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U.S. Sanctions North Caucasus Militants For IS Recruiting Efforts

U.S. Sanctions North Caucasus Militants For IS Recruiting Efforts

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The United States has hit two North Caucasus militants involved in recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group with new financial sanctions, as Washington and others countries struggle to fight the success of similar recruiting efforts.

Islam Spreading Not Only among Ethnic Russians but Also among Russia’s Non-Russians

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Paul Goble

            Staunton, October 5 – The Moscow media have long focused on the extent to which Islam is recovering among the historically Muslim peoples of Russia and on the acceptance of Islam by a limited number of ethnic Russians, but these outlets have devoted far less attention to the spread of Islam among non-Russian groups not historically linked to the faith.

            And the Russian media have devoted even less attention to something that may prove to be an even greater matter of concern: the conversion to Islam of ethnic Russians who live as minorities in non-Russian areas whose dominant nationality is not Islam but of another faith and who have little contact with large Central Asian or Caucasian gastarbeiter communities.

            One such nation where Islam is spreading despite its lack of deep historical roots is the Buryats where reportedly five to six members of that traditionally Buddhist people are turning to Islam every month, a trend that the imam in that TransBaikal republic says appears to be accelerating (asiarussia.ru/news/9308/).

                The AsiaRussia.ru portal said that despite this growth, its journalists had had some difficulty in finding Buryat Muslims to interview, but it finally identified one young man willing to talk about how he came to Islam and what it has meant for his family and friends and how it has affected his life.

            Bair Dugarov, 26, was born into a Buryat Buddhist family. He became interested in Islam at the age of 15 after making friends with some neighboring Kygyz. Three years later, he lost his mother, and the only people who really helped him were members of a Muslim family who showed him that “Islam is a religion of brotherhood, genuine brotherhood.”

            He decided then to accept Islam and within a year began praying five times a day and fasting at Ramadan. He no longer drinks or smokes and lives a modest life.  And he says he is convinced that “Islam is the salvation of all humanity.”  At the same time, he is respectful of other faiths.

            Dugarov no longer goes to a dastan although he is married to a Buryat Buddhist. Whe “respects” Islam but has not accepted it “fully.” According to him, “this is her right,” although he added that he talks to her about Islam “all the time.”  The couple has three children, and Dugarov says he hopes to raise them as Muslims but that that is a question for them in the future.

            The 18-year-old Russian who chose to be identified only by his first name Vadim said he accepted Islam at the age of 15.  He came to Islam because he fell in love with an Uzbek girl, but when he became a Muslim, his family at first was totally opposed. Now, he says, they have accepted his faith and his bride to be.

            Vadim said the most important thing Islam had done for him was to make him “more patient” and “better able to understand people.” He says he “doesn’t fear death as he did because now [he] knows that there is life after death.” And he appreciates the fact that within Islam, everyone is a brother to everyone else.

            Vadim says he no longer used alcohol or tobacco, but he acknowledges that he only goes to the mosque once every two weeks – except during Kurban Bayram when he fasts and prays every day there.
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Turkish PM condemns video of militant's body dragged by car

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister condemned dissemination of a video purporting to show a dead Kurdish militant dragged through the streets tied by the neck to an armored police vehicle, images that could further inflame tension in the country's southeast.
  

Syria refugees increasingly return to war zones in homeland

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ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can't survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.
The returns, along with the increasing migration ...

Report: Clinton Legal Adviser Urging Hillary to Hire Criminal Defense Lawyer 

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A longtime legal adviser to Hillary and Bill Clinton has been allegedly telling the former secretary of state to hire a criminal defense lawyer as the FBI investigates her personal email server, but the presidential candidate has balked at his recommendations.
During an interview with the New York Postthe anonymous adviser admitted his frustration regarding the Clinton campaign’s resistance to his advice.
“By joking about her email problem and treating it like a PR issue, she’s only hurting herself, maybe mortally, with the prosecutors,” he said. “Insulting career FBI and Justice Department investigators is a very bad and ill-advised strategy.”
He characterized the email controversy as a “cancer on her candidacy.”
The adviser said that he has spoken to Hillary and Bill Clinton about the email probe and that the former secretary of state brought up the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus when explaining why she cannot admit to even “minor wrongdoing.”
“Petraeus wasn’t running for president when he cut a deal with the prosecutors. If I admit any kind of guilt–even to a minor wrongdoing–it will sink my chances of winning the nomination,” the adviser recalled Hillary as saying.
While he said that Bill has been taking the situation “seriously,” Hillary has continued to treat it as “political smear job by right-wing zealots.”
“Hillary needs to secure the services of an expert legal counsel–preferably a big-league defense attorney from the Republican side of the aisle,” he said. “She needs someone to find out whether the FBI and Justice Department are likely to conclude that she’s violated federal laws governing national security.”
He said that the FBI investigation could be concluded as early as the end of 2015.
“Hopefully, the FBI will determine Hillary’s behavior does not amount to a criminal matter, and that she hasn’t violated the letter of the law with security breaches. I hope that will be the outcome,” the legal adviser stated.
“But from what I know of the case, Hillary is extremely vulnerable. There is going to be blood in the water. The investigators are looking for weak links to get to the bottom of what went on with Hillary’s national security emails. And I’m afraid they will find it.”
The FBI has been investigating Clinton’s personal email system since the inspector general of the intelligence community determined that at least two of the messages held on her server were top secret at the time they were sent.
However, Clinton has insisted that she never sent nor received information marked classified on her personal email.
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Obama Reverses Course, Considers Leaving 5K Troops in Afghanistan 

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President Obama is considering leaving up to 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, diverging from his initial plan to scale back American forces by the time he leaves the White House.
The new plan was introduced by Gen. Martin Dempsey in August before he stepped down from his post as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It centers on U.S. counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS), al Qaeda, and other groups posing threats to the homeland.
The Washington Post reported:
His plan envisions the United States maintaining a few bases, perhaps two or three, that could be used as “lily pads” to strike groups that posed a direct threat to the United States, senior defense and administration officials said. The “lily pad” bases would potentially house American drones and fighters jets as well as elite counterterrorism troops, and could be located at Bagram Air Base outside Kabul and one or two other airfields, said senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning.
Dempsey’s proposal would involve keeping between 3,000 and 5,000 troops in Afghanistan and is a prong of a larger global counterterrorism plan that has been developed since IS gained territory in Iraq and Syria.
Obama has not yet accepted nor rejected the proposal, but some officials say that the president plans to make a decision on it sometime soon.
U.S. officials have been rethinking the pullback from Afghanistan amid concerns that reducing the troop level too much could result in the Afghan security forces weakening under pressure from the Taliban and other militant groups. Only after American forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011 was the Islamic State able to rise in the Middle East.
Since Dempsey introduced the plan, the Taliban took control of the city of Kunduz. Though U.S. advisers have helped Afghan forces retake most of the city, the incident indicates that Afghan forces may not be strong enough to hold their ground against the Taliban when the U.S. leaves the country.
“Kunduz has caused some people to think we may not need to be hasty. The lesson of Iraq is very much on people’s minds,” an anonymous senior military official stated of the pullback from Afghanistan.
While the Obama administration has been focusing on Dempsey’s plan, Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has also developed multiple options for leaving forces in Afghanistan beyond 2016, one of which involves keeping 7,000 U.S. troops in the region.
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Iraq Would Welcome Russian Airstrikes Against ISIS

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The Iraqi government would welcome Russian airstrikes against Islamic State targets inside Iraq.
       

Former Navy pilot sues US government over bipolar diagnosis

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former Navy pilot who lost his job flying commercial planes after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder is suing the federal government for $35 million after a different psychiatrist said he never had the illness.
William Royster says in a lawsuit filed Friday that he ...

US ‘Very Concerned’ About Russian Warplane Invading Turkey’s Airspace 

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The United States does not believe Moscow when it excused a Russian warplane entering Turkey’s airspace as an accident, according to an anonymous U.S. official.
According to the Associated Press, the Turkish Foreign Ministry explained Monday that a Russian warplane had invaded Turkish airspace Saturday near the country’s border with Syria. Moscow has conducted airstrikes in Syria and increased military capabilities there in recent weeks in an alleged attempt to combat the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS).
Russia maintained that the plane’s entry into Turkey’s airspace was an accident.
The unnamed U.S. official claimed that Defense Secretary Ash Carter had warned against such behavior during a recent phone conversation with his counterpart in Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry told journalists Monday that the U.S. is “very concerned” about the incident.
“We’re very concerned about it … and it is precisely the kind of thing we warned about,” Kerry stated in Chile. He said that the incursion could have resulted in the plane being shot down by Turkey.
Carter said during a press conference in Spain Monday that U.S. officials are talking to Turkish leaders about the incident, adding that the occurrence will be addressed during the NATO meeting of defense ministers this week.
According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the Russian warplane was intercepted by two F-16 jets and directed back into Syrian airspace Saturday. Moreover, Turkey’s military also said Monday that an MiG-29 jet harassed two Turkish F-16 jets Sunday for nearly six minutes while the Turkish aircraft were monitoring the border between Turkey and Syria. However, Turkey could not confirm to which country the jet belonged.
Carter knocked Russia for the incident during remarks at the Center for Advanced Studies of National Defense in Madrid on Monday morning.
“We call on Russia to act in a safe and professional manner, uphold international standards for safety, and respect the sovereignty of all nations–most recently our NATO ally, Turkey,” he said.
The Defense secretary also admonished Moscow for its recent military activity in Syria meant to help the Bashar al-Assad regime.
“Russia says it intends to fight ISIL on the one hand but support Bashar al-Assad on the other. By taking military action in Syria against moderate groups targets, Russia has escalated the civil war, putting further at risk the very political resolution and preservation of Syria’s structure of future governance it says that it wants,” Carter explained.
“This approach is tantamount to pouring gasoline on the fire of civil war.”
He also slammed Russia for repeatedly violating international law and “alienat[ing] the international community.”
Last Wednesday, Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria, dropping bombs near a city that is not controlled by the Islamic State. Carter later admitted that Moscow may not have been targeting IS with the airstrikes.
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Russia: Bad Weather Caused Jet To Violate Turkish Airspace

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Russia on Monday said one of its warplanes had briefly entered Turkish air space during raids in Syria at the weekend due to bad weather, after the incident sparked concern in Ankara and the West.
       

Russia Is Entering a Long and Pointless War (Op-Ed)

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It is already clear that Russia has become drawn into a useless war, one with no definite military objectives and that is impossible to win, writes columnist Alexander Golts.

Syria Air Strikes Raise Risk of Terror Attack in Russia, Experts Warn 

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According to textbooks on political violence, a terrorist attack requires the following key components: a target, an actor or actors, and motivations.
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Turkish jets 'intercept Russian plane'

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Turkey says it scrambled F-16 fighter jets to intercept a Russian warplane that violated its air space near the Syrian border on Saturday.

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» Obama Reverses Course, Considers Leaving 5K Troops in Afghanistan
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» US ‘Very Concerned’ About Russian Warplane Invading Turkey’s Airspace
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» Syria Air Strikes Raise Risk of Terror Attack in Russia, Experts Warn
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» Turkish jets 'intercept Russian plane'
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mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Turkey says it scrambled F-16 fighter jets to intercept a Russian warplane that violated its air space near the Syrian border on Saturday.
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» News Roundup and Notes: October 5, 2015
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mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. About 3,000 to 5,000 Arab fighters are to join more than 20,000 Kurdish combatants in an offensive backed by dozens of allied warplanes to pressure Raqqa, the Islamic State’s main stronghol...
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» IS Reportedly Destroys Another Ancient Syrian Site in Palmyra
05/10/15 00:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Islamic State militants have reportedly destroyed another irreplaceable ancient artifact in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Activists say so-called Islamic State blew up the city's Ar...
» 2015-10-04Russian Jets 'Intensifying' Airstrikes in Syria - Headlines - 10.4 - 2.15
04/10/15 18:41 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-04 Russian Jets 'Intensifying' Airstrikes in Syria - Headlines - 10.4 - 2.15 Russian Jets 'Intensifying' Airstrikes in Syria Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes - CNN.com Russian jets hit Syria's Homs, Hama province: monitor and...
» Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama's coolness as weakness - and it is hurting America
04/10/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Russia's bombing of American allies in Syria underlines how much more powerful and provocative Putin is than he was before Obama took office
» Doctors Without Borders Says It Is Leaving Kunduz After Strike on Hospital
04/10/15 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The aid organization also raised the death toll in Saturday’s airstrike, saying that three more patients had died, raising the total fatalities to 10 patients and 12 staff members.
» US vs. Russia: What A War Would Look Like
04/10/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Vladimir Putin's brazen moves in Syria and Ukraine raise new questions about America's contingency plans.             
» John McCain says US is engaged in proxy war with Russia in Syria
04/10/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Senator points to ‘abdication of American leadership’ by White House Republican says Putin is ‘treating US with disdain and contempt’ Senator John McCain said on Sunday the US was no...
» Bloomberg: Инициаторами военного вмешательства в Сирии были Иванов, Патрушев и Шойгу
04/10/15 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Грани.Ру // Все материалы. Идея военной кампании в Сирии была предложена Сергеем Ивановым, Сергеем Шойгу и Николаем Патрушевым, сообщает Bloomberg со ссылкой на российских чиновников. Путин увидел в этом п...
» America needs a global missile defense plan - The Hill (blog)
04/10/15 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from missile defense - Google News. America needs a global missile defense plan The Hill (blog) The Airborne Laser's 2010 shoot down of a boosting ballistic missile demonstrated that directed energy is applicab...
» Асад допустил свою отставку с поста президента Сирии
04/10/15 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from РБК – Новости политики. None
» The Mind of Mr. Putin - CNSNews.com
04/10/15 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. CNSNews.com The Mind of Mr. Putin CNSNews.com What does Putin see as the ideological root of these disasters? "After the end of the Cold War, a single center of domination emerged...
» Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president - The Guardian
04/10/15 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. The Guardian Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president The Guardian The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claimi...
» Marco Rubio: Putin is a 'gangster' and a 'thug' — and here's how I'd take him on - Business Insider
04/10/15 11:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Business Insider Marco Rubio: Putin is a 'gangster' and a 'thug' — and here's how I'd take him on Business Insider "The more our current president fails the test of leadership against ...
» Peter King: Putin Slapped Obama in the Face with Syrian Airstrikes - Breitbart News
04/10/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Breitbart News Peter King: Putin Slapped Obama in the Face with Syrian Airstrikes Breitbart News said Russian President Vladimir Putin knows President Barack Obama will not fight back ...
» Асад заявил, что не будет медлить с уходом, если это разрешит кризис
04/10/15 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Российское Информационное Агентство "РИА Новости". Башар Асад заявил в интервью иранскому телеканалу, что если его отставка помогла бы разрешить кризис в Сирии, он не стал бы медлить с таким реше...
» Putin Promises to Rewrite 'Foreign Agents' Law
04/10/15 11:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times News. President Vladimir Putin met with the presidential Human Rights Council on Thursday and promised to rewrite the so-called "foreign agents" law.
» Путин отказался рассказывать об итогах переговоров "нормандской четверки" в Париже
04/10/15 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NEWSru.com. Рассказать журналистам о результатах беседы согласились лидеры Франции и Германии Франсуа Олланд и Ангела Меркель. По их словам, позиции президентов РФ и Украины Владимира Путина и Петра Пороше...
» Russia's military is unlikely to turn the tide in Syria's war - Washington Post
04/10/15 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Channel News Asia Russia's military is unlikely to turn the tide in Syria's war Washington Post MOSCOW — Russia has triumphantly plunged into Syria's four-year-old civil war with an ex...
» Teachers union endorses Clinton for 2016 Democratic nomination - Washington Post
04/10/15 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Teachers union endorses Clinton for 2016 Democratic nomination Washington Post The National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union, endorsed Hillary Rodham C...
» Trump Says He'd 'Sit Back,' 'See What Happens' in Syria as Russia Conducts ... - ABC News
04/10/15 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Trump Says He'd 'Sit Back,' 'See What Happens' in Syria as Russia Conducts ... ABC News With Russia conducting airstrikes in Syria this week, Republican presidential candidat...
» Correction: Syria-Russia-Combatants-Glance Story - ABC News
04/10/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Correction: Syria- Russia -Combatants-Glance Story ABC News SYRIA: A longtime ally of Moscow, Syria has a fleet mostly from Russia that includes MiG-29 fighter jets and Su-24 bombers....
» Syrian Activists: Russian Airstrikes Focused on Rebels
04/10/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russian officials said they have carried out 60 airstrikes on Islamic State extremists since launching their air campaign last week, but Syrian activists and insurgent commanders say mode...
» Russia's Propaganda Blitzkrieg - Daily Beast
04/10/15 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Beast Russia's Propaganda Blitzkrieg Daily Beast On the domestic side, Russian state television “just repeats the same trick as it did in Ukraine,” according to Vasily Gatov, a ...
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» 2015-10-03Attacker kills two in Jerusalem
03/10/15 17:40 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-03 Attacker kills two in Jerusalem Attacker kills two in Jerusalem Saturday October 3 rd , 2015  at  5:22 PM BBC News - World 1 Share Israeli police say they have shot dead a Palestinian man in Jerusalem after he attacked four pe...
» Attacker kills two in Jerusalem
03/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Israeli police say they have shot dead a Palestinian man in Jerusalem after he attacked four people, killing two.
» Op-Ed Columnist: Is Putin Winning?
03/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. He can’t make Russia strong, but he can weaken Western alliances and influence.
» Vatican Fires Priest After He Comes Out as Gay
03/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more tr...
» Palestinian Kills 2 Israelis, Wounds Toddler in Jerusalem
03/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, polic...
» Brooklyn building's facade torn off in massive explosion; at least 1 person ... - New York Daily News
03/10/15 17:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News Brooklyn building's facade torn off in massive explosion; at least 1 person ... New York Daily News A massive gas explosion and fire tore the front off a Broo...
» Oregon gunman 'killed himself'
03/10/15 17:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The gunman who killed nine people at a college in the US state of Oregon shot himself dead, examiners determine.
» Rough Seas Cut Migrant Flow to Greece
03/10/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:52 More migrants are continuing to arrive in Greece and the EU from Turkey. Rough winter seas have deterred some but not all from making the dange...
» Palestinian Kills 2 Israelis and Wounds Toddler in Jerusalem Attack
03/10/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (JERUSALEM) —A Palestinian fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem’s Old City and seriously injured a toddler and a woman, before he was shot and killed by an officer on ...
» IS Group Claims Pair of Deadly Baghdad Suicide Bombings - New York Times
03/10/15 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News IS Group Claims Pair of Deadly Baghdad Suicide Bombings New York Times BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a pair of suicide bombings Saturday in the ...
» Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police
03/10/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the ...
» Palestinian Kills 2 Israelis in Jerusalem
03/10/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Two Orthodox Jewish men were killed in the attack inside Jerusalem’s Old City, and a woman and 2-year-old girl were injured.
» Death of Gunman in Oregon College Shootings Is Ruled Suicide - New York Times
03/10/15 17:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News Death of Gunman in Oregon College Shootings Is Ruled Suicide New York Times The death of a 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on a community college campus in Roseburg, ...
» Iraqi Kurdish leader urges Russia, US to coordinate in anti-IS fight - Reuters
03/10/15 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Iraqi Kurdish leader urges Russia , US to coordinate in anti-IS fight Reuters In a statement, Massoud Barzani also said he welcomed assistance from any country, including Russ...
» Более 700 оппозиционеров сдались сирийским военным - Коммерсантъ
03/10/15 17:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Более 700 оппозиционеров сдались сирийским военным Коммерсантъ В сирийском городе Дераа, расположенном в 110 км к югу от Дамаска, более 700 вооруженных оппозиционеров с...
» Russia’s military is unlikely to turn the tide in Syria’s war
03/10/15 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. Moscow has modernized its military, but it still has aging equipment and a weak partner in the Syrian army.
» World Briefing: Priest Dismissed by Vatican After Saying He Is Gay
03/10/15 17:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The priest, Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa, came out as gay and called for changes in Roman Catholic teachings against homosexual activity.
» Austria's Right-Wing Could Win Vienna Election on Migrant Fears
03/10/15 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The flood of refugees and other migrants to Europe this year is boosting support for some anti-immigrant political parties. In Austria, the far-right Freedom Party could, for the first ti...
» Russian airbase in Syria: RT checks out everyday life at Latakia airfield - RT
03/10/15 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russian airbase in Syria: RT checks out everyday life at Latakia airfield RT In just a couple of months a neglected airfield in Latakia, Syria, became the strategic center of Russi...
» Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria - USA TODAY
03/10/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. USA TODAY Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria USA TODAY DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and n...
» David Cameron: Russia's intervention in Syria helping 'butcher' Assad
03/10/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. The British Prime Minister speaks out against the Russia's military engagement in Syria
» Начальник ГОУ Генштаба ВС РФ генерал-полковник Андрей Картаполов рассказал о результатах деятельности российской авиационной группировки в Сирии
03/10/15 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. По словам начальника Главного оперативного управления, боевики покидают контролируемые ими районы, а в их рядах началась паника и дезертирство.
» Oregon Gunman Left Hate-Filled Note at the Scene
03/10/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Authorities in Oregon have confirmed that the heavily armed gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a community college left a hate-filled note at the scene. NBC News and CBS News have q...
» Polish priest Krysztof Charamsa comes out as gay, is sacked by Vatican
03/10/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. 'It's time for the Church to open its eyes about gay Catholics and to understand that the solution it proposes to them -- total abstinence from a life of love -- is inhuman' 
» Генштаб России: США уведомили о наличии только террористов в зоне наших атак - Газета.Ru
03/10/15 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс Генштаб России: США уведомили о наличии только террористов в зоне наших атак Газета.Ru Начальник Главного оперативного управления Генштаба Вооруженных сил России генерал-...
» Doctors Without Borders Staff Killed in Afghanistan
03/10/15 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An air strike in northern Afghanistan has killed 16 people at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the charity group said Saturday. Nine staff members are among the dead, incl...
» Syrian crisis: Russia vows to intensify air strikes - BBC News
03/10/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syrian crisis: Russia vows to intensify air strikes BBC News Russia has pledged to intensify its air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying the bombing has si...
» Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good - Reuters
03/10/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good Reuters "We don't want to go back to the days when, you know, Russia and Israel were in an adversarial position,&...
» Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good - Reuters UK
03/10/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters UK Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good Reuters UK WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wants to avoid an adversarial relations...
» Russia risks Western anger by accelerating Syria strikes
03/10/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Moscow releases video claiming to show Isil base near Raqqa being bombed - but analysts say it was filmed hundreds of miles away
» PHOTO: Mirror F-16
03/10/15 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Senior Navy official charged with conspiracy in junk rifle silencers case
03/10/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. A senior Navy intelligence official has been indicted on charges of theft and conspiracy as part of a long-running federal probe into a secretive operation featuring the Navy SEALs ...
» Taliban Gain Momentum in Afghanistan’s North as Fight for Kunduz Continues
03/10/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The militants’ latest push occurred in the remote and mountainous region of Badakhshan, and they have also made gains in the northern provinces of Takhar...
» Putin’s Plan for Syria
03/10/15 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A reader describes the Russian president’s calculated moves under the guise of helping to fight ISIS.
» Obama Condemns Russia’s Role in Bombing Syria
03/10/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The president said the United States would not cooperate in Russian military operations that he said would provide a recruiting tool for Islamic radicals.
» Mexico Extraditing Drug Lord to US - The IUSB Preface
03/10/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. The IUSB Preface Mexico Extraditing Drug Lord to US The IUSB Preface Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg of the Drug E...
» Obama: Dueling Airstrikes in Syria, Not 'Proxy War'
03/10/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. President Barack Obama says the Syrian civil war is not going to become a 'proxy war' between the U.S. and Russia, as the two countries conduct airstrikes on different groups inside Syria.
» Obama criticizes Russia on Syria, defends his own strategy
03/10/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is vehemently rejecting Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissing the idea that Moscow is stren...
» Recap of Recent Posts at Just Security (September 26–October 2)
03/10/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Just Security I. United Nations & International Criminal Court Alex Whiting,  The First Case for the ICC Prosecutor: Attacks on Cultural Heritage  (Tuesday, September 29) Fionnuala Ní Ao...
» Secret Service targeting of Chaffetz alarms lawmakers
03/10/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House...
» US Kurdish allies welcome Russian airstrikes in Syria
03/10/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Three days into its bombing campaign in Syria, Russia on Friday at last targeted Islamic State positions, striking at the de facto capital of the terror organization and at least on...
» Russia’s goal in Syria: Save Assad, secure key population centers
03/10/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Russia’s military intervention in Syria appears to be aimed at helping the government recover control of key population centers and ensure a role for President Bashar Assad in any p...
» Russian air strikes hit nine ISIS positions on fourth day
03/10/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 3, 2015, 6:50 PM (IDT) The Russian defense ministry said that in the past 24 hours, the Russian air force had conducted 20 air strikes near Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria –...
» The Latest: US defense chief promises Kunduz investigation
03/10/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that nine local staffers were kil...
» Experts: Drone market to hit $10 billion by 2024
03/10/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The market for military drones is expected to almost double by 2024 to beyond $10 billion (€8.9 billion), according to a report published Friday by specialist defense publication IHS J...
» Several victims in Palestinian stabbing attack in Jerusalem
03/10/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 3, 2015, 7:30 PM (IDT) First report: Several people injured in a Palestinian stabbing attack on a group of Israelis near Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Saturday night.
» Pentagon launches probe into deadly airstrike on charity hospital in Afghanistan
03/10/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday ordered a full investigation into an airstrike on a hospital served by charity doctors in Afghanistan that killed at leas...
» The FBI and the NYPD are collecting policing data—but only one of them is ... - Daily Kos
03/10/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Daily Kos The FBI and the NYPD are collecting policing data—but only one of them is ... Daily Kos On Monday, the FBI announced that it will begin to collect and release certain policing ...
» One of two Israeli victims of Palestinian stabbing attack dies
03/10/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 3, 2015, 8:24 PM (IDT) A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an Israeli family near the Lions Gate in Jerusalem Saturday night, critically injuring the father and mother, slightly injuring the...
» An Israeli couple knifed to death In Jerusalem. Beefed-up security fails to staunch spiraling Palestinian terror
03/10/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 3, 2015, 9:13 PM (IDT) In the space of 48 hours, during the Jewish festival season, two pairs of Israel parents were murdered by Palestinian terrorists. After gunmen killed the first cou...
» Controversial Nobel Prize winners - Washington Post
03/10/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Hindustan Times Controversial Nobel Prize winners Washington Post STOCKHOLM — It's just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whe...
» Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber in Baghdad kills 10
03/10/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a security checkpoint north of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people.
» Russia vows to intensify Syria strikes
03/10/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Russia pledges to intensify its air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying the bombing has significantly weakened the militants.
» Criticism of Russian Airstrikes in Syria Builds
03/10/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron added his voice to criticism of Russia’s military action in Syria, as Russian warplanes continued airstrikes.
» Controversial Nobel Prize winners
03/10/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. It’s just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges’ decisions were politically biased.
» Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good
03/10/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wants to avoid an adversarial relationship with Moscow and is unsure how Russia's recent military intervent...
» Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend LGBT Rights - TIME
03/10/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. TIME Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend LGBT Rights TIME In one of the strongest statements ever from a presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton on Saturday pledged to defend gay and...
» Baghdad hit by deadly suicide bombings
03/10/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. At least 18 people are killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in a mainly Shia district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
» Russia declares partial victory in bombing campaign in Syria
03/10/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Russia says it’s making gains against the Islamic State, but the West says it’s attacking other rebel groups.
» News Analysis: Syria Exposes Split Between Obama and Clinton
03/10/15 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Hillary Rodham Clinton is arguing for a more robust approach to Syria, with the president dismissing her ideas as campaign politics.
» The West must hold its nerve in Afghanistan
03/10/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Nato forces must stay the course in Afghanistan or risk creating another recruiting ground for the Islamic State
» Kunduz hospital bombing could be 'war crime'
03/10/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) demands full investigation after suspected US air-strike kills 16, including nine staff
» Airstrikes Kill Rescue Worker and Family of 5 in Syria
03/10/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The attack followed a pattern that has come to be known as the double tap, where warplanes bomb an area, then bomb again, often after rescuers have arrived.
» Two Venezuelan ex-senior cops indicted in U.S. court over drugs
03/10/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CARACAS (Reuters) - Two former senior officials in the Venezuelan police were indicted on drugs charges in a U.S. court last month, documents seen by Reuters show, the latest case to i...
» At Least 18 Dead In Baghdad Suicide Bombings
03/10/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in two of Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite districts on October 3, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens, according to the police.
» Vatican removes gay priest from post after coming out with his partner
03/10/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Priest gives interview, holds demonstration on eve of synod to discuss family issues.
» Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin
03/10/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region to ensure progress in the Ukraine conflict's Minsk peace proc...
» Kurdish leader encourages coordination between Russia, coalition
03/10/15 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Saturday that "better results" could be achieved in the war against Islamic State militants if Russia and the i...
» The Latest: Confusion over bombing of Afghanistan hospital
03/10/15 11:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that nine local staffers were killed when its clinic came under “sustained bombing” as governme...
» VIDEO: Gay priest: 'This is the will of God'
03/10/15 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A senior priest at the Vatican who has revealed he is gay has said every gay person is "a son of God".
» Live scorpions seized at Paris Airport
03/10/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:04 115 live scorpions have been seized at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on their way to the United States. Report by Sarah Duffy.
» Russian jets hit Syrian rebels, Moscow says Islamic State targeted
03/10/15 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW/AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets hit Islamic State targets and other rebel groups in Syria on Saturday, on a fourth day of air strikes by Moscow in support of President Bashar al-...
» Syrian opposition says leader met UN chief on Russia strikes
03/10/15 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition opposition group said its leader met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to speak out against Russian airstrikes, as a U.N. gathering o...
» CNN: New York Times Makes Five Corrections to Melania Trump Story
03/10/15 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The New York Times corrected a story about Donald Trump’s wife Melania five times Thursday, ushering in criticism for careless reporting. CNN says that the errors, which ranged from...
» Putin’s Syrian Move Disrupts Erdogan’s Plans, Despite Turkish Stream
03/10/15 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ThereAreNoSunglasses. What Does Russia’s Power Move in Syria Mean for Turkey? Will Turkey’s rules of engagement against Syrian planes now apply to Russian planes flying near the Turkish border? Russian Pre...
» F.B.I. Chief Says Politics Won’t Interfere With Inquiry on Hillary Clinton’s Email
03/10/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. James B. Comey assured reporters that the investigation into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account would be “professional, prompt and independent.”
» CIA pulled officers from Beijing after breach of federal personnel records - Washington Post
03/10/15 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. CBS News Washington Times CIA pulled officers from Beijing after breach of federal personnel records Washington Post Director of National Intelligence James R . Clapper ...
» CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees - Telegraph.co.uk
03/10/15 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees Telegraph.co.uk James R Clapper Jr , director of National Intelligence​, sa...
» Russia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, sign intel-sharing agreement against Islamic State
03/10/15 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. The governments of Russia, Syria and Iran have entered a formal intelligence-sharing agreement with Iraq, in an effort to defeat the Islamic State, it has been announced.
» CIA pulled officers from Beijing embassy following OPM database hack
03/10/15 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. The Central Intelligence Agency pulled a number of officers from the United States embassy in Chinese capital Beijing, after a massive cyber hacking incident compromised an American federal ...
» Iran, Hezbollah to launch ground assault on Syria rebels, says Reuters
03/10/15 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. Hundreds of ground troops from Iran and Lebanon have been entering Syria in the past two weeks and are about to launch a large-scale ground attack against rebel groups, according to Reuters.
» Hackers Stole Data on 15 million T-Mobile Customers
03/10/15 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. If you ever applied for device financing or service from T-Mobile anytime in the last two years, your personal information might have been stolen by hackers. T-Mobile says as many as ...
» Investigation: Secret Service tried to discredit US lawmaker
03/10/15 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the a...
» Is Moscow Set to Target Russians Fighting Against Assad in Syria?
03/10/15 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may take the war in the Middle East to a new level. The main concern...
» Russia’s MiG Warns Bulgaria Over Jet Deal With Poland
03/10/15 11:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. RSK MiG has protested Bulgarian plans to have 6 of its MiG-29s modernized by Polish plants.             
» Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
03/10/15 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The U.S. military said “there may have been collateral damage” to a medical facility in Kunduz. The group said nine were killed and dozens wounded.
» Only 5 percent of Russian strikes hitting Islamic State: Britain
03/10/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Only one in 20 Russian air strikes in Syria are aimed at Islamic State targets, Britain's defense secretary said on Saturday, warning that Vladimir Putin was instead...
» US accused over Afghan hospital strike
03/10/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Air strike on Kunduz hospital continued after US and Afghan authorities told of its location - medical charity MSF
» Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis
03/10/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needed to protect its external frontiers as it faces the greatest influx off refugees since World War Two - a crisis that...
» Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
03/10/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A Syrian military official says Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group in central and northern Syria.
» 2015-10-03Obama, World Leaders Reject Russian ‘Terrorist’ Strikes in Syria
03/10/15 09:21 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-03 Obama, World Leaders Reject Russian ‘Terrorist’ Strikes in Syria | Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS | Putin’s First Undeserved Victory in Syria – West Caving on Crimea: "Putin clearly went to war in Syria for ...
» Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod - Chron.com
03/10/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Irish Times Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod Chron.com VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of th...
» Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod
03/10/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News At 8:33 a.m. EDT. VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to ga...
» Gay Polish priest draws Vatican fire
03/10/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The Vatican strips a senior priest of doctrinal duties after he reveals he is gay on the eve of a synod on Catholic attitudes to family.
» At least 39 civilians, 14 fighters killed since start of Russian air strikes: monitor
03/10/15 08:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 39 civilians, including eight children and eight women, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria in the past four days, the Syrian Observatory for H...
» Russia Carries Out More Than 20 Air Strikes Over Syria
03/10/15 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian warplanes have conducted more than 20 air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours.
» Iran Is Double-Edged Sword for Russia
03/10/15 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Moscow's cooperation with Tehran seems strange, primarily because Russia's political interests in this regard are almost completely at odds with its economic interests, writes...
» Third Day of Russian Airstrikes in Syria, Mainly Avoiding Islamic State
03/10/15 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing ...
» Putin compounds the chaos in Syria
03/10/15 08:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Telegraph View: Vladimir Putin injects bombs and lies into the Syrian conflict. His goal is to shore up his ally, not bring about peace to the region
» He called the US a wolf – now it is Putin who’s on the prowl – Natalie Nougayrède
03/10/15 08:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Europe must not be tempted to trade away Ukraine for the sake of a deal with the Russians over Syria Russia’s military action in Syria raises the stakes for Europe in a significant w...
» Russia's Syria Campaign - The Atlantic
03/10/15 08:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Atlantic Russia's Syria Campaign The Atlantic Russia's Defense Ministry says its air force carried out more strikes on targets in Syria, two days after the country entered the con...
» US-led coalition warns Russia it is fuelling extremism in Syria - The Guardian
03/10/15 08:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian US-led coalition warns Russia it is fuelling extremism in Syria The Guardian Russian intervention in Syria to support Bashar al-Assad will escalate violence and fuel extr...
» Syria Air Campaign Raises Questions About Russian Capabilities - Voice of America
03/10/15 08:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Syria Air Campaign Raises Questions About Russian Capabilities Voice of America Russia's days-old air campaign in Syria is giving U.S. officials and analysts their fi...
» Oil Bulls Lose Faith in Recovery as Russia Adds to Global Glut
03/10/15 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Hedge funds trimmed bullish oil bets for the first time in six weeks, losing faith in a swift recovery as Russia boosted output to the highest since the Soviet Union collapsed. Speculators reduced their net-l...
» Obama, World Leaders Reject Russian ‘Terrorist’ Strikes in Syria
03/10/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has called for Russia to stop airstrikes in Syria — airstrikes that coalition nations said in a statement Friday would “only fuel more extremism.” Obama says the st...
» Obama Sees Russia Failing in Syria Effort - New York Times
03/10/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Obama Sees Russia Failing in Syria Effort New York Times WASHINGTON — The already fragmented battlefield in Syria grew even more complicated on Friday, as Russia and Ir...
» As Russia Returns to Middle East, a Look at Some of Its Weapons - New York Times
03/10/15 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times As Russia Returns to Middle East, a Look at Some of Its Weapons New York Times MOSCOW — In just a few days of engagement, the small military force Russia has deployed t...
» Obama Rejects Kremlin View That All Syrian Rebels Are Terrorists
03/10/15 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected Russia’s views on Syria’s four-year-old crisis, saying that not everyone who is opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s reg...
» Vladimir Putin is 'a gangster and thug', says US presidential candidate Marco Rubio
03/10/15 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Rubio vows to impose new sanctions on Russia if elected president, including visa bans and asset freezes against senior leadership Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio escal...
» Russian Airstrikes in Syria
03/10/15 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. The theater of war suddenly grows crowded.
» As Russia Returns to Middle East, a Look at Some of Its Weapons
03/10/15 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. The small force deployed to Russia’s new base in Syria has made outsized political and diplomatic gains.
» Putin’s Fake Realism, Forgotten Ukraine, and Russia’s Mistake in
03/10/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Institute of Modern Russia. Putin’s Fake Realism, Forgotten Ukraine, and Russia’s Mistake in Syria 26 September – 2 October 2015 02 October 2015 In Foreign Policy, Christian Caryl writes that Putin’s polic...
» Syrian crisis: Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS' - BBC News
03/10/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syrian crisis: Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS' BBC News US President Barack Obama has said the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is...
» Obama: Russia action in Syria is 'recipe for disaster'
03/10/15 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. US President Barack Obama warns Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Assad is a "recipe for disaster"
» Fear of the peace: Why Assad is not the main obstacle to a deal on Syria
03/10/15 08:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Big Question: Disagreement on Assad's fate in Syria is not the main obstacle to a peace deal - the real issue is addressing fears of what may follow
» Russian airstrikes in Syria propping up Assad, Fallon claims
03/10/15 08:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Defence secretary Michael Fallon says majority of Russian bombs not targeting Isis, but killing civilians and rebels Russia’s military intervention in Syria is propping up Bashar al-...
» Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria
03/10/15 08:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. They shook hands at the Elysee presidential Palace and sipped coffee in the sun, but the tense faces of French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin durin...
» Точечным ударом бетонобойной авиабомбой с самолета Су-34 в районе РАККА уничтожен защищенный командный пункт и склад взрывчатых веществ бандформирований
03/10/15 08:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Беспилотными средствами осуществляется круглосуточный мониторинг обстановки в районах действий бандформирований ИГИЛ. Все выявляемые цели оперативно поражаются, вне зависимости от погодных условий и в...
» IS's North Caucasus Affiliate Calls For Recruits To Join It In Daghestan
03/10/15 08:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Islamic State extremist group's North Caucasus affiliate, Wilayat al-Qawqaz (Caucasus Province) has issued a call for would-be militants in Russia to join it and figh...
» Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS
03/10/15 08:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Only 5 percent of Russia's airstrikes in Syria have targeted Islamic State extremists, Britain's defense chief said Saturday, as Moscow's four-day-old aerial bombing campaign continues de...
» Putin’s First Undeserved Victory in Syria – West Caving on Crimea
03/10/15 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, October 3 – Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Paris that R...
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» 2015-10-02President Obama Talks About Russia's Actions in Syria
02/10/15 21:04 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-02 President Obama Talks About Russia's Actions in Syria President Obama Talks About Russia's Actions in Syria Friday October 2 nd , 2015  at  6:16 PM Voice Of America 1 Share During his Oct. 2 press conference, President Obama s...
» Russia in Review
02/10/15 18:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. October 2, 2015 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuc...
» Today's Headlines and Commentary
02/10/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Following growing frustration on the part of the United States and allies concerned with Russia’s seemingly exclusive targeting of non-ISIS enemies of Bashar...
» President Obama Talks About Russia's Actions in Syria
02/10/15 18:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. During his Oct. 2 press conference, President Obama said Russia 'had to go into Syria, not out of strength but out of weakness.'
» White House calls for investigation into civilian deaths in Yemen
02/10/15 18:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday called for an investigation into reports that civilians and Red Crescent volunteers were killed in air strikes in Al-Mokha and Taiz in ...
» Obama rejects Russian approach to ending Syrian war
02/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 5:11 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is rejecting Russia's military campaign in Syria, saying it fails to distinguish between terrorist groups and moderate rebel...
» Russian Foreign Minister Defends Airstrikes in Syria
02/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended his country’s bombardment of Syria and denied reports that Russian bombs had targeted opposition rebel forces not affiliated with terro...
» Russian Airstrikes Defend Assad Stronghold
02/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia’s first airstrikes in Syria showed a meticulously planned effort to eliminate any rebel threat to the coastal stronghold of Moscow ally President Bashar al-Assad and his Shiite-...
» U.S. Special Forces Trade Fire with Taliban in Afghanistan
02/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.S. military says Thursday’s clash in Kunduz was in ‘self-defense’ and occurred as Afghan government forces fight to regain full control of the northern city from the Taliban.
» Russia Keeps Up Bombardment in Syria
02/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russian warplanes continued their bombardment of targets in Syria, destroying more Islamic State infrastructure, as an official said such strikes could go on for months.
» Putin's Domestic Media Blitz Focuses on Islamic State Threat
02/10/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. As Russian President Vladimir Putin launched strikes against opponents of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Kremlin’s propaganda channels are trying to rally the country behind his second ...
» Top Syrian Kurdish leader seems to back Russian airstrikes
02/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. When it comes to the Syrian war, the Kurds don't seem to mind the Russians.
» Russian Jets Strike IS Command Centre In Syria
02/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Russian warplanes have destroyed an Islamic State command centre in Syria, according to Moscow's Defence Ministry.
» Putin To Be Challenged On Syria Airstrikes
02/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Civil defense members put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movem...
» Russia Condemned For Bombing Civilians In Syria
02/10/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A coalition of countries condemns Russia for killing civilians and not targeting Islamic State (IS) forces in air raids on Syria.
» Video: Syrian Rescuers Caught In Second Strike
02/10/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Distressing footage shows young children being pulled from a bombed-out building in Douma as another rocket hits.
» America's gun control problem - by numbers
02/10/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Watch this video which looks at some of the key statistics around guns in the US, with as many as one in three Americans owning a firearm
» CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees
02/10/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Computers were hacked in April in one of the worst cyber hacks of US government data in history
» Russian operations in Syria could last 'three or four months'
02/10/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Russian air strikes in support of Bashar Assad's embattled government enter third day amid mounting reports of an imminent regime ground offensive
» Putin denies Russian airstrikes hit civilians
02/10/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Russian President Putin debunks media myths that say there were "civilian casualities from Russian bombs"
» Iran expels second-ranking Bahraini diplomat in Tehran: Fars
02/10/15 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry has declared Bahrain's second-ranking diplomat in Tehran persona non grata and given him 72 hours to leave the country, the semi-official Fars...
» European Leaders Discuss Ukraine as Russia Flexes Muscle in Syria - New York Times
02/10/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. New York Times European Leaders Discuss Ukraine as Russia Flexes Muscle in Syria New York Times PARIS — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met here on Friday for a summ...
» The Link Between Putin's Military Campaigns in Syria and Ukraine - The Atlantic
02/10/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Atlantic The Link Between Putin's Military Campaigns in Syria and Ukraine The Atlantic In the past year and a half, Russia has intervened militarily in two countries, Ukraine and S...
» Analysts: Russia's Syria Advance Shakes Regional Powers
02/10/15 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. “Tell Barack Obama, tell Russia, tell Iran that too many people are dying every day,” said Hani, a first grade teacher from Syria, as he awaited entry to a refugee camp in Croatia in late...
» US: Russian Strikes in Syria Will Not Prompt Change in Strategy
02/10/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:33 Obama administration officials say Russian airstrikes against what they call "indiscriminate" targets in Syria have not prompted a broad re-eva...
» Russia’s Syria Involvement Raising Concerns in Europe
02/10/15 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:10 European nations are joining the United States in demanding that Russia stop targeting opposition groups other than the Islamic State militants...
» Russia’s Unguided Weapons in Syria Could Ricochet on Moscow
02/10/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The Syrian air force has been bombing anti-government rebels—as well as innocent civilians—with crude barrel bombs that rarely hit their targets. But the arrival of the Russian air force isn’t bringi...
» As Europe fills with refugees, Britain goes its own way
02/10/15 16:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. Britain has opted out of Europe-wide solutions, sticking with its own program, to the irritation of others.
» Russia steps up Syrian strikes
02/10/15 16:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Russia ramps up its campaign of air strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amid fresh criticism from the US-led anti-IS coalition.
» Iraqi Leader Says Would 'Welcome' Russian Air Strikes In Iraq
02/10/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iraq's prime minister says that he would "welcome" air strikes by Russia in his country if Moscow made such a proposal, but that hasn't happened yet.
» U.S. Won't Share Intelligence In Military Talks With Russia
02/10/15 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. and Russian defense officials held talks October 1 aimed at avoiding conflicts in Syria, but one top general said the United States will not share sensitive intellig...
» Bahrain: Iranian Diplomat Is Expelled
02/10/15 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Bahrain also recalled its own ambassador over allegations that Iran sponsored “subversion” and funneled arms to militants in the country.
» Iran: U.S. Detainee May Face More Charges
02/10/15 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American pastor serving an eight-year prison term in Iran on charges of undermining national security, could face additional charges.
» Russian Airstrikes in Syria Hit Targets in ISIS-Controlled Area
02/10/15 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The United States and other nations that back groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad had accused Moscow of targeting almost every opposition group but the Islamic State.
» Russian Airstrikes in Syria - The New York Times
02/10/15 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story .
» As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Build Up Golan Heights
02/10/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. With Syria “disintegrating” after years of civil war, some Israelis argue, it is hard to imagine a stable state to which the territory seized in the 1967 war could be returned.
» Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port: official
02/10/15 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of ...
» Warplanes, believed Russian, bomb IS-held town in Syria
02/10/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warplanes believed to be Russian bombed an Islamic State-held town 130 km (80 miles) northeast of Damascus overnight, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human ...
» Turkey detains 44 people in raids targeting Kurdish militants: media
02/10/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 44 people in Istanbul on Friday on suspicion of links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a continuing crackdown on militants ahead ...
» Russia carries out new round of air strikes in Syria, hitting 12 targets
02/10/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it had carried out new rounds of air strikes in Syria, hitting 12 Islamic State targets.
» Russian jets mount new air strikes in Syria
02/10/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian warplanes have mounted a new wave of air strikes since Thursday night in northwestern and western Syria, a Syrian military source and state TV said on Friday.
» Frosty faces as Hollande, Putin discuss differences over Syria
02/10/15 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and Russia's Vladimir Putin had an in-depth discussion on Syria on Friday in which they "tried to narrow down differences on politi...
» U.S., allies short on options as Russia, Iran flex muscle in Syria
02/10/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters)- - Across the Middle East, America’s traditional allies are watching with disbelief as Russia and Iran mount a show of force in Syria, and they are wondering how it wi...
» France's Hollande says Minsk process will likely not conclude by year-end
02/10/15 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - It will take time to organize elections in Ukraine that respect international standards, and as a result the so-called Minsk peace process will most likely not be con...
» Authorities: Weapons Recovered In Oregon Shooting Purchased Legally - Huffington Post
02/10/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Huffington Post Authorities: Weapons Recovered In Oregon Shooting Purchased Legally Huffington Post WASHINGTON -- Firearms used on Thursday in a mass shooting at a small community coll...
» Obama Holds Press Conference
02/10/15 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheNewYorkTimes's YouTube Videos. From: TheNewYorkTimes Duration: 00:00 President Obama announces the resignation of his Education Secretary on Friday and is expected to speak about Syria and the Orego...
» Russia 'fuelling extremism' as Putin steps up Syria air strikes
02/10/15 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Western nations accuse Russia of escalating the Syrian conflict and fuelling extremism amid mounting fears over civilian casualties
» Stats: Nearly 300 Mass US Shootings This Year
02/10/15 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The latest U.S. mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at a community college in Oregon highlights the increasing level of gun violence across the country. It prompted Presid...
» 3,627,3163,627,3162015-10-02West talks, Putin bombs (the U.S. trained fighters and allegedly
02/10/15 12:39 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,627,316 3,627,316 2015-10-02 West talks, Putin bombs (the U.S. trained fighters and allegedly, civilians) and continues his "special operations". "What has gone wrong?" West talks , Putin bombs ( the U.S. trained fighters and allegedly...
» Russia accused of striking civilian targets in Syria
02/10/15 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Al Jazeera English. Russian warplanes unleashed a new wave of air strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amid concerns that many of Moscow's targets were civilian. Russian President...
» News Roundup and Notes: October 2, 2015
02/10/15 09:24 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 Russia conducte...