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Shields and Brooks on accidental drone deaths, Clinton money questions - YouTube | Russia in Review | Это, скорее, наоборот, демонстрация слабости, потому что сильный бы не делал громкие заявления, а просто бы силовики Чечни открывали бы огонь на поражение. - Ъ-FM - "Кадыров, как ни странно, действует совершенно правильно" | » Chechnya's Security Forces To 'Open Fire' On Russian Troops Operating Without Permission, Ramzan Kadyrov Says | » Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets 23/04/15 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

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— Но это не демонстрация своей силы Кремлю?
— Это, скорее, наоборот, демонстрация слабости, потому что сильный бы не делал громкие заявления, а просто бы силовики Чечни открывали бы огонь на поражение.

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Shields and Brooks on accidental drone deaths, Clinton money questions - YouTube

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Published on Apr 24, 2015
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the accidental drone deaths of two hostages in Pakistan, questions about the Clinton Foundation and potential conflicts of interest, plus which Republican 2016 contenders are gaining traction.

Chechnya's Security Forces To 'Open Fire' On Russian Troops Operating Without Permission, Ramzan Kadyrov Says

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Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, instructed Chechen security forces to open fire on Russian military personnel that operate in the territory without his permission, according to a report. The order came days after Russian federal forces teamed with local authorities in the Chechen capital city of Grozny to killed a fugitive Chechen man.
“I would like to officially state: Open fire if someone from Moscow or Stavropol, it doesn’t matter, appears on your turf without your knowledge,” Kadyrov said in a statement to security forces, according to the Associated Press. “We have to be reckoned with.”
The statement was a notable departure from Kadyrov’s traditionally close relationship with Moscow. The Chechen leader spoke out in March in defense of Zaur Dadayev, a Chechen man accused of the assassination of anti-Putin opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the BBC reported. Kadyrov described Dadayev, who served in the Russian Interior Ministry, as “sincerely devoted to Russia, ready to give his life for the motherland.” Putin reportedly gave Kadyrov an award shortly after he made his comments.
Russian troops have engaged in sporadic combat with Chechen separatist rebels for decades, with outright war breaking out on two occasions. Kadyrov used his private army to stamp out Islamist separatist dissent during and after the second Chechen War in the early 2000’s.
Kadyrov has formally served as head of Chechnya since 2007, when Russian President Vladimir Putin named him the region’s leader. He has received a degree of autonomy from the Kremlin, which valued his ability to maintain control of separatist elements in the region and allowed him to build a local security force separate from Russian federal authorities, the AP notes.
The Chechen leader has developed a reputation for brutal tactics and has repeatedly been accused of civil rights violations. Detractors say forces loyal to Kadyrov have carried out a series of assassinations of his critics, but Kadyrov has denied those charges. 

Putin Bolsters His Forces Near Ukraine, U.S. Says

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WASHINGTON — In a sign that the tense crisis in Ukraine could soon escalate, Russia has continued to deploy air defense systems in eastern Ukraine and has built up its forces near the border, American officials said on Wednesday.
Western officials are not sure if the military moves are preparations for a new Russian-backed offensive that would be intended to help the separatists seize additional territory.
Some analysts say that President Vladimir V. Putin may not want to act before the European Unionreassesses in June whether to ease or keep the economic sanctions it has imposed on Russia because of its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine. Others say it is possible that Russia is making the moves to increase the pressure on the Ukrainian government to make concessions to the separatists on political and constitutional issues.
Either way, the new military activity is a major concern because it has significantly reduced the amount of warning that Ukraine and its Western supporters would have if Russian forces and separatists mounted a joint offensive. And some of Russia’s actions, American officials say, are flagrant violations of the cease-fire agreement that European nations negotiated with Russia and Ukraine in February.
“This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August,” Marie Harf, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the ‘Minsk 2’ agreement signed in mid-February.”
In recent weeks, the war of words over Ukraine has intensified. Last week, Russia charged that a modest program to train Ukraine’s national guard that 300 American troops are carrying out in western Ukraine could “destabilize the situation.”
To respond to this and other Russian allegations, the Obama administration declassified intelligence describing a range of Russian military activities in and near Ukraine, which was included in Ms. Harf’s statement.
Some of the Russian military’s air defense systems in Ukraine have been moved closer to the front lines, her statement noted. The Russian military and separatists have also kept substantial communications and other “command and control” equipment in eastern Ukraine that would be needed to organize an attack.
In addition, the Russian military has been providing extensive training for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Western officials said such training might indicate that the Russian military was looking to play a less obvious role and avoid a possible expansion of sanctions should hostilities resume.
The use of Russian reconnaissance drones in the training exercises “leaves no doubt that Russia is involved in the training,” Ms. Harf’s statement said.
Even as it has been training the separatists, the Russian military has been engaged in a buildup near Russia’s border with Ukraine.
“After maintaining a relatively steady presence along the border, Russia is sending additional units there,” Ms. Harf’s statement said. “These forces will give Russia its largest presence on the border since October 2014.”
The State Department did not say how many Russian troops were arrayed on the border, including near the Russian city of Belgorod. But one Western official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing intelligence reports, said Russia had moved 12 battalion tactical groups close to the border. The number of troops in such units can vary, but a battalion could have about 1,000 troops.
The cease-fire agreement that was negotiated in February in Minsk, Belarus, was supposed to ease political tensions and put an end to the bitter conflict. Germany and France negotiated that accord with Russia and Ukraine. It called for the pulling back of heavy weapons, the removal of foreign forces and the disarming of “illegal groups.”
The Obama administration did not send an official to those talks, but it was in close touch with European officials when the agreement was being negotiated.
“Combined Russian-separatist forces maintain a sizable number of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers within areas prohibited under the Minsk accords,” Ms. Harf’s statement said. “Russia has continued to ship heavy weapons into eastern Ukraine.”
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Holder hails ‘golden age’ as he exits Justice Department

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Eric H. Holder Jr.’s six-year tenure as the first African American attorney general was marked by accomplishments that made him a liberal icon, as well as controversy that turned him into one of the most divisive figures in the Obama administration.
Holder made strides in criminal-justice sentencing reform and launched initiatives to reduce massive overcrowding in federal prisons. He spoke out candidly about race relations and revitalized the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which has investigated more than 20 police departments for excessive force and discrimination.
A priority of Holder’s Justice Department was the pursuit of legal equality for gay men and lesbians. Four years ago, Holder overruled key government lawyers in deciding that his department would no longer back the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman and denied federal benefits to same-sex married couples.
But Holder, the 82nd attorney general, was a lightening rod on Capitol Hill, where he tangled with conservative lawmakers over issues from voting rights to a botched gun operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that allowed thousands of guns into Mexico and the hands of drug cartels. In June 2012, Holder became the first sitting attorney general held in contempt of Congress after his department withheld documents that Republican lawmakers demanded as part of their probe into the flawed gun operation.
Holder has said he plans to return to private law practice, possibly helping start an institute focusing on race relations. He may also write a book.
During a farewell speech Friday at the Justice Department, where Holder spent more than a quarter century of his career, he highlighted the department’s accomplishments over the past six years, saying he took particular pride in his efforts to empower the powerless and protect civil rights.
“While many Americans look back at the department under Attorney General Robert Kennedy as a ‘golden age,’ ” he said, “I think 50 years from now, and maybe even sooner than that, people are going to look back at the work you all did and say that this was another golden age.”
Toward the end of his remarks, Holder removed the “Free Eric Holder” wristbands he had been wearing during the months of Senate stalemate that delayed the confirmation of his successor, U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch.
Stepping aside from the podium, he tossed them to his audience, saying, “I think we can officially say now that Eric Holder is free.”
Sari Horwitz covers the Justice Department and criminal justice issues nationwide for The Washington Post, where she has been a reporter for 30 years. Follow her @SariHorwitz.
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Why Israel does not recognize the Armenian ‘genocide’

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Here's one instance where Israel is on the same side as many other countries in the Middle East.
On Friday, April 24, Armenians around the world will mark the centennial of what they call the "Great Catastrophe," when an unraveling Ottoman Empire ordered the forced deportation of ethnic Armenians. Estimates vary, but between 300,000 and 1.5 million Armenians perished in 1915 and 1916 -- victims of hideous abuse and systematic slaughters that WorldViews detailed here.
The Armenian government and diaspora are insistent about what this was: a genocide. But many other countries, including Israel and the United States, don't recognize what happened a century ago as a "genocide." Instead, official statements refer to the "Events of 1915," massacres, "terrible carnage" and a "humanitarian tragedy."
German president calls Armenian mass killing ‘genocide’(0:55)
World leaders commemorated in Yerevan the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. Armenians call the event a “genocide,” but some world leaders still avoid the term. (Reuters)
The reason for this skittishness is nationalist politics. Successive Turkish governments have roundly rejected the idea of genocide, and argue -- somewhat against the historical consensus -- that the Armenian suffering should be seen in the wider context of the implosion of the empire.
Current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a significant departure from previous Turkish leaders last year when he offered condolences for the "inhumane" treatment of Armenians by the Ottomans. But last week, after Pope Francis invoked the "g-word," the Turkish government responded angrily to the Vatican. Prime Minsiter Ahmet Davutoglu even suggested that the pontiff had joined "an evil front" against Turkey.
"Ankara continues to consider the use of the word genocide a hostile act," writes Negar Goksel, of the International Crisis Group. "That reflex runs counter to the tone of empathy, freer debate, and an expressed eagerness for an unbiased examination of history that has crept into the government’s statements in recent years."
For decades, the stubborn Turkish position compelled the United States, a staunch ally, to avoid ruffling Ankara's feathers. The same was true for Israel, which, ironically until Erdogan's rise, had close political and military ties to Turkey.
Recently, a host of Western governments have passed resolutions recognizing the genocide. And the voices within Israel for a shift in its position are also getting louder -- not least given Israel's unique history as a state created in the wake of the 20th century's most well-documented genocide.
"In foreign policy, there are interests and there are values," said Nachman Shai, an Israeli lawmaker who is part of delegation attending the centennial commemoration in Armenia, in an interview with the Associated Press. "In this case I think values should trump interests. As Jews, we must recognize it."
That's an argument echoed by Aris Shirvanian, the archbishop of the Jerusalem Armenian Patriarchate. "We, the Armenians and the Jewish people, have suffered the same fate, and the Armenian genocide has served as a predecessor to the Jewish Holocaust," Shirvanian told the AP. "So Israel should have been actually one of the first countries to support and recognize the Armenian genocide."
That's not about to happen, given Israel's careful stance on the matter.
There's also another curious geopolitical wrinkle, reports Al-Monitor. Israel has a conspicuously close relationship to Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority state that, like Armenia, emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Israel imports 40 percent of its oil from Azerbaijan and exports a considerable supply of weapons and defense systems to Baku.
Armenia and Azerbaijan do not get along, and still feud over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a largely Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan that the two countries battled over shortly after winning independence in 1991.
Last week, after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide, Azerbaijan's foreign ministry spokesman said it was an example of European double-standards -- since Armenia has yet to atone for its alleged role in deadly massacres in the 1990s.
There are multiple, complicated layers of history here, but Israel knows what's clearly in its interest. Azerbaijan, petro-rich and perched on Iran's border, is a useful friend -- at least more so than tiny, land-locked Armenia.
Ishaan Tharoor writes about foreign affairs for The Washington Post. He previously was a senior editor at TIME, based first in Hong Kong and later in New York.
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David Brooks’s new book: ‘The Road to Character’ and a path to grace

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David Brooks in his home office. (Leah L. Jones/FTWP)
Most of us have an image of the counterculture, shaped by memory or mythmaking, that involves Haight-Ashbury, flea-market clothing, free love and a haze of pot smoke. But as the counterculture has consumed the culture — with hipsterism marketed at Urban Outfitters, pre-, non- and extramarital sex a firmly established social expectation and a haze of pot smoke covering entire states — countering the culture takes on a different meaning.
With his new book, “The Road to Character,” David Brooks — New York Times columnist, PBS “NewsHour” commentator and serial mensch — emerges as a countercultural leader. His goal is the recovery of “a vast moral vocabulary and set of moral tools, developed over centuries and handed down from generation to generation.” His method is to profile “heroes of renunciation” — a diverse group consisting of men and women, minorities and whites, gay people and straight, aristocratic and blue-collar, generally shaped by tragedy and driven to make unsparing demands on themselves.
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Post. 
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So we encounter Frances Perkins, who witnessed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, left behind the laziness and glibness that were temptations of her class, steeled herself against criticism and personal loss and became the conscience of the New Deal. And Dorothy Day, who experienced all the sad, fleshly failures of the party girl before discovering a powerful, even saintly, hunger to worship and serve. And Saint Augustine, who lived the Roman dream of sex, wine and lyre ’n’ roll, only to find a rottenness at his core, which could be touched and changed only from outside, from elsewhere, from above.
Brooks’s selection of biographical examples is an exercise in cultural criticism. They are chosen to stand in contrast to currently ascendant forms of self-trust, self-love, self-expression, self-esteem and self-actualization. The “Big Self” is the problem. Humility — which Brooks defines as “the awareness that you are an underdog in the struggle against your own weakness” — is the beginning of any plausible solution.
The literary achievement of “The Road to Character” is inseparable from the virtues of its author. As the reader, you not only want to know about Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. You also want to know what Brooks makes of Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author’s moral and spiritual judgments. Across the pages, Brooks is a reliable guide and a pleasant companion.
But this description plays down the radical, disruptive ambition of the book. “The Road to Character” can’t be reduced to cultural criticism, because the author doesn’t take our communal struggle to be primary. Like the writer and theologian Frederick Buechner, he finds the greatest drama in our sacred journeys — the saving and losing of souls. This requires the moral vocabulary of a previous era. A consciousness of sin. A real determination to reach holiness. When said in public, terms such as “sin” and “holiness” have the power to shock, like the choicer curse words once did.
Brooks is an effective modern translator of these ideas because he is constitutionally incapable of finger-wagging. His is a call to a cheerful, tolerant, shared struggle with sin. Yet his description of spiritual maturity — of people who have found lives of self-mastery, graciousness, steadiness and a concentrated sense of purpose — will be read by most people as an indictment. I disliked these portions of the book in the same way a cancer patient dislikes a CAT scan. Too much uncomfortable accuracy.
The book, fortunately, did not stop there. “We are all ultimately saved by grace,” says Brooks, right there in thesis No. 10. “It may come in the form of love from friends and family, in the assistance of an unexpected stranger, or from God. But the message is the same. You are accepted. You don’t flail about in desperation, because hands are holding you up.”
Brooks makes this point in a nonsectarian, even nonreligious, manner. He is always careful — always courteous enough — to leave people the space to find their way. But “grace” is an inherently theological term — a rescue that originates from the outside. The scales of the universe, in the end, come down decisively on the side of love. And we experience it, not like the argument in a book, but like the smile on the face of someone we love. Instead of finding, we are found.
This hope, it turns out, is always challenging to the prevailing culture because it comes from outside, from elsewhere, from above.
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Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran

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President Obama delivers remarks on negotiations with Iran on April 2, in Washington. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:
● Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the U.N. weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has no intention of doing anything. Meanwhile, it exerts pressure on Saudi Arabia to halt its air war over Yemen and agree to negotiate a political settlement involving Iran.
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● Russia: After a five-year suspension, Russia announces the sale of advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran, which will render its nuclear facilities nearly invulnerable to attack. Obama’s reaction? Criticism, threats, sanctions? No. A pat on the back for Vladimir Putin: “I’m, frankly, surprised that [the embargo] held this long.”
●Iran: Last week, Obama preemptively caved on the long-standing U.S. condition that there be no immediate sanctions relief in any Iranian nuclear deal. He casually dismissed this red line, declaring that what is really important is whether sanctions can be reimposed if Iran cheats. And it doesn’t stop there. The Wall Street Journal reports that Obama is offering Tehran a $30 billion to $50 billion signing bonus (drawn from frozen Iranian assets) — around 10 percent of Iranian GDP.
● Syria: After insisting for years that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria “step aside,” the U.S. has adopted a hands-off policy toward a regime described by our own secretary of state as an Iranian puppet.
● Iraq: Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, director of Shiite militias that killed hundreds of Americans during the Iraq War and were ultimately defeated by the 2007-2008 U.S. surge, operates freely throughout Iraq flaunting his country’s dominance. In March, he was directingthe same Iraqi militias, this time against the Islamic State — with the help of U.S. air cover.
This is the new Middle East. Its strategic reality is clear to everyone: Iran rising, assisted, astonishingly, by the United States.
Obama’s initial Middle East strategy was simply withdrawal. He would enter history as the ultimate peace president, ushering in a new era in which “the tide of war is receding.” The subsequent vacuum having been filled, unfortunately and predictably, by various enemies, adversaries and irredeemables, Obama lighted upon a new idea: We don’t just withdraw, we hand the baton. To Iran.
Obama may not even be aware that he is recapitulating the Nixon doctrine, but with a fatal twist. Nixon’s main focus was to get the Vietnamese to take over that war from us. But the doctrine evolved and was generalized to deputize various smaller powers to police their regions on our behalf. In the Persian Gulf, our principal proxy was Iran.
The only problem with Obama’s version of the Nixon doctrine is that Iran today is not the Westernized, secular, pro-American regional power it was under the shah. It is radical, clerical, rabidly anti-imperialist, deeply anti-Western. The regime’s ultimate — and openly declared — strategic purpose is to drive the American infidel from the region and either subordinate or annihilate America’s Middle Eastern allies.
Which has those allies in an understandable panic. Can an American president really believe that appeasing Iran — territorially, economically, militarily and by conferring nuclear legitimacy — will moderate its behavior and ideology, adherence to which despite all odds is now yielding undreamed of success?
Iran went into the nuclear negotiations heavily sanctioned, isolated internationally, hemorrhaging financially — and this was even before the collapse of oil prices. The premise of these talks was that the mullahs would have six months to give up their nuclear program or they would be additionally squeezed with even more devastating sanctions.
Obama on Iran deal: Why are so many anticipating failure?(3:17)
During a news conference in Panama, President Obama lamented on the negativity surrounding a potential deal with Iran on its nuclear program. (WhiteHouse.gov)
After 17 months of serial American concessions, the Iranian economy is growing again, its forces and proxies are on the march through the Arab Middle East and it is on the verge of having its nuclear defiance rewarded and legitimized.
The Saudis are resisting being broken to Iranian dominance. They have resumed their war in Yemen. They are resisting being forced into Yemen negotiations with Iran, a country that is, in the words of the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., “part of the problem, not part of the solution.”
Obama appears undeterred. He’s determined to make his Iran-first inverted Nixon doctrine a reality. Our friends in the region, who for decades have relied on us to protect them from Iran, look on astonished.
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Argentina’s president resorts to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Alejandro Amdan/Alejandro Amdan via Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
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WHAT DO lobbyists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the director of a Washington think tank have to do with hedge-fund manager Paul Singer and the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died mysteriously in January? Well, according to Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, they are all part of a “global modus operandi” that “generates international political operations of any type, shape and color.” They “ ‘contribute’ to financial attacks or simultaneous international media operations, or even worse, covert actions of various ‘services’ designed to destabilize governments.”
Thus did Ms. Kirchner seek on Monday to explain away the accusations of Nisman, who like the others she named was of Jewish ancestry. The prosecutor was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head the night before he was scheduled to testify to the Argentine Congress about his conclusion that Ms. Kirchner and her foreign minister conspired with Iran to cover up its involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The same day Ms. Kirchner’s rant appeared on her official Web site, a prosecutor supportive of her political movement announced that he was dropping the criminal charges Nisman had planned to bring against her.
We don’t know if Nisman had a solid criminal case. It’s also unclear how the prosecutor died, though an investigation sponsored by his former wife, a federal judge, concluded that he had been murdered — a judgment that Ms. Kirchner herself has embraced. We’re with the vast majority of Argentines who have told pollsters they believe the Nisman case will never be solved by the country’s highly politicized judiciary, which is why we called for an international investigation.
What’s beyond dispute is that Ms. Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timmerman signed a deal with the Iranian government in 2013 that would have set up a bilateral commission to look into the bombing. The maneuver that was easily understood as an attempt to undermine the Interpol arrest warrants Nisman obtained for eight Iranians he accused of involvement in the attack, which killed 85 people. The deal was nullified by the Argentine Supreme Court, but Ms. Kirchner’s government has continued to court Tehran; Nisman believed it hoped to barter Argentine food for Iranian oil.
How do Mr. Singer, AIPAC and Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies come into this? Mr. Singer — or “the Vulture Lord,” as Ms. Kirchner called him — won a court battle on behalf of holders of Argentine debt last year; Ms. Kirchner chose to default rather than pay. Mr. Dubowitz’s think tank has published papers on Argentine-Iranian relations, while AIPAC has criticized the Obama administration’s preliminary nuclear deal with Iran. Confused? The Argentine president isn’t: “Everything has to do with everything when it comes to geopolitics and international power,” she concluded.
In reality, Argentines who wonder why their country has become an isolated and bankrupt backwater that has to look to Tehran for friendship needn’t resort to such anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Their president has just demonstrated, again, what the quality and character of the country’s leadership have been for the past seven years.
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Russia in Review

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April 24, 2015
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for April 17-24, 2015

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Премьер Украины Арсений Яценюк отметил, что его никогда не собьют с пути. "Мы изменим страну, мы проведем реформы и сделаем то, что обещали 15 месяцев тому назад", - добавил премьер. Премьер-министр Украины Арсений Яценюк во время заседания Верховной рады ...
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Another Pastor Niemöller Moment Passes in Moscow

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            Staunton, April 24 – Perhaps the most searing self-indictment of those who watch the onset of totalitarianism but do not protest because they remain convinced that only someone else will be its targets and its victims was offered in 1946 by German Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller.

 

            Speaking in the ruble of the defeated Third Reich, he said “When the Nazis came for the communists, I did not speak out; As I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I did not speak out; I was not a social democrat …When they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; As I was not a Jew.”

 

And then, he continued, “When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

 

This week in the television studio of Russia’s Channel 1 such a moment came when confronted with the horror of openly expressed anti-Semitism, the participants in a discussion had the chance to make a choice between protesting the shadows of totalitarianism under Vladimir Putin or remaining silent out of the self-delusion that they at least are safe.

 

In a commentary for Grani.ru today entitled “Crystal Evening,” Vitaly Portnikov describes what happened.  Leonid Yarmolnik walked out of the studio after another participant made an anti-Semitic slur about him, but the host ignored him and said he wanted both to remain (grani.ru/opinion/portnikov/m.240421.html).

 

Another participant, Iosif Kobzon, also of Jewish background, ignored the whole thing because, as the Kyiv commentator put it, he knows that “his status protects him from anti-Semitic attacks.”  The problem, of course, is that many in Russia do not have the same advantage – and many more may not be in the future if such things are remain unchallenged.

 

Observing all this is very instructive, Portnikov says. “At the time of the Third Reich, there wasn’t any television, and no one could broadcast ‘Kristallnacht’ live, but now there is television and it impartially registers the degeneration of the nation,”  a trend that has reached the point that people fight about whether to kill animals but not against hatred toward human groups.

 

“In this studio,” he continues, “there wasn’t to be found a single person, not a single one who in general understood what Yarmolnik was talking about when he called for expelling the man who slandered him -- or it one wants to be completely honest, someone who understood and approved.”

 

            Even Yarmolnik’s reaction was “also completely within the logic of a resident of the Third Reich.” He subsequently explained that “anti-Semitism didn’t concern him much because all his life he has lived in this country and is a Russian artist.” He simply could not stand the idea that anti-Semitism was being expressed so baldly and openly.

 

            Kobzon in contrast did not demonstrate even that level of civilization, Portnikov says. But Yarmolnik has a background that is also instructive on this point. Not long ago, he spoke in justification of the annexation of Crimea and the war in the Donbas by making reference to the “bestial behavior of Ukrainians” he experienced as “a Muscovite … during his Lviv childhood.”

 

            Since the time of his declarations about Ukraine, Yarmolnik has had to tell himself that “anti-Semitism does not have anything to do with him as a Russian artist.”  That may be understandable psychologically for those who want to maintain “the illusion of comfort and security.” But history suggests that it is a dangerous self-deception.

 

            “In the Third Reich,” Portnikov points out, “many successful and confident in themselves and in the right of their country to ‘Lebensraum, also sincerely believed that anti-Semitism didn’t concern them – and subsequently died in the same gas chambers and barracks” with the millions of others.

 

            Yarmolnik “certainly does not now understand that having supported the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas and converting his own state into a parody of Hitler’s, he himself has opened the doors” to something potentially equally awful and that “no one is left” to close those doors behind him.

 

            The Russian artist does have one great advantage that the Jews of Hitler’s Germany did not, Portnikov concludes, Israel exists and if things continue as they are, that country will take him in without asking questions “about his political views, his subservience, his love for Putin, and his participation in the formation of a new Reich.  They will simply take him in.”

 
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В МВД назвали недопустимыми слова Рамзана Кадырова об "огне на поражение" по полицейским из других регионов. Ведомство выпустило официальное заявление по поводу высказывания главы Чечни. Ранее Рамзан Кадыров осудил действия ставропольских полицейских, которые провели операцию по задержанию подозреваемого на территории Чечни. Директор Института политической социологии Вячеслав Смирнов побеседовал с ведущей "Коммерсантъ FM" Натальей Ждановой.

По мнению Рамзана Кадырова, подобные действия должны согласовываться с чеченскими правоохранителями. "Я официально заявляю: если без вашего ведома на вашей территории появляется — будь то москвич или ставропольчанин — открыть огонь на поражение. С нами должны считаться", — заявил глава Чеченской Республики.
— Как вы можете прокомментировать это заявление Рамзана Кадырова? Громко обсуждалось, хотелось бы вашу оценку услышать.
— На самом деле Кадыров, как это ни странно, действует совершенно правильно: он провоцирует конфликт с силовиками, так как любое его заявление не несет никакого уголовного либо административного последствия, то есть это обычное заявление.
— А почему не несет?
— Во-первых, федеральные силовые ведомства ему непосредственно не подчиняются, хотя он и обладает особенными полномочиями в Чечне, но это не письменный приказ — это заявление на совещании, и всегда можно обосновать, что это дается совершенно в другом контексте…
— Но разве нельзя воспринимать это заявление как руководство к действию, хотя оно не письменное?
— Это можно воспринимать как руководство к действию, но и без этого заявления чеченские силовики достаточно часто открывают огонь по своим коллегам при определенных конфликтах. И было время, когда чеченские силовики решали некоторые вопросы в Москве, в Санкт-Петербурге, в сопредельных регионах, и там тоже были столкновения интересов.
— Но это нормальная ситуация?
— Это не нормально, но для России это типичная ситуация в последние 10-20 лет.
— До этого это происходило самовольно, а здесь сейчас разрешение дает глава региона.
— Он не может дать разрешение, ему официально силовики не подчиняются. Другое дело, что там много родственников, много сослуживцев, с которыми он вместе воевал, но это не приказ. То есть это политическое заявление, которое привлекает к себе внимание, в первую очередь, Кремля и руководства Министерства внутренних дел и Следственного комитета.
— На какую реакцию рассчитывает Кадыров в этом случае?
— Он рассчитывает на то, что те силовики, которые проводят и будут, скорее всего, проводить операции в Чечне без консультации со своими коллегами в республике, три раза подумают прежде, чем проводить такую операцию, потому что они понимают, что им, возможно, будет оказано вооруженное сопротивление. Соответственно, как правило, они будут согласовывать свои действия с местным МВД либо действовать через Москву. В этом случае у руководства республики есть больше шансов контролировать ситуацию у себя на территории.
— То есть это такой сигнал — "не лезьте в наши дела"?
— Да. Потому что было время, когда чеченские силовики очень свободно действовали в Москве, допустим, или в Санкт-Петербурге, но для них перекрыли такую возможность. Теперь Кадыров пытается перекрыть такую возможность и для соседей.
— Вы сказали, что это сигнал и Кремлю в том числе. В Кремле, правда, не прокомментировали это заявление. Как вы думаете, а какой реакции от президента, от руководства страны ожидает Кадыров?
— У Кадырова достаточно сложные отношения с силовиками, потому что они часто пересекаются в своих интересах, и не только в политических, но и коммерческих, поэтому он все время апеллирует как бы к Кремлю и апеллирует к Путину, что только он может контролировать ситуацию на Кавказе и ситуацию у себя в республике. В связи с расследованием убийства Немцова силовики используют это для того, чтобы оттеснить Кадырова от влияния на силовые ведомства Чечни и Кавказа, и поэтому он постоянно хочет апеллировать к президенту и к руководству МВД, чтобы был как бы третейский судья.
— Но эту ситуацию можно решить каким-то образом кулуарно, не вынося сор из избы, не делая таких громких заявлений на всю страну?
— Видимо, кулуарно не получается такие вопросы решить, поэтому он специально привлекает внимание и провоцирует. И, как правило, в кулуарных аппаратных разборках люди типа Кадырова как раз проигрывают, потому что он добился своей популярности, у него есть определенная популярность в России, именно громкими скандальными заявлениями.
— Но это не демонстрация своей силы Кремлю?
— Это, скорее, наоборот, демонстрация слабости, потому что сильный бы не делал громкие заявления, а просто бы силовики Чечни открывали бы огонь на поражение.
— А то, что он делает это заявление и понимает, что ничего за это не будет, — это разве не демонстрация силы?
— Нет, ему за это ничего не будет, но это заявление — простая мелочь. Любого руководителя Кавказского региона можно взять под следствие и без вопросов посадить совершенно за другие вещи, связанные с финансами, допустим.
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Заочный спор МВД РФ и Рамзана Кадырова получил продолжение: глава Чечни прокомментировал вчерашнее заявление Министерства внутренних дел России. В частности, господин Кадыров выразил сожаление, что «МВД РФ предпринята попытка оправдания незаконных действий», а также опроверг заявление ведомства о том, что в республике знали о проведении спецоперации. Глава Чечни призвал провести внутреннее расследование и найти ответственных за искажение информации.

В заявлении, которое опубликовано на сайте главы Чечни, говорится, что официальное заявление МВД РФ, выпущенное в четверг, искажает факты о проведенной 19 апреля в Грозном спецоперации: «Вызывает сожаление, что в случае с инцидентом, в котором замешаны ставропольские полицейские, руководством МВД РФ предпринята попытка оправдания незаконных действий, вплоть до искажения фактов». Ранее в Министерстве внутренних дел заявили, что уведомили МВД по Чеченской республике о проведении спецоперации, однако глава региона сегодня опроверг эту информацию. «Это вызывает недоумение, так как не соответствует действительности от начала и до конца. Достоверно известно, что о проводимой операции не был письменно, устно или по телефону информирован никто из числа руководства МВД по Чеченской республике и его структурных подразделений, включая Управление уголовного розыска. И, тем более, никто из сотрудников не принимал участие в этом мероприятии. Это подтверждается официальным письмом министра внутренних дел по ЧР»,— говорится в заявлении Рамзана Кадырова. Он также выразил надежду, что «министром внутренних дел РФ будет назначено служебное расследование, установлены проявившие неискренность сотрудники и решен вопрос ответственности».
Напомним, 19 апреля в Грозном сотрудниками УВД Ставропольского края и дислоцированной в Ханкале Временной оперативной группировки органов и подразделений (ВОГОиП) МВД РФ была проведена спецоперация по задержанию Джамбулата Дадаева, находившегося в федеральном розыске. Операция, завершившаяся гибелью разыскиваемого, вызвала острую реакцию со стороны главы Чечни Рамзана Кадырова. Уже на следующий день, 20 апреля, он провел экстренное совещание с сотрудниками силовых структур Чечни, где обвинил проводивших задержание федералов и ставропольских полицейских в том, что они не согласовали свои действия с местными силовиками. «Я официально заявляю, если без вашего ведома на вашей территории появляется, не имеет значения — будь то москвич или ставропольчанин — открыть огонь на поражение. С нами должны считаться. Мы не имеем права элементарно выезжать на территорию Ингушетии и проводить против экстремистов и террористов мероприятия. Если вы хозяева своей территории, то должны контролировать»,— заявил 20 апреля Рамзан Кадыров.
23 апреля, после появления видео с совещания, которое получило широкую огласку и возмущение, Рамзан Кадыров прокомментировал свои слова. Он пояснил, что «как гарант конституции, как представитель президента, верховного главнокомандующего на территории Чеченской республики, всех собрал и сказал: "Надо разбираться. Если впредь подобное будет — наказать! Если получится — задержать, если нет — уничтожить"». Глава Чечни также заявил, что «бытовую ссору перевели на политический уровень».
МВД РФ в четверг также отреагировало на слова господина Кадырова. «МВД России считает недопустимым для руководителя Чеченской Республики заявление об "открытии огня на поражение" по сотрудникам из других регионов, без ведома местных правоохранительных органов проводящих спецоперации в республике»,— говорится в сообщении ведомства. В МВД РФ опровергли слова главы Чечни о том, что в республике не были уведомлены о проведении спецоперации. «В соответствии с установленным Министерством внутренних дел РФ порядком они (ставропольские оперативники.— "Ъ") обратились к своим коллегам в управление уголовного розыска МВД по Чеченской Республике и проинформировали их о цели своего визита. В результате чего местные сыщики предложили свое содействие в проведении операции»,— отметили в МВД.
Отметим, что источник “Ъ” в правоохранительных органах пояснил, что, согласно внутриведомственным приказам, если в спецоперации была задействована федеральная структура (в данном случае ВОГОиП) то ее сотрудники имеют право проводить спецоперации во всех субъектах федерации, не ставя в известность об этом местные правоохранительные органы. Собеседники “Ъ” подчеркнули, что даже если бы имели место нарушения со стороны участвовавших в мероприятии на территории Чечни полицейских, то они не давали бы оснований главе республики не только разрешать местным силовикам стрелять по своим коллегам, но и вообще отдавать им какие бы то ни было приказы. Таких полномочий в соответствии с законодательством у него просто нет.
В Кремле конфликт федерального ведомства и главы региона пока так и не прокомментировали.
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«Кадыров, как ни странно, действует совершенно правильно»

В МВД назвали недопустимыми слова Рамзана Кадырова об «огне на поражение» по полицейским из других регионов. Ведомство выпустило официальное заявление по поводу высказывания главы Чечни. Ранее Рамзан Кадыров осудил действия ставропольских полицейских, которые провели операцию по задержанию подозреваемого на территории Чечни. Читайте подробнее
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mikenova shared this story . Заочный спор МВД РФ и Рамзана Кадыр...
» Poland Denying Entry To Pro-Putin Motorcyclists
24/04/15 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Poland says it will not allow a large group of Russian motorcyclists, known as the Night Wolves, to enter European Union territory for a planned ride from Moscow to Berli...
» Russian bikers are denied entry to Poland
24/04/15 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Band of bikers wanted to ride from Russia to Germany to commemorate the capture of Nazi Berlin
» World Briefing: Poland Bars Russia’s Night Wolves Motorcycle Club
24/04/15 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Polish Foreign Ministry said it had received scant information on the Night Wolves, a group with ties to Vladimir V. Putin, before a ride from Moscow to Berlin.
» Turkey’s Focus Is Elsewhere on Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
24/04/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. As Armenians in Istanbul sought an apology for the killing of 1.5 million people, the government commemorated the victory at the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I.
» Diet Pepsi Has Tweaked Its Recipe - TheBlaze.com
24/04/15 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. TheBlaze.com Diet Pepsi Has Tweaked Its Recipe TheBlaze.com NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — PepsiCo said it's changing its recipe to drop aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to custom...
» Russian state TV reporter dropped lit cigarette butt at Siberia wildfire scene
24/04/15 18:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Incident sparked blaze within metres of a village as wildfires rage in Siberia Channel One says crew ‘committed negligence’ and faces punishment A Russian state television rep...
» Payment Didn't Secure U.S. Captive's Freedom
24/04/15 18:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A “private” ransom payment of $250,000 was given in 2012 to Warren Weinstein’s Pakistani captors, who claimed just weeks ago he was still alive, an intermediary says.
» Russia 'Indignant' Over Poland's Ban On Pro-Putin Bikers
24/04/15 18:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Russian Foreign Ministry says it has protested Poland's decision to refuse entry to a group of Russian motorcyclists on a tour it says is meant to commemorate Soviet ...
» NATO: War games off UK coast not response to Russia
24/04/15 18:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Huge military exercises are underway off and around Britain's coast, but NATO insists they are not a deliberate response to the Russian military's increasingly brazen behavior.
» World Briefing: Saudi Arabia Says ISIS Helped a Militant Who Killed Police Officers
24/04/15 18:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The man accused of killing two police officers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, received guns, cash and instructions from the Islamic State, Saudi officials said.
» Saudi Arabia Says ISIS Helped a Militant Who Killed Police Officers - New York Times
24/04/15 18:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Fox News Saudi Arabia Says ISIS Helped a Militant Who Killed Police Officers New York Times GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A militant who is accused of killing two police officers in Riyadh, the ...
» Baltimore mayor, clergy ask public for calm during Gray demonstrations - Washington Post
24/04/15 18:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Baltimore mayor, clergy ask public for calm during Gray demonstrations Washington Post BALTIMORE — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake met with members of the clergy on Fr...
» Despite Tensions, US, Russia Vow Cooperation in the Arctic - New York Times
24/04/15 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Moscow Times Despite Tensions, US, Russia Vow Cooperation in the Arctic New York Times IQALUIT, Canada — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's ...
» Ex-Yemeni President Tells Shiite Allies to Withdraw - ABC News
24/04/15 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Ex-Yemeni President Tells Shiite Allies to Withdraw ABC News Ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh called upon his Shiite rebel allies to withdraw from occupied cities Frida...
» Surveillance footage shows abuse of teen in Rikers Island prison - video
24/04/15 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Surveillance footage obtained by the New Yorker from inside Rikers Island, a jail complex in New York City, shows the abuse one teen endured during three years while wait...
» Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure - San Francisco Chronicle
24/04/15 18:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. San Francisco Chronicle Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure San Francisco Chronicle FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at...
» Regret Over a Drone’s Deadly Damage
24/04/15 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . For years, the Obama administration has kept its drone strikes shrouded in great secrecy, knowing that what have been described as precision attacks on terrorist targets have also killed innocent civilians. S...
» Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium ... - New York Times
24/04/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium ... New York Times The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy age...
» Russia Is Boosting Air Defenses Inside Eastern Ukraine: State Department - NBCNews.com
24/04/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. NBCNews.com Russia Is Boosting Air Defenses Inside Eastern Ukraine: State Department NBCNews.com Russia is building up its air defenses inside of eastern Ukraine and bolstering forces...
» NATO cyber war drills to focus on Russia: Expert - CNBC
24/04/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC NATO cyber war drills to focus on Russia : Expert CNBC NATO cyber security drills in Estonia this week are likely to mimic attacks launched by Islamic State extremists and Russia...
» Russia and US engage in new war of words over Ukraine - Financial Times
24/04/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Financial Times Russia and US engage in new war of words over Ukraine Financial Times The statement from Moscow came hours after the US said Russia was breaching a six-week-old ceasef...
» Brothers again? How deep is the Xi-Putin bromance? - BBC News
24/04/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Brothers again? How deep is the Xi-Putin bromance? BBC News President Barack Obama and EU leaders are staying away from the Red Square commemoration to express their outrage ...
» Drone Strikes on Al Qaeda Said to Take Toll on Leadership
24/04/15 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Strikes like the one that killed two American hostages have forced militant leaders to regroup and seek shelter, analysts say.
» Weinstein death renews spotlight on U.S. hostage policy
24/04/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. The American was an al Qaeda hostage when he was unintentionally killed by a U.S. drone strike
» Hostages apparently were used as human shields for senior al Qaeda leader
24/04/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Intelligence analysts never detected they were at site of drone strike that killed them
» Interactive documentary reveals how you're tracked online
24/04/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. A new web series, "Do Not Track," pulls back the digital curtain how your online life is monitored, manipulated and monetized
» US Ships Still Monitoring Iranian Flotilla
24/04/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The US Navy is maintaining its presence in the Gulf of Aden, but has not had communication with an Iranian flotilla that may be carrying weapons to support Houthi rebels in Yemen. ...
» Chechnya Leader Gives 'Shoot to Kill' Orders on Russian Forces
24/04/15 15:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorized Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volati...
» The Real Lessons from the Meeting on the Elbe
24/04/15 15:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany and on the eve of the annive...
» How To Catch A Russian Spy
24/04/15 15:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      How To Catch A Russian Spy Author:                 Naveed Jamali Jamali, Naveed (2015) and Ellis Henican. How To Catch A Russian Spy : The T...
» How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent: Naveed Jamali, Ellis Henican: 9781476788821: Amazon.com: Books
24/04/15 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent Hardcover – June 23, 2015 by Naveed Jamali (Author), Ellis Henican (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ellis Henican Pa...
» Stratfor: Reduced U.S. Exposure in the Middle East, Increased Attention on ... - Military Technologies
24/04/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from stratfor russia - Google News. Stratfor : Reduced U.S. Exposure in the Middle East, Increased Attention on ... Military Technologies Moscow will watch nervously as the United States continues building an a...
» Russia's Impending Food Shortages - STRATFOR
24/04/15 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from stratfor russia - Google News. STRATFOR Russia's Impending Food Shortages STRATFOR On Aug. 7, 2014, Moscow imposed a one-year ban on a range of food products from the European Union, United States, Canada,...
» Yemen’s Shiite rebels are not Iran proxies: US intelligence officials
24/04/15 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. American intelligence officials have cautioned against the popular narrative that Yemen’s Shiite rebels are proxies or Iran, noting that Tehran actually counseled them against conquering Yem...
» Armenian Mass Killings: Who Says 'Genocide' And Who Doesn't
24/04/15 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Armenians - and many others - say there is no doubt that the World War I-era mass killings and deportations of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the eastern stretches of the Ottoman Empire...
» Russian Foreign Ministry: delivery of S-300 systems to Iran is not a matter of near future
24/04/15 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. The delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran is not a matter of near future, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told the media on Thursday.
» Kadyrov Tells Police 'Shoot To Kill' Security From Outside Chechnya
24/04/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed strongman who heads Russia's Chechnya region, has told law enforcement officers they should 'shoot to kill' security forces from other parts of Russia...
» Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley
24/04/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department's second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its po...
» EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom - STRATFOR
24/04/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from stratfor russia - Google News. STRATFOR EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom STRATFOR The European Commission started the process of filing formal antitrust charges against Gazprom on April ...
» How does sanctions-ridden Iran find a multibillion war chest to fund 6 armies fighting in 4 Mid East wars?
24/04/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. According to figures reaching debka file in March, Iran is spending a vast fortune - up to an estimated $6-8 billion per year - to keep six armed forces fighting in four Middle East war campaign...
» Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes throughout Yemen - Daily Times
24/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Daily Times Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes throughout Yemen Daily Times ADEN: Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi militiamen and military bases with at ...
» Shocked by drowned migrants, Europe restores rescue mission - Reuters
24/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Shocked by drowned migrants, Europe restores rescue mission Reuters BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe fr...
» U.S. Weighs Training Iraqis to Call in American Airstrikes in ISIS Fight
24/04/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The idea would be to accelerate aerial attacks, which the Iraqis say are taking too long.
» Warren Weinstein and the Long Drone War - The New Yorker
24/04/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The New Yorker Warren Weinstein and the Long Drone War The New Yorker On Thursday, President Obama announced that Weinstein, an American hostage in Pakistan, was killed by a C.I....
» Ex-CIA chief Petraeus fined, gets probation for info leak
24/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Ex-CIA chief Petraeus fined, gets probation for info leak Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Former CIA chief David Petraeus was give...
» Clinton gives glimpse of how she plans to run as a woman
24/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:52 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the world wasn't ...
» Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead' - USA TODAY
24/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead' USA TODAY NEW YORK -- To make the economy prosper, help women prosper, Hillary Clinton said at a conference...
» Iraq Army 'Kills Hundreds' In IS Fightback
24/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Coalition and Iraqi airstrikes help soldiers win back ground but thousands of people are stranded trying to flee the fighting.
» Pentagon dismisses Moscow claim of U.S. troops in Ukraine combat zone
24/04/15 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that U.S. troops were training Ukrainian forces in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, but the Pentagon fl...
» Adam Gadahn, Propagandist for Al Qaeda Who Sold Terror in English
24/04/15 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Mr. Gadahn was not an operational leader in Al Qaeda, but instead conveyed the group’s message to English-speaking audiences around the globe.
» Fatal Blunder Was Apparent in Aftermath of Drone Strike in Pakistan
24/04/15 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. When six bodies instead of four were taken from the wreckage after a C.I.A. drone strike in Pakistan and hastily buried, it was a clear signal that the spy agency had made a deadly mistake.
» U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes
24/04/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been hel...
» US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages; Obama apologizes - Reuters
24/04/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages; Obama apologizes Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Paki...
» News Analysis: Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die
24/04/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. By most accounts, hundreds of militants have been killed by drones. But when the cloak of secrecy has occasionally been breached, the results of some strikes have turned out to be deeply tr...
» As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Plans Striking New Tone for the Justice Dept. - New York Times
24/04/15 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Plans Striking New Tone for the Justice Dept. New York Times WASHINGTON — Loretta E. Lynch, who was confirmed Thursday as attorn...
» Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war - CNN International
24/04/15 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN International Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war CNN International Washington (CNN) The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war ...
» Police officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia - Fox 28
24/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Police officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia Fox 28 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer has been shot and wounded in west Philadelphia and that a s...
» Biden, at Israeli Independence Day party: US will deliver new F-35 jets to Israel ... - Haaretz
24/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Haaretz Biden, at Israeli Independence Day party: US will deliver new F-35 jets to Israel ... Haaretz Deal will make Israel the only country in the Middle East to have the advanc...
» Biden defends Obama's record on Israel, downplays growing rift - Fox News
24/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Biden defends Obama's record on Israel, downplays growing rift Fox News Vice President Joe Biden downplayed the rift between the U.S. and Israel Thursday and defended Pr...
» Secretary of Defense speaks, announces cybersecurity plans - The Stanford Daily
24/04/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Secretary of Defense speaks, announces cybersecurity plans The Stanford Daily Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Pentagon's new innovation initiatives and cybersecurit...
» Canadian businessman found dead in hotel in Mongolia - U-T San Diego
24/04/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Canadian businessman found dead in hotel in Mongolia U-T San Diego ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — A Canadian businessman has been found dead in his room at an upscale hotel in Mongolia's ...
» Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders
24/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:52 p.m. EDT. AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD....
» Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church - San Jose Mercury News
24/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church San Jose Mercury News NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville swingers club has transformed itself into a church after neig...
» Turkish President Erdogan Denies The 1915 Armenian Genocide
24/04/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. A picture released by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute dated 1915 shows the child victims of the massacre of Armenians during World War I. Turkis...
» For Cubans, the struggle to supplement meagre rations is a consuming obsession
24/04/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The trials of food shopping in a land of inefficient agriculture and a US embargo, where travellers stuff suitcases with powdered milk and eggs are elusive As a percussionist ...
» Russia should face more sanctions if it stokes Ukraine further: UK Labour's Miliband
24/04/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - The West should step up sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin shows further aggression in Ukraine, British opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Friday.
» Ukraine’s future is in Europe – we have chosen our path
24/04/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Our war on corruption will bring us closer to EU membership and ensure that in the new Ukraine no one is above the law Ukrainians stood up in the frigid cold of a Kiev winter ...
» Argentina Opens New Chapter in Relationship With Russia
24/04/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News. April 23, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during a meeting in the Kremlin. There are n...
» Hillary Clinton's White House bid energizes gun-control supporters - MarketWatch
24/04/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. MarketWatch Hillary Clinton's White House bid energizes gun-control supporters MarketWatch Gun-control advocates, writes the Hill, view Clinton as an ally who can finish the push...
» Warren Weinstein Death Puts US Drone Strikes in Uncomfortable Spotlight - NBCNews.com
24/04/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Warren Weinstein Death Puts US Drone Strikes in Uncomfortable Spotlight NBCNews.com ISLAMABAD — The U.S. government's use of drone strikes came under mounting pressur...
» Russia, France close to deal on Mistrals: source
24/04/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. YEREVAN (Reuters) - Russia and France are close to reaching an agreement for Paris to cancel a frozen contract on the sale of Mistral helicopter carriers and reimburse Moscow, a Russia...
» Do not send me your huddled masses - The Economist
24/04/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Do not send me your huddled masses The Economist THERE is a certain rhythm to the European response to Mediterranean refugee tragedies. News of a disaster emerges. Leaders issue ...
» Armenians Are Still On the Run 100 Years On
24/04/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. For four years Krikor held out. Twice shells hit his home in Aleppo and he rebuilt it. His wife had shrapnel lodged in her leg and chest after a bomb tore down their neighbor’s house, but the f...
» Gallipoli, the famous battle explained - BBC News
24/04/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BBC News Gallipoli, the famous battle explained BBC News A century ago hundreds of thousands of troops were killed and wounded fighting for a tiny patch of land. Today Prince Har...
» Iranian ships turn away from Yemen
24/04/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A convoy of Iranian ships headed toward Yemen is now moving away from the war-torn country, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast, according to two U.S. defense officials.
» In Turkey, WWI Gallipoli Campaign Honored
24/04/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the Bri...
» Zulu Nationalism, Sparked By King, Confronts Modern South Africa
24/04/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A crowd of stick-wielding supporters at a soccer stadium roared their approval as South Africa's Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, insisted he was not behind a wave of violence against migr...
» Ukrainian MOD Presents Wreckage Of Advanced Russian Missile Fired In Lugansk Region
24/04/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence has presented evidence today that Ukrainian troops in the Donbass are being attacked with advanced Russian anti-tank missiles that have not...
» Is Putin About To Begin a Third Chechen War To Escape Ukrainian Impasse?
24/04/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, April 24 – Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s has made a statement that his forces should attack anyone, “Muscovite or Stavropol resident,” who might appear on the te...
» Poland Says It Will Deny Entry to Pro-Putin Biker Club
24/04/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter the European Union's territory, the Polish Foreign ...
» It looks like France might actually cancel Russia's $1.3 billion Mistral ... - Business Insider
24/04/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider It looks like France might actually cancel Russia's $1.3 billion Mistral ... Business Insider YEREVAN/PARIS (Reuters) - No decision has yet been taken on the future o...
» Экс-посол США призвал Киев забыть про Крым - Дни.Ру
24/04/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Дни.Ру Экс-посол США призвал Киев забыть про Крым Дни.Ру 19:07 / 24.04.2015 Макфол, УкраинаБывший посол США в России Майкл Макфол заявил, что возвращение Крыма в Россию является ис...
» Poroshenko Says He Would Introduce Martial Law In Event Of Another Offensive By Russian-Backed Forces
24/04/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has announced this evening on the Ukraina television channel that, in the event of an offensive by Russian-backed forces, he will ...
» ‘Even Putin Now Knows Massive Attack on Ukraine Would Be a Catastrophe,’ Piontkovsky Says
24/04/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 24 – Andrey Piontkovsky, who in the past has warned that Vladimir Putin...
» The Saturday Profile: Victim of Extremists Comes to Understand the Siren Song of ISIS
24/04/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Ahmad Walid Rashidi lost his father, a brother and a leg to the Taliban and thought he would take his revenge against another group of militants: the Islamic State.
» Clinton Focus of Republican Presidential Attacks
24/04/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire this week, her second campaign swing since announcing her candidacy for president ear...
» Russian Court Refuses To Reinstate Sacked Gay Teacher
24/04/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Russian court has ruled against a homosexual music teacher who lost her job after being outed as gay by an antigay activist in St. Petersburg.
» Премьер-министр Грузии поблагодарил Лукашенко за поддержку территориальной целостности и суверенитета Грузии - БелаПАН
24/04/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Премьер-министр Грузии поблагодарил Лукашенко за поддержку территориальной целостности и суверенитета Грузии БелаПАН Минск, 23 апреля. Премьер-министр Грузии Ираклий Гарибашвили по...
» US Senate to Debate Iran Nuclear Bill
24/04/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Senate is to begin debate next week on bipartisan legislation subjecting any final nuclear accord with Iran to congressional review and a potential vote approving or rejecting th...
» Pentagon Calls Russian Claim Of U.S. Troops In Eastern Ukraine 'Ridiculous'
24/04/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon has denied a Kremlin claim that U.S. military trainers have been sent into eastern Ukraine, calling the statement a “ridiculous attempt to shift the focus” f...
» Kadyrov Authorizes His Police to Shoot Officers From Other Parts of Russia
24/04/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Chechnya's notoriously outspoken leader Ramzan Kadyrov has told his top law enforcement officers they can open fire at officers from other parts of Russia.
» Boris Nemtsov's children want Chechen officials questioned over murder
24/04/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Family of assassinated Russian politician believe high-ranking figures may have vital evidence following his death in February
» Must watch: How the Clintons helped Russia buy up American uranium — to ... - Hot Air
24/04/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Quartz Must watch: How the Clintons helped Russia buy up American uranium — to ... Hot Air The company ended up merging with another company to form Uranium One, which began buying up...
» How Putin's Russia Gained Control of a U.S. Uranium Mine - Bloomberg
24/04/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg How Putin's Russia Gained Control of a U.S. Uranium Mine Bloomberg Rosatom's acquisition of Toronto-based miner Uranium One Inc. made the Russian agency, which also builds n...
» De Facto South Ossetian President Dismisses Foreign Minister
24/04/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The confrontation in Georgia’s breakaway Republic of South Ossetia triggered by the majority Yedinaya Osetiya (One Ossetia) party’s campaign to force the resignation of d...
» Moscow's Armenian Community Marks 100th Anniversary of Genocide
24/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Ahead of President Putin's visit to Yerevan to attend the centennial commemorations of the Armenian genocide, Moscow's Armenian community convened to remember its victims.
» A New Wave of Emigration: The Best Are Leaving Part 2
24/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. In the first part of this special research project on Russian emigration, we talked about the extent to which emigration is occurring, and media coverage, expert opinions...
» Российский национализм: империя, не ставшая нацией
24/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Российский национализм: империя, не ставшая нацией Эксперты: «Национализм в России может быть только государственным» Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/vi...
» Russian court rejects complaint from gay teacher fired for ‘immoral’ behaviour
24/04/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. School says teacher dismissed because of photographs that ‘propagandise non-traditional sexual relations’ after anti-gay activist makes them public A St Petersburg district court has...
» US alarmed by Greek energy alliance with Russia - Telegraph.co.uk
24/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk US alarmed by Greek energy alliance with Russia Telegraph.co.uk The once-unlikely “Turkish Stream” deal with Russia has suddenly become a stark reality as President Vl...
» NATO: Big Military Build-up on Russia-Ukraine Border - ABC News
24/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. ABC News NATO: Big Military Build-up on Russia -Ukraine Border ABC News NATO's chief on Thursday reported a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine that he said w...
» Obama Offers Apologies for Hostage Deaths
24/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has offered his deepest apologies for the deaths of two hostages in a January U.S. counterterror operation on an al-Qaida compound along the border of Afghanistan a...
» Своя игра Александра Лукашенко
24/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Своя игра Александра Лукашенко К чему ведет своя игра "последнего диктатора Европы" в миротворчество? Как Беларусь лавирует между Москвой... From: Радио Свобода Views: 2857 43 0 0 ...
» US Secret Service Takes 15 Months to Fix Former President's Home Alarm
24/04/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Secret Service failed to replace a broken alarm system at the Houston home of former President George H.W. Bush for more than a year, according to a government report on the trou...
» «Народная республика хаоса» в отрыве от реальности
24/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. «Народная республика хаоса» &#...
» Giovanni Lo Porto Was Known as Aid Worker Drawn to Needy
24/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Giovanni Mr. Lo Porto, an Italian who worked for Welthungerhilfe, a German aid group, had been hired to manage a sanitation and drinking water project in Pakistan.
» U.S. Instructors Give Ukrainians Firing Drills
24/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. instructors gave Ukrainian National Guard forces firing drills, using armored vehicles and automatic weapons, at a military base in the west of Ukraine on April 23. ...
» Promoting Public Citizenship in the 21st Century: Russian and American Perspectives on Public Oversight of the State
24/04/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. This panel discussion will feature three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center comparing and contrasting the Russian and American experience and pract...
» US Military Spouses Battle Career Obstacles
24/04/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Rachel Tice wants more from her career.  But the 32-year-old wife of a U.S. Marine captain finds it difficult to keep her working life on track because of the demands placed on military f...
» Платонов сдался "Диссернету"
24/04/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Платонов сдался "Диссернету" Первые победы активистов над чиновными компиляторами и отказ бывшего председателя Московской городской... From: Радио Свобода Views: 1309 22 0 0 rating...
» World Briefing: Britain: Boy Held on Terrorism Charges
24/04/15 14:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A 14-year-old British boy has been charged with encouraging and inciting terrorist attacks in Australia.
» Израиль получит от США новейшие истребители F-35 - НТВ.ru
24/04/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Израиль получит от США новейшие истребители F-35 НТВ.ru США в 2016 году поставят Израилю новейшие многоцелевые истребители пятого поколения F-35. Об этом в четверг заявил ам...
» Russia: Chechen Leader Issues Warning
24/04/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Ramzan Kadyrov has told his security forces to fire on Russian federal troops if they try to operate in the region without his approval.
» REFILE-For Western companies, Russia's recovery is worth waiting for - Reuters
24/04/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. REFILE-For Western companies, Russia's recovery is worth waiting for Reuters The immediate prospects for Western companies in Russia are dim. Household spending is falling - bad news ...
» владислав сурков - Google Search
24/04/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results Владислав Сурков . Украинский сл...
» Ireland to consider decriminalising marijuana
24/04/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Ireland this week appointed a new Minister of State with Responsibility for Drug Strategy, and his first task will be to examine whether drug laws need to be relaxed.
» Администрация Порошенко: США уже участвуют в переговорах по Донбассу - ИА REGNUM
24/04/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ИА REGNUM Администрация Порошенко: США уже участвуют в переговорах по Донбассу ИА REGNUM США уже де-факто принимают участие в международных переговорах по урегулированию ситуации в...
» Putin Using Victory Day Cult as Brezhnev Did – To Distract Attention from Failures and the Future, Shtepa Says
24/04/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble               Staunton, April 24 – Vladimir Putin is using Victory Day for the same reasons Soviet le...
» Putin Joins Commemoration of Armenian Genocide in Yerevan
24/04/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
» Where Poles and Russians Meet, Ideals and Profits Clash
24/04/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. For more than a year, since the Ukraine conflict erupted, European nations have been having an argument among themselves about how to respond to Russia.
» Arctic Council Meeting Nears in the Shadow of Tensions With Russia - New York Times
24/04/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Arctic Council Meeting Nears in the Shadow of Tensions With Russia New York Times Mr. Rogozin, part of a delegation that included priests bearing holy water and a banne...
» Armenia and Global Dignitaries Observe 100th Anniversary of Genocide
24/04/15 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. President Serzh Sargsyan described the killing of Armenians as “unprecedented in terms of volume and ramifications” at that point in history.
» Italy Targets Network ‘Inspired By Al-Qaeda’
24/04/15 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Italian police have launched an antiterrorist operation against a network they said was inspired by Al-Qaeda and had its operational base on the island of Sardinia.
» Блоги / Руслан Геремеев, возможно, покинул Россию
24/04/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Сегодня пришла новость о том, что бl...
» Руслан Геремеев - Google Search
24/04/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results РБК Украина «Интерфакс»: Руслан &...
» Руслан Геремеев мог уехать в Абу-Даби
24/04/15 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . По словам собеседника агентства, Г...
» Кадыров дразнит Путина из-за кошмаров прошлого - Gazeta Wyborcza
24/04/15 13:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Новости на zn.ua. Эксперты говорят, что из Грозно...
» Ukrainian Army Rebuilds, With Allied Help
24/04/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Ukrainian armed forces have had a baptism of fire in battles with Russian-backed separatists over the last year. But they have been unable to hold on to large swathes...
» Русские хакеры взломали сеть Пентагона - министр обороны США - Правда.Ру
24/04/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Правда.Ру Русские хакеры взломали сеть Пентагона - министр обороны США Правда.Ру Хакерской атаке вновь подверглись компьютерные системы Пентагона, утверждает министр обороны США Эш...
» At Bandung Commemoration, Leaders Condemn Western Imperialism
24/04/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. At the 60th anniversary of the Asian African Conference in Indonesia, leaders strongly defended principles of self-determination against modern day imperialism but barely mentioned democr...
» Гидон Кремер о проекте "Россия – лица и маски"
24/04/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Гидон Кремер о проекте "Россия – лица и маски" Скрипач Гидон Кремер представляет новую программу оркестра молодых музыкантов балтийских государств... From: Радио Свобода Views: 195...
» The Daily Vertical: Kadyrov 'Declares Independence'
24/04/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics viaTwitter@PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical ...
» Suspect In Foiled Terror Attack Sentenced In Moscow
24/04/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Moscow Regional Court has sentenced a suspect in a foiled a terrorist attack to 17 years in jail.
» Кадыров: "Надо будет - уйду!" Правда? - YouTube
24/04/15 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Started on Apr 24, 2015 Рамзан Кадыров и МВД РФ дают по...
» Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys
24/04/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. As wildfires burn, leaving thousands homeless in Russia's Khakasia region in Siberia, activists say they are having difficulty getting donated aid to victims.
» Киев: суд арестовал трех "беркутовцев" по делу о Майдане - BBC Russian
24/04/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украина Киев: суд арестовал трех "беркутовцев" по делу о Майдане BBC Russian Печерский суд Киева заключил под стражу трех бывших сотрудников батальона милиции "Б...
» 'People In Pankisi Know Who's Recruiting Their Kids To IS'
24/04/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Residents of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge must be aware of the identities of those involved in recruiting young men to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a Georgian analyst say...
» Russian Lawmakers Approve Prisoner Amnesty in Honor of Victory Day
24/04/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian lawmakers on Friday voted to enact an amnesty for those convicted of certain categories of crimes in honor of the 70th anniversary of the allied Victory over Nazi Germ...
» В Чечне возбудили дело в отношении ставропольских силовиков - ИА DixiNews
24/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. В Чечне возбудили дело в отношении ставропольских силовиков ИА DixiNews Официальное обвинение звучит как «превышение должностных обязанностей, повлёкшее тяжкие последствия в виде с...
» Greece Heads for More Crunch Talks with European Creditors
24/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Greece sought to downplay the scale of its differences with its bailout creditors as the eurozone’s top official said Friday that time is running out for the country to secure a deal that...
» Terrorist Cell May Have Sought to Attack the Vatican, Prosecutor Says
24/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Investigations into suspected support for Al Qaeda revealed that a Pakistani man who was in Rome in March 2010 was described as being “destined to martyrdom.”
» Кадыров: "Надо будет - уйду!" Правда?
24/04/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Кадыров: "Надо будет - уйду!" Правда? Рамзан Кадыров и МВД РФ дают полярно разные версии инцидента со ставропольскими милиционерами, окончившег... From: Радио Свобода Views: 0 3 0 ...
» В Москве из-за стрельбы задержали 40 машин с армянскими флагами - Полит.ру
24/04/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru В Москве из-за стрельбы задержали 40 машин с армянскими флагами Полит.ру На севере Москвы по подозрению в стрельбе задержаны 40 машин с флагами Армении, сообщает ТАСС со ссы...
» Moscow Sees Eastern Partnership Summit As Anti-Russian
24/04/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says it has a negative view of the EU's Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it "anti-Russian."
» Russia Is Still Burning Through Its Foreign Currency Reserves - Forbes
24/04/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russia Is Still Burning Through Its Foreign Currency Reserves Forbes In some senses the worst may already be over for Russia's economy: industrial production is mostly holding ...
» В ЕС 16 стран ратифицировали Соглашение об ассоциации с Украиной - Комсомольская правда
24/04/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Комсомольская правда В ЕС 16 стран ратифицировали Соглашение об ассоциации с Украиной Комсомольская правда В Евросоюзе уже 16 государств ратифицировали Соглашение об ассоциации с У...
» 'Illegal Border Crossing' Added To Russian Charges Against Savchenko
24/04/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Investigators have brought an additional charge against Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko in what the prosecution called it's "final" case against her, alleging th...
» Russian State Duma Adopts Amnesty
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian lawmakers have declared a prison amnesty to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
» Ukrainians Claim Russian-Backed Fighters Have Attacked 62 Times Over 24-Hour Period
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. The Ukrainian military’s ATO press center claims today that Russian-backed forces committed 30 violations of the ceasefire between 18:00 and midnight yesterday.
» War games off UK coast not response to Russia, says NATO - CNN
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN War games off UK coast not response to Russia , says NATO CNN NATO says the planning started long before Russia renewed its status as the alliance's chief adversary. For more than...
» Major Russian Military Movement Spotted On Both Sides of the Russia-Ukraine Border
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. As we have been reporting, the last 24 hours have seen more ceasefire violations than we have seen since major fighting ended after the battle of Debaltsevo in February. But...
» German MPs condemn Armenia ‘genocide’
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Politicians reject official attempts to restrain rhetoric for fear of angering Ankara
» Afghan President Orders Probe Into UN Police Corruption Report
24/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate why a United Nations-funded report on corruption in the police force was apparently ignored.
» Pentagon Calls Latest Kremlin Accusation About US Troops In Ukraine “Ridiculous”
24/04/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Earlier we reported that amid escalating fighting, and heavy Russian armor movement on both sides of the border, Russia has accused the U.S. of sending its soldiers into eas...
» Chechen Leader Kadyrov Gives Order to Shoot Law-Enforcers from Other Russian Regions if They Don’t Coordinate Operations
24/04/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has given the order to his own troops to shoot law-enforcers from other Russian republics if they do not coordinate their operations in Chechny...
» Russian Journalist Deliberately Sets Grass on Fire in Khakasiya to ‘Get a Good Background’
24/04/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. A Russian journalist lit a grass fire with a cigarette to get better footage for a news program, Gazeta.ru and the Khakasiya News Agency reported.
» Chechen Leader Kadyrov Would ‘Step Down if Ordered’ After Calling For Shooting of Non-Cooperative Outside Police
24/04/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he is prepared to step down from his post if necessary, Yod News reported, citing RIA Novosti. The Interpreter has translated his statement..
» Novaya Gazeta Finds Video of Kadyrov’s Order to Shoot Outside Law-Enforcers; Asks Whether Planners of Nemtsov Murder Will Be Held to Account
24/04/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Novaya Gazeta has reported further this evening on the scandal around Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who was reported to have ordered his troops to shoot at law-enforcers fr...
» UN Delegation Calls On Baku To Protect Rights Of Detained People
24/04/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A delegation from the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has called on Azerbaijani authorities "to do more to protect the rights of people deprived of their liberty."
» 'We're not heroes, just tourists': Swedish police officers on holiday stop vicious assault on New York subway
24/04/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Four Swedish police officers have showed that no matter where you are in the world, the call of duty stays strong.
» СМИ узнали о решении России и Франции расторгнуть контракт по «Мистралю» :: Политика :: РосБизнесКонсалтинг
24/04/15 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from РБК - Все материалы. Вертолетоносец типа «Мистрал&...
» СМИ узнали о решении России и Франции расторгнуть контракт по «Мистралю» - РБК
24/04/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК СМИ узнали о решении России и Франции расторгнуть контракт по «Мистралю» РБК Россия и Франция близки к достижению соглашения о разрыве контракта на поставки Москве вертолетонос...
» Russian Interior Ministry Denounces Kadyrov’s Call to Shoot Unauthorized Police; Kadyrov Insists He Gets Along with FSB
24/04/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. The Russian Interior Ministry has pronounced “impermissible” a defiant statement from Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov that he had authorized troops in the Chech...
» Final Phase of Iran Nuclear Talks Begins
24/04/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Iranian and international negotiators resumed talks in Vienna this week, trying to finalize an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of June. They are working fro...
» Poland refuses to let biker gang follow Red Army route through country
24/04/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The Night Wolves, a group loyal to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, planned to ride across Poland to mark second world war anniversary Poland has said it will not allow a nationalist b...
» Putin, Hollande Discuss Ukraine On Sidelines Of Yerevan Ceremonies
24/04/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on the sidelines of ceremonies in Yerevan commemorating the 100th anniversary of ...
» Chechen Interior Ministry Probes Killing By Stavropol Police
24/04/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Chechen Interior Ministry says it has begun an investigation into "abuse of power" by police from the neighboring Stavropol region that resulted in the death of a Che...
» Arctic Council Meeting Nears in the Shadow of Tensions With Russia
24/04/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. As a biennial summit meeting begins Friday in northern Canada, the council’s mission is being strained by the broad deterioration of relations with Russia.
» СМИ: в МВД не намерены вступать в дальнейшую полемику с Кадыровым
24/04/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Кавказская политика — Новости. КАВПОЛИТ Автор статьи МВД Ро&#...
» Former Spy Master Flees Argentina Amid Threats
24/04/15 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. BUENOS AIRES— Argentina's most famous spy master has fled the country due to threats on his life and is not complying with a summons ordering him to testify Thursday in connection w...
» Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’
24/04/15 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Defense Department has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “propaganda” comments by a Russian military official that American troops are training Ukrainian sold...
» Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy Warns Adversaries US Will Hit Back
24/04/15 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. PENTAGON— The United States is laying out a new strategy for defending cyberspace, making clear the country will not hesitate to counter attacks online and even with conventional mi...
» Кадыров опроверг заявление МВД о согласовании спецоперации в Грозном : Общество: Россия: Lenta.ru
24/04/15 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lenta.ru : Новости. Глава Чечни Рамзан Кадыров опр...
» Videos of Shootings Drive Outrage Against Law Enforcement
23/04/15 23:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Several recent, high-profile police shootings across the United States have stoked outrage against law enforcement. While some agencies are concerned about how video recordings of police ...
» Armenian Diaspora in Lebanon
23/04/15 23:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Armenian diaspora in Lebanon commemorates the centenary of the mass killings they see as genocide. genocide.
» Кибератака на Пентагон: опять виноваты "российские хакеры"? - Правда.Ру
23/04/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Правда.Ру Кибератака на Пентагон: опять виноваты "российские хакеры"? Правда.Ру Хакерской атаке вновь подверглись компьютерные системы Пентагона, утверждает министр оборо...
» Former CIA Chief Fined $100,000 for Leaking Classified Documents to Mistress
23/04/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. David Petraeus, the former chief of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was fined $100,000 Thursday and placed on two years' probation for giving his mistress classified information whi...
» Все больше турок открывают свои армянские корни
23/04/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by YouTube Help. Все больше турок открывают свои армянские корни Появляются истории все новых армянских детей, усыновленных мусульманскими семьями в годы массовых убийств... From: Голос Америки Vie...
» Russian Ultranationalist Dugin Sparks Outrage in U.S. With Texas Lecture
23/04/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Kremlin-connected ideologue Aleksandr Dugin is teaming up with a U.S. white supremacist for an online lecture at a Texas university, outraging Ukrainian-Americans.
» Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company
23/04/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. As the Russian atomic energy agency gradually took charge of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States, a stream of cash made its way to the...
» Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov Gives Shoot-to-Kill Order on Outside Forces
23/04/15 21:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW—The strongman leader of Chechnya has instructed his security services to open fire on authorities from elsewhere in Russia who try to carry out operations in the southern republic without his con...
» Поиск - Газета.Ru
23/04/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Общество Новость МВД России счита&...
» Как меняется расстановка сил в отношениях Кремля и Чечни - Газета.Ru
23/04/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Даже если у Рамзана Кадырова есть с...
» «Ъ»: адвокаты Немцова просят СК допросить Кадырова - Газета.Ru
23/04/15 15:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Адвокаты убитого оппозиционного &#...
» Рамзан Кадыров: "Стреляйте на поражение!"
23/04/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Глава Чечни Рамзан Кадыров разреш&...
»  «ВЗГЛЯД.РУ»
23/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Взгляд. Поиск по сайту Найдено новостей: 19...
»  ВЗГЛЯД / Кадыров заявил о готовности покинуть свой пост в случае необходимости
23/04/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Взгляд. Кадыров заявил о готовности пок ...
» 2015-04-23#Кадыров
23/04/15 15:22 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-04-23 #Кадыров #Украина #Новости Chechen leader to men: Fire on unauthorized federal troops | После сегодняшних заявлений и приказов Кадыров должен быть немедленно арестован, — Рабинович | Кремль ознакомится со словами Кадырова о ст...
» ВЗГЛЯД / «С нами должны считаться»
23/04/15 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Взгляд. Заявление Рамзана Кадырова о не ...
» В Общественной палате посоветовали Кадырову соблюдать закон: Общество: Россия: Lenta.ru
23/04/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lenta.ru : Новости. Член Общественной палаты (ОП) А ...
» Кадыров заявил о готовности уйти со своего поста : Политика: Россия: Lenta.ru
23/04/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lenta.ru : Новости. Глава Чечни Рамзан Кадыров зая...
» После сегодняшних заявлений и приказов Кадыров должен быть немедленно арестован, — Рабинович
23/04/15 15:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Экономические Известия - финансовые новости Украины, последние новости в Украине и мире. Политические ново...
» кадыров - Google Search
23/04/15 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results Кадыров заявил о готовности уйт...
» Кремль ознакомится со словами Кадырова о стрельбе по силовикам - Политика, выборы, власть - Новости
23/04/15 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ИА REGNUM: Политика. 23.04.2015 12:43 Facebook 187 Вконтакте 7 Класс 4 Google+ Пресс-с...
» Кремль ознакомится со словами Кадырова о стрельбе по силовикам - ИА REGNUM
23/04/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Кремль ознакомится со словами Кадырова о стрельбе по силовикам ИА REGNUM 23 апреля пресс-секретарь президента РФ Дмитрий Песков заявил журналистам, что ничего не знает о конфли...
» New York Times: Клинтон помогла Путину прибрать к рукам урановые рудники США - Новости Израиля
23/04/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Новости Израиля New York Times: Клинтон помогла Путину прибрать к рукам урановые рудники США Новости Израиля Российская государственная компания «Росатом» получила контроль над 20%...
» Первый канал накажет журналиста за поджог травы в Хакасии - Российская Газета
23/04/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Первый канал накажет журналиста за поджог травы в Хакасии Российская Газета Журналиста Первого канала подозревают в умышленном поджоге травы в Хакасии ради того, ...
» Chechen leader to men: Fire on unauthorized federal troops - Chron.com
23/04/15 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Chron.com Chechen leader to men: Fire on unauthorized federal troops Chron.com MOSCOW (AP) — In defiance of those in Moscow eager to curb his powers, Chechnya's strongman leader told h...
» David Petraeus to Be Sentenced in Leak Investigation
23/04/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David H. Petraeus , the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will most likely be sentenced to probation here on Thursday in a leak investigation that embarras...
» 2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says
23/04/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday offered an emotional apology for the accidental killing of two hostages held by Al Qaeda , one of them American, in a United States government counterterrorism o...
» Blue Bell Recalls All Products After Listeria Outbreak
23/04/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Blue Bell Creameries, which distributes frozen desserts to about half of the United States, said that it was voluntarily recalling all of its products after the bacteria listeria was found in two cartons of i...
» SkyWest flight dives 20,000 ft in minutes; 3 people pass out
23/04/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top News. Skywest Airlines said it was investigating what caused three passengers to pass out on a flight that made an emergency landing in Buffalo on Wednesday — after initially reporting the pilot ...
» Confusion Surrounds Circumstances Of Emergency Landing In Buffalo
23/04/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from International Business Times. A SkyWest Airlines flight, traveling from Chicago to Connecticut, had to make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Wednesday, after three people lo...
» SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut - Google Search
23/04/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results 3 people on SkyWest flight lose consciousness, forcing emergency ... Fox News - 27 minutes ago Three people aboard a SkyWest airlines flight on its way to Connecticut lost consciousness Wednesd...
» Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name
23/04/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime ...
» Iraqi forces fight to rout Islamic State militants from Ramadi
23/04/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces fought to rout Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, slowly regaining some ground from the militant group, sec...
» Turkey wrestles with century-old legacy of Armenian massacres
23/04/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - When as a child Nezahat Eleftos discovered a bundle of photographs stashed in a family chest, her grandmother made a confession: some showed her Christia...
» Europe's security challenges should mean more defense spending: Carter
23/04/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges facing the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday, adding that ...
» Armenian president says ready to restart reconciliation with Turkey
23/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's president said on Wednesday he was ready to normalize relations with Turkey, two months after he withdrew peace accords from parliament, blaming a Turkish...
» Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows
23/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria ...
» U.S. says Russia ramping military presence on Ukraine border
23/04/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia has deployed additional air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and is involved in training exercises of Russian-separatist forces in the area in breach ...
» Puerto Rico officials warn government shutdown imminent
23/04/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank (GDB) warned the government would likely shut down in three months because of lack of liquidity, and said a financing dea...
» Drug cartel violence flares again in Northern Mexico state
23/04/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Drug cartel violence in Mexico's Tamaulipas state flared up for the second time in a week on Wednesday, with gun battles and arson attacks erupting in the stree...
» Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign
23/04/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CAIRO/ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting ...
» Poland says still waiting for U.S. to apologize for Holocaust remarks
23/04/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland was still waiting for the United States to apologize for remarks by an FBI official that it says implied complicity in the Holocaust during World War Two, a g...
» China's Xi says backs fair, balanced agreement on Iran
23/04/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday that China would push for a "fair and balanced" nuclear agreement, a day after talks ...
» Libya's rival government says would confront EU attacks on traffickers
23/04/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VALLETTA (Reuters) - The group controlling Libya's coastal capital Tripoli said it would "confront" any unilateral European Union moves to attack sites used by people-traffickers, urgi...
» U.S.-led strikes have killed 2,079 people in Syria: monitor
23/04/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including 66 civilians, since the start of the aerial campaign against Islamic State militan...
» Poland says may support Ukraine's defenses if crisis escalates
23/04/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna said on Thursday that Poland, along with other countries, may support Ukraine's defense capacities if the conflict in eas...
» Russia carries out military drills on disputed Kurile Islands
23/04/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has conducted military anti-landing drills in a Pacific island chain, parts of which are also claimed by Japan, Interfax news agency reported the Russian Defe...
» Diplomatic push for final Iran nuclear deal in Vienna
23/04/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Tehran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will resume talks about curbing Iran's nuclear program later on Thursday, Irani...
» Merkel to press Greece's Tsipras for progress on reforms
23/04/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to press Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday to move faster to agree detailed economic reforms cruc...
» U.S. acknowledges January operation killed American, Italian hostages
23/04/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday said an American counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages, one American and one Italian, who were held by al Qaeda...
» Russian defense ministry says U.S. troops in east Ukraine: Interfax
23/04/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and are training Ukrainian forces, Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman for Russia's Defense Ministry as s...
» Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance
23/04/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:04 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress considers whether to extend a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates fear there are still too many unknowns abou...
» Officials: 'Emergency situation' at Fort Benning, Georgia
23/04/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:04 p.m. EDT. FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, say they're dealing with an ongoing "emergency situation" at the post's Warrio...
» New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities
23/04/15 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:49 a.m. EDT. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in ...
» Q&A: What's listeria and how is it traced to ice cream?
23/04/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:49 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products....
» Reagan, MLK, rapper Minaj: 2016 candidates are name-droppers
23/04/15 12:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:49 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is name-dropping season for the 2016 presidential hopefuls....
» Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets
23/04/15 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:49 a.m. EDT. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursd...