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IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam's army

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BAGHDAD (AP) - While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hard-liner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag pin into the bathroom because it included the words "God is great."
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Spotless Pearls 

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The Westminster library of the 17th-century antiquary Sir Robert Cotton was organized in a highly eccentric manner. Cotton used busts of Roman luminaries—Julius, Cleopatra, Augustus, Vitellius, and so on—to mark his shelves. Here, placed, perhaps inauspiciously, under Nero was a manuscript that contained four poems, all, it would seem, by the same author: an elegy in the form of a dream vision, a homiletic narrative illustrated with examples from Genesis and Daniel, a paraphrase of the Book of Jonah, and a chivalric romance. For centuries, no mention is made of PearlCleanness,Patience, or Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as we now call them, in the works of English bibliographers. They were unread and unknown, languishing first in the care of Cotton and his descendants, later in the Ashburnham House, also in Westminster, there surviving in 1731 a fire that somehow failed to consume the manuscript of Beowulf, and finally in the British Museum, until 1824, when they were rediscovered.
What do we know of the author of these four poems? Nothing save what internal textual evidence suggests. He lived in Cheshire in the late 14th century and was thus a contemporary of Chaucer, Gower, and Langland, although it is unlikely that he met any of them. His learning was both wide and deep. He seems to have read French and Latin and perhaps Italian. He was a pious man who knew his Vulgate well, though his theology was somewhat heterodox. He had been poor at least some of his life, though not, it seems, at the time of his writing. Critics, including the editors of the presentvolume, seizing upon the many detailed references to gemology and goldsmithing in Pearl, have suggested that he might have been a jeweler or otherwise involved in the minerals trade.
Gawain has been a syllabus item for decades, almost invariably in “translations”; but even future graduate students tend to remember only one thing: its so-called bob-and-wheel structure, in which a short line at the end of a stanza is followed by four shorter lines in an ababa pattern—a hobby horse, for whatever reason, of those responsible for the GRE English Subject Test. Reading W.S. Merwin or Marie Boroff’s serviceable but uneven versions of the poem, they learn almost nothing about philology, which would be a great pity in its own right were it not the case that, unlike so much else written in English before 1580 or so, Gawain is a literary masterpiece that anyone with a patient eye and a fair gloss can appreciate in something like its original form.
An illustration from 'Pearl' / Wikimedia Commons
An illustration from ‘Pearl’ / Wikimedia Commons
After the legendary origins of Britain have been recounted, in a wayward invocation that has doubtless been the undoing of many would-be readers, the narrative begins at Camelot, where King Arthur’s court have gathered for Christmas. Their revels, of which the poet gives a wry description, are interrupted by the appearance of a monstrous figure. The Green Knight, whose pallid complexion makes one wonder whether the author might have been familiar with the symptoms of anemia, rides into the hall astride an equally green mount. With a bough of holly in one hand and a great axe in the other, he dares the young monarch to strike him with his weapon, saying that he will give as good as he gets in a year and a day’s time. Sir Gawain, the youngest of the knights present, beseeches the king to allow him to deliver the blow in the royal stead:
Gawan gripped to his axe and gederes hit on hyghte
The kay fote on the folde he before sette,
Let hit doun lyghtly lyght on the naked,
That the scharp of the schalk schyndered the bones
And schrank thurgh the schyres gres and schede hit in twynne,
That the bitte of the broun stele bote on the grounde.
The Green Knight casually lifts his severed head from the floor and brandishes it in the face of the ladies; the head opens its mouth to remind Gawain that he must meet his challenger next year at a place called the Green Chapel to take his turn under the blade.
After a short interlude we meet Gawain again on a cold winter morning when he sets out on his doomed journey. Here the grotesquerie of the Green Knight’s entrance and the random beauties of the early lines describing the change of seasons (“When the donkande dewe dropes of the leves / To bide a blysful blusch of the bryght sunne”) give way to brooding and even terror. Gawain arrives at a castle, where the master, one Bertilak de Hautdesert, tells him he is two miles from the Green Chapel and asks him to stay a few days. What comes afterward—the first sight of the crone, the repeated temptations from Hautdesert’s wife, the bargains and the exchanges of gifts, the concealed girdle, and the fateful meeting with the Green Knight, whose identity we at once find shocking and not at all—is as haunting and surreal as anything in English.
Pearl, more so even than Gawain, is the sort of poem to the study of which one might devote one’s life. Among the most intricate works of its kind ever conceived, it comprises 101 stanzas of 12 semi-alliterative lines with a rhyme scheme of ababababbcbc in which a crucial word from the end of each stanza is repeated at the beginning of the next: a perplexing configuration from which clues about the author’s surname and an allusion to the 144-cubit walls of the New Jerusalem (12 × 101 = 1212; 12 × 12 = 144), among other arithmantic wonders, have been divined.
It is unfortunate that the most widely read elegy in our language continues to be “Lycidas,” a sulkily anticlerical piece of verse that is otherwise mostly about water, rather than this moving lament for the author’s two-year-old daughter, written at a time when one out of every three children died before the age of five. In Pearl a man wanders in a garden mourning the loss of a “privy perle withouten spote,” which, we soon guess, did not issue from the mantle of an oyster. After falling asleep under a tree, he finds himself in a fantastical landscape surrounded by “crystal clyffes” and trees “as blwe as ble of Ynde”:
As burnist sylver the lef on slydes
That thik con trylle on uch a tynde;
When glem of glodes agayns hem glydes
Wyth schymeryng schene ful schrylle thay schinde.
Across a stream he sees a maiden, whom he recognizes as his lost child, restored to life and crowned as a Bride of Christ. When he asks her how, despite her early death, she has accrued such heavenly merit, she responds with a beautiful soteriological discourse in which she expresses views somewhat at odds with the spirit, if not the letter, of the medieval church’s teachings about the necessity of good works for salvation, and, it will seem to some readers, hinting at a kind of universalism. She then grants him his wish of seeing the New Jerusalem, which is described in language reminiscent of Revelation 21:11-21, so long as he agrees to remain on his side of the stream. Ignoring the maiden’s instructions, he attempts to cross the river of life and awakens. Though saddened to return to “this doel-doungoun” of ours, he vows to live the rest of his life in blissful obedience to God in anticipation of that day when, like his daughter, he will be one of the “precious perles unto His pay.”
It is nice to have both these wonderful poems, along with Patience and Cleanness, in a new edition by Ad Putter and Myra Stokes. Spelling has been more or less regularized. Þ and ȝ have been replaced by th and y throughout. At this and various other slight modernizations, purists will blanche, but they will have E.V. Gordon’s beautifully printed and unsurpassable edition of Pearl on the shelf already. The exhaustive glosses and copious notes—more than two pages for every one of already heavily annotated verse—will make this volume useable by undergraduates and other curious readers with little experience of Middle English.
The Works of the Gawain Poet is a model of popular scholarship, one that harkens back to the glories of the old historical criticism of Tolkien and Henry Sweet. That it has appeared not under the imprimatur of a university press but as a reasonably priced paperback from Penguin Classics is a pleasant surprise. It belongs on the shelves of every library in the English-speaking world.
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Go Get an Editor 

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An obvious statement: This book should not have been published. Well, perhaps this is not so obvious. Go Set a Watchman was a success from one point of view, which is the one of making money, and that is probably all that matters. We have been informed by Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, that a third manuscript may have also appeared (more accurately, another draft of Mockingbird). For anyone who is concerned about Lee’s papers being carefully treated after her death, Go Set a Watchman and the subsequent announcement of a potential third book are both cause for alarm.
Many of us are interested in Lee’s papers. There is the second novel, if anything of it was ever written or survives. There’s also her true crime attempt, The Reverend. On the other hand, there’s a perverse attraction in the thought that she never did write anything else, that she wrote one instantly winning book, decided she said what she had to say, and then retired and joined the ranks of the other cherished recluses of literary history. Who can’t admire the person who can say, well, I’ve succeeded enough?
Digging deeper into Lee’s life (with the help of Mockingbird, a biography by Charles J. Shields) complicates this myth but doesn’t altogether dispel it. Lee was never a recluse, but she hated—and, presumably, still hates—journalists. The second book was always meant to happen, but she spent much of the critical years after Mockingbird assisting Truman Capote with In Cold Blood—five yearsof work, including multiple extended trips to Kansas, research, and editing the manuscript.
Indeed, it is probably fair to regard In Cold Blood, if not as Lee’s second book, as the book that took its place. Capote, who never met a hand he did not immediately bite, repaid his childhood friend first by not listing her in the book’s acknowledgements, and then by telling his biographer that Lee’s mother had tried to drown her twice as a child. “When they talk about Southern grotesque, they’re not kidding!” he quipped. That was the end of their friendship.
Then her literary agent, Maurice Crain, grew too ill to represent her; he died; her editor, Tay Hohoff, retired; she died. So Harper Lee retired, too. Eventually, these accidents coalesced into the myth of the woman who said only what she had to say, and no more, a myth that Harper Lee herself seems to have come around to believing. To Kill a Mockingbird became a fixture in high school literature curricula and its author passed into legend. The end.
Then Marja Mills, a journalist with the Chicago Tribune, published her memoir—written, she claims, with Lee’s blessing—of living next door to Harper Lee. She was immediately threatened by Harper Lee’s litigious new lawyer, Tonja Carter, who sent forth a statement under Harper Lee’s name stating, “I have not willingly participated in any book written or to be written by Marja Mills.” Mills, who already had in hand a statement to the contrary signed by Alice Lee (Harper Lee’s sister and also a lawyer) then received a message from Alice stating, “Poor Nelle Harper can’t see and can’t hear and will sign anything put before her by any one in whom she has confidence.” A little over two months after Alice’s death, the discovery of Go Set a Watchman was announced. (We now know that it was discovered while Alice was alive.)
Go Set a Watchman was not a separate book but an early draft of Mockingbird, and contradictsMockingbird on at least one important particular (the outcome of the Tom Robinson case, which was successful in Watchman but not in Mockingbird). Despite this, it was published as-is. Without speculating overmuch as to motivation—perhaps Alice maliciously suppressed this manuscript and Carter is respecting Lee’s wishes—concern about the wisdom of this book’s publication is not greatly in evidence here.
What about quality? Did Lee’s editor, Hohoff, cut down a work of great literary genius? No.Watchman is an undeniably bad book, structurally unsound, with no real plot and not even a real ending. It shows everywhere the signs of having been written by a person who thought primarily in short stories (as Lee had up until that point). It has long and awkwardly inserted digressions into childhood that are meant, I think, to provide its thinly sketched Maycomb County with some texture, but instead just feel dropped in from some other book.
But, of course, it was never meant to be judged at this level—it was meant to be judged on its potential, which it has, and which Hohoff saw and cultivated. You can hear Harper Lee’s authorial voice from the first line, when Jean Louise looks out “the dining-car window with a delight almost physical.”  But even if it had been published in a less dramatically revised form, it would have required substantial work. (One example: there are multiple references to a Supreme Court case, the details of which are never closely discussed. The case is probably Brown v. Board of Education—but good luck figuring this out.) If read as an illustration of Mockingbird’s virtues, the book becomes slightly more interesting, if not much better.
Go Set a Watchman takes place from the perspective of an adult woman, Jean Louise Finch (Scout to her father, Atticus), who travels back home from New York City back to Maycomb County, Alabama. There, after reuniting with her family and with Hank Clinton (a childhood friend who is eager to marry her), she discovers that her old friends and family are opposed to racial integration, that her father and her would-be husband sit on the Maycomb County Citizens’ Council and work to thwart the NAACP, and that her aunt keeps racist pamphlets in the home. Betrayed and enraged by this, she prepares to leave after only three days. This is all resolved, sort of, though not in a way that anybody is likely to find dramatically or morally satisfying.
As a historical artifact, particularly one published into the middle of this summer’s very contentious argument about the Confederate flag, Go Set a Watchman is partly interesting because of how little things have changed when it comes to discussions of “Southern heritage.” When Atticus mildly explains to his daughter that he is simply a Jeffersonian Democrat, he is not merely speaking like one of the many Confederate nostalgists writing today, but like my own friends from my Tennessee childhood. Similarly, existential threats are invoked but left suspiciously undefined. When Jean Louise demands answers about why her family is willing to work with open racists, they do not condone white supremacy but they do not condemn it either. White supremacists, as members of the community, have at any rate a right to a voice, though black members of “the community” seem not to exist. Such reasoning is presented to Jean Louise as a matter of tribal allegiance: We can’t help it, we are who we are, and we must follow out the tragic logic of our heritage, whatever it is exactly that our heritage is.
For all its directness, Go Set a Watchman flinches from really considering the town where Scout grew up and her own childhood. Maycomb was good, until it was bad. Its ultimate resolution is a vague gesture toward the importance of living in communities, even though it is clear that this particular evil is being enforced as a community norm. There is no clear sense in which thinking well of other people is a solution to systemic racial oppression, but it is the solution offered to Jean Louise by her father and her uncle.
Of course, it is still the solution offered by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.  But even in that book, there are some reasons to believe that we are not meant to regard Atticus as the infallible moral authority that he regards himself. His last line, when he tells Scout that most people are nice “when you finally see them,” is a statement that the rest of To Kill a Mockingbird carefully undermines. (Even in context, it comes off as hollow; the “real nice” person Scout is discussing is Boo Radley, their mysterious neighbor, who intervened when someone was attempting to murder her and her brother Jem.)
Atticus has an ironclad conscience, which he refuses to violate. This makes him better than almost everybody else in the town, but it does not bring him as far as he thinks. It means that he will take on the Tom Robinson case and defend him as far as he is able, but not cast this decision as anything other than a lawyer living up to his profession. As young Scout learns to appreciate her father’s moral courage, the adult reader understands his moral limitation. (Whether or not much adult reading ofMockingbird ever takes place—even among adults—is another question.)
Boo Radley, for this purpose, comes to be not so much the friendly giant next door but a particularly awful dramatization of the ways in which Maycomb County turns a blind eye to evils within its limits. Boo Radley is not really reclusive, or at least is not according to neighborhood lore. He is literally imprisoned, seemingly against his will, next door to the Finch household, for the crime of making his father look slightly foolish. When he finds an outlet to the rest of the world through his gifts to Scout and Jem, his brother destroys it.
When his intervention to save Scout and Jem threatens to expose him to the outside world, the local sheriff refuses to allow it. Atticus acquiesces. The decision is framed as an act of respect for Boo’s privacy; but it is unclear he wants that privacy respected, or that it even is privacy for him. But just as Atticus can convince himself that the lynch mob he faces at one point in the novel is composed of basically good people, so he can convince himself never to do much for Boo Radley other than ask that his children not bother him. Maycomb County encourages everybody to stay in their own lane; what goes on in that lane is of little importance.
Mockingbird preserves the divided loyalties of Watchman by splitting Scout’s narrative voice into a young Scout and an adult Scout. But instead of pouring all of the trouble into straightforward speeches, it proposes to do to the reader what it does to young Scout: trick them into loving the place and then show them the rot by degrees. At this, it succeeds, possibly too well. It was memorably dismissed by Francine Prose in her 1999 Harper’s essay “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read” as one of many “sentimental, middlebrow favorites” that dominate poorly taught English classes: “To read the novel is, for most, an exercise in wish-fulfillment and self-congratulation, a chance to consider thorny issues of race and prejudice from a safe distance and with the comfortable certainty that the reader would never harbor the racist attitudes espoused by the lowlifes in the novel.”
But if the reader really is comfortably ensconced in Scout’s point of view, they would have to be very comfortable indeed not to notice the ease with which she slings around racial put-downs. To Kill a Mockingbird is certainly middlebrow, if the word means anything, but it is not really sentimental. It is a loving portrayal of the South that I know, for which I do not feel only love. It is not perfect. But it is good.
It is easy to imagine an edition of Watchman that could have been better. Packaged in a critical edition, with correspondence between Lee and her editor showing how it developed into the book that we now know, it would have been a more useful volume and probably just as explosively a successful one. If nothing else, it would have been a reminder that no book is the product of one person, or of one genius, no matter how intriguingly reclusive. Books come from writers, editors, agents, friends, and places; they are objects formed by one sensibility, but with help from many others.
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Peshmerga, US strikes fail to dislodge ′Islamic State′ | Middle East | DW.COM

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"We want the good people to hear our prayers and free our country as soon as possible," said Johanna Boutros Moshe, the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul. On Thursday morning, he gathered in the ruins of a fourth-century monastery with other Christian dignitaries to pray for the liberation of his homeland. Mar Mattai is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Currently, it can only be visited with special authorization because it is in the middle of a restricted military zone. The liberators the archbishop speaks of have taken up positions within sight of the monastery. The headquarters of the Kurdish peshmerga's 12th Brigade is perched on a hilltop about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of the Kurdish city of Irbil.
In June 2014, militants took control of the city of Mosul, with its 2 million citizens; the Anbar province capital, Tikrit; and large swaths of the provinces of Saladin, Nineveh and Diyala. Four weeks later, the "Islamic State" was officially proclaimed. But IS's appetite for conquest was not sated. On August 3, the group attacked the Yazidi city of Sinjar, home to 100,000 residents and, four days after that, the Christian city of Bakhdida and its 60,000 residents. IS's territorial expansion was then halted just shy of Irbil and Dohuk. The United States sent in bombers, and once again Washington was conducting military operations in Iraq.
Since then, countless sorties have been flown across Iraq and Syria by a US-led coalition of about 20 countries. Clear-cut victories have been rare. Whenever the United States announces successes to the international press, IS regroups and counterattacks a few days later. For instance, just one week after coalition forces liberated Tikrit, IS recaptured it. In December, the Pentagon announced that the coalition had been able to decisively defeat IS following the start of the peshmerga offensive in northwestern Iraq just prior to Christmas. Indeed, the area of land stretching up to the Sinjar Mountains, as well as the Mosul Dam, are no longer in danger. But the city of Sinjar itself, from which thousands of Yazidis were tragically forced to flee, still remains under IS control. The group's black flag also flies above Bakhdida, Bashiqa and Bartella, majority-Christian cities still waiting to be liberated by the peshmerga.
From the headquarters of the peshmerga brigade near the Mar Mattai monastery, one gazes out across the biblical Nineveh plains. IS's black flag can be clearly seen through the brigadier general's binoculars. It flies from the mosques, cell towers and church steeples in Bashiqa in order to show who is in control of the city. It is only 3 kilometers away from where the peshmerga are positioned. Yet that short distance seems insurmountable at the moment. "We've built mounds, dug trenches, and built more mounds to shore up our position," the commander said. "They have land mines and TNT charges." More than 1,500 peshmerga have already lost their lives in the fight. Whenever they attempt to recapture IS territory, they end up stepping on land mines. The general is hoping that experts will soon arrive to tell him and his fighters how to detect and defuse the mines.
Yazidis
Last August, peshmerga rescued thousands of Yazidis who had fled to the hills
A year of suffering for Yazidis
Nareen Shammo gets tears in her eyes when she thinks about the fate of her hometown. "Bashiqa was little Iraq," the 28-year-old said. For centuries, all of the different ethnic groups that made up the country lived with one another here. Nareen is a Yazidi, but that was always of less importance to her than the mix of groups in her city. She had friends from all different backgrounds. As a child she could see mosques, churches and Yazidi cemeteries from the hilltops above the city. "I was happy that we all lived together," she said. "It will never be the same again." Now she lives in Irbil, and is skeptical about whether she'll ever be able to return home. The peshmerga are situated at the spot where Nareen once stood as a child. She blames them for her misery, saying that if the soldiers had not retreated, the Yazidis would never have had to flee.
Nareen Shammo
Shammo fears that the plurality of her native region will never be restored
Turkmen and Christians also speak of the failure of the peshmerga to provide them with the protection that they were promised. In June 2014, thousands of Iraqi soldiers deserted the army, leaving the people and their territory to IS without putting up a fight. Two months later, the peshmerga capitulated to the terrorists in similar fashion. The uncontested flight of between 8,000 and 10,000 peshmerga fighters has left a bitter taste in the mouths of the locals. It is said that about 700 peshmerga even deserted to IS. Now, blame is coming from all corners. The myth of the Kurdish freedom fighter that has evolved over the years has been severely tarnished. The humiliation has been hard to bear for the peshmerga. There is much talk of conspiracy. One often hears that the Americans ordered the Kurds to retreat, even that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad is working in concert with IS. Or that former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, sought revenge, and so initiated the largely Sunni IS's second attack on the Kurds. The possibility that none wants to believe is the one most plausible and the one given by peshmerga soldiers themselves: They were ill-prepared and didn't have the hardware to fight back.
"We will hunt down those who committed this crime against the Yazidi, down to the last man," Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said at a memorial in Dohuk to honor the victims of last year's attack.
Nareen Shammo doesn't believe him anymore. "It was trust that the cruelties of IS destroyed," she said, summing up a common sentiment about Kurdish forces: "They abandoned us, and left us at the mercy of IS."
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US-led forces hit Isis a year after first strikes as dissent over policy grows 

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  • House speaker John Boehner questions White House strategy
  • Russia calls for US to partner with Syrian president
US-led forces conducted 16 air strikes in Iraq and seven in Syria on Saturday against Islamic State targets, the US military said, on the weekend which marked the one-year anniversary of the first such strikes.
Russia, meanwhile, called for the US to switch policy and recognise Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as a partner in the fight against Isis.
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The Anatomy of A Psywar 

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The Anatomy of A Psywar Intra-Taliban Warfare Hits the Streets of Kabul [SEE: Huge Truck Bomb Blast Strikes Kabul ] The latest series of bomb blasts in and near Kabul has exposed large holes in the official reporting on the war, including the mission itself.  Nothing is as it seems in Afghanistan.  If anything, the […]

PHOTO: Targets Ready To Launch

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ELECTRONIC WEAPONS: Sniffing Russian Secrets In Ukraine

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Man arrested after gunshot sounds reported near Camp Shelby remains jailed

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A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near Mississippi's Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center remained jailed Friday and could be returned to prison.
     
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Islamic State audio vows more attacks following Saudi mosque bombing

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The attack in Abha on Thursday was one of the deadliest against Saudi Arabia's security personnel in years.
     

Islamic State's influence stretching thousands of miles to Indonesia

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When Rahmat and Afrian talk about Islamic State, their eyes widen, their speech slows, and their expressions soften into smiles. The two plan to join the militant group in Syria, 4,500 miles away from their homes in Medan, Indonesia, as soon as they can save enough money to fund the trip.
     

Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86

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Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.
     

Iraq’s Premier, Facing Protests, Proposes Government Overhaul 

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s proposals could be a turning point in the dysfunctional politics of Iraq that have persisted since the American invasion in 2003.

Could a hacker gain control of DC's traffic system? - Washington Post

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Could a hacker gain control of DC's traffic system?
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Cyberattacks have been, after all, identified as the greatest threat to U.S. national security in recent years by Director of National Intelligence James RClapper Jr. And recent reports highlight how cars can be remotely hacked through their ...

FBI to dedicate Biometrics Technology Center - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

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FBI to dedicate Biometrics Technology Center
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CLARKSBURG — FBI officials will usher in a new era of crime fighting when they dedicate a new biometrics facility this week in Clarksburg. The ribbon-cutting for the Biometrics Technology Center will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the campus of the FBI's ...

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Retiring FBI chief in Boston shares, yet keeps quiet - Boston Globe

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Retiring FBI chief in Boston shares, yet keeps quiet
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Vince Lisi, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Boston who is retiring this month, arrived here a couple of years ago, fiercely defending the bureau against claims it didn't share information with its law enforcement partners and the public ... 
Retiring Boston FBI Head Says No Links Seen In Terror CasesCBS Local

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Analyst: Russian Industry Faces Challenges Unique to 'Putin's Russia'

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The fall of the Soviet Union rocked Russia’s inherited defense industry to the core.
       

Mistral Dispute With Russia Settled, France Eyes Exports

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Russia paid €893 million in advance payment for two Mistral helicopter carriers, the core figure of the French repayment
       

Poland, Romania Lead E. Europe Missile Defense Efforts

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Poland and Romania are leading the way in East European efforts to boost allied air and anti-missile defense.
       

Baltics Discuss Value of Joint Acquisitions

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The Baltic states are discussing whether joint military procurement will produce gains in capability and cost savings
       

Obama: “Window opened for political resolution in Syria”

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August 9, 2015, 7:05 AM (IDT)
DEBKA Weekly in its last issue of revealed that the Obama administration had moved on from its nuclear accord with Iran to join up with Russia and Iran for resolving the Syrian conflict by saving the Assad regime. President Barack Obama has confirmed this: “The window has opened a crack for us to get a political resolution in Syria, partly because both Russia and Iran, I think, recognize that the trend lines are not good for Assad,” he said. “Neither of those patrons are particularly sentimental; they don’t seem concerned about the humanitarian disaster that’s been wrought by Assad and this conflict over the last several years, but they are concerned about the potential collapse of the Syrian state. And that means, I think, the prospect of more serious discussions than we’ve had in the past.”
DEBKAfile: Those discussions have in fact reached the point at which Obama felt the need to start preparing the American public for his administration’s acceptance that the window to a political resolution in Syria hinges on keeping Bashar Assad in power.
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Russia and US woo Saudis to help save Assad - albeit putting Israel and Jordan in danger from S. Syria

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August 9, 2015, 9:47 AM (IDT)
Building on the nuclear accord, the Obama administration has been in close communion with Moscow and Tehran on moves to save the Assad regime as the key to ending the Syrian conflict and a united front against the Islamic State. This initiative was to have peaked at the Doha foreign ministers’ meeting on Aug. 3, except that it was blocked by Saudi refusal to acknowledge Assad. The US and Russia hope to change Riyadh’s mind when Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir visits Moscow on Aug. 11. But then, Israel and Jordan would face great peril from southern Syria.

Moscow uses threats to force Saudis into line over Syria

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August 9, 2015, 1:33 PM (IDT)
Arab sources reported Sunday that in advance of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir’s visit to Moscow on Aug. 11, the Russians are trying some arm-twisting to make Riyadh fall into line and join them and the Americans in accepting the Assad regime. Moscow intends putting before the minister the final US-Russian plan for resolving the Syrian conflict. If the Saudis continue to show resistance, Moscow will draft a UN Security Council motion condemning the Saudi invasion of Yemen and demanding its immediate withdrawal. The DEBKAfile Special Report provides exclusive background on this turn of events.

Britain, Gibraltar Accuse Spain of Entering British Waters - New York Times

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Britain, Gibraltar Accuse Spain of Entering British Waters
New York Times
MADRID — Spanish police vessels and a customs helicopter illegally entered and violated the territorial waters and airspace of the tiny British territory of Gibraltar on the southwestern tip of Spain, officials said Sunday. British Foreign Office ...
Britain accuses Spain of 'violating its sovereignty' as police chase drug ...Telegraph.co.uk
Spanish ships accused of 'violating' Gibraltar's territoryBBC News
UK Accuses Spain of Violating Its Sovereignty Over GibraltarNDTV
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Car bomb kills three in eastern Libya as Islamic State presses offensive

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 13 others, medics and residents said, as Islamic State militants pressed an offensive to retake the port city.
  

U.S. Deploys F-16s to Turkish Base

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed a small detachment of F-16 fighter aircraft to a base in Turkey as part of a deal with Ankara to step up strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria, the Pentagon said Sunday.

Ugandan Gays Celebrate Pride With Rally

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Hundreds in Uganda’s gay community rallied over the weekend in a march hailed as a small victory for gay rights after the government last year tried to impose lifetime jail terms for homosexual acts.

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» Peshmerga, US strikes fail to dislodge ′Islamic State′ | Middle East | DW.COM
09/08/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . "We want the good people to hear our prayers and free our country as soon as possible," said Johanna Boutros Moshe, the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul. On Thursday morning, he gathered in the ruins of a ...
» US-led forces hit Isis a year after first strikes as dissent over policy grows
09/08/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from US national security | The Guardian. House speaker John Boehner questions White House strategy Russia calls for US to partner with Syrian president US-led forces conducted 16 air strikes in Iraq and seven ...
» The Anatomy of A Psywar
09/08/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ThereAreNoSunglasses. The Anatomy of A Psywar Intra-Taliban Warfare Hits the Streets of Kabul [SEE: Huge Truck Bomb Blast Strikes Kabul ] The latest series of bomb blasts in and near Kabul has exposed larg...
» PHOTO: Targets Ready To Launch
09/08/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» ELECTRONIC WEAPONS: Sniffing Russian Secrets In Ukraine
09/08/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Man arrested after gunshot sounds reported near Camp Shelby remains jailed
09/08/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near Mississippi's Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center remained jailed Friday and could be returned to prison.
» Islamic State audio vows more attacks following Saudi mosque bombing
09/08/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The attack in Abha on Thursday was one of the deadliest against Saudi Arabia's security personnel in years.
» Islamic State's influence stretching thousands of miles to Indonesia
09/08/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. When Rahmat and Afrian talk about Islamic State, their eyes widen, their speech slows, and their expressions soften into smiles. The two plan to join the militant group in Syria, 4,500 m...
» Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86
09/08/15 17:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while ...
» Iraq’s Premier, Facing Protests, Proposes Government Overhaul
09/08/15 17:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s proposals could be a turning point in the dysfunctional politics of Iraq that have persisted since the American invasion in...
» Could a hacker gain control of DC's traffic system? - Washington Post
09/08/15 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Could a hacker gain control of DC's traffic system? Washington Post Cyberattacks have been, after all, identified as the greatest threat to U.S. national security in rec...
» FBI to dedicate Biometrics Technology Center - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
09/08/15 17:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) FBI to dedicate Biometrics Technology Center The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) CLARKSBURG — FBI officials will ush...
» Retiring FBI chief in Boston shares, yet keeps quiet - Boston Globe
09/08/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Boston Globe Retiring FBI chief in Boston shares, yet keeps quiet Boston Globe Vince Lisi, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Boston who is retiring this month, arrived here a cou...
» Analyst: Russian Industry Faces Challenges Unique to 'Putin's Russia'
09/08/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The fall of the Soviet Union rocked Russia’s inherited defense industry to the core.             
» Mistral Dispute With Russia Settled, France Eyes Exports
09/08/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Russia paid €893 million in advance payment for two Mistral helicopter carriers, the core figure of the French repayment             
» Poland, Romania Lead E. Europe Missile Defense Efforts
09/08/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Poland and Romania are leading the way in East European efforts to boost allied air and anti-missile defense.             
» Baltics Discuss Value of Joint Acquisitions
09/08/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The Baltic states are discussing whether joint military procurement will produce gains in capability and cost savings             
» Obama: “Window opened for political resolution in Syria”
09/08/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. August 9, 2015, 7:05 AM (IDT) DEBKA Weekly in its last issue of Aug. 7 revealed that the Obama administration had moved on from its nuclear accord with Iran to join up with Russia and Iran for r...
» Russia and US woo Saudis to help save Assad - albeit putting Israel and Jordan in danger from S. Syria
09/08/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. August 9, 2015, 9:47 AM (IDT) Building on the nuclear accord, the Obama administration has been in close communion with Moscow and Tehran on moves to save the Assad regime as the key to ending t...
» Moscow uses threats to force Saudis into line over Syria
09/08/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. August 9, 2015, 1:33 PM (IDT) Arab sources reported Sunday that in advance of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir’s visit to Moscow on Aug. 11, the Russians are trying some arm-twisting ...
» Britain, Gibraltar Accuse Spain of Entering British Waters - New York Times
09/08/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Mirror.co.uk Britain, Gibraltar Accuse Spain of Entering British Waters New York Times MADRID — Spanish police vessels and a customs helicopter illegally entered and violated the terri...
» Car bomb kills three in eastern Libya as Islamic State presses offensive
09/08/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 13 others, medics and residents said, as Islamic State m...
» U.S. Deploys F-16s to Turkish Base
09/08/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The U.S. Air Force has deployed a small detachment of F-16 fighter aircraft to a base in Turkey as part of a deal with Ankara to step up strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Sy...
» Ugandan Gays Celebrate Pride With Rally
09/08/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Hundreds in Uganda’s gay community rallied over the weekend in a march hailed as a small victory for gay rights after the government last year tried to impose lifetime jail terms for h...
» Taliban Leader's Death Derails Peace Effort
09/08/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The revelation that Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead delivered a blow to a Pakistani-brokered peace process.
» Trump's history of flippant misogyny - Washington Post
09/08/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Atlanta Journal Constitution Trump's history of flippant misogyny Washington Post For decades, Donald Trump has made flippant misogyny as much a part of his trademark as his oste...
» Police discover 18 'illegal immigrants' in the back of a lorry
09/08/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. 19 illegal immigrants were held after a lorry was stopped on the M1 near St Albans. A motorist on the M25 spotted a suspicious lorry on the M25 in Hertfordshire and called the police. T...
» Illegal immigrants discovered on M25 with Polish lorry driver arrested
09/08/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. 19 illegal immigrants were held after a lorry was stopped on the M1 near St Albans. A motorist on the M25 spotted a suspicious lorry on the M25 in Hertfordshire and called the police. T...
» Mexican volcano erupts on camera
09/08/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:00 Two spectacular volcanic eruptions in Mexico have been caught on camera. Report by Conor Mcnally.
» Gen. Manuel Contreras, leader of Chile’s feared spy agency, dies at 86
09/08/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Gen. Manuel Contreras, who was imprisoned after heading the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands d...
» Kurdish Rebels Attack Police, Military in Turkey
09/08/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants attacked a military outpost and a police car in southeast Turkey overnight, killing one policeman, officials and security sources said on Sunday, p...
» Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden
09/08/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Forensic testing of 400-year-old pipes suggest playwright might have smoked more than just tobacco
» 3,316,5913,316,591
09/08/15 16:32 from Mike Nova - Google+
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» Iran accused of sentencing dead man to death to cover up torture
09/08/15 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Mohammad Ali Taheri, an Iranian faith healer, reportedly died in prison and was then sentenced to death to cover it up
» Moscow Journal: A Moscow of Dancing Feet, Under an Iron Fist
09/08/15 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Russian capital is looking ever more like an elegant European capital, but its political life is marching steadily in the opposite direction.
» 22 Killed In Taliban Attack In Kunduz
09/08/15 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghan police say at least 22 people were killed in the northern province of Kunduz on August 8 when a Taliban suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into ...
» Bodies Recovered After Air Collision Near Moscow
09/08/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Authorities in Moscow say nine people were killed when a helicopter and a private airplane collided over the Istra reservoir Rescue workers in the Moscow region. region h...
» Beaten Azerbaijani Journalist Dies Of Injuries
09/08/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An Azerbaijani journalist who was allegedly attacked and beaten by supporters of a local soccer player has died of his injuries
» Many Feared Dead In Uzbek Concert Tragedy
09/08/15 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Many people are feared dead in the western Uzbek city of Urgench after a bridge collapsed during a concert.
» OSCE Monitoring Mission Vehicles Torched In Donetsk
09/08/15 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Four armored vehicles belonging to the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were burned in the early hours o...
» Lavrov Urges U.S. To Include Syria In Countering IS
09/08/15 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says the United States is "unprepared" for including the Syrian government in international plans to counter extremist Islamic State (IS) militants.
» Russia's Lavrov says U.S. must work with Assad to fight Islamic State
09/08/15 16:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States should cooperate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight Islamic State and that this required an...
» Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian who stabbed Israeli in West Bank
09/08/15 16:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station in the occupied West Bank on Sunday along a main highway near Jerusalem, pol...
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09/08/15 12:27 from Mike Nova - Google+
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» Russian Intelligence and attempts to influence American elections - Google Search
09/08/15 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Putinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putinism" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putinism</a> Cached Wikipedia Loading... In his 2008 book,...
» US Communist Party and Russian Intelligence - Google Search
09/08/15 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Soviet espionage in US - Wikipedia <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/.../" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/.../</a> Soviet _espionage_in_the_ United_S ... Cached Wikipedia Loading... Durin...
» US Communist Party and Soviet Intelligence - Google Search
09/08/15 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Soviet espionage in US - Wikipedia <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/.../" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/.../</a> Soviet _espionage_in_the_ United_S ... Cached Wikipedia Loading... Durin...
» Why did the FBI detain Bob Graham?
09/08/15 02:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . CASHIERS, N.C. Going to lunch with former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham can be hazardous to retirement. And extremely interesting. Take the recent Sunday when my husband and I met Graham, his wife, Adele, and daughter...
» 2015-08-08How Putin Turns Turmoil in the Middle East to His Advantage Saturday
09/08/15 00:03 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-08-08 How Putin Turns Turmoil in the Middle East to His Advantage Saturday August 8th, 2015 at 9:37 PM How Putin Turns Turmoil in the Middle East to His Advantage Saturday August 8 th , 2015  at  9:37 PM Newsweek 1 Share If the Midd...
» How Putin Turns Turmoil in the Middle East to His Advantage
08/08/15 21:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. If the Middle East did not exist, Moscow would definitely have to invent it. Chaos in the Arab world has offered the Kremlin a convenient opportunity to shape public opinion at home on such issue...
» Dozens of Syrian Christians Missing From Town Attacked by ISIS
08/08/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Contact with the Christians was lost after the jihadists attacked the isolated oasis town of Qariyatain in Homs Province and routed the Syrian Army.
» The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
08/08/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. The “going dark” debate continued on Lawfare this week. Paul provided us with a guest post from Nicholas Weaver of the International Computer Science I...
» The Lawfare Podcast: Senator Tim Kaine on the One Year Anniversary of the War with ISIS
08/08/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. The war with the Islamic State turns one today, and yet we still have no authorization for the use of force against the group.  This week, Senator Kaine marke...
» Recap of Recent Posts at Just Security (August 1-7)
08/08/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Just Security I. Detention & Military Commissions Jonathan Horowitz, Guest Post: The Reason Why the UK Lost the Serdar Mohammed Case (Monday, August 3) Steve Vladeck, ...
» The Arab Secret Services
08/08/15 21:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      The Arab Secret Services Author:                 Yaacov Caroz Caroz, Yaakov (1978). The Arab Secret Services. London: Corgi LCCN:    7930561...
» House leader puts pressure on Kane - Scranton Times-Tribune
08/08/15 21:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from house judiciary committee - Google News. STLtoday.com House leader puts pressure on Kane Scranton Times-Tribune Ronald Marsico, R-105, Harrisburg, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, called on Ms. Kane...
» Two Armenian Drones Shot Down Over Azerbaijan
08/08/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Azerbaijan's air defense forces shot down two Armenian drones which were on a reconnaissance mission over the Azerbaijani armed forces position, the Defense Ministry said in Baku on Fri...
» Russian Defense Ministry conducts large-scale artillery exercise in western district
08/08/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Artillery units in the Western military district are to conduct training in the field to practice counter-battery fire with thousands of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers t...
» Russian Eastern Military District Gets New Air Force, Air Defense Army
08/08/15 21:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Russia has established an Air Force and Air Defense Army in its Eastern Military District that will perform exercises in the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, press-secretary for the ...
» All Bases Belong to US: New American Military Base to be Built in Poland
08/08/15 21:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. The new facility is planned to be located in Mazovia Province, in the city of Ciechanow. It will be used for the needs of Polish and US troops.
» Russian Hackers Suspected In E-mail Attack On U.S. Military Chiefs
08/08/15 21:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Russia is the leading suspect in a sophisticated cyber attack on the unclassified e-mail network of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, forcing the military command to shut the system down,...
» Islamic State Executed 'Unprecedented' 2,070 Iraqis Around Mosul
08/08/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. The Islamic State (IS) group has executed more than 2,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since seizing it in June 2014, officials said August 7.
» Which makes Twitter one of the bureau's best informants. - Huffington Post
08/08/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google News. Which makes Twitter one of the bureau's best informants. Huffington Post WASHINGTON -- The FBI's best informant has played a role in dozens of terrorism cases over the past s...
» Marijuana Prohibition Cost Al Gore the 2000 Election - Marijuana Politics (blog)
08/08/15 21:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google News. Marijuana Prohibition Cost Al Gore the 2000 Election Marijuana Politics (blog) One of my stock lines on the speaking circuit is that if marijuana had been legal in 2000, Al G...
» Why did the FBI detain Bob Graham? - Tampabay.com
08/08/15 20:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Tampabay.com Why did the FBI detain Bob Graham? Tampabay.com Over eggs benedict and cheese grits, Graham updated us on his continuing fight to force the FBI to disclose reports documenti...
» Active military-grade grenade found outside McDonald's - U.S. News & World Report
08/08/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Active military -grade grenade found outside McDonald's U.S. News & World Report Dale Ednock, the bomb technician, told the News-Post the grenade found lodged about a foot unde...
» US Navy About To Double Its LCS Fleet
08/08/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. US Navy about to Double its LCS Fleet             
» GAO: USAF Nuclear Costs To Be $30B Over Next Four Years,
08/08/15 20:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. A joint evaluation by the Pentagon and Energy Department estimate the Air Force's new bomber will cause a big uptick in nuclear costs             
» Russia Merges AF With Missile Defense, Space Commands
08/08/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Russia has merged several branches of the military into a new Aerospace Force             
» Nine Dead In Attack On American Military Base In Kabul
08/08/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. A NATO coalition soldier and eight Afghan contractors were killed in an attack on an American military base in Kabul, NATO said Saturday. It was one of three attacks to shock the capit...
» Security, Procurement Challenges Await New Turk Leaders
08/08/15 20:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Numerous security and procurement challenges have welcomed Turkey’s new military top brass,             
» We Remember: Staff Sergeant Kenneth R. Hobson II
08/08/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense Intelligence Agency News. The Defense Intelligence Agency remembers U.S. Defense Attaché Office (USDAO) Administrative
» US serviceman among 44 killed in Friday’s Kabul terror wave
08/08/15 20:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. August 8, 2015, 5:21 PM (IDT) A US military official confirmed that a US service member and eight Afghan contractors were killed in an attack on NATO’s Resolute Support mission on Camp Int...
» US military reconsidering how Syrian soldiers it has trained should be put ... - Fox News
08/08/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. US military reconsidering how Syrian soldiers it has trained should be put ... Fox News WASHINGTON – The murky aftermath of the attack on Syrian rebels last week by al-Qaida-li...
» Hacking For Cause: Today's Growing Cyber Security Trend - TechCrunch
08/08/15 20:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. TechCrunch Hacking For Cause: Today's Growing Cyber Security Trend TechCrunch Specifically, organized bad-guy hacker criminals are looking to rob banks, steal intellectual prop...
» Tyler Drumheller, 63, CIA career of 26 years - Press Herald
08/08/15 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Gawker Tyler Drumheller, 63, CIA career of 26 years Press Herald Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIA's focus shifted from the Cold War t...
» CIA Figure in Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Dies at 63 - Gawker
08/08/15 20:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer whose whistleblowing embarrassed Bush-era intelligence gathering in Iraq, died over the weekend at 63, the Washington Post reports. Drumhell...
» Active Military-Grade Grenade Found Outside McDonald's
08/08/15 20:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Not lovin' it: Active military-grade grenade found outside McDonald's
» Genius, coward… or madman? Why Hamlet gives actors the ultimate test
08/08/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. In nearly 20 years reviewing theatre for the Observer Susannah Clapp has seen 24 wildly different interpretations of Hamlet. Benedict Cumberbatch had many examples to study be...
» Prosecutor: Mom Tossed 1-Month-Old From Fourth-Floor Window
08/08/15 20:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Prosecutor: NYC mom tossed 1-month-old from fourth-floor window, arrested on murder charge
» Cecil the lion's cub killed by rival male
08/08/15 20:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Death of one of Cecil's eight cubs has raised fears for his remaining offspring, which could also be targeted by the large predatory male lion
» GOP leaders say erratic attacks hurt Trump, but he vows to fight and win - Washington Post
08/08/15 20:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. U.S. News & World Report GOP leaders say erratic attacks hurt Trump, but he vows to fight and win Washington Post Republican leaders who have watched Donald Trump's summer surge ...
» 2015-08-08I am not a leftist, I am not a rightist
08/08/15 20:01 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-08-08 I am not a leftist, I am not a rightist I am not a leftist, I am not a rightist I am just "agnostic" Judaeo-Christian scientist I am not a leftist, I am not a rightist mn-3.blogspot.com I am not a leftist, I am not a rightist...
» U.S. Military Base Attacked in Kabul
08/08/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Militants attacked a U.S. Special Operations forces base on Friday night, hours after deadly explosions targeted a Kabul police academy and an Afghan army compound.
» Netanyahu's 'No' Campaign on Iran Deal Rattles Israel
08/08/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The country’s president is among those voicing concerns that the prime minister’s push to defeat the nuclear agreement will harm Israel’s ties to the U.S.
» Afghan Capital Suffers Deadliest Day of Attacks in Years
08/08/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. More than 50 people were killed in three separate bombings in Kabul, including a late-night attack on a U.S. forces base that left one service member dead.
» Former Chief of Chile's Secret Police Dies at 86
08/08/15 18:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Manuel Contreras, a military officer who was chief of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s feared secret police, died late Friday at age 86 at the Military Hospital of Santiago.
» U.N. Peacekeeper Kills Four Co-Workers in Central African Republic
08/08/15 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A peacekeeper in the Central African Republic shot and killed four of his fellow United Nations personnel and wounded another eight on Saturday, in the latest grisly episode for the in...
» ‘We’ve had enough’: Baghdad protests challenge Iraq’s prime minister
08/08/15 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of angry Iraqis took to the streets to demand changes to their government Friday in a potent chal...
» Mexico’s economy was supposed to soar. It’s starting to flop.
08/08/15 18:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY — Largely lost amid the frantic scramble after drug lord Chapo Guzman’s dramatic escape, one of the biggest leaps...
» Hundreds of Christians Fear IS Attack, Flee Syrian Town
08/08/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Scores of Christian families have fled a Syrian town amid fears that Islamic State militants are advancing toward it and plan a major offensive, activists said Saturday. Osama Edward, dir...
» Afghan Capital on Edge After Attacks Kill at Least 44 People
08/08/15 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (KABUL, Afghanistan)—A series of attacks that killed at least 44 people and wounded over 300 in one day has shattered the relative calm of Afghanistan’s capital, even as some had hoped fl...
» 'Turkish airstrikes killed my siblings while I fought Isil'
08/08/15 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Mamend Rasul describes devastation brought to Iraqi Kurdish village by Turkish airstrikes against PKK
» Russia backs UN resolution investigating Syrian chemical weapons in rare show of unity
08/08/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Resolution seeks to assign blame for deadly chemical weapon attack in August 2013 that killed hundreds in Damascus suburb of Ghouta
» Manuel Contreras, Chilean Spy Chief, Dies at 86
08/08/15 18:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Gen. Contreras, Chile’s intelligence chief during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, was serving 526 years of multiple prison terms for human rights violations.
» Republicans chastise Trump over Megyn Kelly comments
08/08/15 18:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. GOP candidates defend Fox News debate moderator after billionaire makes new controversial comments
» Turkey-Kurdish conflict: PKK distracted by Turkish bombs as it continues fight against Isis
08/08/15 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. In a guerrilla camp to the south-west of Irbil in Kurdish Iraq, fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) huddle on sofas in a darkened room, some bearing scars from the war with I...
» Stephen Harper: Canadian Prime Minister accused of taking country too far to the right
08/08/15 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Secretive, vindictive and patronising are not words in keeping with the popular stereotype of Canadians. Yet that’s how citizens of the world’s second-largest country are increasingly por...
» The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor arraigned on charges
08/08/15 18:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:22 p.m. EDT. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The latest in the arraignment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):...
» The Latest: Vermont police investigate 4 deaths
08/08/15 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5:07 p.m. EDT. BERLIN, Vt. (AP) -- The latest in the investigation into four deaths in Vermont, including a state child protection worker (all times local):...
» Officials: 3 dead are related to Vermont shooting suspect
08/08/15 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 5:07 p.m. EDT. BERLIN, Vt. (AP) -- Three women found dead in a Vermont home on Saturday are related to a woman arrested a day earlier in the fatal shooting of a state social worker, sta...
» Is Obama a "Russian project"? - Google Search
08/08/15 16:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . VIDEO - Alfred Webre: Positive Timeline, BRICS, Money ... exopolitics.blogs.com/.../an-exercise-in-the-socratic-method-the-positive-... Cached Similar Nov 15, 2014 - However this may be a dialectic if Obama i...
» Kabul on Edge After Wave of Attacks Kills 50
08/08/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Kabul is on edge Saturday following one of its worst outbreaks of violence this year. Insurgents carried out a series of suicide bombings in and around the Afghan capital Friday that kill...
» Trump Disinvited From Conservative Event
08/08/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was dumped from a prime speaking role to an important gathering of conservative activists for his criticism of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly a...
» Militants Suspected in Death of Bangladesh Blogger
08/08/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Suspected militants, armed with machetes and cleavers, entered an apartment building in Bangladesh's capital and hacked to death a secular blogger in the fourth such deadly attack this ye...
» Trump Remains in Spotlight After First Republican Debate
08/08/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 01:41 Billionaire Donald Trump remains the center of attention following the first Republican presidential debate that featured 10 of the 17 White Ho...
» Secular Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh
08/08/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 00:46 Another secular blogger in Bangladesh has been hacked to death in Dhaka. VOA's Satarupa Barua reports. Originally published at - http://www.voa...
» IS Continues Attacks Despite 6,000 Air Strikes
08/08/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 01:59 One year ago (on August 8, 2014), the United States started to bomb Islamic State targets in Iraq.  Since then, the U.S.-led coalition has hit ...
» Russian TV Deserters Divulge Details On Kremlin’s Ukraine ‘Propaganda’
08/08/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former employees of Russia’s largest state-media state media holding have divulged behind-the-scenes details about what they portray as a Kremlin propaganda campaign to d...
» U.S. 'Concerned' Quds Commander Visited Russia, Violating UN Ban
08/08/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United States is investigating reports that the commander of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently visited Russia in violation of a United Natio...
» U.S. Think Tank Questions Iran Explanation For Activity At Parchin
08/08/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A U.S. think-tank has questioned Iran's explanation for activity at its Parchin military site, where the United States and Israel suspect Tehran experimented with develop...
» U.S. Aquarium Seeks Import Of Russian Beluga Whales
08/08/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An aquarium in the U.S. state of Georgia wants a judge to overturn a federal agency's denial of a permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in the United ...
» Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran
08/08/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The president accused The president accuses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Committee, or Aipac, of spending millions on advertising to try to defeat the accord, as well as spr...
» Apple Watch: The Vladimir Putin Edition
08/08/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:24 A Russian-owned luxury jewellery brand is selling a $3,000 customised Apple Watch featuring the signature of the Russian president. Report by Con...
» Inside the hostile, helpful world of hacking conventions
08/08/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. What happens when you put 10,000 hackers in one hotel? A n00b's guide to Black Hat and DEF CON
» GOP to Congress: Don't be intimidated on Iran deal
08/08/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. After the August recess, Congress is expected to vote on approval of the nuclear agreement with Iran
» Ex-Georgian president trying to save Ukraine from Russia’s orbit
08/08/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. Mikheil Saakashvili warred with Russia. Now he is waging a new battle that could determine Ukraine’s future.
» Chile ex-spymaster critically ill
08/08/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Manuel Contreras - who headed Chile's intelligence service during the Pinochet regime in the 1970s and 80s - is critically ill in hospital.
» Why do wrestlers so often die young?
08/08/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Why do wrestlers so often die young?
» The twisting tale of India's porn ban
08/08/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Twists and turns in the tale of India's porn ban
» Saudi Arabia flexes its muscles
08/08/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. How the kingdom is flexing its military muscle in the Mid-East
» Supply freeze hits Russian military
08/08/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Ukraine supply freeze hits Russian military hardware
» IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army
08/08/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Islamic State group's command is dominated by ex-officers from Saddam's military, spy agency
» Russian Opposition Leaders Call for End to Hunger Strike
08/08/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Russian opposition leaders call for end to hunger strike after activist is hospitalized
» Swedish filmmakers expose homophobic discrimination in secretly recorded job interview
08/08/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. It can be difficult to prove incidents of discrimination in the hiring process, but two Swedish filmmakers have tried to with an undercover video.
» Calais migrant crisis: Migrants discover how to get through security gate into Eurotunnel complex
08/08/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Migrants hoping to beat security at the French end of the Channel Tunnel have discovered how to get through a locked gate into the Eurotunnel complex.
» James Holmes sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2012 Colorado theatre shooting
08/08/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. James Holmes has been was spared the death penalty and will serve life in prison without possibility for parole for killing 12 and injuring many more in a mass shooting at a cinema in 201...
» Ebola: 'Detective work' is key to ending epidemic once and for all
08/08/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. A matter of months ago, Dr Marc Forget’s job, at the front line of the fight against the deadliest Ebola epidemic, was best summed up by two words: “damage control.”  “The priority then w...
» 'Soviet Taliban' Irek Hamidullin found guilty in US over Afghan terrorist attack
08/08/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. A former Soviet army officer has been found guilty of terrorism charges by a US jury, including planning and leading a Taliban attack on American forces in Afghanistan in 2009.
» Kabul bombings leave 50 dead and hundreds wounded
08/08/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. A deadly wave of attacks has left at least 50 dead and hundreds wounded in the Afghan capital of Kabul, dashing hopes that the Taliban insurgency has been weakened in the country.
» Israeli defence minister says he is 'not responsible' for lives of Iranian nuclear scientists following historic US-Iran deal
08/08/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Israel’s Defence Minister has appeared to imply that his country is prepared to assassinate Iran’s nuclear scientists following a historic deal with the West.
» U.S. think tank questions Iran explanation for activity at site
08/08/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A prominent U.S. think tank on Friday questioned Iran's explanation for activity at its Parchin military site visible in satellite imagery, saying the moveme...
» Jury finds accused Taliban fighter guilty on all counts
08/08/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. (Reuters) - A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter was found guilty on all counts on Friday by a federal jury in Richmond, Virginia, a court official said.
» Dozens killed as wave of bomb attacks hits Kabul
08/08/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a Kabul police academy and insurgents struck an area near a U.S. special forces base on Friday in a wave of attacks in the...
» Iran rejects accusations about military site as 'lies'
08/08/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday that accusations about activity at its Parchin military site were "lies" spread by opponents of its landmark nuclear deal wit...
» Pro-Kurdish party leader calls for steps to halt Turkey violence
08/08/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party called on Saturday for the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to "remove its finger from the trigger" and fo...
» Pinochet's ex-secret police boss dies in Chile, aged 86
08/08/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Manuel Contreras, who led Chile's now-defunct and much feared secret police force for several years under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, died on Friday even...
» Thousands of Iraqis protest against government corruption
08/08/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:53 p.m. EDT. BAGHDAD (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis braved the scorching summer heat to stage a huge protest in central Baghdad on Friday, calling on the prime minister to dissolve the ...
» Argentine president dominates campaign ahead of primaries
08/08/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:53 p.m. EDT. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Cristina Fernandez isn't on Sunday's presidential primary ballots, yet the influence of Argentina's leader is all around it....
» GOP steels itself for uncertainty in White House race
08/08/15 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 12:53 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are steeling themselves for a long period of uncertainty following a raucous first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign....
» NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences
08/08/15 12:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:44 a.m. EDT. NEW YORK (AP) -- Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket - "Warning: Don'...
» Georgia Aquarium Fighting Denial of Permit to Import Belugas
08/08/15 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Georgia Aquarium locked in legal battle over denial of permit to import belugas from Russia
» MoD scientists tested anthrax and the PLAGUE on soldiers and public
08/08/15 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Over the course of half a century, the Ministry of Defence carried out a series of shocking experiments on unwitting volunteers. A new book exposes the grim reality of the human 'guinea...
» New documentary reveals Marlon Brando in his own words
08/08/15 12:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Brando is known as one of the most brilliant actors of our time, yet there has also always been a bit of mystery surrounding the reclusive artist
» American killed in Afghan military base attack
08/08/15 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack on military base in Afghan capital of Kabul
» All Is Going According To Plan
08/08/15 11:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. August 8, 2015: Officially the Arab Gulf states are supporting the new peace deal with Iran, despite the threat of Iran getting out from under sanctions and continuing to develop its nucl...
» isis and saddam army - Google Search
08/08/15 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ISIS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam's army The Indian Express - 6 hours ago Now al-Ani is a commander in the Islamic State group, said Omran, who rose to become a major general in the Iraqi ar...
» Islamic State command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam's army - Middle East
08/08/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top news - (TEST). BAGHDAD -- While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hard-liner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi fla...
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» FBI says there is no credible threat to Colorado military or family members - The Denver Channel
07/08/15 18:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Denver Channel FBI says there is no credible threat to Colorado military or family members The Denver Channel DENVER - The Denver FBI has issued a statement saying it has found no cr...
» Iran nuclear deal opens diplomatic channels for Syria
07/08/15 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BEIRUT (AP) - The nuclear deal with Iran was widely expected to affect other Middle East issues, and that may already be happening with Syria: a series of recent ...
» HHS hacked five times in three years, House committee says
07/08/15 17:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. A House committee is now acknowledging that no fewer than five separate divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services have been breached by hackers...
» Former Diplomat: Obama Needs to Tone Down Comments About Iran Deal Critics
07/08/15 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said on Friday that President Obama’s controversial remarks comparing opponents of his nuclear deal to Islamist h...
» Politician reportedly leaked fake male prostitution e-mails to hide his real ... - Washington Post
07/08/15 17:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. MLive.com CBS News Politician reportedly leaked fake male prostitution e-mails to hide his real ... Washington Post A Michigan state representative distributed a fake e-mail that...
» White House warns Chuck Schumer: disapprove of Iran deal at your own peril
07/08/15 17:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Spokesman Josh Earnest calls Democrat’s defiance on nuclear deal ‘not particularly surprising’ and says it may cost him party leadership in Senate The White House fired a shot...
» Puerto Rico Senator Seeks Funds to Make Missed Bond Payment
07/08/15 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Puerto Rico senator pushes to reassign funds, help make missed bond payment
» Man Gets Life Sentence After Admitting to Killing Soldier
07/08/15 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Man gets life for killing Fort Bragg solider who confronted him over sex offender status
» Obama Leaving For Vacation But Troubles May Follow - ABC News
07/08/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ABC News Obama Leaving For Vacation But Troubles May Follow ABC News President Obama is set to leave Washington, DC Friday for his family's annual August vacation to Martha's Vin...
» Obama Administration Will Not Charge Militant in the US
07/08/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Umm Sayyaf, captured during a Delta Force raid in Syria, will 'face justice' in Iraq
» US Probing If Iranian Violated UN Sanctions With Russia Trip
07/08/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. US probing if commander of elite Iranian force traveled to Russia in violation of UN sanctions
» 2015-08-07Kurdish Lawmakers Say Turkish Airstrikes Killed 8 Civilians | Islamic
07/08/15 15:11 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-08-07 Kurdish Lawmakers Say Turkish Airstrikes Killed 8 Civilians | Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians from Syrian town: monitor - Reuters Kurdish Lawmakers Say Turkish Airstrikes Killed 8 Civilians VIDEO: Putin petitioned o...
» Canada Party Leaders Hit Harper on Economy
07/08/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended his economic policies in a party leaders’ debate, setting the stage for an 11-week national election campaign that is likely to be dominated by C...
» North Korea to Go Back in Time
07/08/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. North Korea is going to fix a new time zone, called Pyongyang time, which will move its clocks back 30 minutes.
» Kabul Bomb Kills at Least Eight
07/08/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A truck bomb exploded in central Kabul, killing at least eight people and injuring as many as 400, officials said, ending a period of relative calm in the Afghan capital.
» Man Arrested After Walking Through Channel Tunnel
07/08/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A Sudanese man walked almost the whole length of the 31-mile Channel Tunnel from France before being arrested, British police said, highlighting the lengths to which migrants will go t...
» Islamic State Seizes Dozens of Syrian Christians
07/08/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Islamic State is holding dozens of Christians in the southeastern Syrian province of Homs after seizing the town of Qaryatain as part of the militant group’s efforts to establish a str...
» Fourth Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh
07/08/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Another Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death in Dhaka on Friday—the fourth such attack on writers who had been critical of Islam this year—raising renewed fears about growing radica...
» Russia destroys tonnes of banned cheese
07/08/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:01 Russia burns tonnes of banned cheese as it starts a campaign to destroy illegally imported Western food. Report by Asana Greenstreet.
» Long Battle With Mental Illness Marked Man Killed at Theater - ABC News
07/08/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ABC News Long Battle With Mental Illness Marked Man Killed at Theater ABC News The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a...
» Trump Did Not Dominate the Foreign-Policy Debate, However - Bloomberg
07/08/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Trump Did Not Dominate the Foreign-Policy Debate, However Bloomberg A clash between Chris Christie and Ron Paul over NSA phone searches went viral on Facebook, as can...
» Kerry Links Better US-Vietnam Ties to Rights on Anniversary - New York Times
07/08/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Kerry Links Better US-Vietnam Ties to Rights on Anniversary New York Times HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday celebrated the 20th anniversary of normal...
» Utøya four years on: what's the mood in Norway? - The Guardian
07/08/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Guardian Utøya four years on: what's the mood in Norway? The Guardian Norway has reopened its summer camp on the island of Utøya for the first time since 69 people were kille...
» US Jury Nears Deliberations in Trial of Russian Taliban
07/08/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Defense attorneys for a Russian military veteran suspected of a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan were to present closing arguments in the trial in U.S. District Court. Irek Ha...
» Robert Conquest, historian who chronicled Stalin’s crimes, dies at 98
07/08/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Robert Conquest, a historian who laid bare the murders, starvation and fear wreaked upon the Soviet population by Stalin’s re...
» Trump Cheered And Booed In Republican Debate
07/08/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The billionaire was the star of the show during the event - but faced questions about his remarks on women and Mexican immigrants.
» Defiant Donald Refuses To Play The Game
07/08/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Donald Trump's presence dominated the Republican presidential debate - but is his popularity eclipsing his politics?
» Donald Trump is centre of attention during first Republican debate – video
07/08/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. At the first debate in the race to become the 2016 Republican nominee for US president, Donald Trump stood centre-stage next to Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and seven other men...
» Five men arrested over deaths of over 200 migrants - video
07/08/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The five men arrested on suspicion of multiple homicide and human trafficking in the presumed drowning of more than 200 people, disembark a ship in Palermo, Italy on Frid...
» Trump faces more jeers than cheers
07/08/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Presidential candidates spar in front of rowdy crowd in first televised stand-off
» Republican presidential candidates debate: Quotes of the night
07/08/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. In pics: Significant quotes from the Republican presidential candidates debate
» Republican debate: Donald Trump rants and raves but his weaknesses are exposed
07/08/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Billionaire is booed in first minutes of debate after refusing to rule out a run as a third party candidate
» Republican debate: Trump will be Trump, and other things we learned
07/08/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Jeb Bush may be in trouble, Marco Rubio is the real deal and watch out for Carly Fiorina
» At least seven dead in Afghanistan Kabul blast - BBC News
07/08/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News At least seven dead in Afghanistan Kabul blast BBC News At least seven people have been killed and about 400 injured by a powerful car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul early o...
» Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians from Syrian town: monitor - Reuters
07/08/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Irish Examiner Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians from Syrian town: monitor Reuters BEIRUT Islamic State militants have abducted dozens of Christian families after seizing a st...
» One Year After First US Airstrikes, Islamic State Still Rooted in Iraq, Syria
07/08/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Almost one year ago, U.S. warplanes took to the skies over Iraq to carry out the first airstrikes against the terror group known as the Islamic State. Since then, the U.S. has raised the ...
» Kerry in Hanoi for Anniversary of US-Vietnam Ties
07/08/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Hanoi for events marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Vietnam. Relations between the...
» IS Kidnaps Hundreds in Syria
07/08/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An observation group says the Islamic State (IS) militants kidnapped 230 people in Syria, including dozens of Christians, some taken from a monastery. Word of the mass kidnapping comes as...
» Russia Just Hacked Into the Pentagon’s Email System
07/08/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The increased tensions between Russia and the West have been labeled “a new cold war.” But there’s nothing cold about the cyber hostilities that have been raging between the United States and its onc...
» Death of Alexander Perepilichnyy 'linked to death of Alexander Litvinenko'
07/08/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Alexander Perepilichnyy, pictured, a key witness in a £140million tax fraud investigation, collapsed while jogging outside his £3million mansion in Weybridge, Surrey, in November 2012.
» Yazidi boy relives experience at ISIS jihad camp for lesson in BEHEADING
07/08/15 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Taha said the terror group tried to indoctrinate his class into becoming Islamic extremists, helping form an army they boasted would march on Rome, before defeating America and the west.
» ISIS kidnaps 230 Christian and Muslim men, women and children
07/08/15 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. In this picture released on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 by the Rased News Network a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant holds the group's flag a...
» GOP strategist: I saw "destruction" of Trump
07/08/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Billionaire stood out for provocative comments before, after debate; debate, but Frank Luntz says it won't help him in the end
» $181M cocaine found on sub
07/08/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. The U.S. Coast Guard seized 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $181 million when it intercepted a semi-submersible vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean last month.
» VIDEO: IS claim Saudi mosque suicide attack
07/08/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The group who call themselves Islamic State have said they were behind a suicide attack on an elite security unit in Saudi Arabia.
» VIDEO: Putin petitioned over bulldozed food
07/08/15 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. More than 300,000 people have backed an online petition calling on President Putin to give away Western-produced food that it due to be destroyed.
» Russians shocked as banned Western food destroyed
07/08/15 14:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Bulldozing of Western food divides Russians
» Photos: Donald Trump's Many Faces During the Republican Debate
07/08/15 14:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Donald Trump displayed a range of emotions during the GOP debate on Fox News on Aug. 6, 2015.
» Trump Reveals Why Hillary Clinton Was at His Wedding
07/08/15 14:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. "She had no choice because I gave to a foundation," the Donald said.
» A Year After Michael Brown's Death, Ferguson Has Changed
07/08/15 14:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. A year after Michael Brown's death, a changed Ferguson tries to move beyond shooting, protests
» Kurdish Lawmakers Say Turkish Airstrikes Killed 8 Civilians
07/08/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Kurdish legislators say Turkish airstrikes killed 8 civilians, deny area hit was rebel camp
» Dozens Line up at Moldovan Banks Scheduled for Closure
07/08/15 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Dozens line up at Moldovan banks scheduled to close after disappearance of up to $1.5 bln
» US Officials Ask Judge Not to End Immigrant Family Detention
07/08/15 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Justice Department says holding immigrant families short term is necessary and lawful
» Man Takes Backpack Stuffed With Dirty Socks to Drug Deal
07/08/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Man faces prison after taking bag stuffed with dirty socks, not weed, to Michigan drug deal
» Hepatitis Increasingly Goes Hand in Hand With Heroin Abuse
07/08/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse; cases skyrocketing nationwide
» Changes in NYPD Street Stops Proposed After Federal Trial
07/08/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Federal monitor proposes changes to NYPD street stop policies to ensure lawful interaction
» GOP debate: Donald Trump goes on the offensive as ten candidates slug at one another
07/08/15 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Donald Trump declared war on political correctness at the first Republican primary debate in Cleveland and proceeded to demonstrate more than once that he believes in his own words - call...
» Isis fighters 'capture 230 civilians including Christian women and children' in Syria
07/08/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. As many as 230 civilians, including scores of women and children, have reportedly been abducted by Isis in a Syrian town, an activist organisation has claimed.
» Saudi women harassed by group of men in street sparks debate about sexism in country
07/08/15 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Video footage has emerged showing two Saudi women being jeered and harassed by a group of men as they walk along a promenade in Jeddah, sparking a public debate about women’s rights in th...
» Child hospitalised with plague after camping trip to Yosemite National Park in California
07/08/15 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. Authorities in the American state of California are investigating a case of human plague, after a child was infected with the disease while camping in Yosemite National Park .
» Petrobras Oil Scandal Leaves Brazilians Lamenting a Lost Dream
07/08/15 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Comperj, a giant refinery and petrochemical complex built by the state oil company, Petrobras, in Itaboraí, Brazil. The unfinished project was originally planned to cost $6.1 billion, but a...
» Islamic State targeted in 15 air strikes by U.S., allies: statement
07/08/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition partners have carried out an additional 15 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, the Command Joint Task For...
» U.S. adds Russian oil field to sanctions list
07/08/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has added a Russian oil and gas field, the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, to its list of energy sector sanctions prompted by Moscow's actions in Ukra...
» Powerful Bomb Blast Rocks Kabul, Killing At Least 10 Civilians
07/08/15 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A powerful suicide car bomb exploded near a government compound, rattling houses across the city and causing at least 10 civilian casualties in the early hours August 7, ...
» Russian Hackers Suspected In Email Attack On U.S. Military Chiefs
07/08/15 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia is the leading suspect in a sophisticated cyber attack on the unclassified email network of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, forcing the military command to shut th...
» Islamic State Abducts Dozens Of Syrian Christians
07/08/15 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Islamic State militant group has abducted 230 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province o...
» Huge Blast Rocks Kabul
07/08/15 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A powerful suicide bombing in the Afghan capital has killed at least eight people and filled the local hospital with injured men, women, and children.
» BRICS Woes: Plunging Currency Values Belie Talk Of Challenging Dollar
07/08/15 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Sharp drops in the currencies of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) group of emerging economies are clouding its dream of challenging the U.S. dol...
» Russian Officers In Dushanbe Delete Parts Of RFE/RL Video
07/08/15 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian officers in the 109th garrison court in Dushanbe confiscated and partly deleted video material from a high-profile trial covered by RFE/RL's Tajik Service.
» Suicide Bomber Attacks Near Kabul Police Academy
07/08/15 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A suicide bomber on August 7 carried out a bomb attack near Kabul’s police academy -- the second major terrorist attack in the Afghan capital within 24 hours.
» Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians from Syrian town: monitor
07/08/15 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abducted dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said ...
» Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, fourth this year
07/08/15 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DHAKA (Reuters) - A blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Friday, the fourth killing of an online critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority country in less than six m...
» Iran Quds chief visited Russia in breach of U.N. travel ban: sources
07/08/15 13:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Iran's elite military Quds Force, who is subject to a United Nations travel ban, has visited Russia, two U.S. security sources said on Friday.
» Ukraine buries unidentified soldiers months after eastern battle
07/08/15 13:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ZAPORIZHZHYA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine buried on Friday 57 soldiers still unidentified up to a year after being killed in the eastern separatist conflict, highlighting the difficult...
» Schumer, No. 3 Senate Democrat, to oppose Iran nuclear deal
07/08/15 13:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 1:25 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and next-in-line party leader, said late Thursday that he is breaking with President Barack Obam...
» Huge migrant camp in Calais takes on air of permanence
07/08/15 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 1:25 p.m. EDT. CALAIS, France (AP) -- The kitchen is a rustic grill under a tarp in a fetid-smelling camp teaming with migrants - but for Zubair Nazari it means survival. The teen, who ...
» Trump-inspired debate drama highlights unsettled GOP field
07/08/15 13:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 1:25 p.m. EDT. CLEVELAND (AP) -- It took just one question for chaos to erupt in Cleveland....
» Army Trains Women as Rangers, Unsure It Wants Them
07/08/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Two officers are close to becoming the first women to graduate from the Army’s top leadership course, which may influence how far women are integrated in...
» Chuck Schumer opposes Obama's Iran deal, 'the vote to disapprove is the right one'
07/08/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced his opposition  Thursday  night to President Obama’s deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program, dealing a major ...
» Medical devices too prone to hackers, researchers warn
07/08/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. LAS VEGAS — At a conference here Thursday, security researchers said that hundreds of common medical devices, ranging from X-ray machines to MRIs, have been vulne...
» DHS admits new surge of illegal immigrant families
07/08/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday as th...
» Qassem Soleimani, Iranian Quds Force commander, met with Putin in Russia, broke travel sanctions
07/08/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian Quds Force that is tied to terrorist activity and reports directly to the supreme leader, recently visited Moscow to m...
» Fox: Iran’s Terrorist Commander Visits Putin in Russia
07/08/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Iran’s terrorist commander visited Russia, the world’s second-largest arms exporter, just days after Iran struck a nuclear deal that will lift an arms embargo on the country, Fox Ne...
» Iran Quds Chief Visited Russia in Breach of U.N. Travel Ban
07/08/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Iran’s elite military Quds Force, who is subject to a United Nations travel ban, has visited Russia, two U.S. security sources said on Fri...
» Clinton Campaign Deems GOP ‘Out of Touch,’ Hillary Selfies with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kris Jenner
07/08/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. While Republican presidential contenders debated one another at the first GOP primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday night, Hillary Clinton mingled with celebrities at a Hollyw...
» Hillary Clinton Staffer: Donald Trump Probably ‘Hurt Her Feelings’ By Suggesting She Attends Events for Money
07/08/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said that Republican candidate Donald Trump likely “hurt” Clinton’s feelings during the first GOP debate in C...
» Breaking with Obama, Schumer to oppose Iran nuclear deal
07/08/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and next-in-line party leader, is the first senator of President Barack Obama's party to step forward to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
» For now, The Donald remains on top
07/08/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign appeared to leave the nomination contest just as it was before.
» 3 U.S. Defeats: Vietnam, Iraq and Now Iran
07/08/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Let’s call the Iran nuclear deal what it is: a partial U.S. surrender.
» Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Chuck Schumer Rattles Democratic Firewall
07/08/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Mr. Schumer, a powerful voice, joins the resistance among Democrats concentrated in two heavily Jewish areas, Greater New York City and South Florida.
» News Roundup and Notes: August 7, 2015
07/08/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Nadia O'Mara Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. IRAQ and SYRIA The Syrian fore...
» Carl Hiassen: We simply sit and wait for the next massacre - Memphis Commercial Appeal
07/08/15 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Carl Hiassen: We simply sit and wait for the next massacre Memphis Commercial Appeal "We're all sick this happened," FBI director James B . Comey said. Sick is the word for it...
» Bankruptcy can give Puerto Rico the help it needs - Boston Globe
07/08/15 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from house judiciary committee - Google News. Boston Globe Bankruptcy can give Puerto Rico the help it needs Boston Globe A bill that amends the federal bankruptcy code to give Puerto Rico the same kind of acce...
» DOJ fights family detention ruling - Politico
07/08/15 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from house judiciary committee - Google News. DOJ fights family detention ruling Politico Republicans have pushed the Obama administration to keep their family detention practices intact. In a letter to Johnson...
» US Heavy Military Equipment May Be Deployed in Latvia in 2016
07/08/15 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. US heavy military equipment could be stationed at the Adazi military base in Latvia next year, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said.
» FCPS confirms military family harassment started in city - The Coloradoan
07/08/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Coloradoan FCPS confirms military family harassment started in city The Coloradoan Fort Collins police on Thursday confirmed reports of Middle Eastern men approaching a military memb...
» FBI investigates security of Hillary Clinton's email server - Crain's New York Business
07/08/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Crain's New York Business FBI investigates security of Hillary Clinton's email server Crain's New York Business The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hill...
» FBI Releases New Clues About 25-Year-Old Museum Heist - TIME
07/08/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TIME FBI Releases New Clues About 25-Year-Old Museum Heist TIME Twenty-five years after a pair of criminals made off with $500 million worth of art in a Boston museum, the FBI is asking ...
» FBI: Accused ringleader of anti-govt extremist group in court Friday - WSOC Charlotte
07/08/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. WSOC Charlotte FBI : Accused ringleader of anti-govt extremist group in court Friday WSOC Charlotte One man accused of stockpiling weapons to attack the federal government is expected to...
» APNewsBreak: FBI says suspects in 1990 art heist are dead - Albuquerque Journal
07/08/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Albuquerque Journal APNewsBreak: FBI says suspects in 1990 art heist are dead Albuquerque Journal In this March 18, 1990 still image from surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney...
» FBI: Yes, Our Probe Into Hillary's Email Scheme is a Criminal Investigation - Town Hall
07/08/15 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Town Hall FBI : Yes, Our Probe Into Hillary's Email Scheme is a Criminal Investigation Town Hall The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's unsecured e...