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Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Stoking Conflict in Yemen

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Iran has proposed a peace plan to end the conflict in Yemen, but the idea has received little support from regional rivals like Saudi Arabia. They accuse Tehran of backing the Houthi rebels, who have forced Yemen’s president to flee to Riyadh, and have taken over swaths of Yemen. Analysts say the conflict is being fueled by the Sunni-Shiite rivalry between the two regional powers. Convoys of trucks carry tanks belonging to the Houthi rebels south towards Aden, scene of the heaviest clashes with pro-government forces. The rebels’ advance is being slowed by airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia.  Speaking in Madrid Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly criticized Riyadh’s actions. “We believe that aerial bombardments are simply not the answer, because there is nothing of military value in Yemen to bombard,” said Zarif. Iran denies involvement Zarif denied Iran was destabilizing Yemen by backing the Houthis and proposed a four-point peace plan. “I believe that there is every reason that if all of us helped, there will be a broad-based, friendly government in Yemen to all its neighbors and that should be our objective," said Zarif. "So four points; cease-fire, humanitarian assistance, inter-Yemeni dialogue and a broad-based government friendly to all its neighbors.” Such peaceful overtures from Iran should be treated with caution, argued Davis Lewin of The Henry Jackson Society a Britain-based policy group. “They are not our allies in calming the situation, as you can see with Pakistan now being drawn in against an Iranian proxy, the Houthis in Yemen,” said Lewin. Tehran vs. Riyadh Iran denies it is providing military support to the Houthis; but Yemen is shaping up as a battleground between Tehran and Riyadh, said Professor Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics, who spoke to VOA via Skype. “This regional rivalry between the two regional superpowers is really pouring gasoline on a raging fire in multiple theaters: in Syria, in Iraq, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen. The Saudi-Iranian rivalry is turning an essentially political conflict into not only a war by proxy, but also into a sectarian conflict,” said Gerges. Gerges said the Houthis are not seen as Shi’ite allies of Iran within Yemen; but, the country’s Sunni population nevertheless feels threatened as sectarian tensions rise - and that could create fertile ground for extremism. “If this conflict continues, as seems to be the case, my take on it is that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and most probably ISIS, the so-called Islamic State, will find a social base of support,” said Gerges. The United Nations imposed an effective arms embargo on the Houthi rebels Monday. The United States’ ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, explained Washington’s support for the move. “... which imposes consequences on the Houthi and former president [Ali Abdullah] Saleh, demands that the Houthi cease military operations and calls on all sides to once again return to the negotiating table,” she said. If there is no negotiated settlement, analysts warn sectarian forces from across the region could be drawn into a full-scale civil war.

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Man Arrested for Landing Unauthorized Aircraft on US Capitol Lawn 

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An unauthorized aircraft landed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, with a single unidentified occupant aboard. The person was detained, U.S. Capitol Police said. Nearby streets were temporarily closed as police investigated. Emergency vehicles were dispatched to the area and a robot bomb detector was sent over to the craft. The small manmade "gyrocopter"  resembles a small open-air helicopter with a single rotor on top. A Florida man told the Tampa Bay Times Wednesday that he planned for months to deliver 535 letters to each member of Congress using a "gyrocopter." He said the letters contained a campaign reform message.  Capitol Police didn't immediately identify the pilot or comment on his motive, but AP reports a Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website.   "As I have informed the authorities, I have no violent inclinations or intent,'' Hughes wrote on his website, thedemocracyclub.org. "An ultralight aircraft poses no major physical threat - it may present a political threat to graft. I hope so. There's no need to worry - I'm just delivering the mail.'' An eyewitness saw a U.S. Postal Service logo on the side of the aircraft. AP reports House Homeland Security panel Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said the pilot landed on his own, but that had he made it much closer to the Capitol authorities were prepared to shoot him down. The security scare comes after a man shot himself dead in front of the Capitol on Saturday and sparked a temporary lockdown. In January, a small "quadcopter'' drone crashed onto the White House lawn. The man who was operating it did not face criminal charges.  Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP. WATCH: Eyewitness tells VOA what he saw

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U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes Hit Islamic State In Syria, Iraq

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Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq with some 23 air strikes in the past 24 hours.

Роджер Холлис и тайны британской контрразведки

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Был ли директор МI-5 советским агентом? Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/video/roger-hollis-mi/2720197.html.
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Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises

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Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British, and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week.

Экс-депутат Верховной рады от партии Януковича застрелен на окраине Киева - РБК

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Экс-депутат Верховной рады от партии Януковича застрелен на окраине Киева
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Неизвестный застрелил Калашникова в подъезде своего дома, рассказала украинской газете «Вести» пресс-секретарь ГУ МВД Украины в Киеве Юлия Мусташ. Бывший депутат, предположительно, вышел из лифта на восьмом этаже, где его и встретил убийца. Когда к зданию приехала ...
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В Киеве убит бывший депутат от Партии регионов Олег КалашниковКоммерсантъ
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Генпрокуратура Украины приступила к поискам «золотого батона» Януковича - Газета.Ru

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Генпрокуратура Украины приступила к поискам «золотого батона» Януковича
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Главное следственное управление Генпрокуратуры начало расследование кражи «золотого батона» из резиденции бывшего президента Виктора Януковича. Об этом сообщает в своем фейсбуке от фракции «Блок Петра Порошенко» Дмитрий Добродомов. «Наконец правоохранители ...
На Украине начали поиск золотого батона и других ценностей ЯнуковичаВести.Ru
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Наследие Януковича. На Украине начались поиски золотого батонаМагнитогорское информационное агентство
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Harry Reid on Republican Field: "They're All Losers" - RealClearPolitics

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Harry Reid on Republican Field: "They're All Losers"
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Sen. Harry Reid speaks candidly to CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about everyone from Rush Limbaugh and John Boehner to Bill and Hillary Clinton. JOHN HARWOOD: Are you entirely comfortable with Hillary Clinton as the ...

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Blades of glory: Capitol gyrocopter stunt is Florida mailman's special delivery 

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Doug Hughes lands the flying craft on the west lawn carrying 535 stamped letters – one for each member of Congress – to protest campaign finance laws
A Florida mailman landed a small gyrocopter on the lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, in an act of protest against the influence of money in politics.
Pilot Doug Hughes, 61, landed on the lawn without incident and was immediately taken into custody by police.
RN: there's a 75 yr old man in a gyrocopter flying to the capitol mall in DC http://t.co/ZgcUJXK8yQpic.twitter.com/xZeo8aD8fr
The point of the flight is to spotlight corruption in DC and more importantly, to present the solution(s) to the institutional graft. There will be apprehension about the threat posed by any aircraft that defies the no-fly zone. I’m as curious as anyone what the response will be. Maybe more.
Let me assure you, as I have informed the authorities, I have no violent inclinations or intent. An ultralight aircraft poses no major physical threat – it may present a political threat to graft. I hope so.
it's a small "gyrocopter" - he's been arrested by Capitol Police pic.twitter.com/XlqinJcMy7
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Foreign Delegation on US Tour to Fight Extremism

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President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have discussed efforts to fight Islamic State militants. However, another effort to combat the group's violent extremism is...
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Global trade faces poor growth, says WTO

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Forecast from economists will add to fears that globalisation is stalling

Anger Over Reports of DEA Agents' Parties, and Bewilderment at Mild Penalties - New York Times

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Anger Over Reports of DEA Agents' Parties, and Bewilderment at Mild Penalties
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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers expressed outrage at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday over allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration agents repeatedly participated in sex parties with prostitutes on government-rented property.

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Anger Over Reports of DEA Agents' Parties, and Bewilderment at Mild Penalties - New York Times

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Anger Over Reports of DEA Agents' Parties, and Bewilderment at Mild Penalties
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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers expressed outrage at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday over allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration agents repeatedly participated in sex parties with prostitutes on government-rented property. 
Rep. Gary Palmer blasts DEA chief over allegations of drug-funded sex parties ...AL.com


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Guam attorney general orders territory to allow gay marriage

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HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Guam on Wednesday became the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after its attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications....

'Gay conversion therapy' conference: speakers claim religious freedom is under attack 

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Attendees at Emmanuel Centre, London, say ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ are necessary as Barack Obama and the NHS say practice is harmful and unethical
There was something of a siege mentality at the Emmanuel Centre in central London, the venue for a conference to promote “sexual orientation change efforts” – more commonly known, and derided, as gay conversion therapy.
Many of the sessions were closed to the press (to facilitate, we were told, open discussion in private). A day earlier, a Ukip parliamentary candidate pulled out of the conference after the media started asking questions about his presence. Barack Obama last week lent his support to a campaign calling for a federal ban on the practice. And in the UK, 14 health organisations, including NHS England and the Royal Colleges of GPs and Psychiatrists, have signed a memorandum of understanding stating that “efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmful”.
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Ukraine looks to foreign-born reformists

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Kiev is pinning hopes on overseas talent to fight economic slump and corruption in war-torn nation

Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father toppled - Politico

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Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father toppled
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Gravestone Of Hillary Clinton's Dad Toppled

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Police suspect an act of vandalism as the gravestone is found toppled over two days after Clinton launched her White House bid.

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Extra virgin '100% real' olive oil goes on sale in UK

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French Querubi oil, claiming to be produced without insecticides or fertilisers, aims to stand out in an industry plagued by fraud
An extra virgin olive oil produced in France and which the grower claims to be produced entirely without insecticides and fertilisers goes on sale in the UK this week. 
The product differs from most commercially-produced olive oils, which largely rely on fertilisers and treatments to feed the soil, kill pests and keep weeds at bay.
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Reid Denies He Got Beat Up By The Mob [VIDEO] - Daily Caller

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Reid Denies He Got Beat Up By The Mob [VIDEO]
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“In the last few days, a bunch of people are saying, 'Reid, he didn't have an exercise accident. He got beaten up by the mob,'” Harwood said. “It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh. He's the guy who got that started,” Reid responded. “Why in the world ...
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'No end to sanctions, no agreement': Iran sticks to nuclear deal demands - RT

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'No end to sanctions, no agreement': Iran sticks to nuclear deal demands
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There'll be no deal on Tehran's nuclear program without the simultaneous lifting of all sanctions against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani stressed, echoing an earlier statement by Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "If there is no end to sanctions, ...

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Cuba has shown us that sanctions don’t work – so why keep using them? 

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With all the subtlety of Game of Thrones, this kind of warfare has become the default mode of western diplomacy. Yet the only people they hurt are the poor
The days are long gone when Labour was torn apart by ban the bomb. For the party leader, Ed Miliband, the Trident missile is what HS2 is for David Cameron. It is political tokenism, machismo, image candy. Am I big on defence, Miliband said to an interviewer. “Hell, yes.” Look at my weapons.
For Britain (and France), nuclear bombs are to foreign policy what Olympics are to proper sport: chauvinism bereft of intellectual justification or value for money. But what of weapons that actually hurt people? This week the United States was still refusing to lift economic sanctions on Cuba, even while admitting their failure for half a century to bring down the Castro regime. Indeed, the effect of sanctions is Cuba’s chief tourism appeal.
The one coercion that dictatorships understand is an army firing guns. It worked against Serbia, the Taliban and Saddam
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Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar

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Attempts to reduce reliance on Shia militias results in gains by jihadists

Obviously Terrified Harry Reid Refuses to Finger Mafia Assailants - New York Magazine

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Obviously Terrified Harry Reid Refuses to Finger Mafia Assailants
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) maintains implausible story. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. In January, Harry Reid, sporting a bandaged eye, told reporters he had suffered an exercise mishap in his home. The cover story was obvious bunk.

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US Congressional Hearing Looks at Countering Russian Propaganda 

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Participants in a Congressional hearing Wednesday argued that Russia is waging sophisticated propaganda campaign that threatens American allies and interests - and that U.S. government-funded news media haven’t adequately countered that disinformation. “Russia’s propaganda machine is in overdrive, working to subvert democratic stability and foment violence,” the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce of California, said in opening the...

Greece in talks with Russia to buy missiles for S-300 systems: RIA

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Greece is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of missiles for its S-300 anti-missile systems and for their maintenance, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos as saying on Wednesday.
  

Diplomat's teen son indicted for murder of brother, drug dealer - Toronto Sun

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Diplomat's teen son indicted for murder of brother, drug dealer
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The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat has been indicted on a first-degree felony murder charge in Florida in the shooting deaths of his brother and another teenager during a drug deal gone wrong. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, was indicted for the shooting ...
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Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge 

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Amid tensions over Ukraine, hundreds of motorcyclists plan to roar from Moscow to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis.

Attacks Against Jews Spiked in 2014, Israeli Researchers Say

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(TEL AVIV, Israel) — Jewish communities around the world faced an “explosion of hatred” last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by Israeli researchers.
With most of the violence concentrated in Western Europe, Jewish leaders warned that many in their communities are questioning whether they have any future in the region.
The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University recorded 766 incidents — ranging from armed assaults to vandalism against synagogues, schools and cemeteries — compared to 554 in 2013.
Many Jews feel like “they are facing an explosion of hatred toward them as individuals, their communities, and Israel, as a Jewish state,” wrote the researchers from the university’s Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.
The center releases the report every year on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust memorial day, which begins Wednesday at sundown.
The researchers said the increase in attacks on Jews was partly linked to last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip as well as to what they called a “general climate of hatred and violence” fostered by the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East.
The report said 2014 was the second most violent year for Jews in a decade after 2009, which also saw a surge in anti-Semitism following an Israeli military operation in Gaza.
The violence in 2014 spiked during the July-August war in Gaza, particularly in demonstrations organized in France, Germany and other countries, during which protesters chanted anti-Semitic slogans, looted Jewish shops and attacked synagogues as well as people identifiable as Jews.
However, researchers stressed that attacks had been on the rise also before the summer and said the controversy over Israel’s operation was used as a pretext to attack Jews.
“Synagogues were targeted, not Israeli embassies,” said Dina Porat, a historian who edited the report.
The reported incidents do not include the killing of four shoppers at a kosher supermarket in Paris following the deadly shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, since those events occurred in January.
However, the researchers noted that the wave of attacks has continued this year, and that the gruesome acts and propaganda videos of the Islamic State are also encouraging the radicalization of Muslims in the West.
Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing communities across the continent, said Jewish life has reached a “tipping point” in Europe.
“Some are choosing to leave the continent, many are afraid to walk the streets and even more are retreating behind high walls and barbed wire,” Kantor told The Associated Press in an e-mail. “This has become the new reality of Jewish life in Europe.”
Kantor said that while governments have pledged to boost security for their Jewish communities, they must do more at a pan-European level to share intelligence, toughen legislation and combat pervasive anti-Semitic attitudes in the general population.
“European Jews should not leave out of fear and should push their leaders to defeat anti-Semitism and radical Islamist terrorism,” he said.
As in past years, the highest number of attacks was reported in France, which saw 164 incidents compared to 141 in 2013. In Britain there were 141 attacks, up from 95, and in the United States there were 80 incidents versus 55, including a shooting at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas, that killed three people.
Some western European countries saw even greater increases, with the number of incidents more than doubling in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Sweden. The attacks also target individuals more frequently, with 306 cases involving people as victims, a 66 percent increase.
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Putin Mistakenly Believes His Nuclear Threats Will Keep NATO from Defending Baltics, Piontkovsky Says 

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Staunton, April 14 – Vladimir Putin believes that he can dominate the Baltic countries and destroy NATO not by a direct invasion which the Western alliance is prepared to counter but rather by threatening to use nuclear weapons against them and the Europeans, something that would lead the West not to come to their aid, according to Andrey Piontkovsky.
“But the West has not fallen victim to this blackmail,” the Russian analyst argues, “because the Baltic countries are NATO members and if they are not provided with assistance, this would mean the defeat not only of the NATO alliance but of the West as a whole.”
That difference in perception between the Kremlin and the West is so large that Moscow’s ongoing “hybrid war” against the West in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that the stakes there are even higher than they have been in Ukraine and that a full-scale war between Russia and the West is now possible, Piontkovsky suggests.
The arrival of American tanks in Poland and the Baltic countries has a direct relation to “what is happening today on the Ukrainian-Russian border,” he says, but “there is here a braoder aspect of the hybrid war which Moscow has declared against the West. The most important element of that conflict is nuclear blackmail” which Moscow has tried to use over the last year.
Putin and his entourage have repeatedly spoken about reducing the Baltic countries, Germany and France to nuclear rubble and say that “they will use nuclear arms” if the West offers Ukraine arms. But such threats are about far more than just Ukraine and its ability to get lethal arms from the West.
“The key problem is the issue of the Baltics,” Piontkovsky says. “Putin’s conception of ‘the Russian world,’ which gives him the holy right to defend not only Russian citizens but all who speak Russia is uncontrollably pushing him toward the scenario of the defense of the Russians of the Baltic countries.”
“A hybrid war against Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia is being carried out quite intensively already,” he points out, and includes “provocations with planes, the kidnapping of an Estonian officer, and propaganda about [Moscow’s] concern for the complex situation of Russian speaking citizens” of those three countries.
But Putin has no interest in the territory of the Baltic states, just as he has no interest in the territory of Ukraine as such. Instead, what he has done in the case of Ukraine is to implant “a cancerous tumor within Ukraine” and what he wants to do in the case of the Baltics is “to destroy NATO.”
What after all is NATO? A defense alliance whose Article 5 requires that all members come to the defense of any one of them which is attacked. “And when ‘the little green men’ appear in Estonia and Latvia,” Piontkovsky says, “the NATO countries and the US as its main core will be obligated to provide military assistance.”
Putin assumes that nuclear blackmail will be enough to keep that from happening. He does not intend to fight, Piontkovsky says; he intends to win by intimidation. And “he understands that the value of human life in Western society is much higher than in Russia and that the West could be frightened and not come to the aide of the Baltic countries.”
So far, NATO hasn’t been, and the decision to put some 100 American troops in Estonia matters, not because they constitute a defense force in and of themselves but because of their “enormous psychological and political meaning.” Now, when Putin’s “’little green men’ appear in Narva, American will automatically go to war with Russia.”
In short and at least for now, Putin’s nuclear blackmail has not worked, but the thinking behind it means that the next round of his hybrid war against the West may be far more dangerous than earlier ones in Georgia and Ukraine.
According to Piontkovsky, the Kremlin “has still not taken a decision about further attacks in Ukraine, but if that happens,” he says, “then the reaction of the West will be unambiguous: new sanctions will be imposed and Ukraine will receive arms.” That is restraining Moscow now, but it is unclear for how long.
That is because, the Russian analyst says, “we cannot look into the head of someone of whom [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel said that he lives in another reality. Nevertheless, if such a decision will be taken, it will only accelerate the final days of the Putin regime.”
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Are Russia And Europe Parting Ways?

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If Europe wants to diversify away from Russian natural gas, ‘go ahead and make my day’ seems to be the words to read between the lines in the state run media in Moscow.  The country’s biggest natural gas company said that natural gas resources that used to be bound for Europe will see much greater competition now from China.  Gazprom and Chinese state entities signed deals last year to get Russian natural gas to fire up the Red Dragon.
“The resource base of Western Siberia is a resource that is used for delivering gas for exports to Europe. In other words, at this point we are on the cutting edge when actual competitiveness will begin for our energy resources between two mega-markets: Asian and European,” Gazprom’s chief executive Alexei Miller told Rossiya-24, Russia’s 24-hour news station.
Last May, Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation signed a 30-year gas supply dealestimated to be worth $400 billion. Under the deal, Russia will to export 38 billion cubic meters of gas to China each year.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller departs after attending press conferences following talks between Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger over the future of Russian natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on September 26, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Ukraine has driven a wedge between Gazprom and its main client, the European Union.  As the E.U. sanctions Russia, Gazprom continues to tout its new BFF: China.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Russia and Europe are going through a parting of ways of late. All of it has to do with Ukraine and not conflicts over energy security. When pro-Russia leader Viktor Yanukovych was removed from powerin Kyiv by extra-legal means, the new decisively pro-Western government, then led by Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk, quickly moved to ink deals with Europe. The Kremlin, with its innate fear of Western expansion via NATO, quickly moved to annex Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. It is home to Russia’s Black Sea fleet, and its only warm water port. Sanctions began after the annexation in March 2014 and have escalated. So has the bloodshed. Not in Crimea, where most people support annexation, but in four eastern states now looking to follow in Crimea’s footsteps. Russia has been providing covert and overt military support for those breakaway provinces. Washington sanctioned Gazpromlate last year.
Russia’s government, which loves a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, believes the U.S. is looking to use Ukraine as a means to drive a wedge between the European Union and Russia. Russia is an integral part of E.U. energy security. Gazprom alone accounts for nearly a third of all E.U. imports of natural gas.
But with the U.S. awash in fracked gas from across the country, expectations are for American energy companies to become liquefied natural gas exporters to the E.U. Lithuania is building a floating LNG terminal to welcome U.S. gasSo is Poland, supposedly.
Russia, always the victim, sees this as a slight of hand by Europe. And so if Europe wants to diss Gazprom, then Gazprom will court the Chinese. Until now, China has been non-existent in Gazprom’s balance sheet. It is going to take years before China is a factor in Gazprom’s bottom line.
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Another Sign Russia’s Matryoshka Autonomies are at Risk of Being Further Downgraded 

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Staunton, April 14 – Vladimir Putin’s press secretary says that no one from the Nenets Autonomous District in Arkhangelsk Region or the Khanty-Mansiisk and Yamalo-Nenets ADs in Tyumen Region has submitted any questions for the president’s upcoming direct line program, a remark some say means the Kremlin doesn’t “view these autonomies as independent subjects.”
Dmitry Peskov said that “in all probability,” the residents of these three matryoshka autonomies “have no questions for Putin and that there everything is fine.” But analysts with whom Znak.com spoke say that his apparently off-the-cuff words send a clear message.
On the one hand, they intensify nervousness about the appointment of governors in all three places, suggesting that the powers of those heading the autonomies may be cut relative to those of the oblast head. And on the other, his words may mean that the issue of regional amalgamation may be about to be reopened.
The two predominantly Russian regions have administrative control over the three ADs, but the large oil and gas reserves of the matryoshka autonomies and the power of Russia’s gas and oil industries have allowed them to resist the Russian regions’ intervention. Consequently, any signal from Moscow that they are of less importance is a matter of extreme concern.
Peskov’s words, Znak.com points out, were immediately featured in “all federal and regional information agencies,” a pattern that suggests they were intended to be taken seriously. In the capitals of the matryoshka autonomies, that is certainly the case, given that Putin must propose new heads to the AD parliaments in the coming months.
Normally, Russian political analysts say, Moscow is concerned about questions coming from the people of this or that region because it suggests there may be problems between the authorities and the population. But here, they argue, the situation is just the reverse: “the Kremlin has become concerned about the absence of [such] questions.
Aleksandr Belousov, a Urals political scientist, suggests that the residents of these three matryoshka autonomies are not that concerned about domestic policies – they are used to taking care of themselves – and don’t need to ask Moscow about foreign policies and especially Ukraine because there are large numbers of ethnic Ukrainians living among them.
Other analysts, including Tyumen political scientist Aleksandr Bezdelov, said that Peshkov’s words may not be accurate or reflect reality. He may have been given incorrect information intentionally. Or, as Moscow analyst Konstantin Kalachev suggested, it may be that the people counting the questions for the Kremlin group them by region and not by AD.
In that event, someone calling in from one of the three matryoshka autonomies would be listed as having called from one of the two Russian regions. That could mean either nothing or, Kalachev said, a great deal if in fact “in the Kremlin, they have ceased to consider the autonomies as independent subjects.”
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Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal

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Ukraine's military says more of its soldiers have been killed in the past two days by mortar and rocket fire from Russian-backed separatists. The fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine despite the Minsk cease-fire deal signed in February. Both sides agreed Monday to pull more heavy weapons back from the front line, but as Henry Ridgwell reports from London, there are fears that the peace deal is becoming increasingly fragile.

Young North Caucasians Ever More Often Using Fire Arms to Settle Disputes, Expert Says 

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Staunton, April 14 – While Russians have been focusing on Ukraine, the situation in the North Caucasus has deteriorated in two important ways, according to Maya Astvatsaturova. On the one hand, disputes of any kind are increasingly invested with ethnic meaning. And on the other, young people are better armed and ready to use guns in these disputes than before.

In commentary for Nazaccent.ru
, Astvatsaturova, director of the Center for Ethno-Political Research at the Pyatigorsk State Language University, says that although the situation in the region is “under control,” there is “a hidden conflict generating potential” which no one should ignore.
While there has been “a strengthening of all-Russian civic patriotism which has overcome ethno- and religious-centric views” in portions of the region, the regional expert argues, challenges and risks which “violate both the social-political and social-economic stability in the region.”
The main source of such destabilizing activity, Astvatsaturova says, “remains the activity of illegal terrorist structures, extremist national-religious cells and illegal armed formations.” Moreover, ISIS has “strengthened its influence on Muslim communities including local North Caucasian ones.” And it is increasingly cooperating with the Caucasus Emirate.’
She suggested that this trend is most in evidence in Chechnya and Dagestan.
Astvatsaturova’s comments came in what has been a wave of critical reaction among experts to the assertion of Sergeu Melikov, the new presidential plenipotentiary for the North Caucasus, that “there are no inter-ethnic conflicts in the North Caucasus” and that “all problems have social-economic causes.”
She says that the experts and the plenipotentiary have now reached “a compromise” definition of the situation, according to which, “the inter-ethnic conflicts which took place in the 1990s do not now exist and that in reality, there are none today and the situation on the whole is under control.”
But like her colleagues, she argues that there is the potential for new conflicts, that all of them will be invested with ethnic meaning, and that given the availability of fire arms and the willingness of young people to use them, they are likely to be more rather than less violent than in the past.
Nationalism in the North Cacuasus, the scholar continues, takes the form of negative ethnic stereotypes and dissatisfaction between Russians and non-Russians, between Russians and Caucasians, and between North Caucasians and other North Caucasians. Especially sharp in recent times have been ethnic issues involving the Circassians, the Russians, the Chechens-Akintsy, the peoples of Dagestan and also the Kabardinians and Balkars.
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US Senate Panel Approves Legislation on Nuclear Deal With Iran

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A U.S. Senate panel has approved legislation that would give Congress a right to vote on a possible deal with Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon in exchange for sanctions relief. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted on the bill Tuesday after Democrats and Republicans reached a compromise on the measure. Zlatica Hoke reports.

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To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade 

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Putin to rub shoulders with autocrats like Kim Jong-un on 9 May, as EU leaders decide to avoid 70th anniversary spectacle because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine
About 16,000 soldiers, 200 armoured vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters will take part in a Moscow parade for Victory Day on 9 May, dubbed Russia’s “biggest holiday” by Vladimir Putin. This year marks 70 years since the allied victory in the second world war, and will be the last major anniversary of the conflict when significant numbers of veterans are still alive.
Conspicuous by their absence, however, will be western politicians, who are staying away from the celebrations on Red Square in protest against Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Instead, a number of the world’s most notorious autocrats will attend, including Kim Jong-un, who will be making his first foreign visit as leader of North Korea.
No one asked the veterans whether it is right to boycott those who lost hundreds of thousands saving Europe from fascism
After all the anti-Russian propaganda, nobody in Europe remembers that 140,000 Soviets died liberating Czechoslovakia
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Пентагон признал беззащитность США перед атаками хакеров
Российская Газета
США еще не обладают возможностями для защиты от серьезных кибератак. Это признал помощник министра обороны по национальной и глобальной безопасности Эрик Розенбак. читайте также. Фото: depositphotos.com В США участник хакерской группы получил семь с половиной ...
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IS Militants Launch Counteroffensive, Capture Villages Near Ramadi

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Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в казни Мэрилин Монро и убийствах "неугодных Белому дому" - Правда.Ру

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Правда.Ру

Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в казни Мэрилин Монро и убийствах "неугодных Белому дому"
Правда.Ру
Мэрилин Монро была убита смертельной инъекцией сотрудником ЦРУ за свою связь с Фиделем Кастро. В этом признался сам убийца - 78-летний офицер ЦРУ в отставке Норман Ходжес. 0Share. 0Share. 0Share. 0Share. 0Share. 0Share. Сейчас Ходжес находится в больнице штата ...
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Глава СБУ вновь высказал обвинения в адрес Владислава Суркова - ИА REGNUM

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ИА REGNUM

Глава СБУ вновь высказал обвинения в адрес Владислава Суркова
ИА REGNUM
Украинские следователи в настоящий момент изучают мотивы пребывания помощника российского президента Владислава Суркова в Киеве 20-21 февраля 2014 года, во время ключевых событий на Майдане перед госпереворотом. Об этом во время заседания комитета Верховной ...
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Russian Professor Convicted Of Treason Dies In Prison

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A Russian engineering professor convicted of passing military secrets to China has died in prison.

Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в убийстве Мэрилин Монро - Российская Газета

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Российская Газета

Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в убийстве Мэрилин Монро
Российская Газета
Сенсационное признание сделал бывший сотрудник ЦРУ 78-летний Норманн Ходжес. По данным американских СМИ, находясь на смертном одре он заявил, что убил известную актрису Мэрилин Монро. интересные факты. Фото: AP Photo Пять историй о фильме "В джазе только ...

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FBI Increases Reward for 2008 Times Square Bombing Information 

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U.S. federal authorities on Wednesday announced an increased reward of $115,000 for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the 2008 bombing in New York's Times Square. The FBI, which had offered a $65,000 reward in 2013, said it was actively pursuing several "persons of interest," and has identified the origin of the explosive device's components. "However, we're going to need more input and information from the general public if we're going to solve this case," Peter Tzitzis, an FBI special agent, told reporters. The bomb exploded at about 3:45 a.m. local time on March 6, 2008, at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station, a small, stand-alone building in the heart of Times Square. No one was wounded by the blast which caused only minor damage. Authorities have said a suspect on a blue Ross bicycle dismounted, placed the bomb at the recruiting station, lit the fuse and fled. The bicycle was found in a dumpster several blocks away. The suspect appeared to be working alone but could have had a lookout or a surveillance team of as many as five others, authorities said. At a press conference on Wednesday, FBI and New York Police Department officials said they believed the person who planted the device was male and that the incident was not tied to any foreign organizations. The explosion might be connected to two other New York bombings, one at the British Consulate in 2005 and another at the Mexican Consulate in 2007, the FBI said. The consulate bombs were also placed by someone on a bicycle and detonated between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., authorities said. The explosive device used in Times Square was detonated with a time fuse and built using an ammunition can commonly found on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, the FBI said. The announcement of the new reward came as Boston marked the second anniversary of the attack on its annual marathon that killed three people and injured 264. While no one was harmed in the Times Square incident, the FBI said the case remained a "top priority." In May 2013, Gerald Koch, a self-described anarchist from Brooklyn, was jailed after refusing to testify as a witness before a federal grand jury thought to be investigating the explosion. A federal judge ordered Koch's release in January 2014. The FBI's Tzitzis said several other individuals have come forward with information and "good progress" was being made.

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» Russia's seat in G8 'hinges' on resolution of Ukraine conflict – German FM - RT
15/04/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia's seat in G8 'hinges' on resolution of Ukraine conflict – German FM RT “I wish for Russia to return to the G8 nations but the way to get there hinges on its assistance and e...
» Western leaders' snub casts shadow over Russia's lavish Victory Day celebrations - The Guardian
15/04/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Western leaders' snub casts shadow over Russia's lavish Victory Day celebrations The Guardian About 16,000 soldiers, 200 armoured vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters ...
» NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict - Yahoo News
15/04/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict Yahoo News BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nato's top commander, U.S. General Philip Breedlove, voiced concern on Wednesd...
» In Exile, but Ready to Save Russia - New York Times
15/04/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times In Exile, but Ready to Save Russia New York Times SAN JOSE, Calif. — Early in the morning on Monday last week, a phone call woke me. It was a friend from Washington, a ...
» Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand on China and Russia? - The Atlantic
15/04/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Atlantic Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand on China and Russia ? The Atlantic On foreign policy, she'll take a tough line on Russia ; President Vladimir Putin and the Clintons show...
» Russia in Active Consultations with OPEC - Wall Street Journal
15/04/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Reuters Russia in Active Consultations with OPEC Wall Street Journal MOSCOW— Russia is conducting “unprecedentedly active” consultations with the Organization of t...
» Russia Blocks Hollywood Thriller Day Before Its Release - ABC News
15/04/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. euronews Russia Blocks Hollywood Thriller Day Before Its Release ABC News Russia's Ministry of Culture and a distributor have agreed not to release a new Hollywood movie, just a day b...
» Russia bans film adaptation of 'Child 44' - euronews
15/04/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. euronews Russia bans film adaptation of 'Child 44' euronews The film had been due for release in Russia on April 17 but has been pulled because of what the Russian culture ministry de...
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» Chicago to pay reparations to police torture victims
14/04/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Former Chicago Police Department commander Jon Burge is seen outside the Federal Courthouse in 2008 after he was released from custody in Tampa. (Photo: Steve Nesius, AP) CHICAGO — Mayor announced Tuesd...
» Despite Confrontation, Russia Still Looks to West for Approval
14/04/15 16:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Despite the ongoing confrontation with the West over Ukraine, Russian leaders still see it as the ultimate source of prestige and approval, analysts told The Moscow Times on T...
» UN approves arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders - Fox News
14/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Fox News UN approves arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders Fox News April 13, 2015: Yemeni expatriates and Iranians chant slogans during a protest against the Saudi-led coalition st...
» Russian biker gang to ride Red Army's route through Europe
14/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Grey Wolves plan to rally to mark defeat of Nazi Germany, provoking protests from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic amid tensions over Ukraine A Russian biker gang backed by...
» Drone Attack Kills Top Cleric, al-Qaeda Branch Says
14/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (CAIRO) — Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-...
» US Senate Panel Advances Congress Vote on Iran Deal
14/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached agreement on Tuesday on revisions to a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to vote on an international agreement to re...
» Pentagon: IS-held Territory in Iraq Shrinking
14/04/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. defense officials are touting slow, but steady gains in the effort to degrade and destroy the group known as the Islamic State. The Pentagon says IS has lost 13,000 to 17,000 square ...
» Xenophobic violence in South Africa leaves at least five dead
14/04/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Hundreds forced to flee their homes amid unrest that has killed two foreigners and three South Africans, including a 14-year-old boy At least five people have been killed and ...
» Sentences in Blackwater Killings Give Iraqis a Measure of Closure
14/04/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Some Iraqis expressed relief at the news of prison terms for four former security contractors in the killings of 17 people in 2007, while others called for harsher punishments.
» Iran to appoint first female ambassador since the Islamic revolution
14/04/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Marzieh Afkham to become the second female ambassador Iran has ever had as Rouhani says it is government’s duty to create equal opportunities for women Iran is set to appoint ...
» Netanyahu Tells Putin Israel 'Dismayed' By Missile Decision
14/04/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to express Israel's "dismay" with the Kremlin decision to supply S-300 missiles to I...
» Israeli Leader Expresses Dismay Over Russian Sale of Missiles to Iran
14/04/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Vladimir V. Putin that the sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran would “encourage Iranian aggression.”
» U.S., allies conduct 18 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State: military
14/04/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with three air strikes and conducted another 15 strikes against the group in Iraq from Monday to Tuesda...
» Seattle CEO sets $70K minimum wage as US 'pay gap' widens - Christian Science Monitor
14/04/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Quartz Seattle CEO sets $70K minimum wage as US 'pay gap' widens Christian Science Monitor Dan Price, the owner of Gravity Payments, has announced he will raise his employees' mi...
» Memorials to British colonials attacked across South Africa as protesters demand statues honouring 'racist' figures from its past are removed
14/04/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. CAPTION CORRECTS INFORMATION ON DEFACED STATUES - In this photo taken Friday, April, 10, 2015, a statue of Britain's Queen Victoria, outside the Port Elizabeth city library in South Afr...
» G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues
14/04/15 16:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for the G7 summit in...
» Mideast Christians Trapped by Extremists
14/04/15 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Under attack and with few options, many are forging alliances with former foes.
» Students barricaded inside classrooms, offices after Wayne Co. shooting - WNCN
14/04/15 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Students barricaded inside classrooms, offices after Wayne Co. shooting WNCN Kenneth Morgan Stancil III is wanted in the fatal shooting of Ron Lane at Wayne Community College. Wa...
» Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap
14/04/15 16:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to be...
» Wallet squeeze: Apartment rents projected to rise again
14/04/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 2 p.m. EDT. Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again....
» Starting up in Cuba, but not connected
14/04/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. HAVANA — Great technology companies are born in garages, of course, and that is where 31-year-old Bernardo Romero has launche...
» WorldViews: Map: These are the world’s least religious countries
14/04/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. The world's most populous country is also the globe's least religious. According to a new study, 90 percent of all Chinese co...
» Map: These are the world's least religious countries - Washington Post (blog)
14/04/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Today's Zaman Map: These are the world's least religious countries Washington Post (blog) The world's most populous country is also the globe's least religious. According to a new stud...
» Russian Region Mourns As Fire Deaths Reach 23
14/04/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's Khakasia region has held a day of mourning on April 14 as the death toll from fires that swept the province in southern Siberia rose to 23.
» Robot reveals inside Fukushima nuclear reactor – video
14/04/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The view inside one of the wrecked nuclear reactors at Fukushima filmed by a robot. The robot collected temperature, radiation data and images before it became stuck and ...
» Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Rages On Overnight Despite Talks
14/04/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (DONETSK, Ukraine) — Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrain...
» Obama to discuss fight against Isis with Iraqi prime minister
14/04/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. In first US trip since becoming PM, Haider al-Abadi expected to seek billions of dollars worth of drones and other weapons, during White House visit The Iraqi prime minister, ...
» Czechs Sentence Russian Man Over Bomb Threat On Passenger Jet
14/04/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A court the Czech capital, Prague, has handed a 30-month prison sentence to a Russian man who forced a passenger plane to make an emergency landing by claiming he was car...
» Iraqi Prime Minister, in Washington, Seeks Billions to Overcome Deficit
14/04/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is faced with declining oil revenues and the task of restoring essential services and repairing damage from the fight with the Islamic State.
» Our Man in Tehran - Episode 4: Mr. Big Mouth
14/04/15 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Hamid-Reza Ahmadabadi, a strong believer in Iran’s theocracy, confronts what he acknowledges is a losing battle against modernity.
» Manhole cover explodes during TV interview - video
14/04/15 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. A news crew in Buffalo, New York, is filming an interview when an underground explosion sends a manhole cover soaring up into the air, causing panic as the heavy object f...
» Kremlin confirms oil-for-goods swap with Iran under way
14/04/15 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that an oil-for-goods barter deal between Russia and Iran was being implemented and said all legal barriers had been removed to Mosc...
» Navalny Associate Sentenced On Artwork Theft Conviction
14/04/15 15:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A court in the city of Vladimir found Georgy Alburov guilty of "premeditated theft" on April 14 and sentenced him the same day.
» Internet pornography banned in Russia under 1923 convention
14/04/15 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The crackdown comes after a court in Tartarstan's Apastovksy district ordered the state-controlled internet watchdog to block 136 websites hosting 'pornographic material' within the nex...
» Islamist Threat: Why Is Russia Scaring Turkmenistan?
14/04/15 15:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Anyone who is listening to Russian officials, or getting their information from Russian media lately would think that the Central Asian states are on the brink of disaste...
» Prison time for some Atlanta school educators in cheating scandal - CNN
14/04/15 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Prison time for some Atlanta school educators in cheating scandal CNN (CNN) There was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal...
» Ukrainian President Poroshenko Dismisses Envoy To U.S.
14/04/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Ukraine's president did not explain the dismissal in his April 14 decree relieving Ambassador Oleksandr Motsyk of his post as Ukraine's envoy to the United States,
» Paul Simon and Sting review – moments of humbling magic from The Odd Couple
14/04/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Manchester Arena Simon and Sting’s contrasting voices and banter perfectly complement each other as they dip into each other’s songbooks in a curious but inspired union At fir...
» Russia Confirms Iran Missile Deal Can Go Ahead
14/04/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The Kremlin confirms it will sell the S-300 system to Tehran and is already trading with it under an oil-for-goods agreement.
» Pankisi Parents Struggle To Learn How Islamic State Recruited Their Sons
14/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The parents of two teenagers from Georgia's Pankisi Gorge who ran away to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group are trying to find out who helped their sons travel t...
» U.S. Soldiers, Back in Iraq, Find Security Forces in Disrepair
14/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Returning for the first time since 2011, none of the American troops thought they would be here again, let alone return to find the Iraqi Army they had once trained in such a state. disrepair.
» German anti-Israeli Nobel writer, Günter Grass dies at 87
14/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Germany’s respected author and Noble Winning novelist, Günter Grass, known for his sharp criticism of Israel and those supporting the Tel Aviv regime, ...
» Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attacks
14/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Six soldiers have been killed and 12 injured as fighting has flared in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, despite a cease-fire.
» The roots of Iran's revolutionary fighters
14/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Four members of the Revolutionary Guard recently killed in Syria are from a garden town in Isfahan that also played a decisive role in the Iran-Iraq war Young Isfahanis know b...
» NYPD: Man hides in bathroom stall at sports bar, rapes woman - Miami Herald
14/04/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News NYPD: Man hides in bathroom stall at sports bar, rapes woman Miami Herald New York City police say a man hiding inside a bathroom stall in the ladies room of ...
» Iraqi PM to Seek Billions for ISIS Fight at White House Visit
14/04/15 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will make his first official visit to the White House on Tuesday, where he is expected to request billions of dollars in financial and military aid from President...
» UK and US paratroopers undertake largest multinational exercise in decades
14/04/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. UK and US paratroopers undertake largest multinational exercise in decades Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs More than 2100 American and British paratroopers have jumped into Fort Bragg...
» Don't underestimate NATO, German minister says on Baltic visit
14/04/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TALLINN (Reuters) - Germany's defense minister said on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO's rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about...
» 6 U.S. Banks Have 278 TRILLION Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives
14/04/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. The very same people that caused the last economic crisis have created a 278 TRILLION dollar derivatives time bomb that could go off at any moment. Whe...
» US is Losing Its Status of World Power: German Media
14/04/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. The US is losing its status of world power, as the country has lately not been able to enforce its geopolitical interests in several regions and has ha...
» Richard III kept scoliosis secret until his death, historian claims
14/04/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Historian Mary Ann Lund from the University of Leicester believes that Richard III used good tailoring and carefully made armour to disguise his scoliosis through his lifetime.
» Uzbek-German Human Rights Forum Lambasts Tashkent Over Cotton Harvesting
14/04/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Uzbek-German Forum For Human Rights (UGF) has criticized Uzbek authorities for forcing "more than 1 million" Uzbeks to pick cotton in 2014.
» Marco Rubio wants to be identifiable without having a distinct identity
14/04/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The newest candidate for the Republican nomination is totally different from all the old white guys in politics, except in the ways he’s exactly the same It’s impossible to se...
» UN imposes arms embargo on Yemen's rebels factions - Washington Post
14/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Newsweek The Express Tribune UN imposes arms embargo on Yemen's rebels factions Washington Post BEIRUT — The U.N. Security Council approved an arms embargo against Yemen's rebel factio...
» Senate Panel Deal Paves Way for Vote on Iran Nuclear Bill
14/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Foreign Relations Committee reached an accord on a bill giving Congress a vote on an international deal to reign in Iran’s nuclear program.
» Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches
14/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 2 p.m. EDT. CHICAGO (AP) -- Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in crimina...
» A Yazidi captive's tale: Sold by ISIS as a sex slave
14/04/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. In the canvas expanse of the Shariya refugee camp, thousands of Yazidis live within hearing distance of one of Iraqi Kurdistan's frontlines with ISIS.
» Morning Joe's Brzezinski Calls Marco Rubio a 'Little Boy' - National Review Online
14/04/15 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. National Review Online Morning Joe's Brzezinski Calls Marco Rubio a 'Little Boy' National Review Online Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is just a “little boy,” according to Mornin...
» AQAP leader killed in Yemen
14/04/15 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A top leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was among five killed in an airstrike in Yemen, the terror group said in a statement.
» Putin Emergence As “Last Hope For World” Shocks West
14/04/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. The Presidential Office ( PO ) in the Kremlin today is reporting that President Putin has “shocked” the capitols of the West, and their propaganda medi...
» Pentagon Slams Russian Intercept of US Spy Plane
14/04/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Pentagon is protesting the Russian intercept of one of its reconnaissance planes flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, calling it "unsafe" and "an example of sloppy ai...
» Pakistan Treads Lightly Between Iran, Saudi Arabia
14/04/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pakistan’s prime minister sought to reassure Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition in Yemen that his country “does not abandon friends and strategic partners, especially at a time when thei...
» Wildfires kill 23 in Russia's Siberia - Reuters
14/04/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Wildfires kill 23 in Russia's Siberia Reuters Wildfires in Russia often start when locals set grass on fire on rolling fields to clean them up after the winter, a widespread p...
» Russia Flexes Missile Diplomacy With Iran
14/04/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia’s potential delivery of antiaircraft anti-aircraft S-300 missile systems to Iran has long been shrouded in controversy and contradictions. But with Russian Preside...
» Turkish Minister Criticizes Pope Francis
14/04/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s minister for European affairs, criticized Pope Francis for describing the World War I-era massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.
» США запустят проекты для информационной борьбы с Россией в соцсетях - Интерфакс
14/04/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс США запустят проекты для информационной борьбы с Россией в соцсетях Интерфакс Москва. 14 апреля. INTERFAX.RU - Власти США создают "информационные войска", котор...
» Rival Factions in Ukraine Are Urged to Withdraw Heavy Weapons
14/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. In talks to try to shore up the fragile truce, Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia agreed that both sides should pull back tanks and artillery.
» Russian Ships in English Channel to Conduct Drills in Atlantic - Report
14/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian navy vessels Ships belonging to the Russian Northern Fleet entered the English Channel on Tuesday on their way to the northern Atlantic for and will hold anti-aircraft...
» Putin Tops TIME Reader's Poll of Most Influential People
14/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most influential person in the world - "for better or for worse" - by readers of TIME magazine.
» Vladimir Putin named most influential figure in the world for 2015 by Time 100 readers' poll
14/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Vladimir Putin has been named the most influential person in the world ahead of Barack Obama, the Pope and the Dalai Lama, according to Time magazine.
» Three Russian ships monitored in English Channel
14/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Ministry of Defence confirms Udaloy class destroyer Severomorsk, tanker and support ship pass through waters while returning from Mediterranean
» Russian Missile Deliveries to Iran Could Begin in Late 2015
14/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Russia could begin delivering sophisticated S-300 air defense systems to Iran by the end of this year. The statement to Russia's Interfax news ...
» Putin’s Aggressiveness Alienating Central Asian Countries
14/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 14 – Vladimir Putin’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Russia’s ne...
» Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels
14/04/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Ukrainian military spokesman says Ukraine's defense minister said six soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tu...
» Her Majesty’s Jihadists
14/04/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. More British Muslims have joined Islamist militant groups than serve in the country’s armed forces. How to understand the pull of jihad.
» Fighting erupts in eastern Ukraine
14/04/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Heavy shelling heard in Donetsk as Russian-back rebels and Ukrainian forces clash in the latest threat to the Minsk ceasefire signed in February Fighting erupted overnight and in the...
» Russia's military arsenal - in 90 seconds
14/04/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. As Nato warns of an "unusual" spike in sightings of Moscow's aircraft over Europe - take a look at our 90 second guide to Russia military weapons
» Пишешь Путину? Урежем пенсию
14/04/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Пишешь Путину? Урежем пенсию Пенсионерка из Самары Нелли Сироткина во время прямой линии с президентом хочет попросить Владимира Путин... From: Радио Свобода Views: 301 49 0 0 rat...
» Канада направит в Украину 200 военных инструкторов - Интерфакс - Украина
14/04/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Канада направит в Украину 200 военных инструкторов Интерфакс - Украина Власти Канады сообщили о решении направить в Украину группу в 200 военных инструкторов, сообщает ...
» US Officials: IS Militants Losing Territory After Strikes
14/04/15 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. military officials say Islamic State militants have lost more than one-quarter of the territory they had gained in their campaign to create an Islamic caliphate. A U.S. defense offic...
» “An important aspect of the Eurasian worldview is an absolute denial
14/04/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. “An important aspect of the Eurasian worldview is an absolute denial of Western civilization. In the opinion of the Eurasians, the West with its ideology of liberalism is an absolute evil....
» What conservatives care about that liberals don’t
14/04/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s basic finding is simple. Throughout history, human beings have operated under five sets of moral commitments: avoidance of harm, fairnes...
» Senate committee to challenge Obama with vote on Iran bill
14/04/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee pushed toward a vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reach...
» Russia is now projecting serious power in the Black Sea - Business Insider
14/04/15 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia is now projecting serious power in the Black Sea Business Insider Russia's seizure of Crimea ensured that Moscow could expand its naval capabilities throughout...
» Russia's cyberattacks grow more brazen
14/04/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia has ramped up cyber attacks against the United States to an unprecedented level since President Obama imposed sanctions last year on President Putin's government over its intervention in Ukraine. The e...
» Russia's cyberattacks grow more brazen - The Hill
14/04/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Hill Russia's cyberattacks grow more brazen The Hill Russia has ramped up cyber attacks against the United States to an unprecedented level since President Obama imposed sanctions...
» Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran - New York Times
14/04/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran New York Times “I'm not in a position to speculate on the decision-making process that Russia is engaged in right now,”...
» Russia and Iran just showed how 'they can do whatever they like' right now - Business Insider
14/04/15 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia and Iran just showed how 'they can do whatever they like' right now Business Insider On April 13th, the Kremlin retracted its hold on the transfer of S-300 mis...
» What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again
14/04/15 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. World An employee works at a hot rolling workshop of the Novolipetsk (NLMK) steel mill in Lipetsk, about 500 km southeast of the capital Moscow, January 30, 2014. Not only is Putin still standing...
» What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again - Newsweek
14/04/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again Newsweek An employee works at a hot rolling workshop of the Novolipetsk (NLMK) steel mill in Lipetsk, about 500 km southe...
» Examining the power Russia’s S-300 missile system will give Iran
14/04/15 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia lifted a ban on sending Iran its sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missile system, officials said Monday. The weapons could be shipped shortly, giving Tehran a new way to defend itself against any fut...
» Examining the power Russia's S-300 missile system will give Iran - Washington Post
14/04/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Examining the power Russia's S-300 missile system will give Iran Washington Post Russia lifted a ban on sending Iran its sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missile sy...
» Russia shields Iran from airstrikes, puts Obama nuclear deal in political peril - Washington Times
14/04/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Times Russia shields Iran from airstrikes, puts Obama nuclear deal in political peril Washington Times Russia on Monday gave the green light to a long-stalled $800 million ...
» Russian Navy Enters Channel On Way To Exercises - Sky News
14/04/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Russian Navy Enters Channel On Way To Exercises Sky News While it is not unusual for Russian warships to travel through the Channel, the incident comes at...
» Russia confirms Iran oil-for-goods swap, traders skeptical - Reuters
14/04/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia confirms Iran oil-for-goods swap, traders skeptical Reuters Russia has moved quickly to cement ties with Iran after an interim deal was reached this month on curbing th...
» RAF Sends Jets As Russia Planes Near UK Airpsace - Sky News
14/04/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBS BBC News RAF Sends Jets As Russia Planes Near UK Airpsace Sky News The Ministry of Defence revealed the news hours after it emerged warships from Russia's Northern Fleet entered t...
» The New Inquisition
14/04/15 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices lon...
» Congress Considers Defining Decrees, Wars as Impeachable Crimes
14/04/15 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. In an effort to rein in an increasingly out of control executive branch, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a House Resolution on April 13 that specifically defines “impeachable offenses” as eve...
» Russia Lifts Ban on S-300 Missiles for Iran
14/04/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems after Tehran struck a landmark framework deal with the West over ...
» China, Russia, E. Europe Boost Defense Spending
14/04/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defense programs, according to a study by th...
» Boehner: Congress Needed to Counter Obama's Iran 'Deal at Any Cost'
14/04/15 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Boehner: Congress Needed to Counter Obama’s Iran ‘Deal at Any Cost’. by Pam Key 14 Apr 2015 30 Tuesday at the GOP leadership press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Congress &...
» Obama to Jews: Help Me Violate the Constitution for Iran!
14/04/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Obama to Jews: Help Me Violate the Constitution for Iran!. by Joel B. Pollak 14 Apr 2015 261 According to the Treaty Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2), treaties...
» Russia in Review - Harvard
14/04/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - Latest Publications. Media Feature April 10, 2015 Belfer Center Programs or Projects : The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Russia in ...
» Russia in Review
14/04/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. April 10, 2015 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from  U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent...
» 2015-04-14#FBI
14/04/15 13:06 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-04-14 #FBI Recent Posts Review: 4.14-11.15 14 Apr 2015 04:54 2,617,643 2,617,643 Permalink   |   View Entire Page 13 Apr 2015 20:40 2015-04-13 FBI News Review - Update How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11 Monday ...
» 2,552,7572,552,7572015-03-30 #Prague
14/04/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2,552,757 2,552,757 2015-03-30 #Prague #CzechRepublic Czech Crowds Welcome U.S. Military Convoy To Prague | » More than a Third of Newborns in France are Not European 30/03/15 12:32 fr...
» 2,552,7592,552,7592015-03-30#Germanwings
14/04/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2,552,759 2,552,759 2015-03-30 #Germanwings #4U9525 #PlaneCrash Germanwings Crash Investigators Sorting Through Physical and Psychological Clues - NYT Germanwings Crash Investigators S...
» 2,596,2122,596,2122015-04-10#MassGrave
14/04/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2,596,212 2,596,212 2015-04-10 #MassGrave Hundreds of bodies found in mass grave (raw) Hundreds of bodies found in mass grave (raw) Friday April 10 th , 2015  at  11:59 AM 1 Share Hund...
» 2015-04-10#Immigration
14/04/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-10 #Immigration Immigration Activists Hide Material Training Exec. Amnesty ‘Navigators’ In ‘Path To Power’ Immigration Activists Hide Material Training Exec. Amnesty ‘Navigator...
» 2,602,2582,602,2582015-04-10#Сурков
14/04/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2,602,258 2,602,258 2015-04-10 #Сурков Russians honor slain opposition figure 40 days on - Reuters | The Chechen Link to Russian Activist's Death - STRATFOR | Сурков, спецслужбы и гибе...
» 2015-04-11#Urine
14/04/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-11 #Urine #ProstateCancer #Dogs **The two female dogs sniffed urine samples from 900 men, 360 with prostate cancer and 540 without. Both animals were right in well over 90% of ...
» 2015-04-11#Yemen
14/04/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-11 #Yemen #NewYorkTimes #Aden Yemen's Despair on Full Display in 'Ruined' City - New York Times Yemen's Despair on Full Display in 'Ruined' City - New York Times Saturday April...
» 2015-04-12#NATO
14/04/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-12 #NATO NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support - Voice of America - Nato News Review NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support - Voice of America Sunday A...
» 2015-04-12#Putin
14/04/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-12 #Putin Vladimir Putin praises Orthodox Church for boosting patriotism Vladimir Putin praises Orthodox Church for boosting patriotism by Tom Parfitt Sunday April 12 th , 2015...
» 2015-04-12#Ransomware
14/04/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-12 #Ransomware #Ransom » Ransomware forces computer users to pay ransom or lose files - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Incidents, Accidents and Crime Review »   Ransomware forces c...
» 2,612,2022,612,202#Yemen
14/04/15 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2,612,202 2,612,202 #Yemen #NewYorkTimes #Aden Yemen's Despair on Full Display in 'Ruined' City - New York Times Yemen's Despair on Full Display in 'Ruined' City - New York Times Satur...
» 2015-04-13#Florida
14/04/15 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-13 #Florida #September11 » Florida Ex-Senator Pursues Claims of Saudi Ties to Sept. 11 Attacks 13/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks Rev...
» 2015-04-13FBI News Review - Update
14/04/15 11:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-04-13 FBI News Review - Update How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11 Monday April 13 th , 2015  at  5:47 PM | How The FBI Is Whitewashing The Saudi Connection T...
» Santander worker who helped hackers steal £1.25m facing jail
14/04/15 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Tola Ore, pictured, fitted the keyboard video mouse to her computer in the Palmers Green branch in north London which allowed a criminal gang to transfer the cash from the branch into 1...
» Ambassador Tefft to Represent US at Victory Day Parade in Moscow / Sputnik International
14/04/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia (updated 03:40 10.04.2015) Get short URL 563 4 3 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia has sent out invitations to a number of world leaders to attend the Victory Parade in ...
» 2,617,6432,617,643
14/04/15 08:54 from Mike Nova - Google+
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» Ministers Agree To Extend Weapons Withdrawal In Ukraine
14/04/15 01:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Foreign ministers from Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have agreed to push ahead with the withdrawal of weapons from the frontli...
» Russian Missiles for the Ayatollah - Wall Street Journal
14/04/15 01:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal Russian Missiles for the Ayatollah Wall Street Journal Vladimir Putin blew a geopolitical raspberry at the Obama Administration on Monday by authorizing the s...
» U.N. vote on Tuesday on Yemen arms embargo; Russia stance unclear
14/04/15 01:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impo...
» Israel critical of US as Putin unblocks sale of S-300 to Iran - Irish Times
14/04/15 01:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Irish Times Israel critical of US as Putin unblocks sale of S-300 to Iran Irish Times Russia yesterday unblocked sales to Iran of one of the world's most advanced air-defence systems. ...
» Convict trashes his lawyers, says execution would be better
14/04/15 01:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:43 p.m. EDT. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man sentenced to death in the killings of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot said Monday he's so d...
» UK forced to let Vladimir Putin inspectors watch Nato war games under European treaty
14/04/15 01:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. British officers were forced to accept the four-day inspection from the experts from Moscow under a European arms control treaty despite heightened tensions with Vladimir Putin.
» New Report on Washington Post Writer Seen as Prelude to Espionage Trial
14/04/15 01:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Iranian news report was laden with innuendo and unattributed assertions about Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post correspondent jailed in Tehran since last year.
» Russian FM defends Moscow's lifting of S-300 ban - Press TV
14/04/15 01:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Press TV Russian FM defends Moscow's lifting of S-300 ban Press TV Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country's decision to provide Iran with the S-300 missi...
» Pope's genocide comments spark indifference, frustration among Turks
14/04/15 01:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA/IZMIR (Reuters) - When Pope Francis became the first pontiff to publicly call the 1915 Armenian massacre a genocide this weekend, the reaction from Ankara was swift and irate: i...
» Obama Administration Not Swaying US Lawmakers on Iran Deal
14/04/15 01:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Initial Obama administration pleas that U.S. lawmakers set aside legislation giving them a say on a final Iran nuclear accord appear to be falling on mostly deaf ears in the Republican-le...
» Senate Leaders and White House Make Their Cases on Iran Deal Legislation
14/04/15 01:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee negotiated to possibly shorten a review period in legislation that would give Congress influence over President Obama’s nuclear accord with...
» Former Blackwater security guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings - Fox News
14/04/15 01:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Former Blackwater security guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings Fox News WASHINGTON – A federal judge sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicho...
» US, Israel express concern as Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran - Fox News
14/04/15 00:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Fox News US, Israel express concern as Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran Fox News Russia's move Monday to lift its ban on delivery of sophisticated air defense missiles to...
» Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran - Aurora Sentinel
14/04/15 00:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Aurora Sentinel Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran Aurora Sentinel "The S-300 is exclusively a defensive weapon, which can't serve offensive purposes and...
» Was my Doctor too northern for the BBC, asks Eccleston: Actor suggests he fell out with bosses over decision to play the character with his accent
14/04/15 00:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Christopher Eccleston's turn as Doctor Who was among the shortest incarnations of the Time Lord in the programme’s 52-year-history.
» IEA Chief Economist: No Immediate Oil Market Impact After Iran Deal
14/04/15 00:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The chief economist of the International Energy Agency said it could take three to five years for a new wave of Iranian oil to significantly increase world petroleum supplies and have ...
» World Briefing: France: Surveillance Powers Urged
14/04/15 00:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called Monday for emergency government surveillance powers in case of an exceptional threat, a move prompted by the deadly Paris attacks in January.
» Relationship-Building Key for US-Cuba Normalization
14/04/15 00:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOA News. Relationship-Building Key for US-Cuba Normalization The effort by the United States and Cuba to bridge gaps caused by more than 50 years of mutual hostility will require a heavy emphas...
» US Officials: Potential Delivery of Russian Anti-Missile System to Iran ‘Unhelpful’
14/04/15 00:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia’s decision to lift a ban on delivery of a high-end, anti-missile system to Iran is raising concerns in Washington, where officials say their opposition to the deal has not changed....
» Iraqi PM Seeks More US Help in Islamic State Fight
14/04/15 00:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOA News. Iraqi PM Seeks More US Help in Islamic State Fight From more arms to greater air support, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he will seek additional help from the United States ...
» Open Source: Stung by Pope’s Remarks on Armenian Genocide, Turkish Minister Insults Argentina
14/04/15 00:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The minister for European affairs suggested that Argentines as whole, and not just Pope Francis, had been brainwashed by rich and powerful Armenians in their midst.
» 'Grave concern' about renewed Ukraine fighting, say European foreign ministers
14/04/15 00:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Ceasefire must be ‘more comprehensively’ respected, says Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after meeting in Berlin with French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts French, Ger...
» Kerry asks Congress for more time and space on Iran deal
14/04/15 00:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told skeptical Republicans and Democrats on Monday that the U.S. Congress should give him another two and a half months to sec...
» Reenactments Mark 150th Anniversary of US Civil War’s End
14/04/15 00:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In Appomattox, Virginia, reenactments marked a surrender that many historians believe effectively ended the U.S. Civil War 150 years ago. From 1861 to 1865, the Northern states - the Unio...
» Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller-Caliber Arms
14/04/15 00:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (BERLIN) — Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlon...
» US Marks Lincoln Assassination Anniversary
14/04/15 00:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago changed the course of U.S. history. Museums and historic institutions across the country are featuring special exhibits, plays...
» China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push
14/04/15 00:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - China will establish a national population database linked to ID information and credit records, state media reported late on Monday, as part of a larger push to be...
» How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11
13/04/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from | How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11New York Post. Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving ...
» OIG audit finds potential for abuse in FBI forensic kiosks and FBI site hacked
13/04/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network World Ms. Smith. Imagine if after one hour of training, you had access to a FBI digital forensic kiosk that could allow you to “quickly and easily” view and then extract data stored on ...
» Ann McFeatters - Figuring out puzzling things - Crescent-News | Defiance, OH
13/04/15 18:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Crescent News Stories: Latest Headlines. April is an odd month, some say cruel, but even aside from the weather, strange things are happening. Our job as dutiful citizens is to figure them out. Some ar...
» Emails Reveal Discord Over Blackwater Charges
13/04/15 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — As prosecutors put the finishing touches on the 2008 indictment of Blackwater security contractors for a deadly shooting in Iraq , the F.B.I. agents leading the investigation became convinc...
» Walter Scott Is Not on Trial
13/04/15 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . I not only watched television pundits discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., last week, I participated in some of those discussions. And the most disturbing thread that emerged for me...
» Resilience: Former FBI special agent credits divine intervention for his contribution to OKC bombing case
13/04/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/N5173/jump/okp.newsok/article;sz=300x250;ord=[timestamp]?"><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/N5173/ad/okp.newsok/a...
» Alleged 'Nazi' Android FBI Ransomware Mastermind Arrested In Russia
13/04/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced the arrest of a 25-year-old, believed to be the creator of a particularly harmful strain of Android money-stealing malware, known as Svpeng, that had inf...
» Bush Officials ​Screwed Up FBI's Case Against Blackwater, Emails Show
13/04/15 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Fortress America. I feel like there are so many examples of this, let's call it "Robert Jackson syndrome", where we realize that there are indeed real american heroes out there, rooting and fighting for th...
» One Year Ago, FBI Insisted That 'Terrorist' Guy It Arrested Last Week Was No Threat At All
13/04/15 18:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Techdirt. Last week, we wrote about the FBI arresting John Booker, who was involved in yet another of the FBI's own plots . At the beginning of our post (and the criminal complaint) against Booker, we note...
» FBI Investigating Former White House Military Aide
13/04/15 18:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: U.S.. The FBI is investigating a former top military aide to three U.S. presidents and his firm over allegations it bilked foreign investors out of millions of dollars by touting his White House ...
» FBI Director James Comey in a Q&A about terrorism
13/04/15 18:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from FBI director talks about terrorism, Lauderdale cops and lone wolves - Sun Sentinel. FBI Director James Comey recently visited Broward County to dedicate the agency's new Miramar headquarters. Special agent...
» Florida Ex-Senator Pursues Claims of Saudi Ties to Sept. 11 Attacks
13/04/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — The episode could have been a chapter from the thriller written by former Senator Bob Graham of Florida about a shadowy Saudi role in the Sept. 11 attacks. A top F.B.I. official unex...
» Israel angry as Russia approves missiles for Iran
13/04/15 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Tom Parfitt. Israel responded sharply to the lifting of the ban. Yuval Steinitz, the intelligence and international relations minister, said it was “a direct result of the legitimacy that Iran is rec...
» Memo From Panama: Talks With Cuba Earn U.S. Raves in Latin America
13/04/15 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama’s talk with President Raúl Castro of Cuba drew praise from Latin American leaders and an editorial in El Universal with the headline “A New Era in the Americas.”
» Terrorism Case Renews Debate Over Drone Hits
13/04/15 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. An American An American citizen who was once considered a possible target to be killed in Pakistan is now in custody in the United States, bolstering an argument that it is feasible to capt...
» The Daily Vertical: Putin's Corruption Machine
13/04/15 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertica...
» Philosophy Returns to the Real World - New York Times (blog)
13/04/15 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Philosophy Returns to the Real World New York Times (blog) Rorty convincingly defended himself against the charge of relativism – I know, having spent hours in his office, trying to ma...
» The psychiatric ward taught me it can be OK to laugh about mental illness
13/04/15 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Surrounded by bizarre characters and nonsensical routines, humour became my shield against the stigma and isolation of life as a mental health patient Ten years ago I spent ti...
» Russia Confirms Arms Deal to Supply China With S-400 Air Defense Systems
13/04/15 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. The chief executive of the Russian state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport has confirmed that China clinched a contract with his company for the purchase...
» Who's Recruiting Young Men From Georgia To Fight In Syria?
13/04/15 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The two teenage boys, 16 and 18, are Kists -- ethnic Chechens from Georgia's Pankisi Gorge were last seen in Pankisi on April 2, and their disappearance has provoked ange...
» Puerto Rico's mainland migration led by young, less educated: Fed
13/04/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's populations loss, primarily to the U.S. mainland, is being led by younger and less educated sections of the population and boosting the proportion of...
» Jodi Arias Sentenced To Life Without Parole
13/04/15 15:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Convicted boyfriend killer Jodi Arias has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
» Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
13/04/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 2:12 p.m. EDT. MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia's delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significan...
» Why Ukraine Still Can’t Break Ties With Russian ‘Aggressor State’
13/04/15 15:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. One afternoon in late February, Gennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine’s second largest city, pushed his wheelchair away from the podium at city hall and, with a wince of discomfort, all...
» 'Polite People' of Russia: Not Who You Might Expect - Newsweek
13/04/15 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek 'Polite People' of Russia : Not Who You Might Expect Newsweek In Russia , the term “polite people” has lately taken on an entirely different meaning than we're familiar with,...
» Sanctions-strapped Russia outguns the US in information war - Macon Telegraph (blog)
13/04/15 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Macon Telegraph (blog) Sanctions-strapped Russia outguns the US in information war Macon Telegraph (blog) “ Russia has engaged in a rather remarkable period of the most overt and exte...
» Moscow Can’t and Won’t Forget or Forgive New Political Emigres
13/04/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 13 – Political emigres have long played a much greater role in Russia a...
» Nobel-winning German Writer Grass Dies at 87
13/04/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War I...
» Putin Lifts Ban On Supplies Of S-300 Missiles To Iran
13/04/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia imposed the ban and scrapped a contract for delivery of S-300s in 2010 under pressure from the West, after backing the last round of UN sanctions imposed on Tehran...
» Russia, Iran Start Oil-for-goods Swap
13/04/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems, just days after world powers reached an interim agreement with the Islamic Re...
» Daghestan Now ‘Northern Front of Islamic State’
13/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 13 – Statements by Russian security officials and actions by siloviki i...
» Трагедия в Хакасии
13/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Трагедия в Хакасии В Хакасии в пожарах, вспыхнувших в воскресенье из-за пала сухой травы, погибли не менее 15 человек, более... From: Радио Свобода Views: 301 27 0 0 ratings Time:...
» Мировое пугало
13/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Мировое пугало Россия несет прямую военную угрозу европейской безопасности. Что заставило министров обороны страны Север... From: Радио Свобода Views: 0 18 0 ratings Time: 00:00 M...
» Российскому капитану грозит 20 лет за передачу военных секретов Украине - НТВ.ru
13/04/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Российскому капитану грозит 20 лет за передачу военных секретов Украине НТВ.ru В Петербурге по делу о шпионаже в пользу Украины судят капитана 1-го ранга Владислава Никольск...
» Iran Says Open To Joint Operations With Afghanistan, Pakistan
13/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran says it is ready to conduct joint counterterrorism operations with eastern neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan.
» Swedish Admiral Admits 'Russian Submarine' Was Actually Civilian Boat
13/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A photo that a retired Swedish naval officer said showed a Russian submarine in Swedish waters last autumn was actually of a much smaller civilian boat, a Swedish admiral told...
» French Parliament Debates Bill to Empower Spies
13/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. French spies could get more powers to bug and track would-be Islamist attackers inside the country and require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior under a bill to be debated...
» Vladimir Putin authorises delivery of missile system to Iran
13/04/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The Russian president unfreezes ban on delivering $800m contract as Moscow moves ahead with oil-for-goods barter deal with Tehran The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has opened th...
» Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran
13/04/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. President Vladimir V. Putin moved swiftly to take advantage of a possible thaw in relations due to a potential deal curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
» Russia unblocks ban on sending rockets to Iran
13/04/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Moscow defends move likely to anger other powers
» Moscow’s Russification Policies Not Finnish Revanchism Behind Anger in Karelia
13/04/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 12 – Karelian activists say that the recent suggestion by Russian Natio...
» Vladimir Putin's favourite motorcycle club spark protest with plan to ride to Berlin
13/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. The "Night Wolves" intend to ride from Moscow to Berlin, passing through Poland and Austria but citizens in the former nation have called for the bike...
» Influx of Migrants Across Mediterranean Nears Record Levels
13/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. More than 5,600 people were rescued from the sea over the weekend, fueling concerns of a migrant crisis even worse than a year ago.
» Самодельный беспилотник в Украине
13/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Самодельный беспилотник в Ук&...