freebeacon.com | Iran could launch proxy war if Syria is struck.
Economic Collapse | The Obama administration is preparing a military attack against Syria which has the potential of starting World War 3.
AP | Egypt’s media describes crackdown as “war on terror.”
CNN | The game plan is bailout.
Reuters | At least three people were killed on Thursday when shells landed on the city.
Nick Hastings | Investors see past the lies of central banking.
wgntv.com | Asked if government is now facing a “more abbreviated time frame” on key decisions in Egypt and Syria, Obama gave one-word response: yes.
AFP | Too early to estimate the impact of the latest leak, researcher says.
European Voice | Chinese exports causing trade deficits in the eurozone.
Adan Salazar | “People are ready to hear about how they can eat insects.”
Business Insider | Kim needs virgins for his dance troupes and “pleasure squads.”
investmentwatchblog.com | Europe bears the burden of austerity as million-euro salaries continue to be dished out to bankers.
Press TV | Europe plunged into financial crisis in early 2008.
Mike Adams | TEPCO workers sprayed with wildly radioactive water while waiting for a bus.
BBC News | Average wages falling across the entire Eurozone.
RT | Japanese prosecutors are unlikely to press charges against former prime minister, as well as utility executives.
Pro Publica | Study found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale.
Bloomberg | Russia’s economy unexpectedly slowed in the second quarter.
NPR.org | Who do these guys think they are, the Dr. Frankensteins of virology?
The Guardian | Important initiatives are put on hold until the “great return” at the beginning of September.
OilPrice.com | New technology enables companies to spot leaks before they become a problem – but pipeline companies are reluctant to make changes.
worldnews.nbcnews.com | Rowhani is Iran’s former chief nuclear negotiator who won a landslide victory in June 14 presidential elections.
usatoday.com | Egypt military’s refusal to end its crackdown on demonstrators supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
Business Standard | “This is an alert that we are giving regarding practices that raise serious concerns worldwide.”
The Independent | Bank asked foreign diplomats in London to close their accounts in attempt to reduce business risks.
Sky News | Police fire tear gas at protesters, as the US Secretary of State demands a resolution “that respects the rights of everybody”.
Science Daily | Study examines staggering job losses during the recession.
AFP | Due to NSA spygate, Germany says it’s cancelling surveillance accords dating from the late 1960s with the United States and Britain.
Mirror | Names and sexual details of hundreds of girls were scrawled across huge wall in a scene from a horror film.
reuters.com | Lenders might need yet more capital to cope with bad loans.
independent.co.uk | Bailiffs were trying to bulldoze their way into a monastic sanctuary in Mount Athos.
The Telegraph | “I f***** it up. I want to die.”
NPR.org | Could become the first state to compensate people who were forcibly sterilized in programs across the country.
CNN | The blast occurs on a platform roughly 60 miles off Grand Isle, Louisiana.
ABC.net.au | Spokesman insists the impact on the ocean will be limited.
Reuters via AsiaOne | Greece police censor citizens with force.
Alaska Dispatch | The folks at HAARP may have some explaining to do…
OilPrice.com | BP makes $3.75 billion deal with Houston-based Apache suggesting assets onshore may hold more long-term value for explorers.
The Times of Israel | On sixth visit to region, US secretary of state says ‘difficult road ahead is worth traveling.’
The Times of Israel | The use of kinetic strikes, a military term that typically refers to missiles and bombs, “is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government,” Dempsey said.
Michael Savage | “I never want to hear the word ‘Zimmerman’ again.”
Infowars.com | The memoirs and news clippings of the last person alive.
saudigazette.com.sa | G20 summit at the beginning of September in Saint-Petersburg.
The Daily Mail | She was sentenced to one year and four months in jail but as Norway has no extradition treaty with Dubai, her future is uncertain.
npr.org | Two-thirds believe their country already has supplanted or eventually will supplant America.
irishtimes.com | SEC accuses Fabrice Tourre of misleading investors in mortgage investment.
reuters.com | Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job on Tuesday.
MSN | It might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japan’s Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years.
UPI | Investors withdrawing funds from emerging markets.
uk.reuters.com Poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the two biggest threats.