The New Cold War Daily Digest 3//11/2016: If Ukraine becomes a flashpoint for World War III

The New Cold War Daily Digest

If Ukraine becomes a flashpoint for World War III …

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Creeping offensives, truces spread tensions in south Syrian rebel ranks
Creeping offensives, truces spread tensions in south Syrian rebel ranks

By Tom Rollins, Al-Monitor, Nov 2, 2016 BEIRUT — The role of Daraa in Syria’s uprising is now part of Arab Spring lore. In March 2011, a group of schoolboys were arrested, interrogated and tortured by security services after spraying anti-government graffiti on a wall. Soon enough, a national protest movement fanned out from the southern city and engulfed several major …

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RT crew comes under fire as Aleppo militants launch new assaults
RT crew comes under fire as Aleppo militants launch new assaults

RT.com, Nov 3, 2016 (with video report) RT’s Murad Gazdiev and his crew came under fire in Aleppo as militant groups holding the eastern part of the city launched a new assault on government-held western areas, trying to break the blockade, after rejecting an offer to leave the city with their arms. The neighborhood “has been relatively quiet for the …

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Turkey’s post-coup crackdown reaches media giants
Turkey’s post-coup crackdown reaches media giants

By Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor, Nov 3, 2016 Axel Springer SE, one of Europe’s biggest publishers, will not be making new investments in Turkey, the group’s chief executive officer announced Nov. 3. Mathias Dopfner added that the Berlin-based media giant will sell its remaining 7 per cent stake in Turkish broadcaster Dogan TV. In a call with reporters, Dopfner didn’t mince words: …

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Iraq PM Abadi says ‘we are ready’ if Turkey wants war
Iraq PM Abadi says ‘we are ready’ if Turkey wants war

By Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor, Nov 2, 2016 As Turkey’s behavior grows more erratic and aggressive by the day, the United States is scrambling to head off a dust-up among its anti-Islamic State coalition partners. What is Turkey up to? The question gained fresh urgency today as Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik and Land Forces Commander Gen. Zeki Colak inspected troops in Hatay near …

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Edward Snowden speaks at McGill University in Montreal as scandal erupts over Quebec police spying on journalists
Edward Snowden speaks at McGill University in Montreal as scandal erupts over Quebec police spying on journalists

By Brennan Neill, Sabrina Marandola, CBC News, Nov 02, 2016 McGill University in Montreal hosted whistleblower Edward Snowden on November 2 as many continue to question the tactics used by Montreal police after it was revealed they obtained warrants to spy on a journalist. Snowden, a former C.I.A. computer technician and contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency, appeared via …

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Uproar in Canada as widespread police spying on journalists in Quebec revealed
Uproar in Canada as widespread police spying on journalists in Quebec revealed

News compilation by New Cold War.org, Nov 3, 2016 More Quebec journalists confirmed as targets of police surveillance By Ingrid Peritz, The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 A controversy over police surveillance of the press in Quebec deepened Wednesday with revelations that six journalists, including some of the province’s top investigative reporters, had their cellphones surreptitiously monitored by …

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