Thursday, June 4, 2015

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says G-7 will never welcome back Putin | Fox News

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FILE - In this May 2, 2011 file photo Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces a federal election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada. Harper said Thursday, June 4, 2015, Russia should never be allowed back in the Group of Seven as long as Vladimir Putin is president. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that he expects the group won’t ever let Putin back in. He made the remarks ahead of his trip to Ukraine and the Group of Seven meeting in Germany this week. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT (The Associated Press)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russia should never be allowed back in the Group of Seven as long as Vladimir Putin is president.
Harper said in an interview with The Associated Press Thursday that he expects the group won't ever let Putin back in. He made the remarks ahead of his trip to Ukraine and the Group of Seven meeting in Germany this week.
Harper says Russia has long eroded any basis for belonging to the group of wealthy nations. He also noted that Russia has ramped up long range bomber patrols near North American airspace. The G-7 suspended Russia last year but hasn't ruled out welcoming him back.
Harper says it would require consensus to "bring Russia back and that consensus will just not happen."
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War flares in Ukraine. Who's lighting the fuse?

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Moscow — Four months ago, the signing of a cease-fire put a halt to all-out fighting in eastern Ukraine. While fighting never completely stopped, the cease-fire eased it sufficiently that major powers who backed it could turn their attention to other global problems, such as an Iranian nuclear deal.
But today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his parliament that Ukraine is facing the "colossal threat" of an imminent, all-out Russian invasion.
So, are the Russians coming? Not quite. While the threat of a return to war is very real, thanks to spiking violence in eastern Ukraine, the instigators look more likely to be Kiev and the rebels, not Moscow or the West.
Experts say that both sides in Ukraine's thawing civil war feel they have lost the attention of their war-weary foreign supporters. In which case, a return to open combat could be the best way to achieve their goals – and avoid hard political and economic realities both sides would prefer to ignore.

War weary

"Ukraine's military needs to get ready for a new enemy offensive, as well as a full-scale invasion along the entire border with Russia," Poroshenko told Ukraine's parliament in his annual state-of-the-nation address. He said there are at least 9,000 Russian troops already in Ukraine, and growing indications that Russia's regular forces are massing on the frontier.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied that, and suggested Poroshenko is trying to influence the upcoming meeting of the Group of Seven summit this weekend, as well as an upcoming European Union meeting that will discuss renewing sanctions against Russia. "We have often seen Kiev heating up tensions amid big international events, and that appears to be the case here," he said.
It's a rhetorical duel that has played out many times, especially since Poroshenko took power last year, precipitating an escalation in fighting in the east. 
But there is also a sense that the big powers who sponsored the accord, primarily Russia, Germany, France, and the US, are growing weary of the conflict. As a result, they may have agreed among themselves that it should be "frozen" for the time being.

No more Novorossiya?

Nonetheless, fighting is spiking in devastated eastern Ukraine to levels not seen since the adoption of the ceasefire, known as Minsk-II. Pitched battles are said to be underway around the government-held town of Maryinka near the rebel capital of Donetsk, with international monitors on the ground reporting that both sides are bringing their heavy weaponry back to the front line – in defiance of the ceasefire terms.
"The pressure for renewing the war is coming from Kiev and the rebel republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, and not from external sources," says Sergei Strokan, foreign affairs correspondent with the pro-business Moscow daily Kommersant. "Both sides are hostages to the situation, and deeply dependent on outside powers for support. Both feel their sponsors are prodding them in directions they don't want to go. One card they can always play is to intensify the fighting, which will bring the world's attention back to them and further polarize relations between Moscow and the West."
The rebels feel that the Kremlin has abandoned its support for Novorossiya, a hypothetical enlarged pro-Russian Ukrainian state that would encompass all of the Russian-speaking south and east of Ukraine.
The word "Novorossiya" has indeed dropped from the vocabularies of top Russian officials. Oleg Tsaryov, speaker of the self-styled "parliament of Novorossiya," declared it on hold last monthbecause Moscow now views the idea as a violation of the Minsk agreement, which envisages negotiations between the rebels and Kiev to restore an integral Ukrainian state.
"The rebels know that the Kremlin can't afford to ignore them if full-scale war erupts again. Instead of being a frozen conflict, forgotten by the world, it will suddenly become hot and urgent again," says Mr. Strokan. "The Russian public would not accept the rebels being sold out. So everything, including Novorossiya, might be back on the table."

The pain of corruption and reform

For Kiev, renewed warfare offers a way to change the subject from Ukraine's collapsing economy and faltering reforms. Opinion polls show declining faith in leading politicians; almost 60 percent of Ukrainians disapproved of Poroshenko's performance in a March survey.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fares even worse in the polls, with nearly 70 percent disapproval. "Yatsenyuk has lost even more support that Poroshenko, because the population associates him with economic crisis, unemployment, low salaries, and skyrocketing cost of living," says Anton Grushetsky, an expert with the Kiev International Institute of Sociology, Ukraine's leading public opinion agency.
Experts say even a limited upsurge in the war could quell growing domestic criticism, end any discussion in Europe of relieving sanctions on Russia, and perhaps strengthen Western resolve to provide financial and even military aid to Ukraine.
"Poroshenko has every reason to switch the conversation from economic reforms and the struggle against corruption," says Vadim Karasyov, director of the independent Institute of Global Strategies in Kiev. "As long as he is seen as the main one standing up to Russian aggression in the east, he can dodge a lot of criticism about other things."
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Rahim's Boston terror plot: Police bugged phone

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Story highlights

  • The family of Usaamah Rahim calls for a complete and transparent investigation
  • Terror suspect called father to say goodbye, says law enforcement official
  • Clergy who watched surveillance footage say Rahim was not shot in the back
  • Police commissioner: Rahim under investigation for possible threats against police
(CNN)The FBI and Boston police made their move on terror suspect Usaamah Rahim because a bugged phone call tipped them off that he was about to act in an alleged plot to kill police, authorities say.
Rahim, who officials believe was radicalized by ISIS and initially planned to behead a conservative blogger, was shot dead Tuesday in a parking lot; an associate, David Wright, 25, was arrested and charged with obstruction.
Before his encounter with police, Rahim called his father to say "his goodbyes," according to a law enforcement official. The conversation was caught by investigators who had been monitoring his email and phone activity.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told CNN on Thursday that authorities were watching Rahim around the clock for about 10 days because of concern he was moving to launch an attack. Officers who confronted him Tuesday believed Rahim was going to board a public bus with his military knife at the time, Evans said.
Authorities are now trying to determine the depth of Rahim's network. Officers have raided locations in Massachusetts, where Rahim lived, and a Rhode Island home belonging to another of his associates.
Investigators have not revealed the results of the raids.
The third associate's contact with Rahim -- who authorities believe was radicalized by extremists -- went beyond an "Internet relationship," one law enforcement source said. Authorities have not named that person, who was brought in for questioning but is not under arrest. Law enforcement officials believe they have tracked down everyone involved in the Boston plot.

FBI listening in

Officers shot Rahim two hours after he allegedly talked to Wright in a tapped phone call Tuesday, authorities have said.
Rahim planned to come out swinging with a knife to kill police officers soon -- probably Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest, according to FBI agent Joseph Galietta, who listened in.
"I'm just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue. Cause, ah, it's the easiest target," Rahim told Wright, according to an affidavit from Galietta.
Rahim referred to his planned act of jihad as "going on vacation." Wright advised him to make out a will before he left. He'd be departing soon, Rahim allegedly told Wright, with the FBI listening in.
Rahim, 26, and Wright were apparently tight -- Rahim called him his nephew on Facebook, where he thanked him for attending his wedding. Both of them used aliases on Facebook. Rahim went by "Abu Sufyaan" and referred to Wright as "Dawud Sharif Abdul-Khaliq."
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Rahim had recently purchased three military fighting knives on <a href="http://Amazon.com" rel="nofollow">Amazon.com</a>. The FBI intercepted at least one delivery and X-rayed it before letting it continue on to Rahim. He was originally planning to behead someone in another state, Galietta said.

'They mean to come after everyone'

His target? Conservative blogger Pamela Geller, who had organized a Prophet Mohammed cartoon drawing contest in Garland, Texas, last month, law enforcement sources told CNN. Two men tried to shoot participants at that event, but an off-duty police officer working security shot them dead.
On CNN's "New Day" Thursday, Geller said she was feeling "fine" despite allegedly being a target. But, she added, she now has a guard with her 24 hours a day.
"They are coming after me for violating the Sharia, for violating blasphemy laws and they mean to come after everyone," she said.
"Drawing a cartoon, an innocuous cartoon, warrants chopping my head off? That's too far. I just don't understand this."
"They're going to come for you, too, Chris," she told anchor Chris Cuomo. She blamed news outlets such as CNN for not airing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed after the terror attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which is known for publishing cartoons that mock all religions, including Islam.
Employees were slain by gunmen who stormed the magazine's Paris office in January.
Geller argued that the decision not to show the cartoons, which some Muslims find offensive, is a violation of free speech and amounts to "kowtowing" to extremists.
Geller began in publishing at the New York Daily News. After 9/11, she started blogging about Islam and spoke out more against Islam. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups and speech, says Geller's public activism took root in 2007 when she joined a group pushing to block the opening of a public Arabic-English school in Brooklyn.
In 2010, she co-founded the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The group includes subsidiary programs Stop the Islamization of America and Stop Islamization of Nations. It says it has several tenets, including freedom of speech "as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of 'blasphemy' and 'slander.'"
Geller played a key role in pushing the so-called "ground zero mosque" debate. Her group planned rallies against a proposed mosque and community center -- with Geller at the helm.

'Liked' ISIS

The FBI had been watching Rahim for a few years and said his behavior had changed in that time. He had made social media threats to police officers, they said.
On Facebook, Rahim "liked" ISIS as well as a radical cleric and a historic Islamic scholar credited with theology that helped lead to radical Islam.
Anti-terrorism authorities had Rahim under 24-hour surveillance, said Vincent B. Lisi, FBI special agent in charge.
And they had been observing Wright and the other associates as well, who they believed were radicalized.
At least one of the men connected to the plot to behead Geller and kill police was being encouraged to launch an attack by people connected to ISIS, who were communicating from overseas, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the investigation said Thursday.
While there was an effort to motivate action, it is not believed so far that ISIS entities were involved in planning or directing the specific attack, they said.
One official said the men believed they "were functioning on behalf of ISIS" and that the plot was more than aspirational.
But a separate intelligence official said that categorizing terrorist acts linked to ISILS as "inspired" or "directed" is difficult "given the diffuse distribution of its media and online supporters who help spread, or create their own, violent propaganda."

'I can't wait that long'

Wright waived his Miranda rights and spoke openly with FBI agents, Galietta said in the affidavit. He, Rahim and the third person had met on a Rhode Island beach to talk about the beheading plan.
"Wright indicated that he agreed with Rahim's plan and supported it," the affidavit said.
But Rahim, a security guard, became impatient and needed more accessible targets.
"I can't wait that long," he told Wright over the phone, according to the FBI affidavit.

Dead two hours later

Two hours after the phone conversation with Wright, FBI and Boston police officers confronted Rahim in the parking lot. Their weapons were not drawn, but then things went south. Rahim pulled a military grade knife and went after them, they said. Officers drew their weapons and shot him dead.
On the phone, Wright had told Rahim that he should delete evidence data on his smartphone. "Get rid of it, before anybody gets it; make sure it's completely destroyed."
U.S. District Court in Boston charged Wright with obstructing a federal investigation by destroying electronic evidence on Rahim's smartphone. A detention hearing was scheduled for June 19 after prosecutors said he was a flight risk.
Wright faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted. His attorney, Jessica Hedges, cast doubt on the legal quality of the investigation but did not specify complaints against investigators.

The shooting

Following the shooting, Rahim's brother Ibrahim Rahim posted a claim on social media that police had shot Usaamah Rahim in the back while he waited for a bus and spoke with their father over his cell phone.
Social media lit up with accusations against officers.
But Boston police said surveillance video told a different story, and community civil rights and religious leaders were invited to have a look at the video and talk to reporters about what they'd seen.
Rahim was not at a bus stop, not on the phone at the time of the shooting and was not shot in the back, the communitiy leaders said. "The information reported by others that that was the case was inaccurate," said Darnell Williams, president and chief executive of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.
Williams said prosecutors want Rahim's family to see the video before showing it to the public. They were planning to watch it sometime Thursday, said Ronald Sullivan, an attorney for the family.
He told reporters that family members had not seen a change in Rahim consistent with his being radicalized by ISIS, and that such reports came "as an absolute surprise to the family."
"The family is interested in, and dedicated to, ensuring that a complete and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Usaamah Rahim occurs," Sullivan said. "The family hopes to work productively and cooperatively with federal and local authorities in a joint effort to search for truth."
CNN's Ben Brumfield, Jason Hanna, Evan Perez, Ray Sanchez, Lorenzo Ferrigno, Pamela Brown, Camille Cava, Ashley Fantz and Lawrence Crook III contributed to this report.
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Pentagon chief Ashton Carter gathers diplomats, military chiefs for Russia strategy talk

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STUTTGART: US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday the situation with Russia had taken a "sad turn" and he was gathering US military leaders and diplomats to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy towards Moscow in response to the Ukraine crisis.
The gathering of two dozen US military leaders and ambassadors based in Europe was to take place on Friday in Stuttgart at the headquarters of US European Command, which is responsible for US forces in the region, US Defence officials said.
"We have something that has taken a sad turn recently, which is Russia," Carter told troops at US Africa Command, which is also based in Stuttgart, in southern Germany.
"We were absolutely hoping for something different, but it appears that [Russian President] Vladimir Putin is taking his country in a different direction.
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"I don't think that's a good way for Russia and at some point the Russian people will wake up to that, but they are not showing much sign of that now," he said. "The situation here [in Europe] is not as rosy as it might have seemed in the past."
Carter said that was why he had travelled to Stuttgart, "to take another look at what we are doing here".
The session will gather US military leaders and ambassadors based in Europe to discuss how effective Western sanctions and military actions have been in deterring Russia and reassuring NATO allies, US Defence officials said.
"This meeting is intended to inform the secretary's thinking as he heads into his first NATO ministerial in late June," said Brent Colburn, a Pentagon spokesman. "One of the areas of focus will be Russia's actions over the past 18 months, including their operations in Ukraine."
The Western allies have imposed asset freezes and travel bans on a number of Russians. The United States launched Operation Atlantic Resolve to step up military exercises with NATO members in eastern Europe. The United States approved $1 billion to support efforts to reassure European allies.
"The  primary purpose is to assess and strategise on how the United States and key allies should think about heightened tensions with Russia over the past year," said a US Defence official on Carter's plane to Stuttgart.
Asked if the session would discuss providing weapons to Ukraine, the official said Carter was still open to the idea and the issue could come up. The United States so far has resisted providing arms to avoid escalating the conflict.
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Obama works to get Europe behind him on Ukraine

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Washington (CNN)A year after the G7 major world powers forced Russia from their ranks, western leaders will convene again this weekend in Germany facing unabated violence in Ukraine and an entrenched Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ensconced in a remote hotel in the Bavarian Alps, President Barack Obama will urge his European counterparts to extend the economic sanctions on Russia that have weakened the Ruble and caused some discontent among the Russian population, administration officials said Thursday.
But even the White House admits those measures have done little to slow the Russian-backed campaign along the border with Ukraine, where thousands have died since the conflict began last year.
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Obama must also shore up support among U.S. allies for his strategy against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, where the fall of Ramadi has prompted new calls for ramped-up assistance to the Iraqi military and Sunni fighters in Anbar province.
The President planned to meet in Germany Monday with Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi, who was expected to press the United States for more equipment he claims is desperately needed to combat ISIS advances.
But Obama isn't likely to announce any new assistance to Iraq this weekend, according to the officials, who say the administration is continually assessing its training and equipment shipments to Baghdad.
Like in Iraq, Obama has been reluctant to provide lethal aid to Ukrainian troops, currently engaged in some of the fiercest fighting to date in their conflict with Russian-backed separatists.
Obama has so far resisted sending arms to the Ukrainians. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking in Washington last month, said the shipments were still under consideration, and senior members of Obama's administration -- including Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey -- have voiced openness to arms shipments.
But European leaders, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have fiercely opposed lethal aid out of fear the violence could escalate. Obama was set to meet one-on-one with Merkel after touring a Bavarian village with her on Sunday.
Any decision on sending arms to Ukraine appeared unlikely at Sunday and Monday's G7 meeting, where White House officials say the focus will remain on tightening sanctions on Russia.
"I think our general view is 'steady as she goes' on that front," said Charles Kupchan, Obama's senior director for European affairs. "We've always said that we favor and are pushing toward a diplomatic settlement to the crisis."
A diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine as so far evaded Western leaders, who attempted to broker a ceasefire earlier this year in Belarus. Since then, there have been multiple violations to the so-called Minsk Agreement, including advances by heavy weaponry. Observers near the eastern city of Donetsk reported heavy artillery fire Wednesday, saying it was some of the worst fighting since the agreement was declared.
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U.S. officials hope those violations will spur European leaders into expanding the economic sanctions in place against Russia, which have hurt the country's economy but not yet prompted a change in strategy from Putin.
"Russia has not changed its behavior," said Heather Conley, the director of the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "If anything, President Putin I think is doubling down on multiple fronts. And the cohesiveness feels like it's not there."
European leaders -- who also confront economic instability stemming from Greece's debt crisis -- will decide at a separate meeting later this month whether to continue their sanctions on Russia.
"Clearly President Putin's calculus has not fully shifted by any means," said Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser, adding that Western sanctions had delivered a "tremendous hit to the Russian economy."
"It's important that that pressure is sustained," he said.
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U.S. Suspects Hackers in China Breached About 4 Million People’s Records, Officials Say

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing an apparently far-reaching penetration of data held by the Office of Personnel Management, in which the records of approximately four million individuals were compromised, according to people familiar with the matter.
U.S. officials suspect hackers based in China are behind the attack, though they continue to investigate, these people said. One official described it as one of the largest thefts of government data ever seen.
Investigators said the hack was a separate attack from one detected last year.
An FBI spokesman said the agency is working with other parts of the government to investigate. “We take all potential threats to public and private sector systems seriously, and will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace,” he said.
The Office of Personnel Management, in a statement, said it detected the breach in April and is working with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
The Department of Homeland Security said it “concluded at the beginning of May” that the information had been stolen.
The OPM said it could discover that even more records were stolen. It couldn’t be learned how many of those individuals are government officials and how many might be contractors.
“We take very seriously our responsibility to secure the information stored in our systems, and in coordination with our agency partners, our experienced team is constantly identifying opportunities to further protect the data with which we are entrusted,” OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said.
The Chinese embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In the past, its spokesman has noted it is notoriously difficult to identify the provenance of computer hackers.
Susan Ruge, associate counsel at the Office of Personnel Management’s Office of Inspector General, said in an email that “we cannot comment on this matter.”
Write to Devlin Barrett at devlin.barrett@wsj.com and Danny Yadron at danny.yadron@wsj.com
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How Cameron’s Wish List Might Be Accommodated

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Since he won last month’s general election, British Prime Minister David Cameron has been sounding out fellow leaders for their views of his plan to renegotiate the U.K.’s relationship with the European Union.
So far, most responses have been guarded because his demands aren’t yet specific. But, from Mr. Cameron’s announcements so far, we can already outline five main areas where he will seek concessions, and even suggest, based on conversations with officials and experts, how his demands may be accommodated.
Item One: Britain’s long-standing problem with the wording of an “ever closer union” enshrined in the EU treaty as an ultimate goal of the European project. Mr. Cameron wants the U.K. to be exempted from the article.
“This seems to be the easiest of the demands,” says one EU official. The possible route: a political declaration by EU leaders promising the treaty will be changed down the road.
There are precedents for this. Leaders made concessions for Denmark in 1992 and Ireland in 2009, promising treaty change at a later date.
Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to put the “ever closer union” concept, dating back to 1957, in a more realistic context. “A Europe of two speeds is effectively our reality today,” she said.
An indication of what the wording might look like was contained in the EU summit declaration of June 2014: “The concept of ever closer union allows for different paths of integration for different countries, allowing those that want to deepen integration to move ahead, while respecting the wish of those who do not want to deepen any further.”
Item Two: Strengthening the European Single Market in goods and services. This is the second “easy” topic in the negotiations. Plans already set in motion by the European Commission, the EU executive, to complete a digital single market, reduce differences of regulation in capital markets and create a true single market in energy should fit that agenda.
“The problem is, then Cameron will not have much to sell back home, since he would be presenting plans that were already in the pipeline,” says a second EU official.
Item Three: Mr. Cameron’s plan to restrict welfare benefits for EU migrants. It “will be an absolute requirement in the negotiation,” he said in his first major speech after his re-election. This won’t be easy.
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz told Mr. Cameron last week that she “strongly opposed measures that may lead to discrimination against Poles and other EU citizens seeking legal employment in the U.K.,” according to a statement on her website.
Discriminating between British and other EU citizens, or restricting the freedom of movement of workers, would contravene the EU treaty. And Germany has repeatedly said this is a red line it wouldn’t cross.
But more-modest changes to existing EU laws are possible. The commission is planning to review a law dating back to 2004 on the coordination of social-welfare systems, as part of a “labor mobility package” due by the end of this year. In his talks with Mr. Cameron last week, the commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, pointed out that governments have a lot of leeway in limiting social benefits, in line with existing EU court rulings, according to an official familiar with the talks.
Andrew Duff, a former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and an expert on the EU treaty, said several member states would favor toughening welfare provisions, but that it would have to be done through legislation backed by the European Parliament. “I don’t have the impression Mr. Cameron and his people have started to recruit support in the Parliament,” Mr. Duff says. “It can be done, but it will not be easy.”
Item Four: the relationship between eurozone and non-euro countries. Mr. Cameron says he will seek to ensure that further euro-integration doesn’t come at the detriment of the U.K. economy. Here a political declaration from leaders could also be a response.
Mr. Duff said the U.K. could also push for a “double majority” voting system for legislation relevant to all members, meaning that key decisions would only be agreed if they had the backing of a majority of eurozone and of non-eurozone governments. At the U.K.’s insistence, such an arrangement is already in place on the new supervisory bodies overseeing the financial sector.
Item Five: A “red card” system for national parliaments. This idea, which would enable national legislatures to veto EU legislation, is the least likely to see the light of day. If it were to happen, as some Conservative backbenchers have demanded, it would mean a fundamental overhaul of the division of powers in the EU—a step that would meet strong resistance that could only be achieved with full-blown treaty change.
An enhanced role on EU legislation for national parliaments, which can already issue nonbinding opinions on draft legislation under a “yellow card” procedure, would be possible. But handing them a “red card” appears out of the question.
“The red card would allow parliaments to overrule what their own governments have agreed,” says Michael Emerson, a senior research fellow with the Centre for European Policy Studies, a Brussels-based think tank. “It would be a terrible constitutional mess.”
Write to Valentina Pop at valentina.pop@wsj.com
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» Why Russia Is Missing Out at the G7
04/06/15 14:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Russia was arguably the least popular world power in 2014. According to new data from the Gallup World Poll, Russian leadership has a median international approval rating of 22 percent and a 36 percent disapp...
» Isis and g-7 - Google Search
04/06/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . General Wesley Clark: "ISIS Got Started Through Funding ... <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/.../wesley-clark-" rel="nofollow">www.zerohedge.com/.../wesley-clark-</a> isis -got-started-through......
» Terror financing to top agenda of this week’s G7 meeting
04/06/15 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Group of Seven leading industrialised countries are planning to tighten the squeeze on international terrorist financing by improving cross-border co-ordination on asset freezes and closing loopholes. The...
» G7 in Schloss Elmau: summit without Russia
04/06/15 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Vestnik Kavkaza. 2 June 2015 - 11:51am Orkhan Sattarov, the head of the European office of Vestnik Kavkaza Leaders of the G7 countries (that’s the number of members of the informal organization of le...
» Press Digest: ‘Undesirable’ Putin left out as G7 readies for Bavaria summit | Russia Beyond The Headlines
04/06/15 14:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia Beyond The Headlines. Press Digest: ‘Undesirable’ Putin left out as G7 readies for Bavaria summit June 3, 2015 Darya Lyubinskaya , RBTH RBTH presents a selection of views from leading Ru...
» Merkel: G7 must be ‘engine’ of world
04/06/15 14:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Local. Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the role of the G7 group of developed nations, saying it must be ‘the engine of a world ...
» Angela Merkel to meet with President Barack Obama on Sunday before G7 summit starts
04/06/15 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold bilateral talks with US President Barack Obama on Sunday morning before the start of a Group of Seven ( G7 ) summit in Bavaria, a senior German official who r...
» US army bans soldiers from area of G7 summit
04/06/15 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from German news, all the latest and breaking Germany news. • German city braced for protests as G7 foreign ministers meet The town is also home to a US army garrison. “The restrictions have been se...
» Obama to Urge Extending Anti-Russia Sanctions at G7 Meeting / Sputnik International
04/06/15 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sputnik International. Politics Get short URL WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama will raise the question of prolonging sanctions against Russia during the Group of&#...
» Obama Confronts Test of Soft Power Approach in Summit With G-7
04/06/15 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . President Barack Obama’s reliance on soft power and engagement as his principle foreign policy tools faces a test, as he joins a summit of world leaders in Germany this weekend with multiple unfolding i...
» US-German relations need a reboot – POLITICO
04/06/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Feed his sheep. Alex Wong/Getty Opinion US-German relations need a reboot Berlin is becoming the ally that Washington wants it to be. By DEREK CHOLLET Updated When President Obama travels to G...
» In Germany, a tale of two summits
04/06/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from PBS NewsHour » In Germany, a tale of two summits. G7 opponents settle in a tent camp near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 3, ahead of the G7 economic summit. Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reut...
» Merkel to meet with Obama on Sunday before G7 summit starts
04/06/15 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Obama to meet Iraqi prime minister at G7
04/06/15 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . President Obama will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at this weekend’s Group of Seven (G7) summit in Germany amid tensions over the administration’s strategy in fighting the Islamic...
» Opinion: Schloss Elmau is the last chance for the G7 | Germany | DW.DE
04/06/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Genoa, July 20, 2001: Silvio Berlusconi, then the Italian prime minister, had invited the Group of Eight to the venerable port city, but tens of thousands of demonstrators also came to protest the summit. The...
» Obama to press EU on Russia sanctions, meet Abadi at G7
04/06/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» G-7 summit expected to lead to fresh admonishment of Russia
04/06/15 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON (AP) — Western leaders at their weekend summit in Germany are expected to further condemn, but not more strictly punish Russia for its suspected role in the escalating violence in Ukraine. Uk...
» West 'must hike forces over Russia'
04/06/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The West urgently needs to strengthen its conventional military forces in the face of continued aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading foreign affairs think-tank is warning. A major study b...
» West 'must strengthen forces in face of Russia'
04/06/15 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Russia’s continued aggression means the West should now begin arming the Ukrainian government so it can defend itself, a former Nato secretary g...
» The West Must Stand Up To Vladimir Putin Or Risk Moscow’s Use Of Tactical Nuclear Weapons, British Intelligence Experts Warn
04/06/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Inquisitr News. If the West fails to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Moscow, then it could initiate a chain of events which would lead to World War 3, British intelligence experts have warned. The U.K&#...
» NATO and EU 'Could Collapse' if Ukraine Falls
04/06/15 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: Report: If Russia Wins, the EU Could Collapse. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images by Oliver Lane 4 Jun 2015 59 In what should be a sharp wake-up call for Western leaders, Chatham House’s ...
» 'The West must face up to Putin – or Nato and the EU could collapse' | World | News
04/06/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Daily Express :: World Feed. Foreign affairs think-tank Chatham House warned that the conflict in Ukraine would be a "defining factor" for the future security of Europe – and suggested Moscow could u...
» Viewpoint: The Russian challenge for the West
04/06/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. A report from the Chatham House think tank makes the case for a very different strategy for dealing with Russia - one based on the reality of that country's leadership, rather than unworka...
» West Can't Wait Out Putin on Ukraine
04/06/15 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Bloomberg View. Who said the West lost its Russian expertise after the Cold War? Chatham House, the U.K. Royal Institute of International Affairs, has published a 58-page  report  on "T...
» Nato and EU face collapse if they fail to stop Russian aggression, warn experts - World Politics - World
04/06/15 13:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A major study by Chatham House found the conflict in Ukraine – where Moscow is backing separatist rebels – represented a “defining” moment for the future of Europe. It called for the W...
» chatham house - Google Search
04/06/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Chatham House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Chatham _ House Cached Similar Wikipedia Loading... Chatham House , the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a non-profit, non- ...
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» 2015-06-03World News Review: » How Regulators Can Keep Bankers Honest 03/06/15 21:32 from
03/06/15 21:04 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-06-03 World News Review: » How Regulators Can Keep Bankers Honest 03/06/15 21:32 from WSJ.com: World News | » ISIS Mag Details Plan to Transport Nuke into U.S.A. Through Mexico 03/06/15 18:05 from Breitbart News Network World News R...
» Questionable anthrax sent to 51 labs - YouTube
03/06/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 CNN's Barbara Starr reports that anthrax that may be alive was sent to dozens of labs across the United States.
» Spectacular footage shows Wolf volcano erupting - YouTube
03/06/15 17:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 Lava flows into the ocean as the volcano continued its activity after erupting for the first time in 33 years. Report by Cara Legg.
» FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Aircraft - YouTube
03/06/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 1, 2015 ONLY ON AP: An AP analysis has revealed the FBI is operating a fleet of small planes, all hidden by fictitious companies, that carry video and, at times, cell phone surveillance techn...
» Dozens of Labs Received Potentially Live Anthrax - YouTube
03/06/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely t...
» AP Reporter: 'New Phase in Holmes Trial in Colo' - YouTube
03/06/15 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 AP Reporter Sadie Gurman says the trial of James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 others in a theater shooting in Colo. three years ago, is entering a new phase, w...
» Two civilians killed, market destroyed in fresh fighting in Ukraine - YouTube
03/06/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 PLEASE NOTE: THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Civilians caught in the crossfire, in the latest round of fighting in Ukraine. A couple driving through the Luhansk region of eastern U...
» AP Top Stories June 3 P - YouTube
03/06/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 3, 2015 Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Here's the latest for Wednesday June 3rd: Boston police review video of shooting; Bus carrying Italian tourists co...
» 2015-06-03» U.S. Defense Secretary Visits India to Build Military Ties 04/06/15 01:00 from
03/06/15 16:53 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-06-03 » U.S. Defense Secretary Visits India to Build Military Ties 04/06/15 01:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces | » NATO praises dialog between Ukrainian Defense Ministry, foreign advisors - Kyiv Post 03/06...
» Pennsylvania Bus-Truck Collision Leaves 2 Dead, 17 Hurt - Wall Street Journal
03/06/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News Pennsylvania Bus-Truck Collision Leaves 2 Dead, 17 Hurt Wall Street Journal MOUNT POCONO, Pa.—Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a head-on crash between ...
» Two dead, 17 injured after head-on crash between bus, tractor-trailer in Pa.: video - PennLive.com
03/06/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. PennLive.com Two dead, 17 injured after head-on crash between bus, tractor-trailer in Pa.: video PennLive.com MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a h...
» Afghanistan Arrests Suspects in Kabul Guesthouse Attack
03/06/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Afghanistan’s intelligence agency says it has arrested two of the alleged organizers and planners of a deadly attack on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14, including nine foreigners.   The...
» Blatter under pressure to go immediately
03/06/15 15:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Despite his resignation questions remain about timing of Fifa president’s departure
» Protester Disrupts News Conference with Egypt's el-Sissi
03/06/15 15:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended his government's human rights track record Wednesday, saying he was operating “amid very difficult circumstances” after Chancellor Angela...
» Potentially Live Anthrax Sent to Dozens of Labs Around the World
03/06/15 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (WASHINGTON)—The problem of unintended shipments of potentially live anthrax spores over the past decade is worse than first believed, officials said Wednesday. Officials said it’s possible that ship...
» WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact
03/06/15 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Document dump regarding Trade in Services Agreement comes day after organization put $100,000 bounty on documents from series of US trade treaties WikiLeaks on Wednesday relea...
» Immigrants try to board moving trains to the USA while carrying their CHILDREN
03/06/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. These pictures were taken in Huehuetoca, near of Mexico City, immigrants from countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador cross the Mexican border en route to a new life.
» What next for Greece? A look at its options in coming days
03/06/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3 p.m. EDT. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's bailout talks are going down to the wire....
» US ends NSA's phone snooping, ,passes USA Freedom Act - Hindustan Times
03/06/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Newsweek US ends NSA's phone snooping, ,passes USA Freedom Act Hindustan Times Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) speaks to the press in Washington. McConnell...
» Harvard Gets $400 Million Gift, Biggest Ever
03/06/15 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. America's prestigious Harvard University said Wednesday it has received its biggest gift ever - $400 million from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire John Paulson. The university said the ...
» US passes NSA surveillance reform - The Hindu
03/06/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Hindu US passes NSA surveillance reform The Hindu It was a historic moment for civil liberty advocates as much as it was for libertarians of the American right when the U.S. ...
» Boston police say terrorism suspect was not shot in the back – video
03/06/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Boston police commissioner William Evans described to reporters the video that reportedly captured a fatal police shooting of a terrorism investigation suspect the day be...
» Four batches of anthrax to military labs contained live spores - USA TODAY
03/06/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Four batches of anthrax to military labs contained live spores USA TODAY WASHINGTON — At least four batches of anthrax samples shipped from a military lab to labs in 12 state...
» Fed survey sees growth return to US
03/06/15 15:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Beige Book points to second-quarter second quarter expansion after slow winter
» Canada police missed chances to stop Parliament attacker: probe
03/06/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police missed chances to stop a gunman who stormed into Parliament last October after killing a soldier, an official probe said on Wednesday, adding that th...
» June 7th Turkey Election to Be Closely Scrutinized
03/06/15 15:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkey's June 7th general election is set to be closely monitored amid growing concerns among opposition parties.  But civic society in Turkey is mobilizing in an unprecedented way to ens...
» How FIFA’s Leader Has Clung to Power Despite Corruption Scandal
03/06/15 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. There aren’t many venues in global politics these days where developing nations, especially from Africa, can overrule their wealthy European peers. But FIFA is surely one of them. Such are the rules ...
» Cop Accused Of Using Dead Man's Credit Card
03/06/15 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The officer allegedly stole the card after finding the victim's body and later used it to buy a $3,200 diamond ring.
» FBI Investigates Russia And Qatar World Cups
03/06/15 15:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The FBI investigation into corruption at FIFA is looking into the awarding of the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
» Saudi Officials Identify Mosque Bomber
03/06/15 15:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A suicide bomber who killed four people in an attack on a Shiite mosque last week was a Saudi teenager, the country’s interior ministry said.
» Sheryl Sandberg on husband's death: 'I have lived 30 years in these 30 days'
03/06/15 15:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Facebook’s chief operating officer writes an emotional post about the ‘void’ of the month since her husband, David Goldberg, died in an accident Sheryl Sandberg, the chief ope...
» U.S. Defense Secretary Visits India to Build Military Ties
03/06/15 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Ashton B. Carter met with senior officials in a country that the United States sees as a crucial future partner in Asia, although neither side made any big announcements.
» Ангела Меркель перечислила угрожающие мировому сообществу основные проблемы - Коммерсантъ
03/06/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Gazeta.ua Ангела Меркель перечислила угрожающие мировому сообществу основные проблемы Коммерсантъ Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель в преддверии саммита G7, намеченного на 7-8 июня в...
» Congress Passes, Obama Signs Pared Back Domestic Spying Bill
03/06/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The U.S. Congress has approved sweeping changes to surveillance laws enacted after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, eliminating the bulk collection of phone rec...
» Russian Delegation Banned from EU Parliament in Retaliatory Move
03/06/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The European Parliament has restricted the Russian delegation's ambassador's access to the assembly in a jab at Moscow for banning 89 EU politicians from entering Russia.
» Ukraine Live Day 471: Russian-Backed Forces Launch Major Assault Near Donetsk
03/06/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here . An archive of our liveblogs can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing story s...
» Chinese Corporations Show New Patterns of Investment in Australia
03/06/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. For the first time, almost half of all Chinese investment in Australia is concentrated in real estate, while spending on infrastructure has also increased significantly.   Chinese private...
» Спецслужбы США ограничили сотрудничество с немецкой разведкой - Российская Газета
03/06/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Спецслужбы США ограничили сотрудничество с немецкой разведкой Российская Газета Защиту своих солдат в северо-иракском Эрбиле Германия теперь должна осуществлять с...
» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Greece’s Runaway Train
03/06/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. No one is focusing on the day after a deal or a default, and on which outcome will offer the least pain.
» Russia’s Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom
03/06/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The recent threats by Russian authorities to block access to popular U.S.-based websites such as Google come amid a larger and growing effort by the Kremlin to wall off sections of the In...
» Russia's Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom - Voice of America
03/06/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Russia's Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom Voice of America WASHINGTON—. The recent threats by Russian authorities to block access to popular U.S.-based webs...
» New US Law Puts Curbs on Surveillance Programs
03/06/15 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The bill signed into law by President Barack Obama ends the government's massive collection of telephone call data intended to prevent terrorist attacks, part of a national security progr...
» Russia, China Get Energy Deals Under Way - Forbes
03/06/15 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russia , China Get Energy Deals Under Way Forbes China is moving quickly on its $400 billion deal to get Gazprom natural gas out of Russia and into northern China. The Chinese ...
» Fearing Repeat of Crimea, Baltic States Prepare for 'Hybrid War' With Russia
03/06/15 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. From sabotage of energy installations to cyber attacks and declarations of "independence" by Russian-speaking border villages, the Baltics are preparing for possible flashpoin...
» В генштабе заявили о применении украинскими силовиками тяжелой артиллерии - Газета.Ru
03/06/15 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Украина В генштабе заявили о применении украинскими силовиками тяжелой артиллерии Газета.Ru В генштабе Украины заявили, что украинские военные применили против ополченцев в Дон...
» Chechnya Rights Activists' Office Attacked by Mob
03/06/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Human rights activists in Chechnya say that masked men bashed their way into the group's office, sending the occupants fleeing through the windows. The Committee against Torture wrote on ...
» Turkey’s Erdogan borrows some bad habits
03/06/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. The president The controversial Turkish president now seems to combine many vices in a single leadership
» Will FIFA's Mounting Scandal Affect Russia?
03/06/15 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The sudden resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter amid a widening scandal at soccer's world governing body could leave Russians jittery as the spotlight turns to thei...
» Russian Finance Ministry Rebuffs Rosneft Oil Firm's Request for State Aid
03/06/15 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's Finance Ministry has rejected an application by oil giant Rosneft for a multibillion-dollar cash injection from one of the country's reserve funds, the Vedomosti news...
» District Near Donetsk Comes Under Attack
03/06/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Tekstilshik District on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine appears to have come under artillery fire. Emergency workers rushed to the market in the territory...
» В Грозном разгромили офис правозащитной организации
03/06/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 01:06 Люди в масках разгромили в среду офис правозащитной организации "Комитет против пыток" в столице Чеченской республики. Это уже второе н...
» Gunmen Kill 2 Egyptian Policemen Near Pyramids
03/06/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed two policemen Wednesday, near Egypt's iconic pyramids. The attack came a day after a hearing to confirm death sentences against top Muslim Brotherhoo...
» Бои на окраине Донецка
03/06/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 00:44 Район "Текстильщик" на окраине Донецка попал под огонь артеллерии. Пожарные работают на рынке, находящемся на контролируемой сепаратист...
» Ukraine Crisis Torpedoes Russia's Naval Expansion
03/06/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Moscow's breakup with Ukraine has forced the Russian navy to suspend construction of a variety of next-generation warships, throwing the future of Russia's naval rearmament ca...
» Reports Paint Mixed Picture of US Economy
03/06/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Reports published Wednesday show a mixed picture of the U.S. economy, and a top official of the U.S. central bank says slow economic growth may continue for a while. A measure of the serv...
» США возложили на Россию ответственность за возобновление боев в Донбассе - РБК
03/06/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК США возложили на Россию ответственность за возобновление боев в Донбассе РБК Госдеп США прокомментировал возобновление боевых действий на востоке Украины. Вашингтон считает, чт...
» Attack on NGO in Grozny Renews Concerns About Russian Control Over Chechnya
03/06/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The attack perpetrated Wednesday on the Grozny office of the Committee Against Torture, a prominent human rights NGO, adds to the long list of recent incidents in Russia's rep...
» Ukraine Battle Tests Cease-Fire to Breaking Point
03/06/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the coun...
» Europe's Seven Deadly Sins - Transitions Online
03/06/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Transitions Online Europe's Seven Deadly Sins Transitions Online France defends the Mistral contracts worth $1.7 billion, but Western companies have lost billions ...
» European parliament hits back at Russia blacklist - Yahoo News
03/06/15 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News European parliament hits back at Russia blacklist Yahoo News Brussels (AFP) - European parliament head Martin Schulz on Tuesday said he was limiting access to the instituti...
» No return to a G8 with Russia - ever - Deutsche Welle
03/06/15 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Deutsche Welle No return to a G8 with Russia - ever Deutsche Welle Eckhard Cordes, chairman of the German business association representing companies with significant investments in R...
» Baltics eye flashpoints with Russia, guard against 'green men' - Reuters
03/06/15 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Baltics eye flashpoints with Russia , guard against 'green men' Reuters TALLINN/RIGA From sabotage of energy installations to cyber attacks and declarations of "independe...
» Baltics eye flashpoints with Russia, guard against 'green men' - Yahoo News
03/06/15 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News Baltics eye flashpoints with Russia , guard against 'green men' Yahoo News TALLINN/RIGA (Reuters) - From sabotage of energy installations to cyber attacks and declarations ...
» EU Set to Roll Over Sanctions on Russia, Officials Say - Wall Street Journal
03/06/15 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal EU Set to Roll Over Sanctions on Russia , Officials Say Wall Street Journal While the plans aren't finalized—some haven't even been formally discussed yet at EU le...
» Anti-ISIS Coalition Makes Little Progress at Paris Meeting
03/06/15 15:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The coalition of countries arrayed against the Islamic State has been hobbled by a variety of weaknesses.
» Media: “Browning of America” Good, “Bleaching Out” of San Fran Bad
03/06/15 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. For people who once claimed the ideal is a colorblind attitude toward race, leftists talk an awful lot about race.
» Baltimore Is Now Paying the Price
03/06/15 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolv...
» Shocking Interviews: The Muslims in America Who Want Sharia
03/06/15 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. Shocking new interviews with Muslims in America reflect what polls have shown: A distressingly high number of them prefer sharia law to our Constitution.
» ISIS Seized $1 Billion of U.S. Military Aid, Iraqi Leader Admits
03/06/15 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. The so-called Islamic State, a brutal terrorist group also known as ISIS, seized 2,300 U.S. military Humvees and other weaponry from Iraq’s U.S. taxpayer-funded armed forces in Mosul, Iraqi Prime Mini...
» 11112015-06-02ISIS Advances in Syria & Iraq Upends US Strategy | Obama: 'We Have Put
03/06/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 11 11 2015-06-02 ISIS Advances in Syria & Iraq Upends US Strategy | Obama: 'We Have Put Our International Relationships on Very Strong Footing' ISIS Advances in Syria & Iraq Up...
» 2015-06-02Russia's economy contracts 4.2% in April - MarketWatch | » ​Are Americans
03/06/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-06-02 Russia's economy contracts 4.2% in April - MarketWatch | » ​Are Americans blind to widening inequality? 02/06/15 16:03 Russia's economy contracts 4.2% in April - MarketWatch...
» 2015-06-03Obama: "I want to, I would love to, I am all for it, I am all itching
03/06/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Mike Nova - Google+. 2015-06-03 Obama: "I want to, I would love to, I am all for it, I am all itching so bad, but my "Mommy", the Bundes-Chancellor wouldn't let me..." - Lethal aid to Ukraine, Obama and Me...
» Black Lives Matter Protesters Admit Plot to Bomb Police Station
03/06/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Infowars. Pair planned Michael Brown revenge attack.
» San Francisco’s Median Rent Hits a Ridiculous $4,225
03/06/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Infowars. The whole Bay Area shows a rental market on fire.
» How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China - New York Times
03/06/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. New York Times How Deng Xiaoping Helped Create a Corrupt China New York Times The big news these days is the Communist Party's campaign against corruption. In the three years s...
» Jihad in Boston
03/06/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Breitbart News Network. Jihad in Boston : Knife-Wielding Terrorists Plotted to Behead Cops Although early statements from the FBI and local authorities on Tuesday afternoon indicated Rahim was not consider...
» Chechen leader's show of strength muddies loyalty to Putin
03/06/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Ramzan Kadyrov’s show of loyalty to Putin could be warning of Chechen forces’ huge potential Chechnya’s macho leader Ramzan Kadyrov is the most loyal of Vladimir Putin’s regio...
» Official: Boston terror suspects wanted to behead cops
03/06/15 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Last Updated Jun 3, 2015 1:55 PM EDT BOSTON - The terror suspects at the center of an investigation in the Boston area were actively plotting multiple attacks on law enforcement, including the possible behead...
» Official: Terror suspects wanted to behead cops
03/06/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. After one terror suspect killed by Mass. police, and another taken into custody, officials begin detailing the case against them
» US authorizes $300mln in lethal defensive aid and training to Ukraine
03/06/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from armenpress.am RSS -. 10:01, 15 May, 2015 YEREVAN, MAY 15, ARMENPRESS: The United States authorized providing Ukraine defensive lethal aid and training that the country needs to protect its sovereignty, US ...
» House defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill with lethal aid for Ukraine - read on
03/06/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uatoday.tv. 10:33 May. 16, 2015 Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs ChairmanGen. Martin Dempsey, left, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (AP photo) The House passed a n...
» DOD on ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Obama, Stoltenberg Discuss NATO Meeting Highlights Department of Defense - May 26, 2015 In what Obama called a “challenging and important time for NATO,” the two discussed Ukraine , NATO's role in...
» stoltenberg on ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Stoltenberg assures Obama that NATO is helping to strengthen ... Kyiv Post - May 26, 2015 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) during a meeting with US ... Since 1995, the Kyiv Post has been the world'...
» Obama's "Tough Talk" on Russia Grows Tedious
03/06/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RealClearPolitics - Articles. I felt some sympathy for State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf the other day as she responded to questions from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the administration’s Ukr...
» stoltenberg on lethal aid to ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . NATO Secretary General Reaffirms Support For Ukraine , But ... International Business Times - Jan 26, 2015 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Georgia is getting closer ... for lethal military aid fr...
» nato on lethal aid to ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Biden cracks door to lethal aid to Ukraine USA TODAY - May 27, 2015 American support to Ukraine , a non- NATO ally, has been limited to training its national guard and "non- lethal " aid , such as Humvees. Bi...
» Germany’s G7 Summit and Russia
03/06/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The G7 summit in Germany this year will again convene in the shadow of the war in Ukraine—a war in Europe that is intractable and a vexing problem for German leadership, which will undoubtedly be center...
» Consider 'Lethal Aid' to Ukraine Through NATO
03/06/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . According to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, it is time to consider arming Ukraine in its battle against pro-Moscow separatists. Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that Wa...
» Former NATO Commander Stavridis: U.S. Should Provide Lethal Aid to Ukraine
03/06/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from USNI News. Soldiers from the Ukrainian Armed Forces Airborne Brigade stand in formation in 2012. US Army Photo “We ought to be providing lethal aid”—anti-tank, anti-armor weapons, unmanne...
» Former NATO chief: The West should consider arming Ukraine
03/06/15 11:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Military & Defense. NATO allies should be prepared to arm Ukraine's military if Russia continues to destabilize its western neighbor, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the man who once headed the world's mos...
» Rasmussen on ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Forces TV West Should Consider Arming Kiev With 'Defensive' Weapons – Ex ... Sputnik International - 3 hours ago With the ceasefire in Ukraine being violated on a daily basis and heavy fighting continui...
» lethal aid to ukraine, obama and merkel - Google Search
03/06/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . New York Times Obama , Merkel pledge alliance on Ukraine CNN - Feb 9, 2015 Any weapons the U.S. sends would not be meant to help Ukraine ... Both Obama and Merkel stressed the importance of working together. ...
» US faces Europe in disarray at G7 summit | Germany | DW.DE
03/06/15 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Before setting off for Thursday's G7 summit in Dresden, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Europe against 'brinkmanship' with Greece, expressing concern that a single miscalculation could lead to a crisis ...
» lethal aid to ukraine, obama, merkel and G-7 - Google Search
03/06/15 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results Putin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else Stars and Stripes - May 30, 2015 The debate over whether to provide lethal defensive aid , such as anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine is ......
» The U.S. Needs to Rethink Its Failing Ukraine Strategy
03/06/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Regarding your editorial “The Russians Are Coming, Again” (May 29): The cease-fire in Ukraine isn’t legitimate, and Russia’s success in exploiting it demonstrates the need to rethink o...
» US Effort to Rebuild Ukraine Army Doomed to Fail / Sputnik International
03/06/15 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sputnik International. Opinion Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in an interview that the Iraqi army, which the US military helped train following ...
» Obama and lethal aid for ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . PBS NewsHour Lawmakers Push Obama to Approve Lethal Aid for Ukraine <a href="http://NBCNews.com" rel="nofollow">NBCNews.com</a> - Mar 5, 2015 A bipartisan group of House leaders are urging Preside...
» lethal aid for ukraine - Google Search
03/06/15 10:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . House defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill with ... Ukraine Today - May 16, 2015 ... defies Obama veto threat, passes defense policy bill with lethal aid for Ukraine ... On Ukraine, the bill c...
» New Black Panther Party Members Who Met in Ferguson Admit Planning to Kill Prosecutor, Blow Up Police Station
03/06/15 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: New Black Panther Party Members Who Met in Ferguson Admit Planning to Kill Prosecutor, Blow Up Police Station. Kevork Djansezian/Getty by John Sexton 2 Jun 2015 774 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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03/06/15 04:25 from Mike Nova - Google+
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» 'Ferguson Effect': New Crime Wave Hits Democrat-Run Cities
02/06/15 18:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: ‘Ferguson Effect': New Crime Wave Hits Democrat-Run Cities. Seven cities were worthy of note. To no one’s surprise, all seven of those cities are run by Democrats. With the exception...
» James Mattis: U.S. suffering 'strategic atrophy' that says 'we're pulling back' to allies
02/06/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis said the U.S. is suffering “strategic atrophy” that will threaten the long-term security of the nation. The retired general and former Central Command (CENTC...
» Ex-CIA spy blasts 'lousy' Obama terror strategy: 'It's very safe politically'
02/06/15 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . An ex- CIA spy says the Obama administration has done a “lousy” strategy to combat global terrorism because its “waging the war they want to fight but not the one that will lead to success.&...
» Unmanned Aircraft Remains Future of Military Engagements
02/06/15 18:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus / AP BY: Chris Safran Autonomous aircraft and unmanned military drones are the future of global military engagements, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus s...
» Who created the Islamic State? George W. Bush, Blackwater, Barack Obama, all fair game in blame game.
02/06/15 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | USA. Who created the Islamic State? Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky famously blamed the GOP. The Wall Street Journal, in return, blamed Senator Paul. President Obama h...
» Former CIA spy: Obama doing ‘lousy job’ in fight against ISIS
02/06/15 18:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Henry “Hank” Crumpton, the former CIA official who led a covert team of operators in Afghanistan after 9/11, believes the Obama administration is doing a “lousy job” in the fight again...
» Former CIA spy: Obama doesn't understand how to fight ISIS
02/06/15 18:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Military & Defense. The Obama administration isn't capable of fighting the type of war necessary to defeat the Islamic State, a former CIA official told The Hill. "I don't think they understand the kin...
» Постпреду России при ЕС ограничили доступ в Европарламент - РБК
02/06/15 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Постпреду России при ЕС ограничили доступ в Европарламент РБК Постпреду России при ЕС Владимиру Чижову ограничили доступ в Европарламент. Этот шаг стал ответом на список невъез...
» Police shoot, kill man under surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force - Fox News
02/06/15 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Police shoot, kill man under surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force Fox News A man under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force was shot and killed Tuesday m...
» International coalition vows unity in fight against ISIS
02/06/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Iraq's international partners vowed Tuesday to remain united in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for more support for his nation's f...
» Obama: Netanyahu stance on Palestine endangers Israel's credibility
02/06/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conditions for diplomacy that might lead to Palestinian statehood put Israel's credibility in question, U.S. President...
» Russian Authorities Confiscate Sifrei Kodesh And Question 30 Youths
02/06/15 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. According to the exclusive Ladaat News report, the youths questioned as suspected of racist studies based on their limud Torah. The youths questioned were told the investig...
» State Department: US, Houthi Reps Met in Oman
02/06/15 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Senior U.S. officials met in Oman last week with representatives of the Houthi rebel movement that has overrun Yemen, the State Department acknowledged on Tuesday. Assistant Secretary of ...
» Anthrax Scare Spreads to Canada, Washington State
02/06/15 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Pentagon says a U.S. military lab might mistakenly have sent live anthrax - or anthrax with activated spores - to labs in Canada and Washington state, in addition to the labs announce...
» First on CNN: Pentagon may have received shipment of live anthrax - CNN
02/06/15 17:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN First on CNN: Pentagon may have received shipment of live anthrax CNN Washington (CNN) The Pentagon is now investigating whether live anthrax was brought into the Pentagon bu...
» CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed - Telegraph.co.uk
02/06/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed Telegraph.co.uk The CIA's use of torture was far more “brutal and sadistic” than was disclosed in la...
» Chief Says IRS Struggles to Stay Ahead of Online Attackers - New York Times
02/06/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Chief Says IRS Struggles to Stay Ahead of Online Attackers New York Times WASHINGTON — John Koskinen, the head of the Internal Revenue Service, on Tuesday attribut...
» Fierce fighting continues east of Aden, Yemen's second city
02/06/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 00:43 Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Yemen's southern port city of Aden is still the scene of clashes betwee...
» Most Britons Want to Stay in EU, Poll Shows
02/06/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A significant majority of Britons would rather stay in the European Union than leave it, part of a surge in support for the bloc across the continent that stems from a slowly improving...
» European Parliament Penalizes Russia Over Blacklist
02/06/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Parliament has taken measures against Russian officials in retaliation for Moscow's banning of 89 EU politicians from entering the country.
» US Congress passes surveillance reform in vindication for Edward Snowden
02/06/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to end as US Senate passes USA Freedom Act Related: NSA reform: all amendments fail as Senate votes on USA Freedom Act – live The U...
» Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture
02/06/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5:34 p.m. EDT. MIAMI (AP) -- A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, ...
» Obama: Stalled peace process makes it harder for US to defend Israel at UN - Haaretz
02/06/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Haaretz Obama: Stalled peace process makes it harder for US to defend Israel at UN Haaretz In interview with Israeli TV, Obama hints at possibility that U.S. won't veto French re...
» Support for the European Union is Rising, Survey Suggests
02/06/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A poll carried out in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Britain found that a more resilient European economy was helping to restore faith in the bloc.
» Kremlin Critic Emerges From Coma
02/06/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Friends and allies of prominent Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., who mysteriously fell ill with poisoning symptoms in Moscow, say he has regained con...
» Boston Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Terror Suspect
02/06/15 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Police in Boston shot and killed a terror suspect outside a drugstore Tuesday after he jumped at them with a large, military-style knife. Boston police and the FBI said the suspect was un...
» Who created the Islamic State? George W. Bush, Blackwater, Barack Obama, all ... - Christian Science Monitor
02/06/15 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Christian Science Monitor Who created the Islamic State? George W. Bush, Blackwater, Barack Obama, all ... Christian Science Monitor A host of characters is being blamed for help...
» World Briefing: Egypt Says It Has Arrested 2 Senior Muslim Brotherhood Leaders
02/06/15 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The leaders, Mahmoud Ghozlan and Abdul Rahman al-Barr, were arrested this week after evading the police for nearly two years, security officials said.
» Sepp Blatter finally lets go of Fifa as FBI noose tightens
02/06/15 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. After 17 years as virtual head of state, addicted to the power from ruling football’s top body, he accepted the inevitable and resigned – but he’s not going quite yet On Frida...
» News Analysis: Greece’s Alliances Fade in European Debate About Its Debt Crisis
02/06/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The promise of the leftist Greek government to roll back German-led austerity policies has met an unexpectedly unified opposition.
» Open Source: Blatter’s Fall Leads to Rejoicing Online From His Critics
02/06/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Sepp Blatter had the support of soccer officials but was broadly unpopular with fans of the game, so his fall was greeted with some glee.
» ​Senate passes NSA reform bill, the USA Freedom Act
02/06/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Senate rebuffs Senate GOP leaders' attempts to water down bill; Obama says he will sign it
» Russia's economy contracts 4.2% in April - MarketWatch
02/06/15 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Omaha World-Herald Russia's economy contracts 4.2% in April MarketWatch MOSCOW-- Russia's economic contraction deepened in April as its key drivers deteriorated, the economy ministry ...
» Москва заявила о праве размещать ядерное оружие в Крыму - РБК
02/06/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Москва заявила о праве размещать ядерное оружие в Крыму РБК «Россия, безусловно, имеет право размещать, если потребуется, свои ядерные вооружения в любом месте на своей национа...
» The Daily Vertical: The Stalemate Inside Putin's Head
02/06/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertica...
» Russia Threatens to Deploy Nuclear Weapons in Crimea - The National Interest Online (blog)
02/06/15 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The National Interest Online (blog) Russia Threatens to Deploy Nuclear Weapons in Crimea The National Interest Online (blog) This is not the first time that Russia , or even Ulyanov h...
» Russian TV doc on 1968 invasion angers Czechs and Slovaks - BBC News
02/06/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russian TV doc on 1968 invasion angers Czechs and Slovaks BBC News The Czech and Slovak governments have accused Russia of rewriting history after Russian state TV broadcast ...
» Russia faked MH17 images: Report - CNBC
02/06/15 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Russia faked MH17 images: Report CNBC Bellingcat's team analyzed image content and soil structures through publicly sourced Google Earth images and concluded that Russia tried to...
» Moscow’s Actions Mean Soon There Will Be No Crimea to Return to Ukraine Peacefully or Otherwise
02/06/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, June 1 – Many Ukrainians and their supporters abroad talk about the possibility of the peaceful return of Crimea to Ukrainian control at some point in the fu...
» World Museums Warn Of Traffic In Looted Iraqi Antiquities
02/06/15 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Museum experts from around the world have June 1 issued an "emergency red list" to help identify Iraqi antiquities at risk of being looted and illegally exported.
» French philosopher and Swedish tax chief among EU 89 banned by Russia
02/06/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Polish politicians and military chiefs lead blacklist of 89 EU citizens banned from entering Russia, with UK second, but document has many obscure names as well A leaked document tha...
» French philosopher and Swedish tax chief among EU 89 banned by Russia - The Guardian (blog)
02/06/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian (blog) French philosopher and Swedish tax chief among EU 89 banned by Russia The Guardian (blog) The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy is among the 89 EU citizens ban...
» Russian 'aggression' sees Poland rearm its military as minister warns: 'We must be ready'
02/06/15 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Poland says it is bolstering its armed forces in the face of perceived Russian aggression, and says that is “has to be ready” for what it calls its greatest threat since the Cold War.
» Russian 'aggression' sees Poland rearm its military as minister warns: 'We ... - The Independent
02/06/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Independent Russian 'aggression' sees Poland rearm its military as minister warns: 'We ... The Independent Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine a month later, saying i...
» Rohani Vows Iran To Back Syria Till End
02/06/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iranian President Hassan Rohani has vowed his country will back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad until the end.
» US Navy releases video showing dramatic close pass by Russian warplane in Black Sea
02/06/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. The US Navy has released dramatic footage of a close pass by a Russian military jet as tensions continue to rise in the Black Sea.
» The Agency
02/06/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
» World Bank Says Russia Bear A 'Bull' - Forbes
02/06/15 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes World Bank Says Russia Bear A 'Bull' Forbes The Russian bear is now a bull. As if it wasn't already, at least from a portfolio manager's perspective. The guys who responded thi...
» Russia Producing Oil Near Record Swells Global Glut Before OPEC - Bloomberg
02/06/15 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Russia Producing Oil Oil Output Near Record Swells Global Glut Before OPEC Bloomberg Russian oil output neared a record in May, damping speculation before OPEC meets this we...
» History Hijacked: Four Facts Recast By The Kremlin
02/06/15 15:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A new Russian film on the 1968 events in Czechoslovakia has revived accusations that the Kremlin is twisting historical facts to forge a new ideology and justify some of ...
» The West Needs More Russophiles (Op-Ed)
02/06/15 15:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The West needs more unsentimental Russophiles, and this would be good for Russia too, writes columnist Mark Galeotti.
» Islamic State ‘Entrenching’ in Syria, Iraq
02/06/15 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Underestimated on the battlefield, the group known as the Islamic State is aiming to surprise the Western world again, trying to develop a state-like infrastructure that could help sustai...
» Islamic State militants open major new offensive in Aleppo
02/06/15 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Syrian rebels appealed for international assistance to counter a surprising new offensive by the Islamic ...
» ​Are Americans blind to widening inequality?
02/06/15 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. One study seeks to explain why many people seem unperturbed by the rising concentration of wealth and income in the U.S.
» David Cameron prepared to break with Europe on human rights
02/06/15 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. ‘Nuclear option’ on table if Strasbourg rejects UK plan as prime minister seeks right to veto European court of human rights judgments David Cameron is to keep open the “nucle...
» Obama Sternly Warns China About South China Sea Expansion
02/06/15 15:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama sternly warned China Monday that its land reclamation projects in the South China Sea are counterproductive and a threat to Southeast Asian prosperity. He told...
» Ship With 457 People Reported Sunk in China’s Yangtze
02/06/15 15:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. China’s official news agency said the sinking occurred Monday night in a storm and that as of Tuesday morning, only eight people had been rescued.
» US Met Secretly With Yemen Rebels - Wall Street Journal
02/06/15 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Wall Street Journal US Met Secretly With Yemen Rebels Wall Street Journal Top-level Obama administration envoys met secretly last week for the first time with Yemen's Houthi rebels and...
» Obama: No Military Answer to Iran's Nuclear Program
02/06/15 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama says diplomacy, not military action, is the only way to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Obama made his comments in an interview with Israel's Channel 2...
» White House Slams Senate for Letting Surveillance Programs Lapse
02/06/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The White House has condemned the Senate for failing to extend provisions of the Patriot Act that gave the National Security Agency the authority to collect Americans’ telephone data. Whi...
» Vatican official and sex abuse survivor 'will not be silenced' by George Pell legal threat
02/06/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Peter Saunders stands by his call for Cardinal George Pell to be removed as head of the Vatican’s finances over allegations he protected paedophile priests Child sexual abuse ...
» Americans and Turks Discuss ISIS Threat
02/06/15 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Shiite militiamen clashed with members of the Islamic State in Fallujah, Iraq. Turkey wants to clear ISIS from its southern border.
» Poland Rearming As Fears Of Russian Attack Grow
02/06/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Volunteer militias are reporting a surge in new members since the start of the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.
» U.S. Downplays Flyover Of Warship By Russian Bombers
02/06/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon has taken The Pentagon took the unusual step of releasing a video June 1 of a Russian Su-24 bomber flying past a U.S. warship in the Black Sea to dispel what...
» East-West Tensions Find New Stage in Macedonia
02/06/15 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Macedonia is turning into an unexpected stage for tensions between Moscow and the West as a political crisis engulfs the former Yugoslav republic.
» More than 450 people missing after ship sinks in China's Yangtze River when it was battered by cyclone
02/06/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Hundreds are missing after a ship carrying more than 450 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a cyclone in southern China.
» LGBT people suffer widespread violent abuse, discrimination: new UN report
02/06/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The report cites beatings, jailings and murder and says despite actions to reduce the abuse, human rights violations based on sexual orientation continue The United Natio...
» Putin's Gunboat Diplomacy
02/06/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Is Russia's troop buildup build-up a precursor to a summer offensive in Ukraine? That depends on what Vladimir Putin actually wants.
» Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China's Yangtze
02/06/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 00:49 Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Rescuers search for hundreds missing after a passenger ship carrying mo...
» IRS Commissioner to Face Questions About Security Weaknesses
02/06/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Government watchdogs warned the Internal Revenue Service about security flaws in the federal tax collection agency's computer systems years before hackers stole the personal information o...
» Beijing Hint: No More Mr. Nice Guy in South China Sea
02/06/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. China’s argument that it has exercised “enormous restraint” in the South China Sea raises the question: If Beijing’s island-building equals restraint, what would the opposite look like?
» U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet
02/06/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The U.S. Navy released a video on Monday of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet flying near the USS Ross destroyer in the Black Sea, in international waters 25 miles off the coas...
» Hamas Kills Islamic State Supporter in Gaza Crackdown - New York Times
02/06/15 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Al-Bawaba Hamas Kills Islamic State Supporter in Gaza Crackdown New York Times GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas forces have killed an Islamic State group supporter, the first fatali...
» Gunmen in Afghanistan Kill 7 Aid Workers, 2 Guards at People in Need NGO - NBCNews.com
02/06/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BBC News Gunmen in Afghanistan Kill 7 Aid Workers, 2 Guards at People in Need NGO NBCNews.com KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven aid workers and two security guards were shot dead at a E...
» Israeli Military Punishes Soldier for Eating a Pork Sandwich - New York Times
02/06/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Israeli Military Punishes Soldier for Eating a Pork Sandwich New York Times JERUSALEM — A U.S.-born Israeli soldier is deep in the mud after pigging out during training. The military s...
» US and allies meet to discuss strategy to battle powerful Islamic State militants
02/06/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. PARIS – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi called Tuesday for a vastly stepped-up international effort to help his nation c...
» U.S. accuses Syria of backing Islamic State's Aleppo advance
02/06/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has accused the Syrian military of carrying out air strikes to help Islamic State fighters advance around the northern city of Aleppo, messages pos...
» Russian Missile Maker: MH17 Shot Down by Ukrainian Missile - New York Times
02/06/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Russian Missile Maker: MH17 Shot Down by Ukrainian Missile New York Times MOSCOW — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it ha...
» Gunmen target aid workers in deadly attack in northern Afghanistan
02/06/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. KABUL — Gunmen stormed a compound housing a European-run charity on Tuesday, killing at least nine people in one of the deadl...
» The Agency - NYTimes.com
02/06/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . A round 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, got a call from a resident who had just received a...
» Ex-Kremlin Internet 'Troll' Sues to End Putin Propaganda
02/06/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A former "Kremlin troll'' is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory'' churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin. Lyudmila S...
» Danish cowboy bares all in bid to be prime minister
02/06/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. John Erik Wagner, 51, has attracted global attention with his giant election posters featuring himself wearing nothing but a Stetson, a gun holster and a smile Conversations t...
» One Million Smokers Win £8bn In Compensation
02/06/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A Canadian judge rules that tobacco companies failed to adequately warn consumers about the health risks associated with smoking.
» Ship sinks in China's Yangtze river
02/06/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A Chinese ship carrying 458 people went down late Monday during a storm.
» ISIS kidnapped 500 children to create suicide bombers or child soldiers
02/06/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The children were taken by the Islamic extremists from Iraq's Anbar and Diyala provinces in recent weeks, and authorities fear they will now be trained so the militants can use them in ...
» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Kurds Shake Up Turkey’s Politics?
02/06/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A new party that attracts leftist and Kurdish nationalist voters could spell trouble for Erdogan.
» Polls reflect troubles for Clinton and Bush - USA TODAY
02/06/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Polls reflect troubles for Clinton and Bush USA TODAY A pair of new polls reflect potential long-term challenges for the best-known presidential candidates in each part...
» Russian Ultranationalist Leader Goes On Trial For High-Profile Killings
02/06/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The long-awaited trial of an alleged Russian ultranationalist leader accused of high-profile, murderous hate crimes has begun.
» New Russian invasion documentary dismays Czech and Slovak governments
02/06/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The 1968 invasion by Soviet troops of Czechoslovakia has had a revision on Russian TV claiming they were there to stop Nato overthrowing the government Both Czech and Slovak g...
» How Obama blurred the border between Hollywood and Washington
02/06/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Later this month, Hillary Clinton will host a fundraiser in Tobey Maguire’s house, the day after Barack Obama does the same at Tyler Perry’s LA gaff. When did the movies and p...
» Ksenia Sobchak's Bearded Priest Post Sparks Probe In Russia
02/06/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Prominent Russian Ksenia Sobchak could face prosecution over an Instagram post that showed her wearing a priest's robe and a flowing fake beard. Investigators are checkin...
» Inmates who asked for forgiveness at Iranian prison are executed
02/06/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The 34 inmates had congregated in the yard of Ghezel Hasar, northwest of the capital Tehran, to ask Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for forgiveness but were instead promptly executed.
» Bungling US military scientists sent live anthrax samples to Canada in latest biohazard security blunder
02/06/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Canada is the third country to have been placed on after bungling scientists sent out live samples of the deadly Anthrax bacteria forcing the precautionary vaccination of more than 20 p...
» Iraqi Leader Wants More Help Against Islamic State
02/06/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Iraqi forces need more support from the international community in fighting Islamic State, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said after a meeting of top diplomats in Paris.
» ISIS is world's 'failure' Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi warns before Paris summit
02/06/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (C) and members of the anti-Islamic State coalition meet on June 2, 2015 in Paris, to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadists who have made key b...
» Schoolboy found hanged days after video of him being punched by another teenager as others laugh was posted online
02/06/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. In footage which has been widely circulated on social media, Adam Tharia, from Cheltenham, was seen being knocked to the ground, just one week before he was found hanged.
» Frontrunner angst: Bush lead evaporates, Clinton favorability hits 7-year low - Washington Post
02/06/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Frontrunner angst: Bush lead evaporates, Clinton favorability hits 7-year low Washington Post After five months of forums, fundraising appearances and trips to the early states, ...
» Russian Missile Maker Points Finger At Ukraine In MH17 Shootdown
02/06/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Russian maker of the Buk surface-to-air missile system says the Malaysian Airlines jet that crashed in eastern Ukraine last summer was hit by a missile that is used b...
» China Races to Find Ferry Accident Survivors
02/06/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Chinese authorities are racing to reach survivors still trapped beneath a passenger ship that capsized in the Yangtze River late Monday.
» Iraqi PM Warns That New ISIS Fighters Are Overwhelming the Iraqi Army
02/06/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. As U.S., European and Middle Eastern officials gathered in Paris on Tuesday to discuss how to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Iraq’s Prime Minister told reporters that hund...
» Missile maker says Russia did not shoot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine
02/06/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian company that makes the BUK air defense system that was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine said on Tuesday the plane was hit by a mis...
» US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings
02/06/15 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Plan, announced one day after Guardian investigation, would force all US law enforcement agencies to report officer-involved killings to Department of Justice Related: The Cou...
» Anti-IS Coalition Vows Support For Iraqi Plan
02/06/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Coalition countries fighting the Islamic State (IS) group have pledged their "firm support" for an Iraqi plan to tackle IS advances in Iraq's western Anbar Province.
» FBI Flying Surveillance Planes Over US Cities
02/06/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. There are dozens of planes in the agency's spy fleet - all registered to front companies - circling over neighbourhoods.
» Crimean Tatar Leader's Son Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
02/06/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The son of a leading Crimean Tatar figure has been found guilty of manslaughter by a Russian court.
» Syria: Isis advance on Aleppo aided by Assad regime air strikes, US says
02/06/15 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Opposition fighters make same claims as Isis advances towards Azaz, 20 miles north-west of Aleppo, which would imperil their supply line into Syria’s biggest city The US has a...
» US Homeland Security Chief Reassigns Top TSA Official
02/06/15 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday he reassigned the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, TSA, after earlier ordering improved security...
» CIA sex abuse and torture went beyond Senate report disclosures, detainee says
02/06/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Majid Khan, who underwent ‘enhanced interrogation’, says authorities poured ice water on his genitals and hung him naked from a beam for days The US Central Intelligence Agenc...
» Blatter Resigns as FIFA Chief
02/06/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after th...
» FIFA President Sepp Blatter To Resign
02/06/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. FIFA President Sepp Blatter is to quit amid a corruption scandal engulfing the footballing body.
» FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns
02/06/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (ZURICH)—FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.
» Sepp Blatter to Resign as FIFA President
02/06/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he will step down as the head of the global governing body of soccer, in the wake of the disclosure last week of more than a dozen U.S. indictments aga...
» FIFA President Blatter to step down
02/06/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. FIFA President Sepp Blatter will step down as head of world soccer's governing body but only after the organization's executive committee organizes a fresh vote "for the election of my suc...