Mike Adams | The USDA has announced its intention to allow China-grown chicken meat to be imported into the USA.
Reuters | A sanctions relief package offered to Iran as part of nuclear negotiations could be worth up to $40 billion to Tehran.
NY Times | The money flows in via bank transfer or is delivered in bags or pockets bulging with cash.
RT | Officials in Germany have cautioned authorities to prepare for possible attacks against United States facilities overseas.
London Independent | Days after the typhoon struck, the misery goes on for Philippines families without food, water or medicine.
New American | Amid sky-rocketing inflation and escalating shortages sparked by socialist policies, the authoritarian regime in Venezuela ordered a military “occupation” of certain businesses.
UPI | Dozens of people were executed recently in seven North Korean cities in the first known mass executions in the Kim Jong Un regime, South Korean media reported.
London Guardian | Decline partly put down to strong focus on rehabilitation and more lenient sentences for some offences.
RT | Russia has summoned Poland’s ambassador to issue a note of protest over Monday’s nationalist attack on the embassy in Warsaw.
Washington’s Blog | Sunspot Activity at Record Low, And Magnetic Orientation Is Puzzling.
Mac Slavo | Destitution, death, looting, mob rule, and a complete breakdown of law & order.
Washington’s Blog | Even Threatens the International Space Station.
Mike Adams | The typhoon devastation of the Philippines is far worse than all of us originally thought due to the fact that the infrastructure is so devastated, virtually all communications are down.
Reuters | A team of about 90 U.S. Marines and sailors headed to the Philippines on Sunday.
London Independent | The Newsnight veteran is unhappy at Cameron’s take on next year’s first world war centenary.
RT | US Secretary of State John Kerry countered claims France had torpedoed nuclear talks with Iran.
Ars Technica | Targets included engineers at Global Roaming Exchange providers and OPEC.
The Australian | FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week’s global summit on climate change.
NY Times | The toll could reach 10,000 in Tacloban alone.
Sky News | Iran’s president says giving up the country’s nuclear rights is a “red line” after three days of talks end without a deal.
Canada Free Press | “Simulating humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to a fictional third country”.
Weekly Standard | A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear detail between the U.S. and Iran.
London Guardian | Reports from worst-hit areas suggest the death toll will rise significantly as storm’s passing reveals scale of damage.
Reuters | The Senate Intelligence Committee has quietly approved a plan to step up both public and internal government oversight of the use of armed drones.
Kurt Nimmo | Saudi Kingdom would be able to deploy nuclear weapons more rapidly than Iran.
London Independent | Based on satellite images meteorologists have said the super-typhoon could be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall on earth.
RT | Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden persuaded 25 fellow workers to give him login keys and passwords.
Jerusalem Post | Russian report finds insufficient evidence Arafat was poisoned.
Washington Free Beacon | The missile is capable of attacking Hawaii and Guam.
AFP | A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into “the killing” of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning.
RIA Novosti | Russia will arm two more regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces with Yars mobile ballistic missile systems by the end of 2013, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
London Independent | Crispr technique heralds genetic revolution.
BBC | Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
RIA Novosti | The Russian military is planning to form a squadron of warships with ice-breaking capability by 2014.
RT | Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford said he had “nothing else to do” but apologized after admitting that he had smoked crack cocaine in one of his “drunken stupors.”
Foreign Policy | The so-called migration to the Defense Department is now unlikely to happen anytime soon.
London Independent | Foreign minister summons ambassador to provide explanation after report in The Independent.
RT | Eyewitness describes seeing smoke and flames emerging from a minivan while social media reports said small steel ball bearings scattered the scene of the blast.
RT | Britain is using its embassy in Berlin to spy on the nearby Bundestag, as well as the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
RT | The National Security Agency is fed internal information from Google and Yahoo’s private networks by British counterpart GCHQ.
RT | Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks to mark their support of the Anonymous hactivist movement are staging protests all around the world on Tuesday.
Jerusalem Post | Proposal would allow Tehran “one-time” access to frozen revenues.
Bloomberg | About 4.4 billion planets are similar to Earth in size and temperature.
London Guardian | Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes.
bizpacreview.com | Israel is livid over the White House’s public confirmation that the Israeli Air Force engaged a Syrian military base Wednesday.
RT | A Kuwaiti woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia for driving a car while taking her diabetic father to the hospital.
Ynet News | Amid nuclear talks, Teheran’s new bid to ease relations with West, hardliners storm former US embassy marking 1979 takeover, highlighting internal tensions, obstacles new regime still faces.
Washington Post | Persian Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia, are moving to strengthen their military support for Syrian rebels.
The Observer | Former classified documents show how close the Soviet Union came to launching an attack in 1983.
Reuters | British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in “terrorism” when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.