Monday, May 2, 2016

TTIP leak could spell the end of controversial trade deal, say campaigners by Andrew Griffin Monday May 2nd, 2016 at 8:34 AM

TTIP leak could spell the end of controversial trade deal, say campaigners 

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Documents shed unprecedented light on controversial agreement, which includes provisions to allow US companies to help change European law and weaken consumer protections

Russia's Economic Pain Reveals Limits to Putin's Power - New York Times

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Russia's Economic Pain Reveals Limits to Putin's Power
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PIKALEVO, Russia — The factory meeting room where the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin browbeat one of Russia's richest tycoons in front of cameras from state television has become a shrine, hallowed ground where Mr. Putin showed a path out of ...

Bomb Kills 13 Shi'ite Pilgrims In Baghdad

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A bomb inside a parked car in Baghdad on May 2 killed 13 Shi’ite pilgrims who were commemorating the death anniversary of a revered imam.

The Early Edition: May 2, 2016 

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.
IRAQ and SYRIA
Protests in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Dozens of supporters of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr breached the city’s heavily guarded International Zone on Saturday to protest the suspension of parliament before it finished voting on a slate of new ministers. [Wall Street Journal’s Ghassan Adnan and Matt Bradley]  The protesters disbanded after a day inside the building at the direction of al-Sadr. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered authorities to arrest and prosecute the protesters who attacked security forces and legislators. The Guardian‘s Simon Tisdall profiles al-Sadr and describes some of the political context of the protests.
The Islamic State killed 23 people at a crowded sheep market in Baghdad with a truck bomb this weekend. The group originally meant to target Shiite pilgrims as they walked to a shrine in Baghdad. [Washington Post’s Loveday Morris]
Who will rule Mosul once the city is liberated from the Islamic State’s control? Foreign Policy’s Dan De Luce and Henry Johnson describe the political maneuvering that is underway to determine who will run Mosul before the fighting to retake the city has even begun.
Syrian ceasefire. Speaking from Geneva, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that talks with Russia and coalition partners are “getting closer to a place of understanding” on a renewed ceasefire in Syria that would include Aleppo, which has seen a serious escalation in violence in recent weeks. [Reuters]
Nearly 30 airstrikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria as part of a government effort to retake control of the city. It was the ninth day of strikes, despite the Syrian army’s announcement of a “regime of calm” in the country. [Washington Post’s John Davison]
Bloodshed, misery, and hope in Aleppo. Declan Walsh profiles life in Aleppo where fighting and civilian casualties continue. [New York Times]
Turkish artillery and drones killed 34 Islamic State militants in Syria this weekend. The strikes were a response to the Islamic State’s earlier shelling of Kilis, a town on the Turkish-Syrian border. [Reuters]
TURKEY
Two police officers were killed when a car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station in the southern city of Gaziantep. The bombing also injured 22 people, including at least four civilians, in a day marred by violence and May Day protests. [Associated PressThe Guardian]
A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa last month. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons said the attack was in response increased security operations in predominantly Kurdish areas of southeastern Turkey. The suicide bombing wounded 13 people. [Associated Press]
YEMEN
Peace talks in Yemen have stalled. The Yemeni government pulled out of the talks in response to Houthi rebels seizing a military base north of Sanaa. Several soldiers were killed during the attack. [Reuters]
The United Arab Emirates has seized the strategically important city of Mukalla, Yemen from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, with the support of the Yemeni military and local Yemeni tribes as part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in the country. Mukalla is home to Yemen’s second largest port and AQAP was earning substantial revenues by taxing the shipment of goods there. [Politico’s Michael Morell]
CYBERSECURITY, PRIVACY and TECHNOLOGY
European officials are more vocally pushing for changes to accessing data from American tech companies. They argue that American laws and corporate policies are hampering their counterterrorism efforts, calling for reforms to the mutual legal assistance treaty framework and changes to policies and laws that impede foreign access to data stored by American companies. [Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett, Julian Barnes, and Valentina Pop]
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
The US military released a report on its investigation into the bombing of a Médicins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last October. The report described serious violations of the law of armed conflict, but concluded there were no war crimes committed because the service members involved lacked intent violated international law, writes the New York Times’s Matthew Rosenberg.
The 28 classified pages of the 9/11 Commission report contain inaccurate and unvetted information, according to CIA Director John Brennan. He argued that releasing the pages would give ammunition to those who want to tie Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 attacks. [The Hill’s Jessie Hellmann]
Israel, Hamas, and Egypt have formed an unlikely alliance to fight the spread of a growing Islamic State affiliate. Last week, Hamas sent several hundred fighters to the Sinai-Gaza border to prevent Wilayat Sinai militants from crossing the border, while Israel announced plans to build a barrier in the region. [Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth]
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has turned into a series of “miniwars.” There are more than 60 armed groups operating in the east of the country, making security an unattainable goal. [New York Times’s Jeffrey Gettleman]
China may be making moves to fortify a small shoal in the South China Sea that some experts are referring to as the “red line” in the region. The contemplated fortifications around Scarborough Shoal may inflame tensions in the volatile territorial dispute in the region. The waters around the shoal have historically been used by both Chinese and Filipino fisherman, and was used as a bombing range by the US Air Force until 1991. [Associated Press]
The US has too few intelligence assets focused on the threat from Russia, according to NATO’s outgoing Supreme Allied Commander. Gen. Philip Breedlove said the US needs to deploy more technical intelligence assets, including spy satellites, to keep an eye on both troop movements and terrorist training camps in Russia. [Wall Street Journal’s Julian E. Barnes]
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Boss slapped as company apologises for poison deaths 

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The head of a Korean subsidiary of a British consumer goods company was slapped and shouted down Monday as he apologised for his firm's role in selling a humidifier disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Korea.

WATCH: Snipers Kill ISIS Militants - Heavy.com

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WATCH: Snipers Kill ISIS Militants
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In a new video purportedly released by Jaysh al-Islam, alleged Islamic State militants are targeted and killed by snipers with the Islamic Front. The video was released terrorist channels on May 1. Jaysh al-Islam is a coalition of multiple Islamist ...
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Top sheriff's official resigns over derogatory emails - MyNewsLA.com

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Top sheriff's official resigns over derogatory emails
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Racially-insensitive email jokes have cost a high-ranking sheriff's official his job, as Tom Angel resigned from his position as the department's chief of staff Sunday. The flap over emails, sent while Angel was an assistant police chief in Burbank, is ...

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Trump eyes Indiana win, Obama delivers jokes - CNN

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Trump eyes Indiana win, Obama delivers jokes
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Indianapolis (CNN) Donald Trump is predicting he can knock rival Ted Cruz out of the Republican presidential race by winning Tuesday's primary here, and recent polling shows he's in good shape. Trump and Cruz were campaigning in Indiana on Sunday ...
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Anti-Trump Focus For Many US May Day Marches

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People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles

Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis....

CSX: Train Derails in DC, Leaks 3 Different Chemicals - NBC4 Washington

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CSX: Train Derails in DC, Leaks 3 Different Chemicals
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News4's Derrick Ward and Darcy Spencer cover the impact of a train derailment in Northeast D.C. and the issues is could cause for your Monday morning commute. (Published 3 hours ago). A CSX freight train carrying hazardous material derailed near the ...

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Donald Trump became a unifying force on May Day in downtown LA - Los Angeles Times

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Donald Trump became a unifying force on May Day in downtown LA
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Thousands of people took to the streets in the annual May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights on Sunday to advocate for immigration reform, police accountability and an end to racism. The diverse array of protesters shared one thing ...
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Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets - Washington Post

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Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets
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SEATTLE — Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering. At least nine people were arrested Sunday evening.

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CIA Chief Says Islamic State Will Be Challenge For Many Years

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CIA Director John Brennan says the Islamic State (IS) group in a phenomenon that will "challenge us" for a long time as he marked the five-year anniversary of the killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis explained 

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday....

Police fire teargas at May Day protesters in Paris – video

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Police and protesters clashed on the streets of Paris at a May Day rally on Sunday. Violence broke out as people took to the streets to demonstrate against proposed labour reforms. Protesters threw projectiles at riot police who responded by firing teargas to disperse crowds. Police say between 16,000 and 17,000 people took part in the rally. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images
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U.S. Troops Arriving In Moldova For Training Exercises

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Moldova’s government says about 200 U.S. soldiers will arrive in Moldova on May 2 for military exercises scheduled to last for more than two weeks.

Russia’s Economic Pain Reveals Limits to Putin’s Power

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The main entrance of a factory that produces alumina, a chemical compound used in aluminum smelting, in Pikalevo, Russia, in March. The country’s economic downturn has crippled the town’s industrial base.
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German intel chief says terrorism threat “highly complex”

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The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the “highly complex” nature of the terrorism threat facing Europe.

США: Первомай закончился ранениями и арестами

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Первомайская демонстрация в американском Сиэтле закончилась беспорядками и столкновениями между полицией и протестующими. Как минимум пятеро полицейских получили ранения, они сейчас в больнице.
По словам властей, арестованы девять участников первомайского марша. Это восемь молодых мужчин и одна девушка, возрастом от 20 до 32 лет.
Марш не был санкционирован, его участники, одетые в чёрное и закрывая лицо масками, начали громить всё на своём пути. Они бросали булыжники и и коктейли Молотова, в…
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AP Top Stories May 2 A 

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Here's the latest for Monday, May 2nd: Clinton warns voters about Trump; Trump mocks Cruz and Kasich; Arrests at May Day parade in Seattle; Cruise ship goes from US to Cuba.
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CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages - The Daily Progress

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CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages
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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.

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CIA Chief Says Islamic State Will Be Challenge For Many Years - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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CIA Chief Says Islamic State Will Be Challenge For Many Years
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CIA Director John Brennan says the Islamic State (IS) group in a phenomenon that will "challenge us" for a long time as he marked the five-year anniversary of the killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Brennan said on NBC television on May 1 that ...

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Iran’s army chief takes command in Syria

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May 2, 2016, 10:34 AM (IDT)
The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. His arrival shifts Iran intervention in Syria into high gear.  
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International Diplomats Scramble to Re-establish Syria Truce

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with international diplomats in Geneva in an effort to end hostilities in Syria where government forces have pounded the rebel-held city of Aleppo for more than a week. The pressure is on Russia to use its influence over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Puerto Rico Defaults on $400 Million Payment

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The governor of Puerto Rico says the island is defaulting on a $422 million debt payment due Monday, and he says the U.S. is partly to blame. Garcia Padilla said in a televised speech Sunday to the island's 3.5 million residents that he has made the "painful decision" to not pay the island's creditors, but will instead fund public sector salaries and health and education budgets to avoid a "humanitarian crisis." "I have decided that your basic needs are more important than anything else," the governor said. Padilla said he did not want a bailout and had sought to restructure the existing debt.  The U.S. territory, however, needs U.S. Congress to pass a restructuring bill for the island, but partisan politics have bogged down any movement on that measure.  "We would have preferred to have had a legal framework to restructure our debts in an orderly manner," Padilla said.  "We have asked the U.S. Congress time and time again to give us the tools to restructure our debts."  Puerto Rico has defaulted on payments before, but Monday's default is the largest and includes debt held by Wall Street bondholders and hedge funds.  Economic analysts say the U.S. territory is basically bankrupt with a total debt of about $70 billion.

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Rohani Happy With Record Number Of Women In Parliament

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Iranian President Hassan Rohani has praised the record number of women who were elected to the country's parliament.

Fire Guts Historic Serbian Church In New York

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Fire destroyed a historic Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Manhattan on May 1, just hours after worshippers celebrated Orthodox Easter there.

Turkish Military Kills 63 IS Fighters in Syria

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The Turkish military killed 63 Islamic State soldiers in Syria Sunday after launching artillery and drone strikes from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, the Turkish military said in a statement. State-run media in Turkey reported the strikes took out several rocket-launcher and gun positions. According to the report, Turkish artillery killed 34 IS extremists, while drone strikes killed another 29. The Turkish shelling took place after rockets were fired from Syria at the Turkish city of Kilis along the northernSyrian border Sunday. The rocket attack wounded eight people. In a separate incident Sunday, a car bomb was detonated in front of a police station in Gaziantep, another Turkish city near the Syrian border. Two policemen were killed and 22 others were wounded in that attack. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the police station attack, though jihadists are believed to have carried out two similar attacks in Istanbul earlier this year.

СМИ: Меркель предложила Абэ ввести Японию в Североатлантический альянс - ИА REGNUM

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СМИ: Меркель предложила Абэ ввести Японию в Североатлантический альянс
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The Daily Vertical: The Ghosts Of December 2011 (Transcript)

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Russia's opposition is divided, ineffectual, and has been rendered largely irrelevant. And yet the Kremlin and its proxies continue to attack it ruthlessly.

Moscow’s Actions Producing Exactly the Opposite of Its Proclaimed Goals, Eidman Says

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            Staunton, May 2 – Even during the first Cold War, Igor Eidman says, there was no talk about Sweden and Finland joining NATO.  Now that is very much on the front burner of discussions, a reflection of the fact that again and again Moscow is producing exactly the opposite outcomes that it says it wants.

            On the Kasparov.ru portal (kasparov.ru/material.php?id=5726525A97B5A), the Moscow commentator lists just some of the places in which this pattern holds:

·         “The struggle against the expansion of NATO is leading to new countries becoming members.”

·         “’The struggle for peace’ is leading to war.”

·         “’The defense of  the rights of residents of the Donbas’ is leading to the most difficult problems for them.”

·         “’The defense of the self-determination of Crimea’ is leading to the actual liquidation of its autonomous status and to direct rue from Moscow.”

·         “The struggle with sanctions is leading to the introduction of new sanctions against its own citizens (for example, on the import of agricultural products).”

·         And “the striving to impose a union on Ukraine to mortal hostility with it.”

In “the kingdom of distorted mirrors” that is Vladimir Putin’s Russia today, he suggests, this list can be extended to many other issues as well, something that should be raising questions for those who support the Kremlin leader because what he is achieving is exactly the reverse of what he proclaims are his goals.


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By the Numbers: Puerto Rico, Debt Crisis

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At issue: Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to its spiraling public debt crisis. Bailout vs. restructure: Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says he does not want a bailout but simply legal ability to restructure existing debt. Sticking point: However, for that to happen, the U.S. territory needs Congress in Washington, D.C., to act. So far, it has not. What's next: Puerto Rico expects multiple lawsuits to be filed shortly after Monday's default. The island nation also faces a July 1 deadline, when about $2 billion in principle and interest payments come due. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico What it is: Unincorporated, organized territory of the United States with commonwealth status Where: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic Size: 13,791 square kilometers Capital: San Juan Population: 3.5 million total; nearly 2.5 million live in San Juan History: Italian explorer Christopher Columbus claimed Puerto Rico for Spain in 1493; colony was won by the U.S. in Spanish-American War of 1898; eventually was given a type of U.S. local government with a legislature and governor. U.S. ties: Most governmental issues handled by U.S. Interior Department. Voting status: Natives have American citizenship but cannot vote in U.S. presidential elections if they are Puerto Rico residents. They can vote in U.S. primary elections. Sources: CIA: The World Factbook, Reuters, AP

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Russia in Midst of Third Post-Stalin Succession Struggle, Piontkovsky Says 

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Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 2 – Russia has entered the third post-Stalin succession struggle, Andrey Piontkovsky says, and just like the two earlier ones, the struggle has begun even though the man to be replaced has not physically departed the scene and even though he like his predecessors has the resources to remain in place for some time to come.

            “Stalin ruled 31 years; Brezhnev, 18; and Putin, already almost 17 if one counts from the day of his appointment as Russian prime minister and Yeltsin’s successor,” the commentator says. And these three transitions – Piontkovsky calls them “deaths” – form a single triptych reflecting post-1917 Russia” (svoboda.org/content/article/27695695.html).

            First, he writes, there was “the tragedy of communism,” then “its farce,” and finally “its post-modernist absurdity, one that involves “the last generation” of people tracing their roots to the October Revolution and “the inevitable result of the evolution of ‘the new class’” who “do not have and cannot have a project for the future” except personal survival.

            “In the immediately coming years and perhaps months, already after the political death of the third avatar which has taken place,” Piontkovsky argues, “we will find out whether this hole has swallowed Russia forever or whether it still has a chance to break out of this by a desperate effort.”

             But one thing is already clear: “Every time, in 1953, 1982, and 2016, the approaching death of the sacred pharaoh was first preceded by the awakening of the entourage of the departing who sought to seize power,” the commentator continues.

            Piontkovsky points out that “the winter of 1952 was one of the most dramatic periods in Russian and perhaps world history.” Stalin “have descended into madness thought about conducting a holocaust through the USSR as well as a new pitiless purge of the nomenklatura and the beginning of a third world war.”

            But because of his age, he suggests, the dictator had lost control over his own special services; and they may even have hastened his end.

            In 1982, as Brezhnev lay dying, various groups in the Soviet elite and the apparatus of KGB chief Yury Andropov in the first instance began conspiring not just to change the direction of the country but to take power for themselves.

            Now, much the same thing is happening in Moscow, Piontkovsky argues. “The political end of the third avatar began on February 27, 2015,” when Boris Nemtsov was killed “not far from Red Square” – “not because this was the first such serious crime” by Putin “but because it signaled the first serious reaction against him by a significant part of the special services.”

            The security services arrested the Kadyrov militants because “they decided to make use of this murder for the unleashing of an attack against Putin’s ‘Kadyrov Project,’” something they had long disliked and saw a chance to end.  Unlike ordinary Russians, the security services recognized that Putin had already suffered “a political death.” And so they decided to act.

            “Authoritarian personalist regimes can do a lot,” Piontkovsky says, “but a dictatorship cannot survive an obvious foreign policy defeat” because that “automatically desacralizes the leader and destroys the structure-forming myth about the infallibility of the leader and his project as a whole.”

            In this as in other ways, he argues, the Russian elite around Putin is like a group of criminal clans. When the top one loses, it is by definition no longer on top and will be challenged.

            Putin could perhaps have gone on as he had before 2014 if he had not been caught up in what Piontkovsky calls “his Ukrainian catastrophe.” This became “fatal,” he says, not when the Kremlin leader seized Crimea: that action had a limited and pragmatic goal of keeping Ukraine from moving toward Europe.

            Instead, it occurred on March 18, 2014, when Putin spoke about his plans to achieve his “neo-imperial conception of ‘the Russian world’” and become the latest Russian ruler to engage in the “in-gathering” of what he supposes are Russian lands. What made this fatal, Piontkovsky says, is that it requires constant forward momentum, something Moscow couldn’t achieve.

            Ethnic Russians in Ukraine “in their majority rejected the ideas of ‘Novorossiya’ and ‘the Russian world,’ supporting instead the anti-criminal revolution and showing themselves to be patriots of the Ukrainian state.”  That meant that Putin was forced to stop, and stopping in this situation was a signal that he had failed and that he could be attacked.

            “In such situations,” Piontkovsky writes, “the force clans shift in a standard way from the struggle for influence on the leader to the struggle for positions of power after him.”  And that is exactly what happened last month when the security services forced Putin to back down on both Viktor Zolotov and Ramzan Kadyrov,  reducing the influence of the former after boosting him and stripping the latter of his own military force and then publicly criticizing him.

            And the commentator concludes: “Now it is understandable why the chekists so sharply threw challenges in February 2015 and so sharply raised the stakes in February 2016.  They have levers of pressure, and they have demonstrated that they can effectively make use of them.” But what especially matters is that they now they have “nowhere to run.”
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VIDEO: May Day marked around the world

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May Day marked in different ways around the world.

Hillary Clinton on State of the Union: Full Interview 

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Duration: 09:32

In and exclusive interview with Jake Tapper, Hillary Clinton discussed the remaining contests, unifying the Democratic party, and taking on Donald Trump.
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AP Top Stories 1 P 

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Duration: 00:56

Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 1st: Lions rescued from South American circuses; May Day marked across globe; Yemen explosion kills at least 3; Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter.
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Are airstrikes successfully weakening ISIS? 

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Duration: 03:09

The Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria has drawn an estimated 38,000 recruits from all over the world, including the U.S. But the Pentagon recently said recruits have dropped from 2,000 a month to 500, in part because of U.S.-led airstrikes. Joining Soledad O’Brien to discuss is national security adviser and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Doug Ollivant.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 1, 2016

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Duration: 24:51

On this edition for Sunday, May 1, what to expect from Tuesday’s primary in Indiana in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Later, budget and caseload cuts in Louisiana have created a backlog in the court system -- and public defenders are refusing new cases. Soledad O’Brien anchors from New York.

n Iraq, Doctors Are Targets of War

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Iraqi doctors are being threatened by tribes and militias engaged in the war against Islamic State, causing an exodus of trained medical personnel from the war-torn country. Photo: Matt Bradley/The Wall Street Journal

Train Derails in DC; Leaks Hazardous Chemical

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Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 14 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. (May 1)
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CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information - The Hill

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CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information
The Hill
CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror ...
CIA Director Says Unverified Material in Secret 9/11 PagesABC News
CIA Chief on ISIS: Not Just an Organization, 'It's a Phenomenon'NBCNews.com
CIA Chief: 'No Evidence' of Saudi Backing of 9/11 AttacksVoice of America
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J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's first director, dies at 77 in 1972 - New York Daily News

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J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's first director, dies at 77 in 1972
New York Daily News
(Originally published by the Daily News on May 3, 1972. This story was written by Jerry Greene.) WASHINGTON, May 2 (NEWS Bureau) — FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 77, the nation's towering symbol of law enforcement for nearly half a century, died at his ...

In Brazil, a New Nostalgia for Military Dictatorship - New York Times

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In Brazil, a New Nostalgia for Military Dictatorship
New York Times
With these words he sided with the “winners” of a military coup that overthrew a democratically elected government in 1964 and set the stage for 21 years of brutal military dictatorship. Mr. Bolsonaro, a former army parachutist and a possible ...

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Appeals ruling clears way for Bowe Bergdahl case to resume

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An appeals court has cleared the way for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's legal case to resume, rejecting prosecutors' arguments that defense attorneys were given too much leeway on accessing classified documents.
     

Gates Slams Trump’s Foreign Policy: ‘He Doesn’t Listen to People’ 

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates criticized Donald Trump’s foreign policy Sunday on ABC’s This Week,days after Trumpgave a speech detailing his views on foreign policy in Washington, DC.
When host Martha Raddatz asked Gates what a Trump presidency would mean for American national security, Gates said that Trump “doesn’t understand the difference between a business negotiation and a negotiation with sovereign powers.”
“He doesn’t understand that there’s a give and take in international relations that is different than in the business community. And just one further comment: He talks about walking,” Gates said. “How do you walk away from China, a country that holds a trillion dollars in US treasuries and with which we have a half a trillion dollars in trade every year and at the same time say we’re gonna launch a trade war against them at the same time we’re asking them to pressure North Korea.”
Gates said that Trump’s policies appear unrealistic or do not include details.
“For example, he, on the one hand says we need to be a more reliable ally to our friends and in the next breath he basically says we’re gonna rip up all those burden-sharing agreements that we’ve had over the decades with them and make them go their own way if they don’t pay for everything,” Gates said. “He says some things that it’s hard to disagree with. The allies ought to be doing more. But how do you get them there when you’re dealing with 28 sovereign countries and, you know, nobody argued harder for them to do more than I did.”
Gates said that Trump does not listen, a problem that past presidents the former defense secretary worked with did not have.
“One of the things that worries me, Martha, is that he doesn’t listen to people. He believes that he has all the answers, that he’s the smartest man in the room. … I’ve worked for some very different presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, one of the things they all had in common was a willingness to listen to people who had experience and then make their own independent judgments,” Gates said.”Now they’ve gone in different directions, but they never assumed that they had all the answers and that’s one of the things that troubles me.”

CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages

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CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.
     

DEBKAfile: no deal between Israel, Egypt, Hamas on fighting ISIS-Sinai

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May 1, 2016, 11:35 PM (IDT)
The Washington Post on Sunday published an article titled "Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance against Islamic State affiliate." It claimed Jerusalem, Cairo and Gaza are currently cooperating militarily against ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.
DEBKAfile's military and counterterrorism sources: There is no such cooperation. On the contrary, Hamas is cooperating with ISIS-Sinai and providing it with intelligence, while ISIS-Sinai is coordinating its operations in the northern Sinai with Hamas and transferring its wounded fighters to hospitals in Gaza for treatment. Also, a senior operations officer from the military wing of Hamas, the Izzuddin al-Qassam brigades, is posted next to the headquarters of ISIS-Sinai.   
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