Tuesday, May 18, 2010


News Links, May 19, 2010

S.Korea concludes N.Korea torpedo 'sank ship'
South Korea 'to formally blame North Korea' for ship sinking
Israel plays wargame assuming Iran has nuclear bomb
China positive on Iran deal
Back to the Middle Ages: Massive wall to be built around city of Baghdad
Afghanistan: Death tolls set to spiral as allied forces face 40 attacks every day
Taliban bombing kills 18, including 5 US troops in Kabul
US answer to Iran nuclear swap: Overnight deal on sanctions
Pakistani Site: Drones Only Killed One Terrorist in 2010 (If You Don't Count Taliban)

Dubai to see 44,000 vacant homes in 2010 - Merrill Lynch
Dubai economy seen shrinking 0.5% on construction woes
Greece gets first bailout cash
Money Market Funds Pull Out of Greece: Fitch
Germany to ban some short selling
The 10 German Banks That Angela Merkel Thinks Need Special Protection From Speculators
Swaps Soar on Germany's 'Act of Desperation': Credit Markets
Uzbek growth fanfare masks poverty, disquiet
"Banks are often empty when pensioners try to withdraw cash. Factories have closed and doctors at one Tashkent hospital say they haven't been paid for five months."

Russia Riot Police Deployed in Coal Town as Blasts Spark Unrest
Worst may be yet to come in deepening Thai crisis; unrest spreading to other regions
France has first 'burka rage' incident
Egypt: Marry an Israeli and face losing citizenship

Home wind turbines: The answer's not blowing in the wind
It's Worse Than You Think: Plotting Global Hydrocarbon Collapse
FACTBOX-The oil majors' shrinking refining capacity
UAE gas demand rises 7% yearly
Chinese investors go to Indonesian coal mines
Oil Sands Report: Risks as Great as Gulf Spill

Our 'hot, flat, crowded' -- and dying -- planet is the next 'big short'
Ocean fish could disappear in 40 years: UN
Gulf Looks To Science To Turn Desert To Farmland
Egypt won't give up one drop of Nile water rights

Japan: Hoof-and-mouth outbreak reaches crisis proportions
"We are in a situation where it is impossible to halt the spread."

-- Mexico crumbling --
Mexico's Drug War: A Rigged Fight?
Highway, railway theft a growth industry in Mexico
Politician's disappearance rivets Mexico

US: Roubini Says U.S. May Face Bond 'Vigilantes' Within Three Years
Las Vegas City Council to deal with $80 million in cuts
Calpers Demands $600 Million More From California Amid Deficit
Hawaii wraps up a year of short school weeks
Investors Should Avoid Banks 'At All Costs': Meredith Whitney
Gov. Paterson threatens cutting 10K jobs
Michigan hears some bleak projections
Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program
Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns
SEC, Exchanges Mull Tight Circuit Breakers, trading would be stopped at 5% fall
Anti-Government Sentiment Fuels NRA Push

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