Monday, December 28, 2015

Terror roils presidential politics, and a president - CNNPolitics.com

Cold War CIA Intelligence Failure | The pearls of wisdom from Comrade (Emperor) Pu: Russian officials get quirky holiday gift: a book of Putin's one liners | Reuters | Gen. Flynn says Obama's ISIS strategy is not working | Congressman: US-Led Airstrikes Have ‘Minimal Impact’ Against IS | Fox News Video | U.S. sees bearable costs, key goals met for Russia in Syria so far | Reuters | Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record | Reuters | Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet: researcher - Yahoo News | Puerto Rican Police Officer Held in Fatal Shooting of 3 Colleagues - The New York Times | Attackers kill 3 policemen in Indonesia’s Papua province - The Washington Post | CNN/ORC poll: More Americans say terrorists are winning than ever before - CNNPolitics.com | Floods and fires wreak havoc around the world - CNN.com | Oil down 3 percent, Brent near 11-year low on fears of weaker 2016 | Reuters

Reviews

News Roundup and Notes: December 28, 2015 | Just Security
Year in Review: 13 Biggest News Stories of 2015 - ABC News
The overlooked international stories of 2015 (and how they might change 2016) - The Washington Post

Accidents

M.N.: Пошло по монастырям... Какой размах, какая широта мысли, какие аллюзии! Здесь уже не мостик нужен, а целый трансконтинентальный туннель.

Puerto Rican Police Officer Held in Fatal Shooting of 3 Colleagues - The New York Times
Puerto Rico police officer shoots and kills three fellow officers - The Washington Post
Puerto Rico police officers killed - CNN.com
Attackers kill 3 policemen in Indonesia’s Papua province - The Washington Post
Brooklyn Apartment Fire Kills 2 - The New York Times
German man dies after blowing up condom machine - BBC News
Police: Blast Debris Kills Man in Bungled Condom Machine Robbery - NBC News
Germany: Man dies after blowing up condom machine - The Washington Post
Woman, 21, dies after charter bus crash on inbound Stevenson Expressway near Damen Avenue | abc7chicago.com
Police: 7-Year-Old Boy Killed in Drive-by Shooting - ABC News
Atlanta Police Officer Hurt in Shooting After Traffic Stop - ABC News
Man Accused of Killing Partner, Son May Blame Cough Syrup - ABC News

US

CNN/ORC poll: More Americans say terrorists are winning than ever before - CNNPolitics.com
Christmastime storms, tornadoes kill at least 41 in U.S | Reuters
41 Dead Across 7 States After Week of Devastating Tornadoes, Flooding and Storms - ABC News
Tornados, snow blizzards and flash flooding hit southern US - BBC News
Week of severe weather leaves at least 43 dead across seven states | Fox News
Multiple Deaths After Tornadoes Strike Texas
The Latest: State of Emergency in Missouri; 8 Dead in Floods - ABC News
Texas tornadoes: Eleven killed in Dallas area - BBC News
Fatal tornadoes, storms hit Texas, Missouri, New Mexico - CNN.com
At Least 11 Die From Texas Tornadoes, 12 in Midwest Flooding - ABC News
4 soldiers among dead in massive U.S. storm - CNN.com
8 Stabbed in California Street Fight; Police Make Arrests - ABC News
$250,000 a Year Is Not Middle Class - The New York Times
Don’t Abandon Puerto Rico - The New York Times
A Puerto Rican Utility Makes Progress Toward a Debt Deal - The New York Times
Molotov Cocktail Damages California Mosque; Intent Unknown - ABC News
Wolves Helping To Heal Veterans With Stress

US politics

What we learned about Hillary Clinton in 2015 - POLITICO
Donald Trump: Bill Clinton is 'fair game' - CNNPolitics.com
Senators brace for unpredictable 2016 elections - POLITICO

Security

Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet: researcher - Yahoo News
Obama’s ‘Boots on the Ground’: U.S. Special Forces Are Sent to Tackle Global Threats - The New York Times
Cold War CIA Intelligence Failure
From the Shadows of the Cold War: the Rise of the CIA
The FBI's new cyber 'tool' has four legs and a tail
ISIS Influence on Web Prompts Second Thoughts on First Amendment - NYTimes.com
New FBI Biometrics Technology Center will aid efforts to battle crime and terrorism - Editorial - ET Mobile
FBI's Biometrics Technology Center named Project of the Year - Local News - ET Mobile
The FBI’s 1,800-Page Obsession With Peace Activist Pete Seeger | Antiwar.com Blog

World

Floods and fires wreak havoc around the world - CNN.com
Train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia | News | DW.COM | 28.12.2015
Train Carrying Sulfuric Acid Derails in Australia - NBC News
'Stoner Sloth' ad campaign lights up the Internet - CNN Video
Argentina’s Macri Tackles Flawed Government Data as Part of Overhaul - WSJ
Paramilitary: China Loses Control
Patrick Luciani: Why Canadian oratory is so awful | National Post
Brazil Approves Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine - WSJ

Middle East & Asia

Gen. Flynn says Obama's ISIS strategy is not working | Fox News Video
Congressman: US-Led Airstrikes Have ‘Minimal Impact’ Against IS
Strategic vs. tactical impact of US airstrikes on ISIS | Fox News Video
Iraqi forces raise flag above government complex in Ramadi | Reuters
Iraqi army declares first major victory over Islamic State in Ramadi | Reuters
Iraqi Forces in Final Push to Regain Ramadi from IS
Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from Islamic State - BBC News
At least 32 killed, 90 wounded in bomb blasts in Syria's Homs: monitoring group | Reuters
Bombs in Syria's Homs kill 32, wound 90: monitoring group | Reuters
Twin Explosions in Central Syrian City Kill at Least 19 - NYTimes.com
What It Takes To Defeat Islamic State's Ideology
Buses carrying several hundred fighters and civilians leave Syria for Turkish, Lebanese borders | Reuters
Syria fighters' evacuation from Zabadani 'under way' - BBC News
Rebels and civilians evacuated from three besieged N. Syrian locations
Convoys Of Evacuees From Syria Cross To Lebanon, Turkey
Christians are disappearing from the Middle East - CNN.com
Israel worries about threat from Islamic State - Middle East - Stripes
Russian warplanes hit 556 targets in Syria in past three days | Reuters
A year of Taliban gains shows that 'we haven't delivered,' top Afghan official says - Middle East - Stripes
Using Laser Scanners to Preserve Antiquities in ISIS’ Cross Hairs - NYTimes.com
Study: Who are the Americans fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria? | intelNews.org
ISIS leader rallies followers as group faces setbacks - CNN.com
Head of missile defense program fired over security breach | The Times of Israel
Head of Israel’s missile program fired over serious security lapse
Israeli Missile Defense Chief Fired Over Security Breach
Egypt’s Interior Ministry says 3 killed in Giza blast - The Washington Post
Female Antipolio Volunteer Shot Dead In Afghanistan
Turkey sees no normalization of Israel ties without end to Gaza blockade: spokesman | Reuters
Saudi Arabia posts $98B deficit amid low oil prices - The Washington Post
Husband of Emirati woman who killed American faces charges - The Washington Post
Anti-Islamic State journalist murdered in Turkey - BBC News
Turkey to Increase Security Following Cyberattacks
Turkey PM: No talks on constitution with pro-Kurdish HDP | Reuters
Turkish prosecutors probe comments by Kurdish party leader - The Washington Post

Russia & Eurasia

U.S. sees bearable costs, key goals met for Russia in Syria so far | Reuters
TASS: World - Russian national detained in Israel on US’ accusation of hacking into computer networks
Russia hopes US to drop idea for forward basing of arms in Eastern Europe | Reuters
Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record | Reuters
Poroshenko approves NATO military exercises in Ukraine next year - read on - uatoday.tv
In Odesa, Ukraine's Reform Agenda Faces Crucial Test
Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic - The Washington Post
Ending Crimea’s Isolation - The New York Times
Prominent Azerbaijani Journalist Jailed For Six Years

Putin

The pearls of wisdom from Comrade (Emperor) Pu:

Russian officials get quirky holiday gift: a book of Putin's one liners | Reuters
Russia: Book of Putin quotes 'given to officials' - BBC News

Markets

Oil down 3 percent, Brent near 11-year low on fears of weaker 2016 | Reuters
World Stocks Drift Post-Christmas; Oil Prices Give up Gains - ABC News
Brent, U.S. crude oil prices battle for premium in weakening market conditions | Reuters
End of easy money for mini-refiners splitting U.S. shale? | Reuters