Business Insider | New U.S. sanctions handed down on Friday are designed to effectively “shut off” Russian oil conglomerates from oil exploration projects.
National Review | From the Washington Post the other day.
RT | The Central Intelligence Agency believes the Islamic State militant group “can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters”.
Zero Hedge | Blowback coming soon.
CNN | “Embarrassed and appalled” by how the U.S. government dealt with her son’s case.
BBC News | Russia has warned that US air strikes against militants in Syria would be a “gross violation” of international law.
RT | European Commission head Herman Van Rompuy confirmed the EU will unleash a new round of sanctions against Russia on September 12.
NY Times | A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos.
RIA Novosti | Decisions on airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria will be made “at a prudent time,” Pentagon said.
News.com.au | IT sounds like a scene from a Police Academy movie.
Zero Hedge | So all is well on the surface. Just don’t look underneath.
Zero Hedge | It is in that direction that the battle for control of the world’s largest oil fields is currently heading.
RIA Novosti | The Obama administration refuses to declassify the information about the involvement of certain foreign governments.
LBC | Nigel Farage has told Scottish voters that a Yes vote will result in Scotland becoming a province in the United States of Europe.
Kurt Nimmo | Libya designed by IMF and World Bank to be a failed state.
BBC | Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by “numerous objects” that “pierced the plane at high velocity”.
London Guardian | Obama considers focusing on Isis bases in Syria as study finds jihadis have anti-tank rockets seized from rival rebels there.
Zero Hedge | Europe’s leaders, we assume under pressure from Washington, appear to be making a big weather-related bet with their taxpayers’ lives this winter.
Business Insider | You shouldn’t let the possible breakup of the Sterling-zone distract you from the mess elsewhere.
London Independent | US Senate’s forthcoming ‘Torture Report’ will ‘deeply shock’ people.
RT | Switzerland will most likely guarantee safety to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Zero Hedge | Europe’s latest sanctions round will boldly go where Europe has never dared to go before.
RIA Novosti | Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev commented on the possible new round of the EU sanctions against Russia.
The Australian | The prospect of a “yes” vote “horrifies” her household.
AFP | Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic.
Itar-Tass | The high-ranking source said: “Kiev’s statements about a ceasefire were only statements. These are statements only on paper and in the air. In reality, it does not seem to be truth”.
Robert Barsocchini | The USA started carrying out coups, assassinating leaders, and sponsoring terrorism and extremists in Syria in 1948.
The Hill | Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says President Obama does not need authorization from Congress.
RT | UK PM David Cameron said new sanctions against Russia could be lifted if the warring sides in Ukraine’s conflict agree to honor a ceasefire.
London Evening Standard | Details have begun to emerge about the man arrested for the murder of a great grandmother beheaded in her back garden.
Kurt Nimmo | Both sides in conflict agree to ceasefire.
RT | Some of Russia’s diplomats have joined a digital diplomacy row.
Business Insider | The station chief issued the ‘stand down’ orders on his own authority.”
New American | Signs of strain in the bipartisan consensus against putting “boots on the ground” again in Iraq.
Zero Hedge | So what happens next?
Zero Hedge | Shelling is reported to have started on the eastern outskirts of Mariupol.
Sky News | Scotland Yard gave few details but said that a man is in custody.
Daily Caller | Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer bemoaned President Barack Obama’s unwillingness to call a spade a spade.
London Guardian | David Cameron ramps up case for UK action as he suggests support of Syria’s president is not needed under international law.
BBC | More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
New American | Rapid Trident will go ahead this month from September 16-26.
Zero Hedge | ISIS threats, it would appear, are not limited to President Obama and his American allies.
RT | UK PM David Cameron is weighing Britain’s options.
RIA Novosti | The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that it will hold large-scale strategic missile exercises.
Zero Hedge | Preparations are under way near Ukraine’s western border for a joint military exercise.
Prison Planet.com | As a second video surfaces purportedly showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff, reports emerge that Islamist militias in Libya have taken control of nearly a dozen jetliners.
Michael Krieger | The question as to whether or not he was more than just a journalist is a reasonable one to ask.
Reuters | Unclear whether any insurgent commanders were killed.
Zero Hedge | As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East’s ‘allied’ leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS.
RIA Novosti | The Kremlin responded that Putin’s words were misinterpreted and had completely different meaning.