– “Iran has sharply criticized the U.N. nuclear watchdog over “baseless allegations” about its atomic activity, a document showed before talks between the two sides on Friday to discuss a stalled inquiry into suspected bomb research by Tehran.”
– Russia will guard Syria’s chemical weapon sites and ensure their destruction, but do not want the weapons to be sent to Russia.
– Volunteers in Syria attacked by either Assad’s forces or by the rebels.
– The mall attack in Kenya has been linked to Kenya’s role in the global war on terror. In other words, everything Jeremy Scahill said is true and you should go out and read his book.
– One of the founders of The Pirate Bay has had his sentence cut in half.
– 4,000 lives will die, or 12 a week, if action is not taken against “slaves” being used for the World Cup in Qatar.
– One British woman is now being sought after by Interpol in the attacks related to the mall attack in Kenya.
– Malala Yousafzai urges UN to send books, instead of weapons into Pakistan.
– Militants in the Kashmir region of India have killed eight officers there after disguising themselves as soldiers.
– The head of Barilla, a Italian pasta company, states that gays “can eat someone else’s pasta.” Slight innuendo perhaps?
– JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon will meet with the Department of Justice on Thursday to discuss the charges against JPMorgan and the $11 billion settlement. Or might not. Who knows?
– Evangelos Venizelos: “We understand very, very well how difficult it is for every government to accept debt relief. … Our demand is not debt relief. It is additional reprofiling without problem, without additional burden for our institutional partners,” Says the person who has two positions in government.
– It was ! “At this time of the month it might not be that unusual to log on to your online banking and find it somewhat depleted, but customers at Nationwide building society were shocked yesterday to find they apparently had no cash at all.”
– Matt Taibbi explains how Wall Street is stealing funds for public pensions. [cont’d.]
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