Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bombs kill 95 at pro-Kurdish rally in Turkish capital | Reuters | Spying Case Against U.S. Envoy Is Unraveling, and Following a Pattern - The New York Times | US, Russian Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq | U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks - Headlines


Putin wades into Syria's civil war 



M.N.: Is it possible that the Russian intelligence, as part of their operations, in the most perverted twist, using the undiscovered yet moles and/or some double agents, sets up the circumstances or feeds the information to the counterintelligence community to discredit, neutralize and socially-politically (if not sometimes physically) eliminate their most determined opponents, critics or undesirable for them politicians and officials, whom they cannot sway to their side or recruit? And do this, gleefully, using the hands and tools of the U.S. law enforcement? I think that this is entirely possible, and more than that, very likely; it would be very much in line with their criminal mentality and their operational habits. Maybe the FBI's Internal Affairs Department and the counterintelligence specialists should consider this very seriously and direct and focus their efforts towards uncovering these types of operations and operators. The NYTimes described this very convincingly: the pattern is there.
Russian and U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria

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» Senior Iranian commander killed in Syria | World news | The Guardian
10/10/15 21:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. Killing of Hossein Hamedani by 'terrorists' turns spotlight on Tehran's growing role in bolstering Assad regime.
» US to Pay Compensation Over Airstrike on Afghan Hospital
10/10/15 21:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States will offer "condolence payments" for those killed or injured in the U.S. airstrike that mistakenly hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last we...
» U.S., Russia Made 'Progress' In Syria Flight Safety Talks
10/10/15 21:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon said the United States and Russia made "progress" during talks designed to avoid accidents in Syrian airspace as the two countries conduct separate bombing c...
» Spying Case Against U.S. Envoy Is Falling Apart, and Following a Pattern
10/10/15 21:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The home and office of Robin L. Raphel, a former adviser to the State Department, were raided last year in search of proof that she was spying for Pakistan.
» Why Is Money Still Flowing to ISIS?
10/10/15 21:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Videos of Islamic State fighters with brand-name S.U.V.s make it clear that more effective efforts are needed to starve the Islamic State of revenue.
» Russian Ruble Stabilizing, Might Even Get Stronger If Oil Cooperates - Forbes
10/10/15 21:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes Russian Ruble Stabilizing, Might Even Get Stronger If Oil Cooperates Forbes But Russia is the laggard for capital flow due to Western sanctions, a negative political perception...
» Putin wades into Syria's civil war
10/10/15 21:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. David Simonds on Russian military action in support of Bashir al-Assad Continue reading...
» 3,665,8033,665,8032015-10-10U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks - Headlines
10/10/15 20:40 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,665,803 3,665,803 2015-10-10 U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks - Headlines U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks Russia and US set for air safety talk on Syria campaign - BBC News US, Russia talks on Syrian fl...
» U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks - Headlines
10/10/15 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NEWS: The World and Security Review. U.S. and Russia to resume Syria air safety talks Russia and US set for air safety talk on Syria campaign - BBC News US, Russia talks on Syrian flight safety could come ...
» 2015-10-09U.S. in Retreat in Syria? Obama Said To Abort Training Plan Amid
09/10/15 23:54 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-09 U.S. in Retreat in Syria? Obama Said To Abort Training Plan Amid Russian Ramp-Up - U.S. News & World Report Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president   by Associated Press Turkish police arrest newspaper...
» U.S. in Retreat in Syria? Obama Said To Abort Training Plan Amid Russian Ramp-Up - U.S. News & World Report
09/10/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. U.S. News & World Report U.S. in Retreat in Syria? Obama Said To Abort Training Plan Amid Russian Ramp-Up U.S. News & World Report President Barack Obama and Russian Pres...
» Tajik Mother Sentenced For Killing Children
09/10/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Tajik court hears the shocking case of a mother who drowned her own children, after a marital problem. The judge hands out an 18-year sentence.
» U.S. supplies 'precision' shells to Lebanon to help it defend border with Syria
09/10/15 17:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States is providing the Lebanese army with a consignment of laser-guided artillery shells in an $8.6 million arms package intended to help Lebanon defend ...
» Syria air strikes leave Russia at risk of revenge attacks
09/10/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has taken a risk by launching air strikes against Islamists in Syria because they could incite militants to seek revenge by attacking target...
» One killed in Iraq's Kurdistan region as protest turns violent
09/10/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A protester was killed in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday, two officials told Reuters, in the worst bout of unrest there since 2011.
» Texas university on lockdown after 2 people shot - USA TODAY
09/10/15 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. MSNBC Texas university on lockdown after 2 people shot USA TODAY HOUSTON — Two people were shot on the Texas Southern University campus Friday and the suspect is still at large, ...
» U.S. pulls plug on Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply
09/10/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and equipment directly to ...
» The strange history of North Korea's Communists
09/10/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. From a political party to a family dictatorship in North Korea
» Refugees guest-edit Danish newspaper
09/10/15 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A Danish newspaper hands over the reins to 12 refugees for a special edition to give their take on Europe's migration crisis.
» Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Tunisian Democracy Group
09/10/15 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a group comprising labor-union and business leaders as well as human-rights activists and lawyers, won the Nobel Peace Prize for its contributio...
» AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor defends gun display
09/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Jerusalem’s mayor, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. He says he’s helping keep ...
» Islamic State group seizes villages north of Aleppo city
09/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeti...
» Why the Nobel peace prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, in one map
09/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Why the Nobel committee chose this recipient out of about 273 other contenders.
» Turkey snubs possible PKK ceasefire announcement
09/10/15 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A senior Turkish official has renewed a call on Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and leave the Turkish territory.
» Pentagon plans sharp scaledown in efforts to train Syrian rebels
09/10/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The moves come as Russia boosts in military aid to the Syrian government.
» Pentagon head: US to change Syrian rebel training program
09/10/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The U.S. will change the failed Syrian rebel training program to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
» Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden
09/10/15 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven’t put any strain on the government’s budget.
» US Training Of Syrian Rebels Doomed From Start
09/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A Free Syrian Army fighter talks on a walkie-talkie near a rocket launcher during what they said was preparations for an operation to stri...
» Vladimir Putin 'fires close ally Vladimir Yakunin after son applied for British citizenship'
09/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The loyal Kremlin ally was president of Russian Railways until he retired in August but sources claim he was dismissed
» Barack Obama to overhaul US approach to support Syria rebels
09/10/15 17:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. America will change the failed Syrian rebel training programme to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, says Defence Secretary Ash Carter
» West and Russia jockey for position in eastern Europe as details of Washington and Warsaw deal emerge
09/10/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Heavy military hardware from the US will be deployed to Poland next year to assuage concern over the Russian threat
» Turkish police arrest newspaper editor for 'insulting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan' on Twitter
09/10/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Today's Zaman editor-in-chief Bulent Kenes was detained at the newspaper's offices by plainclothes police officers
» Iranian General Is Killed in Syria Advising Military - New York Times
09/10/15 17:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Tehran Times NBCNews.com Iranian General Is Killed in Syria Advising Military New York Times TEHRAN — A prominent Iranian general was killed in Syria Thursday night, Iranian officials ...
» Tunisian Democracy Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize
09/10/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has gone to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for its work in bolstering the North African country’s democratization process following the 2011 Arab Spring...
» Israeli Troops Kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza Border Violence
09/10/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Israeli troops fired across the border into the Gaza Strip Friday, killing at least four Palestinians and wounding more than a dozen others as tensions between the two sides surged. Israe...
» China arrested hackers at U.S. request: Washington Post
09/10/15 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass...
» Saudi Arabia protests over Czech 'Satanic Verses' 27 years after uproar
09/10/15 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia summoned the Czech ambassador to protest against a new translation of Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses", state media said on Friday, 27 years af...
» Belarus leader says does not mind Nobel Prize winner's criticism of his rule
09/10/15 17:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature to his compatriot Svetlana Alexievich, saying he ...
» Kremlin Says Syria Operation Not Causing Financial Strain
09/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Kremlin says Russian air strikes in Syria, which began on September 30, haven't put any financial strain on Moscow.
» Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
09/10/15 17:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both facing a spiraling situation that is testing their ability to maintain control of restive constituencies.
» In Belarus, opposition artists express dissent underground
09/10/15 17:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 4:35 p.m. EDT. MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarus' crippled political opposition has been cautious in its criticisms ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Not so the country...
» Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president
09/10/15 17:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
» 4 U.S. Military Efforts on ISIS and Syria Yield Mixed Results
09/10/15 16:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Obama administration’s announcement on Friday that it had halted a program to train and equip Syrian fighters reflected the complications in the region.
» Investigating the Kunduz Hospital Airstrike
09/10/15 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Will the U.S. military get to the bottom of its own attack?
» The Artistic Triumph of Svetlana Alexiyevich
09/10/15 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Svetlana Alexiyevich, the Belorussian author who just won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, might be the greatest writer people don't want to read.
» Russia in Review
09/10/15 16:28 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 9, 2015 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuc...
» Iraq says it was not warned about Russian missiles crossing its airspace
09/10/15 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. An official from Iraq's Defense Ministry described the lack of coordination as “dangerous.”
» Today's Headlines and Commentary
09/10/15 16:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. The White House is shutting down the Pentagon’s ill-fated train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels, at least in its current form. So says the New York Times...
» 3,661,2773,661,2772015-10-09Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in USby Associated
09/10/15 11:34 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,661,277 3,661,277 2015-10-09 Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in USby Associated Press Russia's Syrian bombing gives boost to Iran Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US by Associated Press Frida...
» Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
09/10/15 11:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.
» Straight Or Gay? Sexuality Linked To DNA - Claim
09/10/15 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A group of scientists claim they have discovered a way to identify someone's sexuality with 70% accuracy by looking at their DNA.
» Israel On High Alert After Palestinian Deaths
09/10/15 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. What began with Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs has become a series of random stabbings that have Israel on high alert.
» Oklahoma used wrong drug to execute US convict
09/10/15 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Charles Warner, killed on January 15, was given potassium acetate rather than potassium chloride, autopsy finds
» Isil fighters make gains in Syria's Aleppo despite Russian airstrikes
09/10/15 11:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Russian airstrikes, which experts warn are disproportionately targeting moderate opposition groups, have helped Islamic State make ground in Syria's second-biggest city
» Libyan Authorities Detain 300 African Migrants - New York Times
09/10/15 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Middle East Monitor Libyan Authorities Detain 300 African Migrants New York Times BENGHAZI, Libya — A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripo...
» Suspect in custody after four people shot — one fatally — at Northern ... - Washington Post
09/10/15 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Washington Post Suspect in custody after four people shot — one fatally — at Northern ... Washington Post One person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting outside of a...
» House Republicans in Chaos as Speaker Favorite Withdraws
09/10/15 11:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:34 The Republican widely expected to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives shocked his colleagues Thursday by announcing he was ...
» Why Are Gun Laws So Hard for Congress to Tackle?
09/10/15 11:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:21 Since taking office, President Barack Obama has spoken out or issued statements about 15 mass shootings. The most recent shooting, in which 10 ...
» Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels - New York Times
09/10/15 11:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels New York Times LONDON — The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon's $500 million program to...
» Small drone crashes near White House despite ban against flights in DC - USA TODAY
09/10/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Small drone crashes near White House despite ban against flights in DC USA TODAY WASHINGTON – U.S. Park Police confiscated a drone that crashed on the Ellipse near the W...
» Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west
09/10/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the gover...
» Islamic State fighters advance in Aleppo outskirts: monitor
09/10/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have captured several Syrian villages from rival insurgents near Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite Russian air strikes that M...
» Four Arabs stabbed in southern Israel, Jewish suspect held
09/10/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four Arabs were stabbed in a town in southern Israel on Friday and a Jewish suspect was arrested, police said. The attacks follow a surge in knife violence by Pal...
» Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria: IRGC
09/10/15 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards...
» Israeli-Palestinian violence intensifies; Arabs and Jews stabbed
09/10/15 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Jewish man stabbed and wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in an apparent reprisal attack for Palestinian violence during the worst spell of civil u...
» Russia says kills 300 insurgents in latest Syria strikes: RIA
09/10/15 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday its planes had struck the headquarters of the Liwa al-Haqq militant group in Syria, killing 200 insurgents, including two Is...
» News Analysis: An Opportune Moment for Russia’s Foray Into Syria
09/10/15 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Analysts and Western officials say there are several reasons for President Vladimir V. Putin to move into Syria now, including the Damascus regime’s dwindling power and blocking Western int...
» Wary of Escalation, the U.S. Is Waiting Out Putin’s Moves
09/10/15 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Obama is unwilling to risk escalating the conflict and does not have a President Obama has made clear he is not willing to confront the Russians and risk an escalation, nor does h...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Putin’s Imperial Adventure in Syria
09/10/15 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. For centuries, intervention in the Middle East has been a way for Russia to seek influence and assert power.
» Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels
09/10/15 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The move served as an acknowledgement that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State.
» A Top Iranian General Is Killed in Syria
09/10/15 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Gen.Hussein Hamedani and several bodyguards were killed near Aleppo. Iran has been actively supporting President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
» U.S. Keeps Tough Line On Russia Despite Ukraine Truce
09/10/15 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, has said the United States will maintain sanctions imposed on Russia over its action...
» NATO Open To Keeping More Troops In Afghanistan At U.S. Urging
09/10/15 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, defense ministers said after after a meeting in Brussels October 8.
» Russia Warns Against Attempts To Alter Europe's Balance Of Power
09/10/15 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's ambassador to NATO says Moscow opposes any attempt to alter the geopolitical balance in Europe.
» A Reagan Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century
09/10/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. From Sweden in the Baltic to Tartus in the Mediterranean, Russian forces are on the offensive. The consensus among U.S. officials not beholden to the White House is that Mitt Romney...
» Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran
09/10/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. LONDON (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirms the U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there...
» News Roundup and Notes: October 9, 2015
09/10/15 10:31 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 ISIS has killed...
» In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the US government - Washington Post
09/10/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Washington Post In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the US government Washington Post At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week, Direc...
» FBI Chief: News Media Has Better Data on Police Shootings Than Government - Newsweek
09/10/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Newsweek FBI Chief: News Media Has Better Data on Police Shootings Than Government Newsweek At a violent crime summit organized by the U.S. Justice Department, FBI director James Comey s...
» Ashton Carter: U.S. to end Syrian rebel training program, instead will work with Kurds
09/10/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. LONDON (AP) — The U.S. will overhaul the failed Syrian rebel training program, working more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Def...
» Obama Administration Ends $500M Syrian Rebel Training Program
09/10/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The Obama administration has shuttered the $500 million Pentagon program to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in an acknowledgement of its failure. The program ...
» US To End Syrian Train and Equip Program
09/10/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. President Obama is expected to announce a new plan for building Syrian moderate forces.             
» Where Syria & Iraq’s Foreign Fighters Come From [Infographic]
09/10/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. The United States and its allies have conducted over 5,000 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State since August 2014. Even though the air campaign has prevented ISIS from expan...
» Why the U.S. Can Do Little in the Face of Russia's Aggression in Syria - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
09/10/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. U.S. News & World Report (blog) Why the U.S. Can Do Little in the Face of Russia's Aggression in Syria U.S. News & World Report (blog) That incongruity has become particularly...
» Russia's Threat - Town Hall
09/10/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia's Threat Town Hall Thanks to the administration's dithering on Syria, Russia now has 30 warplanes in the air that are launching attacks on anti-Bashar Assad rebels, and soon th...
» Turning point? EU Commission head says relations with Russian 'must be ... - RT
09/10/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Turning point? EU Commission head says relations with Russian 'must be ... RT It is now critical for the EU to work on its relations with Russia , Juncker said in the southern Germ...
» Russia tests ray gun that can BLIND enemies as it battles Islamic State - Daily Star
09/10/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Star Russia tests ray gun that can BLIND enemies as it battles Islamic State Daily Star It will provide cover for troops by dazzling enemies and sabotaging hostile reconnaissanc...
» «Ъ»: Столтенберг призвал Россию отозвать признание Абхазии и Южной Осетии - Газета.Ru
09/10/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. СЕГОДНЯ День «Ъ»: Столтенберг призвал Россию отозвать признание Абхазии и Южной Осетии Газета.Ru В ходе заседания совместной комиссии Грузия-НАТО генеральный секретарь альянса Йенс...
» As Russia Bombs Syria, US Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf - NBCNews.com
09/10/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. NBCNews.com As Russia Bombs Syria, US Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf NBCNews.com As Russian warships rain down cruise missiles as part of its military strike in Syria, the...
» Who is the world's most influential politician? Angela Merkel or Vladimir Putin?
09/10/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Angela Merkel is often referred to as the world's most influential politician but could Vladimir Putin have more power on the world stage? King's Coll...
» Russia denies missiles aimed at Syria landed in Iran
09/10/15 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Moscow disputes US reports that cruise missiles fired at Syrian targets from warship in Caspian sea fell short of target Russia has denied cruise missiles fired at Syrian targets fro...
» Russia's Syrian bombing gives boost to Iran - BBC News
09/10/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russia's Syrian bombing gives boost to Iran BBC News While Russian cruise missiles were flying over Iran towards targets in Syria on Wednesday, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatoll...
» Activists Say IS Advancing In Syria Despite Russian Air Strikes
09/10/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Antigovernment Syrian activists say militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) movement have captured several villages near the city of Allepo.
» Obama Slams 'Anti-Immigrant' Sentiment in US
09/10/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama on Thursday slammed what he said was the growing "anti-immigrant sentiment" in American politics, in what was seen as an implicit criticism of several high-profile ...
» Russia's Syrian bombing gives boost to Iran
09/10/15 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. While Russian cruise missiles were flying over Iran towards targets in Syria on Wednesday, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was delivering a strongly worded speech ruling out...
» Russian military operation in Syria bolsters oil market, domestic stocks - RT
09/10/15 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russian military operation in Syria bolsters oil market, domestic stocks RT Surging crude has also strengthened the Russian stock market which has gained 7.5 percent in October. On...
» The Road From Donbas To Damascus
09/10/15 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. If you think Russia's Syria intervention means Vladimir Putin is giving up on Ukraine, think again.
» Putin’s Syrian Gambit Slipping Out of Control, Shevtsova Says
09/10/15 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, October 9 – In Syria, Russian analyst Liliya Shevtsova argues, the world is confront...
» Obama to Visit Umpqua College Shooting Victims
09/10/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama begins a four-day visit to the West Coast Friday by meeting with the families of victims of last week's mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. Obama is set to meet...
» US to Detail Major Changes to Syrian Rebel Training Program
09/10/15 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Obama administration Friday will announce changes to a Pentagon program to train moderate Syrian rebel forces, said U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who added that the United States...
» Bypassing the Risky Sea, Refugees Reach Europe Through the Arctic
09/10/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Refugees have started to travel to Norway through Russia, making a remote border an increasingly popular door to Europe for people fleeing war and persecution, or simply looking for a bett...
» 3,656,8473,656,8472015-10-08Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials
08/10/15 22:59 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,656,847 3,656,847 2015-10-08 Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials Say by HELENE COOPER Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials Say by HELENE COOPER Thursday October 8th, 2015 at 2:45 P...
» U.S., NATO Military Leaders Signal Openness to Longer Afghan Mission
08/10/15 21:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled a new willingness to rethink the number of U.S. troops that should remain in Afghanistan after next year, echoing other leaders here who are ...
» Family of Walter Scott reaches $6.5M settlement with city officials - USA TODAY
08/10/15 21:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. WLKY Louisville Family of Walter Scott reaches $6.5M settlement with city officials USA TODAY The family of Walter Scott, a black South Carolina man shot and killed by a police o...
» Mexican army head is unhappy with law enforcement role
08/10/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Mexico’s defense secretary says the country’s army isn’t happy doing law enforcement duty, but has no other choice.
» Assad's Endgame: Force West To His Side
08/10/15 21:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russia’s intervention is lending credence to what is widely believed to be Mr. Assad’s ultimate aim: Leave only one opponent in the multisided war—Islamic State—and force the West to c...
» Britain backs return of 'Cold War' nuclear drills as Nato hardens against Russia
08/10/15 21:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Nato should rehearse escalating from conventional to nuclear attacks for first time since the Cold War, diplomats say
» Russia’s Syrian Escalation Tests Obama’s Crisis Response
08/10/15 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 03:01 The Islamic State. Ebola. And now Putin in Syria. As Russia’s air campaign in the war-torn country dominates headlines, critics of the administ...
» Russia’s Kalibr Cruise Missiles, a New Weapon in Syria Conflict
08/10/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A photo taken from video published by the Russian Defense Ministry purports to show missile launches from the Caspian Sea to strike targets in Syria.
» US administration voices concerns over Russia's targets in Syria – video
08/10/15 17:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The state department spokesman, John Kirby, tells reporters that the US secretary of state spoke with the Russian foreign minister about the Syrian crisis. John Kerry exp...
» Taliban Islamic Movement Controls Up to 70% of Afghanistan
08/10/15 17:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. According to the intelligence obtained by Russian Defense Ministry's General Staff, the Taliban have up to 70 percent of Afghanistan territory under their control.
» Like Russia, Chechnya Is Being Increasingly Drawn Into Syrian Conflict
08/10/15 17:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. Russia officially declared its intentions to intervene in the Syrian civil war only in September, but Moscow has been backing President Bashar al-Assad’s r...
» Rendition Fallout: Former CIA Officer Convicted in Absentia by Italy Possibly Arrested in Portugal
08/10/15 17:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Reports are circulating that Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA officer, has been arrested in Portugal.  De Sousa was among the many CIA employees prosecuted and convi...
» Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials Say
08/10/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. American officials said some of the cruise missiles fired from Russian warships in the Caspian Say fell in a rural area of Iran, and did not reach targets in Syria.
» Analysis: Putin's Syria operation is a bid to regain status as major global player
08/10/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. On Russian TV -- breathtaking video of missiles launched from Russian ships in the Caspian Sea, streaking into the night sky, racing almost a thousand miles to their targets in Syria, expl...
» Russian missiles 'fell on Iran'
08/10/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea landed on Iran, unnamed US officials say
» General Expects Answers on Hospital Bombing in 30 Days
08/10/15 14:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan said he expects to have preliminary results from an investigation into the strike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in abo...
» Ex-CIA Agent Detained Over 2009 Kidnapping Conviction in Italy
08/10/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Portuguese authorities have detained a former CIA operative on a warrant stemming from her 2009 conviction in Italy in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric.
» Senator Sues Over Exercise Band Injuries
08/10/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Harry Reid is claiming more than $50,000 in damages after he suffered a loss of vision and fractured ribs in an exercise accident.
» Ash Carter says Russian forces are behaving unprofessionally – video
08/10/15 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The US defense secretary criticized what he deems ‘increasingly unprofessional behavior from Russian forces’ in Syria at the Nato summit in Brussels on Thursday. Carter w...
» Russian warplanes back Syrian regime ground offensive as US warns Moscow it will suffer casualties
08/10/15 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Russia will face the consequences of its actions in Syria, says US defence secretary Ash Carter as troops try to secure the president's western heartland
» Syria Rebels Repel Ground Assault, Call for US Help
08/10/15 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Rebels with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Wednesday repelled an offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in central Syria, destroying 10 government tanks despite repeated fi...
» Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis | Times Documentaries | The New York Times
08/10/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheNewYorkTimes's YouTube Videos. From: TheNewYorkTimes Duration: 24:54 From Central America, thousands of children fleeing poverty and danger make multiple attempts to reach the United States despite ...
» One of Americans Who Stopped Train Attack in France Stabbed in California - ABC News
08/10/15 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com One of Americans Who Stopped Train Attack in France Stabbed in California ABC News One of the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train this Augus...
» Islamic State overtakes al Qaeda as leader of extremist movement: U.S. official
08/10/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has overtaken al Qaeda as leader of the global violent extremist movement and has access to a large pool of potential recruits i...
» Russian cruise missile strikes fired without advanced notice: U.S.
08/10/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia fired cruise missiles at Syrian targets this week without giving any advanced notice, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday, describing a tre...
» Taliban leadership issues likely to delay Afghan peace talks: U.S. commander
08/10/15 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. (Reuters) - Disarray within the Taliban leadership could delay peace talks with the Afghan government for a few months, but up to 70 percent of the militant group may ultimately be rec...
» Europe needs better relations with Russia, even if not sexy
08/10/15 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PASSAU, Germany (Reuters) - Europe needs to work to improve its relationship with Russia, and things cannot be allowed to continue as they are now, European Commission President Jean-C...
» NATO Chief Cites 'Troubling Escalation' Of Russian Activity In Syria
08/10/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO’s chief has warned ​NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has warned ahead of an alliance defense ministers' meeting of a "troubling escalation" of Russian militar...
» U.S.: Four Russian Cruise Missiles Aimed At Syria Crashed In Iran
08/10/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Several U.S. officials are quoted as saying four of the long-range cruise missiles that Russia fired at Syrian targets on October 7 crashed in Iran.
» Syria and Russia Continue Coordinated Assault on Militants
08/10/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A Syrian civil defense demining unit collected unexploded cluster bombs on Thursday that activists said had been fired a day earlier by Russian aircraft in Idlib Province.
» How to Rebuild a Shrinking, Aging American Military
08/10/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Today’s U.S. military is shrinking and using older equipment as troops face more deployments and emboldened adversaries abroad, according to a new report that lays out a plan to rev...
» Webcam hacker spied on sex acts - BBC News
08/10/15 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. BBC News Webcam hacker spied on sex acts BBC News Webcam hacker spied on sex acts with BlackShades malware. By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter ... The hacker had used his ex...
» Future of United States to 2025
08/10/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. With our nation's endless ability to reinvent itself and seize opportunities of the future, the next 10 years should usher in dramatic changes. The post Future of United States to 202...
» Congress probing intelligence lapses on Russia
08/10/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Senior U.S. lawmakers, tired of being blindsided by Russia, have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow's military intervention in Syria. Lawmaker...
» Doctors without Borders: 33 still missing after Afghan hospital bombing
08/10/15 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Thirty-three people are still unaccounted for five days after the deadly U.S. bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan, the medical cha...
» NATO Chief Ready To Send Troops to Turkey
08/10/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. NATO's secretary general said he is prepared to send ground forces to Turkey.
» FBI Releases Data Showing Record Number Of September Gun Sales - Daily Caller
08/10/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Free Beacon FBI Releases Data Showing Record Number Of September Gun Sales Daily Caller The FBI released data showing a record number of people across the country applied for ...
» AF Secretary Gains New Space Authorities
08/10/15 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The Secretary of the Air Force has new authorities over military space.             
» FBI: Dozens in US in Secret Conversations With ISIS - NBCNews.com
08/10/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. FBI : Dozens in US in Secret Conversations With ISIS NBCNews.com FBI Director James Comey says dozens of people in the U.S. are using encryption software to communicate with ISIS support...
» NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan
08/10/15 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the allian...
» Hero Serviceman Spencer Stone Stabbed Repeatedly in Chest, Hospitalized
08/10/15 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The Air Force serviceman who helped foil a terrorist plot on a French train this summer was repeatedly stabbed early Thursday morning. According to the Air Force Times ,  Airman 1st...
» FBI Head Calls Lack of Data on Police Shootings 'Embarrassing' - TIME
08/10/15 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TIME FBI Head Calls Lack of Data on Police Shootings 'Embarrassing' TIME James Comey Cliff Owen—AP FBI Director James Comey discusses race and law enforcement on Feb. 12, 2015 at Georget...
» Carter Raps Russian Actions in Syria at NATO Conference
08/10/15 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Following the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter condemned Russia’s actions in Syria             
» Former CIA operative wanted by Italians is detained in Lisbon - Los Angeles Times
08/10/15 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Former CIA operative wanted by Italians is detained in Lisbon Los Angeles Times A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of th...
» Russia's 'proof' that ISIS are using civilians as human shields in Syria ... - Daily Mail
08/10/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Mail Russia's 'proof' that ISIS are using civilians as human shields in Syria ... Daily Mail Russia said the trucks must belong to ISIS because moderates would 'not use the peac...
» Russian bombs in Syria killing fragile hopes for diplomacy far beyond - Washington Post
08/10/15 14:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Russian bombs in Syria killing fragile hopes for diplomacy far beyond Washington Post Russia's military offensive in Syria is only a week old, but the casualties for Am...
» Эксперты Bellingcat выпустили итоговый отчет о крушении Boeing в Донбассе - OnAir.ru
08/10/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ДОНБАСС Эксперты Bellingcat выпустили итоговый отчет о крушении Boeing в Донбассе OnAir.ru Независимая экспертная группа Bellingcat в четверг опубликовала полную версию доклада по ...
» Russian Man Sentenced For Spying For Ukraine
08/10/15 14:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has found another person guilty of espionage by providing confidential information to Ukrainian officials.
» Philip Hammond declares Twitter war on Russia
08/10/15 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. As Russia escalates its air-strikes in Syria, the Foreign Office has robust exchange of views with Russian embassy on Twitter
» Israel Says Facebook, YouTube Spur Attacks
08/10/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Israel said Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week. Four Israelis have been kille...
» NATO Renews Pledge To Defend 'All Allies' Amid Russia 'Escalation'
08/10/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance has renewed assurances to defend "all allies against any threat," amid new tensions with Russia over its aerial ...
» Why does Russia support Syria's Bashar al-Assad?
08/10/15 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. This video explores why Russia is supporting President Bashar al-Assad through its bombing campaign in Syria
» Europe must unite to deliver Syria from Isis and Assad | Guy Verhofstadt
08/10/15 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The Iran nuclear deal showed the EU can act with one voice. It needs to do so again, right now – or face consequences that are unthinkable Commentators are right to highlight the pot...
» Сегодня ночью массированным бомбардировкам подверглись отряды террористической группировки ИГИЛ, проявляющие наибольшую жестокость к мирному населению
08/10/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. С авиабазы Хмеймим экипажи Су-34, Су-24М и Су-25 совершили 22 боевых вылета, в ходе которых нанесли удары по 27 объектам террористов на территории Сирии.
» Putin's campaign to derail the west over Syria is working – for now
08/10/15 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The firing of cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea is the latest testimony to Putin’s grasp over Nato, but domestic appetite for war will soon dwindle If Vladimir Putin’s game plan h...
» Boone Pickens: Russia 'new sheriff' in Mideast - CNBC
08/10/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Boone Pickens: Russia 'new sheriff' in Mideast CNBC The new military involvement by Russia in Syria could force OPEC's largest oil member to finally capitulate on production cuts...
» US Hero in French Train Attack Stabbed in California
08/10/15 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who’d overpowered an armed terror suspect on a French train in August, is in stable condition after he was "repeatedly stabbed" stabbed Wednesday nig...
» Russia will pay price for Syrian airstrikes, says US defence secretary
08/10/15 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Ashton Carter predicts reprisal attacks on Russian soil after Vladimir Putin’s military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s regime al-Assad Moscow will soon start paying the price ...
» U.S. Asks NATO Allies To Be ‘Flexible’ In Afghan Drawdown Plans
08/10/15 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the United States has asked NATO allies to “remain flexible” as the alliance reviews its plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
» Russian Volunteers For Syria Are Recruited – And Trolled – Online
08/10/15 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Few Russians are actively looking for ways to go fight in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, but they are trolled online nonetheless.
» News Roundup and Notes: October 8, 2015
08/10/15 08:23 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   Syria’s army ...
» ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, 'US and UK citizens among ... - RT
08/10/15 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, 'US and UK citizens among ... RT “There are several camps operated by [Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL, in Afghanistan] that...
» Putin's motives in Syria questioned as Russia targets pro-Western rebels, not Islamic State
08/10/15 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Russian President Vladimir Putin, ignoring Washington, escalated his war in Syria against Islamist armies Wednesday by launching a sea bombardment along with air ...
» Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option
08/10/15 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BEIRUT (AP) - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday ...
» NATO chief: Alliance faces 'conflict, instability'
08/10/15 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said alliance defense ministers on Thursday will consider the implications for NATO's own security of the ...
» Crowded Skies
08/10/15 08:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ThereAreNoSunglasses. U.S. aircraft diverted to avoid Russian fighter in Syria Russian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over Syria, officials say Russian Cruise Missiles Launched From Caspia...
» MARINES: Russian Amphibious Ships In The Mediterranean
08/10/15 08:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Eyeing Russia, Western Nations Reinforce Defenses in Europe
08/10/15 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Alarmed by the country’s intervention in Syria, military officials on Thursday said they were deploying some logistics personnel in Central and Eastern Europe.
» FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings 'ridiculous,' 'embarrassing' - Washington Post
08/10/15 08:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings 'ridiculous,' 'embarrassing' Washington Post The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling th...
» Study Examines ISIS Propaganda Strategy
08/10/15 08:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. By Kylie Bull HSToday A study released this week said the Islamic State (ISIS) is going to great lengths to prove itself as a viable and functional transnational state. Beginning to d...
» US: Coalition Aircraft Re-Routed To Avoid Russians In Syria
08/10/15 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. WASHINGTON — Coalition aircraft have been re-routed on at least one occasion to avoid a close encounter with Russian warplanes over Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.   &...
» No US Decision Yet On Syria No-Fly Zone
08/10/15 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials on Wednesday said the longstanding issue of a no-fly zone in war-torn Syria has been discussed but no decision made.       &#...
» Turkey Now A Theater of West-Russia Dispute Over Syria
08/10/15 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Russia has militarily challenged Turkey’s threats to retaliate for airspace violation over its border with Syria.             
» Russia launches second cruise missile attack on ISIS
08/10/15 08:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 8, 2015, 11:07 AM (IDT) Russia’s Defense Ministry said Thursday that it launched cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria overnight, targeting command centers, ammunition dumps, tr...
» US lawmakers probe intelligence lapses over Russian Syrian move
08/10/15 08:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. October 8, 2015, 12:48 PM (IDT) Senior US lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to g...
» Putin celebrates 63rd birthday on ice
08/10/15 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:27 Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 63rd birthday by playing ice hockey alongside NHL stars, government officials and tycoons. . Repo...
» Alexievich wins Nobel Literature prize
08/10/15 08:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.
» AP count from Saudi hajj disaster shows over 1,250 killed
08/10/15 08:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. An Associated Press count shows that at least 1,254 pilgrims were killed in a crush and stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
» Leaders To Discuss Russia's Actions In Syria
08/10/15 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Defence ministers discuss Russia's intervention in Syria after Moscow confirmed it fired rockets at Islamic State targets.
» Hillary Clinton speaks out against Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership in a blow to her former boss
08/10/15 08:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Hillary Clinton has come out against President Obama's flagship trade deal, distancing herself from a White House policy which is disliked by many Democrats
» Frustrated by US, Some Iraqis Look to Russia to Defeat IS
08/10/15 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia on Wednesday shot 26 long range cruise missiles from its navy ships in the Caspian Sea across Iraqi airspace to hit both anti-government and Islamic State targets in Syria, further...
» US Reroutes Aircraft to Avoid Encounter with Russian Warplane
08/10/15 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 01:47 The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State changed the route of at least one U.S. aircraft over Syria to avoid a close encounter with Russia...
» Russia's Syria intervention may force choice on Obama: Act or yield - Washington Post
08/10/15 08:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Daily Times Russia's Syria intervention may force choice on Obama: Act or yield Washington Post Russia's military moves in Syria are fundamentally changing the face o...
» Putin is using his Syria gambit to disparage Obama - Los Angeles Times
08/10/15 07:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Los Angeles Times Putin is using his Syria gambit to disparage Obama Los Angeles Times This image provided by the Syrian Revolutionary Command Council in Hama shows smoke rising ...
» Syrian forces begin ground offensive backed by Russia air and sea power - Washington Post
08/10/15 07:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. RT Syrian forces begin ground offensive backed by Russia air and sea power Washington Post MOSCOW — Russia's Caspian Sea fleet on Wednesday launched a complex cruise missile stri...
» Syrian troops, Russian jets launch attack in Ghab Plain - Reuters
08/10/15 07:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Syrian troops, Russian jets launch attack in Ghab Plain Reuters BEIRUT Syrian troops and allied militia backed by Russian air strikes attacked rebels in the Ghab Plain in...
» Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus Wins Nobel Prize for Literature
08/10/15 07:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. STOCKHOLM — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” Alexievich...
» Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault on insurgents
08/10/15 07:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow ...
» Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia
08/10/15 07:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to gras...
» Syrian troops, Russian jets launch attack in Ghab Plain
08/10/15 07:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and allied militia backed by Russian air strikes attacked rebels in the Ghab Plain in western Syria on Thursday, and the army chief said a major offens...
» 'Czar Putin': as secure as he seems?
08/10/15 07:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin turned 63 this week with his now traditional display of sporting prowess, and an announcement that Russian naval vessels had launched a wave of missile...
» A Semantic Downgrade for U.S.-Russian Talks About Operations in Syria
08/10/15 07:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The Pentagon dropped “deconfliction” from its lexicon, and rejected the notion that the United States and Russia were coordinating their side-by-side military efforts in Syria.
» Op-Ed Contributor: Putin’s Boldness, Syria’s Misery
08/10/15 07:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Russia’s interference will make things worse for everyone.
» Syrian general: Russian strikes helping ground offensive
08/10/15 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News At 6:53 a.m. EDT. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's chief-of-staff has declared a wide-ranging ground offensive by Syrian troops, a day after government forces advanced in a multipronged...
» ‘There Will Be a Russian Base in Belarus,’ Russian Analysts Say
08/10/15 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series.   Paul Goble             Staunton, October 8 – Despite Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s statement that there is no need t...
» Russia's Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey on his birthday amid Syrian airstrikes - Daily Mail
08/10/15 07:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Mail Russia's Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey on his birthday amid Syrian airstrikes Daily Mail Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 63rd birthday by playing ice hock...
» Private palaces: Russia moves to hide property data - Reuters
08/10/15 07:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Private palaces: Russia moves to hide property data Reuters The government proposal to restrict Russia's Unified State Register of Property Rights follows a spate of revelations about...
» Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria - U.S. News & World Report
08/10/15 07:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. U.S. News & World Report Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria U.S. News & World Report In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry...
» Russian warships in Caspian sea fire dozens of missiles at targets in Syria - Los Angeles Times
08/10/15 07:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Los Angeles Times Russian warships in Caspian sea fire dozens of missiles at targets in Syria Los Angeles Times Russian warships have fired dozens of missiles at militants in Syria, a...
» 'More than 90%' of Russian airstrikes in Syria have not targeted Isis, US says - The Guardian
08/10/15 07:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian 'More than 90%' of Russian airstrikes in Syria have not targeted Isis, US says The Guardian A large majority of Russia's military strikes in Syria have not been aimed at ...
» Russian Cruise Missiles Help Syrians Go on the Offensive
08/10/15 07:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. The Russian-backed ground offensive followed a missile assault, reflecting what one official called a new phase of the Syria alliance.
» Putin’s Birthday Gift: N.H.L. Teammates and a Victory
08/10/15 07:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. The Russian president celebrated his 63rd birthday by scoring seven goals during a hockey match that was broadcast live on national TV.
» Khamenei Forbids Iran Negotiating With U.S. After Nuclear Talks
08/10/15 07:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States October 7, in a blow to moderates hoping to end the two na...
» Suspected Saudi-led Airstrikes Target Yemen Wedding, 15 Dead
08/10/15 07:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Suspected airstrikes by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition have hit a wedding in war-torn Yemen, according to witnesses and officials, killing at least 15 people and wounding at least 25 others...
» Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign - BBC News
08/10/15 07:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign BBC News Russia's growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda of Nato defence mi...
» Bellingcat accuses Russia of faking videos showing jets dropping bombs on ISIS - RT
08/10/15 07:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Bellingcat accuses Russia of faking videos showing jets dropping bombs on ISIS RT British online investigative group Bellingcat is accusing Russia's Defense Ministry of faking vide...
» Syria crisis: Nato assesses Russia's 'troubling escalation' - BBC News
08/10/15 07:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syria crisis: Nato assesses Russia's 'troubling escalation' BBC News Nato defence ministers will assess the "troubling escalation of Russian military activities" in...
» Nato ready to deploy forces to defend Turkey 'against any threats'
08/10/15 07:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, makes comment after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets conducting airstrikes in Syria Nato is ready to send troops to Turk...
» Britain to station troops in Baltic region 'to deter Russian aggression' - The Guardian
08/10/15 07:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Britain to station troops in Baltic region 'to deter Russian aggression' The Guardian “We will be calling on Russia specifically to stop propping up the Assad regime, to ...
» What could Isil actually do if they got their hands on nuclear material?
08/10/15 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Dirty bomb? Nuclear missile? After reports of Russian criminals trying to sell to Islamic State, we ask what the jihadists could actually do with nucl...
» Britain to station troops in Baltic region 'to deter Russian aggression'
08/10/15 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Defence secretary says ‘small number’ will be sent to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as tensions rise between west and Russia following Syria airstrikes Britain is to station...
» NATO Slams Russia's 'Troubling Escalation' in Syria
08/10/15 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The head of NATO has slammed Russia's "troubling escalation" of military activities in Syria, a day after Moscow launched cruise missiles as part of an intensified air campaign against Sy...
» Op-Ed Columnist: A Refugee Lesson for Europe
08/10/15 07:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Milan's Holocaust memorial houses refugees, turning its back on the indifference that kills.
» Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize For Literature
08/10/15 07:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. More to follow...
» Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
08/10/15 07:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The Belarussian journalist and prose writer was honored by the Swedish Academy.
» 2015-10-07Angela Merkel Calls for United Europe to Address Migrant Crisis
07/10/15 22:02 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-10-07 Angela Merkel Calls for United Europe to Address Migrant Crisis Angela Merkel Calls for United Europe to Address Migrant Crisis   by ALISON SMALE and BARBARA SURK Wednesday October 7 th , 2015  at  6:00 PM NYT > World 1 Sha...
» 'More than 90%' of Russian airstrikes in Syria have not targeted Isis, US says
07/10/15 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russia has been aiming at moderate Syrian opposition who are anti-Assad, said State Department in first statement on specific figures of recent Russian strikes A large majority of Ru...
» Russia Complicates US Pivot to Asia
07/10/15 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. With Monday’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], the United States reached a milestone in its push for rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific region. A new hurdle may be emergin...
» Syrian Journalist Wins Award for Courageous Reporting Despite Dangers
07/10/15 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Despite living in hiding and fearing for her life, Syrian journalist Kholoud Waleed persists in reporting on the suffering and atrocities inflicted on her fellow countrymen in the long-ru...
» EU talks tough on deportations amid flood of Syrian refugees
07/10/15 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union governments are set to agree on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants among the hundreds of thousands who have failed to win asyl...
» Defense policy bill passes Congress, faces veto
07/10/15 18:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The U.S. defense policy bill for 2016 passed Congress on Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama, setting up what will likely be a protracted political battle over the military...
» Putin Turns to Ukraine Playbook in Syria
07/10/15 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. As in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is keeping the West guessing about his plans in Syria by employing the military art of deception.
» 3,656,7663,656,7662015-10-07» Today's Headlines and Commentary 07/10/15 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
07/10/15 18:01 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,656,766 3,656,766 2015-10-07 » Today's Headlines and Commentary 07/10/15 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks Review   From The Major News Sources »   Today's Headlines and Commentary 07/10/15 15:33 from...
» Angela Merkel Calls for United Europe to Address Migrant Crisis
07/10/15 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Speaking before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany urged other leaders to meet “a test of historic dimensions.”
» US government asks Toyota: Why does Isil have so many of the company's vehicles?
07/10/15 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The US treasury department has asked Toyota for help in understanding why Isil has so many of their vehicles
» DoD: US and Russian Aircraft Have Close Encounter Over Syria - NBCNews.com
07/10/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NBCNews.com DoD: US and Russian Aircraft Have Close Encounter Over Syria NBCNews.com There has been at least one close encounter between a Russian aircraft and a U.S. aircraft over Syr...
» US Plane Rerouted to Avoid Russian Aircraft Over Syria
07/10/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The coalition fighting Islamic State militants has modified the route of at least one U.S. military aircraft flying over Syria recently to “ensure safe separation” from Russian warplanes,...
» For Russians, Syria Campaign is Symbol of Competence
07/10/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russians have an old expression: "You can't argue with the weather."  But some may have found it jarring to hear the daily forecast promising unusually clear skies and warm temperatures t...
» Russia's Turkish Air Space Incursions Possible Test of NATO
07/10/15 17:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 01:53 Russia's controversial military strikes in Syria took on an ominous tone in the last few days, when its fighter jets violated Turkish air space...
» This Is How Vladimir Putin Celebrated His Birthday
07/10/15 17:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 63rd birthday on Wednesday by hitting the ice. Putin played on a team with former Russian hockey professionals, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure. Puti...
» Russian strikes put Syrian rebel enclave in firing line
07/10/15 17:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. AMMAN (Reuters) - A week of Russian air strikes on Syria has left residents of the rebel-held town of Talbiseh, a strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, braced f...
» Private palaces: Russia moves to hide property data
07/10/15 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian officials lampooned by anti-corruption activists for living in opulent mansions are moving to cover their tracks by limiting access to public data about prop...
» Carter: U.S. Refuses To Cooperate Militarily With Russia In Syria
07/10/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the United States has not agreed to cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because its strategy is "tragically flawed."
» Afghanistan's Dostum Turns To Old Ally Russia For Help
07/10/15 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is turning to Russia, an old ally, to get support for Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.
» Amnesty: Two Representatives Expelled From Azerbaijan
07/10/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Amnesty International says two of its delegates have been detained when trying to enter Azerbaijan and then expelled from the country.
» Pentagon: Coalition Warplanes 'Rerouted Over Syria' To Avoid Russians
07/10/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United States says coalition aircraft have been rerouted at least once to avoid a close encounter with Russian warplanes in Syrian airspace.
» Iraqi Official: Baghdad May Request Russian Air Strikes On IS
07/10/15 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An Iraqi lawmaker says Baghdad may soon request Russian air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq.
» Russia's Shock And Awe: Moscow Ups Its Information Warfare In Syria Operation
07/10/15 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has buttressed its recently launched military operation in Syria with an information campaign that shows its increasingly firm grasp on the power of messaging.
» Raif Badawi, Imprisoned Saudi Blogger, Is Awarded Free-Speech Prize
07/10/15 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Mr. Badawi, who is serving a 10-year sentence on charges such as “violating Islamic values and propagating liberal thought,” was named the international co-recipient of Britain’s PEN Pinter...
» Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Warns Against More U.S.-Iran Talks
07/10/15 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Months after the signing of countries reached a nuclear accord, Iran’s highest leader said other negotiations were “forbidden.” are “forbidden.”
» Russia Builds Up Ground Forces in Syria Alongside Airstrikes - Wall Street Journal
07/10/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Russia Builds Up Ground Forces in Syria Alongside Airstrikes Wall Street Journal Russia has built up a battalion-sized ground force inside Syria with rocket artill...
» Russian Navy Fires Missiles into Syria - Voice of America
07/10/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Russian Navy Fires Missiles into Syria Voice of America Russia , which has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria, said Wednesday it has used four warships in the Casp...
» US aircraft diverted to avoid Russian fighter in Syria - CNN
07/10/15 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN US aircraft diverted to avoid Russian fighter in Syria CNN In the recent incident, the Russian plane came within the 20 nautical mile interval. The new U.S. rules were instituted ...
» Russia-Turkey Ties Fray Over Syria
07/10/15 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Growing Turkish anger over Russia's weeklong bombing campaign in Syria appeared Wednesday to be driving a wedge between the two Black Sea neighbors, who enjoy a close economic...
» Pentagon: US warplane rerouted over Syria to avoid Russians
07/10/15 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says at least one U.S. military aircraft changed its route over Syria recently to avoid coming dangerously close to Russian warplan...
» Russian Fighter Jets Shadow US Predator Drones Over Syria
07/10/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Since Russia began its bomb campaign in Syria one week ago, Russian fighter jets have shadowed U.S. predator drones above Syria at least three times, according a pair of U.S. offici...
» Pentagon: US Aircraft Avoid Collisions with Russian Jets over Syria
07/10/15 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The Pentagon said Wednesday that U.S. aircraft have been forced to reroute in order to avoid collisions with Russian planes over Syria. The Hill   reported that U.S. officials said ...
» Iran lobbied for Russian campaign in Syria , officials say
07/10/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Iran played an integral role leading up to Russia's move to launch its air campaign in Syria and play a stronger role in Iraq, with one of Tehran's most powerful generals meeting for thr...
» Obama Apologizes for Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
07/10/15 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. The president called the chief of Doctors Without Borders, Dr. Joanne Liu, on Wednesday.