RT | Rice from fields in the Fukushima prefecture will be served to gov’t officials for 9 days.
AFP | Complexity of the issues already caused negotiators to miss the original 2012 deadline set by Obama.
London Independent | The investigation found that the charity invested £630,000 in shares in leading weapons manufacturer BAE Systems.
The Verge | Latest documents highlight the U.S. role in the process, as it attempts to force the smaller nations to adopt more stringent rules.
Zero Hedge | China had its largest trade surplus in five years.
RT | 24.8% of Europe at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
News.com.au | WELCOME to Fukushima, where the radiation’s so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes.
Reuters | “If there is another recession, it is going to be worldwide,” Fama said.
Japan Times | Government can now hide inconvenient information at its discretion.
UPI | The overall decommissioning work at the stricken nuclear plant is expected to take as long as 40 years.
The Guardian | 4.8 million unemployed in Spain.
CNN | North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system.
Spiegel Online | European Central Bank wants to spur lending by banks in Southern Europe, but conventional methods have shown little success so far.
UPI | Belgium declined the most at 3.8%.
Business Insider | Few security measures in place to prevent theft.
Zero Hedge | Second-hand clothing leased over and over again.
RT | Officials said the plant could completely run out of storage space for contaminated water within two years.
AFP | Global warming of two degrees Celsius would be “far into the dangerous range,” he said.
businessinsider.comr | Here’s what you need to know about the protests.
businessinsider.com | Hundreds of people marched through the capital of Armenia on Monday to denounce visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
charlescrawford.biz | Prospects? Poor.
Fox News | The water is expected to hit in 2014 — can we be sure it’s safe?
BBC | “Baby box” would be for unwanted infants.
Jeff Morganteen | Faber said the markets, which have reached record highs, could still rise before the bubble bursts.
marketwatch.com | U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, pulling back from Wednesday’s record levels.
Bloomberg | Under-25s in Spain, Italy and Portugal struggling to find work.
mirror.co.uk | Boris Johnson said resentment felt towards super rich in wake of financial crisis and “fives years of recession” was irrational.
theguardian.com | No automatic welcome for independent Scotland, says Mariano Rajoy, who expects UK to take same stance on Catalonia.
jpost.com | US and Hezbollah are in secret indirect talks managed by London dealing with the fight against al-Qaida.
AFP | Livestock industry officer at UN FAO: “There is huge scope for developing other dairy species.”
RT | Grim health implications from Europe’s economic crisis.
Jon Rappoport | “…and that’s how I find myself in an underground lab strapped to a table…”
Cape Cod Times | Senior scientist is very concerned with radiation.
americanthinker.com | Kyoto climate treaty was scuttled by the Senate on a vote of 96-0.
AFP UK | Kony currently in the Central African Republic according to the Central African Presidency.
L.A. Times | Study attributes two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions over last 150 years to Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Saudi Aramco and Pemex.
RT | Workers have successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods from a cooling pool.
Al-Jazeera | Country will continue dialogs with Russia rather than join 28-country bloc.
Bloomberg | Federal Reserve indicated it may reduce stimulus in coming months as the economy improves.
Climate Depot | Morano to Anderson: ‘And you really believe that [not bathing] is going to help people avoid typhoons?’
Telegraph.co.uk | Naomi Hirose, president of the company that runs Fukushima, said Britain’s nuclear industry must be ‘prepared for the worst’
Al Jazeera | Former finance chief and business associate to die by lethal injection for their parts in embezzlement of $25 million.
BBC | The delicate operation is seen as a necessary step in stabilizing the site.
Elizabeth Renter | If you are anti-GMO and knowledgeable of the shady and questionable ways of the Gates Foundation, this latest story out of Africa will truly make your blood boil.
Press TV | Those under 25 suffer under a 24.4% unemployment rate.
The Wall Street Journal | Economic growth stalled in the summer.
Washington Post | …according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who has himself been the target of threats from the mafia.
mrc.org | More typhoons will happen unless liberal energy policies are adopted, and those who disagree have “blood on their hands”…
Mikael Thalen | The sea stars were located on a small section of beach by an underwater explorer and videographer.