Would a tax on Cypriot bank accounts be that different from taxation in America? Not really.
zerohedge.com | Gearing up for bank runs.
Fox News | GAO found a continued lack of national standards for the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of high-containment laboratories.
Business Insider | As expected, Cyprus and the EU reached a new late-night bailout deal last night.
Houston Chronicle | Virus considered to be a significant threat for use as biological weapons goes missing, and lab’s scientific director says it doesn’t endanger the community.
Mashable | Gates Foundation seeks new methods to cull the population.
TakePart.com | Uncle Sam blamed for not doing enough to stop harmful pesticides from decimating bee populations and threatening food supply.
economicpolicyjournal.com | You didn’t think the Treasury was going to just let the bitcoin business develop outside the system, did you?
Mike Adams | As you may have suspected, there’s far more to the Cyprus bank crisis story than meets the eye.
Kyiv Post | IFJ president says it “is a direct threat to professional journalists, who are trying to uncover bribery, corruption and nepotism in Ukraine.”
investmentwatchblog.com | In case Cyprus leaves eurozone, it will be a good example of the rest of us.
zerohedge.com | Police in the Cyprus’ capital are scuffling with protesters.
VOA News | Not Vietnam’s first try at leveling out the gender ratio.
BBC | Company suspects the rodent may have caused a short-circuit in a switchboard.
washingtonpost.com | Parliamentarians “feel and they think that it’s unjust.”
zerohedge.com | The American Banking Association has decided to put out fires early.
Global Post | It is the first company from mainland China to default on its bonds.
zerohedge.com | Historians will one day explore the dark political motives behind this move.
CNBC | Cyprus will put forward a new proposal on Monday under which a tax-free threshold or a lower tax rate for smaller depositors could be introduced.
FT.com | Chinese doctors have performed more than 330m abortions.
Dominic Sandbrook | The changing balance of power in Europe.
Andy Langenkamp | Hungarian lawmakers threaten democratic checks and balances.
irishtimes.com | Shift incentives so that work was a preferable option to welfare for as many citizens as possible.
voanews.com | Austerity policies are adding to the continent’s unemployment problem.
irishtimes.com | Bundesbank has set aside billions for what it sees as risky European Central Bank moves.
David Gutierrez | Large British wind farms will actually release as much carbon dioxide as fossil-fuel power plants.
nytimes.com | Stay the course on debt reduction and economic overhauls.
telegraph.co.uk | Economy hobbled by chronically weak domestic demand and fall in inventories.
Global Post | One British teen was raped 90 times in a weekend.
Oliver Marc Hartwich | I did not believe these claims then, and few would believe them now.
George Friedman | The global financial crisis of 2008 has slowly yielded to a global unemployment crisis.
AFP | North Korea escalating tensions threatening a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.
The Telegraph | Generation of internet-obsessed schoolchildren is losing the ability to concentrate in lessons and make proper conversation with friends, according to a leading headmaster.
AFP | In 2012, total electricity generation from nuclear power rose 3.7 gigawatts to 372.5 gigawatts.
J.D. Heyes | There was a reason why our founding fathers were leery of monopolies.
Economic Collapse | The world is rapidly running out of clean water.
Fox News | A look at many prisons where conditions exist that would shock medieval jailers.
nytimes.com | Unemployment rate in the euro zone edged up in January to a new record.
nytimes.com | Economists warn that tough steps are needed to avoid long-term fiscal problems.
nytimes.com | Despite growing confidence that Europe is managing its debt crisis and is poised to embark on a recovery.
NY Times | Former BP America president: “There was a risk identified for a blowout.”
scmp.com | G7 member states would not target exchange rates for competitive purposes and risk a currency war.
reuters.com | This week should bring clarity on three major issues hanging over the world economy.
middle-east-online.com | Oil, metals prices retreat on worries for global economy owing to signs that US could end its cash stimulus programme, amid worsening outlook for eurozone.
nytimes.com | Revival in European stocks is offering hope to the region’s highly indebted companies seeking to raise money on the public markets.
reuters.com | Euro zone will not return to growth until 2014.
bloomberg.com | The euro-area economy will shrink in back-to-back years for the first time, driving unemployment higher.
Reuters | Sell off hitting precious metals and copper.
resourceinvestingnews.com | prices of oil are harming Europe, which will need to spend 500 billion euros on oil imports this year.
tradearabia.com | In Europe, a fiscal crisis continues to kindle doubt about the survival of the Euro.