News links 2 April 14 2014: Russia top gunning, Ukraine and more on Nevada ‘turtle showdown’

1. U.S. Military Official: Russian Fighter Jet Made Repeated, Close-Range Passes Near American Warship

In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings.

2. Another man’s opinion as to the nature of the dispute in Nevada, and federal land management.

3. CAR Muslims want to ‘Balkanize’ the nation and take a section as a new muslim area.

4. VICE NEWS – Pro-Russian protestors in Luhansk, the most Eastern city in Ukraine, took over the headquarters of the state security services on April 9. Armed with guns they found in the building, the demonstrators were determined not to leave. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visited the occupied building, which despite the occupation, was surprisingly calm.

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