Saturday, June 12, 2010


News Links, June 13, 2010

-- War drums/military/fault lines --
Saudi Arabia Gives Israel Clear Skies to Attack Iranian Nuke Sites
Robert Gates: military action against Iran unlikely
Russia Wants All Technology On French-Built Mistrals
Russia backs away from Iran missile deal
Kyrgyzstan appeals to Russia to help stop violence in south
Russia won't immediately send troops to Kyrgyzstan
Medvedev Orders Humanitarian Aid to Kyrgyzstan
Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south amid deadly ethnic unrest
Kazakhstan 'moving to reinstate Soviet Union' with customs union with Russia
Turkey agrees to plans for Arab 'free trade zone'
Tribesmen blow up oil pipeline in Yemen
North Korea: It can turn South's capital into a 'sea of flame'
Poland: Suspected Mossad agent arrested over Dubai killing
Germany Wants Alleged Mossad Agent Turned Over By Polish Police
Rehab Centers Latest Target Of Mexican Cartels
Iran to respond in kind if ships inspected
Iran to start building new nuclear site by March

-- Global economic meltdown --
Britain could be forced to accept EU vetting of budget
After Europe, does Keynesian economics make sense? (Fortune)
Fears of China overheating are back
Foreign investment in China increases 27% in May

Canada: No sound cannons at G20 Toronto summit, say police

Japan: PM says hoof-and-mouth disease is "national crisis"

Many dead as gunmen target Mexico cities

Europe to Sign Bank Data Deal with U.S.

-- Oil gusher --
North Carolina moves to raise limit on oil spill damages
BP plans to suspend shareholder dividend
Coast Guard rejects BP oil leak plan as too little, too late
Petition seeks shorter drilling moratorium
States Seek Compensation From BP as Losses Mount
134-year-old oyster company stops shucking
Norway: Statoil evacuates Gullfaks platform due to "unstable" well

US: House moves to protect grid from cyber threats
New York Seeks to Pay Pension Fund Using Borrowing
"In classic budgetary sleight-of-hand, they will borrow the money to make the payments to the pension fund — from the same pension fund."
Pentagon hunts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in bid to gag website
Panel calls for $1 trillion defense cuts
The Death Of Las Vegas
Half a Dozen States Delay Tax Refunds
Pension plans go broke as public payrolls expand
15 States Facing A Terrible Demographic Crisis

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