Tuesday, August 31, 2010

 

News Links, September 1, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
The fallacy of taking German lessons
India growth rate rises to 8.8%
Massive Anglo Irish Bank loss for first half expected
`Zombie' Hotels Arise in Ireland as Recession Empties Rooms
Second Leg of Crisis Beginning: Hedge Fund Manager
Gold Rallying to $1,500 as Soros's Bubble Inflates
Greece 5-year CDS approaches all-time high
JAL submits austere restructuring plan, to dump 16,000 jobs and 49 routes
700 workers abandoned in Dubai
Military cash could fix crumbling Arctic infrastructure, Ottawa told

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
Mexico captures reported drug lord 'the Barbie'
Eight killed as bar is 'petrol-bombed' in Cancun
Assessing America's 'imperial adventure' in Iraq
Satellite-watchers worry about China
Japan Confirms Meeting Central Banker Zhou Amid Speculation He Left China
Russian protesters defy Putin warning – and meet tough response
Russian mafia taking over French Riviera
Pakistan flood waters recede but country's debt rises
Israeli report: Hamas rockets can hit targets north of Tel Aviv
Afghanistan bomb attacks kill twenty-one US soldiers in 48 hours
France, Britain In Talks On Warship Timeshare
IISS Says China Now Has More Warships Than U.S.

-- Energy/resources --
Protesters evade Danish navy, shut down 'dangerous' arctic oil drill
80,000 left in blackout as blast hits Russia's Volga region
OPEC Oil Output Declined on Iraqi Pipeline Bombing, Bloomberg Survey Shows

-- Oil disaster --
Oil Tests Positive for Dispersants in the Mississippi Sound

-- Environment/health --
Cold snap decimates Amazonian aquatic life in Bolivia
Nearly 47,000 hospitalized due to heatstroke since late May (Japan)

-- Intelligence/security --
Swedish police question WikiLeaks founder
FBI: No Probable Cause Required For Surveillance

-- UK --
Housing group gives four-year negative equity warning
EDF puts up electricity prices for 1 million customers
Plan to dim or switch off more than 90,000 street lights in Nottinghamshire

-- US --
Wall Street Insiders Want Out, Selling $100 Million in Stock
Bankrupt Miami in Fiscal Emergency, Breaks Employee Contracts, Hikes Property Taxes
When bedbugs attack, homeowners get desperate
'Super-sized' fits even regular food portions at restaurants
Ron Paul: Financial Reform Solved Nothing
Problem bank list climbs to 829
30 Statistics That Prove The Elite Are Getting Richer, The Poor Are Getting Poorer And The Middle Class Is Being Destroyed




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