Xinhua | The South Africa National Defense Force (SANDF) on Saturday ordered all soldiers on leave to “urgently report for duty” and provide support for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.
The Washington Times | President Obama acknowledged Saturday that he’d prefer to see a much harsher agreement with Iran.
Bill Gertz | Beijing launches first naval exercises since declaring ADIZ.
Washington Free Beacon | Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN.
Prison Planet.com | A Star Wars-style “death star”.
Prison Planet.com | Japanese Senator Shouts “This is The Way the Reign of Terror Begins” … Then Others Physically Restrain Him.
RIA Novosti | Japan placed its air force on alert on Friday after two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers flew near its airspace
RT | “I was absolutely clear on behalf of my president: We do not recognize the zone.”
Zero Hedge | Shinzo Abe secured final passage of a bill granting Japan’s govt sweeping powers to declare state secrets.
Christian Science Monitor | China has suggested it will create more air defense zones, which worries Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with China.
RT | The US Navy has successfully launched an unmanned aerial system from a fully submerged submarine.
Prison Planet.com | Mandela’s death was announced by South African President Zuma.
Paul Joseph Watson | Beijing’s jingoistic rhetoric shows no signs of abating.
Foreign Policy | Top Obama administration and Pentagon officials signaled a willingness to temporarily accept China’s new, controversial air defense identification zone on Wednesday.
London Guardian | Nout Wellink describes bitcoin as a bubble, and says ‘at least then you got a tulip at the end’.
RT | Swedish signals intelligence agency FRA spied on Russian leaders and shared the data collected with the US, local media report citing Edward Snowden leaks.
Washington’s Blog | Yup … They’re Going to Dump It.
New American | Massive protests rocked the streets of Ukraine and its capital, Kiev, in recent days.
Prison Planet.com | UAV captured astounding footage from above.
RT | “We, the United States, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo…”
Business Insider | A truck carrying a dangerous radioactive medical equipment used for cancer treatments was stolen on Monday in Tepojaco near Mexico City, BBC reports.
London Independent | The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have dismissed an uncle, a man key to his rise to power.
Washington’s Blog | Stunning Hypocrisy.
CNS News | After 12 years of occupation by U.S. military forces, Afghanistan set a record for growing opium poppies in 2013.
Kurt Nimmo | Electricity went out in Caracas and much of the rest of oil-rich Venezuela around 8 p.m. local time Monday.
London Guardian | Request made hours after US vice-president arrives in Tokyo. State Department warns of dangerous clash with allies
RT | Islamist fighters have captured the ancient quarter of Maaloula, a predominantly Christian town and UNESCO heritage site in Syria.
Weekly Standard | The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year.
Reuters | The U.S. Navy’s first advanced P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan.
Daily Caller | Fifteen months later, British social services still refuse to return the baby.
RT | An Australian spy agency was ready to share data on its citizens with its partners from the so-called 5-Eyes alliance.
RIA Novosti | Russian naval forces are set to make the Arctic a priority region, boosting combat training and scouting lesser-known areas of the icy territory in 2014, a navy spokesman said Monday.
Haaretz | Saudi spy agency, Mossad last week hashed out proposal for production of malware ‘worse than Stuxnet,’ says the state-owned Iranian news agency.
Times Of Israel | Mojtaba Atarodi, arrested in California for attempting to acquire equipment for Iran’s military-nuclear programs, was released in April as part of back channel talks.
Washington Times | The Pentagon said Friday it will continue to operate in an air zone over the East China Sea that China recently declared as under its control.
London Guardian | Nato airstrike that killed a child and injured two women came as Hamid Karzai continues to stall on signing security pact.
RT | American officials are reportedly considering a plan that calls for dragging roughly 1,290 metric tons of hazardous materials into international waters.
RT | Chinese fighter jets were scrambled and followed US and Japanese planes.
RT | President Hamid Karzai has blamed the US for a drone strike on a home in southern Afghanistan that killed a 2-year-old child and wounded two women.
RIA Novosti | Russia has started the deployment of aerospace defense units in the Arctic and construction of an early missile warning radar in the country’s extreme north.
Reuters | Russian Foreign Ministry reports one killed, nine injured during mortan selling of Russian embassy in Syria.
AFP | A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran’s sole nuclear power plant killed seven people and injured 30.
Sky News | Stargazers are waiting anxiously to see if an icy comet survives a close encounter with the Sun.
Reuters | IAEA nuclear watchdog chief ‘seriously concerned’ about Pyongyang programme after study of satellite images.
RIA Novosti | Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
RT | Key American allies in East Asia, Japan and South Korea, have followed US lead by sending military aircraft to fly through disputed airspace.
London Guardian | Comet could become visible from Earth in next week or two if it survives passing 730,000 miles from sun’s surface on Thursday.
London Telegraph | China’s implementation of a newly-declared air defence zone has “unsettled” its neighbours, US says.
Zero Hedge | It didn’t take long to escalate Iran-Saudi relations, or the lack thereof, following this weekend’s nuclear (non) deal.
London Guardian | Washington refusing to acknowledge zone and US officials say B-52 bombers entered it without identifying themselves.