Friday, August 8, 2014

Editorial: Russia Sanctions Itself by By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Friday August 8th, 2014 at 9:53 AM NYT > Opinion: The Russian people will be getting another hefty bill for President Vladimir Putin’s arrogant efforts to batter Ukraine. | President Obama OKs airstrikes as humanitarian crisis mounts.


Op-Ed Contributor: Talk to Russia About Ukraine

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Six months into the crisis, Western leaders don't know how far the Russian leader will go in Ukraine.


Editorial: Russia Sanctions Itself 

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The Russian people will be getting another hefty bill for President Vladimir Putin’s arrogant efforts to batter Ukraine.

The Zoo That's a Little Like 'Jurassic Park' - YouTube

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Published on Aug 8, 2014
A zoo in Denmark is ditching the cages and creating an open park, without animal enclosures. Niki Blasina explains where we might have seen this happen before.

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Who owns the rights to a monkey's selfie? - YouTube

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If a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? According to Wikimedia, the organization behind Wikipedia -- no one. This picture is the result of some serious monkey business when British

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Ukraine crisis: At least 3 killed by shelling in rebel-held city of Donetsk - CTV News

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US Strikes ISIS Artillery In Northern Iraq

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The US has carried out airstrikes against artillery used by Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Pentagon says.

US begins air strikes against Isis targets in Iraq, Pentagon says

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Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes against militant jihadists on Thursday
to assist in protection of civiliansAmerican warplanes began bombing
Islamic militant targets
outside the Kurdish city of Irbil on Friday, in the first offensive action by the US in Iraq since it withdrew ground troops in 2011.Following authority granted by Barack Obama on Thursday, the Pentagon said two FA-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on
fighters with the Islamic State,
also known as Isis or Isil.
US military aircraft conduct strike on ISIL artillery. Artillery was used against Kurdish forces defending Erbil, near US personnel.
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U.S. Begins Strikes in Iraq, Pentagon Says

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American warplanes struck Sunni militant positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon
said, confirming the first significant American military operation in Iraq since ground troops left in 2011.
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U.S. Planes Start Airstrike on Iraq Militants

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The Pentagon said that U.S. planes began an airstrike on Islamic State artillery positions in Northern Iraq.

U.S. Aircraft Bomb Militants in Iraq After Obama Opens Door for Strikes 

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Updated 10:20 a.m. ET Friday August 8
U.S. military aircraft launched the first strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Friday morning, the Pentagon announced, hours after President Barack Obama opened the door to military action to protect the Kurdish-controlled city of Erbil from the advancing Islamic militant group.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Friday that “two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil.” According to Kirby, ISIS was using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces near Erbil, the site of a U.S. consulate and where dozens of American military advisers are stationed. Kirby added that the decision to strike was made by a U.S. Central Command commander pursuant with Obama’s authorization to strike if necessary to protect Erbil.
President Barack Obama announced late Thursday he had authorized strikes to protect U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq in addition to airdrop missions to assist thousands of Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS, which in recent days has carried out a deadly offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
“We intend to stay vigilant, and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad,” Obama said Thursday from the White House. However, Obama ruled out any U.S. ground forces becoming involved in the battle against ISIS.
“American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq,” he said. But hundreds of American troops are still in Iraq, advising Iraqi security forces and protecting U.S. facilities.
It was not clear Friday whether U.S. advisers assisted in targeting the ISIS artillery piece.
House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement Friday that “The President’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region.”
“Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration,” Boehner added. “The president needs a long-term strategy – one that defines success as completing our mission, not keeping political promises – and he needs to build the public and congressional support to sustain it.”







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Perfect way to brush your teeth is with a 'simple, gentle scrub'

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A new report has found that advice on how we should brush from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent 'and advises people to brush their teeth (pictured) using a simple gentle scrubbing motion, instead of complex techniques

Kerry: ISIS showing signs of 'genocide'

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says ISIS "campaign of terror shows all the warning signs of genocide."
    

Borodai: 'I Came To Donetsk As Crisis Manager'

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As he announced his resignation from the post of the self-styled prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Aleksandr Borodai reminded journalists on August 7 he was a "native Muscovite" who had come to
eastern Ukraine from Russia as a "crisis manager." (Reuters)

Ukraine may block all transit from Russia in sanctions row -PM - RT

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Ukraine may block all transit from Russia in sanctions row -PM
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Carnage in Iraq as Islamic State extends reach

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Violence flares across Iraq as Islamic State fighters extend their reach in the North despite government forces efforts to detroy them. Deborah Lutterbeck
reports. 







   

Russia, Iraq push Dow to three-month low

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Stocks ended a choppy session lower, with the Dow's lowest close since April 25, on fear tied to escalating tensions between Russia and the West and talk of possible U.S. military action in Iraq. Conway G. Gittens reports.
   

U.S. Army ends questioning of ex-POW Bergdahl on capture by Taliban

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SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The military completed its questioning of freed U.S. prisoner of war Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Thursday and a U.S. Army general must now recommend whether he should face charges over the circumstances that led to his capture by the Taliban.
  

Married Oklahoma police officers accused of killing daughter's boyfriend

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(Reuters) - Two married Tulsa police officers are being held in jail in connection with the alleged murder of their daughter's boyfriend, officials said on Thursday.
  

Teens hijack Baltimore school bus, hit driver with fire extinguisher

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BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Three teenagers were arrested on Thursday after assaulting a Baltimore school bus driver with a fire extinguisher and trash can, then hijacking the bus for a joy ride, police and local media said.
  

Moscow bans Western food imports; Russian quits as Ukraine rebel chief

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MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Moscow banned imports of most food from the West 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.
  
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Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian army units which had been trapped by separatists on the border with Russia broke out of the blockade on Friday and rejoined government forces, but 15 soldiers and border guards were killed in the operation, the Ukrainian military said.
  

Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. Shortfalls

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At an Army base outside Washington, the president promises the bill will allow for a major change in the “way the V.A. does business.”

U.S. Charges Brooklyn Man, Name Unknown, With Impersonating Lawyer 

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The suspect, who was held without bail, represented clients in at least 12 federal lawsuits, but not even his fiancée is sure who he really is, officials said.

Editorial: Russia Sanctions Itself 

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The Russian people will be getting another hefty bill for President Vladimir Putin’s arrogant efforts to batter Ukraine.

Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam 

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Research on post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the armed forces beginning a generation ago has implications for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Editorial: Preventing a Slaughter in Iraq

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Having shaped the issue in terms of a humanitarian crisis, President Obama made it clear that the United States
won’t ignore the growing
catastrophe. 






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Jim Frederick, Foreign Correspondent Who Wrote Book About Iraq War Crime, Dies at 42 

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Mr. Fredrick spent most of his career at Time Inc., and was the author of a book exploring the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl by four American soldiers.






Speaking Thursday night from the White House, President Obama said that he had... 

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Speaking Thursday night from the White House, President Obama said that he had directed the U.S. military forces to conduct targeted airstrikes on the militants if they moved to take Erbil, threatening the American citizens and military personnel there.


Obama Authorizes Limited Airstrikes in Iraq
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President Obama said he had directed U.S. military forces to conduct targeted airstrikes on Islamic militants if they moved to take the city of Erbil. He also said that U.S. military aircraft had dropped food and water to thousands of Iraqis stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq.

Islamic State persecution of Yazidi minority amounts to genocide, UN says (+video)

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Tens of thousands of Yazidis have taken refuge on a mountain in Sinjar province after Islamic State fighters overran their town and other areas, pushing out Kurdish paramilitary forces. 

Russia Sanctions Itself 

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The Russian people will be getting another hefty bill for President Vladimir Putin’s arrogant efforts to batter Ukraine.

Controlling the Ebola Epidemic 

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Because of poor preparation, the world has little to offer to the victims of a disease that is often a death sentence.

Украинский премьер стал жертвой компьютерных злоумышленников - Левый берег

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Украинский премьер стал жертвой компьютерных злоумышленников
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Десятки компьютеров в офисе премьера Украины Арсения Яценюка, а также в посольствах Украины оказались зараженными российскими троянскими программами. Об этом пишет газета Financial Times. В опубликованном накануне отчете компании Symantec отмечается, что жертвами ...

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Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor - Yahoo News

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Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor
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Владимип Путин встретится 9 августа с президентами Армении и Азербайджана - Коммерсантъ

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Владимип Путин встретится 9 августа с президентами Армении и Азербайджана
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35 years later, remains of Jonestown victims found - Fox News

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35 years later, remains of Jonestown victims found
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This Jan. 1976 photo shows the Rev. Jim Jones, pastor of peoples Temple in San Francisco.AP. DOVER, Del. – Thirty-five years ago, funeral directors in Delaware struggled to quickly bury and cremate the remains of more than 900 people who died in a ...

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Brain-inspired chip could open area of vast neural networks - Nanowerk

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Brain-inspired chip could open area of vast neural networks
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(Nanowerk News) Scientists from IBM unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt.

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Объекты культурного наследия Крыма признаны национальным достоянием России - Коммерсантъ

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Лукашенко планирует организовать встречу Путина и Порошенко - РБК Украина

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Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

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AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue....

How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

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LONDON (AP) -- As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa....

CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday....

Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Far fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge, authorities say....

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

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LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread....

AP Analysis: Obama puts US on brink of Iraq return

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama is ready to return the United States to military action in Iraq, the very country where he accused his predecessor of engaging in a "dumb war."...
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France's legendary police HQ reels from mystery of the missing cocaine 

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Officer from drugs squad held over theft of 2m-worth of cocaine from high security storage, but evidence is far from conclusive
The word most often used to describe the imposing 36 Quai des Orfèvres France's equivalent to Scotland Yard is "mythique" or legendary.
Home to the Police Judiciare, nicknamed les flics, the building flanking the River Seine at the heart of Paris has been the backdrop for films, novels and television series broadcast around the world.
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Rival Afghan presidential candidates sign deal to cooperate: candidate

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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have signed a deal to cooperate on the formation of a government of national unity, one of the candidates told a news conference following meetings with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday.
  

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

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President Obama has authorized U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid in Iraq. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.
    

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq to stop genocide

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David Jackson and Jim Michaels, USA TODAY 7:57 a.m. EDT August 8, 2014
President Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on Thursday night.(Photo: Pool photo)
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he authorized "targeted airstrikes" if needed to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq, as well as airdrops of food and water to religious minorities in Iraq who are under siege from Islamic militants and trapped on a mountaintop.
"Today, America is coming to help," Obama said.
The president's announcement Thursday amounts to a significant escalation of involvement in the growing Iraqi crisis, but Obama attempted to assure the American public that it would not lead to U.S. involvement in a ground war there.
The administration has been weighing options for weeks, but the issue has come to a head with a mounting humanitarian crisis and unrelenting progress by Islamist extremists.
The most immediate crisis involved the Yazidis, a small religious minority, who have fled their homes and are trapped on a mountaintop surrounded by Islamist militants and are facing dehydration and starvation.
The U.S. military made an initial airdrop of meals and water to thousands of civilians threatened by militants on Thursday. The aircraft that made the drop safely exited the region after conducting a low-level flight and staying over the area for 15 minutes.
Three U.S. cargo aircraft delivered 72 bundles of supplies, including food and water, the Pentagon said. The aircraft were escorted by two FA-18 fighter attack jets.
The United States "cannot turn a blind eye" while innocent families face the prospect of "genocide," Obama said, justifying U.S. military action that could eventually include airstrikes.
Obama said U.S. aid would turn to airstrikes, which would represent a much deeper involvement in the conflict, in order to prevent militants from reaching Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish region. Irbil is home to a U.S. Consulate and a joint U.S.-Iraqi security base.
The airstrikes depend on whether U.S. personnel and facilities are directly threatened by the militants, Obama said.
Soldiers of the Kurdish peshmerga forces and Shiite volunteers take position during fighting with Islamic State fighters in northeastern Baghdad on Aug. 7, 2014.(Photo: European Pressphoto Agency)
Obama met with his national security team throughout the day, officials said, and aides have been briefing congressional leaders.
On Thursday, The New York Times reported, citing Kurdish sources, that airstrikes had started. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the spokesman for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, quickly denied those reports.
"Press reports that U.S. has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken," Kirby said in a statement on Twitter.
The plight of the Yazidis in recent days attracted world attention. They were forced to flee their homes when militants attacked Sinjar in northern Iraq. The militants consider the Yazidis as apostates.
Tens of thousands of refugees fled into the mountains, perhaps hoping to reach the Kurdish region in the north, but were trapped because of militant activity between the mountain and the Kurdish area, and are running short on food and water.
The militants, who belong to a group called the Islamic State, have had a string of recent successes in the north.
On Thursday militants attacked a string of Christian villages, worsening an already desperate humanitarian crisis and dealing a blow to the Kurdish forces defending the region.
Lawmakers from both parties expressed general support for Obama's new Iraq strategy.
Two Republican senators -- John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- issued a joint statement saying that the plans Obama discussed are fine, but do not go far enough to meet the "expansionist" threat posed by the rebels known as ISIS.
"The President needs to devise a comprehensive strategy to degrade" the militant army, they said. "This should include the provision of military and other assistance to our Kurdish, Iraqi, and Syrian partners who are fighting ISIS."
Reports from the region also indicated that the militants may have seized Mosul Dam, a massive hydroelectric structure that would give the rebels control of resources and the ability to flood a wide swath of territory.
The Associated Press said the reports were based on residents who live near the dam who asked not to be named.
Tens of thousands of panicked residents flee the Sunni extremist group Islamic State as the Jihadists seize Iraq's largest Christian town and surrounding areas. Video provided by AFP Newslook
The militants were also fighting in an effort to seize the Haditha dam in the west. The two facilities would allow rebels to control water flowing south in the Tigris and Euphrates and much of the power supply for Baghdad.
The developments this week were particularly worrying because the militants dealt a blow to the Kurdish forces, called the peshmerga, which have a reputation of being disciplined and well-trained. The peshmerga were defending Sanjir and the Christian villages that were overrun by militants.
The militants have been pressing the pershmerga all along the border of the Kurdish region, making it hard for the Kurdish forces to concentrate their forces in order to effectively defend towns or to counterattack, said Jessica Lewis, a military analyst with the Institute for the Study of War.
The strategy appears to have worked for the militants. "This tells us (Islamic State) ... is a formidable force," Lewis said.
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'America is coming to help': Obama to bomb Iraq to save thousands of non-Muslims trapped on mountains and forced to choose between starving to death and slaughter by ISIS fanatics

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  • GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Contains images some may find disturbing
  • 'Today America is coming to help', he told Iraqis in address on U.S. TV
  • Tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities remain cut off by ISIS militants
  • He said U.S. warplanes had already carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid
  • David Cameron welcomes strikes but rules out British military involvement
  • Pope begs world leaders to step in as Iraq's main Christian city is sacked
Published: 08:05 GMT, 8 August 2014 Updated: 11:33 GMT, 8 August 2014
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'We're coming to help': Mr Obama said American military planes had already airdropped aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded and cut off by ISIS militants
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'We're coming to help': Mr Obama said American military planes had already airdropped aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded and cut off by ISIS militants
Barack Obama today authorised US airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims being hunted down and slaughtered by ISIS hoards as he declared: 'America is coming to help.'
His dramatic call to arms came as the chaos engulfing Iraq escalated rapidly last night with a re-energised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant storming towns in the north, executing villagers and chasing thousands from their homes into the desert.
Already dozens of Yazidis - who ISIS have denounced as devil-worshippers because of their ancient set of beliefs which predate Christianity and Islam - have been murdered as the extremist fighters overran the town of Sinjar.
Tens of thousands of terrified Yazidis have sought refuge from the bloodshed in the surrounding mountains. But there they face another killer: searing desert heat and the constant threat of starvation. Many have already died of hunger and thirst as they struggle to survive on just the food they could carry in temperatures exceeding 42C.
Photographs have emerged of Yazidi men carrying the bodies of dozens of young children apparently killed by ISIS militants, who in turn have posted pictures online of themselves posing next to dead Yazidi men.
The dead men's wives were reportedly kept as trophies to be gifted to unmarried jihadist fighters.
In a televised late-night statement from the White House, Mr Obama said American warplanes had already carried out airdrops of food and water to the Iraqi Yazidis hiding in the mountains.
'Today America is coming to help,' he declared, adding: 'The United States cannot and should not intervene every time there’s a crisis in the world.
'So let me be clear about why we must act, and act now: when we face a situation like we do on that mountain -- with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale, when we have a mandate to help . . . and when we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye.'
ISIS fighters beat back the Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Iraq's most formidable fighting force who have thus far fought tirelessly to defend their northern heartland, but are becoming stretched thin across several fronts.
In what will be seen as a major coup for the extremist force, they seized the Mosul Dam - Iraq's largest - which gives them control over Baghdad's water supply.
Panic even began to tear through the Kurdish capital of Erbil, long considered a safe haven, where civilians flooded the airport in a futile attempt to buy tickets to Baghdad.
And as shockwaves from the crisis reverberated around the world, oil companies began evacuating staff from Kurdistan.
Innocent: Yazidi Iraqis on Mount Sinjar carry the bodies of children killed by ISIS. ISIS has been ruthlessly hunting down and slaughtering members of the ancient Yazidi religion, a faith derived from Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam
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Innocent: Yazidi Iraqis on Mount Sinjar carry the bodies of children killed by ISIS. ISIS has been ruthlessly hunting down and slaughtering members of the ancient Yazidi religion, a faith derived from Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam
Ruthless: An ISIS fighter poses next to a dead Yazidi. ISIS have denounced the Yazidis as devil-worshipers on account of their ancient set of beliefs and have issued them with an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death
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Ruthless: An ISIS fighter poses next to a dead Yazidi. ISIS have denounced the Yazidis as devil-worshipers on account of their ancient set of beliefs and have issued them with an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death
Chaos reigns: ISIS now control more than half the country as it ramped up its offensive,  storming towns in the north, executing villagers and chasing thousands from their homes into the desert
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Chaos reigns: ISIS now control more than half the country as it ramped up its offensive, storming towns in the north, executing villagers and chasing thousands from their homes into the desert
Split: There are three main religious groups in Iraq: Shia Arabs, the country's majority, Sunni Arabs and Kurds, who are religiously Sunni but divided by their ethnicity. The is also a minority of Christians scattered across northern Iraq, who comprise just over 1 per cent of the population (roughly 450,000 people). ISIS, who are Sunni Arab, have forced tens of thousands of Yazidis - an ancient religion that predates Islam - from their heartland in Sinjar
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Split: There are three main religious groups in Iraq: Shia Arabs, the country's majority, Sunni Arabs and Kurds, who are religiously Sunni but divided by their ethnicity. The is also a minority of Christians scattered across northern Iraq, who comprise just over 1 per cent of the population (roughly 450,000 people). ISIS, who are Sunni Arab, have forced tens of thousands of Yazidis - an ancient religion that predates Islam - from their heartland in Sinjar

Meanwhile, Pope Francis begged world leaders to help end the crisis, after Iraq's largest Christian town was sacked sending tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fleeing into the desert.
Yesterday ISIS captured Qaraqush and several others near Mosul following the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga fighters.
'(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,' Patriarch Sako told AFP. 'This is a humanitarian disaster; the churches are occupied, their crosses were taken down.' He added that up to 1,500 manuscripts were burnt.
The Vatican said in a statement: 'His Holiness addresses an urgent appeal to the international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway, to act to protect those affected or threatened by violence and to provide aid, especially for the most urgent needs of the many who have been forced to flee and who depend on the solidarity of others.'

WHO ARE THE YAZIDIS?

There are about 700,000 Yazidis in the world, living chiefly in northern Iraq and on Mount Sinjar.
They are ethnically Kurdish but adhere to a religion founded some 6,000 years ago by an Ummayyad sheikh.
The religion, while it predates Christianity and Islam, incorporates elements of each, as well as Zoroastrianism, an ancient belief founded by an Iranian philosopher in around 6BC.
The Yazidis live in small communities mainly scattered through northwest Iraq, north west Syria and south east Turkey, although members are also found in Georgia and Armenia.
Accounts of their population vary, with estimates ranging from 50,000 to a million, and their number has fallen considerably over the past 100 years.
Despite this, they have a well-organised society, following a chief sheikh as their religious leader and an emir, or prince, as the secular head.
The religion is centred around worship of the fallen archangel Melek Tawwus, or Peacock Angel.
But unlike Satan's fall from grace, Melek Tawwus was readmitted into Heaven by God and represents humanity's potential for both good and evil.
For this reason, the Yazidis have unfairly garnered a reputation as devil-worshippers among certain faiths, and have faced centuries of alienation, oppression and attempted extermination. Yazidis - who do not believe in hell or evil - deny they are.
Many Yazidi traditions are shrouded in such secrecy that most have never been witnessed by outsiders. Yazidis regard marriage outside their faith as a sin punishable by ostracism or even death to restore lost honour.
Most Yazidis, even young people, choose to live in their isolated communities, though they often face extreme poverty.
The Yazidis have been targeted before, and claim to have been subjected to 72 genocides during the Ottoman rule of the 18th and 19th centuries.
In 2007 a series of massive truck bombs in northern Iraq killed nearly 500 villagers from the group in August 2007.
Now, forced to flee after the Islamic State group gave them an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee or face death, the plight of these secretive people is under the world's spotlight.
While Iraq's Christian population has declined steeply since the end of the Iraq War, there are still some 450,000 - 1.2 per cent of the country - still living there.
Today's announcements reflected the deepest American engagement in Iraq since US troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.
Mr Obama, who made his remarks in a steady and sombre tone, has staked much of his legacy as president on ending what he has called the 'dumb war' in Iraq.
The president said the humanitarian airdrops were made at the request of the Iraqi government.
The food and water supplies were delivered to the tens of thousands of Yazidis trapped on Sinjar mountain without food and water.
The Yazidis fled their homes after the Islamic State group overran the city of Sinjar, issuing  an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death. Tens of thousands have scattered into the surrounding mountains where they face a daily battle for survival in extreme heat. Many have already died of starvation and thirst.
ISIS has been ruthlessly hunting and slaughtering members of the ancient Yazidi religion, a faith derived from Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, who ISIS have denounced as devil-worshipers on account of their ancient set of beliefs.
Mindful of the public's aversion to another lengthy war, Mr Obama acknowledged that the prospect of a new round of US military action would be a cause for concern among many Americans.
He vowed anew not to put American combat troops back on the ground in Iraq and said there was no US military solution to the crisis.
'As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq,' Mr Obama said.
Even so, he outlined a rationale for airstrikes if the Islamic State militants advance on American troops in the northern city of Irbil and the US consulate there in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
The troops were sent to Iraq earlier this year as part of the White House response to the extremist group's swift movement across the border with Syria and into Iraq.
'When the lives of American citizens are at risk, we will take action,' Mr Obama said. 'That's my responsibility as commander in chief.'
He said he had also authorised the use of targeted military strikes if necessary to help the Iraqi security forces protect civilians.
The president spoke following a day of urgent discussions with his national security team.
He addressed the nation only after the American military aircraft delivering food and water to the Iraqis had safely left the drop site in northern Iraq.
The Pentagon said the airdrops were performed by one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft that together delivered a total of 72 bundles of food and water.
They were escorted by two F/A-18 fighters from an undisclosed air base in the region.
The planes delivered 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water and 8,000 pre-packaged meals and were over the drop area for less than 15 minutes at a low altitude.
The president cast the mission to assist the Yazidis as part of the American mandate to assist around the world when the US has the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre.
In those cases, Mr Obama said, 'we can act carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide'.
Officials said the US was prepared to undertake additional humanitarian airdrops if necessary, though they did not say how quickly those missions could occur.
And today, David Cameron welcomed US President Obama's decision to authorise airstrikes, saying the world must help religious minorities in Iraq who are under threat from the militants 'in their hour of desperate need' - but ruled out any British military intervention.




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mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. 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 a...
» How often should you replace your pillow? Every SIX MONTHS: Old bedding can cause acne and allergies, sleep expert warns
07/08/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. 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
07/08/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. 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
07/08/14 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. 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 ...
» Russia Grants Snowden Residency Permit
07/08/14 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. 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...
» Too many prisoners reoffend. The coalition is determined to break this cycle
07/08/14 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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 b...
» ISIS Forces Appear to Capture Iraq’s Largest Dam
07/08/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. 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.
» Isis seizes Iraq's largest Christian town - The Guardian
07/08/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. The Guardian Isis seizes Iraq's largest Christian town The Guardian A Kurdish peshmerga soldier in northern Iraq. Thousands of residents are fleeing for Kurdistan ahead of the Isis adv...
» Bowe Bergdahl questioned by army investigators over disappearance
07/08/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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...
» Americans Give Up Passports as Asset-Disclosure Rules Start
07/08/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg 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 fi...
» Putin Hits Tipping Point as Ukraine Tightens Rebel Noose
07/08/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 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. 3:48 5:14 His options range from an invasion un...
» In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe : The Two-Way : NPR
07/08/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News. Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, right, heads the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday. Dmitry Astakhov/AP hide caption i toggle caption Dmitry Astakhov/AP Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, right, he...
» Russia's Politicized Patron Saint | The New York Times - YouTube
07/08/14 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 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. Produced by: Nat...
» Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentence in Cambodia - YouTube
07/08/14 09:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 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.
» Россия: эмбарго в ответ на санкции Запада - YouTube
07/08/14 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 7, 2014 Российское правительство про...
» PBS NewsHour | Full Episode | August 6, 2014 - YouTube
07/08/14 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 6, 2014 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...
» Monkey's 'selfie' sparks copyright row with Wikimedia - YouTube
07/08/14 08:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 7, 2014 Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs A photographer is stuck in a dispute with Wikimedia after it refused to remove his photo of a 'monkey selfie', claiming he does not own the copyr...
» Raw: Demonstrators Confront City Workers in Kiev - YouTube
07/08/14 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 7, 2014 Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress
» Iraqi Yazidis trapped and surrounded by IS militants on mountain - YouTube
07/08/14 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Aug 7, 2014 Tens of thousands of Yazidi Iraqis fled their towns and villages from IS militants, who have now surrounded them on a mountain in Sinjar. Report by Claire Lomas.
» To Beat Putin, Support Ukraine
07/08/14 08:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . PALO ALTO, Calif. — IN response to Russian support for Ukrainian rebels, and in coordination with European leaders, President Obama has instituted the most comprehensive set of economic sanctions ever a...
» Sunni and Kurdish Forces Battle for Control of Northern Iraqi Towns
07/08/14 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Kurdish forces battled with ISIS for control of towns west of Erbil, where people made futile attempts to get tickets to Baghdad.
» Islamic State fighters extend gains in north Iraq
07/08/14 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region, witnesses sai...
» Boris Johnson: attention-seeking rascal seeks career change in silly season
07/08/14 08:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. It is entirely appropriate that the mayor should choose an August Wednesday to announce his next move but is he serious? As a journalist, Boris Johnson knows as well as anyone...
» Snowden receives three-year Russian residence permit: lawyer
07/08/14 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has received a three-year residence permit from Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on Thursday.
» Russia Responds to Western Sanctions With Its Own
07/08/14 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Moscow announced a ban on all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway.
» Lawyer for Edward Snowden says Russia letting NSA leaker stay for three more ... - Fox News
07/08/14 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Lawyer for Edward Snowden says Russia letting NSA leaker stay for three more ... Fox News National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russi...
» The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture
07/08/14 08:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. A definitive Senate report about one of Americas darkest periods continues to be withheld precisely because the agency behind it refuses to come clean At this point, is there ...
» Whose truth is Wikipedia guarding?
07/08/14 08:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. This vast tree of knowledge is nurtured predominantly by young white western males with a slight personality defect It is geek week: the annual festival Wikimania is being hel...
» Drone Crashes Into Famous Yellowstone Spring
07/08/14 07:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Park officials are investigating whether the iconic Grand Prismatic spring has been damaged following a drone crash.
» British medical students' murder in Borneo 'solved'
07/08/14 07:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Local police chief says four local men arrested after stabbing of Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger have admitted the crime Four men arrested over the brutal murder of two British...
» Isis seizes Iraq's largest Christian town
07/08/14 07:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella and Karamlesh emptied of original populations and now under the control of Jihadi militants Jihadists has taken over Iraq's largest Christian town...
» Russia bans fruit, veg, meat, fish, dairy imports from U.S., EU
07/08/14 07:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will ban fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry...
» Monkey's 'selfie' sparks copyright row with Wikimedia
07/08/14 07:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ITN. Monkey's 'selfie' sparks copyright row with Wikimedia A photographer is stuck in a dispute with Wikimedia after it refused to remove his photo of a 'monkey selfie', claiming he does not own...
» 40000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death - The Guardian
07/08/14 07:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. The Guardian 40000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death The Guardian Tens of thousands of members of one of Iraq's oldest minorities have been stranded on a mou...
» Crowdfunding bid to acquire Rupert Murdoch's Times and Sunday Times
07/08/14 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Idealists of the world unite! An organisation calling itself Let's Own The News has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of acquiring the Times and Sunday Times. It b...
» Russia retaliates against western sanctions with ban on food imports
07/08/14 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Dmitry Medvedev tells ministers import ban on meat, fish and agricultural items from EU, US and Australia is effective immediately Russia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat, f...
» Islamic Militants Seize More Territory in Northern Iraq
07/08/14 07:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Islamic extremists seized more territory in northern Iraq on Thursday, forcing thousands of residents to flee. Witnesses said the militants took over at least three towns overnight, inclu...
» Man bitten three times by adder left in serious but stable condition
07/08/14 07:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Doncaster man, 44, was visiting Dalby forest when he was bitten by the adder, Britain's only venomous snake A man has been left seriously ill after being bitten three times by...
» Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions - Fox News
07/08/14 07:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions Fox News Aug. 5, 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with local o...
» Russia Bans Food Imports
07/08/14 07:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia banned imports of a wide range of food from countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow, and is considering wider retaliatory measures against European and U.S. air carriers.
» Russia bans food imports from U.S., E.U.
07/08/14 07:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday banned all imports of meat, fruit, vegetables and milk products from the United States, the Europ...
» 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 . &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe src="http://api.solvemedia.com/papi/challenge.noscript?k=vwZBj1Q181o36C4rCXWyWqAwdr0BPFP4" height="300" width="500" frameborder="0"&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;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.