Putin takes control of Russia's defense industries and calls for new weapons
Putin calls for a modernized nuclear arsenal.
by Euronews
China meat scandal deals another blow to McDonald's in Japan
Declines in orders for McNuggets and other dishes made of chicken particularly steep, officials said.
by Takufumi Yoshida

Russia, Iran discuss grain-for-oil barter deal
Russian grains to Iran in exchange for oil.
by Reuters
Egypt: Two Brotherhood members get 20 years in jail
Men were accused of kidnapping a police officer and security personnel.
by Xinhuanet

Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'
Shrapnel tore into plane.
by Christopher Werth, Carol J. Williams
Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest
“Yes” vote at 51% and “no” at 49%.
by Susannah Cullinane

Arms firms implicated in illegal US drone strikes ‘bought influence’ at NATO summit
Presence at NATO signaled their inherent capacity to buy political influence behind closed doors.
by RT
US Weighs Additional Embassy Security as Senators Near Release of CIA 'Torture Report'
Republicans fearing “another Benghazi-like” event.
by Associated Press

Ex-First Lady: Socialist prez Hollande 'hates the poor'
Of course, he’s an elitist.
by Umberto Bacchi
Gen. McInerney: "We Helped Build ISIS"
Weapons from Benghazi ended up in the hands of Islamic State radicals.
by Paul Joseph Watson

Putin comment on 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' taken out of context
Moscow denies direct engagement of its troops in the war in Ukraine.
by Reuters
Whistleblower Claims He Was Set Up in Retaliation For Criticizing Obama
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow arrested after illegal gun ‘planted’ at his home.
by Paul Joseph Watson

Anti-government protesters storm state TV headquarters in Pakistan
Protestors want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
by Associated Press
Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program
Banks were convinced they had not systematically broken U.S. law.
by Reuters

These Clowns Are Dragging Us Into War
No NATO territory is under threat of being violated, other than inside the narrative.
by Raúl Ilargi Meijer