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Passing of Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chavez leaves tears – and a nation divided

The Independent | The death of one of Latin America’s most popular leaders, announced on TV by Vice-president Nicolas Maduro.

‘As close to an HIV cure as we’ve seen’: Breakthrough hailed as radical treatment works on baby born HIV-positive in Atlanta

The Independent | Last night scientists confirmed that the child, whose identity has not been disclosed, has since been off medication for HIV for over a year, is believed no longer to be infectious.

Again, Seeking War with Iran

Consortium News | Bashing of Iran and coddling of aggressive Israeli action is now second nature to many members of Congress

Assad Pulls Ahead in Syrian War. Putin, Khamenei Are Co-Victors

Debka | March 5 has been set as the date for peace talks to open in Moscow between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime.

A Kinder, Gentler Foreign Policy: U.S. pledges food and medicine for Syrian rebels

21WIRE + Washington Post | John Kerry offers a new sales pitch to an old crime in Washington – as he nudges the US towards all out war.

Turkish PM’s ‘Zionist’ comment sparks international outcry

RT | Erdogan slams Israel saying ‘Jewish nationalism is a crime against humanity’.

How Reagan Promoted Genocide

Consortium News | Document reveals that President Reagan and his national security team in 1981 approved Guatemala’s extermination of both leftist guerrillas and their civilian supporters

Hacked Off: China claims they are getting 144,000 hacks a month, mostly from US

RT | Who’s hacking who? The PR war begins between Obama and the Chinese.

7 Countries Beefing Up Their Militaries in Today’s More Dangerous World

Policymic | The balance of power in the world is changing due to an increase of military spending

Ménage à trois: Screen Propaganda, Hollywood and the CIA

Julie Levesque | A guide to how motion pictures have been used for propaganda since the beginning of the 20th century.

Japanese PM invokes Margaret Thatcher over Falklands in Island dispute with China

Daily Mail | Japanese Prime Minister defies Chinese territorial claims.

Suspected Terrorists: Brits are quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones

The Independent |The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship.

Transnistria: A Country That Doesn’t Exist Is Haven for Guns and Vice

Huff Post | The smallest criminal paradise that you’ve never heard of.

How To Avoid Drones for dummies : Al Qaeda Tips On Evading Unmanned Aircraft Found In Mali

Huff Post | al Qaeda release their How-To Guide in avoiding all things drone-related.

Blackwater in Greece: Fears of Coup as Mercenaries Drafted for Guarding Govt, Overseeing Police

Darker Net | Reports of mercenaries shipped in to cover police raises fears of a coup de tat in Greece.

Does Iran Have Technology That Could One Day Render Military Industrial Complex Obsolete?

21st Century Wire | According to M.T. Keshe, groundbreaking free energy science and advanced space ship technology has been hidden away from the world… until now.

Peace Prize from UNESCO for French PM Hollande for War Crimes in Mali?

Jason Liosatos | Did Francois Hollande really just collect a peace prize??

NBC Admits: Gulf Sea Floor ‘Fault’ Possible, ‘Potential For An Indefinite Release Of Oil’

Before Its News | Official lies and hidden agenda continue to mount in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

United Arab Emirates helps Joplin ‘think big’ in rebuilding tornado-scarred schools

Washington Post | Arab Emirates rescue Joplin, Kansas school system from tornado damage shortfall.

HERE THEY COME: ‘Google poised for retail launch’

Marketing Week | Google set to compete with Apple in the retail space now.