Thursday, July 2, 2015

7/2/2015

Editorial cartoon on U.S. sanctions on Russia

U.S. and EU Must Do More to Sanction Russian Energy Sector - US News


Russian opposition activists want foreigners to occupy and rule Russia. Russian opposition wants the West

Greece: hopes raised, then dashed again - YouTube

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Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for a new bailout, a defiant Greek prime minister has urged Greeks to reject a bailout deal. David Pollard reports.

Is EU divided over Greece? - YouTube

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Germany may have said no deal with Greece until after Sunday's referendum, but France remains keen to help find a solution to keep Greece's place in the euro secure. Ciara Lee reports on the increasingly different positions of France and Germany.

UK Defence chief calls for air strikes on IS in Syria - YouTube

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Published on Jul 2, 2015
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told parliament that the UK should consider authorizing air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying, "We are engaged in a fight that will last a generation". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Russia: New US Military Strategy Is Confrontational




Russia: New US Military Strategy Is Confrontational



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News


July 2015 Topics


U.S. New National Military Strategy


Pentagon Releases New National Military Strategy
Dempsey’s Final Instruction to the Pentagon: Prepare for a Long War - Defense One
http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Publications/2015_National_Military_Strategy.pdf is not available
US Army Seeks Leap-Ahead Cyber Defense Tech
Russia says new U.S. military strategy is confrontational

ISIS Sinai attack


Egypt media says sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack, country in state of war | Fox News
More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

July 2015 - News Review


7.2.15


Derailed train car spews toxic fumes, many evacuated - CNN.com
ISIS Kills 50 Egyptian Soldiers in Sinai Peninsula - Defense One
Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant - Defense One
Meet Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, nominee to be the next Marine Corps commandant - The Washington Post
CIA has paid millions to a consulting firm to help with reorganization - The Washington Post
How not to write about Iran - The Washington Post
Afghan Court Cancels Death Sentences in Mob Killing
Tunisia Beach Attack: 8 Suspects To Be Charged
The Obergefell Effect: Gay Marriage and US Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com
JPMorgan reassigns CISO a year after major data breach - SC Magazine
Turkey out of NATO? Turkey is making a comeback to NATO! - BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Iran Deal Could Kill Traditional Nuclear Policy | Washington Free Beacon
Sir Nicholas Winton saved my life, says Lord Dubs - BBC News
Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages - CNN.com
US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China - World Socialist Web Site

Russia - 7.2.15


NEWS: Russia Slams New U.S. Military Strategy As 'Confrontational'
Anti-American sentiment surges in Russia -- and the feeling is mutual - Washington Times
Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam - NYTimes.com
Russia’s New Energy Accords: Are They for Real? | The Jamestown Foundation
Russian Counter-Terrorism Operations Return to Ingushetia | The Jamestown Foundation
Why Russia Shouldn't Fear NATO | The National Interest

7.1.15


ISIS 'Celebrates' SCOTUS Decision by Tossing 4 Accused Gay Men Off Roof - Breitbart
Dylann Roof’s eerie tour of American slavery at its beginning, middle and end - The Washington Post
Philip Chism, charged with killing Colleen Ritzer, seeks change of trial venue | Daily Mail Online
The Hollow Core of the Iran Nuclear Deal - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
CIA Diversity Statistics: Minorites Comprise Less Than A Quarter of Workforce : US News : Latin Post
Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to promote Atlanta’s working families policy with Kasim Reed | Political Insider blog
Wikileaks: ′Massive′ NSA espionage of top German officials | News | DW.COM | 01.07.2015
Greece Offers New Bailout Concessions
Europe slams the door on talks with Greece before Sunday referendum - The Washington Post
U.N.: Record numbers cross Mediterranean for Europe - CNN.com
Man Who Shot Police Chokehold Video Arrested on Drug Charges - ABC News
Poll: Approval for Supreme Court Health Care Decision - ABC News
TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Splits Congress on Party Lines and Draws Muted Response From White House - NYTimes.com
The Bonds That Broke Puerto Rico - NYTimes.com
TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
Male spider seen up close and personal | Video | Reuters.com
Azerbaijan spa treats customers in crude oil baths | Video | Reuters.com

Russia - 7.1.15


Russia's Deadly Fantasy Politics
Russia: Request Over Baltic Independence Has ‘No Prospects’
Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence
Putin News: Will Vladimir Putin Declare Himself Tsar Of All The Russias?
Russia vulnerable to nuclear attack; new satellite system delayed until November - Washington Times
The myth of the "Finlandization" of Ukraine -Euromaidan Press |
Russia or China? Washington Can’t Decide Who’s a Bigger Threat | The Nation
Greece, Russia, China: Key Geopolitical Events In 2015
ISIS extends reach to Russia, challenging al-Qaeda as world's top jihadist movement | Christian News on Christian Today
Russia reopens 1998 murder probe; Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a suspect - LA Times
​Станислав Белковский: «Новое уголовное дело против Ходорковского — асимметричный ответ Кремля на поражение в деле ЮКОСа» (07.01.2015) - Новос
Эхо Москвы :: Грязные игры / Комментарии
Расследование появления мандата депутата Госдумы у Ларисы Фечиной
Андрей Илларионов: операция "Наследник-2" Война Владимира Путина с Украиной и тандем Сергея Иванова и Алексея Кудрина. - Новости // Арсеньевс
Вести Экономика ― Экономика Пуэрто-Рико. Что может быть хуже Греции?

NEWS - 7.1.15


NEWS: 4:24 PM 7/1/2015 - Headlines | June 2015 - News Review: ISIS extends reach to Russia, challenging al-Qaeda as world's top jihadist ... - ChristianToday
NEWS: » Afghans Protest After U.S. Forces Carry Out Raid on Strongman 01/07/15 14:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Russia: Request Over Baltic Independence Has ‘No Prospects’
NEWS: Russia is reviewing the 'legality' of Baltic states' independence - Business Insider
NEWS: U.S. to Open Havana Embassy
NEWS: News by Topics - June 2015
NEWS: June 2015 - News Review
NEWS: Greece Offers New Bailout Concessions

News Review - June 2015


AP. R, NYT, WP - June 2015


Anger, No Surprise as US Newly Accused of Spying in France - NYTimes.com
NATO Returns Its Attention to an Old Foe, Russia - The New York Times
Pentagon to boost military equipment in Europe amid Moscow anger - The Washington Post
Obama Ordering Changes in U.S. Hostage Policies - The New York Times
Freddie Gray’s Death Was Homicide, Autopsy Says - NYTimes.com
Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right, Supreme Court Rules, 5-4 - NYTimes.com
Pakistani Taliban Blame Electric Company for Heat Wave Deaths - NYTimes.com
Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens - NYTimes.com
Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens - The New York Times
Obama Gains Vindication and Secures Legacy With Health Care Ruling - The New York Times
Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait | Reuters.com
A decisive win for Obamacare - The Washington Post
Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Revive Concerns on Security - WSJ
Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows - The New York Times
U.S. and Cuba to Announce Plan to Reopen Embassies - The New York Times
China Fears Loss of Great Wall, Brick by Brick - The New York Times
David Sweat, Escaped New York Convict, Is Shot and Captured as Hunt Ends - The New York Times
Global markets fall as Greece closes banks and twin defaults loom - The Washington Post
State Trooper Is Said to Have Shot David Sweat, the Surviving Prison Escapee - NYTimes.com
Fears of Greece Leaving Euro Are Fears of the Unknown - NYTimes.com
In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? - The Washington Post
A Profound Ruling Delivers Justice on Gay Marriage - The New York Times
Yevgeny Primakov, Former Premier of Russia, Dies at 85 - The New York Times
Diplomats: Iran Considers Shipping, Selling Enriched Uranium - NYTimes.com

NEWS Blog Review - June 2015


NEWS: 9:44 PM 6/25/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: 3:35 PM 6/25/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: 12:50 PM 6/25/2015
NEWS: 9:07 PM 6/24/2015 - Headlines: Link Exposed Between Charleston Killer And Haters' Convention In Russia | Report: Russia's right wing is egging on Texas' secessionist movement | Chinese Cyber-Thieves Hack FBI in Dangerous Breach
NEWS: Headlines - 6.23.15 - 8.43 pm
NEWS: Headlines - 6.23.15 - 5:15 pm: US Senate Revives Obama Trade Agenda
NEWS: News Topics - June 2015
NEWS: » ISIS Carries Out Deadly Attacks on Syrian Border Town of Kobani 26/06/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - U.S. National Security and Military News Review
Link Exposed Between Charleston Killer And Haters' Convention In Russia
Texas Separatists Find New Freedom-Loving President: Vladimir Putin | Wonkette
NEWS: Judicial Watch called Valerie Jarrett, “a liberal extremist who wields tremendous power in the White House
NEWS: World News Review » Obama: Affordable Care Act "is here to stay" 25/06/15 16:50 from Home - CBSNews.com | US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?
NEWS: » Companies Avoid $200 Billion Tax Bill 25/06/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks | » From the archive, 23 June 1941: Hitler's invasion of Russia - The Guardian 23/06/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Companies Avoid $200 Billion Tax Bill
NEWS: France Freezes Russian Bank Accounts In Magnitsky-Inspired Fraud Case
NEWS: » Turkey: A country for old men 24/06/15 18:01 from Hurriyet Daily News
NEWS: » Alibaba’s Jack Ma Just Spent $23 Million On a Huge New York Estate 25/06/15 10:30 from TIME: Top World Stories
NEWS: Recent Posts in G+: Dylann Roof: Link Exposed Between Charleston | » Why the “Putinization” of Turkey Has Failed 23/06/15 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Pew Study Finds Global Support for US in IS Fight
NEWS: » Carter: US to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO 22/06/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: NATO to Weigh Nuclear Threats From Russia - Wall Street Journal
NEWS: Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Charged With Embezzlement
NEWS: Russian 'Profiteering' At Heart Of Armenian Power Protests
NEWS: France Says U.S. Spying on Its Presidents Unacceptable
NEWS: » Victims React to Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apology: 'Nothing Sincere' - NBCNews.com 24/06/15 17:04 from Google News - Top Stories
NEWS: 8:25 AM 6/26/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, Middle East - Friday June 26th, 2015 at 9:35 AM
NEWS: Friday June 26th, 2015 at 8:41 AM - NATO Commander Says Putin Not Done in Eastern Ukraine - WSJ
NEWS: U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others
NEWS: News by Topics - June 26, 2015
NEWS: 11:51 AM 6/26/2015 - Headlines: Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right, Supreme Court Rules, 5-4 - NYTimes.com | » Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, Middle East 26/06/15 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: OPM Chief: Contractor's Credential Used to Breach System | 3:37 PM 6/23/2015 - World News Review » Nepal Struggles to Recover From Devastating Quakes 23/06/15 15:15 from WSJ.com: World News

NEWS - 6.30.15


NEWS: 2:17 PM 6/30/2015 - Headlines: Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows - The New York Times | Iraq PM 'Retires' Army Chief of Staff | Backdoor for Jihadists: Syrian Refugees | In Homeland Security | Jimmy Carter: Obama’s Foreign Policy
NEWS: Hacks Bring Down US Background Check System — But the Worst Is Yet to Come | Audit finds new flaw at US Office of Personnel Management • The Register | Spies Warned Feds About OPM Mega-Hack Danger
NEWS: » AP Top News at 12:32 p.m. EDT 30/06/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Russia and Ukraine News Review
NEWS: 9:33 AM 6/30/2015 - Russia News Review: Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus - BBC News
NEWS: Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say
NEWS: Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky named as murder suspect in Russia
NEWS: France Is Prepared to Supply Advanced Air Defense Infrastructure to Georgia
NEWS: 8:27 AM 6/30/2015 - Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows | Iraq PM 'Retires' Army Chief of Staff | Recent Posts Review
NEWS: 7:46 AM 6/30/2015 - Shared NewsLinks Review: » Will a Deal Change Iran's Hard-Line Mindset---Or Extend It? 29/06/15 23:10
NEWS: 9:20 AM 6/30/2015 - World News Review: Negotiators at Iran nuclear talks give themselves another week

NEWS Blog Posts - 6.29.15


NEWS: 5:05 PM 6/29/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: 11:20 AM 6/29/2015 - World & Security Review » David Sweat in critical condition after capture 29/06/15 13:10 from Home - CBSNews.com » The Latest: Greek Hotels Association Warns Tourism Is Hit - New York Times 29/06/15 08:56 from World - Google N
NEWS: Topics Searches
NEWS: In Wake of Massive Hack, OPM Shuts Down Major System For Background Checks | Feds anger grows over data breach, amid fears that the number affected could rise | China crosses Obama’s cyber ‘red line’ | How an FBI agent who arrested drug addict
NEWS: Valerie Jarrett Organized White House Rainbow Lights
NEWS: » Terror Expert Warns Of Imminent UK Terror Attack 29/06/15 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks » Obama on Gun Violence in America | The New York Times 27/06/15 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Judge Tosses Feds' Terrorism Allegation Against Florida Imam
NEWS: Photos of the Day: June 28
NEWS: US Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Likely to Impact Other Countries
NEWS: Israeli Navy Peacefully Intercepts Gaza-bound Vessel | US Gay Marriage Ruling Yields Real-life Impact
NEWS: Illegal Amber Digging Lays Waste To Ukrainian Forest
NEWS: Puerto Rico Can’t Pay $72 Billion Debt, Governor Warns
NEWS: » Putin Targets Pro-Western Bulgaria - WSJ 29/06/15 01:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

NEWS - 6.28.15


NEWS: 12:03 PM 6/28/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? - Washington Post
NEWS: Pentagon Placing Gear in Eastern Europe | OPM Attack Raises Delicate Political Questions | Tribalism, Cronyism Hinder Iraqi Training | Work: Russia Will Not Gain Nuclear Advantage
Mobile: NEWS: Pentagon Placing Gear in Eastern Europe | OPM Attack Raises Delicate Political Questions | Tribalism, Cronyism Hinder Iraqi Training | Work: Russia Will Not Gain Nuclear Advantage
NEWS: Russia And NATO Prepare For Possible War - ValueWalk
NEWS: Drones
NEWS: Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers
Calais - Google Maps

6.27.15 - News Blog Posts


NEWS: European Intelligence Agencies Prepare for More Attacks
NEWS: 10:21 AM 6/27/2015 - Headlines
NEWS: » Kurds 'drive IS from border town' 27/06/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks» Dragons and penis sheaths: here are the worst diplomatic gifts of all time | Hannah Jane Parkinson 25/06/15 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Kurds 'drive IS from border town'
NEWS: 3 Countries Hit by Terror Attacks Tighten Security
NEWS: Tourist: Security Told Us 'Run, Run, Run!'
NEWS: 9:14 AM 6/27/2015 - World & Security Review
NEWS: Kurdish Forces Regain Kobani
NEWS: » Russia And NATO Prepare For Possible War - ValueWalk 27/06/15 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks» Officials Masked Severity Of Hack 25/06/15 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
NEWS: Recent Posts: Russia and Putinism: U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others Russia Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for S

News by Topics - June 2015

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Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks Review

From The Major News Sources

» Russia: New US Military Strategy Is Confrontational
02/07/15 10:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia said Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine. The strategy, released by the Pe...
» Despite Kremlin's Promises, Russian Food Ban Fails to Deliver
02/07/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. As Russia's retaliatory ban on select Western food imports nears its one-year mark, the Kremlin is trumpeting the embargo as a major opportunity for growth in Russian agricult...
» Ukraine Cuts Off Russian Gas Imports Over Pricing Dispute
02/07/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Ukraine said it halted natural gas imports from Russia on Wednesday after EU-brokered talks collapsed without a deal on how much Kiev should pay for its supplies and an interi...
» Russia's Disunity Makes It Vulnerable to IS (Op-Ed)
02/07/15 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia finds itself in an unenviable position as the Islamic State lays claim to the North Caucasus, writes Ivan Sukhov.
» Доклад о ситуации в Чечне
02/07/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 54:00 30 июля Международная кризисная группа представила в Брюсселе доклад о ситуации в Чечне. По мнению его авторов, к настоящему времени Че...
» Ukraine's 'history laws' purge it of communist symbols but divide the population
02/07/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Lionising nationalists and removing Soviet monuments helps protect Ukraine from Russian aggression, supporters say - but others see praise for Nazi co...
» Pro-Kremlin television host backs civil partnerships
02/07/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Head of Russia's state-owned news agency publicly calls for civil partnerships for gay couples, sparking speculation the Kremlin is rethinking its har...
» Russian culture minister calls for tax on Hollywood films
02/07/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Vladimir Medinsky wants an end to the current system, which the Russian government believes is subsidising the US film industry Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian culture minister, is pu...
» Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'
02/07/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Skirmishes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels continue despite a truce signed in February, giving little cause for hope of an end to the conflict “This doesn’t smell lik...
» Yoga for Putin: poses inspired by Russia's president
02/07/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russian authorities have put yoga on their ever-growing banned list, but luckily the country’s leader has shown citizens the way forward The latest addition to the Russian authoritie...
» Russia's Rosneft charged over pipeline leak that caused oil to come out of taps
02/07/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Environment watchdog investigates RN Yuganskneftegaz for water protection violations due to leak at Nefteyugansk that threatens to enter Ob river Russia’s environmental watchdog has ...
» Soviet writers go to defence of glasnost: from the archive, 1 July 1988
02/07/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Gorbachev juggles the fears of Soviet liberal writers and the literary establishment, as he welcomes wider press freedom Leading Soviet poets, writers and journalists who had been in...
» Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report
02/07/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. ‘Low but growing’ chance of war with major power, report says Iran and North Korea also pose ‘serious security concerns’ America’s new military strategy singles out states like China...
» Pentagon Says Odds Of Clash With Russia, China Rising
02/07/15 10:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Pentagon report July 1 warned of a "low but growing" probability that the United States will get drawn into a war with the world's other major military powers, Russia a...
» Crocker: Iran Aiming For Permanent Division Of Iraq
02/07/15 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker has accused certain elements of the Iranian regime of working to achieve the permanent division of Iraq into Sunni, Shi'a, and...
» Russia Slams New U.S. Military Strategy As 'Confrontational'
02/07/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has slammed a new U.S. military strategy as "confrontational," saying it would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine
» Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam
02/07/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Russia has long lived in fear of a jihadist uprising within its own borders, particularly in the Caucasus where it fought two brutal wars to suppress Muslim separatists.
» Cold War Without the Fun - New York Times
02/07/15 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. The Moscow Times Cold War Without the Fun New York Times Let's see, America is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Rus...
» Thomas Friedman: Cold War without the fun - Albany Times Union
02/07/15 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. The Moscow Times Thomas Friedman: Cold War without the fun Albany Times Union "Putin understood that he lost the Russian middle class and so he started to loo...
» New Cold War has the subtlety of professional wrestling: Thomas Friedman - OregonLive.com
02/07/15 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. OregonLive.com New Cold War has the subtlety of professional wrestling: Thomas Friedman OregonLive.com "Putin understood that he lost the Russian middle class...
» Germany's assumptions about peace and power are out of sync with reality - Daily Times
02/07/15 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Daily Times Germany's assumptions about peace and power are out of sync with reality Daily Times Anti-Americanism may be what Putin's German sympathizers have in c...
» Gay Marriage and US Foreign Policy - Antiwar.com
02/07/15 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. The Obergefell Effect: Gay Marriage and US Foreign Policy Antiwar.com Russia has recently enacted a series of viciously stupid laws targeting gays, and their state...
» US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China
02/07/15 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English. The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.
» FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications
02/07/15 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English. The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies.
» Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York
02/07/15 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English. H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime.
» AP Top News at 9:48 p.m. EDT
02/07/15 09:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 9:48 p.m. EDT Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious we...
» AP Top News at 1:55 a.m. EDT
02/07/15 09:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 1:55 a.m. EDT Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from asso...
» AP Top News at 6:00 a.m. EDT
02/07/15 09:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 6:00 a.m. EDT What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore. In 2012, financial ...
» Anti-American sentiment surges in Russia -- and the feeling is mutual - Washington Times
02/07/15 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Times Anti-American sentiment surges in Russia -- and the feeling is mutual Washington Times Late last week, a 45-year-old Russian beat an acquaintance to death with his fi...
» Russia's big gas plan hit a setback - Business Insider
02/07/15 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia's big gas plan hit a setback Business Insider Russia's big plan to build the Turkish Stream might have hit a snag as Russia and Turkey can't agree on gas price...
» Attitudes toward the US have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia - Business Insider
02/07/15 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Attitudes toward the US have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia Business Insider russia us hockey fight REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk Russia's Sergei Kalinin (L) a...
» A Grim Meme Casts a Spotlight on Internet Censorship in Russia - Newsweek
02/07/15 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek A Grim Meme Casts a Spotlight on Internet Censorship in Russia Newsweek A 2012 law passed in Russia allows the government to block websites without a court order for a number...
» Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks - AOL News
02/07/15 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. AOL News Russia -US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks AOL News VIENNA (AP) — Russia -U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclea...
» NATO navies should beef up against Russia: commanders - Yahoo News
02/07/15 09:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News NATO navies should beef up against Russia : commanders Yahoo News "The Russian Federation is shadowing and presumably collecting intelligence from NATO nation naval un...
» Russia blasts Finland for barring parliament speaker - Yahoo News
02/07/15 09:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News Russia blasts Finland for barring parliament speaker Yahoo News Moscow (AFP) - Moscow on Wednesday slammed Finland for refusing entry to the speaker of Russia's parliament ...
» 'Mysterious' sea creature with furry tail washes ashore in Russia's Far East - RT
02/07/15 09:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT 'Mysterious' sea creature with furry tail washes ashore in Russia's Far East RT The enigmatic remains of a giant marine animal with a furry tail found in Russia's Far East have puz...
» US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing chaos - Yahoo News
02/07/15 09:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News US warns of Russia , China military threat amid growing chaos Yahoo News A somber report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of S...
» Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report - The Guardian
02/07/15 09:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report The Guardian America's new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressiv...
» What's Putin's plan? Russian jet 'shot flares at Swedish plane' - NEWS.com.au
02/07/15 09:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. NEWS.com.au What's Putin's plan? Russian jet 'shot flares at Swedish plane' NEWS.com.au NATO is also considering how to respond to the threats posed by an increasingly “bold” and “agg...
» Is Saudi Arabia Leaving The U.S. Behind For Russia? - OilPrice.com
02/07/15 09:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Is Saudi Arabia Leaving The U.S. Behind For Russia ? OilPrice.com “Facts on the ground included Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil ministers discussing a broad cooperation agreement; the s...
» Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam - New York Times
02/07/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam New York Times It was not until he abandoned white-Slavic supremacy and instead found God — as a convert to Islam and lead...
» Baltic states 'outraged' by Russia's independence review - Sydney Morning Herald
02/07/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sydney Morning Herald Baltic states 'outraged' by Russia's independence review Sydney Morning Herald The Baltic states declared independence in 1990 and 1991, and activists in Lithuan...
» Want to escalate US-Russia tension? Arm Ukraine. - Reuters Blogs (blog)
02/07/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Blogs (blog) Want to escalate US- Russia tension? Arm Ukraine. Reuters Blogs (blog) While both the United States and Russia should step back from the brink, many Obama adminis...
» Russia says new US military strategy is confrontational - Reuters
02/07/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia says new US military strategy is confrontational Reuters Russia had repeatedly demonstrated it does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and that it was willing...
» Lt. Gen. Robert Neller Nominated to Lead the Marines
02/07/15 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. A veteran infantry officer who has served in Iraq, General Neller, 62, if confirmed, would succeed Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., named as the next chairman...
» Marine Corps Leader Nominated
02/07/15 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The Pentagon on Wednesday announced the nomination of Lt. Gen. Robert Neller as commandant of the Marine Corps.
» United Arab Emirates: Woman Gets Death Sentence in Killing of American
02/07/15 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Ibolya Ryan, a mother of 11-year-old twins, was stabbed to death last December by the Emirati woman in a bathroom at a mall in Abu Dhabi.
» European Police to Target Social Media Accounts of Islamist Radicals
02/07/15 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A new unit will attempt to discover and dismantle social media accounts that Islamist radicals use for recruitment and propaganda.
» Iraq: Toll From Clashes Rises, U.N. Says
02/07/15 09:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed in episodes of armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month.
» Russia says new U.S. military strategy is confrontational
02/07/15 08:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. Thu Jul 2, 2015 6:11am EDT MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the c...
» US Army Seeks Leap-Ahead Cyber Defense Tech
02/07/15 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Joe Gould 4:57 p.m. EDT July 1, 2015 The US Army wants to equip cyber protection teams with a "fly-away" kit of hardware and software, that would travel with them. (Photo: US Army) WASHINGTON — The U...
» Romania May Restore Conscription
02/07/15 08:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. WARSAW — Romanian Defense Minister Mircea Dusa is aiming to restore conscription as a result of Russia's increased military activities in Eastern Europe and the country's intervention ...
» Lithuania: NATO Mum On 'Baltic Brigade'
02/07/15 08:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. NATO has vowed to hold "continuous" military exercises in Eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said We...
» 3,091,3193,091,3192015-07-01Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina
02/07/15 03:53 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,091,319 3,091,319 2015-07-01 Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina   by Raf Sanchez Wednesday July 1 st , 2015  at  7:52 PM World News 1 ...
» Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina
01/07/15 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Seven people have been bitten since June but wildlife experts say it is down to several different sharks and is not "a Jaws situation"
» Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license
01/07/15 19:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:54 p.m. EDT. HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license...
» Pentagon confident of US strategy for countering ISIS despite recent setbacks - CNN
01/07/15 19:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. CNN Pentagon confident of US strategy for countering ISIS despite recent setbacks CNN Washington (CNN) Despite ISIS's continued ability to hold and control vast swaths of Iraq and Syri...
» Study: Fish Use Whole Bodies When They Eat
01/07/15 19:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. About half of all vertebrates – those animals with a back bone – are fish with bony rays or spines. These 30,000 ray-finned fish species have evolved a similar feeding motion. As VOA's Ro...
» US Defense Secretary: 'No Anticipation' of Giving Up Base in Cuba
01/07/15 19:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States does not anticipate giving up its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite Wednesday's historic agreement by the former Cold War  enemies to restore diplomatic ties, ...
» How Germany Called Greece’s Bluff Ahead of Bailout Vote
01/07/15 19:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. At first the call for a referendum was bold enough to seem clever, or at least typical of the chutzpah that helped bring Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to power in Greece in the first place. Its logic...
» GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, tribunal tells group in email
01/07/15 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Human rights group denounces revelation as outrageous as after Investigatory Powers Tribunal says its communications have been illegally retained The government’s electronic e...
» A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat
01/07/15 19:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Any new bailout deal between the country and its creditors is likely to include harsher austerity measures based on an increasingly grim economic outlook, analysts said.
» Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to promote Atlanta’s working families policy with Kasim Reed
01/07/15 19:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Political Insider blog. Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett attends attends the annual Iftar dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in the East Room of the Whi...
» Latest on OPM hack: Spy data potentially compromised
01/07/15 19:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Law & Order. A database containing the classified personnel records of US spies may have been merged with the database of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before the latter was hacked, Shane Ha...
» Greece Offers New Bailout Concessions
01/07/15 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Debt-ridden Greece offered concessions Wednesday on its creditors' demands for more austerity measures, but Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras still urged his nation to vote "no" in a referend...
» Philip Chism, charged with killing Colleen Ritzer, seeks change of trial venue
01/07/15 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Philip Chism, 16, is accused of brutally killing Colleen Ritzer, 24, in 2013 She was attacked in bathroom at Danvers High School,  Massachusetts Teenager then dragged her into the ...
» Dylann Roof’s eerie tour of American slavery at its beginning, middle and end
01/07/15 18:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . CHARLESTON, S.C. — The road trips were short and simple. Dylann Roof climbed into his car with a “Confederate States of America” license plate, two cameras in tow, and visited a series of pl...
» WikiLeaks Claims NSA Targeted German Ministers Beyond Merkel
01/07/15 18:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. WikiLeaks publishes list allegedly showing NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel
» UK Holds Terror Drill as MPs Mull Tunisia Response
01/07/15 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. After pledging a tough response to last Friday’s terror attack in Tunisia, which came just days before the 10th anniversary of the bomb attacks on London’s transport network, British secu...
» Порошенко: США и Украина должны углубить сотрудничество в военной сфере - Газета.Ru
01/07/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. СЕГОДНЯ Порошенко: США и Украина должны углубить сотрудничество в военной сфере Газета.Ru Президент Украины Петр Порошенко заявил о необходимости углубления сотрудничества с США в ...
» Global Chatter Greets US-Cuba Announcement
01/07/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The restoration of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba sparked overwhelmingly positive reactions around the world, except in the United States, where opinions div...
» Russia and Turkey can’t agree on gas prices Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-and-turkey-dispute-over-gas-prices-turkish-stream-2015-6#ixzz3efbUyuC0
01/07/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Turkish officials told Reuters that Gazprom and Turkey are “likely to finalise a deal on natural gas prices by mid-July.”
» Monitor: Islamic State Less Visible in Syrian Stronghold
01/07/15 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The hardline Islamic State group has installed surveillance cameras in its Syrian stronghold Raqqa city because it does not appear to have enough members to patrol the streets, a group mo...
» Gazprom Halts Natural Gas Deliveries to Ukraine
01/07/15 18:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. The Russian energy giant cut off deliveries because of a pricing dispute amid political tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
» The World of Espionage in 2015
01/07/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. This piece originally ran in the German newspaper BILD for running this piece as Die Welt der Spionage im Jahr 2015 . For the benefit of readers who don’t know German, I’m providing the E...
» China’s new national security law covers everything from space to cults
01/07/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. China’s top legislature on Wednesday adopted a sweeping new national security law touching on everything from the military and economy to the environment, religion, the Internet, food sa...
» Pentagon to recommend Neller as Marine chief
01/07/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will recommend naming that Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, a commander who served in Iraq's western province during one of the most violent periods of ...
» Politicians, officials taking the D out of PTSD
01/07/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. There's been a subtle shift in the way politicians and advocates talk about veterans struggling with postwar mental illness.
» US spies voiced concerns about Fed database prior to massive hack
01/07/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. United States intelligence officials expressed concerns about a federal database containing details of security-clearance applications in the years prior to a massive cyber hacking incident ...
» North Korea’s Uncertain Future
01/07/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. By William Tucker Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security North Korea’s state news agency KNCA recently reported that the nation is “facing its worst drought in a century.” It is...
» NATO navies should beef up against Russia: commanders
01/07/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. NATO should beef up its maritime arm in response to the rising threat from an increasingly "bold" and "aggressive" Russia, commanders said Wednesday.          ...
» CIA Diversity Statistics: Minorites Comprise Less Than A Quarter of Workforce : US News : Latin Post
01/07/15 17:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latin Post : Top News. First Posted: Jul 01, 2015 03:00 PM EDT America's top spies are predominantly white and male, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday announced a number of measures to i...
» Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in Greece | Seumas Milne
01/07/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Greece’s confrontation with the euro overlords will shape resistance to austerity – and the future of the whole European Union It’s now clear that Germany and Europe’s powers ...
» Mexico supreme court judge urges states to legalize gay marriage
01/07/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Now that Mexico's top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said.
» For Greeks, a Murky Choice Between Pain, Pride
01/07/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. At home and in the streets, Greeks are weighing the monumental choice they have to make on Sunday: more financial pain to stay with the euro, or the uncertainty of being cut loose.
» U.S. to Open Havana Embassy
01/07/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest step yet toward ending a half century of animosit...
» Indonesia Plane Crash Toll Rises to 141
01/07/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in Medan jumped to more than 140, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down.
» New Greek Proposals Fall Short of Demands
01/07/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Greece sent a new proposal for budget cuts and policy overhauls as part of a request for a new bailout, but it falls short of the demands of the country’s creditors, three European off...
» Sharp Rise in Migrants Reaching Europe: U.N.
01/07/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe increased sharply in the first half of the year, according to the U.N., with Greece overtaking Italy as the main entry...
» China Invites North Korea's Kim to Beijing
01/07/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. China has invited Kim Jong Un to attend events in September to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
» Militants Attack Egyptian Army Checkpoints
01/07/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, an army spokesman said, a day after President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi vow...
» U.K. Puts Schools on Frontline Against Extremism
01/07/15 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A new legal requirement in Britain for teachers to report extremist behavior in nurseries and schools to police is drawing sharp criticism from British Muslims.
» Saudi Prince Pledges $32 Billion to Good Causes
01/07/15 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Saudi Arabia’s Prince al-Waleed bin Talal pledged $32 billion to philanthropy, with the empowerment of women one of his priorities.
» The Dominicans of Haitian descent denied a right to nationality – video
01/07/15 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. People born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian immigrants are being denied basic rights. We hear from Dominicans unable to enrol at school or college, work in the forma...
» US Urged to Keep Up Pressure on Cuba Rights
01/07/15 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. As the U.S. and Cuba move ahead with their historic normalization of bilateral ties, human rights groups have been urging Washington to keep up the pressure on Havana to improve its disma...
» Puerto Rico Power Company Forced to Sell Bonds Amid Crisis
01/07/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds once again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday with a worsening economic...
» Before Obama, a Long History of Attempted US-Cuba Detente
01/07/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. After the U.S. military’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis the following year, President John F. Kennedy chose a different tack on U.S.-Cuban relations by ...
» AP Top News at 1:35 p.m. EDT
01/07/15 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 1:35 p.m. EDT The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities...
» To many ordinary Iranians, nuclear deal means money, food and jobs
01/07/15 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VIENNA (Reuters) - To Iran's leaders, solving a nuclear standoff with the West might be a question of maintaining geopolitical influence and prestige. To its ordinary citizens, it's ab...
» Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence
01/07/15 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW/VILNIUS (Reuters) - A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the...
» Islamic State weaves web of support in Gulf Arab states
01/07/15 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KUWAIT/DUBAI (Reuters) - When a Saudi Arabian man flew to Kuwait in the early hours of Friday to carry out the country's worst militant attack, a bomb vest, Kuwaiti-style Arab robes, a...
» Mass killer Breivik accuses Norway of violating his human rights
01/07/15 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. OSLO (Reuters) - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik launched legal action on Wednesday accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in ...
» Talk of Syria action may be Erdogan's latest gambit to pressure the West
01/07/15 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - Alarmed by Syrian Kurds' advances against Islamic State, and irked by Western reluctance to tackle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Tayyip Erdogan has onc...
» Russia: Request Over Baltic Independence Has ‘No Prospects’
01/07/15 16:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says a request to look into the legality of the three Baltic countries' independence from the Soviet Union has “no legal prospects.”
» Have Tajik IS Militants Faked Their Own 'Martyrdoms'?
01/07/15 16:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The concept of "martyrdom," death in battle against "infidels," is a key element of the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. IS issues photos of dead milita...
» Poroshenko Unveils Constitutional Changes
01/07/15 16:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. President Petro Poroshenko has proposed constitutional changes designed to give broader powers to Ukraine’s regions.
» Russia's Deadly Fantasy Politics
01/07/15 16:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Many Russians -- including top officials -- are having trouble distinguishing between the hyperpatriotic fantasies the regime has been constructing and reality.
» Divide on Iran Nuclear Deal: Hard-Liners vs. ‘Invisible People’
01/07/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. As a vocal group rails against a nuclear deal, a seemingly larger group of Iranians long for a deal they say would help them and the country advance.
» Pressure Mounting on Saudis’ Coalition in Yemen
01/07/15 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Aid officials are preparing to add Yemen to the ranks of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises and human rights groups point to what may be war crimes.
» The Bonds That Broke Puerto Rico
01/07/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A confluence of factors built up the island’s debt: tax exemption, the use of bonds to plug budget holes, and supposed ironclad guarantees.
» Pressed by Debt Crisis, Doctors Leave Greece in Droves
01/07/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Greece is losing professionals as they flee for more stable employment elsewhere, and the health care sector has been particularly hard hit.
» China Approves Sweeping Security Law, Bolstering Communist Rule
01/07/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. People’s Liberation Army soldiers at a naval base in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The new security law will not be enacted in the semiautonomous city, a legislative spokeswoman in Beijing said.
» ISIS Affiliate Attacks Egyptian Security Sites in Sinai, Killing 18
01/07/15 16:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. In a statement circulated on social media, the group said it had used heavy weapons to attack more than 15 checkpoints and police installations.
» Nicholas Winton Is Dead at 106; Saved Children from the Holocaust
01/07/15 16:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A family picture of Nicholas Winton with one of the hundreds of Jewish children whose lives he saved during World War II.
» Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises 'difficult constitutional issues'
01/07/15 16:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, hearing appeal regarding reporting restrictions, said constitutional implications of case need to be aired in open court The decisions that led...
» UK strategy of not attacking Isis in Syria is illogical, says defence secretary
01/07/15 16:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Michael Fallon’s comments move Britain a step closer to widening its aerial campaign against Islamic State Britain has taken a step further towards expanding its aerial bombin...
» Venus and Jupiter 'collide' in spectacular illusion
01/07/15 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:10 A natural coincidence will see the two brightest planets - Jupiter and Venus - light up the sky as they draw unusually close together. Report by ...
» New footage of Indonesian plane crash aftermath in flames
01/07/15 16:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:32 Death toll rises after military plane crashes in Indonesia. New footage shows the flaming aftermath. . Report by Asana Greenstreet. Current affai...
» Nicholas Winton, known as "Britain's Schindler," dies at 106
01/07/15 16:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Humanitarian almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust
» 'British Schindler' Winton dies
01/07/15 16:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
» Saudi prince to give away $32bn
01/07/15 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
» US gay marriage resistance continues
01/07/15 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.
» Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach
01/07/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street i...
» Obama says Brazil, US are 'natural partners' around world
01/07/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely...
» Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses
01/07/15 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT. MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside he...
» Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks
01/07/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT. VIENNA (AP) -- Russia-U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclear talks....
» The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies to restore ties
01/07/15 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilitie...
» Russia is reviewing the 'legality' of Baltic states' independence - Business Insider
01/07/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia is reviewing the 'legality' of Baltic states' independence Business Insider putin REUTERS/Grigory Dukor Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a sessio...
» A Space War With China or Russia Is a Real Threat - Daily Signal
01/07/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Signal A Space War With China or Russia Is a Real Threat Daily Signal Lieutenant General John Raymond, who is in charge of U.S. military space operations, told Congress earlier ...
» ISIS extends reach to Russia, challenging al-Qaeda as world's top jihadist ... - ChristianToday
01/07/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. ChristianToday ISIS extends reach to Russia , challenging al-Qaeda as world's top jihadist ... ChristianToday The Islamic State has expanded its reach to Russia after it declared a go...
» West and Russia Duel Over Whether Srebrenica Was a Genocide - ABC News
01/07/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty West and Russia Duel Over Whether Srebrenica Was a Genocide ABC News Western nations and Russia are dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should ...
» Officials in Central Russia Have Banned Yoga Because They Think It's an Evil Cult - TIME
01/07/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TIME Officials in Central Russia Have Banned Yoga Because They Think It's an Evil Cult TIME According to the Moscow Times, which cited a report in the Russian Kommersant daily, the ow...
» The surprising Russian reaction to gay marriage in the US - Washington Post (blog)
01/07/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The surprising Russian reaction to gay marriage in the US Washington Post (blog) Dmitry Kiselyov, the irascible television host best known for warning that “ Russia could turn the USA...
» Documenting the Hard Life in Russia's Frozen Arctic - TIME
01/07/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TIME Documenting the Hard Life in Russia's Frozen Arctic TIME The Soviet Union was known for its doublespeak, but when Moscow bureaucrats called the 7,000-km area of the Russian Arcti...
» Russia Halts Gas Supply to Ukraine Amid Pricing Dispute - New York Times
01/07/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Politico Russia Halts Gas Supply to Ukraine Amid Pricing Dispute New York Times MOSCOW — The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday a...
» Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine - BBC News
01/07/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine BBC News Russian gas firm Gazprom has confirmed it has halted gas supplies to Ukraine after a breakdown on pricing talks. It comes a day ...
» Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence - Reuters
01/07/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence Reuters MOSCOW/VILNIUS A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia a...
» Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence - Yahoo News
01/07/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Yahoo News Russia angers Baltic states with review of independence Yahoo News The Russian prosecutor-general's office said on Tuesday it would review a decision by the Soviet Union's ...
» Afghans Protest After U.S. Forces Carry Out Raid on Strongman
01/07/15 14:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The mission Monday morning demonstrated that American troops are engaged beyond their publicly stated role of advising the Afghan forces.
» In Afghanistan, Suicide Blast and Angry Crowd Target American Soldiers
01/07/15 14:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. In the confusion after a suicide bombing in Kabul on Tuesday, Afghans accused American soldiers of opening fire on them, and one soldier was attacked.
» Russia: Officials Meet on Syrian Crisis
01/07/15 14:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Russia’s foreign minister said Monday that he would meet Tuesday with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the crisis in Syria and rising attacks by ext...
» ISIS Allies Target Hamas and Energize Gaza Extremists
01/07/15 14:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). An Islamist group calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State has have conducted a bombing campaign against Hamas, whom it claims is they claim are not s...
» 2015 State of National Preparedness
01/07/15 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) By Kevin Taylor Faculty Member, Homeland Security at American Military University In 2011, President Obama put forth the Presidential Policy Direct...
» Islamic State Making Gains in Afghanistan
01/07/15 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security The black Islamist State flag was recently raised in parts of Afghanistan under the promise that the Taliban is...
» Pentagon To Announce 37th Marine Commandant Nominee
01/07/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The nominee for next commandant of the Marine Corps could be announced as soon as today, according to multiple sources inside the Pentagon.             
» At Least 116 Dead in Indonesia Military Plane Crash
01/07/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. At least 116 people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.  ...
» Pentagon Releases New National Military Strategy
01/07/15 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Aaron Mehta 12:46 p.m. EDT July 1, 2015 Smoke billows in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on June 28 following a reported mortar attack by the Islamic State group. The Pentagon's new National Milita...
» Neller tapped as next commandant of the Marine Corps
01/07/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Lt. Gen. Robert Neller has been picked to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps.             
» In Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now Rule - Bloomberg
01/07/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Bloomberg In Communist China , Stock-Market Capitalists Now Rule Bloomberg Stock investors of the world unite! For the first time in modern China , you outnumber the Communists...
» China's Economy Signals More Weakness - Wall Street Journal
01/07/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Wall Street Journal China's Economy Signals More Weakness Wall Street Journal BEIJING— China's economy showed signs of flagging in June, with gauges of factory activity missing...
» ISIS ‘Celebrates’ SCOTUS Decision by Tossing 4 Accused Gay Men Off
01/07/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Breitbart News Network. ISIS ‘Celebrates’ SCOTUS Decision by Tossing 4 Accused Gay Men Off Roof The jihadist terror group Islamic State responded to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay marriage by k...
» ISIS 'Celebrates' SCOTUS Decision by Tossing 4 Accused Gay Men Off Roof
01/07/15 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Comments on: ISIS ‘Celebrates’ SCOTUS Decision by Tossing 4 Accused Gay Men Off Roof. by Michael Lucchese 30 Jun 2015 4589 Released on the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing hom...
» The Hollow Core of the Iran Nuclear Deal
01/07/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. A good nuclear agreement with Iran requires that we know first, what work has Iran conducted tow...
» Obama reflects on his 'best week ever'
30/06/15 19:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from msnbc.com Latest Headlines. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that last week – when he won historic victories on trade, health care and gay rights – was “gratifying,” but he stopp...
» Ukraine's NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression 'At Least 6-7 Years' Away, Poroshenko Says
30/06/15 19:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from International Business Times. It will take several years of work and a nationwide referendum for Ukraine to meet the minimum standards required to join the NATO military alliance, Ukrainian President Petro...
» Russia reviews Baltic states' independence
30/06/15 19:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Military & Defense. Russia is going to review whether or not it was legal for the Soviet Union to recognize the Baltic states as independent nearly 25 years ago, according to a report by  Interfax...
» Гей-парад в Нью-Йорке - YouTube
30/06/15 18:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Jun 30, 2015 Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/vid...
» The Dark Net Is Selling Hacked OPM Information, And It Could Be Worth $140M: Report
30/06/15 17:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from International Business Times. The millions of federal government employees who had their personal information stolen as part of the hack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management might be able to buy it b...
» AP Top News at 12:32 p.m. EDT
30/06/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 12:32 p.m. EDT Source: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two ...
» Russia Examines 1991 Recognition Of Baltic Independence
30/06/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian prosecutors are reportedly reviewing a request by lawmakers to look into the legality of the three Baltic countries' independence from the Soviet Union.
» Czech PM: 'Important' To Keep Sanctions On Russia
30/06/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is essential that international sanctions against Russia continue until all sides in the Ukraine conflict meet the terms of ...
» Israeli Man Dies in Attack Near West Bank Settlement
30/06/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. An Israeli man, shot while riding in a car, died Tuesday as Israel blamed Palestinian television for inciting a recent wave of violence.
» Gunman at Tunisian Beach Hotel Trained With Museum Attackers
30/06/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The man who killed 38 people last week had spent time at a militant camp in Libya, overlapping with two men who killed 22 in March, security officials said Tuesday.
» IS 'attacks Syria's Tal Abyad'
30/06/15 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which they lost to Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists say.
» Tunisia killer 'trained in Libya'
30/06/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Tunisian security sources say that Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed 38 people in an attack on a hotel in the resort of Sousse, was trained in Libya.
» CIA Will Work To Improve Minority Representation in Top Ranks
30/06/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. CIA Director Brennan Vows to Make Improvements
» Ex-Mexican Cartel Leader Gets 30 Years Prison in US
30/06/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. US judge sentences ex-Mexican drug cartel leader to 30 years in prison, $100 million fine
» ​5 things to know about Puerto Rico's debt crisis
30/06/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. The U.S. territory can't pay its debts, and that could have implications for stateside investors
» Hacks Bring Down US Background Check System — But the Worst Is Yet to Come
30/06/15 16:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VICE News. Things seemed to be going swimmingly at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the entity that serves as the federal government's HR department. "I'm happy to report that this first virtua...
» Audit finds new flaw at US Office of Personnel Management • The Register
30/06/15 16:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Register. A security review that followed the original hack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has turned up a new, but hopefully-unexploited, vulnerability. The “Electronic Questionn...
» Spies Warned Feds About OPM Mega-Hack Danger
30/06/15 16:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . U.S. intelligence agencies initially refused to share data with OPM, the now-infamously insecure arm of the government. Then the spies apparently handed over their files anyway. Five years ago, U.S. officials...
» Liberia Ebola Death Sparks Outbreak Fears
30/06/15 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Liberian officials on Tuesday quarantined a neighborhood near the capital city where a 17-year-old boy died of Ebola, a grim setback for a poor African country that was declared free o...
» FBI probing possible drug ring at prison where inmates escaped
30/06/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. 12 prison staffers -- including the superintendent -- 9 security employees at prison put on administrative leave as investigation into brazen escape continues
» Russia examines Baltic independence
30/06/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Russian prosecutors will examine whether the Soviet Union acted legally when it recognised the Baltic states' independence in 1991.
» Egypt President Blames Prosecutor Killing on Muslim Brotherhood
30/06/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi vowed to strengthen antiterror laws, after leading the military funeral of the state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat.
» Italian Navy Recovers Migrant Bodies
30/06/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The Italian Navy has started to recover the bodies of victims of one of the gravest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, thought to have claimed the lives of more than 800 migrants trying ...
» 21 U.K. Nationals Confirmed Killed in Tunisia Attack
30/06/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Twenty-one Britons have been confirmed killed in Friday’s attack at a Tunisian seaside resort and authorities are working hard to identify a further nine victims who are believed to be...
» U.S., Brazil Agree on Climate-Change Steps
30/06/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The U.S. and Brazil pledged to work toward new commitments to reduce the impact of climate change ahead of President Obama’s goal of reaching a global accord this December.
» Pope to Address Religious Freedom in U.S. Speech
30/06/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Pope Francis is likely to highlight threats to Christians and religious minorities around the world in a Philadelphia speech in September.
» The World's Richest People Lost $70 Billion Yesterday - Bloomberg
30/06/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Bloomberg The World's Richest People Lost $70 Billion Yesterday Bloomberg The world's 400 richest people lost a combined $70 billion on Monday as equity markets around the globe were h...
» Prison chief, 11 others placed on leave after escape - USA TODAY
30/06/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Prison chief, 11 others placed on leave after escape USA TODAY The superintendent and 11 other officials at a Northern New York prison have been placed on administrativ...
» Former Oil Tycoon Named Murder Suspect in Russia
30/06/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (MOSCOW) — Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect. At th...
» London police hone response to militant attack in huge exercise
30/06/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Police and emergency services took part in the biggest counter-terrorism drill held in London to date on Tuesday, with about 1,000 officers testing their response to...
» Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky named as murder suspect in Russia
30/06/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants to question former oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a suspect in a murder case that has been reopened because of new evidence, federal investigator...
» Germanwings offers emotional damage payments to crash victims' families
30/06/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germanwings is offering 25,000 euros ($27,958) compensation payments to close relatives of those killed in the March 24 plane crash for their pain and suffering, it ...
» Islamic State captures district in Syrian border town: monitor
30/06/15 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighborhood from Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Syrian ...
» Israeli dies from wounds in West Bank shooting
30/06/15 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - One of four Israelis shot in the occupied West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds in hospital, officials said on Tuesday.
» Longtime Chechen Parliament Speaker Dies
30/06/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Chechen parliament speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov, the eminence grise behind Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, has died at the age of 59 after a long illness.
» From Burning Hearts To Civil Unions: The Unlikely Evolution Of Dmitry Kiselyov
30/06/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia's controversial chief propagandist, has shocked viewers during a weekly news round-up by coming out in favor of same-sex civil unions.
» Latest -- Iran Nuclear Talks Extended
30/06/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United States says Iran and six world powers have given themselves until July 7 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
» Khodorkovsky Probed In Russian Mayor's Killing
30/06/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian investigators say they are reopening a criminal investigation into the 1998 murder of a Siberian mayor, and that they consider self-exiled Kremlin critic Mikhail ...
» Amid Russian Aggression, Georgia, Moscow Pursue Improved Diplomatic Relations, Georgian Prime Minister Says
30/06/15 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from International Business Times. Georgia will continue to pursue workable diplomatic relations with Russia despite ongoing tensions and the Kremlin’s aggressive actions in Eastern Europe, Georgian Prime...
» Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say
30/06/15 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Some of Vladimir Putin’s closest allies, including the chairman of OAO Gazprom, a deputy premier and two former ministers, helped one of Russia’s largest criminal groups operate out of Spain for m...
» Tunnel Used to Smuggle Chinese-Soviet Intelligence Found – Report | News
30/06/15 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Nitli / Pixabay A local expert told Tszunzhen during the trip that he had helped construct the tunnel. A secret passage used to smuggle intelligence out of Communist China and into the Soviet Union has been d...
» Russia's Top Brass Preparing to Battle Dissent (Op-Ed) | News
30/06/15 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Fifty years from now historians will no doubt wonder why President Vladimir Putin was preparing to use force against his own people at a time when he enjoyed a nearly 90 percent approval r...
» 3,073,5073,073,5072015-06-309:33 AM 6/30/2015 - Russia News Review: Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus
30/06/15 10:37 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,073,507 3,073,507 2015-06-30 9:33 AM 6/30/2015 - Russia News Review: Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus - BBC News Putin Announces $400 Billion in Defense Spending as Ukraine Denounces ... - Breitbart News Tuesday June 30 th ...
» Trillions Spent, but Crises Like Greece’s Persist
30/06/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Ukraine. Beyond Greece and Puerto Rico, heavy borrowing is bogging down the economies of Brazil, Turkey, Italy and China.
» Putin Announces $400 Billion in Defense Spending as Ukraine Denounces ... - Breitbart News
30/06/15 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Breitbart News Putin Announces $400 Billion in Defense Spending as Ukraine Denounces ... Breitbart News According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country faces intense threat...
» Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov - CTV News
30/06/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CTV News Russia's political elite mourn former prime minister Primakov CTV News MOSCOW - Russia's political elite have joined thousands of mourners in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Prim...
» Russia's Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile ... - International Business Times
30/06/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Russia's Secret Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Yu-71 Can Breach Existing Missile ... International Business Times Russia is currently working on a new hyperso...
» Russia Can't Save Greece From Itself, Even If It Tries - Forbes
30/06/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russia Can't Save Greece From Itself, Even If It Tries Forbes “Greece will certainly be tempted to flirt with Russia , especially given Syriza's ideological inclinations,” says...
» How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier ... - Vox
30/06/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Breitbart CTV News How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier ... Vox It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first ...
» Amid Russian Aggression, Georgia, Moscow Pursue Improved Diplomatic ... - International Business Times
30/06/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Amid Russian Aggression, Georgia, Moscow Pursue Improved Diplomatic ... International Business Times Georgia will continue to pursue workable diplomatic r...
» Russia Military Expansion: Academies See Boom In Applicants As Putin ... - International Business Times
30/06/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Russia Military Expansion: Academies See Boom In Applicants As Putin ... International Business Times Russian military academies are seeing an influx of a...
» Russia Splutters As US Goes 'Gay' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
30/06/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russia Splutters As US Goes 'Gay' RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty And a prominent Russian Orthodox priest is warning that the United States is out to "s...
» A Rare Call for Tolerance of Gays in Russia - Newsweek
30/06/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Newsweek A Rare Call for Tolerance of Gays in Russia Newsweek Russian officials mostly reacted as you might expect to last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage,...
» Canada slaps sanctions on Gazprom, other Russia energy firms - Reuters Canada
30/06/15 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Canada slaps sanctions on Gazprom, other Russia energy firms Reuters Canada OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is imposing economic sanctions against Russian energy firms such as natural gas p...
» Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say - Bloomberg
30/06/15 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say Bloomberg Some of Vladimir Putin's closest allies, including the chairman of OAO Gazprom, a deputy premier and two...
» Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia - Huffington Post Canada
30/06/15 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Huffington Post Canada Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia Huffington Post Canada OTTAWA - The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against o...
» Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus - BBC News
30/06/15 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus BBC News The head of Russia's Security Council has identified Islamic State (IS) as the greatest threat to world peace and securi...
» Poor Morale in Hong Kong Portends Lower Turnout for July 1 March
30/06/15 09:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. With Hong Kong’s political future in limbo, an annual demonstration that draws thousands of people on July 1 could be a more subdued affair this year.
» Indonesian Plane Crashes in Medan, Killing at Least 20
30/06/15 09:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. An Indonesian Air Force plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city Medan, killing at least 20 people.
» France Attack Suspect Sent Photos To Syria, Prosecutors Say
30/06/15 09:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The suspect behind a gruesome beheading apparently acted on a call by Islamic State and sent photos of his victim to a contact in Syria, prosecutors said as they placed him under inves...
» Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down - Newsday
30/06/15 09:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsday Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down Newsday Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two wee...
» Pope in US to Meet With Homeless, Prisoners and Immigrants - New York Times
30/06/15 09:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Pope in US to Meet With Homeless, Prisoners and Immigrants New York Times VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during ...
» After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Southern States Fall in Line - New York Times
30/06/15 09:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Southern States Fall in Line New York Times GRETNA, La. — The country's last major pockets of resistance to same-sex marriage were ...
» Islamic State beheads women civilians for first time in Syria - ABC Online
30/06/15 09:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Indian Express Islamic State beheads women female civilians for first time in Syria ABC Online Islamic State militants have Syria: monitor Reuters BEIRUT The hardline Islamic...
» AP Top News at 4:11 a.m. EDT
30/06/15 09:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 4:11 a.m. EDT Tsipras defiant as thousands rally in support of "no" vote The Latest: Greek banks to reopen to let pensioners get cash ATHENS, Greece (AP) -...
» AP Top News at 8:23 a.m. EDT
30/06/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com. AP Top News at 8:23 a.m. EDT Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends ATHENS, Greece (AP) - It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its in...
» Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state
30/06/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minorit...
» A Russian Lifeline For Greece? Don't Hold Your Breath
30/06/15 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Moscow largesse is unlikely to help Athens ward off economic calamity anytime soon.
» Iran’s Foreign Minister Rejoins Nuclear Talks
30/06/15 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Mohammad Javad Zarif, its top negotiator, returned to the negotiations as the United States looked for signs that he had arrived with more flexible instructions.
» Inside the crumbling palaces of Africa’s dictators
30/06/15 08:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The palaces in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic were once glittering symbols of the corruption of their owners, but are now little more than shells.
» Turkey's President could send 20k troops to Syria to fight ISIS
30/06/15 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey on 23 March 2015. Anyone watching the multitude of Turkish television stations broadcasting President...
» Jobless 'Batman' on disability benefits for bad back abseils down skyscraper
30/06/15 08:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Unemployed Matthew Hardie (pictured) abseiled his way down Reading's tallest building, The Blade, wearing his complete Batman outfit. He receives weekly hand-outs for a serious back con...
» Greeks rushing to buy Bitcoins as the country faces euro expulsion
30/06/15 08:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. There has been a massive 79 per cent upsurge in Greeks trading on the world's third largest Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp over the past 10 weeks,while other Bitcoin marketplaces also report...
» Negotiators at Iran nuclear talks give themselves another week
30/06/15 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. As today’s deadline passes, Iran’s foreign minister returns to Vienna with the country’s ailing nuclear chief for a few more intense days of extra time Today was supposed to b...
» South Sudan army raped and then burned girls alive, says UN
30/06/15 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Report by UN rights investigators accuses Sudan People’s Liberation Army of brutality and widespread abuses in civil war South Sudan’s army raped then burned girls alive insid...
» ISIS claims deadly car bomb attack in Yemen
30/06/15 08:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:28 ISIS claims car bomb attack in Yemeni capital which wounds at least 28 people. . Report by Asana Greenstreet. Current affairs, amazing footage an...
» Two die after man sets himself alight on Japanese bullet train
30/06/15 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:24 Two passengers die after man sets himself alight aboard a Japanese train. . Report by Asana Greenstreet. Current affairs, amazing footage and inc...
» Opera audience boos nude rape scene
30/06/15 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The opening night of William Tell at the Royal Opera House is marked by boos over a nude rape scene.
» Nigeria gay ban 'backed by 87%'
30/06/15 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A new opinion poll suggests that 87% of people in Nigeria support the legal ban on same-sex relations, compared with 96% five years ago.
» AP PHOTOS: In Peruvian valley, coca harvest means survival
30/06/15 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 8:30 a.m. EDT. SAMUGARI, Peru (AP) -- Just before sunrise, Raul Rua joins 15 others, including women, teens and children, for a half-hour walk to pick coca in the world's No. 1 coca-pro...
» Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train
30/06/15 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 8:30 a.m. EDT. TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadca...
» IS 'beheads Syria women for sorcery'
30/06/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Islamic State militants have beheaded two women for sorcery in eastern Syria, the first time they have decapitated female civilians, activists say.
» South Sudan army 'burnt girls alive'
30/06/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces in Unity state, a UN report says.
» New York police officer joins in the festivities at Pride parade
30/06/15 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. This weekend’s Pride parades were events to underlie and demand rights for the LGBT community. Among dances and celebrations, police officers, though, were the only people you would expec...
» Channel Tunnel Closed Because Of Strike Action
30/06/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The Channel Tunnel has been closed as a result of action by striking French ferry workers for the second time in a week.
» France Is Prepared to Supply Advanced Air Defense Infrastructure to Georgia
30/06/15 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. On June 15, during the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, where important deals for arms supplies are often agreed, Georgia signed its first ever large contract...
» North Caucasians May Turn Into Third-Class Citizens in Russia
30/06/15 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. A Russian publication has alleged that the “Stop Feeding the Caucasus!” slogan, which is popular among ethnic Russians, was invented by Vladimir Putin’s en...
» Hollywood and the CIA
30/06/15 08:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Hollywood and the CIA Author:                 Oliver Boyd-Barrett Boyd-Barrett, Oliver (2011), David Herrera, and Jim Baumann. Hollywood and...
» Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations
30/06/15 08:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations Author:                 Glenn P. Hastedt Glenn P. Hastedt (2011). Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operati...
» Challenges in Intelligence Analysis
30/06/15 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Challenges in Intelligence Analysis Author:                  Timothy Walton Timothy Walton (2010). Challenges in Intelligence Analysis: Less...
» The Kremlin’s Geordie Spy
30/06/15 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      The Kremlin’s Geordie Spy Author:                 Vin Arthey Arthey, Vin (2010). The Kremlin’s Geordie Spy: The Man They Swapped for Gary Po...
» How The Cold War Ended
30/06/15 08:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      How The Cold War Ended Author:                 John Prados Prados, John (2011). How The Cold War Ended: Debating and Doing History . Washing...
» Conversation: The U.S. Media’s Misleading Portrayal of Russia
30/06/15 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Lauren Goodrich: Hello, my name is Lauren Goodrich and I'm the senior Eurasia analyst here at Stratfor. I'm joined by Jay Ogilvy, who is Stratfor contributor and also the foreman of our editorial board. Jay, ...
» Five former Obama advisers on Iran warn nuclear deal falls short
30/06/15 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. Five former senior Iran advisers to President Obama have written an open letter expressing concern that the nuclear accord pending “may fall short of meeting the administration’s own...
» Obama, Putin discuss Iran, Islamic State, Ukraine in phone call
30/06/15 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, "the increasingly dangerous situation in Syr...
» ISIS “Ramadan operations” leave 191 dead in France, Tunisia and Mid East
30/06/15 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. Friday, June 26, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) demonstrated the broad scope of its brutal reach by perpetrating terrorist attacks on three continents – Europe, Africa and...
» Washington stretches the Iranian nuclear accord deadline to July 9
30/06/15 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. Some American sources have revealed a quiet initiative by Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Colin Khal to have the deadline for a final nuclear accord moved from next Tu...


Russia: New US Military Strategy Is Confrontational

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Russia said Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine. The strategy, released by the Pentagon on Wednesday, said Russia had repeatedly demonstrated it does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and that it was willing to use force to achieve its goals. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret about the content of the document and said it indicated a "confrontational attitude, devoid of any objectivity towards our country." "Of course this will hardly contribute to attempts to steer bilateral relations in the direction of normalisation," he told reporters during a conference call. Relations between Moscow and the West are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, mainly because of the crisis in Ukraine. The United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia after it seized the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year and have accused it of providing pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine with weapons and soldiers. "Russia's military actions are undermining regional security directly and through proxy forces," the new National Military Strategy of the United States said. Moscow denies sending troops and arms to the separatists in a conflict in which more than 6,400 people have been killed and accuses the West of plotting a coup d'etat to topple a Ukrainian president backed by Moscow in February 2014.


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Despite Kremlin's Promises, Russian Food Ban Fails to Deliver

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As Russia's retaliatory ban on select Western food imports nears its one-year mark, the Kremlin is trumpeting the embargo as a major opportunity for growth in Russian agriculture.

Ukraine Cuts Off Russian Gas Imports Over Pricing Dispute

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Ukraine said it halted natural gas imports from Russia on Wednesday after EU-brokered talks collapsed without a deal on how much Kiev should pay for its supplies and an interim accord expired at midnight.

Russia's Disunity Makes It Vulnerable to IS (Op-Ed)

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Russia finds itself in an unenviable position as the Islamic State lays claim to the North Caucasus, writes Ivan Sukhov.

Доклад о ситуации в Чечне 

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From: SvobodaRadio
Duration: 54:00

30 июля Международная кризисная группа представила в Брюсселе доклад о ситуации в Чечне. По мнению его авторов, к настоящему времени Чечня достигла больших успехов в подавлении подполья, восстановлении городов, исправлении своего имиджа и официальных экономических показателей, однако эту стабильность исследователи называют обманчивой и приводят десятки свидетельств грубейших нарушений прав человека в республике, которые происходят на фоне коррупции, вымогательств и неприкрытого давления на судей.

В студии РС авторы этого доклада: консультант Международной кризисной группы Варвара Пархоменко и директор проекта по Северному Кавказу Международной кризисной группы Екатерина Сакирянская, а также программный директор по России международной правозащитной организации Human Rights Watch Татьяна Локшина, выступившая одним из рецензентов этого исследования.
Международная кризисная группа – созданная в 1995 году независимая некоммерческая международная организация. Её эксперты проводят исследования непосредственно в зонах конфликтов, на основе которых затем готовят аналитические отчеты, содержащие практические рекомендации чиновникам, ответственным за принятие ключевых решений.

Ukraine's 'history laws' purge it of communist symbols but divide the population 

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Lionising nationalists and removing Soviet monuments helps protect Ukraine from Russian aggression, supporters say











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Pro-Kremlin television host backs civil partnerships

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Head of Russia's state-owned news agency publicly calls for civil partnerships for gay couples, sparking speculation the Kremlin is rethinking its hardline stance on homosexuality











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Russian culture minister calls for tax on Hollywood films

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Vladimir Medinsky wants an end to the current system, which the Russian government believes is subsidising the US film industry
Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian culture minister, is pushing for changes to the domestic film industry that he believes is benefiting Hollywood, but not his homeland.
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Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'

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Skirmishes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels continue despite a truce signed in February, giving little cause for hope of an end to the conflict
“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of what not long ago was Donetsk international airport.
“There is shooting all the time,” he said. A 47-year-old former
police officer from Donetsk whose real name is Oleg Gorlenko, he was given his nom de guerre, he said, because he never cheated on his wife. He has been fighting the Ukrainian army for more than a year and does not believe in the current ceasefire.
The only thing we can do is kill them. Write that down. We need to kill them all
It’s pretty clear that plan A is unworkable, and yet nobody seems to be working on a plan B at all. It’s very worrying
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Yoga for Putin: poses inspired by Russia's president

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Russian authorities have put yoga on their ever-growing banned list, but luckily the country’s leader has shown citizens the way forward
The latest addition to the Russian authorities’ banned list – after Nick Clegg, gay people and lacy knickers – is yoga. Two hatha yoga studios which rent public spaces in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk will no longer be able to do so. Public officials explained they were taking the steps “to prevent the spread of new religious cults and movements”. God forbid. Suffice to say, it is unlikely that Russia’s all-action president does yoga (in January, he expressed incredulity that India has a“Ministry for Yoga”). So for Nizhnevartovsk residents wondering what they are missing, here are four new yoga positions that might get the Putin nod of approval, inspired by Russia’s fittest man:
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Russia's Rosneft charged over pipeline leak that caused oil to come out of taps 

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Environment watchdog investigates RN Yuganskneftegaz for water protection violations due to leak at Nefteyugansk that threatens to enter Ob river
Russia’s environmental watchdog has opened a case against state-owned oil corporation Rosneft after a pipeline leak resulted in oily water filling backyards and flowing out of locals’ taps in Siberia.
RN Yuganskneftegaz, a subsidiary of Rosneft, has been charged with an administrative violation of water protection regulations leading to contamination. The leak occurred last week just outside Nefteyugansk, a major oil town near the Ob river in the Khanty-Mansiysk region of Siberia, and quickly contaminated several hectares of water in the area, which has been suffering from flooding. The leak had been stopped as of Monday, the watchdog said.
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Soviet writers go to defence of glasnost: from the archive, 1 July 1988 

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Gorbachev juggles the fears of Soviet liberal writers and the literary establishment, as he welcomes wider press freedom
Leading Soviet poets, writers and journalists who had been invited to the party conference as guests, and frustrated at not being able to intervene as delegates in the debates, gathered last night to rally in defence of glasnost.
A series of angry speeches at the party conference from the Soviet literary establishment, and an even-handed intervention from Mr Mikhail Gorbachev, had alarmed liberal Soviet writers.
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Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report 

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  • ‘Low but growing’ chance of war with major power, report says
  • Iran and North Korea also pose ‘serious security concerns’
America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability.
A somber report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the
joint chiefs of staff, warns of a “low but growing” probability of the US fighting a war with a major power, with “immense” consequences.
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Pentagon Says Odds Of Clash With Russia, China Rising

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A Pentagon report July 1 warned of a "low but growing" probability that the United States will get drawn into a war with the world's other major military powers, Russia and China, and predicted the consequences would be "immense."


Crocker: Iran Aiming For Permanent Division Of Iraq

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Former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker has accused certain elements of the Iranian regime of working to achieve the permanent division of Iraq into Sunni, Shi'a, and
Kurdish areas. He said this would represent the "ultimate victory" for veterans of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. Crocker was speaking to Niusha Boghrati, chief editor of RFE/RL's Radio Farda.

Russia Slams New U.S. Military Strategy As 'Confrontational'

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Russia has slammed a new U.S. military strategy as "confrontational," saying it would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine

Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam

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Russia has long lived in fear of a jihadist uprising within its own borders, particularly in the Caucasus where it fought two brutal wars to suppress Muslim separatists.

Cold War Without the Fun - New York Times

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The Moscow Times



Cold War Without the Fun
New York Times
Let's see, America is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Russia; U.S. and Russian military planes recently flew within 10 feet of each other; Russia is building a new generation of long-range ballistic ...
How Russians Fell Out of Love With Uncle SamThe Moscow Times
Losing the Eastern Mediterranean to Russia?Commentary Magazine
Game of nations: Cold War without the funHouston Chronicle (subscription)

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Greece: hopes raised, then dashed again - YouTube

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Published on Jul 2, 2015
Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for a new bailout, a defiant Greek prime minister has urged Greeks to reject a bailout deal. David Pollard reports.

Is EU divided over Greece? - YouTube

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Published on Jul 2, 2015
Germany may have said no deal with Greece until after Sunday's referendum, but France remains keen to help find a solution to keep Greece's place in the euro secure. Ciara Lee reports on the increasingly different positions of France and Germany.

UK Defence chief calls for air strikes on IS in Syria - YouTube

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Published on Jul 2, 2015
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told parliament that the UK should consider authorizing air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying, "We are engaged in a fight that will last a generation". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Russia: New US Military Strategy Is Confrontational


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