Trans Pacific Partnership: Obama ready to push secretive trade deal
The TPP has drawn the ire of Democrats including Elizabeth Warren who object it will destroy jobs, limit online freedom, increase outsourcing and derail climate agreements. Ironically, it has made allies of his GOP rivals.
by Siri Srinivas
Why do these Kazakh villagers keep falling asleep?
Village in north-central Kazakhstan that’s affectionately referred to as “Sleepy Hollow.”
by Karoun Demirjian

Draghi's "QE Dream" Is Finally Over, And Now The Questions Begin
Italian banker creates inflation through money pumping.
by Zero Hedge
Euro Plummets Amid Bond-Buying Program
Euro edging lower to the U.S. dollar.
by Sputnik

Markets Restrain Bank Fraud, But Central Banks Enable It
Central banks destabilize the entire monetary system.
by Frank Shostak
Muslim scholars urge UN to outlaw 'contempt' of religions
Draft law submitted to UN calls for defamation of religions to be outlawed.
by AFP

Pope Francis walks back ‘rabbit’ remarks,’ praises large families
Argentinian argued that the global economic system is the primary cause of poverty, rather than overpopulation.
by AFP
Russian Food Price Inflation Reaches Up to 150% — Prosecutor
Officials to scrutinize retailers’ pricing policies and act against unjustified markups.
by The Moscow Times

Arctic blast sweeping Britain 'could kill one person every seven minutes'
Britain’s big freeze is set to continue for the rest of the weekend with temperatures plummeting well below zero.
by Ollie Gillman
Refugees in Australian camp sew own lips shut in protest
Hundreds more commence hunger strike, citing fears for their personal safety.
by Al Jazeera

War Revisionism, Fascism, and the CIA
The true patriot is the individual who will speak truth to power.
by John V. Denson
“Je Suis CIA”
Here we are again.
by Larry Chin

Russia could soon run multiple Ukraine-sized operations: U.S. general
attack on another neighbor does not seem like an immediate threat.
by Adrian Croft
Merging of corruption and political problems threatens party rule in China: state mouthpiece
The interweaving of problems concerning graft and politics has seriously undermined communist rule and the ruling party’s unity, says a People’s Daily commentary.
by Cary Huang

Oil Projects Worth Billions Put on Hold
Oil price plunge has stoked worries over global growth.
by Financial Times
Syrians are now Brazil's largest refugee community
1,400 Syrians sought refuge in Brazil last year.
by AFP