Sunday, June 27, 2010


News Links, June 28, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Deficit hawks score points at G-20
Half of Dubai offices will be empty next year
Debt-laden Dubai opens second airport
Kuwait parliament votes down consumer bill

-- War drums --
Israel setting up Saudi base for Iran raid?
Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast
CIA Chief: Two Years 'Til Iran's Bomb, Sanctions Won't Work

--Energy/resources --
Oil Swings to Worsen as Spare Capacity Shrinks: Energy Markets
Dark days for Iraq as power crisis bites
Afghans draft in PwC to open up $3trn mineral reserves
Now China sources newly mined gold from the USA
Japanese PM Offers Cooperation In Vietnam's Nuclear Power Plans
$100bn Saudi oil expansion plan complete
Iraq seeks $20 bln for four new oil refineries
Iran's strategic gasoline reserves up 15%

-- Fault lines --
Japan extends ADIZ into Taiwan space
US-Israeli relations suffer 'tectonic rift'
Bangladesh hit by general strike
Mexico drug wars: Gunmen kill nine in clinic
Gunmen open fire at political rally in Mexico, killing 2
China 'must ease migrant worker pressures'
China's young college grads toil in 'ant tribes'
Report: Karzai holds secret talks with top militant
Report: Toronto police rough up journalists, arrest peaceful protesters at G20

-- Oil gusher --
BP's Blowout Preventer is Leaning and Might Fall Over
Booms Delay The Inevitable; Cleanup Efforts Struggle
Little spent on oil spill cleanup technology
BP Bankruptcy Is Worst Nightmare for Obama: Commentary by Caroline Baum

UK: Over 50s say compulsory retirement age 'unnecessary'
NHS suffering devastating cuts to jobs and services, warns BMA

US: Mutual fund returns turn negative in 2nd quarter
The Chilling Truth About Foreclosures In The US
As 1.3 Million Americans Are About To Lose Their Jobless Benefits This Week, The Unemployment Rate Will Surge To 10.5%
U.S. Supreme Court: Humanitarian groups assessing impact of terror decision
Failing U.S. Education Will Dumb Down Economic Growth

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