Friday, January 29, 2016

The main Syrian opposition group says it will send a small delegation to talk with UN officials at peace talks in Geneva. - The Washington Post | What's behind the public's dissatisfaction with government? - Fox News Video | Zika: Not a New Virus, But Not a Lot Known | Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Испания может потребовать ареста Путина за создание ОПГ | Standard And Poor's Downgrades Azerbaijan's Debt To 'Junk' | Death toll rises among Kurds trapped in Cizre basement amid heavy fighting


Zika

Zika, Mosquitoes and the Plagues to Come - NYTimes.com
Zika Virus Could Be Perfect Storm in Latin America
Zika: Not a New Virus, But Not a Lot Known
See the Impact of Zika in Brazil | TIME
Zika Virus Update: 31 People in US Infected, Houston Woman Recounts Infection - ABC News
Zika virus: Olympic venues to be inspected daily before and during Games - BBC Sport

US

What's behind the public's dissatisfaction with government? | Fox News Video
Obama's top Hill liaison is leaving
California inmate escape: Jail teacher arrested - CNN.com
Crews Demolishing San Francisco House Sliding off Hill - ABC News

Russia and Eurasia

Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
НАК опроверг сообщения об установлении личности взорвавшего A321 в Египте :: Политика :: РБК
US Troops in Europe: Is War on the Horizon?
Польша поставила условие возобновления Совета НАТО-Россия
Испания может потребовать ареста Путина за создание ОПГ - украина свежие новости .
Kremlin Demands Explanation for ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Remarks About Putin - NYTimes.com
Kremlin slams White House over Vladimir Putin corruption claim - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Кремль потребовал от США разъяснить заявления о коррумпированности Путина :: Политика :: РБК
Stratfor описал роли Сечина и Кадырова в окружении Путина :: Политика :: РБК
I don't fear Russia, says Turkish alleged killer of pilot - Yahoo News
Russia, Saudis starting to show cracks
Standard And Poor's Downgrades Azerbaijan's Debt To 'Junk'
Russia goat and tiger Amur and Timur romance ends as animals at Vladivostock wildlife park separated - CBS News

Middle East

The main Syrian opposition group says it will send a small delegation to talk with UN officials at peace talks in Geneva. - The Washington Post
U.N. launches Syria peace talks despite opposition boycott | Reuters
UN hosted Syria peace talks begin in Geneva - TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
Syria conflict: Behind the scenes at Geneva peace talks - BBC News
Death toll rises among Kurds trapped in Cizre basement amid heavy fighting | News | DW.COM | 29.01.2016
Airstrike targeting British hacker working for Isis killed three civilians instead, US admits | US news | The Guardian
Iranian drone flew over U.S. carrier in 'unprofessional' move: U.S. Navy | Reuters 

U.N. launches Syria peace talks despite opposition boycott | Reuters | Exclusive: EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash | Reuters | Hacker exposes private data of America’s biggest police union — RT USA | Homeland Missile Defense System Successful In Non-Intercept Flight Test | FBI — Andrew McCabe Named Deputy Director of the FBI | Uganda: Little Concern, Impact of Zika Virus in Zika Forest - ABC News | Officials In Berlin Say Alleged Teen Rape Case 'Fabricated' | French Economy Slows in Fourth Quarter After Paris Attacks - WSJ | Puerto Rico Non-Profit’s Tax Filings Raise Questions


Zika

Zika Virus Spreading Rapidly
Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively’ in Americas, W.H.O. Says - The New York Times
Researchers Weigh Risks of Zika Spreading at Rio Olympics - The New York Times
Zika in Texas? 'We have the perfect storm to allow virus to flourish' | World news | The Guardian
Zika Virus: A Public Health Emergency
Zika virus: Five German infections after Americas trips - BBC News
Uganda: Little Concern, Impact of Zika Virus in Zika Forest - ABC News

M.N.: This might be an indication that the newly active Zika virus might be different and more virulent than the original one and opens the question if it was modified in a lab. 


US

US economic growth slows sharply - BBC News
U.S. economic growth rate slows to 0.7 percent in fourth quarter
Gus Kenworthy: Coming out shouldn't be newsworthy - CNN.com

Russia and Eurasia

Russian fighter within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet - CNNPolitics.com
Fukuyama: 'Putinism,' Radical Islam No Alternative To Liberal Democracy
The End of History
The Night Wolves: Putin's motorbiking militia of Luhansk – video | News | The Guardian
A Russian journalist explains why there is no corruption in Russia - The Washington Post
MH17 flight crash forgotten tragedy | News24
Prosecutors conclude Russian-German teen′s rape allegations were false | News | DW.COM | 29.01.2016
Deter Russian aggression! - US and NATO in full cold war mode — RT Op-Edge
Moscow ready to continue dialogue in Russia-NATO Council framework | Russia Beyond the Headlines
Surprise Visitor During Latest Caspian Sea Status Meeting
Russia's Lavrov voices 'indignation' to Kerry over corrupt Putin allegations | Reuters
NATO head threatens Russia with new border deployments TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles
Russian schoolboys killed after falling into hot sewer - Telegraph

Middle East and Asia

U.N. launches Syria peace talks despite opposition boycott | Reuters
Syria peace talks open in disarray with opposition groups staying away - The Washington Post
Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks to open amid uncertainty - BBC News
Syria Peace Talks Begin Amid Confusion
The Latest: Syria Peace Talks Begin in Geneva - ABC News
Starvation Spreads Before Syria Peace Talks - WSJ
US & Russia push opening of Syria talks amid opposition boycott
Exclusive: EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash | Reuters
Hillary Clinton was right on Egypt - The Washington Post
Israel: Praise The Knife Or Else
Ex-CIA Officer: US Role in Libya to Fail Due to Intelligence Ignorance
Dutch to join US-led airstrikes against IS in Syria - The Washington Post
More Is Needed to Beat ISIS, Pentagon Officials Conclude - NYTimes.com
U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels - NYTimes.com
Iran claims it flew drone over US aircraft carrier, snapped photos | Fox News
Iran Flew Drone Over US Aircraft Carrier for Naval Exercise
Suicide, shooting attack on Saudi Shi'ite mosque kills four | Reuters
US and UK 'hacked into Israeli drones and planes' - BBC News

World

ISIS goes global: Mapping ISIS attacks around the world - CNN.com
Finland To Follow Sweden In Expelling Nearly 20,000 Migrants
Officials In Berlin Say Alleged Teen Rape Case 'Fabricated'
Photojournalist: Lesbos is 'a warzone without the war' - CNN.com
French Economy Slows in Fourth Quarter After Paris Attacks - WSJ
Poland Expects to Implement Missile Defense Agreement With US in 2016 / Sputnik International
Venezuela's state informers: patriots or snitches? | Reuters
Going Backwards: The Crisis in Venezuela - Foreign Policy Blogs | Foreign Policy Blogs
Venezuela's capital is world's most murderous city
James Murdoch, who quit in phone-hacking scandal, returns to Sky | Reuters

Security

Hacker exposes private data of America’s biggest police union — RT USA
U.S. says redesigned missile defense interceptor aces test | Reuters
Rocket launched in California to test missile defense | Fox News
Homeland Missile Defense System Successful In Non-Intercept Flight Test
FBI — Andrew McCabe Named Deputy Director of the FBI
Andrew McCabe fbi - Google Search
FBI agent on clues that you're a liar - Business Insider
Ardit Ferizi, ISIS Hacking Suspect Facing 35 Years, Appears In US Court
FBI to Muslim Immigrants: Snoop for Us or Get Deported - Hit & Run : Reason.com
US spy leaks: How intelligence is gathered - BBC News

Accidents

Shark eats another shark at South Korean aquarium - Telegraph
Couple Robbed at Gunpoint, Bound With Tape; Daughter Missing - ABC News

Reviews

News Roundup and Notes: January 29, 2016 | Just Security
Break in Egyptian airliner bombing case?; Big hole in the Syrian peace talks; More troops for ISIS war?; Carter’s surprising family-leave moves; and a bit more. - Defense One

Puerto Rico - 1.29.16

Puerto Rico Non-Profit’s Tax Filings Raise Questions
Puerto Rican Political Leader Criticizes ‘Questionable’ Governor-Linked Charity
Puerto Rico health officials declare flu epidemic - The Washington Post
U.S. Senate Democrats united on debt restructuring for Puerto Rico -letter | Reuters
Puerto Rico to Present Broad Debt-Restructuring Plan Friday - Bloomberg Business
The fairness of bankruptcy for Puerto Rico | TheHill
U.S. judge to join two bond insurer lawsuits against Puerto Rico | Reuters
BRUCE FEIN: Bankruptcy bill for Puerto Rico is unconstitutional - Washington Times
Puerto Rico Revises Fiscal Reform Plan Amid Growing Deficit - ABC News
High court raises doubts over Puerto Rico sovereignty - Yahoo News
US Treasury Secretary Demands Action on Puerto Rico's Crisis - ABC News
US Treasury Secretary demands action on Puerto Rico’s crisis - The Washington Post
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Visit Puerto Rico - NBC News
Puerto Rico sued over diverted funds amid economic crisis - The Washington Post
Bond insurers sue Puerto Rico over debt default, clawbacks | Reuters
Puerto Rico Governor says preparing for legal action from creditors: CNBC | Reuters