Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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“We Are Europe,” New Georgian Prime Minister Tells RFE/RL

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili used his visit to RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters today to affirm his government’s commitment to Europe, amidst fraught relations within the region and between the West and Russia over European security, Ukraine, and Syria. The visit, part of an official two-day trip to the Czech Republic that included meetings with political counterparts, business leaders, and students, came just days after the prime minister spoke exclusively with RFE/RL’s Georgian Service in Tbilisi in his first major interview with any media since assuming office on December 30, 2015. The interview was cited by dozens of media outlets in both Georgia and Russia, and reached 200,000 people via the Georgian Service’s Facebook page and website. In the interview, Kvirikashvili declared, “We are not moving towards Europe, but we are Europe,” removing any ambiguity about his government’s political vision. He said, “We will do everything in our power to make sure that every citizen of Georgia, every business entity, every single small-scale entrepreneur becomes aware of the benefits of European integration.” He then described how his government would reconcile its European aspirations with the challenges posed by Russia. “We are doing everything we can to bring our message to Russian politicians – that Georgia, with its Western values, pro-Western orientation and its desire to integrate with the West, is not opposing Russia and is not seeking any confrontation with Russia.”  At the same time, Kvirikashvili flatly rejected the possibility of political normalization with Russia absent its recognition of Georgia’s territorial integrity, calling this principle "fundamental" and beyond compromise. Kvirikashvili spoke warmly of Georgia's relationship with the U.S., characterizing it as “one of our best,” and recognized the U.S. as "a very solid supporter of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity." About RFE/RL and its Georgian Service RFE/RL is a private, independent international news organization whose programs -- radio, Internet, television, and mobile -- reach influential audiences in 23 countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, Radio Tavisupleba is a rare, and award-winning, source of balanced journalism in a country where much of the press openly supports, both editorially and through the selection of news, either the government or the opposition.

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UN chief: Number of displaced people has never been higher

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the number of displaced people around the world has never been higher and the international community needs to improve the way humanitarian support is provided.









NATO Seeks to Stem Greek-Turkish Row Over Migrant Mission

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NATO diplomats are working to head off a disagreement between Greece and Turkey that threatens to derail the mission to deter migrants from traversing the Aegean Sea to reach the European Union.

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» NATO Seeks to Stem Greek-Turkish Row Over Migrant Mission
23/02/16 16:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. NATO diplomats are working to head off a disagreement between Greece and Turkey that threatens to derail the mission to deter migrants from traversing the Aegean Sea to reach the Europ...
» Hammond: 'Disturbing evidence' that Kurds are coordinating with Syrian regime and Russia
23/02/16 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Foreign Secretary says UK "uneasy" about Kurdish role in Syria, as YPG forces take advantage of northern offensive to take territory from US-backed rebels
» Shifting Power Over Saudi Arabia's Oil
23/02/16 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Saudi Arabia’s oil minister broke his silence over falling prices on Tuesday in remarks that deepened the debate over who controls the country’s oil policy.
» US citizen found dead in northern Dominican Republic
23/02/16 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Sarah Kershaw, a former reporter for The New York Times, has been found dead in the Dominican Republic.
» Националисты покинули захваченный отель "Казацкий" в центре Киева и переместились в другое здание - Российский Диалог
23/02/16 16:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Националисты покинули захваченный отель "Казацкий" в центре Киева и переместились в другое здание Российский Диалог На данном переулке также базируется пункт приема помощ...
» SIPRI: Экcпорт вооружений из России сокращается - BBC Russian
23/02/16 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. BBC Russian SIPRI: Экcпорт вооружений из России сокращается BBC Russian США, Россия и Китай в последние пять лет остаются самыми крупными поставщиками на мировом рынке вооружений, ...
» Опрос: Американцы перестали считать Россию "врагом номер один" - Российская Газета
23/02/16 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета Опрос: Американцы перестали считать Россию "врагом номер один" Российская Газета Американцы перестали считать Россию главным противником США, полагая, что основна...
» Власти Никарагуа освободили 8 тысяч заключенных, чтобы разгрузить переполненные тюрьмы - Росбалт.RU
23/02/16 16:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU Власти Никарагуа освободили 8 тысяч заключенных, чтобы разгрузить переполненные тюрьмы Росбалт.RU В Никарагуа из тюрем освобождены 8 тыс. заключенных. Таким образом влас...
» Кадыров проклял Сталина и Берию за депортацию чеченского народа - РБК
23/02/16 16:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Кадыров проклял Сталина и Берию за депортацию чеченского народа РБК Рамзан Кадыров проклял Иосифа Сталина и Лаврентия Берию в день 72-й годовщины депортации чеченского народа. ...
» Минобороны передало атташе США российские контактные данные «горячей линии» связи - Газета.Ru
23/02/16 16:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ТАСС Минобороны передало атташе США российские контактные данные «горячей линии» связи Газета.Ru Представитель аппарата атташе по вопросам обороны при посольстве США в Москве был п...
» Chechenization of Russia Latest Case of Russia’s Adapting Itself to Its Imperial Borderlands, Portnikov Says
23/02/16 16:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, February 22 – A major reason that Moscow has reacted so hysterically to Andrey Piont...
» Putin Allying with Europe’s Far Right Not Just to Change European Policies but to Change Europe, Eidman Says
23/02/16 16:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, February 22 – Most commentators have suggested that Vladimir Putin is supporting the...
» Moscow’s Creeping Annexation of South Osetia via the Military
23/02/16 16:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. Paul Goble             Staunton, February 22 – Leonid Tabilov, the president of South Osetia, says that he and the Ru...
» Democratic Lawmaker Asks FBI Director to Withdraw Apple Unlocking Case
23/02/16 16:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Democratic U.S. congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to rescind its demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. U.S. Representative Ted Lieu ar...
» Day 735: Military Casualties Reported On Both Sides As Fighting Rolls
23/02/16 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Day 735: Military Casualties Reported On Both Sides As Fighting Rolls On Opposition Activist Yashin to Release Report on Kadyrov’s 30,000-Strong ‘Personal Army’ LIVE UPDATES: An opposition...
» The Briefing: Exposing Kadyrov
23/02/16 16:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Chechnya’s mercurial leader Ramzan Kadyrov will be back in the news this week as the first anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination approaches and Russia’s opposition...
» Standing Up for Reason: Russian Academia Fights Pseudoscience
23/02/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. A A young woman named Nikol looks to the camera, wiping away theВ  what seem to be tears of happiness. She has reason to be happy, having navigated through to the next round o...
» Russian Prosecutor General Appeals House Arrest of Domodedovo Owner
23/02/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has appealed the court's decision to put the owner of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Dmitry Kamenschik under house arrest, the Interfax ne...
» Turkey Will Not Invade Syria Without UN Permission
23/02/16 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Turkey will not engage in ground military operation in Syria without UN Security council approval, Ankara's UN envoy said, the Interfax news agency reported Saturday.
» U.S., Russia Agree on Partial Cease-Fire in Syria
23/02/16 16:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. The new cease-fire deal agreed upon by Russia and the U.S. was deemed so momentous in Moscow that state-run Rossia-1 television network interrupted its regular programming to ...
» Kadyrov Publishes Russian Oppositioner Yashin's Damning Report
23/02/16 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has published on social media a report by an opposition activist Ilya Yashin which claims that Kadyrov's rule poses a threat to Russia.
» Teenager who killed Swedish refugee worker 'had psychiatric problems'
23/02/16 16:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Newspaper suggests staff at the refugee home in Mölndal were aware of suspect's mental health problems
» German man burns pregnant girlfriend alive because he did not want to be a father
23/02/16 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. 'For him the crime was a solution. He wanted a free, happy life which he had control over,' judge says
» Historian rejects claim Adolf Hitler had a micropenis
23/02/16 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. German dictator could have suffered from medical condition called 'hypospadias'
» US and Russia agree to enforce new Syria ceasefire
23/02/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The ceasefire, subject to the agreement between the warring parties, would take effect on Saturday A new deal between the US and Russia to enforce a ceasefire in Syria has been reach...
» Chechen leader Kadyrov 'threatens whole of Russia', opposition warns
23/02/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Putin has let former rebel turn region into his personal fiefdom with 30,000 fighters loyal only to him, says report The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, is a ruthless and corrupt lea...
» John Kerry says partition of Syria could be part of ‘plan B’ if peace talks fail
23/02/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. US secretary of state tells committee it ‘may be too late’ to keep Syria whole and suggests Washington would support partition if ceasefire is unsuccessful John Kerry, the US secreta...
» Russia is using Syria to run circles around US - CNN
23/02/16 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN Russia is using Syria to run circles around US CNN In October, when Russia started bombing Syria, Obama confidently predicted that Putin would regret his decision to enter the Syr...
» United States and Russia agree to a partial cease-fire in Syria - Washington Post
23/02/16 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Post United States and Russia agree to a partial cease-fire in Syria Washington Post The United States and Russia announced Monday that they have agreed to the terms of a p...
» US-Russia Deal on a Partial Truce in Syria Raises More Doubt Than Optimism - New York Times
23/02/16 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times US- Russia Deal on a Partial Truce in Syria Raises More Doubt Than Optimism New York Times WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia announced an agreement on Monday fo...
» Russia wants to fly more spy planes over the US, and the Pentagon can't stop it - Washington Post
23/02/16 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Washington Post Russia wants to fly more spy planes over the US, and the Pentagon can't stop it Washington Post Russia filed a request Monday to fly a spy plane carrying advanced digi...
» Syria conflict: Warring parties accept US-Russia truce plan - BBC News
23/02/16 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Syria conflict: Warring parties accept US- Russia truce plan BBC News The Syrian government and the main opposition umbrella group say they accept the terms of a deal to ceas...
» Chechen leader Kadyrov 'threatens whole of Russia', opposition warns - The Guardian
23/02/16 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Chechen leader Kadyrov 'threatens whole of Russia ', opposition warns The Guardian The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, is a ruthless and corrupt leader who could pose a t...
» Iran Calls Proposed Oil-Output Freeze ‘Ridiculous’
23/02/16 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has dismissed a proposal by Russia and three OPEC members to freeze oil production as "ridiculous."
» Ukrainian Nuclear History Fellowship
23/02/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. The Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP), a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, invites applications for a fellowship hosted in Odessa, ...
» Ближний Восток, ИГИЛ и «Курдский вопрос»
23/02/16 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from golosamerikius's YouTube Videos. From: golosamerikius Duration: 02:59 Самопровозглашенное «Исламское государство» можно ликвидировать, если найти этническим курдам правильное место Originally published...
» Экономический кризис толкает все больше россиян за черту бедности
23/02/16 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from golosamerikius's YouTube Videos. From: golosamerikius Duration: 02:54 Благотворительные организации и социальные службы стараются по мере сил помочь нуждающимся Originally published at - http://www.gol...
» Despite skepticism, Syrian truce may have a chance
23/02/16 16:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. After five years of carnage, the Syrian civil war can seem poised to go on indefinitely. But the "cessation of hostilities" engineered by the U.S. and Russia may actually stand a ch...
» Mark Davis: The FBI's demand on Apple is unacceptable - Dallas Morning News
23/02/16 16:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Mark Davis: The FBI's demand on Apple is unacceptable Dallas Morning News These are challenging days for FBI Director James Comey . As his agency ... Director Comey misdefined...
» 2016 Election: The Next President’s Choice in the Middle East
23/02/16 16:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Middle East: The next president will have to make a distinct choice - either engage in the region or continue to disengage.
» Enemies
23/02/16 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Enemies Author:                 Tim Weiner Weiner, Tim (2012). Enemies : A History of the FBI . New York: Random House LCCN:    2011005353 H...
» Turkish authorities confirm Ankara bomber's identity
23/02/16 15:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Turkish authorities on Tuesday confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who killed 29 people in last week's suicide car bomb attack in Ankara as a Turkish man, the state-run age...
» Central Intelligence Agency An Instrument of Government
23/02/16 15:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Central Intelligence Agency An Instrument of Government Author:                 Arthur B. Darling Darling, Arthur B. (1989). The Central Int...
» Harper Lee, 1926- 2016 | Obituary | The New York Times
23/02/16 15:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheNewYorkTimes's YouTube Videos. From: TheNewYorkTimes Duration: 01:41 Harper Lee, whose first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” about racial injustice in a small Alabama town, sold more than 40 million...
» Italy summons US envoy over reports Berlusconi was spied on - Washington Post
23/02/16 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Daily Times Newsweek Italy summons US envoy over reports Berlusconi was spied on Washington Post ROME — The Italian foreign ministry on Tuesday has summoned the American ambassador in ...
» 'Major incident' declared after collapse at UK power plant - Tulsa World
23/02/16 15:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Independent Newsweek 'Major incident' declared after collapse at UK power plant Tulsa World LONDON (AP) Washington Post LONDON — British emergency services say they are responding ...
» GOP Senators: No Hearing, No Vote for Obama Court Pick - ABC News
23/02/16 15:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. GOP Senators: No Hearing, No Vote for Obama Court Pick ABC News Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday ruled out any hearing for President Barack Obama's nomine...
» Iran getting less than $50 billion in cash after nuclear deal: Kerry
23/02/16 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the amount of cash Iran will receive due to the implementation of the nuclear agreement is below the $50 ...
» Polish president backs communist spy allegations against Lech Walesa
23/02/16 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WARSAW (Reuters) - President Andrzej Duda, an ally of Poland's new euroskeptic government, accused Lech Walesa on Tuesday of collaborating with the communist-era secret services, furth...
» DNA report suggests Ankara bomber was Turkish: security official
23/02/16 15:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - A DNA report from a suicide bombing that killed 29 people in the Turkish capital Ankara last week suggests the main perpetrator was Turkish-born, not Syrian as initi...
» Canada PM Trudeau joins gay pride march
23/02/16 15:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Canada's Justin Trudeau is to become one of the first world leaders to take part in a gay pride march, say organisers of the Toronto event.
» Afghan Troops Seek to Shore Up Provincial Capital
23/02/16 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The Afghan army is setting up a protective ring around the capital of Helmand province to defend it from possible Taliban attacks after losing control of more remote districts.
» Italy summons US envoy over reports Berlusconi was spied on
23/02/16 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Italian foreign ministry has summoned the American ambassador in Rome for “clarifications” after Italian media reported a U.S. intelligence agency intercepted phone calls by then-Premier Silvio ...
» Afghan government, Taliban set to resume direct peace talks next week
23/02/16 15:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. It remains unclear which Taliban factions will travel to Pakistan for the talks, which stalled last summer.
» All right, let's talk about Hitler's penis
23/02/16 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Another week, another round of stories about the Nazi leader's genitals.
» Estonia: 3 cigarette smugglers imprisoned for espionage
23/02/16 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Prosecutors say a court in Estonia has sentenced three cigarette smugglers to prison for spying for Russia in a rare low-level espionage case.
» This City Has the Best Quality of Life in the World, Study Says
23/02/16 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. Vienna, Austria is the city with the highest overall quality of life in the world, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Mercer’s 18th annual Quality of Living survey evaluates liv...
» 14 New Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in U.S., CDC Reports
23/02/16 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. Fourteen more people have caught the Zika virus in the U.S. without traveling to affected zones, federal health officials said Tuesday — strong evidence that the virus is sexually trans...
» British helicopter pilot held in Kenya over policewoman 'assault'
23/02/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Pilot Alistair Llewelyn, 41, captured on camera shouting at and pushing a female police officer for apparently failing to control a crowd around a helicopter he was using to fly the country's d...
» EU 'Concerned' Over Humanitarian Crisis On Balkan Migrant Route
23/02/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The European Union says it is making plans to deal with a possible humanitarian crisis as new border restrictions are halting migrants traveling across the Balkans.
» European Court Rules Russia Responsible For Violations In Transdniester
23/02/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Strasbourg-based court ruled on February 23 that Russia had violated various rights of a Moldovan man arrested in Transdniester in 2008 and that he was subject to inh...
» U.S. Envoy Says Number Of Islamic State Foreign Fighters Dropping
23/02/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The U.S. special envoy to the coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants says the group's ranks of foreign fighters have dropped to about 25,000 from a peak of 35,000.
» U.S. Strikes Help Break Impasse and Restore Power to Kabul
23/02/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The head of the United States delegation, David E. Lindwall, left, with Salahuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s foreign minister, during the fourth round of four-way peace talks at the presidenti...
» Gun shop owner: Suspect bought jacket before killings
23/02/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 2:19 p.m. EST. PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) -- A gun shop owner says the man charged in the Kalamazoo shootings came into his store hours before the rampage and bought a jacket with an inside pocke...
» GOP Senators: No hearing, no vote for Obama Court pick
23/02/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 2:19 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court won't get a hearing or a vote from the Republican-led Senate, GOP members of the Jud...
» More than 100,000 migrants reach Europe in 2016
23/02/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. New figures show more migrants reached Europe in the first six weeks of 2016 than the first six months of last year.
» Стратегия России в Европе
23/02/16 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from golosamerikius's YouTube Videos. From: golosamerikius Duration: 02:34 Новая установка Кремля в отношении Запада: «или мы играем по новым правилам, или мы играем без правил» Originally published at - ht...
» Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe
23/02/16 15:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. A partial truce in Syria capped something of a foreign policy trifecta for President Vladimir V. Putin, but his goals are uncertain for all three.
» Bill Gates Weighs In on Apple's Clash With the FBI - New York Times
23/02/16 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. New York Times Bill Gates Weighs In on Apple's Clash With the FBI New York Times The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James B . Comey Jr., made the case in a p...
» Former Gitmo Detainee Among 4 Arrested for ISIS Connections
23/02/16 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was reportedly among four individuals arrested Tuesday by authorities in Spain and Morocco for alleged ties to terror group ISIS. The Associated Pre...
» News Analysis: Russian Buildup Focuses Concerns Around The Black Sea
23/02/16 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. For the last decade, Russia has systematically bolstered its position in the Black Sea region, redrawing international borders and pouring billions of dollars into milita...
» Kerry: U.S. Considering 'Plan B' In Syria If No Peace
23/02/16 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that Washington is considering a "Plan B" to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not serious about negotiating a poli...
» News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe
23/02/16 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A partial truce in Syria capped something of a foreign policy trifecta for President Vladimir V. Putin, but his goals are uncertain for all three.
» Migrants find doors slamming shut across Europe
23/02/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. Nations are moving to block migrants, dashing the hopes of countless families seeking sanctuary in Europe.
» FBI director James Comely pens open letter to Apple over San Bernardino iPhone - Daily Mail
23/02/16 14:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Daily Mail FBI director James Comely pens open letter to Apple over San Bernardino iPhone Daily Mail The American people should expect nothing less from the FBI . The particular legal is...
» SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING: FBI chief defends legal action against Apple - Press-Enterprise
23/02/16 14:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING: FBI chief defends legal action against Apple Press-Enterprise In the ongoing battle between the FBI and Apple over gaining access to the iPhone of San Bernardino...
» He was fired from the CIA and jailed for a leak. Now he's trying to hang on. - Washington Post
23/02/16 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Washington Post He was fired from the CIA and jailed for a leak. Now he's trying to hang on. Washington Post Locked away in federal prison, Jeffrey Sterling is struggling to keep his dem...
» Russia dropping 'dumb' bombs in Syria, indiscriminately killing rebels and civilians alike
23/02/16 14:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrust a much-modernized air force into the civil war in Syria, but the U.S. military says his bombers still drop mostly grav...
» UN warns of nuclear material falling into terrorist hands
23/02/16 14:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. VIENNA (AP) - The head of the U.N. nuclear agency warned Monday of the dangers of nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists and urged world nations to...
» Cuba sending 9,000 soldiers to fight Zika virus
23/02/16 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Cuban President Raul Castro announced Monday that he is dispatching 9,000 soldiers to help keep the Zika virus out of Cuba, calling on the entire country to fight the mosquito that ...
» Former NSA and CIA chief says Apple is right on the bigger issue of encryption back door - 9 to 5 Mac
23/02/16 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. 9 to 5 Mac Former NSA and CIA chief says Apple is right on the bigger issue of encryption back door 9 to 5 Mac Retired General Michael Hayden, former head of both the NSA and CIA , told ...
» Trump Needs His 'Own Damn Bucket' to Waterboard: Ex-CIA Chief - NBCNews.com
23/02/16 14:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. NBCNews.com Trump Needs His 'Own Damn Bucket' to Waterboard: Ex- CIA Chief NBCNews.com If Donald Trump is serious about wanting to waterboard terrorists, he'd better bring his own bucket...
» Dems Oppose Obama’s OT Rules
23/02/16 14:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Two Congressional Democrats joined the chorus of lawmakers opposed to the Obama administration’s wide-ranging overtime regulations that could cut jobs. Rep. Brad Ashford (D., Neb.) ...
» US leaving CIA-trained militants at Russia's mercy: Ex-Obama aide - Press TV
23/02/16 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Press TV US leaving CIA -trained militants at Russia's mercy: Ex-Obama aide Press TV Separately, the CIA has also been running a similar program aimed at pressuring Assad to step down. T...
» Pentagon IG launches full investigation into Afghanistan child sex abuse
23/02/16 14:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Pentagon’s Inspector General has launched an investigation into the response by American troops to allegations that Afghan military and police officials were involved in the sexual a...
» Obama: China knows it cannot sustain export-driven growth model - Reuters
23/02/16 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Reuters Obama: China knows it cannot sustain export-driven growth model Reuters Speaking to state governors at the White House, Obama urged them to press the U.S. Congress to a...
» The terrifying link between concussions and suicide
23/02/16 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Suicide and brain injury have long been linked by scientists, but just how many people who have had a brain injury end up committing suicide? A new study has a grim answer: It found...
» A former CIA and NSA director says the US is a 'safer, more secure' nation without back doors - AppAdvice
23/02/16 14:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. AppAdvice A former CIA and NSA director says the US is a 'safer, more secure' nation without back doors AppAdvice Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of both the CIA and NSA, said i...
» For Moscow, Talks Are About Sowing Discord, not Solving Conflicts
23/02/16 14:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. A ceasefire in Syria, which appeared possible if not probable in early February, has again turned out to be unreachable. And in hindsight, it is rather obv...
» Handover of Oil Assets to Chechen Authorities: Start of Devolution of Power in Russia?
23/02/16 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. Chechnya is gearing up to establish control over its oil-extracting business. The procedure for handing over the Rosneft affiliate Chechenneftekhimprom to ...
» For Now, Italy’s Relations With Azerbaijan Do Not Upset Russia
23/02/16 14:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. The steady build-up of Italy’s long-term economic partnership with Azerbaijan is adding an important geopolitical dimension to Rome’s foreign policy. Sitti...
» FBI: Embezzled $20 million funded life of jets, mansions and gambling - Atlanta Journal Constitution
23/02/16 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Atlanta Journal Constitution FBI : Embezzled $20 million funded life of jets, mansions and gambling Atlanta Journal Constitution Nathan E. Hardwick, 50, and Asha R. Maurya, 40, were char...
» Americans tortured by the UAE, a US ally
23/02/16 14:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Amid a maelstrom of sectarianism and extremism, the Arab democrats represent the Middle East’s best hope. But they are often ignored these days in Washington.
» US Commander: China Seeking Control of East Asia - ABC News
23/02/16 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. ABC News US Commander: China Seeking Control of East Asia ABC News The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says China is seeking control of East Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, Jr...
» McConnell: Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Is ‘Illegal’
23/02/16 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that it is illegal for President Obama to transfer terrorists from Guantanamo Bay into the United States Tuesday. “[Obama’s] At...
» Dealing With The Devil
23/02/16 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Dealing With The Devil Author:                 Dónal O’Sullivan O’Sullivan, Donal (2010). Dealing With The Devil : Anglo-Soviet Intelligenc...
» OPM cyber chief resigns ahead of data breach hearing
23/02/16 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Donna Seymour, the chief information officer for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, announced her resignation on Monday, two days before she was scheduled t...
» Don't buy the hype: Russia's military is much weaker than Putin wants us to think
23/02/16 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Vox - All. Today is Defenders of the Fatherland Day in Russia, a public holiday and a celebration of all things military: triumphalism about the latest weapons, about operations in Syria, about the seizure...
» Kerry says Syria truce may not lead...
23/02/16 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Google News. Kerry says Syria truce may not lead to political solution Daily Mail  - ‎29 minutes ago‎ WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress on Tuesday that he...
» Don't buy the hype: Russia's military is much weaker than Putin wants us to think - Vox
23/02/16 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Vox Don't buy the hype: Russia's military is much weaker than Putin wants us to think Vox Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) reacts after a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb...
» FBI Director Comments on San Bernardino Matter
23/02/16 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Current. — Washington, D.C.
» Sanders once urged abolishing CIA - Politico
23/02/16 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Politico Sanders once urged abolishing CIA Politico The CIA is “a dangerous institution that has got to go,” Sanders told an audience in Vermont in October 1974. He described the agency ...
» Exclusive: Deputy CIA director: U.S. faces urgent challenges - WTOP
23/02/16 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. WTOP Exclusive: Deputy CIA director: U.S. US faces urgent challenges WTOP In this file photo, David Cohen arrives to testify to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he was Treasur...
» Bernie Sanders Wanted to Abolish the CIA - Daily Beast
23/02/16 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Daily Beast Bernie Sanders Wanted to Abolish the CIA Daily Beast Forty years ago, a 29-year-old Bernie Sanders called for abolishing the CIA . He was at the time running for U.S. Senate ...
» Pentagon, CIA Chiefs Don't Think Russia Will Abide by Syria Cease-fire - Wall Street Journal
23/02/16 13:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Press TV Pentagon, CIA Chiefs Don't Think Russia Will Abide by Syria Cease-fire Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's top military and intelligence advisers don't belie...
» Obama Appears Not to Know the Name of Boston Marathon Bomber
23/02/16 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. President Obama botched the name of the Boston Marathon bomber on Tuesday while making a statement laying out his plan to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...
» Kerry says Syria truce may not lead to political solution
23/02/16 13:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry says he can't be sure the cease-fire agreement in Syria will work and lead to a political resolution in the war-ravaged country.
» Suspected explosion declared “major incident” at British power station
23/02/16 13:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 23, 2016, 7:45 PM (IDT) A “major incident” with casualties was declared as British police and emergency services rushed to the Didcot Power Station in southeast England Tues...
» Feds Can Fine Drone Users $27,500 For Failing to Register With Gov’t
23/02/16 13:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Drone users can be fined nearly $30,000 for failing to register with the government, according to rules that can even apply to toy drones. Beginning Feb. 19, all owners of Unmanned ...
» Trial starts for dozens alleged Islamic State members in Turkey
23/02/16 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Dozens of people have gone on trial in Istanbul accused of being part of the Islamic State group's Turkish network.
» Kerry: Given ‘Vulnerability of Our System,’ I Don’t Allow State Department Staff to Use Private Servers
23/02/16 13:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Tuesday on Capitol Hill that neither he nor his staff uses a private email server because of the “vulnerability of our system” in “today&#...
» Israeli Defense Minister Says Russia, U.S. Recognize Israel’s ‘Freedom to Act and to Defend’ Interests in Syria
23/02/16 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. JERUSALEM—Less than a week after Israel was reported to have rocketed Syrian army outposts in the Damascus area despite the Russian presence as defender of the Syrian regime, Israel...
» We cannot trust our government, so we must trust the technology
23/02/16 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from US national security | The Guardian. Apple’s battle with the FBI is not about privacy v security, but a conflict created by the US failure to legitimately oversee its security service post Snowden The show...
» U.S. Scrambles to Contain Growing ISIS Threat in Libya
23/02/16 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. As U.S. intelligence agencies say the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria has dropped, the group’s ranks in Libya have roughly doubled.
» Russia Wants Closer Look From Above the U.S.
23/02/16 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Russia has requested to upgrade the cameras it uses on sanctioned surveillance flights across the United States, which are part of a treaty.
» Review: In ‘Playing to the Edge,’ Michael V. Hayden Discusses Bush-Era Intelligence
23/02/16 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces. Mr. Hayden, a former director of the C.I.A., gives his opinions and settles some scores in his new book.
» Invitation to a Dialogue: Ways Iraq Could Break Up
23/02/16 12:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A retired Marine colonel analyzes how a partition of Iraq could come about. Readers are invited to respond.
» U.S. and Russia Set Date for Cease-Fire in Syria to Begin
23/02/16 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The cease-fire is to begin Saturday, but officials acknowledge that obstacles remain in getting the Syrian government and the armed opposition to comply.
» Italy: American Drones to Get Base, Official Says
23/02/16 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Italy has agreed to allow American armed drones to take off from an air base in Sicily to fight Islamic State extremists in Libya.
» Relying Again on an Unreliable Mr. Putin
23/02/16 12:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Russian president, eager to restore glory to his nation, holds many of the cards in Syria but should not confuse that for respect for his power.
» Government in Syria and Some Rebel Groups Agree to Partial Cease-Fire
23/02/16 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Bashar al-Assad and the umbrella group of opposition and rebel groups in Syria announced they would accept a new “cessation of hostilities.”
» For Apple, the Moral High Ground Lacks Clearly Defined Boundaries
23/02/16 12:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Is the company’s primary moral obligation to the help the government, protect its customers’ privacy or maximize profits for its shareholders?
» Apple Moves to Shift Battle Over Unlocking iPhone to Capitol Hill
23/02/16 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. The company has proposed that federal prosecutors withdraw demands that it unlock an iPhone belonging to a gunman involved in the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting.
» Seeking iPhone Data, Through the Front Door
23/02/16 12:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Apple argues that helping the F.B.I. gain entry to an iPhone will put customers’ privacy at risk. But they are undermining those customers’ safety.
» In Poll on Apple, Public Sides with F.B.I.
23/02/16 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Apple’s challenge is still in court, but in the court of public opinion, 51 percent of respondents backed the F.B.I., as 38 percent sided with Apple.
» Common software would have let FBI unlock shooter’s iPhone
23/02/16 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. A county government The Justice Department paid for, but never installed, a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the iPhone.
» FBI director makes personal, passionate plea on Apple San Bernardino controversy
23/02/16 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. FBI Director James Comey has weighed in on the controversy over whether Apple should help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
» Uber driver suspected in shootings in Mich. that kill six
23/02/16 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. The man accused of killing six people in a Michigan shooting spree is an Uber driver who reportedly picked up passengers before and after the murders.
» Snowden: Would return to US with guarantee of fair trial
23/02/16 12:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Edward Snowden told an audience of supporters that he is willing to be extradited to the U.S. if the federal government would guarantee him a fair trial.
» How a tiny mosquito became one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’
23/02/16 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. It has used a tiny, needle-like probe to wipe out entire cities over the centuries - and it's arguably the most relentless killer on Earth.
» Bill Gates says giving FBI access to iPhone info no ‘special thing’
23/02/16 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Bill Gates on Apple and the FBI: "They're [Apple] just refusing to provide the access … you shouldn't call the access some special thing."
» IDF Chief Viewed as Voice of Moderation Amid Political Extremism
23/02/16 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, is becoming known here as a voice of moderation.             
» US Dominates Arms Trade as Asia, Mid-East Boost Imports
23/02/16 12:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The US has increased its dominance in arms sales due in part to big exports to Asia and the Gulf.             
» DIA’s Beyond the Beltway: U.S. Southern Command
23/02/16 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense Intelligence Agency News. In this Beyondthe Beltway episode, DIA takes a behind-the-scenes look at U.S. SouthernCommand
» Second Palestinian shooting incident near Beit El
23/02/16 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 22, 2016, 8:17 AM (IDT) An IDF post at the entrance to Beit El near Ramallah came under fire from a Palestinian vehicle Sunday night. The troops fired back, striking the car before it r...
» More than 140 killled by ISIS bomb blasts in Homs, Damascus
23/02/16 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 21, 2016, 10:21 PM (IDT) The death toll rose to 57 with more than 100 injured from the two car bombs that exploded Sunday morning in the center of the city of Homs in central Syria - th...
» DEBKAfile: Scaled down US-Israel air defense exercise takes off
23/02/16 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 22, 2016, 9:04 AM (IDT) The US and Israel Monday launched their biannual Juniper Cobra 16 air defense exercise, which is designed to improve their cooperation and test Israel’s ai...
» Shoigu in Tehran to rescue Putin’s plan from Assad’s Iranian-backed obstructionism
23/02/16 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 22, 2016, 12:26 PM (IDT) President Putin this week sent Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Tehran to unsnarl his blueprint for a solution of the Syrian crisis from the blockage placed in...
» Obama and Putin in phone call on Syrian ceasefire
23/02/16 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 23, 2016, 7:35 AM (IDT) Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin talked on the phone Monday to clinch Saturday Feb. 27 as the date for another attempt to enforce a ceasefire in Syria....
» Syrian regime accepts partial ceasefire
23/02/16 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 23, 2016, 12:04 PM (IDT) The Syrian government announced in a statement Tuesday that it accepts the ceasefire deal “on the basis that military efforts continue against the Islamic...
» Abu Mazen rebuffs Kerry’s appeal to cool Palestinian terror against Israelis
23/02/16 12:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. February 23, 2016, 1:40 PM (IDT) US Secretary of State John Kerry came away empty-handed from his latest meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in Amman on Sunday, ...
» The Early Edition: February 23, 2016
23/02/16 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Zoë Chapman 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 & SYRIA Cessation of h...
» 'Provisional' Syria ceasefire plan called into question as bombs kill ...
23/02/16 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. “We have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days,” Kerry told a news conference in Amman...
» UK Tourist Stabbed In Head By San Francisco Mugger
23/02/16 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The British man is in a life-threatening condition after being stabbed in the head during an unprovoked attack by two muggers.
» Russia Plans To Fly High-Tech Spy Jets Over US
23/02/16 12:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Washington fears Moscow is trying to exploit a surveillance treaty to gather vital intelligence on the United States.
» The Latest: Turkey: Ground troops in Syria 'not on agenda' - Washington Post
23/02/16 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Sydney Morning Herald The Latest: Turkey: Ground troops in Syria 'not on agenda' Washington Post BEIRUT — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 3:05 p.m.. The Turkish...
» Woman In Coma 'After Craiglist Roommate Attack'
23/02/16 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Danielle Jones was allegedly beaten, strangled and cut with a knife during an attack on Valentine's Day.
» Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top US dog breed - seattlepi.com
23/02/16 12:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. seattlepi.com Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top US dog breed seattlepi.com FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, a Labrador Retriever emerges from he water with a t...
» Iranian media outlets add to bounty for killing Britain's Rushdie - Reuters
23/02/16 11:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Iranian media outlets add to bounty for killing Britain's Rushdie Reuters ANKARA Iranian state-run media outlets have added $600,000 to a bounty for the killing of British auth...
» Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley wine pioneer, has died at 101 - seattlepi.com
23/02/16 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. seattlepi.com Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley wine pioneer, has died at 101 seattlepi.com A winery board member says Peter Mondavi, seen here in 1982, a wine country innovator who led...
» Kerry Hails Deal With Russia for Syria Ceasefire
23/02/16 11:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. The U.S., The United States, Russia, and other countries have reached an agreement for a cease-fire ceasefire in Syria , U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. The announcement follo...
» US spokesman: Syrian ceasefire won't apply to Isis and al-Nusra Front– video
23/02/16 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The US State Department says President Barack Obama has discussed terms for a ceasefire in Syria with Vladimir Putin. Spokesman Josh Earnest says that the truce would not...
» Russian Opposition Leaders Targeted Year After Nemtsov's Assassination
23/02/16 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:43 Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin will soon be marking one year since the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was s...
» Iran's Hard-Line Press Adds to Bounty on Salman Rushdie - New York Times
23/02/16 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. New York Times Iran's Hard-Line Press Adds to Bounty on Salman Rushdie New York Times TEHRAN — A group of hard-line Iranian news media organizations says it has raised $600,000 to add ...
» Cruz Now Wants ICE Agents To Round Up And Deport All 12 Million Illegals [VIDEO] - Daily Caller
23/02/16 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Dallas Morning News Cruz Now Wants ICE Agents To Round Up And Deport All 12 Million Illegals [VIDEO] Daily Caller MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 08: Republican presidential candidate ...
» Google is shuttering Google Compare - WSJ - Reuters
23/02/16 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Google is shuttering Google Compare - WSJ Reuters Google is shuttering Google Compare, its U.S. comparison-shopping site for auto insurance, credit cards and mortgages af...
» Iranian Hardliners Raise Bounty on Salman Rushdie to Almost $4 Million
23/02/16 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. A group of hard-line Iranian news organizations have raised over half a million dollars to add to a bounty calling for the killing of British novelist Salman Rushdie. Iran’s supreme lea...
» Ben Carson: Obama 'Raised White,' Doesn't Understand Black Americans - NBCNews.com
23/02/16 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. NBCNews.com Ben Carson: Obama 'Raised White,' Doesn't Understand Black Americans NBCNews.com Dr. Ben Carson said Tuesday that President that Barack Obama was "raised white" and c...
» Report Blames Chechen Leader Over Killing of Kremlin Critic - New York Times
23/02/16 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. ABC News Report Blames Chechen Leader Over Killing of Kremlin Critic New York Times MOSCOW — A Russian opposition activist bluntly accused Chechnya's Moscow-backed regional leader of i...
» Hitler's Mein Kampf is now a best-seller in Germany
23/02/16 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Historians had previously warned that the book was "too dangerous for the general public."
» US chocolate maker Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries after finding plastic in product
23/02/16 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. US chocolate maker Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries after finding plastic in product .
» Mars Recalls Candy Bars in 55 Countries
23/02/16 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (BERLIN) — U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products. Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars...
» European court: Romania must pay victims of 1989 revolution
23/02/16 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Romania to pay compensation to 17 Romanians whose relatives were shot dead during the 1989 anti-communist revolt.
» The Shops That Turned the Calais ‘Jungle’ Into a City
23/02/16 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. There are bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. There are Mosques, markets and hairdressers. In the so-called Jungle of Calais, France—the camp where nearly 3,000 refugees and migrants fro...
» Italy summons U.S. ambassador after reports U.S. spied on Berlusconi
23/02/16 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ROME (Reuters) - Italy's foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the U.S. ambassador after media reports that American intelligence services tapped the telephones of former prime minister...
» Afghan, Taliban Peace Talks Expected By 1st Week Of March
23/02/16 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A four-nation group says direct peace talks between the Taliban and negotiators from Kabul are expected to begin in Islamabad by the first week of March.
» Snow Plows Disrupt Business Owners' Protest In Minsk
23/02/16 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. As owners of small businesses demonstrated against new government regulations in the Belarusian capital, a fleet of snow plows drove up close by, setting off scuffles wit...
» Ingushetia Commemorates Deportation Victims, Chechnya Does Not
23/02/16 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Residents of Ingushetia are remembering the victims of the Soviet Union's 1944 deportation of Chechens and Ingush from the North Caucasus.
» Ukraine's "Project Wall" Digs In As Front Line Defense Against Russia
23/02/16 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Ukraine is attempting to build a barrier along the whole of its 2,000 kilometer land border with Russia, to thwart any potential attack. "Project Wall" is ambitious and, ...
» Macedonia Bars Afghan Asylum Seekers, Stoking Violent Clashes
23/02/16 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. An Afghan man pushing against the border fence during a demonstration on Monday near the Greek village of Idomeni, against Macedonia’s refusal to allow Afghans to pass the border.
» The Latest: UN: New Balkan border changes pressure Greece
23/02/16 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 11:05 a.m. EST. CALAIS, France (AP) -- The Latest on the migrant influx into Europe (all times local):...
» Man pulls shark from Florida waters for photographs
23/02/16 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Shark is the latest sea creature dragged on to beach for pictures - days after baby dolphin dies in similar circumstances
» British tourist 'fighting for life' after stab attack in San Francisco
23/02/16 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. British national stabbed in the head as he struggled to keep attackers from taking his bag
» Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim
23/02/16 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie
» Chill out in the world's coldest city, Yakutsk in Russia's Siberia region, in pictures
23/02/16 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The remote city in Siberia where winter temperatures hover around -40F (-40C)
» Syria war: US and Russia agree new truce 'to start at weekend'
23/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. United States and Russia agree on new ceasefire in Syria starting Saturday that would exclude attacks on Isil and al-Qaeda's local affiliate
» US ambassador to South Africa: 'If I tried to organise a coup it would look like Mardi Gras'
23/02/16 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Envoy hits back "with sarcasm" at suggests by ANC chief that his diplomats were acting "irregularly" and plotting "regime change"
» Hollywood facing 'inclusion crisis', new report says
23/02/16 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Study follows race diversity row over the Oscars and declares "Hollywood is so white"
» Uber driver accused of murderous rampage in Kalamazoo appears in court
23/02/16 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Jason Dalton allegedly picked up passengers before killing six people in three separate incidents, with one victim's mother saying "my heart is shattered"
» Brazil plans to zap mosquitoes with radiation to halt spread of Zika virus
23/02/16 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Authorities want to release sterilised males so that females lay inviable eggs, eradicating the Aedes mosquito that carries the virus blamed for surge in babies born with microcephaly
» Passengers describe riding with 'Uber gunman' during shooting spree in US
23/02/16 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Customers claim Jason Dalton picked them up before he was arrested over the murders of six people in Kalamazoo
» 'At least one dead' and ten injured after train 'crashes into crane' in the Netherlands
23/02/16 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Passenger train derails after hitting crane in the Dutch town of Dalfsen
» EU referendum: Business advisers to David Cameron and major UK companies decline to sign pro-EU letter - live
23/02/16 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Letter backing EU membership circulated by Downing Street not expected to be signed by string of leading FTSE 100 companies as Tories descend into war over Brexit fears - latest updates
» Chinese Move Money Abroad as Economy Slows
23/02/16 11:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Chinese have been moving money abroad at record levels as China’s economy continues to slow, boosting real estate prices around the world while raising concerns.  In places like New Y...
» Russia Wants to Fly Over US with Advanced Digital Camera
23/02/16 11:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such o...
» Turkey's Pro-Kurdish Party Accuses Security Forces of Massacre
23/02/16 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party is calling for an investigation into what it says was a massacre of dozens of people by Turkish forces during recent security operations against the Kurdis...
» A Year After Nemtsov's Assassination, New Threats Emerge
23/02/16 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A memorial procession on Saturday for murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, will trace the same route as his last march - a 2014 protest against Russia's hybrid war in Ukrain...
» Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine
23/02/16 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Violence in eastern Ukraine is on the rise again after relative calm during the winter. Recent reports from the contested Donbas region say the death tolls since mid-February are similar ...
» Protesters Set to Back Apple in FBI Fight
23/02/16 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Supporters of Apple in its objections to helping the FBI break into an iPhone used by a mass shooter are planning demonstrations protests in more than 40 cities Tuesday, including at the ...
» Syria Agrees to US-Russia Cease-fire Plan
23/02/16 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Syria said Tuesday it accepts a cease-fire plan proposed by the United States and Russia that would begin Saturday. A government statement said the military will continue its operations a...
» Bill Gates Sides Against Apple in FBI iPhone-unlocking Case
23/02/16 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Bill Gates is siding against Apple — and many other technology companies — in saying the firm should help the U.S. government to hack into a locked iPhone as part of an investigation into...
» Kerry Going Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
23/02/16 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to face questions Tuesday about a Syrian cease-fire plan as he appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Monday the U.S. and Ru...
» Terms of Syria Cease-fire Agreement
23/02/16 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S.-Russia cease-fire plan for Syria is scheduled to take effect at midnight (local time) Friday in Syria. The Syrian government accepted the plan Tuesday. Opposition groups have until...
» Report Blames Chechen Leader Over Killing of Kremlin Critic
23/02/16 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Russian opposition activist released a report Tuesday accusing Chechnya's Moscow-backed regional leader of involvement in the killing of a prominent Kremlin foe.   Ilya Yashin said he h...
» Rousseff campaign chief Santana surrenders to Brazilian police
23/02/16 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - João Santana, the architect of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's 2010 and 2014 campaigns, returned to Brazil and police are taking him to the city of Curi...
» Putin ally is threat to Russian national security, says Kremlin critic
23/02/16 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The hardline leader appointed by President Vladimir Putin to maintain order in the turbulent Chechen region has created his own caliphate that may one day unleash an...
» Islamic State tightens grip on Syrian government road to Aleppo
23/02/16 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters were reported to have tightened their grip on a Syrian government supply route to Aleppo on Tuesday as the army battled to retake the road, wh...
» EU fears new migrant crisis in Balkans
23/02/16 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The EU says it is making plans for a possible humanitarian crisis as new border controls halt migrants moving through the Balkans.
» Government in Syria and Main Opposition Agree to Partial and Conditional Truce
23/02/16 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. President Bashar al-Assad’s and the umbrella group of opposition and rebel groups in Syria announced they would accept a new “cessation of hostilities.”
» Letter From Europe: Russia and Germany Cling to Fragile Business Ties
23/02/16 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia during an interview on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference this month.
» Azerbaijani President To Visit Iran
23/02/16 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will make an official visit to Iran on February 23.
» France, Germany Urge Ukraine To Push Forward On Reforms
23/02/16 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The German and French foreign ministers have praised Ukraine for its reforms thus far but is urging Kyiv Ukraine to push for greater progress in battling corruption.
» Firebomb Attacks Target Russian Banks In Ukraine
23/02/16 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. In Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, an office of the Russian Sberbank was torched late on February 21 shortly after would-be arsonists failed to set ablaze another Sberban...
» Saudis Start Spy Trial Against 32 Shi'ites, Including Iranian and Afghan
23/02/16 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial, including 30 members of its own Shi'ite Muslim minority, on charges of spying for Iran.
» Kazakh Authorities Detain Head Of Journalists Union And His Son
23/02/16 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The chairman of Kazakhstan's Journalists Union and head of the National Press Club in Almaty has been detained, together with his son, on charges of embezzlement and tax ...
» Briefing: Exposing Kadyrov
23/02/16 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. What will we learn about Ramzan Kadyrov this week?
» The Daily Vertical: Ukraine Deserves Better (Transcript)
23/02/16 10:51 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 & Me: Viktor Yushchenko
23/02/16 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko says his country hasn't had a day of peace in 350 years. But he says "truth and God" are on Ukraine's side. He sat down for a...
» Syrian Opposition Meets In Riyadh As U.S., Russia Reach 'Provisional' Deal
23/02/16 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Syria’s main opposition umbrella group was meeting in the Saudi capital on February 22 as Washington and Russia continued diplomatic efforts aimed at brokering a cease-fi...
» Russia & Me: Arnold Ruutel
23/02/16 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former Estonian President Arnold Ruutel oversaw his country's entry into NATO and the EU. For now, he says, Baltic security is "guaranteed." He made the statement in an i...
» Tajiks Detained After 'Liking' Islamic State Video
23/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Fourteen residents of Tajikistan's Yovon district have been detained for questioning after they clicked a "like" button on an Islamic extremist video that had been posted...
» Chechen Leader Does U-Turn Over 'Spiritual-Moral Passports'
23/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov has formally denied that all young males in Chechnya will be required to obtain a "spiritual-moral passport" registering details of t...
» Russia Reportedly Plans To Ask For Spy-Plane Flights Over U.S.
23/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia is planning to ask permission on February 22 to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras over the United States, the Associated ...
» Russian Bank Attacked In Kyiv
23/02/16 10:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Right-wing Ukrainian nationalists attacked a branch of privately-held Alfa-Bank in Kyiv on February 20. It was just one of a series of attacks on Russian banks in the cap...
» UN Inquiry: War Crimes 'Rampant' In Syria
23/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A UN commission of inquiry says war crimes in Syria are "rampant," and government forces and the Islamic State extremist group continue to commit crimes against humanity.
» German, French Foreign Ministers In Ukraine
23/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The foreign ministers of Germany and France have arrived in Kyiv for a visit aimed at reaffirming EU support for Ukraine’s leadership.
» Iranian Appeals Court Gives Filmmaker Year Sentence, Lashes
23/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An Iranian filmmaker says an appeals court had sentenced him to a year in prison, reducing his initial sentence of six years for "insulting sanctities" and "spreading pro...
» Pentagon To Submit Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
23/02/16 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Pentagon is preparing to submit to Congress a long-awaited report on closing the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Cuba, on February 23.
» Chongqing Journal: China Maintains Respect, and a Museum, for a U.S. General
23/02/16 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A bust of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell of the United States Army outside the Stilwell Museum in Chongqing, China. William J. Perry, who was then the secretary of defense, came for the opening of...
» Taxi driver held over Kalamazoo deaths
23/02/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A taxi driver is being held over the deaths of six people in an apparently random shooting spree in the Michigan city of Kalamazoo.
» Kalamazoo killings baffle US police
23/02/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Authorities in the US state of Michigan search for a motive after a taxi driver went on a random shooting spree on Saturday, killing six people.
» 'Two dead' as Dutch train derails
23/02/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A passenger train derails near the Dutch town of Dalfsen, reports of two dead
» German recall of Mars and Snickers bars
23/02/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Chocolate maker Mars recalls Mars and Snickers bars in Germany after bits of plastic are found in a product
» Libyan Islamist militias in 'key losses'
23/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Islamist militias in Libya lose two major areas in the eastern city of Benghazi, including the port, military sources and residents tell the BBC.
» VIDEO: Dutch train crash: Aerial view
23/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. A train driver was killed when his train hit a crane on a level crossing near the Dutch town of Dalfsen.
» Obama in bid to close Guantanamo prison
23/02/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some detainees to US submitted by President Obama to Congress.
» AP Poll: Social Security, joblessness top economic concerns
23/02/16 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 9:40 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on....
» Artist Replicates Sistine Chapel---15 Years and Counting
23/02/16 10:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. For 15 years, Miguel Macías has tried to replicate on the ceiling of his local church what the Italian master did in four at the Sistine Chapel.
» Police Arrest Militants Over Bangladesh Beheading
23/02/16 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Police arrested three people they described as local militants over the beheading of a Hindu priest in northern Bangladesh.
» Lech Walesa Documents Released By Poland's State Archive
23/02/16 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Poland’s state archives released documents it says show Lech Walesa had been a paid informant of communist-era secret police in the 1970s, before leading the Solidarity movement that h...
» Ukraine Fighters Bridle at Idleness
23/02/16 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. President Petro Poroshenko sees the best path for Kiev to regain control of its borders from Russia-backed separatist is to stick to the terms of the Minsk peace deal, a passive stance...
» U.S., Russia Agree to Implement Syria Cease-Fire
23/02/16 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The Obama administration and Russia agreed to implement a cease-fire in Syria beginning Saturday, in what’s hoped to be a crucial step in ending the country’s five-year civil war.
» Syrian Government Accepts U.S.-Russia Cease-Fire Deal
23/02/16 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad says Islamic State, the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and other ‘terrorist groups connected to them’ will be exempted from the truce and will be t...
» Russian Opposition Leader Calls on Chechnya's Kadyrov to Step Down
23/02/16 09:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. One of Russia’s most prominent opposition leaders has called for the resignation of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen strongman who is a staunch loyalist of Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
» Pentagon, CIA Chiefs Skeptical of Syria Cease-Fire
23/02/16 09:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. U.S. military and intelligence advisers don’t believe Russia will abide by a cease-fire in Syria and want the Obama administration to ready plans to increase pressure on Moscow.
» Child sex abuse victims to hear cardinal’s testimony in Rome
23/02/16 09:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Victims of clergy abuse have won permission to be present next week when Pope Francis’s finance minister testifies from Rome to an Australian inquiry into child sex offenses within the Roman Catholi...
» Concerns in Saudi Arabia over signs of more military involvement in Syria
23/02/16 09:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Saudis are already feeling the sting from war in Yemen and worsening economic problems at home.
» Across Europe, gay migrants face abuse in asylum shelters
23/02/16 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Alaa Ammar fled Syria to escape not just civil war but also the threat of persecution as a gay man. Yet when he arrived in The Netherlands last spring, he did not find the safe haven he craved.
» Polish state archive releases secret file on ex-president
23/02/16 09:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A Polish state archive has released documents which allegedly show that democracy leader and former president Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist secret police in the 1970s, before he took l...
» Saudi Arabia to put 32 on trial for spying for Iran
23/02/16 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Saudi-owned media report that 32 people have been accused of spying for the kingdom’s regional rival Iran and now face trial.
» The Latest: Turkey: Ground troops in Syria ‘not on agenda’
23/02/16 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):
» France, Germany push Ukraine to implement reforms
23/02/16 09:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Germany and France are pushing for Ukraine to move ahead with reforms needed in order to implement the year-old Minsk peace agreement.
» World arms sales up 14 percent in past 5 years, led by US
23/02/16 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A Swedish think-tank says global arms exports increased 14 percent during the five years to 2015, with the U.S. retaining top position after its sales grew 27 percent from the previous five-year per...
» UK’s Cameron: June vote on EU membership is ‘final decision’ with no 2nd referendum possible
23/02/16 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. UK’s Cameron: June vote on EU membership is ‘final decision’ with no 2nd referendum possible.
» UN on Syria: Major powers feeding ‘military escalation’
23/02/16 08:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. War crimes are “rampant” in Syria, and the conflict has become “a multisided proxy war steered from abroad by an intricate network of alliances,” U.N. investigators said in a new report Monday.
» Trump's outrageous 'pig blood' comments are a reminder of an often forgotten history
23/02/16 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. U.S. troops occupied the Philippines for nearly half a century.
» Russia’s Putin calls the cease-fire agreement on Syria a ‘real step that can stop the bloodshed’
23/02/16 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Russia’s Putin calls the cease-fire agreement on Syria a ‘real step that can stop the bloodshed’ .
» The Latest: Syrian government says it accepts proposed truce
23/02/16 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on the conflict in Syria and the provisional cease-fire proposed by the U.S. and Russia (all times local):
» European court: Trial against Putin foe Navalny was unfair
23/02/16 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia violated opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s right to a fair trial, and has ordered the government to pay him €56,000 euros ($61,700) in legal...
» Report finds 'epidemic of invisibility' throughout Hollywood
23/02/16 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 8:30 a.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies...