Friday, July 23, 2010


News Links, July 24, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Morgan Stanley: European Stress Tests Will Sorely Disappoint The Euro
Will Your Children Grow Up To Be Servants And Nannies?
EU Stress Tests Only Consider Bank Trading Book Bond Losses
Here Comes The Real Stress: Only 27% Of China Project Loans To Be Repaid In Full
Public Debt Replaces Private Debt in the Name of Progress

-- Energy --
Japan and China aim for gas field treaty

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
U.S. Strengthens Asia Military Links Amid Concerns Over China
Taliban says US drone attacks 'temporarily' hindering insurgency
N. Korea threatens 'physical response' to U.S. military drills
Experts discuss Iran-Taliban relationship
Ahmadinejad warns Medvedev of joining 'U.S. plot' against Iran
China's Summer Of Labor Unrest
CIA: Mubarak has one year to live

-- Environment/health --
South America Cold Wave Brings Rare Snow, Freezing Deaths
Southern Cone frozen: 100 dead and thousands of cattle lost

-- Military --
USS George Washington Arrives in Busan
US Restores Ties With Indonesia's Brutal Special Forces
"Secretary of Defense Robert Gates insists that the Kopassus are 'sufficiently committed to human rights' to allow the US military to restore direct ties with the group."
Japan to send SDF observers to U.S.-S Korea joint drill: report

-- Oil blowout --
Tropical Storm Bonnie could hit oil spill site over weekend
BP accused of 'buying academic silence'
Deepwater Horizon safety alarm 'shut off' before fire

-- UK --
Nanotech centres may be axed, says science minister

-- US --
Fleeing Phoenix out of fear of immigration law
Architects imagine Los Angeles in 2030 (I guarantee you, it won't look like that photo)
US Faces Water Supply Crisis: Study
Chicago neighborhoods foundering in wave of foreclosures

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