Thursday, April 15, 2010


News Links, April 16, 2010

Will Japan Default? The world's second-largest economy appears broke.

Jordan's King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War May Be "Imminent"
Israeli police hold largest terror drill ever
Pakistan Begins Its Largest Military Exercises in 20 Years
Pakistani War Games To Validate New Doctrines

Sea cable breakdown hits UAE Internet traffic

China introduces 7ft10in by 4ft capsule apartments to solve housing problem
Brazil, China seal steel pact, other deals at BRIC meet
China slices US debt holdings to lowest level in 9 months amid currency row

Saudi Arabia: the race to build new business hotels
Singapore's GDP soars 32 percent in first quarter

Pakistan Offers Global Nuclear Fuel Services Again
India delivering sub-sonic cruise missile

Kyrgyz president Bakiyev flees, ending standoff

Rio Tinto raises forecasts on iron ore demand

The rise of Big Solar
79 thermal plants in India facing critical coal stock
OPEC will step in if oil price hits 100 dollars: Kuwait

George Soros Is Right, the Euro May Be Doomed
EU review of national budgets proposed

Iraq favours Shell, Total, KOGAS for gas fields
Have Iran and its allies been passing phony $100 bills in Iraq?
Malaysia suspends gasoline supplies to Iran

ME's farmland buys in Africa seen as 'a win-win partnership'
Gabon oil workers strike over foreign workers

UK: Police need more powerful weapons to combat 'Mumbai-style terror attacks' says police chief
Low solar activity link to cold UK winters
Space Storms Could Threaten UK Power Grid
Cameron Says China Uncertainty Requires U.K. Nuclear Deterrent

Scientists fear rise of deadly drug-resistant flu

US: Military asserts right to return cyber attacks
New York City to charge rent to homeless shelter residents with jobs
US eyes deeper security co-operation in Latin America
Baby boomers are putting off retirement
Faber: I Will Never Sell My Gold As Long As I See Clowns Like Bernanke, Summers, And Geithner In Charge
Fortune 500 Shed Record 821,000 Jobs in 2009
"...even as their collective profit soared more than three-fold to $391 billion."
Gas cards lure tourists to Mississippi
Pentagon Networks Targeted by 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Probes (Whatever That Means)
Prospective U.S. Cyber Commander Talks Terms of Digital Warfare
US faces losing space race to Russia and China
Lawmakers Are Working On Anti-Brain-Chip Bill
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Rose Last Week
March Foreclosures Surge To Absolute Record, At 369,491, 19% Jump From February
Social Security and Medicare Funding Issues: Even Worse when One Considers Resource Constraints
U.S. Army Unveils UAV Road Map
US military testing high-tech dirigibles in Utah
Cellular networks no longer just for phones

And finally... Global recession fails to quench thirst for Scotch whisky, exports set record

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