New York Times | Chinese leader says country should return to diplomatic talks designed to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
AFP | Member states must now change their rules by September 30, with existing stocks of the insecticides allowed to be used up to end-November.
independent.co.uk | Red Cross secretary caution comes as police battle with rioters in Stockholm.
Daily Finance | In that court case, they held that an Indiana farmer infringed on the biotech giant’s patents when he planted GM soybean seeds not purchased from Monsanto.
Japan Times | TEPCO has yet to win approval from local fishermen to discharge the water.
Reuters | N. Korea condemned S. Korea for criticizing what it said were legitimate military drills.
Bloomberg | Showcased its military ambitions in defiance of international sanctions.
Sky News | The oil company tells a US court that meeting the cost of “non-existent, artificially calculated losses” could harm its business.
RT | This month’s incident marks the second time the injection and refueling tank leaked.
upi.com | Eurozone economic activity contracted in the first quarter of the year.
guardian.co.uk | Greece and Cyprus will be under the microscope.
theatlantic.com | The euro is barbarous, but it’s not (yet) a relic.
J.D. Heyes | Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry.
dailymail.co.uk | Greece’s jobless rate has almost tripled since the country’s debt crisis emerged in 2009.
Scientific American | The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S. sits in decaying underground tanks in southeastern Washington State.
washingtonpost.com | Cyprus seriously considered dropping out of the euro zone at the peak of its financial crisis.
Anthony Gucciardi | Countless individuals will soon assemble in protest against Monsanto’s genetic manipulation of the food supply.
reuters.com | He did not provide details.
The Independent | Experts warn new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human flu could escape causing global pandemic killing millions.
zerohedge.com | If you have money in European banks, “Get your money out.”
Mac Slavo | The rice, beans, wheat, and pasta you stockpile will still have the same exact intrinsic value a decade from now as they do today.
Daily Mail | Friends of the Earth said the vote was a ‘significant victory for bees and common sense.’
The Telegraph | Up to 1,000 people given infected blood in British hospitals.
AFP | Top US virologist warns health authorities must be ready for the virus to mutate at any time.
zerohedge.com | It was a political assassination that set off the WWI dominoes some 100 years ago.
insurancejournal.com | New evidence of economic weakness
Mac Slavo | It’s only a matter of time before the next mass pandemic makes its way across the world.
Palm Beach Post | Since October 2010, according to the Haitian government, 8,055 people have died of cholera; 614 of them were small children, under 5.
Common Dreams | TEPCO must urgently ‘improve the reliability of essential systems.’
PreventDisease.com | Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece and Bulgaria all have imposed bans on the cultivation of GM crops.
US News | H7N9 continues to spread through China.
PanArmenian.net | The exact source of infection remains unknown and no human-to-human spread of the virus has been confirmed.
Daily Mail | The push into GM meat could see the production of giant pigs, hens that have only female chicks and cattle made disease resistant using genes from baboons.
Steve Chapman | Americans have somewhat less control over the island than we like to imagine.
zerohedge.com | Ready for the bubble to burst?
Press TV | The annual flow of global proceeds of financial crimes to offshore tax havens stands at 1.6 trillion US dollars.
reuters.com | Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com | North Korea did not budge from the intention to test-fire a medium-range rocket.
enenews.com | Another radioactive leak was detected at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Thursday.
International Business Times | Military moves three PAC-3 batteries in defensive ring around central Tokyo – and more are likely to follow.
Patrice Lewis | “Denial is an integral part of atrocity.”
Guardian.co.uk | South Korean government says there are signs the regime is getting ready for what would be its fourth nuclear weapon test.
AFP | Corrosive political scandals (read as: criminal acts) at a time of economic woe is exacerbating the outrage of European citizens.
Reuters | As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Business Insider | There are also reports that animals are falling ill with the disease, even birds falling out of the sky.
Bloomberg | Iran and six world powers weren’t able to seal a deal to curb the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program.
WashingtonsBlog | Is Fukushima Causing Health Problems In the United States?
BBC | More than 5,000 people expected to provide evidence of “abuse and consequential trauma”.
reuters.com | Cyprus’s finance minister resigned on Tuesday after concluding a 10 billion euro bailout deal with international lenders.
ibtimes.com | Demands to speed up its national yard sale.