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Netanyahu says declined to meet Obama due to U.S. election campaign - Reuters | White House Working on Renewed Mideast Peace Push

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White House Working on Renewed Mideast Peace Push

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The U.S. is discussing plans to revive long-stalled Middle East negotiations before President Obama leaves office, including a possible Security Council resolution that would outline steps toward a deal between Israelis and Palestinians, senior U.S. officials say.

VIDEO: 'I was sold to a man in IS for $800.'

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The BBC meets a young Yazidi woman who was abducted, raped and then trafficked by the so-called Islamic State

VIDEO: 'I could see his head was smaller'

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A scientist leading a study in Brazil has told the BBC's Panorama programme there could be a whole new spike in cases in eight to nine months.

US reporter wins $55m over nude video

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US sports broadcaster Erin Andrews is awarded $55 million (£39m) after she was secretly recorded nude in her hotel room by a stalker.

Student to leave US after Trump jibe

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A student pilot from Egypt agrees to leave the US after posting on Facebook that the world would thank him if he killed Donald Trump.

US to Offer Up Info on Drone Strikes

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The United States is promising more transparency on the country’s sometimes-controversial use of drones to strike at terrorist targets. White House Counterterrorism advisor Lisa Monaco announced Monday the administration will release an assessment in the “coming weeks” of both combatant and civilian casualties due to drone and other counterterrorism strikes dating back to 2009. “We know that not only is greater transparency the right thing to do, it is the best way to maintain the legitimacy of our counter terrorism actions and the broad support of our allies,” Monaco said during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. Officials say the report will not include information from drone and counterterror strikes in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, all of which are considered “areas of active hostilities.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday the release of drone strike data is consistent with President Barack Obama’s commitment to transparency. “We do see that extremist organizations try to tell a story that is not at all accurate about the impact of our counterterrorism operations,” he said. “By publishing the numbers and being more transparent, we can make clear that we are not just playing lip service to the idea that our policy puts in place the highest possible standard for avoiding civilian casualties when carrying out these operations,” Earnest said. U.S. officials said the plan calls for publishing updated drone and counterterror strike casualty figures on a yearly basis. The White House announcement was met with cautious optimism from the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), which said the move to release casualty figures is a “good first step.” “We’ve been calling for this transparency for a very long time,” said HRW Deputy Washington Director Andrea Prasow. “This is a government that started off by saying there were zero civilian casualties from drone strikes.” But Prasow said numerous questions still need to be answered, including how the U.S. determines civilian casualties, how it differentiates between combatants and civilians and what sort of remedial actions are taken following a strike that results in the deaths of civilians. “This is transparency, not accountability,” Prasow said, adding that the U.S. also seems to operate under two distinct set of rules for drone strikes – one for conflicts like Afghanistan and Iraq, and one for places like Somalia or Pakistan, where the situation is less clear. Data on Strikes There are also doubts that releasing casualty figures from more than seven years of strikes will change anyone’s mind on the use of drones. “At this stage, I suspect it won't matter,” "Long War Journal" editor Bill Roggio told VOA. “The opinions on the subject have hardened and increased transparency will do little to change this.” "Long War Journal" has been keeping an ongoing count of combatant and civilian deaths, based on mostly press reports, in both Pakistan and Yemen. It found that since 2006 in Pakistan there have been 389 strikes, killing 2,797 extremist leaders or operatives and 158 civilians. In Yemen, since 2002, there have been 135 strikes resulting in an estimated 657 combatant deaths and 105 civilian deaths. Some academics say the possibility of getting additional data on drone strikes will help in determining the extent to which the U.S. drone policy has worked or not. “Data is absolutely essential to make that assessment,” said Max Abrahms, a professor of political science at Northeastern University. “One of the big criticisms of the drone program is that it’s so unregulated and that information has been released in a very ad hoc way,” he said. “It would be useful to know exactly when the strikes happened and against whom,” Abrahms added. “Then we can match that data against the terrorist group to understand whether [the drone strike] helps to weaken the group in terms of degrading its ability to mount operations.” White House Correspondent Aru Pande contributed to this report.

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U.S. appeals to Taliban to join talks, warns of increased violence

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday renewed its appeal to the Taliban to join peace talks and said Afghan and U.S. forces would have to prepare themselves for the prospect of increased violence in the spring and summer if the insurgent group did not agree to negotiations.










  

Clinton Hacker Extradited to U.S. - The Weekly Standard (blog)

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But a screenshot of Blumenthal's email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya emailed to Clinton which were not released in Friday's batch. It's not known whether Guccifer's extradition is in ...
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'The military is not his palace guards,' retired 3-star general says of Trump

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says he had "a visceral response" to some of the rhetoric Donald Trump unleashed during the most recent Republican debate.
     

Russia Is Giving up on Its Tragedies—and on Itself

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President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating is regularly accepted as a proxy measure for the level of Russia’s internal cohesion. And his support remains on a sky-high plateau, where it has stood since the explosion of jingoism caused by the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 (Levada.ru, February 26). However, powerful and divisive forces are eroding this purported cohesion, turning Russian society into a disillusioned and apathetic crowd—resembling the nation that failed, 99 years ago, to turn the dethroning of Tsar Nicolas II into a lasting liberating moment. Nikita Khrushchev’s criticism of Josef Stalin’s “personality cult,” 60 years ago, at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), was another failed example at liberating the country from autocracy. The burden of responsibility for the crimes of totalitarianism proved too heavy (Gazeta.ru, February 25). Stalin’s grave on Red Square was covered with flowers last Saturday (March 5), on the day of his death; and many Russians still cherish or long for a “firm hand,” no matter the millions of destroyed lives such authoritarian leadership has historically produced (Slon.ru, March 4).
This urge to escape from the apparent dead end of the present by reliving the “glorious” past translates into a desire to ignore the disasters that mark Russia’s current decline. On February 25, an explosion in the Severnaya coal mine, in Vorkuta, left four people dead and 26 stranded some 800 meters below the surface; another explosion, three days later, killed six rescue workers and condemned to death the miners in the inaccessible shaft (Novaya Gazeta, February 28). Putin held a business-like meeting with the head of the Industrial Supervision Service and dispatched Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich to meet with the aggrieved relatives, who knew all too well about the orders to keep working despite the dangerously high concentration of methane in the mine (Moscow Echo, March 4). Putin expressed no public condolences, and the official media barely covered the tragedy, focusing instead on the Syrian ceasefire and the migrant riots on the Greek-Macedonian border (Forbes.ru, March 2).
This propaganda trick of not reporting bad domestic news answers the preference of many Russians not to hear them. The crash of a Sukhoi Su-25 bomber a week ago was barely mentioned in the media and did not invite any questions about the long series of deadly accidents in the Air Force (Kommersant, February 29). Explosions in the oil drilling rigs are also routinely bracketed out, as are most urban fires. Illustratively, a gas explosion that destroyed a house in Yaroslavl in mid-February made it into the news cycle only because the supplier charged the affected inhabitants the full monthly price for deliveries (Rbc.ru, March 4). Most recently, the horrible crime perpetrated by a 38-year-old Uzbekistani nanny (who turned out to be mentally unstable), who killed and beheaded a four-year-old girl and went to a Moscow metro station with the child’s decapitated head in order to protest against the intervention in Syria, shocked Russians in the capital city. Yet this news was not covered by any of the main national TV channels (Kommersant, March 1; Moskovsky Komsomolets, March 3). It was certainly not the macabre nature of the murder that discomfited the state-controlled media into silence. After all Russian TV stayed for weeks on the fictitious story about the kidnapping and rape of a Russian girl in Berlin, pushing German authorities to open an official investigation into this “black propaganda” coming out of Moscow (Novaya Gazeta, February 9).
Such Russian manipulations of public opinion may be more or less successful, but they add to the general trend of declining domestic self-confidence and growing pessimism. Presumably, Russians do not need a signal from Moody’s about the further downgrading of Russia’s credit rating to see the unfolding economic crisis (Polit.ru, March 5). Most families have had to cut their expenses and dip into their savings, and they still cannot balance their budgets (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, March 3). Every visit to a supermarket brings new irritation: the quality of food deteriorates due to the contraction of imports by more than a third, while prices keep growing because domestic agricultural production is stagnant (Moscow Echo, March 5). Individual survival strategies now have a time horizon of only about a year. But even for the majority of those who have recently fallen out of the middle class, protests are perceived not only as useless but also too risky (Open Russia, March 3).
Little hope remains that the government will come up with a meaningful anti-crisis policy, while anger is deepening against bureaucratic predation and corruption, which effectively cancels out the residual “patriotic” mobilization within society directed against Russia’s ostensible external enemies (Gazeta.ru, March 4). The liberal opposition has tried to harness this anger. The anti-regime movement gained new energy from the march in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered a year ago (Novaya Gazeta, February 29). The attention of like-minded Russians has now been focused on the staged trial of Ukrainian soldier and politician Nadezhda Savchenko, who is accused of war crimes based on blatantly fabricated evidence (Ezhednevny Zhurnal, March 4). She was denied the opportunity to make a closing statement in this phony trial. So instead, she published it online, rejecting the Russian totalitarian regime’s right to judge her fight for Ukrainian independence and expressing sympathy to all “honest, kind and decent people” in Russia (New Times, March 4).
Every word uttered by the defiant Savchenko and every flower laid along the bridge where Nemtsov took his last breath of chilly Moscow air chip away at Putin’s monolithic police state and public support. He has no way of knowing when these cracks in the façade will suddenly connect and cause his system to collapse. But his courtiers realize there is growing disappointment among those who wistfully remember the “firmness” of the Soviet past as well as a growing disillusionment among those who gained a modicum of success in the post-Communist years of petro-prosperity. Support for the regime stems primarily from the worries in most social groups that any alternative would be worse. This fear of change in the situation of progressive deterioration amounts to giving up on the attempts to pull Russia out of the violent quagmire it is sinking into. Opposition leaders—like Alexei Navalny or Mikhail Kasyanov—who try to convince Russians to shoulder the responsibility for their country, have to fight not only under severe duress but also against apathy and resignation. Putin encourages these feelings, but as a result, he is presiding over a protracted disaster, which accelerates with his every attempt to assert control.
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Dagestani Authorities Are in Denial About Terrorist Attacks in the Republic

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On February 15, a suicide bomber blew his car and himself up near the Jimikent police checkpoint, in Derbent district, in southern Dagestan. Initially, the news reports suggested that the attack killed two police officers and two civilians. Five other people were injured and several cars destroyed (Moskovsky Komsomolets, February 15). Later, the authorities said the two police officers were the only fatalities in the attack (Kavkazsky Uzel, February 20).
Even though armed attacks are not uncommon in Dagestan, suicide bomber attacks had not occurred in the republic for several years, so the attack in Derbent district was unusual. Yet, surprisingly, the Dagestani authorities did not designate the suicide bomb attack at the Jimikent checkpoint as a terrorist act. Following the attack, Dagestan’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, said: “First of all, I want to say that law enforcement agencies do not qualify the crime as a terrorist act, because there are no political demands, no statements in regard to this incident. It is clear that this crime was directed against law enforcement officers who were on duty at the post. In any case, it is a tragedy. When I was at the scene yesterday morning, there were two dead police officers—one from Mordovia and the other from Dagestan.” In contrast, Chechnya’s governor, Ramzan Kadyrov said, via Instagram, that the attack was a terrorist act (Eadaily.com, February 17).
Rasul Kadiev, a well-known Dagestani lawyer and avid blogger, noted that Abdulatipov’s definition of a terrorist act does not coincide with how terrorism is defined in the Russian Criminal Code. “Of course, the victims should be glad that they are victims of a mere assassination attempt on law enforcement officials rather than victims of a terrorist act,” Kadiev sarcastically noted (Kavkazskaya Politika, February 17).
The authorities’ motivation for downplaying the significance of the attack was apparent from Abdulatipov’s own statement: “The main thing is to signal to Dagestan and to Russia that these [attacks] are isolated echoes of that terrible period in the past history of Dagestan. It will not continue because the Dagestanis know these killers, Dagestanis are fighting them, and Dagestanis are not afraid of them. It is very important to stress this today” (Novoe Delo, February 20).
Abdulatipov’s reassurances and attempt to imply that the government controls everything and the public should stay calm are hardly reassuring. In fact, it appears that the same “Yuzhnaya” (“Southern”) group that staged the suicide bomb attack had earlier attacked people in the city of Derbent. The authorities also did not qualify the attack at Derbent’s historical Naryn-Kala fortress as a terrorist act (Kavkazskaya Politika, February 17), so it is hard to see how suppressing information about terrorist attacks helps the government to fight the terrorist threat. Authorities claimed they intercepted two members of the same group who traveled to Moscow to carry out attacks there, but other sources said the two suspects settled in Moscow a year ago—long before the “Yuzhnaya” group became known to the public (Kavkazsky Uzel, February 20).
The “Yuzhnaya” group is associated with the terrorist group the Islamic State, and Dagestani experts say that its attacks are a worrying sign. A Moscow-based Dagestani social scientist, Akhmet Yarlykapov, told the Novoe Delo newspaper that terrorist attacks by groups affiliated with the Islamic State indicate that the insurgency in the North Caucasus has established ties with terrorist networks outside the country and started receiving funding from them. Yarlykapov dismissed the connection between the latest attacks in Dagestan and Russia’s military campaign in Syria, saying that the Islamists would have started a violent campaign in the republic in any case. According to another Moscow-based Dagestani expert, Ruslan Kurbanov, the worsening security situation in southern Dagestan is related to the region’s history. Southern Dagestan was relatively quiet earlier, when northern and central Dagestan experienced a large insurgency connected to social protests. Now, the southerners are “catching up” with the rest of the republic, Kurbanov said (Novoe Delo, February 20).
According to official estimates, about 900 Dagestanis are fighting in the ranks of various groups of militants in the Middle East. Some of them moved abroad with their families, including young children. According to the Federal Security Service (FSB) 7,000 Russian citizens and citizens of other countries of the former Soviet Union are fighting in the Middle Eastern conflict. The Dagestani police are still trying to come up with an answer as to how these people became influenced by Islamist ideology and turned to Islamic radicals in the Middle East (Kavkazsky Uzel, December 10, 2015).
While the governor of Dagestan claims the security situation in the republic is continually improving, recent attacks undermine the authorities’ reassurances. Unless the government dramatically improves the economy and pursues political reforms, such as providing a greater voice to the people in the republic, it is hard to see how the situation will improve there in the long run.
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Belarus: 19th Century Geopolitics Lives On

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In January 2009, that is, during the previous (2008–2010) thaw between Belarus and the West, the International Monetary Fund set up a line of credit for Minsk worth $2.46 billion and then increased it to $3.56 billion precisely when (June 2009) Russia reneged on transmitting the final $500,000 portion of its own $2 billion loan to Belarus (Grigory Ioffe, Reassessing Lukashenka: Belarus in Geopolitical and Cultural Context, 2014, p. 88). Just weeks ago, in February 2016, the 2009 situation—or rather its mirror image—was replayed. This time, concerned about Belarus cozying up to Europe, Russia announced that its much-delayed (and even rumored as no longer pending) loan by the Eurasian Development and Stabilization Fund will be paid out to Minsk within days (Belta, February 26). While the overall sum has not been disclosed, by all accounts this is the long-discussed $2 billion loan required for Belarus to stay afloat while servicing its earlier debts. It is also worth recalling that, in late 2010, Russia only agreed to revoke export tariffs on all of its oil sold to Belarus after the latter country started receiving Venezuelan oil via the Odessa–Brody pipeline.
According to a popular point of view, geopolitics is an archaic 19th century discipline that has no relevancy these days. In today’s world it is the knowledge-based economy, not control over large swaths of geographic space that is really important. This is what Barack Obama spelled out in late 2014, while delivering his searing criticism of Vladimir Putin’s policies in southeastern Ukraine (RT, December 30, 2014). And yet, developments in several world regions do not entirely support this underlying observation. While the future of the knowledge-based economy can hardly be overemphasized, a fight for control over territory is showing no signs of obsolescence—as the wars in Syria and Ukraine make clear. In this regard, the fence-sitting position of the Republic of Belarus may be viewed as corroborating evidence as well as a textbook example of how to play along with the parties involved in a tug of war over space without engaging in a life-threatening conflict.
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is arguably an experienced beneficiary of this tug of war over the geographic space sandwiched between Russia and the West. As such, he is living proof that geopolitics is not just a 19th century phenomenon. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, his multiple Ukrainian counterparts never matched his skills. And to some extent, this may explain why in Ukraine Lukashenka is held in higher regard than its own leadership. While President Petro Poroshenko’s approval rating is 17 percent (Gallup.com, December 23), Lukashenka is admired by 63 percent of Ukrainians (Censor.net.ua, February 10).
Conspicuously, the recent Russian announcement about the new loan to Belarus came hard on the heels of the simultaneous visit to Minsk of two groups of influential European envoys, including one from the European Investment Bank and one from the office of the European Commissioner for the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (Tut.by, February 25). On February 25, just one day prior to the loan announcement, Lukashenka attended a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. There, he held negotiations with both President Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. But notably, during the Supreme Council meeting, Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov averred that the loan decision had not been taken yet (Svaboda.org, February 28). Not a word about the loan was mentioned by Putin or Lukashenka during their post-negotiation public statements either. Evidently, the negotiations were tough—so much so that during the televised part of the meeting, Lukashenka awkwardly addressed Putin as Dmitry Anatolyevich—the first name and patronymic of Medvedev. Putin immediately laughed the matter off by exclaiming “Sure, you know who keeps the money” (Lenta.ru, February 25).
Before his meeting with Putin and Medvedev, Lukashenka made some deliberate statements that specifically could not be easily characterized as either Russia-friendly or pro-Western. In particular, he declared that he was firmly against “Gaidar-style reforms of Russia’s vintage,” alluding to the privatization and economic reforms of the early 1990s, linked to then–prime minister Yegor Gaidar (Tut.by, February 22). In addition, Lukashenka declared that “in Belarus, the Syrian or Ukrainian scenarios are impossible” (Tut.by, February 23). The former statement reaffirmed the Belarusian head of state’s rejection of blanket privatization and his commitment to a meticulous, large-scale privatization procedure—one that is to begin with a vote in favor of privatization by the enterprise’s personnel and end with a presidential endorsement. His latter statement lambasted “a systematic use of coercion in non-military (especially in financial, economic and information) spheres that changed the essence of modern war.” He suggested that the methods of destroying the state in Syria and Ukraine were previously tested in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya.
The retention of statehood has become somewhat of a battle cry of both the Belarusian government and the opposition. However, the opposition claims that Lukashenka fights not for Belarus but for himself. Such was a statement by one of the 2010 presidential hopefuls, the poet Vladimir Neklyaev, who used to head the “Speak the Truth” civic campaign. Neklyaev has just applied for official registration of a new movement, titled “For Statehood and Independence,” which features several well-known writers, including the Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich, as well as some artists, a chess player, and a leader of an independent trade union. When asked by a Naviny.by correspondent whether or not Neklyaev also fights for himself, the poet responded that his only personal interest is for people to continue to read his books, which he thinks is only possible if Belarus retains its independence (Naviny.by, February 25).
Although concerned about the worsening economy, fewer Belarusians than ever before are paying attention to the opposition. It seems that effectively playing on Lukashenka’s turf (i.e., by championing those goals that he set himself) will succeed even less than fighting against him—which is what the political opposition is entitled to do by definition.
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Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites - The Diplomat

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Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
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Rent is always a hot topic, no less so in Kazakhstan, where Russia rents several sites for military purposes. Last month, members of the Kazakh parliament pushed the deputy defense minister on why Astana wasn't making more money on renting sites to ...

EU set to give Turkey extra €3bn to stop Syrian refugees leaving country 

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Demands come as leaders meet in Brussels to discuss measures to halt flow of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece

Arctic Islands Seek to Charm Visitors With Winter Cold, Darkness 

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* Forget midnight sun - try "midday night", Svalbard says * Scientific research and tourism seen replacing coal

Study: Dogs Recognize Human Emotions on Faces

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Do you sometimes think that your dog knows what you are feeling? Now, two different studies have proven that man’s best friend is able to recognize human emotions by looking at faces. Researchers at the University of Mexico trained seven domestic dogs to remain still in an MRI scanner that produces detailed images inside the body. Each dog was shown 50 photos of different people and 50 images of inanimate objects to see how its brain reacted. Brain activity greatly increased when the...

Obama administration to release records on drone strike deaths – video 

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The US government will release statistics showing the number of deaths that have resulted from counter-terrorism strikes since 2009. Speaking in Washington on Monday, president Obama’s counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, said the data would be broken down into terrorism suspects and civilian casualties, in the first disclosure of its kind since the controversial practice began
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Dogs Recognize Human Emotions on Our Faces

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Do you sometimes think that your dog knows what you are feeling? Now, researchers at universities in England and Brazil have proven that man’s best friend really does understand you, and can tell if you're happy or sad just by looking at you and listening to your tone of voice. VOA’s Deborah Block has details.

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Georgian's Death on Syria Battlefield Shows Jihadist Lure

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When he left his village in Georgia, Beslan Mukhtarov seemed destined to be a doctor. He arrived in Turkey, and was admitted to a prestigious medical school in Istanbul. But Mukhtarov's life took a radical turn. According to Turkish security officials, Mukhtarov crossed into Syria last November and joined Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaida-aligned Islamist group fighting against government forces in the Syrian civil war. Mukhtarov was killed in December in a Russian airstrike near the...

Stranded Migrants: 'Where Are We Going To Go?'

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As borders close and the welcome mat is withdrawn, people from war-ravaged countries such as Syria are left stranded.

Refugees stranded in Greece await news of their fate

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IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- While European leaders struggled Monday for a unified approach to the refugee crisis, tens of thousands of people affected by their decisions were left stranded in Greece, with countries along the migrant trail gradually tightening border controls to staunch the northward flood....

Assassinations, unrest and military defeat - has the tide turned against Islamic State? 

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Almost a year since its last major victory, Isil is losing territory and even seeing leaders killed by its disgruntled subjects











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Michael Bloomberg Will Not Enter Presidential Race - New York Times

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Michael R. Bloomberg, who for months quietly laid the groundwork to run for president as an independent, will not enter the 2016 campaign, he said Monday, citing his fear that a three-way race could lead to the election of a candidate who would imperil ...
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Bloomberg will not run for presidency

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Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will not run in the US presidential election.
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EU-Turkey migrants summit in deadlock

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The EU and Turkey struggle to find a deal at a summit in Brussels on ways to tackle Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two.

EU Accused of Ignoring Human Rights in Turkey

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The leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has accused the European Union of ignoring the deteriorating human rights situation in the country in a bid to secure a migrant deal with Ankara. As the EU looks for cooperation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stem the growing number of migrants entering Greece from his country, potential human rights abuses are being overlooked, according to Selahattin Demirtas, the head of the People's Democratic Party in Turkey. As...

Ex-president of El Salvador Saca set for graft trial

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former president of El Salvador, Antonio Saca, will stand trial for illegal enrichment, the country's supreme court said on Monday, in a case centering on the ex-leader's inability to explain how he acquired $5 million at the end of his term.

  

Oil at 2016 high above $40 per barrel after producer price support talk - Reuters

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NEW YORK Global oil markets jumped more than 5 percent on Monday, with Brent hitting a 2016 peak above $40 a barrel, after Ecuador said it was holding a meeting of Latin American crude producers as OPEC sought a higher anchor price for oil.
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El Salvador to investigate another ex-president

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El Salvador’s supreme court has ordered an investigation against former President Tony Saca for alleged illicit enrichment.















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White House To Report Death Tolls From Drones, Counterterrorism Strikes

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The Obama administration says it is preparing to release a report on how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes outside of active war zones since 2009.

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» Dagestani Authorities Are in Denial About Terrorist Attacks in the Republic
07/03/16 18:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. On February 15, a suicide bomber blew his car and himself up near the Jimikent police checkpoint, in Derbent district, in southern Dagestan. Initially, the...
» Belarus: 19th Century Geopolitics Lives On
07/03/16 18:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. In January 2009, that is, during the previous (2008–2010) thaw between Belarus and the West, the International Monetary Fund set up a line of credit for Mi...
» Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites - The Diplomat
07/03/16 18:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Diplomat Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites The Diplomat Rent is always a hot topic, no less so in Kazakhstan, where Russia rents several sites for military ...
» EU set to give Turkey extra €3bn to stop Syrian refugees leaving country
07/03/16 18:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Demands come as leaders meet in Brussels to discuss measures to halt flow of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece
» Arctic Islands Seek to Charm Visitors With Winter Cold, Darkness
07/03/16 18:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. * Forget midnight sun - try "midday night", Svalbard says * Scientific research and tourism seen replacing coal
» Study: Dogs Recognize Human Emotions on Faces
07/03/16 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Do you sometimes think that your dog knows what you are feeling? Now, two different studies have proven that man’s best friend is able to recognize human emotions by looking at faces. Res...
» Obama administration to release records on drone strike deaths – video
07/03/16 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The US government will release statistics showing the number of deaths that have resulted from counter-terrorism strikes since 2009. Speaking in Washington on Monday, pre...
» Dogs Recognize Human Emotions on Our Faces
07/03/16 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Do you sometimes think that your dog knows what you are feeling? Now, researchers at universities in England and Brazil have proven that man’s best friend really does understand you, and ...
» Georgian's Death on Syria Battlefield Shows Jihadist Lure
07/03/16 18:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. When he left his village in Georgia, Beslan Mukhtarov seemed destined to be a doctor. He arrived in Turkey, and was admitted to a prestigious medical school in Istanbul. But Mukhtarov's l...
» Stranded Migrants: 'Where Are We Going To Go?'
07/03/16 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. As borders close and the welcome mat is withdrawn, people from war-ravaged countries such as Syria are left stranded.
» Refugees stranded in Greece await news of their fate
07/03/16 18:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 5:34 p.m. EST. IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- While European leaders struggled Monday for a unified approach to the refugee crisis, tens of thousands of people affected by their decisions were left...
» Assassinations, unrest and military defeat - has the tide turned against Islamic State?
07/03/16 18:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Almost a year since its last major victory, Isil is losing territory and even seeing leaders killed by its disgruntled subjects
» Michael Bloomberg Will Not Enter Presidential Race - New York Times
07/03/16 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Michael Bloomberg Will Not Enter Presidential Race New York Times Michael R. Bloomberg, who for months quietly laid the groundwork to run for president as an indep...
» Bloomberg will not run for presidency
07/03/16 18:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will not run in the US presidential election.
» EU-Turkey migrants summit in deadlock
07/03/16 18:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The EU and Turkey struggle to find a deal at a summit in Brussels on ways to tackle Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two.
» EU Accused of Ignoring Human Rights in Turkey
07/03/16 18:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has accused the European Union of ignoring the deteriorating human rights situation in the country in a bid to secure a migrant deal with Ank...
» Ex-president of El Salvador Saca set for graft trial
07/03/16 18:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former president of El Salvador, Antonio Saca, will stand trial for illegal enrichment, the country's supreme court said on Monday, in a case centering on th...
» Oil at 2016 high above $40 per barrel after producer price support talk - Reuters
07/03/16 16:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Oil at 2016 high above $40 per barrel after producer price support talk Reuters NEW YORK Global oil markets jumped more than 5 percent on Monday, with Brent hitting a 201...
» El Salvador to investigate another ex-president
07/03/16 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. El Salvador’s supreme court has ordered an investigation against former President Tony Saca for alleged illicit enrichment.
» White House To Report Death Tolls From Drones, Counterterrorism Strikes
07/03/16 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Obama administration says it is preparing to release a report on how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes outside of active war zo...
» Hungary Says It Will Veto Anticipated E.U. Refugee Relocation Plan
07/03/16 16:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (BRUSSELS) — Hungary says it will veto any plan to resettle asylum seekers directly from Turkey to E.U. countries in a setback for a European Union summit seeking a deal on how to deal ...
» Hungary says it will veto plan to relocate asylum seekers directly from Turkey in EU summit setback
07/03/16 16:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Hungary says it will veto plan to relocate asylum seekers directly from Turkey in EU summit setback.
» Some US Conservative Groups Launch New Bid to Stop Trump
07/03/16 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Conservative and Republican groups in the United States are mounting acerbic new television advertising campaigns to try to block billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump from capturing...
» Russia condemns 'unprecedented' US-South Korea war-games for pressuring Pyongyang - RT
07/03/16 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia condemns 'unprecedented' US-South Korea war-games for pressuring Pyongyang RT “ Russia has repeatedly publicly declared its opposition to such manifestations of military and...
» Syrian Refugees Losing Hope After Years of War
07/03/16 16:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. With the war in Syria underway now for five years, refugees who fled to neighboring Iraq see no future for themselves. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Domiz, 60 kilometers from the Syrian ...
» Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexican president: Donald Trump language like that of Hitler
07/03/16 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Adolf Hit...
» 'Even During the Ceasefire, Russia Has Plenty to Do in Syria' - Sputnik International
07/03/16 15:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sputnik International 'Even During the Ceasefire, Russia Has Plenty to Do in Syria' Sputnik International In accordance with the Syrian ceasefire, Russian aviation has virtually halte...
» Migration summit: Turkey's argument on refugees is about pride – not just money
07/03/16 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would relish having forced Brussels to double its money from €3bn to €6bn
» Republicans launch $10 million in attack adverts in Florida against Donald Trump
07/03/16 15:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Desperate Republican party spending millions on negative advertising and casting around for alternative candidates, using every means possible to stop Mr Trump from winning the party nomination
» Kurds Search Erbil Landfill for Items to Sell
07/03/16 15:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Kurdistan region of Iraq is in financial crisis. Lack of job opportunities is forcing many search the trash dump for items to sell at pawn shops.
» Trump's Appeal Proves Potent with Angry Voters
07/03/16 15:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Republican presidential race has entered a crucial phase as frontrunner Donald Trump edges closer to securing the party’s presidential nomination. Time is running out for Trump’s riva...
» Trump's path to victory: Both parties' working-class whites
07/03/16 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:23 p.m. EST. DENVER (AP) -- Should he win the Republican nomination, Donald Trump's most plausible path to victory in the general election would be a GOP map unlike any in years. ...
» EU needs more time to agree Turkey migration plan: EU official
07/03/16 15:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will not be able to agree on Monday to an ambitious plan put forward by Turkey to stop migrants flooding into Europe but will welcome the pr...
» Georgian Prime Minister Cautions Feuding Coalition Allies
07/03/16 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. For several weeks, representatives of two of the five parties in Georgia's ruling Georgian Dream coalition have engaged in an acrimonious public dispute, fueling speculat...
» U.S. takes North Korea nuclear threats seriously: State Department
07/03/16 15:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday the United States took North Korean threats to use nuclear weapons seriously and urged Pyongyang to halt its provocation...
» Embargo Lifted, Iranian Oil Reaches Europe
07/03/16 15:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The tanker Monte Toledo delivered a shipment of Iranian oil to the refinery of Compañía Española de Petróleos, in Algeciras, a southern Spanish port near Gibraltar, on Sunday.
» Turkey appoints trustees to opposition-linked news agency
07/03/16 15:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. A Turkish court has ordered a news agency linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top foe placed under the management of trustees, days after a similar ruling led to the takeover of Turkey’s larg...
» Having a baby in the Zika capital
07/03/16 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. More than 1,400 babies with microcephaly have been registered in and around Recife, in north-eastern Brazil. For parents it's hard to come to terms with the implications, and for pregnant ...
» Ortega vs. the Contras: Nicaragua Endures an ’80s Revival
07/03/16 14:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Violent opposition from small groups of rebels reflects broader anger brewing against President Daniel Ortega as he has consolidated his power.
» Aurangzeb, Putin, Realism and a Lesson from History
07/03/16 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. Aurangzeb, Putin, Realism and a Lesson from History How a medieval Indian emperor explains today’s ruler of Russia Vladimir Putin is apparently an enigma, who plays chess when others play ...
» Ex-ambassador: US Met Secretly With Iran Before 2003 Iraq Invasion
07/03/16 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A new book by a former high ranking U.S. official says the U.S. held confidential talks with Iran about Iraq's future ahead of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Acco...
» Germany local elections: Far-right groups make huge gains
07/03/16 14:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Small neo-Nazi party won 17 per cent of the vote in one district - making it the town's third largest party
» Activists Turned Away From Visiting Jailed Azerbaijani Journalist
07/03/16 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Activists and journalists were turned away by Azerbaijani authorities Monday as they attempted to visit imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova on the eve of International Wo...
» Plan to Slow Flow of Refugees to Europe Stalls After Turkey Makes Demands
07/03/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Turkish leaders asked for more money to deal with the millions of Syrian refugees and sought progress on their effort to join the European Union.
» The Richest Man In Russia Has Been A Different Billionaire 7 Times In The Past Decade - Forbes
07/03/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes The Richest Man In Russia Has Been A Different Billionaire 7 Times In The Past Decade Forbes Russia's richest man shouldn't get too comfortable with the view from the top. Leon...
» Battle to retake Mosul has started
07/03/16 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. A battle to retake a major urban area is never a simple task. It’s even more complex in a place like Iraq, a country beset by religious, sectarian and tribal strife. And it’s more c...
» US to disclose casualty count from counterterrorism strikes
07/03/16 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. The Obama administration will plans to disclose how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes since 2009, the White House said Monday, lifting one ele...
» Clash at Tunisian Military Barracks Near Libya Kills Dozens - New York Times
07/03/16 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. New York Times Clash at Tunisian Military Barracks Near Libya Kills Dozens New York Times TUNIS — Dozens of militants stormed through a town in eastern Tunisia early Monday mor...
» Trump's Appeal: Straight Talk Meets Economic Angst
07/03/16 14:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Republican presidential race has entered a crucial phase as frontrunner Donald Trump edges closer to securing the party’s nomination.  Time is running out for Trump’s rivals to slow d...
» Death Toll From Iraq Truck Bomb Climbs to More Than 60
07/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Iraqi officials said on Monday that the death toll from Sunday’s suicide truck bombing south of Baghdad climbed to more than 60.
» Syria Opposition Still Undecided Over Peace Talks
07/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Senior negotiator accuses Syrian government and its Russian allies of truce violations and says he is still consulting with rebel factions over whether conditions were right to attend ...
» Turkey's most-read newspaper suddenly begins publishing pro-Erdogan articles after government seizure
07/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. From "CONSTITUTION SUSPENDED" to an article about a bridge opening.
» From calm to chaos: A reporter’s escorted visit to Syria
07/03/16 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. At first glance, the Mediterranean port of Latakia doesn’t look like a city at war. Its streets are jammed with traffic, stylish women chat under palm trees, and idyllic orange groves stretch for mi...
» Afghan government still wants talks with the Taliban
07/03/16 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. An Afghan official says the government still hopes to hold peace talks with the Taliban despite a recent statement from the insurgents saying they refuse to take part in the process.
» EU parliament chief: Turkey asks for additional 3 billion euros to deal with refugee crisis
07/03/16 14:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. EU parliament chief: Turkey asks for additional 3 billion euros to deal with refugee crisis.
» American pilot’s remains recovered from Cameroon crash site
07/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The employer of an American anti-poaching pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon in 2014 says his remains were recovered from the wreckage and delivered to a morgue.
» EU Proposes Turkey Refugee Swap
07/03/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A child stands at a gate as refugees and migrants wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni
» US Raid On Al Shabaab Camp 'Kills 150 Fighters'
07/03/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A US drone strike on an Al Shabaab training camp in Somalia is believed to have killed 150 militants, according to the Pentagon.
» Schulz: EU migrant talks with Turkey separate from membership discussions – video
07/03/16 13:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. European Parliament president Martin Schulz speaks at a news conference in Brussels on Monday following his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Schulz po...
» Malaysian PM Razak 'destroying the country', says veteran former leader
07/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Mahathir Mohamad interview: Veteran ex-leader accuses scandal-plagued prime minister Najib Razak of 'destroying' country as he defies protégé to prosecute him
» Migrant crisis: why a solution remains long way off
07/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. The closure of the Balkan route is building pressure in Europe's increasingly creaky political plumbing
» The 'gender pay gap' is mostly garbage — here are the real stats - Business Insider
07/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Business Insider The 'gender pay gap' is mostly garbage — here are the real stats Business Insider young professional T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty ImagesLet's hope she graduated in computer ...
» Pentagon: US Drone Strike Hits Training Camp in Somalia - New York Times
07/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Irish Times Pentagon: US Drone Strike Hits Training Camp in Somalia New York Times WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a U.S. drone strike on Saturday struck a training camp for al-Shabab f...
» France, Germany and EU Officials Condemn Turkey's Seizure of Zaman Newspaper - Newsweek
07/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Newsweek France, Germany and EU Officials Condemn Turkey's Seizure of Zaman Newspaper Newsweek Erdogan Zaman Press Freedom Turkey Riot police use tear gas to disperse protesting employ...
» Turkey's Zaman vows to continue as opposition newspaper in German exile - Reuters
07/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. The Independent Turkey's Zaman vows to continue as opposition newspaper in German exile Reuters BERLIN, March 7 Turkey's top-selling newspaper Zaman plans to continue publishing as an ...
» Marco Rubio: A Candidate Still Searching for a Viable Base
07/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Marco Rubio finds his Oval Office ambitions squeezed by Donald Trump's outsider ambush and the Republican Party's resulting identity crisis.   The Florida senator has struggled to reconne...
» Reaction to Death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan at 94
07/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Here's how US and world political leaders are reacting to the death of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan: "Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White...
» UK police preparing for 'enormous' potential ISIS attacks, British terror chief says - CNN
07/03/16 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CNN UK police preparing for 'enormous' potential ISIS attacks, British terror chief says CNN London (CNN) British police are preparing for "enormous and spectacular" potential at...
» Hungary plans to cut subsidies, space for refugees
07/03/16 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to cut subsidies for refugees and radically reduce the space available in migrant detention centers in a move that a human rights body says is aimed ...
» Mexican president says won't pay for Trump wall, makes Hitler warning
07/03/16 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president has said his country will not pay for White House hopeful Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and likened his "striden...
» After 28 years, Bangladesh revives case to drop Islam as state religion
07/03/16 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DHAKA (Reuters) - Legal action to drop Islam as Bangladesh's state religion has been revived after 28 years, and the High Court has agreed to hear the case later this month.
» U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed
07/03/16 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military carried out a drone strike over the weekend targeting a training camp run by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab about 120 miles north of capital ...
» Iran's president praises ex-leader Khatami, defying media ban
07/03/16 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday praised a reformist predecessor, Mohammad Khatami, for helping reformists and moderates to triumph in February elections, de...
» Amid state dinner glamor, a serious agenda for Obama-Trudeau talks
07/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada's charismatic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be traveling to Washington this week for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to revital...
» Turkey's Zaman vows to continue as opposition newspaper in German exile
07/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's top-selling newspaper Zaman plans to continue publishing as an opposition daily in Germany after it was taken over by the state in its home country, the edi...
» Afghan Supreme Court Confirms Sentences In Woman's Mob Killing
07/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Afghanistan's Supreme Court has confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against a man who falsely accused a woman of burning the Koran, which provoked an angry mob to beat th...
» Drone Footage Shows Scale Of Sprawling Migrant Camp
07/03/16 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Aerial views of the Greek-Macedonian frontier show a migrant camp sprawling across the fields next to a rail line that crosses the border. At least 12,000 people are now ...
» Rags To Riches To Death Row: The Rise And Fall Of Iran's Richest Man
07/03/16 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Babak Zanjani, one of richest men in Iran, has been sentenced to death on corruption charges for pocketing billions of dollars in oil revenues when the country faced inte...
» Gaiole in Chianti Journal: Italy’s Famed Wine Region a War Zone, Invaded by Boars and Others
07/03/16 13:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Efforts in Chianti to reduce an exploding population of wild boars and deer, which devour grapes and the vines’ tender sprouts, are creating issues of their own.
» Islamic State looking for spectacular attacks: UK police
07/03/16 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters want to carry out "enormous and spectacular" attacks against Britain and the Western lifestyle in general, Britain's most senior anti-terroris...
» Foreign governments press Saudi Arabia on workers' delayed wages
07/03/16 10:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. RIYADH/MANILA (Reuters) - Foreign governments are pressing authorities and executives in Saudi Arabia to ensure that local construction firms make delayed salary payments to thousands ...
» Clashes in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast kill 13 militants, 2 soldiers
07/03/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Thirteen Kurdish militants and two Turkish soldiers have been killed during two days of fighting in restive southeastern Turkey, officials said on Monday.
» 'New strategy needed' for IS children
07/03/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The international community must address the challenge of rehabilitating children indoctrinated by so-called Islamic State (IS), a new report says.
» The Latest: Syrian opposition undecided over peace talks
07/03/16 10:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on Syria’s conflict (all times local):
» No easy answers in Apple vs. FBI - Big Bear Grizzly
07/03/16 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. No easy answers in Apple vs. FBI Big Bear Grizzly At the same time, if there is information in that phone that might prevent another similar attack or a terrorist attack on a larger scal...
» A US student's plight - Washington Post
07/03/16 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Washington Post A US student's plight Washington Post In the past half-dozen years alone, the regime has won visits from former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ...
» Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals - Washington Post
07/03/16 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Post Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals Washington Post That's why it's so disappointing that the FBI , Justice Department ...
» Craig Federighi writes op-ed on Apple/FBI encryption battle: 'to slow ...
07/03/16 10:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. As part of Apple's continuing quest to raise support for its side of the Apple/ FBI iPhone encryption backdoor debate, Craig Federighi has written an opinion piece in The Washingt...
» Apple VP says FBI encryption order 'puts everyone at risk' - The Verge
07/03/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Verge Apple VP says FBI encryption order 'puts everyone at risk' The Verge As the legal battle between Apple and the FBI continues, Apple's vice president of software today presented...
» Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll ...
07/03/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. "That's why it's so disappointing that the FBI , Justice Department and others in law enforcement are pressing us to turn back the clock to a less-secure time and less-secure tech...
» Apple standoff reveals crack in policy front - ETTelecom.com
07/03/16 10:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. ETTelecom.com Apple standoff reveals crack in policy front ETTelecom.com On Tuesday, James B Comey Jr., director of the FBI, testified in Congress about the need for some kind...
» Trial of Veteran Accused of Trying to Join ISIS May Hinge on Unsent Letter
07/03/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A former Air Force mechanic’s trial in Brooklyn on terrorism charges has centered on a drafted letter in which he pledged to defend the Islamic State.
» Iraq Truck Bomb Kills 33 at Checkpoint Near Babylonian Ruins
07/03/16 10:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). More than 100 people were injured when a driver detonated a fuel truck in the city of Hilla.
» Frank Terpil, CIA operative who defected to Cuba, dies
07/03/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. Frank Terpil, a former operative of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, who defected to Cuba in 1981 to avoid charges of criminal conspiracy, has died.
» IDF commander suspended for a year over terrorist attack
07/03/16 10:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 7, 2016, 8:34 AM (IDT) On March 2, two Israeli soldiers on guard at a community outside Mt. Bracha near Nablus were stabbed by three terrorists. One is still in hospital. An official milit...
» Apple VP Craig Federighi Says FBI Demands Overlook Criminal ...
07/03/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. The fight between Apple and the FBI over unlocking an iPhone continues. Now, Apple's VP for software engineering, Craig Federighi, has spoken out, warning that legal arguments ove...
» Apple VP: FBI Wants to 'Turn Back Clock to Less-Secure Time' - Mac ...
07/03/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. federighi Apple VP Craig Federighi has published an op-ed in The Washington Post in which he criticizes the idea of a government backdoor into the company's software and accuses t...
» Rogue CIA Operative Who Worked for PLO Dies in Cuba - Haaretz
07/03/16 10:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Haaretz Rogue CIA Operative Who Worked for PLO Dies in Cuba Haaretz Rogue CIA agent Frank Terpil died in exile near Havana, Cuba last week, the Guardian reported on Sunday. Terpil, who w...
» The Most Important Thing We Learned From Hillary and the FBI - KnowTechie (blog)
07/03/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. KnowTechie (blog) The Most Important Thing We Learned From Hillary and the FBI KnowTechie (blog) The issue of data security avalanched into the public domain with the case of Hillary Cli...
» Russia to deploy its only heavy aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean
07/03/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 7, 2016, 12:50 PM (IDT) Moscow is planning to send its only heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" to the Mediterranean sea in the summer to lead a permanent naval g...
» Is Biden's Israel visit opening shot for White House bid?
07/03/16 10:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 7, 2016, 11:37 AM (IDT) US Vice President Joe Biden will start his five-day Middle East tour in Israel Tuesday, March 8, by presenting the multibillion financial and defense aid package pr...
» Apple vs FBI: Lavabit warns FBI's “extraordinary” action may drive US businesses offshore - TechCrunch
07/03/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TechCrunch Apple vs FBI : Lavabit warns FBI's “extraordinary” action may drive US businesses offshore TechCrunch Another amicus brief has been filed in support of Apple in its legal batt...
» Round 1: The FBI vs. Apple. Round 2: The FBI vs. journalists? - Poynter.org
07/03/16 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Poynter.org Round 1: The FBI vs. Apple. Round 2: The FBI vs. journalists? Poynter.org Apple's ongoing fight with the FBI over privacy is a story worth considering through that frame. Thi...
» The Early Edition: March 7, 2016
07/03/16 10:24 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 An Islamic Stat...
» Clash at Tunisian Military Barracks Near Libyan Border Kills at Least 27
07/03/16 10:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The assault comes at a time of growing concern that the war in Libya, where the Islamic State has aggressively expanded, is spilling over.
» The Latest: Tunisia: 45 people killed near Libyan border
07/03/16 10:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - The Latest on the clashes by Tunisia's border with Libya (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Tunisia's government says 45 people have been killed a...
» ELECTRONIC WEAPONS: The Russian Replacement Rivet Joint
07/03/16 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» MEXICO: The Highway Of Death
07/03/16 10:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» Nancy Reagan turned to astrology in White House to protect her husband
07/03/16 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, played an outsized role as first lady during her husband's years in the White House.
» From calm to chaos: An escorted visit to Syria
07/03/16 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. At first glance, the Mediterranean port of Latakia doesn't look like a city at war. But the signs become apparent on closer inspection.
» Israeli leader says Biden visit shows US relations strong
07/03/16 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Israel's prime minister says the upcoming visit of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden proves the strong ties between the close allies.
» EU leaders press Turkey to take back thousands of migrants
07/03/16 10:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. European Union leaders on Monday pressed Turkey to take back thousands of migrants and prevent others from setting off for Europe as thousands of desperate people sat stranded in Greece.
» Scotland Yard counter-terror chief warns of Islamic State attacks
07/03/16 10:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Scotland Yard's counter terror chief has warned that the Islamic State group harbors ambitions of "enormous and spectacular attacks," as jihadis broaden their plots to target Western lif...
» Migrants Remain Stranded in Greece
07/03/16 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. More than 10,000 migrants have been waiting in Idomeni, Greece, to cross the border into Macedonia.
» Azerbaijan Unable, Or Unwilling, To Pay For Russian Weapons: Reports
07/03/16 10:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia's senior defense industry official has made an unexpected visit to Baku, as a Russian newspaper reports that Azerbaijan is refusing to pay for a shipment of Russian arms.
» В Минобороны России прошел брифинг о ходе процесса перемирия сторон, возвращения мирного населения в свои дома и доставки гуманитарной помощи жителям Сирии
07/03/16 10:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. В Минобороны России прошел брифинг о ходе процесса перемирия сторон, возвращения мирного населения в свои дома и доставки гуманитарной помощи жителям Сирии
» How Russia May End Up Controlling 73% of Global Oil Supply
07/03/16 10:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. Russia has played a master stroke in the current oil crisis by taking the lead in forming a new cartel, but it’s a move that could spell geopolitical disaster. The meeting between Russi...
» US Wants More African Students at Its Universities
07/03/16 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States wants more sub-Saharan African students coming to study at its universities. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis Marcus Jadotte is leading the f...
» Islamic State uses 'Nazi-style indoctrination' to train generation of child fighters
07/03/16 10:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Report by the Quilliam Foundation details how children are groomed to be soldiers, executioners and suicide bombers
» Store Owner Killed And Homeless Man Torched
07/03/16 10:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. James Dillon is thought to have carried out a six-hour crime spree in New York which ended in him being shot by NYPD officers.
» Somalia-Bound Weapons Cache Worth $2m Seized
07/03/16 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The Australian Navy stops a fishing boat and discovers nearly 2,000 AK-47s, 100 grenade launchers and 49 machine guns on board.
» Libya Violence Spills into Tunisia as 45 Die in Border Attack
07/03/16 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s government says 45 people have been killed after extremists attacked a town Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed near the Libyan border. The interior and...
» South Korea Accuses North of Hacking as Tensions Escalate
07/03/16 08:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. South Korea’s intelligence agency accused North Korea of attempting to hack into Seoul government websites and smartphones at the start of major military drills involving U.S. troops i...
» Pakistan Hit by Suicide Attack After Assassin's Execution
07/03/16 08:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan, the first terrorist response to the execution of a man who assassinated a politician he accused of blasphemy.
» Tops Shots
07/03/16 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond.
» EU Leaders Look to Put Pressure on Turkey to Stem Flow of Migrants
07/03/16 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. European leaders will meet with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as they seek to put pressure on Turkey to stem the continuing flow of displaced people into Northern Europe.
» Photos of the Day: March 6
07/03/16 08:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. In photos selected Sunday by Wall Street Journal editors, mourners mark the second anniversary of the missing flight MH370, a refugee breakdances in Lebanon and more.
» Rivalries Stall Push to Retake Iraqi City
07/03/16 08:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Political rivalries are delaying an offensive to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State, slowing the effort to take advantage of recent battlefield victories o...
» Turkish Town Struggles With Influx of Syrian Refugees
07/03/16 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The influx of Syrian refugees into Kilis, Turkey, is creating fissures in a country whose demographics have been fundamentally changed by the war.
» Germany's Far Right Gains Support in Local Elections
07/03/16 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The far-right Alternative for Germany’s surge in municipal elections in the German state of Hesse looks likely to be repeated in three upcoming state elections.
» Undercover teams, increased surveillance and hardened borders: Turkey cracks down on foreign fighters
07/03/16 08:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The CIA and the Turkish intelligence service have also opened a secret coordination center near Syria.
» US election 2016: Ted Cruz says he is the man to beat Donald Trump
07/03/16 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Texas senator claims string of primary wins at weekend have brought in a flood of supporters from other campaigns
» Russia to Open Its Syria Bases to International Aid Cargos - New York Times
07/03/16 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. TODAYonline Reuters Russia to Open Its Syria Bases to International Aid Cargos New York Times open its Syria bases to international aid cargos Washington Post MOSCOW — Russia says it i...
» Carter: No Longer Needs Cancer Treatments
07/03/16 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he will no longer need to take medication for the skin cancer that had spread to his liver and brain. The 91-year-old statesman made the announceme...
» Modern Email Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies
07/03/16 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. American Ray Tomlinson, widely credited as the inventor of modern email, has died. He was 74. The cause of death was not immediately available. "A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man...
» EU Looks to Turkey to Ease Migrant Crisis
07/03/16 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. European Union leaders meet with their Turkish counterparts Monday to discuss efforts to slow the flow of migrants traveling to Europe as thousands of people remained stranded at the Gree...
» Biden Visits UAE Ahead of Stops in Israel, Jordan
07/03/16 08:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is meeting Monday with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on the first leg of a trip that will include visits to Israel and Jordan. The White House said Biden and...
» Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Pakistan
07/03/16 08:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A Taliban suicide bomber has blown himself up outside a local court compound in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 13 people and wounding at least 36 more. Authorities say police per...
» Some Syrians, Iraqis Relocated; Others Now Want False Passports
07/03/16 08:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. On Sunday more than 50 Syrians and Iraqis opted to enter a European Union relocation scheme that in theory should guarantee them placement in an EU country, although they don’t get to pic...
» Turkey Wages Uphill Battle to Stop Migrant Smugglers on Aegean Sea - Wall Street Journal
07/03/16 08:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal Turkey Wages Uphill Battle to Stop Migrant Smugglers on Aegean Sea Wall Street Journal CESME, Turkey—On a mild winter day last week, Capt. Murat Yilmazarslan ...
» EU talks tough on migrants from Turkey, uneasy over rights - Reuters
07/03/16 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters EU talks tough on migrants from Turkey, uneasy over rights Reuters BRUSSELS The European Union hopes a summit with Turkey on Monday can start putting an end to the chaoti...
» Bad strategy, poorly run campaign are killing Marco Rubio's chances - Washington Post
07/03/16 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post Bad strategy, poorly run campaign are killing Marco Rubio's chances Washington Post Sensing an opportunity for an upset victory, Marco Rubio spent most of Friday ...
» Insight - Afghans feel forgotten in Europe's migrant crisis - Reuters
07/03/16 08:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Insight - Afghans feel forgotten in Europe's migrant crisis Reuters CESME, Turkey As the European Union and Turkey focus on stemming the flow of Syrian refugees attemptin...
» Queens Man in Custody After Stabbing 2 People and Burning One, Police Say - New York Times
07/03/16 08:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Times Queens Man in Custody After Stabbing 2 People and Burning One, Police Say New York Times A 23-year-old man slashed a woman in the face on Sunday morning in Queens ...
» New OS X ransomware discovered in the wild - ZDNet
07/03/16 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. ZDNet New OS X ransomware discovered in the wild ZDNet A new strain of ransomware which strikes OS X devices has been discovered by researchers. The ransomware, dubbed KeRanger, ...
» Migrant crisis: EU seeks to close Balkan route at summit - BBC News
07/03/16 08:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BBC News Migrant crisis: EU seeks to close Balkan route at summit BBC News Turkish and EU leaders have gathered in Brussels for an emergency summit on tackling Europe's worst ref...
» EU, Turkish Leaders Gather In Brussels For Migrant Crisis Talks
07/03/16 07:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. European Union leaders will be sitting sit down with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels on March 7 for an emergency summit on tackling Europe's worst refu...
» The Daily Vertical: Putin's Liberal Enablers (Transcript)
07/03/16 07:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. We soon may be able to add yet another name to the list of Vladimir Putin's liberal enablers.
» Russia Says Bases Could Be Used To Deliver Syrian Aid
07/03/16 07:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia's Defense Ministry has said it was ready to give access to its military bases in Syria for humanitarian aid deliveries.
» NATO to Expand Patrols in Aegean Sea to Stop Human Traffickers
07/03/16 07:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The day before a European conference on the migrant crisis, NATO announced it would strengthen boost its presence in the territorial waters of Turkey and Greece.
» Op-Ed Columnist: An Anti-Semitism of the Left
07/03/16 07:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Overheard at Oberlin: The Holocaust was mere "white on white crime."
» Battle between rival chairmen of Libya's $67 billion fund reaches UK court
07/03/16 07:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - A long-running dispute over the leadership of Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund reaches London's High Court on Monday, potentially paving the way for litigat...
» Suicide bomber kills at least eight at Pakistan court
07/03/16 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack at a court compound killed at least eight people in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks i...
» France says seizure of Zaman newspaper by Turkish authorities 'unacceptable'
07/03/16 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Monday the decision by Turkish authorities to seize control of the country's largest newspaper was "unacceptable" and went against E...
» Syria opposition signals will go to Geneva talks
07/03/16 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition council will go to talks that the United Nations aims to convene in Geneva "God willing" and wants an immediate start to negotiations on a...
» Slovak president says will ask Prime Minister Fico to form government
07/03/16 07:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska said on Monday he would ask Prime Minister Robert Fico to try to form a government after Saturday's election in which Fico's leftis...
» Russia offers access to its Syria bases to help deliver aid
07/03/16 07:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Monday it was ready to give access to its military bases in Syria for humanitarian aid deliveries.
» Germany says Merkel discussed press freedom with Turkish PM
07/03/16 07:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discussed freedom of the press on Sunday, following the seizure of Turkey's largest newspa...
» Putin, Sisi agree about need to fight terrorists in Libya, Yemen: Kremlin
07/03/16 07:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi highlighted in a phone conversation on Monday that the fight against terrorists should c...
» Merkel's party losing support before state votes: poll
07/03/16 07:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are losing support ahead of elections in three German states on Sunday that are shaping up as a litmus test of her migrant p...
» Some in GOP start seeing Cruz as best alternative to Trump
07/03/16 07:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:34 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump's march to the nomination may be Ted Cruz - th...
» Nancy Reagan remembered for her forceful, private style
07/03/16 07:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:34 a.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- Unlike other presidential wives, Nancy Reagan didn't testify before Congress about health care, celebrate controversial Supreme Court decisions or si...
» Iraqi refugees return after Europe disappoints
07/03/16 07:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:34 a.m. EST. SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Surkaw Omar and Rebien Abdullah quit their jobs and spent their life savings to migrate to Europe, only to find crowded asylum camps, hunger and fre...
» Analysis: Don't dismiss, or panic over, N. Korea threats
07/03/16 07:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:34 a.m. EST. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- When North Korea makes threats to nuke its enemies, as it has twice over the last several days, outsiders often have one of two reactions: to dismis...
» AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response
07/03/16 07:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 7:34 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept...
» The World’s Not Waiting for California: France Moves to Enforce Decryption
07/03/16 07:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Legislators in France are watching closely the fight between Apple and the FBI, but, in the meantime, the French National Assembly has amended a pending counterter...
» Turkish Daily Turns Pro-Government After State Takeover
06/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Turkey's largest newspaper has published its first edition since being taken over by the state, with a string of pro-government articles.
» The Case of the Woman With the Severed Child's Head
06/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. A gruesome murder goes unreported in Russia because TV executives forget that their job is to report what happens, not propaganda.
» VIDEO: 'Rare moment of quiet' in Syria
06/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Five years after the civil war began with protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad began in southern Syria, a fragile truce is still holding in many areas of the country.
» EU talks tough on migrants from Turkey, uneasy over rights
06/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union hopes a summit with Turkey on Monday can start putting an end to the chaotic arrivals of migrants in Greece and halt their treks through the Bal...
» Pakistani lawyers' group behind spike in blasphemy cases
06/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A little-known alliance of hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan is behind the rise in prosecutions for blasphemy, a crime punishable by death that goes to the heart of...
» NATO, Turkey, Greece Reach Agreement on Migrant Monitoring
06/03/16 18:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. NATO military commanders reached an agreement with Turkey and Greece over the area of operations for the alliance mission to monitor migrants trying to cross the Aegean Sea.
» Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies Aged 94
06/03/16 18:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan has died at her home in Los Angeles, aged 94.
» Nancy Reagan, former US first lady, has died aged 94 – video obituary
06/03/16 18:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. The former US first lady Nancy Reagan has died, at the age of 94. Reagan was married to President Ronald Reagan, who served in the White House from 1980 to 1988. She was ...
» Nancy Reagan dies: 'She served as First Lady with unbelievable power, class and grace and left her mark on the world'
06/03/16 18:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. World leaders pay tribute as the former actress and widow of Ronald Reagan dies of heart failure aged 94
» Nancy Reagan 1921 - 2016: life and career in pictures
06/03/16 18:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. <img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=6035736&cv=2.0&cj=1" /> ...
» Turkey detains refugee smugglers, stops 120 Syrians from sailing to Greece - Reuters
06/03/16 18:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. TODAYonline Hurriyet Daily News Turkey detains refugee human smugglers, stops 120 Syrians from sailing to Greece Reuters DIKILI, Turkey Hurriyet Daily News A sinking boat is seen behin...
» Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects - CNN
06/03/16 18:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. CNN Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary, CNN projects CNN (CNN) Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will win the Republican primary in Puerto Rico, CNN projects, picking up his second contest in...
» Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at Age 94
06/03/16 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, her spokeswoman told NBC News. Reagan "will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next ...
» Where US Presidential Campaign Stands After Nearly 20 Contests
06/03/16 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The contests for the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential nominations are far from over, with not quite half of the 50 states having picked delegates to the parties' national nomin...
» US May Use National Guard Cyber Operations Against Militants
06/03/16 17:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. National Guard's cyber unit may join the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said. "Units like this can also partic...
» Greece says Europe in nervous crisis over migrants, needs to share burden
06/03/16 17:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will press for solidarity with refugees and fair burden-sharing among European Union states at Monday's emergency EU summit with Turkey, Prime Minister Alexis...
» Turkish opposition newspaper turns pro-government after state takeover
06/03/16 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A day after Turkey's top-selling newspaper Zaman was taken over by the state, it dropped its criticisms of the government on Sunday and published flattering storie...
» U.S. leads 19 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: U.S. military
06/03/16 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 19 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said.
» U.S. builds two air bases in Kurdish-controlled north Syria: Kurdish report
06/03/16 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States has nearly finished setting up an air base in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria and was proceeding with the construction of a second base for dual m...
» Fourteen dead and dozens injured in 'terror' attack in Aleppo city: Syrian state tv
06/03/16 17:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. AMMAN (Reuters) - At least fourteen civilians were killed and dozens were injured on Sunday when terrorists struck with mortars and rockets against a busy market place in a residential...
» Russia will cut defense budget by 5 percent in 2016, RIA reports
06/03/16 17:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s defense budget will be cut by 5 percent in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said, according to the RIA news agency.
» Former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94
06/03/16 17:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94.
» 25 Migrants Drown Off Turkey, Few Allowed Into Macedonia
06/03/16 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. At least 25 At least 18 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece on Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross th...
» Suicide Attack Kills at Least 47 South of Iraqi Capital
06/03/16 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
» Iran Sentences Billionaire to Death for Corruption
06/03/16 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Babak Zanjani and two associates were convicted of corruption involving oil sales during the administration of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
» Egypt Says Muslim Brotherhood, Backed by Hamas, Killed Top Prosecutor
06/03/16 17:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The assassination of Hisham Barakat in June prompted Cairo to introduce a sweeping antiterrorism law that expanded government powers and restricted civil liberties.
» Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California
06/03/16 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 4:56 p.m. EST. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year...
» As first lady, Nancy Reagan's mission was backing 'Ronnie'
06/03/16 17:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 4:56 p.m. EST. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- First lady Nancy Reagan swept into the White House in 1981, a swirl of designer gowns and pricey china, and was quickly dismissed as a pre-feminist throwba...
» 11 juiciest arguments made in the Apple vs. FBI iPhone fight - CNET
06/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. Their show of support underscores concern the wider tech industry has about the FBI ordering Apple to create a "back door" -- an intentional security weak spot -- in a s...
» In Apple vs FBI case, compromise appears elusive - Phys.org
06/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. As Apple's legal battle with the FBI over encryption heads toward a showdown, there appears little hope for a compromise that would placate both sides and avert a divisive court d...
» Carry trades at heart of China capital outflows -BIS - Reuters
06/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Carry trades at heart of China capital outflows -BIS Reuters "The combination of reduced offshore renminbi deposits and Chinese firms' paydown of foreign currency debt ref...
» Microsoft and Google employees in US National Guard may join cyber war against Islamic State - VentureBeat
06/03/16 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. VentureBeat Microsoft and Google employees in US National Guard may join cyber war against Islamic State VentureBeat (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Nati...
» Bomb truck explodes in Baghdad killing at least 46 people
06/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 6, 2016, 3:33 PM (IDT) A suicide terrorist smashed a truck packed with explosives into a police checkpoint in Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 39 civilians and 7 Iraqi security office...
» Iran sentences tycoon to death for corruption
06/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. An Iranian court has sentenced a well-known tycoon to death for corruption linked to oil sales during the rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the judiciary spokesman said ...
» You won’t really move to Canada if Trump is elected
06/03/16 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Every four years, thousands of Americans threaten to leave the United States if the “wrong” candidate becomes president. For many voters this year, that candidate is Donald Trump.
» Trump plans have US emulating Denmark
06/03/16 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. In a world of economic stagnation, unstable geopolitics and unpredictable human migration, a significant portion of Western citizenries define conservatism in its most primitive sense: h...
» Nuclear deal changed the structure of politics in Iran
06/03/16 17:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Iran’s new political alignment augurs less violent and more slow-paced change, and it lacks any theoretical or doctrinal definition. But it is real.
» It will take a village to defeat Donald Trump
06/03/16 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Republican world was fatefully late to realize Trump could win. Incredibly, there still isn’t a critical mass of individuals and organizations that have the courage and confidence to...
» We Need Europe’s Help In The South China Sea
06/03/16 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. A detailed look at the lack of European strategic and military presence in the South China Sea region.
» The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country - Truth-Out
06/03/16 17:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Press TV The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country Truth-Out To avoid the appearance of discrimination, the FBI identifies risk factors that are so broad a...
» Egypt arrests 6 for assassination of prosecutor general
06/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered the detention of six people suspected of involvement in the assassination of his predecessor last year.
» Web Extra: French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
06/03/16 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation discusses building an innovative future, experimentation, NATO & EU collaboration, technology vs. basic...
» EU Sharply Reminds Members of Open Markets Policy
06/03/16 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The European Union has written to member states asking for details of recent defense procurements             
» China Growth Addiction Leaves Deleveraging, Reform in Back Seat - Bloomberg
06/03/16 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Bloomberg China Growth Addiction Leaves Deleveraging, Reform in Back Seat Bloomberg Rule No.1 in China 's blueprint for the next five years: "give top priority to developm...
» World's highest ranking human rights official says the FBI is 'unlocking a Pandora's Box' - The Next Web
06/03/16 17:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Next Web World's highest ranking human rights official says the FBI is 'unlocking a Pandora's Box' The Next Web The very high-profile and incredibly important case between Apple and ...
» The military wouldn’t save us from a President Trump’s illegal orders
06/03/16 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. We shouldn’t expect troops to stand up against illegal or immoral practices when the White House, the CIA, Congress and most members of the American public can’t be bothered to do so.
» NATO Cyber Threats & Capabilities
06/03/16 17:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The final part of our interview with French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, oncyber threats, third offset and war gaming.     &#...
» Allied Command Transformation Priorities
06/03/16 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, discusses top priorities, lessons learned from recent conflicts, Warsaw Summit and more.   ...
» Defense News TV: NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
06/03/16 17:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Defense News TV: NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation             
» Jamaican woman indicted in US for impersonating FBI agent - Jamaica Gleaner
06/03/16 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Jamaica Observer Jamaican woman indicted in US for impersonating FBI agent Jamaica Gleaner A 30-year-old Jamaican woman has been indicted by a US federal grand jury in the Southern Distr...
» NATO expands migrant mission in Aegean Sea
06/03/16 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. NATO announced Sunday that it was expanding its mission to help choke off the smuggling of migrants into Europe by deploying warships in Greek and Turkish waters, reinforcing its fl...
» Why Silicon Valley Is Betting Big on India - NewsFactor Network
06/03/16 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. NewsFactor Network Why Silicon Valley Is Betting Big on India NewsFactor Network The debate will shift to Congress on Tuesday when James B . Comey , the FBI director, and Bruc...
» Polish Government Rocked by Resignations of Several Generals
06/03/16 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The surprise resignations of several key Polish generals have rocked the new conservative government, which is facing a barrage of criticism at home and abroad over a host of controver...
» China Raises 2016 Defense Spending by 7.6%
06/03/16 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. China will raise its defense spending by 7.6 percent this year, a budget report to the country’s Communist-controlled parliament showed on Saturday, a smaller increase than past years ...
» PM: Bulgaria To Send Troops To Guard Greek Border
06/03/16 17:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Bulgaria will send over 400 troops and other security personnel to guard its border with Greece, amid fears the migrant flow along the Balkan route will pick up with the onset of warme...
» Remembering Pancho Villa's attack on Columbus, N.M.
06/03/16 15:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. The air was bad the night before Pancho Villa and his men raided the New Mexico border town of Columbus, or so the legend goes. One resident noticed “an inordinate number of strange...
» Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at 94
06/03/16 14:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. By Will Dunham Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination att...
» Silicon Valley Is Betting Big on India - NewsFactor Network
06/03/16 14:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. NewsFactor Network Silicon Valley Is Betting Big on India NewsFactor Network The debate will shift to Congress on Tuesday when James B . Comey , the FBI director, and Bruce Se...
» Russia 'trying to oust Angela Merkel by inciting unrest against refugees in Germany' - The Independent
06/03/16 14:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Independent Russia 'trying to oust Angela Merkel by inciting unrest against refugees in Germany' The Independent Russia is trying to oust German chancellor Angela Merkel through a...
» Report: Russia freezes delivery of S-300 missile defense to Iran - The Times of Israel
06/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Times of Israel Report: Russia freezes delivery of S-300 missile defense to Iran The Times of Israel Israel, according to the report, has turned a blind eye to the Iranian-backed ...
» Russia Freezes Iranian Arms Transfers After Israeli Intel Tip - Honestreporting.com
06/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Honestreporting.com Russia Freezes Iranian Arms Transfers After Israeli Intel Tip Honestreporting.com A senior source told the newspaper that the Russian leader elected to punish the ...
» The Patriarch, The Pope, And An Old Play From Russia's Geopolitical Playbook - Forbes
06/03/16 13:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Forbes The Patriarch, The Pope, And An Old Play From Russia's Geopolitical Playbook Forbes The recent meeting in Havana between Pope Francis and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox ...
» В Донбассе обстреляли российского генерала - Росбалт.RU
06/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU В Донбассе обстреляли российского генерала Росбалт.RU Генерал Рустам Мурадов, представитель России в Совместном центре по контролю и координации вопросов прекращения огн...
» Thousands Attend Anti-Russian Rally In Georgian Capital
06/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Thousands of people gathered in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on March 6 to protest negotiations between their government and Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom.
» 18 Refugees Drown Off Turkish Coast
06/03/16 13:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. At least 18 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the Greek borde...
» Умерла вдова экс-президента США Рональда Рейгана - РИА Новости
06/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Умерла вдова экс-президента США Рональда Рейгана РИА Новости Вдова экс-президента Соединенных Штатов Рональда Рейгана скончалась от сердечной недостаточности в возрасте...
» Russia will cut defense budget by 5 percent in 2016, RIA reports - Reuters
06/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia will cut defense budget by 5 percent in 2016, RIA reports Reuters Defense spending has been growing as part of a drive by President Vladimir Putin to restore Russia's m...
» Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies
06/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94. Wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan for more than five decades until his death in 2004, she served as first lady from 1981 to 1989.
» Francois Hollande 'quietly' awards France's highest honour to visiting Saudi Crown Prince
06/03/16 13:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Just two months ago France was among the most vocal in condemning Saudi Arabia's New Year's mass executions
» Alexander Litvinenko and the most radioactive towel in history
06/03/16 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The Russian dissident was murdered in London with polonium, but only on the third attempt. In an extract from his book A Very Expensive Poison, Luke Harding traces the toxic trail th...
» Asylum seeker applications in Europe double to record 1.2 million
06/03/16 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Syrians accounted for almost a third of the total figure, with 362,775 seeking shelter across the continent
» Latest votes deliver anything but clarity in GOP race
06/03/16 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Offering anything but clarity, Republicans delivered a split verdict between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the latest round of presidential voting, offering fresh evidence of the tur...
» Macedonia Imposes New Restrictions on Flow of Refugees - Bloomberg
06/03/16 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Bloomberg Macedonia Imposes New Restrictions on Flow of Refugees Bloomberg Idomeni, Greece (AP) -- Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions o...
» Disillusioned Volunteer Says Syria A Battle For War Booty, Territory
06/03/16 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. What do volunteers who go to fight in Syria find? Battles for war booty and fiefdoms, says one returning Kosovar who counts himself lucky to be alive.