Thursday, March 19, 2015

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The Brain’s Empathy Gap 

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‘Turkish’ Islam Said Growing Faster than ‘Iranian’ Islam in Azerbaijan 

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            Staunton, March 19 – Many Azerbaijanis now refer to the basic divide within Islam not as being between the Shiia who form about two-thirds of its population and the Sunni who form one-third but rather as between “Iranian” and “Turkish” variants, given their weak knowledge of theology and the support these two countries have given to the rebirth of Islam there since 1991.

 

            Thus, for example, they refer to particular mosques by these national terms depending on who paid to build them or  who provided the missionaries or trained the Azerbaijanis who staff them. As long as the basic division between Shiia and Sunni was maintained, such “national” identifications were a stand in for the theological ones and had few consequences.

 

            But now there is evidence that Turkish and hence Sunni Islam is growing faster than is Iranian and hence Shiia Islam, a trend already affecting Baku’s relationship not only with the Sunni minority, which includes many ethnic minorities, but even more with the governments of Iran and Turkey, and one thus potentially more serious than the appearance of Salafis there.

 

            An analysis on the Ansar.ru portal calls attention to all these risks.  It cites Arif Yunusov, the author of the oft-cited “Political Islam in Azerbaijan,” to the effect that “over the last 20 years, the number of new mosques there has increased a hundred-fold and this trend will continue” (http://www.ansar.ru/analytics/2015/03/16/58406).

 

            “The new generation of young Azerbaijanis is more interested in religion than are the representatives of the older generation who were educated in Soviet times,” he says. And their interest has been promoted by Shiite Iran and by Sunni missionaries from Turkey, with the latter having a greater impact than the former.

 

            The Azerbaijani government, Ansar.ru says, views this a threat because it fears that the expanding Sunni activity will become the foundation for “a new opposition force, one interested in getting out from under the jurisdiction of Baku.” That has led the regime to impose ever tighter controls on Sunni groups.

 

            But its moves in that direction have been opposed not only by many of the faithful who see no reason why they should not be able to wear the hijab or have their own mosques but also by some in Turkey, Azerbaijan’s closest ally, who have been active in promoting Sunni Islam in the former Soviet republic.

 

            The situation with regard to Iran is equally complicated, the Ansar.ru analysis suggests. On the one hand, Iran is Azerbaijan’s immediate neighbors, three times as many Azerbaijanis live in Iran than live in Azerbaijan itself, and Azerbaijanis traditionally have been followers of the Shiia trend in Islam which is centered in Iran.

 

            Thus, it is not surprising that Iran has provided support of various kinds, monetary, missionary, and educational, to the Shiia of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


            But on the other hand, Tehran’s relations with Baku are not without problems given Azerbaijan’s warm relations with Israel, its secular principles, and its balanced foreign policy with respect to the European Union and the United States. And all those factors have prompted many in Baku to fear that Tehran wants to use an Islamist lever against Azerbaijan.

 

             The Azerbaijani authorities, however, appear to be more concerned now about the rise of Sunni Islam there than they do about the spread of Shiia views.  There are three reasons for this. First, most of the ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan are Sunnis, and the growth of Sunni Islam may lead them to become more active and even secessionist especially in the north.

 

            Second, many in Baku believe that young people who turn to Sunni Islam may decide to go to the Middle East to fight Shiite groups, acquire military skills there, and then return to Azerbaijan and use them to oppose the regime, a fear that many in Moscow have talked about with regard to Russia and that has some foundation, if not yet a large one.

 

            And third,  many in the Azerbaijani capital are worried about a shift in the current balance between Sunni and Shiia faithful and the way in which that could trigger conflicts between the two trends, even if many of the followers of each do not understand all the theological distinctions between them.

 

Baku commentators say that there is a disturbing precedent – Iran -- for using such conflicts to establish theocracies and an equally disturbing possibility that Sunni Muslims may play a key role in changing the regime in a country – Turkey – which had a long tradition of secularism.

 

 
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Is Putin about to provoke conflict beyond Ukraine? - CNBC

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Is Putin about to provoke conflict beyond Ukraine?
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Killers of Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Were Paid $85,000 вАУ Report

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Russian investigators believe that the team suspected of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was paid 5 million rubles ($85,000) to do the hit, the Rosbalt news agency reported Thursday, citing case materials.

Nemtsov or Kirov? Russia’s Descent Into Terror

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In the aftermath of the murder of Nemtsov there have been comparison’s to the murder of Kirov in 1934, marking the beginning of the Terror unleashed by Stalin. Despite the flagrant nature of this murder, and the circumstantial evidence linking it, if not Putin himself, to members of the political elite (such as Kadyrov in as much as he retains a prominent, politically important position protecting him from immediate removal) comparisons between the two leaders obfuscate regimes. The comparisons are not only of different eras but different circumstances, and more importantly, designs. To understand the differences, the rationale of terror and purges needs to be examined. Especially as the vitriol and divisive nature of any examination simultaneously concludes one as a Putin apologist or Russophobe.
The applications of terror by both Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia were characterized not only by their size but in part by the arbitrariness of its application. The “citizen” or “comrade” could be swept up by accusation, suspicion and intrigue as quickly as genuine opposition. Despite appearance, the terror was designed and implemented to serve the regime, and were explicitly political in design if not in presentation. By examining Stalin’s use of terror, along with some comparison’s to Hitler and Nazi Germany, we can begin to examine some of the causal dynamics that not only instigated and propelled the terror but determined its victims and termination.
To both regimes the use of terror was designed and implemented to solidify the standing and support of the regime. A public narrative was critical in not only justifying but enlisting the support of the population and members of the coercive organizations. Each used a narrative of a body politic that was infected and diseased; for communists it was the presence of counter-revolutionaries and bourgeois, for Nazism it was primarily ethnic, in the form of the Jews. To cure the nation/party of all that was holding it back, these elements had to be eliminated. The only way for the state/party/ideology to fully embrace its destiny was the elimination of any and all that challenge and corrupt those good members of society/party. In that sense it was an effort, or portrayed as such publicly, to not only rid those that were deemed as corrupt but, perhaps more importantly, to prevent those good citizens and comrades from being infected by their machinations and venal attempts to undermine the state ideology.
The presence of elements that needed to be purged was one aspect of the need for the terror; the other was immediacy and crisis. Both Stalin and Hitler fostered a view of a regime in crisis that, unless dealt with immediately, would mean the end of their glorious efforts to defeat the challengers to their ideology. It is a powerful narrative that seeks to destabilize the sense of complacency in society and inject a choice that requires the removal of infectious elements and the continuation of their revolution, or complacency and the death of their efforts. One can look, for the sake of simplicity and length, at the fire of the Reichstag in Germany and the killing of Kirov in 1934 as the events that ignited the efforts of the regimes to portray the severity of the crisis and forces aligned against their respective revolutions. Most powerfully this justified the elimination of opponents within the party and regime who were seen as the most corrosive (leading to the night of the long knives and the elimination of the SA, or Sturmabteilung, Germany’s Storm Troopers). The events justified a response to such intrigue, one that demanded increasing coercion and, ultimately, terror.
Yet the implementation of the terror was not instantaneous and was the culmination of multiple processes and efforts over a sustained period of time. For Soviet Russia, terror was part of its birth, exercised in defense of the revolution and to protect itself against the marauding armies of the White’s and counterrevolutionary forces. Led by Dzerzhinsky, the terror during the civil war was rampant, omnipresent and vicious, in part because it had to be. Terror was seen and utilized as a necessary instrument to protect and, importantly, sustain the revolution. Yet, when the civil war ended and the existential threat posed by foreign adventure and white armies was eliminated, the rationale for anarchic terror was reduced. While still present to varying degrees, the end of the civil war meant a return to directed coercion and an effort to institutionalize and rationalize it with limits and rules on its application. This was in part due to the leadership consisting of many of the more intellectual comrades that had spent much of the pre-revolution in the salons in Europe with Lenin rather than the younger and more rural activists that had spent much time in the Tsar’s prisons and the frontlines fighting for the revolution. The gradual elimination of these more intellectual cadres, led by Stalin, and the promotion of those who were younger and hardened by the civil war traced an evolution of coercion in the USSR. As members who were more comfortable with the use of violence, and hungry for promotion the legal constraints on repression were gradually reduced and justified. Genrikh Iagoda started the purge and terror but was soon replaced by Nikolai Yezhov who had no qualms about arbitrary terror and the fabrication of evidence that his predecessor had. Yezhov was finally replaced with Lavrentiy Beria, brought in not only for his ruthless efficiency and loyalty, but to also place the blame on Yezhov for the excesses of the terror, removing the party and Stalin from blame for its excess.
The terror allowed Stalin to promote a generation loyal to him with limited connections to Lenin or the other leading lights of the Bolshevik movement. Those who were promoted were also more beholden to Stalin and dismissive of intellectualism — enabling Stalin to promote those who were loyal to him directly, but also to break the horizontal lines of loyalty that competed with the vertical loyaltyconnected to Stalin. The Bolsheviks who launched the revolution had loyalties and comradeship with each other that challenged not only Stalin’s control of the party but its ideological content as well. It was in this sense that Stalin made sure a new generation was loyal to him and distrustful of each other.
The progression and gradual replacement of older, more intellectual Bolshevik’s with younger, violence prone comrades in the pursuit of promotion is more of an outcome than a cause of the Terror. Yet the calls from below were not the primary causal force of the purges and, in contrast to Brzezinski, terror was not inherent to Communism as the relative stability—stagnation of the Brezhnev years demonstrates. While it is clear that younger cadre’s used the terror to denounce their superiors and subsequently gain promotion to their vacated position, the momentum of the terror soon meant these “little Stalins” became victims as well. As mentioned above, this prevented the development of loyalty among compatriots who could unite and question, or even challenge, the authority and directives of top. It was in this way that the purge allowed the promotion of a new generation but also destroyed any horizontal loyalty bonds that had developed in the interim. This went for the population as well, with family members turned informers against each other and the belief that one could rely only upon the party and Stalin.
The progression of promotions of new members who would be loyal to Stalin roughly tracks the same rationale of those that were promoted under Putinism — efficiency replaced by demonstrated loyalty.
However, the Terror and its excess soon began to challenge the vertical loyalty of the party and people as the accusations and imprisonment of purported counterrevolutionaries, Zinvoveites, Trotskyites, and Kulaks undermined not only the political but economic stability of the country and party. The terror had to be reined in and limits placed on its arbitrariness. To do this Stalin and the party could not be seen as condoning or as managing the execution and displacement of comrades, ethnic groups and the population as a whole. Thus Yezhov and most of his executioners and underlings were blamed for the Terror and its arbitrary unleashing upon society and the party. In so doing Stalin, and the party, remained free from the stain of the terror and were in fact seen as the benevolent saviors of the vicious Yezhov.
The fear of being stained by excesses against opponents is the clearest similarity between Stalin and Putin, not in terms of magnitude but stain. Whatever the rationale and design behind Nemtsov’s death, it is clear that Putin is horrified at the prospect of being associated with his death — hence the investigation and prompt arrest of Nemtsov’s purported assassins.
Understanding both the circumstances and designs of terror help differentiate not only the potential rationale but possible implications of murders such as Nemtsov’s. An environment of fear and the view that opposition means a potential traitorship to Russia and its ruler has been cultured in Russia today. However it is a far cry from the pervasive distrust among society and view of an omnipresent security force which existed under Stalin. Gulags and charges of counterrevolutionary activity have been replaced by those of legal persecution and financial malfeasance. Widespread killings aren’t needed (Putin’s Russia is different from Stalin’s, and it can afford to be so). Physical repression has, in large part, been replaced by careful ideological and media manipulation designed to choreograph the ideas and view of the population. Yet the underlying distrust of those who would question and challenge the regime as “counterrevolutionaries” has returned in vogue. Putin is the embodiment of Russia, just as Stalin was, and challengers are Trotskyites.
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A brief history of the short story: Varlam Shalamov

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Shalamov’s great work on the Soviet gulag, Kolyma Tales, is much more than a memoir of crushed humanity: seen as an epic cycle, the work acquires major philosophical dimensions

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“I hate literature,” wrote Varlam Shalamov in a 1965 letter. “I do not write memoirs; nor do I write short stories. That is, I try to write not a short story but something that would not be literature.” Despite Shalamov’s misgivings, his collection of short stories, Kolyma Tales, contains some of the greatest writing to emerge from the gulag.
What he was expressing, in agonised terms, was that everything in his writing serves a purpose. As in the gulag, where survival could come down to receiving the thicker part of the soup or an extra ration of bread, or simply owning your own bowl, there is no room in his stories for the non-essential. What he is also stating, purposefully or not, is that his writing is unique.
A reader who knows only a few of the stories may well imagine the Kolyma Tales to be simply a factual account of Shalamov’s experiences. The events described in each individual story seem entirely real. Only when we read further, when we try to grasp the whole of this epic cycle, do we begin to realise that its truth can never be grasped: we begin, at last, to sense the terrible unreality of the survivor’s world. Successive narrators suffer identical fates, their stories intertwine impossibly, and time stands still. This fusion of realism and the surreal endows Kolyma Tales with extraordinary power.
Rybakov looked strangely small as he lay among the hummocks. The sky, mountains and river were enormous, and God only knew how many people could be killed and buried among the hummocks along these mountain paths.
In Kolyma, bodies are not given over to earth, but to stone. Stone keeps secrets and reveals them. The permafrost keeps and reveals secrets. All of our loved ones who died in Kolyma, all those who were shot, beaten to death, sucked dry by starvation, can still be recognised even after tens of years. There were no gas furnaces in Kolyma. The corpses wait in stone, in the permafrost … The bodies had not decayed; they were just bare skeletons over which stretched dirty, scratched skin bitten all over by lice … The earth opened, baring its subterranean storerooms, for they contained not only gold and lead, tungsten and uranium, but also undecaying human bodies.
Every one of them, even the smallest, even the weakest, must tread on a little virgin snow – not in someone else’s footsteps. The people on the tractors and horses, however, will not be writers but readers.
Mirrors do not preserve memories. It is difficult to call the object that I keep hidden in my suitcase a mirror. It is a piece of glass that looks like the surface of some muddy river. The river has been muddied and will stay dirty for ever, because it has remembered something important, something eternally important. It can no longer be the crystal, transparent flow of water that is clear right down to its bed. The mirror is muddied and no longer reflects anything.
The bulldozer roared past us; on the mirror-like blade there was no scratch, not a single spot.
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French Bill Aims to Broaden Surveillance Powers

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Two months after the Paris shootings, and a day after attacks across the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia, France has unveiled new legislation to eavesdrop on potential jihadists and other terrorist suspects. Some groups are concerned it may threaten civil liberties. The Socialist government's draft law was drawn up before the January attacks in Paris, but it aims to deal with the same fears: the growing threat of militant Islam in France.  Authorities estimate 1,200 or more French have left to join jihadist groups abroad, and some are returning.  Other would-be terrorists have never left the country. Recent terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, and this week in Tunis, have only fueled concerns about radical Islam. At a news conference after unveiling the bill Thursday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the threat of another attack was constantly present.  It was not a matter of whether there will be another attack in France or Europe, he said, but when and how. The draft legislation would broaden the power of French authorities to monitor potential terrorists, including allowing them to tap phone calls or electronic communications if there may be a direct link with an investigation of a suspect.  They may also be allowed to bug the apartments of suspects with microphones and cameras. But Valls said the bill is not a French variation of the controversial U.S. Patriot Act, which gave American intelligence agencies broad surveillance powers after the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. "I understand the concerns about the bill.  In no case, would it mean mass surveillance of people, it would be narrowly confined to terrorist suspects," said Valls. But a number of groups are worried the measures could infringe on privacy rights, including the Paris bar association.  Rights group Amnesty International France has also expressed concern, although it told VOA it wants to study the bill before commenting further. The French parliament is expected to take up the legislation next month.  Valls says he hopes it will be passed as soon as possible.

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Neptune man accused of plotting to join ISIS

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NEPTUNE – Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, the Neptune man accused of attempting to join the terrorist group ISIS, long harbored ill feelings toward the United States and planned on "defending the Islamic State," according to the federal indictment made public Tuesday.
"Born and raised in the United States, Pugh allegedly turned his back on his country and attempted to travel to Syria in order to join a terrorist organization," said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in announcing the indictment.

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» Arthur A. Hartman, U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, Dies at 89
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mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Mr. Hartman, who was appointed envoy to the Soviet Union by Ronald Reagan, filled a dozen or so economic and diplomatic Foreign Service posts over four decades.
» Sergei Diaghilev: ballet, beauty and the beast
19/03/15 16:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Sjeng Scheijen on the life of the Ballet Russes founder, For all his genius, Ballet Russes founder Sergei Diaghilev, born on March 19 1872 1872, was f...
» В санкционный список России попали более 200 иностранцев :: Новости :: ТВ Центр - Официальный сайт телекомпании - ТВ Центр - Официальный сайт телеканала
19/03/15 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ТВ Центр - Официальный сайт телеканала В санкционный список России попали более 200 иностранцев :: Новости :: ТВ Центр - Официальный сайт телекомпании ТВ Центр - Официальный сайт т...
» Five Demographic Drivers in Russia
19/03/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 19 – Demography is not destiny except perhaps in the long term, but dem...
» Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises - STRATFOR
19/03/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. STRATFOR Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises STRATFOR Russian military exercises, the latest in a series across the country, have taken on a threatening posture. While the mos...
» Британские военные инструкторы начали обучать украинских солдат - Российская Газета
19/03/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Британские военные инструкторы начали обучать украинских солдат Российская Газета Британские военные инструкторы приступили к обучению украинских силовиков. Об эт...
» Russia slaps personal sanctions on 200+ foreign citizens – report - RT
19/03/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia slaps personal sanctions on 200+ foreign citizens – report RT The report about the new list of foreigners subject to entry bans and asset freezes in Russia was published in ...
» The Brain’s Empathy Gap
19/03/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
» ‘Turkish’ Islam Said Growing Faster than ‘Iranian’ Islam in Azerbaijan
19/03/15 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 19 – Many Azerbaijanis now refer to the basic divide within Islam not a...
» Is Putin about to provoke conflict beyond Ukraine? - CNBC
19/03/15 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Is Putin about to provoke conflict beyond Ukraine? CNBC A massive show of force by the Russian military on the anniversary of its disputed annexation of Crimea has raised questio...
» The Company Securing Your Internet Has Close Ties to Russian Spies - Bloomberg
19/03/15 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg The Company Securing Your Internet Has Close Ties to Russian Spies Bloomberg Kaspersky Lab sells security software, including antivirus programs recommended by big-box store...
» Killers of Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Were Paid $85,000 вАУ Report
19/03/15 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian investigators believe that the team suspected of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was paid 5 million rubles ($85,000) to do the hit, the Rosbalt news agency rep...
» Nemtsov or Kirov? Russia’s Descent Into Terror
19/03/15 15:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. In the aftermath of the murder of Nemtsov there have been comparison’s to the murder of Kirov in 1934, marking the beginning of the Terror unleashed by Stalin. Despite the f...
» A brief history of the short story: Varlam Shalamov
19/03/15 15:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Shalamov’s great work on the Soviet gulag, Kolyma Tales, is much more than a memoir of crushed humanity: seen as an epic cycle, the work acquires major philosophical dimensions • Mor...
» French Bill Aims to Broaden Surveillance Powers
19/03/15 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Two months after the Paris shootings, and a day after attacks across the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia, France has unveiled new legislation to eavesdrop on potential jihadists and other te...
» Американо-германская разведка: взгляд в историю спецслужб
19/03/15 15:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Американо-германская развед&#...
» Neptune man accused of plotting to join ISIS
19/03/15 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh (Photo: COURTESY FACEBOOK) NEPTUNE – Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, the Neptune man accused of attempting to join the terrorist group ISIS, long harbored ill feelings toward the ...
» Europe - The mysterious fates met by Putin critics - France 24
19/03/15 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from France 24 - Live news. Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2015-03-07 The murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov on Friday has once again highlighted the grim fates that have befallen several of R...
»  ВЗГЛЯД / Кадырова наградили именным оружием
19/03/15 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Взгляд. марта 2015, 20:35 Версия для печати Встави...
» Рамзан Кадыров в Грозном награжден именным оружием
19/03/15 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Islam Today. Глава Чечнив в награду от дирекm...
» Кадыров в "орденах": путинскую марионетку снова наградили
19/03/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from 24 Канал - Всі новини. Глава Чеченской республики Р ...
» Chechen’s Ties to Putin Are Questioned Amid Nemtsov Murder Case
19/03/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Critics warn that President Vladimir V. Putin’s bargain to gain stability in Chechnya has unleashed an unpredictable despot in the region’s leader, Ramzan A. Kadyrov.
» Is The Yakuza Behind Caroline Kennedy Death Threats? - The Daily Beast
18/03/15 22:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Reuters The Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating telephoned death threats against U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. The individual or individuals who made the calls are facing charges over “forci...
» Russian-Speaking Jihadists | Inna Naroditskaya
18/03/15 21:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Huffington Post | Full News Feed. Last week, New York police arrested three Brooklyn men, immigrants from post-Soviet states Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and charged them with aiding the Islamic State (I...
» Russia's Very Secret Services | World Policy Institute
18/03/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World Policy Institute - World Views on Global Challenges. By Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan MOSCOW—When the Soviet Union collapsed, many observers expected its fearsome intelligence apparatus to ...
» Shame and scandal in Saudi Arabia | Fatah | Columnists | Opinion
18/03/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . There is a disgraceful spectacle unfolding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in which some of the leading lights of the West are playing the role of medieval court jesters, singing platitudes to tyrants in a dem...
» You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia | Alastair Crooke
18/03/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WorldPost Blog on The Huffington Post. BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and it...
» Putin’s Russia. Do traces of KGB, FSB and GRU lead to Islamic State?
18/03/15 20:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DELFI News. This time I decided to draw attention to a significant role (which was a surprise for many experts) of Chechen terrorists in a battle of Islamic state that has become a main threat to the West....
» Rumors Swirl in Moscow, But Kremlin Is Silent | Opinion
18/03/15 20:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . More than two weeks have passed since the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and investigators have already managed to report the initial results of their work. They have arrested five peo...
» Russian intelligence agency accused of poisoning Chechens in Istanbul
18/03/15 19:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Hurriyet Daily News. ISTANBUL Print Page Send to friend » Share on Facebook A Chechen activist has died in Istanbul after being hospitalized with his family members for food poisoning, as some of his ...
» What Happened in Homs by Jonathan Littell | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
18/03/15 19:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Chechnya is a case in point. After Russia’s humiliating defeat there, in August 1996, at the hands of a few thousand rebels armed only with Kalashnikovs and RPGs, the Russian special services, FSB (the ...
» Chechen leader in Ankara ‘killed for $1 million’ - aysor.am
18/03/15 19:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia. A man who is suspected of involvement in the killing of the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria’s honorary consul in Ankara in 2013 told friends that his group c...
» In Midst of War, Ukraine Becomes Gateway for Jihad
18/03/15 19:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: In Midst of War, Ukraine Becomes Gateway for Jihad. “O UR BROTHERS ARE there,” Khalid said when he heard I was going to Ukraine. “Buy a local SIM card when you get there, sen...
» The weird world of Boris Berezovsky: Alexander Litvinenko's inquest has provided an intriguing insight into the dead tycoon - Europe - World
18/03/15 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . True, there were intriguing postscripts. It was revealed that, in what were to be his last weeks, Berezovsky had penned two personal letters to his arch-enemy, President Vladimir Putin, pleading to be allowed...
» Putin's Russia is a Gangster Regime - Jeff Jacoby
18/03/15 19:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Jeff Jacoby's Townhall.com Column. "I'm afraid Putin will kill me," Boris Nemtsov told a Russian website on February 10. He was dead before the month was out . The charismatic opposition leader, a...
» Putin isn't just trolling for votes. His dislike of the West is real
18/03/15 19:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from PRI: Latest Stories. A report on Russian TV this weekend offered a startling revelation about the annexation of Crimea last year: President Vladimir Putin himself ordered the annexation, weeks before Crime...
» How Tsarnaev's overlooked Twitter account might hurt him (+video)
18/03/15 19:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | USA. The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a confrontational and, at times, surreal turn Tuesday morning as defense lawyers launched a rare and pier...
» Searching for the Disappeared in Putin’s Crimea Fortress - The Daily Beast
18/03/15 19:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Thomas Peter/Reuters Vladimir Putin is everywhere in Crimea these days. His face stares down from the rows of T-shirts cluttering market stands in Sevastopol, which boast tough-guy slogans like “The per...
» Has Vladimir Putin been 'neutralised' by security chiefs staging 'secret coup'?
18/03/15 19:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS Feed for ministry127.com. Vladimir Putin is alive but has been 'neutralised' by shadowy security chiefs who have staged a stealthy coup, according to the head of a leading Russian Muslim group. Geydar ...
» Russia Has Armada of Spy Boats Off British Coast – Report | News
18/03/15 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia has a fleet of converted fishing boats equipped with intelligence-gathering equipment near the British east coast, the Daily Mail newspaper reported, citing a retired senior Br...
» Russia Won Nothing in Chechnya | Opinion
18/03/15 18:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The events connected with the investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov have forced Russian society to face an issue it has long put off: the situation in Chechnya...
» Chechen leader meets with journalists of Grozny TV and Radio Company
18/03/15 18:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Vestnik Kavkaza. 18 March 2015 - 4:45pm Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov has met with journalists of the Grozny TV and Radio Company and discussed plans and prospects of the company’s development. Kadyr...
» The bizarre Instagram of Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov
18/03/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ramzan Kadyrov is burly former warlord accused of being 'medieval tyrant' Came to power after vicious armed struggle with other Chechen strongmen Implicated in torture and dozens of ass...
» phoenix - Google Search
18/03/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from phoenix - Google News. Police: At least 4 shot in suburban Phoenix shooting spree, suspect ... Fox News - 2 hours ago A gunman wounded at least four people across multiple locations in the Phoenix suburb a...
» Twenty tourists 'hunted' and shot...
18/03/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from tunis - Google News. Twenty tourists 'hunted' and shot dead in Tunisia New Zealand Herald  - ‎2 minutes ago‎ Gunmen have stormed Tunisia's national museum killing 20 foreign tourists and t...
» Rebuilding American Foreign Policy | The National Interest
18/03/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Anyone who reads President Obama’s new “National Security Strategy,” might come away believing that six years ago American embarked on a successful course of world leadership. They might bel...
» Russia's New Military Doctrine: Should the West Be Worried?
18/03/15 16:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . As one of his final acts of 2014, on December 26, President Vladimir Putin signed Russia’s new military doctrine . In principle, the doctrine, an official statement on national defense, is regularly upd...
» BBC News - Tunis attack: Gunmen kill tourists in museum raid
18/03/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Africa. 18 March 2015 Last updated at 13:00 ET Footage shows hostages escaping, as the BBC's Naveena Kottoor reports Nineteen people, including 17 foreign tourists, have been killed after gunmen...
» tunis - Google Search
18/03/15 14:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . In the news Tunis attack: Gunmen kill tourists in museum raid BBC News ‎ - 2 hours ago Italian, Spanish, Polish and German citizens were among those killed, as well as a Tunisian  ... Eight reporte...
» Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution
18/03/15 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:31 p.m. EDT. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming ...
» Brigade Takes on ISIS Allies in Libya
18/03/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Fighters aligned with the Islamic State who control the Libyan city of Surt have begun clashing with a brigade from the neighboring city of Misurata that is trying to drive them out, accord...
» World Briefing: Poland: Rioting Over Youth’s Death
18/03/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Rioting in Poland set off by the death of a youth during a police raid has left eight people injured and 21 detained, the authorities said Tuesday.
» Militias destroy Iraqi villages, displace thousands: rights group
18/03/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iraqi Shi'ite militias unleashed a campaign of "deliberate and wanton destruction" as they rampaged through dozens of villages last year after dri...
» The village that fell asleep: mystery illness perplexes Kazakh scientists
18/03/15 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. For the last two years the residents of Kalachi have been falling into unexplained bouts of sleep - sometimes for weeks at a time. With no cause yet identified, Joanna Lillis ...
» Amnesty International Slams Annexed Crimea's Pro-Russia Regime
18/03/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A mnesty International says the de facto authorities in Crimea have failed to investigate a series of abductions and torture of their critics since the violence that led ...
» Netanyahu’s Likud Wins Israeli Election
18/03/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (TEL AVIV) (TEL AVIV, Israel) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party has scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning tu...
» The psychology of mass government surveillance: How do the public respond and is it changing our behaviour?
18/03/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. A poll in 13 countries by Amnesty International reveals how most people oppose surveillance of citizens but are less concerned about the targeting of foreign nationals. Knowin...
» Love is ... five gay films going global in the name of human rights
18/03/15 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. London LGBT film festival launches free worldwide viewing campaign in 70 countries, as part of British Council initiative Five gay-themed films are to be made available free o...
» Largest US Presbyterian Group Approves Same-Sex Marriage
18/03/15 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Presbyterian Church has approved an amendment in the church's constitution that includes same-sex marriage.  A majority of the church's 171 regional districts, or presbyteries, a...
» 'Cyanide Envelope' Mailed To White House
18/03/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Further testing is required on the envelope, which contained a milky substance and was in a container wrapped in a plastic bag.
» Afghan First Vice President, an Ex-Warlord, Fumes on the Sidelines
18/03/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Ashraf Ghani, center, greeted his nominee for first vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, left, in April 2014. That pairing is now showing signs of strain as Mr. Dostum complains of being ma...
» Letter Sent to White House Tests Positive for Cyanide - CBS Local
18/03/15 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. OregonLive.com Letter Sent to White House Tests Positive for Cyanide CBS Local WASHINGTON — The Secret Service says an envelope addressed to the White House has tentatively tested posi...
» Mystery As Man's Naked Body Found In Freezer
18/03/15 13:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Police in Napa, in California's wine-growing region, are investigating the death of a man whose naked body was found in a freezer.
» Why ISIS destroys antiquities
18/03/15 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. CNN's Ben Wedeman explains why the terror group is ruining Iraq's cultural history.
» The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas
18/03/15 13:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Hundreds of bodies are being buried in eastern Ukraine without being identified. On the separatist side, officials say they don't have the resources to cope with the shee...
» Man convicted in Joe Biden defense gun case - Politico
18/03/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Tribune Man convicted in Joe Biden defense gun case Politico Most Read; Videos. Schock resigns · Aaron Schock: Model or Congressman? Mickey Kaus quits Daily Caller after Tucker Carlson...
» Binyamin Netanyahu victory causes international concern
18/03/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict slips further from becoming a reality after Likud remains largest party in Knesset in 17 March election Binyamin Netanyahu’s sw...
» Of mice and old men: is the elixir of youth finally coming of age?
18/03/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. American scientists have coined the term ‘senolytics’ to describe a new class of drugs designed to delay the ageing process by clearing out doddery cells It is generally accep...
» Boston Bombing Trial to Focus on Investigators' Findings
18/03/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is expected on Wednesday to hear more technical evidence on the investigation that followed the deadly blasts and the chaotic days afterward....
» Mysterious flash lightens night sky in south Russia
18/03/15 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. An inexplicable white-and-blue flash was spotted lighting up the sky over the southern Russian city of Stavropol. A dashcam video has since triggered a...
» Pentagon and Its Allies Begin the Budget Death Watch
18/03/15 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. War is a nasty business. Soldiers and civilians die. It has been ever thus. That’s what makes Tuesday’s hearing before the House Armed Services Committee distressing. Unless the Pentagon gets more mo...
» American Presbyterian church to recognize same-sex marriage
18/03/15 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Majority of church’s 171 governing bodies ruled in favor of amending constitution to extend marriage rights to ‘two people, traditionally a man and a woman’ The largest presby...
» What’s more difficult to translate: a politician’s speech or a literary work like Proust’s?
18/03/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts For a translator, which is more difficult: a politici...
» NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea
18/03/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VILNIUS (Reuters) - A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Cri...
» What Binyamin Netanyahu's re-election in Israel means for the world – video analysis
18/03/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. As Binyamin Netanyahu sweeps to victory in Israel's general election, Middle East editor Ian Black reflects on how he re-election as prime minister is likely to affect th...
» Netanyahu sweeps to victory in Israeli election
18/03/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party won a clear and decisive victory in Israel’s...
» How the West should look beyond Vladimir Putin in its handling of Russia
18/03/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Big Question: There are millions of Russians who harbour hopes of a different future, one of progress and prosperity
» Never fear, Putin's here
18/03/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Telegraph View: The Russian president's decision to finally Putin an appearance laid rest to days of speculation about his mysterious absence
» Ukraine Rebels Say Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Despite Cease-Fire
18/03/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Heavy machine-gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there has been no lull in ...
» Охрана президента Польши заклеила рот попытавшемуся задать вопрос - РИА Новости
18/03/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Postimees Охрана президента Польши заклеила рот попытавшемуся задать вопрос РИА Новости Представители службы безопасности Бронислава Коморовского жестко остановили мужчину, который...
» Russian Ruble Opens Stronger as Oil Prices Stabilize
18/03/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's ruble traded stronger early on Tuesday, helped by a slight recovery in oil prices and forex sales that analysts attributed to exporters gearing up for the end-of-mont...
» Putin says Russia was willing to increase nuclear readiness over Crimea - CBC.ca
18/03/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBC.ca Putin says Russia was willing to increase nuclear readiness over Crimea CBC.ca Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions o...
» Putin Puts Russia's Northern Fleet on 'Full Alert' in Response to NATO Drills - TIME
18/03/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Putin Puts Russia's Northern Fleet on 'Full Alert' in Response to NATO Drills TIME Russian President Vladimir Putin put the nation's northern fleet on full alert in the Arctic...
» В Киеве украинские военные начали массовую акцию протеста - Российская Газета
18/03/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета В Киеве украинские военные начали массовую акцию протеста Российская Газета Несколько сотен силовиков, участвовавших в боевых действиях на востоке Украины, вышли ...
» Russia's Vladimir Putin waves the nuclear option - CBC.ca
18/03/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBC.ca Russia's Vladimir Putin waves the nuclear option CBC.ca Yet it is Vladimir Putin's Kremlin — first in Crimea (which the Russian leader now openly acknowledges going after), and...
» Russia Rules Out Returning Crimea to Ukraine
18/03/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia said Tuesday that it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the U.S. and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsu...
» Kremlin: Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine
18/03/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula's ...
» How to Become Putin’s No. 1 Enemy
18/03/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. For years Bill Browder has been campaigning against the corrupt Russian authorities who prosecuted and eventually caused the death of an innocent man—Browder’s lawyer, Se...
» BBC News - Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity
18/03/15 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. 17 March 2015 Last updated at 21:40 ET A scene from the Oscar-nominated Leviathan At the start of this year, BBC Radio Four devoted a whole day to a radio adaptation of Tolstoy's War and P...
» Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity - BBC News
18/03/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity BBC News On New Year's Day, listeners were invited to binge on it all day long, with only brief interruptions. Now filming has b...
» Envelope Laced with Poison Mailed to White House
18/03/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Secret Service says a letter addressed to the White House has tested positive for cyanide, a deadly poison. The agency, which is charged with protecting the president and other h...
» EU, U.S. Condemn Russia, South Ossetia 'Treaty'
18/03/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Washington and Brussels have condemned a planned agreement between Russia and a Moscow-backed breakaway region of Georgia.
» Президент Молдавии: НАТО спасет нас от «секретных проектов Кремля» - ИА REGNUM
18/03/15 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ИА REGNUM Президент Молдавии: НАТО спасет нас от «секретных проектов Кремля» ИА REGNUM Намеченный на 17-18 марта визит в Гагаузию депутата Государственной думы РФ Ириной Родниной о...
» Pentagon Plans Hard Look at Missile Defense Programs
18/03/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Defense Department has launched a major review of missile defense programs and capabilities, after military commanders called the current strategy "unsustainable" given tough bud...
» The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas - YouTube
18/03/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 18, 2015 Hundreds of bodies are being buried in eastern Ukraine without being identified. On the separatist side, officials say they don't have the resources to cope with the sheer volume of ...
» Prince Charles, Camilla Have Full Itinerary for DC Visit
18/03/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Prince Charles and his wife will visit the home of the man who, more than anyone else, ensured that Americans would no longer be his subjects.   The visit Wednesday to George Washington's...
» Putin Signs Pact With Breakaway Georgian Region
18/03/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a pact with a Moscow-backed breakaway region of Georgia, despite condemnation by Tbilisi and the West. Georgia on March 18 des...
» Putin’s Personality, Agenda and Nuclear Weapons Make Him ‘Most Dangerous’ Leader in History, Piontkovsky Says
18/03/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 18 – Vladimir Putin’s personality and governing style, his domestic and...
» СБУ обнародовало видео с российскими срочниками в Донбассе - ЛІГА.net
18/03/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Gazeta.ua СБУ обнародовало видео с российскими срочниками в Донбассе ЛІГА.net Начальник следственного управления СБУ Василий Вовк обнародовал видео, снятое бойцами батальона Донбас...
» Russian Rights Center Fined Under 'Foreign Agent' Law
18/03/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Moscow court has fined a prominent Russian human rights advocacy group for refusal to register as a "foreign agent" under a law Kremlin critics say is putting a chill o...
» Putin’s Latest Crimea Spin Attempts New Narrative
18/03/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. As Russia marks the one-year anniversary of Crimea’s annexation from neighboring Ukraine, the Kremlin is putting forth a new narrative in what analysts say appears to be a further attempt...
» Russia Cracking Down on Human Rights in Crimea, Amnesty Reports
18/03/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Wednesday that Crimean residents' rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly have all sharply suffered under Ru...
» A year after Crimean annexation, threat of conflict remains
18/03/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News: News and Headlines from Europe - The Washington Post. MOSCOW — A fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine was coming under increased strain on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev of viol...
» Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Son Buys Modest Chelsea Pad for $3.76M
18/03/15 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Observer. Deborah and James Burrows. (Patrick McMullan) In New York’s current real estate climate, a television series set in a thriving, unpretentious neighborhood bar where folks from all walks mix...
» Связанные одной кровью | Пятая колонка | Статьи
18/03/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. update: 17-03-2015 (10:38) Кого назначить убийцей Нем&...
» В рамках дела об убийстве Бориса Немцова назначено двадцать экспертиз | Власть | Новости
18/03/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. Адвокат Вадим Прохоров, предста...
» One-Third Of Russian Diplomats Are Spies
18/03/15 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. S weden's intelligence service SAPO has accused Russia of conducting extensive espionage operations on Swedish territory. The chief analyst of SAPO's counterintelligence ...
» Russia Celebrates Crimea Takeover As Criticism Mounts
18/03/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia is defying Ukraine and the West with a week of ceremonies marking the anniversary of its annexation of Crimea, a move that ran counter the international law, drew ...
» How Did Netanyahu Pull Off Israeli Election Win?
18/03/15 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. As the dust settles on a dramatic election, the immediate questions are how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to stage such a fierce comeback, why the opposition fell short and wh...
» jihad plane accident - Google Search
18/03/15 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results In the news United flight turns back after passenger tackles man headed for cockpit CNN ‎ - 3 hours ago A quick-thinking passenger on a United flight to Denver tackled a man who was ... T...
» United flight turns back after passenger tackles man headed for cockpit
18/03/15 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Story highlights Witness on plane says unruly passenger talked about someone trying to bring plane down Another passenger tells CNN man said plane was going too slow Airport spokeswoman: Passenger not arreste...
» The Daily Vertical: Between Kadyrov And The FSB
18/03/15 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter@PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical...
» US Ambassador Kennedy Allegedly Receives Death Threats
18/03/15 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. Tokyo police are investigating c...
» East Ukrainian War Refugees Seek Solace in Crimea
17/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. As Sergei Gabuyev watched a Donetsk street fight devolve into a sea of AK-47 fire in front of the city's central bus station one evening, he knew it was time to leave.
» Russia Deploying Strategic Bombers To Crimea, Missiles To Kaliningrad
17/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's military has announced it was sending strategic bombers to the annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea and will deploy advanced missiles to its exclave of Kalining...
» Цены на недвижимость: Нью-Йорк бьет рекорды
17/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by Голос Америки. Цены на недвижимость: Нью-Йорк...
» В Украине намерены завести уголовное дело на Путина | В мире | Новости
17/03/15 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. "Господин Путин недавно уже пубl...
» Пистолет, из которого убили Немцова, дал Дадаеву "чеченец Русик" | Общество | Новости
17/03/15 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. По словам Дадаева, тот же "Русик" н&...
» СБУ: Владислав Сурков руководил расстрелом демонстрантов во время Евромайдана | В мире | Новости
17/03/15 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Каспаров.Ru. Наливайченко также отметил, что...
» Владислав Сурков в роли «енакиевского мясника» / Slon.ru
17/03/15 16:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Главное на Slon.ru. Сначала руководитель украинс&...
» Компромат.Ru / Compromat.Ru: Владислав Сурков
17/03/15 16:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story .   Владислав Сурков - человек из наро...
» Without Sky
17/03/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Vladislav Surkov was born Aslambek Andarbekovich Dudayev in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic, and later changed his name to Surkov. He is a Russian businessman, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russi...
» Vladislav Surkov | Cut Your Teeth
17/03/15 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cut Your Teeth. In the middle of March, 2014, as Russia moved to annex Crimea and conflict erupted in the east of Ukraine, a short story was published. Titled ‘Without Sky’, the piece of d...
» Non-Linear War « LRB blog
17/03/15 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from LRB blog. Vladislav Surkov is back. Back inside the ever-shrinking sanctum around Putin; on the elite list of Russian officials hit with visa bans and asset freezes in the west. The enemies who were so rec...
» A glimpse inside the Kremlin puppetmaster’s mind
17/03/15 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Moscow’s ‘political technologists’ specialise in creating pure spectacle, says Peter Pomerantsev ©AFP Putin's strategic options have narrowed as the crisis in Ukraine has intensif...
» BBC News - The untold story of the Maidan massacre
17/03/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. A day of bloodshed on Kiev's main square, nearly a year ago, marked the end of a winter of protest against the government of president Viktor Yanukovych, who soon afterwards fled the count...
» Poroshenko says evidence shows Kremlin aide Surkov directed snipers in Kiev
17/03/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . KIEV Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:01pm EST KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday police evidence showed that a top Kremlin aide, Vladislav Surkov, had directed "foreign sniper groups" wh...
» Is This the Mastermind Behind Russia’s Crimea Grab?
17/03/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin's 'gray cardinal,' is at the top of the U.S. sanctions list. Is he pulling Putin's strings? When, as a response to the Kremlin’s takeover of the Crimea, the White House iss...
» Советник Путина — Сурков с семьей сбежал в Китай (ФОТО)
17/03/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Сепаратист.нет. В след за активным обсуждением &#...
» Борис Немцов о Путине: Он ебнутый Владимир Путин - YouTube
17/03/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 1, 2015 Российский оппозиционер Бори...
» С президентом Киргизии встречалось два разных Путина — царь то не настоящий! (ФОТО)
17/03/15 13:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Сепаратист.нет. Журналисты нашли доказательсm...
» 'Fake sheikh' gang members who posed as wealthy Arab brothers in bid to steal £1.5m from finance firm are jailed
17/03/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. By Helen Collis Published: 11:07 EST, 12 April 2012 | Updated: 11:07 EST, 12 April 2012 A gang of fraudsters who posed as ‘fake sheikhs’ in a bid to con a finance company ou...
» Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for Arab State
17/03/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Correction Appended ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by a...
» 2,483,1132,483,1132015-03-17#Chechnya
17/03/15 12:31 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,483,113 2,483,113 2015-03-17 #Chechnya The Chechen Link to Russian Activist's Death - Stratfor: There are countless explanations for what is taking place. Putin's honoring Kadyrov just as the Chechen leader re-entered the FSB's sites i...
» The Chechen Link to Russian Activist's Death | Stratfor
17/03/15 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Chechen Link to Russian Activist's Death Analysis Print Text Size Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov during a meeting in April 2014. (MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP...
» 2,483,1072,483,1072015-03-16#Assad
17/03/15 04:24 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,483,107 2,483,107 2015-03-16 #Assad Kerry Suggests There Is a Place for Assad in Syria Talks - NYT | » Litvinenko murder suspect sent T-shirt with 'Polonium 210 - To Be Continued' to friend four years after killing 16/03/15 21:19 from ...
» Litvinenko murder suspect sent T-shirt with 'Polonium 210 - To Be Continued' to friend four years after killing
16/03/15 21:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. The "present" sent by Andrey Lugovoy to Boris Berezovsky also bore the words "Nuclear Death, Is Knocking Your Door", inquiry hears
» World Briefing: Egypt: Militants Claim Ambush
16/03/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Militants identifying themselves as the Sinai Province of the Islamic State said Monday that they had captured the engine of an American-made M60 tank from the Egyptian military in an ambush.
» N.Y.U. Professor Is Barred From the United Arab Emirates
16/03/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Andrew Ross, who teaches at the New York campus and specializes in labor issues, has been an open critic of the poor treatment of migrant laborers in that country.
» Obama to youths: Focus not on the pot - Columbus Dispatch
16/03/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Sacramento Bee Obama to youths: Focus not on the pot Columbus Dispatch The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buck...
» Ukraine conflict: Vladimir Putin 'was ready for nuclear alert'
16/03/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Russian president says he was ready to put nuclear weapons on alert during tensions over crisis in Crimea and Ukraine Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to en...
» Kerry Suggests There Is a Place for Assad in Syria Talks
16/03/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Secretary of State John Kerry said that he still believed it was important to achieve a diplomatic solution for the conflict in Syria and that the negotiations should involve President Bash...
» Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea - Reuters
16/03/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea Reuters A pro-Russian rebel shows his t-shirt depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin at a checkpoint...
» Robert Durst: 'What did I do? Killed them all, of course'
16/03/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. US real estate heir makes what appears to be veiled confession in TV documentary screened hours after he was charged with murder Robert Durst, the wealthy heir to a New York r...
» The child sex abuse scandals engulfing Britain
16/03/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. LONDON — Years after revelations of an entertainer’s crimes, the UK grapples with an ugly, sprawling legacy of abuse and lies. read more
» Man charged in Ferguson cop shooting - Mail & Guardian Online
16/03/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Mail & Guardian Online Man charged in Ferguson cop shooting Mail & Guardian Online Police charged a young African-American man on Sunday in connection with the shooting in Fergus...
» Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade - KVVU Las Vegas
16/03/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade KVVU Las Vegas The gay military veterans service group OutVets and gay rights group Boston Pride joined the annual cel...
» From California gang to Mexican vigilante: the family man fighting the drug cartels in Mexico – video
16/03/15 21:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Antonio Guiterrez - AKA Lonely - grew up in the USA but agreed to leave to avoid heavy punishment for his gang violence. He joined the notorious 'Autodefensas' in Michoacan, W...
» IS Vatican attack threat looms over pope’s holy year announcement
16/03/15 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. ROME — The pope’s surprise announcement of a massive holy festival in December has forced Italian officals to re-evaluate rec...
» Moscow invites U.N. mediator to next Syria talks in early April: Ifax
16/03/15 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. МОSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow invited the U.N. envoy for Syria to a second round of meetings scheduled for the beginning of April between some Syrian opposition figures and the Damascus go...
» Cocaine dealers caught after buying so many blenders at Asda to mix the drug that staff got suspicious and tipped off police
16/03/15 20:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Gavin Etchell, 33, and Thomas Davies, 29, pictured, were found with £300,000 worth of the Class-A drug when police raided Etchell's home in Tonypandy, South Wales, last September.
» Venezuela's legislature gives Maduro decree power to fight 'US imperialism' - Fox News Latino
16/03/15 20:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Venezuela's legislature gives Maduro decree power to fight 'US imperialism' Fox News Latino CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The Venezuelan parliament on Sunday approved a law giving Presiden...
» Kurdish Official: IS Used Chlorine in 3 Attacks
16/03/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Kurdish military official said on Monday he had evidence Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a chemical weapon against peshmerga forces three times in northern Iraq. General A...
» Global arms trade
16/03/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Global arms trade China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world's number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank s...
» Russian Rights Official Not Allowed To See Nemtsov Killing Suspects
16/03/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The head of the Russian presidential human rights council says he has not been allowed to visit detained suspects in the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
» Vladimir Putin reappears for first time after ten days of rumors
16/03/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Looking somewhat pale, Putin shook hands with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev at the start of a meeting at the sumptuous Konstantinov's Palace just outside Saint Petersburg.
» Venezuela launches military drill after claiming US 'is an imminent danger'
16/03/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Chanting 'socialist motherland' and branding the U.S. 'imperialist', 80,000 military staff and 20,000 civilians took the streets of the capital Caracas for anti-American protests over t...
» Men with no name: the return of the existential hero
16/03/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. From Sean Penn’s The Gunman to Michael Mann’s Blackhat, the thinking man’s action hero is back, and attempting to put the art back in Sartre It’s almost as if Jean-Paul Sartre...
» Iranian professor loses job due to 'feminine' voice
16/03/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Khajeh Nasir Toosi university dismisses Dr Qasem Exirifard on the grounds that his voice would lead to ridicule in classroom, he tells reformist newspaper A top physics profes...
» Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting - Salon
16/03/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Salon Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting Salon Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting EnlargeFILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, ...
» U.N. Opens New Investigation Into Crash That Killed Dag Hammarskjold
16/03/15 20:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The cause of the plane crash in September 1961 that killed the former United Nations secretary general has never been established.
» Oil Prices Fall to Six-Year Intraday Low - Wall Street Journal
16/03/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal Oil Prices Fall to Six-Year Intraday Low Wall Street Journal The benchmark U.S. oil price tumbled to its lowest point in six years during intraday trading on ...
» U.S. returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iraq government
16/03/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 60 Iraqi cultural artifacts smuggled into the United States, including a limestone statue of an ancient king, were returned to the government of Iraq o...
» Vladimir Putin's friend Ksenia Sobchak flees Russia because of support for Boris Nemtsov
16/03/15 20:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ksenia Sobchak (left) said she is leaving Russia for a while at a party on Friday. She has known Putin since childhood as her father was his political mentor but regularly opposes his p...
» Jihadi John's mock executions: Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa recounts how ... - Sydney Morning Herald
16/03/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Sydney Morning Herald Jihadi John's mock executions: Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa recounts how ... Sydney Morning Herald Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of behe...
» Afghanistan: Talks with Taliban to Be Held Soon
16/03/15 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A key Afghan minister insists that talks with the Taliban will happen very soon despite contradictory news reports and confusion on the issue. Without naming the group, Hekmat Khalil Karz...
» Houthi Rebels Release Yemeni Officials From House Arrest
16/03/15 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Houthi rebels released Yemen’s former prime minister and members of his cabinet after nearly two months, in a sign of some progress between the groups.
» Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko warns Minsk deal is 'hope not reality' - Irish Times
16/03/15 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Irish Times Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko warns Minsk deal is 'hope not reality' Irish Times As Russia celebrated the first anniversary of its Crimean annexation, Ukraine's pres...
» Glut of Oil Pushes U.S. Crude Prices to 6-Year Low
16/03/15 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries remains reluctant to prop up prices, saying that American production should eventually level off.
» The hymen remains an evolutionary mystery – and the focus of the oppression of women’s sexuality
16/03/15 20:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. This was going to be a light-hearted piece about the hymen, but it’s hard making jokes about the subjugation of the female body ‘Horse-riding makes you lose your virginity,” M...
» ISIS Allies Try to Cut off Libya’s Oil Revenue
16/03/15 20:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A series of attacks by militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Libya’s oilfields is threatening to further undermine chances of stability in a country gripped by a mul...
» Obama: States decriminalizing pot could pressure Congress to reschedule the ... - Washington Post (blog)
16/03/15 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Obama: States decriminalizing pot could pressure Congress to reschedule the ... Washington Post (blog) The passage of state laws decriminalizing the possession of small amounts o...
» Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire
16/03/15 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Heavy machine gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting ...
» Obama: care more about jobs, war and peace - less about weed - Reuters
16/03/15 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Obama: care more about jobs, war and peace - less about weed Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a stern message for the younger generation about their po...
» Владимир Путин рассказал о спасении Виктора Януковича - Российская Газета
16/03/15 20:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Владимир Путин рассказал о спасении Виктора Януковича Российская Газета В фильме "Крым. Путь на Родину" на телеканале "Россия-1" показали подр...
» Станислав Стремидловский. Ватикан и Минск обменялись комплиментами - ИА REGNUM
16/03/15 20:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ИА REGNUM Станислав Стремидловский. Ватикан и Минск обменялись комплиментами ИА REGNUM Второе лицо в иерархии Ватикана, государственный секретарь Святого престола кардинал Пьетро П...
» Will Economic Crisis Spark More Border Changes in Russia?
16/03/15 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 15 – Budgetary shortfalls as a result of the current economic crisis ha...
» Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea - Yahoo News
16/03/15 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea Yahoo News ADDS THAT RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCIES REPORTED THAT THE MEETING WAS HELD AT AN EARLIER DATE In this image ...
» Vladimir Putin 'in bed with a bad cold watching Crimea documentary'
16/03/15 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russian TV channel scotches rumours of a Kremlin coup with report Mr Putin is at rural retreat recovering from flu, while spokesman says president wil...
» Ukraine's president says truce not working, urges more Russia sanctions ... - Reuters
16/03/15 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Ukraine's president says truce not working, urges more Russia sanctions ... Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ukraine's president accused Russian -backed separatists in the east o...
» Генсек: НАТО наращивает военные расходы из-за России - BFM.Ru
16/03/15 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Gazeta.ua Генсек: НАТО наращивает военные расходы из-за России BFM.Ru НАТО увеличивает расходы на оборону. Генеральный секретарь НАТО Йенс Столтенберг рассчитывает, что все страны ...
» В Москве на 78 году жизни скончался писатель Валентин Распутин - Русская планета
16/03/15 20:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Русская планета В Москве на 78 году жизни скончался писатель Валентин Распутин Русская планета Он во многом был неистовым и непримиримым: и когда в 60-е журналистом ездил писать пр...
» Путин: Янукович во время переворота на Украине находился в Крыму - Mail.Ru
16/03/15 20:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Mail.Ru Путин: Янукович во время переворота на Украине находился в Крыму Mail.Ru Президент России Владимир Путин сказал в документальном фильме «Крым. Путь на Родину», что занимавш...
» EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained - Reuters
16/03/15 20:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained Reuters ROME (Reuters) - Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full contro...
» Ukraine president calls on allies to boycott 2018 World Cup in Russia - The Guardian
16/03/15 20:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Ukraine president calls on allies to boycott 2018 World Cup in Russia The Guardian Poroshenko told the German newspaper Bild he prefers to keep football and politics sepa...
» Сыщики сочли, что Немцова убили не по заказу, а из личной неприязни - Газета.Ru
16/03/15 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Следственный комитет по-новому вз&...
» Источник: фигурантам дела об убийстве Немцова скорректировано обвинение - Газета.Ru
16/03/15 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Фигурантам дела об убийстве полит&...
» Источник: определены роли обвиняемых в убийстве Немцова - Газета.Ru
16/03/15 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Правоохранительные органы опред ...
» Дональд Туск не приедет на Парад Победы 9 мая в Москве - Коммерсантъ
16/03/15 20:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Дональд Туск не приедет на Парад Победы 9 мая в Москве Коммерсантъ Председатель Европейского совета Дональд Туск не планирует посетить Москву 9 мая для участия в торжествах п...
» EU Voices Concern at Military Build-up in Crimea
16/03/15 20:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The European Union said on Monday it would stick to its policy of not recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea and voiced concern over what it said was a military build-up and deteriorat...
» Russia Celebrates Crimea Annexation Anniversary
16/03/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has kicked off weeklong Weeklong celebrations marking the anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea, while the European Union denounces a military buildup and a...
» New Date Set For Signing Of Russia-South Ossetia Treaty
16/03/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to sign a new Treaty on Union Relations and Integration with Georgia's breakaway Republic of South Ossetia on Ma...
» Putin makes first public appearance since March 5
16/03/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News: News and Headlines from Europe - The Washington Post. Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first public appearance in more than 10 days on Monday, following intense speculation about his ...
» Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Moving Faster Than Anticipated
16/03/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The first two weeks of the Boston Marathon bombing trial focused on the injuries and deaths from the 2013 attack: Survivors recounted losing limbs and loved ones as federal prosecutors to...
» Russia's President Vladimir Putin Reappears in Public After 10-Day Absence - NBCNews.com
16/03/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. NBCNews.com Russia's President Vladimir Putin Reappears in Public After 10-Day Absence NBCNews.com The 62-year-old Russian leader was last seen in public on March 5. The Kremlin insis...
» Russia Conducts Massive Arctic Military Drills
16/03/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the Wes...
» Now That Putin's Back, What Was He Up To in Those 11 Days?
16/03/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Vladimir Putin may have made a comeback, but one question remains: What was he up to during those 11 days of absence from the public eye?
» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Greek Debt Crisis’ Great Divide
16/03/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Greece is trapped between creditors who don’t trust it and hard-line Syriza members who insist on rolling back earlier measures — even at the cost of exiting the eurozone.
» Евросоюз обеспокоен ситуацией в Крыму - Утро.Ru
16/03/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Зеркало недели Евросоюз обеспокоен ситуацией в Крыму Утро.Ru Евросоюз в заявлении в связи с годовщиной возвращения Крыма в состав России выразил обеспокоенность "наращиванием ...
» 'Appeasement' of Putin by EU leaders could cause rift with White House, warns EU president
16/03/15 20:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. EU must not compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions until Ukraine regains control of its border with Russia, says Donald Tusk
» 'It would be boring without gossip' – Putin makes first appearance in 11 days
16/03/15 20:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russian president meets Kyrgyz head of state in St Petersburg after disappearing on 5 March amid speculation of ill-health, childbirth and palace coup “It would be boring without gos...
» EU Worried By Military Buildup, Human Rights Situation In Crimea
16/03/15 20:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Union has said it will stick to its policy of not recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea and expressed concern over what it said was a military buildup in...
» Vladimir Putin Dismisses Rumors About His Absence
16/03/15 20:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The Russian president reappeared in public on Monday after a curious absence of more than 10 days, appearing healthy and commenting wryly that things “would be boring without rumors.”
» США и Россия лидируют в экспорте оружия - Комсомольская правда
16/03/15 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда США и Россия лидируют в экспорте оружия Комсомольская правда Стокгольмский международный институт исследования проблем мира СИПРИ опубликовал данные о поставка...
» Angara rocket key to Russia's launch future - EarthSky
16/03/15 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. EarthSky Angara rocket key to Russia's launch future EarthSky The announced intentions for Angara by the Russian space agency follow numerous stories of leadership changes, changes to...
» Tajik President Appoints Son To Head Anticorruption Agency
16/03/15 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his eldest son, Rustam Emomali, to head the Central Asian nation's anticorruption agency.
» Vladimir Putin orders entire Northern Fleet to mobilise in huge Russian military exercises
16/03/15 20:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Russia's entire Northern Fleet is on the move today as part of a show of force involving 40,000 troops, more than 41 warships, 15 submarines and 110 aircraft.
» Four Said Killed By Police In Violence Near Afghan-Turkmen Border
16/03/15 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A local leader in an ethnic Turkmen village near Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan says police killed at least four people and wounded at least seven others while di...
» Kremlin Promoting National Pride in Place of Individual Dignity, Moscow Commentator Says
16/03/15 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 16 – In scathing terms, Elizaveta Aleksandrova-Zorina denounces the way...
» UN Envoy Says Human Rights Deteriorated In Iran
16/03/15 20:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The UN rights investigator on Iran has hailed "some limited improvements" in the country since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rohani, but warned "the overall situa...
» NATO Says Supports Moldova's Independence
16/03/15 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO has reaffirmed its support for for Moldova's independence and territorial integrity.
» Vladimir Putin appears in public following speculation about his health – video
16/03/15 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is seen in public for the first time since 5 March, quashing rumours about his health. He met Kyrgyzstan's president, Almazbek Atambayev, smiling ...
» Russian Nationalist Calls for Partition of Belarus to Correct Soviet ‘Mistakes’
16/03/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, March 16 – A Russian nationalist with a long track record of hatred toward Be...
» Netanyahu Makes Last-ditch Vote Appeal at Settlement
16/03/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, used a strategic Jewish settlement he helped found as the backdrop on Monday for an election eve bid to win back righ...
» French Man Detained After Attempt To Smuggle Russian Wife
16/03/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Polish border guards have detained a French man for attempting to smuggle his Russian wife in a suitcase into Poland from Belarus.
» Putin Laughs Off Rumors of Ill Health
16/03/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. After days of unexplained absence, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin appeared with the president of Kyrgyzstan to discuss the integration of the Kyrgyz economy with Russia and its allies.