Friday, September 10, 2010


News Links, September 11, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Booming China auto industry faces over-capacity
Dubai World in Formal Debt Deal for $24.9 Billion
After a Year of Setbacks, U.N. Looks to Take Charge of World's Agenda (Fox News)
European Sovereign Debt: Default Now or Default Later?
IMF releases new 2.5bn euros loan for Greece
The stock market optimists are about to be crushed
Outlook Gloomy at Secret Billionaire Meeting (US)
IMF sells 10 tonnes of gold to Bangladesh
The New Ghost Towns
Is China Building the New-and-Improved Global Empire?
Fidel Castro says he was misinterpreted on Cuban economy
70% Of Govt-Managed Airports In The Red (Japan)
Poverty grows among Japan's young adults
South Korea battles low birth rate
US Banks Want Part of Basel Regulations Dropped

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Japan Defense Paper Highlights China's Growing Military Reach
China-Japan sea dispute escalates as Beijing demands fisherman's release
Toll rises, region mourns after Russia suicide blast
France to continue deporting Roma despite EU pressure
Afghan anti-U.S. demonstrations grow over Quran
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico sees 25 killed in shootings
Iraq seeks U.S. arms worth $113 billion
Japan wary of China's military, deems U.S. forces key to security
Gangs shut down El Salvador transportation
Mutiny, Firings Roil Mexico's Federal Police
Thai Navy Joins Anti-Piracy Mission Off Somalia
Russian-Israeli industrial relations: up in the air?
Swedish far right eyes first parliament seats

-- Energy/resources --
Malaysia's Biodiesel industry at a standstill, almost zero production
Could electric car charging brown out your 'hood?
"Recharging a battery car or plug-in hybrid 'is like running a small house.'"
Enbridge Energy Partners shuts down major oil pipeline
Steel gas mains draw regulators' scrutiny (US)
Kuwait plans to build four nuclear reactors
China and India still hungry for coal

-- Got food? --
Peru Water Wars Threaten Agricultural Export Boom

-- Oil disaster --
Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor
Gulf Oil Spill Makes Distressing Impact on Home Values
BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Not Living Up to Promise

-- Environment/health --
Multidrug-resistant bacteria detected in 12% of hospitals in Japan
Healthcare workers to be fired if they refuse flu shots, medical group demands (US)
Fracking debate heats up in New York

-- UK --
Britain facing a wave of repossessions, warns S&P
Hampshire police to cut 1,400 jobs
Funding cuts could make current policing 'unsustainable'
Fire brigades union warning over Scottish job cuts
UK unions to flex muscles ahead of government cuts
Royal Mail to be privatized
Coalition cuts will hit poor 10 times harder than rich, says TUC
Defence spending: thousands of troops to be cut

-- US --
State Budget Gaps: Debt Holes Deepen
The Latest Scheme In California: Dissolving Cities
A Nation on the Precipice: Our Failed Retirement System
Tough Economy Forcing Record Number of Workers to Crack Their Retirement Nest Eggs
One In Five Hotel-Backed Loans Is Now Delinquent
Nevada gambling revenue down in July, 5th consecutive month of drops
Regulators using egg recall to push support for tyrannical 'food safety' bill S.510

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