Former Auschwitz Guard Charged with 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder
“Many of the co-plaintiffs are among the last survivors of Auschwitz.”
by Paul Donnelley
Australia to deploy military force to UAE to prepare for international action against militants in Iraq
Prime Minister said U.S. had specifically requested Australia to contribute to an international strike against the militants.
by ABC.net.au

Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.
by Jane Ryan and Sam Ikin
Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after latest Scotland polls
Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens.
by Reuters

NATO members start supplying weapons to Kiev – Ukrainian Defense Minister
Comments came days after similar statement by Ukrainian presidential aide sparked rash of denials.
by RT.com
US cancels military drills with Russia
Annual Air Force exercise near Alaska involves the US, Canada, and Russia.
by Press TV

North Korea Sentences Detained American Tourist to 6 Years in Labor Camp: Reports
State-run news claims, “He committed acts hostile to the (North) while entering the territory… under the guise of a tourist last April.”
by RIA Novosti
Turkish Government Can Now Legally Monitor Every Internet User in Turkey
Users’ browsing history to be archived.
by Mustafa Akyol


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