed to prevent it being used as a conduit to circumvent Western sanctions against R...
» At least 11 Killed By Fire At Iranian Prison
06/08/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Reports from central Iran say at least 11 inmates at a prison have been killed in a fire.
» Retired Sniper Rejoins Ukrainian Forces
06/08/14 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A retired Ukrainian soldier decided to rejoin the army after he saw a television report about troops suffering losses against the separatist insurgency in the country's e...
» Explainer: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
06/08/14 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. What's behind the recent flare-up in violence around the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh, and what are the chances of a settlement to the long-running di...
» Switzerland adds Russians to watchlist
06/08/14 12:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Bern refuses to take part in western sanctions but has added individuals and entities to a watchlist that is designed to support the bans
» UN Says 730,000 People Have Fled Ukraine for Russia Over Conflict
06/08/14 12:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. About 730,000 Ukrainians have left the country for Russia this year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, the European head of the United Nations agency for refugees said Tu...
» Moscow Freaks Out About Federalization Rally...In Siberia
06/08/14 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. For months, Moscow has been calling for the international community to accept "federalization" and the right to self-determination for residents of eastern Ukraine. But a...
» BBC website rejects request to remove interview with Siberian activist
06/08/14 12:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. State regulator had threatened to block BBC Russia website if material featuring Artem Loskutov was not taken down The BBC World Service has rejected a request by the Russian state m...
» Why child migrants head to the US
06/08/14 12:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. [...] "These three main countries from which the children are fleeing are among the nations with top five murder rates in the world (along with Belize and Venezuela), accordi...
» Moldova Asks Russia to Withdraw Troops - ABC News
06/08/14 12:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Moldova Asks Russia to Withdraw Troops ABC News Moldova's foreign ministry has called on Russia to withdraw troops and weapons from a separatist pro- Russian enclave in the east of th...
» UN Says At Least 285,000 Flee Ukraine Crisis
06/08/14 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The UN refugee agency says at least 285,000 people have fled their homes because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as Russia called for an emergency UN Security Council...
» Who Is Benefiting From West-Russia Sanctions War?
06/08/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The recent Western sanctions, the harshest in decades, are meant to stun Russia's economy. But one person's loss is another one's gain - and this is also true for companies an...
» Blocked BBC Interview Highlights Authorities' Insecurities
06/08/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. In a move that showcased Russia's strained rapport with press freedom, the state media watchdog blocked access to an interview about an unsanctioned performance art that was s...
» Ukrainian Soldiers Returned From Russia, Officials Say - Wall Street Journal
06/08/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN Ukrainian Soldiers Returned From Russia , Officials Say Wall Street Journal Dozens of Ukrainian soldiers who had crossed the border into Russia on Monday returned to Ukraine, afte...
» The Guardian view on rising tension in Ukraine | Editorial
06/08/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Is Russia getting ready to intervene in Ukraine with its regular forces, and are there any diplomatic exchanges under way to avert such a disaster? Ukraine is the crisis that wont go...
» Russia Weighs Retaliation as Poland Warns of Invasion - Businessweek
06/08/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Daily Star Russia Weighs Retaliation as Poland Warns of Invasion Businessweek “Unfortunately, Russia has restored its combat readiness on the Ukraine border with more than a dozen...
» On second thought, maybe we won't help Iran after all: Russia - CNBC
06/08/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC On second thought, maybe we won't help Iran after all: Russia CNBC Months of oil talks between Russia and Iran, both heavily sanctioned by the West, took an unexpected twist on T...
» US 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise - Los Angeles Times
06/08/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. US 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise Los Angeles Times The State Department on Monday warned Moscow that a large Russian military exercise underway near the border wi...
» Moldova Asks Russia To Withdraw Troops
06/08/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Moldova's government has called on Moscow to withdraw troops and weapons from its separatist Transdniester region.
» Why an aggressive Russia scares markets most - CNBC
06/08/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Why an aggressive Russia scares markets most CNBC Worries that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate into a military conflict sent stocks spiraling lower and could c...
» Ukrainian Refugees Flood Into Russia As Rebels Are Squeezed - Newsweek
06/08/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek Ukrainian Refugees Flood Into Russia As Rebels Are Squeezed Newsweek The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR...
» Tony Blair Has Used His Connections to Change the World, and to Get Rich
06/08/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Since leaving Downing Street, Mr. Tony Blair has become a diplomat, opened charities and made millions from consulting, raising questions about possible conflicts of interest.
» Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King
06/08/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. As he vies for the presidency of the governing body of world chess, Garry Kasparov can’t escape his fiercest opponent: the president of Russia.
» Donetsk Rebels Defiant, Population Divided As Offensive Draws Near
06/08/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. As the Ukrainian government keeps up an antiseparatist offensive in the country's east, rebels in Donetsk vow they will fight to the end in a city where the degree of loc...
» World stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns - The Seattle Times
06/08/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters World stocks fall on Russia -Ukraine concerns The Seattle Times ANALYST TAKE: Evan Lucas, market strategist at IG in Melbourne, Australia said if Russia increases its presence...
» Russia retaliates against EU sanctions - Deutsche Welle
06/08/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News Russia retaliates against EU sanctions Deutsche Welle A month ago, Russian Economics Minister Alexey Ulyukaev was in a bullish mood, dismissing the possibility that his cou...
» Drone Strike Kills Five Militants In North Waziristan
06/08/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Pakistani intelligence sources say a suspected U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan has killed five militants.
» Russia massing 20000 troops on Ukraine border, NATO warns - The Globe and Mail
06/08/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russia massing 20000 troops on Ukraine border, NATO warns The Globe and Mail Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's eastern border,” NATO spokeswoman...
» Chechens say wages cut 'to raise funds for eastern Ukraine'
06/08/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Residents of the southern Russian republic tell Caucasian Knot that money has been deducted from their salaries to help fund humanitarian aid to the conflict zone Chechen residents b...
» Ukraine Liveblog Day 170: Heavy Fighting Overnight On Western Edge Of Donetsk
06/08/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast . Please help The Interpreter to continue providi...
» NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine - Reuters
06/08/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine Reuters "We're not going to guess what's on Russia's mind, but we can see what Russia is doing on the ground – and that is o...
» Son of Nevada rancher Bundy arrested on probation violation
06/08/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - The son of a Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents in a dispute over cattle grazing rights has been arrested on a probation violation, Las...
» U.S. heightens embassy security, anticipating report on CIA interrogations
06/08/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is increasing security at some American embassies in anticipation of the public release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the CIA...
» U.S. intelligence officials looking into suspected new spy leak
06/08/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials were considering on Tuesday whether to ask the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into the suspected leak of a clas...
» U.S. Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl Wednesday: lawyer
06/08/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The U.S. military plans to start questioning freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl from Wednesday on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan ...
» Tensions rise in Ukraine over military offensive
06/08/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. Russia calls for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council over Ukraine, as Kiev keeps its military offensive to claw back territory lost to rebels. Mana Rabiee reports.
» U.S. Defense Department, NSA did not get Tor user data
06/08/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense did not receive personal data on users of Internet privacy service Tor through a government-funded project to detect vulnerabilities,...
» U.S. general dead, German general wounded in Afghan attack
06/08/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afgh...
» Ukraine keeps up anti-rebel offensive with nervous eye on Russia
06/08/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces, backed by warplanes, kept up a military offensive to claw back lost territory from pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday while casting a nervou...
» Polish PM says threat of Russia's intervention in Ukraine has risen
06/08/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that he had reasons to suspect that the threat of a direct intervention by Russia's military in Ukraine has risen o...
» NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine
06/08/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, NATO...
» As Lebanon ceasefire falters, Saudi offers $1 billion to army
06/08/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ARSAL Lebanon (Reuters) - Lebanon's army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday in breach of a ceasefire aimed at ending five days of fighting in the most seriou...
» Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola toll hits 932
06/08/14 11:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst o...
» NATO fears ground invasion as Russia masses troops on Ukraine border
06/08/14 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on W...
» Ebola death toll rises to 932, WHO says
06/08/14 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from August 2 to August 4, the World Health Organization said in a statement.
» U.S. Treasury to conduct test bond buyback operations
06/08/14 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will buy back debt in the coming quarter for the first time since 2002 to make sure its computer infrastructure is adequate for any future buybac...
» ДНР просит Обаму повлиять на власти Украины - Российская Газета
06/08/14 10:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета ДНР просит Обаму повлиять на власти Украины Российская Газета Первый вице-премьер Донецкой народной республики Андрей Пургин. Фото: Михаил Воскресенский /РИА Ново...
» Рейтинг доверия президента Барака Обамы упал до рекордно низкого уровня - Российская Газета
06/08/14 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Рейтинг доверия президента Барака Обамы упал до рекордно низкого уровня Российская Газета Совместный опрос, проведенный по заказу NBC News и Wall Street Journal, показа...
» Россия должна прекратить поставки оружия в Украину, если не хочет санкций Запада – госдеп США - Зеркало недели
06/08/14 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Зеркало недели Россия должна прекратить поставки оружия в Украину, если не хочет санкций Запада – госдеп США Зеркало недели Если Россия не хочет санкций Запада, то должна прекратит...
» Are you a narcissist? Read on - Kashmir Dispatch
06/08/14 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. Are you a narcissist? Read on Kashmir Dispatch To find out if your colleague or friend is a narcissist, you do not require a detailed test or expert's help but to ask a simple questio...
» Путин: ответ на западные санкции не должен повредить отечественным производителям и потребителям - ГТРК Нижний Новгород
06/08/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Путин: ответ на западные санкции не должен повредить отечественным производителям и потребителям ГТРК Нижний Новгород Президент РФ Владимир Путин поручил правительству проработать ...
» NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash - Chron.com
06/08/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash Chron.com In this photo downloaded off the New York City Fire Department Twitter Site, emergency personnel respond to a collision betwe...
» Российских десантников станет в два раза больше - Lenta.ru
06/08/14 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru Российских десантников станет в два раза больше Lenta.ru Министерство обороны планирует удвоить численность Воздушно-десантных войск (ВДВ), доведя ее до 72 тысяч человек. ...
» Battle of the brag: Hillary Clinton vs. Stephen Colbert - Politico
06/08/14 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Politico Battle of the brag: Hillary Clinton vs. Stephen Colbert Politico Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance on “The Colbert Report” last night, jokingly sparring with host St...
» Do you know the number of people listed in US government's database of ... - Economic Times
06/08/14 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Economic Times Do you know the number of people listed in US government's database of ... Economic Times WASHINGTON: About 20,800 United States citizens and permanent residents a...
» Russia-Ukraine fears grip Wall Street - USA TODAY
06/08/14 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. USA TODAY Russia-Ukraine fears grip Wall Street USA TODAY Wall Street stock futures are under pressure Wednesday over fears that Russia may be amassing troops near the Ukrainian border...
» US policymakers gird for rash of corporate expatriations - Washington Post
06/08/14 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Reuters US policymakers gird for rash of corporate expatriations Washington Post Washington policymakers are bracing for a wave of corporations to renounce their U.S. citizenship over...
» Hillary Clinton inks deal for private office in Midtown skyscraper owned by big ... - New York Daily News
06/08/14 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. New York Daily News Hillary Clinton inks deal for private office in Midtown skyscraper owned by big ... New York Daily News Hillary Clinton has inked a deal for a brand new personal o...
» Anchorwoman charged in shoplifting scheme resigns - Sacramento Bee
06/08/14 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Anchorwoman charged in shoplifting scheme resigns Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An Emmy award-winning television news anchor has resigned from a Sacramento stat...
» Rising tension over Ukraine forces down European markets
06/08/14 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Euro falls to nine-month low as Italy falls back into recession, Kremlin unveils tit-for-tat sanctions and Poland warns of Russian military build-up Growing fears of a military confl...
» Tensions Rise as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square
06/08/14 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Nearly seven months after Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the country following mass demonstrations in Kyiv's Independence Square, the protest camp - known as ‘Maidan’...
» Sick of this market-driven world? You should be
06/08/14 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The self-serving con of neoliberalism is that it has eroded the human values the market was supposed to emancipate Leo Panitch: Responsible capitalism is nonsense Continue rea...
» Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords
06/08/14 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The hacked records, discovered by a security firm based in Milwaukee, include user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.
» Putin says sanctions coming against West; new calls for Ukraine intervention, mission
06/08/14 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered that retaliatory measures be taken in response to Western sancti...
» Rupert Murdoch withdraws $80bn bid for Time Warner takeover
06/08/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 21st Century Fox will buy back $6bn of its shares after Murdoch says Time Warner refused to engage with them over offer Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox has scrapped its bid t...
» Three-quarters of children between five and ten believe money can buy you happiness
06/08/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Perhaps influenced by media images of pop stars leading lives of luxury, 25% of children either want to be 'famous' or 'not work at all'.
» Top senator rejects CIA torture report redactions ahead of public release
06/08/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein threatens to delay release in an attempt to reverse deletion of key facts Continue reading...
» Obama and Netanyahu's rocky relationship
06/08/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Obama and Netanyahu's rocky relationship CNN's Michelle Kosinski takes a look at the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. From: CNNInterna...
» US intelligence officials looking into suspected new spy leak - Reuters
06/08/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NDTV US intelligence officials looking into suspected new spy leak Reuters WASHINGTON Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials were considering on Tuesday whether to ask the...
» Russian troops ready for battle
06/08/14 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Russian troops ready for battle Russia troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:39 M...
» 1.2 Billion Web Credentials Said To Be In Russian Gang's Hands - Boise State Public Radio
06/08/14 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. 1.2 Billion Web Credentials Said To Be In Russian Gang's Hands Boise State Public Radio In what's believed to be the largest stockpile of stolen Internet credentials in history, ...
» Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst
06/08/14 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slau...
» Dianne Feinstein: Administration Is Hiding Key Facts In Senate's CIA Torture ... - Huffington Post
06/08/14 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. SFGate Dianne Feinstein: Administration Is Hiding Key Facts In Senate's CIA Torture ... Huffington Post WASHINGTON -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is stalling th...
» Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords - Bay News 9
06/08/14 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords Bay News 9 A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists af...
» UK: Muslim Baroness Warsi Resigns over Gaza | Morocco ...
06/08/14 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. 2011 - 2014, Morocco World News . Scroll to top. In Culture. Latest in Culture. How To Tip In Morocco. Published August 4, 2014 | 8:04 am. Volubilis Celebrates Its Intl. Fe...
» Russia Moves to Deport Wife of an Activist
06/08/14 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The American wife of Ivan Y. Pavlov, a human rights lawyer in St. Petersburg, was called a “threat to national security” by Russian authorities.
» Maj. Gen. killed in Afghanistan named
06/08/14 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Maj. Gen. killed in Afghanistan named U.S. officials tell CNN that the U.S. general killed in an attack in Afghanistan Tuesday was Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. From: CNNInternation...
» Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack
06/08/14 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack The Pentagon confirms that a US general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan -- the highest-ranking American fatality since...
» Vatican Ends Suspension of Nicaraguan Priest
06/08/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Vatican has issued a decree lifting Rev. Miguel F. d’Escoto Brockmann’s suspension after nearly 30 years.
» US Police Department Uses Chinese Social Media to Reach Residents
06/08/14 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A police department in a community near Los Angeles is using an unconventional tool to reach its residents.  It is the first U.S. police department to open an account on the popular Chine...
» Fighting in Ukraine continues
06/08/14 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Fighting in Ukraine continues Explosions can still be heard in Eastern Ukraine. Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing violence in the country. From: CNNInternational Views: 0...
» DAILY MAIL COMMENT: PM pays a high price for his box-ticking
06/08/14 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Baroness Warsi’s tragedy is that although she is a lady of considerable energy and fortitude, her abilities have never matched her estimation of them.
» Tony Blair Has Used His Connections to Change the World, and to Get Rich - New York Times
06/08/14 09:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. New York Times Tony Blair Has Used His Connections to Change the World , and to Get Rich New York Times Tony Blair Has Used His Connections to Change the World , and to Get Rich. By DA...
» Deadly enemies, disguised as allies
06/08/14 09:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Deadly enemies, disguised as allies CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the history of so-called "green on blue" insider attacks in Afghanistan. From: CNNInternational Views:...
» Russia Criticized for Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine
06/08/14 09:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to urge that international community take urgent measures to improve humanitarian conditions in eastern Ukraine...
» The films that shocked people in the 60s
06/08/14 09:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. The films that shocked people in the 60s These sexy and controversial movies of the 1960s led to the creation of the modern movie ratings system. From: CNNInternational Views: ...
» El Salvador Priest Slapped With More Charges for Assisting Gang Members
06/08/14 09:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Authorities in El Salvador have handed down new charges for a Spanish priest charged with participating in gang activity and giving aid to gang members. The litany of charges ...
» Putin Urges Economic Retaliation for Sanctions Over Ukraine Conflict
06/08/14 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Vladimir V. Putin greeted residents in Voronezh, Russia, about 120 miles from the Ukraine border, on Tuesday.
» Mexico rescues 39 kidnapped Central American immigrants
06/08/14 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Local police and federal soldiers rescued 39 Central American immigrants on Monday at a residence in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, state security aut...
» What makes us trust a face? It's in the high eyebrows and prominent cheekbones
06/08/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. People decide how trustworthy strangers are within the blink of an eye, psychologists from New York University have found - and it is all down to the shape of their face.
» War Exacts Heavy Toll on Ukraine Economy and National Mood
06/08/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. After springtime euphoria as they sent their pro-Russian president packing, Ukrainians are now wearying of war's painful economic and emotional costs.
» Slain General in Afghanistan Was Quietly Effective Leader, Known for Technical ... - New York Times
06/08/14 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Slain General in Afghanistan Was Quietly Effective Leader, Known for Technical ... New York Times WASHINGTON — To Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, video games were simply another tool...
» In Unpredictable India, Security Services Embrace the Drone Revolution
06/08/14 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Late last month, a land dispute in Saharanpur, in north India’s Uttar Pradesh state, snowballed into a riot between the local Sikh and Muslim communities, leaving three people...
» Russian Hackers 'Pull Off Biggest Data Theft'
06/08/14 09:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Big name websites "in virtually all industries across the world" are hit by a massive hacking operation, say experts.
» Marianne Faithfull: 'My boyfriend killed Jim Morrison'
06/08/14 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Faithfulls drug-dealer boyfriend gave Jim Morrison the heroin that killed him in 1971, Doors singer was killed by heroin that was too strong for him, given by Faithfulls drug-...
» Extreme Road Rage Case Taken Up by Moscow Court
06/08/14 09:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A Moscow court is set to review the arrest of a deaf and allegedly schizophrenic driver who ran over an elderly man in an extreme case of road rage that was captured on video ...
» Russian Foreign Minister Visiting Eastern Kazakhstan
06/08/14 09:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has started a visit to eastern Kazakhstan.
» Pakistan braces for wave of protests, army secures capital
06/08/14 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's civilian government is bracing for a wave of protests this month, days after the military took responsibility for securing the capital amid the threat ...
» Militant Jewish Group Confronts Protesters in a Tense France
06/08/14 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Leaders of the group, an offshoot of the Jewish Defense League, preach a muscular defense against anti-Semitism, but critics accuse them of provocation.
» U.S. general killed in attack at Afghan military academy
06/08/14 08:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. A man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at an Afghan military academy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing a U.S. general ...
» Drone strike kills five militants in northwest Pakistan
06/08/14 08:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MIRANSHAH Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed five militants in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Wednesday, security officials and residents said, as the country's security...
» Kurds, Islamic State clash near Kurdish regional capital: Kurdish official
06/08/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish forces and Islamic State fighters are clashing in a town only 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq, ...
» Russia's Politicized Patron Saint | The New York Times
06/08/14 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. Russia's Politicized Patron Saint | The New York Times Some historians and church figures are crying foul over what they say are the Kremlin's efforts to reshape the legacy o...
» FBI Infiltrates Paedophile Websites With Malware
06/08/14 08:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The bureau unmasks paedophiles using anonymous web browser Tor by placing tracking malware on their computers.
» European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet
06/08/14 08:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. After 10 years and a journey of four billion miles, the Rosetta probe arrived at its destination for the first extended, The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe aims to conduct an unprece...
» Maliki warns against interference in forming of new Iraq government
06/08/14 08:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is under mounting pressure to give up his bid for a third term in office, said on Wednesday that any unconstitutional attem...
» Russia 'considers banning BBC website'
05/08/14 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Regulator orders corporation to remove interview with "extremist"
» U.S. General Reported Killed At Afghan Military Base
05/08/14 18:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The U.S. Defense Department has confirmed that a U.S. Army Reports say a U.S. army general was killed when a man in an Afghan Army Afghan army uniform opened fire at fore...
» Double-decker tour buses collide in New York's Times Square
05/08/14 17:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two double-decker tour buses collided in New York's Times Square on Tuesday at the height of the summer tourist season, police said, and there were reports of multiple i...
» Despite Attack, Defense Officials Maintain Faith in Afghan Forces
05/08/14 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Tuesday’s insider attack at an officer training school in Kabul claimed the life of a U.S. major general, the highest-ranking American official to be killed in Afghanistan. U.S. officials...
» U.S. general killed in Afghan insider attack
05/08/14 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. An Afghan soldier has killed a U.S. general and wounded more than a dozen coalition troops after opening fire at a military training facility in Kabul. Deborah Gembara reports.
» Online medical record network coming soon to California - SFGate
05/08/14 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Health - Google News. 89.3 KPCC Online medical record network coming soon to California SFGate (08-05) 11:47 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Two of California's biggest health insurers - rivals Blue Shield of Califor...
» Poland Warns Russian Troop Buildup May Signal Invasion - Businessweek
05/08/14 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Poland Warns Russian Troop Buildup May Signal Invasion Businessweek Poland's foreign minister warned that a renewed buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border may signal an invasion...
» Минобороны Израиля запретило продавать России беспилотники - РБК
05/08/14 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Минобороны Израиля запретило продавать России беспилотники РБК Министерство обороны Израиля приказало всем компаниям страны прекратить переговоры с Россией о поставках Москве б...
» Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern
05/08/14 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Health News At 3:15 p.m. EDT. PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- The year's first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the northern part of the state, which is home to the ...
» US officials: US general killed in Afghan attack
05/08/14 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:44 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says an American general was killed Tuesday when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military base....
» How a crisp packet can be used to eavesdrop on conversations
05/08/14 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Research from MIT extracts audio from a silent video of everyday objects including crisp packets and potted plants Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI...
» Putin tells government to respond to Western sanctions
05/08/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of Western sanctions, Russian news agencies repo...
» Greengrocer grandfather was Britain's 'condom king' who created made-to-measure condoms
05/08/14 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Tommy Horton opened up a condom factory in Methyr Tydfil, South Wales in 1912 after spotting a gap in the market. His customers would get measured by their doctor.
» WWI Legacies: Cartoons - YouTube
05/08/14 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 5, 2014 A look at how political cartoons played a key role in spreading political messages during World War I and are said to have had a direct influence on the outcome of the war itself.
» GOP must appeal to minorities - YouTube
05/08/14 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 5, 2014 John King, Jackie Kucinich and Nia-Malika Henderson discuss recent comments by the GOP about including minorities.