Tuesday, September 21, 2010


News Links, September 22, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
UN: Rich must not cut aid to poor to balance budget
Airline Profit to Fall After Peaking at $8.9 Billion, IATA Says
Petrobras Debt Sinks on Concern $78 Billion Sale Not Enough: Brazil Credit
Irish sell euro1.5 bln ($2 bln) in bonds as debt nerves ease; Spain, Greece auction T-bills too
Some in China ready to drop U.S. holdings and pour money into nation
Austrian Banks Carry €2.6 Trillion in Derivatives - Risk Unknown To Central Bank
Summit on illegal tobacco trade
Chaos in run-up to Commonwealth Games
UK public finances post record August deficit
Australian dollar hits 26-month high vs greenback
The Biggest Systemic Risk For The Financial System Is Limited Oil

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond (National Geographic)
Report: Russia Plans to Spend $613 Billion on Arms
U.S. bid to stem flow of weapons to Mexico cartels misfires
Global Hawk permanently based in Guam
The Game is Changing and the US is Now on the Defensive

-- Energy/resources --
Geothermal Power Waiting For Its Renaissance
Pakistan's Biggest Refinery Restarts After Six-Week Shutdown From Flooding
Finance ministry releases just enough to keep Pakistan State Oil afloat
Twenty-First Century Energy Superpower
Charles Maxwell Forecasts Peak Oil in Seven Years
Energy shortage is a global concern
India in the running for Russia's Arctic oil
Russia, China in Deal On Refinery, Not Gas
The Challenges of Drilling for Offshore Oil

-- Got food? --
Food Riots Unavoidable this Fall
Russian crop misery spreads to world's supermarkets
Reform On The Range: Cubans Heed The Call To Farm
Why grain prices could be heading higher – permanently

-- Oil disaster --
Gulf Well Is Capped, But Still 'Hell To Be Paid'
Feds threaten man on oiled Florida beach: "ILLEGAL TO DIG" -- NO SAND CASTLES

-- Intelligence/security --
Extremist websites skyrocketing, says Interpol
Google releases censorship tools
Stuxnet malware is 'weapon' out to destroy ... Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant?
The War Against Iran Has Already Started
Feds: Privacy Does Not Exist in 'Public Places'
US lawmakers seek power to 'shut down' Web sites in other countries

-- UK --
Retailers under the cosh as cotton hits 15-year high
Science funding cuts: UK scientists struggle to 'do more with less'
U.K. Lawmakers to Study Extending Daylight Saving to Save Power
'They asked me where Bin Laden was, then they took my DNA'
University graduates 'taking jobs in call centres'
Liberal Democrat Conference: 'Oil price could double in return to 1970s style shocks'

-- US --
Despite accidents, info on gas lines is elusive
16,000 People Hit with Power Outage (San Diego)
Poof! $20B Likely Lost On GM, Says Former Auto Czar
Stimulus project tangled in bureaucracy
The Worst Is Yet To Come In Housing
Shadow Inventory, an Avalanche That's Coming Soon?
Air fares are up, up and away
Jobs picture gets worse in 27 states
Eye-Popping Chart Shows How Federal Spending Has Surged Like Never Before

And finally... Grandmother battered jewellery thieves with iron bar
Cyber crime 'is most dangerous threat' Interpol chief warns after Facebook identity stolen
Mapping Stereotypes (This is a scream.)

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