Saturday, January 31, 2015

Putin and the story of the rat: "The annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine have thus helped Mr Putin to consolidate power at home. But as the economy deteriorates, he cannot afford to let go of eastern Ukraine and seems trapped by the logic of escalating conflict.

M.N.: And he (more exactly, his advisers - his ability to control them is very questionable, it is more likely that he is forced to follow them rather than to lead, which is a condition of his political survival), also try to achieve purely military goals: cementing the annexation of Crimea and preserving and fortifying the Eastern Ukrainian "platzdarm", "pyatachok", as the source of continuing instability and threat and a basis for future expansive military operations, in accordance with the old concepts and models of WW2 and Russian "partisan" resistance warfare, which correspond also and are confirmed by his frequent ideological references to the Western Ukrainian as "nazis, fascists and banderovites". 


Putin and the story of the rat

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The Russian president is stepping up both the war in Ukraine and his confrontational rhetoric against NATO and the West.
In a book of interviews published when he first became Russia's president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had cornered had nowhere to go and jumped out at him. Having pushed himself into a corner, Mr Putin is now playing out his childhood nightmare.
After several months of relative quiet in Ukraine and at home, he has raised the stakes. In Ukraine, he has shattered a fragile ceasefire, along with last September's Minsk peace deal. The rebels are advancing and Mr Putin has called the Ukrainian Army a NATO foreign legion.
At the same time, he is building up his defences at home by mobilising paramilitary brigades to fight potential Maidan-style protests. The latest violence in Ukraine is, in many ways, a sign of Mr Putin's desperation.
Five months ago, Russian troops moved in to stop the Ukrainian army clearing out rebels in the Donbas region. Ukraine's defeat soon become apparent. Its trade agreement with the European Union was put on ice and the Ukrainian parliament passed a law granting broad autonomy to the parts of the Donbas controlled by the separatists.
Talk of Ukraine joining NATO stopped. America was cut out of discussions between Russia, Ukraine and Europe. Mr Putin's goal of creating a separatist zone within Ukraine seemed within reach.
Ukraine SeparatistMarko Djurica/REUTERSA Ukrainian separatist mans a position in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Yet hybrid wars can breed hybrid results. Since Russia never admitted to its military involvement, it could not claim victory and impose its will by keeping soldiers on the ground. Once its troops withdrew from eastern Ukraine, Mr Putin's victory started to look shaky.
The rebels refused to lay down their arms, and Ukraine's president, Petro Poroshenko, would not admit defeat. Ukraine has not, so far, recognised Donetsk and Luhansk or abandoned its NATO aspirations. Indeed, on December 29th Mr Poroshenko signed a law scrapping Ukraine's neutral status.
The West has continued to press Mr Putin to stop supplying arms to the rebels before engaging in further talks about the make-up of Ukraine. In a sign of clear mistrust, European leaders called off a planned summit with Mr Putin in Astana. So Mr Putin decided to show his resolve.
Russian-backed separatists relaunched their offensive on Donetsk airport, which had become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance. Alexander Zakharchenko, the rebels' leader, also attacked the port of Mariupol.
A missile barrage missed its target and instead hit a residential area, killing 30 civilians. As soon as this became clear, Mr Zakharchenko was instructed by Moscow to change his story and blame the Ukrainians and their Western backers for provocation — a narrative swiftly backed up by Mr Putin.
ukraine skitch map mariupolReutersMap of eastern Ukraine locating recent flashpoints between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, includes shaded area of control by the rebels and locates presence of Russian military units in the region.
Ukraine, Mr Putin declared, was in a state of civil war. But he added that the Ukrainian army was a "foreign NATO legion which doesn't pursue the national interests of Ukraine but wants to restrain Russia."
This statement was carefully prepared by a Russian television display of mysterious English-speaking soldiers in Ukrainian uniform and footage of American military commanders in Kiev. "After each such visit by American military, the fighting in Ukraine starts anew," the main news programme explained.
This ratcheting up of anti-Western rhetoric is in part a response to a deteriorating economy. Indeed, Mr Putin upgraded the war into a Russia-NATO conflict just as Standard & Poor's, a rating agency, was downgrading Russia's credit rating to junk.
The fall in oil prices and continued pressure on the rouble is driving up prices, causing much grumbling among ordinary Russians. While the government is carefully avoiding the word crisis, it has started to talk of anti-crisis measures. So is the opposition. Alexei Navalny, an opposition leader, and Boris Nemtsov, a veteran liberal, have called for an anti-crisis rally. "Putin is crisis and war. No Putin--no crisis and no war," wrote Mr Nemtsov.
Mr Putin has also planted new defences within Russia. On the day the rebels launched their attack on Donetsk airport, an "anti-Maidan" movement was launched, consisting of tough-looking Cossacks, Russian veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya, black-leather-clad bikers called night wolves and professional sportsmen trained to fight any sign of liberalism. (This is on top of several thousand Chechen fighters under Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov, who swear personal loyalty to Mr Putin.
Vladimir Putin Night Wolves Biker GangReuters/RIA Novosti/Alexei Druzhinin/PoolRussia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) listens as Alexander Zaldostanov (R), president of the motorcycling club Night Wolves, gestures while speaking at the club in Moscow, July 7, 2009.
The group, whose launch was advertised in the state media, seems to have a licence to carry out extra-judicial violence. Their first action was to attack supporters of Mr Navalny who had gathered in a Moscow café.
The annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine have thus helped Mr Putin to consolidate power at home. But as the economy deteriorates, he cannot afford to let go of eastern Ukraine and seems trapped by the logic of escalating conflict.
As Carl Bildt, a former Swedish foreign minister and longtime Russia watcher, puts it, Mr Putin now has an explicitly revisionist agenda under which he is seeking to change the post-cold-war settlement of Europe through an information war and, if need be, by military force.
An explicit threat of a bigger war in Ukraine has been aired by Sergei Markov, a Kremlin propagandist, who suggests that Russia needs to topple the government in Kiev and occupy Odessa and Kharkiv. Only then, he writes, "will sanctions be lifted, the junta driven out of power and Ukraine become democratic and federal--in exchange for not taking Kiev."
This warmongering is clearly aimed at the West, which is considering new sanctions, including cutting Russia out of the SWIFT banking system, something that could have a devastating impact on the economy. Dmitry Medvedev, Mr Putin's prime minister, has warned that this would trigger unrestricted retaliation — and not just economically.
The danger is not that Russia declares war on NATO, but that its recklessness could have unintended consequences. There is also a risk that Ukraine, a country of 45m people with a will of its own, despite what Mr Putin thinks, could be provoked into full-scale war.
All this may make the situation in some ways even more perilous than in the cold war. Igor Ivanov, a former foreign minister, has even suggested, one hopes with some exaggeration: "In the absence of political dialogue, with mutual mistrust reaching historical highs, the probability of unintended accidents, including those involving nuclear weapons, is getting more and more real."
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» Riff: ‘Black Mirror’ and the Horrors and Delights of Technology
31/01/15 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A brilliant British TV show reflects a modern-day dystopia, made in America.
» Shelling Kills At Least Six At Donetsk Cultural Center
31/01/15 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. At least six people were killed in shelling which hit a cultural center and a bus in the separatist-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on January 30. Separately, the...
» Putin Calls on Russian Regions to ‘Independently’ Struggle with Crisis
31/01/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, January 30 – In a move that recalls Mikhail Gorbachev’s times and that the cu...
» Mortar Attacks Kill 7 in Donetsk as Ukrainian Fighting Rages On
31/01/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Some of the victims were killed as they waited in line for humanitarian aid intended for children and the elderly.
» Russian Investigation Into Islamic State Fighters
31/01/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's Supreme Court has said that the Russian authorities are investigating at least 58 criminal cases against Russian nationals who are involved in the conflict in Sy...
» Russia considers bizarre proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1989 'annexation' of East Germany
31/01/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Russian politicians Russian lawmakers will consider a new statement that would condemn an event that happened 25 years ago – the reunification of Germany.
» Podcast: The Shrinking 'Collective Putin' - January 30, 2015
31/01/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Power Vertical - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Vladimir Putin is getting smaller. Download audio: http://flashvideo.rferl.org/clips/ENGL/2015/01/30/d59672ef-9b08-482e-a141-6aeff2c43dc8.mp3
» Russia and Ukraine - The Economist
31/01/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Economist Russia and Ukraine The Economist IN A book of interviews published when he first became Russia's president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had...
» Putin’s ‘Conservative Revolutionaries’ Dreaming of National Socialist Utopia, Morozov Says
31/01/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, January 30 – The old left-right continuum in Russian politics with its differ...
» Госдепартамент ответил на обвинения Горбачева о «втягивании» России в новую «холодную войну»
31/01/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Госдепартамент ответил на обвинения Горбачева о «втягивании» России в новую «холодную войну» По словам Джен Псаки, США продолжают работать с Москвой по ряду проблем, но добиваются...
» Госсекретарь Керри встретился с министром иностранных дел Латвии
31/01/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Госсекретарь Керри встретился с министром иностранных дел Латвии Глава Госдепартамента высоко оценил решение Риги о повышении оборонных расходов Originally published at - http://w...
» Как санкции воспринимаются в России
31/01/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Как санкции воспринимаются в ...
» VOA SPECIAL REPORT: US Army Turns Its Best Minds Toward Ebola
31/01/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Deep inside the maze of hallways at a research laboratory outside Washington, DC, at the end of a long corridor, is a small window built into the wall.  It provides the only outside view ...
» Есть ли у Кремля антикризисный план?
31/01/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Есть ли у Кремля антикризисный план? Водка дешевеет в России впервые с 2009 года. Цены на основные товары растут. Будем меньше есть и больше пить?... From: Радио Свобода Views: 32...
» Столтенберг: Создание подразделений НАТО в Европе - не провокация против России - Взгляд
31/01/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Столтенберг: Создание подразделений НАТО в Европе - не провокация против России Взгляд Создание подразделений НАТО в шести странах Восточной Европы не является провокацией в отноше...
» Kerry to Visit Ukraine, Germany
31/01/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks with officials, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. State Department spokeswoman Je...
» Hezbollah Chief Says Does Not Want War But Ready for One
31/01/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the Lebanon-based militant group does not want war with Israel, but is prepared to go into battle "in any place and at any time." Speaking to suppor...
» Ukraine: Civilians killed while queuing for aid
31/01/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. More than a dozen civilians were killed by artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk yesterday as fighting intensified between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.
» Дейнего не знает о попытках ОБСЕ выйти с ним на связь в Минске - РИА Новости
31/01/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Дейнего не знает о попытках ОБСЕ выйти с ним на связь в Минске РИА Новости Ранее ОБСЕ сообщило, что представителям Тальявини не удалось связаться с представителями само...
» US Campaign, Legislation Aims to Fight 'Modern Day Slavery'
31/01/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Human trafficking is among the world's most lucrative criminal businesses, bringing in an estimated $150 billion each year. It is also a major problem in the United States, where efforts ...
» Romney Out For 2016 Presidential Bid; Bush Could Benefit
31/01/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney told supporters Friday he will not run for president in 2016. Romney spoke during a conference call with supporters after weeks of saying he was ...
» US Man Pleads Guilty in Gambia Coup Plot
31/01/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A man in the U.S. Midwestern state of Minnesota has pleaded guilty to charges related to last month's failed coup attempt in Gambia. Papa Faal, 46, admitted in a Minneapolis court Friday ...
» Kurdish Poet Battles to Defend Language, Culture
31/01/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In a packed auditorium, a performance of a historical epic Kurdish poem, its tragedy akin to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," is taking place. It was adapted for theater and produced by ...
» Russian Police Search Detained Crimean Tatar Official's Home
31/01/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian police have searched the house of a detained deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis.
» Two More Russian NGOs Face 'Foreign Agent' Label
31/01/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Moscow prosecutors have demanded that two NGOs in Russia provide documents related to their activities.
» Глава РАН: пожар уничтожил 15% фондов библиотеки ИНИОН - BBC Russian
31/01/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Глава РАН: пожар уничтожил 15% фондов библиотеки ИНИОН BBC Russian Ущерб от пожара в московской библиотеке Института научной информации по общественным наукам (ИНИОН) с...
» Officials From Ukraine, Russia, OSCE, And Rebels Arrive In Minsk
31/01/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the OSCE, and pro-Russian separatists gathered in Minsk on January 31 in a fresh attempt to reopen talks on the Ukraine conflict.
» Kim Philby ‘tipped off USSR’ as FBI closed in on nuclear physicist
31/01/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. New book reveals role of British double agent in Bruno Pontecorvo’s defection to Moscow More than 60 years ago, a prominent nuclear physicist in Britain, Canada and America shocked t...
» Von Weizsaecker, German President Who Challenged Holocaust Attitudes, Dies at 94
31/01/15 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Richard von Weizsaecker, the German president who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the 1945 Nazi defeat, died Saturday, th...
» Проект договора РФ и Южной Осетии включает вопросы внешней политики - РИА Новости
31/01/15 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Проект договора РФ и Южной Осетии включает вопросы внешней политики РИА Новости Проект договора о союзничестве и интеграции между РФ и Южной Осетией, который должен про...
» Angela Merkel rules out Greece debt cuts as Syriza refuses to cooperate with troika
31/01/15 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. The German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out debt cuts for Greece, saying Athens had already been forgiven billions of euros by private creditors and banks.
» Biden: 'The Past 6 Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country'
31/01/15 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Biden: ‘The Past 6 Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country’. by Jeffrey Poor 30 Jan 2015 326 At the House Democratic Retreat in Philadelphia on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden ma...
» Hagel Admits Disagreement with WH Over Pressure for Swifter Release of Gitmo Detainees
31/01/15 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Hagel Admits Disagreement with WH Over Pressure for Swifter Release of Gitmo Detainees. In an interview with CNN that aired during Friday’s “The Situation Room,” former Defen...
» Puerto Rico News & Economy: Gov. García Padilla's Leadership 'A Failure', Says Hispanic Leadership Fund : Business : Latin Post
31/01/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latin Post : Top News. First Posted: Jan 31, 2015 12:00 AM EST ADVERTISEMENT Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla and his administration's policies have been labeled as a "failure" by a non-parti...
» CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing
31/01/15 02:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus ...
» Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Killed in Donetsk
31/01/15 02:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.
» Russia boasts it will maintain military superiority over the West until 2020 - Daily Mail
31/01/15 02:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Mail Russia boasts it will maintain military superiority over the West until 2020 Daily Mail Russian war planes have increasingly been spotted over Europe in recent months. Brit...
» ‘Anti-Putin’ Oscar nominee Leviathan gets wide Russian release
31/01/15 02:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film has been subject to fierce official criticism for its portrayal of modern Russia and cold-shouldered by state TV – but the controversy has stoked local inte...
» Pro-Moscow Groups Launch Websites for ‘Peoples Republics’ in Latvia and Lithuania
31/01/15 02:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, January 30 – Pro-Moscow groups have launched websites for a so-called Latgale...
» Представители ДНР и ЛНР ждут украинскую делегацию в аэропорту - Газета.Ru
31/01/15 02:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine Представители ДНР и ЛНР ждут украинскую делегацию в аэропорту Газета.Ru Представители самопровозглашенных Донецкой и Луганской народных республик Денис Пушилин и Вла...
» Defiant Lukashenka Warns Russia, West Against Pressuring Belarus - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
31/01/15 02:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Defiant Lukashenka Warns Russia , West Against Pressuring Belarus RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has displayed de...
» Russia Detains Illegal Migrants From Central Asia
31/01/15 02:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian officials say 34 illegal labor migrants from Central Asia were detained in the city of St. Petersburg.
» Journalist Says Concealing Identity Of Putin 'Daughter' Became Untenable
31/01/15 01:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Kremlin has long treated the lives of Vladimir Putin's family like a state secret. That may be about to change.
» Strauss-Kahn's sex life in spotlight again as trial for 'pimping' reaches court
31/01/15 01:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. The disgraced former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will go on trial in France on Monday accused of being a “pimp”.
» Matteo Renzi channels Machiavelli to secure his favoured president
31/01/15 01:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, is betting his reputation – and the guardianship of Italy’s constitution – on a senior judge with a proven record of fighting the Mob and an open di...
» Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
31/01/15 01:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. One of Vladimir Putin’s main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he claims is the pseudonym used by one of the Russian President’s daughters.
» World Briefing: Kerry to Meet with Ukrainian Leaders in Kiev
31/01/15 01:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip will highlight the United States’ support for Ukraine, the State Department said.
» Contemporary Russia - The Economist
31/01/15 01:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Economist Contemporary Russia The Economist He bought underpriced shares in badly run Russian companies and chivvied the management into behaving better so the share price would g...
» Britain must hold Russia's kleptocratic elite to account - Financial Times
31/01/15 01:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Britain must hold Russia's kleptocratic elite to account Financial Times But contrary to our normal assumptions about what terrorism looks like, the origins of this attack were not in...
» Dissident Venezuelan General Resurfaces in New York
31/01/15 01:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Prominent Venezuelan opposition figure and retired general Antonio Rivero has resurfaced after nearly a year in hiding, appearing at the United Nations in New York. “I have come to ask fo...
» Ukraine General Says Russia Knew Rebel Offensive Was Coming - Wall Street Journal
31/01/15 01:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Economist Ukraine General Says Russia Knew Rebel Offensive Was Coming Wall Street Journal SOLEDAR, Ukraine—Gen. Oleksandr Rozmaznin says he raised his eyebrows when his Russian co...
» Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine
31/01/15 01:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks on issues including the heightened tensions over what the U.S. and its Western allies say is Russian aggre...
» Stig Bergling, a Cold War Spy Known for His Escape, Dies at 77
31/01/15 01:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Mr. Bergling, sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for selling military secrets to the Soviet Union, fled from custody during a conjugal visit with his wife.
» Kerry To Soon Visit Ukraine As Fighting Rages
31/01/15 01:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government as fighting spikes with pro-Russian separatists in the east of...
» Air Strike Kills IS 'Chemical Weapons Expert'
31/01/15 01:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. military officials say a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week.
» «Мы не растения!»: как правительство отчитывалось перед Думой за кризис - РБК
31/01/15 01:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. «Мы не растения!»: как правительство отчитывалось перед Думой за кризис РБК Первый вице-премьер Игорь Шувалов без проблем защитил в Госдуме антикризисный план правительства. Хотя м...
» Боевики готовят новое наступление на Углегорск и Дебальцево - УНИАН
31/01/15 01:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Боевики готовят новое наступление на Углегорск и Дебальцево УНИАН Дебальцево под обстрелами российских войск и боевиков стремительно пустеет. В городе исчезает вода, свет, за...
» Morgan Stanley thinks Russia's doomed - Business Insider
31/01/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Morgan Stanley thinks Russia's doomed Business Insider Now here's the scariest part of the latest Morgan Stanley report: Although initially analysts and Russian polit...
» Пентагон: для победы над ИГ потребуется до пяти лет - РИА Новости
31/01/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Пентагон: для победы над ИГ потребуется до пяти лет РИА Новости Представитель оборонного ведомства США также подчеркнул, что первостепенным элементом в борьбе с боевика...
» Greece Signals Unwillingness to Cooperate With Auditors
31/01/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The new finance minister said his country would no longer cooperate with international auditors sent to negotiate its bailout.
» Генсек НАТО назвал 2014 год "черным" для европейской безопасности - Зеркало недели
31/01/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Зеркало недели Генсек НАТО назвал 2014 год "черным" для европейской безопасности Зеркало недели Расходы НАТО на оборону в 2014 году продолжали снижаться. Как сообщается в...
» Fate of Ebola Treatment Units is Unclear
31/01/15 01:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.  Now, with the epidemic showing signs of ebbing, some ETUs ...
» Russia: It's Time for Regime Change - Newsweek
31/01/15 01:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek Russia : It's Time for Regime Change Newsweek Although “regime change” has become a dirty phrase, the best thing that could happen to Russia , its neighbors and the world wou...
» Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided Over Conflict
31/01/15 01:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves right in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginn...
» Vladimir Putin enemy 'outs' president's mystery daughter
31/01/15 01:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. President is so secretive about his family that most Russians have no idea what his daughters look like
» В Донбасс отправляется 12-я колонна МЧС России - NEWSru.com
31/01/15 01:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. СЕГОДНЯ В Донбасс отправляется 12-я колонна МЧС России NEWSru.com "Планируется, что колонна выйдет сегодня рано утром из Донского спасательного центра МЧС. В ее составе более ...
» США разрешили проводить ряд финансовых операций с Крымом - Полит.ру
31/01/15 01:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости США разрешили проводить ряд финансовых операций с Крымом Полит.ру Власти США разрешили своим юридическим и физическим лицам осуществлять ряд финансовых операций с Крымо...
» Дебальцевский котел: глава ДНР пообещал силовикам свободу в обмен на оружие - Газета Труд
31/01/15 01:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Газета Труд Дебальцевский котел: глава ДНР пообещал силовикам свободу в обмен на оружие Газета Труд Очередное интервью Александр Захарченко дал прямо на передовой в Углегорске. Кад...
» Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally's Company
31/01/15 01:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. A gover...
» Secretary of State Kerry Fined for not Shoveling by Boston Home - YouTube
31/01/15 01:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jan 30, 2015 In Massachusetts, everyone has to shovel.. even if you happen to be the Secretary of State. John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Bos...
» Kerry Slapped With Fine for Not Shoveling Sidewalk, Avoids Reporter Questions - YouTube
31/01/15 01:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jan 30, 2015 Kerry Slapped With Fine for Not Shoveling Sidewalk, Avoids Reporter Questions (January 30, 2015) Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License
» Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine - YouTube
31/01/15 01:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jan 30, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks on issues including the heightened tensions over what the U.S. and its Western allies say is Russian ...
» Analysts See Possibility of US-Houthi Cooperation
30/01/15 23:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Houthi motto sounds ominous to Western ears: "Death to America, Death to Israel, curse the Jews, long live Islam." But according to Middle East Institute scholar Charles Schmitz, that...
» NATO: Georgia Training Facility Could Open in 2015
30/01/15 23:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. NATO said Friday that it hoped to open a training center in Georgia by the end of the year, signaling a strengthening of its relationship with the former Soviet republic that is likely to...
» Эксперт ИГ по химическому оружию был уничтожен в ходе авианалета в Ираке - Комсомольская правда
30/01/15 23:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Эксперт ИГ по химическому оружию был уничтожен в ходе авианалета в Ираке Комсомольская правда Центральное командование ВС США заявило о ликвидации в ходе авиаударов коа...
» With Mitt Out, Jeb Bush Gets a Boost
30/01/15 23:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Breitbart News Network. With Mitt Out, Jeb Bush Gets a Boost With 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s announcement that he will not pursue the 2016 presidential nomination, the conservative ...
» Flames roar at Moscow library - YouTube
30/01/15 22:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jan 30, 2015 Firefighters in the Russian capital Moscow battled a large fire in the library of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
» 2015-01-30#PuertoRico
30/01/15 22:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-01-30 #PuertoRico #Cuba US officials seize $325,000 aboard ferry leaving Puerto Rico - Yahoo News | Puerto Rico's Government And Assorted Agencies Are Running Out Of Money | "Stat...
» WNU #1251: Haitian President to Rule by Decree
30/01/15 21:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Weekly News Update on the Americas. Issue #1251, January 18, 2015 1. Haiti: Deal Fails, Martelly Rules by Decree 2. Mexico: Students’ Parents Storm Army Base 3. Puerto Rico: Machetero Prisoner Is Released ...
» WNU #1252: Argentine Prosecutor Dies in “Suicide”
30/01/15 21:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Weekly News Update on the Americas. Issue #1252, January 25, 2015 1. Argentina: AMIA Prosecutor Dies in “Suicide” 2. Argentina: Many Are Suspected in AMIA Coverup 3. Mexico: More PEMEX Contract Scandals Ex...
» Visa Corporate
30/01/15 21:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from President Obama’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status - Google Blog Search. President Obama made it clear during his January State of the Union address that protecting American companies and consu...
» Latino Stats American Hispanics by the Numbers
30/01/15 21:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Sun. The Reading Corner Last Christmas I received in the mail a new book titled Latino Stats by Idelisse Malave and Esti Giordani, a Puerto Rican mother-daughter team who take a closer look at ...
» Puerto Rico’s Status Question Creeps Into Miss Universe Contest
30/01/15 21:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latino Rebels. Here at Latino Rebels we like to cover the serious issues, and what can be more serious than Puerto Rican politics becoming part of the 2015 Miss Universe contest, which ended last Sunday . ...
» How Putin Secretly Conquered Russia's Social Media Over the Past 3 Years
30/01/15 21:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Global Voices. Vladimir Putin at a press conference on December 18, 2014. Kremlin press service, public domain. When I visit the United States, I’m often asked how bad is it to live in Putin's Russia. Know...
» Miss Puerto Rico 2014, Gabriela Berrios, en Miss Universo 2014, por Doral News Tv
30/01/15 21:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news tv. Miss Puerto Rico 2014, Gabriela Berrios, en Miss Universo 2014, por Doral News Tv La Miss Puerto Rico 2014, Gabriela Berrios, y el autor y periodista, Eli Bravo, comen...
» Testing Illegal Weapons in the Jungle (Excerpt from 'Locked and Loaded in the Tropics')
30/01/15 21:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news. Testing Illegal Weapons in the Jungle (Excerpt from 'Locked and Loaded in the Tropics') At 91 per cent, Puerto Rico has the world's highest overall percentage of homicide...
» Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico: World News
30/01/15 21:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news. Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico: World News Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico. Google plans to pilot a modular phone, on which components can be s...
» Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico: BREAKING NEWS
30/01/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news. Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico: BREAKING NEWS For More Latest News Subscribe us: http://www.youtube.com/user/worldnetworktvbbccnn http://worldnetworktv.blog...
» Self pleasuring selfies: Puerto Rican female cop suspended after sexy selfies leak
30/01/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news. Self pleasuring selfies: Puerto Rican female cop suspended after sexy selfies leak A 29-year-old female police officer in Puerto Rico has been suspended after photos of h...
» News - First Ever Puerto Rico Ratha yatra
30/01/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico news. News - First Ever Puerto Rico Ratha yatra By Krishna-kripa Das One of the most visible and popular festivals celebrated by Hare Krishna devotees, Ratha-yatra, came for th...
» UFO Triangular Dome Shaped Over Puerto Rico
30/01/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. UFO Triangular Dome Shaped Over Puerto Rico For More Exclusive Information on UFO http://areazone51ufos.blogspot.be/2015/01/floride-2007-07-28-temoin-38000-pieds.html Welcome:...
» Guns in Puerto Rico: Locked and Loaded in the Tropics
30/01/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Guns in Puerto Rico: Locked and Loaded in the Tropics At 91 per cent, Puerto Rico has the world's highest overall percentage of homicides by firearms. But this statistic hasn'...
» Policía de Puerto Rico investiga amenaza de muerte contra Danilo Medina
30/01/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Policía de Puerto Rico investiga amenaza de muerte contra Danilo Medina La Policía de Puerto Rico investiga una amenaza de muerte recibida hoy contra el presidente de la Repúb...
» Puerto Rico Hurricanes v Rafako Hussars Poland - World Series Of Boxing Highlights
30/01/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Puerto Rico Hurricanes v Rafako Hussars Poland - World Series Of Boxing Highlights Check out all the highlights here: http://www.aibaboxingtv.com/ It was a dream World Series ...
» Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega y Gabriela Berrios, Miss Puerto Rico, desmienten supuesta rivalidad
30/01/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega y Gabriela Berrios, Miss Puerto Rico, desmienten supuesta rivalidad From: Miss ColombiaOf1 Views: 35935 2579 63 24 ratings Time: 03:08 More in Peop...
» Agobiante crisis económica sigue en Puerto Rico
30/01/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Agobiante crisis económica sigue en Puerto Rico Luego de meses de incertidumbre fiscal y una agobiante crisis económica que vive Puerto Rico, es ahora el Banco Gubernamental d...
» Miss Puerto Rico Gabriela Berrios is Miss Photogenic at Miss Universe 63rd edition (2014-2015)
30/01/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Miss Puerto Rico Gabriela Berrios is Miss Photogenic at Miss Universe 63rd edition (2014-2015) Gabriela Berrios is the winner of Miss Photogenic Universe at the Miss Universe ...
» Miss Philippines Helping Miss Puerto Rico as she faints during the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant
30/01/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Videos matching: puerto rico. Miss Philippines Helping Miss Puerto Rico as she faints during the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant What you didn't see on TV: Miss Puerto Rico faints during Miss Universe pageant &...
» Miss Universe 2015
30/01/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Telemundo Puerto Rico. Miss Universe 2015 From: Telemundo Puerto Rico Views: 660 8 0 0 ratings Time: 00:20 More in People & Blogs
» Festival Cultural de Puerto Rico y República Dominicana
30/01/15 21:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by La Fortaleza. Festival Cultural de Puerto Rico y República Dominicana El martes, 13 de enero a partir de las 3:30 p.m., la plazoleta del Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot, en Hato Rey, será escenario ...
» Gobernador y Primera Dama con el pueblo en las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián 2015
30/01/15 21:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by La Fortaleza. Gobernador y Primera Dama con el pueblo en las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián 2015 El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla y la primera dama, Wilma Pastrana Jiménez, compartieron...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 5, 2015
30/01/15 21:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. PR PASSES 24,000 CHIKUNGUNYA CASES From The San Juan Daily Star : Nearly all of the additional 25,000 or so chikungunya cases in the Americas can be attributed to just a handful of...
» Visiting The El Yunque Rainforest
30/01/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. The only honest-to-goodness rainforest under the United States flag is located in eastern Puerto Rico, mostly in the town of Rio Grande. To get to it from San Juan, take Highway 26...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 9, 2015
30/01/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. FERRY PASSENGER BUSTED WITH HEROIN From The San Juan Daily Star : U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers have seized 10.1 pounds (4.5 kilos) of heroin c...
» Power, Politics and Journalism In Puerto Rico
30/01/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. FEATURE Counterpunch by CARMELO RUIZ-MARRERO The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) campus in Santurce, Puerto Rico is a place where the paths of power, politics and journalism ...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 13, 2015
30/01/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. DOMINICAN PRESIDENT LANDS IN PR The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, arrived at Muñiz Air Base in Carolina this morning for  an official visit during which ...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 15, 2015
30/01/15 21:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. PR AND DOM REP LEADERS SIGN ACCORDS From The San Juan Daily Star : Gov. Alejandro García Padilla and first lady Wilma Pastrana welcomed Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina a...
» An Interview With Puerto Rican Author Angel FuentesLike many an artist who has h...
30/01/15 21:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. An Interview With Puerto Rican Author Angel Fuentes Like many an artist who has had to pull up stakes in order to better realize their creative dreams, Puerto Rican author Angel Fu...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 20, 2015
30/01/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. POLITICAL PRISONER GONZALEZ CLAUDIO BACK IN PR Photo from:  Claridad From The San Juan Daily Star : Political prisoner Norberto González Claudio, who was charged in the 1983 r...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 22, 2015
30/01/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE CONVICTED BY FEDS From the FBI : A current Puerto Rico Superior Court Judge was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in Puerto Rico of accepting bribes to acq...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 26, 2015
30/01/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. FIVE MURDERS OVER THE WEEKEND El Nuevo Dia reports that five murders were reported in Puerto Rico between Friday night and Sunday morning, increasing the murder rate so far in 2015...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 28, 2015
30/01/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. MASTURBATING COP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED From The Daily Mail : Police in Puerto Rico have suspended a female police officer  after photos of her performing a sex act in uniform end...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For January 30, 2015
30/01/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. GOVT TO GIVE DISADVANTAGED 'REWARD CARDS' From The San Juan Daily Star : The Puerto Rico government is planning to hand out cumulative credit cards, known as “rewards cards,” to ce...
» Cyber questions for Obama’s AG nominee
30/01/15 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Hill: Congress Blog. Protecting our metadata is both the new frontier and the new L’Enfant terrible of policy and law.Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch should be questioned closely on pioneering c...
» What Obama can learn from the British about fighting Islamic extremism
30/01/15 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Hill: Congress Blog. It might be politically correct to say that the waves of fundamentalist terror gripping the Middle East and leaving their mark on the blood-stained offices of the French satirical ...
» What is at stake for the Latino community following the State of the Union?
30/01/15 21:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Hill: Congress Blog. Last Tuesday, President Obama addressed Congress and the nation outlining his priorities for the next two years and in the process laying out an expansive agenda that should create...
» In fight against drugs, Cuba and U.S. on same team
30/01/15 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY — The river of illegal drugs rushing north through Central America and the Caribbean tends to ...
» Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth
30/01/15 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across th...
» Fear of immigration policy change triggers new wave of Cuban migrants
30/01/15 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. HAVANA — President Obama’s opening to Cuba has accelerated a surge in Cuban migration to the United States...
» Fidel Castro gives cautious nod to efforts at restoring diplomatic ties with Washington
30/01/15 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. HAVANA — Fidel Castro broke a long and speculation-inducing public silence over his country’s steps to men...
» In Argentina, distrust over president’s move to abolish intelligence agency
30/01/15 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. BUENOS AIRES — They use fake names, drive cars with false documents, carry unregistered guns.They work for...
» Anger attends wake and funeral for Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman
30/01/15 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. BUENOS AIRES — There were candles, roses and black banners that read read, “We are all Nisman,” but the cr...
» In Havana, a renovation in marble — and maybe in spirit, too
30/01/15 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. HAVANA — Like any revolution, the one that upended this island 56 years ago tried to break with the past b...
» 16 Cubans repatriated after boat sinks near Puerto Rico
30/01/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Search - The Washington Post. 16 Cubans repatriated after boat sinks near Puerto Rico The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued 16 Cuban migrants after their boat began to sink in the treacherous sea passag...
» Building on Recent Success, Pierluisi Intensifies Fight for Statehood
30/01/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. Washington, DC —Resident Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi today hand-delivered a letter to officials from...
» Letter to President Obama Regarding Puerto Rico's Political Status
30/01/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. View the letter here:  Letter to President Obama Regarding Puerto Rico's Political Status
» Federal Government Publishes First-Ever Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy
30/01/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. San Juan, Puerto Rico—Resident Rico—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi today welcomed the release, by the White House Offi...
» Letter to President Obama Regarding Application of State of the Union Proposals to Puerto Rico and the Other Territories
30/01/15 20:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi - Representing the At Large District of PUERTO RICO. View the letter here:  Letter to President Obama Regarding Application of State of the Union Proposals to Puerto Rico and the...
» High gold prices causing increased deforestation in South America, study finds
30/01/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico | The Guardian. Rising gold prices have made it profitable to extract lowgrade deposits lying beneath protected Amazon and other South American forests, says study of mining impacts A surge in ...
» 9090 articles
30/01/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Travel Coverage - The New York Times. 90 90 articles February 7, 2013 36 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico By CHARLES ISHERWOOD In this pastel-hued capital city, you can sample cocktails and cultu...
» 7070 articles
30/01/15 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Travel Coverage - The New York Times. 70 70 articles November 12, 2009 Surfacing New Face of Mercado Santurce in San Juan, P.R. By VANESSA ABLE The old marketplace is a world of wooden Creole p...
» Second Amendment follows the US flag - Marianas Variety
30/01/15 20:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google News. Second Amendment follows the US flag Marianas Variety Before cession of the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to the U.S., Congress routinely included bill of rights in...
» Joe Biden on DC: 'You should be a state' - WTOP
30/01/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google News. WTOP Joe Biden on DC: 'You should be a state' WTOP WASHINGTON — A press conference on improving the nation's infrastructure was peppered with support for D.C. statehood...
» The State of the Union Gets Awkward When You Can't Vote for a President - Huffington Post
30/01/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google News. The State of the Union Gets Awkward When You Can't Vote for a President Huffington Post Listening to these words in the House Chamber were five Delegates to Congress re...
» APIA Calls on President Obama to Honor Campaign Promise ...
30/01/15 20:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google Blog Search. WASHINGTON, D.C. – In June 2011, President Obama traveled to Puerto Rico and made a campaign promise about Puerto Rico's potential statehood : “When the people o...
» Pierluisi Requests Guidance from the Obama Administration on Status Vote
30/01/15 20:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s only representative in the U.S. Congress, wrote a letter to President Obama on January 6th, 2015, asking for either the President or Attorney Genera...
» Commonwealther Senate Pres. Would Back Statehood Vote
30/01/15 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Puerto Rico Senate President Eduardo Bhatia said Friday that he would support a Statehood: “Yes” or “No” plebiscite if authorized by Congress. He seemed to be unaware that Federal law h...
» Pierluisi Explains Puerto Rico’s Status Requirements
30/01/15 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Rep. Pierluisi began his speech to the new House of Representatives by saying that he had an issue of national importance to discuss. The mainland English language press has not mention...
» Rate of Puerto Ricans Leaving Territory for a State Triples
30/01/15 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. The rate of Puerto Ricans leaving the territory for a State may have tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to numbers from the insular government Bureau of Transportation Statistics....
» Gov Proposes Non-Citizens Vote — Including Illegal Residents
30/01/15 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla late yesterday announced that he will propose legislation to enable all residents of Puerto Rico who are not citizens to vote — including those i...
» Bills for Statehood Plebiscite under Federal Law Introduced
30/01/15 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Bills to have a plebiscite on statehood in Puerto Rico this November 8 th have been introduced in both houses of the Commonwealth Legislative Assembly. The legislation calls for Puerto ...
» Status Resolution Champion to Chair Territories Subcommittee
30/01/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. A champion of resolving the question of Puerto Rico’s ultimate political status has been named chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on territory issues. Representa...
» Two Obama Tax Proposals Would Aid Puerto Ricans; Others Wouldn’t
30/01/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. President Obama plans to ask the Congress to expand the benefits of two Federal income tax programs that give money to Puerto Ricans, according to a document released by his news office...
» 2014 Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy Released
30/01/15 20:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced the Obama Administration’s 2014 Caribbean Border Counter-Narcotics Strategy this...
» New U.S. House Chairman on Puerto Rico’s Status
30/01/15 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. As PUERTO RICO REPORT disclosed, Representative Don Young (R-Alaska) has gotten territories issues added to the Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee he has chaired for four years...
» Gov’s Rep To Congress: Gov’t Finances, Economy Doing Well
30/01/15 19:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) has told members of Congress that the territory’s economy and the insular government’s finances are doing very well. PRFAA Executi...
» The Evolution of the “Commonwealth” Label During the Cold War
30/01/15 19:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has been referred to as a “ commonwealth ” since 1952, when the federal government approved the Puerto Rico Constitution and granted the island authori...
» Gov. Fighting Plebiscite on Statehood in New Congress
30/01/15 19:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Puerto Rico’s “commonwealth status” party administration has made lobbying the new Congress against authorizing a territorial plebiscite on statehood a top priority, letters obtained by...
» Manufacturing in Puerto Rico: Falling Behind the States
30/01/15 19:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Manufacturing in the United States as a whole is experiencing a renaissance. After years of offshoring, American manufacturing is adding new jobs at an impressive pace. Not so in Puerto...
» Puerto Rico’s Population Loss Evidence of Status Failure
30/01/15 19:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. The U.S. Census Bureau has released new numbers on Puerto Rico’s population that demonstrate a continued decline.  According to the new data, Puerto Rico’s population fell from 3,726,15...
» Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage - Town Hall
30/01/15 19:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google News. Town Hall Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage Town Hall A spokesman for Lopez's family said in April that he was upset he was granted only a 24-ho...
» US, Colombia arrest 17 accused of shipping cocaine from Venezuela - Town Hall
30/01/15 19:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google News. US, Colombia arrest 17 accused of shipping cocaine from Venezuela Town Hall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia arrested 17 members o...
» Lousy lingo traps White House on Islamists - Fox News
30/01/15 19:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google News. Lousy lingo traps White House on Islamists Fox News Jeb Bush has recruited a top Iowa Republican operative, and former adviser to Mitt Romney, to work on his political o...
» More blame game politics in Puerto Rico | Conservative News and ...
30/01/15 19:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. Puerto Rico's government needed another excuse for how bad things are going so...they just blame the people who are leaving. An article in today's El Nuevo Dia pr...
» The Puerto Rico Monitor: Power, Politics and Journalism In Puerto ...
30/01/15 19:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) campus in Santurce, Puerto Rico is a place where the paths of power, politics and journalism converge. One can learn an ...
» Power, politics and journalism in Puerto Rico (I) | World Forum for ...
30/01/15 19:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) campus in Santurce, Puerto Rico is a place where the paths of power, politics and journalism converge. One can learn an ...
» Power, politics and journalism in Puerto Rico (II) | Información al ...
30/01/15 19:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. ... political flank, left, right and center. They fund the Center for a New Economy (CNE), an avowedly independent think tank “dedicated to creating a new economy...
» 365,0001:15Cop masturbation selfies: Puerto Rican female cop suspended after
30/01/15 19:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico news - YouTube. 365,000 1:15 Cop masturbation selfies: Puerto Rican female cop suspended after sexy selfies leak - Duration: 1:15. TomoNews US 28 minutes ago A 29-year-old female police officer...
» 1:15Cop masturbation selfies Puerto Rican female cop suspended after
30/01/15 19:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico news - YouTube. 1:15 Cop masturbation selfies Puerto Rican female cop suspended after sexy selfies leak - Duration: 1:15. Cnn News Rt 3 hours ago 4 hours ago 301 views A 29-year-old female poli...
» 9 charged in Puerto Rico murder-for-hire prison plot - Yahoo News
30/01/15 19:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico news - Google News. 9 charged in Puerto Rico murder-for-hire prison plot Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nine people in Puerto Rico have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot that auth...
» The Puerto Rico Monitor: Puerto Rico News Digest For January 22 ...
30/01/15 19:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico news - Google Blog Search. From the FBI: A current Puerto Rico Superior Court Judge was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in Puerto Rico of accepting bribes to acquit a businessman of vehic...
» Puerto Rico judge convicted in bribe-taking case - ABA Journal
30/01/15 19:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico news - Google Blog Search. ... Reprint Permissions · Back Issues · How To Advertise With Us · Home · Daily News ; Puerto Rico judge convicted in bribe-taking… ... Ac...
» Puerto Rico Militant Sentenced in Record Heist Arrives Home
30/01/15 19:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. Supporters of Puerto Rican independence welcomed a 69-year-old islander home Thursday after serving jail time for his role in the 1983 holdup of a Wells Fargo depot in Connecticut that ne...
» Puerto Rico Superior Court judge convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges
30/01/15 19:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A current Puerto Rico Superior Court Judge was convicted on Tuesday by a federal jury in Puerto Rico of accepting bribes to acquit a businessman of vehicular homi...
» Four former Puerto Rico police officers sentenced for running criminal organisation
30/01/15 19:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Four additional former Puerto Rico police officers have been sentenced for using their law enforcement affiliation and equipment to commit robbery and extortion, ...
» At least 1 dead in helicopter crash off coast of Puerto Rico - Fox News Latino
30/01/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Fox News Latino At least 1 dead in helicopter crash off coast of Puerto Rico Fox News Latino SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – At least one person died after a helicopter crashed Satu...
» Director of troubled Puerto Rico transport agency resigns - New Zealand Herald
30/01/15 18:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Director of troubled Puerto Rico transport agency resigns New Zealand Herald Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Saturday that Javier Ramos will step down Jan. 20. He oversaw an a...
» Orlando Cruz Starts Training Fighters in Puerto Rico - BoxingScene.com
30/01/15 18:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Orlando Cruz Starts Training Fighters in Puerto Rico BoxingScene.com Featherweight contender Orlando 'The Phenomenon' Cruz (20-4-1 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico , who plans to be active...
» Puerto Rico thieves steal hundreds of tires, freezers, bikes - Yahoo News
30/01/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico thieves steal hundreds of tires, freezers, bikes Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thieves in Puerto Rico have targeted two trucks that were filled with goods i...
» Night Swimming in Vieques: Puerto Rico's unspoiled gay wedding getaway - Out Magazine
30/01/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Out Magazine Night Swimming in Vieques: Puerto Rico's unspoiled gay wedding getaway Out Magazine Although my partner was born and raised in Puerto Rico , he'd never visited Viequ...
» Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank appoints adviser for debt - Reuters
30/01/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank appoints adviser for debt Reuters NEW YORK Jan 13 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank has appointed municipal adviser ...
» Amid its struggles, Puerto Rico enjoys drop in crime - Yahoo News
30/01/15 18:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Yahoo News Amid its struggles, Puerto Rico enjoys drop in crime Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The crime wave that marred Puerto Rico's image in recent years appears to ...
» Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico launch new era of relations - Dominican Today
30/01/15 18:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico launch new era of relations Dominican Today Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on Tuesday signed 11 agreements in as many area...
» A New Kind of Caribbean Guesthouse Opens in Puerto Rico - Caribbean Journal
30/01/15 18:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Caribbean Journal A New Kind of Caribbean Guesthouse Opens in Puerto Rico Caribbean Journal This is the Caribbean's newest bed and breakfast, and it's not quite like any other gu...
» Puerto Rico scraps red light cameras, will reimburse drivers - CTV News
30/01/15 18:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. CTV News Puerto Rico scraps red light cameras, will reimburse drivers CTV News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Drivers in Puerto Rico who paid a traffic fine are getting an unexpected w...
» Puerto Rico May Get About $2 Billion From Petroleum-Tax Debt - Bloomberg
30/01/15 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico May Get About $2 Billion From Petroleum-Tax Debt Bloomberg The law boosts the junk-rated island's tax on petroleum products to $15.50 per barrel of oil from $9.25 and...
» Puerto Rico Militant Sentenced in Record Heist Arrives Home - ABC News
30/01/15 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. CTV News Puerto Rico Militant Sentenced in Record Heist Arrives Home ABC News Supporters of Puerto Rican independence are welcoming the return of a 69-year-old man who has comple...
» Puerto Rico militant sentenced in 1983 record heist is set free, arrives home - Fox News Latino
30/01/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Fox News Latino Puerto Rico militant sentenced in 1983 record heist is set free, arrives home Fox News Latino SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Supporters of Puerto Rican independence...
» Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Sign 11 Cooperation Agreements - Caribbean Journal
30/01/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico , Dominican Republic Sign 11 Cooperation Agreements Caribbean Journal Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have signed a total of 11 bilateral agreements during a v...
» UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico Government Development Bank liquidity falls - Reuters
30/01/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. UPDATE 1- Puerto Rico Government Development Bank liquidity falls Reuters (Adds details from financial statements). WASHINGTON Jan 15 (Reuters) - The liquidity of Puerto Rico's G...
» Puerto Rico militant sentenced in record heist arrives home - U-T San Diego
30/01/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. U-T San Diego Puerto Rico militant sentenced in record heist arrives home U-T San Diego Norberto Gonzalez Claudio, who completed a prison sentence for his role in a 1983 holdup i...
» Man Charged In 1983 Wells Fargo Heist Returns Home To Puerto Rico - Hartford Courant
30/01/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Hartford Courant U-T San Diego Man Charged In 1983 Wells Fargo Heist Returns Home To Puerto Rico Hartford Courant SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Supporters of Puerto Rican independ...