Saturday, February 13, 2016

Putin Sanctions Must Remain...He's on the Ropes: Clearly, offering an olive branch doesn't work. Only tightening the noose will. | The triumph of Russian (Putinistic) Byzantinism or the ecumenical victory for Christianity? The future will tell... | Putin and politics loom over the Pope and the Patriarch - Financial Times | The Pope, the Patriarch — and a Little Bit of Putin - Foreign Policy | Trying to recruit the "higher powers": The Pope, the Patriarch, and Putin's Peace Gambit - Daily Beast | Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria? | The Jamestown Foundation


Putin Sanctions Must Remain...He's on the Ropes

Clearly, offering an olive branch doesn't work. Only tightening the noose will.

The triumph of Russian (Putinistic) Byzantinism (politicized official state religion) or the ecumenical victory for ChristianityThe future will tell... 

The Pope, the Patriarch — and a Little Bit of Putin

» The Pope, the Patriarch — and a Little Bit of Putin - Foreign Policy (blog)
12/02/16 19:46 from Putin - Google News
Foreign Policy (blog) The Pope, the Patriarch — and a Little Bit of Putin Foreign Policy (blog) The Pope, the Patriarch — and a Little Bit of Putin . The meeting between the heads of the two churches in Cuba on Friday wasn't just abo...

Moreover, the focus on the state of Christianity in the Middle East is a public relations win for the Russian Orthodox Church, which is trying to shore up its position in Russia by presenting itself as the defender of persecuted Christians around the world... 
Kirill hopes to use the meeting with Francis as a chance to assert the Russian Orthodox Church’s influence within Orthodox Christendom ahead of June’s Pan-Orthodox Council, the first meeting between the various Orthodox churches to take place in over 1,000 years. The Patriarchate of Constantinople is “first among equals” in Orthodoxy, but some two third of Orthodox Christians are Russian Orthodox... 
A thousand years after they parted ways, pontiffs and patriarchs still have a role to play as political leaders on the world stage.


The Pope, the Patriarch, and Putin's Peace Gambit - Daily Beast 

12/02/16 22:29 from Putin - Google News
Daily Beast The Pope, the Patriarch, and Putins Peace Gambit Daily Beast In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Moscow patriarchate to play a diplomatic role, to help convince Pope Francis—whose good offices did much to end ... 


The Kremlin hopes Pope Francis will say things that soften its image, and enlisted the Russian Orthodox Patriarch to try to persuade him...
But it’s unlikely the Jesuit Pope Francis would be so naïve. His goal, no doubt, is to open the door to dialogue, not be seen endorsing the “novorussian” ambitions of Vladimir Putin. 


» Putin and politics loom over the Pope and the Patriarch - Financial Times
12/02/16 19:21 from Putin - Google News
Financial Times Putin and politics loom over the Pope and the Patriarch Financial Times Alexander Andreev, Russia's ambassador to the Vatican, told Russian newspaper Kommersant that “personal contacts between the pontiff and [Preside...

Mr Putin sees the church as a servant of the Russian state and civilisation rather than a power in its own right. He has described the church’s mission as bringing together peoples and nations to unite the “Russian world” — a cross-border community linked by ethnicity, language or culture — and to bolster the Russian people’s spiritual strength.
Despite the church’s rapid revival, this limited role seems to chime with the beliefs of the Russian public. Although the proportion of Russians who identify themselves in polls as Orthodox Christians has more than doubled to 70 per cent under Mr Putin, only 50 per cent say they believe in God and the percentage of regular churchgoers is only a fraction of that. Since the Russian government introduced a choice between religious or secular ethics lessons in the schools in 2012, a majority of parents have opted for the latter. 

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Chechens in Syria

Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria? | The Jamestown Foundation
Chechens in Syria - Google Search
News - Chechens in Syria - Google Search

Syria war

Plenty of unfinished business in the deal to halt Syria’s civil war - The Washington Post

Munich

Germany Presses Russia, Ukraine to Implement Peace Deal - NYTimes.com
Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal - The Washington Post
Russia Under Pressure At Top Security Conference
NATO Chief Says Russia Destabilizing Europe, Criticizes 'Nuclear Rhetoric'
Foreign Ministers Discuss Eastern Ukraine Conflict, Minsk Deal
The Latest: Polish Leader Says Beefed-Up NATO Is Necessary - NYTimes.com
Russian PM Medvedev says new Cold War has begun | News | DW.COM | 13.02.2016
Ukrainian President: 'Mr. Putin, This Is Your Aggression'
Combative Medvedev Raises Specter Of World War, Global Caliphate
Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War - The Washington Post
World In New Cold War, Says Russian PM

Accidents

Sources: FBI investigating Ohio machete attack as possible lone wolf terror act | Fox News
Art teacher killed after manhole cover goes airborne, strikes SUV | New York Post
Arizona high school shooting a murder-suicide: police | New York Post
Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide | Region | ottumwacourier.com
2 Indian soldiers, 5 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting - Asia - Appeal-Democrat
Female Palestinian terrorist stabbed Palestinian man by mistake

US

Ex-Obama intel official: Hillary Clinton should drop out - CNNPolitics.com
Quotations in the News - ABC News

World

Pope And Russian Patriarch Meet In Cuba
Pope And Patriarch Meet After 1,000-Year Rift
Coming Arms Race in the Balkans? | The Jamestown Foundation

Russia and FSU

Moscow’s Confrontational Policy Turns Russia From an Ally to a Threat for Armenia | The Jamestown Foundation

Security

NATO’s revived relevance - Post and Courier
Leadership: Nordic Unity Against Russia
UK needs Trident to play 'outsized' role in world affairs, says US defence secretary | UK news | The Guardian
News Reviews and Opinions: The most trusted institution in America is the U.S. military: General McCaffrey: U.S. Not Prepared for National Security Threats

Cybersecurity

GCHQ hacking phones and computers is legal, says top UK court | UK Politics | News | The Independent
British teen arrested in hacking of top U.S. intelligence officials - The Washington Post
Cops arrest teen for hack and leak of DHS, FBI data | Fox News
FBI website to stop terror recruitment faces criticism - Local - Mobile Postbulletin.com Rochester, MN News
FBI launches online game to teach children about dangers of becoming a terrorist | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPEC

2.12.16 F

Quotes

Munich Puts Stamp on Tightened US-Russian military cooperation in Syria
Obama Putin secret pact on Syrian war - Google Search
News - Obama Putin secret pact on Syria war - Google Search
The FBI made a very confusing game about preventing terrorism | The Verge
Presses to fall silent at UK's Independent as paper goes online-only | Reuters

The Headlines

Fargo: Death of Officer Shakes North Dakota's Largest City
Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.' | Motherboard
'Cessation of hostilities' in Syria lets Russia keep bombing | Reuters
Russian Orthodox Church Allowed to Return Debt in Prayers - ABC News
Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels - The Daily Beast
Children of the PKK: The Growing Intensity of Turkey's Civil War - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Why Is America Restarting the Cold War With Russia? | The National Interest
The Daily Vertical: From Minsk To Munich: Here We Go Again
Медведев: статус – активный

Reviews


Syrian cease-fire agreed; US SOF want Russian arms; India to help patrol SCS; New body armor; and a bit more. - Defense One
News Roundup and Notes: February 12, 2016 | Just Security
Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
2.11.16 - Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
Counterintelligence Theory And Practice | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

US


Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff - US News
Patience: The FBI's Strategy to End the Oregon Standoff and Nab Cliven Bundy - The Atlantic
‘Staggering corruption': 46 Georgia prison officers indicted in FBI drug and contraband sting - The Washington Post
Donald Trump is the alpha male — and he’s on the rise - The Washington Post
From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House? | Reuters
6th Democratic Debate: Bernie Sanders Attacks Hillary Clinton's Relationship With Henry Kissinger - ABC News
Democrats debate: Who loves Obama more?
Hating Valentine's Day? Goodwill Says Donate Your Ex's Stuff - ABC News
The Hurdles Along Michael Bloomberg's Path If He Runs for President - ABC News
Adjunct Quits Amid Union Row
Sen. Harry Reid Calls on Grayson to Drop out of Senate Race - ABC News

Intel Report


ISIS have used chemical weapons and can make their own mustard gas and chlorine | Daily Mail Online
Daesh Uses Chemical Weapons, Able to Produce Chlorine, Mustard Gas - CIA

Security


South Korea and U.S. Consider Missile Deployment in Response to North Korea's Actions - US News
CIA declassified: Kickstarter campaign aims to liberate 10 million secret documents
Homeland Security Today: SPECIAL-Software-Defined Radio: Transforming Public Safety and Defense Communications
Colombia: When Reality Runs Into Fantasy

CyberSecurity


Suspected Teen Hacker Who Targeted Top US Officials Arrested Overseas - ABC News
Suspected Teen Hacker Who Targeted US Officials Arrested Video - ABC News
French 'hacker' teen questioned over Australian school bomb threats - 9news.com.au
Cybersecurity Statistics Predict A Hot Market For 2016 To 2020 - Forbes
Protecting U.S. Innovation From Cyberthreats - WSJ
President Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan - WSJ
President Obama's Cybersecurity Plan - Google Search

Syria talks


Skepticism greets Syria truce deal on worries over Russian bombing - The Washington Post
Syria Truce Agreed But Opposition Demands 'Action on the Ground' - NBC News
Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria | Reuters
U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria - The New York Times
U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria - The Washington Post
Syria ceasefire agreed as John Kerry announces 'pause' in hostilities | Daily Mail Online
U.S., Russia agree to Syria cease-fire plan - POLITICO
Syria: Cessation of Hostilities to Begin in a Week
Diplomats Aim for Temporary Syria Truce in a Week - ABC News
The Latest: UN envoy: Key to Syria deal is its ‘commitment’ - The Washington Post

Middle East


5-story building collapses in Istanbul - The Washington Post
United Arab Emirates to Bolster Its Efforts Against ISIS, U.S. Says - NYTimes.com
U.S. Arab allies pledge ground troops to battle Islamic State - The Washington Post
Israel Hayom | Iran hasn't changed, the US has
The Jerusalem Post

Meeting in Havana


Millennium after split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba | Reuters
‘Finally:’ Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader - The Washington Post
Pope Francis in historic talks with Russian Orthodox leader - BBC News
Pope Francis to Meet Patriarch Kirill: What You Need to Know - NBC News
Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba | Reuters
The Latest: Patriarch using standard vestments to meet pope - The Washington Post
The Latest: Patriarch Using Standard Vestments to Meet Pope - NYTimes.com
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic meeting in Cuba | Miami Herald

Russia and FSU


Medvedev to Sputnik: Russia, EU, NATO Must Reopen Lines of Communication
Interview of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Sputnik News Agency
Interview of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Sputnik News Agency / Sputnik International
Medvedev to Sputnik: Russia, EU, NATO Must Reopen Lines of Communication / Sputnik International
News - Medvedev - Google Search
Интервью Дмитрия Медведева немецкой газете «Хандельсблатт» - Новости - Правительство России
War On Earth Or World War III? Medvedev Interview Stirs Translation Tempest
What Medvedev never said: Reuters misquotes Russian PM on ‘new world war’ — RT News
Russia's Lavrov discussed with Stoltenberg holding Russia-NATO meeting - Ifx | Reuters
NATO Chief Welcomes 'First Step' On Syria, Urges 'More Constructive' Russian Role
Russia shows off military might in Black Sea as Nato bolsters troops
Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe
Baku Claims Losses On Armenian Side In Latest Clash
EU Set To Drop Most Sanctions On Belarus For Good
Peacekeeping: NATO Outmaneuvers Russia In Ukraine
Rare photos show the lives of Russia’s forgotten Mari pagans - The Washington Post
Запуск производственного комплекса на заводе «Аммоний» • Президент России

World


Latin America: China's power play right under the U.S. - Feb. 11, 2016
Prepare for the worst: Venezuela is heading toward complete disaster - The Washington Post
France calls on EU to fight financing of extremist groups - The Washington Post
Several people killed in attack on UN base in Mali - The Washington Post
Suspected militants kill three in mortar attack on U.N. base in Mali | Reuters

Media


Independent and Independent on Sunday print closures confirmed | Media | The Guardian

Accidents


FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear | Fox News
Inside Machete-Wielding Man's Terrifying Attack at Ohio Restaurant - ABC News
The Latest: 2 Bodies Found After Plane Crash off Florida - ABC News
Fuel Van Without Driver Strikes Plane at Boston Airport - ABC News
American Airlines Flight Lands Safely At LAX After Declaring Emergency - ABC News

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» FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear
13/02/16 02:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The FBI is investigating a machete attack Thursday night that turned a popular, Israeli-owned restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, into a bloodbath, but local police say there is no indication so far of a terror mot...
» FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear - Fox News
12/02/16 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fox News FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear Fox News Weiner added that the FBI is also investigating the attack but declined say why. “He looked stra...
» Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet
12/02/16 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, the third jet to...
» FBI Seattle: 120+ investigations involving potential terror links - Q13 FOX
12/02/16 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Q13 FOX FBI Seattle: 120+ investigations involving potential terror links Q13 FOX SEATTLE — Federal agents in Washington state are investigating a growing number of cases involving poten...
» Reid Urges Immoral Grayson to Drop From Fla. Senate Race
12/02/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Friday issued a rare rebuke of a fellow Democrat, calling on Rep. Alan Grayson (R., Fla.) to drop out of the Florida Senate race due ...
» Russia Keeps Bombing Despite Syria Truce; Assad Vows to Fight On
12/02/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. By John Irish and Warren Strobel MUNICH/AMMAN (Reuters) – Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in sup...
» Venezuela expanding military influence over oil and mining
12/02/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro moved to increase the military's involvement in the country's oil and mining industries with the creation of a new state company that will repor...
» British teen arrested in hacking of top US intelligence officials
12/02/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. British authorities have arrested a 16-year-old suspected of being involved with a group that hacked into the private email accounts of high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials, acc...
» Man Armed With Machete Attacks Restaurant Owned By Israeli Immigrant
12/02/16 17:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. A man armed with a machete attacked patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli immigrant in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday. The attacker, who injured four people, was later shot and kill...
» Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split - USA TODAY
12/02/16 17:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split USA TODAY Despite famine, religious wars, worldwide conflict and the spread of civilization, the heads of the Roman...
» Millennium after split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
12/02/16 17:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Philip Pullella and Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western ...
» Reuters misquotes Russian PM on ‘new world war’ — RT News
12/02/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. A Reuters article quoted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “raising the specter of a world war” in an interview to a German newspaper. The problem is – he didn’t...
» War On Earth Or World War III? Medvedev Interview Stirs Translation Tempest
12/02/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. R ussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev grabbed global headlines this week with his interview in the German newspaper Handelsblatt in which he was quoted as warning that the Syria conflict coul...
» medvedev - Google Search
12/02/16 16:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . What Medvedev never said: Reuters misquotes Russian PM on 'new ... RT - 6 hours ago A Reuters article quoted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as “raising the specter of a world war” in an in...
» Russia, EU, NATO Must Reopen Lines of Communication
12/02/16 16:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Politics Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The member states of the European Union and NATO need to return to the former formats of cooperation with Russia that sh...
» Медведев: статус – активный
12/02/16 15:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Ахалай-Махалай. Такие новости №11
12/02/16 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Нижегородский суд обязал ответчика молиться в рамках мирового соглашения - РБК
12/02/16 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Газета.Ru Московский комсомолец Нижегородский суд обязал ответчика молиться в рамках мирового соглашения РБК Российский суд впервые включил в условия мирового соглашения обязанност...
» 'No one believes it': Aleppo losing hope amid doubts over ceasefire
12/02/16 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. After years of fighting and a mass exodus from the Syrian city, there is little faith that the planned truce will change anything The war for Aleppo From their home in central Aleppo...
» Russia warns of 'permanent war' in Syria - CNBC
12/02/16 15:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNBC Russia warns of 'permanent war' in Syria CNBC Russia's prime minister has warned of a "permanent war" starting in Syria if foreign troops are sent into the civil war-to...
» Syrian Rebels Vow to Wage a National Liberation Guerrilla War
12/02/16 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Syrian rebels warn their five-year-long struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad will go underground, if they are deserted by Western backers or an attempt is made to foist an unaccepta...
» Соединения и воинские части ЮВО, принимавшие участие в учениях, возвращаются в пункты постоянной дислокации
12/02/16 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Боевые корабли, катера и суда обеспечения Черноморского флота и Каспийской флотилии, закончив выполнение задач в морских полигонах, направляются в базы в Краснодарском крае, Астраханской области, Даге...
» Как вы оцениваете государственную деятельность Медведева?
12/02/16 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 02:21 Москвичи и гости столицы отвечают на вопрос: "Как вы оцениваете государственную деятельность Медведева? Что изменится, если Медведева о...
» After Flawed Munich Agreement, Air Strikes Continue
12/02/16 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Live Updates: The agreement reached last night in Munich offered delivered an immediate, nor a comprehensive ceasefire. On the morning after, Russian and regime forces continue to conduct ...
» The Syrian ceasefire will accomplish precisely nothing
12/02/16 15:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Syrian rebels don't trust the West to protect them from Assad, while Putin is likely to keep on bombing them under false pretenses
» Медведев: статус - активный
12/02/16 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 00:00 "Мы ни в коем случае не стремимся играть роль начальника всего мира". Дмитрий Медведев готовится к своей Мюнхенской речи. Есть ли у нег...
» Russian Wild Card Complicates Syrian Truce Deal
12/02/16 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Western leaders are welcoming a deal for a humanitarian truce in Syria while warning that Russia must stop bombing Western-backed opposition strongholds for the accord to...
» Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid
12/02/16 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyberattack on Ukraine's power grid in December, Ukraine's energy ministry ...
» Patriarch asserts Russia's role in meeting with... - Local 10
12/02/16 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Local 10 Patriarch asserts Russia's role in meeting with... Local 10 HAVANA - When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis today, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Ort...
» NATO Chief Welcomes 'First Step' On Syria, Urges 'More Constructive' Russian Role
12/02/16 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed an agreement for a cessation of hostilities in Syria but indicated there was no promise from Russia to stop its bombi...
» Испанец шесть лет не ходил на работу, но начальство этого не заметило - Вести.Ru
12/02/16 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Вести.Ru Испанец шесть лет не ходил на работу, но начальство этого не заметило Вести.Ru Испанец Хоакин Гарсия шесть лет не появлялся на работе, и никто этого не заметил. Несмотря н...
» Syria war cessation deal relies on something in short supply: trust
12/02/16 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. International plan led by John Kerry is not a formal ceasefire and fails to hold factions, not least pro-Assad forces, to account International agreement on the cessation of hostilit...
» Assad Vows To Retake All Of Syria
12/02/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the "whole country" from antigovernment rebels and militant groups, but admitted it could take a long time.
» Missing Canada Man to Reunite with Family after 30 Years
12/02/16 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family after recovering some of his memory.   Police said Friday that Edgar Latulip...
» Independent, Once a British News Power, Ending Print Edition
12/02/16 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The paper, which shook up Britain’s journalism establishment in the 1980s before falling on hard times, will publish only online, its owner says.
» President Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan - WSJ
12/02/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . President Obama announces today in the Journal a new “Cybersecurity National Action Plan,” backed by his proposal “to increase federal cybersecurity funding by more than a third, to over $19...
» Protecting U.S. Innovation From Cyberthreats
12/02/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . More than any other nation, America is defined by the spirit of innovation, and our dominance in the digital world gives us a competitive advantage in the global economy. However, our advantage is threatened ...
» Why Is America Restarting the Cold War With Russia?
12/02/16 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. The president’s new budget proposal for 2017 calls for a 200 percent increase for our military spending in Europe aimed at Russia—perhaps the most provocative step yet in our appare...
» Russia in Review - Harvard
12/02/16 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - Latest Publications. Media Feature February 12, 2016 Belfer Center Programs or Projects : US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Russia in R...
» Russia in Review
12/02/16 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. February 12, 2016 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent N...
» Meeting between pope and patriarch highlights ancient rifts and current worries
12/02/16 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. The planned encounter between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox leader bridges a nearly 1,000-year division.
» The Costs That Come With Russia's Gains In Syria
12/02/16 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's bombing campaign has redrawn the Syrian battlefield and strengthened the hand of Damascus for peace talks. But those gains come at a high cost.
» More Russia Bombings in Syria Ahead of Partial Truce
12/02/16 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Diplomats agreed in Munich Friday to work toward a temporary, partial pause in the fighting in Syria within a week, but efforts to negotiate a full cease-fire fell short. Russian warplane...
» Russia is the big winner in Syria’s flawed ‘truce’ | Shashank Joshi
12/02/16 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. As Russian airstrikes help the Assad regime make gains, and refugees flee to Europe, the agreement sees Moscow trouncing the US and its allies Putting aside the unfortunate historica...
» Why the Syrian Ceasefire Will Not Stop Russia's Bombing Campaign - TIME
12/02/16 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. TIME Why the Syrian Ceasefire Will Not Stop Russia's Bombing Campaign TIME While the talks did result in a hopeful pledge for the “nationwide cessation of hostilities” within one week...
» In Syria, Skepticism That Cease-Fire Will Ease Suffering
12/02/16 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. To many, the deal hammered out in Munich overnight seemed like just another irrelevant set of words dictated by diplomats in a foreign capital.
» Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
12/02/16 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Calling South Korea’s decision to suspend operations at the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone a “declaration of war,” North Korea has moved to kick out all South Koreans fro...
» Munich Puts Stamp on Tightened US-Russian military cooperation in Syria
12/02/16 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. At the end of hours of debate in Munich, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday, Feb. 12, that the US, Russia and other powers had agreed to a “cessation of hostilities&#...
» Obama Putin secret pact on Syria war - Google Search
12/02/16 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . New York Times Munich Puts Stamp on Tightened US-Russian military cooperation ... DEBKA file - 9 hours ago Munich Puts Stamp on Tightened US-Russian military cooperation in Syria ... in place since December, ...
» Assertive Russia Looms Large At Annual Munich Security Conference
11/02/16 21:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The war in Syria, the refugee crisis and Russia’s border-bending interference on Europe’s eastern edge topped the agenda as senior officials gathered in Munich, Germany, ...
» U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria
11/02/16 21:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Humanitarian aid would be delivered to besieged cities within days, and the cease-fire would go into effect in a week, American and Russian officials announced.
» Fighting the 'Cockroach of Mosquitoes'
11/02/16 21:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Experts working to halt the spread of the Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses face a wily foe in Aedes aegypti, the main mosquito that transmits them, and some methods for fighting th...
» Patriarch Kirill In Cuba Ahead Of Historical Meeting With Pope
11/02/16 21:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Havana on the eve of a historic meeting with the Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church.
» Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail - Reuters
11/02/16 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail Reuters MUNICH Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world ...
» Plan To Halt Syria Fighting In A Week's Time
11/02/16 21:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A plan has been agreed for a "nationwide cessation" of violence in Syria in a week's time, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
» Diplomats Agree to Temporary Syria Cease-Fire
11/02/16 21:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. More Syrian Regime’s Success Helps Jihadist Groups Grow Besieged Syrian City of Madaya Again on the Verge of Starvation (MUNICH) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in ...
» Major Powers Agree to Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
11/02/16 20:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says major powers meeting in Munich to discuss the situation in war-torn Syria have agreed to a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in one week...
» Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
11/02/16 20:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of hostilitie...
» Taliban Battle Leads to Kabul Blackout
11/02/16 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Millions of residents in the bitterly cold Afghan capital Kabul have been living mostly without power for the last two weeks as critical grid line from neighboring Uzbekistan has been cut...
» Russia is making a huge effort to challenge US influence in Iraq - Business Insider
11/02/16 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Business Insider Russia is making a huge effort to challenge US influence in Iraq Business Insider Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military ...
» Defending Europe Against Russia - New York Times
11/02/16 15:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Defending Europe Against Russia New York Times By identifying Russia as the top national security threat to the United States, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter is bla...
» Medvedev Warns Of 'World War' If Syrian Peace Talks Fail, U.S., Arab Troops Enter
11/02/16 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned of the possibility of a permanent or "world war" if a resolution of the Syrian conflict is not found and U.S. and Arab g...
» Патриарх Кирилл и папа римский согласовали текст совместной декларации - Росбалт.RU
11/02/16 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU Патриарх Кирилл и папа римский согласовали текст совместной декларации Росбалт.RU Патриарх Кирилл и папа римский Франциск согласовали совместную декларацию, которую подп...
» Bullish Vladimir Putin is running rings around the west in Syria
11/02/16 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. As US and its allies cling to hopes of a settlement, Russian president is changing facts on the ground – like he did in Ukraine In the fog of Syria’s war, one thing appears clear: Ru...
» Министр обороны генерал армии Сергей Шойгу и начальник Генштаба генерал армии Валерий Герасимов доложили Верховному Главнокомандующему о ходе учений в войсках ЮВО
11/02/16 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Владимир Путин высоко оценил действия личного состава, подчеркнув, что «военнослужащие подтверждают свою готовность надежно обеспечить безопасность России на юго-западном стратегическом направлении, в...
» Russia Sends Medvedev to Munich Seeking Sanctions Relief - The Moscow Times (registration)
11/02/16 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Moscow Times (registration) Russia Sends Medvedev to Munich Seeking Sanctions Relief The Moscow Times (registration) At last year's Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Se...
» Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Files Lawsuit Against Putin
11/02/16 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin, according to a post on Navalny's blog Thursday.
» Can Russia's ruling party restore its reputation ahead of the elections? - Russia Beyond the Headlines
11/02/16 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Can Russia's ruling party restore its reputation ahead of the elections? Russia Beyond the Headlines The federal election campaign in 2011 was the least successful to date for United ...
» Russian Opposition Leader Kasyanov Attacked Again on Campaign Trail by Ultra-Nationalists Throwing Eggs
11/02/16 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. LIVE UPDATES: Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov has been attacked for the second time this month as he traveled to meet with reporters. Welcome to our column, Russia Update , wher...
» Понуждение к перемирию
11/02/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 55:19 Россия - НАТО: обострение. В гостях военные эксперты Григорий Трофимчук, Александр Гольц, Юрий Бутусов
» Obama ignoring law with Iranian visa waiver bid: House GOP
11/02/16 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. President Obama's attempt to grant a special visa waiver to Iranians who hold passports from other countries as well plays into the hands of Tehran, experts told ...
» Kurdish Fighters Capture Military Air Base in Northern Syria - ABC News
11/02/16 15:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. ABC News Reuters Kurdish Fighters Capture Military Air Base in Northern Syria ABC News In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a stree...
» Saudi Arabia Pledges to Expand Anti-ISIS Air Campaign
11/02/16 15:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Carter brings together anti-ISIS coalition members to drive for more support.             
» Nadav Argaman is new chief of Israel’s Security Service
11/02/16 15:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 11, 2016, 7:14 PM (IDT) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has just named Nadav Argaman next director of the Shin Bet domestic security service, after Yoram Cohen. Argaman currently serv...
» Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII
11/02/16 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation. Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a...
» More Than Half of Syria’s Population Has Been Killed, Wounded, or Displaced by Civil War
11/02/16 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. JERUSALEM—More than half of Syria’s population has been swept up by the country’s civil war in the past five years—either killed, wounded or displaced, according to a report by the ...
» Analysis: On defense, Obama punts to his successor
11/02/16 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. President Barack Obama sent Congress this week a defense budget request that reflects his lame-duck status.
» As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
11/02/16 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The cea...
» The US War on ISIS Is Fading – Both in Syria and Libya
11/02/16 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 11, 2016, 9:33 PM (IDT) US and Russian bombardments of ISIS targets have petered out in Syria, heavily outnumbered by intense Russian sorties for wiping out rebel resistance. The US-led...
» Israel appoints new head of Shin Bet security agency
11/02/16 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Israel has appointed a new head of its shadowy Shin Bet internal security agency.
» Turkey, Israel Move Toward a Rapprochement
11/02/16 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. There is growing evidence that Turkey and Israel may be on the brink of a historic handshake  Both sides recalled their ambassadors after Israeli security forces killed nine Turks who wer...
» How Aleppo Rebels Plan to Withstand Assad's Siege
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Rebels in Aleppo are laying plans to withstand a siege by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the likelihood the regime cuts a final main supply line running west of the city. Th...
» A look at what's next for the major players in Syria's war
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:05 p.m. EST. The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries met Thursday in Munich to discuss halting the fighting in Syria, while forces of President Bashar Assad are making some ...
» Russia raises specter of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned agai...
» Six Killed in Shooting Rampage in Saudi Arabia
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The attacker opened fire in a building in southern Saudi Arabia. The Interior Ministry described it a “criminal” act, suggested it was unrelated to terrorism.
» Puerto Rico pushes tax incentives for wealthy amid crisis
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Puerto Rico’s government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis.
» Russia boosts ties with Iraq in challenge to U.S. influence
11/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursda...
» Obama, Netanyahu may agree defense deal in Washington next month, envoy says
11/02/16 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might meet in Washington next month and complete a deal on future defense aid to Israel ...
» Rosneft Chief Sechin, Kremlin Ally, Suggests Joint Oil Output Cut
11/02/16 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The head of Russia's state oil company has for the first time suggested oil producers should cut output to prop up plummeting oil prices.
» 5 Arrested in Connection With East Village Gas Explosion - New York Times
11/02/16 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times 5 Arrested in Connection With East Village Gas Explosion New York Times The police arrested five people and charged four of them with involuntary manslaughter on T...
» President Obama's National Cybersecurity Plan
11/02/16 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. In connection with today's budget roll-out, President Obama has announced a National Cybersecurity Plan .  Highlights of his n ational action plan include the foll...
» Today's Headlines and Commentary
11/02/16 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charge s against Umm Sayyaf, an Iraqi woman accused of taking American aid worker Kayla Mueller hostage. The Washington Pos...
» Hearings | Intelligence Committee
11/02/16 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . <div><img alt="DCSIMG" id="DCSIMG" width="1" height="1" src="//sdc1.senate.gov/dcs30oyba6iyw6oo8vj3i20q6_3k7j/njs.g...
» Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom' : The Two-Way : NPR
11/02/16 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from [Untitled]. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies Tuesday before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP ...
» The Latest: Russia slams US for not sharing intel in Syria
11/02/16 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):
» Climate change debate is 'more like religion than science', says Australian science agency head
11/02/16 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Larry Marshall has been widely condemned over his proposal to cut research into climate change modelling - a move that could affect global weather predictions, but later apologised
» Russian Orthodox Patriarch En Route to Cuba for Historic Meeting
11/02/16 12:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has left Moscow on a trip to Cuba in which he will both make a state visit to the Cuban President, Raul Castro, and hold a histo...
» Op-Ed Contributor: Britain, Better-off Out of Europe
11/02/16 12:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. As a referendum on membership looms, support for “Brexit” is growing.
» Russia ready to discuss ceasefire in Syria
11/02/16 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Moscow suggests March 1 as date to stop its bombing campaign - giving it three weeks to help Assad forces wipe out opponents in Aleppo
» Insider Attack Kills Four Afghan Police Officers
11/02/16 12:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghan police say four officers were killed and seven others wounded when a colleague opened fire on them in the southern province of Kandahar. Provincial police spokesma...
» The Daily Vertical: It's More Than Just Cake
11/02/16 11:59 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.
» Russia Offers Cease-fire Proposal for Syria
11/02/16 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia says it is ready to discuss Russia is proposing a cease-fire in Syria as foreign ministers gather in Munich, Germany Munich to seek an end to a bloody civil war that has devastated...
» U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: NATO Must Stay Ahead Of Cyber Threats
11/02/16 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. At a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the alliance must build its capabilities in dealing with cyber attacks. Carter ...
» Russia Says Ready To Discuss Syrian Truce
11/02/16 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says it is ready to discuss a possible cease-fire in Syria ahead of fresh talks on the Syrian crisis in Germany.
» News Analysis: Putin Pulls Levers As Russian Patriarch, PM Head Abroad
11/02/16 11:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Two of Vladimir Putin's top allies head abroad this week on high-profile missions, but Putin is hanging back at home. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill holds a historic m...
» Fire breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reported
11/02/16 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 10:53 a.m. EST. MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A fire and riot broke out Thursday at a prison in northern Mexico, and local media said numerous inmates appeared to have died....
» Attacker shoots at offices in Saudi Arabia, six dead
11/02/16 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. RIYADH (Reuters) - An attacker opened fire at an education department in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing six employees, a senior Saudi official said.
» Saudi teacher 'kills six colleagues'
11/02/16 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A teacher has shot dead at least six colleagues in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan province, officials have said.
» Dozens Killed In Mexico Prison Riot - Reports
11/02/16 11:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Police and ambulances are deployed to the Topo Chico prison near the city of Monterrey following reports of a riot.
» Pope Francis’s Visit to Mexico Highlights the Church’s Drug War Woes
11/02/16 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. More Pope Francis Should Lift Abortion Bans to Fight Zika Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Patriarch to Meet in Historic Step Pope Francis to Appear in Spiritual Movie After a drug cartel left ...
» Russian Deputy PM Rogozin Barred From Montenegro
11/02/16 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Montenegro says it has barred Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin from entering the small Balkan country.
» Kremlin Critic Pelted With Eggs, In Second Attack In Recent Days
11/02/16 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Mikhail Kasyanov has been pelted with eggs, the second attack on the Russian opposition figure in recent days.
» Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria
11/02/16 11:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 10:53 a.m. EST. BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce &a...
» French president names new foreign minister in reshuffle
11/02/16 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. French President Francois Hollande has named former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as foreign minister in a government reshuffle.
» Ayrault is new French foreign minister
11/02/16 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. French President Francois Hollande names former PM Jean-Marc Ayrault as his new foreign minister, replacing Laurent Fabius.
» Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin
11/02/16 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin after a company in which the R...
» New York Times vents recriminations over Syria debacle
11/02/16 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English. Roger Cohen’s hysterical column expresses rage within sections of the military and intelligence apparatus over the fate of the US regime-change operation.
» Study: Sleep deprivation linked to false confessions
11/02/16 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions.
» Explaining Bernie's 'Socialism'
11/02/16 11:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. He perfects the strategy of denying the funding dilemma of the welfare state.
» Mr. Obama stands by silently as Russia continues its onslaught in Syria
11/02/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions. Despite a U.N. resolution, the nation is bombing civilian areas, seemingly with impunity.
» America just had a rough night
11/02/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions.
» The Many Mideast Solutions
11/02/16 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Thomas L. Friedman. Our presidential candidates can retire their platitudes about standing with Israeli and Sunni Arab allies.
» Gay men deserve three-dimensional role models, not TV’s stereotypes | Andrew McMillan
11/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinion | The Guardian. US shows such as Looking offer a more diverse portrayal of gay life, but we have a long way to go before LGBT characters stop being defined by their sexuality In a 2003 episode of W...
» Nobody Likes the Obama Economy
11/02/16 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: Opinion. In New Hampshire, voters in both parties are worried.
» Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace dramatized in a new television series
11/02/16 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from English. Tolstoy’s titanic novel has received a new adaptation by the BBC and is now airing in numerous countries.
» Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Created Donald Trump
11/02/16 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. The Republican establishment has itself to blame for a front-runner it loathes.
» Donald Trump plays 'Class Clown' in run for president
11/02/16 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions.
» Donald Trump's campaign simply tells angry people what they want to hear | Sam Thielman
11/02/16 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinion | The Guardian. There is a faction in America willing to blame someone – anyone – for how awful and unfair their lives have become. That faction thinks Trump should be elected For several months I ...
» Here's why these panelists say Hillary Clinton is the best choice for president
11/02/16 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinion | The Guardian. A cross-section of Clinton supporters weigh in on why she should win the Democratic primary – and the election Continue reading...
» What Putin’s Security Appointments Say About How Russia Works
10/02/16 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from War on the Rocks. In one more night, Russian military intelligence would have been without a director for almost a full month. But an appointment was finally made — and it was the obvious, continuity...
» New Hampshire primary: Why is America so angry with its politicians?
10/02/16 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from US Election 2016. When he won the New Hampshire primary, Mr Trump told his supporters that America would start winning "again". "We don't win on trade, we can't beat Isil. We are going to win so much. We a...
» Intelligence official: ISIS to attempt US attacks in 2016
09/02/16 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . ISIS "will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016," Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testifi...
» Enough is enough — U.S. abdication on Syria must come to an end
09/02/16 15:40 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...
» The voters need answers about the Clinton emails
09/02/16 15:39 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...
» Turkey's rising tension with Russia over Kurds puts Erdoğan in a corner
09/02/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Syrian Kurdish party opening a Moscow office marks new nadir in relations, and could lead to Turkish forces crossing border Escalating tension between Russia and Turkey will reach a ...
» 'Worst in decades, no way to improve for now' – Kremlin on Russia-Turkey relations - RT
09/02/16 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT 'Worst in decades, no way to improve for now' – Kremlin on Russia -Turkey relations RT And we regret to conclude so,” Peskov told journalists Thursday, adding that it's not Russia ...
» Chechnya: Russian Politics in Reflection
09/02/16 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Photo by Flickr user  Christiaan Triebert Directions:  Directions to the Wilson Center
» Hackers publish contact info of 20,000 FBI employees | KFOR.com
09/02/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. WASHINGTON — Hackers, making good on a threat, published contact information for 20,000 FBI employees Monday afternoon, just one day after posting similar data on almost 10,000 De...
» DoJ fiddles while FBI & DHS burn (after trivial hack of US employee data) - Computerworld
09/02/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Computerworld DoJ fiddles while FBI & DHS burn (after trivial hack of US employee data) Computerworld U.S. DHS and FBI staff see their directory info stolen by pro-Palestine hacktivi...
» Justice, Homeland Security Probe Hack of DHS, FBI Employee Data - NBCNews.com
09/02/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. NBCNews.com Justice, Homeland Security Probe Hack of DHS, FBI Employee Data NBCNews.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are investigating a claim that...
» Clapper: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Launches Are ‘Deliberate Message of Defiance’
09/02/16 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified on Tuesday that Iran’s ballistic missile launches since the nuclear deal was inked last summer constituted a “deliber...
» US Navy Absorbing $7 Billion Budget Cut
09/02/16 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The US Navy is absorbing a $7 billion reduction in fiscal 2017 funding.             
» Clapper: Iran Views Deal as ‘Means to Remove Sanctions While Preserving Nuclear Capabilities’
09/02/16 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to lawmakers Tuesday that Iran sees the nuclear deal it struck with the United States and five other world powers as a way ...
» Scam alert: Callers impersonating FBI agents - Allentown Morning Call (blog)
09/02/16 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Allentown Morning Call (blog) Scam alert: Callers impersonating FBI agents Allentown Morning Call (blog) The FBI is the latest agency being impersonated by fraudsters trying to scare peo...
» IRS Kept $4.75 Billion in Overpayments That Taxpayers Can No Longer Claim Back
09/02/16 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The IRS has kept $4.75 billion in overpayments from taxpayers who can no longer legally claim them back, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administra...
» DIA Chief: I Expect Iran to Purchase New Russian Weapons and See Them in Syria in Two Years
09/02/16 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that Iran will purchase new, advanced Russian weapons systems after receiving large-scale sanctions relief wit...
» Cyber a top national security threat to US: intelligence director - Reuters
09/02/16 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Cyber a top national security threat to US: intelligence director Reuters WASHINGTON Disruptions in cyberspace and attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are the most imminent secur...
» U.S. To Send Reinforcements To Restive Afghan Province
09/02/16 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United States is sending hundreds of additional troops to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where the Taliban is threatening to overrun several districts.
» U.S. Sees Continued Instability, Terror Threats in 2016
09/02/16 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.S. intelligence agencies said Tuesday that global instability will continue in 2016, as domestic terror threats persist and a number of weak countries throughout the Middle East and ...
» U.S. Intelligence Chief: 'Assertive' Russia Will Keep Pressure On Ukraine in 2016
09/02/16 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper says that Russia remains intent on pursuing an "assertive foreign policy" in 2016, including hampering Ukraine's Western...
» U.S. to Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed by Taliban
09/02/16 14:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. American Marines in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2014 after withdrawing from a military complex in Helmand Province, where Afghan forces are now being pressed by the Taliban.
» RAF Tornado drops Brimstone missiles on Isil stronghold in Iraq
09/02/16 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Dramatic video from an RAF aircraft shows the moment two Brimstone missiles hit a building controlled by Isil near Ramadi in Iraq
» US Spy Chief: N. Korea Has Restarted Plutonium Reactor
09/02/16 14:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. spy chief told Congress Tuesday that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could provide fuel for nuclear weapons. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sa...
» Turkey's Erdogan Issues Ultimatum to US
09/02/16 14:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued an ultimatum to the United States to choose between Turkey and Syrian Kurds.  U.S. forces have been working closely with the Syrian Kurdi...
» Obama Proposes Controversial New Tax on Oil
09/02/16 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has proposed a controversial new $10 a barrel tax on crude oil sold in the United States in the budget he presented to Congress Tuesday. He says the tax revenue wou...
» Exclusive: Damascus vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels
09/02/16 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Damascus aims to secure Syria's border with Turkey and recapture the city of Aleppo with its latest military offensive, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad ...
» Russian Muslims See Antiterror Efforts at Home as Backfiring
09/02/16 14:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. People in the mostly Muslim north Caucasus say the Russian government’s often heavy-handed measures to head off the threat of terrorism at home are instead creating potential recruits ...
» 2nd outside report says Mexico students not burned at dump
09/02/16 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there’s no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a ...
» Three arrested in murder of baby and his parents in Mexico
09/02/16 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Mexican authorities have arrested three suspects in the case of a 7-month-old baby who was shot and killed along with his parents as they left a convenience store in the city of Pinotepa N...
» U.S.-Iranian businessman's jailing sends chilling message to investors
09/02/16 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Iran and the United States sealed the implementation of a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program with a prisoner exchange last month, Siamak Namazi was among t...
» Turkish soldier killed in operations against PKK militants
09/02/16 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier was killed and three wounded on Tuesday in clashes between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeaste...
» Turkey summons US ambassador over Syrian Kurdish forces spat
09/02/16 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador to “convey unease” a day after the U.S. State Department spokesman said that, unlike Turkey, Washington doesn’t recognize Syrian Kurdish forces as “terrorists.”
» Turkey Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Syrian Kurdish Forces Comment
09/02/16 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to be a terrorist o...
» North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks: U.S.
09/02/16 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket on Saturday, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted n...
» Russian Hopes of Sanctions Relief Fade Amid Ukraine Deadlock
09/02/16 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . When it comes to sanctions relief for Russia, the last step might be the most difficult. After the U.S. and Europe dangled the prospect of an easing of sanctions for the first time last month, the political d...
» Kadyrov, Putin and the Desensitization of Russia
09/02/16 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Kadyrov, Putin and the Desensitization of Russia Kadyrov, Putin and the Desensitization of Russia This post has been generated by Page2RSS
» Russia appeals order to pay $50 bln to Yukos shareholders in Netherlands - Reuters
09/02/16 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sputnik International Russia appeals order to pay $50 bln to Yukos shareholders in Netherlands Reuters In July 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued the order f...
» Russia needs only 3 days to conquer Estonia and Latvia - The Week Magazine
09/02/16 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Week Magazine Russia needs only 3 days to conquer Estonia and Latvia The Week Magazine NATO has no way of stopping a Russian conventional invasion of Estonia and Latvia short of n...
» Министр обороны потребовал ускорить строительство военного городка для горных мотострелков в Кызыле
09/02/16 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Генерал армии Сергей Шойгу также поручил до 1 сентября этого года завершить возведение объектов второй очереди Кызылского президентского кадетского училища.
» Day 722: Ukraine Reports Mortar Attacks Near Donetsk, Troitskoye And Mariupol
09/02/16 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. The number of attacks reported over the last 24 hours has dropped somewhat, but mortar use continues across the front line. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be f...
» Moscow shared MH17 radar images, Dutch probe ignored evidence, Russia tells victims' relatives - RT
09/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Moscow shared MH17 radar images, Dutch probe ignored evidence, Russia tells victims' relatives RT "I would like to emphasize that Russia is strongly committed to establishing the a...
» Russia says no evidence of civilian deaths in its Syria bombings - Yahoo News
09/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russia says no evidence of civilian deaths in its Syria bombings Yahoo News MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday there was no credible evidence of it...
» Russia renews challenge to Yukos ruling - Deutsche Welle
09/02/16 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Deutsche Welle Russia renews challenge to Yukos ruling Deutsche Welle Moscow wants a court in the Hague to overturn a decision making Russia pay $50 million in damages to former share...
» Dragon + Bear: China seeks Russia's help in mastering Arctic, sets sights on Antarctic - RT
09/02/16 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Dragon + Bear: China seeks Russia's help in mastering Arctic, sets sights on Antarctic RT Meanwhile, the SOA also announced they are interested in arranging a joint Arctic Ocean ex...
» НАТО изучает возможность созыва Совета Россия-НАТО - РИА Новости
09/02/16 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости НАТО изучает возможность созыва Совета Россия-НАТО РИА Новости Йенс Столтенберг считает, что НАТО и России надо стремиться к диалогу. Генсек НАТО также отметил, что про...
» UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis if Syrian Forces Encircle Aleppo
09/02/16 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United Nations warned Tuesday that if pro-government forces in Syria succeed in encircling the strategic city of Aleppo then up to 300,000 people could be cut off from humanitarian ai...
» US Embassy Warns of Attacks Targeting Foreigners in Kabul
09/02/16 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States has warned its citizens in Afghanistan that insurgents are planning to attack foreign guest houses in the capital city of Kabul as of early this month. A U.S. Embassy st...
» UN Envoy: No Changes In Belarus's 'Dismal' Human Rights Situation
09/02/16 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, has warned that "no changes" have been initiated in the country to alt...
» В Крыму – активное перемещение российской военной техники
09/02/16 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 00:34 9 февраля в Симферополе было замечено движение колоны военной техники, автомобильные номера принадлежат базе Черноморского флота России...
» Islamic Renaissance Party Members Go On Trial In Tajikistan
09/02/16 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Tajik Supreme Court has started hearings in the trial of 13 leading members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan accused of attempting to overthrow the gove...
» Russian Hopes of Sanctions Relief Fade Amid Ukraine Deadlock - Bloomberg
09/02/16 11:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Russian Hopes of Sanctions Relief Fade Amid Ukraine Deadlock Bloomberg More than 9,000 people have died and several million fled their homes during nearly two years of fight...
» Russian military deployed near Ukraine for huge exercises - BBC News
09/02/16 11:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russian military deployed near Ukraine for huge exercises BBC News Russia is holding combat readiness exercises involving 8,500 troops, with dozens of ships and aircraft, in ...
» British MPs Say Proposed Spy Law Fails to Protect Privacy
09/02/16 11:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. British government plans to strengthen spies' powers to snoop on the Internet are muddled and don't do enough to protect privacy, lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing the country's inte...
» Swedish Prosecutors Press for Assange Interview Despite UN Ruling
09/02/16 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Swedish prosecutors said on Thursday they would renew an application to interview Julian Assange over a rape allegation, adding that their case was not affected by a U.N ruling that he wa...
» Tampere Journal: A Three-Ring Circus in Finland: Soldiers, ‘Loldiers’ and Asylum Seekers
09/02/16 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. About 1,200 refugees so far have relocated to Finland’s third-largest city, prompting a rise in nationalists, and in champions of multiculturalism.
» В Брюсселе обсудили прогресс Грузии в сотрудничестве с ЕС - ИА REGNUM
09/02/16 11:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU В Брюсселе обсудили прогресс Грузии в сотрудничестве с ЕС ИА REGNUM Тбилиси, 9 Февраля 2016, 17:35 — REGNUM Премьер-министр Грузии Георгий Квирикашвили в ходе визита в Б...
» Syrian Government Forces 25 Kilometers from Turkey's Border
09/02/16 11:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. For the first time since August 2013, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are within 25 kilometers of the Turkish border in northern Syria. They continue to press a Russian-b...
» EU Debate Initiative Sparks Fears Of Concessions To Russia
09/02/16 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini initiated an internal debate last month with a group of fellow European commissioners on how to improve cooperation...
» Amid recession and predatory officials, Russia's small businesses hang on - Christian Science Monitor
09/02/16 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Christian Science Monitor Amid recession and predatory officials, Russia's small businesses hang on Christian Science Monitor Small businesses are a small part of Russia's oligarch-do...
» British Effort to Identify Potential Radicals Spurs Debate Over Profiling
09/02/16 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A program encouraging fellow citizens to identify potential radicals has also raised questions about racial and religious profiling and the balance between security and civil liberties.
» Obama Proposing $4 Trillion 2017 Budget
09/02/16 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama is unveiling a $4 trillion-plus federal spending plan Tuesday for the year that starts next October, but the Republican-controlled Congress is already signalin...
» Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet
09/02/16 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. It seems impossible now to imagine Great Britain during World War Two being led by anyone other than Winston Churchill.  It was not impossible at the time, however, as Jonath...
» Ukraine and the West Need Each Other
09/02/16 11:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. Despite Putin’s threats, the West should keep its promises of closer ties.
» IRAN: With A Lot Of Help From My Enemies
09/02/16 11:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Remaining Oregon occupiers reduced to pranky stunts, taunting FBI by doing donuts in federal vehicle - Washington Post
09/02/16 11:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Post Remaining Oregon occupiers reduced to pranky stunts, taunting FBI by doing donuts in federal vehicle Washington Post “I want the FBI to see this,” says David Fry, a 27-ye...
» Obama seeks over one-third rise in US cyber security funding - Reuters
09/02/16 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Reuters Obama seeks over one-third rise in US cyber security funding Reuters WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year seeks $19 billion for ...
» Chechen commandos fighting in Syria alongside Russian troops, leader says
09/02/16 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 9, 2016, 2:19 PM (IDT) Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov said during an appearance on Russian television that Chechen special forces are fighting alongside Russian troops in Syria, and ...
» News Roundup and Notes: February 9, 2016
09/02/16 10:57 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. IRAQ and SYRIA Fight for Alepp...
» Vincent Stewart, defense intelligence chief: ISIS will step up 'pace and lethality of attacks'
09/02/16 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency predicted Monday that the Islamic State terrorist group is likely to step up the "pace and lethality" of its atta...
» EDITORIAL: The voters need answers on Clinton - Statesville Record & Landmark
09/02/16 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. EDITORIAL: The voters need answers on Clinton Statesville Record & Landmark In the name of fairness, we urge FBI Director James B . Comey to do everything possible to answ...
» Hundreds of pounds of meth found in trailer carrying peppers
09/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Customs and Border Protection reports that officers at a Nogales crossing found hundreds of packages containing nearly 400 pounds of methamp...
» 9-Figure Deals Lift Cybersecurity Investments To An All-Time High
09/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Investments into cybersecurity startups and emerging players grew by 235% over the past five years.
» Obama seeks 35 percent hike in federal cyber budget to boost defense
09/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. President Obama is seeking a 35 percent hike in cybersecurity funding in his final budget.
» Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller’s death
09/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. The wife of a senior Islamic State leader has been charged with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death.
» The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Geographical Scope of Human Rights Law
09/02/16 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Anders Henriksen On January 21, a British investigation concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably” approved the poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died...
» West's military advantage is being eroded, survey warns - The Guardian
09/02/16 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. The Guardian West's military advantage is being eroded, survey warns The Guardian The west's decades-long advantage in military technology is being eroded as defence spending i...
» Second terrorist attack at Gush Etzion injures Israeli man
09/02/16 10:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 9, 2016, 5:35 PM (IDT) An Israeli man of 30 was seriously injured when he was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist outside Neveh Daniel. The assailant got away. Security forces have launc...
» More US troops to be sent to Helmand, military says
09/02/16 10:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. plans to deploy additional troops and advisers to strategic Helmand province to help Afghan forces struggling against a virulent Taliban insurgency, poor le...
» NATO to send more forces east to face Russia threat
09/02/16 10:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. NATO faces a difficult balance as it seeks to deter Russian aggression against vulnerable eastern allies without inciting a military escalation, which some analysts warn could result.
» Ambassador: Some 10,000 Russian Citizens Remain In Syria
09/02/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's ambassador to Damascus says an estimated 10,000 Russian citizens are currently living in war-torn Syria.
» Iraqi Army Captures Areas Around Ramadi, Opens Road To Baghdad
09/02/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iraqi forces say they have recaptured territory around the western city of Ramadi from the Islamic State (IS) group.
» Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150
09/02/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 9:59 a.m. EST. BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least eight people and injuring some 150, police said....
» Spain: Trash fire causes rail commuter chaos in Barcelona
09/02/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona are facing travel chaos as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service.
» Suicide blast at Damascus police club kills several: interior ministry - Reuters
09/02/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Nation Suicide blast at Damascus police club kills several: interior ministry Reuters BEIRUT A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a police officers' club in a residential distri...
» What the fall of Aleppo would mean for Syria and the world
09/02/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A messy, deadly conflagration in the Middle East is going to get worse.
» Brother Of Dublin Crime Boss Killed In Growing Gangland Feud
09/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ireland's justice minister urged gang members to seek police protection Tuesday after gunmen shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin in apparent retaliation for last week's at...
» Mexico gang captives freed by gas blast
09/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. About 60 Central American migrants held captive by a gang in the Mexican city of Reynosa escape after a gas explosion.
» The Latest: IOM: 409 migrants die in Mediterranean in 2016
09/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are running at nearly ten...
» EU's Tusk says Russian bombings make situation in Syria even worse - Reuters
09/02/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters EU's Tusk says Russian bombings make situation in Syria even worse Reuters BRUSSELS Top European Union official Donald Tusk denounced Russian air strikes in Syria as helping th...
» Report: Car Bomb in Syrian Capital Kills 10 - New York Times
09/02/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Report: Car Bomb in Syrian Capital Kills 10 New York Times BEIRUT — A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital Da...
» Russia helps Ukraine battle town rebuild, villages struggle
09/02/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Polina Demyanenko’s quaint white-and-green house still bears the scars of one of the fiercest battles of Ukraine’s war. The roof is gone, the windows broken and the walls shredded by shrapnel.
» Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping price
09/02/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The International Energy Agency says oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases.
» Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS
09/02/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition say the government has regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city’s outskirts.
» Protests intensify in Iraqi Kurdistan amid economic crisis
09/02/16 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Protests intensified in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Tuesday after the government unveiled new austerity measures to avert an economic collapse that officials war...
» Man sets himself on fire outside London palace of Prince William
09/02/16 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - A man died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said.
» The Latest: UN fears mass exodus from Syrian city of Aleppo
09/02/16 10:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):
» Kremlin Rejects German, Turkish Accusations Over Syria
09/02/16 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia says there is "no credible evidence" of civilian deaths as a result of Russian air strikes in Syria.
» At Least Nine Killed in German Train Collision
09/02/16 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Two trains collided head-on in southern Bavaria, killing nine people and injuring more than 150, many seriously, German police said.
» Iraq: Troops Have Fully Recaptured Ramadi
09/02/16 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Iraq says its forces have completely recaptured the city of Ramadi and surrounding areas from Islamic State fighters. The military and interior ministry said Tuesday that Iraqi troops fin...
» Hospital Patient Found 'Ablaze' Outside Prince William's Home Kensington Palace - NBCNews.com
09/02/16 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NBCNews.com Hospital Patient Found 'Ablaze' Outside Prince William's Home Kensington Palace NBCNews.com A man found "ablaze" outside Prince William's London home in the early hours of ...
» Aid group: 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle
09/02/16 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. San Francisco Chronicle Aid group: 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Members of Turkish forces look at the bodies of some of the migrants that wer...
» Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10 - Post-Bulletin
09/02/16 10:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Post-Bulletin Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10 Post-Bulletin FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo made from video footage provided by the Russian Defense Ministry, a Russi...
» 2 adults, 1 teen found dead in Oak Forest home - WLS-TV
09/02/16 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. WLS-TV 2 adults, 1 teen found dead in Oak Forest home WLS-TV Two adults and one teen were found dead inside a home in south suburban Oak Forest. Embed. <iframe width="476...
» The Latest: NATO to discuss role in ending migrant crisis
09/02/16 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
» Russia drill brings troops near Ukraine
09/02/16 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Russia holds military exercises involving 8,500 troops, with dozens of ships and aircraft, in a southern region near rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
» Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing
09/02/16 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and that is forcing the European Union to consider creative solutions like using d...
» Hacker Releases Details Of 20,000 FBI Staff
09/02/16 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The hacker apparently gained access to sensitive information via a "compromised" Department of Justice email last week.
» Two shot dead at Mississippi Mardi Gras parade identified
09/02/16 07:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi -- Officials have identified the two people who were fatally shot at a Mississippi Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, according to CBS affiliate WLOX . Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargr...
» Is Russia helping the US win in Syria?
09/02/16 06:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Middle East News. Russian air power and Syrian forces are pounding terrorists and their allies, while taking a terrible toll on civilians; keep Turkey out of Syria.
» Analysis: Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees
09/02/16 06:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Israel News Review. ran’s “sweet surrender” would never have been possible without the sophisticated and determined pressure of one country; Saudi Arabia, and one man; Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
» Former Texas Prosecutor Disbarred For Sending Innocent Man To Death Row
09/02/16 06:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Incidents, Accidents and Crime Review. A Texas legal panel voted on Monday to disbar a former prosecutor for sending an innocent man to death row by presenting tainted testimony and making false statements...
» How "Russian Berlin" deals with refugees - Deutsche Welle
09/02/16 06:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Deutsche Welle How " Russian Berlin" deals with refugees Deutsche Welle The Russian editor of a Russian language Berlin newspaper thinks that the refugees are comi...
» Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades - Russia Direct
09/02/16 06:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades Russia Direct Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has lately been one of the most...
» Министр обороны проинспектирует объекты военной и социальной инфраструктуры воинских частей в Республике Тыва
09/02/16 06:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. С этой целью генерал армии Сергей Шойгу посетит, в частности, Кызыльское президентское кадетское училище и отдельную мотострелковую бригаду (горную), дислоцирующуюся в Кызыле.
» ANALYSIS: Russia, US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight - Jerusalem Post Israel News
09/02/16 06:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Jerusalem Post Israel News ANALYSIS: Russia , US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight Jerusalem Post Israel News Syrian Kurds announced on Saturday that they would open their firs...
» Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills - Inquirer.net
09/02/16 06:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Inquirer.net Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills Inquirer.net MOSCOW, Russia — Russia's envoy to NATO has warned that Moscow will respond to a buildup of th...
» Russia to continue strengthening ties with Latin American countries — foreign ministry - TASS
09/02/16 06:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia to continue strengthening ties with Latin American countries — foreign ministry TASS MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia will continue a substantive political dialogue with the ...
» Russia has no plans of reopening military bases in Cuba — diplomat - TASS
09/02/16 06:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia has no plans of reopening military bases in Cuba — diplomat TASS MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The plans of opening Russia's military bases in Cuba are not being discussed, a Rus...
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood (Transcript)
09/02/16 06:01 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.
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood
09/02/16 05:59 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.