Zero Hedge | Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation must prepare for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria.
Fox News | An angry Mohammed Morsi vowed in a televised address on Sunday he would not hesitate to take more action to stem the latest eruption of violence.
Daily Mail | An armed robber wearing a gas mask and brandishing a gun collapsed and died after being tackled by customers.
Washington’s Blog | Royal Bank of Scotland Says Worst Economy Since Before Queen Victoria Was Crowned.
bbc.co.uk | Guidelines are being issued to the Russian army to check soldiers for intimate tattoos.
VOA News | Young protester: “We are here on the 25th of January not to celebrate not to support any party [or] movement, but to resume our uncompleted revolution.”
Tony Cartalucci | These are the “freedom fighters” then and now, that the US has been supporting, funding, and in fact arming.
Reuters | Vice president fears “unidentified groups” entered the country aiming to assassinate him.
Telegraph.co.uk | Report concludes: “All EU countries should have independent media councils.”
IB Times | “…workers would be fined 50 yuan ($8) if they are late once and fired if they are late twice.”
London Independent | English-speaking jihadis seen in Mali, as a Canadian is reported to have co-ordinated Algeria attack.
Zero Hedge | Sounds like a catalyst to double down and buy every ES contract in sight: just think of the GDP boost and appropriate fiscal multiplier once Japan is levelled.
AFP | There were conflicting reports about the immediate circumstances of Dolmatov’s death.
The Guardian | State department declines to say how many hostages are being held but insists that the US does not negotiate with terrorists.
Syrian Girl | Over 80 people have died in two bomb blasts in Aleppo university.
usnews.com | French ground operations began overnight in Mali.
Pro Publica | “The U.S. has also sold Bahrain a helicopter fit for the royal family.”
AFP | “Internet users grew by 50.9 million people in 2012 to 564 million, with mobile devices as the main means of access.”
New American | The controversial operations, ironically, are being taken under the guise of fighting Islamic extremism.
Mac Slavo | None of it makes any sense. Unless the Chinese know something we haven’t been made privy to.
theendrun.com | Piers Morgan calls the GOA Executive Director’s claim an “absolute lie.” Is it?
Mac Slavo | If there were ever a sign that something is amiss, this may very well be it.
Natural News | For CNN’s Piers Morgan, trouble just seems to be a calling. But then again, it’s not as if the cheeky British isn’t responsible for much of his own grief.
Syrian Girl | This is an update on Al Qaeda (Al CIAda in Syria).
New American | Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint.
RT | Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections.
London Independent | Cameron says he will use his G8 presidency to seek collective backing to tackle corporate abuses
London Telegraph | President Anibal Cavaco Silva called for urgent action to halt the “recessionary spiral.”
France 24 | France’s Esther Duflo nominated by Obama to advise on global development policy.
Business Insider | The Amazon product page has become a sounding board for Americans disgusted with their government’s targeted killing program.
BBC | Vatican tickets and souvenirs must be purchased in cash for time being.
Paul Joseph Watson | Increased media coverage could force secretive group to avoid Europe.
Infowars.com | Very quietly, Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, signed in October a comprehensive development agreement to construct a toll-road.
Daily Mail | “…doctors could decide to switch off the machines ‘at any moment’.”
Paul Joseph Watson | But country’s draconian gun control laws leave them defenseless.
Christian Science Monitor | “Record assaults on journalists in 2012 and official moves to censor the Internet show how much authoritarian regimes fear the truth.”
Reuters | Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail.
AFP | New figure is roughly double the old minimum.
NTDTV.org | Letter found in decorations pleas for help from one of the harshest labor camps in China.
Matthew Campbell | “They beheaded him, cut him into pieces and fed him to the dogs.”
New American | In his remarks at the conclusion of the summit, Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, made repeated reference to progress toward the goal of “global governance”.
Independent.co.uk | “Research reveals that antibiotic-resistant organisms are gaining a hold on dairy industry.”
AFP | Russia’s children’s rights commissioner said: “A country as great as Russia should not be selling its children.”
japantimes.co.jp | Keiji Nakazawa wrote an iconic comic about the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bombing.
Zero Hedge | Here is Iran out of left field, adding yet another known unknown to the inequality.
AFP | “56 percent of public schools curbed outdoor activities during school time as of June last year due to radiation concerns.”
RT.com | “India is currently the world’s largest arms importer, and one of Russia’s top clients for arms sales as Russian-made military equipment accounts…”
Tony Cartalucci | Chemical weapons reportedly used by NATO-armed, funded terrorists near Damascus.
reuters.com< | Apostasy, the act of changing religious affiliation, carries an automatic death sentence in Saudi Arabia.
bbc.co.uk | UN chief Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attack on the “clearly marked” helicopter.