Wednesday, September 22, 2010


News Links, September 23, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Dutch face budget cut of at least 3.2bn euros
The eurozone facing new sovereign default risk
Insurers Are Likely to Boost China Commercial Property Demand
A Second Global Wave of Housing Bubble Pain
No. of welfare recipients tops 1.9 mil for 1st time since 1955 (Japan)
Spain Debt Crisis 'Exaggerated': Prime Minister
Economic Collapse Leading to Privatized Police and Corporate Mercenaries
24 trillion yuan for urban infrastructure (China)
Europe Industrial Orders Decline More Than Forecast

-- Fault lines/flashpoints/military --
Arctic claims summit gets under way in Moscow
Greek truckers march to parliament, skirmish with riot police
Syrian-Iraqi relations start to thaw
China prime minister demands captain's release
Norway to officially move military command base to former Cold War complex
Italian police probe big explosives haul
Tales of starvation and death in North Korea
Yemen goes on offensive against Al Qaeda
Fed up with plague of kidnappings, Mexicans turn to mob justice
CIA's Afghan Kill Teams Expand U.S. War in Pakistan
Russia cancels delivery of S-300 missile sytem to Iran, but deal for cruise missiles to Syria holds
NATO seeks more military cooperation with Russia
Mexican paper begs drug cartels: Tell us what we can publish
Study: Global warming, energy & food shortages, recession to cause 'industrial' failure in 10 years

-- Energy/resources --
IEA says higher oil prices hurt the world's poorest the most
Abu Dhabi to stockpile water
Forceful push to save energy (China)
Norway To Work for Russia-NATO Arctic Cooperation
Russia presents vision for Arctic wealth
Will resource production networks warn us before failing?

-- Got food? --
Coke CEO: We're Betting Big on Africa
Coca-Cola to Build New India Plant
Price Spikes Raise Spectre of Another Food Crisis

-- Oil disaster --
Exclusive: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks, experts say
Millions of Dead Fish ... But Authorities Refuse to Test for Oil
Scientists document oil spill hydrocarbon plumes

-- Intelligence/security --
Australia Unleashes 'Cyber Storm' in Preparation of Cyber Attack
Cyberwar Risk Poses Specter Of Cyberwar Crimes
Significant Developments in Terror Threats Since 9/11, Officials Say (US)
Police chief: Threat of terror attack on France hits peak

-- UK --
Vince Cable: Royal Mail is for sale

-- US --
NYC Mayor Orders Citywide Budget Cuts
Industry experts: Less 'made in USA' puts security at risk
DREAM ACT Will Extend Poverty Draft to Immigrant Youth. Such A Deal.
Wealth transfer: Tax policies gave $400 billion to the wealthy
U.S. Home Prices Fell 3.3% in July From Year Earlier
Wal-Mart's CEO Provides The Starkest Visual Of The Modern Bread Line Yet
U.S. infrastructure in dire need of repair
Cozy cottages sell big as people downsize

And finally... Dog-owner prevented from finding microchipped pet under Data Protection Act

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