Wednesday, June 02, 2010

 

News Links, June 3, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
China's Ponzi-like banking policy
World military spending soars in spite of recession
Czech Republic President says 'The Euro Zone Has Failed'
BP's $70 billion whipping
Will BP Go Bust?
World currency unit intended to rival U.S. dollar for supremacy
Greece aims to raise €1 billion a year from privatizations: reports
Gold in Europe Closes Over €1,000 for the First Time
Iran to Change 45 Billion Euros for Dollars, Gold: Report
Coming soon: a 'Robin Hood' bank tax?
European powers cut defense budgets
5 Monsters Eating the Global Economy
"Room for More Panic" in Europe, Felix Salmon Says
Now Hear This: You Are Evicted From Eden

Saudi schools cut opening hours over heat

Struggle for Central Asian energy riches
China tightening on rare earth minerals?

China: Government tries to control speculation in vegetables
China's Switch From Dollar Reserves to Gold

Indian government offers ceasefire to Maoists
Taliban attack Afghan leaders' meeting
Al-Qaida's "Number 3" has now been killed four times
Why don't all journalists do their homework like this?
Evidence says Israel sabotaged flotilla ships
"The Real Danger Here Is Actually Lebanon": Gaza Is a Sidebar, Ian Bremmer Says

AFRICOM and the ICC: Enforcing international justice in Africa?

Japan: PM resigns over Okinawa base squabble

Central America: Drug cartels 'gaining ground' in drug war

UK: Swansea Council begins street light cut backs
12 dead in U.K. shooting rampage
Neighbours who keep the curtains closed and a boy who likes to draw guns among 'suspects' of terror hotline

US: Calif. jobless claims at record high
Say goodbye to full-time jobs with benefits
America's 7 junkiest cities
NOAA research ship to search Gulf for underwater oil
BP Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst Case Scenario
Fresno mayor proposes turning off thousands of street lights
Power company to keep 10 small, coal-fired units off line much of the year
Buffett's Big Warning: States Facing A "Terrible Problem" In Rolling Over Their Debt
Man charged with threatening IRS agent
Hurricane Season to Be Worse Than Feared: Forecasters
Housing Double Dip a Done Deal
Corporate Insiders Sell Out of Tech
Michigan Considers Law to Register Journalists
US Mint Out Of Not Only Silver But Gold American Eagles As Well

And finally... George W. Bush Has Joined Facebook
"So far the reaction has been almost entirely positive. That's because you have to 'like' Bush in order to be allowed to comment on his wall."




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