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Judge Dismisses Kirchner Coverup Allegations

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A federal judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Kirchner had plotted with Iran to cover up its alleged role in a 1994 terrorist attack here, saying there was no evidence whatsoever of any crime.

China Now Has More Submarines than the U.S. 

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China now has more submarines than the U.S., though the vessels are inferior to the U.S. fleet.
Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of naval operations for capabilities and resources, said the vessels are part of China’s expansion into more geographic areas of operation for longer periods of time, Reuters reports. His comments mark the latest expression of concern from some U.S. officials over the Chinese military buildup.
U.S. military officials have recently sought to highlight China’s growing capabilities in an effort to ensure that the U.S. can maintain its technical edge, though a recent study from the Rand Corp. challenged some of those concerns when it found “potentially serious weaknesses” in the Chinese military.

Rebels in Donetsk restore former Ukrainian armoury

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Dozens of pro-Russian rebels are restoring Ukrainian tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other heavy weapons in a factory in an abandoned industrial zone in Donetsk. Duration 00:52.
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Argentine judge throws out cover-up charge against President Fernandez 

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'The evidence gathered far from meets the minimal standard,' said a statement from the judiciary branch's CIJ information service.

Letter From Europe: Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly 

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Europe's indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece and often uncomfortable with leadership, has had a rocky month.

The Insidious Strangeness of Life for European Jews - TIME

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Swedish office implants microchips in employees' hands

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A high-tech office complex in Sweden is offering workers the opportunity to have a microchip implanted under the skin of their hands. Report by Sarah Kerr.
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Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin saw his approval ratings tick up to 86% even as the economy reels from Western sanctions and falling oil prices.
Levada Center, a Moscow-based pollster, released a poll Thursday showing Putin’s approval ratings increased one percentage point from a month earlier.
Putin’s approval numbers have soared nearly twenty points since early 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and sent relations with the West tumbling to the lowest levels since the end of the Cold War. His ratings reached a high of 87% in August.
The high ratings come even as the Russian economy faces recession. The ruble has lost nearly half of its value in the past twelve months, and the government expects the economy to shrink 3 percent this year, the first drop since 2009.
It can be hard to tell how reliable polling numbers are in Russia, though Levada is considered the most dependable. It’s likely though that Putin’s showdown with the West has won him fresh support amid a surge in nationalism — and the Russian media’s positive spin on everything Putin may have also helped boost his popularity.

Kerry to Meet With Iranian Negotiators, Russia's Lavrov

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Montreux, Switzerland, next week, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday. During his trip, Kerry also is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday in Geneva to discuss Ukraine and Syria, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a daily briefing. Additionally, Kerry is to speak to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, Psaki said. He also will...

Kerry To Meet Russia, Iran FMs Next Week

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts in Switzerland on March 2.

Saudi Arabian Convicted in 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Trial

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A federal jury has found Khaled al-Fawwaz guilty of participating in a conspiracy by al Qaeda that led to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa.

Like Mohammed Emwazi, I was radicalised. So I know how extremists exploit grievances 

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Racism and violent Islamism feed each other in a vicious circle: we must counter the narrative of victimhood
The unveiling of Mohammed Emwazi as the man behind the “Jihadi John” mask is a reminder that Islamist extremism is an ideology that is accessible to all. It is clear from the news in the past week how powerful a draw it is for such a diverse range of people.
From the Bangladeshi-heritage east London schoolgirls to Emwazi, the well-off west Londoner of Kuwaiti heritage, Islamic State (Isis) and other extremists recruit from across British society. It is this inherent vulnerability that should inform what is the most appropriate response, without doubt a civil society one.
Just as racism became the go-to grievance for my actions, so too does Islamist extremism feed far-right extremism
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David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer 

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Security services watchdog will investigate alleged MI6 complicity into treatment of Michael Adebolajo while he was detained in Kenya
The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged.
The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.
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House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while temporarily leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal....

Netanyahu, Herzog vow to solve housing crisis after election - Jerusalem Post Israel News

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The Easy Oil Is Gone, So Where Do We Look Now?

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In 2008, Canadian economist Jeff Rubin stunned the oil market with a bold prediction: With the world economy growing at 5 percent a year, oil demand would grow with it, outpacing supply, thus lifting the oil price from $147 to over $200 a barrel.
The former chief economist at CIBC World Markets was so convinced of his thesis, he wrote a book about it. “Why the World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller” forecast a sea change in the global economy, all driven by unsustainably high oil prices, where domestic manufacturing is reinvigorated at the expense of seaborne trade and people’s choices become driven by the ever-increasing prices of fossil fuels.
In the book, Rubin dedicates an entire chapter to the changing oil supply picture, with his main argument being that oil companies “have their hands between the cushions” looking for new oil, since all the easily recoverable oil is either gone or continues to be depleted – at the rate of around 6.7% a year (IEA figures). “Even if the depletion rate stops rising, we must find nearly 20 million barrels a day of new production over the next five years simply to keep global production at its current level,” Rubin wrote, adding that the new oil will match the same level of consumption in 2015, as five years earlier in 2010. In other words, new oil supplies can’t keep up with demand.
Of course, Rubin at the time was talking about conventional oil – land-based and undersea oil – as well as unconventional oil sands. The shale oil “revolution” in the United States that took off soon after the publication of his book has certainly changed the supply picture, and the recent collapse in oil prices has forced Rubin to eat his words. With U.S. shale oil production soaring from 600,000 barrels a day in 2008 to 3.5 million barrels a day in 2014, the United States over the past few years has flooded the market with new oil from its shale formations, including the Eagle Ford in South Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total U.S. production (conventional and unconventional) will increase to 9.3 million barrels a day this year, the most since 1972.
While some observers, including oil giant BP, are now predicting a slowdown in U.S. shale oil production as wells are depleted at a faster rate, to be replaced by Middle Eastern output that has lost ground to U.S. shale, the thesis posed by Jeff Rubin in 2008, that the world is running out of oil, seems to have changed to: Is the world swimming in oil?
In this continuing climate of abundant oil production, Oilprice.com sought to find out where the new oil will be found. The data could be used in a further analysis to determine whether an oversupplied market will continue to depress oil prices into the future – or whether a price correction is likely given a tightening of the market on the supply side.
According to a 2013 report by Wood Mackenzie, the world holds 1.4 trillion barrels of oil equivalent oil and gas reserves, with the Middle East, Latin America, North America and Africa identified as the key regions for future oil plays.
Of course, many of the new fields are uneconomic at current prices, so it is instructive to look at the largest oil fields to see where oil producers are likely to keep pumping, even though many of these fields are in decline.
They include Ghawar and Safaniya in Saudi Arabia, Burgan in Kuwait, and Rumalia and West Qurna-2 in Iraq. These five fields were named the most important by Oilprice.com in an article last June. Ghawar, the world’s largest field, has an estimated 70 billion barrels of remaining reserves, more than all but seven other countries, according to the EIA. In production since the 1950s, it continues to produce at 5 million barrels a day.
If you noticed the dominance of the Middle East in this list, you’d be right. Current estimates have over 80 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves located in OPEC member countries, with Middle Eastern reserves comprising 65 percent of the OPEC total.
Adding to the Oilprice.com list, Forbes named Majnoon in Iraq, Khuzestan (also the name of a province) in Iran, Kashagan in the Caspian Sea, Khurais in Saudi Arabia, the Tupi field offshore Brazil, Carabobo in Venezuela’s Orinoco heavy oil belt, and the North Slope of Alaska among its top 10 fields of the future.
Fortune places the Orinoco belt in Venezuela among its six largest untapped fields, at an eye-watering 513 billion barrels of recoverable crude. In comparison the Chicontapec Basin in Mexico, also on the list, is a Lilliputian at 10 billion barrels. Others include the Santos and Campos Basins in offshore Brazil, at 123 billion barrels, the Supergiant field in the southwest desert of Iraq, at between 45 and 100 billion barrels, and the Jubilee Field in Ghana, estimated to contain 1.8 billion barrels of recoverable crude.
The Canadian oil sands should of course also be included in the matrix of future oil supply. Despite the difficulty and higher-cost, compared to conventional sources, of stripping the bitumen from the oil sands and processing it into heavy oil, the vastness of the reserves contained in the sands of northern Alberta cannot be underestimated. According to the Alberta government the oil sands has proven reserves of about 168 billion barrels, the third largest proven crude oil reserve in the world, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Canadian oil sands production is forecasted to grow from about 2 million barrels per day to 3.7 million barrels per day by 2020 and 5.2 million barrels per day by 2030, according to Alberta Energy.
Many have pointed to the Arctic as the answer to the depletion of existing oil and gas fields. The region, which crosses Russia, Alaska, Norway and Greenland, is estimated to hold 166 billion barrels of oil equivalent, more oil and gas than Iran and enough to meet the world’s entire consumption of crude oil for five years, reported The Daily Telegraph.
Drilling down a bit further, the US Geological Survey estimates that over 87% of the Arctic’s oil and gas resources are located in seven Arctic basin provinces: Arctic Alaska Basin, East Barents Basin, East Greenland Basin, West Greenland East Canada Basin, East Greenland Rift Basin, West Siberian Basin and the Yenisey-Khatang Basin.
The Prudhoe Bay field in Alaska, which has been pumping oil since 1977, is the largest oil field in North America, at about 25 billion barrels. Around 16 percent of the Arctic’s undiscovered oil and gas is located on land, with the remaining potential either locked in continental shelves or underwater at depths over 500 metres.
Of the seven basins outlined by the USGS, the most abundant is Arctic Alaska, at 29.36 billion barrels of crude oil, followed by the Amerasia Basin, at 9.72 billon, and the East Greenland Rift Basin at 8.90 billion, according to Geology.com.
Among the oil majors eyeing the Arctic prize, Shell has been drilling off the coast of Alaska for decades, Statoil is active in the Norwegian Arctic, and ExxonMobil is exploring with Russia’s Rosneft in the Russian far north. Last year Rosneft/ ExxonMobil discovered a field that could hold up to 730 million barrels of oil, but for the time being, exploration looks thin. With low oil prices, most oil companies are reining in capital costs, and exploration expenditures are a high-priority line item. Statoil and Chevron have both put their Arctic plans on ice, and the ExxonMobil partnership with Rosneft could be in trouble due to Western sanctions against Russia. Shell is currently the only company sinking any capital into the Arctic, with the Anglo-Dutch firm announcing at the end of January that it plans to proceed with a $1-billion Arctic drilling this summer.
And what of the shale oil reserves that have propelled the United States to becoming close to energy-independent and threaten to knock Saudi Arabia off its pedestal as the world’s top oil producer? In 2013, the EIA conducted the first-ever U.S. analysis of global shale oil reserves. It estimated “technically recoverable” (as opposed to economically recoverable) shale oil resources of 345 billion barrels in 42 countries, the equivalent of 10 percent of global crude oil supplies – and enough to cover over a decade of oil consumption.
According to the EIA, Russia and the United States have the largest shale oil resources, at a respective 75 billion barrels and 58 billion barrels, followed by China, Argentina and Libya. The other countries on the top 10 list of countries with technically recoverable shale include Australia, Venezuela, Mexico, Pakistan and Canada.
The EIA report also shows a marked increase in the number of prospective shale deposits globally compared to an earlier 2011 report. That report listed 32 countries with shale versus 41 in 2013, 48 basins versus 95, and half the number of formations, at 69 in 2011 versus 137 in 2013.
This article originally appeared on Oilprice.com.
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US Convicts Bin Laden Aide Over Africa Attacks

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Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New York

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Harassment of Jews Across World Hits 7-Year High

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The number of countries where Jews faced harassment rose to a seven-year high in 2013, according to new study on persecution of religious groups around the world.
The Pew Research Center found that Jews were harassed by governments or social groups in 77 countries of the 198 in the study, up from 71 countries the year before. The study measured both instances of government policies that restrict religious practices and private acts of hostility and found that Jews were far more likely to face private attacks or abuse than other religious groups.
Christianity, the world’s most widespread religion, faced instances of harassment in 102 countries. Among Christians, most instances involved government harassment. Muslims were harassed in 99 countries.
Harassment of Jews in 2013 was particularly prevalent in Europe. Among 45 European countries, 34 registered instances of private attacks on Jews, a higher proportion than any other geographic region. In March 2013, for example, three men attacked a young man wearing a kippah in a Paris suburb, threatening, “We will kill all of you Jews.” In August, vandals painted a Swastika on the walls of a bull ring outside Madrid. Some 32 countries in Europe saw private attacks on Muslims.
Among the world’s 25 largest countries, the study found that overall levels of harassment against all religious groups were highest in Burma, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Russia. But overall, the share of countries worldwide with social hostilities involving religion declined in 2013 — dropping six percentage points from 33% to 27%.



Global Art Community Condemns ISIS Destruction of Artifacts at Mosul Museum 

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A new video purporting to show militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul has sent waves through the global art community.
Militants in the footage are shown pushing statues to the floor and smashing others with hammers.The Guardian reports that a man speaking to the camera then aims to justify the acts, citing how they didn’t exist in the time of the Prophet Muhammad and were worshipped by irreligious people.
The director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art condemned what he called the “catastrophic destruction to one of the most important museums in the Middle East.”
“This mindless attack on great art, on history, and on human understanding constitutes a tragic assault not only on the Mosul Museum, but on our universal commitment to use art to unite people and promote human understanding,” Thomas P. Campbell said in a statement.
Corine Wegener, a cultural heritage officer at the Smithsonian Institution who helps preserve ancient works at risk in war zones, labeled it the “wonton and unnecessary destruction of cultural heritage.”
“[ISIS] has a particular viewpoint about what’s offensive,” she told TIME. Wegener has helped facilitate workshops on how to protect cultural history in Syria and Iraq, in a partnership with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center and other groups. “The fact that they really feel this is something they have to do because they’re emulating the Prophet Muhammad makes our work really difficult.”
She adds, “the best we can do as cultural heritage professionals is to remind everyone that cultural heritage belongs to us all.”
The destruction at the Mosul Museum also prompted the cultural arm of the United Nations to call for the Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on protecting Iraq’s cultural heritage. “This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement, adding, “this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism and conflict in Iraq.”
The video showing the destruction of ancient works, including statues from the UNESCO world heritage site Hatra, is among the latest attacks on significant artifacts by the Islamist extremists. ISIS has reportedly destroyed thousands of books and manuscripts from Mosul’s central library.

Azerbaijan is transforming into a mini-Russia - Quartz

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The West's renewed difficulties with Russia have once again highlighted the importance of cutting resource-dependency on antagonistic states. No one can disagree that Europe surely must find alternative sources of natural gas. And it is vital that the ...

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Russian TV presenter says woman spiked his drink to castrate him 

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A Russian television presenter has told how he was approached by an attractive blonde woman in a Moscow bar, had a drink with her, and woke up to find himself at a bus stop with his testicles removed.
He was told that his testicles had been removed and that "it was done like proper surgery by someone with a medical education," the Mail reported.
It is thought his beer was spiked to allow the operation to take place.
The actor, now working as a children's animator, was too embarrassed at first to explain what had happened to his wife, said media reports.

Глава военной разведки США: чтобы поставить оружие Киеву, нужно время - РИА Новости

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Ukrainian military pulls back heavy weaponry from eastern front 

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Withdrawl of artillery and creation of buffer zone is second step after ceasefire in 12-point agreement agreed in truce talks
Kiev’s forces have begun pulling back heavy weapons from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, marking a step forward for the troubled peace plan agreed in Minsk this month.
Army command said on Thursday that it would withdraw 100mm cannons from the current demarcation line over the next 24 hours, barring attacks by Russia-backed rebels. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the military, later said a second phase of the withdrawal would be pull back heavier weapons, including the 120mm mortars that have been a feature of the conflict.
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Nuke Deal Could Help Saudi Arabia, Iran Mend Fences

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After years of mutual mistrust and jockeying for regional power, Saudi Arabia and Iran may be on their way to mending fences, analysts say. Mutual concerns over the emergence of the so-called Islamic State group in the region and Iran’s impending nuclear deal with the West are providing stimulus for Riyadh and Tehran to head towards détente, analysts say. “If there is a deal on the nuclear issue, then this will bring Iran back as a participant in the dynamics of the international community, which will force it to become more pragmatic and more moderate,” said Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.  “And this is in Saudi Arabia’s interests because the more extreme Iran becomes, the more threatening it becomes.” From friends to rivals Saudi Arabia is a conservative Sunni Islamic kingdom, home to Islam’s holiest sites, Mecca and Medina. As such, it regards itself as the rightful leader of the Islamic world.  Iran is a Shi’ite Islamic republic, which has sought to exert religious influence over Shia populations elsewhere in the region. Some four decades ago, both countries were relatively politically aligned and had friendly relations with the West.  But things changed after the 1979 revolution in Iran and the return of exiled Ayatollah Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, who resented the Saudi kingdom’s relationship with the West. “The Islamic Republic quickly started exporting the revolution in the Middle East,” said Khatib. “They were trying to get Shia populations in the region to accept the supreme leader’s [Khomeini’s] model of Islamic jurisprudence as the only acceptable political and religious model for [the] population.” Saudi Arabia saw this as a challenge to its own influence as a regional actor in the Middle East. “Iran’s concern about Saudi Arabia is similar to Saudi Arabia’s concern about Iran.  Both these countries are using theocracy as a basis for increasing and expanding political influence,” Khatib added. Conspiracy fears And in the end, the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran is about far more than religion, said Alireza Nader, a senior international policy analyst at RAND and author of Iran After the Bomb. “The Saudis thought, especially, that the United States favored Iran in the region over Saudi Arabia, and there is a persistent Saudi fear to this day that the United States and Iran might work behind Saudi Arabia’s back and come to a secret agreement that leaves the Saudis in the cold,” says Nader. Experts generally agree that whatever the crisis in the Middle East over the past thirty years—Israeli-Palestinian tensions, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf and Iraq Wars, Syria’s civil war, the rise of the Islamic State or the recent Houthi takeover in Yemen—there always seems to be a degree of Saudi and Iranian involvement, always on opposite sides. The rivalry is especially evident in present-day Iraq and Syria, says Nader. “The conflicts in Iraq and Syria are being fueled by Iran and Saudi Arabia…Iran backs Shia militias in Iraq and it’s a big supporter of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Nader said  At the same time, he said, the Saudis support Sunni groups in Lebanon and they also are among some of the biggest backers of the Sunni-led insurgency in Syria. New commonality “Today, both countries are suffering the blowback of their rivalry, particularly Iran,” says Nader.  “For example, low oil prices that are in part attributed to Saudi policy on oil exports and are really further damaging Iran’s economy.  And Saudi Arabia is facing tremendous insecurity over [the] Houthi Shia takeover of the Yemeni government.” And for the first time, Iran and Saudi Arabia face a common enemy at their borders—the Islamic State, which, as the militant group has made clear, has long-term ambitions for the region as a “state project.” “ISIS is an extremist Sunni organization that poses a direct challenge to Iran’s Shi’ism, because it regards the Shia as apostates,” says Carnegie’s Khatib, using another shorthand name for the group.  “At the same time, ISIS is presenting itself as the true version of Wahhabism, which is a true challenge to Saudi Arabia’s interpretation of Islam, and that means ISIS threatens Saudi Arabia’s claims to religious legitimacy.” Observers agree that, as the Islamic State grows, in terms of influence, membership and military strength, it ultimately threatens everything that the Saudis and Iranians have worked to achieve. Looking to co-exist In view of the realities on the ground there has been a spurt in renewed communication between Riyadh and Tehran, signaling an apparent bilateral interest in thawing chilly relations.  Iran's deputy foreign minister met with the Saudi foreign minister in Jeddah last August for the first high-level talks between the two countries since Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran’s president in 2013. One month later, their respective foreign ministers met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “I think that both sides have come to terms with the fact that neither government or regime is going to go away any time soon, and that they have to find a way to co-exist,” says RAND’s Nader. “The basic rules of the game have been established, and that would explain why there hasn’t been any outbreak of direct violence, obviously, or a conflict between the two.” Some analysts believe that if Western powers reach a successful nuclear deal with Iran, it might help reduce mistrust between Riyadh and Tehran, and pave the way to warmer relations, ultimately altering the dynamics in the entire region. Some ‘ifs’ remain But there are still a lot of ifs. “If the Saudis come to believe that the deal isn’t that bad and that a lessening of tensions between the U.S. and Iran could be beneficial to their interests,” Nader said, “and if they view that they can come to an accommodation with Iran in the region—that one country isn’t going to surpass the other but will have to live with each other and their respective areas of influence, then I think there is still a possibility that we could see a warming of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.” A  nuclear deal would benefit Iran because it would lessen the economic burden of sanctions. However, Khatib warns that Iran will not accept just any deal. It needs a deal that will help it save face when it comes to Saudi Arabia—and saving face is very important to Tehran. This is where Khatib sees the United States as playing a pivotal role. “The U.S. is leading the nuclear negotiations with Iran and has indicated that it is serious about reaching a deal,” says she, “and the U.S. needs to continue trying to earn Iranian trust on this matter. This week, after months of negotiations, officials reported they may be close to reaching a framework deal by early March, opening the door for a final accord to be hammered out by July 1, the agreed upon deadline.

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New Pentagon Chief Goes on International Offensive

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His nomination was barely confirmed, but within hours new U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was jetting off to Afghanistan and Kuwait. He met with U.S. troops, top officials in the region and vowed to go after militants of the so-called Islamic State, Carter has had plenty of experience having previously served as a top Pentagon official, and experts say on his first trip as Secretary of Defense, Carter was looking for perspective. Carla Babb reports.

US Intelligence Chief Says He Backs Arming Ukraine

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The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that supplying Ukraine with weapons to fight Moscow-backed separatists would provoke a "negative reaction" from Russia's president, but that he personally backed the idea of providing "lethal assistance" to Kyiv. Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, said that while Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions were difficult to predict, a U.S. decision to arm Ukraine could lead to Russia delivering more advanced weaponry to the separatists. "I think the intelligence community view is that if we were to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, that this would evoke a negative reaction from Putin and the Russians," he said. "It could potentially further remove the very thin fig leaf of their position that they have not been involved in Ukraine and could lead to accelerating or promoting more weaponry of higher sophistication to the separatist areas to support the separatists." Clapper said he personally "would favor" providing Ukraine with defensive weapons, but added that this was his "personal perspective" and "does not represent an official company policy of the intelligence community." White House officials say they are still considering arming Ukraine, whose forces have at times been outgunned by the separatists. Clapper said finding a lasting solution to the Ukraine crisis that allows Kyiv to pursue Western integration "will be difficult, to say the least." "Moscow sees itself in direct confrontation with the West over Ukraine and will be very prone to overreact to U.S. actions," he said. "Putin's goals are to keep Ukraine out of NATO and ensure separatists control an autonomous entity within Ukraine. He wants Moscow to retain leverage over Kyiv, and Crimea in his view is simply not negotiable. Russia's dominance over the former Soviet space is Russia's highest foreign policy goal." Clapper said he thought Putin was not bent on capturing all of Ukraine, but wanted a separatist "entity" in eastern Ukraine that would include the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. He said Russia was also seeking a "land bridge to Crimea," the peninsula Russia annexed from Ukraine last year, and the port of Mariupol, which separatist forces rocketed in late January. He said he did not think the rebels were planning an "imminent" attack on Mariupol but wanted to "regroup" and "wait until spring" to start an offensive targeting the port. At the same Senate hearing, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, said U.S. lethal aid to Ukraine "couldn't be delivered quickly enough or change the balance of power on the ground." When Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona challenged him, saying that assertion "defies logic,"  Stewart responded that the separatists and their Russian backers "could resupply a lot faster with a lot heavier weaponry than we could deliver." The Obama administration is under pressure from McCain and other lawmakers to provide arms to Ukraine. The United States has already provided nonlethal equipment to the Ukraine government.

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» For Brooklyn Men, Plans to Aid ISIS Were Recorded Online and in Private
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mikenova shared this story . Like countless 19-year-olds, Akhror Saidakhmetov lived much of his life online. But it was some of the darkest corners of the Internet that most compelled him, according to the authorities. On websites sympat...
» First Human Head Transplant Could Happen Within Two Years
26/02/15 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A surgeon says the first human head transplant could take place within the next two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up the plans for the radical surgery and hopes to begin...
» Yoga guru accused of sex assault, rape
26/02/15 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. To his legions of fans, Bikram Choudhury has an almost other-world quality. The yoga guru inspires as he promises to heal body and mind.
» Jerusalem seminary defaced with anti-Christian slurs
26/02/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A day after flames scorched a West Bank mosque, a Jerusalem seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced Thursday -- an act police suspect is the work of radical...
» Ukraine begins withdrawing artillery from front line
26/02/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. The move was Kyiv's most direct step to acknowledge that the ceasefire was finally holding. read more
» EU, U.S. Call On Russia To Release Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko
26/02/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Union and the United States have issued fresh calls on Russia to release hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko.
» US-led coalition launches air strikes against Isis
26/02/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Community demanded weapons and military action after Isis militants took 220 Assyrian Christians captive The US-led coalition has launched air strikes against Islamic State (I...
» Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to begin next ... - New York Daily News
26/02/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to begin next ... New York Daily News FILE PHOTO RELEASED APRIL 19, 2013 BY THE FBI AP Opening stat...
» Kids With Guns. What Could Go Wrong?
26/02/15 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A recent event at a St. Petersburg kindergarten that allowed students as young as 5 years old to hold automatic rifles and grenade launchers has set off a firestorm of cr...
» Air Strikes Target Islamic State In Syria Where Christians Abducted
26/02/15 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Syrian activists say air strikes have targeted Islamic State (IS) positions in northeastern Syria where the extremist group abducted more than 200 Assyrian Christians thi...
» Video Shows Militants Destroying Iraqi Antiquities
26/02/15 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has released a video showing militants destroying ancient artifacts in northern Iraq.
» IBM Pumps $4 Billion into 'Strategic Imperatives' - Wall Street Journal
26/02/15 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal IBM Pumps $4 Billion into 'Strategic Imperatives' Wall Street Journal International Business Machines Corp. is in the same bind as many of its corporate-tech ...
» Ignoring defence is a mistake, Mr Cameron
26/02/15 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Closing down debate on such a vital issue will cost the Tories votes, not attract them, writes Con Coughlin
» Ex-Police Chief Detained In Turkey Over Journalist's 2007 Murder
26/02/15 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A former Turkish police intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of ethnic Armenian journalist Hra...
» Islamic State Fighters Destroy Iraq Antiquities
26/02/15 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years, according to a video published online in the name of the rad...
» Петербург Свободы: "Время назад". Беседа с Григорием Явлинским - 26 февраля, 2015
26/02/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты - Радио Свобода. None
» Ukraine to start withdrawing heavy weapons from frontline
26/02/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Move was required under ceasefire deal, and defence ministry says it reserves right to revise plan in event of attack by rebel forces Ukraine’s military has said it will start pullin...
» NATO Chief Tells Russia To Get Arms Out Of Ukraine
26/02/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia should withdraw some 1,000 items of military equipment that it has in eastern Ukraine.
» Reuters AfPak bureau chief Maria Golovnina found dead in Islamabad : Neighbours, News
26/02/15 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Maria Golovnina, Islamabad-based bureau chief of Reuters for Pakistan and Afghanistan, was found dead in her office-cum-residence in the capital's F-8 sector, police sources said on Monday. Golovnina had repo...
» Reuters Bureau chief found dead
26/02/15 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ISLAMABAD - Reuters' Bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Maria Golovnina, was found dead here on Monday. Her sudden death though sparked a debate about the cause of death, local police said that her bo...
» 10 things you should know about Reuters bureau chief Maria Golovnina – The Express Tribune
26/02/15 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. PHOTO: REUTERS Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief for Reuters, Maria Golovnina, was found dead at her office located in Sector F-8 in Islamabad on Monday. In a statement, Reuters called Golo...
» The names: This is who ISIS has recruited from the West
26/02/15 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria.
» DC legalizes pot: Last-minute push by GOP reps to blunt legalization goes up in ... - Fox News
26/02/15 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Washington Post U.S. News & World Report DC legalizes pot: Last-minute push by GOP reps to blunt legalization goes up in ... Fox News House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaff...
» 'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
26/02/15 10:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Shocked politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into Homan Square Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine ‘outrageous’ abuse The US Department of Justi...
» Insight: West's offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check
26/02/15 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow's interference in Ukraine - a multi billion dollar aid package...
» ISIS holds 262 Christians hostages in Syria
26/02/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. ISIS has seized even more Assyrian Christian hostages after taking over nearly a dozen Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria in the past few days, an activist said Thursday.
» Two Egyptian policemen held after lawyer's death in custody
26/02/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Egyptian policemen accused of killing a lawyer in custody were detained on Thursday on the orders of an Egyptian prosecutor, judicial sources said, a rare action ...
» Argentinian MPs back spy agency changes after prosecutor's death
26/02/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. President says new state security body will be more accountable but opponents say legislation does little more than change agency’s name Argentinian MPs have passed a bill to ...
» Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina died of asphyxiation: autopsy
26/02/15 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An official autopsy report on the death of Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina has concluded that she died of asphyxiation, the cause of which "at this stage canno...
» Don’t Take the Bait: The U.S. Should Not Send Troops to Fight ISIS
26/02/15 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. In December 2001, when the war on terrorism was only weeks old, victory appeared at hand with the fall of Kandahar, the southern Afghanistan city Osama bin Laden had called home. Now that the questio...
» One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad – review
26/02/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Family dysfunction, sexual failure, grotesque narcissism, sad delusions and dreams of martyrdom – the chilling portrait of a killer If the lone wolf suicide bomber, the killer...
» Why China is Making Life Miserable For Big U.S. Tech
26/02/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. On Sunday night, Citizenfour, a film about Edward Snowden holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room revealing the global spying programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency, won the Oscar for best docu...
» New Yorkers charged with conspiring to support Isis - video
26/02/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Three men have been charged with conspiring to support Islamic State (Isis), including two who planned to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of the radical group, says Ne...
» EU Invites Russia, Ukraine to Gas Supply Meeting
26/02/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The European Union has invited the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers to a meeting in Brussels on Monday to try to resolve the conflict over gas supplies, according to two EU offic...
» Russia's Gazprom says can exempt rebel-held areas from Ukraine gas contract
26/02/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin-controlled Gazprom said on Thursday it would exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions from its main contract with Ukrainian Naftogaz, days before Kiev uses ...
» Why Bashar Assad Won’t Fight ISIS
26/02/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has long had a pragmatic approach to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), says a Syrian businessman with close ties to the government. Even ...
» U.S. Military Plan For Looming ISIS Offensive Takes Shape
26/02/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Every U.S. military official says degrading and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria isn’t a job that can be done by the Pentagon alone. But it also cannot be done without the Pentag...
» Why Iran Believes ISIS is a U.S. Creation
26/02/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Iran has taken a lead role in defending the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and strengthening the Baghdad government in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). But...
» 'Jihadi John' Militant Suspect Identified
26/02/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Reports say the masked man with a British accent who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos has been identified.
» Serbian player threatened at gunpoint after missing penalty
26/02/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. • Armed hooligans burst into Novi Pazar dressing-room • Zarko Udovicic has gun held to his head by fans A player with the Serbian top-flight club Novi Pazar has been threatene...
» Isis destroys thousands of books and manuscripts in Mosul libraries
26/02/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Shocked staff fear further damage and ‘cultural cleansing’ under the militants’ rule Reports this week that Mosul’s central library has been ransacked by Isis and 100,000 book...
» Russia Could Cut off Gas to Ukraine by 'End of Week' - ABC News
26/02/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Moscow Times Russia Could Cut off Gas to Ukraine by 'End of Week' ABC News Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further pa...
» DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress - Toledo Blade
26/02/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Toledo Blade DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress Toledo Blade Posters encouraging people to vote yes on D.C. Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts...
» Drug smuggling tunnel discovered in Arizona
26/02/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Drug smuggling tunnel discovered in Arizona US authorities have discovered a sophisticated tunnel, equipped with lights and ventilation, leading from southern Arizona into Mexico. Report by...
» South Korea Strikes Down Adultery Law
26/02/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. An estimated 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted under the law since the authorities began keeping count in 1985.
» Scotland Yard: no details on probe after identity of ‘Jihadi John’ revealed
26/02/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. LONDON — Britain’s counterterrorism chief said Thursday that authorities will not disclose details of investigations into the...
» Suicide Bomber Hits NATO Convoy
26/02/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A suicide bomber struck the security team of the NATO’s top civilian representative in Afghanistan, killing at least two people.
» Twitter boss vows to crack down on trolls and abuse
26/02/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Dick Costolo promises to change culture around harassment: ‘We’re going to get a lot more aggressive about it, and it’s going to start right now’ By its own boss’s CEO’s admis...
» EU Court Hands Setback to US Deserter Seeking Asylum
26/02/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S. soldier who deserted because he thought the Iraq war was illegal could have grounds for seeking asylum in Germany, but only if he can show he would have been involved in war crimes...
» Argentina passes bill to revamp spy agency after prosecutor's death
26/02/15 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday to revamp the country's intelligence service, parts of which President Cristina Fernandez has portrayed as sinist...
» Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, recognizing truce is holding
26/02/15 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that...
» Reuters: A Kuwaiti-born Londoner is face of ISIS
26/02/15 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A man with a British accent seen in ISIS beheading videos is believed to be Mohammed Emwazi, Reuters reports, citing The Washington Post and BBC.
» Russia, Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports
26/02/15 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. (This February 25 story was corrected to show Russia lost $151 billion in capital outflows last year, not Cyprus)
» U.K. Paratrooper Honored for Saving U.S. Marine
26/02/15 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A British paratrooper was awarded the highest British military honor Thursday for his actions during a firefight in 2013 in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey, 27, is only the third serviceman...
» Condom maker's shares surge after South Korea legalises adultery
26/02/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Unidus, the country’s largest contraceptive manufacturer, saw a 15% spike in the value of its stock after law banning extramarital sex was repealed on Thursday In South Korea,...
» Documents From Bin Laden Raid Read At U.S. Terror Trial
26/02/15 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Declassified Al-Qaeda documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a Britis...
» Paris drones: Police arrest three al-Jazeera journalists 'for using drone to report on drones mystery'
26/02/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Paris police have made three arrests in the mystery of unmanned drones buzzing over landmarks in the French capital - yet seem no closer to finding those to blame.
» South Korea Overturns Adultery Ban
26/02/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A South Korean court has struck down a controversial, decades-old law that bans extra-marital sex. The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled by a vote of 7-2 seven to two against the adu...
» 'Net Neutrality' Coming Closer to Reality for US Internet Sector
26/02/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a proposal that would ensure the nation's Internet sector operates as a free and open marketplace. The commissioners are e...
» Blast Hits Turkish Diplomatic Vehicle In Kabul
26/02/15 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a Turkish embassy car in Kabul, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one other. The car targeted was use...
» Russia To Stage Drill In Barents Sea
26/02/15 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian fighter jets will take part in exercises on thwarting a potential attack over the Barents Sea, off the coasts of Russia and NATO member state Norway.
» Литва заявила о перехвате истребителями НАТО российских Ан-22 и Ан-72 - Взгляд
26/02/15 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Зеркало недели Литва заявила о перехвате истребителями НАТО российских Ан-22 и Ан-72 Взгляд Штабной офицер литовской армии Донатас Сухоцкис сообщил, что итальянские истребители Typ...
» Reports: British 'Jihadi John' Identified
26/02/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Media reports say the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in several videos of hostages being brutally beheaded has been tentatively identified as a British citizen with a degree i...
» Nuclear Deal Could Increase Pressure On Rohani
26/02/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Even though negotiations are still ongoing and success is far from guaranteed, President Hassan Rohani could come under pressure if his administration succeeds in reachin...
» Man Known as ‘Jihadi John’ Is Identified as Mohammed Emwazi
26/02/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. British security services identified the man, who has seemed to have beheaded several foreign hostages in Islamic State videos, as Mohammed Emwazi from London.
» Ukraine Says Starting To Withdraw Weapons From Front
26/02/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Ukrainian military said it was starting to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line in its conflict with Russian-backed rebels on February 26 after reporting that t...
» Порошенко создает военно-гражданские администрации на востоке Украины - Вести.Ru
26/02/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Вести.Ru Порошенко создает военно-гражданские администрации на востоке Украины Вести.Ru Президент Украины Петр Порошенко в четверг подписал закон, которым предусматривается создани...
» Russia Says Sanctions Threats Aimed To Whip Up Hysteria
26/02/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other Western officials on February 26 over threats to impose further sanction...
» This Is What Putin Really Wants
26/02/15 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . At a news conference in Budapest on February 17 , Russian president Vladimir Putin engaged in one of his favorite pastimes: sparring with journalists. One reporter asked if Putin thought the newly brokered ce...
» Hello! I, Vladimir Putin, Am Preparing To Surrender Mother Russia To Scott Walker
26/02/15 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Wonkette. Greetings of day to you, illiterate Western scum! I, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, am happy to make speaking to you again here on Wonkette dot com! You have all recovered from watching of decaden...
» This is Putin's objective in Ukraine: Expert
26/02/15 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to take control of Ukraine along the border down to Crimea, and it's beginning to look like that may happen, retired Army Col. Jack Jacobs told CNBC on Monday. "He'll ef...
» Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine
26/02/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . * Putin's decisions hold the key to Ukraine's future * Rebels have seized key town, Kiev fears new offensive * Obama under pressure to give Kiev lethal weapons By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, Feb 23 (Reuters) - I...
» Why Russia and Cyprus are getting cozy again
26/02/15 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Like its neighbour, Greece, Cyprus has been critical of western sanctions imposed on Russia for its part in the conflict in Ukraine and Nicosia's latest move to allow the Russian navy access to its ports will...
» NATO General Says Ukraine Crisis Gets Worse Every Day
26/02/15 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The top U.S. military commander in Europe has said the situation in Ukraine is "getting worse every day" as government forces struggled against Russian-backed rebels, but he d...
» Ukraine 'likely to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the east'
26/02/15 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, is likely to order the pulling back of heavy weapons under the ceasefire, a source says
» Six Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed in Daghestan
26/02/15 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian news agencies say six suspected militants have been killed in a security operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
» Песков: Процесс отвода тяжелых вооружений на Украины очень шаткий - Российская Газета
26/02/15 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Песков: Процесс отвода тяжелых вооружений на Украины очень шаткий Российская Газета В международных отношениях наступит "новый ренессанс", когда интерес...
» Russia Slams Western Threats of New Sanctions Over Ukraine
26/02/15 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia warned Russia is warning Western countries against imposing more sanctions against Moscow, saying such threats show the West is opposed to following through on a truce for eastern ...
» Russian Assets Gain on Oil Price, Ukraine Cease-Fire Hopes
26/02/15 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The ruble and Russian shares opened with firm gains on Thursday, tracking up the rallying oil price and following signs that a cease-fire is taking hold in eastern Ukraine.
» Activists: Islamic State Militants Kidnap 220 Assyrians
26/02/15 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An activist group says the number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 220. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Hum...
» Наблюдатели ОБСЕ приехали в Еленовку контролировать отвод вооружений - НТВ.ru
26/02/15 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Наблюдатели ОБСЕ приехали в Еленовку контролировать отвод вооружений НТВ.ru В Минобороны самопровозглашенной ДНР «Интерфаксу» сообщили, что представители ОБСЕ уже на месте и...
» В Ираке ликвидированы главари ИГ - Armenia Today
26/02/15 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости В Ираке ликвидированы главари ИГ Armenia Today В иракском районе Эль-Каим, недалеко от границы с Сирией, авиация международной коалиции нанесла удар по пяти объектам те...
» Can Russia Afford Transnestr?
26/02/15 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. As Russia wrestles with its own economic woes, the government's ability to underwrite Transdnestr - along with other breakaway client entities, such as South Ossetia - is comi...
» Ukraine crisis: Putin will cut gas to Europe unless Russia is paid by the end of the week
26/02/15 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Europe could face a gas crisis at the end of the week, with Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening to stop supply to Ukraine unless it receives advance payment.
» Pussy Riot Takes Bid For Prisoners' Group To European Court
26/02/15 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Two members of the punk protest band Pussy Riot have filed a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights over Russia's refusal to register their prisoners' rights group.
» Recreational Marijuana Use Now Legal in Washington, DC
26/02/15 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A law that legalizes marijuana use is now in effect in Washington, D.C. The new law, which voters passed in a referendum last November, took effect shortly after midnight local time Thurs...
» Net Migration to Britain Rises in Pre-election Blow to PM Cameron
26/02/15 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives suffered a setback on Thursday, less than three months before a national election, after data showed they had missed a pledge to cut n...
» Orthodox Priest Gives Russians One More Thing To Worry About
26/02/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has published a dystopian novel about Russia in 2043 -- after it falls to a fascist, gay, Ukrainian nationalist junta.
» Порошенко проводит совещание с силовика по отводу войск - Московский комсомолец
26/02/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ЛІГА.net Порошенко проводит совещание с силовика по отводу войск Московский комсомолец Президент Украины Петр Порошенко проводит совещание с силовиками, на котором обсуждается отво...
» Kyrgyz President Asks Belarus To Extradite "Cannibalistic" Bakievs
26/02/15 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The leader of Kyrgyzstan has strongly urged Belarus to extradite former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his brother Janysh Bakiev, calling his predecessor's family ...
» Киевляне потребовали отставки мэра города Виталия Кличко - Российская Газета
26/02/15 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Киевляне потребовали отставки мэра города Виталия Кличко Российская Газета Порядка тысячи человек собрались в четверг перед зданием Киевской городской администрац...
» The Daily Vertical: Baltic Jitters
26/02/15 08:39 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 ...
» Female teachers in Russia told to find rich husbands
26/02/15 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. A regional official in Russia has reportedly advised female teachers that a 'well-off man' would put an end to their financial woes
» BFF? Why Russia and Cyprus are getting cosy again - CNBC
26/02/15 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC BFF? Why Russia and Cyprus are getting cosy again CNBC But after a day trip by Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesda...
» Ukraine Live Day 374: Despite Some Reported Fighting, Poroshenko Expected To Order Artillery Withdrawal Today
26/02/15 08:38 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...
» Ukraine Registers Second 24-Hour Period Without Combat Deaths
26/02/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Ukraine's military has reported there were no combat fatalities in the conflict zone in the east for a second straight 24-hour period.
» Putin's Approval Rating Creeps Up to 86%, Poll Shows
26/02/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Although President Vladimir Putin has maintained the approval of the vast majority of Russians, one-third of their countrymen believe Russia is headed in the wrong direction, ...
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» 2,364,3132,364,3132015-02-25 #Putin
26/02/15 01:00 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,364,313 2,364,313 2015-02-25   #Putin   #Russia   #OBAMA Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Bent on Restoring Russian Power | » Jindal: Obama Has 'Disqualified Himself as Commander-in-Chief' 23/02/15 19:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks Put...
» Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine - Reuters
25/02/15 22:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine Reuters Putin looks to have the upper hand at this stage despite Western economic sanctions that are hurting Russia's economy, ...
» Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine - Yahoo News
25/02/15 22:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Bloomberg Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine Yahoo News Putin looks to have the upper hand at this stage despite Western economic sanctions that are hurting Russi...
» Danger to UK safety: Vladimir Putin's Russian bombers 'put British passenger ... - Express.co.uk
25/02/15 22:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Yorkshire Post Danger to UK safety: Vladimir Putin's Russian bombers 'put British passenger ... Express.co.uk Lord Stirrup said Mr Putin regards the West as increasingly “weak” and urg...
» What Does Vladimir Putin Know That Most Americans Don't? - Western Journalism
25/02/15 22:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Western Journalism What Does Vladimir Putin Know That Most Americans Don't? Western Journalism Putin is actively courting Greece during their fistfight with their European creditors. G...
» WATCH: Big pussycat Vladimir Putin gives schoolgirl a kitten - Express.co.uk
25/02/15 22:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. WATCH: Big pussycat Vladimir Putin gives schoolgirl a kitten Express.co.uk The schoolgirl, from the town of Kovdor, asked the nation's most powerful man to make her dream come true. He...
» Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu, Dmitry Medvedev - U-T San Diego
25/02/15 22:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Vladimir Putin , Sergei Shoigu, Dmitry Medvedev U-T San Diego Russian President Vladimir Putin , center, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, right...
» The Putin Effect on Post-Soviet Economies - Bloomberg View
25/02/15 22:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Bloomberg View The Putin Effect on Post-Soviet Economies Bloomberg View All five of the world's worst-performing currencies so far this year are post-Soviet ones -- and that list doesn...
» This is Putin's objective in Ukraine: Expert - CNBC
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. CNBC This is Putin's objective in Ukraine: Expert CNBC Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to take control of Ukraine along the border down to Crimea, and it's beginning to look lik...
» Hello! I, Vladimir Putin, Am Preparing To Surrender Mother Russia To Scott Walker - Wonkette (satire) (blog)
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Wonkette (satire) (blog) Hello! I, Vladimir Putin , Am Preparing To Surrender Mother Russia To Scott Walker Wonkette (satire) (blog) Greetings of day to you, illiterate Western scum! I...
» Peter Jones: Putin set on restoring Russian empire - Scotsman (blog)
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Scotsman (blog) Peter Jones: Putin set on restoring Russian empire Scotsman (blog) The uprisings which resulted in the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine's president were not popu...
» Staring Back at Putin - Wall Street Journal
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Wall Street Journal Staring Back at Putin Wall Street Journal The one-time KGB agent defected to Britain after credibly accusing his former masters of orchestrating the 1999 bombings o...
» This Is What Putin Really Wants - The National Interest Online
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The National Interest Online This Is What Putin Really Wants The National Interest Online At a news conference in Budapest on February 17, Russian president Vladimir Putin engaged in o...
» Чего на самом деле хочет Путин - inoСМИ.Ru
25/02/15 22:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. inoСМИ.Ru Чего на самом деле хочет Путин inoСМИ.Ru На пресс-конференции в Будапеште 17 февраля Путин занимался одним из своих самых любимых дел — пререкался с журналистами. Один из ...
» The Truth about Ukraine,Nato and Mr. Putin. - News24
25/02/15 22:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Truth about Ukraine,Nato and Mr. Putin . News24 Ukraine and Crimea are not the only countries to have experienced Mr. Putin kleptomania. Moldavia, part of Georgia, has also experie...
» Путин заменил губернатора Еврейской автономной области - РБК
25/02/15 22:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. РБК Путин заменил губернатора Еврейской автономной области РБК Президент Владимир Путин подписал указ о назначении Владимира Левинталя исполняющим обязанности губернатора Еврейской ...
» Keeping Putin talking smart foreign policy - Montgomery Advertiser
25/02/15 22:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Montgomery Advertiser Keeping Putin talking smart foreign policy Montgomery Advertiser Every week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel picks up her phone to call Vladimir Putin in the Krem...
» Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin - Telegraph.co.uk
25/02/15 22:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin Telegraph.co.uk In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New...
» Kerry, Graham agree Putin lies, Assad is puppet - New York Daily News
25/02/15 22:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. New York Daily News Kerry, Graham agree Putin lies, Assad is puppet New York Daily News Vladimir Putin is lying when he denies not having Russian troops in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of S...
» What Makes Putin Run? - Newsweek
25/02/15 22:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Newsweek What Makes Putin Run? Newsweek If you want to understand how Czar Putin views the world, how his view differs from our own, what motivates him, and how he responds, read this ...
» Brit troops to be sent to Ukraine as David Cameron warns against appeasing ... - Daily Mail
25/02/15 22:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Slate Magazine (blog) Brit troops to be sent to Ukraine as David Cameron warns against appeasing ... Daily Mail The revelation came as the Prime Minister warned there would be 'dreadfu...
» Putin's Ukrainian Power Play - Foreign Policy (blog)
25/02/15 22:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Foreign Policy (blog) Putin's Ukrainian Power Play Foreign Policy (blog) The move marks the second time Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has thumbed his nose at the West in recent days...
» Путин не блефует — все по-взрослому - inoСМИ.Ru
25/02/15 22:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. inoСМИ.Ru Путин не блефует — все по-взрослому inoСМИ.Ru Дмитрий Линтер призвал не забывать о предостережениях, которые неоднократно озвучивал Путин , говоря о способности России дат...
» How Ukraine can beat Vladimir Putin - CNN
25/02/15 22:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. CNN How Ukraine can beat Vladimir Putin CNN (CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted that the Minsk II ceasefire agreement from February 12 is the road to "a final sett...
» Pussy Riot lampoon Putin in new House of Cards season - Telegraph.co.uk
25/02/15 22:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Pussy Riot lampoon Putin in new House of Cards season Telegraph.co.uk Pussy Riot have described a fictional Vladimir Putin -esque Russian President as a man “not afraid...
» Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Bent on Restoring Russian Power
25/02/15 22:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Despite Russia’s crisis-hit economy, approval ratings for President Vladimir Putin are near record-highs. Western sanctions against Moscow have failed to curb what the West sees as Russia...
» New York Pol Pleads Not Guilty Federal Corruption Case
25/02/15 22:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of fraud and extortion in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Tuesday. The 71-year-old De...
» Trump: Obama One Of 'The Worst Things That's Ever Happened To Israel' [AUDIO] - Daily Caller
25/02/15 22:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Trump: Obama One Of 'The Worst Things That's Ever Happened To Israel' [AUDIO] Daily Caller In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday, businessman Donald ...
» New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot - Channel News Asia
25/02/15 22:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Channel News Asia New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot Channel News Asia Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and...
» Alexander Lebedev: my editors decide who papers back in general election
25/02/15 22:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Independent owner says he supports Labour’s mansion tax plans, but he would not interfere in the political decisions of his four UK newspapers Independent proprietor Alexander...
» Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says
25/02/15 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, a problem that contributes to climate change and to the loss of natural re...
» FBI: Three men attempted to join ISIS - CNN
25/02/15 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. ABC News FBI: Three men attempted to join ISIS CNN (CNN) One of three men arrested in the United States on Wednesday in a failed attempt to join ISIS in Syria allegedly discussed assas...
» US charges three men with conspiring to support Islamic State - Christian Science Monitor
25/02/15 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Christian Science Monitor US charges three men with conspiring to support Islamic State Christian Science Monitor The arrests come at a time when governments around the world are strug...
» Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount
25/02/15 21:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Kurdish militia pressed an offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for doz...
» NATO Commander Sees Shortcoming in U.S. Aid to Ukraine
25/02/15 21:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.S. assistance that has been provided to Ukraine so far isn’t “changing the results” in the ground conflict there, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s top military commander said.
» Open Source: Kerry Reminds Congress Netanyahu Advised U.S. to Invade Iraq
25/02/15 21:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Secretary of State John Kerry recalled that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel strongly supported the United States’ invasion of Iraq.
» Chicago mayor's race heats up as Emanuel faces runoff - SFGate
25/02/15 21:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. SFGate Chicago mayor's race heats up as Emanuel faces runoff SFGate CHICAGO — To the surprise of many of its residents, Chicago has itself a mayor's race. On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm ...
» U.S. condemns Islamic State attacks on Christian villages in Syria
25/02/15 21:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday condemned recent attacks by Islamic State militants on Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, which it said included t...
» Google's big push into the workplace: Android for Work - SFGate
25/02/15 21:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. SFGate Google's big push into the workplace: Android for Work SFGate Google announced details Wednesday of Android for Work, the Internet giant's big push to incorporate its mobi...
» What to Do in Lake Tahoe | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times
25/02/15 21:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by The New York Times. What to Do in Lake Tahoe | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times Straddling Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe is a winter playground for skiers and snowboarders, food e...
» On Bush turf, Obama blames immigration woes on Republicans - Reuters
25/02/15 21:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters On Bush turf, Obama blames immigration woes on Republicans Reuters MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday told Latinos that Republicans were to blame for h...
» Military judge won’t halt the trial of USS Cole terror suspect
25/02/15 21:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION, Cuba — An order to relocate military judges to Guantanamo will not immediately delay the trial of the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, thou...
» Sniper's Widow Describes Last Moments Together
25/02/15 21:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Taya Kyle wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle wipes away tears when viewing images of her husband during her testimony on the witness stand...
» Netanyahu Says World Powers ‘Have Given Up’ on Preventing Iran Nukes
25/02/15 21:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers “have given up” on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations. Netanyahu made the...
» 2,364,3122,364,3122015-02-25#ISIS
25/02/15 20:56 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,364,312 2,364,312 2015-02-25 #ISIS #brooklyn Three Brooklyn men charged in plot to join ISIS, commit acts of terror in United States, Feds say Three Brooklyn men charged in plot to join ISIS, commit acts of terror in United States, Fed...
» EU seeks meeting on new Ukraine-Russia gas dispute - MarketWatch
25/02/15 19:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. EU seeks meeting on new Ukraine-Russia gas dispute MarketWatch BRUSSELS--The European Union is trying to convene a three-way meeting with the Ukrainian and Russian energy ministe...
» Ukraine's Central Bank Bans Foreign Currency Purchases
25/02/15 19:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Ukraine’s central bank has tightened capital controls further by temporarily banning banks from buying foreign currency for their clients in a bid to stem a sharp drop in the hryvnia’s...
» Roman Polanski has extradition hearing
25/02/15 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. He was an acclaimed film director. She, a 13-year-old girl, working on a modeling job in California.
» Three Brooklyn men charged in plot to join ISIS, commit acts of terror in United States, Feds say
25/02/15 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from New York City stories from Newsday. Three Brooklyn residents were charged with attempting to join the Islamic State and discussing acts of terrorism ranging from the murder of FBI agents to assassinating t...
» FBI arrests 3 NYC men accused of plotting to join ISIS — RT USA
25/02/15 15:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RT - Daily news. Published time: February 25, 2015 19:05 Reuters/Lucas Jackson Three Brooklyn men accused of planning to join Islamic State in Syria have been arrested by authorities in the United States. ...
» Three Brooklyn residents arrested, charged with plotting to aid the Islamic State
25/02/15 15:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Three men from Brooklyn have been arrested and charged with trying to join the Islamic State, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court on Wednesday. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Sa...
» FBI Arrests 3 Brooklyn Men Planning to Join ISIS in Syria
25/02/15 15:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: FBI Arrests 3 Brooklyn Men Planning to Join ISIS in Syria. by John Hayward 25 Feb 2015 2 “The youngest man, identified in a criminal complaint as Akhror Saidakhmetov, allegedly posted on...
» Three Central Asians Arrested In U.S. For Allegedly Supporting IS
25/02/15 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. W ASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say three Central Asian men residing in Brooklyn were arrested on charges they planned to provide material support for Islamic State (IS) mi...
» FBI arrests three men in New York for...
25/02/15 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from juraboev - Google News. FBI arrests three men in New York for attempting to join ISIS <a href="http://wtkr.com" rel="nofollow">wtkr.com</a>  - ‎3 minutes ago‎ (CNN) – The...
» Brooklyn men who 'planned to join ISIS in Syria in FBI custody after raid'
25/02/15 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, was arrested at JFK airport earlier today Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, arrested during a FBI raid in Brooklyn Abror Habibov, 30, was arrested in Jacksonvi...
» Three NYC Men Accused of Planning to Wage Jihad for ISIS Are Arrested
25/02/15 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Three men from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested and accused of plotting to wage jihad for ISIS, authorities said Wednesday. One of the men had offered to kill President Barack Obama if the militants asked hi...
» 3 Brooklyn residents arrested and charged with plotting to help ISIS
25/02/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from 7online.com RSS Feed. BROOKLYN (WABC) -- The FBI has taken 3 Brooklyn men into custody for allegedly plotting to join ISIS and help the terror group in the U.S. if they could not get overseas. The suspects...
» FBI — Three Brooklyn Residents Charged with Attempt and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL
25/02/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Earlier today, a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material sup...
» Gay couple say luxury hotel refused to consider hosting their wedding
25/02/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Glasgow couple claim they were ushered out by the owner of the Loch Lomand Waterfront who told them: ‘We can’t allow people like you in here’ A gay couple are considering taki...
» Netanyahu lied about Iran’s nukes – Leaked Mossad Documents
25/02/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2012 statement at the UN, in which he warned the world of Iran being too close to making a nuclear bomb, allegedl...
» Brain waves help memory-based decision making, researchers say
25/02/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Two areas of the brain, the hippocampus (yellow) and the prefrontal cortex (blue), use two different brain-wave frequencies to communicate as the brain...
» Putin: Ukraine Gas Cut-Off 'Smacks Of Genocide'
25/02/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A dispute continues over gas supplies in eastern Ukraine, with Russia's Vladimir Putin accusing Kiev of "genocide".
» London show dissects history of forensic science
25/02/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. London show dissects history of forensic science Forensic science, which has fascinated generations with its unravelling of gruesome crime mysteries, is being put under the micr...
» 'Life is a learning process and I've much still to learn'
25/02/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Green party leader Natalie Bennett gives an explanation for her ‘terrible interview’ on LBC This piece is simply an apology. It’s never easy being a politician in the limeligh...
» Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
25/02/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia Russia's takeover of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine a year ago was hailed by many ethnic-Russian locals, but for the ...
» Iran's Revolutionary Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier - Fox News
25/02/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. USA TODAY Iran's Revolutionary Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier Fox News Dozens of Iranian speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier in a strategi...
» US Supreme Court throws out conviction for disposing of fish - CNBC
25/02/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNBC US Supreme Court throws out conviction for disposing of fish CNBC The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a Florida fisherman's conviction under an evidence-tampering pr...
» State Department Official 'Solicited Minor'
25/02/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Daniel Rosen, 44, was detained "following a series of online exchanges" with a female detective in a sting.
» Research Exposes How our Water is Making us Depressed, Sick
25/02/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Adding to the evidence that backs many U.S. communities’ decisions to end water fluoridation , a recent study has found that fluoride within our water ...
» Collapse of Russia will prove major test for US – Stratfor
25/02/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. American think-tank Stratfor has issued a new ‘Decade Forecast,’ which says the EU will decay, China will end up in “a communist dict...
» Великобритания направит в Украину военных инструкторов - Подробности
25/02/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Великобритания направит в Украину военных инструкторов Подробности Великобритания намерена направить в Украину своих военных инструкторов. Об этом в ходе выступления в британском п...
» Amnesty International Report Chronicles 'Catastrophic' Year
25/02/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. World governments failed The year 2014 was a "catastrophic" one for millions of people around the world, a human rights watchdog group said Wednesday. Amnesty International released its a...