Friday, August 06, 2010


News Links, August 7, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Stiglitz Says U.S. Faces `Anemic Recovery,' Needs More Stimulus
EU's $580 Billion Safety Fund up and Running
Nothing Has Changed, Gold Is Still Going To Dominate (Peter Schiff)
EU payments to consultants balloon as overall budget explodes
IMF document illustrates plan to raise global currency
Is the party about to end in Brazil?
UAE office space to 'virtually double' by 2014 - study

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
China is a barometer on whether Israel will attack nuclear plants in Iran
"China's investors and traders are now filling a vacuum in Iran as businesses from many other nations, especially in Europe, pull out to comply with the latest call from UN Security Council for nations to impose sanctions on Iran. "
New poll: angry at US, Arabs support an Iran nuclear bomb
Kuwait, UAE, Yemen condemn Israeli 'aggression' in south
Israel concerned over Lebanese arms imports
Japan tanker was damaged in a terror attack, UAE says
Obama Sent a Secret Letter to Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric (Foreign Policy)
As The Drug War Rages On Will Mexico Surrender?
Pakistani exodus as floods spread
Aziz: US is leaving Iraq to wolves
The US isn't leaving Iraq, it's rebranding the occupation
Iran's rulers are after the nuclear bomb. (Forbes)
France starts removing Roma camps
Russia plans major defense budget upgrade
Al-Qaeda's new 'planning chief' lived in US for 15 years
A Coup in Saudi Avoided or Iranian Disinformation?

-- Environment/health --
Pesticides linked to bee decline, say green groups
GM plants 'established in the wild'
Russian heatwave kills 5,000 as fires rage out of control

- Energy/resources --
U.S. sanctions on Iran may exempt oil exports
"Sanctions being imposed on Iran are creating problems for Korean firms."

-- Intelligence/security --
Pentagon increases pressure on WikiLeaks to return military files
DHS Deploys Special Teams to Battle Hackers in Cyber War for Infrastructure

-- Got food? --
Russian wheat export ban threatens higher inflation and food riots

-- Oil disaster --
Gulf oil spill: White House accused of spinning report
"Scientists say it is 'just not true' that the vast majority of oil from the BP spill has gone."
Final plug nears after crews cement oil well's top
BP risks Obama row by hinting it may return to stricken oil well
BP oil spill imperils Cajun culture
Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP's Oil Disaster
BP Fires 10,000 Cleanup Workers

-- UK --
Child protection database to be switched off
RAF to shrink to World War One levels

-- US --
Broke US States Pose Growing Threat to Recovery
Deadly heat wave searing South
Terrorism charges against 14 Somalis in US reflect 'disturbing trend'
Senate OKs $600 Million For Border Security
Fannie Mae Seeks $1.5B In Aid After 2Q Loss
Do-It-Yourself Downsize: How To Build A Tiny House
Eating Gasoline in America (price of gasoline vs food stamps)
"A Terribly Slow Pace of Job Growth": Private Sector Hiring Disappoints, Again
Employment-to-population ratio now 58.4%, lowest since October 1983
July job numbers make farm work look appealing
Consumers cut back on credit cards again in June
To Have and Have Not – Ranks of Millionaires, Impoverished Both Are Climbing
Inspector shuts down 7-year-old girl's lemonade stand
Branded! Public schools court corporate sponsors
Camden, NJ, preparing to close all its libraries
US national park faces sale
Turning Detroit into an urban farm
Paring Down: Cities and budget cuts
Extreme cutbacks as economic crisis continues
Some Ohio roads, and those in other states, reverting to gravel because repairs are too costly
NY Senate temporarily bans hydraulic fracturing

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