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President Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Moves

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President Vladimir Putin of Russia has added new, chilling nuclear threats to his aggression in Ukraine, where 6,000 people have been killed in a war with Russian-backed separatists. Mr. Putin wants to expand his country’s influence and standing, but his alarming behavior has estranged Russia from most other major powers, damaged its economy and narrowed its future options.
Even for Mr. Putin, the recent nuclear threats have set a new benchmark for hostility in the conflict he has ignited with the West. Two weeks ago, The Times of London reported on a meeting between Russian generals and American officials in which the Russians threatened a “spectrum of responses from nuclear to non-military” if NATO moved more military forces into the Baltic States.
Last month, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, warned that Danish warships “will be targets for Russia’s nuclear weapons” if Denmark follows through on its expressed interest in joining NATO’s missile defense system.
And in remarks aired on March 15, Mr. Putin said he was ready to bring nuclear weapons into a state of alert last year when Russia was in the process of invading and annexing Crimea. Some Russian officials have also hinted at the possibility of reintroducing nuclear weapons to Crimea, which has been free of them for two decades.
American officials say they have seen no evidence that Russia has actually begun to reposition or make ready a nuclear arsenal that still contains thousands of weapons. But even if the Russian threats are loose talk to intimidate adversaries or curry favor with nationalists at home, they reflect a cynical disregard for Russia’s post-Cold War role as a partner with America in arms control treaties designed to discourage the spread of nuclear weapons. These threats inevitably raise tensions and could increase the chances of deadly miscalculations.
Mr. Putin has crossed other lines, including sending military aircraft unannounced into international airspace over Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and the North Sea. On April 7, a Russian fighter jetintercepted an American spy plane over the Baltic Sea north of Poland; the Pentagon complained the Russians acted in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner.”
There have been scores of similar episodes over the past year as NATO increased its air patrols in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
The Russian leader’s decision to proceed with the long-delayed sale of an S-300 missile defense system to Iran was another bad choice. Experts say the system does not threaten Israel, which has nuclear weapons and the best military arsenal in the Middle East, but the move could make it harder for the Obama administration to get congressional support for a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Mr. Putin’s aggression is rooted in intense nationalism, which plays very well to his people and fuels the war against Ukraine. Despite a cease-fire agreement signed in Minsk in February, Russia has continued to arm, train and direct separatist rebels. Fighting has surged and there are grave concerns that Mr. Putin is planning an offensive to seize more territory in eastern Ukraine.
Russia’s bellicose behavior is a serious test for NATO, which has sometimes shown disturbing divisions. The Europeans and the United States have to stay united in maintaining sanctions on Russia and in continuing air patrols and training exercises, as it becomes increasingly difficult to predict Mr. Putin’s next move.
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Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says - NYTimes.com

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WASHINGTON — In February, a year after the Las Vegas Sands was hit by a devastating cyberattack that ruined many of the computers running its casino and hotel operations, the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., publicly told Congress what seemed obvious: Iranian hackers were behind the attack.
Sheldon G. Adelson, the billionaire chief executive of Sands, who is a major supporter of Israel and an ardent opponent of negotiating with Tehran, had suggested an approach to the Iran problem a few months before the attack that no public figure had ever uttered in front of cameras.
“What I would say is: ‘Listen. You see that desert out there? I want to show you something,’ ” Mr. Adelson said at Yeshiva University in Manhattan in October 2013. He then argued for detonating an American nuclear weapon where it would not “hurt a soul,” except “rattlesnakes and scorpions or whatever,” before adding, “Then you say, ‘See, the next one is in the middle of Tehran.’ ”
Instead, Tehran directed an attack at the desert of Nevada. Now a new study of Iran’s cyberactivities, to be released by Norse, a cybersecurity firm, and the American Enterprise Institute, concludes that beyond the Sands attack, Iran has greatly increased the frequency and skill of its cyberattacks, even while negotiating with world powers over limits on its nuclear capabilities.
“Cyber gives them a usable weapon, in ways nuclear technology does not,” said Frederick W. Kagan, who directs the institute’s Critical Threats Project and is beginning a larger effort to track Iranian cyberactivity. “And it has a degree of plausible deniability that is attractive to many countries.”
Mr. Kagan argues that if sanctions against Iran are suspended under the proposed nuclear accord, Iran will be able to devote the revenue from improved oil exports to cyberweapons. But it is far from clear that that is what Iran would do.
When Mr. Clapper named Iran in the Sands attack, it was one of the few instances in which American intelligence agencies had identified a specific country that it believed was using such attacks for political purposes. The first came in December, when President Obama accused North Korea of launching a cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Other United States officials have said that Iran attacked American banks in retaliation for sanctions and that it destroyed computers at the oil giant Saudi Aramco in retaliation for the close Saudi ties with the United States.
The evidence from the Norse report, along with analyses by American intelligence agencies, strongly suggests that Iran has made much greater use of cyberweapons over the past year, despite international sanctions. The attacks have mostly involved espionage, but a few, like the Sands attack, have been for destructive purposes.
In the report, to be released Friday, Norse — which, like other cybersecurity firms, has an interest in portraying a world of cyberthreats but presumably little incentive in linking them to any particular country — traced thousands of attacks against American targets to hackers inside Iran.
The report, and a similar one from Cylance, another cybersecurity firm, make clear that Iranian hackers are moving from ostentatious cyberattacks in which they deface websites or simply knock them offline to much quieter reconnaissance. In some cases, they appear to be probing for critical infrastructure systems that could provide opportunities for more dangerous and destructive attacks.
But Norse and Cylance differ on the question of whether the Iranian attacks have accelerated in recent months, or whether Tehran may be pulling back during a critical point in the nuclear negotiations.
Norse, which says it maintains thousands of sensors across the Internet to collect intelligence on attackers’ methods, insists that Iranian hackers have shown no signs of letting up. Between January 2014 and last month, the Norse report said, its sensors picked up a 115 percent increase in attacks launched from Iranian Internet protocol, or I.P., addresses. Norse said that its sensors had detected more than 900 attacks, on average, every day in the first half of March.
Cylance came to a different conclusion, at least for Iran’s activities in the past few months, as negotiations have come to a head. Stuart McClure, the chief executive and founder of Cylance, which has been tracking Iranian hacking groups, said that there had been a notable drop in activity over the past few months, and that the groups were now largely quiet.
American intelligence agencies also monitor the groups, but they do not publicly publish assessments of the activity. Classified National Intelligence Estimates over the past five years have identified Russia and China as the United States’ most sophisticated, and prolific, adversaries in cyberspace.
However, American officials have said that Iran and North Korea concern them the most, not for their sophistication, but because their attacks are aimed more at destruction, as was the case with the attack on Sony Pictures. In addition to the Sands attack last year — about which Mr. Clapper gave no detail in public — Iran has been identified as the source of the 2012 attack on Saudi Aramco, in which hackers wiped out data on 30,000 computers, replacing it with an image of a burning American flag.
American intelligence officials say Iran’s most sophisticated hackers are limited in number, but work for both front companies and the government. The officials are concerned that as destructive attacks become more frequent, the temptation will rise to launch attacks on what the government calls “critical infrastructure,” like railways, power grids or water supplies.
Cylance researchers, for example, noted that Iranian hackers were using tools to spy on and potentially shut down critical control systems and computer networks in the United States, as well as in Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and a handful of other countries. Their targets have included a network that connects Marines and civilians across the United States, as well as networks of oil companies and major airlines and airports.
Norse’s researchers also noted attacks from Iran that were directed at so-called Scada systems — short for supervisory control and data acquisition systems — like the kind that the United States and Israel attacked at Iran’s nuclear enrichment center in Natanz, using code that caused about 1,000 centrifuges to self-destruct.
That strike, often referred to as the Stuxnet attack, may have inspired the Iranians to begin a cycle of retaliation, a recently disclosed memo from Edward J. Snowden’s trove of National Security Agency documents indicates. Norse says it saw evidence that Iranian hackers probed the network of Telvent, a company now owned by Schneider Electric that designs software to allow energy companies and power grid operators to control their valves and switches from afar.
The company’s systems were breached by Chinese military hackers in 2012. Two years later, Norse said, it witnessed 62 attacks, in a span of 10 minutes, from an I.P. address in Iran on a Telvent system that provides the foundation for all of the company’s Scada infrastructure.
“This activity,” Norse researchers wrote, “might be interpreted as an Iranian effort to establish cyberbeachheads in crucial U.S. infrastructure systems — malware that is dormant for now but would allow Iran to damage and destroy those systems if it chose to do so later.”
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Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says 

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A new study concludes that Iran has greatly increased the frequency and skill of its cyberattacks, even while negotiating with world powers over its nuclear program.

World Briefing: Russia: Siberian Fires Spread

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Dozens have died in raging brush fires that emergency workers have been unable to quell for nearly a week.

Here’s Why Wi-Fi on Planes Could Lead to a Terrifying Disaster

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Yes, having access to Facebook on a long flight helps to pass the time, but it could also be putting passengers in the crosshairs of terrorists and hackers, according to a new report released this week by a U.S. watchdog agency.
In a dossier released Tuesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said new aircraft may be susceptible to having their inflight computer systems hacked through onboard wi-fi networks or remotely by individuals elsewhere.
“According to cybersecurity experts we interviewed, Internet connectivity in the cabin should be considered a direct link between the aircraft and the outside world, which includes potential malicious actors,” read the 56-page report.
The GAO stated that planes possess firewalls designed to block cyberattacks and protect the craft’s avionics; however, that software is still susceptible to being penetrated.
“Four cybersecurity experts with whom we spoke discussed firewall vulnerabilities, and all four said that because firewalls are software components, they could be hacked like any other software and circumvented,” the report said.
The situation is made all the worse by the prevalent use of smartphones and other mobile devices by passengers and pilots alike on flights worldwide everyday.
“The presence of personal smartphones and tablets in the cockpit increases the risk of a system’s being compromised by trusted insiders, both malicious and non-malicious, if these devices have the capability to transmit information to aircraft avionics systems,” stated the dossier.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it has already begun taking steps to make cockpits safer and is consulting security experts to single out areas of concern.
“This threat will continue to evolve and it is something that needs to be at the forefront of our thinking,” Michael Huerta, the FAA’s administrator, told a Senate oversight panel this week, accordingto Reuters.
Following the publication of the report, lawmakers demanded that the federal agencies act fast to counter any potential threats to the aviation industry.
“[The FAA] must focus on aircraft certification standards that would prevent a terrorist with a laptop in the cabin or on the ground from taking control of an airplane through the passenger wi-fi system,” Representative Peter DeFazio told CNN.
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Azerbaijani Rights Activist Sentenced To Prison

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A prominent human rights activist in Azerbaijan has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after a trial he said was politically motivated. 

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Russia Bans Hollywood Thriller For Depicting It as a Nation of ‘Defective Sub-Humans’ 

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The Russian Ministry of Culture canceled the local premiere of the Child 44 on Wednesday, saying the movie portrayed Russia as “a sort of Mordor, populated by physically and morally defective sub-humans.”
Produced by Lionsgate, Child 44 stars Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman and depicts a Soviet officer (Hardy) as he investigates a series of gruesome child murders in 1953, according to the Associated Press.
The distribution company, Central Partnership, supported the decision and in a statement accused the film of misrepresenting facts that “took place before, during and after the Second World War” and of making a false “portrayal of Soviet people living at that time.”
The decision raised concerns that film distributors will begin to self-censor to avoid having a movie premiere cancelled.
“It’s clear that now, if [a film] is about history, it has to correspond to some system of coordinates,” film distributor Alexander Rodnyansky told Russian media translated by the Wall Street Journal . “Now the self-censorship will begin: Many people will start being afraid to buy and distribute films here.”
Child 44 will be released in the United States on April 17.

Turkey’s Century of Denial About an Armenian Genocide

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Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned.

Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World - Wall Street Journal

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Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World
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DUBAI—It is the hour of the Gulf monarchs in the Middle East. In the wake of the Arab Spring, the big countries that have traditionally dominated the Arab world are either struggling to rebuild institutions and economies shattered by unrest, as in ...

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Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World

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DUBAI—It is the hour of the Gulf monarchs in the Middle East.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, the big countries that have traditionally dominated the Arab world are either struggling to rebuild institutions and economies shattered by unrest, as in Egypt, or are torn asunder by continuing wars, as in Syria and Iraq.
Instead, the region’s future increasingly hinges on decisions made in Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar—absolute monarchies unscathed, so far, by the region’s upheaval and once famously derided by an Egyptian diplomat as mere “tribes with flags.”
These countries, part of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, have been using their oil wealth to wield disproportionate sway for decades while brooking little dissent at home. Then, following the wave of Arab revolutions in 2011, they became increasingly drawn into foreign conflicts from Libya to Yemen in an attempt to stave off the dual contagion of pro-democracy movements and surging Islamic radicalism.
“The whole region around us is falling apart,” said Yousef Al Otaiba, the U.A.E. ambassador to Washington and a key player in his country’s ambitious foreign policy. “There is an awareness that we have a lot to protect. Should we wait until the threats are at U.A.E. borders? Or should we try to create a more moderate region?”
Now, the fear of Iran rising coupled with a sense of estrangement from the U.S.—the traditional guarantor of Gulf security—is pushing these monarchies to go beyond funding proxies in overseas conflicts, and to engage in direct war abroad.
The Saudi-led military intervention launched last month against pro-Iranian Houthi rebels in Yemen represented a watershed, asserting the Gulf countries’ military power while also taking them into risky new territory.
“They don’t have the luxury of keeping themselves out of all these conflicts, of just sitting on the sidelines,” explained Gamal Abdel Gawad Soltan, professor of political science at the American University in Cairo. The Gulf countries feel compelled to act because their institutions have remained intact “at the time when the major Arab countries cannot take care of their own business,” he said.
Saudi army artillery fire shells toward Houthi movement positions at the Saudi border with Yemen on Thursday.ENLARGE
Saudi army artillery fire shells toward Houthi movement positions at the Saudi border with Yemen on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Military intervention isn’t a completely new thing for the Gulf states. In 2011, a mostly Shiite pro-democracy campaign threatened the survival of the fellow monarchy in Bahrain, a Sunni-ruled but Shiite-majority nation. Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. didn’t hesitate to send troops, crushing that uprising.
But, in subsequent years, the Gulf monarchies have also often found themselves on opposite sides of regional conflicts. Qatar, for example, backed Islamists in Egypt and Libya, while the U.A.E. supported their secular foes—a cleavage that, for much of last year, gave rise to talk of a regional “cold war” between Doha and Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who took power in January, has managed to bridge some of these differences, uniting all the GCC countries except Oman in his anti-Houthi coalition. That coalition also includes Egypt—the most populous Arab country and one where it is hard to overestimate the role now played by the U.A.E. and its Gulf allies.
Just last month, the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia and Kuwait pledged a total of $12 billion—$4 billion each—to help the government of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. They made their offer at a development conference where the U.S. balked at providing additional assistance.
The Gulf money isn’t coming without strings attached. The Emiratis, who oversee its spending, have installed advisers in key Egyptian ministries to make sure it isn’t misspent, according to diplomats and officials, and to egg on economic reforms that would revive the country’s economy.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, right, meets with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in March.ENLARGE
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, right, meets with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in March.Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
“The current level of commitment to Egypt is unprecedented in terms of both breadth and depth,” says Mishaal al-Gergawi, managing director of The Delma Institute think tank in Abu Dhabi and a prominent Emirati commentator. “The U.A.E. views Egypt as the quintessential Arab state. This is relevant because its geostrategic vision for the Arab world is a region led by the Arabs.”
With the U.S. much more reluctant to get dragged into Middle Eastern conflicts, this vision of a region led by the Arabs competes with an alternative project—and the Gulf rulers’ strategic nightmare—of a region led by Iran and its Shiite proxies.
In this confrontation, it is far from certain that the Gulf monarchies are ready for the leadership role in which they are finding themselves amid the mayhem in the rest of the Arab world.
Unlike Iran, the GCC states—not just the smaller Qatar and U.A.E., but also regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia—lack sophisticated foreign-policy and national-security establishments to match their new engagements, officials there acknowledge. Often, major decisions there are made by just a handful of senior personalities, without a thorough analysis of the consequences.
“For all their current assertiveness, the Gulf states suffer from limited capacity,” cautioned Emile Hokayem, senior fellow for Middle East security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Bahrain. “They have small military, intelligence and diplomatic benches. Their massive financial power sets high expectations that are invariably too difficult to meet.”
Despite all these limitations, however, the Gulf states keep making the bold moves in the region. In part, that’s because they feel they have no other choice when faced with the double whammy of a reluctant U.S. and expanding Iranian presence.
“It is an indication of their desperation,” said Stephen Hadley, chairman of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace who served as President George W. Bush’s national security adviser. “They’ve given up on the United States. They are faced with what they think is an existential threat, and they are doing the best they can.”
Write to Yaroslav Trofimov at yaroslav.trofimov@wsj.com
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Gulf Monarchs Try to Lead Arabs

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Middle East Crossroads: The future of the Middle East increasingly hinges on decisions made in Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia—absolute monarchies whose rulers are unscathed, so far, by the region’s upheaval.

EU nations have no ready answers as the flow of thousands of migrants across ... - Fox News

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Migrants arrive at Palermo's harbor, Italy, after being rescued at sea, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The U.N. refugee agency says the shipwreck in the Mediterranean this week, in which 400 migrants are presumed to have died, is among the deadliest single ...

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Doctor tied to Menendez to seek release on Medicare charges - WRAL.com

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Doctor tied to Menendez to seek release on Medicare charges
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Lawyers for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez will push for his release from jail. Dr. Salomon Melgen is due in federal court Thursday in West Palm Beach after spending a ...

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

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OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) -- The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has downplayed its size and shrouded its work in secrecy. But an Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence the Taylor Energy spill is far worse than what it - or the federal government - has publicly reported....

S. Africa Xenophobic Attacks Terrify Foreign Nationals - Voice of America

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S. Africa Xenophobic Attacks Terrify Foreign Nationals
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What has he been Putin on his face? How Russian leader Vladimirs appearance has changed dramatically through the years and he looks younger than ever

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Photos from years gone by show how Putin's face has dramatically changed - seemingly getting younger. The 62-year-old has never confirmed having cosmetic surgery despite startling changes.

СМИ: в показаниях Дадаев рассказал подробности убийства Немцова - ИА "Репортер"

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paranoia and Polarization in Turkey

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Erdogan is alienating allies, curtailing civil liberties and stoking sectarianism simply for the sake of political gain.






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Clinton Charity to Allow 6 Countries to Donate, Not Others

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In spite of criticism over accepting money from foreign governments, the Clinton Foundation has decided to continue to look abroad for millions of dollars while limiting donor nations to a select group of six. The change in policy comes as former board member Hillary Rodham Clinton undertakes her presidential campaign. The foundation's reliance on funding from several Mideast governments that suppress dissent and women's rights, concerns that the State Department focused on during her stint as secretary of state, sparked criticism and gave the Republican Party a new offensive against the leading Democrat. Clinton resigned from the foundation's board last week.   The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's board said Wednesday night that future donations will only be allowed from the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom, all nations that previously supported the charity's health, poverty and climate change programs. Longtime U.S. allies, the six maintain relatively uncontroversial ties to the U.S.   While direct contributions from other governments would be halted, those nations could continue participating in the Clinton Global Initiative, a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle international problems without direct donations to the charity. However, the foundation will stop holding CGI meetings abroad, a final session is scheduled for Morocco in May, and most foreign governments will no longer be allowed to sponsor programs.   An Associated Press analysis of Clinton Foundation donations between 2001 and 2015 showed governments and agencies from 16 nations previously gave direct grants of between $55 million and $130 million. In addition to the six nations that will be allowed to continue donating, the others were Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Kuwait, Italy, Brunei, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic.   The foundation also will begin disclosing its donors every quarter instead of annually, an answer to long-standing criticism that the foundation's once-a-year lists made it difficult to view shifts and trends in the charity's funding. Former President Bill Clinton and other foundation officials have long defended the charity's transparency, but the new move signaled sensitivity to those concerns, particularly as his wife begins her race for the White House.   Hillary Clinton's campaign referred questions about the board's action to the foundation. Last month, while she was still a board member, Clinton defended the family charity to questions about its reliance on donations from foreign governments, saying the foundation had "hundreds of thousands of donors.''   Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian said that under the new disclosure policy, "the Clinton Foundation is reinforcing its commitment to accountability while protecting programs that are improving the lives of millions of people around the world.'' But he also insisted that the old annual disclosure policy went "above and beyond what's required by voluntarily disclosing our more than 300,000 donors on our website for anyone to see.''   Hillary Clinton had previously agreed with the Obama administration to limit new foreign donations to the foundation while she served as secretary of state, but at least six nations that previously contributed still donated to the charity during her four-year stint. In one case, the foundation failed to notify the State Department about a donation from the government of Algeria.   Clinton Foundation officials had hinted in recent weeks that the organization was considering new limits on foreign government donations after several media accounts this year raised questions about the foundation's reliance on those practices. The foundation's board began discussions over the past two days about altering some of the charity's procedures in an effort that officials said was aimed at improving transparency without harming fundraising for critical programs.   Potential problems may exist among some of the six governments that will be allowed to continue providing direct donations to the foundation. For examples, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, which has already given the foundation between $250,000 and $500,000, has pushed for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.   The project is a domestic flashpoint in the climate change debate as well as a contentious issue regarding its impact on jobs and oil supplies. President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether to approve the pipeline, which would span several U.S. states, but he has already vetoed one bill aimed at swiftly approving the plan.   Foundation officials said the charity is not involved in the Keystone XL issue and has a "strong program'' aimed at curbing reducing carbon emissions.

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Putin the problem-solver: Russian leader's annual TV phone-in marathon 

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Four-hour live show allows president to portray himself as the answer to all Russia’s difficulties as he fields calls from across the nation
Former government ministers, hunger striking construction workers and a British farmer called John have all been given an audience with Vladimir Putin as the Russian president put in a performance of characteristic stamina in his latest carefully choreographed televisual
marathon. Putin answered
questions for four hours on Thursday on subjects ranging from the sale of an advanced missile defence system to Iran to a family dispute over a pet dog.
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Military intelligence warns of terrorists harassing Canadian Forces personnel, families online

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A secret military intelligence report has warned of an “emerging trend” in which terrorist groups use social media to harass the family and friends of Canadian military personnel.
The Department of National Defence is refusing to say how prevalent the problem is. However, the report emerges amid growing concerns about the safety of military personnel in Canada and other western countries at a time when personal information is readily accessible online.
Just this weekend, for example, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sparked anger and horror after publishing the names, addresses and photographs of 100 American military members, urging supporters to kill them.
ISIL has claimed the information used to make the hit list was stolen from U.S. government computers, but some analysts say the data was already publicly available online and probably culled and compiled by the militant group’s propagandists.
The Canadian military intelligence assessment, written in January and obtained by the Citizen using the Access to Information law, says the “primary aim of terrorism is the achievement of psychological effects on a target audience.”
“While social media has revolutionized the way persons communicate in the 21st century, such media has also provided terrorists with a valuable and useful tool with which to generate fear and anxiety as a means of intimidating governments or societies at large,” the report adds.
“An emerging trend in force protection is the extent to which social media is being employed by organized terror networks to orchestrate protracted campaigns of online harassment directed against the friends and families of self-identified military members.”
The report, which is a summary of known or possible terrorist, espionage, sabotage or other threats to military personnel and facilities between October and December 2014, details one incident involving a Canadian Armed Forces member on Facebook.
“In the course of a Facebook exchange between a self-identified CAF member and an acquaintance, a third party not previously engaged in the conversation posted a comment supportive of the killing (of) a CAF by the Taliban,” the report reads.
“Specifically, the unsolicited posting consisted of the words ‘ … I hope (yo)u get shot by my fellow Taliban brothers.’ The third participant’s Facebook cover photo displayed two persons, one of which was brandishing an RPG launcher.”
The person was listed as residing in Canada, the report says. And although officials didn’t believe there was a direct threat to National Defence or the military, “this individual’s posting does illustrate the caution and discretion currently required on the part of CAF members when engaging in social media activity.”
But the report does not detail any other incidents, nor does the previous quarterly summary covering July to September 2014. Rather, the most significant concern during that period was when someone tried to blackmail a military member by posting a sexually explicit video on YouTube.
National Defence spokesman Daniel Blouin wouldn’t say how many online threats have been made against Canadian military personnel or their friends and family, and whether the number is growing, as the report suggests.
“The use of social media platforms to target members of the Canadian Armed Forces is a concerning, but not an unheard-of threat,” Blouin said in a prepared statement.
“Individual members are highly visible and powerful symbols of the military and the Government of Canada, and the unique position of trust held by the CAF in Canadian society makes military members vulnerable to predation by adversarial or criminal elements.”
National Defence restricted media interviews and photographs of Canadian Forces members being sent to help fight ISIL last October, saying it was concerned for their safety and the safety of their families. It has since expanded that policy to the majority of Canadian military personnel.
The move ended a long-standing tradition of journalists capturing the often-emotional scenes of soldiers and families saying goodbye, and of Canadian Forces members being allowed to speak openly about their jobs and experiences.
Canadian military personnel have been targets of more than social media campaigns. Two Canadian soldiers, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, were killed in separate terror attacks in Canada last October, within days of each other.
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» President Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Moves
16/04/15 15:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . President Vladimir Putin of Russia has added new, chilling nuclear threats to his aggression in Ukraine, where 6,000 people have been killed in a war with Russian-backed separatists. Mr. Putin wants to expand...
» Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says - NYTimes.com
16/04/15 15:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Iran Is Raising Sophistication and Frequency of Cyberattacks, Study Says
16/04/15 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A new study concludes that Iran has greatly increased the frequency and skill of its cyberattacks, even Even while negotiating with world powers over its nuclear program. program, Iran has ...
» World Briefing: Russia: Siberian Fires Spread
16/04/15 15:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Dozens have died in raging brush fires that emergency workers have been unable to quell for nearly a week.
» Here’s Why Wi-Fi on Planes Could Lead to a Terrifying Disaster
16/04/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Yes, having access to Facebook on a long flight helps to pass the time, but it could also be putting passengers in the crosshairs of terrorists and hackers, according to a new report released this we...
» Azerbaijani Rights Activist Sentenced To Prison
16/04/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A prominent human rights activist in Azerbaijan has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after a trial he said was politically motivated.
» Russia Bans Hollywood Thriller For Depicting It as a Nation of ‘Defective Sub-Humans’
16/04/15 15:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The Russian Ministry of Culture canceled the local premiere of the Child 44 on Wednesday, saying the movie portrayed Russia as “a sort of Mordor, populated by physically and morally defective sub-hum...
» Turkey’s Century of Denial About an Armenian Genocide
16/04/15 15:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned.
» Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World - Wall Street Journal
16/04/15 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Wall Street Journal Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World Wall Street Journal DUBAI—It is the hour of the Gulf monarchs in the Middle East. In the wake o...
» Unscathed by Mideast Turmoil, Gulf Monarchies Try to Lead Arab World
16/04/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . DUBAI—It is the hour of the Gulf monarchs in the Middle East. In the wake of the Arab Spring, the big countries that have traditionally dominated the Arab world are either struggling to rebuild institut...
» Gulf Monarchs Try to Lead Arabs
16/04/15 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Middle East Crossroads: The future of the Middle East increasingly hinges on decisions made in Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia—absolute monarchies whose rulers are unscathed, so far,...
» EU nations have no ready answers as the flow of thousands of migrants across ... - Fox News
16/04/15 15:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News EU nations have no ready answers as the flow of thousands of migrants across ... Fox News Migrants arrive at Palermo's harbor, Italy, after being rescued at sea, Wednesd...
» Doctor tied to Menendez to seek release on Medicare charges - WRAL.com
16/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Doctor tied to Menendez to seek release on Medicare charges WRAL.com WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Lawyers for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Robert...
» Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
16/04/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:54 p.m. EDT. OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) -- The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has downplayed its size and shrouded its work in secrecy. But an ...
» S. Africa Xenophobic Attacks Terrify Foreign Nationals - Voice of America
16/04/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Voice of America S. Africa Xenophobic Attacks Terrify Foreign Nationals Voice of America JOHANNESBURG—. Thousands of people marched through the South African city of Durban on Th...
» What has he been Putin on his face? How Russian leader Vladimirs appearance has changed dramatically through the years and he looks younger than ever
16/04/15 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Photos from years gone by show how Putin's face has dramatically changed - seemingly getting younger. The 62-year-old has never confirmed having cosmetic surgery despite startling changes.
» СМИ: в показаниях Дадаев рассказал подробности убийства Немцова - ИА "Репортер"
16/04/15 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК СМИ: в показаниях Дадаев рассказал подробности убийства Немцова ИА "Репортер" Подозреваемый по делу Бориса Немцова Заур Дадаев во время дачи первых показаний рассказал подробно...
» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paranoia and Polarization in Turkey
16/04/15 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Erdogan is alienating allies, curtailing civil liberties and stoking sectarianism simply for the sake of political gain.
» Clinton Charity to Allow 6 Countries to Donate, Not Others
16/04/15 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In spite of criticism over accepting money from foreign governments, the Clinton Foundation has decided to continue to look abroad for millions of dollars while limiting donor nations to ...
» Putin the problem-solver: Russian leader's annual TV phone-in marathon
16/04/15 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Four-hour live show allows president to portray himself as the answer to all Russia’s difficulties as he fields calls from across the nation Former government ministers, hunger strik...
» Military intelligence warns of terrorists harassing Canadian Forces personnel, families online
16/04/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ottawa Citizen. A secret military intelligence report has warned of an “emerging trend” in which terrorist groups use social media to harass the family and friends of Canadian military per...
» Russia's intelligence war against the west - Google Search
16/04/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results Russia's silent war against the west <a href="http://FT.com" rel="nofollow">FT.com</a> (registration) (blog) - 22 hours ago As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the U...
» Russia’s silent war against the west
16/04/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from beyondbrics. As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence war against the west. Other targets of Russian cyber-warfare have in...
» Russia says Western investment in Ukraine's farms is a plot to take over the world - Washington Post (blog)
16/04/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Moscow Times Russia says Western investment in Ukraine's farms is a plot to take over the world Washington Post (blog) MOSCOW — Ukraine has long tried to sell itself to Europe as ...
» The Russian financial rally - The Economist (blog)
16/04/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek The Russian financial rally The Economist (blog) NOT long ago, Russia and Ukraine's finances looked very precarious. But now one of those countries is doing a lot better. Sur...
» US: Growing China, Russia Military Activity in Asia-Pacific - ABC News
16/04/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. US: Growing China, Russia Military Activity in Asia-Pacific ABC News Adm. Samuel Locklear also told the House Armed Services Committee that Russia has escalated military activity in t...
» Russia's silent war against the west - FT.com (registration) (blog)
16/04/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. FT.com (registration) (blog) Russia's silent war against the west FT.com (registration) (blog) As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is e...
» Russia says US forced it to act on Ukraine - Reuters
16/04/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia says US forced it to act on Ukraine Reuters "How many more casualties are needed to force Ukrainians living in the east to feel 'Europeans'?" he said. He dism...
» Russia Threatens NATO Over Missile Shield - Wall Street Journal
16/04/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Russia Threatens NATO Over Missile Shield Wall Street Journal MOSCOW— Russia's top general warned European countries planning to host installations for a U.S.-led ...
» Pro-Russia journalist shot dead in Kiev - The Guardian
16/04/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Pro- Russia journalist shot dead in Kiev The Guardian Buzyna, who ran for a seat in parliament on the Russian Bloc ticket in 2012 and was known for his pro- Russia views,...
» Putin: Russian economy can rebound stronger from Western sanctions - Washington Post
16/04/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Putin: Russian economy can rebound stronger from Western sanctions Washington Post MOSCOW — In a measure of Russia's grinding economic difficulties, President Vlad...
» Senator Menendez’ Co-conspirator Separately Charged With Medicare Fraud
16/04/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. Less than two weeks after being indicted on bribery charges along with his friend, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, North Palm Beach ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen was charged on Tuesday with 46 count...
» ​Security measures questioned after gyrocopter breaches Capitol airspace
16/04/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. How did the craft fly without being detected into some of the most restricted airspace in the country? Why didn't the military scramble a jet to intercept the aircraft?
» Who is gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes?
16/04/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Perhaps nobody was more surprised by the mailman's stunt at the Capitol than his neighbors in Ruskin, Florida
» Министр обороны России выступил на IV Московской конференции по международной безопасности
16/04/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Обращаясь к участникам форума, генерал армии Сергей Шойгу заявил, что сегодня как никогда важно найти такие решения сложных проблем международной безопасности, которые бы опирались на баланс интересов...
» Начальник Генерального штаба ВС РФ рассказал о военных опасностях и угрозах России в современных условиях
16/04/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Выступая на 4-й Московской конференции по международной безопасности, генерал армии Валерий Герасимов заявил, что украинский кризис разразился из-за нежелания США и их союзников учитывать отстаивание ...
» В Москве состоялась встреча глав военных ведомств России и Китая
16/04/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Генерал армии Сергей Шойгу и генерал-полковник Чан Ваньцюань выразили убежденность, что сотрудничество двух стран в военной области будет развиваться и крепнуть.
» Отношения между Россией и Ираном являются важным фактором международной безопасности
16/04/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Об этом заявил Министр обороны России генерал армии Сергей Шойгу во время встречи со своим иранским коллегой бригадным генералом Хоссейном Декханом в рамках Московской конференции по безопасности.
» У Капитолия на гироплане приземлился “почтальон”
16/04/15 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from euronews. В Вашингтоне у Капитолия в среду ...
» Putin swats down Russian worries on annual televised call-in - YouTube
16/04/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 16, 2015 Concerning everything Russians want to know about their president's worldview, once a year, Vladimir Putin accepts their questions, sent through a triage centre, and broadcasts answe...
» Vladimir Putin Q&A trailer: This is how all political events should be publicised - Europe - World
16/04/15 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 1 / 1 Video: The buildup to the latest Vladimir Putin Q&A has all the trappings of a movie blockbuster Note: We do not store your email address(es) but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse...
» В России из-за лесных и степных пожаров возбуждены более 30 уголовных дел // НТВ.Ru
16/04/15 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from НТВ. Новости. Как сообщает корреспондент НТВ...
» Россия сегодня опаснее Советского Союза, - экс-генсек НАТО
16/04/15 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Америки. Популярные новости за 48 часов 15.04.2015, 1...
» Russian TV Runs Blockbuster Trailer For Putin Phone-In
16/04/15 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. S pring has come and with it Vladimir Putin's annual phone-in session, complete with its Hollywood-style trailer. Russian television aired the promotional clip ahead of t...
» Brent crude oil hits 2015 high as U.S. output slows
16/04/15 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose more than 3 percent on Thursday, pushing Brent crude to a 2015 high above $63 per barrel on increasing evidence that U.S. production is peaking, moving to balance a market that has...
» Russia blames U.S. for security crises, turmoil in Ukraine
16/04/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance in the world and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, i...
» Генштаб: США и НАТО заинтересованы в развитии кризисных ситуаций у РФ
16/04/15 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Российское Информационное Агентство "РИА Новости". © Фото: Пресс-служба Мини...
» Прямая линия с Владимиром Путиным: Полный текст - Политика, выборы, власть - Новости
16/04/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ИА REGNUM: Политика. 16.04.2015 13:32 Facebook 2 Вконтакте 1 Класс Google+ Предла ...
» Police Search Moscow Offices Of Khodorkovsky-Founded Organization
16/04/15 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. R ussian police on April 16 searched the Moscow offices of Open Russia, a pro-democracy initiative founded by the exiled Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia&...
» Захарченко заявил, что боевики захватят Мариуполь
16/04/15 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости Украины 24 часа в сутки : ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. В разговоре с журналисто ...
» US Lawmakers Warn of Russian 'Weaponization of Information'
16/04/15 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Published April 16, 2015 A number of Western officials, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, have voiced concerns about unprecedented efforts by Russia to spread misinformation a...
» Под прицелом чужих ПРО: глава Генштаба рассказал о взаимоотношениях РФ с НАТО
16/04/15 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Фото: globallookpress.com Виктория Фоменко Статья 14:23 16...
» Захарченко: Мариуполь будет в составе самопровозглашенной ДНР
16/04/15 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ополченцы смогут взять город без с...
» Московская конференция по международной безопасности - YouTube
16/04/15 11:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Streamed live on Apr 16, 2015 Прямая трансляция заседания ...
» Московская конференция по международной безопасности - Google Search
16/04/15 11:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Московская конференция по междун&#...
» 16-17 апреля 2015 года проходит 4-я Московская конференция по международной безопасности
16/04/15 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости. 16-17 апреля 2015 года проходит 4-я Москов ...
» Russia Threatens NATO Over Missile Shield
16/04/15 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW—Russia’s top general warned European countries planning to host installations for a U.S.-led missile defense shield that Russian forces would be forced to target them. General Valery Gerasi...
» Russia's most daring theatre company
16/04/15 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A fearless Russian drama company has risen from the dead after being evicted from its premises in Moscow this winter. The eviction seemed at first to be a political death sentence, but does a theatre with bar...
» Путин: Американцам нужны вассалы, а не союзники - Политика
16/04/15 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Сегодня в 16:30, просмотров: 664 Президент ...
» 2015-04-15#Yemen
16/04/15 10:37 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-04-15 #Yemen #Iran   #SaudiArabia Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Stoking Conflict in Yemen | » Influx of Migrants Across Mediterranean Nears Record Levels 13/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Stoking Conflic...
» The Friends We Left Stranded in Iraq
15/04/15 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . American troops have come home from Baghdad, Fallujah and Mosul, but many of the Iraqis who risked their lives to aid U.S. forces are still waiting for their tickets out of danger. Hundreds of American allies...
» The CIA Needs an Iran ‘Team B’
15/04/15 19:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Many of CIA Director John Brennan ’s gaffes over the years have raised eyebrows, but none has suggested the need for a legislative remedy—until the one he launched at Harvard last week. His past i...
» Countering Putin’s Information Weapons of War
15/04/15 19:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Vladimir Putin has a secret army. It’s an army of thousands of “trolls,” TV anchors and others who work day and night spreading anti-American propaganda on the Internet, airwaves and newspap...
» G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords
15/04/15 19:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOA News. G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords Foreign ministers from the world's seven leading industrialized countries have called on Russia to rein in Ukrainian rebels and abide by t...
» Iraqi Prime Minister: Don't Call The Militia "Militia" - BuzzFeed News
15/04/15 19:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BuzzFeed News Iraqi Prime Minister: Don't Call The Militia "Militia" BuzzFeed News Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi plays word games during his first visit to Washington a...
» Unpaid spaceport workers appeal to Vladimir Putin with giant graffiti
15/04/15 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Builders at the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia's Far East have not been paid for four months
» Russia, Reeling From Cheap Oil, Talks Up OPEC Ties
15/04/15 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia has been holding active, “unprecedented” consultations with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a senior official said on Wednesday, a clear signal of Moscow's desir...
» Two Ghanaians in Court Over 6-ton Cocaine Bust
15/04/15 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Two Ghanaian businessmen appeared in court in Accra on Wednesday accused of conspiring to import nearly 6 tons of cocaine from Bolivia, one of the biggest recorded cocaine seizures linked...
» Tam Mutu, on Broadway at Last, in ‘Doctor Zhivago’
15/04/15 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . For a few years there, Broadway must have seemed about as accessible as the icy battlefields of revolutionary Russia for Tam Mutu. The most conspicuous near miss came in 2011 for Mr. Mutu, a native of the sou...
» In Exile, but Ready to Save Russia
15/04/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SAN JOSE, Calif. — Early in the morning on Monday last week, a phone call woke me. It was a friend from Washington, a political consultant who follows Russia closely: “There’s a billboard wi...
» Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Stoking Conflict in Yemen
15/04/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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 rebe...
» Man Arrested for Landing Unauthorized Aircraft on US Capitol Lawn
15/04/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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 stree...
» U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes Hit Islamic State In Syria, Iraq
15/04/15 17:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. 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
15/04/15 17:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Роджер Холлис и тайны британс...
» Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises
15/04/15 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. 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
15/04/15 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Подробности Экс-депутат Верховной рады от партии Януковича застрелен на окраине Киева РБК Неизвестный застрелил Калашникова в подъезде своего дома, рассказала украинской газете «Ве...
» Генпрокуратура Украины приступила к поискам «золотого батона» Януковича - Газета.Ru
15/04/15 17:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украина Генпрокуратура Украины приступила к поискам «золотого батона» Януковича Газета.Ru Главное следственное управление Генпрокуратуры начало расследование кражи «золотого ба...
» Harry Reid on Republican Field: "They're All Losers" - RealClearPolitics
15/04/15 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. RealClearPolitics Harry Reid on Republican Field: "They're All Losers" RealClearPolitics Sen. Harry Reid speaks candidly to CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John H...
» Blades of glory: Capitol gyrocopter stunt is Florida mailman's special delivery
15/04/15 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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 ...
» Foreign Delegation on US Tour to Fight Extremism
15/04/15 17:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOA News. Foreign Delegation on US Tour to Fight Extremism President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have discussed efforts to fight Islamic State militants. However, anoth...
» Global trade faces poor growth, says WTO
15/04/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. 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
15/04/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Anger Over Reports of DEA Agents' Parties, and Bewilderment at Mild Penalties New York Times WASHINGTON — Lawmakers expressed outrage at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tu...
» Guam attorney general orders territory to allow gay marriage
15/04/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 4 p.m. EDT. 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 s...
» 'Gay conversion therapy' conference: speakers claim religious freedom is under attack
15/04/15 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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 somethi...
» Ukraine looks to foreign-born reformists
15/04/15 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. 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
15/04/15 17:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father toppled Politico Most Read; Videos. Feds: Judge 'misconstrued' Obama on immigration · Al Qaeda Is beating the Islamic State · ...
» Gravestone Of Hillary Clinton's Dad Toppled
15/04/15 17:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Police suspect an act of vandalism as the gravestone is found toppled over two days after Clinton launched her White House bid.
» Extra virgin '100% real' olive oil goes on sale in UK
15/04/15 17:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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...
» Reid Denies He Got Beat Up By The Mob [VIDEO] - Daily Caller
15/04/15 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Reid Denies He Got Beat Up By The Mob [VIDEO] Daily Caller “In the last few days, a bunch of people are saying, 'Reid, he didn't have an exercise accident. He got bea...
» 'No end to sanctions, no agreement': Iran sticks to nuclear deal demands - RT
15/04/15 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. RT 'No end to sanctions, no agreement': Iran sticks to nuclear deal demands RT There'll be no deal on Tehran's nuclear program without the simultaneous lifting of all sanctions a...
» Cuba has shown us that sanctions don’t work – so why keep using them?
15/04/15 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. 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 g...
» Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar
15/04/15 17:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Attempts to reduce reliance on Shia militias results in gains by jihadists
» Obviously Terrified Harry Reid Refuses to Finger Mafia Assailants - New York Magazine
15/04/15 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Magazine Obviously Terrified Harry Reid Refuses to Finger Mafia Assailants New York Magazine Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) maintains implausible story. Photo:...
» US Congressional Hearing Looks at Countering Russian Propaganda
15/04/15 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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-fu...
» Greece in talks with Russia to buy missiles for S-300 systems: RIA
15/04/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. 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 De...
» Diplomat's teen son indicted for murder of brother, drug dealer - Toronto Sun
15/04/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Toronto Sun Diplomat's teen son indicted for murder of brother, drug dealer Toronto Sun The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat has been indicted on a first-degree felony murd...
» Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge
15/04/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. 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
15/04/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (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...
» Putin Mistakenly Believes His Nuclear Threats Will Keep NATO from Defending Baltics, Piontkovsky Says
15/04/15 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. 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...
» Are Russia And Europe Parting Ways?
15/04/15 16:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . 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 b...
» Another Sign Russia’s Matryoshka Autonomies are at Risk of Being Further Downgraded
15/04/15 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. 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-Nene...
» Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal
15/04/15 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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 Ukrai...
» Young North Caucasians Ever More Often Using Fire Arms to Settle Disputes, Expert Says
15/04/15 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. 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 Astvat...
» President tightens grip on state
15/04/15 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. A flood of legislation has centralised power in the run-up to elections
» US Senate Panel Approves Legislation on Nuclear Deal With Iran
15/04/15 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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 ...
» To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade
15/04/15 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. 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...
» Пентагон признал беззащитность США перед атаками хакеров - Российская Газета
15/04/15 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Пентагон признал беззащитность США перед атаками хакеров Российская Газета США еще не обладают возможностями для защиты от серьезных кибератак. Это признал помощн...
» Gay ambassador to Vatican causes division
15/04/15 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Pope’s commitment to liberalising Church questioned after approval of diplomat is stalled
» The Daily Vertical: Keep An Eye On Karelia
15/04/15 16:52 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 Vertical...
» 6 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had Russian Roots
15/04/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Dig a little deeper under the surface and it's surprising how many well-known celebrities and politicians have their ancestral roots in Russia.
» IS Militants Launch Counteroffensive, Capture Villages Near Ramadi
15/04/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Residents in Iraq’s western province of Anbar say Islamic State (IS) militants launched a fierce counteroffensive near the city of Ramadi on April 15, capturing three vil...
» Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в казни Мэрилин Монро и убийствах "неугодных Белому дому" - Правда.Ру
15/04/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. 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 св...
» Глава СБУ вновь высказал обвинения в адрес Владислава Суркова - ИА REGNUM
15/04/15 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ИА REGNUM Глава СБУ вновь высказал обвинения в адрес Владислава Суркова ИА REGNUM Украинские следователи в настоящий момент изучают мотивы пребывания помощника российского президен...
» Russian Professor Convicted Of Treason Dies In Prison
15/04/15 16:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Russian engineering professor convicted of passing military secrets to China has died in prison.
» Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в убийстве Мэрилин Монро - Российская Газета
15/04/15 16:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Сотрудник ЦРУ признался в убийстве Мэрилин Монро Российская Газета Сенсационное признание сделал бывший сотрудник ЦРУ 78-летний Норманн Ходжес. По данным американ...
» Iran To Use Influence As 'Major Power' To Bring Peace To Yemen
15/04/15 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran says it will use its influence as a "major force" in the region to broker a peace deal to end fighting in Yemen.
» FBI Increases Reward for 2008 Times Square Bombing Information
15/04/15 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. 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 Tim...
» Congress Split on Obama Push to Take Cuba Off Terror-sponsor List
15/04/15 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Congressional reaction to President Barack Obama’s push to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism spans from ardent support to fervent opposition, with many lawmake...
» Mikhail Khodorkovsky Speaks at Stanford University on Future of
15/04/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Mikhail Khodorkovsky Speaks at Stanford University on Future of Russia, Ukraine Mikhail Khodorkovsky Speaks at Stanford University on Future of Russia, Ukraine Another Sign Russia’s Matryo...
» The FBI Informant Who Mounted a Sting Operation Against the FBI
15/04/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Intercept. When you’re introduced to Saeed Torres in the new documentary (T)ERROR , you hear him bickering with the filmmaker, Lyric Cabral. The screen is black. “I told you I didn’t want my face in th...
» Russia officially joins $50bn China-led infrastructure bank - RT
15/04/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia officially joins $50bn China-led infrastructure bank RT On Tuesday Russia officially becomes a founder of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). It means...
» Russia tells Sweden that hunting for its submarines is 'a mindless waste of ... - Business Insider
15/04/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia tells Sweden that hunting for its submarines is 'a mindless waste of ... Business Insider Over the weekend, Swedish Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad confirmed to the ...
» RAF Sends Jets As Russia Planes Near UK Airspace - Sky News
15/04/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times The Guardian RAF Sends Jets As Russia Planes Near UK Airspace Sky News The Ministry of Defence revealed the news hours after it emerged warships from Russ...
» Are Russia And Europe Parting Ways? - Forbes
15/04/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Are Russia And Europe Parting Ways? Forbes 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 line...
» China, Russia military spending surges - Military Times
15/04/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Military Times China, Russia military spending surges Military Times Trailing in a distant second was China, which spent an estimated $216 billion (15.1 percent), followed by Russia ,...
» 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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» 2,617,6422,617,6422015-04-14#Ransomware
14/04/15 21:24 from Mike Nova - Google+
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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 ...