4.6.16 – Summit Underscores Obama’s Mixed Results on Nuclear Security

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Summit Underscores Obama’s Mixed Results on Nuclear Security
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism.

President Obama convened more than 50 world leaders in Washington this week hoping that international progress on one of his long-standing policy priorities, nonproliferation, would outlast his administration, but the gathering served mostly to highlight the mixed record of Obamas nuclear agenda.

Iran’s President Offers Help To Resolve Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has offered to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Possible Israeli-Made ‘Kamikaze’ Drone Spotted Over Nagorno-Karabakh
mikenova shared this story from rferlonline’s YouTube Videos.

From: rferlonline
Duration: 00:38

An RFE/RL camera in Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh captured what could be the first use of an Israeli-made “kamikaze” drone in combat on April 4.
Originally published at – http://www.rferl.org/media/video/armenia-azerbaijan-nagorno-karabakh/27658493.html

New US Rule Will Protect Citizens Saving for Retirement
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America.

The Obama administration announced the release of a long-anticipated rule Wednesday regarding how the financial industry gives retirement savings advice to clients. The plan includes more concessions to brokers than what was originally proposed six years ago, in an effort to make it less disruptive to current operations. The fiduciary rule targets brokers and financial advisers who promote retirement plans that may not necessarily reflect the clients’ best interests, but instead provide extra commissions to the firms. More specifically, when clients transfer savings from a 401k (required to operate in the saver’s best interest), the individual retirement accounts must now be established in the clients’ best interests. Before this rule, financial-product salespeople were only required to give “suitable” recommendations. Signed contracts Financial advisors, now “fiduciaries”, will have to sign contracts with clients at their first appointments, committing to working in their best interests. One of the recent compromises in the plan, however, states that brokers may give “advice” and retirement savings education without necessarily entering a contract. The preliminary version of this rule released last April was met with criticism and comments from across the financial community. “With every meeting we took, every comment letter we read…we got smarter and we listened, we learned and we adjusted. Youll find that reflected in the final rule” Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told Wall Street Journal reporters. Loopholes These loopholes, while seen by many as placating critics, may give skeptics the opportunity to further dilute the rule or abolish it entirely under the new administration. The Wall Street Journal estimates that $14 trillion of retirement savings could be affected by this new rule. The White House Council of Economic Advisers found that conflicts of interest lead to an average of 1 percentage point lower annual returns on retirement savings, adding up to a total of $17 billion of losses for American families each year.

Karadzic Slams War Crimes Verdict as ‘Monstrous’
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is asking to be released from prison pending his appeal on his conviction for genocide and other atrocities, saying his continued detention is ruining his health. While addressing a special hearing at the Yugoslav War Crimes Court Wednesday in the Hague, Karadzic again proclaimed his innocence, slamming the verdict as “monstrous.” He also complained about his detention conditions and asked for a new laptop to help him prepare his case.      Judge Theodor Meron denied his request to be released, but said he would order officials to look into conditions at the detention facility. “My proposal is that my stay in the detention center should be suspended and that I should be released pending the finalization of the legal procedure to uphold or refute this verdict, which would not pass among first year students of law,” Karadzic said.     Karadzic was found guilty last month of committing Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people dead.  He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Karadzic was criminally responsible for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, when Serb forces killed 8,000 Muslim men and boys, in what has been called the worst atrocity in Europe since the Holocaust.

Турчинов ответил на слова Нарышкина о гипотетической войне с Украиной – РБК
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Devastation In Nagorno-Karabakh Village
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.

There were scenes of devastation in the village of Talish, in Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, following rocket attacks that reportedly took place before a cease-fire was declared. Most of the town’s inhabitants have been evacuated amid the worst violence between Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces in 20 years. (RFE/RL’s Armenian Service)

National Bolsheviks Mark Day of the Russian Nation
mikenova shared this story from Window on Eurasia — New Series.

Paul Goble

Staunton, April 6 Russias National Bolsheviks yesterday marked the Day of the Russian Nation with meetings and demonstrations in Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Sarov, Rostov-na-Donu, and Ulyanovsk. Some of these protests enjoyed official approval; others did not; but all were small.

Those taking part called for the defense of the ethnic Russian nation both within the Russian Federation and abroad, for a combination of nationalism and socialism, for the freeing of Russian nationalist political prisoners, and for class war against the wealthy (nazaccent.ru/content/20157-den-russkoj-nacii-otmetili-v-neskolkih.html).

The National Bolsheviks mark April 5 each year as the Day of the Russian Nation because that is the anniversary of Aleksandr Nevskys defeat of the Teutonic knights in the ice battle made famous for modern audiences by Sergey Eisensteins classic film. In many ways, the date is just as inconsistent and at the same time symbolic as the slogans of the Natsbols.

Nevsky who is viewed by many Russians as their countrys patron saint defeated representatives of the Christian West by allying himself with the Muslim Mongol Horde and helped laid the foundations of the Russian state by serving as a tax collector for the latter. His brother who refused to ally with the Mongols against the Christian West is viewed as a traitor.

 

 

 

Devastation In Nagorno-Karabakh Village
mikenova shared this story from rferlonline’s YouTube Videos.

From: rferlonline
Duration: 01:23

There were scenes of devastation in the village of Talish, in Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, following rocket attacks that reportedly took place before a cease-fire was declared.
Originally published at – http://www.rferl.org/media/video/azerbaijan-armenia-nagorno-karabakh-talish/27658564.html

Время Свободы – Итоговый выпуск – 06 апреля, 2016
mikenova shared this story from Радиопрограммы и подкасты – Радио Свобода.

Подведение итогов дня в России и в мире вечером по будням: проверенная информация и точная экспертиза. Программа предлагает разнообразие фактов – выводы слушатели делают сами.

Download audio: http://audio.rferl.org/RU/2016/04/06/20160406-170500-RU081-program.mp3

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