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Francis maximizes Vaticans global influence

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Francis is with political reformers on the left regarding the environment and capital punishment, with political conservatives in opposing gay marriage. Single-issue activists should take note.

A strange recent history of Russian jets buzzing Navy ships

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USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, was repeatedly buzzed by Russian jets in recent days; it’s not the first time Russia has reenacted “Top Gun” at sea.

FBI taps RAND fellow as new CIO – Federal Times

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The search for the FBI’s next chief information officer appears to be over. The FBI confirmed on April 14 that bureau director James Comey has tapped Gordon Bitko to be its next CIO, replacing Jerry Pender, who left in August to join an investment …

The Daily Vertical: The Virtual Putin

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The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.

Putin’s geopolitical trolling: the strategy behind Russian jets buzzing a US destroyer – Vox

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The Russian planes were flying at the US ship in the same way they would be if they were conducting an attack run. Thankfully, they were unarmed but the act was needlessly, dangerously provocative. What’s more, Russia has been doing this for years, …

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Kerry: Russian Warplanes In Baltic Sea Made ‘Reckless’ Provocation

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Russia’s military for flying warplanes close to a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea, saying the April 12 incident was a “dangerous” and “reckless” provocation.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Named VOA Director

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Amanda Bennett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author, has been chosen as the new director of the Voice of America, the U.S. governments largest international broadcaster. Bennett will be sworn in on Monday April 18 at VOA headquarters, according to a statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees VOA and four other U.S. broadcasting entities. Bennett served as the executive editor of Bloomberg News, where she created and ran a global team of investigative reporters and editors until 2013.  Previously, she was editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. She also spent two decades as an editor and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she and her colleagues shared a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on how public health officials misrepresented the AIDS epidemic in order to secure more public funding and financial support. I am confident that Amanda is the best person to lead VOA through the vast media challenges of the 21st century, said BBG CEO John Lansing Bennett is the author of six books including In Memoriam (1998), co-authored with Terence B. Foley; The Man Who Stayed Behind (1993), co-authored with Sidney Rittenberg; Death of the Organization Man (1991) and The Quiet Room (1996), co-authored with Lori Schiller. “The Cost of Hope,” Bennetts memoir of the battle she and Foley, her late husband, fought against his kidney cancer, was published in 2012.   More recently, she has been a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. With her husband, Donald Graham, she co-founded The Dream.US, which provides college scholarships to the children of undocumented immigrants.   “I am happy and excited to be part of such a vital news organization,” said Bennett. “We are the only source of reliable, objective, credible news and information for a huge chunk of the world. Whats more, our mission of covering the fascinating complexity of our country and its people is a beat like no other.

Керри назвал «провокационным» пролет российских Су-24 над эсминцем США – РБК

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Госсекретарь США Джон Керри назвал инцидент со сближением российских Су-24 с американским эсминцем «безрассудным» и «провокационным» поведением. Ранее Вашингтон обсудил этот инцидент с Москвой по военным каналам. Госсекретарь США Джон Керри осудил …
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Putins Annual Q. and A. Highlights

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President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia spoke on issues including the Panama Papers, the G.D.P. and sanctions, and the Syrian campaign.


Линия Путина: “Везде торчат уши заказчиков!”

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Четырнадцатая прямая линия Владимира Путина стала рекордной по скорости исполнения чиновниками поручений, которые глава государства давал в ходе общения с россиянами в прямом эфире.

Как отмечает агентство “Интерфакс”, нынешняя прямая линия продолжалась 3 часа 40 минут, за которые глава государства ответил на 80 вопросов. Таким образом, она не побила рекорда по продолжительности, но стала беспрецедентной по скорости реакции чиновников на высказывания главы государства.

Так, на первый вопрос президенту о состоянии дорог в Омской области ответ последовал буквально через несколько минут. Непосредственно во время прямого эфира появилась новость о том, что к 1 мая власти региона обещают починить 21 дорогу.

Еще более оперативной была реакция прокуратуры на просьбу президента обратить внимание на ситуацию с соблюдением трудового законодательства на острове Шикотан: уголовное дело в отношении директора рыбкомбината на этом острове было возбуждено через десять минут после слов президента.

Что нового сообщил Путин россиянам? – обсуждают политики Геннадий Гудков, Сергей Иваненко, Константин Янкаускас, философ Игорь Чубайс.

Ведущий – Владимир Кара – Мурза – старший

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» Francis maximizes Vatican’s global influence
14/04/16 21:22 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Francis is with political reformers on the left regarding the environment and capital punishment, with political conservatives in opposing gay marriage. Single-issue activists should tak…

» A strange recent history of Russian jets buzzing Navy ships
14/04/16 21:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, was repeatedly buzzed by Russian jets in recent days; it’s not the first time Russia has reenacted “Top Gun” at sea.

» FBI taps RAND fellow as new CIO – Federal Times
14/04/16 21:20 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi – Google News. Federal Times FBI taps RAND fellow as new CIO Federal Times The search for the FBI’s next chief information officer appears to be over. The FBI confirmed on April 14 that bureau director…

» The Daily Vertical: The Virtual Putin
14/04/16 21:19 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical  or on the  Power Vertical Facebook  page…

» Putin’s geopolitical trolling: the strategy behind Russian jets buzzing a US destroyer – Vox
14/04/16 21:16 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia – Google News. Vox Putin’s geopolitical trolling: the strategy behind Russian jets buzzing a US destroyer Vox The Russian planes were flying at the US ship in the same way they would be if they were…

» Kerry: Russian Warplanes In Baltic Sea Made ‘Reckless’ Provocation
14/04/16 21:15 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Russia’s military for flying warplanes close to a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea, saying the April 12 in…

» Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Named VOA Director
14/04/16 21:15 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Amanda Bennett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author, has been chosen as the new director of the Voice of America, the U.S. government’s largest international broa…

» Керри назвал «провокационным» пролет российских Су-24 над эсминцем США – РБК
14/04/16 21:15 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК Керри назвал «провокационным» пролет российских Су-24 над эсминцем США РБК Госсекретарь США Джон Керри назвал инцидент со сближением российских Су-24 с американским эсминцем «б…

» Putin’s Annual Q. and A. Highlights
14/04/16 21:14 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia spoke on issues including the Panama Papers, the G.D.P. and sanctions, and the Syrian campaign.

» Линия Путина: “Везде торчат уши заказчиков!”
14/04/16 21:14 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio’s YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 53:44 Четырнадцатая прямая линия Владимира Путина стала рекордной по скорости исполнения чиновниками поручений, которые глава государства дав…

» Russia is running out of money – Deutsche Welle
14/04/16 20:50 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia – Google News. Deutsche Welle Russia is running out of money Deutsche Welle Russia is increasingly suffering under an economic crisis that saw economic performance indicators shrink by 3.8 percent; …

» США по военным каналам обсудили с Москвой пролет самолетов над эсминцем – РБК
14/04/16 20:50 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РБК США по военным каналам обсудили с Москвой пролет самолетов над эсминцем РБК США через военного атташе в Москве выразили обеспокоенность Москве из-за сближения российского Су-24…

» Declassified U.S. document suggests Pakistani link to attack on CIA agents
14/04/16 19:24 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
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» How should US respond to Russia’s air provocations? – YouTube
14/04/16 16:27 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 14, 2016 Reaction from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel

» Obama visits CIA as role in war against ISIS expands – YouTube
14/04/16 16:25 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 14, 2016 On ‘Special Report,’ Kevin Corke explains the new plans to supply more powerful weapons to Syrian rebels

» Fox News Exclusive: Budget Cuts to Military – YouTube
14/04/16 16:15 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Apr 14, 2016 A Fox News exclusive tonight–we’ll take you to the home of Marine Corp Aviation where most jets are nearly 25 years old, parts are being reused and pilots are missing out on vital t…

» Europe|Russia’s Vulnerable Side Is at Fore in Putin’s Call-In Show – New York Times
14/04/16 16:02 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia – Google News. New York Times Europe| Russia’s Vulnerable Side Is at Fore in Putin’s Call-In Show New York Times But Russians were clearly feeling vulnerable, as questions poured in about high price…

» Russia’s Vulnerable Side Is at Fore in Putin’s Call-In Show
14/04/16 16:00 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia. Domestic concerns, not international swaggering, dominated the choreographed call-in show, amid a second, punishing year of recession in Russia.

» Putin calls Obama ‘decent man’ for remarks on mistakes in Libya
14/04/16 13:32 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. For Putin and other Russian officials, it was a welcome mea culpa.

» Poll of British Muslims Reveals Startling Views on Gays and Terror
14/04/16 13:31 from Mike Nova’s Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Muslim men at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. A new poll revealed views among Britain’s largest religious minority that differed from the greater population’s.

 

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» Russia urges closing Turkey-Syria border to bar extremists
14/04/16 23:00 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post
Russia is calling for the closing of the Turkey-Syrian border to prevent the Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front extremist groups from receiving foreign fighters and weapons into Syria — and from exporting oil, artifacts and other goods.

» China blasts new US-Philippine military cooperation
14/04/16 23:00 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post
China’s Defense Ministry has accused the U.S. and Philippines of militarizing the region with stepped-up military cooperation and says China will steadfastly defend its sovereignty and maritime rights in the area.

» Lewandowski: Battery case became ‘huge distraction’ for Trump campaign
14/04/16 22:52 from Top Stories
Trump, he said, had stood by Corey Lewandowski even though “all the other candidates in the race asked me to be fired and said I should have my chance, my day in court.”

» North Korea Missile Test Fails, South Korea Says
14/04/16 22:51 from WSJ.com: World News
North Korea held a failed missile test, South Korea’s military said, a launch that local media reports said was the first test of a new type of midrange weapon.

» Carter to visit aircraft carrier in South China Sea
14/04/16 22:47 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will be visiting an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, the visit coming a day after he announced new military aid to the Philippines that spurred protests from China.

» Canada Extends Benefits to People of Mixed Aboriginal and European Ancestry
14/04/16 22:46 from NYT > International
A ruling by the country’s Supreme Court will affect about 600,000 people who had been in a “jurisdictional tug of war” between the federal government and provinces.

» Bitterly feuding, Clinton, Sanders clash in NY debate
14/04/16 22:44 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Deepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president in Thursday night's Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Stree…

» Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 800 in Japan
14/04/16 22:41 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
KUMAMOTO, Japan (AP) — At least nine people were killed and more than 800 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesman said Friday….

» Trump plays up his New York values
14/04/16 22:40 from Top Stories
The Manhattan billionaire commands the crowd of party elites as his rivals compete with dinnertime conversation.

» U.S. to Put Warplanes in Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
14/04/16 22:39 from WSJ.com: World News
The U.S. will start stationing warplanes in the Philippines this week as the vanguard of a major deployment as Washington and its allies mount a coordinated response to Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.

» The Latest: Updates From the Democratic Debate in New York
14/04/16 22:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree that NATO countries in Europe should pay more for the alliance’s collective defense

» Clinton blames Obama for Libya, Syria messes
14/04/16 22:38 from Top Stories
“The president said no. Now, that’s how it works. People who work for the president make recommendations and then the president makes the decision.”

» China GDP growth slips to 6.7%
14/04/16 22:37 from FT.com – World
Property and infrastructure show strength as financial services drag

» US Defense Secretary to Visit Carrier in South China Sea
14/04/16 22:32 from Voice of America
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is visiting the USS John C. Stennis deployed in the South China Sea, a trip which will likely anger China. Carter announced the visit Friday in Manila at the closing ceremonies of the Balikatan U.S.-P…

» China posts 6.7% first quarter growth
14/04/16 22:32 from BBC News – World
China’s economy grew 6.7% in the first quarter of 2016, official data shows, the slowest quarterly growth in seven years.

» China says enhanced U.S.-Philippine military ties invoke ‘Cold War mentality’
14/04/16 22:31 from Reuters: International
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Plans to deepen U.S.-Philippine military ties, including joint patrols in the South China Sea, reflect a “Cold War mentality”, China’s defense ministry said, pledging to resolutely oppose any infringement on the coun…

» New York Primary Brings Campaign Tension to a Boil _ Again
14/04/16 22:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
Democrats clashed on a Brooklyn debate stage while Republicans courted donors in Manhattan as “New York values” framed the 2016 race for the White House Thursday night, just days before the state’s high-stakes presidential primaries in b…

» China’s Economy Slows to 6.7 Percent, Lowest Since Crisis
14/04/16 22:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
China’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 6.7 percent compared with the previous year, in line with expectations

» IN BRIEF: The toll and damage from Japan’s deadly earthquake
14/04/16 22:30 from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post
Key facts about the deadly earthquake in Japan:

» Clinton, Sanders joust, shout in debate over guns and Wall Street
14/04/16 22:29 from Reuters: Top News
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders battled fiercely on Thursday over Wall Street, guns and the minimum wage and questioned each other’s judgment in a contentious and at times high-volume…

 

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