Thursday, June 24, 2010


News Links, June 25, 2010

-- War drums --
Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border
Focus U.S.A. / 'The U.S. will have to confront Iran or give up the Middle East' (Ha'aretz)
Does Israel suffer from 'Iranophobia'?

-- Global economic meltdown --
Deutsche Bank: U.S. Financial Conditions Just Collapsed Back To Crisis Levels
Greece Credit-Default Swaps Surge to Record on Economic Concern
Stocks Rattled by Renewed Fear of Financial Contagion
Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy
French strike over austerity plans
Central Banks Join the Ranks Of Investors Who Like Gold

-- Fault lines --
Five US men convicted of Pakistan 'terror plot'
Aide dead in bomb blast at Greek public order ministry
How Obama bought Russia's (expensive) friendship (Newsweek)
Russia considers stronger powers for KGB's successor
Arizona Cops Threatened by Mexican Drug Cartel

-- Energy/resources --
Czechs Say Russian Spies Targeting Energy Sector
Russia reopens Belarus gas tap but dispute goes on
Caracas to take over US-owned rigs
The Nuclear Power Resurgence: How Safe Are the New Reactors?
How Important Is The Gulf Of Mexico For American Oil Production? VERY
Investing For A Peak-Oil Future (Forbes)
Emerging Markets will Drive Demand for Oil and Gas in Medium Term, IEA Says
Did the Nuclear Industry and Politicians Learn Anything from the BP Oil Spill?
Saudi Arabia rated worst in GCC for water security

-- Oil gusher --
BP Restores Cap on Leaking Undersea Well
Health Risks from Oil Spill: "Some of the Most Toxic Chemicals that We Know" , "Every Place Can be Ground Zero", CDC Advises "Everyone" to Avoid Oil
In Gulf oil spill 'war,' cleanup foot soldiers threaten mutiny
TILT: The illness afflicting workers exposed to BP's oil disaster?

Japan: Core CPI Falls 1.2% In May, for 15th straight month of decline

UK: 'Work for free first' plan for police recruits
Population continues to age, fuelling concerns over the retirement funding 'time bomb'

US: Now Scientists Read Your Mind Better Than You Can
"Brain scans ... might offer a powerful tool for advertisers or health officials seeking to motivate consumers."
FEMA wants you to play 'Disaster Hero' in upcoming emergency response game
Despite Spill, Louisiana Remains Wedded To Oil
E-Mail That Self Destructs
California town to lay off all city employees, disband police
Investors Fly Into Municipal Bonds Like Moths to a Flame
Federal Reserve Statement with English Translation
Mortgage rates at lowest point since mid-1950s
Bond Defaults Stalk Wealthiest Michigan Communities as Development Crashes
"As soon as they would fill one development they'd start another, and then one day it just stopped. Now the ground is not worth what it cost to put the infrastructure in."
Kansas: Oil drilling turns 150
Oil Drillers Won't Rush to Deep Water After Ruling

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