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Today's Headlines - 3:19 PM 11/7/2015: Vladimir Putin's showmanship in Syria has left him without a strategy - Telegraph

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Vladimir Putin's showmanship in Syria has left him without a strategy: Yet short-term success and long-term failure are the hallmark of Mr Putin’s rule. He scores stunning coups – against the oligarchs, against the opposition, against neighbours such as Georgia and Ukraine, in energy deals with China and Germany – yet at the end Russia languishes. Its economy remains unmodernised and dangerously dependent on natural resources, its institutions are weak, public services dire, the population shrinking, infrastructure crumbling, the economy shrinking, corruption rampant: no wonder Russians (notably the families of the people who run the country) are so keen to live abroad.

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But the reckoning may be a bloody one. Russia is now firmly (and probably irrevocably) positioned as an enemy of conservative and radical Sunni Muslims. It is an ardent supporter of the Sisi regime in Egypt, which jails, tortures and executes members of the Muslim Brotherhood. And it is using air-strikes and ground troops to support the Assad regime, nominally against Isil, but in fact mostly against an array of other rebel forces.
This represents a radical and dangerous shift from the Kremlin’s past policy. The Soviet Union pursued a policy of intimidating non-entanglement in the Middle East. In 1985, gunmen from the Lebanese Hezbollah militia kidnapped four Soviet embassy staff in Beirut, killing one of them. The KGB responded by seizing a close relative of a Hezbollah leader, castrating him, and sending his body parts, and then his corpse, to his kinsman. The three survivors were released, and no Soviet or Russian officials have been targeted by Middle Eastern terrorists since.
After 1991 Russia aimed to secure influence rather than project power. It befriended Israel and opened ties with Saudi Arabia. It had good relations with secular dictators like Colonel Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, sold weapons to the Shia regime in Iran, and played a background role in the Israel-Palestine peace process.
Mr Putin’s spectacular involvement in Syria upended that. It was brilliant showmanship – but it has left Russia without a strategy. The enmity it has aroused will be longlasting, while the gains are evanescent. The likelihood of restoring the Assad regime in control over a stable and united Syria is minimal.
Yet short-term success and long-term failure are the hallmark of Mr Putin’s rule. He scores stunning coups – against the oligarchs, against the opposition, against neighbours such as Georgia and Ukraine, in energy deals with China and Germany – yet at the end Russia languishes. Its economy remains unmodernised and dangerously dependent on natural resources, its institutions are weak, public services dire, the population shrinking, infrastructure crumbling, the economy shrinking, corruption rampant: no wonder Russians (notably the families of the people who run the country) are so keen to live abroad.
Russia is now a pariah in the civilised world. Even the most deluded and naive outsiders – such as foreign policy experts in the United States and Europe – now admit that the Kremlin is a threat. The frontline states of Europe – notably those around the Baltic Sea – are raising their military spending. Nato has reluctantly decided that territorial defence of its members is again its main task. The West has imposed sanctions whose long-term effect on the Russian economy will be devastating.
"Russians have become used to terrorist attacks – including those carried out by Chechens, the victims of Mr Putin’s first soap-opera war"
Yet none of this bothers Mr Putin. In his view, if you keep winning in the short term, the long term can look after itself. The clichéd portrayal of Russians is as natural chess players. But Mr Putin’s sport is judo, and his formative years were in the KGB, which ran the Soviet Union on a mixture of lies and fear. You spot your adversary’s weakness and exploit ruthlessly. Bluster brazenly, and reality will eventually adapt to what you are saying.
From a Western viewpoint, one might imagine that the Kremlin now risks a storm of protest from Russians scared and angry that the regime’s military adventurism has made them terrorist targets. But the chances of that are slim. Russians know protests are futile. And they have become used to terrorist attacks – including those carried out by Chechens, the victims of Mr Putin’s first soap-opera war, which crushed the breakaway republic’s independence movement.
Instead the Kremlin propaganda machine will spin the tragedy over Sinai as vindication for its tough line in Syria. That it is deploying air-defence missiles there against an adversary with no aircraft is beside the point: on television the pictures matter so much more than the plot.
Edward Lucas writes for the Economist

Mikhail Lesin, Former Putin Aide And Media Mogul, Found Dead In A Washington Hotel - International Business Times

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Mikhail Lesin, Former Putin Aide And Media Mogul, Found Dead In A Washington Hotel
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Mikhail Lesin, 57, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead Thursday in a Washington, D.C., hotel. Pictured: Lesin (right) confers with former Russian Minister of Press Leonid Reiman in August 2000. Getty Images/AFP. A well ...
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06/11/15 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Thousands are already homeless from the most powerful storm to strike Yemen in decades - now a second freak cyclone is coming.
» Cholera outbreak in Iraq 'risks turning into a region-wide epidemic'
06/11/15 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Cholera could become a regional epidemic, Unicef warns, as it spreads from Iraq to Bahrain and Kuwait
» Obama Expected to Reject Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline - New York Times
06/11/15 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Obama Expected to Reject Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama is expected on Friday to announce he has rejected the...
» Suicide officer 'tried to order hitman'
06/11/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to look like he was murdered also attempted to hire a hitman to kill a colleague, officials say.
» Despite Russian strikes, Syrian rebels hold ground
06/11/15 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Despite a month of heavy battering by Russian airstrikes, Syria’s rebels have so far been able to fend off offensives by government forces trying to retake territory from the rebel’s heartland. The ...
» IS bomb on Russia plane would herald new phase in conflict
06/11/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. At this stage, there is no hard evidence. But reports from the U.S. and Britain suggesting an Islamic State group bomb may have caused the Russian plane crash in Egypt are raising the alarm among ex...
» Experts dismiss Carson's belief pyramids used to store grain
06/11/15 10:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News At 10 a.m. EST. MIAMI (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store...
» Anonymous posts Ku Klux Klan list
06/11/15 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The hacktivist group Anonymous releases details of alleged sympathisers of the Ku Klux Klan. Klu Klux Klan.
» Suspicion of terror in Russian jet crash raises questions for Obama - CNN
06/11/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN Suspicion of terror in Russian jet crash raises questions for Obama CNN Washington (CNN) Indications that ISIS or an affiliated terror group took down a Russian airliner over...
» British PM says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash
06/11/15 10:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, and U....
» Obama: 'There is a possibility' bomb was aboard Russian jet
06/11/15 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. President Obama says the U.S. is taking ‘very seriously’ the possibility that a bomb brought down the Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
» Obama administration concedes that Mideast peace is beyond reach on his watch
06/11/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Netanyahu visit to U.S. next week will instead focus on what steps can be taken in the absence of talks.
» Man who landed gyrocopter outside Capitol will plead guilty
06/11/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News At 10 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol earlier this year will plead g...
» Pentagon Program to Train Syrians Cost $2 Million Per Fighter, Report Says
06/11/15 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The Pentagon’s program to train moderate Syrians to combat ISIS cost millions per fighter, according to a new report. USA Today , citing interviews and spending figures obtained by the paper, reports...
» 'Hope to see you again': China warship to U.S. destroyer after South China Sea patrol
06/11/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ONBOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (Reuters) - As soon as the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached 12-nautical-mile territorial limits around one of China's ma...
» World Briefing: Pentagon Chief Raises China Concerns
06/11/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter made a subtle jab at China on Thursday by flying onto an American aircraft carrier in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
» NATO Chief Says West Must Counter Russian Military Buildup
06/11/15 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said November 5 that the alliance must counter a Russian military buildup from the Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean which could enable Mosc...
» Pablo Neruda, Nobel-prize-winning poet, may have been killed in 1973 Pinochet coup
06/11/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Chile Interior Ministry releases statement that poet, thought to have died of cancer, was probably killed by a "third party"
» Analyst: Bush's Biography Unlikely to Help Sons
06/11/15 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:22 Amid waning support for Jeb Bush's U.S. presidential bid, an upcoming biography of his father, former president George H.W. Bush, is attracting...
» Italy is morally rotten, says lawyer at start of 'Mafia Capital' trial in Rome
06/11/15 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Italy is morally rotten, says lawyer of one-eyed former terrorist at the start of the biggest mobster trial in modern-day Rome
» Russia, Turkey discuss search for political solution for Syria
06/11/15 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart, Feridun Sinirlioglu, discussed the search for a political solution to the Syrian crisis on the ph...
» Chinese president calls for mutual trust with Vietnam
06/11/15 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more mutual trust and cooperation with Vietnam as the two communist neighbors seek to mend ties strained by maritime disputes.
» Ben Carson's stories of violence in his past questioned - Washington Post
06/11/15 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post Ben Carson's stories of violence in his past questioned Washington Post It was the 1960s. Ben Carson, 14-year-old ninth grader, was growing up rough in Detroit. A...
» Syrian rebels recapture village in west: monitoring group - Reuters
06/11/15 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. euronews The Star Online Syrian rebels recapture village in west: monitoring group Reuters BEIRUTSyrian rebels recaptured a village and surrounding areas in the west of the country on ...
» Pictures of the day: 6 November 2015
06/11/15 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Today: Footballers in a wall, bonfire night and Jennifer Lawrence
» Britain says it is wrong to rely on allies to tackle Islamic State
06/11/15 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - It is wrong for Britain to rely on allies to protect it from Islamic State militants, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, calling on lawmakers to consider the cas...
» Exclusive: Chemical weapons used by fighters in Syria - sources
06/11/15 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Chemical weapons experts have determined that mustard gas was used in a Syrian town where Islamic State insurgents were battling another group, according to a rep...
» Meeting With Taiwan Reflects Limits of China’s Checkbook
06/11/15 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Even as China has assumed the role of a global power, its one-note focus on economic relations has sometimes backfired.
» Russian plane crash: British spies uncovered Isil bomb plot as Britons prepare to leave the resort - latest news
06/11/15 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The Telegraph has learnt that an Isil bomb plot was uncovered by British spies, as Obama says a bomb "certainly possible" - yet Russia and Egypt insist it is too early to say
» Sydney cannabis bust reveals "dangerous" cable nest
06/11/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. These cannabis farmers did not abide by appropriate health and safety regulations
» A rape, a non-investigation, and a 18-year wait for justice
06/11/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News At 8:40 a.m. EST. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's...
» Russian air strikes kill 42 in Islamic State-held Raqqa, Syria: monitor
06/11/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by Russian warplanes on the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed 42 people earlier this week, including 27 civilians, monitoring group the Syri...
» Russian air strikes kill 42 in Islamic State-held Raqqa, Syria: monitor - Reuters
06/11/15 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Russian air strikes kill 42 in Islamic State-held Raqqa, Syria: monitor Reuters BEIRUTAir strikes by Russian warplanes on the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed 42 ...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Taiwan’s President Caves-In to China
06/11/15 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A protester in Taipei holds a poster with the merged faces of President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan and President Xi Jinping of China, ahead of Saturday's meeting.
» Police: Chicago boy was target of gang shooting - KPRC Houston
06/11/15 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. KPRC Houston Police: Chicago boy was target of gang shooting KPRC Houston A 9-year-old boy killed in Chicago this week was "lured" into an alley and shot in a gang-related attack...
» Ku Klux Klan Sympathisers Targeted By Activists
06/11/15 09:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Campaigners began compiling the list of 1,000 individuals after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson last year.
» Crash forensics to determine whether bomb downed Russian jet
06/11/15 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - With world powers divided over the cause of a Russian jetliner crash, much rests on forensic teams as they scour a sandy trail of wreckage almost a week after 224 peo...
» Obama Sees No Progress on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal
06/11/15 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has determined Israeli and Palestinian leaders will make no significant progress toward peace by the time he leaves office in early 2017, according to White House o...
» Picasso blue period portrait breaks auction record - BBC News
06/11/15 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. Picasso blue period portrait breaks auction record 2 hours ago From the section Entertainment & Arts A new record for a blue period Picasso has been set at auction in New York. La Gomm...
» Picasso portrait breaks sale record
06/11/15 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A new record for a blue period Picasso is set at auction in New York as La Gommeuse sells for $67.5m.
» Pope says as boy he wanted to be butcher
06/11/15 09:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who has vowed to reform the Roman Catholic Church, making it leaner and simpler, has disclosed that as a little boy he wanted to become a butcher.
» Kremlin Condemns Sinai Crash Cartoons As 'Blasphemy'
06/11/15 09:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has vehemently condemned Charlie Hebdo after the French satirical magazine published cartoons on the passenger plane crash in Egypt.
» Israeli Army: Palestinian Shot After Driving Car Into Troops - New York Times
06/11/15 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Ynetnews Israeli Army: Palestinian Shot After Driving Car Into Troops New York Times army: Palestinian shot after driving car into troops Washington Post JERUSALEM — Israel's military ...
» Mustard gas 'was used' in Syria attack
06/11/15 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Mustard gas was used in clashes between Islamic State and Syrian rebels in August, chemical weapons experts are reported to have concluded.
» FSB: Russia Should Stop Sinai Flights
06/11/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The head of Russia's intelligence agency says it would be "reasonable" to suspend all Russian Federal Security Service, Aleksandr Bortnikov, says Russia should suspend al...
» Russian plane 'had bomb in hold'
06/11/15 09:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. British investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold just before take-off, the BBC has learned.
» 3,810,9013,810,9012015-11-05The Crooked Thing | The rolls of duty: The very uncollected stories
06/11/15 02:09 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,810,901 3,810,901 2015-11-05 The Crooked Thing | The rolls of duty: The very uncollected stories about the Not So Special Agent Salmon Wild The rolls of duty The very uncollected stories about the Not So Special Agent Salmon Wild  The ...
» 2015-11-05» Carlos Cases Named Assistant Director of International Operations
05/11/15 21:49 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-11-05 » Carlos Cases Named Assistant Director of International Operations Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) | puerto rico - Google News »   Carlos Cases Named Assistant Director of International Opera...
» Navy Engineer Sentenced for Attempted Espionage
05/11/15 19:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from All Stories. Navy engineer sentenced for passing schematics on newest nuclear aircraft carrier.
» House Rejects Measure to Bar Ex-Im Financing for Terrorism Sponsors
05/11/15 19:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Taxpayers could end up footing the bill for Iran’s purchase of American-manufactured planes thanks to legislation passed on Thursday that critics say facilitates U.S. support for an...
» The Triumph of the UK Surveillance State
05/11/15 15:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. The United Kingdom is a surveillance state, one far beyond the world envisioned by George Orwell. Between the GCHQ's efforts to bulk-record Internet traffic at the...
» FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Fights Former Speaker Hastert's Plea Deal - OpEdNews
05/11/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google News. FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Fights Former Speaker Hastert's Plea Deal OpEdNews The ACLU " calls her a "silenced patriot." Edmonds started the National Security Whistleblo...
» Carlos Cases Named Assistant Director of International Operations Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
05/11/15 14:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Carlos Cases Named Assistant Director of International Operations Division Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) FBI Director James B . Comey has named Carlos...
» Legislation to Honor Members of CIA Precursor - The Charlottesville Newsplex
05/11/15 14:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. The Charlottesville Newsplex Legislation to Honor Members of CIA Precursor The Charlottesville Newsplex WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSPLEX) -- Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee h...
» Bernie Sanders Supports FBI Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Emails
05/11/15 14:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Bernie Sanders is walking back one of his statements from the first Democratic primary debate, expressing support for the FBI investigation into the former secretary of state’s pers...
» Worker called hero for facing California university attacker
05/11/15 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. A construction worker who ran into a California university classroom to break up what he thought was a fight was hailed as a hero for preventing an 18-year-old student armed with a ...
» Top Obama Cops Revolt Over ‘Ferguson Effect’
05/11/15 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said Wednesday that he agrees with FBI Director James Comey that the so-called “Ferguson effect” is making police reluctant ...
» Obama Fails to Fight Putin’s Propaganda Machine
05/11/15 14:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. Since the Kremlin’s seizure of Crimea in March 2014, setting off what I’ve termed Cold War 2.0 between Russia and the West, propaganda has played a key role in President Vladimir Putin’s ...
» US diplomats: Russian strikes hit Syrian rebels, civilians
05/11/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Two top U.S. diplomats said Wednesday that 85 to 90 percent of Russian air strikes in Syria have killed moderate opposition forces - and civilians.
» Clinton Vows Support for Israel Ahead of Bibi Visit
05/11/15 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Hillary Clinton said she would work to strengthen the U.S. relationship with Israel as president in a  column  for Forward on Thursday. Her comments came ahead of Israeli Prime Mini...
» UK had concerns about Sharm el-Sheikh airport security almost year ago
05/11/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. No 10 spokeswoman says Egyptians responded to some of the concerns raised by team of experts sent to both airport and beach resort at end of last year Britain had concerns about secu...
» Taking Isis at its word on the Sinai plane crash could be catastrophic | Charlie Winter
05/11/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Until we know the final analysis we should keep our speculation rational: Isis has cultivated confusion before, and may be trying to exploit this tragedy too There is a great deal of...
» Russian plane crash: Airport security depends on who is watching the watchmen
05/11/15 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Our best weapon against terror attacks is also our most basic
» Единые изнутри и снаружи
05/11/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 55:01 В Москве одновременно прошли три акции, которые должны свидетельствовать о единстве россиян - дома и за границей. Прогосударственный ма...
» Two Former Traders Found Guilty in Libor Manipulation Case
05/11/15 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The verdict against the two former Rabobank traders, Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, was a surprisingly quick win for the Justice Department.
» NATO Alarmed About Russian Military Build-up
05/11/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. NATO's secretary-general says the alliance must counter a Russian build-up of military forces from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean. Speaking Thursday during NATO war games in Portugal...
» How Security Flaws May Have Led To Bomb On Jet
05/11/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. An expert points to several ways of getting a bomb on a jet in a country where security may be less strict than in the UK.
» British Airlines to Resume Flights to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
05/11/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (LONDON) — British airlines Monarch and easyJet say they will fly from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Friday to bring stranded British tourists back. EasyJet says it will run nine flights from the Red Sea r...
» Netanyahu Looks Beyond Obama to Make Amends With U.S. Democrats - Bloomberg
05/11/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Bloomberg Netanyahu Looks Beyond Obama to Make Amends With U.S. Democrats Bloomberg Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, pauses while speaking during a joint meeting of Congres...
» Exclusive: Chemical weapons used in Syrian fighting - watchdog
05/11/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Chemical weapons experts have determined that mustard gas was used during fighting in Syria in August, according to a report by an international watchdog seen by ...
» Hungary cancels plan to force media to hire secret agents
05/11/15 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Hungarian government has backed down from a plan which could have forced media outlets to add intelligence agents to their staffs.
» A look at bombings and attempted bombings of planes
05/11/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The U.S. and Britain say a bomb likely brought down a Russian airliner that crashed Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, killing 224 people, though Egypt and Russia have dismissed that suggestion. H...
» UN Group: Terror Fight No Excuse for Rights Violations
05/11/15 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.N. watchdog group has accused Iraq of violating the human rights of its citizens in the name of combating acts of terrorism.  Iraq is one of seven countries examined by the U.N. Human...
» What Guy Fawkes has in common with today's religious terrorists
05/11/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. “Guy Fawkes fought like a jihadist of today."
» Iran Searching For Former Diplomat Who Went Missing In Hajj Stampede
05/11/15 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran says it has launched an investigation into the fate of its former ambassador to Lebanon, who went missing in September’s deadly hajj stampede, through the United Nat...
» Why Are Russian, Central Asian Militants Vanishing From Social Networks?
05/11/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Whereas just a few months ago, Russian social networks were abuzz with propaganda and recruitment activity from personal militant accounts and official propaganda pages, ...
» UK bound flights from Sharm to resume
05/11/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Three airlines announce plans to start repatriating stranded British holidaymakers from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh airport to the UK on Friday.
» Russia says flew 81 sorties, hit 263 targets in Syria in last two days
05/11/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force flew 81 sorties and hit 263 targets in Syria in the last two days, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
» What We Know About the Cause of the Russian Jet Crash
05/11/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt last Saturday was “more likely than not” brought down by a bomb although the investigation ha...
» Israeli PM's new media adviser suggested Obama anti-Semitic, Kerry comical
05/11/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He has accused Barack Obama of anti-Semitism, suggested his own country's president was not important enough to assassinate and described U.S. Secretary of State ...
» Million Mask March to Mark Guy Fawkes Day
05/11/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Thursday is Guy Fawkes Day in Britain, marking the 410th anniversary of Englishman Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up Parliament and assassinate King James I. Until recently, the day h...
» FBI agent guilty of assault after shoving teen to ground, threatening him with ... - New York Daily News
05/11/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. New York Daily News FBI agent guilty of assault after shoving teen to ground, threatening him with ... New York Daily News A veteran FBI agent who was caught on camera shoving a 15-year-...
» Iran military hackers target Obama administration accounts – report - The Guardian
05/11/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. The Guardian Iran military hackers target Obama administration accounts – report The Guardian Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of email and social media accounts ...
» Teen who hacked CIA head going after FBI official - The Hill
05/11/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. International Business Times Teen who hacked CIA head going after FBI official The Hill The group, who call themselves Crackas With Attitude, told Vice Motherboard Wednesday that they ha...
» Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials
05/11/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. of...
» House votes to approve 2016 defense policy bill
05/11/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The US House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve the 2016 defense policy bill that complies with the terms of the overarching budget deal between the president and congressional l...
» If ISIS Bombed Russian Airliner, It Would Draw Egypt And U.S. Military Closer — Despite Human Rights Abuses
05/11/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. It's clear an ISIS bomb may have downed the Metrojet Airbus. Such an attack would increase the closeness between the al-Sisi regime and the U.S. military.
» Inside the Ring: Stealth Bomber Race Underway
05/11/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The Pentagon announced last week it is developing a new strategic bomber that will carry both nuclear and conventional weapons, as both China and Russia are engaged in similar steal...
» FBI opens new chapter in war on encryption, 'Going Dark' - newsnet5.com
05/11/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. newsnet5.com FBI opens new chapter in war on encryption, 'Going Dark' newsnet5.com “We should all be concerned with how the government uses its authority,” said Amy Hess, executive assis...
» Consistent Misreading of the Syrian Conflict Leaves Israel Sidelined by Iran
05/11/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. November 5, 2015, 6:42 PM (IDT) Based on wrong intelligence analyses of the Syrian conflict, the Israeli government is at a loss for a Syrian policy, giving the advantage of Iran. Against all pr...
» Iranian, Chinese air force commanders meet in Beijing
05/11/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. November 5, 2015, 6:43 PM (IDT) The commander of Iran's air force, Brig. Gen. Hassan Shah Safi, met his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Ma Xiaotian, in Beijing to discuss the tightening of cooperation...
» Has the Buk Missile System Made Its First Appearance in Sinai?
05/11/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. November 5, 2015, 6:42 PM (IDT) A Russian-made Buk missile could have reached a high-flying airliner and could have been made available to ISIS-Sinai from its partner Ansar Al-Sharia, its frater...
» The Dangerous Slide into a Five-Sided Proxy War in Syria
05/11/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. November 5, 2015, 6:42 PM (IDT) The contest between America and Russia has begun, joined by three other combatants.
» Iran: U.S. Must Pay Reparations to Islamic Republic
05/11/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. An Iranian military leader is demanding that the United States pay Tehran reparations for the deaths of more than 250,000 Iranians at the hands of U.S. affiliates, according to regi...
» Photos Capture Syrian Refugees On Polar Route From Russia To Norway - Huffington Post
05/11/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Huffington Post Photos Capture Syrian Refugees On Polar Route From Russia To Norway Huffington Post The Arctic route is used primarily by Syrians who first took refuge in Russia follo...
» Russia and Egypt brush off British suggestion that bomb caused plane to crash - Washington Post
05/11/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Post Russia and Egypt brush off British suggestion that bomb caused plane to crash Washington Post LONDON — Russia and Egypt dismissed as “speculation” British suggestions ...
» ISIS in terrifying move to hijack FIGHTER JETS and blitz Russia in the skies - Daily Star
05/11/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Star ISIS in terrifying move to hijack FIGHTER JETS and blitz Russia in the skies Daily Star A security expert has told Daily Star Online that Russia's relentless bombing campai...
» Путин попросил Кэмерона оперировать официальными данными о крушении A321 - РБК
05/11/15 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Путин попросил Кэмерона оперировать официальными данными о крушении A321 РБК Владимир Путин поговорил по телефону с британским премьером Дэвидом Кэмероном и призвал оперировать...
» Экс-министра юстиции Украины Лукаш везут к следователю - РИА Новости
05/11/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. УНИАН Экс-министра юстиции Украины Лукаш везут к следователю РИА Новости Начальник управления спецрасследований Генпрокуратуры страны Сергей Горбатюк не уточнил, где именно была за...
» Denmark's Biggest Threats? Russia, The Islamic State And Cyberattacks, New ... - International Business Times
05/11/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Denmark's Biggest Threats? Russia , The Islamic State And Cyberattacks, New ... International Business Times Danish F-16 fighters fly during the 2014 Dani...
» Russia in Review
05/11/15 12:59 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. November 5, 2015 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nu...
» Aboard U.S. Ship in South China Sea, Defense Secretary Invokes 'Big Stick'
05/11/15 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Ash Carter visits aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, on patrol in sensitive waters, following meeting with Asia defense chiefs.
» China president visits Vietnam as 2 sides seek to mend ties
05/11/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Vietnam starting Thursday comes as the two communist countries seek to mend ties strained over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
» 'Pirate Of Rome' On Trial In Major Mafia Case
05/11/15 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A one-eyed gangster is among dozens of defendants accused of being involved in one of Rome's most important mafia prosecutions.
» Egyptian president Sisi arrives at Downing Street – video
05/11/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The Egyptian president arrives at 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron. President Sisi shakes hands with Cameron before going inside for talks. Safety of British touri...
» Police arrest suspect in stabbing of Spencer Stone, French train hero
05/11/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. US airman was attacked as he left a bar in Sacramento, California, last month, leaving him with injuries that police initially considering life-threatening
» Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation - mySanAntonio.com
05/11/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. mySanAntonio.com Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation mySanAntonio.com FILE - This combination of file photos show Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, left, and China's...
» US-Supplied Syrian Rebels Win Back IS Territory - Voice of America
05/11/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Voice of America US-Supplied Syrian Rebels Win Back IS Territory Voice of America November 04, 2015 8:15 PM. PENTAGON—. Syrian forces supplied by a U.S. ammunition drop last month have...
» Bahrain Jails 5 for Iran-Linked Militancy, Strips Their Citizenship
05/11/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Five Bahrainis were convicted of conspiring with Iran to carry out attacks inside Bahrain, sentenced to life imprisonment and stripped of their citizenship, Bahrain's Public Prosecutor wa...
» Major Mafia Trial Opens in Rome
05/11/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A one-eyed former neo-fascist gangster and 45 other defendants went on trial on Thursday accused of running a mafia crime ring in Rome that skimmed millions of euros off city hall contrac...
» US Productivity Slows in 3rd Quarter
05/11/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. productivity slowed in the summer, while labor costs rebounded yet stayed at a level suggesting only modest inflation pressures. Productivity rose at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in...
» Poll: Americans Sour on Obama's Islamic State Campaign
05/11/15 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A new survey shows Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's efforts to fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents in the Middle East, with some believing he is doing too little, while o...
» Putin, Cameron Discuss Sinai Crash Bomb Theories
05/11/15 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he believes it is "more likely than not" that a bomb brought down a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last week, killing all 224...
» NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Buildup
05/11/15 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. NATO's secretary-general sounded the alarm Thursday over the build-up of Russian military forces from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean and called on the U.S.-led alliance to come up wi...
» Bomb Explosion Suspected Cause of Plane Crash in Egypt
05/11/15 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:04 Egyptian and Russian investigators have yet to determine what caused a Russian civilian plane to crash on the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 ...
» Islamic State’s Brutal Methods in Afghanistan Make Taliban Look Tame
05/11/15 12:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:34 Militants claiming to belong to the so-called Islamic State group have recently wrested control from the Taliban in certain areas of eastern Af...
» Former President George HW Bush raps Cheney, Rumsfeld in biography: Fox News - Reuters
05/11/15 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Former President George HW Bush raps Cheney, Rumsfeld in biography: Fox News Reuters WASHINGTON Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Che...
» Man dead after small plane crashes into Atlantic off Breezy Point, officials say - Newsday
05/11/15 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Post Man dead after small plane crashes into Atlantic off Breezy Point, officials say Newsday At least one man was killed Wednesday night when a small plane crashed into...
» Iranian military hackers focus on U.S. administration officials: WSJ
05/11/15 12:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of email and social media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in cyber attacks believed lin...
» China's Xi in Vietnam to advance 'comradely' ties
05/11/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. HANOI (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hanoi on Thursday on a visit crucial to rebuilding ties strained by maritime disputes, and made more uncertain by Vietnam's up...
» Egypt court postpones Mubarak's final trial over 2011 killing of protesters
05/11/15 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's top court on Thursday postponed the final trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended ...
» Turkish army kills 16 Kurdish rebels in latest clash near Iraq border
05/11/15 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Eighteen people were killed in clashes with the military in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, lifting this week's death toll to almost 40 in the mainly Ku...
» Iranian Leader Vows Not To Cooperate With U.S. In Syria
05/11/15 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iranian state media quoted a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying Iran will not cooperate with the United States on the "fight against terrorist...
» Putin Pledges Support To Russian-language Media, Universities Abroad
05/11/15 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow would continue to support Russian-language media abroad that provides "objective and honest" information on Russia and "i...
» Norway Police Arrests Ex-Chief Of Russia's Vimpelcom
05/11/15 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Norwegian police say they have arrested the former chief of Russian telecoms provider Vimpelcom, which is embroiled in corruption allegations concerning its activities in...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Why America Invented Ahmad Chalabi
05/11/15 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. He enabled Washington to sustain a fantasy future for Iraq.
» Elton John to meet Putin in Moscow
05/11/15 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Pop star Elton John says he is currently arranging to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, where they will discuss LGBT rights.
» Tokyo gay couples get official boost
05/11/15 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Two districts of Japan's capital are issuing same-sex couples with certificates encouraging landlords and hospitals to treat them equally.
» Netanyahu Picks Academic Who Insulted Obama and Kerry as Diplomacy Chief
05/11/15 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The choice of Ran Baratz, who suggested President Obama was anti-Semitic and compared Mr. Kerry’s mental age to that of a preteen, is subject to cabinet approval.
» Why the U.S. Hopes ISIS Didn’t Destroy the Russian Airliner
05/11/15 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The prospect that ISIS planted a bomb that blew a Russian airliner out of the sky last weekend raises the stakes for President Obama and the rest of the civilized world. While the evidence of the Isl...
» Kurdish PKK militants end unilateral ceasefire in Turkey: agency
05/11/15 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants scrapped a month-old ceasefire in Turkey on Thursday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "liquidate" them, dashing hopes of any let-up...
» In Gaza and Israel, danger of incitement to violence lurks
05/11/15 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In Gaza, a clothing store called "Hitler 2" has mannequins posed outside holding knives and dressed in T-shirts with "Stab!" written across the chests.
» Putin's Dilemma: How To Respond If A Bomb Caused Sinai Air Crash
05/11/15 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Mounting evidence that a bomb on board brought down the Russian jet that crashed on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula poses a tough new dilemma for President Vladimir Putin -- how ...
» Russia says air force destroys IS base near Damascus: Interfax
05/11/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force has destroyed an Islamic State base near Damascus, the Interfax news agency reported the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.
» Judge Allows Sealed Report on US Terror Plot Suspect
05/11/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The FBI arrested Cornell on Jan. 14 on charges alleging he planned to attack the Capitol with pipe bombs and to shoot government officials and employees.
» Cameron says Britain to take more robust approach to extremism
05/11/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will take a more robust approach towards tackling all kinds of extremism, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday, referring to Britian's review of the...
» Israeli troops kill Palestinian assailant in West Bank: army
05/11/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Thursday after he ignored calls to halt and attempted to attack one of the soldiers at a crowd...
» France deploying aircraft carrier to help fight against IS
05/11/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. France will deploy an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to assist the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
» DEA: Drug Overdoses Are Leading Cause of US Injury Deaths
05/11/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Heroin and prescription drug overdoses have reached epidemic levels in the United States, surpassing car accidents and firearms as the leading cause of injury deaths, an annual assessment...
» Officials Debate Effect of Scrutiny on Police - New York Times
05/11/15 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Newsmax Officials Debate Effect of Scrutiny on Police New York Times James B . Comey , the F.B.I. director, said in a speech at the University of Chicago Law School last month...
» South America's leftist governments losing grip on power after years of dominance
05/11/15 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BUENOS AIRES — A wave of discontent has suddenly put the leftist governments that have dominated South America's political landscape for more than a decade ...
» In northern Afghanistan, a mix of Taliban, foreign fighters, and soldiers spread thin
05/11/15 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The coalition soldiers arrived on a dusty ridge line east of this city near dusk, as a cool breeze swept in from the hazy desert plain that stretched for miles below.
» Carter sends message to China with USS Roosevelt visit
05/11/15 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. After spending much of this week trying diplomacy with China over territorial claims in the South China Sea, Defense Secretary Ash Carter took a different tack Thursday by flying out to ...
» Officials Debate Effect of Scrutiny on Police
05/11/15 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Chuck Rosenberg, the acting chief of the D.E.A., became the second top law enforcement official in two weeks to wade into the debate over the so-called Ferguson ef...
» From Army of One to Band of Tweeters
05/11/15 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Social media’s hold on soldiers’ attention is damaging the combat cohesion needed in battle.
» WEAPONS: Czechs Rearm To Face Russia
05/11/15 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Russia sends missile systems to Syria against hijacks of its jets
05/11/15 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. November 5, 2015, 8:20 AM (IDT) The head of Russia's air force Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Thursday that Russian fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to atta...
» Iranian Military Hackers Reportedly Targeting Obama Administration Officials - Huffington Post
05/11/15 10:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Huffington Post Iranian Military Hackers Reportedly Targeting Obama Administration Officials Huffington Post Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of email and social ...
» Joint complex weapons agreement with France as UK and French relations deepen
05/11/15 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today unveiled a new agreement with France that will help pave the way for the next generations of missiles.
» General: Russia sends anti-aircraft missiles to Syria
05/11/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Russia has sent anti-aircraft missiles to Syria in order to safeguard its jets involved in airstrikes against militants in the war-battered Arab country, the commander of the Russian Air...
» Servicemembers at risk for credit fraud, ID theft, senators say
05/11/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Nineteen U.S. senators say they want the Pentagon to provide more information to servicemembers on how to protect their credit ratings and prevent identity theft, while deployed overseas.
» China Attempts to Turn North Korea from Liability to Asset - Voice of America
05/11/15 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Voice of America China Attempts to Turn North Korea from Liability to Asset Voice of America China's improving ties and increased influence with North Korea could reflect a shi...
» Russia Test-Fires Series of Nuclear Missiles During Strategic Drills
05/11/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Russian nuclear forces conducted a large-scale exercise last week that included test firings of several long-range missiles along with dual-capable shorter range ballistic and cruis...
» U.S. Tech Companies Partner with Firms Linked to Chinese Military
05/11/15 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. U.S. technology companies are increasingly forming partnerships with firms that sell advanced equipment to the Chinese military, raising concerns among analysts that American busine...
» UN report: South Sudan rival sides expanding arms stockpiles
05/11/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A United Nations panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan's conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal. But the U.N. Security Council is not moving...
» FBI opens new chapter in war on encryption, 'Going Dark' - WKBW-TV
05/11/15 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. WKBW-TV FBI opens new chapter in war on encryption, 'Going Dark' WKBW-TV “We should all be concerned with how the government uses its authority,” said Amy Hess, executive assistant direc...
» Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan: AP-GfK poll
05/11/15 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that a...
» EU predicts 3 million more migrants could arrive by end 2016
05/11/15 09:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The European Union is predicting that 3 million more migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already providing a stern test of EU ...
» Senator: Investigate 22,000 Army discharges linking PTSD to 'misconduct'
05/11/15 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants an investigation into reports the Army discharged more than 22,000 soldiers who had post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury for alleged "mi...
» Ex-CIA insider on Russian jet crash: UK "overstating" possibility of bomb - CBS News
05/11/15 09:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. CBS News Ex- CIA insider on Russian jet crash: UK "overstating" possibility of bomb CBS News November 5, 2015, 7:05 AM |As investigators look into the possibility of a bomb having brough...
» Judge Clears CIA in JFK Records Case - Courthouse News Service
05/11/15 09:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Judge Clears CIA in JFK Records Case Courthouse News Service SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal Tuesday rejected the remaining claims from an attorney who sought CIA records on the assassina...
» 2015-11-05Today's Headlines - 8:55 AM 11/5/2015: Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia
05/11/15 09:41 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-11-05 Today's Headlines - 8:55 AM 11/5/2015: Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to Russia - The Daily Beast: The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write compu...
» Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography
05/11/15 09:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Former President George H.W. Bush is publicly criticizing for the first time key members of his son's administration. His biography contains sharply critical assessments of former Vice P...
» A test over Syria shows how anxious the US and Russia are about an accidental ... - Business Insider
05/11/15 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider A test over Syria shows how anxious the US and Russia are about an accidental ... Business Insider US and Russian aircraft carried out a test of emergency communicati...
» Pentagon's top Russia expert says her calls for tougher policy were overrruled - Politico
05/11/15 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Politico Pentagon's top Russia expert says her calls for tougher policy were overrruled Politico The Pentagon's former top Russia policy expert, who stepped down last week, says she w...
» Syrian opposition leader warns of deception by Russia during peace talks
05/11/15 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Syrian National Coalition president urges Britain and other nations to thwart efforts by Iran and Russia to delay Vienna peace talks for Assad’s benefit Russia and Iran cannot be tru...
» Anti-China Protests Precede Xi Visit to Vietnam
05/11/15 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Anti-China protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam to oppose an upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The protesters were seen carrying banners that read, “Xi Jinping, g...
» Будущее мира – роботизированная война
05/11/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from golosamerikius's YouTube Videos. From: golosamerikius Duration: 02:53 Эксперты обсуждают технические и нравственные аспекты ведения войны с применением высоких технологий Originally published at - http...
» «Главное оружие – объективная информация»
05/11/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from golosamerikius's YouTube Videos. From: golosamerikius Duration: 03:06 В Сената США обсудили противодействие российской пропаганде Originally published at - http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/media/video/count...
» Russian Trains Currently Travel At Roughly The Same Speed They Did in Tsarist Times
05/11/15 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Staunton, November 4 – Russian trains now travel at “almost the same average speed” they did in the middle of the 19th century, and Russian Rail remains a Soviet-style monopoly for all the...
» Ex-Pentagon official: US must 'actually deter' Russian aggression - The Hill
05/11/15 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Hill Ex-Pentagon official: US must 'actually deter' Russian aggression The Hill “We have to actually deter,” said Evelyn Farkas, who until Friday was the Pentagon's deputy assista...
» Russian Federation ‘Sooner Or Later’ Will Go The Way Of All Other Empires, Shevtsova Says
05/11/15 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Staunton, November 4 – The Russian Federation is not sustainable in its current form, Liliya Shevtsova says. “It is the last empire of its type in the 21st century, and it cannot respond t...
» How could a bomb have brought down the Russian airliner in Egypt?
05/11/15 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Getting an explosive device on to a plane is very difficult and doubts remain as to Isis affiliate’s ability to orchestrate such a plan Airport security in Sharm el-Sheikh is under h...
» Council Of Europe Blasts Ukraine's Investigations Into Odesa Violence
05/11/15 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Council of Europe report faults Ukraine's investigations into deadly violence in Odesa in May 2014 as failing to meet human rights standards.
» Turkey's Kurds Seek Way Forward Amid Post-election Crackdown
05/11/15 09:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has widened a crackdown on media and on what Ankara sees as separatists in the southeastern part of the country after his party re...