Saturday, March 21, 2015

Russia Hosting Europe’s Neo-Nazis, Nationalists and Anti-Semites, Putin Supporters All by Paul Goble | Putin’s Priorities – Propaganda over People and Even National Defense by Paul Goble: Vladimir Putin’s new budget numbers show that for him, propaganda is more important than the Russian people and even more important than national defense.

A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 20, 2015.

Eclipse on Remote Arctic Islands Thrills, Disappoints 

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A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands on Friday but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia. People cheered and clapped as the moon blocked the sun for about 2.5 minutes under clear skies on the icy Norwegian islands of Svalbard, where tourists had been warned of risks of frostbite and polar bears after an attack on Thursday. But clouds masked the sky over Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands further south and the only other place where a total eclipse was visible from land as the moon's shadow skimmed across the Atlantic. "It was overcast, there was rain and wind. You could see nothing. It was a disappointment for everybody," said Gabor Lantos, a Hungarian tourist. "Some tourists were so irritated, they argued with tour operators, demanding their money back." Others were more awestruck by the sudden darkness. "It was worth coming here from Australia, probably not as good as the 2012 eclipse we saw in Cairns, but still worth coming," said Australian visitor Michael Tonks. Street lights came on automatically as the sky blackened. Some eclipse viewers gathered on an icy mountainside in Svalbard. "We couldn't ask for more. It was stunning," said Ronny Brunvoll, head of the Visit Svalbard organization. In Svalbard, a polar bear mauled a Czech tourist on Thursday, breaking into his tent as he slept. Jakub Moravev, flown by helicopter to hospital, escaped with light injuries to his face, chest and an arm. Population swells for eclipse The Faroe Islands expected about 8,000 visitors on top of the archipelago's 50,000 population for the first eclipse in the region in 60 years. About 2,000 people made the trek to Svalbard, doubling the population there. "I've seen aurora, I've seen some volcano eruptions, but the total eclipse is still the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. And each one is unique," said Fred Espenak, a retired NASA astrophysicist in Torshavn. In an eclipse, when skies are clear, stars and planets are suddenly visible in daytime and a ring of fire — the corona — appears around the sun. In one famous experiment, a 1919 eclipse provided evidence for Einstein's theory of relativity by showing that the sun's mass bent light from distant stars. On Friday, electrical grids claimed success in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from the eclipse that brought sudden, massive swings in supply over a 2-1/2-hour period. The small audience on Friday contrasted with tens of millions of people who saw the last major eclipse in Europe in 1999. This time around, a partial eclipse was visible mainly in Europe and Russia, and glanced parts of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Twitter was dominated by the eclipse, with seven of the top 10 trending terms related to the sun and moon in Germany. And the German word for "doomsday" was the ninth most popular topic.

Bloomberg рассказал о ярости Путина из-за чеченского следа в деле Немцова - РБК

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Bloomberg рассказал о ярости Путина из-за чеченского следа в деле Немцова
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Известие об убийстве Бориса Немцова привело президента России Владимира Путина в ярость, заявили информированные источники. По их словам, президент еще больше встревожился из-за чеченского следа в убийстве. Президент России Владимир Путин. Фото: REUTERS 2015.

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Политические убийства 

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В российской истории власть часто использовала убийства для устрашения своих политических оппонентов....
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Russia 'Very Unhappy' at Sanctions Link - Wall Street Journal

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Russia 'Very Unhappy' at Sanctions Link
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BRUSSELS—Russia is “very unhappy” with the European economic sanctions being linked to the full implementation of a peace deal agreed in Minsk last month, a senior Russian official has said. “We are very unhappy to see the linkage created yesterday by ... 
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In Balkans, threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge 

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The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. Large Muslim populations and historical and religious ties with Russia make the Western Balkan countries susceptible to these outside forces. Frank Wisner, a former U.S. ambassador and a former special envoy for Kosovo’s final status talks with Serbia, says that even though the Balkans is not a primary sphere of contest, it is affected. “I think it’s enormously important the Balkans be shielded from the rivalries of the major powers and second, that the issues in the Middle East not infect the Balkans,” he told VOA in an interview. “With regard to the latter, that’s the job of the intelligence services of Western Europe and the United States and those in the Balkans, to make certain that we track very carefully subversive elements flowing to and from the travel areas of the Levant and the Middle East.” Countries such as Albania, Bosnia and Kosovo have approved legislation to prevent their citizens from becoming foreign fighters in conflicts elswhere and have made arrests among radical factions. But Ian Brzezinski, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense and a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, says long-terms security measures require more than mere legislations. “It’s going to be [a] continuous, long-term undertaking, where deepening that kind of interpolice, international intelligence cooperation, it’s going to only probably become more and more pressing, more and more demanding as time goes on," he said. Balkan fighters in Syria Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, more than 20,000 foreign fighters — at least 3,400 of whom are Westerners — have gone to Syria from more than 90 countries, according to the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Official figures from the Balkans and other sources say the number from these countries alone is at least 1,000.  And compared to Western Europe, the Balkans have added vulnerabilities, says Brzezinski. “The structures of governance and law enforcement are probably a bit weaker in the Balkan countries compared to their northern counterparts,” he said. “Some of them have fairly significant Muslim populations. Not to say that having a Muslim population is a bad thing, but it’s a reality that is being exploited by organizations like ISIS. These are countries that are in the poorer spectrum of the European economic landscape and whenever you have a situation of economic inequity, you have societies that will be more vulnerable to extremism.” Former Ambassador Wisner says the United States has aimed to act as a stabilizing force and to help these countries agree to outcomes that are mutually acceptable. But, he says, “there remains an unresolved political agenda in Bosnia, in Macedonia and, of course, between Kosovo and Serbia.” Russia trying to extend its influence Another risk factor in this region is the influence that Russia is trying to exert. Recently Secretary of State John Kerry was asked about this issue at a hearing before a U.S. Senate subcommittee. “Whether it’s Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, other places — they are all in the firing line,” he said. Russia has tried to use its traditional ties with Serbia to maintain its clout and has actively sought to extend its presence in the Balkans. Serbia depends on Russia for its gas supplies, for example, with imports of 82 percent of the overall gas consumption. After being thwarted by the European Union in its efforts to build a gas pipeline to Southeast Europe, the Kremlin is working for an alternative route passing through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia, then into Hungary and perhaps on to Austria. And broadcasters Russia Today and Sputnik have presences in Serbia. Brzezinski points out that Russia benefits from the time when the Soviet Union existed and created infrastructural dependencies within the region upon what is now the Russian economy. But as the Balkan economies modernize and adopt European standards of law and commerce, he adds, they are weaning themselves from that dependency. Even so, Serbia, for example, has not endorsed EU sanctions against Russia. And when Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Belgrade last October, it was a reminder that Serbia's close ties with Russia sit awkwardly with its EU ambitions. Ambassador Wisner says it is important there be no crises for Russia to exploit that would further increase tensions between Russia, Europe and the United States, and that Europe must continue to press ahead with its inclusion of Serbia and Kosovo in the EU and attempt help Greece and Macedonia resolves longstanding issues. “By settling these questions, there is no negative ground on which Russia can play and it’s easier to maintain the harmony that we all need in the Balkans for its own purposes," he said, referring to concerns that Putin is attempting to drive a wedge between the Balkans and the West. An analysis late last year in the German magazine Der Spiegel details Russian efforts to influence developments in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and to present itself as an alternative to Euro-Atlantic integration. Secretary Kerry echoed that concern during the Senate subcommittee hearing in which he described Russia as engaged in a “massive effort to sway nations, to appeal to them, reach out to them." Efforts that could result, he said, in a new kind of dangerous East-West zero sum game. Greater Western assistance, EU integration What the Kremlin exploits in the Balkans, analysts say, is pervasive corruption, weak institutions and lacking economic opportunity. The antidote, says Brzezinski, would be greater assistance to the region by the West, and acceleration of integration into the EU. “I think that the United States can more forcefully lean forward in terms of reanimating the vision of a Europe whole and free, pressing forward more assertively for NATO enlargement, particularly to Macedonia and to Montenegro,” he said. “I think we ought to be working to the degree that we can to give Serbia greater confidence in the potentials of security cooperation with the West, to wean it away from its kind of pro-Russia outlook. I think continued and enhanced security cooperation between the countries of the Balkans and Western Europe — particularly Interpol and EU — is in order.” But both Wisner and Brzezinski agree that integration is a two-way street and that the countries themselves will need to drive the process through aggressive reforms and achievement of the standards needed to become full members of the Euro-Atlantic community.

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Russia Warns Against US Army Convoy Advance - Military.com

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Russia Warns Against US Army Convoy Advance
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Such an exercise, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday, undermines the Russia-NATO Founding Act. "According to our estimates, in case of the deployment of U.S. armour on the permanent basis on NATO's eastern flank in the mentioned amounts there will ...
Russia Condemns U.S. Military Maneuver In Eastern EuropeValueWalk
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Armenia and Russia - The Economist

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Armenia and Russia
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The increasing threat of escalation leads Armenia to depend upon Russia for protection, but Armenians are growing increasingly frustrated with the relationship. They are particularly unhappy with Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, which account for 85 ...

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КГБ Приднестровья зацепилось за сеть - Коммерсантъ

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КГБ Приднестровья зацепилось за сеть
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В Приднестровье арестован журналист Сергей Ильченко, критиковавший руководство непризнанной республики, а заодно и российские власти. КГБ инкриминирует ему призывы к экстремистской деятельности и свержению власти, которые он якобы распространял анонимно на ... 
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Russia This Week: Can We Be Satisfied With the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov? 

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In Russia This Week, you will find links to the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below.
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Northcom: Russian Cruise Missile Threat to U.S. Grows - Washington Free Beacon

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Northcom: Russian Cruise Missile Threat to U.S. Grows
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Russia is developing a long-range cruise missile that poses a new threat to the United States, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command warned this week. “Russia is progressing toward its goal of deploying long-range, conventionally-armed cruise ...

One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev - Forbes

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One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev
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One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there — be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tartars are all in agreement: life with Russia is better than life with Ukraine. Little has ... 
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Secret weapon: What on Earth is Russia up to? - NEWS.com.au

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Secret weapon: What on Earth is Russia up to?
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ACCORDING to a Kremlin propaganda media outlet, Russia plans to be able to deploy its army anywhere in the world within seven hours. It's a future that involves a fleet of huge heavy transport aircraft that will be capable of moving around 400 Armata ...
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Канада одновременно с Россией проводит в Арктике военные учения - БалтИнфо.ru

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Канада одновременно с Россией проводит в Арктике военные учения
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Торонто, 21 марта. Канадские военнослужащие 20 марта начали учения у арктических границ страны, пишет NEWSru.com. Как сообщается на сайте Минобороны Канады, маневры под названием NOREX 2015 продлятся в провинции Нунавут, наименее заселенной территорией ...
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Steady expansion of Russian military exercises - BBC News

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Steady expansion of Russian military exercises
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The massive show of force involving the army, navy and air force is believed to be in response to the deployment of American military equipment including tanks in the Baltic states and Poland. It also comes as Nato holds a series of exercises near ...
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Генсек НАТО: внезапные проверки боеспособности армии РФ не способствуют диалогу с альянсом - Информинг

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Генсек НАТО: внезапные проверки боеспособности армии РФ не способствуют диалогу с альянсом
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Внезапные проверки боеготовности армии, которые устраивает Россия, не уведомив о них соседствующие страны, негативно сказываются на диалоге с НАТО. Соответствующее заявление сделал экс-премьер Норвегии и нынешний генеральный секретарь Североатлантического ...

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Лидер еще одного государства отказался приехать в Москву на 9 мая - Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ

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Лидер еще одного государства отказался приехать в Москву на 9 мая
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Это президент Болгарии Росен Плевнелиев. Об этом сообщили в его пресс-службе без уточнения причин, передают местные СМИ. Болгария была единственной страной-союзницей фашистской Германии, которая не воевала против СССР. Ранее на 70-летие победы в Москву ...
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Putin No Longer Cares Whether His Lies are Plausible, Shevtsova Says 

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            Staunton, March 21 – Vladimir Putin and the world have crossed a dangerous threshold: The Kremlin leader no longer cares whether his lies about Ukraine or anything else are plausible because he sees that both his own subjects and many in the West are prepared to accept whatever he says as one version among many rather than declare that he is lying.

 

            In an interview given to Viktor Ogiyenko of “Novoye vremya,” Liliya Shevtsova, a Russian commentator now at the Brookings Institution, says that “Russia has reached the point when the rhetorical declarations of her leaders do not even pretend” that what they are saying appears to be true (nv.ua/publications/putin-priznal-svoyu-rol-v-anneksii-kryma-potomu-chto-reshil-pereyti-k-bolee-zhestkoy-modeli-sderzhivaniya-zapada-rossiyskiy-politolog-39847.html).

 

            But Putin’s lying points to some deeper truths about where he and his country are at, Shevtsova suggests, and his particular lies must be examined not for their truth value but for what they conceal and also for what they reveal about him and his plans for the future, however unpalatable those may be.

 

            “If one considers any of Putin’s declarations over the past year, they are convincing evidence that [his] words do not have significance,” she says. And anyone who tries to use them directly as the basis for making decisions is fooling himself and uselessly engaging in “a waste of time.”

 

            Instead, Shevtsova says, Putin’s words need to be understood in the context of the situation in which Russia is located today. “Putin has driven himself and Russia into a corner, and to escape from his situation without loss of face is very complicated.” One has the sense that he understands that and is seeking some way, even a false one, to suggest he can.

 

            Viewed from that perspective, she continues, Putin’s declarations about his personal and direct responsibility for the Crimean Anschluss have the following meaning: First of all, Putin is saying that “Ukraine does not have the right to national self-determination and national identity because his basic message was that Russians and Ukrainians are a single people.”

 

            At the same time, however, Putin spoke about the need for “the normalization of inter-state relations,” but his understanding of that is very different from that of normal people speaking honestly.  Consequently, this is the latest “smoke screen” which on the one hand doesn’t mean anything but on the other points to something really tragic.

 

            “The Kremlin,” she says, “having been driven into a corner, is attempting to preserve its continuity without knowing how to save face.”

 

            It is too soon to give a definitive answer to why Putin spoke so openly about his role in seizing Crimea, Shevtsova says, but it appears that this represents a turning point “in the Kremlin’s searching for a new myth, a new idea for the consolidation of Russia and a new idea for the legitimation of his power,” one detached from morality and international law.

 

            Over the past year, Shevtsova says, “the Kremlin had attempted to preserve the model of hybridness, that is, neither peace nor war” because that policy allowed the West and international organizations “which did not want a confrontation” a way out, by acting on Putin’s words and not on the reality on the ground.

 

            “To a large extent, the crisis around Ukraine and the hybrid war in Ukraine was the result of the duplicitous nature of the positions and the withering of the line between fiction and reality and between myth and reality,” she says. By his acknowledgement, Putin “returned us from myth to reality.”

 

            In that sense, Putin’s words on this occasion are “positive” because they end the “illusory” situation in which people had been acting. “We now have a complete recognition of the politician of what has really happened. And this forces Westerners, the Russian elite, and the Ukrainian elite to think in a new format.”

 

            Apparently having concluded that the old myths were no longer working, “the Kremlin has decided” to adopt a much tougher line and use nuclear blackmail. The West is finally seeing through the duplicity of “hybrid” war. To be sure, “the West has not been able to find an adequate policy toward Russia, but at the same time, it won’t end sanctions.”

 

            Consequently, Putin’s acknowledgements about Crimea were addressed in the first instance to the West, although they too were duplicitous because the doctrine of mutually assured destruction remains in place. There is no need to put these weapons on that footing; they are already there.

 

            What Putin is saying through his half-truths is that he is searching for a “much harsher mobilization on the basis of confrontation” with a new enemy, something that will justify his actions and in his mind at least his lies as well.
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Rouhani: Treat Iran with 'Respect' Instead of 'Threats and Sanctions' 

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday held out the possibility of an agreement in the country's negotiations with world powers about it nuclear capabilities. While acknowledging differences still remain, Rohani said "there is nothing than cannot be resolved." "Shared points of view emerged in some of the areas where there had been a difference of opinion," the president was quoted as saying by IRNA, the state news agency, a day after nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, including the U.S., broke off, allowing the Iranian delegation to return home following the death of the president's mother. Earlier Saturday, President Rouhani speaking to the country in a taped, televised address to commemorate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, said that foreign powers have learned that the best way to deal with Iran is with "respect" instead of "threats and sanctions." "World countries and big powers have realized that threats and sanctions are ineffective and the correct approach is to show understanding, agreement and respect towards the Iranian nation. We have stabilized the nuclear rights of this nation," he said. "We have broken apart the organization of sanctions and this nation will be successful in achieving its lofty goals." The parties have been meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Unconfirmed reports say negotiations will resume Wednesday. Iran and the P5 plus 1 nations - Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany - face a March 31 deadline for a framework agreement. Under an agreement, Iran would limit its uranium enrichment to prevent it from building a nuclear bomb. In exchange, the world powers would lift the sanctions that have wrecked the Iranian economy. Iran denies wanting a bomb and insists its nuclear program is for peaceful civilian purposes. White House officials say President Barack Obama spoke to French President Francois Hollande Friday by telephone. They agreed that Iran must take steps to resolve the remaining issues in the nuclear talks.

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Putin’s Priorities – Propaganda over People and Even National Defense 

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Paul Goble

 

            Staunton, March 21 – Budget documents may seem dry reading most of the time, but they often provide clearer indications than anything else of what the priorities of rulers are. Vladimir Putin’s new budget numbers show that for him, propaganda is more important than the Russian people and even more important than national defense.

 

            Given the budgetary sleight of hand that the Kremlin has often practiced, one cannot be absolutely certain of the exact numbers, but the amendments the Russian government has submitted certainly indicate what its priorities are and even more aren’t, according to Igor Yakovenko (kasparov.ru/material.php?id=550D067F49A8D).

 

            The sectors where the government plans to cut spending the most are the environment – minus 16.2 percent, communal services – minus 10 percent, education – 4.9 percent, and culture – 7.3 percent. Even the defense and security structures face cuts, albeit not as large as these, the Moscow commentator points out.

 

            But there is one sector where instead of cuts, the Russian government is calling for increases – and that is propaganda.  There, the Kremlin plans to increase funds by 3.1 percent out of the budget and by 400 percent in total spending on Russia Today and by more than 80 percent for TASS.

 

            As Yakovenko puts it, “the most important and necessary people in the country at a time of crisis, sanctions, war, and isolation are Margarita Simonyan and Sergey Mikhaylov,” two leading Moscow television anchors.  Apparently, the regime believes that “if they will lie more and better, then all problems will disappear and everything will be well.”

 
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Russia Issues Contradicting Statements on NATO - Voice of America

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Russia Issues Contradicting Statements on NATO
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Russian senior official said that Moscow is not seeking confrontation with NATO. The RussianInterfax news agency reported Saturday that Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov made a statement to that effect at a news briefing for foreign defense ...
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Порошенко допустил проведение выборов в Донбассе в 2015 году - РБК

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Порошенко допустил проведение выборов в Донбассе в 2015 году
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Местные выборы в Донбассе могут пройти уже в 2015 году. Это произойдет при условии вывода «иностранных войск» и соблюдения украинского законодательства, заявил президент Украины Петр Порошенко. Президент Украины Петр Порошенко. Фото: Fotobank/Getty Images. В этом ...
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Hundreds Arrested in Indian Academic Cheating Scandal

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Authorities in India arrested nearly 300 people Saturday in connection with a massive academic cheating scandal this week in the northeastern state of Bihar. The alleged crimes involve a crucial examination that more than a million 10th-grade students across India are taking. The test results are said to largely dictate a person’s educational options and socioeconomic status. The crackdown followed the publication of photographs and the broadcast of video clips showing parents, relatives and friends climbing the outside wall of an exam center in Bihar state to give test-takers the answer sheets. A Reuters report said some of the answer sheets were folded into paper airplanes and flown into the exam room. As many as 750 students were expelled, according to media reports. Bihar's education minister, Prashant Kumar Shahi, responded to the cheating scandal by asking the question: “What can the government do to stop cheating if parents and relatives are not ready to cooperate?” Some parents contend students are ill-prepared for the examinations, saying the schools lack qualified teachers.

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Obama Not Buying Netanyahu's Two-State Avowal

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President Barack Obama is taking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his word when the Israeli leader said on the eve of Israeli elections last week that he did not support Palestinian statehood. Netanyahu has since declared that he is in favor of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian dilemma, but only under very stringent conditions.     In an interview with The Huffington Post news website that took place on Friday and was published Saturday, Obama indicated that he was not convinced by the later statement. "We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime ministership, and so that's why we've got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don't see a chaotic situation in the region," the president said. The two leaders spoke on the telephone Thursday, two days after Netanyahu's election victory. Obama said he told the prime minister that "it is going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing that negotiations are possible." The Huffington Post said Obama declined to say whether the U.S. would continue to block Palestinian statehood in the United Nations. Obama disparaged Netanyahu's election day warning that a heavy turnout of Arab Israeli voters would tip the election to his opponent. The president said that kind of talk was "contrary to what is the best of Israel's traditions." He said that although Israel was founded to be a Jewish homeland, it was also a democracy "premised on everybody in the country being treated equally and fairly." Obama continued, "And I think that that is what's best about Israeli democracy. If that is lost, then I think that not only does it give ammunition to folks who don't believe in a Jewish state, but it also, I think, starts to erode the name of democracy in the country." The statements in the interview were Obama's first public comments on the subject since the Tuesday election in Israel.

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Group Claiming IS Link Posts Hit List of US Service Members

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A group purportedly affiliated with Islamic State militants has posted on the Internet what it says are the names, addresses and photographs of 100 U.S. military personnel and has encouraged its supporters in the United States to kill them. The group, calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division, wrote on its website that it has "made it easy for you by giving you addresses. All you need to do is take the final step. What are you waiting for?" The Pentagon said it was investigating and that it has always encouraged men and women in the armed forces to take appropriate protection precautions. One official told The New York Times that it did not appear that the militants had hacked the information from any U.S. government website and that most of it was publicly available.

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Russia Hosting Europe’s Neo-Nazis, Nationalists and Anti-Semites, Putin Supporters All 

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Staunton, March 21 — Even as Moscow denounces anything it views as a manifestation of fascism abroad and prepares to mark the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, the Russian authorities are hosting tomorrow a meeting of Europe’s neo-Nazis, extreme nationalists, and anti-Semites who share one thing in common – their unqualified support for Vladimir Putin.
The meeting called the first “Russian International Conservative Forum” and nominally hosted by the Russian National Cultural Center – People’s House is in fact the work of the Rodina Party and says it includes only European rightists who support Putin on Ukraine (see Rosbalt and Ekho Moskvy).
The organizers say that those taking part are “exclusively” from parties officially registered in European countries and that they could not be if they were neo-Nazi because “this is a criminal ideology which is banned in Europe.” What these parties do share is opposition to their governments “which are US puppets.”
Further, Yuri Lyubomirsky, head of the Right to Bear Arms group and one of the organizers says, “all these parties actively defend the interests of Russia regarding Crimea and the events in Ukraine’s South-East.” And he expressed “hope for constructive cooperation” between them and like-minded Russians such as himself.
Not surprisingly, this action has outraged many in Russia from the communists to Yabloko party member Boris Vishnevsky to human rights activists who have called on the government to ban the meeting and say they will picket and possibly disrupt it if the authorities do nothing to stop this assemblage from taking place.
Just how noxious this meeting is and how it underscores just how few people in Europe Putin’s regime can get to openly support it as opposed to the far larger number who are not prepared to do anything to oppose the Kremlin is underscored by the list of those who are scheduled to speak or otherwise take part.
They include:
Jared Taylor, an American who calls for white supremacy.
Nicholas Griffin, head of the British National Party and a prominent Holocaust denier.
Roberto Fiore, head of the New Force party in Italy which pursues traditionalist and extreme right causes.
Udo Voigt, Former head of the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany and now a deputy in the European Parliament noted for his anti-Semitic and xenophobic views and frequently found subject to legal sanctions for them.
Georgios Epitidios, a representative of Greece’s Golden Dawn party which is viewed in Athens as neo-fascist and neo-Nazi and whose party’s emblem is a stylized swastika.
Stefan Jakobsen, the head of the Party of Swedes and who is widely considered a neo-Nazi.
Daniel Karlsen, the head of the Party of Danes and one of the founding members of the National Socialist Movement of Denmark.
Gonsalo Martin Garcia, a leader of the ultra-right Spanish National Democratic Party.
Horatio Maria Guerre, president of the European Communist Party Millenium which seeks the dissolution of NATO and the end of what he calls “the hegemony of liberalism and the unipolar world.”
Aleksandr Hofman, the foreign minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic.
And from Russia itself, among others:
Aleksey Zhuravlyev, a United Russia Duma deputy who has attracted attention for his calls to strip the rights of those in non-traditional families to have children.
Yegor Kholmogorov, a Russian nationalist who has said that “the war for Novorossiya is a national liberation war of the Russian people for its reunification and for the elimination of invented borders.”
Stanislav Vorobyev, the coordinator of the Russian Imperial Movement who has called for “Russian men to join the joint struggle for Novorossiya under the imperial flag.”
Ivan Ovsyannikov of the Russian Socialist Movement notes that “the forum calls itself conservative, but this is a lie. These are not people like the British conservatives; these are parties of the extreme right wing.” And Boris Vishnevsky, a Yabloko deputy in St. Petersburg’s legislative assembly, concurs.
He says that he is horrified by any manifestations of interest in fascism in foreign countries but notes that he is not a citizen of any of them and consequently is “not responsible” for their laws. But he is a Russian citizen, and as such he feels entitled to ask: “Why should such forums take place in my country with the complete silence of state structures?”
“I do not know how any former [Waffen SS] legionnaires remain in Latvia,” he continues, but I consider that they are less dangerous for society that contemporary neo-Nazis who can freely assembly and disseminate their views” as such people plan to do in Russia’s northern capital on Sunday.
“And the views [of those planning to come] are xenophobia, hatred of aliens and dividing people into categories which always gives rise to bloodshed. To the manifestation of fascism in one’s own country one must react with the very same intolerance as to fascism somewhere else,” Vishnevsky concludes.
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Report: Number of Asylum Applicants to EU States Rose 44% in 2014 

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The number of asylum applicants to European Union member states increased by 44 percent in 2014, reaching 626,000. The data on asylum seekers, published in a report issued by Eurostat, the statistics office of the European Union, show that 191,000 more people applied for asylum in European countries in 2014 than in the previous year. Syrian refugees topped the chart, rising to 122,800 from 50,000 in 2013. More than 70,000 Syrians applied for refuge in Germany and Sweden alone. Afghani emigrants were the second-largest group with 41,300 asylum applicants seeking protection in the EU. Kosovo came in third, at 37,900, more than half of whom applied in Hungary. Meanwhile, the EU is planning measures to intercept refugees in the Mediterranean. As summer approaches, a large number of refugees are expected to arrive in Europe by sea, especially from the conflict-ridden countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt and Tunisia have offered help to the EU by intercepting the refugees on the Mediterranean Sea and taking them to their own ports. Several human rights organizations, including the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have criticized EU countries for not taking in enough refugees.

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Puerto Rico Drops Ban on Gay Marriage, Ricky Martin Rightly Elated - Jezebel

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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. Opinion BloombergView In an ideal world, Puerto Rico would be bankrupt. Instead, it is sliding toward something far more dangerous and uncertain -- and President Barack Obama and C...
» Was Luis Muñoz Marin A Drug Addict?
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» Puerto Rico News Digest For March 13, 2015
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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. From Caribbean Business : A delegation of five Puerto Rican entrepreneurs will participate for the first time in the technological innovation event South by Southwest (SXSW) Confer...
» BREAKING: Suspect In Laurens Higler's Death Turns Self In
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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. L: Laurens Higler. R: Gerardo de La Paz. A man suspected of killing Dutch globetrotter Laurens Higler after hitting the traveler with his car and fleeing the scene has turned himse...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For March 18, 2015
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» King of the Towels: The Torture and Murder of Pedro Albizu Campos
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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. by Nelson A. Denis Latino Rebels There is a most unusual TV interview of Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín on YouTube. The interview occurred in March 1954, just after the Nationalist attack o...
» Puerto Rico News Digest For March 20, 2015
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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. PRODUCE FROM DOM. REP. QUARANTINED From Caribbean Business : Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through its Field Operations Office, announced Wednesday the implementation of a f...
» PUERTO RICO TO RECOGNIZE GAY MARRIAGE
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mikenova shared this story from The Puerto Rico Monitor. From ABC News : Puerto Rico's Justice Department says it will not defend the territory's laws banning gay marriage in a major turnaround for the socially conservative island. Justi...
» Facing new test, Cuba’s revolution circles back
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» New U.S. sanctions lost in Venezuela’s translation
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mikenova shared this story from The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post. The United States deepened its dispute with Venezuela on Monday, blocking the U.S. assets and property of ...
» Puerto Rico law would brand parents of obese children 'child abusers'
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mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico | The Guardian. The controversial bill would allow the government to ‘educate’ families of obese children and levy increasingly heavy fines against those who fail to lose weight. Many are outra...
» Puerto Rico moves toward authorizing gay marriages - Fox News Latino
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google Blog Search. But 70 years ago, a divorce, an abortion, or a drug addiction could end any political career. It almost happened to Governor Luis Muñoz Marín of Puerto Rico . 800...
» Puerto Rico crisis needs more than bankruptcy tweak - The Hill (blog)
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. Puerto Rico crisis needs more than bankruptcy tweak The Hill (blog) An added pressure is the broader political and economic effect that insolvency could have in the Carib...
» Puerto Rico ends its defense of gay marriage ban - Reuters
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Jezebel Daily Mail Puerto Rico ends its defense of gay marriage ban Reuters SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The Puerto Rican government will no longer defend a law that bans same-sex couple...
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. San Juan.- Puerto Rico Police United Rapid Action Force (FURA) agents on Tuesday seized 1.1 tons of cocaine and arrested 14 Dominicans who were awaiting for the drug aboar...
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in usa - Google News. Military.com LGBTQ Nation Puerto Rico Government To Stop Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban BuzzFeed News WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico's government will no longer defe...
» Puerto Rico's 3rd Largest Bank Fails | Zero Hedge
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21/03/15 21:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . we petition the obama administration to: To take out Alejandro García-Padilla from the governorship of Puerto Rico: Now! To ask from Congress and the White House, immediate action, in deposing Governor A...
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in usa - Google Blog Search. Alejandro Garcia Padilla (Photo via US Dept of Labor). The petition reads: To ask from Congress and the White House, ... It would force the White House t...
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in new york - Google News. LGBTQ Nation Puerto Rico says it will no longer defend same-sex marriage ban LGBTQ Nation Hundreds celebrated the news in Puerto Rico , including Johanne V...
» Puerto Rico seeks to recognize, allow gay marriages - SunHerald.com
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mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in new york - Google News. Washington Blade Puerto Rico seeks to recognize, allow gay marriages SunHerald.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's Justice Department announced Frida...
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mikenova shared this story from PR Economy and Business News Review. Puerto Rico ends its defense of gay marriage ban Business Insider SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The Puerto Rican government will no longer defend a law that bans same-sex couple...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico News: Attorney Alexandra Lugaro Runs as Independent for ... Latin Post According to EFE, Lugaro is currently finishing her PhD at the Universidad ...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Jezebel Fox News Latino Puerto Rico's economy is a mess, but it doesn't have to be Fox News Latino Sure, politicians too often emphasis elections over long-te...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico Sets Course to Recognize Same-sex Marriage Newsmax The government made the announcement as it informed the public that it would no longer challeng...
» Puerto Rico drops its defense of gay marriage ban - ChicagoPride.com
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Puerto Rico drops its defense of gay marriage ban ChicagoPride.com San Juan, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico on Friday announced that it would no longer defend in c...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Latin Post Puerto Rico Drops Ban on Gay Marriage Latin Post Puerto Rico made the decision Friday because the period of time was expiring when it would be poss...
» Tax All the Fat People: The History of Taxes in Puerto Rico
21/03/15 21:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Wall Street has demoted the island's debt to “junk bond” status . ... To the U.S. government, Puerto Ricans pay social security taxes, federal payroll ...
» Latino Rebels | The Real Reason Why Puerto Ricans Are Protesting ...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search. It sounds noble, right? Clean up the island's tax system and get more revenue for the Puerto Rico ? Remember, this is Puerto Rico we're talking about, ...
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21/03/15 21:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Q: A U.S. federal judge last month struck down Puerto Rico's Recovery Act, a law passed last year to allow the island to overhaul the debts and labor c...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search. First, as seen through four statehood referendum results, there has never been a majority of Puerto Ricans who expressed the desire to become a state i...
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mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search. But Congress and the federal government have oversight over many aspects of the Puerto Rican legal system , including external judicial review of law e...
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» Puerto Rico Moves Toward Authorizing Gay Marriages
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mikenova shared this story from Latin American Herald Tribune. Puerto Rican Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda announced Friday that the government will take no measures restricting marriage to a bond between a man and a woman, a step towar...
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mikenova shared this story . (Bloomberg) -- Puerto Rico’s power utility is moving toward a record restructuring of its $8.6 billion debt load. For high-yield municipal investors, the move may be a trigger to add the junk-rated comm...
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mikenova shared this story . Regional News Puerto Rico Governor Opposes Commonwealth Restructuring Amendment by Robert Slavin MAR 20, 2015 2:45pm ET Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said he was opposed to amending the Puert...
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mikenova shared this story . By <a href="http://Primerahora.com" rel="nofollow">Primerahora.com</a> 03/19/2015 | 00: 00 am No sooner had they begun their mandates when the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz and Alejandro Ga...
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mikenova shared this story . Before the announcement of the Department of Justice that will not defend the constitutionality of Article 68 of the Civil Code, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, Governor Alejandro Ga...
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mikenova shared this story from Latin Post : Top News. First Posted: Mar 09, 2015 05:08 PM EDT Puerto Ricans upset with the administration of the island territory's governor, Alejandro García Padilla, are asking the federal governme...
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mikenova shared this story from SPIEGEL ONLINE - Schlagzeilen. The man who brought the war to eastern Ukraine speaks in a cool and composed manner. His moustache and ramrod-straight posture are both reminiscent of an officer from the Cza...
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» Putin, lies and his 'little green men'
21/03/15 19:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Story highlights Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 Steven Pifer: Russia did nothing to implement the first Minsk ceasefire Steven Pifer is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former U.S. amba...
» Entrepreneurs Cash In on Colorado's Legal Pot Crop
21/03/15 19:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. DENVER— Legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to commercial success that surprised even the most optimistic supporters. Since the state expanded regulation of medical mariju...
» A coffin fit for Richard III: King's remains to be reinterred in Leicester
21/03/15 19:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Story highlights Richard III's remains were found beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012 Long-lost King's skeleton is to be reinterred in the city's cathedral later this week Bones will be buried in a coffin...
» Dude, Why is My Mushroom Glowing? Scientists Have the Answer
21/03/15 18:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. If you think you see a glowing mushroom, you might not be having a psychedelic hallucination. Some mushrooms indeed are bioluminescent, including one that sprouts among decaying leaves at...
» Diaspora Jews butted in but Netanyahu won the elections anyway - Haaretz (blog)
21/03/15 18:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Haaretz (blog) Diaspora Jews butted in but Netanyahu won the elections anyway Haaretz (blog) From Chuck Norris to Sarah Silverman and beyond, this election attracted a massive am...
» Crimea's Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian
21/03/15 18:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. Crimea's Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian After Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine a year ago, Ukrainian citizens and military were pushed to choos...
» In Tunisia, Taking Stock of the Dead, and the Survivors
21/03/15 18:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The victims of the attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis were mostly foreigners, and their families have begun arriving to take them home.
» In Tunisia, Taking Stock of the Dead, and the Survivors - New York Times
21/03/15 18:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times In Tunisia, Taking Stock of the Dead, and the Survivors New York Times TUNIS — Still shaken on Friday by a brazen attack that killed 23 people at the National Bard...
» Britain set for five-day extravaganza as Richard III is laid to rest
21/03/15 18:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. One of the most extraordinary ceremonies in living memory will unfold on national television when Richard III is reburied in a £5 million spectacular in Leicester more than five centuri...
» U.S., United Arab Emirates move forward on space cooperation
21/03/15 18:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to work toward greater civil and national security space cooperation after officials from the two coun...
» World Briefing: Poland: Priest’s Abuse Trial Opens
21/03/15 18:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A Polish priest accused of sexually abusing minors in Poland and in the Dominican Republic offered to serve a seven-year jail sentence as his trial opened on Friday, according to a spokeswo...
» Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia's Annexation
21/03/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in decades, the Black Sea peninsula is largely cut off from mainland Ukraine. ...
» How ISIS attack threat hangs over holidaymakers
21/03/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. With the Easter holidays near, many British people must now question whether once apparently safe destinations have been infected by the barbaric Islamic State ideology.
» One misstep closer to a Palestinian state - The Globe and Mail
21/03/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. One misstep closer to a Palestinian state The Globe and Mail When Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted earlier this week saying there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, he may ...
» World Briefing: Canada: Men Found Guilty of Terrorism
21/03/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Two men who plotted to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto were convicted on Friday of various terrorism charges, including terrorism-related conspiracy to commit mu...
» Crimea's Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia's Annexation
21/03/15 18:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in more than two decades, the Black Sea peninsula's key tourism industry is sl...
» Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot
21/03/15 18:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dram...
» 10 Killed in Ambush of Mexican Police Convoy
21/03/15 18:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ten people were killed in a gunfight in western Mexico when suspected gang members ambushed a police convoy in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since Mexican President Enri...
» U.S. May Stay in Afghanistan After ’16
21/03/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama is considering leaving American troops in Afghanistan after he leaves office, instead of only a small force to protect the embassy in Kabul, a White House official said.
» If Not Loretta Lynch, Then Who? - The New Yorker
21/03/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The New Yorker If Not Loretta Lynch, Then Who? The New Yorker Her confirmation as Attorney General shouldn't have been a stretch. Credit Photograph by Mark Wilson / Getty. “Who d...
» Attacks on ISIS show local resistance - The Daily Star
21/03/15 18:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Daily Star Attacks on ISIS show local resistance The Daily Star File - In this undated photo posted on Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has...
» World Briefing: Mexico: Elite Police Officers Slain
21/03/15 18:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A new, elite federal police unit intended to be a premiere force against drug gangs suffered its biggest loss this week when five members were killed in an ambush, federal officials said Fr...
» Remains of pregnant 'Food Network Star' Contestant Found in suspect's Stove - WPEC
21/03/15 18:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. WPEC Remains of pregnant 'Food Network Star' Contestant Found in suspect's Stove WPEC ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) - Search warrants released at a press conference held by Sheriff Van ...
» Crimea's Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule
21/03/15 18:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. Crimea's Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule Crimea's Tatar minorities were the most outspoken opponents of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula. A year lat...
» Feds investigating Rep. Aaron Schock's expenditures, - Chronicle Bulletin
21/03/15 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Chronicle Bulletin Feds investigating Rep. Aaron Schock's expenditures, Chronicle Bulletin WASHINGTON — The Justice Division is investigating the congressional expenses and small...
» Scene of slaughter found in Nigerian town recaptured from Boko Haram
21/03/15 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Soldiers discovered at least 70 dead, many with throats slit and one decapitated, at what looked like execution site, according to witness Soldiers from Niger and Chad who lib...
» 100 Throat-Slit Corpses Left By Boko Haram
21/03/15 18:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. In what appears to be an execution site for the Islamist group, the partially mummified bodies were found beneath a bridge.
» Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine
21/03/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5 p.m. EDT. TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia's crumbling tourist trade is a health risk....
» Confidence in Ukraine's cease-fire hurt by arms violations - Washington Post
21/03/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Confidence in Ukraine's cease-fire hurt by arms violations Washington Post NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine — With cameras and clipboards in hands, teams of blue-jacketed international observ...
» Magical views from the world for solar eclipse - The News International
21/03/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times WalesOnline Magical views from the world for solar eclipse The News International LONGYEARBYEN: All eyes were turned to the heavens early on Friday for a solar ecl...
» Self-confidence in Ukraine's cease-fire - Chronicle Bulletin
21/03/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Chronicle Bulletin Self-confidence in Ukraine's cease-fire Chronicle Bulletin NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — With cameras and clipboards in hands, teams of blue-jacketed internationa...
» Iranian President Says Nuclear Agreement 'Possible'
21/03/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has voiced confidence that nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers could lead to a final agreement.
» Obama Wants to Reset US Relations With Iran
21/03/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. In his Nowruz message to the Iranian people, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an end to decades of mutual mistrust and fear. As the Iranians mark their new year, six world powers pr...
» Russia urges Germany, France to safeguard peace in Ukraine
21/03/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia appealed to Germany and France on Saturday to ensure Kiev does not try to incite violence in east Ukraine to encourage the United States to send Ukrainian for...
» Fire kills seven children and injures two people at home in New York
21/03/15 18:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The children range in age from five to 15 years old and officials say they are family members – commissioner says fire may have been caused by a hot plateA fire that cause of ...
» Russia moves to stop same-sex spouses receiving UN staff benefits
21/03/15 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Russia asks Russia has asked the UN to put its recognition of same-sex marriage for 43,000 staff worldwide to a vote, in attempt to thwart a bid to thwart Ban Ki-moon’s policy...
» AP PHOTOS: Russia's Nenets celebrate Reindeer Herders' Day
21/03/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5 p.m. EDT. NADYM, Russia (AP) -- It's a holiday celebrated annually in Russia's Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic....
» Do the Democrats and Israel Have a Future Together? - New York Times
21/03/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. New York Times Do the Democrats and Israel Have a Future Together? New York Times Last September, on the afternoon of Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, Elliott ...
» Ghani Heads to Washington for First Visit as President
21/03/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. There are broad hopes in Afghanistan that President Ashraf Ghani’s first official visit to the United States will ease the country's daunting security and financial challenges and strengt...
» Facebook post eerily predicted brutal Colorado fetus theft in January - WSB Atlanta
21/03/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Facebook post eerily predicted brutal Colorado fetus theft in January WSB Atlanta Dynel Lane is seen exiting the courtroom area after her first appearance on Thursday, March 19, ...
» With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Al Qaeda: analysts
21/03/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalPost - Home. By claiming its first attack in Yemen the Islamic State group is seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country and siphon support from the world's most fearsome Al Qaeda branch, anal...
» Russia Challenges UN Same-Sex Benefits
21/03/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has called for a vote at the United Nations to challenge a decision by the world body extending marital benefits to homosexual employees.
» Mum-to-be who had baby cut from stomach in 'horror movie attack' left 'scarred ... - mirror.co.uk
21/03/15 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. mirror.co.uk Mum-to-be who had baby cut from stomach in 'horror movie attack' left 'scarred ... mirror.co.uk The parents of a horrified mum-to-be who had her unborn baby cut from...
» The World’s Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years
21/03/15 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Global water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the United Nations warned in a dire new report. The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sund...
» The World's Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years - TIME
21/03/15 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. TIME The World's Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years TIME The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sunday, says demand for water around the world w...
» U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State: task force
21/03/15 18:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition allies staged three air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and seven in Iraq since early Friday, the Combined J...
» 2 children dead after police say they were stabbed by mom - WFLA
21/03/15 18:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. 2 children dead after police say they were stabbed by mom WFLA A 6-year-old boy and his sister have died after police say they were stabbed by their mother at their central Flori...
» Seven Suspected Militants Killed In Daghestan
21/03/15 18:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia’s authorities say seven suspected militants have been killed in a security operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
» Ahead of US visit, Afghan leader warns of Islamic State threat - Reuters
21/03/15 18:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Ahead of US visit, Afghan leader warns of Islamic State threat Reuters KABUL (Reuters) - President Ashraf Ghani publicly acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that Islami...
» Russia Says Not Seeking Confrontation with NATO
21/03/15 18:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Moscow is not seeking confrontation with NATO, a senior Russian official said Saturday. Russia's Interfax news agency reported that Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov made a statemen...
» Pope in Naples: Resist local Mafiosi, seek honest jobs
21/03/15 18:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5 p.m. EDT. NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis, visiting Italy's impoverished south on Saturday, encouraged Neapolitans to resist exploitation by Mafia dons and instead seek the dignity...
» 'Unimaginable': Hot Plate Fire Kills Seven Children in Brooklyn - NBCNews.com
21/03/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NBCNews.com 'Unimaginable': Hot Plate Fire Kills Seven Children in Brooklyn NBCNews.com A Brooklyn house fire sparked by a hot plate — killing seven siblings trapped inside — is an &qu...
» Renewing Call to End Turkey Conflict, Kurdish Rebel Leader Hails ‘New Era’
21/03/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, urged his group to hold a congress in the spring to end the insurgency.
» Pope asks Naples mobsters to repent and stop 'mothers' tears'
21/03/15 17:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged members of organized crime to turn away from violence and exploitation and stop the "tears of the mothers of Naples" after visiting one of ...
» Shiite insurgents in Yemen call for supporters to attack government
21/03/15 17:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BEIRUT — Shiite insurgents called on supporters to attack institutions under the control of Yemen’s embattled president on Sa...
» NATO launches war games near Russian border
21/03/15 17:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Despite being quick to condemn Russian military manoeuvers, NATO is conducting wide-scale war games in the Baltic states and creating a “line of troops...
» Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack - Reuters India
21/03/15 17:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters India Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack Reuters India TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants followin...
» Medical treatment is becoming unaffordable for Ukrainians
21/03/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. A visit to a pharmacy is like a tour to a museum for many Ukrainians now. They rather come to check out the price tags than to buy anything. Pensioners...
» Tunisian PM promises 'detailed investigation' into Bardo Museum attacks
21/03/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Habib Essid says inquiry will examine security at site housing parliament building following armed raid that left 21 dead The Tunisian authorities have pledged to hold an inqu...
» Russia Under Attack
21/03/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Russia faces the renewal of conflict in Ukraine simultaneously with three more Ukraine-type situations along its Asian border. While Washington works a...
» The slow death of the great American newsroom
21/03/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The newspaper industry in the US is in freefall as the shift to digital news accelerates. One photojournalist has spent five years lamenting the decline, and charting what has...
» A coffin fit for King Richard III
21/03/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Three years after his remains were found beneath a car park in Leicester, Richard III's remains will be reinterred in the city's cathedral this weekend in a coffin made by one of his desce...
» Sources: U.S. pulling Special Ops forces out of Yemen
21/03/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. The U.S. military is in the process of evacuating about 100 Special Operations forces members from the Al Anad airbase in Yemen due to that country's deteriorating security situation, sour...
» ISIS' explosive expansion
21/03/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. On Friday, ISIS claimed responsibility for Yemen's deadliest terror attack.
» Shi’ite Rebels Call for Yemen Offensive as U.S. Troops Evacuate
21/03/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (ADEN, Yemen)—Yemen’s Shi’ite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country’s embattled president, as U.S. troops evacuated a southern air base o...
» Pope Urges Residents of Naples to Resist Organized Crime
21/03/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Tens of thousands of people greeted Pope Francis on Saturday in Italy’s impoverished south, where he addressed issues of organized crime and corruption. Francis told residents in Scampia,...
» Day of Carnage at Tunisian Museum Leaves Memories, Questions - ABC News
21/03/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ABC News Day of Carnage at Tunisian Museum Leaves Memories, Questions ABC News With bullets flying and his heart pounding, Spanish tourist Josep Lluis Cusido never got a clear lo...
» Sheriff: New Orleans airport attacker was armed with explosives, had mental ... - Toledo Blade
21/03/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Sheriff: New Orleans airport attacker was armed with explosives, had mental ... Toledo Blade KENNER, La. — Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' intern...
» Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire
21/03/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been in place just over a month, but on the front line outside Mariupol, between the Russian border and Crimea, the fighting has never stopped. Signs...
» Tens Of Thousands March Against Government In Georgia
21/03/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Thousands of people have rallied in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, demanding the government step down.
» SIU investigates fatal police shooting in Mississauga - Toronto
21/03/15 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and sent three to hospital on Friday night in Mississauga, Ont.  Two officers with the Peel Reg...
» armstrong airport - Google Search
21/03/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . In the news Man shot after attacking TSA agent with machete at Armstrong Int'l Airport | New Orleans - WDSU Home <a href="http://WDSU.com" rel="nofollow">WDSU.com</a> ‎ - 8 hours ago Shots w...
» Mexican Wrestler Dies After Hit in the Ring
21/03/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Mexico’s Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, a popular member of the country’s ‘Lucha Libre’ wrestling world, died Saturday after a blow during a bout in Tijuana. He was 35. Ramirez was fig...
» Mexican Wrestler Dies After Hit in the Ring - TIME
21/03/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. FOXSports.com Mexican Wrestler Dies After Hit in the Ring TIME Mexico's Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, a popular member of the country's 'Lucha Libre' wrestling world, died Saturday after a blo...
» 20 Detained in Tunisia in Aftermath of Deadly Museum Attack
21/03/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SIDI BOU SAID, Tunisia — Tunisian prosecutors say 20 people have been detained over links to the deadly attack on the Bardo museum. Prosecutor's spokesman Sofiane Selliti declined to offer details on th...
» U.S. Authorities Seize $180 Million Colombian Cocaine Shipment
21/03/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BOGOTA — U.S. authorities confiscated a $180 million shipment of cocaine from Colombian drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Pacific Ocean bound for the United States, the Colombian attorney general's ...
» From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad
21/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MINNEAPOLIS — Reading back over Abdi Nur’s Twitter feed, his chilling progression from the basketball courts of South Minneapolis to the battlefields of Syria is clear. Early last year, he began p...
» 7 Children From an Orthodox Jewish Family Die in Brooklyn Fire
21/03/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Credit Mary Altaffer/Associated Press Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family died early Saturday when a fire ripped through their home in Brooklyn, trapping the children — ages 5 to 16 — in...
» In Putin’s Nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as Cultural Diplomat
21/03/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Credit James Hill for The New York Times YASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — On a sunny winter afternoon here, Vladimir Tolstoy, a great-great-grandson of Leo Tolstoy and an adviser on cultural affairs to Preside...
» Pope Francis Bows, Asks For Blessing From Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew In Extraordinary Display Of Christian Unity
21/03/15 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Religion - The Huffington Post. ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syria and Iraq o...
» Pope Eager to Thaw Relations Between Minsk and Brussels | Opinion
21/03/15 15:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Wikicommons Pope Francis seen here in Brazil greeting crowds on World Youth Day 2013. Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official ...
» Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican
21/03/15 15:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters. MINSK (Reuters) - Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations b...
» Holy See: Belarus is a Model for Our World | Belarus Digest
21/03/15 15:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belarus Digest - News and Analysis of Belarusian Politics, Economy, Human Rights and Myths. Lukashenka's gift to Pope Francis (Photo: Belta) Cardinal Pietro Parolin, second in line in the Vatican hierarchy...
» How much does US-Cuba thaw owe to Pope Francis? (+video)
21/03/15 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | World. Rome — For a man who desires nothing from the material world, it was perhaps the perfect birthday present. Shortly after Pope Francis blew out the candles on a cake...
» Will Pope Francis Visit Belarus? Lukashenka Hopes So | Belarus Digest
21/03/15 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belarus Digest - News and Analysis of Belarusian Politics, Economy, Human Rights and Myths. In his congratulation letter to the newly elected Pope Francis, Alexander Lukashenka invited the Pontiff to visit...
» Pope Francis on a trip to mafia territory
21/03/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Pope Francis heads deep into mafia territory Saturday with a one-day trip to Naples to visit jailbirds and the poor, amid heightened security against a possible attack by Islamist militants. Up to 800,000 peo...
» Pope Francis: ‘Corruption stinks’ - The Local
21/03/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Local. Pope Francis leads a mass in Naples. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP Pope Francis on Saturday told crowds of tens of thousands of people that "corruption stinks" as he headed deep into mafia territo...
» Pope Francis Visits Shrine Of Our Lady Of The Rosary in Pompeii Before Naples Visit
21/03/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Aleteia. Pope Francis Saturday morning visited the famed marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii , before heading to Naples for a highly anticipated one-day visit aimed at showing solidarity wit...
» In visit to Naples, Pope Francis urges Mafia members to convert
21/03/15 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Crux. By Inés San Martín Vatican correspondent March 21, 2015 NAPLES — In a span of one morning on Saturday, Pope Francis blasted “the stink of corruption” and the “failur...
» Pope Francis asks to lunch with gay, transgender and HIV-suffering prisoners in Naples
21/03/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Ten gay, transgender inmates were among the 90 eating with Pope Francis Lunch was not originally planned during his trip to Naples but pontiff insisted The simple and 'frugal' meal was ...
» Elsa Fly butterfly fly Nightcore MMD Frozen Dance Animation - YouTube
21/03/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on November 8, 2014 uploads two in one day: p . Nightcore yay awesomeness all over it . Music Fly butterfly fly nightcore model: by me and simmeh Original model by 0-0Alice0-0 Stage: code lyoko . El...
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21/03/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Arthur A. Hartman, U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, Dies at 89
20/03/15 23:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Arthur A. Hartman, who was Washington’s longest-serving ambassador to the Soviet Union and the Reagan administration’s point man in Moscow during a succession of delicate Cold War crises, died on ...
» Pope Francis' drug war riffs keep offending the second biggest Catholic country
20/03/15 23:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Enlarge Pope Francis waves to faithful on Wednesday as he leaves St. Peter's square at the Vatican after his weekly general audience. (Vincento Pinto/AFP/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY — Almost everyone seem...
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20/03/15 22:37 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,504,210 2,504,210 2015-03-20 #Suicide » Suicide Attacks at Mosques in Yemen Kill More Than 130 20/03/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks | One thing has become clear over the past few weeks. Something is seriously wrong in Mosco...
» Рамзан Кадыров прочитал намаз в связи с солнечным затмением (ФОТО)
20/03/15 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Islam Today. Рамзан Кадыров совершил сунна н...
» Putin just made a huge decision that may explain his strange disappearance
20/03/15 19:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Has Ramzan Kadyrov successfully blackmailed the Kremlin? In all the hoopla over Vladimir Putin resurfacing, a pretty important news item managed to slip below the radar. On March 16, the same d...
» U.S. Allies, Lured by China’s Bank
20/03/15 19:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Obama administration, to its embarrassment, has been spurned by Western allies flocking to a China-led Asian development bank, defying White House pleas to stand back. In a surprise announcement last week...
» Suicide Attacks at Mosques in Yemen Kill More Than 130
20/03/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SANA, Yemen — A previously unknown Yemeni affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for killing more than 130 people on Friday in coordinated suicide bomb attacks on two Shiit...
» U.S. Must Step Up Capacity for Cyberattacks, Chief Argues
20/03/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The admiral who directs American cyberforces told a Senate committee on Thursday that the United States was “at a tipping point” where it needed to increase its ability to condu...
» Pope Francis: reckless blabbermouth or sophisticated strategist?
20/03/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. His public utterances on all manner of subject may seem scattergun or contradictory, but this pope is playing a long, tactical game It’s a mistake to take too much notice of w...
» A look at the main focus of Iran nuke talks: enrichment
20/03/15 17:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 4:05 p.m. EDT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Want to understand what nuclear talks with Iran are about but don't know uranium from plutonium, or a centrifuge from a fuel cycle?...
» WorldViews: Petraeus: The Islamic State isn’t our biggest problem in Iraq
20/03/15 17:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Gen. David H. General David Petraeus, who commanded U.S. troops in Iraq during the 2007-2008 surge, was back in that country ...
» WorldViews: Five thoughts Petraeus has about the future of the Middle East
20/03/15 17:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded U.S. troops during the 2007-2008 surge, was back in Iraq last week for the first time in m...
» Israel unmasked - The News International
20/03/15 17:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Israel unmasked The News International Desperate to win re-election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel's mask and exposed the ugliness that has deform...
» Tunis gunmen trained with Libyan militia, says security chief
20/03/15 17:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Two men who killed 21 people in attack on Bardo museum trained with weapons in neighbouring country in December, security secretary says The two gunmen who killed 21 people in...
» At least 16 people killed in Yemen's mosque bomb attacks: sources
20/03/15 17:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. SANAA (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday during noon prayers, medical sources told ...
» India train derailment: 30 killed, 50 injured - CNN International
20/03/15 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN International India train derailment: 30 killed, 50 injured CNN International New Delhi, India (CNN) A passenger train overshot a stop and jumped its tracks in northern India...
» Germany condemns Russian deal with South Ossetia as threat to Georgia
20/03/15 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Friday condemned Russia's new treaty with Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, saying it posed a threat to Georgian sovereignty and wou...
» Vikings were more trade and bling than rape and pillage, museum shows
20/03/15 17:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Cornwall exhibition including coins, combs and even a teddy bear brooch challenges popular image of Vikings as homicidal raiders They are generally thought of as fearsome, unk...
» Bibi Walks Back - The Atlantic
20/03/15 17:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Atlantic Bibi Walks Back The Atlantic Just days after his electoral victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed his position on the two-state solution—again. ...
» U.S., allies launch eight airstrikes against Islamic State: task force
20/03/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition allies staged eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since early Thursday, the Combined Joint Ta...
» Picasso Electrician Guilty Of Stealing 270 Works
20/03/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The 75-year-old and his wife claimed they were given the drawings and sketches when they worked for the artist before his death.
» EU leaders pledge security cooperation, aid for Tunisia
20/03/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to increase cooperation with Tunisia following an Islamist attack on tourists in the capital this week, saying they would a...
» Obama: US to reassess ties with Israel
20/03/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. US President Barack Obama with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. US President Barack Obama has told Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington will &#...
» Major US circus scraps elephant acts
20/03/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. Major US circus scraps elephant acts Across America through the decades, children of all ages delighted in the arrival of the circus, with its retinue of clowns, acrobats and, m...
» Kurds Celebrate 'Nawroz' - New Years
20/03/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. Kurds Celebrate 'Nawroz' - New Years Kurdish residents of the northern Syrian city of Kobani are marking the New Year festival Nawroz. Celebrations were held along the border with Turk...
» Dozens Killed in Suicide Attacks at Shiite Mosques in Yemen
20/03/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. At least 35 people died after suicide bombers detonated explosives at two Zaydi Shiite mosques in the capital, Sana.
» Pay with a poem: cafes around the world to exchange coffee for poetry
20/03/15 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. To mark World Poetry Day, more than a thousand coffee establishments around the world will use poetry as their currency this Saturday Find out about the participating cafes in...
» Jerusalem at boiling point of polarisation and violence – EU report
20/03/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Exclusive: Leaked report says city more divided than at any time since 1967 and calls for consideration of tougher sanctions tougher EU sanctions against Israel over settlemen...
» Militants Attack Police Station in India
20/03/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The heavily armed militants, wearing Indian Army uniforms, opened fire on a station near the Pakistani border, leaving six people dead
» Drones aren’t just toys that cause a nuisance. They’re still killing innocent people
20/03/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Current media coverage might make you think drones are what naughty people land on the White House lawn. This is a dangerous disconnect from the bloody reality For anyone conc...
» Indian train accident kills at least 30, leaves 50 injured
20/03/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. Bachhrawan, India (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train overshot a railway signal and some carriages went off the rails in a northern Indian s...
» U.S. air power in Afghanistan at five-year low as aid to Afghan forces wanes
20/03/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KABUL (Reuters) - The United States' use of air power in Afghanistan in the first two months of 2015 was its lowest in five years, as the reduced international military coalition sharp...
» Rapper Azealia Banks: I Hate White Americans
20/03/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. Rapper Azealia Banks hates “white Americans” and everything about the U.S. In a recent interview with Playboy , the 23-year-old Harlem rapper said she ...
» World Health Organisation 'intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency'
20/03/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Internal documents show WHO was receiving emails by mid-April 2014 from staffers in Guinea calling for help with epidemic The World Health Organisation dragged its feet for tw...
» India derailment: 30 killed
20/03/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in a passenger train derailment Friday in northern India, according to Northern Railway spokesman Neeraj Sharma.
» Dozens killed in Yemen mosque attacks
20/03/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Suicide bombers on Friday attacked two mosques frequented by the Yemeni capital's Houthi conquerors, killing at least 120 people and injuring scores of others, two Houthi officials said.
» In a country that reveres its heroes, the prospect of a nuclear deal with foreig...
20/03/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from FT World News's Facebook Wall. In a country that reveres its heroes, the prospect of a nuclear deal with foreign powers begs the question of who in Iran stands to benefit politically in Iran As nuclear...
» 1 off-duty New Jersey cop dead, 2 critical after NYC crash - WRBL
20/03/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. 1 off-duty New Jersey cop dead, 2 critical after NYC crash WRBL NEW YORK (AP) - A New Jersey mayor says a wrong-way crash in New York City has left one off-duty police officer de...
» German Defense Chief Calls for EU Army
20/03/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen threw her weight behind the idea of a European Union army, floated by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this month.
» ATF's first Senate-confirmed director resigns - Kansas City Star
20/03/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Kansas City Star ATF's first Senate-confirmed director resigns Kansas City Star The first Senate-confirmed director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is...
» Afghan Leader Said to Be Centralizing Power as Unity Government Plan Stalls
20/03/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. From left, Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan; Ashraf Ghani, the current president; and Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government's chief executive officer, in Kabul on March 9.
» Oligarch calls for Ukraine nationalisation
20/03/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. One of the country’s most powerful businessmen says privatisation process was criminal conspiracy
» Podcast: Three Weeks That Shook The Kremlin
20/03/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. One thing has become clear over the past few weeks. Something is seriously wrong in Moscow.
» ATF chief steps down after bullet ban flap - The Hill
20/03/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Hill ATF chief steps down after bullet ban flap The Hill The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down, the oft-criticized ag...
» Feds open investigation into Aaron Schock - CBS News
20/03/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Feds open investigation into Aaron Schock CBS News A federal official tells CBS News that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating Rep. Aaron Schock's spendin...
» Man Wrongfully Jailed For 39 Years Gets $1m
20/03/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Ricky Jackson, the longest-held US prisoner to be cleared of a crime, says the repayment from Ohio state is "fantastic".
» 'EU report urges sanctions against Israel over Jerusalem policies' - Jerusalem Post Israel News
20/03/15 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Jerusalem Post Israel News 'EU report urges sanctions against Israel over Jerusalem policies' Jerusalem Post Israel News The report, which was leaked to the British newspaper 'Guardian...
» Is India big enough for man and man-eater?
20/03/15 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. "The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man."
» Russia 'Very Unhappy' at Sanctions Link
20/03/15 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia is “very unhappy” with the European economic sanctions being linked to the full implementation of a peace deal agreed in Minsk last month, a senior Russian official said.
» Speaker Boehner to travel to Israel following Netanyahu reelection - Christian Science Monitor
20/03/15 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Christian Science Monitor Speaker Boehner to travel to Israel following Netanyahu reelection Christian Science Monitor Speaker John Boehner, who announced his travel plans on Friday, a...
» Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans
20/03/15 17:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by VOAvideo. Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges ...
» Is this giant stingray the world's biggest freshwater fish?
20/03/15 17:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ODN. Is this giant stingray the world's biggest freshwater fish? Scientists believe the Giant Whiptail stingray caught in Thailand could be the world's largest freshwater fish. . Report by Cara ...
» U.S. moving additional artillery battalion to South Korea: Pentagon
20/03/15 17:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is sending a field artillery battalion of about 400 soldiers and multiple-launch rocket systems to South Korea, a move the Pentagon said on Friday ...
» Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure
20/03/15 17:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 4:05 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydrau...
» Teenager Jailed For Planning to Murder Soldier
20/03/15 17:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A British teenage Muslim convert convicted of planning to behead a soldier received a 22 year jail sentence, one of a growing string of plots across Europe targeting police and the mil...
» Penis transplant surgeon, André van der Merwe, becomes medical superstar
20/03/15 17:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Doctor who performed first successful penis transplant inundated with requests from around the world to share his expertise His fame does not yet that match of heart transplan...
» 5 Dead Babies Found in French Home
20/03/15 17:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Police discovered five dead babies in a house in the south of France on Thursday after a man who lives there called to say he had found one corpse in a cooler bag. When law enforcement arrived and se...
» How can a feature film about Amanda Knox ring more true than the news?
20/03/15 17:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The role of the media in whipping up the idea of Knox’s character as murderer or victim is lambasted by director Michael Winterbottom in The Face of an Angel, while he ma...
» Peru's Premier Removes Senior Spy Officials
20/03/15 17:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Peru’s prime minister removed the head of the National Intelligence Service and other high-level officials, as allegations widened that the spy agency for years gathered information on...
» White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows
20/03/15 17:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory, he is still out of the good graces of the Obama administration, which has had to reassess its policy toward Israel.
» The Guardian view on Richard III: he should be reburied with dignity
20/03/15 17:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Even notorious kings deserve a dignified last resting place. Richard III’s reinterment is a proper gesture It is more than half a millennium since King Richard III of England ...
» You adore Prince Charles, America? Keep him
20/03/15 17:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Without his biscuits, homoeopathy and Madonna-like dancing, Britain will struggle. But perhaps it takes a greater nation to appreciate this perennialist sage It is a measure o...
» Alzheimer's drug trial shows promising early results
20/03/15 17:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Experts cautiously welcome results of trial of antibody known as aducanumab, which appears to show benefit in patients given it in very earliest stage of disease A new drug fo...
» Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions - Bloomberg View
20/03/15 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg View Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions Bloomberg View Now the picture is changing, with investors starting to favor Russia in 2015. The ruble, which became the world's most...
» Подозреваемый в организации убийства экс-депутат Рады задержан в Подмосковье - Интерфакс
20/03/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская Правда в Украине Подозреваемый в организации убийства экс-депутат Рады задержан в Подмосковье Интерфакс Москва. 20 марта. INTERFAX.RU - Депутат Верховной рады Украины...
» Nuclear Talks Interrupted by a Death in Iran
20/03/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Talks on an Iranian nuclear deal being negotiated by the United States and several other world powers were suspended Friday when the Iranian delegation left Switzerland following the sudd...
» Дежавю. Политические убийства - 20 марта, 2015
20/03/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты - Радио Свобода. В российской истории власть часто использовала убийства для устрашения своих политических оппонентов. Или для устранения досаждающих им критиков режима. От Троцко...
» Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension
20/03/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia has denounced the European Union's move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday's decision to extend the measures "destructive....
» Staying Ukrainian In Crimea
20/03/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Since Crimea's annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling ...
» К концу марта Россия станет основным поставщиком продуктов в ДНР - Российская Газета
20/03/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета К концу марта Россия станет основным поставщиком продуктов в ДНР Российская Газета Власти Донецкой народной республики сообщили о резком сокращении поставок товар...
» Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
20/03/15 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has told RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in easte...
» Pope Accepts Cardinal O'Brien's Resignation
20/03/15 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pope Francis has removed the rights and privileges of the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, two years after he resigned admitting sexual misconduct w...
» Ukrainian Oligarch Tears Into RFE/RL Journalist
20/03/15 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. One of Ukraine's richest and most powerful men responds to a question from RFE/RL with an expletive-filled rant.
» Могерини считает, что отказ от сотрудничества с Россией в сфере безопасности будет ошибкой - Газета.Ru
20/03/15 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Могерини считает, что отказ от сотрудничества с Россией в сфере безопасности будет ошибкой Газета.Ru Прекращение сотрудничества с Россией в сфере безопасности, в частно...
» Akhmed Zakayev: “The decision for the ‘hit list’ was made not in Grozny, but in Moscow.”
20/03/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. Akhmed Zakayev, political emigrant and head of the government of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile, spoke with Elena Servettaz about his take on Boris Nemtsov’s m...
» Близ российской границы начались учения ВВС США и Эстонии - Российская Газета
20/03/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Близ российской границы начались учения ВВС США и Эстонии Российская Газета Вечером в пятницу в Эстонии на авиабазе Эмари близ Таллина приземлились 14 истребителе...
» Obama Calls on Iran to Free Detained Americans
20/03/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Invoking the "familial spirit" of the Persian new year, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for Iran to free three imprisoned Americans and to help find a fourth who went missing...
» Power Vertical Podcast: Three Weeks That Shook The Kremlin - March 20, 2015
20/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Power Vertical - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. One thing has become clear over the past few weeks. Something is seriously wrong in Moscow. Download audio: http://flashvideo.rferl.org/clips/ENGL/20...
» Four Russians Reportedly Deported From Turkey After Trying To Cross Into Syria
20/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Four Russian nationals have reportedly been deported from Turkey after trying to illegally cross the border into Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group, Russian news ...
» Corruption in Italy 'worse than ever' as minister quits over links with gang accused of bribery
20/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. In Italy, it’s terribly important to appear suave – “fare una bella figura” – even while you’ve got your hand in the till. Hence the Infrastructure and Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi’s...
» Merkel Warns That Greece Will Receive Aid Only if Reforms Are Met
20/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The statement, at a European Union leaders’ summit, came as Greece scraped together enough money to pay around $2.17 billion in debts.
» Russia, Ukraine, EU Start New Round Of Gas Talks
20/03/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union have started talks on gas supplies in Brussels.
» Germans’ obsession with Greek ‘Stinkefinger’
20/03/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Video clip brings fascination with Varoufakis to fever pitch
» Аксенов назвал мотивы двух тысяч крымчан, отказавшихся от российских паспортов - NEWSru.com
20/03/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Regions.ru Аксенов назвал мотивы двух тысяч крымчан, отказавшихся от российских паспортов NEWSru.com Глава Крыма Сергей Аксенов сообщил, что 99% жителей республики получили российс...
» Putin: No Reason Yet for Confidence in Russia's Economy
20/03/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was still too soon to feel confident about the country's economy, although his ministers said the worst is over. Speaking to a confere...
» Defense Minister Says Moldova Must Be Ready To Counter 'Hybrid War'
20/03/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Moldova's defense Minister has said that his country must be prepared to deal with the threats posed by "hybrid" warfare, a reference to tactics Russia is widely accused ...
» Арсений Яценюк обратился к западным партнерам за помощью по закрытию госграницы с Россией в Донбассе - Коммерсантъ
20/03/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украина Арсений Яценюк обратился к западным партнерам за помощью по закрытию госграницы с Россией в Донбассе Коммерсантъ Украина просит западных партнеров поддержать ее в усили...
» Conflict, Climate Affect Food Security
20/03/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A new report says there were both advances and setbacks in food security in 2014. Poverty was reduced last year and the number of hungry people declined. However, conflict, climate change...
» Putin urges billionaires to bring money back to Russia - U.S. News & World Report
20/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. U.S. News & World Report Putin urges billionaires to bring money back to Russia U.S. News & World Report Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures speaking at an business forum in Mos...
» Nagorno-Karabakh Accuses Azerbaijan Of Killing Three Soldiers
20/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Officials in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh accuse Azerbaijan of attacks that have left three ethnic Armenian soldiers dead.
» Russia Declares Worst Is Over as Economy Adapts to Sanctions - Bloomberg
20/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Press TV Bloomberg Russia Declares Worst Is of Crisis Over as Economy Adapts to Sanctions Stabilizes Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- The worst is over for Russia's economy after a tailspin i...
» Russia declares worst of economic crisis over - Salt Lake Tribune
20/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Russia declares worst of economic crisis over Salt Lake Tribune The Bank of Russia last week lowered its main interest rate for the second time this year and signaled more p...
» Alexander Litvinenko suspect 'willing to co-operate'
20/03/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Man giving name Dmitri Kovtun contacts inquiry, causing lawyers to ponder if he might give evidence by video link or face questioning by police over R...