Sunday, March 07, 2010


News links, March 8, 2010

Icelanders reject bank payback plan: government
Sarkozy Says EU Must Back Greece or Put Monetary Union at Risk
Famed NYT reporter tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity's downfall
Jitters over sovereign debt: Is it time to buy gold?

India: Industrial sector reeling from power shortage
Auto parts shortage spreads beyond tyres

Oil prices reach post-crisis high in UK, euro zone
China Battles Exxon In Ghana Oil Deal
U.S. and Canada battle over boundary of oil-rich Arctic sea

Global jihad creeping into Russia's insurgency
Russian 'Bin Laden' killed by Moscow's special forces

Gadgets galore as Somali pirates spur booming sector

Dubai World to Propose Debt Plan to Lenders This Week, FT Says
Abu Dhabi Companies' Credit Rating Cut by Moody's

Taliban, not drugs, focus of US-Afghan offensive
US denies abandoning war on drugs in Afghanistan

French warship team destroys pirate boats

The number of Chinese billionaires is on the rise
China, Pakistan to Hold Anti-Terrorism Military Training in Summer
China says only socialism can "save" Tibet
China expects further Xinjiang separatist attacks
China ready to end dollar peg

Japanese steel companies agree to 55% hike in coal price: report
Kanikosen: a Japanese "proletarian novel," updated
Note: Very relevant to Japan's current socioeconomic climate.

Red Cross is latest victim of Mexican drug war

The Century of Famine

Data centers: Storing your data can take a lot of energy
Study Of U.S. Data Center Industry Indicates Widespread Expansion Of Data Center Facilities Will Continue In 2010 And 2011

Iran unveils cruise missile production
Iran's Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 attacks a 'big lie'

Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists
Giant waste on the high seas expanding rapidly, scientists claim
Drought in Southeast Asia impacting millions, costing billions

UK: Whitehall strike over cut in civil service redundancy payouts
Government must 'take back control' of North Sea oil and gas production

US: Four U.S. Banks Shut Down as Failure Count This Year Reaches 26
Experts: Pentagon shooter, others strike symbols of 'power for the powerless'
US searching for 'radicalized' Americans
Obama Spending Plan Underestimates Deficits, Budget Office Says
Cash-Strapped States Delay Paying Income-Tax Refunds
American Spender
Closing Down of Two Hospitals in Miami Due to Shortage of Funds
Paterson: NY facing worst cash shortage yet in March

And finally... Beware robots bearing snacks (Love that British humor!)

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