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“There was a mistake made in the 24 hours after the attack,” James B. Comey Jr., the director of the F.B.I., told lawmakers at a hearing on the government’s attempt to force Apple to help “unlock” the iPhone... 
“There’s already a door on that iPhone,” Mr. Comey said. “Essentially, we’re saying to Apple ‘take the vicious guard dog away and let us pick the lock.’ ”
But the F.B.I. did not help its case with lawmakers when Mr. Comey acknowledged the mistake of changing the iCloud password."

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M.N.: The need, not so much for the court order, as it looks, but for the deep reset, by reason of disorganization (or worse), lack of expertise and the alarming loss of short-term memory! - FBI Admits It Reset San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Password | San Bernardino County Calls The FBI Liars Over Terrorist's ICloud Account | The "Apple" of FBI's obsessive eye - Google Search

M.N.: The need, not so much for the court order, as it looks, but for the deep reset, by reason of disorganization (or worse), lack of expertise and the alarming loss of short-term memory!" 

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WASHINGTON — The head of the F.B.I. acknowledged on Tuesday that his agency lost a chance to capture data from the iPhone used by one ...

European Union Plans Aid Package to Help Trapped Migrants

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The $760 million measure is the first emergency humanitarian program to be proposed by the 28-nation bloc to alleviate suffering inside its borders.

Today's Headlines and Commentary 

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Today, FBI Director James Comey and Apple’s General Counsel Bruce Sewell both testified before the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing covering encryption and “going dark” matters.Lawfare’s Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes had some questions of their own for Apple andprovided a link to the hearing.
Just yesterday though, a federal judge in New York sided with Apple against the federal government, declaring the FBI’s request for assistance in extracting data from a locked iOS7 iPhone is not permissible under the 1789 All Writs Act. The Wall Street Journal writes that Apple’s latest win in court could shape the broader battle about privacy, security, and technology now being fought between Washington and Silicon Valley.
Reuters reports that members of the House Judiciary Committee are considering filing an amicus brief in the Apple vs. FBI dispute. The brief will argue that the case between the FBI and Apple should be decided by Congress and not the courts. Reuters writes that according to sources familiar to the matter, the brief will argue that the order for Apple to write special software to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers threatens the constitutional separation of powers.
Defense One tells us that the battle of Mosul has begun and that it “ultimately will be the biggest U.S. operation in Iraq since the end of the last war.” During a press conference yesterday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford indicated that multinational forces have begun to block Mosul’s supply and communications lines and also encircle and isolate Islamic State fighters with cyber, air, and ground attacks. The announcement from the defense officials comes just days after President Obama directed the military to accelerate the war against the Islamic State on all fronts.
CNN reports that the U.S. Army’s Delta Force operations to target, capture, or kill Islamic State leaders have begun in Iraq. After several weeks of covert preparation including setting up safe houses, establishing informant networks, and coordinating operations with Iraqi and Peshmerga units, Special Operations forces have crafted a similar strategy to ones used in previous deployments to combat zones. CNN writes that according to Secretary Carter, the forces will conduct raids, seize places and people, and free Islamic State-held hostages and prisoners.
Although facing Delta Force units, the pseudo-state has not ceased its terrorist attacks. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Iraqi funeral yesterday that killed 38 people and wounded dozens of othersUSA Today reports that the suicide bombing was in Muqdadiyah, a city 60 miles north of Baghdad. The bomber entered the funeral home with the mourners before detonating his explosives.
In Iraq, the U.S. Embassy Baghdad and the Iraqi government are warning residents living along the Tigris River of a possible Mosul Dam collapse. The Associated Press calls the issued statements the strongest public warnings to date. In case you missed the warning issued yesterday, here is a link to the statement from the U.S. Embassy Iraq.
Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, the commander of U.S. special operations forces in Africa, asserted that the Islamic State has become too strong to be rolled back without United States help in Libya. According to the Wall Street Journal, Gen. Bolduc estimated that American military involvement would be needed in Libya even if a unity government were formed.
Over in Syria, the United Nations has taken advantage of the partial truce between the fighting parties in the region as an opportunity to deliver aid. The BBC reports that the U.N. and its partners are increasing their deliveries of food, water, and medicine and plan to reach over 150,000 people over the next week.
In Afghanistan, the Afghan military raided a Taliban “prison” in the Helmand province and liberated 35 people, including women and children. The Long War Journal writes that the jail was the third facility in Helmand to have been targeted by Afghan forces since last December. Read the rest from the Long War Journal here.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a second batch of documents obtained from the 2011 raid that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death. Reuters tells us that al Qaeda’s leaders “were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air, and secret tracking devices reporting their movements as the U.S.-led war against them ground on.” Intelligence officials stated that the 113 documents in all, translated and declassified by U.S. intelligence agencies, dated between 2009 and 2011.
The parents of the American college student detained in North Korea have been unable to communicate with their son, the New York Times reports. Otto F. Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia who was detained in North Korea earlier this year, tearfully plead for his release yesterday during a state-run media briefing. During the media briefing, Warmbier said that he had stolen a political banner from a hotel in Pyongyang at the “urging of an Ohio church, a secret society at the University of Virginia that he aspired to join, and the Central Intelligence Agency.” The Timeswrites that the “unlikely nature of the details suggests the script had been written by Mr. Warmbier’s North Korean interrogators.”
As the DPRK continues with its almost weekly provocations, the Associated Press carries a branch by branch breakdown of North Korea’s military capabilities.
Speaking of American hostages abroad, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution yesterday calling on Iran to fulfill its promise of assisting the United States in the case of Robert Levinson. The former FBI agent went missing in Iran nine years ago. Levinson’s case drew renewed attention in January when he was not part of the prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran following the implementation of the recent nuclear accord between the two nations. The Associated Press has more on the story.
Bloomberg Business reports that the Pentagon is requesting $34.7 billion through 2021 for cybersecurity in an effort to “beef up” offensive military capabilities. Examples of these offensive military capabilities include those deployed in the newly disclosed operations against the Islamic State. While Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said little on those secret technologies, Bloomberg Business writes that previously undisclosed budget documents from DoD’s five-year plan “show increasing investments in offensive cyber capabilities as well as a strategic deterrence and defensive cybersecurity."
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is heading to Silicon Valley this week to meet with leaders from technology companiesDefense News writes that even though not related, the timing of Secretary Carter’s visit, a day after the Pentagon announced it had stepped up cyber operations against the Islamic State, is symbolic in some ways because Carter has made clear that he believes the tech industry in the United States is crucial to the Pentagon’s future.
Speaking of cybersecurity, the New York Times tells us that the Obama administration has warned United States power companies, water suppliers, and transportation networks that sophisticated cyberattack techniques, such as the one recently deployed against Ukraine’s power grid, could easily be turned on them. The Times reports that after an extensive investigation, American officials concluded that the attack in Ukraine last December may have been the first blackout triggered by a cyberattack.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States and the European Union have published new details on the data-privacy accord negotiated earlier this month. If finalized by both parties, the agreement would re-establish an easier way for businesses to move information about Europeans to servers on U.S. soil and create a new U.S. ombudsman to follow up with complaints about surveillance of Europeans. The Wall Street Journal has more on the data-privacy plan.
The New York Timeshares that a letter about the Bush administration’s secret program which allowed the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans’ international communications was made public yesterday. The Times writes that the release of the 22-page letter authored by John Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, adds to the historical record of the controversial surveillance and bulk data collection program known as “Stellarwind.” The New York Times has more on the letter.
During opening statements for the first trial of an American charged with trying to join the Islamic State, a prosecutor told jury members that Tairod Pugh, a U.S. Air Force veteran, wanted to join the Islamic State to die a martyr. Tairod’s defense attorney called the prosecution’s allegations a “fantasy.” Read more on the different portrayals from the Associated Press here.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter stated that President Obama cannot transfer Guantanamo detainees to the United States without Congress’ permission. During a news briefing yesterday, Carter told reporters that the transfer “can’t be done unless Congress acts, which means that Congress has to support the idea that it would be good to move this facility and--or the detainees to the United States.” Additionally, the Hill tell us that Secretary Carter mentioned that there were some detainees that would not be safe if they were transferred out of U.S. custody and that in order to close the Guantanamo detention facility, there would have to be an alternative one within the United States.
Lt. Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas has been appointed to head U.S. Special Operations Command. Lt. Gen. Thomas currently serves as head of Joint Special Operations Command. According to theWashington Post, Thomas, a 1980 graduate of West Point, has lead in Ranger battalions and Delta force, spent almost 12 years in Afghanistan before becoming the top military liaison to the CIA in 2013. He currently awaits Congress’ confirmation.
Parting Shot: It has indeed been the “end of an era” or decade in this case. Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ended his ten year campaign of silence on the bench and asked a question during oral argumentsRead what he said and asked in the New York Times.
ICYMI: Yesterday, on Lawfare
Henry Farrell reviewed Adam Segal’s book, The Hacked World Order. Out of the many books written on cybersecurity over the last couple of years, Henry says this one is the best.
Jack Goldsmith and Amira Mikhail argued that Congress is responsible for the Iranian exemptions to the new visa waiver law.
Blair Reeves demystified Apple’s FAQ and offered some additional background that the company left out.
Rachel Stohl graded the Obama administration’s progress on drone policy. The administration performed poorly.
Aaron Zelin released the latest Jihadology Podcast focusing on nashids’ history and culture.
Susan Hennessey flagged Apple’s latest win where a New York federal judge ruled that the government’s request for Apple to extract data from an iPhone is not permissible under the All Writs Act.
Email the Roundup Team noteworthy law and security-related articles to include, and follow us onTwitter and Facebook for additional commentary on these issues. Sign up to receive Lawfare in your inbox. Visit our Events Calendar to learn about upcoming national security events, and check out relevant job openings on our Job Board.

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The U.S. remains essential in a shifting Middle East

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Asked to describe the current shape of the Middle East, a visiting Israeli official uses a Hebrew expression, gam vegam , which translates roughly to: “It’s going in both directions at once.”
The shards of the Middle East mosaic are as sharp and dangerous as ever, but U.S., Israeli and Arab officials say these pieces have been rearranged in the past few months — and may now fit together in different and often surprising ways. There are opportunities few observers would have expected and also new perils. President Obama is often seen as a lame duck who is hobbling off the Middle East stage in his final 10 months as president. But the pace is likely to be set largely by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, a man who still has something to prove as a diplomat.
David Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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However the next months unfold, 2016 will shape the options for the next president. The departing Obama, who hoped to change the strategic balance in the Middle East, has partly done that — encouraging others to take a larger military role, for better or worse, but preserving U.S. diplomacy.
What are the new puzzle pieces? First, there’s Syria, arguably Obama’s greatest foreign policy failure. Despite a chorus of naysayers, Kerry has managed to cajole the various Syria antagonists — Russia, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the fractious Syrian opposition — into the same tent to work on details of a cease-fire.
This diplomatic process is fragile, and dependent on the goodwill of Russians and others who in the past have displayed only naked self-interest. But it’s not nothing. According to State Department estimates, relief convoys have reached 225,000 desperate Syrians in the past few weeks; the target is to provide aid to 1.7 million by the end of March.
President Obama said in his weekly address that "everyone knows what needs to happen" to make a ceasefire in Syria succeed. The United States, Russia and other parties have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria that was set to begin Saturday, Feb. 27. (Reuters)
The cease-fire process invites violations, because many of the more than 100 rebel groups that have accepted the truce are camped alongside excluded fighters from the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra. State Department officials describe this co-location of groups as “marbling” and expect it will take weeks for fighters to vote with their feet which side of the line they’re on. This sorting will work only if there’s some sign of progress toward an eventual political transition away from Assad.
Iran is the second puzzle piece that looks different than most would have predicted a few years ago. Obama’s bet that Iran could be pressured into a meaningful nuclear deal by a global sanctions coalition has proved correct. What’s more, his hope that the Iran opening would strengthen pragmatic forces there also appears to have borne fruit in Friday’s elections.
State Department officials say it’s impossible now to calculate precisely what the political balance will be in the new parliament or the Assembly of Experts group that will choose Iran’s next leader. But it’s clear that the hard-liners have been weakened, and that President Hassan Rouhani’s position is stronger. That was Obama’s biggest strategic gamble; it appears to be paying off.
Saudi Arabia is also changing shape. Who would have predicted a few years ago that the decisive figure in this once-moribund, hyper-conservative monarchy would be a headstrong 30-year-old whose goal appears to be a Saudi version of the modernizing, relatively tolerant United Arab Emirates? But that’s what’s happening under Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The young Saudi has sometimes been more bold than wise, as in his war in Yemen, his decision tobreak diplomatic relations with Iran and his new effort to destabilize a Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon. But his role as a change agent is unmistakable. He “wants to transition Saudi Arabia very quickly,” said Adel al-Toraifi, the Saudi information minister, who’s just 36 himself, in a visit to Washington last week.
The piece of the Middle East puzzle that seems most jagged right now is Turkey, only a decade ago the brightest spot in the region. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power plays have shattered a once-promising reconciliation with the Kurds and undermined Turkish democracy. Turkey has managed simultaneously to worsen its relations with Russia, Israel, Iran and the United States — quite a feat. Veteran Turkey-watchers fear growing internal turmoil there.
As the United States has stepped back in the Middle East during Obama’s presidency, Russia, Iran, the Islamic State and Saudi Arabia have stepped forward. This has brought many new dangers. But even though U.S. military dominance has faded, its diplomatic role remains decisive — as the Syria and Iran talks show.
Fitting together the altered pieces of the puzzle brings many risks, but it does provide new openings. And it’s clear that even in its diminished role, the United States remains the indispensable stabilizing power, like it or not.
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F.B.I. Error Locked San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

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WASHINGTON — The head of the F.B.I. acknowledged on Tuesday that his agency lost a chance to capture data from the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers when it ordered that his password to the online storage service iCloud be reset shortly after the rampage.
“There was a mistake made in the 24 hours after the attack,” James B. Comey Jr., the director of the F.B.I., told lawmakers at a hearing on the government’s attempt to force Apple to help “unlock” the iPhone.
F.B.I. personnel apparently believed that by resetting the iCloud password, they could get access to information stored on the iPhone. Instead, the change had the opposite effect — locking them out and eliminating other means of getting in.
The iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the assailants in the Dec. 2 attack in which 14 people were killed, is at the center of a fierce legal and political fight over the balance between national security and consumer privacy. Many lawmakers at Tuesday’s hearing of the House Judiciary Committee seemed torn over where to draw the line.
“The big question for our country is how much privacy are we going to give up in the name of security,” Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, told Mr. Comey. “And there’s no easy answer to that.”
While some lawmakers voiced support for Apple’s privacy concerns, others attacked the company’s position, saying it threatened to deprive the authorities of evidence in critical cases involving newer iPhones.
“We’re going to create evidence-free zones?” asked Representative Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who once served as a federal prosecutor. “Am I missing something?”
“How the hell you can’t access a phone, I just find baffling,” he said.
Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel, told committee members that the F.B.I.’s demand for technical help to unlock Mr. Farook’s iPhone 5c “would set a dangerous precedent for government intrusion on the privacy and safety of its citizens.” Apple has said that in many cases investigators have other means to gain access to crucial information, and in some instances it has turned over data stored in iCloud.
Mr. Sewell reacted angrily to the Justice Department’s suggestion that Apple’s branding and marketing strategy was driving its resistance to helping the F.B.I., an assertion that he said made his “blood boil.”
“We don’t put up billboards that market our security,” he said. “We do this because we think protecting security and privacy of hundreds of millions of iPhones is the right thing to do.”
F.B.I. officials say that encrypted data in Mr. Farook’s phone and its GPS system may hold vital clues about where he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, traveled in the 18 minutes after the shootings, and about whom they might have contacted beforehand. While investigators believe that the couple was “inspired” by the Islamic State, they have not found evidence that they had contact with any extremists overseas.
A judge last month ordered Apple to develop software that would disable security mechanisms on Mr. Farook’s phone so that the F.B.I. could try multiple passwords to unlock the phone through a “brute force” attack, without destroying any data. Once the systems were disabled, it would take only about 26 minutes to find the correct password, Mr. Comey said.
He rejected an idea expressed by several lawmakers that the F.B.I. was trying to force Apple to build a “back door” to decrypt its own security features. He used a different analogy to explain the government’s demands.
“There’s already a door on that iPhone,” Mr. Comey said. “Essentially, we’re saying to Apple ‘take the vicious guard dog away and let us pick the lock.’ ”
But the F.B.I. did not help its case with lawmakers when Mr. Comey acknowledged the mistake of changing the iCloud password.
When the dispute over Mr. Farook’s iPhone erupted two weeks ago, the Justice Department blamed technicians at San Bernardino County, which employed Mr. Farook as an environmental health specialist and which owned the phone he used. But county officials said their technicians had changed the password only “at the F.B.I.’s request.”
Mr. Comey acknowledged at the hearing that the F.B.I. had directed the county to change the password.
Mr. Sewell, the Apple lawyer, explained to the committee that before F.B.I. officials ordered the password reset, Apple first wanted them to try to connect the phone to a “known” Wi-Fi connection that Mr. Farook had used. Doing so might have recovered information saved to the phone since October, when it was last connected to iCloud.
“The very information that the F.B.I. is seeking would have been available, and we could have pulled it down from the cloud,” he said.
The F.B.I.’s handling of the password change drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans at the hearing.
“If the F.B.I. hadn’t instructed San Bernardino County to change the password to the iCloud account, all this would have been unnecessary, and you would have had that information,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York.
Mr. Gowdy leveled a similar criticism during the more than two and a half hours of testimony from Mr. Comey.
“With all due respect to the F.B.I., they didn’t do what Apple had suggested they do in order to retrieve the data, correct?” Mr. Gowdy asked the director. “I mean, when they went to change the password, that kind of screwed things up, did it not?”
But Mr. Comey said that even if the F.B.I. had not mishandled the password, he did not think the bureau could have gotten everything it wanted from the phone and would still have needed Apple to help disable the security features in the phone.
“We would still be in litigation,” he said, “because the experts tell me there’s no way we would have gotten everything off the phone from a backup.”
Mr. Comey stressed that the fight with Apple was about trying to get as much information as possible about the San Bernardino attack — not about gaining a powerful law enforcement tool elsewhere.
But when he was asked whether the F.B.I. would seek to unlock other encrypted phones if it prevailed in the San Bernardino case, he responded, “Of course.”
In the audience were relatives of a Louisiana woman, Brittney Mills, who was shot to death at her doorstep last year when she was about eight months pregnant.
Mr. Comey said the data in her phone could help investigators determine whether she was shot by someone she knew, but they had been unable to break the passcode.
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FBI Tip Line Receives ‘Actionable’ Tips Daily 

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The FBI’s tips web portal, created in the wake of 9/11, receives about 1,300 tips a day.

Judge who ruled for Apple shreds government for using a 227-year-old law to access people's smartphones - Business Insider

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Judge who ruled for Apple shreds government for using a 227-year-old law to access people's smartphones
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Apple's fight in a California federal court over the FBI's attempts to unlock an iPhone received a boost from a similar case decided on Monday in a Brooklyn courtroom. In the more high-profile California battle, the FBI, citing a 227-year-old law ...
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Apple, the FBI, and the Internet of Things: Your whole house is open to attack - Los Angeles Times

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Apple, the FBI, and the Internet of Things: Your whole house is open to attack
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Congressman Suggests FBI Is Taking Advantage of San Bernardino Tragedy to Push Agenda - The Intercept

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A leading House Democrat expressed serious concern on Tuesday that the FBI is exploiting the ISIS-inspired massacre of 14 people in San Bernardino to sidestep Congress on the encryption debate. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said it was troubling “that in ...
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US targets Puerto Rico companies in toxic pesticide case

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The U.S. government on Tuesday filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands.









Morales believes estranged son is dead

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Colorful Campaign Begs Kadyrov To Stay

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There are the videos of crying and singing children, the photographs of public employees holding placards, and a human rights ombudsman’s argument that allowing him to resign as Chechnya’s leader would violate the rights of the long-troubled Caucasus region's residents.
Such is the strange state of politics in Chechnya, where Ramzan Kadyrov’s oversized presence as the Caucasus republic's leader may or may not be coming to an end, amid cascading concerns about whether the Kremlin has given him too much free rein to rebuild the war-ravaged Russian region and quash the long-running insurgency that has plagued Moscow since the Soviet collapse.
The bearded, gruff-talking former rebel's term as leader formally ends next month. Given his singular dominance of the region's politics for the past nine years -- and the relative calm that has taken hold there -- most observers of the region expected him to be a shoo-in to stay on.
Last month, however, Kadyrov said in a radio interview that he had no desire to continue as leader. On February 27, he explained his reasoning further, saying “my time has passed.”
“For Kadyrov, this is the peak,” he told the Russian channel NTV.
In the days since, however, a public campaign calling on him to stay in power has taken off, with hints of endorsement or even involvement by government officials. That, in turn, has stoked speculation that Kadyrov’s resignation may be anything but.
The day after Kadyrov’s announcement, a group calling itself the Civic Forum of the Chechen Republic released a statement saying "society sees no alternative to [Kadyrov] and there can be no talk of successors." The statement was published on the official website of the Chechen administration.
A day later, the region’s top human rights official, Nurdi Nukhazhiyev, posted a similar announcement. The dark irony wasn't lost on human rights activists who have documented rampant rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, political assassinations, and collective punishment for relatives of insurgents, during Kadyrov’s tenure.
"The refusal of Kadyrov [to stay on as leader] would be a massive violation of the rights of [Chechen] citizens," Nukhazhiyev wrote
And then there were the videos and photographs circulating on social networking and chat sites like Whatsapp and Instagram, featuring children singing Kadyrov's praises and, in one case, begging him to stay.
On Instagram -- which Kadyrov has used liberally both to promote himself and issue various edicts and announcements -- a Russian-language hashtag that translates as "Ramzan Don’t Go" had received more than 6,600 different posts as of March 1.
"The strength of Ramzan Kadyrov, Ramzan Kadyrov is cool. We in Chechnya are all patriots. Cheer for us," sang a boy in one Instagram video.​
TRANSLATION: A woman is heard asking "What don't you want?" The crying boy answers "I don't want him to go." The woman asks "Who is going?" The boy answers sobbing "Ramzan Akhmadovich." The woman replies "Well, tell him."
TRANSLATION: The children are chanting "Ramzan Don't Go!
TRANSLATION: The women are holding up a sign saying, "Ramzan Don't Go!
Kadyrov, 39, all but inherited the post following the assassination of his father, Akhmad, in 2004. He also inherited a Kremlin strategy that came to be known Chechenization, which turned Chechen paramilitaries into Moscow’s proxy fighters, taking the lead in battling the separatist rebels and Islamic radicals in the second Chechen war that began in 2000.
​Kadyrov's forces gained a reputation for brutality and have been accused of torturing people and abducting relatives of suspected insurgents, or even burning down houses.
But the Kremlin strategy also included showering Chechnya with money, to help rebuild the capital Grozny and the countryside, which in places resembled devastated battlefield and war zones.
Now the Grozny cityscape is adorned with glass-and-steel skyscrapers, street lamps, and manicured pedestrian walkways, and is home to the largest mosque in Europe -- a reconstruction that Kadyrov has largely claimed credit for. 
But Kadyrov has also become a lightning rod in recent months. He has taunted Russia's beleaguered opposition activists, called some traitors, and issued thinly veiled threats against them.
Kadyrov has also called for defying, or even shooting, federal law enforcement forces should any of them enter Chechen territory without his knowledge. 
The resignation interview came on the same day that tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow's streets to mark the anniversary of the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. He was gunned down on a bridge just meters from the Kremlin walls, and one of those now under arrest is a top commander in a paramilitary unit close to Kadyrov.
In another Instagram post on February 28, Kadyrov appeared to leave the door open for staying on, noting that, under Russian election law, President Vladimir Putin must first select a slate of candidates from which voters can choose a local leader.
"With full responsibility, I must emphasize that I will fulfill any decision of the President of the Russian Federation, any order," he wrote.
"There isn’t a clear replacement for him. There is international pressure that points to him as an obvious bad guy, the links to the Nemtsov murders, that gets picked up, so maybe there’s an effort to distance the Putin regime from all that, and have him step down," said Olga Oliker, director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
"On the other hand, Kadyrov has been Putin’s guy in Chechnya," added Oliker, author of Russia's Chechen Wars 1994-2000: Lessons From Urban Combat.
"Who replaces him? What credibility he has, comes from his dad. So who comes next? Does it fall apart?" Oliker asked. "Does anyone in Moscow really know what’s going on in Chechnya?"
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Terrorists, Criminals Hidden Among Refugees Flooding Europe

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WASHINGTON -- NATO's top commander said the massive influx of refugees into Europe is providing cover for terrorists and criminals and that poses increasing danger for an attack.
U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove also told a Senate committee on March 1 that Russia's military campaign in Syria -- now in its six month -- has "wildly exacerbated the problem" of refugees fleeing the civil war there. 
He accused Moscow and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using migration as a weapon to overwhelm European support structures and break European unity. 
"This criminality, the terrorists, and the returning foreign fighters are clearly a daily part of the refugee flow in Europe," he told the Senate Armed Services Committee. 
He said Syria's use of barrel bombs have no military purpose and are aimed at terrorizing Syrian citizens to make them refugees and turn them into problems for other countries.

Europe on cusp of a 'self-induced humanitarian disaster', UNHCR warns 

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UNHCR warns of 24,000 refugees who need accommodation in Greece, about 8,500 of them at the border with Macedonia

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mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The top U.S. commander in Europe testified on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir's forces are deliberately bombing civilians in Syria to uproot them from the...
» US, Israel Start Delivering David’s Sling System to Israel Air Force
01/03/16 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Major components of the David’s Sling Weapon System are being delivered to the Israel Air Force             
» A Ruling in Apple’s Favor
01/03/16 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. The ruling on Monday gives Apple a little legal momentum.
» A Snowy Trek On Horseback To Teach School
01/03/16 11:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rferlonline's YouTube Videos. From: rferlonline Duration: 02:01 Every day, Kenesh Shorukov wakes up before dawn and rides his horse across the rugged terrain of northern Kyrgyzstan. His goal: to get to...
» Rolling Stones to play March 25 show in Havana
01/03/16 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 11:25 a.m. EST. HAVANA (AP) -- The Rolling Stones say they will play a free concert in Havana on March 25, becoming the biggest act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution....
» Former UN Climate Chief Charged with Sexual Harassment
01/03/16 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Police in India Tuesday charged the former head of the United Nations climate change panel with sexual harassment following a complaint by a woman he worked with at an environmental resea...
» Gluten Tester Goes Out to Eat With You
01/03/16 11:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. None
» Sweden Jails Man For Life For Shooting Uzbek Imam
01/03/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An appeals court in the Swedish town of Sundsval has sentenced an Uzbek citizen to life in prison, increasing his initial sentence of 18 years for an assassination attemp...
» Bin Laden Wanted $29 Million Estate Spent on Jihad
01/03/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Osama bin Laden, who ordered the 2001 al-Qaida attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people, claimed in his last will to have about $29 million in personal wealth, most of...
» Turkey's Top Judge Defends Court Independence After Erdogan Criticism
01/03/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkey's top judge asserted his court's independence on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan and the justice minister both criticized a ruling that the detention of two prominent journa...
» Russia's Putin says global deal to cap oil output is close - Washington Post
01/03/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Washington Post Russia's Putin says global deal to cap oil output is close Washington Post MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country is close to an international deal ...
» Russia’s Putin says global deal to cap oil output is close
01/03/16 11:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country is close to an international deal to cap oil output and that any agreement will have the backing of Russia’s oil sector.
» UN: Refugee Crisis in Europe Could Explode into Violence
01/03/16 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United Nations refugee agency warns Europe is on the verge of an explosive self-induced humanitarian crisis, which could spiral out of control and result in widespread violence. The a...
» Leader of Eta's political wing leaves jail to head Basque independence drive
01/03/16 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Arnaldo Otegi vows to use the right to self-determination to transform the movement into a new state in Europe
» More Osama bin Laden Raid Materials Released
01/03/16 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The papers were taken by SEAL Team 6 members in their 2011 raid on Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan, where the top Qaeda leader was killed.
» Bin Laden's will shows that he left £20m for global jihad - and worried about CIA tracker chips in his wife's teeth
01/03/16 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Declassified documents show the al-Qaeda leader was also still planning grand terror schemes
» Exclusive: U.N. may delay Syria talks, says U.S., Russia must guarantee truce
01/03/16 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia must make Syria's cessation of hostilities work or else it may become necessary to delay the resumption of peace talks, U.N. Syria envoy...
» Egyptian Lawmaker Throws Shoe At Colleague Who Invited Israeli Ambassador to Dinner
01/03/16 10:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. JERUSALEM—An Egyptian lawmaker who upset his colleagues and much of the Egyptian public by inviting the Israeli ambassador in Cairo to dinner at his home last week was struck Sunday...
» Calm down, FBI – there's little danger of the web 'going dark' | John ...
01/03/16 10:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. The idea that cyberspace is growing invisible to law enforcement isn't borne out by the facts.
» Military Would Revolt Against Trump, Former CIA Director Says ...
01/03/16 10:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. “I would be incredibly concerned if a President Trump governed in a way that was consistent with the language that candidate Trump expressed during the campaign,” Former CIA direc...
» FBI claims it has no records of its decision to delete its ... - Boing Boing
01/03/16 10:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. Techdirt's Mike Masnick filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI to find out how it decided to change its recommendation. The FBI scoured every corner -- it took mo...
» Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party
01/03/16 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party Author:                 Joseph Sassoon Sassoon, Joseph (2011). Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside An Authorit...
» Former CIA Director Now Saying Military Won't Follow Trump's ...
01/03/16 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. Former CIA director Michael Hayden is claiming the U.S. military might disobey President Donald Trump. First, Bill Maher says that the election is basically hinging on a terrorist...
» Carter Heads to Silicon Valley as ISIS Cyberwar Expands
01/03/16 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is heading to Silicon Valley this week to meet with leaders from the tech sector.             
» Commentary: Putin’s Options for Cyber Escalation Over Ukraine
01/03/16 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Part of the Ukrainian power grid was recently taken down by a cyber attack, almost certainly by Russian hackers with ties to the Kremlin, the first time there has been such a determine...
» Apple takes its FBI fight to Congress -- read the company's powerful ...
01/03/16 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. As you know, the FBI wants Apple to help unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple is resisting the request, and tomorrow will testify at a Congressiona...
» NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data
01/03/16 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. The U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case, a federal judge ruled Monday.
» Apple Wins Ruling in New York iPhone Hacking Order
01/03/16 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. A federal judge denied the use of the All Writs Act, a law that federal authorities have cited in insisting on Apple’s help breaking into iPhones.
» After Gains Against ISIS, Pentagon Focuses on Mosul
01/03/16 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The United States military The Pentagon is laying groundwork for a fight to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, moving to isolate it from the Islamic State’s...
» Russian warplanes sit idle on Syria base during cease-fire
01/03/16 10:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) - Dozens of Russian warplanes sat idle Tuesday on the tarmac at this Russian air base in Syria on the fourth day of a cease-fire br...
» Don't Trust the FBI's Ability to Keep an iPhone Back Door to Itself - Reason
01/03/16 09:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Reason Don't Trust the FBI's Ability to Keep an iPhone Back Door to Itself Reason Credit: Robert Scoble / photo on flickrRepresenting Apple in its ongoing battle with the FBI , former Ge...
» SPECIAL OPERATIONS: NATO Helps Rebuild Ukrainian Spetsnaz
01/03/16 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» What Apple's Standoff With the FBI Says About Leadership - Fortune
01/03/16 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fortune What Apple's Standoff With the FBI Says About Leadership Fortune It's not about whether Tim Cook is right or wrong. Apple Inc.'s standoff against the U.S. government's mounting p...
» US lawmaker claims Pentagon is resisting probe into tweaked ISIS analysis
01/03/16 09:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. The leading lawmaker in the United States Congressional intelligence committee has accused the Department of Defense of resisting his efforts to investigate claims that intelligence products...
» George Soros Had White House Meeting With Obama’s ISIS Czar
01/03/16 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Liberal billionaire George Soros was at the White House late last year to meet with President Obama’s controversial top adviser on ISIS, according to the White House visitor log . S...
» Classified Clinton Emails Detailed U.S. Meetings With 15 Foreign Governments
01/03/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Hillary Clinton’s private email server contained now-classified information about high-level State Department meetings with leaders of more than a dozen countries, emails released l...
» 'Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,' by Fred Kaplan - New York Times
01/03/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. 'Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,' by Fred Kaplan New York Times There is widespread uncertainty not just about how a cyberwar should be fought, but also over t...
» The FBI would be able to monitor everybody's entire lives if Apple is forced to unlock terrorist's iPhone, judge says - The Independent
01/03/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Independent The FBI would be able to monitor everybody's entire lives if Apple is forced to unlock terrorist's iPhone, judge says The Independent Apple is currently locked in a publi...
» The fight between Apple and the FBI moves to Capitol Hill - Los Angeles Times
01/03/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Los Angeles Times The fight between Apple and the FBI moves to Capitol Hill Los Angeles Times The heated dispute over whether Apple should be forced to help the FBI unlock an ...
» House Judiciary Committee members may file legal brief to back Apple's view that Congress should decide FBI case - 9 to 5 Mac
01/03/16 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from house judiciary committee - Google News. 9 to 5 Mac House Judiciary Committee members may file legal brief to back Apple's view that Congress should decide FBI case 9 to 5 Mac Reuters reports that both Rep...
» 'Unlocking cellphone is trivial, FBI should stop deceiving public & tell truth' – John McAfee - RT
01/03/16 09:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. RT 'Unlocking cellphone is trivial, FBI should stop deceiving public & tell truth' – John McAfee RT Let me try to make this issue simple for the American public and for the FBI , who...
» The Latest: Russia cites repeated cease-fire violations
01/03/16 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian conflict as a fragile cease-fire enters its fourth day (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Russia's Defense Ministry says the ongo...
» The Early Edition: March 1, 2016
01/03/16 09:53 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. *** Correction: Yesterday’s Ea...
» Osama bin Laden wanted much of his fortune used 'on jihad'
01/03/16 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth — the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah."
» The Latest: Merkel, Hollande to meet ahead of Turkey summit
01/03/16 09:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet French P...
» Russian Business Is Unwilling to Invest in Development
01/03/16 09:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. Sergey Aleksashenko, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank, comments on recent key developments im...
» February 29, 2016
01/03/16 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A look at the best news photos from around the world.
» Mikhail Gorbachev releases book of his life
01/03/16 09:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Soviet Union’s last leader presents 700-page collection of memoirs, letters and articles as he approaches his 85th birthday Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, ha...
» Gorbachev Presents New Book
01/03/16 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has presented a new book about his life ahead of his 85th birthday.
» Pentagon: U.S. Stepping Up Cyberattacks Against Islamic State
01/03/16 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Top Pentagon officials say the United States is stepping up cyberattacks against the Islamic State (IS) network in Syria and Iraq, and U.S. special forces unit are finall...
» Russian Warplane Crashes On Training Exercise, Pilot Dies
01/03/16 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says one of its warplanes has crashed while on a training exercise in the southern region of Stavropol and the pilot was killed.
» Apple: 'Dangerous Precedent' to Unlock Phone in Terrorism Probe
01/03/16 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Technology giant Apple plans to tell a U.S. congressional panel Tuesday that a demand by law enforcement authorities to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California Cali...
» Russia's Growing and Dangerous Influence - Fox Business
01/03/16 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Fox Business Russia's Growing and Dangerous Influence Fox Business Last year a Turkish air force jet shot down a Russian bomber flying missions over Syria after the bomber crossed int...
» The Power Vertical Podcast: The Nemtsov Legacy
01/03/16 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. The Power Vertical Podcast: The Nemtsov Legacy He was a young pathbreaking provincial governor in the heady days following the Soviet collapse. He was a reformist deputy prime minister, an...
» U.N. Humanitarian Aid Reaches Damascus Suburb
01/03/16 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The United Nations delivered humanitarian aid to a suburb of the Syrian capital on Monday as it takes advantage of an internationally backed cease-fire despite accusations of breaches ...
» Libya Will Need American Help to Defeat ISIS, U.S. General Says
01/03/16 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Senior U.S. commander says Islamic State has become too strong in the divided country to be rolled back without U.S. help.
» U.S. Cyberattacks Could Disrupt ISIS Technology
01/03/16 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cyberattacks to disrupt ISIS ‘ communications and overload their networks could force the militant group to use older technologies that are easier for the U...
» New Documents Reveal How Osama Bin Laden Wanted to Spend His Fortune
01/03/16 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (WASHINGTON) — In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth — the bulk of which he wanted to be used “ on jih...
» Life after Ukraine: the 'invisible' Russian fighters struggling to return ...
01/03/16 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. I went to the Donbass in July 2014 to defend our Russian world from attacks by the west. It was necessary to meet ... Starting in July 2014, I saw frequent news on TV about...
» First test for Syrian truce after breaches reported on both sides ...
01/03/16 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. But Lt Gen Sergei Kuralenko, head of Moscow's coordination centre in Syria, was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that on the whole, the ceasefire was holding. The ...
» Super Tuesday: Donald Trump looks stronger than ever as opponents launch toxic attacks
01/03/16 09:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. In a national poll from CNN, the billionaire has 49 per cent of Republican support just 24 hours before the crucial vote in 11 states
» US Army aims to arm soldiers with lasers in 2023
01/03/16 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Service says it is "very close" to developing the technology while the Air Force pushes ahead with further trials
» Moscow nanny shows police where she beheaded four-year-old girl
01/03/16 09:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Gyulcherkhra Bobokulova, a citizen of Uzbekistan, was found pacing around a western Moscow suburb carrying the head of a four-year old child and claiming to be a terrorist on Monday morning
» Bin Laden documents outline inheritance wishes, division of funds - Reuters
01/03/16 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Nation Bin Laden documents outline inheritance wishes, division of funds Reuters WASHINGTON Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden outlined in letters and other documents how at least $29...
» Russia Seeks Scapegoats After Nanny Arrested With Child’s Severed Head
01/03/16 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The reactions in Russia to the apparent beheading of a child in Moscow by an Uzbek nanny were varied and kneejerk, with authorities calling for a clampdown on nannies and...
» Hamas Commander, Accused of Theft and Gay Sex, Is Killed by His Own
01/03/16 09:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The death of Mahmoud Ishtiwi, who was accused of homosexuality, Mahmoud Ishtiwi’s death had all the trappings of a soap opera: telenovela: sex, torture and embezzlement, in the armed wing o...
» New bin Laden documents show a suspicious, pressured al Qaeda
01/03/16 09:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air and secret tracking devices reporting their movements as the U.S.-led ...
» GOP badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins
01/03/16 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 8:57 a.m. EST. VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- On the eve of Super Tuesday's crucial primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump i...
» Last Batch of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Is Released
01/03/16 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — The State Department on Monday released the last set of emails from the 30,000 messages on Hillary Clinton ’s private computer server, including an email about North Korea that remain...
» Puerto Rico governor calls for legalizing marijuana | Fox News
01/03/16 08:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Puerto Rico governor calls for legalizing marijuana Associated Press Facebook 288 Twitter 0 Email Print SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –   Puerto Rico's governor has called for the legalization of marijuana...
» The Right Solution for Puerto Rico
01/03/16 08:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Daily Signal. Finally, support from Congress for something other than a federal bailout for Puerto Rico or letting the commonwealth break its contracts and constitutional obligations. The Republican St...
» Puerto Rico governor calls for legalizing marijuana
29/02/16 18:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Puerto Rico’s governor has called for the legalization of marijuana during his last public address as leader of the U.S. territory.
» The Broken System of Classifying Government Documents
29/02/16 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . EVERY few years, a news event demonstrates how dysfunctional, arbitrary and counterproductive the country’s system of classifying information really is. Sometimes it’s an article or book about gov...
» Tim Cook could be jailed over refusal to cooperate with FBI (but ...
29/02/16 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. In an interesting summary of the possible outcomes of the Apple vs FBI standoff, Quartz notes that some experts believe that CEO Tim Cook could be held personally liable for defyi...
» How Obama Transformed America - WSJ
29/02/16 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . How did Barack Obama join Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan to become one of the three most transformative presidents in the past century? He was greatly aided by the financial crisis that erupted during t...
» Obama Has Transformed Our Political System
29/02/16 13:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The “ Three Shocks to the Political System ” (Politics & Ideas, Feb. 10) described by William Galston all are attributable to an American transformation that President Obama promised, nurtured...
» As the West prevaricates, Putin builds a new order
29/02/16 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . What might plans for a Russian sovereign bond issue, being circulated now among international banks, have to do with events in Syria? The Russian economy is reeling from the effects of sanctions imposed by th...
» Today's Headlines and Commentary
29/02/16 10:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Yesterday, Apple filed a motion to vacate a court order compelling the tech company to assist the U.S. government in unlocking an iPhone belonging to one of the Sa...
» Sen. Jeff Sessions Changes the Trajectory of American Politics
29/02/16 10:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Breitbart News Network. Sen. Jeff Sessions Changes the Trajectory of American Politics — and Perhaps American History To the catchy riff from Sweet Home Alabama, Senator Jeff Sessions took the podium in Ma...
» Washington Post: Donald Trump Is
29/02/16 10:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Breitbart News Network. Washington Post: Donald Trump Is ‘GOP’s Frankenstein Monster,’ Strong Enough to Destroy Party Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution clutches his pearls over Donald Trump’s “bigo...
» Turkish military hits Islamic State positions inside Syria: broadcaster NTV
29/02/16 10:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military has struck Islamic State positions inside Syria with artillery, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported on Monday.
» The Life Cycles of Cyber Threats
29/02/16 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Technology isn’t human, but it has stages of life. The period after the conception of a new piece of technology is often marked by significant investments of time and resourc...
» Syrian opposition says government wrecking truce deal - Reuters
29/02/16 09:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Syrian opposition says government wrecking truce deal Reuters BEIRUT/GENEVA A senior official from Syria's main opposition group said on Monday that the first major attempt to ...
» Cruise Ship Rescues 16 Cuban Migrants In Gulf
29/02/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison photographs the moment the 16 migrants are rescued from a makeshift raft.
» Lech Walesa may sue state body over alleged collaboration
29/02/16 09:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Poland’s democracy champion and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa says he might sue a history institute to court over documents it released that purport he was a communist-era paid informant.
» Mahathir Mohamad Quits Malaysia’s Governing Party, Citing Corruption
29/02/16 09:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The former prime minister said he was embarrassed by the role of the United Malays National Organization in protecting the country’s current leader from accusations of graft.
» Ex-Malaysian Leader Mahathir Quits Ruling Party in Protest
29/02/16 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has quit the ruling Malay party, saying Monday it has been hijacked by embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to protect his own interests.   Najib ...
» How States Drive the Diffusion of Cyber Capabilities
29/02/16 09:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Amid the raging debate on cryptography, Apple CEO Tim Cook  insisted , “You can’t have a backdoor that’s only for the good guys.” In other words, security sometimes means den...
» The Guardian view on the US and Russia in Syria: rivals who need each other - The Guardian
29/02/16 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian The Guardian view on the US and Russia in Syria: rivals who need each other The Guardian It has to be immediately added that the cessation deal is very much on Russia's t...
» Сегодня в Москве состоится заседание Коллегии Министерства обороны
29/02/16 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Основными темами повестки дня станут вопросы, посвященные, в частности, выполнению планов деятельности ВМФ России до 2020 года, в том числе, развитию его материально-технического обеспечения.
» Life after Ukraine: the ‘invisible’ Russian fighters struggling to return to normal
29/02/16 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Volunteers say they’ve been left to cope with the physical and psychological scars without any state support. Meduza reports Russian volunteers returning home after fighting alongsid...
» В Новосибирске на жилой дом рухнул башенный кран - РИА Новости
29/02/16 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости В Новосибирске на жилой дом рухнул башенный кран РИА Новости Кран при падении повредил балконы с четвертого по первый этажи. В результате инцидента никто не пострадал. ...
» Russia Resumes Air Strikes in Syria
29/02/16 09:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A series of salvos ruptured Syria's partial cease-fire on Sunday, with Russia reportedly resuming its air strikes on rebel territories, news reports said.
» Russian woman holding severed head of child outside Moscow metro station detained by police
29/02/16 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. In the video, she can be heard shouting 'I am a terrorist' A woman has been arrested after she brandished a child's severed head outside a metro station in Moscow.
» Woman reportedly beheads child, threatens Moscow travelers - CBS News
29/02/16 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBS News Woman reportedly beheads child, threatens Moscow travelers CBS News Russian media reported Monday that a woman working as a nanny in Moscow had decapitated a four-year-old bo...
» Russia: Moscow nanny shouting Islamic slogans takes decapitated child's head to Metro station - International Business Times UK
29/02/16 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times UK Russia : Moscow nanny shouting Islamic slogans takes decapitated child's head to Metro station International Business Times UK Police in Russia have ar...
» Russia Welcomes Syria Ceasefire As Proof Of Great Power Status - International Business Times
29/02/16 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. International Business Times Russia Welcomes Syria Ceasefire As Proof Of Great Power Status International Business Times Correction, Monday, 7:50 a.m. EDT: A previous version of this ...
» Pentagon chief to appeal to Silicon Valley for help with cybersecurity - Los Angeles Times
29/02/16 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Los Angeles Times Pentagon chief to appeal to Silicon Valley for help with cybersecurity Los Angeles Times Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit a crucial front this week...
» Woman Brandishes Child's Severed Head In Moscow
29/02/16 09:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The body of a child aged three or four is found with "signs of violent death" as a woman is detained for psychiatric tests.
» Syrian war: UN to expand aid amid partial truce - BBC News
29/02/16 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News Syrian war: UN to expand aid amid partial truce BBC News The UN is poised to begin delivering aid to people living in besieged areas of Syria, making use of a truce brokered b...
» China’s President Sets All Party Members Homework to Read Old Report by Chairman Mao
29/02/16 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. On Monday, the Shanghai stock exchange recorded its lowest ebb since 2014. Earlier this month, disappointing data was missing from state statistical reports, presumably to prevent a further b...
» The War Against Mosquitoes
29/02/16 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. A tale from the front lines BY ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN /piracicaba, brazil If you’re waging a war, it helps to infiltrate the enemy. At 7:00 a.m. on an early February morning, a large gray van cr...
» Macedonian Police Clash With Refugees at Greek Border
29/02/16 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. IDOMENI, Greece — Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun guns Monday as several hundred Iraqi and Syrian refugees, frustrated at days of delays in crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, bro...
» Syria’s Cease-Fire Holds in Face of Reported Violations
29/02/16 09:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. A fragile cease-fire remained intact for a third day in parts of Syria on Monday, even as monitoring groups reported renewed Russian airstrikes on areas held by opponents of the regime of Bas...
» Boy Gets Stuck In First Vending Machine He’s Ever Seen
29/02/16 09:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. An Australian boy had his arm stuck in a vending machine for nearly six hours before he was sedated and freed. The 4-year-old boy named Leo was on vacation with his family in Melbourne on Sun...
» Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings - CBS News
29/02/16 09:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings CBS News BAGHDAD -- In Iraq, the death toll from devastating back-to-back market bombings carried out by the ...
» The Secret Jewish History of Leap Year - Forward
29/02/16 09:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Forward The Secret Jewish History of Leap Year Forward This year is Leap Year in both the secular Gregorian calendar — the one most of the world goes by — and in the Hebrew calen...
» Moscow 'Nanny' Detained After Waving Child's Severed Head At Metro Station: Reports - Newsweek
29/02/16 09:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsweek Moscow 'Nanny' Detained After Waving Child's Severed Head At Metro Station: Reports Newsweek Russia Islam Moscow Metro A general view shows the entrance to Chistye Prudy...
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Vs Frankenstein (Transcript)
29/02/16 09:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.
» Moscow Police Arrest Uzbek Woman With Child's Severed Head
29/02/16 09:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia police have detained a woman who was seen carrying a child’s severed head outside Moscow’s Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station.
» The Briefing: Kadyrov's Power Play
29/02/16 09:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Is the Kremlin easing Kadyrov out? Or is Kadyrov blackmailing the Kremlin? Listen to The Power Vertical Briefing.
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Vs Frankenstein
29/02/16 09:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.
» Op-Ed Columnist: Trump's Il Duce Routine
29/02/16 09:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Europe knows that democracies can collapse. It watches Trump with memories of when the sky darkened.
» Op-Ed Contributor: Once I Saw Light in Iran. Now It’s Mostly Shadows.
29/02/16 09:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Iranians casting their votes on Friday at the Ershad Mosque in Tehran in elections for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts.
» Moscow woman 'held child's severed head'
29/02/16 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Woman arrested in Moscow after reportedly being seen outside metro station with severed child's head.
» Trump's career: Plenty for fans and foes to love, hate
29/02/16 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 8:06 a.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- To his supporters, the business career of Donald Trump is proof he's got the decisiveness and smarts required to lead the country. To critics, his ex...
» US Presidential Candidates Make Final Pitches Before Super Tuesday
29/02/16 08:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. presidential candidates are using Monday to make a last push for support before voters in 11 states have their say in who should be the nominees for the Democratic and Republican...
» Chilean attacked in Poland after being mistaken for Arab
29/02/16 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A top Polish human rights official is encouraging people to attend a concert in support of a Chilean pianist who was recently beaten by skinheads who mistook him for an Arab, an incident that comes ...
» The Latest: French begin dismantling migrant slum in Calais
29/02/16 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local):
» Russian industry workers squeezed but scared of speaking out
29/02/16 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Once intended as a Soviet rival to the capitalist symbol of Detroit, Russia’s auto-making hub of Togliatti is sliding into economic depression. And blue collar workers are taking the brunt of the pa...
» Reports: Russian police arrest woman waving child’s head
29/02/16 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Russian news agencies are reporting that police have arrested a woman who was waving the severed head of a small child outside a Moscow subway station.
» wrongful FBI hair conviction cases - Google Search
29/02/16 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Judge orders DC to pay $13.2 million in wrongful FBI hair conviction ... Washington Post - 16 hours ago At trial, an FBI examiner testified that the hairs microscopically ... have proposed capping damages in ...
» Judge orders D.C. to pay $13.2 million in wrongful FBI hair conviction case
29/02/16 08:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free...
» Debate rages in courts over 'high-sensitivity' DNA analysis
29/02/16 03:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:20 a.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- One New York judge ruled the DNA evidence was scientifically sound. Another, just miles away, tossed it out as unreliable....
» Facing the Taliban and His Past, an Afghan Leader Aims for a Different Ending
29/02/16 03:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Abdul Jabar Qahraman, who surrendered Lashkar Gah to rebels two decades ago, has returned as President Ashraf Ghani’s representative and tried to negotiate, rather than fight, with today’s ...
» Netanyahu Welcomes Cease-Fire in Syria, but Adds a Warning
29/02/16 03:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights this month. Israel has repeatedly stated that it does not take sides in the Syrian civil war, but over the last few years numerous airstrikes in Syria ...
» When gods were hauled into Indian courts
29/02/16 03:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. When gods were hauled into Indian courts
» Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Kerry discuss Syria ceasefire plan
29/02/16 03:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on the phone on Sunday about closer cooperation between their countries' militari...
» Here's Why the FBI Went After Apple When It Did - Fortune
29/02/16 03:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fortune Here's Why the FBI Went After Apple When It Did Fortune J. Edgar Hoover was a master at this game. The legendary FBI director would latch on to the latest boogeyman—the Lindbergh...
» Pentagon says employee is suspect in killings
29/02/16 02:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. An Army staff sergeant assigned to the Pentagon was arrested on murder and other charges in the death of a police officer and another person, authorities said Sunday.
» ​First Russian air strikes in 48 hours of Syrian truce
29/02/16 02:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 28, 2016, 10:38 PM (IDT) Following day-long reports that the Syrian truce was more or less holding on its second day Sunday, It turned out that Russian forces had carried out air and ar...
» Judge orders DC to pay $13.2 million in wrongful FBI hair conviction case - Washington Post
29/02/16 02:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Post Judge orders DC to pay $13.2 million in wrongful FBI hair conviction case Washington Post They were convicted at trial through exaggerated claims about the reliability of...
» Defense News TV: NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander
29/02/16 02:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Defense News TV: NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander             
» ISIS Baghdad strikes kill 87 Iraqi security officers, Shiites
29/02/16 02:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 28, 2016, 7:37 PM (IDT) In its worst Baghdad assaults for months, ISIS forces Sunday seized Iraqi military positions in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, killing at least ...
» Russia using Syria as testing ground for new weapons
29/02/16 02:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Russia has been using the Syrian civil war to test some of its new weapons, as the West accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of indiscriminate aerial bombardm...
» Two Bombings Kill Dozens at a Baghdad Market
29/02/16 02:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for two attacks at a market in the Sadr City district that killed at least 42 people.
» Slowly, Relentlessly, Chinas Military Expands Its Global Reach - Daily Beast
29/02/16 02:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Daily Beast Slowly, Relentlessly, Chinas Military Expands Its Global Reach Daily Beast China's new base in Djibouti can be seen as part of its policy in Africa and the Middle E...
» Same-sex couple share traditional Canadian Naval 'first kiss' for the first time
28/02/16 16:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:01 The Canadian Navy selected the first same-sex couple to share the traditional welcome home 'first kiss'. Report by Lydia Batham.
» Саудовская Аравия обвинила Москву и Дамаск в нарушении перемирия - РБК
28/02/16 16:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Саудовская Аравия обвинила Москву и Дамаск в нарушении перемирия РБК Власти Саудовской Аравии заявили о том, что Москва и Дамаск нарушают условия перемирия в Сирии, и указали н...
» Chechnya leader Kadyrov says he will quit at end of term
28/02/16 16:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Surprise announcement met with scepticism, with analysts saying the move is an attempt to be reappointed by Vladimir Putin Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has vowed to stand down ...
» Syria's cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes - Washington Post
28/02/16 16:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Post Syria's cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes Washington Post GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Syria's hard-won truce began to fray Sunday, with Russian warplanes resuming ...
» Яценюк обвинил Порошенко в политической неопределенности на Украине - Росбалт.RU
28/02/16 16:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU Яценюк обвинил Порошенко в политической неопределенности на Украине Росбалт.RU Премьер-министр Украины Арсений Яценюк заявил, что нынешнее правительство страны является ...
» Rescue Workers and Miners Are Killed in Russia Accident
28/02/16 16:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Six rescue workers were killed on Sunday in a failed attempt to reach 26 stranded miners at a coal mine in Russia. The trapped miners were also declared dead.
» Putin’s Regime Under Pressure But Far from Doomed – Atlantic Sentinel
28/02/16 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Atlantic Sentinel. Alexander J. Motyl, an historian of Ukraine and the former Soviet Union, recently argued in Foreign Affairs magazine that Vladimir Putin’s regime is on the brink of collapse. He se...
» Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite? - World
28/02/16 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . What crisis? When the going gets tough in Russia, the superwealthy go shopping.  Moscow’s Rolls Royce dealership had its best year ever in 2014, helped by a sprint of sales in the last two wee...
» russian elites power struggle - Google Search
28/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Stratfor: Cracks appear in Putin's Kremlin as the stress on Russia ... Fabius Maximus website (blog) - 6 hours ago The name Kremlin literally means “fortress inside a city,” a potent metaphor for ...
» Stratfor: Cracks appear in Putin’s Kremlin as the stress on Russia grows
28/02/16 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Fabius Maximus website. ADVERTISEMENT Summary: We tend to see the complex politics of America but assume Putin rules a simple autocracy. Here Stratfor describes the fragile Russian state, under incredible ...
» Clinton Overwhelms Sanders in South Carolina Primary
28/02/16 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton won a major victory Saturday over rival Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary, solidifying her status as the Democratic Party frontru...
» Врио главы Коми надеется на оперативное расследование ЧП на шахте - РИА Новости
28/02/16 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Врио главы Коми надеется на оперативное расследование ЧП на шахте РИА Новости Врио главы республики Коми Сергей Гапликов считает, что справедливость должна быть установ...
» Clash in Russian Military Unit in Chechnya Involves Russians, Chechens and Daghestanis
28/02/16 09:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, February 27 – Although Russian and Chechen officials insist that there was no ethnic...
» Virginia Police Officer Shot, Killed on First Day on Duty
28/02/16 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A police officer in the Eastern eastern U.S. state of Virginia was shot and killed Saturday afternoon during her first full day in uniform. Officer Ashley Guindon and two other officers w...
» IS Militants Hit Northern Iraq with Chemical Weapons: Kurdish Officials
28/02/16 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Kurdish officials are working with the U.S.-led coalition to verify if Islamic State militants hit Kurdish peshmerga fighters with chemical weapons in the northern area of Sinjar. Dozens ...
» Syrian Cease-Fire in Effect, Some Violence Reported
28/02/16 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The cease-fire in Syria that began Saturday has mostly held, but there have been some incidents of violence.
» 3 Stabbed in Clash Between KKK, Protesters in California
28/02/16 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Three people were stabbed and 13 people arrested when members of a white separatist group clashed with a larger group of counter-demonstrators outside of Los Angeles Saturday, police said...
» Михаил Ходорковский : "Этот режим не навсегда"
28/02/16 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 08:04 Речь Михаила Ходорковского в Лондоне в годовщину убийства Бориса Немцова. 27 февраля было объявлено о создании Фонда Бориса Немцова за ...
» Нью-Йорк почтил память Немцова
28/02/16 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 05:02 Сразу несколько акций памяти Бориса Немцова состоялись в Нью-Йорке Ссылка на источник - http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/27578686.html
» Guns mostly fall silent on first day of Syrian ceasefire
28/02/16 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Russian air raids stop and the truce seems to be holding for the most part across the country Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped the first day of a cessat...
» Fragile Syria ceasefire enters second day
28/02/16 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Airstrikes reported in Aleppo and Hama but partial cessation of hostilities appears broadly intact Syria’s fragile ceasefire has entered its second day with reports of scattered airs...
» Guns fall silent in Syria - Reuters
28/02/16 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Guns fall silent in Syria Reuters Under the U.S.- Russian accord accepted by President Bashar al-Assad's government and many of his foes, fighting should cease so aid can reac...
» Here's What Happened in Russia on the First Anniversary of the Killing of Boris Nemtsov - VICE News
28/02/16 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. VICE News Here's What Happened in Russia on the First Anniversary of the Killing of Boris Nemtsov VICE News Exactly one year ago, Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime min...
» 'Global sherpa': Russia rooting for Hillary - WND.com
28/02/16 09:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. WND.com 'Global sherpa': Russia rooting for Hillary WND.com NEW YORK – Russia's Vladimir Putin wants Donald Trump to lose the 2016 presidential race because he believes Russia would h...
» Syrian war: Russia reports nine truce violations - BBC News
28/02/16 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syrian war: Russia reports nine truce violations BBC News The truce in Syria has been violated nine times in the past 24 hours, says Russia , but is otherwise holding. A temp...
» Prawit: Russia, Belarus visits tighten cooperation - Bangkok Post
28/02/16 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Prawit: Russia , Belarus visits tighten cooperation Bangkok Post Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said his visits to Russia and Belarus have tightened cooperation between Thaila...
» Coal mine blast in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground - RT
28/02/16 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Coal mine blast in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground RT Another explosion has rocked a coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia , killing five people an...
» 'As long as Russia is our neighbor': Latvia wants to host NATO tanks ready for battle - RT
28/02/16 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT 'As long as Russia is our neighbor': Latvia wants to host NATO tanks ready for battle RT The suggestion appears to be against the spirit if not the letter of NATO's agreement with ...
» Russia's Batmobile: Putin inspects latest in cutting-edge combat vehicles (VIDEO) - RT
28/02/16 09:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia's Batmobile: Putin inspects latest in cutting-edge combat vehicles (VIDEO) RT The latest addition to the Russian security services' arsenal comes in the form of a Batmobile....

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