Friday, March 26, 2010


News Links, March 27, 2010

Russia bans Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' over fears it fuels rise of far-Right

Sea Transportation: Armed And Dangerous
From early March, see:
Malacca Strait: Singapore alerts ships to piracy threat
Patrols stepped up over threat to Malacca Strait shipping

IEA: Japan Will Need 85 MPG Cars To Survive
"Even small motorcycles cannot get close to that level of efficiency in everyday use today."
Saudis to Turn Increasingly to Oil to Meet Power Needs
"By 2012, [KSA] may be using 1.2 million barrels a day – more than twice current levels -- to meet its electricity needs. This increasing use of oil is occurring because the Saudis' natural gas production cannot keep up with power demand."
Israel, Syria eye nuclear power plants
East Africa oil boom centers on Uganda

In Harbinger Of Things To Come, Indonesian Parliament Begins Criminal Investigation Into Bank Bailouts
Europe Puts 'Loaded Gun' on Table, But No Bailout
Dubai's artificial islands 'sinking' under massive debt
Dubai's Debt Solution: Spend, Spend, Spend

Report: Global armored vehicle market booming

China: Beijing to sweeten stench of rubbish crisis with giant deodorant guns
Victims Call China's Drought a Man-Made Disaster
China: Time to Drink the Kool-Aid?

South Korean naval ship sinks in disputed area after 'explosion'

Canada: One million Ontario public service workers will have their wages frozen

Japan's consumer prices continue to fall

UK: Female students 'would strip' to fund studies
Sex survey: third of Britons 'would sleep with a stranger for £1million'
Britain facing 'Spring of discontent' as four-day rail strike looms
Burst Victorian water main leaves Londoners without water
Are the Brits headed for the PIGS sty?
Portugal downgraded: Could UK be next?

Mexico drug hitmen terrorize towns on U.S. border
Mexican drug gangs 'spread to every region of US'
Police chief beheaded in north Mexico

US: Bond Market Verdict: Treasuries Riskier Than Toilet Paper!
Greenspan Calls Treasury Yields 'Canary in the Mine'
Pentagon wants $33 billion more for war in Afghanistan
Worst-case city budget cuts police, fire, recreation (Baltimore)
Flint Makes Drastic Police, Fire Cuts
U.S. looks to export drone technology to allies
Year-end growth spurt not likely to be repeated
Half of U.S. Modified Mortgages Default ... Again
JPMorgan, Lehman, UBS Named in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy
Philadelphia seeks ban on hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling

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