Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years – What’s Going On?
The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic.
by Ella Jameson
Germany rejects Greece request for loan extension
Greece needs unanimous backing from the other 18 eurozone finance ministers to secure a deal.
by Jennifer Rankin and Helena Smith

Russians Feel the Pinch of Rising Food Prices as Inflation Bites
Prices for these products rose 40 percent, 67 percent, and 24 percent, respectively, since January last year.
by Moscow Times
Indian workers awarded millions after US firm found guilty of trafficking
Five men awarded $14m after being lured to US to help repair damage after Hurricane Katrina.
by Reuters

Libya crisis ‘created by NATO intervention’
Possible alliances between local militias and ISIS militants.
by World Bulletin
Racism may not allow ISIS team up with Boko Haram - US Intelligence
No evidence of either group sending members to fight with the other.
by Gist Arena

When It Comes To ISIS, Obama Is Utterly Clueless
The most savage group of Islamic terrorists that any of us have ever seen has taken over large portions of Iraq, Syria and Libya.
by Michael Snyder
UN “Peace” Forces in Haiti Prey on Civilians, Children
UN military officials cover up abuses and retaliate against whistleblowers.
by Alex Newman

Iraqi army repels attack on base hosting U.S. Marines
U.S. defense official said the Iraqi forces had stopped the attack and re-secured the facility.
by Saif Hameed
Nigeria's Boko Haram Carries Out First Attack on Neighboring Chad
Striking nations that have in recent weeks pledged troops to combat the militants.
by NBC News

Two More Harbingers Of Financial Doom That Mirror The Crisis Of 2008
The stock market continues to flirt with new record highs, but the signs that we could be on the precipice of the next major financial crisis continue to mount.
by Michael Snyder
 UN Finds Credible Ties Between ISIS And Israeli Defense Forces
Traditionally such groups as ISIS have relied upon Saudi Arabia for support.
by Nathaniel Downes

Tests planned on mysterious 'milky rain' in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Scientists believe rain may have carried volcanic ash from an erupting volcano in Japan…
by Courtney Sherwood
Alex Goes Off on YouTube Critics
Trolls avoid actual matters at hand.

Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call
Russia “must interfere in Ukraine” and the authorities there should use force against the demonstrators.
by George Freund
Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says
Machines that suck greenhouse gases? Sunlight-reflecting aerosol? They might be needed to “fight climate change…”
by Ralph Vartabedian, Evan Halper