Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material
Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.
by Laurent Thomet
Russia blames U.S. for security crises, turmoil in Ukraine
Top Russian officials accused US of seeking political and military dominance in the world.
by Gabriela Baczynska

Iraq says Islamic State still fierce; eyes Baiji, Anbar fights
“They (are) ideologized … and their backs are against a wall. So they are putting (up) very fierce fighting.”
by Reuters
Video: Protestor Confronts President of European Central Bank
Central bankers confronted.

Gunter Grass warned of 'sleepwalking' into world war in final interview
Germany’s Nobel-winning author Gunter Grass said he feared humanity was “sleepwalking” into a world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday.
by AFP
Vladimir Putin Is World's Most Influential Person Americans Say
US citizens apparently feel others are far more influential than the man occupying The White House.
by Zero Hedge

China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push
National population database linked to ID information and credit records…
by Reuters
Four Former Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Prison for Slaughtering Iraqi Civilians
Slaughter was a massive public relations and foreign policy disaster for the Bush administration.
by Matt Taylor

Locals Protest, Sabotage U.S. Navy Base Construction in Desert in Sicily
U.S. consuls refuse to talk with locals.
by World Beyond War
Russia to launch its own national fast food chain
Restaurant to compete with McDonald’s.
by Ivana Kottasova

Website chronicles China’s massive effort to control Internet content
Activists use mirror sites that China can’t easily censor.
by Stuart Leavenworth
30,000 people have been evacuated after a massive fire at a Chinese chemical plant
Proposals for plants producing PX… have sparked large protests in several Chinese cities in recent years over perceived health risks.
by AFP

Professor: Russian Analyst's Threat to Nuke Yellowstone Based on 'Science Fiction'
Nuclear detonation would not trigger super volcano.
by Paul Joseph Watson
Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Didn’t Carry Out White House Computer Hack
“It has become a kind of sport to blame everything on Russia…”
by Ilya Arkhipov, Angela Greiling Keane

Iran deploys warships off Yemen's coast
Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies have imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen.
by Reuters
​Working class and youth see UK democracy ‘rigged in favor of the powerful’
Institute for Public Policy Research: “Indeed, our polling suggests that for many, democracy appears a game rigged in favor of the powerful and the well connected.”