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RFE/RL Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Jailed In Baku
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Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, was taken from a Baku courthouse to a pretrial detention center on December 5 as supporters gathered outside the court, chanting her name. Ismayilova told journalists that her detention is illegal (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)


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Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For U.S. Defense Secretary
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U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a former weapons purchaser at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, to become the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. 



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Podcast: The State Of The Empire
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As Vladimir Putin addressed his nation this week, the ruble plummeted. Critics say that was a fitting metaphor as Russia faces a looming recession as the costs of Putin's Ukraine become manifest.


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Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Says She Was Sexually Threatened
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Jailed Azerbaijani activist Leyla Yunus has written a letter describing being harrassed by a group of young men who entered her Baku cell without explanation. 


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Russian borrowing costs hit five-year high as recession looms
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A cocktail of economic sanctions and falling oil prices have made a Russian recession likely, driving up the cost of government borrowing to 2009 levels


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Putin is the problem
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Russia's president cannot blame the West for the consequences of his own reckless aggression

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Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites - TIME
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Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites
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It was held in St. George's Hall, the same ornate room in the Kremlin where the Russian President announced his decision in March to annex the region of Crimea. The same honor guard opened the gilded doors when it came time for the President to enter, ...
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Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever - Los Angeles Times
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Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow's annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now on and forever.” In his annual state of the union address, Putin ...
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Obama names Ashton Carter as defense secretary
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Putin’s Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites
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Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s Hall, the same ornate room in the Kremlin where the Russian President announced his decision in March to annex the region of Crimea. The same honor guard opened the gilded doors when it came time for the President to enter, and Putin sprung into the hall with his usual strut, at once cocky and contained, like a boxer trotting into the ring. He also surprised exactly no one by repeating his hackneyed slogans of defiance toward the West: “It is pointless trying to talk to Russia from a position of strength,” he declared. And later on: “No one can gain military superiority over Russia!”
But there was one big difference: the reaction. The audience’s composition was the same as before, the rows packed with the same sycophantic lawmakers, technocrats, and propagandists who attended Putin’s blistering Crimea speech on March 18. But the applause Putin received this time was a lot more muted. Not a single standing ovation interrupted him, and even the most crowd-pleasing quips – “Our army,” Putin said, “is polite but terrifying” – hardly got more than a chuckle and a golf clap.
It’s not hard to see why. On the eve of Putin’s big speech, the problem of violent separatism sprung up again on Russia’s southern flank, a security issue far more immediate and close to home than the military threat emanating from Ukraine. On Wednesday night, a group of at least ten gunmen in the region of Chechnya sparked a massive shootout and manhunt in the regional capital of Grozny, reportedly leaving at least ten police officers dead before sealing themselves off in a school and the local House of Press with caches of explosives. Only on Thursday morning, a couple of hours before Putin’s address, did the national anti-terrorism committee announced that it had “liquidated” all the terrorists. “Street battle in Grozny,” remarked Carl Bildt, Sweden’s ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs and a vocal critic of the Kremlin. “Moscow should have more pressing priorities than destabilising Ukraine,” he tweeted on Thursday.
But the trouble at the top of most people’s minds in Moscow was not the one beamed in from Chechnya by the television news. It was the one afflicting the savings accounts and travel plans of millions of regular Russians. The national currency, the ruble, has lost about 40% of its value against the dollar since Putin’s annexation of Crimea, and that has made it a lot harder for Russians to afford the foreign holidays and Western goods they love. Apple, for instance, hiked prices for its iPhone by up to 25% this week to make up for the ruble’s drop in value, as did IKEA for the furniture sold at its Russian locations.
Putin’s attempts to address these issues, however, did little to ease the tension on the faces of his audience. For one thing, he suggested that the ruble’s record-low value is the fault of mysterious “currency speculators,” rather than what everyone knows is really to blame – the Western sanctions launched by the U.S. and the EU after the annexation of Crimea, multiplied by the five-months long plunge in the price of oil, Russia’s biggest export. To repair the economic slide, he ordered the Russian Central Bank and other watchdogs to track down speculators and make them stop messing with the ruble. “The authorities know who these speculators are,” Putin claimed. “And we have instruments to influence them.” On hearing this, Central Bank Chairwoman Elvira Nabiullina, a celebrated economist, bowed her head and appeared to wince. Across the hall, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, who sat bold upright at the edge of his seat, continued to compulsively bite his lower lip as Putin laid out his economic roadmap.
It soon became clear that Putin did not have much of a roadmap at all. His idea for coping with the isolation from the West, and for dealing with the recession that is almost certain to hit next year, revolved around the adage of “import replacement,” which would see Russia break its dependence on foreign technology, food and consumer goods by producing everything it needed at home. “We have to break our critical dependence on foreign technology and industrial products,” he said.
But in the near term, that’s just not possible, according to Sergei Aleksashenko, a prominent economist and former deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank, because Russia has never produced a lot of the technology that its modern industries need to function. “It even seemed like Putin took to the podium not because he had something important to say, but only because he was constitutionally obligated to do so,” Aleksashenko wrote in an analysis of the President’s speech. “The superficial analysis of the situation reflected a disconnect with real life, an ‘alternate reality,’ in which the Kremlin now seems to live.”
More perhaps than the sanctions themselves, Putin’s lack of a practical vision in trying to solve Russia’s economic troubles has unnerved the establishment in Moscow in the last few weeks. “The business elite, people close to Putin, there’s a nervousness that we haven’t had for a long time,” says Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow who now studies Russia as a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. “I don’t know if that’s overreaction, but it feels palpable to me from people I know. They used to be very cocky. They used to have a lot of bravado, and I don’t see that anymore,” he says by phone from California.
There was not much bravado on show as the officials filed out of the hall on Thursday following their President’s speech. Making their way passed the Kremlin’s throne room and toward the stairs, they were pursued by TV crews demanding information about the slump in the ruble. “If you knew there are speculators why didn’t you take some action to stop them months ago,” a correspondent for state-run Channel One demanded of every official he could get in front of the camera.
Some of Putin’s closest allies did put on a brave face, but they appeared to lack the defiant confidence they exuded after gaining control of Crimea. Sergei Glazev, the Kremlin’s point man on Ukraine and a key economic adviser, dismissed the apparent lack of enthusiasm for Putin’s speech this time around.
“Applause is a subjective measure,” he told TIME as he retrieved his fur hat from the cloakroom.”Besides, you can’t compare the situation now with what it was after Crimea.” Indeed, those nine months have dampened not just Russia’s enthusiasm, but its president’s aura of defiant invincibility.

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05/12/14 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. Eric Garner Chokehold Death: 2nd Night of NYC Protests | The New York Times Blocking traffic and taunting the police, marchers fanned out across New York City for a second ni...
» WorldViews: For Rome’s mafia, more refugees means more money
05/12/14 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Italy's mafia is renowned all over the world for its brutality and omnipresence in the south of the country. Judicial documen...
» U.K. Judges Rule in Favor of Government Spying Program
05/12/14 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A British judicial panel has ruled that the U.K.’s surveillance practices exposed by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden are legal, marking a preliminary victory for the B...
» Angry families of MH17 crash victims seek U.N. investigation
05/12/14 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Relatives of MH17 crash victims, angered by what they see as Dutch mishandling of inquiries into the disaster, want a special U.N. envoy to launch an internationa...
» Missing In Action: Hagel Skips His Replacement’s Announcement
05/12/14 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Army Sergeant Chuck Hagel knew how to toss a hand grenade when he served in Vietnam in 1968. Friday he made clear he still knows how to do it, declining to attend the White House nomination announcem...
» Former beauty queen turned prostitute convicted of possessing drugs after trying to swallow her stash of cocaine
05/12/14 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Natalie Gentle, 32, who was once a contestant in a 'Face of 2007' competition, started working as as prostitute from her home in Plymouth, Devon, after she spiralled into a life of drugs.
» NASA Launches Orion Spacecraft | The New York Times
05/12/14 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. NASA Launches Orion Spacecraft | The New York Times A Delta IV rocket carrying Orion, designed to fly astronauts to Mars one day, lifted off Friday morning from Cape Canavera...
» China’s Former Security Chief Expelled From Communist Party
05/12/14 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (BEIJING) — China’s official Xinhua News Agency says the country’s former security chief, Zhou Yongkang, has been expelled from the Communist Party. In July, the party announced it ...
» Finland OK'S Russian-Backed Nuclear Plant
05/12/14 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Finland has approved the building of a Russian-backed nuclear power plant at a time when many western capitals are seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine.
» Caught on camera: The dramatic moment one-eyed Mafia boss dubbed The Last King of Rome is arrested at gunpoint
05/12/14 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Mafia boss Massimo Carminati was detained along with 27 others after being arrested at gunpoint by police after officers surrounded his car on a rural road in the north of Italian capit...
» Hypnotist thief robs shopkeeper after appearing to put him in a trance
05/12/14 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Hypnotist thief robs shopkeeper after appearing to put him in a trance A shopkeeper was robbed of hundreds of pounds by a 'hypnotist' pickpocket who apparently put him in a trance. Report b...
» Pro-Kremlin news claim MH17 'was shot down in botched bid to assassinate PUTIN'
05/12/14 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. A startling new claim that MH17 was shot down in a botched bid by the Ukrainian air force to assassinate Vladimir Putin has been made by the pro-Kremlin media in Moscow. The allegation ...
» British Museum Loans Disputed Greek Artifact to Russia, Angering Greece
05/12/14 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The British Museum plunged itself into a geopolitical tempest with the loan of one of the famous Elgin marbles of Greece to the Hermitage.
» Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever - Los Angeles Times
05/12/14 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Los Angeles Times Vladimir Putin says Crimea is part of Russia historically and forever Los Angeles Times Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow's annexation of ...
» Open Source: Chechen Leader Instagrams Battle With Militants
05/12/14 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-appointed leader of Chechnya, took time out during an attack by Islamist militants to update his Instagram followers.
» Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites - TIME
05/12/14 17:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TIME Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites TIME It was held in St. George's Hall, the same ornate room in the Kremlin where the Russian President announ...
» Russian gas exports - The Economist
05/12/14 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russian gas exports The Economist GAS pipelines export influence as well as energy. Russia's planned South Stream project was the $40 billion flagship of its attempt to regain sway in...
» Elgin Marbles: British Museum loans statue to Russia - BBC News
05/12/14 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Elgin Marbles: British Museum loans statue to Russia BBC News A headless depiction of the river god Ilissos has been sent to Russia to will go on display in St Petersburg's S...
» Putin, Amid Stark Challenges, Says Russia's Destiny Is in Hand - New York Times
05/12/14 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Putin, Amid Stark Challenges, Says Russia's Destiny Is in Hand New York Times On Thursday, Mr. Putin was forced to contend with trouble on both fronts, as insurgents mo...
» В Донецке вновь слышна артиллерийская канонада - Первый канал
05/12/14 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости В Донецке вновь слышна артиллерийская канонада Первый канал Как сообщает агентство "РИА Новости", звуки стрельбы доносятся с западной окраины города. В резуль...
» Europe Keeps Hope Alive for Gas Pipeline From Russia
05/12/14 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A pipeline to southern Europe could be completed despite President Vladimir V. Putin’s stated intention to abandon it, the head of the European Commission said.
» Report: More Work Needed to Stop Sexual Assaults in the Military
05/12/14 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A new U.S. Defense Department report ordered last year by President Barack Obama shows unwanted sexual contact in the military has dropped over the past two years. But critics say the Pen...
» Associate of Russian Arms Smuggler Viktor Bout Gets 5-Year Sentence
05/12/14 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A U.S.-Syrian citizen was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday for conspiring with Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to buy aircraft in violation of sanctions imposed o...
» Putin is the problem
05/12/14 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russia's president cannot blame the West for the consequences of his own reckless aggression
» Women In Russia Struggle With Gender Pay Gap, ILO Report Shows
05/12/14 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Women in Russia are better educated, more experienced and more productive than their male counterparts on average, but are still paid less, the International Labor Organizatio...
» Russia's Putin Accuses West of Provoking Ukraine Crisis - Wall Street Journal
05/12/14 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Russia's Putin Accuses West of Provoking Ukraine Crisis Wall Street Journal U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Russia must end its support for v...
» Russian Ruble Strenghtens on Probable Central Bank Interventions
05/12/14 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The ruble strengthened rapidly Friday morning amid what appeared to be the third large intervention this week by the Central Bank to defend the Russian currency.
» Бойцы АТО вернулись в аэропорт Донецка и готовы принять бой - Сводка Украинских и Мировых Новостей
05/12/14 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. GORDONUA.COM Бойцы АТО вернулись в аэропорт Донецка и готовы принять бой Сводка Украинских и Мировых Новостей Спикер антитеррористической операции Алексей Дмитрашкивский опроверг и...
» LGBT Activist Compensated After Russian City Bans Gay Pride Parade
05/12/14 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A court in Kostroma has awarded compensation to a prominent gay rights activist after authorities unlawfully banned a gay-pride parade and two LGBT-themed protests from taking...
» В Индии после массовой операции на глазах в мобильной клинике ослепли 60 пациентов - Правда.Ру
05/12/14 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Правда.Ру В Индии после массовой операции на глазах в мобильной клинике ослепли 60 пациентов Правда.Ру Ужасный инцидент произошел в индийском штате Пенджаб в Индии. В округе Гурдас...
» Обвиняемые в подготовке теракта в Волгограде получили 19 лет тюрьмы - РБК
05/12/14 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Обвиняемые в подготовке теракта в Волгограде получили 19 лет тюрьмы РБК Суд вынес наказание обвиняемым в терактах в Волгограде. Двое из них получили сроки по 19 лет лишения сво...
» Navigating Russia's imploding economy - Aljazeera.com
05/12/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Aljazeera.com Navigating Russia's imploding economy Aljazeera.com Low oil prices ruined the Soviet economy in the late 1980s causing the USSR to collapse - and prompted Russia's defau...
» Russia Threatens Lawsuit After France Suspends Mistral Warship Delivery
05/12/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia is ready to file a lawsuit against France for indefinitely suspending the delivery of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, an official has said.
» Венгрия рассчитывает на азербайджанский газ - Утро.Ru
05/12/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Утро.Ru Венгрия рассчитывает на азербайджанский газ Утро.Ru Виктор Орбан премьер-министр Венгрии заявил, что ищет новые возможности для поставок газа в обход украинской территории,...
» Hollande Holds Talks With Nazarbaev In Astana
05/12/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. French President Francois Hollande has told Nursultan Nazarbaev that Kazakhstan has a role to play in easing tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
» Французское Минобороны предупредило о возможном отказе от передачи "Мистралей" России - Интерфакс
05/12/14 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс Французское Минобороны предупредило о возможном отказе от передачи "Мистралей" России Интерфакс Москва. 5 декабря. INTERFAX.RU - В Париже не исключают, что при ...
» Украинские военные не намерены оставлять Донецкий аэропорт - РБК
05/12/14 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine Украинские военные не намерены оставлять Донецкий аэропорт РБК Украинские военные противостоят боевикам в аэропорту Донецка и не намерены покидать объект. Об этом за...
» Украина опустилась в рейтинге свободы в интернете - bigmir)net
05/12/14 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Украина опустилась в рейтинге свободы в интернете bigmir)net Наша страна из группы “свободных государств“ по данным 2013 года передвинулась до “частично свободных“ в отчет...
» British Museum Loans Elgin Marbles Statue to St. Peterburg's Hermitage
05/12/14 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The British Museum said Friday that it had loaned one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia, the first time any of the ancient sculptures have left Britain since they were taken from...
» Georgian Accused Of Recruiting For IS To Stand Trial In Chechnya
05/12/14 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A 25-year-old Georgian national is to stand trial in Chechnya on charges of attempting to recruit two Chechens to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, Russian...
» Window on Eurasia: Putin Purges the (Non-Russian) Peoples Libraries and Schools
05/12/14 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble Staunton, December 5 – In 1969 , Bertram Wolfe published his classic study, “Krupskaya Purges the People’s Libraries” in the London-based journal “Survey,” an es...
» The British Museum is wrong to loan the Parthenon marbles to Russia | Hugh Muir
05/12/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The UK has chosen sanctions as a weapon against Russia, so why are we now inviting cultural exchanges? Sanctions are the weapon we have chosen against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. What a...
» To Get Off Russia's Blacklist, GitHub Has Blocked Access To Pages That ... - TechCrunch
05/12/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TechCrunch To Get Off Russia's Blacklist, GitHub Has Blocked Access To Pages That ... TechCrunch GitHub is slowly navigating the tricky waters of Internet censorship in Russia , using...
» Woman punched by fellow contestant on Russian TV show
05/12/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russian TV broadcasts the disturbing moment a man punches a woman on a game show, leaving her with a bloody nose
» EU Says South Stream Could Be Saved If Russia Follows Rules
05/12/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Commission's new energy chief has told RFE/RL that Russia could revive the South Stream natural-gas pipeline project if it follows EU rules.
» Window on Eurasia: Putin Shifts Focus from Boosting Birthrates to Cutting Mortality Figures
05/12/14 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 5 – In his message to the Federal Assembly yesterday, Russian Presid...
» Kyrgyzstan To Open Embassy In United Arab Emirates
05/12/14 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has signed a decree to establish an embassy in Abu Dhabi.
» Nazarbaev Urges Europe, Russia To Seek Compromise On Ukraine
05/12/14 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has told the French president that sanctions are having little effect on Russia and European countries should seek compromise with Mo...
» Ukraine Live Day 291:Ukrainian Military And Civilian Casualties In Donetsk As Fighting Intensifies
05/12/14 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here . An archive of our liveblogs can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing s...
» New York protest
05/12/14 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. .
» Hollande Says Putin Should Look to the Future, Not the Past
05/12/14 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. French President Francois Hollande urged Vladimir Putin on Friday to look to the future rather than the past to help ease tension over the Ukraine crisis.
» Four Men Given Prison Time for Facilitating Suicide Terrorist Attacks on Volgograd
05/12/14 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A Russian court on Friday convicted four Dagestani natives to prison time for aiding the terrorists behind two suicide bombings that rocked the southern city of Volgograd with...
» Window on Eurasia: Microsoft Story Highlights Why West Needs a Formal Non-Recognition Policy on Crimea Now
05/12/14 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 5 – Yesterday, Ukrainian and Russian media reported that Microsoft h...
» Россия рассчитывает на определение линии разграничения в зоне АТО в ближайшие дни - РБК Украина
05/12/14 16:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Россия рассчитывает на определение линии разграничения в зоне АТО в ближайшие дни РБК Украина Россия рассчитывает, что в ближайшие дни на Донбассе будет объявлено о прекращении огн...
» Евросоюз разрешил выдавать кредиты российским банкам на срок более месяца - Маяк
05/12/14 16:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Маяк Евросоюз разрешил выдавать кредиты российским банкам на срок более месяца Маяк Евросоюз разрешил выдавать кредиты российским банкам, которые находятся под санкциями, на срок б...
» Website reports only good news for a day, loses two thirds of its readers
05/12/14 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. It's well known that newspapers tend to focus on bad news, all 'Smoked salmon will give you cancer' and 'Escaped Ferris wheel kills 500', but one Russian news website decided to find out...
» Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course. - Daily Beast
05/12/14 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Beast Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course. Daily Beast MOSCOW — To many Russians the withering ruble brings back bad memories of the 1998 finan...
» 43,000 Russians Fined Over Multiple Citizenship, Report Says
05/12/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. About 43,000 Russian citizens have been punished for not declaring a second passport or foreign residency permit since a deadline for reporting dual citizenship expired two mo...
» French homeless ID cards with yellow triangles likened to Nazi-era yellow stars
05/12/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. A system that required homeless people in Marseille to identify themselves with yellow triangles pinned on their clothes has been scrapped after being likened to Nazi-era badges.
» Georgia and Russia - The Economist
05/12/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Economist Georgia and Russia The Economist RUSSIA'S unacknowledged war in Ukraine did not start with the annexation of Crimea. The precedent was set six years earlier, during a fi...
» Могерини: ЕС и Россия заинтересованы в развитии сотрудничества - Газета.Ru
05/12/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Могерини: ЕС и Россия заинтересованы в развитии сотрудничества Газета.Ru Глава дипломатии Евросоюза Федерика Могерини заявила, что ЕС и Россия имеют общий интерес в развитии сотруд...
» Window on Eurasia: Under Putin, ‘Gerrymandering’ Enters the Russian Vocabulary
05/12/14 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 5 – The process by which a government draws the electoral map in suc...
» Конгресс США проголосовал за «противодействие российской пропаганде» - Взгляд
05/12/14 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Взгляд Конгресс США проголосовал за «противодействие российской пропаганде» Взгляд Конгрессмены утвердили резолюцию о дополнительной поддержке американского вещания «в странах со з...
» Communist heirs win control of German state
05/12/14 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Far-left Linke party takes first regional government since fall of Berlin Wall 25 years ago
» После спецоперации в Грозном обнаружено 24 взрывных устройства
05/12/14 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. После спецоперации в Грозном обнаружено 24 взрывных устройства По меньшей мере 18 человек погибли в ходе боевых действий в центре Грозного в четверг. По данным НАК, в резуль... Fr...
» Ex-Soviet GUAM Group Drops Russian, Switches To English
05/12/14 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development comprises Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova.
» 'It Was Hell On Earth'. Remembering The First Chechen War
05/12/14 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Aslan Doukaev was a university professor in Grozny when the first Chechen war broke out on December 11, 1994. Thousands died during the brutal 20-month conflict between C...
» The Most Underreported News Stories of 2014
05/12/14 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Every year there are major events around the world that fly under the mainstream media’s radar despite their seminal impact. Join us as four leading journalists from the some...
» Russian borrowing costs hit five-year high as recession looms
05/12/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. A cocktail of economic sanctions and falling oil prices have made a Russian recession likely, driving up the cost of government borrowing to 2009 levels
» Belarusian Military Expert Missing Amid Reports Of Arrest
05/12/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Belarusian military expert and journalist, Alyaksandr Alesin, has been missing for days.
» French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships
05/12/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The deal to sell the ships, designed to transport troops, tanks and helicopters, ran into opposition after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March.
» Podcast: The State Of The Empire
05/12/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. As Vladimir Putin addressed his nation this week, the ruble plummeted. Critics say that was a fitting metaphor as Russia faces a looming recession as the costs of Putin's...
» Amid sanctions, British Museum lends Russia controversial Elgin Marble - CNN
05/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN Amid sanctions, British Museum lends Russia controversial Elgin Marble CNN (CNN) -- As the United Kingdom continues to enforce sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the...
» Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For U.S. Defense Secretary
05/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a former weapons purchaser at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, to become the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.
» Азербайджанская журналистка Хадиджа Исмайлова арестована - ИА REGNUM
05/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Тренд Азербайджанская журналистка Хадиджа Исмайлова арестована ИА REGNUM Журналист-расследователь Хадиджа Исмайлова сегодня была вызвана в Бакинскую прокуратуру и оттуда доставлена...
» Report: More Work Needed to Stop Military Sex Assaults
05/12/14 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A new U.S. Defense Department report ordered last year by President Barack Obama shows unwanted sexual contact in the military has dropped over the past two years. But critics say the Pen...
» China Arrests Ex-Security Chief For Corruption, Leaking Secrets
05/12/14 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Chinese authorities have arrested former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the ruling Communist Party, accusing him of crimes ranging from accepting bribes to le...
» British Court Says Government’s Electronic Surveillance is Legal
05/12/14 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The decision comes after a global outcry against programs like Prism, which have given spy agencies almost unfettered access to Internet communications.
» German Journalist: Russia Covered Up 'Large-Scale' Athletics Doping
05/12/14 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A new documentary film is making waves after exposing what it is says is systematic doping among Russian athletes. The film's author, German investigative journalist Hajo...
» RFE/RL Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Jailed In Baku
05/12/14 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, RFE/RL reporter Khadija Ismayilova was taken from a Baku courthouse to a pretrial detention center on De...
» France and Russia on Warship Delivery
05/12/14 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The French defense minister said warships that France had agreed to sell to Russia might never be delivered, drawing a response from the Russian foreign minister.
» Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport
05/12/14 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukraine's president said Friday that the country's armed forces must not lose control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk. President Petro Poroshenko presented awards to a group...
» UN Seeks Review of US Police Practices
05/12/14 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. United Nations human rights experts on Friday called for a halt to racial profiling by U.S. law enforcement officers and a review of laws allowing police to use lethal force. The independ...
» Грани Времени. Правозащитники у трона - 05 декабря, 2014
05/12/14 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты - Радио Свобода. Встречу президента Путина с лидерами неправительственных организаций в преддверии международного Дня защиты прав человека обсуждаем с правозащитником, исполнитель...
» Elgin Marbles: Fury in Greece as statue is loaned to Russian museum
05/12/14 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Athens reacted furiously after it was revealed that the British Museum had loaned one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia.
» Russia This Week: The Kremlin’s Policy-Making on Ukraine is ‘A Mess’
05/12/14 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. In Russia This Week , you will find links to all the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending...
» Vatican closes the book on financial practices 'from Middle Ages'
05/12/14 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Vatican officials will be forced to work from a strict new financial rulebook from 1 January 2015, as Pope Francis makes the final push to clean up the Holy See after decades of sleaze.
» Chechen Leader Announces New Terrorism Punishments
05/12/14 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The pro-Moscow Chechen leader has announced new punishments for terrorism that target the families of those committing terrorist acts one day after an attack in the Chech...
» Azerbaijan Court Detains RFE Journalist
05/12/14 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A court in Azerbaijan has ordered a Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty [RFE/RL] journalist held in pre-trial detention for two months. Khadija Ismayilova was called Friday to the court in ...
» "Это был ад на земле": воспоминания о первой чеченской войне
05/12/14 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. "Это был ад на земле": воспомин...
» Грузия не рассматривает вопрос о возобновлении железнодорожного сообщения с Россией - Коммерсантъ
05/12/14 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Новости-Грузия Грузия не рассматривает вопрос о возобновлении железнодорожного сообщения с Россией Коммерсантъ Министр иностранных дел Грузии страны Тамара Беручашвили сообщила, Гр...
» Georgian, Armenia Currencies Continue To Drop
05/12/14 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Georgian currency, the lari, continued its decline in value to the U.S. dollar on December 5, reaching a new low of about 2 lari to U.S. $1
» Правозащитники у трона
05/12/14 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Правозащитники у трона Встре&...
» Azerbaijan Jails Khadija Ismayilova
05/12/14 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who contributes to RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, has been sentenced by a court in Baku to two months of pretrial ...
» Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady lyrics (Cover) - YouTube
05/12/14 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 26, 2012 Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady I do not own the Song! Als Karaoke-Version für unsere Lehrer auf unserer Abschlussfeier gedacht. Wer Rechtschreibfehler findet, darf sie behal...
» 'Polite but formidable': Russian Army choir sings 'Modern Talking' - YouTube
05/12/14 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 5, 2014 To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band Modern Talking, the Russian Army Choir released a cover version of the duo's song 'Cheri Cheri Lady' in St. Petersburg Thursday. The mili...
» Modern Talking - Brother Louie (LYRICS) - YouTube
05/12/14 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 4, 2013 Original song performed by Modern Talking (c) 1986. - HD Lyrics Music "Brother Louie" by Modern Talking ( Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3 ) Artist Modern Talking
» Putin Promises Controlled Freedom in Face of Western Containment
04/12/14 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Putin told the nation on Thursday that Russia's ongoing clash with the West was inevitable and will only make the country stronger by mobilizing its economy and society around...
» Послание Путина: война продолжится
04/12/14 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Послание Путина: война продолжится Что обещал России президент, ведущий войну с Украиной? Обсуждают: лидер партии "Демократический выбор" през... From: Радио Свобода Views: 301 93...
» Did ISIS Just Attack Inside Russia? - Daily Beast
04/12/14 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Beast Did ISIS Just Attack Inside Russia ? Daily Beast Later in an Echo of Moscow interview Kadyrov said that the operation would be over in 20 minutes. Hours passed, but the fi...
» Кто напал на столицу Чечни?
04/12/14 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Кто напал на столицу Чечни? Обстоятельства и последствия боевых столкновений в Грозном обсуждают зам главного редактора "Новых Извест... From: Радио Свобода Views: 201 8 0 0 ratin...
» Russia Is A Threat To Georgia, Says Former Defense Minister - Forbes
04/12/14 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russia Is A Threat To Georgia, Says Former Defense Minister Forbes Breaking international law and implementing an aggressive foreign policy towards neighboring countries, Russi...
» Глава HWR: Россия скатывается к жесткому авторитаризму
04/12/14 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Глава HWR: Россия скатывается к ж&#...
» Russia Waging Effective Info-War In Baltics, NATO Expert Says
04/12/14 21:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, December 4 – Moscow is waging a highly effective information war in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with its Russia Today television broadcasts in their national lan...
» Putin’s ‘Russian World’ Resolves a Key Domestic Issue, Svyatenkov Says
04/12/14 21:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, December 4 – Most commentators have focused on the foreign policy implications of Vladimir Putin’s notion about the “Russian world,” but Pavel Svyatenkov argues th...
» Kerry Praises Good Start by New Afghan Government
04/12/14 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The new leaders of Afghanistan met Thursday in London with senior officials from dozens of countries and pledged to implement reforms designed to reduce their country’s reliance on foreig...
» Putin to Legislators: West Wants to Weaken Russia - Voice of America
04/12/14 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Putin to Legislators: West Wants to Weaken Russia Voice of America Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out Thursday at the United States and its European allies, ...
» После Послания Путина США задумались об усилении санкций против России - НТВ.ru
04/12/14 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru После Послания Путина США задумались об усилении санкций против России НТВ.ru В Вашингтоне не исключают дальнейшего усиления антироссийских санкций, если Москва не изменит п...
» UN Official: Access in Darfur Vital to Rape Investigation
04/12/14 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A senior U.N. official said Thursday that further investigation was required into an allegation of mass rape in Sudan’s north Darfur region last month. U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Hervé Ladso...
» Venezuela Opposition Leader Denies Assassination Plot Involvement
04/12/14 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Venezuelan opposition leader, Maria Corina Machado, says charges she was involved in a plot to kill Venezuela's president are an attempt to silence her and critics of the government. In a...
» Russian Arms Dealer's Alleged Associate Draws 5-year Sentence
04/12/14 20:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S.-Syrian citizen was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for conspiring with Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to buy aircraft in violation of sanctions imposed on them by the U...
» Good, bad news in military sexual assault report
04/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 7 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- New sexual assault data on Thursday delivered both good news and bad news for a U.S. military struggling to overcome what officials have condemned as a se...
» Studies Show Improvement in US Job Market
04/12/14 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. job market is getting stronger, according to economic studies published Thursday. The government reported that the number of newly laid-off workers signing up for unemployment in...
» Hagel cites progress against military sex assaults
04/12/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 7 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday there has been "real progress" in the Pentagon's effort to combat sexual assault among the military, but he al...
» Vatican Finds Hundreds of Millions of Euros ‘Tucked Away’
04/12/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Vatican’s chief financial official said Thursday that the money had been left out of the church’s main balance sheets.
» Hagel Unveils Efforts to Fight Sex Assault in US Military
04/12/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled four new initiatives to combat sexual assault in the U.S. military on Thursday as the Pentagon released a preliminary report for 2014 showing signs ...
» Afghan Soldier Who Killed U.S. General in Kabul Acted Alone, Report Says
04/12/14 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The report on the shooting of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene by an Afghan soldier praised the rapid response by other forces, but said Afghan officials did not cooperate fully in the inquiry.
» Falling Oil Prices Turn Up The Heat On Venezuela’s Maduro
04/12/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. On Nov. 27, as the OPEC oil cartel gathered in Vienna to discuss falling oil prices, the front page of Venezuela’s anti-government Tal Cual newspaper ran a cartoon showing President Nicolás Maduro an...
» Putin’s War of Words
04/12/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Ten examples of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s strong language to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea ...
» Russian arms dealer's accused associate gets five years in U.S. prison
04/12/14 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S.-Syrian citizen was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday for conspiring with Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to buy aircraft in violation of sanctio...
» Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia
04/12/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine Russia and said in a key ...
» Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine
04/12/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged sharp comments on Ukraine at an international meeting in Basel, Switzerland. Secretary Kerry put th...
» U.S., allies pledge to support Afghanistan as combat troops withdraw
04/12/14 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Afghanistan's allies on Thursday pledged to support the new unity government led by President Ashraf Ghani even as foreign combat troops withdraw from the country af...
» Vladimir Putin to the West: My problems are all your fault
04/12/14 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. MOSCOW, Russia — President Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the union address on Thursday to defend his hawkish foreign policy and blame the West for thrusting Russia into a...
» Turkish Nationalists Indicted in Attack on US Sailors
04/12/14 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkish prosecutors have indicted 13 Turkish ultra-nationalists on charges related to an attack on three U.S. sailors in Istanbul last month. Thursday's indictment charges the attackers w...
» Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Ukraine, Iran, Syria at OSCE Ministerial Council / Sputnik International
04/12/14 19:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Politics (updated 21:24 04.12.2014) 375 0 1 WASHINGTON, December 4 (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have discussed the Ukrainian situatio...
» Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Ukraine, Iran, Syria at OSCE Ministerial Council - Sputnik International
04/12/14 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Ukraine, Iran, Syria at OSCE Ministerial Council Sputnik International According to the the US State Department Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secr...
» Vladmir Putin compares the West with Adolf Hitler as prime minister sleeps during speech
04/12/14 19:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. A defiant Putin accused opponents of trying to erect a new Iron Curtain  Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev appeared to be having a nap Putin justified his country's actio...
» Vladmir Putin compares the West with Adolf Hitler as prime minister sleeps ... - Daily Mail
04/12/14 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Daily Mail Vladmir Putin compares the West with Adolf Hitler as prime minister sleeps ... Daily Mail Vladimir Putin compared his foreign opponents to Adolf Hitler and accused the...
» ISIS sets up training camps in Libya
04/12/14 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Smoke rising after an airstrike by an alleged alliance war plane on Islamic State targets in the west of Kobane, Syria, where Kurdish fighters YPG are trying to defend the city, near Su...
» U.S. General's Killer Likely Wasn't Taliban: Investigators
04/12/14 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. An Afghan soldier who killed a two-star U.S. Army general last summer in Kabul was likely a lone wolf with no ties to the Taliban, and the attack couldn’t have been foreseen, a U.S. mi...
» Pentagon confirms failed effort to rescue Somers
04/12/14 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5:46 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says a hostage rescue mission last month in Yemen failed to liberate American Luke Somers because he was not present at the targeted locat...
» In Brussels, Unlikely Ebola Boot Camp Arises
04/12/14 19:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. By now, most of us recognize the yellow, spacesuit-like outfit of an Ebola worker. But try putting one on — add the rubber apron and two pairs of gloves, the white hood, the strap-on gogg...
» Bulgaria Claims Pain From EU Sanctions on Russia
04/12/14 19:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Bulgaria's economy is being badly hurt by European Union economic sanctions against Russia, its prime minister said on Thursday. EU member states such as Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia, w...
» Pro-Hillary Music Video Sings About Bill Clinton's Infidelity [VIDEO] - Daily Caller
04/12/14 19:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Pro-Hillary Music Video Sings About Bill Clinton's Infidelity [VIDEO] Daily Caller Stand With Hillary has released a new country music video praising Hillary Clinton as an accomp...
» Over $150 Billion of Oil Projects Face Axe in 2015
04/12/14 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Global oil and gas exploration projects worth more than $150 billion are likely to be put on hold next year as plunging oil prices render them uneconomic, data shows, potentially curbing ...
» U.S. Attempted to Rescue Al Qaeda Hostage in Yemen
04/12/14 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The United States attempted to rescue an American hostage being held by an Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, according to the Pentagon. Luke Somers, a 33-year-old photojournalist and interpreter, was capt...
» U.S. disclosed failed attempt to rescue American in Yemen
04/12/14 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday disclosed a failed attempt last month to rescue a U.S. citizen held hostage by al Qaeda's Yemen branch, saying he was not present a...
» 007 goes back to the future as new Bond movie, Spectre, channels 60s
04/12/14 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The 24th James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, is named after the evil organisation first seen in 1965 Thin...
» Eric Garner protests - USA TODAY
04/12/14 19:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Eric Garner protests USA TODAY Protesters shout in Times Square after it was announced that the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner would ...
» Obama cites 'deep unfairness' in how laws are enforced - Politico
04/12/14 19:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Politico Obama cites 'deep unfairness' in how laws are enforced Politico Most Read; Videos. A Presidential Daughter You Could Pick On · Republicans shout down Cruz · What I did a...
» DNA tests prove Lebanon IS holding ISIS chief al-Baghdadi's ex-wife and daughter
04/12/14 19:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses worshippers at a mosque in Mosul, after he established a self-declared caliphate across Iraq and Syria on July 5, 2014
» Russian President Vladimir Putin Asserts Right to Crimea in Ukraine - U.S. News & World Report
04/12/14 19:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Russian President Vladimir Putin Asserts Right to Crimea in Ukraine U.S. News & World Report Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during his annual address to the F...
» US troops in Iraq will get immunity from prosecution, bolstering fight with Isis
04/12/14 19:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Ambassador US ambassador Stuart Jones says Iraq’s prime minister has given ‘the assurances that we need from the government’ on privileges for growing number of troops The US ...
» How Investing in Women’s Sexual Health Helps the Economy
04/12/14 19:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. For about the cost of ticket to the movies and small popcorn, says Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), millions of women across the globe could gai...
» The Circle: why is gay cinema so fixated on the past?
04/12/14 19:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The new docudrama Der Kreis looks back at a groundbreaking gay rights organisation facing prejudice and harassment in 1950s Switzerland. Why is LGBTQ film trying to reclaim hi...
» DOJ: Cleveland police use excessive force - WBAL Baltimore
04/12/14 19:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. WBAL Baltimore DOJ: Cleveland police use excessive force WBAL Baltimore (CNN) —Cleveland police officers use guns, Tasers, pepper spray and their fists either unnecessarily or in...
» In Kremlin economy speech, Putin rails at West, tries to avert Russia recession
04/12/14 19:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News: News and Headlines from Europe - The Washington Post. MOSCOW – With recession looming, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the West has had his nation in the cross-hairs for “c...
» Россия разместила в Крыму ракеты "Искандер" - Генштаб - ЛІГА.net
04/12/14 19:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Россия разместила в Крыму ракеты "Искандер" - Генштаб ЛІГА.net Генеральный штаб Вооруженных Сил Украины подтвердил, что Россия разместила в Крыму комплексы "...
» Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades
04/12/14 19:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. President uses state of the nation speech to attack west as rouble slides under pressure of economic sanctions over Ukraine Vladimir Putin has accused the west of trying to contain a...
» Russian Court Declares Jehovah Witnesses' Website Extremist
04/12/14 19:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Russian Supreme Court has ruled that the website of the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses is extremist.
» James Bond returns to classic roots with 'Spectre'
04/12/14 19:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. James Bond returns to classic roots with 'Spectre' German Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Italian actress Monica Bellucci will star alongside Britain's Daniel Craig in the next...
» Russia is 'strategic problem' for EU: Juncker
04/12/14 19:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Russia is 'strategic problem' for EU: Juncker Russia is now a "strategic problem" for the EU amid the crisis in Ukraine but Brussels will work to make Moscow a partner...
» Crank Up the Cringe for New Hillary Clinton Country Music Anthem - Mediaite
04/12/14 19:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Crank Up the Cringe for New Hillary Clinton Country Music Anthem Mediaite The Stand With Hillary PAC has made a country music video in support of Hillary Clinton, and yes, it's j...
» The Guardian view on the BBC: government attacks must not be a taste of things to come
04/12/14 19:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. As charter renewal approaches the corporation must stand firm against political buffeting There is an air of deja vu about George Osborne’s, and indeed No 10’s, aggressive sta...
» FA unveils plans for ‘England DNA’ blueprint for elite player development
04/12/14 19:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. • Scheme devised to make most of St. George’s Park facility • Hodgson happy for senior squad to play for Under-21s England plan to unleash a squad of thoughtful footballing Ro...
» Russia Launches Criminal Probe Into Terrorist Attack in Chechnya - Sputnik International
04/12/14 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Russia Launches Criminal Probe Into Terrorist Attack in Chechnya Sputnik International A group of 50 experienced investigators and forensic experts has been set up to investigate...
» America's Biggest Homeless Camp Is Cleared
04/12/14 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The presence of "the Jungle" - in the middle of one of the wealthiest parts of the US - has embarrassed local officials.
» Canada Charges 15-Year-Old With Two Terror-Related Offenses
04/12/14 19:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Canadian police said a 15-year-old in Montreal has been charged with two terror-related offenses.
» Hillary sends signals for February launch - Fox News
04/12/14 19:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Hillary sends signals for February launch Fox News Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesd...
» Protesters block NY streets after officer is cleared in chokehold death of Eric Garner
04/12/14 19:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. Chokeholds are prohibited by New York police regulations, but the municipal police union said the officers involved in the Garner incident had acted within the law. read more
» Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage Spreads To New Industries, 190 Cities - Forbes
04/12/14 19:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Forbes Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage Spreads To New Industries, 190 Cities Forbes About two years after the first strike for a $15 minimum wage, fast food workers in 190 cities ar...
» Mutated Flu Virus Immune to Vaccine - U.S. News & World Report
04/12/14 19:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Mutated Flu Virus Immune to Vaccine U.S. News & World Report This year's flu vaccine is ineffective against the current strain circulating in the United States, health officials ...
» Reporters' Notebook: Examining a Rare Nerve-Agent Shell That Wounded American Troops in Iraq
04/12/14 19:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Newly obtained photographs show the handling and sampling of the binary sarin shell taken from an improvised explosive device used against American forces in Baghdad in 2004.
» Al-Qaida in Yemen Threatens to Kill American Hostage
04/12/14 19:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has threatened An al-Qaida group in Yemen released a video Thursday threatening to kill an American hostage unless the U.S. government meets unspecified ...
» Chemical Weapons in Iraq: Revealing the Pentagon’s Long-Held Secrets
04/12/14 19:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Explore the Times investigation on secret casualties of Iraq’s abandoned chemical weapons, and the Pentagon’s response, including follow-up care for those exposed.
» Dangerous practices spread Ebola in Sierra Leone
04/12/14 19:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5:46 p.m. EST. KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Dr. Michael Mawanda saw some disturbing behaviors when he was in Sierra Leone helping fight the Ebola epidemic, including relatives removing patie...
» Actress Misty Upham Died Of Blunt-Force Trauma
04/12/14 19:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Police suspect the injuries were caused by a fall and there is no hint of foul play, but they do not know exactly what happened.
» Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways
04/12/14 19:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. R ussian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on December 4 by invoking Kievan Rus leader Vladimir the Great, who is said to have been ba...
» Putin’s War of Words - NYTimes.com
04/12/14 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Since Russia ’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March, President Vladimir V. Putin has used strong language to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. ...
» The other star of the new James Bond film, “Spectre”: The Aston Martin DB10 - Quartz
04/12/14 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Quartz The other star of the new James Bond film, “Spectre”: The Aston Martin DB10 Quartz On November 6, 2015, James Bond will return to theaters in Spectre, director Sam Mendes'...
» Golfer killed by crocodile in South Africa’s Lake Panic
04/12/14 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Officials at Kruger national park said crocodile grabbed man who was trying to retrieve golfballs from water South African officials say a crocodile killed a man while he was ...
» Sanctions, Oil Will Pull Rug From Under Putin's Feet: Gheit: Video
04/12/14 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Billion hedge fund unit. Raising $.45 per share and announcing it may buy back as much as $3.75 billion in the stock. Mastercard is seeing more consumers shift from cash to electronic payments. Uber is teamin...
» Russia’s Fifth Column | TIME
04/12/14 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Police in UAE Make Arrest in Killing of American Woman
04/12/14 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a local woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American school teacher in a restroom at a shopping mall in the capital, Abu Dhabi. Aut...
» Ночь перестрелок в Грозном - BBC Russian - YouTube
04/12/14 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 4, 2014 По меньшей мере девять полице ...
» Геофактор: Экономические рецепты Путина - отрыв от реальности? (04.12.2014) - YouTube
04/12/14 13:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 4, 2014 Путин выступает с речью перед ...
» Funeral for Uganda's oldest lion - YouTube
04/12/14 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 4, 2014 A funeral for Uganda's oldest lion in captivity took place, three days after the popular animal died. Report by Stephanie Prentice.
» Russia’s Fifth Column
04/12/14 13:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Russian diplomats from around the world gather to receive their President’s orders. The summit this year took place in July, a few months after Russia had invaded and annexed the Ukrainian regi...
» 98-year-old New Jersey woman seeks exoneration from McCarthy-era conviction
04/12/14 13:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Miriam Moskowitz asked judge earlier this year to reconsider her 1950 conviction in the run-up to atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg A 98-year-old New Jersey wo...
» Watch: Security footage released in Wednesday's West Bank supermarket ... - Jerusalem Post
04/12/14 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Watch: Security footage released in Wednesday's West Bank supermarket ... Jerusalem Post Security footage of a stabbing Wednesday at Rami Levy supermarket in the Mishor Adumim Industri...
» New York Mourns Eric Garner, Again | The New York Times
04/12/14 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. New York Mourns Eric Garner, Again | The New York Times After a grand jury declined to indict the officer who killed Eric Garner, his family called for peace, and New Yorkers...
» After the Eric Garner Decision: Social Media Vents | The New York Times
04/12/14 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. After the Eric Garner Decision: Social Media Vents | The New York Times The decision by a Staten Island grand jury to end the criminal case in Eric Garner's death set off a w...
» Putin Defends Russia's Foreign Policy - YouTube
04/12/14 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 4, 2014 In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin's aggressive foreign policy as...
» Kerry: Russia has "not lived up to its promises" on Ukraine - YouTube
04/12/14 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 2, 2014 NATO foreign ministers approved fresh support for Ukraine and condemned Russia on Tuesday for backing pro-Moscow rebels as the alliance signed off on its new training mission in Afgha...
» Chechnya - YouTube
04/12/14 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 4, 2014 The Russian republic of Chechnya is situated in the North Caucasus region. In the last 20 years Moscow has fought two wars against separatist rebels in the small mountainous area, dur...
» Chechnya
04/12/14 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Chechnya The Russian republic of Chechnya is situated in the North Caucasus region. In the last 20 years Moscow has fought two wars against separatist rebels in the small mounta...