Saturday, December 20, 2014

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The J. Edgar Hoover F.B.I. building in Washington. Auditors have found many problems with how the bureau handles evidence. CreditBrendan Hoffman for The New York Times
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F.B.I. agents in every region of the country have mishandled, mislabeled and lost evidence, according to a highly critical internal investigation that discovered errors with nearly half the pieces of evidence it reviewed.
The evidence collection and retention system is the backbone of the F.B.I.’s investigative process, and the report said it is beset by problems. It also found that the F.B.I. was storing more weapons, less money and valuables, and two tons more drugs than its records had indicated.
The report’s findings, based on a review of more than 41,000 pieces of evidence in F.B.I. offices around the country, could have consequences for criminal investigations and prosecutions. Lawyers can use even minor record-keeping discrepancies to get evidence thrown out of court, and the F.B.I. was alerting prosecutors around the country on Friday that they may need to disclose the errors to defendants.
Many of the problems cited in the report appear to be hiccups in the F.B.I.’s transition to a computer system known as Sentinel, which went online in 2012 and was intended to move the bureau away from a case-management system based on paper files. But other problems, including materials that disappeared or were taken from F.B.I. evidence rooms and not returned, are more serious.
“A majority of the errors identified were due in large part to human error, attributable to a lack of training and program management oversight,” auditors wrote in the report, which was obtained by The New York Times.
F.B.I. officials on Friday said that they decided on their own to conduct the review after discovering during an internal audit that there might be issues with the record keeping for evidence.
“The FBI identified issues primarily related to the migration of its earlier record-keeping process to its updated case management system,” said Michael Kortan, the F.B.I.’s chief spokesman. “The bureau is now strengthening procedures in field offices across the country to improve administrative consistency and record-keeping.”
The F.B.I. is separately dealing with the fallout from a case at its Washington office, where an agent is under investigation for tampering with evidence. That has led to the dismissal of convictions in some drug cases. Though the internal review is unrelated to that matter, the issues are so entwined that the F.B.I. plans to distribute the report to dozens of lawyers involved whose cases were affected by the Washington investigation, officials said.
The errors cited in the audit range in severity from computer glitches and duplicate bar codes to evidence that could not be located. The investigation found that federal agents had removed 1,600 pieces of evidence from storage and had not returned them for more than four months. One piece of evidence in a drug case has been signed out since 2003. Another piece of evidence has been out since 2006, the report found.
Because the audit was based on a sample, the actual number of items that have been checked out and not returned is probably much higher.
The results also varied by field office. In Newark, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Washington and Richmond, Va., for instance, auditors found problems with the handling of more than 70 percent of firearms in evidence. By comparison, offices in El Paso, New Haven and Sacramento turned up error rates in the single digits.
When Sentinel went online, the bureau said it would streamline investigations and make it easier for analysts and agents to “link cases with similar information through expanded search capabilities.” It was also supposed to make information more quickly available to investigators in different field offices.
A report released in September by the Department of Justice inspector general found Sentinel had, over all, reduced the number of lost documents and made it easier to share information. That inquiry, however, cited problems with Sentinel’s search function.

Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment" - Reuters India

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Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region on Saturday as a "collective punishment" on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. Both the European ...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

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Scientists begin £5m study to explore link between immune disorders and mental illness in the search for new treatments
Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.
The connection raises hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs can be adapted to treat patients with depression or senile dementia.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia defies fresh Western sanctions - BBC News

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Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia

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Australian police say they have arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils are held to mourn the tragedy. Duration: 00:43.
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A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus 

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Two planned films about the life of Christ are unlikely to be welcomed by traditional believers, but reflect a renewed interest in Bible epics
Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians.
British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslan’s bestselling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, while Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director, has been working on an adaptation of his own book, Jesus of Nazareth, for five years.
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Australian mother arrested for murdering her 7 children and a niece 

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Police comfort a distressed woman at the scene where eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years were found dead at a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said on December 19, 2014, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.
An Australian mother has been arrested for murder in the mass killing of eight children who were found dead in the city of Cairns, seven of whom were hers. The eighth child was her niece.
The woman’s name has yet to be released by law enforcement, but police said the 37-year-old has been arrested for murder. However, she has not been charged, and the Queensland Police Service noted she is “assisting” authorities with their investigation.
Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said the mother is now awake and conscious after suffering from stab wounds and being hospitalized.
According to the Associated Press, authorities have not said exactly how the children, who were found dead in the woman’s home, were killed. They did say they are inspecting multiple knives from the house as potential weapons.
Meanwhile, Reuters described the murders as “a mass stabbing.” The children ranged in age, from 18 months to 15 years old.
“We’re not looking for anybody else, we’re comfortable that the community at large is safe,” Asnicar said to the AP.
While the woman is currently talking to police, a coroner is conducting autopsies on the children to establish their cause of death.
The arrest comes the day after the children were found dead in the mother’s home. Local resident Lisa Thaidai said that another sibling, a 20-year-old, was actually the one to discover the situation.
“We’re a big family … I just can’t believe it. We just found out [about] those poor babies,” Thaiday said, as quoted by AFP.
Cairns Post reporter Scott Forbes stressed that the area is very close, in fact, he said the people on that street are related.
“All of the people here are actually related to the people who were involved in this incident,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “So they’re all reeling at the moment. But telling us that she was a very, very protective, very proud mother who loved her children dearly,” he added.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described the news as “heartbreaking.”
“All parents would feel a gut-wrenching sadness at what has happened. This is an unspeakable crime. These are trying days for our country,” Abbott stated.
The tragedy comes as Australia is still in shock following a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe on Monday. It resulted in two hostages being killed along with the gunman after police stormed the cafe some 16 hours into the stand-off.
         
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North Korea calls for joint inquiry into Sony Pictures hacking case - video 

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North Korea says US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures are "groundless slander" and proposed to hold a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. It also threatened serious consequences if the US refuses the proposal for an investigation and continues to accuse the nation Continue reading...

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

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HAVANA (AP) -- To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty....

Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future

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MIAMI (AP) -- One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action....

Aloha, Obama! First Family Arrives in Hawaii for 16-Day Vacation - ABC News

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North Korea: 'Framed' for Sony cyber-attack - YouTube

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The government of North Korea says it's being "framed" in an attack on Sony, according to the state-run news agency KCNA.
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Dozens arrested in Milwaukee police violence protest - YouTube

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More than fifty people have been arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconscin, after blocking a freeway as part of a protest against police violence. Report by Johnny Chiodini.

Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister....

Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he is closely following an inquiry into a U.S.-based Islamic preacher and media outlets close to him and dismissed criticism that the case is politically motivated.
  

Turkey's Erdogan dismisses criticism against Gulen case - www.worldbulletin.net

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out on Saturday at the European Union over its stance on the ongoing probe on senior media and police officials in Turkey, calling for respect to Turkey's judiciary. “They say the detained people are journalists.
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North Korea proposes joint probe with US over Sony hack - Boston Globe

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North Korea proposes joint probe with US over Sony hack
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TOKYO — Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not behind a damaging cyberattack on Sony Pictures and offered to prove its innocence by proposing a joint investigation with ...
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Dozens arrested in Milwaukee police violence protest 

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More than fifty people have been arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconscin, after blocking a freeway as part of a protest against police violence. Report by Johnny Chiodini.
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N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe Over Sony Hacking 

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(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.
The proposal was seen by analysts as a typical ploy by the North to try to show that it is sincere, even though it knows the U.S. would never accept its offer for a joint investigation.
U.S. officials blame North Korea for the hacking, citing the tools used in the Sony attack and previous hacks linked to the North, and have vowed to respond. The break-in resulted in the disclosure of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files, and escalated to threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters that caused Sony to cancel the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
On Saturday, an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman in Pyongyang proposed the joint investigation with the U.S., saying the North knows how to prove it’s not responsible for the hacking. He also said Washington was slandering Pyongyang by spreading unfounded rumors.
“The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and presses for what it called countermeasures while finding fault with” North Korea, the spokesman said in a statement carried by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA.
“We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture, as the CIA does,” he said, adding that the U.S. lacks any specific evidence tying North Korea to the hacking.
Koh Yu-hwan, a professor at Seoul’s Dongguk University, called the North’s proposal a “typical” tactic the country has taken in similar disputes with rival countries. In 2010, North Korea proposed a joint investigation after a South Korean-led international team concluded that the North was behind a torpedo attack that killed 46 South Korean sailors, though Pyongyang denied its involvement. South Korea rejected the North’s offer for the joint probe.
“They are now talking about a joint investigation because they think there is no conclusive evidence,” Koh said. “But the U.S. won’t accede to a joint investigation for the crime.”
On Friday, President Barack Obama declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving the satirical film about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, and pledged that the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the movie’s withdrawal.
“I wish they had spoken to me first. … We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship,” Obama said at a year-end news conference, speaking of executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony said it had had no choice but to cancel distribution of the movie because theaters were refusing to show it.
U.S. options for acting against North Korea are limited. The U.S. already has severe trade sanctions in place, and there is no appetite for military action. Even if investigators could identify and prosecute the individual hackers believed responsible, there’s no guarantee that any located are overseas would ever see a U.S. courtroom. Hacking back at North Korean targets by U.S. government experts could encourage further attacks against American targets.
North Korea and the U.S. remain in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The rivals also are locked in an international standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and its alleged human rights abuses.
Earlier Saturday, North Korea angrily denounced a move by the United Nations to bring its human rights record before the Security Council and renewed its threat to further bolster its nuclear deterrent against what it called a hostile policy by the U.S. to topple its ruling regime.
Pyongyang “vehemently and categorically rejects” the resolution passed by the U.N. General Assembly that could open the door for its leaders, including Kim Jong Un, to be hauled before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, according to a Foreign Ministry statement carried by KCNA.
The Security Council is due to meet Monday to discuss Pyongyang’s human rights situation for the first time.
The meeting caps almost a year of international pressure, and even though ally China could use its veto power to block any action against the North, the nonbinding resolution has broad support in the General Assembly and has drawn unusually strong and vitriolic protests from Pyongyang.
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North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US

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SEOUL — North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US - Fox News

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“Checkmate: The Game Is Over” As Russia Begins Selling Oil For Gold 

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This brand new story excerpted below from Silver Doctors is hard-hitting and straight to the point, the story is called “Checkmate: Is Russia Selling Oil For Gold?” The 1st paragraph from the story warns us clearly: “This is called ‘checkmate’, “the game is over.”
The new videos below from Elite NWO Agenda with Jim Rogers in the 1st video, corbettreport in the 2nd and Newsy World in the 3rd examine the global economic situation, of which Russia and Putin may have strangely seized complete control over if Silver Doctors is correct, from the standpoint of experts uncensored by the mainstream media. With Russia now selling oil for gold, the West is left in an ‘economic golden trap’, and we’re left with America as a snake, vigorously eating its’ own tail.
Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.
No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas ONLY for physical gold.
How long will the West be able to buy oil and gas from Russia in exchange for physical gold?
And what will happen to the US petrodollar after the West runs out of physical gold to pay for Russian oil, gas and uranium, as well as to pay for Chinese goods?
This is called “Checkmate”, ladies and gentlemen. The game is over.
This truly brilliant economic combination by Putin puts the West led by the United States in a position of a snake, aggressively and diligently devouring its own tail.
The idea of this economic golden trap for the West is probably not authored by Putin himself. Most likely it was the idea of Putin’s Advisor for Economic Affairs – Dr. Sergey Glazyev. Excellent and informative story; read the entire story here.
        
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Newly-found security hole facilitates cellular spying 

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Researches find security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers that allows spying on mobile phone traffic.
Researchers have found a security hole in a system used by global cellphone carriers that can open the door for hackers to eavesdrop on private phone calls, text messages and data traffic on a large scale.
The security flaws discovered by the Berlin-based Security Research Labs could affect a telecommunications standard known as Signaling System 7, or SS7, which is used by cell phone carriers to manage connections between cellular networks.
The flaws include functions that are built into SS7 such as keeping calls connected as users speed down highways as well as switching between cell towers.
The German researchers said a skilled person could use the shortcomings for surveillance of mobile phone traffic.
“Given how valuable such spying capabilities are to states and other criminal actors, I would be very surprised if we are first to find these hacking vectors,” company researcher Karsten Nohl said Friday.
Nohl further said cellphone companies were quietly informed of the problematic issue earlier this month.
Two German mobile firms, T-Mobile and Vodafone Deutschland, have said they have adopted measures to prevent hackers and spies from exploiting the deficiency.
Nohl also said cell phone carriers could easily fix the issue by blocking certain network requests submitted over SS7 by other companies, adding, “We were really surprised that most of them don’t do that.”
The details of the problem are slated to be presented at a computer security conference in Hamburg, Germany, next week.
        
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Israel Launches Airstrikes in Gaza

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Israel has carried out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip for the first time since an August truce. Confirming the early Saturday strikes, the Israeli military said they were launched in retaliation for a rocket shot from Gaza into southern Israel on Friday. The rocket did not cause any injuries. The military said the airstrikes targeted a "Hamas terror infrastructure site." Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said in a statement Friday that the "Hamas terrorist organization is responsible and accountable for today's attack on Israel." Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian group that rules Gaza, fought a 50-day war this year. The United Nations estimates 1,523 Palestinian civilians, including 519 children, and six Israel civilians were killed in the Gaza conflict.The two sides agreed to a cease-fire in August. In a separate incident on Friday, four Palestinian protesters were shot in the legs by Israeli troops after they ignored warnings to keep away from the border fence between the coastal territory and the Jewish state, the military and Gaza medical officials said. Some information for this report came from Reuters.

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Израиль нанес авиаудары по военной инфраструктуре ХАМАС в секторе Газа - РИА Новости

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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer - NPR

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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer
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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer. December 20, 2014 7:33 AM ET. Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. With the ruble flagging and the price of oil still on the way down, the Russian ...

Минфин США опубликовал список граждан РФ и Украины, против которых введены новые санкции - СЕГОДНЯ

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Министерство финансов США в субботу опубликовало список из 24 граждан РФ и Украины, а также организации, в отношении которых введены новые американские санкции. Среди них – крымский прокурор Наталья Поклонская, главы самопровозглашенных "ДНР" и "ЛНР" Игорь ...
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Website Critical Of Uzbek Government Ceases Operation 

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A Germany-based news website focused on Uzbekistan has closed down, a month after the names of some of its contributors inside the Central Asian country were publicized following the hacking of the chief editor's computer and e-mail account.

Порошенко объявил о проведении в 2015 году частичной мобилизации - РБК

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Порошенко объявил о проведении в 2015 году частичной мобилизации
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На Украине в 2015 году проведут цикл частичных мобилизаций. Это позволит демобилизовать срочников, которые были призваны в армию ранее. При этом солдат-срочников отправлять в зону силовой операции на востоке страны не будут, заявил президент Украины Петр Порошенко.
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Russian crisis kills big German gas deal - CNNMoney

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Russian crisis kills big German gas deal
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The chill in relations between Germany and Russia killed the asset swap deal, which covered BASF businesses with 12 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in sales. Sanctions imposed on Russiaover its behavior in Ukraine place restrictions on new energy ...

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mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 20, 2014 The government of North Korea says it's being "framed" in an attack on Sony, according to the state-run news agency KCNA.
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mikenova shared this story . Published on Dec 20, 2014 More than fifty people have been arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconscin, after blocking a freeway as part of a protest against police violence. Report by Johnny Chiodini.
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mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10 a.m. EST. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three mont...
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mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Boston Globe North Korea proposes joint probe with US over Sony hack Boston Globe TOKYO — Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Kore...
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mikenova shared this story from TIME. (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequ...
» North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
20/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. SEOUL — North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into...
» North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US - Fox News
20/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Nation North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US Fox News North Korea says it can prove it is not behind the massive Sony Pictures cyberattack t...
» “Checkmate: The Game Is Over” As Russia Begins Selling Oil For Gold
20/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. This brand new story excerpted below from Silver Doctors is hard-hitting and straight to the point, the story is called “Checkmate: Is Russia Selling O...
» Newly-found security hole facilitates cellular spying
20/12/14 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Researches find security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers that allows spying on mobile phone traffic. Researchers have found a security hol...
» Israel Launches Airstrikes in Gaza
20/12/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Israel has carried out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip for the first time since an August truce. Confirming the early Saturday strikes, the Israeli military said they were la...
» Израиль нанес авиаудары по военной инфраструктуре ХАМАС в секторе Газа - РИА Новости
20/12/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Израиль нанес авиаудары по военной инфраструктуре ХАМАС в секторе Газа РИА Новости Операция была проведена в субботу утром - после того, как ракета, запущенная с палест...
» Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer - NPR
20/12/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer NPR Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer. December 20, 2014 7:33 AM ET. Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available...
» Минфин США опубликовал список граждан РФ и Украины, против которых введены новые санкции - СЕГОДНЯ
20/12/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. СЕГОДНЯ Минфин США опубликовал список граждан РФ и Украины, против которых введены новые санкции СЕГОДНЯ Министерство финансов США в субботу опубликовало список из 24 граждан РФ и ...
» Website Critical Of Uzbek Government Ceases Operation
20/12/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Germany-based news website focused on Uzbekistan has closed down, a month after the names of some of its contributors inside the Central Asian country were publicized f...
» Порошенко объявил о проведении в 2015 году частичной мобилизации - РБК
20/12/14 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine Порошенко объявил о проведении в 2015 году частичной мобилизации РБК На Украине в 2015 году проведут цикл частичных мобилизаций. Это позволит демобилизовать срочнико...
» Russian crisis kills big German gas deal - CNNMoney
20/12/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russian crisis kills big German gas deal CNNMoney The chill in relations between Germany and Russia killed the asset swap deal, which covered BASF businesses with 12 billion euros ($1...
» China President Arrives in Macau as Anti-Corruption Campaign Hits Casinos
20/12/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. China's President Xi Jinping is in Macau Friday, marking the 15th Anniversary of the region's return to Chinese sovereignty and attending the swearing-in of principal officials of the reg...
» Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles - Newsweek
20/12/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles Newsweek Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko shake hands before watching the men'...
» Kim Jong-un Invited to Russia for Victory Day Celebration - ABC News
20/12/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. ABC News Kim Jong-un Invited to Russia for Victory Day Celebration ABC News North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been invited to Moscow, the Kremlin confirmed to Russian media. Kim has...
» Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit - Reuters
20/12/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit Reuters Russia marks the former Soviet Union's World War Two victory every year on May 9. Moscow needs North Korean ...
» Putin Spokesman Confirms Kim Jong-un Invited to Visit Moscow
20/12/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean's Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.
» China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles - Bloomberg
20/12/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles Bloomberg China offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor stru...
» Порошенко поддержал реформирование украинской милиции, которую назовут полицией - NEWSru.com
20/12/14 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украина Порошенко поддержал реформирование украинской милиции, которую назовут полицией NEWSru.com Президент Украины Петр Порошенко принял решение переименовать украинскую мили...
» Russians turn to art, jewellery and diamonds as rouble slides
20/12/14 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Wealthy Russians in London have been buying up expensive jewellery, art and diamonds for millions of pounds apiece as investments to protect themselves from the collapsing rouble.
» Chinese Court Rules Against Gay Conversion Therapy
20/12/14 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Chinese court has ruled a psychological clinic must pay damages to a gay man after treating him with electroshock therapy in an attempt to make him heterosexual. The Beijing court on Fr...
» Did Russia, North Korea change the market game? - CNBC
20/12/14 11:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Did Russia , North Korea change the market game? CNBC Russia . Many are now calling for a possible 1998 Russian -style default after the Russian central bank raised rates to 17 p...
» Lithuania Assembles a Force as it Readies for Whatever Russia May Bring
20/12/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. In the first of its kind along NATO’s eastern flank, Lithuania’s rapid-reaction force was formed in an effort to avoid against Russian aggression.
» Investigating Murder Claims, London Police Bolster Rumors of Pedophile Ring
20/12/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Detectives have reinforced suspicion of sex abuse among prominent Britons in the 1970s and 1980s after questioning a man who says he as victimized as a boy.
» Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders Headed To Ukraine
20/12/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan will visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko early next week.
» Vladimir Putin just invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia. Really. - Washington Post (blog)
20/12/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters ABC News Vladimir Putin just invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia . Really. Washington Post (blog) On Thursday, he held a defiant three-hour-long year-end news conference, wher...
» Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia - Globalnews.ca
20/12/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Globalnews.ca Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia Globalnews.ca OTTAWA – Just a day after Vladimir Putin painted a rosy picture of Russia's finances, Canada moved to put the Communis...
» Порошенко обсудил с премьером Канады экономическое сотрудничество - Газета.Ru
20/12/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine Порошенко обсудил с премьером Канады экономическое сотрудничество Газета.Ru Президент Украины Петр Порошенко провел телефонный разговор с премьер-министром Канады Ст...
» Coordinating the Global Effort to Counter ISIL: A Conversation with General John Allen
20/12/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Retired USMC General John Allen, who now serves as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, recently visited the Wilson Center to discuss challeng...
» Russian immigrants on rouble's free fall: sadness and indifference
20/12/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Some fear speaking out and some voice sadness for people who are scraping by Others say they are paying attention but feel ‘disconnected’ from Russia Russian rouble collapse costs Ar...
» Russia facing more Canadian sanctions over Ukraine - CBC.ca
20/12/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBC.ca Russia facing more Canadian sanctions over Ukraine CBC.ca Just one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Western sanctions for his country's current economic woes, ...
» Горбачёв-2: США апробируют на Кубе новую имперскую стратегию - ИА REGNUM
20/12/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Горбачёв-2: США апробируют на Кубе новую имперскую стратегию ИА REGNUM 19 декабря Парламент Кубы единогласно одобрил курс на «нормализацию отношений с Соединенными Штатами Америки»...
» Встреча Порошенко и Лукашенко в Киеве запланирована на 21 декабря - РБК
20/12/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Встреча Порошенко и Лукашенко в Киеве запланирована на 21 декабря РБК Президент Белоруссии Александр Лукашенко 21 декабря встретится в Киеве со своим украинским коллегой Петром Пор...
» Канада введет новые санкции в отношении России, заявил премьер страны - РИА Новости
20/12/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Канада введет новые санкции в отношении России, заявил премьер страны РИА Новости Новый пакет санкций предусматривает ограничения на экспорт технологий, которые использ...
» Big Lesson For Gold Investors In Russia's Currency Crash - Forbes
20/12/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Resource Investor Big Lesson For Gold Investors In Russia's Currency Crash Forbes Russia has been the world's biggest buyer of gold this year, taking its national holdings into the to...
» US Decision on Cuba Underscores Divisions Among Miami Cubans
20/12/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. For decades, older, more conservative Cubans have been gathering at Café Versailles on the corner of Calle Ocho to eat Cuban food and talk politics. After hearing of President Barack Obam...
» ДНР: минская встреча в воскресенье не состоится - НТВ.ru
20/12/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru ДНР: минская встреча в воскресенье не состоится НТВ.ru В руководстве самопровозглашенной Донецкой народной республики сообщили, что не видят возможности провести консультаци...
» Strife, Mutual Interests Mark Cuba-US Ties
20/12/14 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Separated by 90 miles, the United States and Cuba have had a long history of discord and shared interests. Cuba's proximity to the United States made it a one-time vacation destination fo...
» Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia - Business Insider
20/12/14 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia Business Insider So when bankers meet in the dead of night and raise interest rates by a massive 6.5 percentage points it sugge...
» Обама подписал оборонный бюджет на 2015 год - Полит.ру
20/12/14 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Обама подписал оборонный бюджет на 2015 год Полит.ру Президент США Барак Обама подписал закон об оборонном бюджете Соединенных Штатов на 2015 год, сообщает Reuters. Согласно докуме...
» US Report: Immigration Officials' Apprehensions Rose in 2014
20/12/14 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday that immigration officials had apprehended more people in fiscal 2014 than in the year before, but that the number of Mexican national...
» Hawkish Russian Emissary To Visit Cuba’s Leaders
20/12/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Dmitri O. Rogozin, an outspoken deputy prime minister, had already panned the Washington’s United States’ supposed change of heart toward Havana as a calculated change in tactics.
» Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian 'Occupation'
20/12/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of  key U.S. goods and services and blocks C...
» Raul Castro Steps Out of Brother's Shadow With US Deal
20/12/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with...
» The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine - BBC News
20/12/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine BBC News Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine eight months ago, the Kremlin has denied any direct involvement, inc...
» US slaps trade ban on Crimea over Russia 'occupation'
20/12/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Barack Obama says sanctions are designed to show that US will not accept annexation as Canada also imposes embargo
» Canada to impose more economic sanctions, travel bans against Russians - The Globe and Mail
20/12/14 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Canada to impose more economic sanctions, travel bans against Russians The Globe and Mail Canada is imposing new sanctions on the crumbling Russian economy, and especially it...
» Ukraine Crisis in Mind, Lithuania Establishes a Rapid Reaction Force - New York Times
20/12/14 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Ukraine Crisis in Mind, Lithuania Establishes a Rapid Reaction Force New York Times With a population of about three million and an active military of 8,000, Lithuania ...
» U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia
20/12/14 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership.
» US Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia - New York Times
20/12/14 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Irish Independent Yahoo News US Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia New York Times WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday imposed a tighter economic embargo on the Crimean pe...
» For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To
20/12/14 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe.
» Study: Blood Clot Extraction Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients
20/12/14 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. New research suggests that removing blood clots from the brain following strokes dramatically improves a patient's recovery.   In a study of 500 Dutch stroke patients published in the New...
» Fears of More Political Gridlock in 2015
20/12/14 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 2014 proved to be a difficult year politically for President Barack Obama and a very good year for the U.S. Republican Party. Republican gains in the November midterm elections gave them ...
» Обама подписал оборонный бюджет США - Взгляд
20/12/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Обама подписал оборонный бюджет США Взгляд Президент США Барак Обама сообщил, что подписал оборонный бюджет страны на 2015 финансовый год объемом порядка 577 млрд долларов. Популяр...
» Новые санкции США: объявлена блокада Крыма - Омский городской портал Город55.ру
20/12/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Омский городской портал Город55.ру Новые санкции США: объявлена блокада Крыма Омский городской портал Город55.ру Соединенные Штаты Америки ввели новый пакет санкций против России. ...
» Власти США требуют от ВР выплатить до $18 млрд за разлив нефти в Мексиканском заливе - Коммерсантъ
20/12/14 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Власти США требуют от ВР выплатить до $18 млрд за разлив нефти в Мексиканском заливе Коммерсантъ Власти США просят суд наложить на британскую нефтяную компанию ВР штраф в размере о...
» Obama Bans U.S. Trade With Crimea
20/12/14 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an executive order banning U.S. exports of goods, technology or services to Ukraine's Crimea region.
» США и Канада ввели новые санкции против России - BFM.Ru
20/12/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН США и Канада ввели новые санкции против России BFM.Ru Согласно материалам американского Минфина, Вашингтон ввел запрет на торгово-экономические связи с Крымом и применил санк...
» A united front is needed against rogue regimes
20/12/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Telegraph View: Following the cancellation of Sony's film The Interview, the West has to wake up to the threat posed by cyber-terrorism.
» U.S. To Send 1,300 Troops To Iraq On Training Mission
20/12/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon has announced it will send up to 1,300 more U.S. troops to Iraq on a mission to "train, advice, and assist," beginning in late January.
» Порошенко: Визит Лкашенко и Назарбаева своевременны и символически - Новости Украины | Новостное агентство ХАРЬКОВ
20/12/14 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Новости Украины | Новостное агентство ХАРЬКОВ Порошенко: Визит Лкашенко и Назарбаева своевременны и символически Новости Украины | Новостное агентство ХАРЬКОВ Президент Украины Пет...
» Чешские евреи выступили против визита Путина в Прагу - Lenta.ru
20/12/14 11:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru Чешские евреи выступили против визита Путина в Прагу Lenta.ru Еврейская община Чехии выступила против решения президента страны Милоша Земана пригласить своего российского...
» Window on Eurasia: Putin Wants Donbas inside Ukraine for Same Reason Stalin Did – But the World has Changed
20/12/14 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 20 – Twenty times during his press conference, Vladimir Putin said t...
» Window on Eurasia: Massive Exodus of Migrant Workers from Russia Begins
20/12/14 11:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 20 – The collapse of the ruble and the test of Russian language know...
» Window on Eurasia: A New Genre in Russian Commentary – Thinking about Russia after Putin
20/12/14 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 20 – In the minds of some, Vladimir Putin used his press conference ...
» Window on Eurasia: Almost a Third of Russians Would Like Their Children or Grandchildren to Grow Up to Be Chekists
20/12/14 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 20 – Thirty percent of Russians, nearly one in three, say that they ...
» Russia Dismisses New U.S. Sanctions As Useless
20/12/14 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean Peninsula.
» Russia brushes off 'useless' US sanctions - Fox News
20/12/14 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Russia brushes off 'useless' US sanctions Fox News MOSCOW – Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it ta...
» Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions
20/12/14 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory. The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday...
» Window on Eurasia: Russia’s Current Crisis Political Not Economic and Thus Not Easily Overcome, Storch Says
20/12/14 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 20 – Many Russians assume that they will ride out the current crisis...
» Гумконвой МЧС России 21 декабря должен пересечь границу с Украиной - РБК
20/12/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine Гумконвой МЧС России 21 декабря должен пересечь границу с Украиной РБК Десятый гуманитарный конвой МЧС России с гуманитарной помощь для Донбасса отправится 21 декабр...
» Thirty-three kilos of cocaine discovered in coffee shipment
20/12/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. A coffee business in Berlin allegedly discovered 33 kilos of cocaine hidden in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil.
» Woman Arrested in Stabbing Deaths of 8 Children
20/12/14 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Australian police say they have arrested the mother of most of the eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns.  The children had apparently been stabbed to death. Authorities sa...
» N. Korea Offers Joint Probe With US, Says Didn't Hack Sony
20/12/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the ...
» Report: FBI Evidence Collection 'Beset' With Problems
20/12/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A prominent U.S. newspaper says an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation probe has revealed that its agents around the country have "mishandled, mislabeled and lost evidence."   The Ne...
» Moscow Urges Paris To Decide Soon Over Delivery Of Warships
20/12/14 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Moscow has called on Paris to decide by the end of the year whether it will deliver two Mistral-class warships.
» Russian Dollar-Mortgage Holders Feel Ruble Crunch
20/12/14 10:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russians who took out dollar-denominated mortgages in better times are now feeling the crunch as a weak ruble becomes the new normal.
» Obamas Begin Christmas Vacation in Hawaii
20/12/14 10:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their two daughters and two dogs have arrived in Hawaii for their annual winter vacation. Obama was born there and spent much of hi...
» Accused Aurora Theater Gunman's Parents Break Silence for 1st Time - ABC News
19/12/14 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ABC News Accused Aurora Theater Gunman's Parents Break Silence for 1st Time ABC News The parents of James Holmes, the man accused in a 2012 movie theater rampage in Colorado, sai...
» For Cuba, Few See Rapid Change, Especially in Economy
19/12/14 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The U.S. moves will provide badly needed economic relief, but larger improvements will be gradual and political developments may take even longer.
» No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
19/12/14 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:42 a.m. EST. HAVANA (AP) -- Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro....
» North Korea was responsible for Sony computer hack, US official says
19/12/14 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The official, who said there may be a Chinese link, said the conclusion was to be announced later by federal authorities Clooney attacks press and Hollywood over Sony fallout ...
» Obama's Year-End News Conference: What to Expect
19/12/14 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama will hold his annual end-of-year news conference Friday afternoon before heading to Hawaii for his winter vacation. And there is a lot to discuss. The presiden...
» Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents
19/12/14 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Report by cyber-security group finds ‘plausible link’ between Isis and malware attack on citizen media outlet in Syrian city Not content with making extensive use of social me...
» What does Elizabeth Warren want?
19/12/14 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. The Senator’s anti-Wall Street campaign is gripping Washington
» Fifteen U.S.-led air strikes target Islamic State militants: task force
19/12/14 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.
» Obama to Hold News Conference to Cap a Busy Period
19/12/14 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama on Friday afternoon will face questions about how his administration plans to respond to a North Korean cyberattack and manage a historic opening with Cuba.
» Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants
19/12/14 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Story corrects to change wording in second sentence, paragraph 10 from "live up to" to "own up to")
» Why the U.S.-Cuba Thaw Doesn’t Mean Guantanamo Bay Is Closing
19/12/14 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Like Sherlock Holmes’ dog that didn’t bark, the absence of debate over the fate of the U.S. base at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay since President Barack Obama announced resumed ties between the two nations o...
» Alleged Israeli agent said to have thwarted Hezbollah operations
19/12/14 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BEIRUT — BEIRUT – An agent of Israel’s Mossad spy agency infiltrated the upper echelons of Hezbollah’s security apparatus and...
» Franciscan order of monks inquiry uncovers major financial fraud
19/12/14 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Minister general says 800-year-old order in grave difficulty after ‘questionable financial activities’ by monks and outsiders The Vatican has been hit by another scandal after...
» Turkey Orders Arrest of Opponents on Terrorism Charges
19/12/14 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Turkish court has ordered the formal arrest of a television station chief and three police officials on terrorism charges, but ordered the release of eight others, including a newspaper...
» US Troops in first ground battle with ISIS
19/12/14 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. ​American forces were involved in their first ground battle with Islamic State fighters, according to Kurdish media outlet Shafaq News, near the Ain Al...
» US weighs response to attack on Sony, FBI prepares to implicate North Korea - Fox News
19/12/14 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. TODAYonline US weighs response to attack on Sony, FBI prepares to implicate North Korea Fox News WASHINGTON – The hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has spurred calls for th...
» Sony Hacking Case Shockingly Linked To Obama Regime
19/12/14 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. A new report prepared by the Ministry of Defense ( MoD ) circulating in the Kremlin today states that their new “ cyber troops ” division, along with a...
» FBI links North Korea to Sony hack ahead of Obama press conference – live updates
19/12/14 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. President Obama to hold a news conference at 1.30 ET FBI to brief reporters on group that hacked Sony Hackers praise Sony for canceling film The Interview US officials hint ha...
» Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths - Chron.com
19/12/14 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Chron.com Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths Chron.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were lin...
» Восемь детей найдены зарезанными в жилом доме в Австралии - ИА REGNUM
19/12/14 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. BBC Russian Восемь детей найдены зарезанными в жилом доме в Австралии ИА REGNUM Полицейские прибыли в один из жилых домов на Мюррей-стрит, где обнаружили тела с ножевыми ранениями....
» Меркель назвала условия для отмены санкций против РФ - ЛІГА.net
19/12/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Меркель назвала условия для отмены санкций против РФ ЛІГА.net Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель после саммита ЕС в Брюсселе заявила, что санкции Европейского союза против Ро...
» У ЕС нет сомнений в причинах агрессии России против Украины – Туск - GIGAmir
19/12/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. GIGAmir У ЕС нет сомнений в причинах агрессии России против Украины – Туск GIGAmir Президент Европейского Совета Дональд Туск считает, что ЕС, с начала событий на Майдане в ноябре ...
» Видеоконференция участников переговоров по Украине состоится в пятницу - Российская Газета
19/12/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Версии.сом Видеоконференция участников переговоров по Украине состоится в пятницу Российская Газета В пятницу по Skype пройдут переговоры участников контактной группы по урегулиров...
» Михаил Саакашвили встретился с Ангелой Меркель - Эхо Кавказа
19/12/14 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Михаил Саакашвили встретился с Ангелой Меркель Эхо Кавказа Бывший президент Грузии Михаил Саакашвили находится в Брюсселе, где присутствует на заседании Народной партии Европы. Экс...
» The EU needs a complete rethink on Russia
19/12/14 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Brussels should wise up and realise that so long as Putin's in charge, Russia is never going to be warmly disposed to its European neighbours, writes ...
» CHAOS IN RUSSIA: People Are Panic-Buying Furniture And Cars After Ruble ... - Business Insider
19/12/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider CHAOS IN RUSSIA : People Are Panic-Buying Furniture And Cars After Ruble ... Business Insider AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinA woman waits in a line to pay for her purchases ...
» Putin Asks, Usmanov Delivers: Russia's Richest Man Brings Assets Home
19/12/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov has transferred his holdings to Russian entities after President Vladimir Putin urged businessmen to bring their assets home.
» Президент Казахстана 22 декабря посетит Украину с рабочим визитом - РИА Новости
19/12/14 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Президент Казахстана 22 декабря посетит Украину с рабочим визитом РИА Новости Согласно сообщению пресс-службы президента Казахстана, двадцать второго декабря планируетс...
» Russia warns US over sanctions bill - BBC News
19/12/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russia warns US over sanctions bill BBC News Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "...
» UK military chief concerned about role of armed forces
19/12/14 12:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. • Questions about future use of military force • Military should not simply be instrument of last resort • Echoes concerns at meeting of international defence and security experts Ge...
» Russia Update: Belarus Catches Russian Ruble Virus as National Bank Announces 30% Fee
19/12/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Welcome to our column, Russia Update , where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic po...
» Леон Арон о понимании Соединенными Штатами рисков нестабильности в России
19/12/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Леон Арон о понимании Соедине...
» Putin Talked, But Nothing Was Said
19/12/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. On December 17, Vladimir Putin gave his annual end-of-year press conference, summarizing the events of the past twelve months. But during this three-hour talk, he said no...
» Александр Лукашенко нанесет визит украинскому президенту - НТВ.ru
19/12/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Александр Лукашенко нанесет визит украинскому президенту НТВ.ru Президент Белоруссии Александр Лукашенко отправится в Киев на встречу со своим коллегой. Глава республики вст...
» IS siege of Mount Sinjar broken: Iraqi Kurd official
19/12/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. IS siege of Mount Sinjar broken: Iraqi Kurd official A broad peshmerga operation backed by US-led air strikes broke the Islamic State group's weeks-old siege of Iraq's Mount Sin...
» Mandy Rice-Davies, Figure in Britain’s Profumo Affair, Dies at 70
19/12/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Ms. Rice-Davies achieved notoriety in 1963 in one of Britain’s most spectacular sex scandals, which brought down a cabinet minister. Mandy Rice-Davies leaving court in 1963 after testifying...
» Russia Invites Korea's Kim Jong Un To Moscow
19/12/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Moscow next spring.
» Taking the Crisis Out of ISIS
19/12/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. After four months of stalemate in the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, the U.S. military finally expressed measured optimism Thursday over the course of the campa...
» Sony and the movie pitch we thought we’d never hear: the terrorists win
19/12/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. George Clooney knows what the hacking bunfight was about. Sadly no other Hollywood players dare stand up for free speech The saga that led to Sony Pictures pulling its movie T...
» In expanding offensives, Pakistan military kills at least 67 suspected militants
19/12/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A series of airstrikes and ground offensives killed at least 67 suspected militants in Pakistani’s nort...
» Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Moscow
19/12/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. North Korea’s leader may travel to Russia to mark the USSR’s victory over Nazi Germany on 9 May as mark of closer relations The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has invited ...
» Ukraine leader makes harsh statements as concession to 'party of war' — Lavrov - ITAR-TASS
19/12/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Ukraine leader makes harsh statements as concession to 'party of war' — Lavrov ITAR-TASS MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's statements on giving up Ukr...
» Russia’s currency crisis spreads to former Soviet states
19/12/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Minsk imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50% as Russia turmoil starts to bite
» Lavrov: Bill renouncing Ukrainian neutral status plays into party of war hands - Russia Beyond the Headlines
19/12/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Lavrov: Bill renouncing Ukrainian neutral status plays into party of war hands Russia Beyond the Headlines The proposals to expel Russia from the UN Security Council and a draft law re...
» James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty
19/12/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:41 a.m. EST. DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty....
» Russian prosecutors want ten years in jail for Kremlin foe Navalny
19/12/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Friday Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years for stealing 30 million rubles ($500,000) in a case dismissed by crit...
» Man, 80, jailed for orchestrating acid attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend
19/12/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Mohammed Rafiq sentenced to 18 years after paying accomplice £50 to assault 19-year-old Vikki Horsman An 80-year-old man who paid a man £50 to carry out an acid attack t...
» Once the richest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was one of the original oli...
19/12/14 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from FT World News's Facebook Wall. Once the richest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was one of the original oligarchs but he spent ten years in prison and was stripped of his fortune after falling foul...
» Obama to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 20 - USA TODAY
19/12/14 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Obama to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 20 USA TODAY President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to the new Republican-run Congress on Jan. 2...
» Report: North Korea Behind Sony Cyber-Attack
19/12/14 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. An investigation into the Sony cyber-attack has determined North Korea was behind the operation, a US official tells Reuters.
» Anti-psychotic drugs given for wrong illnesses
19/12/14 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. And the elderly are twice as likely to be prescribed the drugs as people in their 40s, even though they are linked to a higher risk of premature death in older people. (Stock image)
» Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger
19/12/14 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger RussianPresident Vladimir Putin has said his country's sinking economy will not only recover but also become stronger, despite falling o...
» When Fidel Castro Took Power: How TIME Covered the News
19/12/14 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. When Fidel Castro first ousted Fulgencio Batista at the turn of 1959, there weren’t many non-Cuban journalists there to see it happen — but TIME’s Bruce Henderson was there, and he ...
» Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013 - Sulphur Southwest Daily News
19/12/14 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013 Sulphur Southwest Daily News Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time sin...
» BBC news 'is aimed at rich, white, old people' says Corporation's OWN head of news
19/12/14 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. BBC News better serves ‘rich, old, white people’ than those from poorer backgrounds and ethnic minorities, the corporation's director of news James Harding said.
» Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble? - BBC News
19/12/14 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble? BBC News Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia at his end-of-year news conference on Thursday, but as ...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Yoani Sánchez: A New Era for Cuba and the United States
19/12/14 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The myth of the enemy is over; the difficult reality of coexistence has begun.
» An Army for Afghanistan | Op-Docs | The New York Times
19/12/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. An Army for Afghanistan | Op-Docs | The New York Times In this short documentary, Afghan soldiers struggle to fight an ongoing insurgency, as United States and NATO troops wi...
» U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Hack
19/12/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t aligns with the scenarios laid out in the gov...
» Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013 - Enid News & Eagle
19/12/14 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Enid News & Eagle Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013 Enid News & Eagle In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted si...
» Russia's Crumbling Economy Faces Fresh Sanctions
19/12/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Mr Putin says sanctions are having little effect on Russia's economy as the West vows to carry on hitting Moscow where it hurts.
» EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia
19/12/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if Pr...
» EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia - euronews
19/12/14 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. euronews EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia euronews BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long...
» Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own
19/12/14 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama at the White House’s Hanukkah party. Administration officials said travel and commerce restrictions against Cuba could be lifted next month.
» Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law - NPR (blog)
19/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NPR (blog) Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law NPR (blog) Saying that Colorado's law legalizing recreational marijuana use is unconstitutional and places a b...
» The Revolution Fidel Castro Began Evolves Under His Brother
19/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Students with a portrait of Fidel Castro at a march in Havana in September for spies who were imprisoned. Castro has not appeared in public for months.
» Pentagon Program Used Improper Intelligence Tactics, Probe Finds
19/12/14 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A major Pentagon program responsible for reducing the danger posed by improvised bombs improperly gathered intelligence on American executives and firms working in South Asia, accordin...
» Russian court extends house arrest for Kremlin critic Navalny
19/12/14 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Friday extended a term of house arrest for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on trial for stealing more than 30 million rubles (£317,743), charges he d...
» Obama tries on Superman suit
19/12/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. President Obama has been using his executive powers aggressively, despite midterm losses, says Gloria Borger
» Spy’s Parents Search for Son After Cuba-U.S. Deal
19/12/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. HAVANA — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials a...
» Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce: Kiev military
19/12/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev's military said on Friday five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, a larger than norm...
» Latvian gangmasters forced migrants into dilapidated homes to pick vegetables for £1 a week
19/12/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ivars Mezals (pictured, left) and Juris Valujevs (right) allegedly used fear and debt to control workers for 'back-breaking' work picking vegetables in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
» Report: US govt lacks disaster-relief co-ordination, unprepared for handling ... - Nanaimo Daily News
19/12/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Report: US govt lacks disaster-relief co-ordination, unprepared for handling ... Nanaimo Daily News WASHINGTON - The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terr...
» Dozens of Militants Killed in Pakistan in Wake of School Attack
19/12/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Pakistani forces stepped up operations against insurgents near the Afghan border border with Afghanistan after 148 students and staff members died in a siege in Peshawar.
» Obama, Cuba and the Fierce Urgency of Now
19/12/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Something seems to have happened to President Barack Obama as he begins his final two years in office. Instead of being intimidated by the prospect of Republican Party control of both cha...
» The New York Times - New York Times (blog)
19/12/14 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times (blog) The New York Times New York Times (blog) President Obama boarding Air Force One earlier in the week. The president is scheduled to leave for Hawaii on Frida...
» Jail Russian activist Alexei Navalny for 10 years - prosecutors
19/12/14 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Lawyers ask judge in Moscow to convict and sentence leader of anti-government protests and his brother for alleged fraud Russian prosecutors have demanded that the opposition ...
» 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference
19/12/14 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:41 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conferen...
» Kurdish Fighters Regain Territory from ISIS in Most Successful Offensive Yet
19/12/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Backed by a recent urge in U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces recaptured a large area of territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants on Thursday, the New York Times repor...
» ‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2bn UK court fight
19/12/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Sergei Pugachev fails to overturn High Court order freezing his assets
» Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit
19/12/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in...
» What Washington’s Policy Shift Means for Cuba’s Awful Internet Service
19/12/14 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The United States’ trade embargo against Cuba began on Oct. 19, 1960. That’s almost exactly nine years to the day before the first link was established on what would eventually evolve into the Intern...
» Khodorkovsky’s ‘crisis manager’ offer
19/12/14 10:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Former oligarch seeks real democracy for Russia if Putin leaves office
» In expanding offensives, Pakistan military kills at least 67 suspected militants - Washington Post
19/12/14 10:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The News International In expanding offensives, Pakistan military kills at least 67 suspected militants Washington Post ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A series of airstrikes and ground of...
» Ruble stabilizes in Russian crisis, but Putin and Kremlin remain at risk - Washington Post
19/12/14 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Ruble stabilizes in Russian crisis, but Putin and Kremlin remain at risk Washington Post MOSCOW — Russia's leaders took drastic action Wednesday to combat the worst threat to financia...
» The one person who can bail out Putin - CNBC
19/12/14 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC The one person who can bail out Putin CNBC Russia's economy is in free fall due to a combination of low oil prices and economic sanctions. This is precisely the moment to resolve...
» Sanctions: Tragedy in Cuba, Farce in Russia - Bloomberg View
19/12/14 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg View Sanctions: Tragedy in Cuba, Farce in Russia Bloomberg View Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Russia . In the most sign...
» Russia's cash already fled. Here's where it went - CNBC
19/12/14 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia's cash already fled. Here's where it went CNBC The collapse of the ruble has prompted a flight of capital as investors and savers in Russia seek shelter outside the country's b...
» Russian President Warns Kadyrov in Connection with Reprisals Against Militants’ Families
19/12/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. In the course of his annual press conference on December 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin made clear his disapproval of the reprisals undertaken against the families ...
» Everything’s fine, says Putin in press conference – including my love life
19/12/14 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. A classic example of the Russian leader’s annual conference: just don’t mention the rouble or military involvement in Ukraine With flirtatious questions about his love life, noir wis...
» Кремль в изоляции?
19/12/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Кремль в изоляции? Внешнюю политику Владимира Путина, приведшую Россию к мощнейшему внутреннему кризису, анализируют политол... From: Радио Свобода Views: 4205 38 59 1 ratings Tim...
» Ходорковский отказался считать Путина врагом - BFM.Ru
19/12/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Ходорковский отказался считать Путина врагом BFM.Ru «Дал попрощаться с мамой. Это правда. Семью не дал трогать — правда. Поэтому политический оппонент, а не враг. Пусть радикалы ме...
» Study Paints Complex Picture of Americans’ Ethnicity
19/12/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. If you think America is all about black and white, think again. A new study of more than 160,000 Americans shows how complex our racial and ethnic mix really is. The United States is ofte...
» Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions
19/12/14 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.   The president said in a ...
» Cyberattacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say
19/12/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Cyber attacks similar to the recent major breach of Sony Pictures' computer networks, with which North Korea was allegedly involved, may be expected in future, computer security experts s...
» US Expects January Talks With Cuba
19/12/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S. State Department official said a January meeting that had been previously scheduled with Cuban officials in Havana is being expanded and moved to a higher level of diplomacy.  Assi...
» EU leaders hold firm on Russia sanctions
19/12/14 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Summit communiqué signals pressure to will be maintained on Russia to back down from Ukraine aggression its aggression inside Ukraine
» Putin Cites Claim About U.S. Designs on Siberia Traced to Russian Mind Readers
19/12/14 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Seeking to justify his foreign policy as essentially defensive, Russia’s president cited apocryphal remarks wrongly attributed to Madeleine Albright.
» US: Response to Sony Hack Will Be Proportional
19/12/14 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The White House says President Barack Obama considers the cyberattack on Sony Corp. a serious national security matter and that the U.S. will counter with an "appropriate response." VOA c...
» Panel to Advise Obama on Police-Community Relationships
19/12/14 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama is appointing a task force to examine how best to build trust and foster strong relationships between local law enforcement officers and the communities they protec...
» EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia - Yahoo News
19/12/14 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia Yahoo News BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the l...
» Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ... - Washington Post
19/12/14 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg View ABC News Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ... Washington Post MOSCOW — Vowing that the West would never hold Russia down, Russ...
» Russia and the rouble - The Economist
19/12/14 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Russia and the rouble The Economist Meanwhile, he has failed to reform Russia's economy, leaving it dependent on the energy industry that he has carved up among his fri...
» Obama Faces Opposition on Cuba
19/12/14 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has announced efforts to normalize relations with Cuba after an embargo of more than 50 years. But some opponents say Obama is overreaching his authority and that C...
» Pentagon: Top IS Leaders Killed In Iraq
19/12/14 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon says air strikes by the United States and its allies have killed "multiple" senior and mid-level Islamic State leaders.
» Obama Signs New Sanctions Bill, No New Penalties Planned
19/12/14 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he had signed into law a new Russian sanctions bill passed by Congress but did not intend to impose further sanctions against Moscow ...
» Now's the time to shake hands with Vladimir Putin
19/12/14 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russia's president is here to stay and his weakened country is looking to do a deal, says Sir Tony Brenton
» How Many Hard Currency Reserves Does Russia Really Have?
19/12/14 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Defending the ruble has cost Russia about $80 billion this year, and depending on who's doing the calculations, its usable hard currency reserves are now either starting to ru...
» Retiring U.S. Congressman Negotiating Job With Pro-Azerbaijan Group
19/12/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A retiring U.S. congressman is in talks for a job with a group funded by the Azerbaijani government, which has beefed up its lobbying efforts in Washington in recent years.
» Россия предупредила США о последствиях «Акта о поддержке Украины» - РБК
19/12/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда Россия предупредила США о последствиях «Акта о поддержке Украины» РБК Американский «Акт о поддержке свободы Украины» может надолго подорвать возможности нормал...
» EU Leaders Prepared for Long-Lasting Confrontation With Russia
19/12/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. EU leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Putin refused to...
» Ruble Picks Up After Russian Finance Minister Backs Domestic Currency
19/12/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's ruble strengthened on Friday after in volatile trade early Friday, supported by a slight uptick in oil prices and supportive comments from Finance Minister Anton Silu...
» Премьер-министр Болгарии заявил, что страна выдаст разрешение по South Stream - Коммерсантъ
19/12/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Премьер-министр Болгарии заявил, что страна выдаст разрешение по South Stream Коммерсантъ Премьер-министр Болгарии Борис Бойко заявил, что страна намерена выдать разреш...
» Eight Memorable Moments You May Have Missed at Putin's Presser
19/12/14 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. You've heard the key quotes, but you may have missed the bits everyone on social media is talking about.
» EU needs long-term Russia strategy, Donald Tusk states
19/12/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Donald Tusk warns that European Union must take a longer-term view of Vladimir Putin's Russia
» Дело братьев Навальных
19/12/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Дело братьев Навальных Близится к завершению процесс по делу братьев Алексея и Олега Навальных, обвиняемых в мошенничестве со... From: Радио Свобода Views: 42 2 0 0 ratings Time: ...
» Google is now worth more than the whole Russian stock market
19/12/14 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Google has become the third big technology company to be worth more than the entire Russian stock market — and Google itself isn’t even having a very good time of it.
» Window on Eurasia: Russians Don’t Feel Personally Responsible for Moscow’s Policies, Poll Shows
19/12/14 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 19 – Despite Krasnodar Governor Aleksandr Tkachev’s suggestion that ...
» West's sanctions on Russia bite, but backlash could hurt - Deutsche Welle
19/12/14 09:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Deutsche Welle West's sanctions on Russia bite, but backlash could hurt Deutsche Welle Russia's economy is in tatters. The ruble is in free fall despite a massive intervention by the ...
» Russian Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Sentence For Navalny
19/12/14 09:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian prosecutors have asked a court to sentence opposition leader Aleksei Navalny to 10 years in prison in a theft case the critic of President Vladimir Putin says is ...
» Russian Prosecutors Want 10-Year Jail Term for Opposition Activist Navalny
19/12/14 09:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian prosecutors said Friday that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years and his brother Oleg for eight years if found guilty of stealing more than...
» Fired For Being A Lesbian: St. Petersburg Teacher Latest Victim In Antigay Campaign
19/12/14 09:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A teacher who worked with disabled children is the latest educator fired for being in violation of Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law.
» Russia to Seek 9-Year Sentence for Putin Critic
19/12/14 09:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Aleksei A. Navalny, a prominent opposition figure, and his brother, Oleg, were accused of stealing almost $500,000 from two firms.
» В России завели уголовное дело против главы Службы безопасности Украины - РБК
19/12/14 09:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine В России завели уголовное дело против главы Службы безопасности Украины РБК Следственный комитет возбудил уголовное дело в отношении главы Службы безопасности Украин...
» Window on Eurasia: Russia’s Increasing Alienation from West ‘Only Partially’ Result of Putin’s Actions, Bunin and Makarkin Say
19/12/14 08:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, December 19 – Many in Moscow and the West believe that Vladimir Putin bears c...
» Russian Video Game Requires Players to Kill Ukrainian Soldiers and Civilians
18/12/14 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, December 18 – Russian children are now playing a video game called “ The Liberation War in Novorossiya ” in which to win, they are required to kill “Ukrainians, so...
» E.U. Imposes New Sanctions Over Russia’s Inteference in Ukraine
18/12/14 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The European Union outlawed European investment, trade and tourism in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.
» Obama Signs Ukraine Aid Bill, Won't Immediately Impose Russia Sanctions
18/12/14 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia on December 18 but said that he would not impose them "at this time."
» Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis
18/12/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Vladimir Putin struck an optimistic chord at is holding his end-of-year news conference Thursday, telling Russians the country's economy will rebound and the ruble will stabiliz...
» У микрофона - товарищ Путин
18/12/14 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. У микрофона - товарищ Путин Говорит Москва! Работают все радиостанции Евразийского союза. У микрофона - товарищ В.В. Путин. Ежегодную... From: Радио Свобода Views: 8 5 0 0 ratings...
» Beyond Tetris: a brief history of patriotic video gaming in Russia
18/12/14 16:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Retro favourite Tetris might be Russia’s best known games export, but a closer look at the industry finds a creative powerhouse that has mirrored the country’s politics for decades. ...
» Google Looks to Head off US Antitrust Lawsuit over Android
18/12/14 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulator...
» Collapse of ruble costs Arsenal’s Alisher Usmanov £517m in 48 hours
18/12/14 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich lost nearly £300m • Usmanov is Arsenal’s second largest shareholder with 30% An index of the world’s richest people has claimed that Arsenal’s second...
» Charting the Fall (and Fall) of the Ruble, in Graphs
18/12/14 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Given the ruble's collapse, you'd think there's only one way to depict its journey downwards. But you would be wrong.
» Google Is Now Worth More Than the Entire Russian Stock Market - TIME
18/12/14 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Google Is Now Worth More Than the Entire Russian Stock Market TIME The news comes as Russia's currency, the ruble, continues to stumble under pressure from declining oil prices and we...
» U.S. Says Ties With Baku 'Jeopardized' By Crackdown
18/12/14 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski told RFE/RL that Washington is concerned about Azerbaijan's recent crackdown on rights activists and journalists
» Latin America Welcomes Obama's Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties
18/12/14 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Latin American leaders who for years have pressured the United States to drop its economic embargo against Cuba praised President Barack Obama for moving on Wednesday to restore diplomati...
» Vladimir Putin looks like a man trying to hide his own incompetence
18/12/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Was 2014 the year that all President Putin's chickens came home to roost, asks Charles Crawford
» Putin signals he will not back down over Ukraine
18/12/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russia's president signals he will not back down over the Ukraine crisis and insists Russian economy will recover at annual press conference
» What does two more years of crisis mean for Russia? And how will it affect us?
18/12/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. The Russian president Vladimir Putin warned today that it could take the country two years to emerge from its current crisis.
» Putin: West wants to put Russian bear 'on a chain' - USA TODAY
18/12/14 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. USA TODAY Putin: West wants to put Russian bear 'on a chain' USA TODAY MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at the West on Thursday for causing his country's economic ...
» Obama's Cuba 'lovefest': A real move to check Russia? - Jerusalem Post
18/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Jerusalem Post Obama's Cuba 'lovefest': A real move to check Russia ? Jerusalem Post Missing in much of the national conversation is how this White House maneuver checks Russia's grow...
» European Parliament Endorses Georgia's Association Agreement
18/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Parliament on December 18 endorsed a political and trade agreement with Georgia.
» Putin: I feel no responsibility for collapse of rouble
18/12/14 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russian president offers few solid solutions during annual press conference, but promises economy will overcome crises Vladimir Putin has promised that Russia will weather the rouble...
» Foreign banks retreat from Russia
18/12/14 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Syndicated loan volumes this year collapsed to 14% of 2013 total
» EU Adopts Tougher Crimea Sanctions, Russia Irate
18/12/14 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Union on December 18 adopted an investment ban that targets firms and individuals in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.
» German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.
18/12/14 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . REUTERS/Kacper Pempel German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale ...
» Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ‘bear’
18/12/14 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Amid increasing speculation that the ruble's collapse could shake Vladimir Putin's grip on power, the Russian president addressed his critics at his annual news conference. (Reuters) Russian President Vladimi...
» On Cuba, GOP presidential hopefuls trapped by older voters and the past
18/12/14 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Paul Waldman December 18 at 11:39 AM For a guy who was supposed to be mired in unpopularity and bored with his job, Barack Obama is sure making life hard for Republicans, not to mention complicating their ...
» Did historical Jesus really exist? The evidence just doesn’t add up.
18/12/14 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A partial view of the Nativity scene unveiled in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over...
» Silence on Bowe Bergdahl, months after Army investigation concludes
18/12/14 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Six months after the military began an investigation into the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban, which held him for five years, the results remain under wraps as senior A...
» Russia Introduces Measures to Calm Economic Jitters
18/12/14 16:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — Seeking to calm growing fears of an economic meltdown, the Russian government on Wednesday introduced a package of measures to reduce pressures on banks and urged the public to stay calm. It se...
» Vladimir Putin’s Annual Year-End News Conference
18/12/14 16:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin tried to play down Russia ’s dire economic straits in his annual news conference on Thursday, attributing the troubles to declining oil prices that, following ...
» How America’s Relationship With Cuba Will Change
18/12/14 16:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By ALICIA PARLAPIANO President Obama on Wednesday announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and a series of actions aimed at easing travel and trade restrictions rooted in a 1963 law. R...
» Sakharov, Little Remembered in Putin’s Russia
18/12/14 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The anniversaries of the deaths of great men are a time to reflect on their legacy and achievements, and those of Andrei Sakharov, who died 25 years ago on Sunday, are particularly compelling — and sad ...
» C.I.A. Mole, Now Out of Prison, Helped U.S. Identify Cuban Spies
18/12/14 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — He was, in many ways, a perfect spy — a man so important to Cuba ’s intelligence apparatus that the information he gave to the Central Intelligence Agency paid dividends long af...
» Sleepwalking as Nukes Spread - NYTimes.com
18/12/14 16:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The recent failure to reach a nuclear accord with Iran was apparently a one-day story, rapidly eclipsed by Ferguson, Eric Garner, and sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. As a rec...
» Ex-Marine wanted in 6 slayings is found dead
18/12/14 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KOIN.com. PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home Tuesday after a day-and-a-ha...
» Who Is Bradley William Stone? Suspected PA Shooter Identified
18/12/14 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from International Business Times. Bradley William Stone was identified as the man who allegedly shot and killed six people at homes in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Monday, the Associated Press reported. Th...
» Questions linger as ex-Marine sought in Montco killing spree stabs self to death
18/12/14 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Philly.com News. DAVID GAMBACORTA, JASON NARK, WENDY RUDERMAN, DANA DiFILIPPO & BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com , 215-854-5994 Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 3:01 ...
» Police arrest second man in shooting near Portland school
18/12/14 15:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . <a href="http://KGW.com" rel="nofollow">KGW.com</a> Staff and Associated Press 11:20 a.m. PST December 15, 2014 Marquel Dugas (Photo: Multnomah County Jail) 2nd arrest in shooting near N. Portland...
» Killingsworth shooting: Two young men arrested have lengthy criminal records
18/12/14 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Lonzo D. Murphy and Marquel Dugas, who Portland police say they've tied to last week's shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School , remained in custody Monday on parole and probation violations, but haven...
» Pennsylvania suspect in family killings dead of self-inflicted cuts
18/12/14 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Daniel Kelley EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (Reuters) - An Iraq War veteran sought in the killing of six family members in Pennsylvania was found dead on Tuesday of "self-inflicted cutting wounds" following a two-day ma...
» bradley william stone - Google Search
18/12/14 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . In the news Pennsylvania suspect in family killings dead of self-inflicted cuts Yahoo News ‎ - 2 days ago Suspect Bradley William Stone , 35, of Pennsburg was being sought in the deaths on ... Ques...
» Хорошая мина при плохой игре: обзор ежегодной пресс-конференции Путина (фото, видео) - УНИАН
18/12/14 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Хорошая мина при плохой игре: обзор ежегодной пресс-конференции Путина (фото, видео) УНИАН Президент РФ Путин провел ежегодную большую пресс-конференцию для российских и инос...