Monday, March 14, 2016

Russia's Withdrawal from Syria Isn't All That Unexpected - Defense One


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Russia's Unexpected Withdrawal from Syria

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Russia announced it will pull the bulk of its troops from Syria starting March 15, in a process that could take up to 5 months. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation)
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced March 14 that Russia had sufficiently achieved its goals in Syria since beginning airstrikes in September, and that it will gradually withdraw the bulk of its forces from the country, starting March 15. According to Putin, the process could take as long as five months. However, Russia's air base in Latakia will continue to operate, as will its naval facility in Tartus.
Russia's involvement in Syria has been guided by a number of key priorities. The first is ensuring the stability of the allied Syrian government and by extension Russian interests in Syria. The second is demonstrating and testing its armed forces, which are undergoing a significant force modernization. The third is weakening the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations, especially given the large number of Russian nationals fighting in Syria among extremist factions. The fourth, and the most important, is for Russia to link its actions in Syria to other issues — including the conflict in Ukraine, disputes with the European Union and U.S. sanctions on Russia.
The support that the Russians and other external actors such as Iran and Hezbollah have given the Syrian government has largely reversed the rebels' momentum, and currently loyalist forces have the advantage. However, rebel troops have not been defeated, and a significant drawdown of Russian forces could weaken loyalist efforts. However, it is important to remember that Russia alone did not reverse the loyalist fortunes; Iranian support for the Syrian government could go a long way in maintaining their advantage.
With their actions in Syria thus far, the Russians have showcased their improved combat capabilities and some new, previously unused weapons, which will likely contribute to important arms sales, including some to Iran. Russia has also largely achieved its goal of weakening the Islamic State, though the Russian contribution against the terrorist group is just a part of a much broader, multilateral effort that includes the U.S.-led coalition, rebel forces and the majority Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces. All in all, the Islamic State may not be entirely defeated, but its forces in Syria and Iraq are much weaker than they were five months ago. 
Still, progress on Russia's primary goal is still uncertain. Moscow intervened in Syria to gain concessions on issues in other regions; whether or not it has been successful may depend in part on the terms of any peace deal. The March 15 drawdown, which is coming just as U.N. peace talks begin in Geneva, could be a sign of a breakthrough in the negotiations. It will be important to keep an eye on any signs of a deal emerging from Geneva and for indications coming out of Europe that could allude to a potential grand bargain.
Of course, it could be that Putin is greatly exaggerating the significance of the drawdown, which may not significantly alter Russian actions in Syria. Though it is highly unlikely, the Russians may even be pulling out in defeat, having realized they cannot achieve their hoped-for grand bargain in Syria after all.
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America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror

America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror | » Putin orders Russian forces to pull out of Syria 14/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror

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Don’t Be a Puppet” is the message the FBI is sending young Americans.
As part of the government’s so-called ongoing war on terror, the nation’s de facto secret police force is now recruiting students and teachers to spy on each other and report anyone who appears to have the potential to be “anti-government” or “extremist.”
Using the terms “anti-government,” “extremist” and “terrorist” interchangeably, the government continues to add to its growing list of characteristics that could distinguish an individual as a potentialdomestic terrorist.
For instance, you might be a domestic terrorist in the eyes of the FBI (and its network of snitches) if you:
  • express libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
  • exhibit Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership)
  • read survivalist literature, including apocalyptic fictional books
  • show signs of self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
  • fear an economic collapse
  • buy gold and barter items
  • subscribe to religious views concerning the book of Revelation
  • voice fears about Big Brother or big government
  • expound about constitutional rights and civil liberties
  • believe in a New World Order conspiracy
Despite its well-publicized efforts to train students, teachers, police officers, hairdressers, store clerks, etc., into government eyes and ears, the FBI isn’t relying on a nation of snitches to carry out its domestic spying.
There’s no need.
The nation’s largest law enforcement agency rivals the NSA in resources, technology, intelligence, and power. Yet while the NSA has repeatedly come under fire for its domestic spying programs, the FBI has continued to operate its subversive and clearly unconstitutional programs with little significant oversight or push-back from the public, Congress or the courts. Just recently, for example, a secret court gave the agency the green light to quietly change its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans’ international communications.
Indeed, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the FBI has become the embodiment of how power, once acquired, can be easily corrupted and abused.
When and if a true history of the FBI is ever written, it will not only track the rise of the American police state but it will also chart the decline of freedom in America.
Owing largely to the influence and power of the FBI, the United States—once a nation that abided by the rule of law and held the government accountable for its actions—has steadily devolved into a police state where justice is one-sided, a corporate elite runs the show, representative government is a mockery, police are extensions of the military, surveillance is rampant, privacy is extinct, and the law is little more than a tool for the government to browbeat the people into compliance.
The FBI’s laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property.
And that’s just based on what we know.
Whether the FBI is planting undercover agents in churches, synagogues and mosques; issuing fake emergency letters to gain access to Americans’ phone records; using intimidation tactics to silence Americans who are critical of the government; recruiting high school students to spy on and report fellow students who show signs of being future terrorists; or persuading impressionable individuals to plot acts of terror and then entrapping them, the overall impression of the nation’s secret police force is that of a well-dressed thug, flexing its muscles and doing the boss’ dirty work of ensuring compliance, keeping tabs on potential dissidents, and punishing those who dare to challenge the status quo.
The FBI was established in 1908 as a small task force assigned to deal with specific domestic crimes. Initially quite limited in its abilities to investigate so-called domestic crimes, the FBI has been transformed into a mammoth federal policing and surveillance agency. Unfortunately, whatever minimal restrictions kept the FBI’s surveillance activities within the bounds of the law all but disappeared in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The USA Patriot Act gave the FBI and other intelligence agencies carte blanche authority in investigating Americans suspected of being anti-government.
As the FBI’s powers have grown, its abuses have mounted.
The FBI continues to monitor Americans engaged in lawful First Amendment activities.
COINTELPRO, the FBI program created to “disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and neutralize” groups and individuals the government considers politically objectionable, was aimed not so much at the criminal element but at those who challenged the status quo—namely, those expressing anti-government sentiments such as Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon. It continues to this day, albeit in other guises.
The FBI has become a master in the art of entrapment.
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the FBI has not only targeted vulnerable individuals but has also lured them into fake terror plots while actually equipping them with the organization, money, weapons and motivation to carry out the plots—entrapment—and then jailing them for their so-called terrorist plotting. This is what the FBI characterizes as “forward leaning—preventative—prosecutions.”
FBI agents are among the nation’s most notorious lawbreakers.
In addition to creating certain crimes in order to then “solve” them, the FBI also gives certain informants permission to break the law, “including everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials and plotting robberies,” in exchange for their cooperation on other fronts.USA Today estimates that agents have authorized criminals to engage in as many as 15 crimes a day. Some of these informants are getting paid astronomical sums: one particularly unsavory fellow, later arrested for attempting to run over a police officer, was actually paid $85,000 for his help laying the trap for an entrapment scheme.
The FBI’s powers, expanded after 9/11, have given its agents carte blanche access to Americans’ most personal information.
The agency’s National Security Letters, one of the many illicit powers authorized by the USA Patriot Act, allows the FBI to secretly demand that banks, phone companies, and other businesses provide them with customer information and not disclose the demands. An internal audit of the agency found that the FBI practice of issuing tens of thousands of NSLs every year for sensitive information such as phone and financial records, often in non-emergency cases, is riddled withwidespread violations.
The FBI’s spying capabilities are on a par with the NSA.
The FBI’s surveillance technology boasts an invasive collection of spy tools ranging from Stingray devices that can track the location of cell phones to Triggerfish devices which allow agents to eavesdrop on phone calls.  In one case, the FBI actually managed to remotely reprogram a “suspect’s” wireless internet card so that it would send “real-time cell-site location data to Verizon, which forwarded the data to the FBI.”
The FBI’s hacking powers have gotten downright devious.
FBI agents not only have the ability to hack into any computer, anywhere in the world, but they can also control that computer and all its stored information, download its digital contents, switch its camera or microphone on or off and even control other computers in its network. Given the breadth of the agency’s powers, the showdown between Apple and the FBI over customer privacy appears to be more spectacle than substance.
James Comey, current director of the FBI, knows enough to say all the right things about the need to abide by the Constitution, all the while his agency routinely discards it. Comey argues that thegovernment’s powers shouldn’t be limited, especially when it comes to carrying out surveillance on American citizens. Comey continues to lobby Congress and the White House to force technology companies such as Apple and Google to keep providing the government withbackdoor access to Americans’ cell phones.
The FBI’s reach is more invasive than ever.
This is largely due to the agency’s nearly unlimited resources (its minimum budget alone in fiscal year 2015 was $8.3 billion), the government’s vast arsenal of technology, the interconnectedness of government intelligence agencies, and information sharing through fusion centers—data collecting intelligence agencies spread throughout the country that constantly monitor communications (including those of American citizens), everything from internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails.
Today, the FBI employs more than 35,000 individuals and operates more than 56 field offices in major cities across the U.S., as well as 400 resident agencies in smaller towns, and more than 50 international offices. In addition to their “data campus,” which houses more than 96 million sets of fingerprints from across the United States and elsewhere, the FBI is also, according to The Washington Post, “building a vast repository controlled by people who work in a top-secret vault on the fourth floor of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington. This one stores the profiles of tens of thousands of Americans and legal residents who are not accused of any crime. What they have done is appear to be acting suspiciously to a town sheriff, a traffic cop or even a neighbor.”
If there’s one word to describe the FBI’s covert tactics, it’s creepy.
The agency’s biometric database has grown to massive proportions, the largest in the world, encompassing everything from fingerprints, palm, face and iris scans to DNA, and is being increasingly shared between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to target potential criminals long before they ever commit a crime.
This is what’s known as pre-crime.
If it were just about fighting the “bad guys,” that would be one thing. But as countless documents make clear, the FBI has no qualms about using its extensive powers in order to blackmail politicians,spy on celebrities and high-ranking government officials, and intimidate dissidents of all stripes.
It’s an old tactic, used effectively by former authoritarian regimes.
In fact, as historian Robert Gellately documents, the Nazi police state was repeatedly touted as a model for other nations to follow, so much so that Hoover actually sent one of his right-hand men, Edmund Patrick Coffey, to Berlin in January 1938 at the invitation of Germany’s secret police. As Gellately noted, “[A]fter five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”
Indeed, so impressed was the FBI with the Nazi order that, as the New York Times revealed, in the decades after World War II, the FBI, along with other government agencies, aggressively recruited at least a thousand Nazis, including some of Hitler’s highest henchmen, brought them to America, hired them on as spies and informants, and then carried out a massive cover-up campaign to ensure that their true identities and ties to Hitler’s holocaust machine would remain unknown. Moreover, anyone who dared to blow the whistle on the FBI’s illicit Nazi ties found himself spied upon, intimidated, harassed and labeled a threat to national security.
So not only have American taxpayers been paying to keep ex-Nazis on the government payroll for decades but we’ve been subjected to the very same tactics used by the Third Reich: surveillance, militarized police, overcriminalization, and a government mindset that views itself as operating outside the bounds of the law.
This is how freedom falls, and tyrants come to power.
The similarities between the American police state and past totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany grow more pronounced with each passing day.
Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. These are the hallmarks of every authoritarian regime from the Roman Empire to modern-day America.
Yet it’s the secret police—tasked with silencing dissidents, ensuring compliance, and maintaining a climate of fear—who sound the death knell for freedom in every age.
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45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks 'Dissent is the Enemy' | Common Dreams

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Forty-five years ago on Tuesday, peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and unearthed documents exposing the government's expansive COINTELPRO operations, which aimed to surveil, disrupt, and "neutralize" lawful activist groups, including war protesters, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the American Indian Movement, and the National Lawyers Guild.
Though the COINTELPRO revelations stirred widespread outrage and led to the eventual passage of reform legislation, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, such abuse of activists' First Amendment rights continues to this day.
More than 60 national and local groups on Tuesday sent a letter (pdf) to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees expressing concern over the FBI's and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s "abuse of counterterrorism resources to monitor Americans’ First Amendment protected activity."
The groups, which include Center for Constitutional Rights, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Government Accountability Project, Greenpeace USA, National Lawyers Guild, School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), and Veterans for Peace, among others, are urging the Committees to conduct a full investigation, not unlike the Church Committee, "to determine the extent of FBI and DHS spying in the past decade."
"The FBI in particular has a well-documented history of abuse of First Amendment rights," the letter states—referring specifically to the COINTELPRO operations—and such activities have continued, including "sending undercover agents and informants to infiltrate peaceful social justice groups, as well as surveillance of, documenting, and reporting on lawful political activity."
Groups recently targeted by the FBI include SOAW, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and anti-Keystone XL Pipeline activists. Meanwhile DHS and local fusion centers, which operate as local sources of "counter-terrorism" intelligence gathering and sharing, monitored the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements as well.
What's more, the groups note, "documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the FBI continuously invokes counterterrorism authorities to monitor groups it admits are peaceful and nonviolent."
"Labeling activism as terrorism criminalizes political dissent," the letter states. "Given the current  political climate and draconian laws concerning terrorism, individuals may be deterred  from participating in completely lawful speech, such as a protest march, by this stigma."
"That the FBI cannot discern between activism and terrorism shows us that they think dissent is still the enemy," said Chip Gibbons, legal fellow with Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation, which organized the letter. "There have been multiple attempts at reform but after each and every one we see the same thing happening again. The FBI claims to no longer investigate groups for their political beliefs, but look at who the FBI investigates under its counterterrorism authority—peace groups, racial justice groups, economic justice groups—the very same types of organizations that were targeted during the heyday of J. Edgar Hoover."
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Putin orders Russian forces to pull out of Syria

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» In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home - New York Times
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. New York Times In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home New York Times For the F.B.I. and local law enforcement agencies, the fight has become a high-stakes struggle to...
» Despite low hopes, another attempt to end war in Syria
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Still looking far from ready to compromise, representatives from Syria's government and opposition arrived here Sunday ahead of another round of U.N.-backed negotiations to end their cat...
» Bomb Attack Kills at Least 34 in Ankara
13/03/16 20:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. A car bomb attack Sunday evening in Ankara killed at least 34 and injured 125, including seven police officers, Turkish officials said.             
» In Russia, there's a whole week dedicated to pancakes - AOL News
13/03/16 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. AOL News In Russia , Russia, there's a whole week dedicated to pancakes - AOL AOL News ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA . RUSSIA. MARCH 13, 2016. A girl eating blini ( Russian (Russian pancakes)...
» Voters deliver a message for Germany’s Angela Merkel: No more migrants
13/03/16 20:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. An upstart populist party scored big gains in local elections.
» Why Does Putin Surprise Us Again and Again?
13/03/16 20:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . March 7, 2016 People walk past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on a residential building in Simferopol, Crimea, August 19, 2015. The sign on the graffiti reads "Ours." REUTERS/Pavel...
» Intolerant Left Shuts Down Trump Rally in Chicago
13/03/16 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from rss. A collection of intolerant leftist groups and individuals, including <a href="http://Moveon.org" rel="nofollow">Moveon.org</a>, Black Lives Matter, and even former Weather Underground terr...
» San Bernardino Attackers’ Friend Spoke of ‘Sleeper Cells’ Before Rampage
13/03/16 19:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan’s Tavern, a dank dive bar where Mr. Marquez hauled ice, cleaned bathrooms and checke...
» U.S. Stays Off Battlefield, Yet Is Drawn Into Saudi War in Yemen
13/03/16 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government celebrated after clashes with Houthi rebels and their allies in Taiz, Yemen, on Friday.
» 10 suspected cartel members killed in Mexico border city
13/03/16 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. At least 10 suspected criminals died in gunbattles with government forces Sunday during an anti-cartel operation in the city of Reynosa, which sits across the U.S. border from McAllen, Texas, Mexica...
» Putin's $50 Billion Oil Cache Gives Russia Luxury to Ignore ECB ... - Bloomberg
13/03/16 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Bloomberg Putin's $50 Billion Oil Cache Gives Russia Luxury to Ignore ECB ... Bloomberg Russian central bankers have fewer reasons to offer relief to their recession-wracked economy t...
» Walesa, Gorbachev and Freedom's End
13/03/16 19:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Russia. In Eastern Europe, even Nobel Peace Prize winners are unsafe from the forces of illiberalism.
» England Avenges World Cup Loss to Wales With Six Nations Win
13/03/16 18:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . England is the 2016 European Six Nations champion, but must win again in Paris next Saturday to take the biggest prize: the Grand Slam. England’s players won the title while watching their televisions o...
» The New Interventionists, Putin’s Surprises, and Why Change in Russia
13/03/16 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Institute of Modern Russia. The New Interventionists, Putin’s Surprises, and Why Change in Russia Is Not Possible 5 – 11 March 11 March 2016 In this week’s Western media highlights, Mark Leonard writes in ...
» Review: ‘Iolanta’ and ‘The Nutcracker,’ Reunited Naturalistically at the Paris Opera
13/03/16 18:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production reconstructs these two tales of a female heroine’s awakening, while stripping “The Nutcracker” of its sugarplum sweetness.
» Mass anti-president protests in Brazil
13/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Huge crowds of protesters march through Brazil's cities calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign over her alleged mishandling of the economy.
» Ankara blast: Turkish court 'blocks Twitter and Facebook' after explosion
13/03/16 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. After the attack kills 34 people and images from the explosion are widely shared, a court orders social media sites to be blocked, say local users
» Egypt minister sacked for Prophet remark
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind is sacked after boasting that he would jail Islam's Prophet Mohammad himself if the prophet broke the law.
» Rising Anger in Brazil Spills Into Streets
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Demonstrators in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday called for the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff amid an economic crisis and corruption scandals.
» USAF Acknowledges Expanded Risk of Neck Damage to F-35 Pilots
13/03/16 18:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. In the latest hurdle for the Pentagon's F-35 joint strike fighter, testers this summer discovered that a lightweight pilot's neck could snap during a low-speed ejection.     ...
» TO VISITORS OF WINDOWS ON EURASIA
13/03/16 18:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia -- New Series. I am happy to report that my heart surgery was successful and that I am recovering well. I hope to return to the production of Windows sometime later this week. Many thanks...
» Syria accused of 'disrupting' peace talks over Bashar al-Assad 'red line'
13/03/16 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. John Kerry warns Damascus against trying to 'act as a spoiler' with the role of Syria's President still a major stumbling block
» Officer shot outside of police headquarters in Md. - CBS News
13/03/16 18:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. BNO News Officer shot outside of police headquarters in Md. CBS News PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. -- A police officer was shot in Maryland outside of the Prince George County's Po...
» Bomb in Turkish capital kills more than two dozen
13/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The second major bombing in a month heightened fears that Turkey's wars are spreading.
» Official: Turkish police believe Kurdish militants carried out Ankara suicide bombing
13/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Official: Turkish police believe Kurdish militants carried out Ankara suicide bombing.
» February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa
13/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Nasa announces February exceded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record
» German state elections: What does it mean for Angela Merkel and how important are the results?
13/03/16 17:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. After the exit polls suggest Mrs Merkel's party will lose two states, the German chancellor faces a rocky road as her party fears the impact of her refugee policy
» Brazil rallies call for president Rousseff’s impeachment - video
13/03/16 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Crowds gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday to protest against the government and demand the removal of president Dilma Rousseff. Chants of “Fora Dilma!” [Dilma Ou...
» Obama tells Cuban dissidents he will discuss rights with Castro
13/03/16 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama promised one of Cuba's most prominent dissident groups he would raise the issues of freedom of speech and assembly with Cuban President R...
» Why This Recent Piece of ISIS Intelligence Stands Out
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. Two bonanzas surfaced in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) last week, although placing them in proper perspective proved daunting. You wouldn’t have gle...
» Turkey’s health minister says death toll in Ankara blast rises to 34
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey’s health minister says death toll in Ankara blast rises to 34.
» Turkey’s interior minister confirms car bomb targeted civilians at a bus stop in Ankara
13/03/16 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Turkey’s interior minister confirms car bomb targeted civilians at a bus stop in Ankara.
» Reports: Explosion in Turkish capital
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN's YouTube Videos. From: CNN Duration: 03:30 Turkish media is reporting an explosion occurred in the country's capital of Ankara.
» Ankara blast: Immediate aftermath of Guven Park explosion
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RussiaToday's YouTube Videos. From: RussiaToday Duration: 01:50 An explosion hit the center of Ankara on Sunday evening, with a number of people reportedly killed and wounded. The blast appeared to be ...
» Can Donald Trump unify a Republican Party he fractured?
13/03/16 17:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from FoxNewsChannel's YouTube Videos. From: FoxNewsChannel Duration: 14:45 The Republican presidential frontrunner responds on 'Fox News Sunday'
» AP Top Stories 13 P
13/03/16 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AssociatedPress's YouTube Videos. From: AssociatedPress Duration: 01:02 Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 13th: French air investigators release details in Germanwings crash; Trump fires back ...
» Chaos erupts at Donald Trump rally in Chicago - YouTube
13/03/16 17:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 11, 2016 Chaos breaks out at a Donald Trump rally between protesters and supporters. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
» Donald Trump Has Close Call in Dayton, Secret Service Steps in to Protect - YouTube
13/03/16 17:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 12, 2016 Saturday, March 12, 2016: At a Donald Trump for President rally in Dayton, OH, the U.S. Secret Service had to step in to protect Mr. Trump after a scare from a protester. Donald Trum...
» Attempted attack on Donald Trump at Dayton Ohio March 12, 2016 - YouTube
13/03/16 17:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Mar 12, 2016 And attempted attack on Donald Trump during rally at hanger at Dayton international airport. To use this video in broadcast or in a media player contact <a href="mailto:licensing@...
» From ‘welcome’ to ‘enough’ — Europe’s migrant view shifts
13/03/16 16:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties and governments are closing their gates to new ...
» Blast Rocks Turkish Capital, Killing Dozens
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 00:28 Officials said the blast occurred on Kizilay square, a key shopping and transportation hub near foreign embassies Originally published at - htt...
» Only Islamic State gains as powers bicker over Syria, UN envoy warns
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. "Everybody is starting to get more concerned that the only one taking advantage of the war is Daesh," says Staffan de Mistura ahead of peace talks
» GOP hopeful Donald Trump stands by his campaign rhetoric - Washington Post
13/03/16 16:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post GOP hopeful Donald Trump stands by his campaign rhetoric Washington Post BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Showing no signs of trying to ease the nation's tense political atmos...
» Egypt minister fired after comments about Prophet Muhammad
13/03/16 16:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Egypt’s government spokesman says the prime minister has fired the justice minister, two days after he said on TV he would even imprison the Prophet Muhammad if he committed a crime.
» Saudi Arabia says it will punish anyone linked to Hezbollah
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would punish anyone who belongs to Lebanon's Iran-backed Shi'ite Islamist group Hezbollah, sympathises with it, supports it financially...
» Syria's warring parties return to Geneva to talk peace, but hopes are low
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The U.S. is frustrated with Russia's inability to stop Syrian government attacks.
» From 'welcome' to 'enough' _ Europe's migrant view shifts
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 4:24 p.m. EDT. PARIS (AP) -- Last fall, soccer fans celebrated refugee children at a legendary Munich stadium; today, European voters are boosting anti-immigrant political parties and govern...
» Ten suspected gang members killed in gunfight in northeast Mexico
13/03/16 16:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 10 suspected gang members were killed on Sunday in an early morning firefight with federal security forces in the dangerous northeastern Mexican city o...
» China-Pak economic corridor - Chandigarh Tribune
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Chandigarh Tribune China -Pak economic corridor Chandigarh Tribune When China signed the boundary agreement with Pakistan in 1963, the objective given in its Article 1 was to '...
» Death toll rises to 33 in car bomb blast in central Ankara
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 13, 2016, 10:02 PM (IDT) A car bomb explosion Sunday at the Guvenpark near the Turkish Education Ministry in central Ankara caused at least 33 fatalities and dozens injured.  Man...
» Turkish government 'blocks Twitter and Facebook' as part of alleged media ban following Ankara blast
13/03/16 16:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. The alleged move comes just a week after the state take-over of the Zaman newspaper
» France Says Iran Risks EU Sanctions Over Missile Tests
13/03/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. France has warned that Tehran could face European Union sanctions over the ballistic-missile tests conducted by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps last week.
» Election Drubbing For Merkel Over Refugees
13/03/16 15:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. The state polls are the largest since the German leader opened the country's doors to more than a million migrants.
» Russia Accuses Turkey Of Operating 'Inside Syria'
13/03/16 15:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia has accused Turkey of deploying troops "a few hundred meters from the border inside Syria" to prevent Kurdish groups in northern Syria from consolidating their pos...
» Car bomb in Turkey's capital kills at least 27, wounds 75
13/03/16 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:11 p.m. EDT. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bombing in Turkey&apos;s capital has killed at least 27 people and wounded around 75 others on Sunday, officials said....
» Turkey explosion video: Dramatic CCTV shows moment 'car bomb' goes off in Ankara
13/03/16 15:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Witnesses in Ankara described seeing a huge explosion seen next to the main bus station
» Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria - The Guardian
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria The Guardian The conference, like the current ceasefire, which began on 27 February, is taking place because...
» Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria | Charles Glass
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The previous two rounds of Geneva talks failed. But today, with President Assad’s position no longer in question, they can bear fruit It was scheduled to start over a week ago. Then ...
» Deadly Blast Rocks Turkish Capital
13/03/16 15:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Turkish officials say at least 27 people were killed in a powerful explosion that occurred in the evening on March 13 in the capital, Ankara.
» Israel demands world powers punish Iran for missile tests
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is calling on world powers to punish Iran for its recent test-firing of ballistic missiles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel ...
» France: Iran sanctions possible over missile tests
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister has raised the possibility of European sanctions against Iran after the country test-fired two ballistic missiles last week...
» Where is Islam’s Martin Luther?
13/03/16 15:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Heretic , now out in paperback, is a provocative and ambitious book that aims to reform the second largest religion in the world. Hirsi Ali, a Somali born, Dutch r...
» Intelligence report: 4 not-so-rosy scenarios for the world
13/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. As a part of its new report on global trends, the National Intelligence Council developed four not-so-rosy scenarios that could become reality given major stresses the world faces during...
» Trump rally sparks extraordinary stretch in Republican race
13/03/16 15:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all.
» Who’s to blame for Trump’s rise? Everybody
13/03/16 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. I am not saying that Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. I am out of the prediction business. I am in the warning business.
» Serbia: US-bound combat missiles found on passenger flight
13/03/16 15:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for the U.S. containing two missiles with explosive warheads was found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Ser...
» Apple, FBI in encryption debate - State of the State KS (subscription)
13/03/16 15:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Apple, FBI in encryption debate State of the State KS (subscription) With those two conflicting rulings in mind, Congress needs to get involved to address the broader collisio...
» Apple vs. FBI iPhone case: Edward Snowden explains how FBI can ...
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google Blog Search. The method is described in a post on the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) site, which claims that FBI's stance on this particular matter is a lie. The Bureau is...
» Why the iPhone the FBI Wants to Crack Likely Has No Crucial Data ... - Fortune
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fortune Why the iPhone the FBI Wants to Crack Likely Has No Crucial Data ... Fortune Should Apple still help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook if it is...
» FBI, Apple ratchet up rhetoric - The Hill
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. The Hill FBI , Apple ratchet up rhetoric The Hill Apple and law enforcement officials are ratcheting up the tone in their legal battle over a locked terrorist's iPhone, with both sides p...
» Why Apple is right to resist the FBI - TechCrunch
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. TechCrunch Why Apple is right to resist the FBI TechCrunch The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: break its own technology. Specifically, the ...
» Britain Sends More Troops To Train Iraqis Fighting ISIS
13/03/16 15:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Britain said Saturday it was sending more troops to Iraq to bolster its mission training up the armed forces taking on the Islamic State jihadist group.         ...
» Russia’s Military Capabilities
13/03/16 15:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Phillip Karber, the president of The Potomac Foundation, discusses Russia’s formidable new generation war capabilities.             
» Next Generation Cyber Security Operations Center - Forbes
13/03/16 15:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Forbes Next Generation Cyber Security Operations Center Forbes This post is written with Troels Oerting (@TroelsOerting), Group Chief Information Security and Trust Officer at ...
» Wise Co airport renamed for captured CIA agent Powers | News ... - WCYB
13/03/16 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. WCYB Wise Co airport renamed for captured CIA agent Powers | News ... WCYB A Wise County airport has a new name honoring a Tri-Cities hero. The Lonesome Pine Airport is now the home of t...
» M of A - Syria: Another CIA Supplied Group Hands Its Weapons To ...
13/03/16 15:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google Blog Search. While Nusra and Ahrar have support from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the "moderates" are supported by the CIA which provides them with anti-tank weapons. When in 2013...
» Donald Trump fans flames over violence at his campaign rallies
13/03/16 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Republican front-runner says he may pay legal fees for man who threw sucker punch at his rally, and threatens to send supporters to disupt Bernie Sanders events
» Brazil protests seen as key test for Pres. Rousseff
13/03/16 15:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday for a day of nationwide protests against embattled President Dilma Rousseff that’s widely seen as a key test of her ability to weather the political and econ...
» The Latest: At least 27 killed in Ankara blast; 75 wounded
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The Latest on an explosion in Turkey’s capital, Ankara (all times local):
» Ankara governor’s office says at least 27 killed in explosion
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Ankara governor’s office says at least 27 killed in explosion .
» Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The blast was believed to have been caused by a car bomb and came three weeks after a deadly bombing on a military convoy in the same city, Ankara.
» Investigators study dynamics of deadly Italy avalanche
13/03/16 15:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Relatives of six backcountry skiers who were killed in an avalanche in the Italian Alps have paid their final respects as investigators piece together how such a huge block of snow could have dislod...
» For Donald Trump, protests create a short-term benefit and a long-term threat - Los Angeles Times
13/03/16 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Los Angeles Times For Donald Trump, protests create a short-term benefit and a long-term threat Los Angeles Times A flammable brew of populist anger, a candidate's provocative re...
» The Racist Backlash Against Barack Obama Is What Brought Us Donald Trump - Slate Magazine
13/03/16 15:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Slate Magazine The Racist Backlash Against Barack Obama Is What Brought Us Donald Trump Slate Magazine It's not just anger over jobs and immigration. White voters hope Trump will resto...
» Belarus Detains Prominent Businessman Once Close To President
13/03/16 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Belarusian authorities have detained prominent businessman Yury Chizh on suspicion of large-scale tax evasion.
» U.S., France say Syrian government trying to spoil peace talks
13/03/16 15:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PARIS (Reuters) - The United States and France said on Sunday that comments by Syrian government officials ahead of a new round of peace talks were a provocation and Russia and Iran wo...
» Who is the man Europe's giving €6 billion to handle the refugee crisis?
13/03/16 15:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. After 12 years of dominating Turkish politics, Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his sweeping campaign against journalists, academics and bloggers - yet Europe continues to work with Ankara
» Syria under pressure ahead of talks
13/03/16 15:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The US and France condemn efforts by the Syrian government to set limits to the agenda of a new round of peace talks due to start on Monday.
» The Latest: Trump outside Chicago arrives to calmer crowd - Washington Post
13/03/16 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post The Latest: Trump outside Chicago arrives to calmer crowd Washington Post WASHINGTON — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race two days before critical contests ...
» Man arrested at Trump rally told police act was preplanned
13/03/16 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 2:00 p.m. EDT. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man arrested after trying to jump on the stage at Republican Donald Trump&apos;s campaign rally in Dayton reportedly told police he planned to grab the...
» Egypt's justice minister to step down after comments criticized as blasphemous
13/03/16 14:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's justice minister was asked to resign by the prime minister on Sunday, judicial sources said, after being criticized for saying he would jail Islam's Prophet M...
» Avalanche in Italian Alps Kills 6 People
13/03/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. At least six people were killed and another was injured Saturday in an avalanche in the Italian Alps . A group of more than a dozen people were climbing at nearly 10,000-feet altitude when a ...
» Explosion in central Ankara
13/03/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. An explosion has been heard in the Kizilay neighbourhood of the Turkish capital Ankara, with reports of injuries.
» Egypt media says it’s facing a European-Islamist conspiracy
13/03/16 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Some Egyptian media and lawmakers are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of bribing European Parliament members to adopt a resolution stating a “grave concern” that Egyptian authorities might be culpri...
» Explosion kills and wounds people in central Ankara, official says
13/03/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara on Sunday, killing and wounding an unknown number of people, a senior security official said.
» Large Explosion Heard in Turkish Capital Ankara
13/03/16 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (ANKARA, Turkey) — A News reports say a large explosion in Turkey’s capital, believed to have been caused by a bomb, the capital Ankara has caused several casualties on Sunday, according to n...
» Blast Rocks Turkish Capital
13/03/16 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A large explosion has been reported in Turkey's capital, Ankara. News reports say there have been casualties. The blast comes less than a month after a car bomb attack in the capital kill...
» Belarus arrests one of its wealthiest businessmen
13/03/16 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Belarusian security services have announced the arrest of one of the country’s wealthiest businessman on suspicion of large-scale tax evasion.
» Syria talks set to struggle despite foreign pressure
13/03/16 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria peace talks due to begin in Geneva this week look set to struggle with the sides showing no sign of compromise over the issue at the heart of the five-y...
» Europe's Turkey Deal Takes Aim at Migrant Smugglers
13/03/16 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The proposed migrant deal with Turkey marks the first serious attempt by the EU to destroy the people-smuggler’s business model, but its success faces big hurdles, Simon Nixon writes.
» Brazil Protesters Demand President's Removal
13/03/16 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Demonstrators depicting Brazil's former President Lula da Silva and Brazil's President Rousseff attend a protest against Rousseff, part of...
» Kremlin calling? Meet the Russian pranksters who say 'Elton owes us'
13/03/16 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Duo who prank-called many influential critics of Russia deny links to its security services … but would they spoof Putin? Lexus and Vovan are fast gaining a reputation as the most mi...
» Lebanon Unveils Temporary Trash Crisis Solution
13/03/16 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Facing renewed protests over its months-long trash crisis, the Lebanese government on Saturday approved an emergency plan to open three landfills near Beirut. Information Minister Ramzi J...
» Kerry To Meet European Ministers In Paris Ahead Of Syria Talks
13/03/16 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry was due to meet in Paris on March 13 with the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Italy, and Germany – along with EU foreign policy ch...
» Day 754: 2 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Battle with Russian-Backed Militants; Visitors Say Savchenko’s Health Improves
13/03/16 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here . READ OUR SPECIAL REPORT: An Invasion By Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine &...
» Пушков назвал Обаму «утомленным солнцем» после интервью The Atlantic - Lenta.ru
13/03/16 12:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru Пушков назвал Обаму «утомленным солнцем» после интервью The Atlantic Lenta.ru Глава комитета Госдумы России по международным делам Алексей Пушков охарактеризовал президент...
» Саакашвили рассказал, чего боится Яценюк - РИА Новости
13/03/16 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Саакашвили рассказал, чего боится Яценюк РИА Новости Премьер-министр Украины не справился со своей работой и потерял доверие граждан страны. Теперь для Арсения Яценюка ...
» Russian Wikipedia shut down to protest censorship bill
13/03/16 12:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe. A proposed bill would create an Internet blacklist in Russia
» Власти США объяснили посмертную запись о выезде Лесина из страны - BBC Russian
13/03/16 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. BBC Russian Власти США объяснили посмертную запись о выезде Лесина из страны BBC Russian Служба таможенной и пограничной охраны США (CBP) объяснила появление учетной записи о выезд...
» Migration Hangs Over German Elections
13/03/16 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. As three states vote, the ascendance of a far-right party points to the strains from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy of accepting refugees.
» Iran Has No Plans To Join Russia-Saudi Oil Freeze Deal
13/03/16 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Iran has said it has no plans to freeze its oil production, in a blow to a deal reached last month between Russia and Saudi Arabia to curb falling global oil prices.
» Al-Nusra Clashes With Syrian Rebels, Capturing Bases
13/03/16 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front, has seized bases and weapons from a Western-backed rebel group in fighting in northwestern Syria.
» Syria: President Assad's Ouster Is 'Red Line'
13/03/16 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his British, French, German and Italian counterparts Sunday in Paris about the Syria crisis, a day before the U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks...
» Касьянов получил от ФСБ ответ на жалобу по поводу «экстремистского» видеоролика Кадырова - Росбалт.RU
13/03/16 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU Касьянов получил от ФСБ ответ на жалобу по поводу «экстремистского» видеоролика Кадырова Росбалт.RU Экс-глава правительства РФ, председатель оппозиционной партии ПАРНАС ...
» Mikhail Lesin death: Vladimir Putin's propaganda chief reportedly flew out of LA 40 days after his death
13/03/16 12:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Alexei Navalny says the incident 'smells of a witness protection programme'
» Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil - Al-Arabiya
13/03/16 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Al-Arabiya Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil Al-Arabiya Russia has evidence that the Turkish army is on Syrian territory, Russian news agency Interfax reported the Kreml...
» Iran Rejects Russia-Saudi Oil Freeze Proposal - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
13/03/16 12:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Iran Rejects Russia -Saudi Oil Freeze Proposal RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Iran has said it will not freeze its oil production, a blow to a proposal by R...
» Afghan Insurgent Group Says It Is Ready for Peace Talks
13/03/16 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An insurgent group fighting alongside Afghanistan’s Taliban has said it is ready to join political reconciliation talks with the Kabul government, despite being deeply skeptical about pea...
» Lavrov: Russia has evidence Turkish troops on Syrian territory - Jerusalem Post Israel News
13/03/16 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBS News Lavrov: Russia has evidence Turkish troops on Syrian territory Jerusalem Post Israel News MOSCOW - Russia has evidence that Turkish armed forces are on Syrian territory, Russ...
» Russia has evidence Turkish troops on Syrian territory: Lavrov - Yahoo News
13/03/16 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sputnik International Russia has evidence Turkish troops on Syrian territory: Lavrov Yahoo News MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has evidence that Turkish armed forces are on Syrian territor...
» Russia claims Turkish troops entrenched in Syria - CBS News
13/03/16 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CBS News Russia claims Turkish troops entrenched in Syria CBS News ANKARA, Turkey - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia has information that Turkey's military is entren...
» Russia says cessation of hostilities in Syria violated 29 times in past 24 hours - TODAYonline
13/03/16 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia says cessation of hostilities in Syria violated 29 times in past 24 hours TODAYonline MOSCOW - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Sunday a cessation of hostilities in Syria had ...
» Disinformation Warfare: US Officials Working to Keep Russia, Europe at Odds - Sputnik International
13/03/16 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Sputnik International Disinformation Warfare: US Officials Working to Keep Russia , Europe at Odds Sputnik International NATO Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove recently took U...
» Лавров заявил об «окапывании» турецких солдат на сирийской территории - РБК
13/03/16 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Лавров заявил об «окапывании» турецких солдат на сирийской территории РБК Турецкие солдаты «окапываются» на сирийской территории. Об этом в интервью телеканалу «РЕН ТВ» рассказ...
» Endangered Przewalski's Horses Back On Russian Steppe
13/03/16 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Conservationists in Russia say a small herd of endangered Przewalski's horses recently reintroduced in the Urals are enduring well their first winter in their new habitat...
» Адвокат депутата Резника обжаловал решение суда Испании о его розыске - Интерфакс
13/03/16 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс Адвокат депутата Резника обжаловал решение суда Испании о его розыске Интерфакс Москва. 13 марта. INTERFAX.RU - Защита депутата Госдумы от "Единой России" Влади...
» Libya's unity government claims power
12/03/16 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Libya's UN-backed Presidential Council, in Tunis, calls on the international community to stop dealing with any rival powers within Libya.
» Merkel defends migrant stance in last push before ‘Super Sunday’ elections
12/03/16 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. The vote represents the German chancellor’s first electoral test of her refugee policy.
» Death of former Putin aide: conspiracy theories abound back home ...
12/03/16 19:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. “Everything gets stranger and stranger,” Alexei Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy radio wrote on Twitter about the news that Lesin had died of a bl...
» What Does Trump Mean for the G.O.P.? | Election 2016 | The New York Times
12/03/16 18:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TheNewYorkTimes's YouTube Videos. From: TheNewYorkTimes Duration: 03:39 Republican voters we interviewed over the past six months expressed elation, frustration, happiness and fear over the impact one ...
» Obama to visit London in bid to keep UK in the EU: report
12/03/16 18:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will come to London in April and urge British voters to back continued membership of the European Union, The Independent on Sunday newspa...
» US to Blame Iran for Cyber Attack on Small NY Dam - Fortune
12/03/16 18:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Fortune US to Blame Iran for Cyber Attack on Small NY Dam Fortune The Obama administration is planning to publicly blame Iranian hackers for a 2013 cyber attack against a small...
» Corporate Sponsors Aim for Gold in 2016 Olympic Games
12/03/16 18:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Behind the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is another competitive sport: the olympics of marketing. Come August, international corporate sponsors will have just 17 days to...
» Torrential rains lead to unusually strong flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi - Washington Post
12/03/16 18:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Washington Post Torrential rains lead to unusually strong flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi Washington Post HATTIESBURG, Miss. — As the Leaf River rose north of Hattiesburg, ...
» Venezuela opposition launches protests
12/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Venezuela's opposition hold a day of nationwide protests at the start of a campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from office.
» The Latest: 2nd escaped New Mexico inmate in custody - Lexington Herald Leader
12/03/16 18:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News The Latest: 2nd escaped New Mexico inmate in custody Lexington Herald Leader Authorities stop motorists on U.S. 285 between Roswell and Artesia, N.M., as part of the hun...
» Libya's Presidential Council calls for transfer of power to unity government
12/03/16 17:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. TUNIS (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed Presidential Council called on Saturday on the country's institutions to begin a transfer of authority to a unity government, and appealed to the ...
» Report: Islamic State Forcing Enslaved Women To Use Birth Control
12/03/16 17:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The New York Times is reporting that Islamic State radicals are using contraception to ensure enslaved women do not become pregnant and can be passed among its fighters a...
» Greece Struggling To Move Thousands Of Migrants From Muddy Tent City
12/03/16 17:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Greece is struggling to move thousands of migrants trapped near the border with Macedonia, as an outbreak of Hepatitis A threatened a large-scale health crisis.
» ISIS is accused of chemical attack in Iraq that wounds hundreds, kills child
12/03/16 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. BAGHDAD — The Islamic State launched two chemical attacks this week near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a toddler, wounding some 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Iraqi offic...
» How the Syrian revolt went so horribly, tragically wrong
12/03/16 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Five years on, calls for peaceful change have been eclipsed by war, death and persecution both by the government and extremists.
» Signs of Hope Five Years After Start of Syria's War - New York Times
12/03/16 16:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Nation Signs of Hope Five Years After Start of Syria's War New York Times The cease-fire has brought new protests. Demonstrators shouted slogans against the government on Fri...
» Secret Service briefly surrounds Trump at Dayton rally
12/03/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:14 p.m. EST. VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was briefly surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents on stage at a campaign rally in Ohio on Saturday,...
» Iraqi Officials: IS Launched Chemical Attacks Kill Child, Wound 600
12/03/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a three-year-old girl, wounding 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Ira...
» 1 dead, 2 missing after tugboat crash on Hudson River
12/03/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 3:14 p.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- A tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City early Saturday, killing one crew member and leaving two missing....
» Secret Islamic State Files: 64 With Links To UK
12/03/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Several Britons have been connected to IS training camps in Syria - including two young, married fathers from Manchester.
» Chicago violence overshadows Republican race as rivals vie to stop Donald Trump
12/03/16 16:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Opponents accuse front-runner of stoking tensions with an uncompromising message that exploits racial tensions ahead of crucial votes on Tuesday
» Obama warns against US campaign anger
12/03/16 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. President Barack Obama warns White House contenders to avoid fanning tensions, a day after a Donald Trump rally was called off amid clashes.
» Trump Shaken As Protester Tries To Storm Stage
12/03/16 16:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Security guards swarm around the billionaire as he addresses supporters in Ohio, but his critics say he only has himself to blame.
» Israel calls on powers to punish Iran for its missile tests
12/03/16 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for world powers to take "immediate punitive steps" against Iran, following its ballistic missile tes...
» Opinion: How Saudi Arabia Turned Its Greatest Weapon on Itself
12/03/16 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. For decades, the kingdom used oil prices to wage economic war on its enemies. Now it’s the big casualty.
» Op-Ed Columnist: Where the Soldiers Are Scarier Than the Crocodiles
12/03/16 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A South Sudanese boy fishing in the swamps of an island where his family took refuge when their village was attacked.
» Protester tries to storm stage at Donald Trump rally
12/03/16 16:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Secret service agents leap to the rescue as campaign comes under intense scrutiny over angry rhetoric and violence
» Cruz says he would support Trump as GOP nominee
12/03/16 16:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. Sen. Ted Cruz said he will support Donald Trump if is he the Republican nominee for president, despite stating that the businessman's campaign "affirmatively encourages violence" an...
» Syrian Firms Take Refuge Abroad---and Create Jobs
12/03/16 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey see some economic rewards from being on the receiving end of Syria’s capital flight and brain drain.
» Protests Grow Against Brazilian President
12/03/16 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Following spontaneous outbursts over the faltering economy and alleged corruption, groups are planning marches nationwide on Sunday against the government.
» Italian police: 6 dead in avalanche in Italian Alps
12/03/16 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Authorities say six backcountry skiers have died in an avalanche on Monte Nevoso in the Italian Alps.
» ISIS Chemical Attacks Wound 600, Iraqi Officials Say
12/03/16 14:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. (BAGHDAD) — Iraqi officials say the Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks, killing a three-year-old girl and wounding some 600 people near the northern city of Kirkuk. S...
» Donald Trump rally cancellation triggers protests and chaos - video
12/03/16 14:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Demonstrators and supporters of Donald Trump clash in the streets of Chicago after the Republican presidential candidate cancelled a rally on Friday citing safety concern...
» Donald Trump cancels Chicago rally amid protests - live
12/03/16 14:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Republican candidate makes decision due to security reasons after meeting with police
» Turkey Is 'Sliding Backwards,' Says Top Turkish Novelist - Huffington Post
12/03/16 14:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Huffington Post Turkey Is 'Sliding Backwards,' Says Top Turkish Novelist Huffington Post "We have become a society of anger, paranoia [and] intimidation. And artists, writers, academic...
» Dead ex-Russian press minister may have been attacked outside hotel: source
12/03/16 14:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police are investigating whether former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin, who was found dead in a Washington hotel in November, was brutally assaulted before...
» Man dead after tugboat, barge collide on Hudson River
12/03/16 13:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 12:58 p.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- One person is dead and two more are missing after authorities say a tugboat overturned and sunk on New York&apos;s Hudson River following a collision wit...
» North Korea warns of pre-emptive strikes against the South
12/03/16 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. North Korea said Saturday its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South in its latest outburst against the annual joint military drills by the United States and ...
» Influx of Puerto Ricans could be game changer in Florida, country’s biggest swing state
12/03/16 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The surging Puerto Rican electorate, a swing demographic in the nation’s quintessential swing state, supported Barack Obama for president but backed Charlie Crist for governor when he wa...
» To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control
12/03/16 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.
» Here's What Obama Said at SXSW About Apple vs. FBI - Fortune
12/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Fortune Here's What Obama Said at SXSW About Apple vs. FBI Fortune “So the question now becomes, we as a society, setting aside the specific case between the FBI and Apple, setting aside...
» Source: Members Of Congress Dismayed By FBI Director's Lack Of Tech Knowledge - Fast Company
12/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Source: Members Of Congress Dismayed By FBI Director's Lack Of Tech Knowledge Fast Company Members of the House Judiciary Committee were disappointed with the low level of technical know...
» Snowden says FBI doesn't really need Apple to unlock iPhone - MarketWatch
12/03/16 13:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. MarketWatch Snowden says FBI doesn't really need Apple to unlock iPhone MarketWatch He said the FBI is attempting to compel Apple to help unlock the iPhone out of convenience, not necess...
» France shuts down Hamas Al Aqsa TV for incitement
12/03/16 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. March 12, 2016, 3:36 PM (IDT) Paris acted in response to a request from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to shut down the Hamas Al Aqsa TV station for anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incitement by ...
» The Gathering Storm Of The Chinese Military - Investor's Business Daily
12/03/16 13:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Investor's Business Daily The Gathering Storm Of The Chinese Military Investor's Business Daily We don't have to guess at the intentions of the country that for more than four ...
» Another Point in Apple's Court; Ex CIA Director Against FBI - Tech News Today
12/03/16 13:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Tech News Today Another Point in Apple's Court; Ex CIA Director Against FBI Tech News Today During the interview, he added that he spent a lot of time with the FBI as CIA director, and h...
» Russia to probe possible meldonium 'provocations' against its athletes - Reuters
12/03/16 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Russia to probe possible meldonium 'provocations' against its athletes Reuters Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told Russia's R-Sport agency that law enforcers ...
» Russia & China closing in: US fears losing air dominance to 'more ... - RT
12/03/16 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia & China closing in: US fears losing air dominance to 'more ... capable adversaries' RT Top US Air Force personnel have told the Senate they need more funds to modernize ...
» US, Russia to meet on Syria truce violations ahead of talks - Daily Mail
12/03/16 13:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Daily Mail US, Russia to meet on Syria truce violations ahead of talks Daily Mail Asked at the end of a visit to Saudi Arabia whether indirect dialogue in Geneva between the Syrian re...
» Far-right activists 'impersonated police to attack refugees for money and mobile phones' in Calais
12/03/16 13:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. The group (not pictured) allegedly formed a chain to intercept asylum seekers trying to board lorries to the UK
» Московские суворовцы — лучшие в рукопашном бою
12/03/16 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. В ходе этапа спартакиады по военно-прикладным видам спорта среди воспитанников довузовских общеобразовательных учреждений юные спортсмены показали отличные результаты по АРБ и пулевой стрельбе.
» All Unquiet On The Tajik-Afghan Frontier
12/03/16 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A murky security operation on Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan has brought attention briefly back to an area that for nearly 25 years has rarely seen an entire week p...
» Two French girls charged over 'concert hall terror plot'
12/03/16 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Teenage girls handed preliminary terrorism charges over plot to attack concert hall in Paris
» «Кошелек» положили в сейф КГБ - Новая газета
12/03/16 12:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Новая газета «Кошелек» положили в сейф КГБ Новая газета В августе Юрий Чиж собирал арбузы вместе с Александром Лукашенко. За год до того — получал почетную грамоту из рук председат...
» Despite His Claims, Obama Was Not A Realist On Russia, Syria, And Libya
12/03/16 12:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. President Obama, in the twilight of his career, did what every US President is expected to do, give a legacy defending interview . He defended his primary foreign policy ideas including th...
» Russia’s Post-Crimea Enthusiasm Wearing Off
12/03/16 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Institute of Modern Russia. Russia’s Post-Crimea Enthusiasm Wearing Off This post has been generated by Page2RSS
» Opinion: Stalinist Nostalgia in Vladimir Putin’s Russia
12/03/16 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. The gulag is a distant memory. In today’s Russia, people pine for an era of order and superpower status.
» Stalin, Russia's New Hero - New York Times
12/03/16 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. New York Times Stalin, Russia's New Hero New York Times And yet views like Zhenya's are becoming more common in Russia . Polls show a gradual improvement in perceptions of Stalin, who...
» Afghan Air Force Not Ready Until 2020, Top US General Says
12/03/16 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Afghan air force will not reach necessary strength levels until 2020, according to a top U.S. general. General John Campbell, who ended his command of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanis...
» As UN Prepares to Resume Syrian Talks, US Condemns Cease-Fire Violations
12/03/16 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States on Friday condemned the Syrian government for hampering deliveries of humanitarian aid and for launching airstrikes that have reportedly hit civilians. The strongly word...
» Israeli Security Agents Shut Down Palestinian Media Operation
12/03/16 11:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Israeli police shut down a Palestinian media outlet in Ramallah on Friday, accusing it of using television and the Internet to incite violence. The Shin Bet security agency said the stati...
» Drone Technology Opens Up New Options for Photographers
12/03/16 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An interest in remote-controlled helicopters and a lot of practice helped Skye De Moya and Ross Shafer get their business off the ground in 2013. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, their compa...
» ЕС опубликовал решение о продлении санкций против России - ОРЕАНДА
12/03/16 11:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. ОРЕАНДА ЕС опубликовал решение о продлении санкций против России ОРЕАНДА ОРЕАНДА-НОВОСТИ. Решение о продлении до 15 сентября индивидуальных санкций против граждан и юридических лиц...
» Сноуден вновь рассказал о желании вернуться в США - Lenta.ru
12/03/16 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Lenta.ru Сноуден вновь рассказал о желании вернуться в США Lenta.ru Бывший сотрудник американских спецслужб Эдвард Сноуден заявил, что намерен продолжать заниматься разоблачениями ...
» Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea - KMOV.com
12/03/16 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. KMOV.com Russia , China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea KMOV.com Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a news conference Friday after meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey ...
» As Ankara Eyes Tougher Visa Rules, Neighbors Fret
12/03/16 11:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The EU's drive to get Turkey to toughen its visa regulations to help resolve the migrant crisis is giving regional businessmen reason to worry.
» Poland Still Refuses To Honor Constitutional Court Ruling
12/03/16 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Poland's government says it is still refusing to publish a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal, which struck down key legislation that has blocked the work of the court.
» Two Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Eastern Ukraine
12/03/16 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Ukrainian military says two of its soldiers were killed in clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in southeast Ukraine over the past 24 hours.
» Turkish President Erdogan threatens court's 'existence' after it releases two journalists
12/03/16 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. The court's ruling was 'against the country', he said
» Turkish Air Strikes Kills 67 Kurdish Militants in Iraq
12/03/16 11:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Turkey's air force has carried out air strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing at least 67 militants, the military said Saturday. The March 9 raids were carried ou...
» Italy avalanche: Six dead and others injured in mountain slides in Alps
12/03/16 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Rescue teams are currently searching for others trapped in the snow
» Today's Headlines and Commentary
12/03/16 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare - Hard National Security Choices. Yesterday, news broke that an Islamic State defector has been disclosing inside information about the terrorist group’s inner bureaucracy. The New York Times share...
» Paris attackers 'named in IS files'
11/03/16 18:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The names of three men who carried out the Paris attacks in November appear in files leaked from the Islamic State militant group, according to German media.
» EU refugee deal hits setback as Cyprus objects to Turkey bid
11/03/16 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Independent - Europe. Under the planned deal, Turkey would take back Syrian refugees who land in Greece in exchange for €6bn in aid
» United States accuses Apple of 'false,' 'corrosive' rhetoric in Federal Bureau of Investigation dispute - Examiner Gazette
11/03/16 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Examiner Gazette United States accuses Apple of 'false,' 'corrosive' rhetoric in Federal Bureau of Investigation dispute Examiner Gazette In its filing, the federal government...
» Ex-CIA Director: Does Donald Trump understand the role of ... - Fox News
11/03/16 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from cia - Google News. Fox News Ex-CIA Director: Does Donald Trump understand the role of ... Fox News Recently I had a chance to comment on some policy proposals put forward by Donald Trump. I really didn't t...
» US ambassador calls Iran missile tests provocative
11/03/16 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Iran's recent ballistic missile launches are "provocative and destabilizing." Samantha Power,...
» Obama weighs in on Apple v. FBI: “You can't take an absolutist view” - Ars Technica
11/03/16 18:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Daily Beast Obama weighs in on Apple v. FBI : “You can't take an absolutist view” Ars Technica AUSTIN, Texas—In his keynote address at the 2016 South By Southwest conference, President B...
» Syrians see few prospects for peace from Geneva talks
11/03/16 18:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. IDLIB, Syria/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - As peace talks are set to get under way in Geneva next week, residents in Syria from nurses to street vendors voice little optimism over the United Na...