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Brat: Exec Amnesty Means 'The Nature Of Our Government Is In Question'

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by Ian Hanchett3 Feb 201524
Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) said that the funding battle over the president’s executive action on immigration meant “the nature of our government is in question” on Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
“This [the immigration executive action] is about a Constitutional stand…if we don’t make a stand here, where will it end? And so the nature of our government is in question, and so that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing, and Boehner has said he’s going to fight it tooth and nail and so we’re going to hold him to that” he stated.
Brat added that he was in the meeting where Speaker Boehner reportedly called out Senators Sessions and Cruz on immigration, and that he believed “the headline, I think, is wrong, I hope our guys in the Senate are fighting…if he’s challenging Cruz and Sessions, I know where they’re going to come out so I like the bet.”
Later, he stated “I hope people at home, people that are listening, are lighting up the phones to their Senators…that’s what works up here.”
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Levin: Terror Reactions 'Like Having a PTA Meeting'

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by Ian Hanchett3 Feb 201530
Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin said that political and media reactions to terrorism were “like having a PTA meeting” on Tuesday.
“We are at war. Now, we don’t act like it, we have our warriors, they act like it…but our politicians, our media, it’s like having a PTA meeting every time one of these horrific acts occur, you go on TV, and they all wring their hands, they talk to each other, they shake their heads, they’re in agreement how terrible it is, and then on we go” he stated.
Levin particularly criticized President Obama, who he said “continues to press even harder for the fundamental transformation of the only society that can stop the Islamonazis.”
Levin concluded, “we are going to get attacked again…and we’ll have our commissions, and we’ll have our hearings, and we’ll have our experts on TV telling us what went wrong, and who’s fault it was, and what we should have done.”
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O'Reilly: American Press Corrupted by Money, Internet, Ideology

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In his opening “Talking Points” segment of his Tuesday “The O’Reilly Factor” program, host Bill O’Reilly discussed the topic of the 2016 presidential election and what role the media may play.
According to O’Reilly, the state of that media in America is less than ideal.
“The presidential race off and running,” O’Reilly said. “That is the subject of this evening’s ‘Talking Points Memo.’ Presidential vote about 21 months away, but the campaign is on and that is not a good thing. American voters can get easily overwhelmed with all the BS. However, with the Republican nomination being wide open, and a polarizing Hillary Clinton likely to represent the Democrats, this will be a very high-profile election. Obviously the media will play a huge role and unfortunately the press has been corrupted in America by money, the internet, and ideology.”
O’Reilly referred to comments made by Ruben Navarrette, a CNN contributor, to NewsMax criticizing broadcast and cable outlets, including Spanish language outlets, of having bias as evidence to back up his point.
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Ankara turns wary eye on Greece's new defense minister

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Ankara turns wary eye on Greece's new defense minister

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Ankara is curious to find out whether Panos Kammenos, the new defense minister of Greece, will continue with his campaign rhetoric or act like a proper statesman. A senior security official in Ankara who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, said: “If ...

Russia is looking to make an ally within its biggest enemy

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It looks like Russia is trying to make a military ally within its biggest enemy. On Tuesday, Greece's defense minister and outspoken "Eurosceptic" Panos Kammenos announced that he was invited to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoygu in ...

Conservative EU lawmakers mount censure motion against 'extremist' Greek ...

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New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, from the left-wing Syriza party, brought in the right-wing Independent Greeks to form a majority last week to oppose EU austerity measures and made its leader, Panos Kammenos, his defence minister. Kammenos on ...

Greek Defense Minister Invited to Discuss Military Cooperation in Moscow

Sputnik International - ‎Feb 3, 2015‎
Kammenos met earlier on Tuesday with Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov to discuss strategic cooperation, including contacts between the Greek and Rusian defense ministries. "I received an invitation from the Russian defense minister [Sergei Shoigu] to ...

Greek Defense Minister Invited to Kremlin for Talks

The Moscow Times - ‎Feb 3, 2015‎
ATHENS — Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said Tuesday he had been invited to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in the near future. Kammenos, leader of the right-wing junior coalition partner in Prime Minister Alexis ...

Financial markets celebrate as Syriza repudiates pledge to write off Greek debt

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Within hours of its election, Syriza announced a coalition with the right-wing xenophobic Independent Greeks (ANEL). Its leader, Panos Kammenos, who has close ties to the military and shipping magnates, was named defence minister, as Syriza fulfilled its ...

Greek National Defense Minister Invited to Moscow

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Greek National Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leaderPanos Kammenos, revealed earlier today he had been invited to Moscow in order to hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, in the near ...

Greek leaders may suggest debt swap rather than a writedown

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Separately, Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos also visits Brussels today for talks at Nato headquarters with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg. Speaking after his meeting with Mr Renzi yesterday, Mr Tsipras said that his government would ...

Athens may have heart in Moscow but head is in Europe

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Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the nationalist junior coalition partners Independent Greeks, makes no secret of his belief that Russia is Greece's natural ally and visited Moscow only a few weeks ago. So when the government of Prime Minister ...
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Man arrested in San Francisco body parts case will not face charges

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(Reuters) - A San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a dismembered body found in a suitcase left on a city street will not face charges due to insufficient evidence, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Mark Jeffrey Andrus, 60, was arrested early on Saturday and was being held without bail as investigators tried to determine whether he had killed the male victim and stuffed his body parts in the suitcase, abandoning it near a Goodwill store last week.
"At this stage of the case, the Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death or issue a positive identification of the victim," the San Francisco District Attorney's office said in a statement.
"Until we have the evidence necessary to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt, we are ethically obligated to hold off on charging this suspect," the statement said.
Andrus was taken into custody after police circulated his surveillance photo taken near where the suitcase was abandoned, police said. Other body parts were found nearby, police said.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the body's hands and head were missing, making identification difficult.
The newspaper also reported on Tuesday that authorities were trying to determine whether the body parts belonged to Andrus's former roommate, who went missing weeks ago.
A call to the San Francisco public defender's office was not immediately returned. Andrus's assigned counsel told the Chronicle he intended to enter a not guilty plea if charges were leveled.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle; Editing by Cynthia Johnston, Eric Beech and Ken Wills)
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Athens may have heart in Moscow but head is in Europe

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Athens (AFP) - With pro-Russians and ex-Communists in the cabinet, Greece's new hard-left government has sparked concerns of a strategic shift towards Moscow -- but Athens has its eyes firmly on Europe, experts say.
The main governing Syriza party no longer advocates Greece leaving NATO, but Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has highlighted the country's historic ties with Russia and condemned the EU's "spasmodic" approach to Moscow.
Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the nationalist junior coalition partners Independent Greeks, makes no secret of his belief that Russia is Greece's natural ally and visited Moscow only a few weeks ago.
So when the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a former Communist, last week protested against an EU statement threatening further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, many saw the influence of the Kremlin.
But Tsipras has sought to calm speculation over a shift towards Moscow, just as he has moved to ease tensions with Greece's international creditors.
Visiting Cyprus on Monday, he repeated his desire to help form a "bridge" between Europe and Russia -- but dismissed any speculation that his government might turn to Moscow for financial aid.
Constantinos Filis, research director at the Institute of International Relations in Athens, said he did not anticipate any strategic change in Russia's direction.
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"Greece will change its rhetoric, try to improve its ties and try to ask for a more balanced Western policy towards Russia. But I do not see any U-turn in the coming weeks and months," he told AFP.
Fyodor Lukyanov, the Kremlin-linked chairman of the Moscow-based Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, said Greece was focusing all its attention on negotiating a way out of its painful bailout programme.
"Whatever their sympathies with some people here, Tsipras will try to position himself as a responsible Greek leader which will mean solving problems and not creating new ones," Lukyanov told AFP.
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Syriza's victory in January 25 elections sparked fears of fresh turmoil in the eurozone, but when Russia's ambassador to Athens became the first envoy to meet Tsipras, alarm bells also rang over the foreign policy implications.
Tsipras visited Moscow to meet Russian officials in May 2014, two months after Russia annexed Crimea, and spoke against the eastward expansion of the NATO military alliance.
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Kotzias has also been photographed with Russian nationalist Alexander Dugin, an anti-western writer accused of strong fascist views who is said to be the go-between of Moscow and Europe's radical parties.
The Financial Times reported the two men had met several times in Moscow and that Kotzias invited Dugin to lecture at the University of Piraeus in 2013.
Kotzias condemned the FT report as "groundless", while a spokeswoman for Dugin refused to comment, telling AFP that he speaks to foreign media "only for a fee."
Daniela Schwarzer, Europe programme director of the German Marshall Fund think tank, said Russia had been trying to extend its influence in southeast Europe through "propaganda, party financing and Moscow-paid NGOs".
Greece and Russia have cultural and historical ties, including through the Orthodox Church, although Tsipras showed his secular instincts by taking a civil rather than a religious oath of office.
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Analysts say Greece's objection to the EU statement on Russian sanctions was mainly a way of making its voice heard -- Athens protested that it had not been consulted beforehand.
They also note that its perceived closeness to Russia is a useful bargaining chip in Greece's economic negotiations.
Greece claimed credit for watering down EU threats against Russia at a ministerial meeting in Brussels last week, but Filis does not expect a Greek veto at the EU summit on February 12.
"The Greek government will not risk isolating itself from the rest of Europe for the sake of Russia," he said.
US President Barack Obama's surprise support for Greece's anti-austerity cause last weekend may also encourage Athens to toe the line.
Theodore Couloumbis, professor emeritus of international relations at Athens University, said the new government had so far shown that its priority was courting European allies.
The Russian ambassador on Tuesday invited defence minister Kammenos to Moscow in the near future, but Tsipras and his finance minister were this week visiting Paris, London, Rome and Brussels.
"If you look at the body language, the visits and the contacts of the Greek government -- to where are they going? To other EU countries," Couloumbis said.
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Greek National Defense Minister Invited to Moscow

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Greek National Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leaderPanos Kammenos, revealed earlier today he had been invited to Moscow in order to hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, in the near future.
In a statement issued by Kammenos, it is highlighted that he met with the Russian Ambassador to Athens, Andrei Maslov, during which they discussed strategic cooperation between the two countries, adding that as a result, he received an invitation to the Russian capital, without providing further details. In addition, Kammenos said he also held a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Athens,David Pearce, discussing training and procurement issues, while assuring him that Greece is continuing cooperation within NATO.
We Won’t Vote for Bills Opposing our Principles
Moreover, Kammenos, speaking to Greek “ANT1″ TV, said that if a law is against his party’s principles and red lines, they will not vote for it, underlining that ANEL will participate in all cabinet decisions. As he clarified, the relation between that State and the Church will not change because this is a red line for his party. He also raised objections to granting Greek citizenship to migrants’ children. “This government is a national sovereign government that will not be ruled by an email and foreign centers, but will follow the Greek people’s orders,” he underlined. Finally, the Greek Defense Minister announced the review of all armament program contracts signed in the past and committed to total transparency.
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Greek Defense Minister Invited to Discuss Military Cooperation in Moscow / Sputnik International

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ATHENS (Sputnik) — New Greek Defense Minister has received an invitation to visit Moscow to discuss military cooperation, the Greek Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
Kammenos met earlier on Tuesday with Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov to discuss strategic cooperation, including contacts between the Greek and Rusian defense ministries.
"I received an invitation from the Russian defense minister [Sergei Shoigu] to visit Moscow in the near future," the ministry quoted Kammenos as saying after the meeting.
On January 25, the deputy chief of an economic policy committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, Mikhail Emelyanov, said that Russia and Greece would have new opportunities for developing bilateral ties following the victory of the left-wing party Syriza in the Greek parliamentary election.
Back in December 2013, the two countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on defense cooperation relating to the supply of arms and military hardware. Shoigu and then-Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos also discussed the possibility of joint personnel training events.

Russian sanctions hand an advantage to Athens

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So, the gloves are off. Anyone who thought negotiations between the new radical-Left Greek government and its creditors were going to be conciliatory, or even rational, must think again. It is only a few days since Syriza’s seismic election victory and the installation of Alexis Tspiras as prime minister. Yet discussions over Athens’ €350billion (Dh1.45 trillion) debt mountain — owed mainly to other Eurozone governments, the International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank (ECB) — have already turned ugly. Greece and its official creditors are now issuing full-blooded threats and counter-threats, regardless of the impact on financial markets.
The Athens stock exchange endured single-day, double-digit percentage falls last week. Last Tuesday, Greek banks, effectively controlled by official foreign creditors, lost over a quarter of their value. Banking fears extend way beyond capital flight — as savers worry about Greece crashing out of the Eurozone. There is concern the Syriza-led coalition could take direct control of Greek lenders and write off billions of euros in household loans, destroying bank balance sheets in a frenzy of populist contractual vandalism.
Such recklessness would, of course, make a nonsense of Greek bail-out terms agreed in both 2010 and 2012, deals which amounted to a €325 billion rescue to keep Greece afloat and the Eurozone intact. Yet rewriting those deals, and softening related reform conditions, is the stated aim of both Syriza and the small, right-wing Independent Greeks party with which it is now in government. Since last weekend, Syriza has blocked the sale of the government’s controlling stake in the Public Power Corporation, which generates two thirds of Greek electricity, vowing to re-employ sacked workers and reverse pension cuts. The privatisation of Greece’s main port, another key plank of the sell-off programme which forms part of the bail-out conditions, has also been halted.
Tspiras then appointed Yanis Varoufakis as economics minister, the man who will lead negotiations with international creditors. He says his country has been subjected to “fiscal waterboarding”. Since Syriza won, Greek two-year bond yields have spiked towards an eye-watering 20 per cent. If sustained, such borrowing costs will drive the country into penury. The challenge now is to hammer out a debt-relief package that justifies Syriza’s chest-thumping, and satisfies an angry electorate, while not snapping the patience of voters across Eurozone creditor nations — not least Germany, which directly holds almost €60 billion of Greek debt and implicitly stands behind much more. The current bail-out package expires at the end of February.
After that Greek banks won’t be able to borrow from the ECB — which would result in a bank run, a shut-out of depositors and, almost certainly, widespread civic unrest. A new deal simply must be done by month-end. So time is tight — and the rhetorical mud-slinging will get a lot worse before it gets better. Into this heady financial and political mix, we must now add something else. Within a week of taking office, Syriza played the geopolitical card. A formally worded complaint, issued by a spokesman for Tsipras, said the new Greek administration had not approved a European Union heads of government statement on possible further sanctions against Russia.
“The aforementioned statement was released without the prescribed procedure to obtain consent by the member states and particularly without ensuring the consent of Greece,” the complaint read. “In this context, it is underlined that Greece does not consent to this statement.” This amounts to a diplomatic hand grenade, lobbed directly at Brussels.
EU sanctions against Russia will expire in March unless renewed by the unanimous decision of member states, giving Greece an effective veto. Amid a breakdown of the ceasefire in East Ukraine, and intensifying western claims of Russian aggression, the US is exerting enormous pressure on “our European colleagues” to renew, and even tighten, sanctions against Russia. Has Syriza found the leverage it needs to secure serious debt-restructuring? The question of Russian sanctions renewal will loom extremely large over the upcoming row over keeping Greece in the Eurozone. Syriza has carefully laid the groundwork, voicing early support for the annexation of Crimea last March, then accusing the EU of “shooting itself in the foot” with sanctions and pointing to “neo-Nazis” within Ukraine’s western-backed government.
Just before topping the Greek poll in European parliamentary elections last May, Syriza’s high command met in Moscow with pro-Putin politicians subject to EU travel bans. In September, Syriza’s MEPs voted against the European Parliament’s ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Then last week, Tspiras announced that his new defence secretary is the leader of Greek Independents, Panos Kammenos — who last year stated that his party “publicly supports President Putin and the Russian government who have protected our Orthodox brothers in Crimea”.
Oh, and Syriza’s manifesto also calls for Greece to leave Nato. If these Greek debt negotiations go wrong, and positions become so entrenched and tempers unchecked that the madness of an outright default prevails, or even looks very likely, financial markets across the Eurozone and the entire world could endure a Lehman-style systemic lurch. That would seriously damage the still-fragile global economic recovery. This Russia angle, the cosying-up by Syriza to Moscow, at a time when East-West relations are at a post-Cold War low, will add additional edge and potential nastiness to already complex and fraught negotiations that we all desperately need to go right.
Syriza’s intervention on Russia will no doubt be characterised by most other EU governments, and definitely the US, as immoral, irresponsible and outrageous. The reality is, though, that across the EU, support for sanctions against Russia is crumbling in capitals a long way from Athens. Sebastian Kurz, foreign minister of Austria, recently said the EU should normalise relations with Russia. “It’s not about sharpening or easing sanctions,” he said. “It’s about coming away from pure reaction.” Federica Mogherini, the EU’s Italian foreign policy chief, also suggested in a leaked memo that EU governments should start talking to Russia again about global diplomacy and trade. Amid a hail of criticism from more hawkish members, such as the UK, Poland and the Baltic States, as well as the US, she was forced to back-track. France is also clearly keen to ease sanctions, so as to rebuild valuable commercial ties to Russia — and lessen the serious impact of Russia’s European food import ban on the powerful French farming lobby. Last week, Paris was slapped down by Brussels after seeking to forge a bilateral deal with Russia over trade in certain farm products. And then there is Germany — where influential companies like Siemens and Volkswagen are very heavily invested in Russia. German exports to its massive eastern neighbour, over €30 billion in 2013, fell by a fifth last year — and the pace of that decline is accelerating. Last week, an influential group of government-funded German economists argued for a free trade zone between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union — which was formed at the start of this year and currently includes Russia, Belarus and a clutch of Central Asian states.
Even Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fortnight ago in Davos, called for a free trade zone “from Lisbon to Vladivostok”, in return for Russian rapprochement with Ukraine. “We should offer Moscow a way out,” said Sigmar Gabriel, her vice-chancellor. In March, EU foreign ministers meet to decide if sanctions against Russia will continue. Syriza may have been squared off by then, or maybe not. In the meantime, these debt negotiations will disappear into a fog of obscurantism — as the softened terms, while shouted from Greek rooftops, are buried under technical talk from Brussels. We must hope rationality, if not civility, prevails. But no one can be sure.
— The Telegraph Group Limited, London 2015
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    The aftermath of Tuesday's collision between a Jeep and a train in Valhalla.(Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)Buy Photo
    VALHALLA — At least seven people were killed Tuesday after a Metro-North commuter train struck a car just north of the train station, according to officials. At least 12 others were said to be injured in the crash.
    NYPD officer Andrew Dossi of Stony Point, who was shot earlier this month in the Bronx, is released Friday afternoon from Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.News 4 New York
    Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, earlier said the driver of the car - a woman who was outside of her vehicle when the crash occurred - and five people on board the train were among those killed. Officials later confirmed that seven lives had been lost in total.
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA chairman & CEO Thomas Prendergast hold a press confernce about the Metro-North train crash in Vallahlla.Matt Spillane
    The fiery scene began to unfold about 6:30 p.m. when the Harlem Line train out of Grand Central Terminal struck the black Jeep Cherokee at the narrow, two-lane Commerce Street crossing, causing an explosion that engulfed both the car and the train.
    "The gates came down on top of the vehicle, which was stopped on the tracks," Donovan said in a statement. "The driver got out to look at the rear of the car, then she got back in and drove forward and was struck."
    Donovan said the force from the impact pushed the Cherokee about 10 train car lengths north of the crossing.
    Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino reported on Twitter that the crash sent the electrified third rail into the first train car. "Pray for the deceased," he wrote.
    Numerous police and fire departments responded for the "mass-casualty" incident.
    At the scene late Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the crash a "truly ugly and brutal sight."
    "When you look at the damage done, and the damage by the fire, it's actually amazing that not more people were hurt on that train," he said, crediting the work of first responders.
    Donovan said the 5:44 p.m. northbound train out of Grand Central Terminal had been expected to make its first stop at Chappaqua.
    About 400 riders - the "walking wounded" and those who were unharmed - were evacuated through the rear train car and taken to The Cliffs at Valhalla, a nearby sports club. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Michael McGuinn said the club was being used as a staging area to evaluate the injured and to transport others to a point where they could continue their trip.
    Ryan Cottrell, the gym's assistant director, said the injured had already been taken to ambulances. The mood inside, he said, was quiet.
    "We have hot food and all that good stuff, so everyone's fine," he said.
    Bruno Maiolo of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was a passenger in the rear of the first car.
    Maiolo said he was on his iPhone when he heard a "big bang, jolt… it was obvious that we hit something, and then we eventually came a stop."
    He said the car was heavily damaged, especially toward the front, and filled with smoke "pretty quick."
    "There was smoke, there was fire, there (were) people on the ground and what we tried to do was open the back door – it would not open – and so we took the window, the emergency window, we ripped it out, we started getting people out… helping people come down, because it was a big drop," Maiolo said.
    He said they turned around and saw the Jeep in flames at the front.
    "As people were getting off we were just moving away because it looked like it was just going to explode… It was in flames (and) eventually it exploded."
    Those who escaped were telling passengers in the second and third cars to evacuate, he said.
    "I just feel guilty quite frankly that I got out and … I don't think everyone did," he said.
    Rob Astorino describes the horrific crash between a Metro-North train and a vehicle that killed at least seven people in Valhalla. (Video by Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
    Alex Bernier, 26, of Mahopac, was aboard the train when the crash occurred and said he felt the jolt as the train came to an extremely abrupt stop.
    "My first thought was that it was a signal error. There was a bit of confusion on the train. We all kind of shuffled to the back," he said. "People just started opening windows (to get out)."
    Bernier said the conductor made an announcement moments later, informing the passengers that a car had been struck.
    Buses were also being brought in to bridge the gap in service between North White Plains and Pleasantville. Normal train service was continuing between Grand Central and North White Plains, and shuttle trains were operating north of Pleasantville.
    At the North White Plains train station, an orange-vested customer service representative directed people to a parking lot where she said buses would take them on to their final destination. Northbound trains, according to the video monitors at the station, were running 18 to 67 minutes behind schedule.
    "For once, I'm glad I worked late," said Alfred Cottrell, a stock broker who was trying to get home to Chappaqua. "I could have been on that train."
    Cottrell was able to make his way home via a taxi that he split with two other commuters.
    Frank Andrade, a 43-year-old plumbing fire protection engineer from South Salem, was returning home for the evening on the 6:10 p.m. train out of Grand Central when the trip began to slow near White Plains.
    "They said there was an incident with a train and car at Commerce and that we would stay here for a while," he said.
    Andrade said passengers aboard the 6:10 p.m. were initially irritated, but that the general attitude changed once word of the crash hit social media.
    "That's when the people around me grew more concerned about what happened," he said. "It was a little bit of mass chaos in White Plains."
    Angela Murphy of Briarcliff, went by the North White Plains state to pick up her husband Dan, a stockbroker.
    Murphy said, "He called me and said there was an announcement that the last stop would be in North White Plains."
    Firefighters examine the car that was struck by a Metro-North
    Firefighters examine the car that was struck by a Metro-North train in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. Multiple fatalities were reported in the crash. (Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
    A train struck a Jeep at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. Six people are reported dead. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. Passengers were evacuated from the train and wait outside. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. Passengers from the train wait for buses to take them home.  (Photo: Carucha Meuse/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. Passengers from the train wait for buses to take them home.  (Photo: Carucha Meuse/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. Firefighters attend to two injured victims, removing them on a fire department gator Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. Here an injured person from the train is transported into an ambulance.  (Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo: , Albert Conte/The Journal News)
    A train was struck by a car at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday. The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    Firefighters work at the scene of a train vs car accident at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    Passengers are escorted to buses that will take them the train station after the train they were on collided with a Jeep at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    Passengers are escorted to buses that will take them the train station after the train they were on collided with a Jeep at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    Passengers are escorted to buses that will take them the train station after the train they were on collided with a Jeep at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    Bruno Mailo a passenger on the Metro-North train involved in a fatal crash in Valhalla is escorted to buses that will take them the train station Feb. 3, 2015.  (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
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    She heard about the crash on the radio while she was en route to get him.
    The Valhalla, Hawthorne, Elmsford and North White Plains fire departments are responding to the scene. Police units from the MTA, Mount Pleasant and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety also responded. New York state troopers were assisting with traffic control.
    Thomas Prendergast, MTA chairman and chief executive officer, spoke alongside Cuomo late Tuesday and said the train was allowed to travel up to 60 mph in the area of the crash, but that officials had not yet determined its actual speed at the time of impact.
    "There's an event recorder on the train, part of the investigation that the National Transportation Safety Board is going to do is make sure they gather all those facts and ascertain them before we actually come to any formal conclusions," Prendergast said.
    The NTSB tweeted that a "go team" would be heading toward Valhalla on Wednesday morning.
    Westchester County Police Commissioner George Longworth called the crash a "horrible tragedy."
    "We've committed all of our resources to correcting any problems there might have been and to find out why this happened," he said. Longworth cautioned that it was way too soon to start making judgment calls about the cause.
    About five hours before the crash, security consultant Peter Moreno heard on the police scanner that the railroad crossing gates at Virginia Road in North White Plains were not working properly. He tweeted the information "to let people know to be careful."
    The crossing, he said, is about one mile south of Commerce Street.
    "I don't know that there's a connection," Moreno told The Journal News. "I do know that the police were dispatched earlier today for a problems with the gates. I have no way of knowing if those problems were founded or if, in fact, they were connected. I find it coincidental. And it's something that bears investigation at the very least."
    Moreno, a Westchester resident who owns KH Security Solutions, said he hoped the two were unrelated because Metro-North has had "their share of trouble lately."
    "It's just a terrible thing," said Moreno, a retired New York Police Department captain and a former volunteer with the North White Plains Fire Department. "You want to hope you're safe on the trains."
    Cuomo said officials had not heard about the possibility of a malfunctioning cross signal contributing to the crash, but that "there will be records, electronic devices, so when people actually go through the facts, we'll know exactly what happened."
    Bruno Maiolo was a passenger in the front car of the Metro-North train involved in a fatal crash in Valhalla. He describes what he experienced. (Video by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
    At the time of the train crash, a large emergency response team had already been in the area to deal with a head-on car crash on the Taconic State Parkway. State police closed the parkway in both directions after the train crash to make way for emergency vehicles. The road remained closed into the night.
    Officials said many of the injured were taken to Valhalla's Westchester Medical Center. At least one patient was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow.
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, who has called for improved safety on Metro-North, said in a statement that he had spoken to Prendergast about the crash and ongoing investigation
    "At this early stage, it is premature to point any fingers of blame, but there are many important questions that must be answered in the coming days," Schumer said.
    Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney said in a statement he was "simply heartbroken" by the crash.
    "As MTA and NTSB looks into this horrific incident in the days to follow, we need to know how and why this happened and then take real steps to prevent another tragic collision from ever recurring," he said.
    Staff reporters Jon Bandler and Rich Liebson, as well as USA Today, contributed to this report.
    Valhalla crash (Photo: Journal News)
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    WASHINGTON — Andrew Lack was sworn in this week as the first chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, putting him in charge of an agency with a $700 million budget and an outsize influence on shaping world opinion about the United States. Foreign policy experts and some critics say the appointment of Mr. Lack, the former president of NBC News and a prominent news media executive, represents a sea change for the often-criticized agency, which oversees United States government-supported civilian international news media such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Asia.
    Before Mr. Lack’s appointment, day-to-day international broadcasting operations were overseen by a board that had become known more for its dysfunction than for managing broadcast programs that reach more than 200 million people every week. Now, with Mr. Lack at the helm, the feeling in the agency and in Congress is that the broadcasting board is better positioned to counter the increasing hostile and suspicious views of Americans aboard, and more forcefully engage international rivals such as China and Russia in the high-stakes information war.
    “Andy Lack is the perfect person for the position given his background as a journalist who has run several major media organizations,” said Jeffrey Shell, the president of NBC Universal and chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
    Ted Lipien, a former Voice of America staffer and prominent critic of the board of governors, agrees. “I’m quite optimistic, and if anyone can turn the organization around, it’s him, given his background,” Mr. Lipien said. “But he faces immense challenges.”
    Mr. Lack takes over an agency that many staffers and foreign policy experts say has floundered even as rival broadcasters financed by China and Russia have grown. Russia has poured millions into foreign-focused news media like Russia Today and Sputnik News, a new website and radio service that leaders at the Kremlin say is being set up to counter the pro-American bias of the western news media. Russia Today already has a significant American presence.
    China too had continued to expand its international news media programs. China Central Television, or CCTV, now has global offices in Washington and Nairobi, Kenya, with 70 other international bureaus, many in places where the United States and China compete for influence.
    Critics of United States international broadcasting, particularly the Voice of America, say the services have been slow to report major news and slower to embrace digital technologies.
    Mr. Lacks said he was aware of the issues at the agency.
    “But I’m less concerned about where the agency is at and more focused on where we are going,” he said. “My hope is that if we are behind Russia and China, and that’s a big if, that will change.”
    In an interview on Wednesday, Mr. Lack said that he was still getting his bearings at the agency, and that he has spent the first days on the job visiting newsrooms and meeting with staffers. In the next several months, he said, he will begin implementing a number of reform initiatives by the board of governors.
    “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram, “ he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”
    One of his first tasks will be improving staff morale. Since 2007, the board of governors has been at or near the bottom in the Best Places to Work in Government Survey, issued by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit organization based in Washington. The survey is taken from data collected by the federal Office of Personnel Management.
    Mr. Lack will also have to contend with a staff that has been up in arms about pending legislation that would change the organization into what many journalists say would be an overtly propaganda arm of the United States government.
    A bipartisan bill passed by the House Foreign Relations Committee last year and was written by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Ed Royce, Republican of California, and Representative Eliot Engel, a Democrat of New York and he committee’s ranking member, would make the current board of governors an advisory board, create a new communications agency and alter Voice of America’s charter to make it more of a mouthpiece for American policy. The bill is expected to be introduced again in the House, and a similar one is in the works in the Senate.
    The bill has caused a split between journalists in the Voice of America newsroom and the American Federation of Government Employees over the union’s support of the reform bill.
    Timothy Shamble, the president of the union, said that although members supported having an executive to run the day-to-day operations at the agency, most did not expect much to change. “Our members are taking a wait-and-see approach, but don’t expect much because many of the middle managers that they see as the source of the problems are still in place.”
    The board of governors will be Mr. Lack first job in government. He came to the agency from Bloomberg Media Group, where he was responsible for expanding the company’s television, radio, magazine and digital businesses.
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    04/02/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Man arrested in San Francisco body parts case will not face charges
    04/02/15 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Athens may have heart in Moscow but head is in Europe
    04/02/15 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Athens (AFP) - With pro-Russians and ex-Communists in the cabinet, Greece's new hard-left government has sparked concerns of a strategic shift towards Moscow -- but Athens has its eyes firmly on Europe, exper...
    » Greek National Defense Minister Invited to Moscow
    04/02/15 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece.   2 Google + 1   0   0   18 Greek National Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Ka...
    » Greek Defense Minister Invited to Discuss Military Cooperation in Moscow / Sputnik International
    04/02/15 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Politics (updated 18:14 03.02.2015) 808 6 0 ATHENS (Sputnik) — New Greek Defense Minister has received an invitation to visit Moscow to discuss military cooperation, the Greek Defense Min...
    » Russian sanctions hand an advantage to Athens
    04/02/15 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Newsletter Feed. So, the gloves are off. Anyone who thought negotiations between the new radical-Left Greek government and its creditors were going to be conciliatory, or even rational, must think again. I...
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    04/02/15 04:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . In the news At least 7 dead, others hurt as Jeep, train collide in Valhalla The Journal News | <a href="http://LoHud.com" rel="nofollow">LoHud.com</a> ‎ - 1 hour ago VALHALLA — At leas...
    » At least 7 dead, others hurt when Jeep, train collide in Valhalla
    04/02/15 03:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . The aftermath of Tuesday's collision between a Jeep and a train in Valhalla. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News) Buy Photo VALHALLA — At least seven people were killed Tuesday after a Metro-Nort...
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    03/02/15 21:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » 2,238,6612,238,6612015-02-03Poll: Third of Russians Say Sanctions Causing Problems | Official
    03/02/15 21:06 from Mike Nova - Google+
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    » Broadcasting Board of Governors Names Chief Executive
    03/02/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » BBG Head Has Tough Comments on Russia Today
    03/02/15 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Russia is looking to make an ally within its biggest enemy - Business Insider
    03/02/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Шойгу пригласил в Москву нового министра обороны Греции - ИА REGNUM
    03/02/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru Шойгу пригласил в Москву нового министра обороны Греции ИА REGNUM Министр национальной обороны Греции Панос Камменос 3 февраля обсудил с послом России в Афинах Андреем Мас...
    » Председатель ОБСЕ призвал установить трехдневное перемирие в районе Дебальцево - Коммерсантъ
    03/02/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Председатель ОБСЕ призвал установить трехдневное перемирие в районе Дебальцево Коммерсантъ Действующий председатель ОБСЕ, вице-премьер и глава МИД Сербии Ивица Дачич пр...
    » Advances Against Islamic State Not Enough, Displaced Iraqis Say
    03/02/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have blunted a six-month advance by militants of the Islamic State and their supporters.Yet few of the estimated 1 million...
    » US Opening with Cuba Defended on Capitol Hill
    03/02/15 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Obama administration has defended its diplomatic opening with Cuba before U.S. lawmakers who are deeply divided on the issue. It remains unclear whether the new, Republican-led Congre...
    » 'No doubt' America will give us weapons, says Ukraine, amid fears of 'catastrophic' escalation
    03/02/15 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Some 224 killed in past three weeks, as Ukraine's president says he is in "no doubt" the US will provide weapons for fight against Russian-backed sepa...
    » Russia and France: Closer Ties Fated by Blood?
    03/02/15 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. The terrorist attack on the Paris headquarters of the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo and the ensuing social and political reaction to this tragedy in Russia make...
    » US Drone Strike Targets al-Shabab Leader
    03/02/15 20:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States carried out a drone strike in Somalia against a senior leader from the militant group al-Shabab, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Defense Department press secretary Rear ...
    » Kobani Obsession Exposing Possible Islamic State Flaws
    03/02/15 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Following a steady campaign of air strikes and a determined ground assault by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Syria, the Islamic State has finally lost its grip on one of its most high-prof...
    » ОБСЕ: Луганск был обстрелян кассетными бомбами - BBC Russian
    03/02/15 20:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Украина ОБСЕ: Луганск был обстрелян кассетными бомбами BBC Russian Мониторинговая миссия Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе (ОБСЕ) сообщила, что один...
    » Investigator: Dead Prosecutor Sought Argentine President's Arrest
    03/02/15 20:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Investigators probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating what he said was the cover-up of a deadly bombing at a Jewish center 20 years ago, found a dr...
    » If Ukraine’s Separatists Get Their “100,000 Volunteers,” They May Be Mostly Russian Soldiers
    03/02/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. With fighting raging in Ukraine and any sign of a legitimate peace agreement gone over this latest round of fighting, both Kiev and the rebels are looking to beef up their n...
    » Russia, Poland argue over World War Two anniversary - Reuters
    03/02/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia , Poland argue over World War Two anniversary Reuters Poland's Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna angered Russia nearly two weeks ago when he played up the role of Ukrainians, ...
    » Russia, Poland Clash Over WWII Anniversary
    03/02/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia and Poland traded diplomatic barbs on Tuesday over the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II in a sign of Moscow's worsening ties with Warsaw, the European Union's leadin...
    » Ukraine Calls Men to War Amid Mixed Emotions
    03/02/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Marina's brother and a close family friend have both been killed on the frontline in Ukraine's east. Now she has had to say goodbye to her husband, Ruslan, called up to fight pro-Russian ...
    » Moscow Readying a Massive Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Golts Says
    03/02/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, February 2 — The Kremlin’s calls for a ceasefire and calls by the pro-Russian militants in the Donbass for a mass mobilization are all designed to distract attenti...
    » Islamic State Reportedly Kills Jordanian Pilot
    03/02/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A video released online by Islamic State militants on February 3 appears to show the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot who was captured in December by the Islamic extrem...
    » Падение цен на нефть и будущее рынка энергоносителей
    03/02/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Падение цен на нефть и будущее...
    » Battle for Ukraine: The Minsk moment
    03/02/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not
    03/02/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. By considering giving weapons to Kyiv, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture that advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine, but which opponents warn might f...
    » Стивен Бланк: "Если не остановить Россию сейчас, миру грозит гораздо больший кризис"
    03/02/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Стивен Бланк: "Если не останов...
    » New US International Broadcasting CEO Disses Russian Television ... and ... - Daily Signal
    03/02/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Signal New US International Broadcasting CEO Disses Russian Television ... and ... Daily Signal Andy Lack, the new CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees U.S...
    » The earth is round and vaccines work
    03/02/15 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Video Keywords Children's Hospital blind faith measles virus Disneyland presidential campaign Kentucky Arizona Twitter California Hillary Clinton voiced her support for vaccinations tweeting "The earth is rou...
    » Saudi Oil Seen as Lever to Pry Russia Away From Syria’s Assad
    03/02/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has been trying to pressure President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to abandon his support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria , using its dominance of the global oil markets ...
    » ISIS Video Is Said to Show Jordanian Pilot Being Burned to Death
    03/02/15 15:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . In a new show of brutality for a group already known for displays of violence, the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the execution of a captive Jordanian pilot by burning him alive....
    » President Obama’s New Budget - NYTimes.com
    03/02/15 15:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget, released on Monday , pulls together the themes and policies set forth in his State of the Union address and other recent speeches and gives them a force and coheren...
    » Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Found at Dead Prosecutor’s Home
    03/02/15 15:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . BUENOS AIRES — Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor whose mysterious death has gripped Argentina, had drafted a warrant for the arrest of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner , accusing her of trying...
    » Heastie Is Elected Speaker of New York Assembly
    03/02/15 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . ALBANY — Culminating a rapid rise from a Bronx back-bencher to holder of one of the most powerful offices in New York state politics, Carl E. Heastie was elected speaker of the New York State Assembly o...
    » Measles: Perilous but Preventable - NYTimes.com
    03/02/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » For Europe, a Year of Political Uncertainty
    03/02/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Inside Europe By PAUL TAYLOR | REUTERS LONDON — By catapulting to power an improbable alliance of the hard left and nationalist far right, Greece has shaken up Europe’s political kaleidoscope and ...
    » NATO's Leader to Meet Russia's Foreign Minister for 1st Time
    03/02/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Russia's foreign minister for the first time — an encounter that comes as relations between Moscow and the West have plunged to th...
    » Dangerous cracks at Europe's centre - Financial Times
    03/02/15 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Financial Times Dangerous cracks at Europe's centre Financial Times here are three crises afflicting Europe. Two are on the borders of the EU: a warlike Russia and an imploding Middle ...
    » Ukraine loses five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours
    03/02/15 13:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spoke...
    » 'American Sniper' murder trial puts focus on small town - USA TODAY
    03/02/15 13:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. TheBlaze.com 'American Sniper' murder trial puts focus on small town USA TODAY STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The small Erath County town of Stephenville is bracing for the trial of the m...
    » The Israeli prime minister's planned trip to Washington is making lots of people angry
    03/02/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel and Hezbollah seem closer to war lately than they have in nearly a decade, yet much of the talk here last week was about another conflict, between Israel and it...
    » Russia says its envoy to Warsaw not summoned by Polish foreign min
    03/02/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian ambassador to Warsaw, Sergei Andreyev, has not been summoned by the Polish Foreign Ministry, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday.
    » US Scientist: AIDS Remains Key Global Health Threat
    03/02/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. medical scientist who led a team that helped eradicate outbreaks of smallpox in the 1970s says the global community is now more responsive to possible pandemics despite challenge...
    » Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours - euronews
    03/02/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. euronews Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours euronews KIEV (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-...
    » UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Above 5,350 After Sharp Escalation
    03/02/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. ​A senior UN official says the death toll in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 5,358 and urged all sides to halt a potentially "catastrophic" escalatio...
    » Rome shaken and stirred into cleanup job for James Bond shoot
    03/02/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The latest 007 adventure, Spectre, is to be shot in the Italian capital – but campaigners are saying the city is currently too dirty and dilapidated for filming With its incom...
    » Palestinian newspaper prints ‘Muhammad cartoon’
    03/02/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. President Abbas orders inquiry but artist says image, of robed figure spreading seeds of love, is ‘symbol of humanity enlightened by the prophet’ The Palestinian president, Ma...
    » Russian lesbians stage selfie kiss plane protest
    03/02/15 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Women kiss on a plane from Moscow to St Petersburg in front of sleeping politician to protest against anti-gay policies Two lesbian activists found themselves sitting in the r...
    » Prince Charles biography: 11 things we've learned
    03/02/15 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Catherine Mayer’s biography of the Prince of Wales has seen references to Wolf Hall, polo, Anna Karenina and Emma Thompson flooding the papers. Here’s what we’ve learned so fa...
    » Netanyahu's strongman image boosts ratings, countering U.S. rift
    03/02/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli voters' security concerns have boosted Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity in the past month, helping him to skirt criticism of a widened rift with the White ...
    » Russia Maligns U.S.-Led Air Strikes On IS
    03/02/15 13:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called the U.S.-led air strikes in Syria "not an effective way of dealing with" the Islamic State group, while claiming th...
    » Two dead, several injured in Australia shopping centre explosion
    03/02/15 13:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Two dead, several injured in Australia shopping centre explosion Two people have died and several injured in an explosion at a shopping centre in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday mornin...
    » Russia's Lavrov Meets Turkmen President In Ashgabat
    03/02/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has met with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Ashgabat.
    » Russians To Enter Ukraine With Travel Passports Only
    03/02/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian citizens will need passports to enter Ukraine as of March 1, a change that reflects severe tension between the neighbors amid an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.
    » Official Says Russia Discussing Food Price Controls
    03/02/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Russian official says the government is considering introducing price controls on some staple foods.
    » Poll: Third of Russians Say Sanctions Causing Problems
    03/02/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A survey by an independent Russian polling agency has found just a third of Russians say the Western sanctions imposed on their country for its actions in Ukraine have created problems fo...
    » Report Says Armenia Massacre Suspect Will Be Tried At Russian Base
    03/02/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A news report says a Russian soldier accused of killing seven members of a single family in Armenia last month will be tried at Russia's military base in Armenia.
    » How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews
    03/02/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Even at the age of seven, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.
    » 2,232,8372,232,8372015-02-03Вступительное слово на совещании по экономическим вопросам 3 февраля
    03/02/15 12:47 from Mike Nova - Google+
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    » Лукашенко взял отпуск и приехал в Сочи, где, возможно, проведет встречу с Путиным - NEWSru.com
    03/02/15 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Лукашенко взял отпуск и приехал в Сочи, где, возможно, проведет встречу с Путиным NEWSru.com Президент Белоруссии Александр Лукашенко, недавно обезопасивший свою респуб...
    » Obama Budget Gets Partisan Response on Capitol Hill
    03/02/15 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Obama’s proposed $4 trillion federal budget drew predictable praise from Democrats and equally predictable scorn from Republicans on Capitol Hill.  The fiscal blueprint would bo...
    » Obama Unveils Budget, Setting Up Battle With Congress
    03/02/15 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama has sent a $4 trillion budget to Congress that calls for tax hikes mainly on wealthier Americans and corporations. Obama’s plan ends mandated spending caps and...
    » France’s Ideals, Forged in Revolution, Face a Modern Test
    03/02/15 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The notion of France as a “totalitarian democracy” has arisen in debates over whether the French identity can make room for its growing Muslim population.
    » Fearful Ukrainian Refugees Try to Get on With Life
    03/02/15 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Russian-backed revolt in eastern Ukraine has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, taking an emotional toll.  Most of them are in government-controlled parts of the...
    » Obama Seeks $50 Billion for Foreign Relations Budget
    03/02/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Obama administration is seeking just over $50 billion to support diplomatic and aid efforts that would maintain America’s global leadership and leverage, a senior U.S. State Departmen...
    » Parents of Murdered Mexican Students Seek Justice at UN Watchdog
    03/02/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The parents of Mexican students believed murdered by a drugs gang appealed to the United Nations on Monday for help in seeking justice, saying they had no faith in the government's abilit...
    » Amnesty International обвинила Киев и ополчение в обстреле населения Донбасса - Коммерсантъ
    03/02/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Телеграф Amnesty International обвинила Киев и ополчение в обстреле населения Донбасса Коммерсантъ Международная правозащитная организация Amnesty International обвиняет как Киев, ...
    » US Slaps Visa Restrictions on Venezuelan Officials
    03/02/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States on Monday imposed visa restrictions on current and former Venezuelan officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and on people believed responsible for public corr...
    » German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine
    03/02/15 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Angela Merkel, on a visit with Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, also said that sanctions against Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine should remain in place.
    » Russian Treason Suspect Recants Testimony
    03/02/15 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A 36-year-old mother of seven who faces charges of treason in Russia has recanted testimony she gave earlier to investigators and has rejected a court-appointed defense a...
    » Депутаты Госдумы хотят взыскать с Германии репарации за годы войны - НТВ.ru
    03/02/15 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Депутаты Госдумы хотят взыскать с Германии репарации за годы войны НТВ.ru В Госдуме создают рабочую группу по подсчету ущерба, которой Германия нанесла Советскому Союзу за г...
    » Qatar: Released Taliban Detainees Not Back to Militant Activities
    03/02/15 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Qatar's foreign minister on Monday denied reports that one of five high-level Taliban detainees transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Qatar has attempted to re-engage in militant ...
    » Defense Swallows 15 Percent of Obama’s Budget Plan
    03/02/15 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget includes $585 billion to sustain his national security and defense strategies. That's nearly 15 percent of the overall budget, and a request of...
    » Russia halts cooperation with Ukraine on nukes conversion project - RT
    03/02/15 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Подразделения ДНР зачистили Углегорск, Чернухино и взяли Каменку - Политика, выборы, власть - Новости
    03/02/15 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Позиция Обамы не изменилась: США продолжат курс на изоляцию России - ИА REGNUM
    03/02/15 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда Позиция Обамы не изменилась: США продолжат курс на изоляцию России ИА REGNUM Джош Эрнест — представитель Белого дома — заявил, что позиция президента США Барак...
    » Threat of proxy war looms as US considers sending arms to Ukraine
    03/02/15 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russian troops being killed by US weapons would significantly raise the stakes of the West's standoff with Vladimir Putin
    » U.S. Taking 'Fresh Look' at Supplying Kiev With Weapons, Officials Say
    03/02/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The U.S. is reconsidering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, senior administration officials have said, adding that no deci...
    » СМИ: глава МИД Канады может уйти в отставку - ИА REGNUM
    03/02/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru СМИ: глава МИД Канады может уйти в отставку ИА REGNUM Министр иностранных дел Канады Джон Бэрд не планирует претендовать на очередной срок на своем посту и уходит в отстав...
    » Moscow Seeking To Make Russian Diaspora a Soviet-Style Political Weapon Against West
    03/02/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, February 2 – Russian embassies and other organizations Moscow has set up ostensibly to promote Russian ideas are actually working to transform Russian diasporas in...
    » Kyrgyz Justice Minister To Resign
    03/02/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Kyrgyzstan's Justice Minister Almambet Shykmamatov has announced his intention to hand in his resignation
    » Путин может сегодня рассмотреть петицию в защиту Давыдовой - Радио Свобода
    03/02/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Радио Свобода Путин может сегодня рассмотреть петицию в защиту Давыдовой Радио Свобода Обращение в защиту обвиняемой в госизмене многодетной матери Светланы Давыдовой будет рассмот...
    » Moscow's Sewers Blamed for Mysterious 'Chemical Smell' in Capital
    03/02/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The Emergency Situations Ministry has said Moscow's sewers were to blame for a mysterious "chemical" smell that prompted complaints in a number of the city's districts.
    » Псаки: США ввели ограничения для венесуэльских чиновников - Российская Газета
    03/02/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда Псаки: США ввели ограничения для венесуэльских чиновников Российская Газета На своем ежедневном брифинге для журналистов официальный представитель государствен...
    » В Крыму начались лагерные сборы военных - СЕГОДНЯ
    03/02/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. СЕГОДНЯ В Крыму начались лагерные сборы военных СЕГОДНЯ В новом округе (ЮВО) России, в который в том числе "входит" аннексированный Крым, начались масштабные лагерные сбо...
    » Батальон «Айдар» после штурма Минобороны разделят на две части - BFM.Ru
    03/02/15 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Батальон «Айдар» после штурма Минобороны разделят на две части BFM.Ru Бойцы батальона «Айдар» в результате протестов и сжигания шин у здания Минобороны, достигли выполнения своих т...
    » Ukraine run by 'miserable' Jews: rebel chief
    03/02/15 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the country's leaders "miserable" Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Don...
    » The Rundown -- February 3
    03/02/15 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Zacharchenko's anti-Semitic comments; more arguing for lethal aid to Ukraine; Ahmadinejad may be attempting a comeback
    » Антикризисный или антивоенный?
    03/02/15 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Антикризисный или антивоенный? 2 февраля 2015 года Борис Немцов, Михаил Ходорковский, Алексей Навальный и Михаил Касьянов направили в мэрию... From: Радио Свобода Views: 21 4 0 0 ...
    » Cuba Issues New Photos of Fidel Castro
    03/02/15 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Cuba has published the first photographs of former President Fidel Castro since last August, amid new speculation that his health was failing. The photos, published Monday in the Communis...
    » 2 Russians Being Held Hostage in Sudan, Embassy Says
    03/02/15 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Two Russians working for UTair airline have been kidnapped in Sudan's Darfur region, the Russian airline and the Russian Embassy in Khartoum said Tuesday.
    » Ельцин — лидер первой «оранжевой революции»
    03/02/15 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Новости дня. Подробнее...
    » Обвиняемого в массовом убийстве в Гюмри будут судить на военной базе РФ - Интерфакс
    03/02/15 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс Обвиняемого в массовом убийстве в Гюмри будут судить на военной базе РФ Интерфакс Москва. 3 февраля. INTERFAX.RU - Суд над российским военнослужащим Валерием Пермяковым, ...
    » Two Russian Pilots Kidnapped In Sudan
    03/02/15 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says two of its nationals have been kidnapped in western Sudan.
    » Yalta, The Conference That Carved Up Europe
    03/02/15 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. It's 70 It's seventy years since the conference that set the tone for the division of Europe and the Cold War. Soviet leader Josef Stalin hosted U.S. President Franklin D...
    » Russia's Lavrov Visits Turkmenistan
    03/02/15 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will make a rare visit to Turkmenistan on February 3, following a visit to China.
    » U.S. Lawmakers Seek Clarity On White House Russia Policy Review
    03/02/15 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. W ASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers are pushing for details on an ongoing White House review of its policy toward Russia amid escalating violence between Ukrainian forces and p...
    » Renouncing Egyptian Citizenship Could Free AJ Journalist
    03/02/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy could soon be released from prison in Egypt after renouncing his Egyptian citizenship. The move clears the way for Egypt to deport Fahmy, who has spent...
    » Fresh Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Kills 5
    03/02/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Fresh fighting between Ukraine's military and Russia-backed separatists killed at least five people in the region of Donetsk, officials said Tuesday. Officials at the rebel-run Donetsk ci...
    » Couple protest against Vitaly Milonov, the architect of Russia's anti-gay laws, with lesbian kiss selfie
    03/02/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Vitaly Milonov is one of Russia’s most notorious homophobes.
    » Лукашенко встретится с Путиным во время отдыха в Сочи (обновлено) - CA-News: центральноазиатская
    03/02/15 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Лукашенко встретится с Путиным во время отдыха в Сочи (обновлено) CA-News: центральноазиатская CA-NEWS (CA) - 82e2612668085f57cada309a95355c0a Президент Беларуси Александр Лукашенк...
    » The Daily Vertical: High Stakes In Ukraine
    03/02/15 09:36 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 will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical ...
    » As the US moves closer to India, Pakistan looks to Russia
    03/02/15 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Islamabad’s military and political leaders are seeking to warm ties with Moscow that have been frosty since the cold war As the US forges closer ties to India, neighbouring Pakistan ...
    » As the US moves closer to India, Pakistan looks to Russia - The Guardian
    03/02/15 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian As the US moves closer to India, Pakistan looks to Russia The Guardian The moves come as Pakistani leaders grow increasingly nervous that their traditional alliances coul...
    » Putin Beats Brad Pitt in World's Most Admired Man Ranking
    03/02/15 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the world's 11th "most admired" man and - surprise! - the most admired one in his home country, Britain-based research firm YouGov revealed...
    » Moscow’s Efforts to ‘De-Turkify’ Crimea Outrageous and Absurd, Crimean Tatar Editor Says
    03/02/15 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, February 3 – Calls by Russian politicians to rename Crimea “Tavrida” or “Tavr...
    » Q&A: Should US send lethal military assistance to Ukraine?
    03/02/15 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Officials in Washington have floated the idea of sending lethal aid to Kiev for the fight against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL explains what the move could me...
    » Суд в Гааге: ни Сербия, ни Хорватия не совершали геноцид - BBC Russian
    03/02/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. BBC Russian Суд в Гааге: ни Сербия, ни Хорватия не совершали геноцид BBC Russian Международный суд ООН в Гааге постановил, что ни Сербия, ни Хорватия не совершали геноцид в отношен...
    » Авдеевка: на линии фронта
    03/02/15 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. Авдеевка: на линии фронта Горо...
    » Russia Update: February 3, 2015
    03/02/15 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Welcome to our column, Russia Update , where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic po...
    » Ukraine Live Day 351: US Plays Down Talk Of Supplying Arms To Ukraine
    03/02/15 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here . An archive of our liveblogs can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing s...
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    » Lavrov Claims Obama's Remarks Prove U.S. Backed Ukraine 'Coup'
    02/02/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has seized on remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama about an internationally brokered deal to resolve last year's Ukrainian crisis, claiming they prove that Washi...
    » Wife of Paris attacker now France’s ‘most wanted’ woman
    02/02/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. PARIS — France’s most-wanted woman once loved the warm waves of the Dominican Republic, posing in a black bikini with her fut...
    » Amnesty Criticizes Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists For Civilian Deaths
    02/02/15 20:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Amnesty International says it has collected "gruesome evidence of civilian deaths and casualties" inflicted in recent days by both pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian f...
    » World's nations pay tribute to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah for ... - Fox News
    02/02/15 20:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. World's nations pay tribute to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah for ... Fox News UNITED NATIONS – The world's nations paid tribute Monday to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah, praisin...
    » Exclusive: Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor - sources
    02/02/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MONTREAL (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine...
    » Germany's Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy
    02/02/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday he should give space to opponents of his rule, a nod to critics who say Orban has eroded democratic fr...
    » Barack Obama praises Robbie Rogers during White House visit - LA Galaxy
    02/02/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Barack Obama praises Robbie Rogers during White House visit LA Galaxy WASHINGTON – Robbie Rogers became a pioneer for being the first openly gay professional athlete in a major A...
    » President Obama gave Robbie Rogers a special shout out - USA TODAY
    02/02/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY President Obama gave Robbie Rogers a special shout out at White House event USA TODAY WASHINGTON–The LA Galaxy and President Obama are almost old friends at this point....
    » ‘American Sniper’ misfires in Iraq
    02/02/15 20:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BAGHDAD — It is not only in America that Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war blockbuster “American Sniper” is proving controversial.Aft...
    » Bombing victims testify at U.S. trial on PLO role in Israel attacks
    02/02/15 20:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seconds after the blast hit downtown Jerusalem, Jamie Sokolow lay on the ground, her right eye damaged by shrapnel and her face feeling as though someone had set i...
    » Apple’s cash mountain grows to $178bn
    02/02/15 20:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. President Obama and Europe both want a slice of Apple’s offshore reserves Apple last week reported that its cash mountain had grown to $178bn (£118bn) – among the bigges...
    » Arctic Oil on Life Support
    02/02/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from TIME. Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is stil...
    » Sen. Harry Reid speaks on Senate floor week after surgery - The Killeen Daily Herald
    02/02/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Killeen Daily Herald Sen. Harry Reid speaks on Senate floor week after surgery The Killeen Daily Herald WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is back on the Senate ...
    » Belarus President To Visit Georgia
    02/02/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is planning to visit Georgia this April
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    » The Seattle Song by Jewel - YouTube
    02/02/15 19:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Uploaded on Oct 20, 2010 The Seattle Song by Jewel - June 27, 2010 - Woodland Park Zoo If you want to ride the space needle Or just meet some friendly people Come to Emerald city where nobody's uptight And th...
    » Barack Obama sets out plan to tax US companies on $2tn profits held abroad
    02/02/15 19:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Apple, Microsoft and General Electric would face bills of $10bn or more under president’s budget proposal for one-off levy plus 19% tax on offshore cash Barack Obama’s plan to...
    » U.S. Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Army and Police
    02/02/15 19:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The data had been available for the past six years. But last week word leaked that it would be kept secret.
    » E. Ukraine Rebel Chief Calls for Broad Mobilization - Voice of America
    02/02/15 18:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Voice of America E. Ukraine Rebel Chief Calls for Broad Mobilization Voice of America A pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has announced a "general mobilizatio...
    » Tensions Grow Between US And Venezuela - NBCNews.com
    02/02/15 18:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NBCNews.com Tensions Grow Between US And Venezuela NBCNews.com Relations between the United States and Venezuela took on a hostile tone as the U.S. announced new visa restrictions on V...
    » Fire destroys historic documents at Moscow library
    02/02/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. More than 1 million historic documents have been destroyed in a fire at one of Russia's largest public libraries, according to the Russian state news agency Tass.
    » U.S. may send military aid to Ukraine
    02/02/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. The United States is now considering sending lethal aid to help the Ukrainian government fend off attacks from pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine.
    » On Front Lines in Ukraine, Rebels Are Upbeat and Eager to Advance
    02/02/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Rebels feel they are within reach of surrounding a contingent of hundreds of Ukrainian troops dug into Debaltseve, a crucial rail hub.
    » Под Дебальцевым погиб командир "чеченского батальона" - BBC Russian
    02/02/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Под Дебальцевым погиб командир "чеченского батальона" BBC Russian Под Дебальцево 1 февраля погиб Иса Мунаев, командир воюющего на стороне украинских властей &quo...
    » Украина-РФ: о сложностях дипломатических переговоров
    02/02/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Украина-РФ: о сложностях дипло...
    » Russia Update: Chechen Brig. Gen. Isa Munayev Killed in Battle Fighting for Ukraine
    02/02/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Welcome to our column, Russia Update , where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic po...
    » Rebels Pound Ukrainian Troops After Peace Talks Fail
    02/02/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town while both sides press...
    » Ukraine: US considers military help for Kiev as separatists plan to mobilise army
    02/02/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. John Kerry, US secretary of state, will use visit to Ukrainian capital to consider options amid frustration in the west at failure to find diplomatic solution The high-stakes poker g...
    » Russian Women Lock Lips in Photo With Anti-Gay Lawmaker | News | The Moscow Times
    02/02/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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    » Ireland drawn into 'new Cold War' as Vladimir Putin flexes muscles after ... - Belfast Telegraph
    02/02/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Belfast Telegraph Ireland drawn into 'new Cold War' as Vladimir Putin flexes muscles after ... Belfast Telegraph By Paul Melia, Ralph Riegel, Philip Ryan and Tom Brady – 31 January 201...
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    02/02/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . Стоимость европейских сортов неф&#...
    » Обама: Путин - плохой стратег и наносит вред России - BBC Russian
    02/02/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. BBC Russian Обама: Путин - плохой стратег и наносит вред России BBC Russian " Путин принял это решение по поводу Крыма и Украины не в силу какого-то грандиозного стратегического пла...
    » Current Ukraine tactics can't defeat Putin - Stars and Stripes
    02/02/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Kyiv Post Current Ukraine tactics can't defeat Putin Stars and Stripes Russian President Vladimir Putin has in recent weeks rekindled the war in eastern Ukraine, and it's important to ...
    » Mr. Putin Resumes His War in Ukraine - New York Times
    02/02/15 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. New York Times Mr. Putin Resumes His War in Ukraine New York Times Though the Russian economy is staggering under the twinned onslaught of low oil prices and sanctions — or, conceivabl...
    » Владимир Путин стал объектом восхищения в России и Египте - Московский комсомолец
    02/02/15 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. Московский комсомолец Владимир Путин стал объектом восхищения в России и Египте Московский комсомолец Президент России Владимир Путин , год назад занявший третью строчку, в этом год...
    » Путин пообещал поддержку ЛУКОЙЛу в освоении новых провинций - Взгляд
    02/02/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Вести Экономика Путин пообещал поддержку ЛУКОЙЛу в освоении новых провинций Взгляд Путин обратил внимание на то, что несмотря на сложную конъюнктуру, ЛУКОЙЛ практически не ос...
    » Russian roulette: Anti-corruption author dares Putin to stop him - Toronto Star
    02/02/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Toronto Star Russian roulette: Anti-corruption author dares Putin to stop him Toronto Star Putin maintained that Magnitsky had died of natural causes, and none of those linked to his d...
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    02/02/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Путин узнал о планах ЛУКОЙЛа и пообещал компании поддержку НТВ.ru Об этом сегодня Владимиру Путину сообщил глава компании Вагит Алекперов. На встрече в Ново-Огарёве обсуждали...
    » Alexander Litvinenko inquiry hears poisoned spy saw Putin as corrupt - The Guardian
    02/02/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Guardian Alexander Litvinenko inquiry hears poisoned spy saw Putin as corrupt The Guardian The poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko met Vladimir Putin to alert him to corruption in th...
    » Litvinenko believed Putin linked to organized crime: ex-KGB spy's widow - Reuters
    02/02/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Reuters Litvinenko believed Putin linked to organized crime: ex-KGB spy's widow Reuters Giving evidence to a public inquiry at London's High Court into the former spy's death, Marina L...
    » Путин призвал прекратить кровопролитие в Донбассе - Life News
    02/02/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. Life News Путин призвал прекратить кровопролитие в Донбассе Life News Напомним, что российский лидер является последовательным сторонником мирного урегулирования конфликта на Украин...
    » На пепелище российской науки...
    02/02/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Радио Свобода. На пепелище российской науки....
    » US increasingly concerned that Russia is intent on partitioning Ukraine
    02/02/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. With rebels having seized extra 200 square miles of territory, US’s leaking of talks about sending weapons to Kiev may be Obama’s way of warning Putin to back off The public disclosu...
    » US increasingly concerned that Russia is intent on partitioning Ukraine - The Guardian
    02/02/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian US increasingly concerned that Russia is intent on partitioning Ukraine The Guardian A guard tries to arrest a fighter of the Ayda Ukrainian volunteer battalion, who ente...
    » Northeast US Braces for Second Major Snowstorm
    02/02/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A huge storm headed on Monday for the northeastern United States, the region's second wintry blast in less than a week, after dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area....
    » Лицом к событию. Как покончить с антиамериканизмом - 02 февраля, 2015
    02/02/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты - Радио Свобода. Композитор Александр Журбин, кинорежиссер Карен Шахназаров и писатель Александр Генис о том, коснулась ли "холодная война" отношений между людьми и культурами дву...
    » How Putin Managed to Dodge the Blame for Russia's Recession
    02/02/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The economy may be in serious trouble, but Russians continue to trust and support President Vladimir Putin, and analysts say this is because he represents the focal point of t...
    » Anti-IS Chechen Militants Accuse Group Of Treating Recruits As 'Cannon Fodder'
    02/02/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A social media account linked to the Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), which considers itself to be the Syrian affiliate of the North Caucasus mili...
    » Moscow Suspends Russian-Ukrainian Nuclear Missile Conversion Program
    02/02/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's federal Space Agency has suspended a Russian-Ukrainian joint venture tasked with converting Soviet-era nuclear missiles into peaceful rockets for commercial satellite...
    » Ukraine rebel orders military draft
    02/02/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Alexander Zakharchenko calls for draft to defend his separatist enclave
    » Three BBC journalists questioned for using drone in Davos no-fly zone
    02/02/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Corporation faces possible fine for journalists’ breach of security with launch of unmanned aircraft at World Economic Forum last month Three BBC journalists have been questio...
    » Laurence Olivier’s steamy love letters to Vivien Leigh see light of day
    02/02/15 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Hundreds of previously unpublished letters reveal passionate exchanges from of one of Hollywood’s greatest affairs It was one of the greatest Hollywood love affairs, beginning...
    » Litvinenko believed Putin linked to organized crime: ex-KGB spy's widow
    02/02/15 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian agent killed with polonium in London, believed Vladimir Putin lacked the mettle to stamp out corruption inside Russia's securi...
    » Jordan Says Ambassador to Return to Israel
    02/02/15 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A spokesman for Jordan’s government says its ambassador will return to Israel after he was pulled over growing confrontations at a hilltop site in Jerusalem holy to both Jews and Muslims.
    » Jordan to Send Envoy Back to Israel as Tensions Ease
    02/02/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel, the government said on Monday, three months after withdrawing the envoy in protest at Israeli restrictions on access to Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mo...
    » Letter From America: Obama Has Little to Say to the Poor
    02/02/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The president's State of the Union address focused on "middle-class economics" and the "working family," neglecting those with little financial hope.
    » Ukrainian rebels' call to arms 'shows they are weak' – video
    02/02/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Plans by pro-Russian rebels to expand their army to 100,000 people shows they are struggling, says the Ukrainian military. Rebel leaders announce a call to arms on Monday...
    » Iraqi Kurds Find Mass Grave of Yazidis
    02/02/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have found a mass grave of about 25 members of the Yazidi minority believed killed by Islamic State militants as they swept through northwest Iraq in recent ...
    » In feisty Israeli campaign, even Netanyahu's wife's recycling is a target
    02/02/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Forget the deadlocked Palestinian peace process or the Iranian nuclear program. The latest political fracas in Israel is over whether the prime minister's wife ke...
    » The Good Thing About the Disney Measles Outbreak - Huffington Post
    02/02/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN The Good Thing About the Disney Measles Outbreak Huffington Post Cases of measles linked to an exposure at Disneyland continue to spread, not just in California, but in sever...
    » Obama Admits to Being Shaken, Emboldened by ISIS Beheading Videos
    02/02/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from TIME. U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he has personally watched the graphic videos of Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) hostages being executed, saying they have helped catalyze the gl...
    » Ukraine Fighting Continues as Peace Talks Fail Again - Voice of America
    02/02/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Voice of America Ukraine Fighting Continues as Peace Talks Fail Again Voice of America Ukraine authorities say at least 13 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 20 others wound...
    » ISIS Tactics Questioned as Hostages Dwindle
    02/02/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Jordanian Christians prayed for the return of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, an air force pilot captured by the Islamic State. Analysts who study terrorist groups said the militants’ tactics h...
    » Law Favoring Cuban Arrivals Is Challenged
    02/02/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The U.S. Enacted in 1966, at the height of the Cold War, the law giving Cubans broader protections than other immigrants is both unfair and unnecessary with the restoration of diplomatic re...
    » At least 10 killed in attacks led by Yemen's Ansar al-Sharia
    02/02/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. SANAA (Reuters) - At least 10 people have been killed in Yemen over the past four days in attacks led by an al Qaeda's affiliate against Shi'ite Houthi fighters and the Yemeni army, lo...
    » The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again - Northwest Herald
    02/02/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. U.S. News & World Report The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again Northwest Herald Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a bid to restore Japan's position in the world , has been d...
    » Hackers Use Old Web Lure to Aid Assad
    02/02/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A rebel fighter chatting with an alluring young woman on Skype had fallen for the oldest scam on the Internet, and helped those who have been helping the Assad regime fight a digital war al...
    » Abe Confronts Wider Islamic State Threat After Hostage Murders - Bloomberg
    02/02/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Abe Confronts Wider Islamic State Threat After Hostage Murders Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- Islamic State's warning to Japan after beheading two of its citizens met with tough words ...
    » Contrite Australian Prime Minister Won't Appoint Knights - New York Times
    02/02/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The New Daily Contrite Australian Prime Minister Won't Appoint Knights New York Times CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Tony Abbott, facing down a revolt from within his own g...
    » Mongolia jails American, two Philippine citizens in tax evasion case
    02/02/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - (This story was refiled to fix location in dateline)
    » Twenty-Two Kyrgyz Nationals Killed In Syria
    02/02/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The head of the investigative department in Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry has said that 22 citizens of Kyrgyzstan have been killed in fighting in Syria.
    » Free speech? Not at four in five UK universities
    02/02/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. According to research by online magazine Spiked 80% of universities have restrictions on free speech – from banning sombreros to excluding the Sun When Professor Thomas Scotto...
    » Obama proposes tax on US firms' foreign profits - Albuquerque Journal
    02/02/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Albuquerque Journal Obama proposes tax on US firms' foreign profits Albuquerque Journal WASHINGTON – The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday propose...
    » Ukraine says five more soldiers killed overnight in fighting in the east
    02/02/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Ukraine military spokesman...
    » Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill – video
    02/02/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. In tiny bunkers in the United States, young pilots are operating unmanned drones targeting 'bad people' in Pakistan. Recruited at video game fairs by military leaders who...
    » Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile
    02/02/15 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Pakistan says it has tested a short-range missile with capability to carry nuclear or conventional warheads.
    » Daughter of Korean Air Boss Treated Crew 'Like Slaves,' Chief Steward Says - TIME
    02/02/15 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. TIME Daughter of Korean Air Boss Treated Crew 'Like Slaves,' Chief Steward Says TIME &lt;&gt; on December 30, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. The Former Korean Air Lines Co. Vice P...
    » World's deadliest sniper is Royal Marine | UK | News | Daily Express
    02/02/15 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. A ROYAL Marine who once averaged a lethal strike every ten minutes is the deadliest sniper in the world , it has emerged.
    » Your gluten-free detox cleanse is nothing more than conspicuous consumption
    02/02/15 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. But consumerism masked as ethical eating doesn’t end with non-existent health benefits People have been selling snake oil for centuries. But the way similar marketing puffery ...
    » Police complaints rise 15% in a year
    02/02/15 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Independent Police Complaints Commission says 34,863 complaints were made about forces in England and Wales in 2013/14 The number of recorded complaints about police rose by 1...
    » Strauss-Kahn Faces Pimping Charges in Court - Voice of America
    02/02/15 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Voice of America Strauss-Kahn Faces Pimping Charges in Court Voice of America A man once seen as a potential challenger to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial M...
    » France's Sarkozy under pressure to block National Front candidate
    02/02/15 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy, the ex-president now heading France's main conservative opposition, came under pressure from allies and foes on Monday to endorse rival Socialists in...
    » At heart of new euro crisis: Germany's obsession with debt - The Globe and Mail
    02/02/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. U.S. News & World Report At heart of new euro crisis: Germany's obsession with debt The Globe and Mail As the euro zone hurtles toward a fresh crisis, Germany is often portrayed ...
    » The battle for eastern Ukraine intensifies
    02/02/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. After the collapse of peace talks over the weekend, fighting erupted on multiple fronts. read more
    » As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid
    02/02/15 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A s the crisis in eastern Ukraine shows no sign of deescalating in the wake of a cease-fire agreement reached in September 2014, pressure is growing for Western countries...
    » Ebola vaccine trial to start on volunteers in Liberia
    02/02/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Country’s vice-president speaks at musical event in Monrovia aimed at overcoming reluctance to embrace the drug A trial of an Ebola vaccine is due to start on Monday in Liberi...
    » Greek PM Tsipras rules out turning to Russia for aid
    02/02/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NICOSIA (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday said his left-wing government would make full use of a mandate for negotiations with European partners and ruled out s...
    » The Daily Vertical: Putin Goes For Broke
    02/02/15 12:47 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 will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical ...
    » Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Putin's Evolution
    02/02/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Russian leader has succeeded in presenting himself as the embodiment of the state.
    » Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi review – devastating, enraging, and funny
    02/02/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. This memoir of a Guantànamo detainee’s appalling experiences is full of warmth, intelligence and sardonic humour. It is also a grim warning against flouting the rule of law On...
    » Merkel to visit Obama and Canada's Harper to ready G7 summit
    02/02/15 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Washington and Ottawa next week for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the G...
    » Ex-IMF Head Strauss-Kahn On Trial For Pimping
    02/02/15 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Four years after a sex scandal cost him his job and political career, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in court.
    » Stephen Fry is wrong: Without God, the world would be worse off - Catholic Herald Online (blog)
    02/02/15 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Catholic Herald Online (blog) Stephen Fry is wrong: Without God, the world would be worse off Catholic Herald Online (blog) Ultimately some Christians have concluded this world is brok...
    » UK military experts advised on terror risk of weaponised Ebola – MoD report
    02/02/15 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Ministry of Defence releases report from late last year identifying scenarios in which virus could be used for bioterrorism British military experts were asked to draw up guid...
    » Germany Sees No Need to Scrap Troika
    02/02/15 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The German government sees no need to abolish the role of the so-called “troika” of inspectors from the ECB, the EU and the IMF, which collectively oversee Greece’s financial turnaroun...
    » ‘Nut rage’ trial: Korean Air executive treated crew ‘like slaves’
    02/02/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Cho Hyun-ah, accused of ‘senseless’ conduct by cabin crew chief, faces up 10 years in jail if convicted of air safety violations A Korean Air cabin crew chief allegedly forced...
    » Donetsk opera house: tanks on the street but the show must go on
    02/02/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The city’s opera house remains open despite the dangers posed by the conflict between local separatists and Ukrainian forces By now in Donetsk, everyone from children to pensi...
    » Obama argues Americans are safer on his watch
    02/02/15 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story . By Associated Press February 2 at 8:03 AM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pushing back against criticism of his foreign policy, arguing that Americans are safer on his watch. Obama said in an int...
    » Monday's Morning Email: Details of Obama's $4 Trillion Budget - Huffington Post
    02/02/15 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Washington Times Monday's Morning Email: Details of Obama's $4 Trillion Budget Huffington Post TOP STORIES. To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbo...
    » European Parliament evacuated as police check suspicious car - The Indian Express
    02/02/15 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Indian Express European Parliament evacuated as police check suspicious car The Indian Express Europe terror, EU Parliament , European Parliament, Terrorism, Policemen and a securi...
    » Can emojis really be used to make terror threats?
    02/02/15 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. A teenager was arrested for ‘making a terroristic threat’ with a series of emoji-based Facebook status updates. A professor of linguistics explores how the Japanese symbols ar...
    » Obama argues Americans are safer on his watch - Scottsbluff Star Herald
    02/02/15 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Obama argues Americans are safer on his watch Scottsbluff Star Herald WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing back against criticism of his foreign policy, arguing th...
    » Departing From Japan's Pacifism, Shinzo Abe Vows Revenge for Killings - New York Times
    02/02/15 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Departing From Japan's Pacifism, Shinzo Abe Vows Revenge for Killings New York Times TOKYO — When Islamic State militants posted a video over the weekend showing t...
    » Tickling Twitter's Funnybone: Putin Can Destroy NATO With What?
    02/02/15 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A headline for a popular current events program on Russia's Channel One claimed that Vladimir Putin could destroy NATO with a phone call. And Twitter users have been gigg...
    » Crimean Tatars Oppose Stalin-Churchill-Roosevelt Monument
    02/02/15 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Crimean Tatars protested a decision by the annexed region's Kremlin-backed government to erect a monument to Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.
    » Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom
    02/02/15 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10 a.m. EST. SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR, Mexico (AP) -- Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the south...
    » Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel
    02/02/15 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The White House says President Barack Obama will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Monday at the White House. It says the two leaders plan to meet in the Oval Office followed by a...
    » Would you dare tell the truth to an evil, all-powerful maniac? Stephen Fry would
    02/02/15 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. There’s bravery in the entertainer’s imagined confrontation with God – but in describing it he shows that he misunderstands the nature of Christianity Someone once told me tha...
    » Azerbaijan Launches Military Exercises Amid Tensions With Armenia
    02/02/15 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Azerbaijan has launched military maneuvers in the midst of escalating tensions with neighboring Armenia.
    » Peter Greste: ‘I feel incredible angst for colleagues left behind’
    02/02/15 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Australian reporter says he is immensely relieved to be free but the fight must go on for other journalists still in Egyptian jail Australian reporter Peter Greste says he fee...
    » Police Hold Man With Gun Outside EU Parliament
    02/02/15 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Police in Brussels have detained a Slovakian man outside the European Parliament and found a gun and chainsaw in his car.
    » British Army faces radical shakeup
    02/02/15 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. • New head of army plans to cut top brass • Emphasis on non-violent warfare After the huge mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and confronted now by new threats amid extraordina...
    » More about Yemen
    02/02/15 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Here's some background information about Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, sharing a border with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
    » СМИ узнали о планах Киева ввести въезд по загранпаспортам для россиян - РБК
    02/02/15 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine СМИ узнали о планах Киева ввести въезд по загранпаспортам для россиян РБК МИД Украины предложил запретить россиянам въезжать в страну по общегражданским паспортам, с...
    » Донецкие ополченцы объявили о готовящейся мобилизации 100 тыс. человек - РБК
    02/02/15 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Донецкие ополченцы объявили о готовящейся мобилизации 100 тыс. человек РБК Через десять дней в Донбассе будет проведена всеобщая мобилизация, планируется мобилизовать до 1...
    » More Russians expect full scale war with Ukraine, poll shows - RT
    02/02/15 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT More Russians expect full scale war with Ukraine, poll shows RT The VTSIOM public opinion center released the results of its latest research on the perception of Ukrainian events i...
    » Russia's Eroding Economy Risks Putin's Economic Union - The Fiscal Times
    02/02/15 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CISTran Finance Russia's Eroding Economy Risks Putin's Economic Union The Fiscal Times Cracks are already showing up in the new Russia -backed free trade bloc known as the Eurasian Ec...
    » ‘Why Doesn’t Moscow Set Up an Institute for Enslaving Other Countries?’
    02/02/15 11:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, February 2 – Why don’t Russia and the other former Soviet republics have an s...
    » Russia's manufacturing sector hasn't looked this bad since June 2009 - Business Insider
    02/02/15 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia's manufacturing sector hasn't looked this bad since June 2009 Business Insider Russia's HSBC composite output index fell to 47.6 in January, down from 48.9 in ...
    » Irish anti-gay marriage protester makes embarrassing slip-up during rant live on TV
    02/02/15 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. An Irish man’s rant against gay marriage on a national television debate went amusingly awry after he inadvertently opposed straight marriage as well.
    » US Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter
    02/02/15 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
    mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The handlers of the most famous groundhog in the eastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania say the furry little rodent from the small town of Punxsutawney  has forecast six more weeks of winter....
    » Германия не будет поддерживать Украину оружием, заявила Меркель - РИА Новости
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