Venezuela's Military Can Now Legally Use Firearms Against Demonstrators
“Even before firearms were authorized to suppress protests in #Venezuela, there were 43 deaths in February…” one activist notes.
Details On An Alleged US-Backed Coup In Venezuela Come To Light
Same tactic the U.S. used to bring down Salvador Allende’s socialist government in Chile.
by Ramona Wadi

NATO Warms up Its Engines: German Tank Battalion to be Activated
Germany plans to activate a tank battalion that exists only on paper as it seeks to increase the country’s military capability
by Russia Insider
The Stage Is Set For The Syrian Invasion
Just invade Syria already, and let’s proceed to the inevitable, and quite understandable, Russian retaliation.
by Zero Hedge

Full Circle: The First Anti-Government Protest In Greece Turns Ugly
No intervention by riot police although squads were standing near by.
by Associated Press
ISIS Reportedly Destroy Mosul Antiquities
“It’s not only Iraq’s heritage: it’s the whole world’s.”

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi
Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London.
by Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman
Egyptian minister 'urged use of automatic weapons against protesters'
Discussion of ministry’s preparations for demonstrations announced by Islamists in November 2014.
by Jared Malsin

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight
Charles de Gaulle sent to Gulf.
by France 24
Blast rips through 500-strong rally in Kharkov, E. Ukraine, fatalities feared
March in Kharkov was organized in commemoration of the 2014 Maidan events.
by RT

Europe "Isolates" Putin? Considers "Reframing" Energy Relations With Russia
Good luck with that ‘strategy’ change…
by Zero Hedge
Kim Jong Un inspects live-fire artillery drill ahead of annual US-South Korean exercises
Kim urged his army to be prepared for battle against the U.S.
by Daily Mail

Putin says Russia's military strength should not be in doubt
“We will always have an adequate answer for any such adventures.”

U.N. investigators to publish Syria war crimes suspect names
Hundreds of names on secret lists of suspects at the U.N. Human Rights Council.
by Tom Miles
Thousands rally in Buenos Aires over prosecutor death
Marks a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up.
by AFP